12 Creative Uses for Nail Polish

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I don’t normally wear nail polish because most of them smell bad and are toxic. And the non-toxic ones are a little too steep in price so I don’t usually buy them that often. But recently, my daughter started getting hooked on nail polish – teenagers! – and started buying them with her own money…. 

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Green Tips Video from Green Sisterhood

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Earth Day is here again and while you know how I feel about Earth Day, Green Sisterhood members got ‘together’ and made this short and goofy video about simple ways to be green. Personally, I think the kids and Rosey were the best. I’ve been meaning to make DIY videos for a long time and… 

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No-Tech Speakers for Your Smartphone

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Here is something for fun. I was concocting a dishwashing soap formula for a tutorial and wanted to listen to my favorite gal Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” So I left my smartphone in this empty Twinning Chocolate tin can, blasting the music, humming and singing along … And then, it dawned on me how… 

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10 Tips on Buying Fuel Efficient Car for Women

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I am back in NY but my mind is still in Detroit. “Huh, in Detroit?”, you might say? I know. It’s been so long since my last post that you forgot why I was going, right? I was in Detroit at a North American International Auto Show (#NAIAS) last week. And no, I didn’t go to the auto… 

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How to get rid of fruit flies naturally

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We had some visitors the other day that just would not leave. They were unwelcome house guests and at first, I thought they followed me when I came inside from grilling. But even after my hubby swatted one to smithereens, I kept seeing more….everywhere. I had a few nectarines, bananas, and lemons on the kitchen… 

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How to make a rain barrel

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I’m sure you noticed how dry our weather has been this year. On top of the unusually mild winter with no real measurable amount of precipitation, we have had very little rain this summer. Yes, I dread the thought of my basement flooding again but I also worry about the climate change and how it’s… 

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