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Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Thank you to all of the men and women who currently serve or have served our country in the past! We appreciate all of your sacrifice!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Gardening with Basic H2

It's that time of year again! Time to plant our garden. We did that this weekend. It is always a fun family day when we go to the nursery to pick out all of the veggies and herbs that we will plant. We had a lot of rain this weekend, but were able to get our garden going in between the rain drops:)
Here is my toddler helping out. He really loves to help in the yard. Right next to him is a bottle of all purpose Basic H2 super organic concentrate. This product is so awesome in so many ways. I use it a lot for cleaning, but we have also learned that it is great for gardening, lawn care, house plants, etc. And it is completely safe for my entire family to be around.
Here is my husband spraying the roots of a pepper plant with the Basic H2 before putting it in the ground. It helps to make water wetter, which helps the roots take hold in the soil better and give higher yields.
Here is our garden after everything went in. We planted tomatoes, peppers, melons, herbs, eggplant and also did beets and peas from seed. We used the Basic H2 on the seeds as well. We have also found that spraying the window solution (1-2 drops of Basic H2 to 16 oz of water) on wilty houseplants, will perk up the leaves nicely. You can read some of my other uses for Basic H2 in my post about how I went from 20 cleaners to only 3 non-toxic ones.

I am excited to see our garden grow! It is always fun to pick something fresh from the garden to use in a meal.

Have you planted your garden yet? What are your favorite things to plant?

Thanks for reading and have a healthy week!


Monday, May 9, 2011

Earth Day Kit and Free Membership for only $30! (over an $80 value!)

That's right! All this for only $30! I am so excited about this deal. I posted this picture on my Waterways Music Services facebook page and had a lot of people asking me for the details so here they are.:)

The Earth Day Healthy Home Kit is only available until May 20th for new people to Shaklee or while supplies last. The kit includes:

-Basic H2 Super Organic Concentrate, which is my all-time favorite cleaning product because it is all-natural and safe for my entire family and the environment, lasts a very long time because it is so concentrated so it saves us money and it works SO well! I use it to clean my windows, glass, mirrors, counter tops, refrigerator, sink, floors, car, high chair tray and more! Just 1-2 drops of the Basic H2 to 16 oz of water makes an awesome window/glass/mirror cleaner and 1/4 tsp of Basic H2 to 16 oz of water makes a wonderful all-purpose cleaner that doesn't leave a film or residue. I talk more about the Basic H2 in my post about how I Detoxed my home and went to only 3 cleaners.
-2 spray bottles for the Basic H2
-washable microfiber cleaning cloths - these are wonderful with the Basic H2
-32 oz of Fresh Laundry Concentrate (HE compatible). This lasts a long time too because you only need 1 oz for a regular load of laundry. I wash all of my family's clothes in this, including my baby's cloth diapers. Works great! I talk more about the laundry detergent in my post about Airing the dirty laundry.
-16 oz Dish Wash Liquid Concentrate. This is also very concentrated so you only need a few drops in your sink full of dishes. I like to add a drop or too to my sponge. It's also a grease cutter, so it will help to keep your kitchen sink pipes very clean and clear.
-Shaklee Energy Chews for when you need an energy boost. These have natural caffeine in them from green tea leaves.

And as an added bonus, my Shaklee friend told me that the kits that she ordered also included a reusable shopping bag and product guide while supplies last. All of this (over an $80 value) for only $30!! and with it you will become a lifetime member to Shaklee. Membership is like joining Sams Club or Costco but without the annual fees. Members save 15% on all products, always. All of Shaklee products are all-natural and come with a 100% money back guarantee. I really love this company, what it stands for and the many products that we use everyday in my home that help to keep my growing family healthy. I grew up with Shaklee as my mom has been using their products for over 35 years now and I love sharing it:)

If you are interested in this Earth Day special, you can order it by clicking on the "current product promotions" box at the bottom of my Shaklee website.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful and healthy week!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Keeping Fido Safe!

I love animals! I really do. We had a cat named Mischief when I was growing up. I always wanted a dog too but my parents wouldn't allow it. Since we don't have pets right now (but plan to get a dog once the kids are a little older and I CANNOT wait!:), I hadn't really thought about how cleaners would impact them. But then I read a review of Shaklee's Basic H2 organic cleaner recently (my favorite cleaner!!) from sweet southern me's blog. Here is a little snippet from that:

I wasn't one for worrying about the chemicals etc I was using, but then I got to thinking about it a little more. When I wash my floors with the clorox or pine-sol or whatever, and then my boys or miss kitty would walk on it, they would be getting the cleaner in their paws. Dogs and cats lick their paws. This means they were licking the cleaning solutions. Not to mention all the floor licking that goes on with dogs. YUCK. That can't be very healthy. I now worry less with using the Basic H products because there aren't the yucky chemicals. I had previously read this article a friend sent me. It really has made me think about what products I use and how they are helping/hurting us and our environment. Next time you are looking at purchasing your cleaning products, actually look at the ingredient labels and see what you are bringing into your home.

She is absolutely right! Dogs and cats do walk all over the floor and then lick their paws and even the floor! Wow! That got me thinking that I need to post to share with all of my four-legged loving friends. I found a great article through on keeping your pets safe from household poisonings. It talks about many of the common toxic chemicals found in everyday cleaners. I have blogged a lot about Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate and how it is my favorite cleaning product EVER and how it is completely safe for your entire family. Well, that includes your pets! When you clean your floor with it, you just use 1 tsp. to a gallon of water and it will not remove wax and will not leave a film on your floor. You can use the same solution with a damp cloth for wood floors. It is so simple and will last you forever, AND is completely safe for little Fido as he walks on the floors, licks his paws and even licks the floors! Basic H2 is all natural and is actually made from corn and coconuts! And it cleans SO well! You can read more about Basic H2 and some of my other safe favorite cleaners on my post about how I detoxed my home and went to only 3 cleaners.

If you are interested in the Basic H2, you may be interested in the free membership promotion that is going through May 20th. This is with only a $30 order! Members save 15% always with no annual fees. And Shaklee has a great Earth Day Healthy Home Kit for a limited time that includes the Basic H2 along with 2 spray bottles for the Basic H2, laundry detergent, dish detergent, microfiber cloths (I love these!!) and Shaklee energy chews for only $30, which will qualify you for the free membership. It really is a great deal. All of Shaklee products are natural and safe for your entire family. You can find more info about this on my website under the current product promotions box at the bottom.

Thanks again for reading and I hope this post was helpful for you and your four-legged loved ones at home:)


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

my laundry mishaps!

I teach music lessons in my home one night a week. My first student was about to show up the other night and I was running around getting everything ready with my small kids before she came. I had a few minutes to grab something to eat and as I was getting the spaghetti out of the pot, the red sauce splashed up on me. ugh!
The first thing I did of course, was take a picture in the bathroom mirror since I was still wearing the shirt and had no time to change. lol.

The next thing I did was take a little of my very favorite cleaner, Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate and rub it into the spots with some water. And the stain actually came out right then! I didn't lose any time changing and was able to eat and teach as planned. I waited a day or two before I had a chance to wash the shirt as I normally would have done and the end result was a very clean shirt:)

I like to keep a small 4 oz. bottle of the Basic H2 in my laundry room to put on spots and stains. And believe me, with a toddler and baby, we have lots of spots and stains! I also use Nature Bright Laundry Booster and Stain Remover to whiten and brighten our laundry, although I didn't need it for this particular shirt. It is a great and safe alternative to bleach. I talk about how much I love the Nature Bright and also the other Laundry Products that I love so much in the blog post about Airing the Dirty Laundry. It is a good read, especially for parents of small children! Be warned however, that there are some graphic before pictures in that post. :)

And don't forget about the FREE membership promotion that Shaklee is running through May 20th with only a $30 order! Members save 15% on all products always with no annual fees. If you are interested in the Basic H2 and laundry detergent, there is an Earth Day Healthy Home Kit that is being offered for a limited time. This includes the Basic H2, two spray bottles, Laundry Detergent, liquid dish soap, microfiber cloths and Shaklee energy chews, all for only $30 which will qualify you for the free membership! It is a great deal and a great way to introduce yourself to some wonderful and completely safe products. More information can be found at the bottom of my Shaklee website under Current Product Promotions.

Thanks again for reading and I hope you are having a wonderful and healthy week!

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