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It’s back to school time, and the weather is finally turning cool here in Michigan, where we had a whopping 5 months of summer this year due to the drought and heat waves. We lined up a Pediped kids shoe review to give you all a few more ideas for great shoes for fall, winter, and spring, since Pediped is not only one of the few companies that offers a line of sturdy shoes with flexible soles up through the preschooler years, but also just developed a line of athletic shoes for small children.
Here’s a quick post for you today, a followup to our giveaway the other day for Brincatti refillable cleaner bottles and my series on green household cleaners. The Environmental Working Group just announced today a new database rating the safety of 2,000 cleaners and household products, so you can have an easier time figuring out what’s in your store-bought products.
Here it is:
What a week it has been! Back to school, a quick vacation, and several agents and a publisher may be interested in that novel I told you I was writing since baby girl was born. But now that things are back in their normal routine, I’m starting to think about cleaning up the poor neglected house. So it’s well timed that a company named Brincatti offered a review of their reusable wide-neck cleaning and travel toiletry bottles to me recently. These bottles can be used for your own homemade solutions or for storebought solutions you buy in bulk and want to use with a refillable container so you’re not throwing away one plastic container after another (and money with them, of course). The best part about them is that they feature wide openings for refilling in addition to the usual narrow neck openings we’re all used to. It’s just like buying a bottle for window cleaner or a bottle for travel shampoo, but with an extra twist opening that makes it so much easier to reuse.
Many of you got into “Eco-Frugal” parenting like me, for the sweet spot where green living and affordability meet. But as you went, didn’t you discover more and more that reducing waste and reducing consumption played a big part in this? I have a friend (The Eventual Farmer) whose goal, even more than affordable green living, is to reduce her household waste and repurpose as many objects as possible. If a certain trendy but affordable grocery store’s habit of wrapping all their produce in plastic bugs you as much as it does the two of us, or if you’re looking for more ways to reduce your footprint or cut down toxic plastics in your family’s routine, you will absolutely love Beth Terry’s new book Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too.
Okay, so the title of this post should probably include some addendum to the previous post, because my 10,000 words written on my second novel in the first week of baby girl’s preschool just ballooned into a 50,000-word complete rough draft in the next two weeks! But, the part I think you’ll be more interested in is that all this free time also gave me room to try something my mother-in-law has been telling me was easy for years: cheesemaking.