Ants and flies and mosquitoes, oh my! Summer is a wonderful time of year. Long, leisurely days and nights filled with fun and friends make it, arguably, the greatest season there is. But along with the good comes the mildly annoying- the bugs and pests. Perhaps worse than the bugs, though, are our methods … Continue reading Get Outta Here: All Natural Pest Repellents
Memorial Day is just a couple of short weeks away. Now is the time for BBQ’s and pool parties, for endless nights spent with friends and family. Summer is easy and breezy but anxiety can set in when a gaggle of guests is heading over for a get together and your home is less than … Continue reading Making Sense of Scents: Naturally Eliminating Odors from Your Home
Okay, I’ll warn you now, light bulbs are not the most interesting topic I’ll cover on this website. It’s not sexy but it’s important and understanding the light bulbs you use at home is seriously one of the simplest ways you can be eco-friendly and energy-efficient. Don’t believe me? Check this out: Energystar.gov found that … Continue reading Shining a Light on Light Bulb Efficiency
The epitome of perfection- the lemon. I know, I know; it’s a strong statement. Why would I consider a tiny fruit “perfect?” Hear me out. Of course, I’m a huge fan of the sweet, delicious summertime beverage that the lemon graces us with but it’s so much more than that. The lemon’s bright disposition and … Continue reading Lemon-Aid: Mind-Boggling New Ways to Use Lemons
Happy Earth Day! I know I’m a day early but I just couldn’t contain my excitement! Is there a better cause for celebration than the Earth?! In honor of our great planet I’ve lined up a very special post- recycling! We all, of course, know how important it is to recycle. It has many major … Continue reading EARTH DAY SPECIAL: Can I Recycle This?!
There’s no doubt about it- your furniture is what makes your house a home. A cozy couch, an amazing armoire and a killer credenza all showcase your style and give a little insight into your personality. Here at NJ Healthy Homes, we absolutely love the antique, rustic look! The patina and coloring are to die … Continue reading Up Your Furniture Game with This Chemical-Free Antique Wood Stain (DIY)
It’s Spring! You know what that means! The Spring holidays are here and, inevitably, it’s time to entertain. No matter what you are celebrating, the days will be filled with friends and family, laughter and food (maybe a little stress, too?). Entertaining can be great but with our minds preoccupied with all there is to … Continue reading Eco-Entertaining: Invite Mother Nature to Your Holiday Celebrations
The days are getting longer, the temperature is rising and those electric bills are starting to increase. The first official day of Summer isn’t until June, but for me, Summer truly begins when I open my first exorbitant electric bill. You know the one I'm talking about, when suddenly the number on the bill … Continue reading Keep Your Cool with These Energy Saving Tips!
It’s here! You’ve been so patient and now your wait is finally over; part two of my multi-part series on the bees has arrived! It dawned on me, however, that I may have put the cart before the horse (the honey before the bee?) with this series and not fully explained why saving the bees … Continue reading Doin’ It for the Bees: Part II
We spend tons of money on food at the grocery store each year- if you shop organic, this amount is probably tripled! If you’re like me, you probably end up buying way more than you use (wasteful, I know! Compost those extras, give them to your backyard chickens!). The obvious answer is to buy less, … Continue reading The Great Debate: To Refrigerate or Not to Refrigerate?