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Celebrating World Bicycle Day: Why We Ride

According to the United Nations, World Bicycle Day is all about “acknowledging the uniqueness, longevity, and versatility of the bicycle… And that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation.” Our reasons for cycling are as varied as the bikes we ride. Training wheels or tandem, on mountains or …

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DIY herbal incense / Smudge stick

Smells transport not only the mind but the emotions, bringing back memories and feelings. A smell can make you happy or nostalgic, can relax you, can irritate you.  I love smells, but I can’t stand artificial perfumes.  On a recent trip to the countryside, Paloma would bring back flowers and herbs from every walk.  It …

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Wool balls: The sustainable fabric softener

Fabric softeners are advertised as one of those “must-have” products that, in reality, we could completely live without. What is NOT advertised are the harmful effects of fabric softeners on the environment, our skin, and our health. If they did, I want to think no one would buy it. I have a big confession to make. I …

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