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Tips to Make Sure Your House is Ready for Winter

Air filters

Can you believe today is the first day of winter? Here in Michigan we've experienced extremely warm weather compared to the usual over the past several weeks. We've only had one snowfall and the rest of the time we've seen temps between 40-60 degrees.  Normally by this time in December we've had several snowfalls, the temps remain below 30 degree and the kids have been sick a few times. It's been a rare month or so, for sure. Now that winter … [Read more...]

Are Your Health Issues Related to Indoor Air Pollution? Learn What You Can Do.

Indoor Air Pollution

Are your health issues related to indoor air pollution? Did you know that household air pollution causes many deaths each year? It's a real problem and we all need to take it seriously. In 2012 alone household air pollution made up 7.7% of global mortalities.Check out this infographic below to learn more about household air pollution and see how you can protect your family with just a bit of work and maintenance.    Breathe … [Read more...]

Wind Power Solutions from Xcel Energy

Wind Power

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Xcel Energy. The opinions and text are all mine. Wind power is beneficial for numerous reasons. What exactly is wind power you ask? It's the energy extracted from wind using wind turbines to produce electrical power, windmills for mechanical power, windpumps for water pumping, or sails to propel ships. Why would you want to use it? The Benefits of Wind Power Wind … [Read more...]

Staying Healthy During the Peak Month for Illness

Lysol for Germs

With baby due literally any day now I have turned into an obsessed mama when it comes to keeping germs at bay. With two toddlers in daycare and a husband who teaches children all day there is plenty of exposure going on and the last thing we need right now is any kind of illness. Lysol® recently sent us some items and challenged us to stay healthy! What a great challenge, right!? Cold and flu viruses can be spread easily from person to person … [Read more...]

October is Energy Awareness Month, Celebrate at Best Buy


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Regardless, Energy Awareness Month is something I feel is important and all opinions are 100% my own. Did you know that the federal government designated October as Energy Awareness Month? They actually did this in 1991 believe it or not! Best Buy wants to help you celebrate and will help you in … [Read more...]

Who Left the Lights On? The Blame Game: A Lighting Debate Resolved

Lighting Infographic

Most of us have been on both sides of the "Who Left the Lights On" question. I know, in our home, the finger pointing usually ramps up right around the time the electric bill shows up, and the blame game certainly intensifies when the energy bill starts to spike.  According to a U.S. consumer household lighting behavior study conducted on behalf of lighting control systems developer Lutron Electronics, leaving the lights on in empty rooms is the … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Buying Your Own Home

Benefits of Buying a Home

This is a sponsored post brought to you BHI. Explore the benefits of a newly built home. Learn more here. My husband bought our current home a few years before we married. He was a bachelor and it was a great house for one. It was even great for three...but now that our family is growing, our house needs to reflect our growing family. We've been saving for a while and looking at our options. One thing is certain though - we will definitely be … [Read more...]

Safer Brand Organic Garden/Lawn Care Products Review and GIVEAWAY!

I have been wanting to start a garden for a very long time. There is just something comforting in knowing that the foods you are eating are coming straight from your backyard and you know for sure there aren't any pesticides on them. One big concern that I have about gardening is bugs and how to keep them off of the crops. This has actually been a fear of mine because the more I think about it, the more it grosses me out. I came across Safer … [Read more...]