How to stay safe this Halloween, tips for teens & young adults! {Healthy Living}

I've been seeing lots of great tips for keeping the little ones safe this Halloween.  Being a mom of grown children, I started searching for tips to keep all the young adults safe too. Photo credit - gaudiramone, on Flickr (CC) … [Read more...]

Handy Tips For Interior Design {Guest Post}

We have a very special guest today on OMSY, her name is Jody and she hails from the UK. Jody Jones is a graduate of Journalism in the UK, loves travelling and writing about interior and exterior design on her journeys.  She can be contacted through jody@ellieparker.co.uk Handy Tips For Interior Design When they think of interior design, many people think of modern neutral colours, coordinated accessories and expensive furniture. However there are many different trends that can bring a new … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – Tip # 50: David Suzuki Father’s Day E-cards!

Tip # 50 Father's Day E-card Send your Dad or father figure an e-card from the David Suzuki Foundation to show you care about him and the planet. So much better than a tie or golf balls. This is just one of several cards available, have a look and find one that is perfect for you and your family! … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – Tip # 49 ~ When life gives you lemons, make “furniture polish”?? ~

Photo credit - flourishmag.com I found a great article at Green Living Tips, outlining 24 Uses for Lemons.  I've included a few of them below;  be sure to read the complete article for even more great uses for lemons! … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – One Tip at a Time {#48 – some uses for your old coffee grounds)

Most everyone knows about my 8-10 cup a day coffee addiction!  I always compost my daily mountain of used grounds but recently came upon these tips for other ways to repurpose them. … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – One Tip at a Time { #47 Saving water in the garden}

It's wonderful to have a garden and add a splash of green in an urban environment; but our gardens tend to consume massive amounts of water; something that's becoming an increasingly scarce resource in many parts of the world. Here are some tips for reducing your garden watering footprint - … [Read more...]

HEALTHY LIVING – Sun Safety For All {It’s a wrap}

The last couple weeks I've been passing along some summer fun tips and today "it's a wrap"...so please, remember these tips when you hit the boat, backyard, beach or outdoor concert! … [Read more...]

Keep your kids safe around household chemicals!

Chances are you have a variety of household chemical products at home, like cleaning liquids and powders, drain cleaners and paint. These can pose serious health risks to children if they are not used and stored properly. … [Read more...]

~ Rubbermaid launches "Ask the Organizer" ~

I'm usually a bit of a neat freak and delight in having neatly labelled bins of everything imaginable. However, lately I've been trying to organize our "storage room" with limited success.  It's a big job, I'm not sure how to tackle it and I'm feeling overwhelmed, especially with the holidays approaching at the speed of a runaway train.Knowing that Christmas is less than a week away and having a "to do" list a mile long I've wisely decided to tackle this project in the new year, … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time

# 4 Reduce-Reuse-Recycle Part 1 - Reduce The critical first step of waste prevention has been overshadowed by a focus on recycling. Please help to promote a greater awareness of the importance of the "Reduce" part of the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle mantra. Simplify: Simplify your life as much as possible. Only keep belongings that you use/enjoy on a regular basis.  By making the effort to reduce what you own, you will naturally purchase less/create less waste in the future. Reduce … [Read more...]