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A $450 Mighty Nest Clean Love Giveaway

A $450 MightyNest Giveaway for Some Good, Clean Love

This Valentine’s Day, pledge to show your love to someone (or yourself!) day by ditching the toxic cleaning supplies! And when you do, you’ll be automatically entered to win a huge MightyNest giveaway: Three lucky winners will each receive over $100 worth of green cleaning supplies–and on top of that, MightyNest will donate $50 to the school of each winner’s choosing!

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Whole Garlic Heads for Roasting

Gratitude and Garlic

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and a lot of people have found my blog since I originally published this in November 2011, I thought I’d bring it back to the top of the stack and share it with you today. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with love, family, friends, gratitude…and garlic.

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Seven Foods to Keep in Your Kitchen at All Times

Seven Foods to Keep in Your Kitchen at All Times

I have a rule about unprocessed food: Whatever I buy gets eaten twice. The ripe figs dazzle me in my yogurt this morning, topped with toasted walnuts and honey. The rest will appear as tomorrow’s appetizer, broiled with goat cheese. My roasted chicken makes an elegant dinner, and then I shred the remains for salad the next day. It sounds rather gourmet, doesn’t it? But I haven’t planned it that way.

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Whole Roasted Garlic

Creating New Holiday Traditions

Two years ago, I took it upon myself to create a new family tradition at Thanksgiving. It’s a simple one, and it integrates remarkably easily into our Thanksgiving Meal. Read on to find out what it is!

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The Habit Cycle: Cue, Routine, Reward, Craving

Thirty Days for Kicking Bad Habits

Before you can change your habits, it helps tremendously to understand how habits work. Charles Duhigg, in his terrific book, The Power of Habit, describes it as a cycle with three distinct steps: the Cue, the Routine, and the Reward.

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