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So much fun chatting with you.  What a great topic for your Wellness Wednesday series.  

5 days, 19 hours ago on Organic Gardening with Anna Hackman

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Sounds delicious.  Boys are on a no carb diet so I wonder if I can sub butternut squash or turnips in lieu of the potatoes.

1 week, 5 days ago on Crustless Spring Quiche Recipe: Dairy & Gluten Free

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I have the same problem in my house with everyone asking me how much to put in the dishwasher.  I love the convenience of dishing washing tablets.  I can't wait to make these.  You are the queen of washing machines and dishwashers!


Pinning and FB sharing.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Non-Toxic Dishwasher Detergent Tablets

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Thanks for clarifying blending versus juicing.  I would never think to juice a sweet potato.

2 months ago on Juicing vs. Blending? Which is better?

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They should ask for flame retardant foam as well.  When I re-upholestered I paid for natural latex since foam as it ages off-gasses.

2 months ago on Furniture Retailers Eliminate Flame Retardants

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Love this recipe as well as the addition of the essential oils.  

2 months, 1 week ago on Homemade Honey Cough Drops Recipes

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I had pneumonia twice and the symptoms above were the same for the flu.  However, mine started from a cold that went into bronchitis.  Once you get pneumonia, it is so easy to get again.  I am glad you are better.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on What’s the difference between cold and flu?

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So glad there is a company that makes it easier for us moms to find nontoxic toys and household products.  The pictures on these posts are so precious!

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Wild Mint Shop for the Holidays!

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One thing that will absolutely kill a pitch is not using a blogger's right name. I can't tell you how many times I have received PR notices with dear editor, dear Caroline, to whom it may concern, etc.


PS My name is Anna not Caroline...

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Important Steps to Determining an Influencer’s Entire Digital Footprint

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I love treating influencers as part of the team.  Being valued is main component of the relationship.  

7 months, 1 week ago on 6 Components Found in a Successful Outreach Marketing Campaign

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How does it taste?  Sweet or sour?

9 months ago on How to Make Beet Kvass & Why It’s Good For You

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What happens if you want to can the broth?

9 months, 3 weeks ago on How to make bone broth and why it’s healthy

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 I wonder what sesame oil would taste like?   I don't love coconut.



10 months, 3 weeks ago on Oil Pulling or Oil Swishing – Does it work?

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Wow.  We drive all day long. Who would have thought we should be protecting our skin in the car.  Soccer parents be warned!  Great information. 

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Non-Toxic Sunscreen Goddess Garden Organics Review

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What a great giveaway!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Prevent Sun Damage with Goddess Garden Organics Sunscreens

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This is such a fun way to celebrate Earth Day!

1 year ago on Earth Day Events with Green Sisterhood

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Been cooking beans like this for years!  My pressure cooker is made of stainless steel too.  I can't live without my pressure cooker!

1 year ago on Pressure Cooker Beans - Almost As Convenient as Canned but Without the BPA

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Love the idea of the peach reserves with the hot sauce!

1 year, 1 month ago on Meatless Monday: Healthy Nutty Power Wraps

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Beth, I think you have to make choices and your choices are so admirable.  It is better to eat healthy in my opinion than fret about some of the waste that you are indirectly causing.  No one is perfect.  Ecocat lady nailed this response.


1 year, 1 month ago on Is It Cheating to Stock up on Restaurant Burritos?

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I can't wait to try this recipe.  Of course, I will have to sub too.

1 year, 1 month ago on Homemade Chocolate Larabar Recipe – Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free

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It is weird.  White wave owns a ton of organic companies.  Why would they oppose GMO labeling?

1 year, 2 months ago on Who Owns that Organic Lettuce in Your Fridge?

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Love these ideas.  A picnic in the snow....

1 year, 2 months ago on 5 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Most furniture can contain formaldehyde whether it is from the glues  or the wood used.  Most manufacturers use plywood or particleboard when they make their products. These products are real wood but not what we think as "real wood." 

Now, there are no added formaldehyde particleboard and plywood available.  However, to your point, cheaper products probably won't use the less toxic version.

If the manufacturer doesn't list what type of products they use ask --especially about the glues.

Totally agree about buying second hand since the formaldehyde would have probably off-gassed by that point. 

1 year, 2 months ago on 11 Things You Should Never Buy To Be Safe and To Save Money

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Bring it on.  What a great way to start the New Year.

1 year, 3 months ago on Healthy 2014 Challenge

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@cristinfrank love that prize too.

1 year, 4 months ago on Eco-Friendly Etsy Handmade Giveaway!

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@laalicia me too.  I love lavender.

1 year, 4 months ago on Eco-Friendly Etsy Handmade Giveaway!

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@EcoCatLady I found the same issue as you.  When I built an nontoxic house, I could no longer stand the smell from ordinary fabric, building materials, or furniture.  When I walk into a furniture store, I have to walk out from the headaches.


If we give our body's a burden rest, we would easily realize how harmful all those chemicals are to us.  Our bodies are pretty smart.


1 year, 5 months ago on Thinking About Toothpaste at a Meditation Retreat

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If you use a dehydrator, they will come out green. I often use my oven as well at 135 degrees since I can be lazy about using the dehydrator.  Love the idea.


1 year, 5 months ago on How to Make Chives Infused Olive Oil

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I used this product personally and will tell you it put some serious spring into my tired step.  Plus, the taste is sweet so I didn't feel like I had to hold my nose and drink it.

Enter the giveaway and get a dose of exhaustion busting relief.  Thanks Karen, for posting.

1 year, 6 months ago on Gaia Herbs’ PlantForce Liquid Iron Review

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Sounds like a "must have" product if you want to open your own store.  You have done all the hard work of making sure people are successful in their stores.

1 year, 6 months ago on Etsy Starter Pack eBook

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OMG, Beth.  This is so funny.  And yes I remember Andy Gibb, etc.  I wish he also didn't use all those toxic substances to tattoo his body.


1 year, 6 months ago on Dear Adam Levine - You Would Be So Much Hotter Without the Plastic Bottles

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Would love to win this giveaway!  I need a stylish lunch box to carry with me.

1 year, 6 months ago on Mighty Nest Lunch Gear Review and Giveaway

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Love this story.  All you have to do is ask.  In fact, asking may lead to a business change that may be beneficial to the store owner.  Danielle, you are very inspiring.  (And you too, Beth!)

1 year, 6 months ago on Advice from Danielle -- How to Ask for What You Want

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@ecokaren @Anna@Green Talk PS now I know how they get that rice on the seaweed.  A duh moment.

1 year, 6 months ago on How to Make a California Roll {video}

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I love the second pair of hands.  Can I borrow?


1 year, 6 months ago on How to Make a California Roll {video}

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@GinaBadalaty can you send us your address, so we can send you a book.  Use our contact form to give me your address.  It is right by the "About" part in the navigation.  Anna

1 year, 6 months ago on Food Allergies Increased Due to Chemicals in Food: Robyn O’Brien

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@cristinfrank  we would like to send you Robyn's book.  Can you please send your address to us in the contact section of our blog.  (It is right by "About" on top.)  Anna

1 year, 6 months ago on Food Allergies Increased Due to Chemicals in Food: Robyn O’Brien

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I think when the big giant rumbles, there will be shifts in the marketplace.  It is a start!  

Also thanks for the shout out on Lowes.  I wish more attention was paid to our building products.

1 year, 7 months ago on Is Walmart on the right track in eliminating toxins from their products?

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I always wanted to know what to do with the pickle juice.

1 year, 7 months ago on How to pickle your summer harvest

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@Mortira your plants love them too!  And they make a great deodorizer for your refrigerator. Love the scrub idea.  

1 year, 7 months ago on Coffee in a Mason Jar

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I wonder if you tried using egg shells when you brewed it if it would taste better?  I don't drink coffee but this was one of the egg re-use ideas I posted about.  Anyone try using egg shells in their coffee?

1 year, 7 months ago on Coffee in a Mason Jar

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Congratulations.  Team ecokaren did great!

1 year, 8 months ago on Toyota Prius #PlugInForCharity #MPGChallenge 3rd Wave Results

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@GinaBadalaty @ecokaren, Gina thanks so much for sharing your story.  I was so touched by it.

1 year, 8 months ago on GS Talk Tuesday

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@juicygreenmom I use a 6:1 balance of brown to green.  It takes a long time to get compost unless you have one of those globes that you turn and you only add one pile at time.  


1 year, 8 months ago on Easy Tips for Composting at Home

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Thanks Karen for sharing my ongoing battle with the FDA setting limits in arsenic in rice.  That soup looks yummy especially when you are under the weather.

1 year, 8 months ago on Vegetable Jook Rice Porridge or Congee Recipe

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I didn't realize you can compost animal waste.    Also, I tend not to compost weeds since I just don't want to take the change of weed seeds. 

I have been composting for five years and have yet to see any compost since the vermin like it so much.  (And yes I have a rodent screen but it doesn't stop them from digging.)  The only good thing is the plants by the compost are gigantic.

1 year, 8 months ago on Easy Tips for Composting at Home

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Trina, that granola recipe looks yummy.  

1 year, 8 months ago on Reusable Lunch Kit for Healthy Back To School by Mighty Nest {Giveaway}

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I use to use it for stocking.  Love the idea of marking items with it.

1 year, 8 months ago on 12 Creative Uses for Nail Polish

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Love the garden!  My lilies don't smell.  Bring me back one of the bulbs!

1 year, 8 months ago on Greetings from the Pacific Northwest!

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Alicia many of those chemicals are in our building products too.  But it is really scary to think they are in finger paint!

1 year, 8 months ago on How to Avoid Hidden Chemicals in Finger Paints

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