Healthy Living in Charlotte, NC

September 12, 2017

Some people have always had house cleaning services, some are new to the experience altogether. Here are a few hints and tips to get prepared for your initial clean and regular services.

It's relatively expensive.

The cost of cleaning is directly proportional to the cost of cleaning products, wage for workers, overall quality of se...

September 6, 2017

I always seem to have something going on that requires purchasing a gift - big, small, or local. I have two places in town that are always my go-to's, and I never seem to leave without a little something for myself!

Whether you are looking for jewelry, candles, stationary, books, or home goods both Paper Skyscraper in Dilworth and...

August 22, 2017

If you are looking for ways to reduce the harmful chemicals in your household, assessing your cleaning products is a good starting point. Many people keep harsh, toxic cleaners in their homes, but few read the labels and use or store them safely. If you have read the labels you may have noticed that the most toxic products only l...

August 15, 2017

This recipe is great for lunches, potluck parties, and BBQs. Vegetarian options that everyone will enjoy - let alone vegan dishes - are hard to come by. This recipe uses a vegan, plant-based substitute for mayonnaise so similar that no one will know the difference. 

I like my macaroni salad tangy and creamy with a little crun...

August 3, 2017

Beat the Summer heat with a fruit puree cocktail! You don't need to be a Mixologist to make these tasty cocktails - just keep it simple. This recipe uses whiskey and peaches, but rum or vodka also pair well with pineapple or strawberries respectively. 

Here's what you'll need:

2-4 shots of Whiskey

~2 cups Frozen peaches

6-8 Fresh bas...

July 25, 2017

Before moving to Charlotte, the longest I lived in one house or apartment was two years (aside from my childhood home). I've turned moving into an art form of perfectly timed box collecting, newspaper curation, and streamlined loading and unloading - like a conductor of a well-tuned orchestra. Here are some of my tips to keep org...

July 11, 2017

Elevated dog bowls are a great way to help your dog digest his or her food better and reduce strain on joints and neck. I searched in stores and online for a simple elevated stand for my dog's bowls that was also stylish and blended with my home decor. I came up empty handed so I came up with my own solution that was very easy an...

July 3, 2017

Tired of the same old options for meatless Monday?? This salad recipe is a winner for a quick alternative that will surely please everyone at the table. Many ingredients I was even able to pick right from my summer garden too!

Here's what you'll need:

~6 cups crusty bread

2 large tomatoes chopped

3/4 cup cucumber sliced

1/2 cup sliced...