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Moving musings

Today I spent the day online checking out all the places I would rather be than in my current state. Right now, it is FREEZING out and place like warm, sunny Florida sounds awfully nice. As I sipped some nice, hot tea I took virtual tours of beautiful places like Orchid Island Golf And Beach Clubs and imagined what I would be doing right now if I lived there.

Two weeks ago we were snowed in for four days after getting a record breaking 30″ of snow in one day. I dream of life without road salt and shoveling. I life of year round flip flops and nightly walks on the beach with my husband and kids. Two months of this life is just not enough…I am greedy and want it year round!

Today I planted a seed in my dear husband’s head. Maybe the snowstorm that is due to arrive next week will help tip the scales in my favor : )


Do you have a nomadic tendency?

I have lived in the same state all my life and only moved three times, two with my family and once when I married my husband. Needless to say I am NOT a great mover. My husband on the other hand has lived all over the place. He grew up in Hawaii, lived in Washington, Oregon and all over New York. Needless to say, he is much better at moving than I am.

After a recent trip to Disney in Florida, I began thinking what it would be like to live in a  community like New Homes Jensen Beach, where it’s warm most of the year, surrounded by water, palm trees and and the chance to garden year round! It gets pretty cold here in the winter and my kids aren’t fond of bitter wind chill (not my favorite either!) The thought of having them outside year round, playing in the yard of a family friendly community, close to the beach in a great school district makes me seriously consider making Florida my new home. Don’t tell my husband that his wish might actually be coming true soon : )


My #IngressDR mommy mission

Last week I was called into action to complete a top-secret mission involving the new Android app Ingress and Duane Reade.  I was intrigued with the strange combination but being the thrill seeker I am I accepted (and I needed some bodywash and gift cards so I figured I’d kill two birds with one stone)

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Got a stain? Before you reach for the toxic stuff check your pantry!

Living with my husband, two little boys, three cats, a dog and a fish means my day is full of surprises. Surprise! Look what the dog did on the carpet in the hallway. Surprise! Look at the crayon masterpiece my youngest created for me on my walls. Surprise! My oldest tried to “help” me clean but only made the cleanup take twice as long. You get the picture.

Before my children, I would run out an buy all sorts of specific stain removers for the carpet, laundry and whatever stains might have popped up. It didn’t occur to me the potential harm I might have been causing to my health. Two children, three cats and hundreds of hours reading about green cleaning later, things are a drastically different. I knew that these products cost a small fortune and take up valuable space in the cabinets, but I learned that they can be highly toxic. When the tube is 4 inches high and the ingredient list consumes 3 inches of the label, it’s a bit scary. I decided that I just didn’t need the added stress of worrying what chemicals are in my home possibly touching my pets and children so off to the kitchen I went! Want to see WHAT I found? Find out on here Teresa’s Family Cleaning..you will be surprised!


How to keep your fireplace green and clean

December is here and we are officially into fireplace  season. Having a fireplace can be a wonderful, relaxing asset to your home but it also can be  huge responsibility. Knowing how to properly use, clean and maintain your fireplace can make the difference between it being a source of pleasure or a source of stress.

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