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Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent Review and Giveaway

It's no secret that I like Seventh Generation products. I've tried their dish detergent, toilet bowl cleaners, bathroom and multi surface cleaners, baby wipes and diapers, and even their laundry detergent. I like them because they list their ingredients, use less toxic chemicals, and they really work. 

So when My Blog Spark asked me to take a look at their laundry detergents, I gladly accepted.  They asked me to take a look that their detergent versus my "usual" detergent to show that Seventh Generation does not use optical brighteners in their detergent. 

So what's the big deal? I'm not really sure but optical brighteners are just one extra chemical (toxic or not?) that I'd rather not put into my clothing, my body, or our environment. 



Take a look at these "black light" results. It's clear that Seventh Generation doesn't use optical brighteners, and as I've said before, they are one of the few companies that actually lists the ingredients in their cleaners.

But of course, the fun doesn't stop there. Seventh Generation and My Blog Spark would like to give you the opportunity to try their "Optical Brightener Discovery Kit" for yourself. You will receive 1 bottle of Seventh Generation detergent, 1 bottle of Seventh Generation liquid fabric softener, 2 organic cotton t-shirts, 1 box of fabric softener sheets, and a black light.

To Enter: Leave a comment on this post telling me your opinion about green cleaning.

Extra Entries:

5 Extra Entries for blogging about this contest (leave 5 comments and your link)
3 Extra Entries for tweeting this contest (include @suburbanjung in your tweet, 1 extra for daily tweets)
2 Extra Entries if you are a google friend connect follower on this blog
2 Extra Entries for being an @suburbanjung follower on twitter

*This contest will end on 1/6/2011 at 9:00 PM EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and notified by email. All products for review and giveaway as well as corresponding information was provided by Seventh Generation and My Blog Spark. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I love green cleaning. I have some 7G products for disinfecting and feel so much better when I use them. I love that I could eat from the counters after knowing it's non-toxic.
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  5. OOoohh!!! I would love love to win this!! I try to clean as “green” as possible, cleaning with vinegar and baking soda whenever possible. I use all organic beauty products. Like you, I hate the idea of putting any toxins in my clothes or my body, so winning this would be a real treat! :)
    perfectisboring-ellen.blogspot.com

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  6. I follow you on twitter
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  8. tweeted about this giveaway (1)
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  13. We must learn to live green in all aspects of our lives to keep our home (earth) working....green cleaning is an important aspect along with transportation, diet, and entertainment among others.

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  14. Going green is great! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  15. Love green cleaning...just recently got serious about it and it just feels so much healthier!

    onlyatech at yahoo dot com

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  16. Green is the only way to go--ALL of our toiletry and cleaning products are green.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  17. Public Google Friends follower as jennem.
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  18. Twitter follower as jennem1.
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  19. Gfc follower! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  20. have been trying to do more "green" cleaning, mostly b/c i have little kids at home and we all know that everything goes in the mouth

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  21. green is the new black so they say! In all honestly though any little thing I can do to help the enviroment is for the greater good. I also like green laundry products as it has less nasty chemicals so close to my skin.

    I also followed on twitter

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  22. I love green cleaning. I am learning more and more about it.

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  23. 1. I follow your blog on GFC - janetfaye

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  24. 2. I follow your blog on GFC - janetfaye

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  25. 1. Tweet:
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  28. I'm all for it! Anything that utilizes our environment for the greater good and reduces chemical intake is a win in my book.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  29. #1 following via GFC

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  30. #2 following via GFC

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  31. #1 following suburbanjung on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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  32. #2 following suburbanjung on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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  33. I think green cleaning is great. I am learning so much, but I still have a ways to go.
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  34. trying to do the green- hard to do if they don't work or don't make

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  35. I like the idea of it, as long as it still does just as good.
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  36. I am a gfc follower.
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  37. follower 2
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  38. I think green cleaning is really catching on in popularity.

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  39. follow you on twitter as tracisme123, #1

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  40. follow you on twitter as tracisme123, #2

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  44. gfc follower #2
    this kit would be so cool to try!

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  45. I'm impressed that they list their ingredients on the label.

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  46. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    GREEN IS GOOD....GREEN CLEANING IS THE BEST

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  47. Green cleaning has come a long way - used to be just 'meh', but now they are getting very good results - and I'm thrilled!

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  48. I follow via GFC (Ladydoor)

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  49. I follow via GFC (Ladydoor)

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  50. I think that nowadays we are surrounded by toxic chemicals and I would love to use more Green Products!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. At first I was wary of green cleaning products as I thought they wouldn't work as well. But I tried 7th gen. cleaner once and was convinced. It costs a bit more but I can find it on sale sometimes and it makes me feel better about my role in the environment.
    hmcnaron at gmail

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  52. Green Laundry Products: One of the first steps someone should take if they have skin irritations or excema.

    FYI: Another use for the black light is detecting cat urine. True story! Can come in handy to figure out exactly where on the carpet kitty did her boo-boo.

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  53. I like green cleaning as it is healthier for my family and the environment.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. I tweeted entry #1-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/18438508930666496 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. I tweeted entry #2-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/18438508930666496 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. I tweeted entry #3-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/18438508930666496 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  57. I follow through google friend.entry #1 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. I follow through google friend.entry #2 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. I follow on twitter as 409cope.entry #1 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  60. I follow on twitter as 409cope.entry #2 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  61. Green cleaning is way better than using chemicals. I break out in hives if I use chemical detergents.
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  62. I love green cleaning because i'd rather use less harmful ingredients just in case it touches food surfaces.

    Vietgurl21@hotmail.com

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  63. I think that everyone needs to do what we can for the environment. Green cleaning is a simple way to help and affordable.

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  64. tweeted giveaway 1

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  65. tweeted giveaway 2

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  67. I follow on twitter as humanecats. 1

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  69. 1. I blogged:
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  70. 2. I blogged:
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  71. 3. I blogged:
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  73. 5. I blogged:
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  74. Green cleaning is essential for cleaning baby clothing and bedding! It does not mess up her skin like the other harsh detergents!
    stormibays at hotmail dot com

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  75. I like the idea of green products that don't harm the invironment but I do wish the prices of green products weren't so high.
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  76. I am so glad that there are so many more options for cleaning green.
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  77. daily tweet-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/18687227286528000 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  78. My opinion about green cleaning is that some products work well and others do not. Therefore, you have to try several products before you might even find one that works.
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  79. Posted on my blog (http://cookingisme.blogspot.com/2010/12/another-seventh-generation-giveaway.html) - 1
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  91. i think this would be great for my clothes and skin!

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  92. google friend

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  93. I'm all for "green" cleaning if the products actually work. Too often "green" products don't clean very well.

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  94. I follow you via GFC as dwellenstein.

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  95. I follow you via GFC as dwellenstein. #2

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  96. I think everyone should practice green cleaning if at all possible. We all need to do our part!

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  97. rdwebs2011 tweeted this..."Great chance to win 7th generation laundry detergent...@suburbanjung

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  98. rdwebs2011 follows you on twitter!

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  99. I appreciate 'green cleaning' & do it whenever possible!

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  100. daily tweet-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/19118517429211136 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  101. Green Cleaning is a way to daily help our environment by not putting harsh chemicals into our local environments.
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  102. Like you, I'm not always sure what exactly each chemical is supposed to do to be so bad, but I agree with you, putting one less chemical near mine or my family's body is a good thing in my book!

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  103. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/tracisme123/status/19186264972464128

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  104. We use alot of green cleaning products (including seventh generation) due to both of my boys having sensitve skin.

    Samantha
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  105. I've blogged

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  110. I'm a follower on gfc

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  112. I follow you on twitter

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  113. I follow you on twitter

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  114. I think that Green cleaning is the only way to go. I live in a town right on Lake Erie and see daily just what hemicals are doing to our ecosystem. In addition to that, I have a toddler who is into everything - he crawls on the floor and constantly has things in his mouth. I don't want the chemical residue to rub off on him, or worse - get inside him! I only use homemade cleaners and natural cleaners in my home.
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  115. I'm a GFC follower #1
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  116. I'm a GFC follower #2
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  117. I follow you on Twitter #1 - amccrenshaw
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  118. I follow you on Twitter #2 - amccrenshaw
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  119. I feel like I am taking care of my pets

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  120. Even though it's more expensive, we do try to use green cleaning products. If you use coupons and buy things when they're on sale, it can be more affordable. I just feel better keeping all these mysterious chemicals out of our home!

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  121. I follow on GFC (1)

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  122. I follow on GFC (2)

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  123. I clean green when it is convenient. I do have to say I LOVE seventh generation laundry detergent - especially the baby detergent.

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  124. @busyworkingmama follows you on twitter

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  125. @busyworkingmama follows you on twitter

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  126. I am alla bout it and trying to switch my products over! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  127. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/19223592726175744 scg00387 at yahoo dot com tweet 1

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  130. i follow on twitter @desmoinesdealin scg00387 at yahoo dot com 1

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  132. i like to clean as greenly as possible, but sometimes don't just because of price.

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  133. I like the idea of green cleaning but sometimes I feel like it does not get things clean. I would love to try out some new products and see if they work.

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  134. I think green cleaning is a good thing, but I'm not as green as a lot of people.

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  135. 1 my first tweet http://twitter.com/#!/phyllis2win/status/19245820733825025

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  136. 2 my first tweet http://twitter.com/#!/phyllis2win/status/19245820733825025

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  137. 3 my first tweet http://twitter.com/#!/phyllis2win/status/19245820733825025

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  138. 1 I follow on Twitter phyllis2win

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  140. I love green cleaning and try being an friendly person

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  141. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/phyllis2win/status/19386619433852928

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  142. Of course, I love green cleaning! The cleansers are less smelly and I don't have to worry that they're hurting me or the environment.

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  143. I'm a google friend connect follower.

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  144. daily tweet-http://api.twitter.com/409cope/status/19541249337851904 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  145. Green cleaning is the safest type of cleaning. It will help protect our environment and our families.

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  146. My opinion? I don't really have one, I guess. People are incredibly paranoid about these things. I just use whatever I have. Usually that qualifies as green, since baking soda and vinegar figure largely in my cleaning supplies.

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  147. We have recently started being more aware of green cleaning and I love it expecially with a toddler in the home it's so important and we use alot of Seventh Generation's products but we have yet to use the Laundry Detergent!
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  148. I blogged #1
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  149. I blogged #2
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  150. I blogged #3
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  151. I blogged #4
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  152. I blogged #5
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  153. Tweet #1
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  154. Tweet #2
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  156. I follow via GFC (thegrants) #1
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  157. I follow via GFC (thegrants) #2
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  158. I follow you on Twitter @sgrant2005
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  159. I follow you on Twitter @sgrant2005 #2
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  160. Green cleaning helps me cut down on allergies and skin reactions. Regular detergent gives me rashes.
    arobimom at gmail dot com

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  161. http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygrl59/status/19592666807271424. Tweet - 1
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  168. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/phyllis2win/status/19745652615413760

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  169. I follow your blog through Google Friend. :)

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  170. I'm loving charlie soap laundry detergent at the moment. I have not tried 7th generation products yet...

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  171. We have a cancer survivor 3-year old and she's the reason we're going green! Who needs all the extra chemicals and stuff? Not us!!

    KelliB

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  172. daily tweet-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/19838781569896448 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  173. Green cleaning is fantastic!!!!!

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  174. I am following this blog via GFC

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  175. I am following this blog via GFC

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  176. I am following you on Twitter (@lch2004)

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  177. I am following you on Twitter (@lch2004)

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  178. I would love to try green cleaning and learn more about it.

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  179. I love it when it is easy to replace my cleaners with something that is healthy and works just as well!

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Our Siberian kitten at 12 weeks old
I thought we would never own a cat. My husband is allergic. And my son is allergic. So we put pet ownership out of our heads until some how we came across the Siberian cat breed. My husband spent all sorts of time researching Fel-D1 levels and everything he could about cats and allergies. He was convinced we could do it.

So we began our search. First of all, you should know that there aren't very many Siberian cat breeders. At least on in our area. We called and emailed a few but they all had super long waiting lists and were hours away from our home. Then we found two that were close to home. They also had long waiting lists, but were close enough that we could go visit.

We visited two separate breeders. We found them both to be very loving homes filled with cats. Soft, lovey, playful cats. But my both my husband and son had severe reactions after visiting the homes. Click here to see results of our first breeder visit.
Even still, my husband…

Figuring out What's Wrong with Your Berry Plants by Leaf Analysis

I've been growing berries all my life. First raspberries and over the last 9 years blueberries and strawberries. Over that time, I have encountered an endless stream of problems and have figured out how to fix many of them. So I thought I'd put that knowledge online so people can easily figure out what might be going on with their berry plants and have a place to start to search for information.

Most plants give signs of trouble with their leaves. In general, most plants (and especially berries) should have deep green leaves. Any other variation means trouble. Sometimes it's major. Sometimes it's an easy fix.

Raspberries

If your leaves have a purple tinge: It may mean the weather has been cold, they are just forming, or they are deficient in Potassium. To fix - apply light fertilizer (tomato fertilizer is a good choice, since it is higher in potassium which results in more flowers and more fruit - or buy Organic potassium source.)

If your leaves are yellowing: If they are…

9 Months Wearing Thinx - What I REALLY think and What you should know if you decide to use them!!

It's been 9 months since I bought my first pair of Thinx underwear. Since that time, I have transitioned to 90% reusable period products. I've figured out how to wash them, get them to stop being stinky, and when to use them.

 I first heard of Thinx when a friend of mine showed me an article on Facebook.The article was an obvious paid to endorsement.

I was disappointed that my friend couldn't see through the propaganda, but it did motivate me to dig deeper into reusable menstrual products.

So I bought my first pair - I used a $10 off coupon and first time customers got free shipping. (This link will give you $10 off if you decide to give them a go.)

The first thing I did when they arrived was try them on. They fit well and looked really good. Fancy even? Well, maybe not for most people but they had lace and that is fancy in my world. I then tested them with a syringe of water to be sure that they could actually hold the liquid they claimed. They passed.

I bought the hiphu…

How to Make Raw Almond Butter using a Blender (Vitamix)

You CAN make your own almond butter (peanut, cashew, sunflower, or ANY nut butter.) It's fast and easy - and you can do it in a blender!

If you love almond butter, then I'd highly recommend learning how to make it yourself. I buy raw almondsfor about $3 a pound, so the savings aren't huge, but knowing what goes into my almond butter is priceless. 
What goes in? Nothing but almonds. You can certainly add salt, cocoa powder, sugar, honey, or whatever floats your boat - but the truth is - you don't have to! 
You can roast the almonds and have a rich nutty flavored almond butter or you can make it raw (which to me - tastes more like cookie dough mixed with peanut butter, yums.)
Here's the deal: you don't need to add oils or anything else. A vitamix blender
(or other similarly powerful blender) can handle it.  
Here's a video of me making raw almond butter. I used about 3 cups (measured by a 5 year old - so about 3 cups is fine). 

You will notice a lot of icky …

Can you fix broken plants with tape? - yes you can!

Can you fix broken plants with tape? YESSSSSS! Read on to hear how I have done it many times and how you can fix your plants too.
A snapped Blueberry plant repaired with electrical tape and twine
I take care of a lot of plants. And when I run out of plants, I take care of my neighbors'. Every once-in-a-while, I learn something that's worth sharing. This is one of those things.

I found out that you CAN save plants by using tape. This winter, someone stepped on the main stem of one of my blueberry bushes and snapped it in half. I noticed it as soon as the snow melted and was devastated. It takes 3 years for a blueberry bush to "be ready" and it was year three. And the main stem was snapped clean off.

So I did what anybody would do in an emergency like this. I hit the garage for whatever tape I could find. My husband had recently taught me that electrical tape sticks to nothing - but itself. And it sticks to itself well.
I grabbed the electrical tape from this tool bench …