Getting Clean and Safe Water When Supply is Limited

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These are definitely uncertain times we’re living in right now. It’s almost like being in a science fiction movie, isn’t it? Due to COVID-19, our state has ordered all residents to shelter in place. Many other states are also ordering people to do the same.

In Michigan, this means that we are expected not to leave our homes unless we’re getting groceries, seeking medical attention, aiding a family member, or working in an essential field. Our governor has also requested that people get groceries delivered when possible. For nearly three days, I tried to order groceries. A lot of the supplies I had requested were out of stock, which was very frustrating. I quickly learned that water is one of the essentials that seems to be in shortest supply. How can we find clean and safe water when supply is so limited? I had to get resourceful with other options.

Water filtration systems are a great thing to have in your house, whether you’re in quarantine or not. It’s much more cost effective than purchasing countless jugs or bottles of spring water. In addition, it’s also far better for our environment. Less plastic in our landfills is much better for our planet.

When water is in short supply, water filtration systems allow you to make plenty for your family! I was even able to fill up a few jugs of water for family and neighbors who weren’t able to get any from the local grocery store.

I’ve used many filtration systems, but my favorite by far is the Aquasana Clean Water Machine. I actually love this machine so much, after I reviewed mine, I purchased one for my mother.

Aquasana Clean Water Machine effectively purifies one gallon of water at a time. I love that it removes 99% of lead and asbestos, as well as 96% of chlorine, chloramines and 73 other harmful contaminants.

In addition, it removes:

  • HEAVY METALS– like lead and mercury
  • CYSTS– that resist chlorine like giardia and cryptosporidium
  • ORGANIC CHEMICALS– like herbicides, pesticides and VOCs
  • PHARMACEUTICALS– like estrone and ibuprofen

For Alkaline water fans, Aquasana Clean Water Machine reduces acidic compounds and preserves naturally occurring minerals that improve water alkalinity and overall pH levels for optimally hydrating water.

The Aquasana Clean Water Machine is very easy to use. I’ll admit that I was intimidated by how impressive it looks. But it’s really very simple! Just fill the pitcher, place back into the filter dock, and the Aquasana Clean Water Machine will filter the water for you in about 30 seconds.

Here’s a informative video that shows you just how easy the Aquasana Clean Water Machine is to use:

The Aquasana Clean Water Machine is a good investment for you home, family, and health. Clean water helps our bodies operate at optimum capacity. This machine has been a life saver and made it possible for my family to get clean water while there’s been a massive shortage. We will continue to use Aquasana because it’s economically and environmentally smart. I highly recommend this for your household as well.

For More on Aquasana: Website

A Fun New Easter Tradition

When Easter comes around, my kids love 2 things; Easter egg hunts & decorating eggs. A day before Easter, I pull out all the egg decorating kits, cover my kitchen table with newspaper, and my kids get decorating. As a family we have so much fun. As a momma who is forever cleaning, I can only eyeball the mess. Yet the smiles & goofy fun they always seem to have, makes this activity a keeper & part of family tradition.

As with any tradition, small tweaks always make them more interesting & fun each year. From adding new ornaments to your Christmas tree or setting up new spooky decorations for Halloween, why not a new & fun addition to Easter?

A No Mess Easter Egg Decorating Kit??

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The Benefits of Family Game Nights During The Winter

The Benefits of Family Game Nights During The Winter -- Blue Orange Games - MindBlock - TopiCubes - TumbleMaze
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These cold months have already found us! Many of us are looking for fun activities to do with our families as we’re snowed in. Did you know that there are benefits of family game nights during the winter?

The Benefits of Family Game Nights During The Winter -- Blue Orange Games - MindBlock - TopiCubes - TumbleMaze
My son is ALWAYS ready for game night!
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Give A Flare to Your Holiday Dinner Decor

Give A Flare to Your Holiday Dinner Decor

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Dinner Menu? Check. Invitations sent? Check. Last minute Holiday Decor changes? Uh oh. You’ve got enough on your plate already. Let Teleflora help you take a little bit of the load off with their exquisite 2018 Holiday Bouquets. That’s right guys, Teleflora has done it again! Beautiful arrangements just in the nick of time for those busy holiday parties, dinners, festivities, and more!

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Elena of Avalor Realms of the Jaquins and Snacks, Anyone?

Elena of Avalor Realms of the Jaquins and Snacks, Anyone?

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It’s almost the weekend and if you live anywhere near me, rain is in the forecast! That means a weekend stuck inside.

Why not spend your Friday night watching the NEW Elena of Avalor: Realms of the Jaquins?

Pair it with Deep River Honchos Organic Tortilla Chips and Nature Valley Granola Bites and you have the perfect movie night set up.

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Free or Low Cost Fall Themed Activities for Families

Free or Low Cost Fall Themed Activities for Families

Happy Fall, Ya’ll

 

I mean, I know we’re in the dog days of summer and it’s about ten degrees shy of Satan’s kitchen out here in the South. Can you really be too prepared for those great, breezy fall days though? I have Facebook friends sharing some great fall crafts and it got my wheels turning for some low cost fall themed ideas and activities to work up for myself and my four year old daughter. I came up with a handful of things and I just had to share. I can’t be the only one anxiously waiting for the moment it’s appropriate to don my holiday gear and binge eat some Candy Corn.

Here’s the list of my top 10 favorite Free or Low Cost Fall Themed Activities to keep your family busy during the fall season:

Fall is the best season of the year!

 

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Affordable Reusable Storage Bags Perfect For Everyday Life

Stasher Reusable Storage Bag Main Image

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While I always enjoy blogging about beauty, I’m always on the hunt to try new products that are going to make my day-to-day life a bit easier. Even though I work my full-time job from home, with office visits one day a week, things can still get a bit crazy. I had the chance to test out an affordable, reusable storage product that has been perfect for me.

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Creative Gift For The Star Wars Fan

Creative Gift For The Star Wars Fan - LEGO Star Wars Chewbacca Building Kit

It won’t be long before the new Star Wars movie,”The Last Jedi,” hits theaters! My family is very excited to see the newest film. Tickets for opening night sold out quickly at all of the movie theaters around us. It just goes to show you that you can’t go wrong with Star Wars. It’s beloved by so many people, enjoyed by both sexes and a wide range of ages…. [read more]

Slow Cooker Family Favorites

Slow Cooker Family Favorites

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When it’s time for back to school, my crock pot becomes a necessity in my house. Crock pot cooking is so convenient, easy, and delicious! Some of the tastiest dishes I’ve ever eaten have come straight from my electric pot…. [read more]

Innovation In Kids Should Be Encouraged

Innovation In Kids Should Be Encouraged
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Winter is fast approaching and it is time to find activities my son will enjoy indoors. We are big advocates of education and learning through play time. If you were to walk into our home it is not laid out with the newest technologies. We have the latest version of things but I have them put away. The first thing my son can see are educational toys. I feel this truly encourages him to play with them first verses electronic devices. Ever heard the saying “outta sight, outta mind”?

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