Maintaining a Water-Wise Lawn (It’s Not What You Think!)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Miscellaneous | No Comments

Here in the Midwest, spring is finally fully upon us and we’re all rejoicing after what seemed like an epic winter. Let’s take a walk around the neighborhood. Now, what do you notice? If your neighborhood is anything like mine, you’re noticing that it’s also an epic year for dandelions. Those of us who use […]

How to Clean Your Dishwasher for the Cleanest Dishes

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Plumbing | No Comments
How to Clean Your Dishwasher for the Cleanest Dishes

Would you eat out of your dishwasher? In an informal office poll, most of us agreed that we wouldn’t, but can’t really put our finger on why not. After all, it’s the machine that’s supposed to clean and sanitize our dishes, glasses and forks.  Shouldn’t it clean itself at the same time? After taking a […]

Confidence Amidst Chaos: It’s Why We Do What We Do

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Water Toxins | 2 Comments
Confidence Amidst Chaos: It’s Why We Do What We Do

Several times a week I see a new story about the chemical leak in West Virginia and how it continues to affect the way residents view their water supply. Is the water safe to consume, to bathe in or cook with? The fact is, no one really knows for sure, and that’s not the fault […]

The 5 Worst Ingredients in Flavored Water

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Miscellaneous | 9 Comments
The 5 Worst Ingredients in Flavored Water

Do you like the taste of water? If not, you’re not alone. There is a growing market for flavor-enhanced water because so many of us just don’t enjoy drinking water. Flavored waters might help us stay hydrated, but they come at a cost. Check out this ingredient list from one popular brand: Reverse osmosis water, […]

Do You Use Antibacterial Soaps and Gels? You Shouldn’t.

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Water Toxins | One Comment
Do You Use Antibacterial Soaps and Gels? You Shouldn’t.

Cold and flu season is quickly approaching, and to defend ourselves against nasty bugs we’re all washing our hands with antibacterial soaps and offering little squirts of hand sanitizer gel to those around us when we’re out and about. We do this because we want to be healthy, because we want to protect our kids […]