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Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. To create this debut documentary, one man and his camera traveled extensively to find and interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law. Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, Brown presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and of where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Of course, with the end of the year, there comes a bit of reflecting. Where have I been and where am I going? This has been a year of enormous growth for the blog and I hope to see that growth continue into 2013 and beyond. Thanks to your comments here and on Facebook, I feel as if I've gotten to know some of you and that has blessed me immensely. I now have 'friends' in the UK and in Canada and across the US who I never would have 'met' without the blog. For me, that's the best part of being Green Grandma. So thank you, to all of you who have let me see a glimpse of who you are as I share so much of who I am with you.
While the following is in no way my idea, as it's something I found circulating on Facebook, I still wanted to share it with you. It is a way of celebrating each year on New Year's Eve by reviewing the good things that happened from January through December. You see, we tend to recall bad things sometimes quicker than good things. To counter than natural tendency, I want to challenge you to do what my husband and I are planning to do.
Throughout the year, starting tomorrow, we will be writing down each good thing as it occurs and putting the slips of paper into a jar... a gratitude jar. On December 31, 2013, we will open the jar and spill out its contents. Piece by piece, we'll read each note aloud. Despite our circumstances at that time, I am confident we will be filled with gratitude as we look back on the many blessings of the year.
Like I said, this was not my idea, but I embrace it as one that will change us... for the better.
Already, I know what's going in the jar tomorrow... a reminder of how blessed I am to have all of you in my life.
Happy New Year!
Thursday, December 27, 2012
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
and I snugly adjusted the harness (no excess material to
pinch). Even to my trained eye, she looks perfect:
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Well, here's your chance to try. But first, kindly read my review and then enter in the Rafflecopter below.
As I stated in my previous review of Ava Anderson Non-Toxic products (mascara, liquid hand soap and eye cream), I was sent a wonderful lot of products to try. While I already told you how much I loved the mascara, there is another product I love even more -- the dishwasher pods. Oh.my.goodness. This is seriously the best dishwasher detergent I have ever tried! My glasses and dishes look brand new!
However, that wasn't my first reaction to using it. I even sent Nancy Brown, the gracious consultant who sent me the products, and told her I didn't like the dishwasher detergent at all. I didn't know what to do because she'd been so kind to send me all these products and I hated writing a negative review. But my reviews are my honest opinions of products, so I certainly couldn't lie. Nancy was surprised by my reaction, as everyone else seemed to be raving about the detergent. She even contacted the home office and they said they hadn't had a single complaint. "Give it a couple more tries," she advised. And so I did. By the 3rd load, I was in love. I guarantee that you will be, too, if you give the pods a try. I use one pod per load with vinegar in the rinse dispenser. My glasses are shiny!!
I also have been using the laundry pods, which I like as well. I find them comparable to the other natural laundry products I've been using for the last couple of years. The clothing has a delightfully fresh scent coming out of the washer and that's a perk, as the other products I use do not have any kind of scent.
In addition to the pods for laundry and dishes, Nancy also sent me the dishwashing liquid. As with most natural dishwashing liquids, it does not produce many suds, but it works well to clean my Green Pans, which I don't put in the dishwasher. It does seem to 'glop' out in larger amounts than needed, since you really only need a small amount to get the job done. It is a thick liquid with a pleasant scent.
From my experience with the products I tried, I am convinced that Ava Anderson Non-Toxic is a company I proudly stand behind. They know what they're doing when they put out a product. If I could choose only 2 items, there is no question it would be the dishwasher pods and the mascara. Both products rate higher than a 10 on my own personal 1 - 10 scale.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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- Bayberry Naturals
- Vermont Organics
- Full Circle
- Aubrey Organics
- Aloha Bay
- Acure Organics
- Intelligent Nutrients
- Yummy Earth
- Green Eats
- Green Toys
- Little Sapling Toys
- Holgate Toys
- Nature's Baby Organics
- Little Twig
- Nature's Paradise
- Rainbow Light
- and many more!
Why does buying organic and earth-friendly products matter? For a myriad of reasons! First of all, for the health and safety of your family, you should try to buy organic products whenever possible. All the pesticides and other toxins in conventional food and products is wreaking havoc with our systems. Our skin was not created to absorb chemicals and our systems were not designed to ingest toxins. That's just the way it is. And that is especially true when it comes to your baby. Slathering toxic creams, oils and ointments on your little one's delicate skin is simply setting him/her up for a lifetime of potential diseases and disorders, including cancer. Honor your child's present and future health by choosing the right products for him/her. Organic products. Safe products.
That's what you'll find on the Enviro Products World website. Products you will feel confident using. I just wish I'd found the website earlier in the month as I'm still not done shopping, but am not up to paying high shipping fees. What about you? Are you done with your shopping yet? Perhaps I better get back to it. One week away! Seriously??
Working hard to get it done,