Monday, November 12, 2012

GMO's what to do

Contact these companies and tell that what you think about eating GMO's and particularly if you would like your food labeled.
Also contact the companies that support labeling and reward them with your hard earned money.

To Join the GMO fight for labeling, Join GMO Inside on Facebook. Find more information about GMO's, the next step after Proposition 37'

Things you can do:
-Boycott those that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to hide what's in your food.
Ask yourself why they don't want to tell you what's in your food.
-Visit their Facebook fan pages and leave your own opinion/thoughts. Educate their users as well.
-Tell your friends
-Join a justlabelit program
-Support those companies that donated to get Proposition 37 passed.
-Contact your representatives to get this initiative on the ballots
-Sign the petition on the White House website

Educate yourself on what GMO's are and how they could be hurting your family.
There are a few facts you should know:
*GMO's have never been tested on humans
*GMO free products are freely available in other countries due to customer demand. Kelloggs could make GMO free cereal, as they do in other countries but they won't for the US.
*Know that most smaller labels are owned by these bigger one.
*This isn't a political movement, this is a PEOPLE movement.

These companies spent over $45 million to hide what's in your food:
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Kraft Foods
Nestle USA
Conagra Foods
General Mills
Kellogg Company
Smithfield Foods
Del Monte Foods
Campbell's Soup
Heinz Foods
Hershey Company
The J.M. Smucker Company
Bimbo Bakeries
Ocean Spray Cranberries
Mars Food North America
Hormel Foods
Bumble Bee Foods
Pinnacle Foods
Dean Foods Company
Bunge North America
McCormick & Company
Wrigley Jr. Company
Abbott Nutrition
Cargill, Inc.
Rich Products Corporation
Flowers Foods
Dole Packaged Foods
Knouse Foods Cooperative

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Destin Florida vacation condo rental scam-beware

My friends learned a valuable lesson as did I this last week. They were planning a family trip to Destin,Florida and looking for condo to sleep 4+. I found them a nice place (by pictures) and she proceeded to book it. When they got down there after driving for 14 hours, they were greeted with a "shady looking place". Once inside, they found dirty floors, picked up a broom and started sweeping. From there they found a child's underwear, half eaten yogourt container and it just got worse. Two things we should have done:
1. There was no cleaning deposit- this probably should have been a heads up.
2.The website I found this "great deal" on didn't have a feedback system.

My friend called to complain and get her money back. She was refused. They left to go find a hotel and the owner promptly locked them out (hence no pictures). She will be placing a chargeback through her credit card company.

Think twice before you grab a rental from a place you can not see a feedback system from. Don't trust pictures. Always follow your gut instinct.
He's running a "deal" right now. Hope you're not the next to be scammed by Ted Nehlsen in Destin, Florida.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Homemade laundry soap-best ever made from scratch

My mom told me about this laundry soap she found on Pinterest. She sent me over some samples and I was in love. I made up my own batch for less than $15. I use 1 tablespoon. This stuff gets out blood, stains and puppy messes. I'm in love with it. My husband is allergic to some brands and so far we haven't had a problem. Warning this makes a large batch. I mixed mine up outside in a 5 gallon container with lid. I do a lot of laundry, 3-4 loads a day and I predict this batch will last us 3-4 months. That's a lot of savings!
We purchased a box of:
Baking Soda
Baking soda wash
20 Borax Mule
3 bars of Fels-Naptha soap- I put mine in the food processor, worked perfectly. Much faster/easier than grinding it. is where I got the directions. I didn't add the oxyclean and I've been thrilled with the results.
This summer I've been mama to newborn puppies and kittens, bottlefeeding, changing, washing, bathing towels, rangs and more towels. This laundry soap has been wonderful for this. Highly recommended. We love it!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Microwave Popcorn-skip the expensive store brand and make your own

Thanks to Donna at for sharing this with me. We tried it and the results were great! As much as my kids love popcorn, I can't believe we didn't do this much sooner. I'm excited to have a nice healthy snack the kids can make themselves in just a few minutes.

All you need are:
Paper lunch sacks
Bag of unpopped popcorn