Healthy Home
Make your home a safe haven with efficient design, chemical-free cleaning methods and home organization tips.

The Dangers of Plastics: 25 Ways to Eliminate Plastic in Your Home

Plastics are ubiquitous, yet the dangers of plastics are well-documented. Use these tips to reduce the plastic in your home and life.

Well-Crafted: A Family Heirloom Homestead in Rural Oregon

A pair of artists and entrepreneurs lives a handcrafted life on a family heirloom homestead in rural Oregon.

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8 Household Uses for Cloves
Beyond baking and pomander balls, learn the many ways to use cloves in your home.

How to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle when Building a Home
Houzz shares the future of home building and provides ideas for reducing the impact your home has on the environment.

Try This at Home: Catch a Star (Anise)
Discover a few fun uses for star Anise.






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How Can I Rescue Rusted Cast Iron?

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SOUP NIGHT

Soup nights are popping up everywhere as a stress-free way to bring neighbors together. The host provides two or three pots of soup, and the guests bring their own dishes and silverware, and perhaps a salad or some bread. Neighbors get to know each other by name, people of all ages connect and socialize, and the neighborhood becomes friendlier and safer. In Soup Night, Maggie Stuckey offers a practical guide to starting your own soup night group, along with 99 delicious soup recipes and 40 recipes for accompaniments.

$19.99

SALAD DAYS

This book includes 150 recipes for creating delicious salads and dressings using organic, locally grown ingredients. Recipes include Apple and Roasted Beet Salad With Fruit, Nuts, Gorgonzola, and Watercress; Green Apple Sassy Slaw With Crisp Apple Maple Dressing; Pear and Grape Salad With Big Woods Blue Cheese and Concord Grapes; Pecan-Crusted Goat Cheese and Micro Greens With Crisp Apple Maple-Brushed Crostini; Chilled Moroccan Couscous Salad; Curry Chicken and Apricot Salad; Harvest Moon Salad; and many more. Accompanying the recipes are 60color photos and colorful illustrations from the author, as well as sidebars and tips for green ways to prepare salads.

$19.99

100 ORGANIC SKIN CARE RECIPES

Discover all-natural beauty product recipes for healthy, glowing skin and a happier you!

Stimulate your senses with Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub. Rejuvenate your skin with a Glowing Goddess Face and Body Mask. Wash away your worries with a Fizzy Mojito Foot Spa.

Filled with all-natural ingredients like shea butter, essential oils and brown sugar, each recipe in 100 Organic Skin Care Recipes gives you the opportunity to mix up your own beauty products …without any of the hazardous chemicals you'd find in store-bought brands. Whether you have sensitive skin or just want to switch to a natural beauty routine, these step-by-step instructions will teach you how to use oils, herbs and other easy-to-find ingredients to make amazingly effective organic skin care recipes. You will enjoy creating your own one-of-a-kind home spa products, such as Invigorating Ginger Citrus Body Wash, Carrot-Coconut NutraMoist Mask, and Chocolate Lip Scrub.

With the beautiful, soothing products in 100 Organic Skin Care Recipes, you'll always be just a few moments away from the luxury of your very own home spa experience, and an easy escape into tranquility, relaxation and indulgence.

$17.99