Happy New Year 2016!

by Angelique on January 1, 2016

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Happy New Year to all of my friends and readers! May we all be happy and healthy as we live the dream in 2016!

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Chemical Air Fresheners Harm Computers!

July 16, 2015
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Did you know that chemical air fresheners are as harmful to computers as they are to humans? That was the topic we discussed when I returned as a guest on Stan Salot’s radio show: People to People: Working Together for Your Safety. Here is the description of the episode:   Today we’re talking about the […]

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Bugs and Mosquitoes and Flies, Oh My!

June 15, 2015
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It’s the mosquito-and-fly time of year, and canaries have trouble finding repellents they can tolerate, even when worn by others. I have three recommendations for you today.

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The 70s Come Alive in the Green Dream Kitchen!

April 14, 2015
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My kitchen remodeling project has become something like an archeological dig. As we remove the old layers, we find all sorts of interesting things! For instance, this flowered wallpaper, which all by itself represents the prevailing aesthetic of the early seventies. We found it on the ceiling, beneath the cabinets we removed.

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Is it wood? No, it’s tile!

March 23, 2015
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The tile for the remodeled Green Dream Kitchen looks like a light wood. I just love the new wood-look porcelain tiles! Above is the stack of tiling materials ready to go!

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The Green Dream Kitchen Tile is Pulverized!

March 17, 2015
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Our tile contractor, Jeff Summers, takes the challenges of servicing a chemically-sensitive customer very seriously. For that reason, he wanted to remove our tile and grind our floors with a minimum of dust. After all, who knows what might be lurking under our twenty-five-year-old tile?

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Delicious Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cake

February 2, 2015
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This delicious gluten-free pumpkin cake is the perfect fall-winter treat. The secret is Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, which is the best gluten-free baking flour I’ve ever tried.

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Foggy Day Splendor in the Green Dream Garden

February 1, 2015
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I captured these beautiful photos on a foggy February morning.

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Peach-Faced Lovebirds!

January 15, 2015
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I am thrilled that the peach-faced lovebirds have discovered our gardens!

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The Green Dream Fire Pit and Barbeque

January 10, 2015
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Here at the Green Dreamhome we grill with natural hardwood charcoal lit with beeswax firestarters or an electric “blow dryer,” and we burn hardwood logs in our mobile firepit.

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