How to Prevent Ants Naturally

Mint plants not only smell great and add zing to your tea or other beverages, they also can be used as a natural pest deterrent. The mint plant “specifically spearmint” is a natural ant repellent and will drive the critters away and keep them from returning. If you have an ant problem inside your home, […]

Eat Local: Do Good

Have you ever tasted a piece of fruit straight off the tree? We hope you have.  If so, you probably know that food picked fresh from the tree is far tastier than most super market varietals. Taste is one of the reasons to eat local. Tomatoes aren’t in season, well, anywhere in the United States […]

Organic Gardening: Reader Tips

We love our garden and we work hard (really hard!) to keep it organic.  As an avid-lover of roses we’re constantly disturbed by two funguses that seem to plague our beautiful buds: blackspot (evidenced by circular black spots that appear on the plant’s leaves) and powdery mildew (white powdery masses on the leaf, stem, and […]

Product Review: Maybelline Mineral Power Naturally Luminous Blush in Gentle Pink

What: Robin tries to recapture her youthful glow with Maybelline’s new Mineral Power Naturally Luminous Blush in Gentle Pink, $7.99. The Lowdown: Mineral makeup seems to be the new way of thinking for many cosmetic companies. Wet ‘n Wild, Revlon, e.l.f. and Almay are just some of the names going au mineral. Not to mention […]

Kaleidoscopic Color: Beauty Trend 2008

What: Put on your shades, because makeup colors are going neon. What the experts say: Bright orange, leafy green, chalky pastels, sky blues and every shade of pink painted runway models in the Spring 2008 fashion shows, according to this month’s Vogue magazine. “It was a mad spring,