5 Reasons to Hit Fall Garage Sales

Fall isn’t only the best time to go apple picking, gaze at colorful fall foliage and think about costumes for Halloween. Fall is also a good time to hit your local garage and tag sales. Unlike spring and summer sales, depending on where you live, fall garage and tag sales are often chock-full of items to get you and your family decked out for the holidays....more

Shopping List: 5 Must-Have Natural Beauty Products

My interest in using natural beauty products has definitely increased over the past few months. I've begun to explore different, more natural products to replace the go-tos that I've been using for years. Here are a few of my new must-haves. ...more
Great suggestions, Perle!more

Hated the Commercial, Loved The Car: 2014 Cadillac ELR Plug-In Electric Hybrid Review

You remember the car commercial that aired during the Winter Olympics and the Oscars? The one with (Neal McDonough extolling the virtues of workaholic Americans accepting luxury cars as our reward in place of vacations like those lazy French bastards? You might have passionately argued for or against this commercial's message, but I bet you don't remember the actual car being advertised. And that's a shame, because the Cadillac ELR is a terrific car that, despite being a super-niche offering, more people should know about....more

Happiness grows in my garden

dramrita@healthwealthbridge.comBusy lives and crowded cities make living in an apartment a necessary choice.Space constraints and India's  bursting population has made small space living the only choice.Living happy healthy lives under such challenging situations takes its toll on most people.What you need is happiness boosters.If you are one of those people like me, who have to live in a crowded  concrete jungle (it does have economical and social benefits), the   patch of green on your balcony will definitely make you happy....more

Support Animals Asia and Help These Abused Bears

Have you ever been to Halong Bay? I’ve read many of my fellow travel bloggers’ stories from this enchanting place in Vietnam and for a long time I’ve longed to go there, to taste the delicious cuisine, to learn about local culture, to witness its breathtaking natural beauty and to sail across Halong Bay....more

Spray It, Wipe It (a Cleaner for Hardwood Floors)

I love this stuff.  Before I get into what this stuff is, please note I am not getting paid for reviewing this product by the manufacturer, nor the retailer I purchased it from.  I am sharing simply because I can and I care, and this stuff has made my life a lot easier, and I hope I can brush that off a little on you.Do you have pets or toddlers/young children at home? You will love this stuff too.  It's Begley's natural hardwood floor cleaner....more

Cloth Diaper Review & Giveaway: HAPPY ENDINGS DIAPERS!

HappyEndings EcoDiapers are quickly becoming one of my favorite cloth diapers! Having heard another cloth diaper "YouTuber", Positively Mommy, spout these diapers' praises, I had to see for myself! And I was honestly very happily surprised!...more

Environmental Awareness: Is It Just An Extremist Issue?

Having recently begun cloth diapering my new baby, I've become more conscious about the environment. One of the benefits of cloth diapering is that waste from his disposable diaper use is not filling landfills. Why is this a good thing? Because that waste slowly pollutes the earth and causes decay of our home - the earth. Caring for the environment is not only responsible but it's an extension of our love to God and care for our families....more

Hiking into the New Year

My husband, Dave, has a pair of Limmer boots. They are handmade boots that are made in New Hampshire. He has had the boots for at least 15 years....more

How to Buy Happiness- Really!

We know, it sounds funny, but in the spirit of the season we thought you might enjoy this meaningful, but funny, video which reminds us what we at Big Change already know - giving makes you happier.Want to know how money really CAN buy you happiness?  Check out TEDx presenter and researcher Michael Norton's TED talk: ...more

How to Go Vegan in 9 Easy Steps

SURPRISE! The blue-haired hippie is a vegan! Who'd have guessed it, right? There are a number of reasons why people go vegan, which is a post for another day, but in this one I'm going to assume you already have your reasons and are ready to take the plunge. Making a change like this can be really intimidating, especially when you realize that vegan is a lifestyle and not just a diet. But you're not alone! I'm here to walk you through all the basic steps. ...more
Getting healthier all the time. Been vegetarian for a couple of years now, but Vegan has always ...more

Christmas Confessions: I am an Axe Murderer

I have a confession. I am an accessory to a brutal axe murder.  On more than one occasion.  And I've involved my whole family - including the children and the dog - in my transgressions.  That's right.  Just yesterday, the family and I went out into a wooded area with a large saw and a tarp.  And we butchered an innocent living being that had never done us any harm. My family’s Christmas traditions have usually included a healthy dose of plastic.  Up until my husband entered the picture, I’d never had a real tree.  And truly – I was OK with that.  In addition to the fact that I’m allergic to just about every tree on the planet, I have a healthy respect for nature and felt like killing a real tree to watch it slowly die was against my nature. ...more