The Savvy Path

    Angel Santos Burres

    Angel Santos Burres
    Raised by an Avon lady, this former vanilla-scented-lotion-wearing, self-described Tide addict switched to fragrance-free after reading Kristi Marsh’s Little Changes, following a breast cancer diagnosis at 38. She tries to avoid proselytizing but her passion occasionally gets the best of her. While researching and editing Savvy’s mugshot series, her husband was treated to some spectacular soapbox diatribes. Far from perfect, she makes better choices where possible and leaves plenty of space to live in the real world of working full-time, raising two naturally scented boys (yikes) and trying to suck the marrow out of life.

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    Chores For Kids

    It's No Secret Chore Rhymes With Bore 

    As a kid, my responsibilities including vacuuming and dusting the living, dining, and family rooms of the house. I hauled around a heavy canister vacuum cleaner, relishing when it “accidentally” slammed into the furniture. I used my dad’s old t-shirts saturated in Pledge or Windex on the tables and hutches. My life improved considerably when I learned how to mow the lawn and used that as an excuse to shirk my indoor chores.

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    Fragrance in the Classroom 1-2-3

     

    Scent is so tied to our memories. Elementary school and tempura paint. Mr. Sketch markers. Cafeteria bleach. Elmer’s glue. The super-cool student teacher’s perfume. 

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