The Savvy Path

    The Future of Savvy Looks Like This...

    Mmm…I love the smell of coconut, says Robin as she hands off the jar to Erin.

    Nine women stood around a kitchen island laughing. Sharing. Venting frustrations.

    Sounds like a gals’ night out, for sure, only this one had a special twist. 

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    How Do My Windows Get So Clean?

     
    During the pre-launch phase of my book Little Changes, I focus groups challenged me on one particular character.  “Tell us more about Ted. What did he think? Dish! What is he like?  What did he think of your crazy antics, Kristi?”  Selfishly, my instinctive answer was, “My husband?  He will have to write his own book. This book is about me.”
     
    I suppose it’s only natural. Women wanted to have an idea of how their husbands might react to the changes I was suggesting. I listened to their encouragement but knew in my heart why I hadn’t shared more. Ted is a good man. A very private man. The strong silent type with beautiful integrity and values and I naturally try to respect that. 
    Yet, he does have a rather gregarious-social wife, which must be rather challenging. Especially on days like today, when I want to share with you a husbandly talent Ted does really, really well. And that makes me very, very happy. 
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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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    But I Really Don't Want to D-I-Y Clean.

    Worth Every Terrifying Moment 

    The last two months of Savvy themed topics were pretty intense!  Not only did you take a leap of faith to subscribe to Savvy during our wee-starting months, but we explored some fascinatingly hot topics like Fragrance and BPA & Cannned Food! At Savvy, our novel and risky approach to the traditional blog features one topic over a full month.  It can be scary at times, but much easier when we take the first steps together. Enter trapeze photo bomb of "someone" who had to be "encouraged' off the ledge due to a paralyzing fear of heights. #puttingmyselfoutthere

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    A Velvety Soft Scrub for Sinks

    If only everything were as easy as placing a romantic classified!  

    "Just got out of long-term toxic-cleaner relationship. I am looking for a new product that doesn’t leave me with a thumping headache or sneezing fit after our encounters. It’s not too much for a girl to ask for, is it? A cleaning product that doesn’t need to be locked in cabinets or used with “adequate ventilation?” I promise I am not needy; a casual weekly rendezvous for a spin around the bathroom sink is fine by me."

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    A Skeptic's Grand Experiment: DIY Cleaners

    Myth Busting: College Apartment Style 

    Savvy is touting that baking soda and vinegar are the magical products of the week. Yes, baking soda, like the stuff you put in cookie dough, and vinegar, like the stuff you drizzle on your fries.  They are raving about how baking soda and vinegar could be used to clean almost anything! I was hesitant to believe the whispers of the superpowers of such basic products, so I armed myself with a box of baking soda and a bottle of white vinegar. I was nervous to begin my mission and appropriately dubbed it “The Grand Experiment.” 

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    8 Ways to Clean With Baking Soda

    My two daughters are extremely sensitive. Certain chemicals can trigger negative behaviors or physical reactions so we need to take great care with the products we use around the house. I discovered that the more we removed harmful or questionable ingredients from our lives, the better my children did in school and in life. This has made me a mom on a mission to help others live a nontoxic life.

    Thanks to this discovery, over the years I refined our diets quite a bit but it took me longer to realize that there are toxins all around our home – including our household cleaners. Even more costly, “nontoxic” brands may contain ingredients that could be harmful for my children. The good news, though, is that there was a simple solution right in my cabinet.

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    Welcome to the Fragrance Revolution

     

    An Ode To Our Olefactory System 

    Sneezer, smeller, sniffer, snotter, snuffer or schnoze; snubbed or pointy, dear lovely nose how we love you so.  An information inferring machine that, with barely a flare of the nostril, can lead us from garage to kitchen on the waft-and-promise of home cooking. You can detect the slightest dab of perfume on a wrist, or the powdery fresh deodorant application during a snuggle. We rely on your keen sense for protection: fresh paint? Don’t touch! Dirty diaper? His turn. Mildew? Time to investigate. The list goes on. Plywood to photocopiers, new couches to new cars. You are constantly sniffing around, and thank goodness, because there is a heck of a difference between old soured milk and a freshly poured glass. Honestly, our taste buds prefer the nose does it's job first. 

    Fragrance is part of the beautiful human experience. Recently, the fragrance experience has twisted into human deception.

    Welcome to the Fragrance Revolution! Révolution de parfum!

     

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