Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home

March 28, 2017 2:32 pm

Is it time to clean yet? Now that spring is here you’ve probably been thinking about what will be donated or thrown away. Maybe it’s time to reorganize the furniture and give the house a new look. If you would like to clean but you’re afraid to have those harsh chemicals laying around the kids. Here are a few natural cleaners and polish “recipes” that will disinfect your home.

All Purpose Cleaner

2 tsp of Baking Soda

½ tsp Dawn dish soap

4 TBSP White Vinegar

400 mL warm water

Stir or Shake

Use a squirt bottle for the best results

Dusting Spray

2 tsp olive oil

1 tsp lemon juice

¼ Cup White Vinegar

1 Cup Warm Water

Stir or Shake

Use squirt bottle for best results

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

¼ Cup baking soda

¼ C borax

1 Cup White Vinegar

Place Ingredients in toilet

Let sit at least 30 minutes before scrubbing

Glass Cleaner

¼ Cup rubbing alcohol

¼ Cup White Vinegar

1 TBSP cornstarch

2 Cup Warm Water

Stir/Shake Well

Use squirt bottle for best results.

Tub Cleanser

½ cut grapefruit

¼ Cup Kosher Salt

Go green this spring and try one these natural cleaning recipes!

Category: Miscellaneous


Water Parks to enjoy during Spring Break.

March 21, 2017 11:27 am

Spring is finally here, which means Spring Break is upon us! If you are new in America’s finest city, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to find activities for the family. But that’s OK because we can help you out with that! When you live in a city where it’s 75 degrees in the middle of winter, you learn to get acquainted with the beach and water parks. Here are three locations for you and your family to visit for your Spring Break.

San Diego’s Waterfront Park

Bring the kid’s downtown to San Diego’s Version of Central Park. Located in downtown San Diego near Little Italy is the 12-acre park loaded with tons of activities to keep the kids entertained. The park will also allow reservations for birthday parties. (No Lifeguard on duty)

Cost: FREE

Santee Lakes

Enjoy your afternoon at Santee Lakes’ Spray grounds. The location is small and easy for you to keep a close eye on your munchkins. The spray grounds are available to kids under the age of 13. Enjoy a nice picnic by the lake. Feed the ducks as they through the beautiful lakes. Be sure to pack flip flops or water shoes to prevent those feet from getting burned or blistered. (No Lifeguard on duty)

Cost: $2 per child, $3 -$5 per Adult depending on parking

Mission Bay Park

Mission Bay Park is one of the largest aquatic parks of its kind in the country. The park contains 27 miles of shoreline and has eight different swimming locations. Families can soak up the sun, swim, or even rent boats. There is also 14 miles of bike paths along Mission Bay Park. Opportunities are endless for you and your family.

Cost: Free to Swim and Picnic

Don’t forget to pack sunscreen and water shoes!

Category: Local Living


Back To School Recipes For The Family

January 3, 2017 11:01 am
Healthy Breakfast Pizza Recipes
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF LOVE AND ZEST

It’s a new year and a new semester for the kids. Getting things back on track is all about planning ahead. Now that everyone is on a mission to lose the extra Holiday weight, time can certainly get in the way of staying on top your diet. Here are a few recipes to make sure your family stays ahead of the curve this semester.

Serve whole wheat Strawberry Banana Protein Muffins. The best thing about this recipe is that you can eat it guilt free. Rich in protein and whole grains, send the family off to attack the day with energy. You can serve these muffins for breakfast or dessert.

In a rush and need a quick breakfast? Diets usually go down hill when we allow ourselves to get too hungry. That’s when we are tempted most to grab junk food. Put the cookies down and try the Berries and Cream English Muffin Sandwich. Grab an English muffin and slice it in half, spread some Greek yogurt on a slice, add a teaspoon of honey, and a few raspberries or blueberries. Not only is it delicious but it’s also quick and enough calories to get your metabolism going for the day.

Who doesn’t like pizza? Here are seven different breakfast pizza recipes that are clean for your diet and good for the family to enjoy.

Looking for some good lunch ideas? Here are ten recipes that will get your creative juices flowing. Not only is it good for you to pack for the kid’s school lunch, but they are also great meals to keep in the refrigerator for yourself as well.

Remember, the best way to a achieve your goals is to take everything one day at a time. Happy New Year!

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