The BEST Non-Toxic Ways to Make Your Home Smell AMAZING!

If you have ever walked into your front door after a day away and were almost knocked out by “THAT SMELL”, then this is the read for you! I love a fresh, non-toxic fragrance in the home, so I really dislike using toxic room sprays! Additionally, I don’t want to use unsafe chemicals to kill odors! After some research, experimenting, blending and mixing – I can help you LOSE that SMELL! Whether it’s ‘BOY ATHLETE’ scent, ‘WET DOG’ odor, or ‘GHASTLY FRIDGE’ fumes, here are a few heavenly recipes to get to the source of the bad odors, and turn your home into a ‘Sweet Smelling Dwelling’! Start with the Basics to Create a Non-Toxic Fragrance First of all, my go-to ingredient base is usually Baking Soda. You can by the giant-sized bag at Costco for a great price. The other ‘secret ingredient’ is a great Essential Oil! I have a stash of my favorite scents for...

EVERY CAMPER’S GUIDE TO GOOD CAMPING BEHAVIOR

When the hot summer months arrive in the Valley of the Sun, all Phoenicians focus on keeping cool! Among the top five ways to ‘CHILL OUT’, camping in the North Country is a family favorite! Before you pack up the sleeping bags, the barbeque, and the kids into the RV and head off to the pines, you might want to refresh your memory on what all the OTHER campers want YOU to know!! If you want your neighbors in the Great Outdoors to become friends and not enemies, follow along for some advice on good camping behavior! Campground Etiquette 101 #1 – Don’t Crowd Your Neighbor!  In a campground with designated spaces, it’s pretty clear what your perimeters are. Keep your picnic table, your clothesline, your kids and your dogs in your own area! As much as you ADORE your kids, they might not be welcome in the neighboring campsite. That goes the same for dogs....

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR YOUR VACATION

Did you know that 45% of Americans take a summer vacation? That’s a LOT of people leaving there home unattended for an extended period of time! What precautions should you take before flying the friendly skies? Here are a few great ways to prepare your home for your summer vacation! Avoid that “I’ve gone away” look.  Nothing screams I’M NOT HOME like 10 newspapers in the driveway, or overgrown grass and untrimmed bushes! Keep you home looking ‘lived-in’ by doing this: Stop the newspaper and put your mail on hold. Have the lawn cut right before you go Put a few different inside lights on a timer plug-in Park your car in the garage Ask a friendly trusted neighbor to park in your driveway occasionally or at night Avoid shutting all the blinds – leave some partly open Take precautions with the water and electricity.  The absolute worst end to a fabulous vacation is coming home to...

15 SMART PACKING TIPS FOR SUMMER VACATION

15 Smart Packing Tips for Summer Vacation Definitely the most traveled time of year, summer freedom brings vacation thoughts!! Among those thoughts are, “Where should we go? How should we get there? and last but not least – What should I pack?”. Miss MOXIE to the rescue! Here are 15 Smart Packing Tips you can bank on to get everything you need to your summer vacation destination! Packing Prep 1 – Make a Packing list thinking: HEAD TO TOE. Once for clothing – once for toiletries/sundries. This is how I taught my kids to pack efficiently. Start with your head; floppy sun hat. Trunk; swim-suits, lingerie, tanks, light sweater…etc. For the toiletries/sundries; Head: shampoo, conditioner, curling iron, brush, earrings, facewash, makeup, sunglasses etc. Either write EVERYTHING down, or take everything out and lay it on the bed. (And ALWAYS pack extra underwear! ) Easy and thorough! 2 – Wash, Dryclean, and Prepare. Do the laundry, and set your favorite...