Author: Tracey Hanson, editor

Made in the USA for Over 100 Years: The Original Green Cleaners

It is so tempting to try the many new green products out there, and I have, but I always find myself going back to the basics. Here are the original green cleaners: classics, basics, all time tested and trusted, made in the USA for over 100 years. When walking down the cleaning product aisle (or more likely AISLES) of your local department or grocery store, take a look at the products. From bathroom cleaners, to kitchen disinfectants, to laundry detergents, it seems like every manufacturer of household products has come out with an eco-friendly line of green cleaners. But...

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8 Caramel Recipes You Need Right Now

I love caramel. Enough said. If you too need a periodic caramel fix, here are are eight caramel recipes, all of which feature American made caramel candy manufactured by Goetze's Candy Company.  How to make Caramel Apple Bars Caramel + local apples = the perfect fall dessert! The recipe below is slightly modified from the original recipe posted on the Goetze's Candy Company website. These decadent bars didn't stand a chance in my house! They are very moist and the gooey caramel topping is to die for. Ingredients For the caramel topping: 10 oz bag of Mini Cow Tales (Cow...

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Best Vitamins for Kids, Made in the USA

I have noticed that as my kiddos grow, the  supplemental needs of their bodies change, along with their taste buds. Here is a list of the best vitamins for kids that are manufactured in the USA. This USA Love List American made source guide includes multi-vitamins, as well as supplements for specific body needs.  We all know kids can be picky as to what they will put in their mouths, so there are powders, gummies and chewables to choose from as well! Consult your child's health care provider before adding any supplements to your child's diet. Don't miss our...

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Buying a Mattress: Made in USA Ultimate Source List

Is a new mattress on your list of things to purchase in 2017? A good mattress is an investment in your comfort and health, but it is also a good opportunity to buy American from a company you can trust. There are a surprising number of options. Don't miss this list of American made mattresses to get you started on your search for the perfect one! Buying a Mattress Made in USA: Top Picks CRāVE: Luxury Foam and Spring Hybrid Mattresses The CRāVE team knows that one mattress does NOT fit all which is why CRāVE offers 4 mattress styles to...

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How to Soften Hard Towels and Other Towel Washing Tips

Are you having towel problems? Are your towels too scratchy, holding a musty smell, not absorbing, or just not fluffy anymore? Well don't replace those towels quite yet! I have safe, natural, American made solutions for these four common towel dilemmas. How to Soften Hard Towels & Other Towel Washing Tips   1. Scratchy, Hard Towels Ever wonder why a freshly washed towel feels hard and scratchy, even when fabric softener is used? Ironically, scratchy towels can be a result of using too much fabric softener and detergent. To make towels soft again, add a cup of vinegar with your regular detergent...

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