Author: Tracey Hanson, editor

American Made Household Goods We Love

Are you looking to add some American made household goods to your home?  Well, don't miss this list- we have every room covered! These items also make great wedding gifts, housewarming gifts, and holiday gifts.  American Made Household Goods We Love Authenticity 50 Luxury Bedding Investing in a set of high quality American made sheets is something everyone should do!  Authenticity 50 luxury bedding is made in the USA “from seed to stitch” from Supima cotton. Supima cotton costs 2xs more than regular cotton, and its fiber is stronger and softer than regular cotton.  This stronger fiber and the percale...

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How to Make Glow in the Dark Slime with Made in the USA Ingredients

What could be cooler than slime to my soon to be 6 year old son? Well, GLOW IN THE DARK slime that contains all MADE IN THE USA ingredients of course! Making glow in the dark slime is a great project to do with a group of kids- especially as a Halloween party activity. Halloween – Prime Time for Slime Time To make glow in the dark Halloween slime you will need the following ingredients: Borax Borax is a naturally occurring mineral found in the Mojave Desert, California.  It is labeled as laundry booster, and can be found in...

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10 Things We Love Made In Rhode Island

Rhode Island is the state in which I was born and raised, and though I now live in Connecticut, I still consider myself a true Rhode Islander. That's why I had a lot of fun pulling together a list of things made in Rhode Island. Rhode Island is so small that you can drive through it top to bottom in less than an hour (if you are lucky enough to miss rush hour and beach traffic). To a Rhode Islander, driving more than 15 minutes to get anywhere is “too far” and usually only done on special occasions. Because...

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5 Healthy Practices to Follow During the Cold and Flu Season PLUS A Ginger Tea Recipe

Cold and flu season is here thanks to back-to-school season and the impending colder weather. Now is the time to make sure we have preventative practices in place to ensure that our household isn't attacked by these nasty viruses.  By making an effort to stick to the following healthy habits, I know I can make an impact on the health of my family when it comes to food preparation, household purchases, and daily cleaning.  5 Healthy Practices to Follow During the Cold and Flu Season 1. Wash hands (and hand towels) frequently. The best way to prevent your family from getting...

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Have an Eco Friendly Halloween with these 6 Tips

If you've already started the hunt for those “Made in the USA” words on Halloween decorations and costumes in the big box stores, you might be feeling discouraged by now. No worries! There are ways to support American manufacturers and local business while looking out for the environment too. Here are our best tips.  Have an Eco Friendly Halloween With These Six Tips 1. Support the local economy and visit your local farmers' market for natural decoration inspiration. Nature in fall is beautiful, so use this beauty in your decor. Visit your local farmers' market and pick up potted...

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