Be Food Smart

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Santa Barbara, CA  ·  Be Food Smart is a website with a huge database of food additives, chemicals, food colorings, sweeteners, and preservatives.
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Creative Ways to Reduce Candy Consumption on Halloween – Updated

Singing the Halloween candy blues? Worried about your little ones loading up on sugar, artificial coloring and chemicals? Check out these [.

Waterproof your cloth shoes (toms!) in just 2 steps!

Use Beeswax to Waterproof Canvas Shoes: I LOVE this one, especially for beach season or rainy season. You can use a bit of beeswax to waterproof your shoes! Just rub the wax onto your shoes, blow-dry to seal, and you’re done.

Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook

Learn how to season cast iron, clean cast iron, and cook 90 tantalizing recipes in your cast iron skillet. This cookbook aims to show modern cooks how this

Tree Hive!

Tree Hive!

16 Most Misleading Food Labels

All natural - Terms like “fat free” or “all natural” are often slapped on a food item that may not be healthy at all. Check out our list of the 16 most common& most misleading phrases& use on food.

This links to Michele Simon's article: "Lies, Dirty Tricks, and 45 $ Million Kill GMO Labeling in California"

Bill Maher discusses GMOs with Gary Hirshberg of 'Just Label It'

Play tea bags Okay, these are darling! Looks like the site is in French, but looks easy enough to make.

Pretend play tea bags for tea parties, made from fabric scraps. Good gift with a nice tea set for a little girl. I had tea parties with my mother and grandmother all the time as a little girl, I'd love to pass this on!