How did I get PERC on my party dress?

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“Tis the season…” of holiday parties and getting dressed in our finest clothes, often clothes that can’t or shouldn’t be just tossed in the washer and dryer. Is traditional dry cleaning safe? I don’t think so. Heard of PERC? Read on….

What is PERC?

It’s an acronym for tetrachloroethylene, also known as perchloroethylene. (If you can pronounce these you’re a rock star!) PERC is the primary solvent used in 85 percent of the approximately 35,000 dry cleaners in the U.S. (Green American)

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Art Meets Non-Toxic!

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Don’t you love art shows? Like many of you I love supporting local artists and have picked up their work a special gifts for friends and a few for us. Of course, I’m always on the lookout for products using non-toxic materials. This past July I was beyond delighted to stumble on a beautiful collection of handmade felted, super soft merino wool bags that are totally toxin-free and with a minimal impact on the environment. And they’re made here in ...

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Set Those Muffin Tops Free!

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Okay, I think it’s fair to say that at some point in time, many of us have been the woman in this picture! We’re lying on a bed, hoping that gravity will force our tummies in enough to be able to button or zip those tight jeans or pants, right? Today’s fashion trend that clothes squeeze and sculpture is a billion dollar industry. We see it from in our everyday clothing to our sportswear. We’re supposed to stuff ourselves into compression ...

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The “Power of Two” for 2015!

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I believe that the reason most New Year’s resolutions have failed for me have been because my goals have been unrealistic. I too have been caught up in the fast and furious New Year’s endeavors of joining the health club with lofty goals of weight management along with the overachievers club regarding the overwhelming all day projects that surround many of us.

I’ve also been an active member of the avoidance and procrastination clubs. They just don’t work. But I have ...

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