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Formaldehyde in my “natural and organic” shampoo? Yikes! …and I’m not too happy about being green washed! What is Diazolidinyl Urea? It’s not formaldehyde – but it releases formaldehyde as it slowly breaks down into the shampoo. Let me tell you how that chemical works – but first I’ll tell you how Diazolidinyl Urea came to

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Finishing up postcards for my upcoming Holiday Open Studio! Save the date if you are in the Albany, New York area: November 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am – 5pm both days!   Loretta My New Book Is here. Thank you Kickstarter! Shop my online EcoHappy Style Shop for unique jewelry and gifts! Let’s stay

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Can you remember a time when a book you read changed your perspective? I was just at a great little thrift shop in Slingerlands, New York and suddenly a display of vintage tablecloths looked…. interesting enough to buy. Before, if I wanted a tablecloth, I’d never consider anything but brand new. How can old tablecloths

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Last month we took a trip to my friend Karen Totino’s shop Green Conscience Home in Saratoga Springs for some new Mythic paint samples for Eva’s room (she’s thinking purple) and to order American Clay earthen plaster for our bathroom ceiling.   We have a mold problem in our bathroom (which has a working ceiling

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I am so happy to share with you this interview I’ve done with my friend Jodi Aman! We met standing next to each other in line at an event in New York City last year, and she’s dedicated her life to helping people heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She has just launched Give Fear The Boot! an Online Anxiety

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Son H is nine years old today! He brought a batch of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, frosted with peppermint buttercream, and topped with coconut and chocolate chips to school to share with his class. Peppermint and coconut? Maybe it was a good combination – none of them made it back home so I will never

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What a GREAT day! So happy! My book EcoHappy: A Simple Guide Toward An Earth-Friendly Life arrived! It’s an 8 x 10″ black linen bound hardcover book with dust jacket proudly printed in the U.S.A. by Blurb on on paper made by a fantastic company called New Page Paper: 80# semi-matte, Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®),  and Sustainable

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Great news! My book EcoHappy: A Simple Guide Toward An Earth-Friendly Life has been proofed and printed! I haven’t seen the copies yet – they’re being shipped by Blurb from Auburn, Washington and should arrive on Thursday, December 4. The book looks better than I ever could have imagined. I can’t WAIT! 🙂 See my

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I’m working on the layout for my book EcoHappy: Three Steps Toward An Earth-Friendy Life and have finalized the page size! I’ll be printing a larger 7.75 inch x 9.75 inch book! It’s very important that I print of FSC certified paper. One of the options I explored I was under the impression that the paper

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I was so thrilled that the BEST WRITER OF OUR GENERATION, my friend Amy Biancolli gave the text of my book a final edit! Amy and I met when our kids went to preschool together. At the time, she was reviewing films for the Houston Chronicle. Brilliant reviews. Now she writes for our local paper,

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