Can an Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier Stop Snoring?

Using Humidifiers to Bring Relief to Snoring By Lynn Smythe Snoring occurs when a person’s airways (air passages) have narrowed – the air passing through the airways vibrates the soft tissues of the throat. If snoring is an issue, you should always consult with a medical professional to rule out more serious causes of snoring – such as sleep apnea.   Snoring can ...
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Taco Boat Fiesta at The Creative Cottage

Old El Paso Taco Boat Kit is 'Da Bomb Do you like tacos? That's a silly question - who doesn't like TACOS!?! My daughter has a part-time job at Tijuana Flats while she's attending the University of Florida at Gainesville (Go GATORS!). She went Vegan a few years ago but had to switch back to being vegetarian because she missed REAL cheese. We've tried all kinds of vegan chees...
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Review of Bubble Bath Crafts Book

Adorkable Bubble Bath Crafts Page Street Publishing Co. sent The Creative Cottage a review copy of Brittanie's new book - Adorkable Bubble Bath Crafts; 50 Easy, Geeky Clean Crafts to Make Kid's Bath Time Awesome. Author Brittanie Pyper is the Founder of Simplistically Living. Pyper says, "To a child (big or small), a bathtub is never just a bathtub. Whether it becomes a boa...
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Humidifiers Improve the Air You Breathe

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Air Innovations Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifiers Benefits By Lynn Smythe When you’re discussing air quality, the focus is often on toxins and air pollutants, and it can be easy to overlook the moisture content of the air you breathe. Humidity, or how much moisture is in the air, is actually a vital part of pure, healthy air – the kind your body needs!   Dry Air Aff...
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Best Outdoor Cleaning Hacks for Decks, Patios & Lanais

Outdoor Cleaning Hacks for Decks, Patios & Lanais Written by Lynn Smythe   No two outdoor spaces are the same; there are different issues to deal with while attempting to clean and maintain outdoor spaces. If you’re having trouble keeping your deck, patio or lanai clean, then you’re in for a real treat today. Here are some quick and easy cleaning tips that w...
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Green Cleaning Tips: Using Non-Toxic Cleaning Products at Home

green cleaning tips from The Creative Cottage
Green Cleaning Tips: Using Non-Toxic Cleaning Products at Home Written by Lynn Smythe When it comes to cleaning your home, more and more people are looking for non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning supply options. There are far too many chemicals that seep into the air, water, and environment that can be harmful to the Earth and everything that resides on it. Long ...
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Full Circle Cleaning and Kitchen Care Products

Great Products for Your Kitchen and Home I recently had a chance to try out some awesome products from Full Circle. They make eco-friendly products for your home and kitchen. I signed up for their Try-A-Box promotion via Tryazon. My box contained 5 great items: Citrus Ice Infuser Set Clean Reach Bottle Brush 2 Zip Tuck Reusable Storage Bags Splash Patrol Natural ...
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Another Visit to Green Cay Nature Center

Day Trip to Green Cay Wetlands I moved to south Florida as a full-time resident back in 1991. Since that time I've lived in both houses and apartments in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Greenacres and Loxahatchee. I moved back to Boynton Beach, for the 3rd time, last July (2016). I was living about 35 miles away in Loxahatchee but that area was a little too remote for my likin...
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White Dogwood Teacup Pincushion With Green Butterfly

teacup pincushion by Lynn Smythe
Yesterday I posted up a gallery of a group of teacup pincushions I made during my Christmas break. My office closed from Christmas through New Years, so including the weekends I had a total of 9 days off. Our office was also closed for the week of Thanksgiving and I used that vacation to take a road trip to Gainesville, FL and Aiken, SC to visit friends and family. Since I used...
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Handmade Teacup Pincushions

Looking For New Art & Craft Projects A friend of mine gave me my first teacup pincushion a couple of years ago. I thought it was a genius gift, made with a ceramic teacup and saucer and embellished with ribbon and silk flowers. I do a lot of sewing, fabric, and sewing projects but normally keep my pins stashed in my sewing notions box. But a teacup pincushion is small, dec...
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