July 6th, 2015

It’s Time to Stop Refrigerating Your Onions

It's Time to Stop Refrigerating Your Onions Groovy Green Livin

We eat a lot of onions during the summer. There’s nothing like a barbecue with grilled Vidalia onions (so simple and so delicious) or caramelized onions. I just learned something new that will free up space in my refrigerator: onions don’t need to be refrigerated. When they are kept in the refrigerator they lose their crispness and become soft.  I’ve also noticed that everything stored in the same refrigerated produce bin with onions starts to acquire their smell and taste. How to Store Onions Your onions should be kept in a cool, dry, dark place with plenty of air circulation. A pantry or other...

June 26th, 2015

How to Green Your Fourth of July

How to Green Your Fourth of July Groovy Green Livin

The Fourth of July tops my list of favorite holidays. It’s right up there with Thanksgiving. It signifies the beginning of summer and is filled with fireworks, parades, and barbecues. To kick off the Fourth of July this year I’m planning to run a Four on the Fourth race again. Hopefully it won’t be 90 degrees and humid like it was last year. After the race the plan is to relax and hopefully catch up with friends. If you’re planning celebrate this Fourth of July there are a few simple ways to make it green and eco-friendly. 1. Green your grilling As delicious as grilling is,...

June 18th, 2015

The Countdown to Summer Has Officially Begun! Bring On the Chips and Dip

The Countdown to Summer Has Begun Groovy Green Livin

The countdown to summer is here. Believe it or not, my kids still have a few days of school left thanks to the never ending snow days. I’m ready to kick back and enjoy some quality family time. I have my summer bucket list in place and a few good books to read. I’ll be doing plenty of work, but won’t be writing quite as often. Come and find me on Instagram. I’ll be sharing some of my summer adventures over there. I would also love to see what you’re up to. Our BBQ gets a lot of action during...

June 15th, 2015

My Ultimate Summer Bucket List

my ultimate summer bucket list Groovy Green Livin

In one short week summer officially begins for our family. I’m looking forward to the change of pace and lack of schedule during the summer months. The transition from spring to summer isn’t always an easy shift for me, but I’m determined this summer to try a few new things that will keep me motivated and focused on enjoying every moment. My Ultimate Summer Bucket List Try something new. I’m thinking a new hiking trail or running route could work for this one. Or maybe something more extreme like kneeboarding or wakeboarding. Do paddle board yoga. And lots of it. I...

June 9th, 2015

How to Make a Summer Camp Survival Kit

How to Make a Summer Camp Survival Kit Groovy Green Livin

Summer camp is right around the corner. It’s hard to miss the 6 empty duffel bags sprawled across my floor.  They are ready to be filled with summer camp essentials ranging from underwear to handheld water-misting fans. Packing for three kids headed to overnight camp can be somewhat daunting, but it somehow all works out in the end. Everyone makes it to camp and has what he needs. Most camps provide a packing list, which helps guide the packing process. In a few short days it will look like a bomb went off in our house, with piles of clothing and other...

June 4th, 2015

Are There Toxic Chemicals Hiding in Your Child’s Car Seat?

Hazardous Chemicals Found in Popular Child Car Seats Groovy Green Livin

Many young children spend hours in a car every week strapped into a car seat. When my kids were infants they basically lived in their car seat. I would drag them from activity to activity strapped in. The car seat snapped directly into the stroller during those first few years of life. If they fell asleep in the car I would bring the entire car seat into the house and let them continue their nap in the seat. In a new study released today by the nonprofit Ecology Center  (at the consumer-friendly site, www.HealthyStuff.org) the findings show that some of our favorite car seats...

June 1st, 2015

6 Tips for Finding a Safe Multivitamin

6 Tips for Finding a Safe Multivitamin Groovy Green Livin

I have to admit that I’m not very good about taking a multivitamin. I’ve tried on and off over the years, but I never seem to stick to it. Right now I’m taking a Vitamin D supplement and that’s it. As an aside, I found an amazing sugar-free Vitamin D gummy that I really like. Yes, it’s a gummy, but I rarely miss a day. When it comes to multivitamins there are plenty to choose from. Just walk up and down the aisles of any supermarket or health food store. It can be overwhelming. If you’re in the market for a multivitamin there are...

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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us.

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