Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Traveling With Children

Brightly Green would like to share with you this helpful article.  If you plan to travel with children this upcoming holiday season; read on!

Consumer Reports
by:  Natali Morris

App review: Road Trip Bingo
Jul 11, 2011 8:00 AM

"Are we there yet?" The well-prepared parent can stave off the dreaded road-trip whine by planning some fun family activities. If you're traveling with an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, consider the Road Trip Bingo app. [corrected link]
The game has bingo boards with travel icons instead of letters and numbers. You can play single or double player. You play like traditional Bingo: The object is to mark off squares on your board until you have marked off five in a row, either up and down, across, or diagonally.
In traditional Bingo, a person calls out numbers and letters that correspond to the squares on your board. In Road Trip Bingo, your squares are filled with images of things you would commonly see on a road trip. When you see those things out the window, you mark them off by touching the icon so that a purple dot appears over the image.
There are dozens of icons to search for, including cows, horses, cars, trucks, bicycles, crosswalks, and street signs for speed limit, merging, detours, one way, pedestrian crossing, and more.
When you play with two people, the iPad screen is split into two boards, so you play simultaneously. This doesn't allow you to be very competitive, because if you see a green car and mark it off, your opponent will see it too. You end up collaborating more than competing. But it's a lot easier to catch your opponent cheating!
I played Road Trip Bingo with my mom on a recent road trip (my son is too young to play this yet). While traveling through the Altamont Pass in Northern California, we saw a small farm with cows. She marked off cows and horses when there were clearly no horses on that farm. I indignantly called her out and unmarked her horse box. She still won, though. Twice. But I'm not bitter.
When a Bingo is reached, the app identifies a winner and shuffles though the icons to give you a new board. You can't go for a blackout, or a completely marked-off board.
The game has background music, which I found pretty annoying, so I turned it off. It was more fun to announce to the other four people in the car that I desperately needed a Merge Left sign. It became a fun group activity with everyone on the lookout for items.
I wasn't sure how much of a purist I should be about the game, though. For instance, I marked off my speed-limit icon when I saw a sign posting the speed limit at 65 miles per hour. The icon on the board says 55 mph, though. Close enough, right?
Also, should you count a Merge Left icon if the one you see is only graphically represented and not written out? And should you mark off a green car if what you see is a green SUV? I did all of those things. And yet, I still lost.
Road Trip Bingo HD costs 99 cents in the iTunes App Store.
—Natali Morris

Brightly Green thanks Natali Morris & Consumer Reports for this article!

 May your holiday travels be filled with wonderful memories!
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Thankful List

As we approach Thanksgiving it is a good time to begin to count our blessings!

MY Thankful List
10 things I’m (Sharron) thankful for!

1: God and His love 
2: my wonderful husband (the genius)
3: my precious family
 4: our sweet pet
5: my warm home
6: our great customers
7: the best job in the world
8: for caring friends
9: for our freedom
10: beautiful music, art & books    
Leave us your thankful list!


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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Week Nine of the HG Labs Holiday Planning Notebook-Thanksgiving Week

Make this Thanksgiving a Stress-Free Holiday
Stay on Budget:  Remember that being together is more important than what you have or have not.
“Get Your Game Plan On”:  Review your HG Labs Holiday Planning Notebook to make sure you are on target.  Is your meal plan complete?   Are rooms ready for your guests?  Are decorations in order?  Make a list and check it off as you complete a task.  This helps to insure that you do not forget something.
Cook tomorrow (Wed.) for less stress:  If you have not done this before, why not give it a try.  As much as you can do on Wednesday will free you up to be with the friends and family on Thanksgiving.  Our readers have given us some great holiday recipe ideas if you are in the mood for a little change. 
Decorations:  Set your table the night before if possible or have everything handy when it’s time to set the table.  A fun and inexpensive table decoration for your children to do are: name tags.  Take a posterboard or cardstock paper and cut out rectangles to make name tags for each placesetting.  Fold the rectangles in half lengthwise.  Older siblings can write the name of each guest on each name tag.  Younger children can add festive stickers to the tags.  (Many younger children enjoy being included in the holiday preparations!)
Cleaning:  Be sure all bathrooms are in order and guest rooms are ready to go!  Vacuum your rugs, carpets and Brightly Green clean your floors with Brightly Green Wood Floor Cleaner Concentrate. Quick Tips!  Have ready your Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Spot Remover Concentrate and Brightly Green Multi-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate handy on Thanksgiving Day.  Accidents happen; be prepared! 

One of our wonderful readers sent us some Thanksgiving thoughts.                                            
Thank you Judy S.
“For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.  The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet… Shall we think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has fed us so long?”
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving from all of us at Brightly Green!

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

HG Labs Holiday Reader Recipes:

Brightly Green thanks all of our readers
for sending us your favorite holiday recipes!  
Honey-Lime Fruit Salad -- Gluten Free
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup frozen (thawed) limeade concentrate
2 tsp. poppy seeds, if desired
4 cups cut-up fresh fruit
1/4 cup slivered almonds; toasted
Mix honey, limeade concentrate and poppy seeds in medium bowl.  Carefully toss fruit with honey mixture. Sprinkle with almonds.  Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
To toast almonds, cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.
Prep Time 10 Min – Total Time 10 Min – Servings 4
Cook:  Judy H

Gluten-Free Pasta-less "Macaroni"& Cheese

(This makes a wonderful side for your Thanksgiving Meal as squash is in season!)

1 medium sized spagetti squash
3-4 cups hard cheese (such as cheddar)
1/4 stick of butter + 3 TBS. butter for topping
1/2 cup ground (or finely chopped nuts-almonds suggested)

Cut squash into 1 inch cubes and boil until soft.  Let the squash cool then remove the skin.  In a 9x13 casserole dish, layer with half of the cheese, top with half of the cooked squash, put chunks of half the butter on the squash.  Repeat the steps above. 

On top:  Mix the 3 Tbsp. of butter with the ground nuts.  Sprinkle on top.

Bake @ 400 degrees F. for approximately 40 minutes.  Or until cheese is bubbly throughout.

Prep time 20-30 minutes    Serves: 8-10

Cook:   Peggy V.


Healthy Breakfast Bars:  Great for company!  Can also serve as a healthy snack!

1 cup flour
1 cup oats
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2  cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce OR one mashed banana
6 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix altogether and pour into a greased casserole dish. 

Bake @ 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes   Serves 8-10

Cook:  Peggy V.


Corn Pudding

2 cups butter or margarine
1 small onion, chopped 1/4 cup
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
4 cups milk (1 quart)
6 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2  12oz bags frozen corn, thawed and drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley or 2 tablespoons parsley flakes
3/4 cup bread crumbs
3 tablespoons butter or marjarine, melted

Heat oven to 350 F.  Spray 13x9 inch (3 quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
In a 4 quart Dutch oven, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat.  Add onions; cook 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.  Stir in flour, salt and pepper until well blended.  Stir in milk.  Cook 4-5 minutes stirring constantly until thickened.  Gradually stir in eggs and cheese.  Stir in corn and parsley.  Pour into baking dish.
In a small bowl, mix bread crumbs and 3 tablespoons melted butter; sprinkle over corn mixture.

Bake uncovered 55-65 minutes or until mixture is set and knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.

Prep time:  20 min. -Total Time: 1 hr. 35min.       Servings:  16  1/2 cup each

Cook:  Barbara E.

Dijon Deviled Eggs
Trade fat free sour cream for mayo for a leaner version.
6 eggs
3 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
3 tablespoons creamy Dijon mustard
1 medium green onion, finely chopped (1 tablespoon)
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
In 2-quart saucepan, place eggs in single layer; add cold water until 1 inch above eggs. Cover and heat to boiling; turn off heat. If necessary, remove pan from heat to prevent further boiling. Cover and let stand 20 minutes. Immediately run cold water over eggs or place them in ice water until completely cooled. To remove shell, crackle it by tapping gently all over; roll between hands to loosen. Peel, starting at large end.
Cut peeled eggs lengthwise in half. Scoop out egg yolks into small bowl; mash with fork. Stir in sour cream, mustard, onion and seasoned salt.
 Fill egg white halves with egg yolk mixture, heaping lightly. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
Prep Time 20 Min – Total Time 1 Hr 5 Min – Servings  12
Cook: Jean N

Tofu Not-A-Turkey         from Gentle Thanksgiving

6 lbs. firm tofu


1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced celery
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1/2 tsp. sage
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. parlsey
Salt & Pepper, to taste
3 cups cubed whole wheat bread
2 cups cubed corn bread
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans (optional)

Basting Liquid:
1/2 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup soy sauce

One hour before cooking, mash the tofu and pack it into a colander lined with cheesecloth or a clean towel. 
Place the colander over a large bowl to catch the liquid from the tofu.  Weigh it down with a heavy object such as a can or jar on top of a bowl or small plate.

To make the stuffing, saute`the onion and celery in the sesame oil.  Mix the seasonings into the cubed bread.
Combine everything, adding enough vegetable broth to moisten.  Add nuts if desired.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Press the tofu with your hands to form a hollow center, fill with the stuffing mixture, and press down.  Flip the tofu with 3/4 of the sesame oil and soy sauce mixture, cover with foil, and bake for 1 hour.  Remove the foil, baste again with the remaining basting mixture, return to the hot oven, and bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until golden.  Transfer to a serving platter and serve with gravy.


Cranberry Salad:

1 3oz Cherry Jell-O
1  3oz Orange Jell-O
2 cups boiling water
1  12oz bag cranberries (not dried)
2 cups apples (peeled and cut into chunks)
1  cup sugar
1/3 cup pecans

Mix Jell-O and boiling water.  Set aside.  Chop cranberries, apples, and pecans in food processor (or finely dice by hand)  Add sugar.  Mix with Jell-O.  Chill until set.

Prep time:  15-20 minutes.  Servings: 8 -10

Cook: Brenda F.

Ribbon Salad     (Especially Beautiful for Christmas as it contains ribbons of red & green jello)

Layer One:
1  6oz lime-flavored gelatin
2 cups hot water
2 cups cold water

Mix together until gelatin is dissolved.  Pour into clear 14x10x2 in clear casserole dish or into a large clear bowl.

Chill until set.

Layer Two:
1  3oz lemon-flavored gelatin
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup white, minature marshmallows
1 20oz can crushed pineapples- reserve the juice
1  8oz pkg. cream cheese softened
1 cup heavy cream whipped (or Cool Whip)
1 cup mayonnaise

Add lemon gelatin to 1 cup hot water.  Stir 'til gelatin is dissolved.  Stir in marshmallows until melted.  In a separate bowl; gradually add the reserved pineapple juice to the cream cheese-stirring constantly.  Stir in pineapple, mayonnaise and whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.  Add this to the gelatin/marshmallow mixture. 

Chill until thickened.  Pour over the lime gelatin mixture (Layer One)  Chill until almost set.

Layer Three:

1  6oz cherry gelatin
2 cups hot water

Stir cherry gelatin into 2 cups hot water and 2 cups cold water: stirring until dissolved.

Chill until mixture has the consistency of syrup.

Pour over pineapple/cream cheese layer (Layer Two)

Chill until firm

Prep time approx. 2 hrs.   Servings 24

Cook:  Audrey B.


Rice Snow 

Mix together:
1/2 cup cold water
1 pkg. unflavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1/4 tsp. lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
dash of salt

Add in:
1 cup cooked rice
1 medium sized can crushed pineapples with its juice
1 jar marchino cherries drained and cherries- halved

Cut in 1 8oz container whipped cream (Cool Whip)

Prep time: 30 minutes   Serves 12

Cook:  Edna P.


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Friday, November 18, 2011

Week 8 of our HG Labs Holiday Planning Notebook

Thanksgiving Week  (Turkey Day FUNdamentals)


First check your budget....are you on track?  If not, adjust now!

One week to Thanksgiving and you are probably hosting, visiting or meeting your friends and family (restaurant) for T-day.  If it's your turn to host you may have several questions regarding the preparation of  the turkey.  Some quick questions answered below and an informative article can give you more details.

Vegan Thanksgiving/Vegetarian Thanksgiving:

If you are having a vegan or vegetarian meal then skip this section and send us some of your "Great Thanksgiving Vegetarian/Vegan recipes"!  I know our readers would love to have them!

Below are short answers to the Thanksgiving Turkey FUNdamentals you may need to assure you have a fantastic Thanksgiving meal.  Read the entire article for additional information.  See article:  USDA Turkey Fundamentals by Pat Moriarty, R.D. Registered Dietitian.

USDA Turkey Fundamentals

"Believe it or not, taking care of "Tom" isn't that tough.  Just follow our "Turkey FUNdamentals" and your bird will turn out fine without a lot of toil and trouble.  The experts at USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline say that each November, both novice and experienced cooks have the same basic questions on preparing a turkey."  Here are the answers.

How Big a Turkey Should I Buy?

You'll need about one pound per person, or a pound and a half per person if you have hearty eaters or want ample leftovers.

When Should I Buy the Turkey?

While the quality and taste of frozen and fresh turkeys are quite similar, the keeping time is not.  A frozen turkey can be purchased months in advance, but a fresh bird should be bought only 1 to 2 days ahead.

What Kind of Turkey Should I Buy?

There are basically two types of raw birds to choose from--a prebasted bird (typical ingredients include vegetable oil, broth, spices) or an unbasted bird to which nothing has been added.  Is a "Tom Better than a Hen"?  Age, not gender, is the determining factor for tenderness.  All turkeys in the market are usually 4-6 months old.  A hen generally weighs less than 16 pounds and a Tom is usually over 16 pounds.  A fresh Organic Turkey is a great option too!

How Long Will It Take to Defrost a Turkey?

It's best to defrost your turkey in the refrigerator.  The rule of thumb is a minimum of 24 hours of defrost time  for every 5 pounds of turkey.  Thus it can take 4-5 days to defrost a 20 pound turkey. A completely thawed bird will last for an additional 1 to 2 days in the refrigerator once defrosted.

How Long Should It Roast?

Roughly 15-18 minutes per pound for an unstuffed bird, and 18-24 minutes per pound for a stuffed bird.  Have your oven preheated to 325F.  USDA HIGHLY RECOMMENDS THE USE OF A MEAT THERMOMETER TO DETERMINE DONENESS.

What Do I Do if the Turkey's Not Done on Time?

About the only thing you can do is keep cooking! You can turn the oven up slightly, or cover the bird tightly with a lid...

Can You Roast the Turkey the Day Before?

Yes.  In fact, more and more people are taking this route.  However, for safety reasons, the cooked bird must be deboned before being refrigerated.

Additional Questions?

For additional questions on cooking your holiday bird, call USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline.  Call 1-800-535-4455.  Washington, D.C. area residents call 202-720-3333.

I hope these Turkey Tips Help!

Holiday Cleanup!

This week should be devoted to changing bed linens, with extra attention to bathrooms.  The rest of your house gets a 15-20 minute cleanup.

Thanksgiving Day:  Be sure and clean your counters and cooking dishes as you go.  Taking the time to wash and put your dishes away while you are preparing the meal will help to give you more time with friends and family and less time in the kitchen.  Our Brightly Green Dishwash is perfect for quick cleanups.  Just squirt a little in your sink and soak your dishes for a couple of minutes...your dishes will sparkle and be squeaky clean.  Makes Thanksgiving Day clean up easy!

Thanksgiving Decorations:

Refer to your HG Labs Holiday Planning Notebook for your Thanksgiving table decorations and any special recipes you want to use. Making meal plans and purchases ahead of time will help you not be too overwhelmed.

Continue to share some of your great recipes.  We may put together an HG Labs Favorite Holiday Recipe Book!

This Saturday look at our blog for some holiday recipes and tips that you, our readers, have suggested!!  Keep sending us your recipes, holiday tips and traditions!  We love them!!!

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Next Week:  Christmas Planning Countdown!  (4 weeks to go)

Remember to send us your favorite Holiday recipe!

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Monday, November 14, 2011

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

HG Labs Holiday Planning Guide Countdown

This is also our two week countdown to Thanksgiving Day!

If you have been following along you know the first thing you should do is check your budget and if you need to adjust it, do so now.

Thanksgiving Plans:  If you are hosting Thanksgiving refer to your recipes, decorations and accommodations for guests and family.  Many families find they are traveling to several relatives and friends on Thanksgiving Day.  If you will not be the host, plan for some eco-friendly travel tips you will find below!  Make this a special time with family and friends that everyone will be thankful for years to come!

Thanksgiving is an American holiday full of wonderful traditions.  Why not include some eco-friendly and green traditions this year!  In your HG Labs Holiday Notebook keep some of your original Thanksgiving traditions and add some new eco-friendly traditions too!

Here are a few tips to make your Thanksgiving holiday even more meaningful!  A green Thanksgiving can make you, your family, and everyone's experience even more thankful.

Thanksgiving - Give Thanks:  The first Thanksgiving was about the Pilgrims celebrating and giving thanks for their life in America.  Take time to count your blessings and share what you are thankful for with your family and friends.  Also, take time to say thank you to the people you most care about.  If you are unable to be together call and send them an eco-friendly e-card.

Eco-friendly Decorations:  Start a family tradition by making your own decorations.  Use construction paper for a family project of Pilgrims and Indians for decorations you will adore for years.

The Three Eco-Friendly R's:  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:  Your HG Labs Planning Notebook can help you reduce waste by buying only what you need.  Look for packages that can be recycled.  Take reusable bags when you go shopping.  Using cloth napkins will not only tell your guests they are special, it will save excess throwaway paper.

Have your recycle bins readily available for your guests and mark them so they will know what goes where.  Recycle paper, plastic, glass and aluminum.  Consider a compost bin for your leftovers.  Great for your garden next spring too!

Go Organic and Buy Local:  Organic food is better for you and also is better for the environment.  Organic food does not use antibiotics, pesticides, fertilizers as well as artifical hormones and is healthier for you.  Using locally grown food tastes better and is also better for your local economy.  When possible support local farmers as well as local merchants.

Thanksgiving Eco-friendly Travel Tips:  Before traveling double check your auto to be sure your tires are properly inflated and that your car is in good working order and will create fewer emissions.  Carpool when possible to reduce the number of cars on the road.

Green Cleaning:  This week give your living room or great room a good going over.  Use our Brightly Green Multi-Purpose, Brightly Green Carpet Spot Remover, and Brightly Green Wood Floor Cleaner for a sparkling clean non-toxic, pet friendly and kid friendly surface.  Go through each room for 15 to 20 minutes to keep up with the rest of your cleaning.

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Next Week:  Final Thanksgiving Preparations and a special Eco-Friendly surprise to say "Thank You" to all of you!  Please continue to send us ideas and recipes.  We love them!  Send to sharron@hglabsllc.com or better yet leave your idea in the comment area below.  I will be sharing your tips and traditions in next week's blog post.

Remember to send us your favorite holiday recipe or tradition!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Week 6 of the HG Labs Holiday Planning Guide!

Wow!  It's six weeks to Christmas & our countdown to Christmas begins!

For this week's holiday planning:

First:  Check in with your budget!  Be sure you are staying on track!

Next:  Put away the Halloween decorations and costumes.  Be Eco-friendly and consider exchanging your Halloween costumes with friends or family!  This is a great way to recycle them for someone new to have fun with next year!  Tuck your decorations into your Halloween Decorating Bin.  Place your new pictures of costumes or decorations in your Holiday Notebook to use again as suggestions for next year.

Thanksgiving:  We have 2 1/2 weeks to prepare for Thanksgiving!  Begin to purchase some staple items for Thanksgiving.  Review your menus and add more recipes or decoration tips to your HG Labs Holiday Notebook.

Thanksgiving Recipes:  Since you are reviewing and preparing to make some of your favorite recipes; we would love for you to share them with us.  Send them to email:  sharron@hglabsllc.com or go to our facebook and share them there!  Please be sure and leave your name...we want you to have the credit!

We would also love any Eco-friendly Thanksgiving tips too!

Cleaning:  Dining Room cleaning would be great this week.  This room may be one of the easiest rooms to Brightly Green Clean. With the advent of eat-in-kitchens, many of us are not using our dining rooms as much as we used too.  You may want to work this room into a day with other projects.  Regardless, a top-to-bottom cleaning is in order this week for your dining room.

Tip:  Brightly Green Wood Floor Cleaner is great to dust with.  It is great for any coated wood surface not only for wood floors.  Jsut spray a little on a clean cloth and dust.  Brightly Green Wood Floor Cleaner takes away grime and dirt (safe & effective green cleaning) and leaves your wood surface shining and toxic-free!

Give the rest of your house a 15 to 20 minute cleaning - room by room.  Always looking to de-clutter as we have mentioned in past blogs.

Next week:  The Holiday countdown continues.  See...it's not that hard to get it all together for a stress-free holiday, if you plan ahead!

Remember to send us your favorite Thanksgiving recipes and comments!

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Green Halloween Tips for Your HG Labs Holiday Notebook

We at, Brightly Green, have received some great Halloween tips that you will want to add to your HG Labs Holiday Planning Notebook!

Add the following Green Halloween treat- tips to the Halloween section in your notebook and save it for next year!

Thank you Deborah Schimberg of http://www.gleegum.com/ for the Halloween tips below!
Deborah is also a sponsor of greenhalloween.org

Be sure to check out  Deborah's website gleegum.com!

Green Halloween (greenhalloween.org)  has a lot of great, "eek-o-friendly" Halloween treat ideas.  

The recent write-up on People Magazine's website, includes a few Green Halloween tips too:  http://celebritybabies.people.com/2011/10/04/yum-10-green-halloween-treats-your-kids-will-love/

Thank you Deborah Schimberg of http://www.gleegum.com/ for the Halloween tips above!

Thanks again from Brightly Green for the great, Green Halloween treat tips!

Remember, if you have some suggestions or tips we would love to hear from YOU!  Leave us a comment please!

Also be sure to send us your cute Halloween children's & pet costumes to:  sharron@hglabsllc.com

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