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10 Ways to Honor Earth Day

by Leslie Edwards

Check out these simple ideas you can choose from to help you and your family get up and get involved!


Re-usable Bags
Utilize reusable bags for all of your shopping


Plant a tree, shrub or other plants 
This is certainly a popular way to celebrate Earth Day and one that beautifies your surroundings


Water Bottles
Use refillable bottles and a water filter for your water


Recycle, Re-use and Repurpose
Try to do one of these three actions with everything you touch and you'll reduce waste considerably




Turn off lights 
Use power strips for phone and other chargers, computers and other energy depleting appliances - the strip can be turned off and on easily



Use natural cleaners when possible from baking soda to vinegar and lemons
There are lots of great web sites with recipes on how to mix them correctly


Pay bills online
It saves time and money - no stamps, no checks, no hassle


Save water
Turn water off when brushing your teeth or during other grooming activities


Save gas
Plan your trips and errands efficiently


Storing food
When saving food items, place them in reusable glass containers and avoid plastic

These 10 suggestions can easily be incorporated into everyday living so start today to form new habits.  Children often emulate their parents so let them get involved too. 

leslie edwards CDPE,CRS,ABR,EPro,GRI                                            770.460.9448 where your calls are answered 24-7-365 by a live person moving families since 1978                                                                    




Condition Your Hair. Product I Love

by Leslie Edwards

About once every week or two, I like to apply conditioner to my hair and leave it in for hours, sometimes overnight.  In the summer, I put conditioner in my hair when I am spending time in the sun.   

Because I am on a constant quest to find new things to try, I found a great conditioner in the hair products section especially for black women.  The product is Organics Hair Mayonnaise by Africa's BEST.  It has herbs, olive oil, egg proteins and more and has been my favorite for three years. I have gifted jars of Hair Mayonnaise to friends with overprocessed or damaged hair who saw immediate improvement.  I am not a black woman and neither were the friends I gave it to, but this product works great for caucasion women too.  

It is always interesting what I can find if I take the time to look.  In order to see new things every time I go to the grocery store, I am usually there more than an hour, but I always come away with something new.  Another benefit to staying longer at the grocery is getting to talk to lots of people.  Some people dislike going to the grocery but I prefer to see it as a pleasure and to have a good time while I am there.

If you try Hair Mayonnaise, let me know how it works for you. I'll bet you know someone who could use it, don't you?  It is not expensive, so gift someone.

If you know of anyone interested in buying or selling real estate, tell them about me, then call me with their name and contact numbers so I can call them.  I provide a free initial consultation with no obligation to use my services.

leslie edwards                                                                                                   sells real estate                                                    770.460.9448                                                                                            RE/MAX Around Atlanta                                                                                      30 years experience isn't expensive, it's priceless 

Smart Realtor, SMART Car

by Leslie Edwards

For years I have driven large cars with great ooh aah value but not so great miles per gallon ratings.  I also had an older BMW convertible for sport.  Recently I gave the convertible to my grandson who will be driving this month and I was looking at several brands of convertibles to replace it.  There is nothing like Spring and Fall in a convertible. 

A few years ago in Italy, I saw hundreds of SMART cars everywhere and learned they were popular all over Europe but were not available in the U.S.

Early this year, I saw that SMART was coming to America and I got one as soon as they arrived.  Most are sold by preorder which can take 6 months to 18 months to deliver.  Luck was on my side when I found that the only dealer, Mercedes of Buckhead, had a few that the buyers were unable to take delivery on that were being sold to teh first person who came ready to buy.  By the time I drove to Buckhead from Fayetteville, only one of the two convertibles remained unsold.  There were people sitting in it exhibiting buying signals.  I really wanted that car, so I went inside and found a young sales woman and asked her to write it up, without a test drive, sitting in it or seeing it upclose. 

The car is a SMART fortwo Passion Cabriolet convertible and is rated at 33-46 mpg.  I am getting in the high 30's mpg, which, I suspect, is due to my well known propensity for driving fast.  Since I got the car, I rarely drive the 740IL BMW because when I do, I am very conscious of dragging around a huge machine with only one person riding, at 17.5 average miles per gallon. 

All my groceries fit in the SMART and large men tell me that when they are in the car it does not feel small. The SMART has a good safelty rating because it is built around a steel cage and includes a roll bar and multiple air bags.  It does not sway when it is passed on the expressway by big trucks. 

The exterior is installed as panels that are interchangeable so if I get bumped, I can have the damaged panel replaced.  If I want to change the color of the car or make it two toned, a whole new set of panels is $1,200.

The one great feature that is so superior to my BMW's and so many other cars, is that the SMART has got great CUP HOLDERS. 

The day after I bought the car, I had it lettered with my name, phone number, company, website address and the Slogo "Smart Realtor, SMART Car".  The car is on the road everyday so as a promotion, it is like a moving billboard.  I have met lots of people who stop me everywhere I go to ask about the car.  I finally had cards printed with all of the details about the car to give out because everyone asked the same questions.

It is my plan to always be moving in a greener, all natural direction by purchasing cars with better mileage, recycling, reusing, conserving and choosing products and food that are all natural instead of all chemical. 

To those people who say there is so much that one person's efforts make no difference, I say, if we each do a little it adds up to alot. 

Leave your comments here and let me know what are your best Green/All Natural products and ideas?  If you do not want to give personal info, make something up.  I would love to hear from you.

If you want to talk about my green/all natural initiative or if you have real estate questions or need a hardworking straightforward Real Estate Agent, Call or Email. 

leslie edwards                                                                                          sells real estate                                                     770.460.9448                                                                        RE/MAX Around Atlanta                                                          Serving South Metro Atlanta for over 30 years    See more than 100,000 properties for sale at

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