Dinnerware Trends For 2018


Dinnerware Trends For 2018

Keeping up with trends isn’t about keeping up with the Jones’


Sometimes, it’s about us enjoying our space and what we have built for ourselves in our own home. So for this coming winter of 2017 and upcoming 2018 trends I wanted to share some really beautiful sets that I have found and have started collecting myself.  I gotta tell you that from all the homes that we visit when Honest Maids gets a call onto people’s homes. We see trends, we clean them, and organize them. One of the biggest trend I have seen coming is the hand drawn patterns and sketches on plates is becoming more and more popular.



The colors are meant to be organic, natural and reminiscing of what nature has to offer. Natural patterns are becoming so trendy that even fish scale tiles and wall decor on baths and showers are growing fast in demand. Here are some sets you can find at affordable prices and that we seen enjoyed in homes all the way from Avondale, to Scottsdale and other cities like New Jersey and Chicago where we get to help as well.


Godinger Silver Art Marble Design 16 Piece Dinner Set

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Elegant, timeless dinnerware finds a permanent home in your cabinet with this stunning set

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Kate Spade New York 870543

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Pioneer Woman Dinnerware Vintage Bloom

12 Pc Set Floral Stoneware Ree Drummond






Galleyware Octopus Melamine Non-Skid Dinner Plates



Tabletops Unlimited Lucca 4-Piece Scalloped Place Setting

Tabletops Unlimited Lucca 4-Piece Scalloped Place Setting



NOVICA Multicolor Floral Ceramic Serving Plate, ‘Wilderness’



This one is one of my favorite plates by far!! I love the patterns and the sublte color variations that compliment each other. Plus the colors themselves are very natural and easily found in nature.

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You Have Parasites! What You Can Do To Rid Of Them


Everyone Has Parasites! Here’s what you need to know


As you may know, my story began with me trying to find answers to the many autoimmune diseases I seem to have. Many doctors couldn’t pinpoint what I had and some went as far as saying it was all in my head! Until I went to an old doctor, I mean he must have been 200 years old! Of course, he wasn’t but he was old and relied solely on his knowledge and some basic tools to determine that what I had was solely due to my stomach and digestive system. So I tried out his suggestions. A year later my condition was dormant.
What is a Parasite?
“A parasite is a tiny organism that lives on or in another host organism and is fed at the expense of its host. In other words the parasites that live inside us use up our vitamins, proteins and all other nutrients. Not only do they do this, they also do their “business” inside us releasing their toxic bacteria and viruses inside us.” – Dr. Hulda Clark. While they are often fond of the colon, this is not the only place parasites can be found. Any part of your body is vulnerable to infestation: the lungs, liver, esophagus, brain, blood, muscles, joints, skin…and even your eyes.

Everyone Has Parasites
Almost every single person living has parasites. It’s simply a part of life, similar to how bacteria is on every single thing we touch. Even Dr. Oz (who means well but is corporately sponsored and funded) says “ninety percent of humans will have a problem with parasites in their lifetime.”

When we think about parasites, we think about third world countries that may not have access to clean water or hygiene products. That is simply not true. North Americans and other westerners suffer just as many parasite infections as less developed countries, we just are simply unaware and don’t connect the dots of our symptoms. And it’s not our fault, because who ever taught us about parasites?! Did I learn about them in high school science? No! Did I learn about them in college biology? NO! I even asked my MD (who I don’t see anymore because western medicine has failed me) about parasites and he said it’s “crazy talk,” just like he and a gyno told me candida was a myth. Yet, my “crazy talk” led me to do a parasite cleanse during which I passed hundreds of liver flukes, roundworms, flatworms, etc. I’m talking pounds a day.

Our parasites grow and reproduce in our bodies as we grow, but how well they will thrive depends on our health. They do not thrive well when we are healthy, especially when we regularly partake in cleansing. It is the less healthy animal or human that has the most parasites. It’s a cycle – poor health and eating habits make the body and immune system more susceptible to parasites, and similarly, parasites cause poor health and TONS of symptoms!!

Parasites even live in other parasites. They have their own bacteria and viruses. The bacteria themselves have viruses. One type of roundworm is called Ascaris, and is very common in humans. I passed a lot of these during my first cleanse. Ascaris brings us Chicken Pox and mumps, Herpes 1 and 2, Coxsackie viruses, and Adenovirus (the common cold). It also brings us Mycobacterium avium that causes night sweats. Basically, instead of vaccinating, from birth we should/could be parasite cleansing and using essential oils that kill parasites in our daily routines. OTHER CULTURES DO THIS..THE AMISH CONSTANTLY CLEANSE THEMSELVES AND THEIR CHILDREN OF PARASITES! THIS IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE TO THEM AND IS PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS. It’s important to note that autism rates among the Amish are almost 0.

We didn’t notice these connections in the past because these diseases are commonplace and the parasites so tiny and quiet. And yet – you can connect a parasite to every single human disease. Where did I learn all of this information? Dr. Hulda Clark is a physician who spent her entire life researching parasites (and what frequency these beings operate on, thus how to kill them!) I read her book, “The Cure For All Diseases,” and it changed my entire life and view of the body. My friend’s mother cured her breast cancer with Dr. Clark’s second book, “The Prevention of all Cancers.” Although there are many cures for cancer, all of the cures involve herbs, protocols, or enemas/cleanses that rid the body of both candida and parasites, which play a huge part in the cause of cancer and disease. Like I have always said, cancer is a state of toxicity, not a viral disease. It is a case of the cells not receiving oxygen, and the body becomes acidic and toxic. Like we just went over, the more you make unhealthy choices (and eat acid forming foods), the more your body deteriorates and allows parasites to take over. The more unhealthy you are, the more parasites you have, and when you have cancer, you are extremely unhealthy of course. This means you are full of parasites, and they are contributing to the systemic toxicity we refer to as cancer itself. Parasites, after all, eat up your nutrients and vitamins. Even if you’re eating well trying to cure disease, you must take care of parasites first so that you can actually BENEFIT from your food!
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Believe it or not, at Honest Maids, a lot of clients are people who suffer from one injury or another.

We actually do a free monthly cleaning to those suffering from Lupus.

When I started my health search a few years ago I was surprised to learn that I have Lupus and so now we try to help others facing this painful suffering. 

Symptoms of Parasites
A lot of the symptoms are similar to tons of other disorders such as candida overgrowth, infection, etc. Sometimes it feels like in every article you read online about health, you can identify with lots of symptoms they have listed. This, again, is because once the body deteriorates or starts to become toxic due to any cause, the signs present themselves very similarly.

gas and bloating
painful menstruation
irritable bowel syndrome
joint and muscle aches
cravings, especially sugar
skin conditions – mostly irritation/itching at nose, ears, eyes, anus – but also potentially rashes, hives, eczema
sleep disorders
hyperactivity, anxiety
teeth grinding
chronic fatigue
fuzzy thinking
runny nose
blisters on lower lip inside mouth
loss of appetite
bad taste in the mouth
vomiting (may return several times a year)
weight gain OR may have trouble gaining weight, children especially
long-term presence may contribute to the development of food allergies
dark areas under eyes
yeast/candida infection, especially if it returns
A lot of these symptoms are common in people with Lupus by the way.

A lot of woman unknowingly have parasites in their uterus, which are partly the cause of painful menstrual periods!

How Do We Get Parasites? 
The University of Maryland says, “Parasites can live within the intestines for years without causing any symptoms.” They mention “exposure to child and institutional care centers” as one possible “cause” of parasites, which pretty much means all schools, doctors offices, hospitals, etc. So, all children are especially susceptible, and so is anyone who has ever been in contact with children or public institutions is as well. Parasites are incredibly contagious, especially when you don’t wash your hands a lot (once again, children!) IN SHORT: they are a part of life.

You also get parasites from eating fruits and vegetables. Yup! Microscopic parasites live all over plants (and everything else). Wash them well, but even then, you’ll get some. Next, you get parasites from meat, even if it’s cooked, but especially if you like your meat rare. Third, you get parasites from touching others and coming into contact with their body fluids. Fourth, you really get parasites if you have a pet or live with/around animals. Ever have a pet lick your face? You have tons. Don’t worry, just cleanse. IN SHORT: Parasites are unavoidable. Cleansing a few times a year and boosting your immune system with perfect whole foods is the name of the game.

I use a Detox Cleanse that has really helped me out throughout the years and have grown very fond of. If you want to look more into you can check Detox Cleanse Safe and All Natural  out on Amazon too. They have a ton of reviews!

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When your immune system isn’t working, you’re even more at risk. This is what happened to me, and actually as I write this, I think it’s also happening to my hubby. Although parasites are unavoidable, your infection can get much worse when your immune system is low. According to Dr. Hulda Clark, “For humans, unclean food and water has also brought immunodepression, so parasites can increase even further. Water pollution has brought these critical immune system depressants: PCBs (Monsanto), benzene, asbestos, azo dyes(synthetic colors in food and clothing), heavy metals, motor oil and radioactive elements. Food has brought the same depressants, through food processing that uses the same polluted water to accomplish it all.

As a result, humans now have 4 very common flukes: the sheep liver fluke, the lung fluke, the pancreatic fluke and human liver fluke. Don’t believe that the sheep liver fluke is for sheep alone. Hosts can be substituted when immunity is down so that we can become the “accidental” host or “incidental” host. Less common flukes are becoming more common, too, such as Gastrothylax, which brings us Cystic Fibrosis, Down’s Syndrome and Polycystic Kidney Disease, 3 genetic diseases. You may see any of these now while you are killing parasites with a vigorous program that induces a brief diarrhea. Get a strong flashlight and keep plastic cups and utensils in the bathroom, as well as Lugol’s iodine, so you can see your own parasites safely and identify them.

Standby, because I’m working on a cool free E-Book for you all!

Let’s be happy, enjoy what matters in life and forget about what doesn’t. – Diana Valle

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Easy Way To How To Clean Burnt Food Off A Pot or Pan

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Easy Way How To Clean A Burnt Pot or Pan

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  • White vinegar (nothing says “green” like cleaning with vinegar)
  • Baking soda
  • Water (again, green cleaning at its best!)
  • Double-sided sponge


Step 1

Fill the pot or pan with a layer of water. The amount of water you use will vary based on the depth of the pot and the area of the stain. You want the water level to be at or near the height of the stain while still providing enough room for the addition of vinegar and baking soda.

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Add about a cup of vinegar to the pot, again adjusting the amount of vinegar based on the depth of the pot and the area of the stain. For very large burns, add more vinegar. For smaller burns or shallower pans, add less.


Step 2

Place the pot or pan on the stove, and bring the mixture to a boil. It shouldn’t take long before you start to notice a difference in the stain’s appearance.

Take the pot or pan off the burner, and turn off the stove. Add 2 – 3 tablespoons of baking soda to the mix. Allow the baking soda to fizz and do its work for a few minutes before emptying the mixture from the pot.

Step 4

Scrub clean the pot with the abrasive side of your sponge. You may need to scrub for 30 – 45 seconds, but the burnt spots should come up fairly easily. If the spots are especially stubborn, sprinkle a little dry baking soda on top of them to help abrade the burn marks away. When you’re satisfied that the pot is clean, rinse it thoroughly — it should look as good as new.
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A New Way To Franchising

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Many of us have a dream of owning our own business and while the majority of us can’t figure out what to do, how to start, and when to take the plunge there are a lot of of us who look into franchising as an option to get in business for ourselves.

Franchising however is too damn expensive!
Forget about the time it takes to research the right company, the right market and industry and then go through the application process, the financing process and then training… Woah! …and you still have monthly royalties to have to pay and minimums to meet.

That’s why Honest Maids has come up with a new way to do Franchising
Let’s face it, the cleaning industry is very competitive because is so easy and affordable to start on your own right away. The cleaning janitorial industry is so sought after because is so lucrative, you can make as much money as you are able to earn working directly on the jobs yourself or simply running a business and closing deals for your teams. Starting a business might be easy, but what most don’t realize is that is super hard to actually grow a cleaning business by yourself promoting the same way everyone else does and to the same people. The fact that this industry is so easy to get into is actually a huge reason why many don’t make it – most new owners lack the discipline and insight to grow sustainably. That’s where Honest Maids comes in.
This Arizona based company has figured out that instead of competing against one another, business owners should work together to help control prices and expectations by consumers. This company has also leveraged the power of social media and digital inbound marketing which has helped it grow in to a total of 7 cities and several states. For those who are starting out and want to compete solely based on price, the harsh reality is that they won’t last but if they join forces under a brand that is helping promote their business in their market and requires no monthly minimums, no royalties – well that just a no brainer – why wouldn’t you join?
Honest Maids sells Branding Memberships!
A new business owner interested in a franchise just has to pass an initial application process, and then subscribe to the companies marketing campaign efforts. Each month that you pay you have the right to leverage their brand, get included in their marketing campaign, receive training, leads, support and more. Similar to a franchise but without the ridiculously high fees! This is how franchises should always operate because when a company helps their new members succeed their overall brand power increases, their profits increase and their sustainability increase. Is how franchising should be done – on membership with no minimal almost-zero financial pre-requisites. Start your own business as a membership owner of an Honest Maids in your city. Email info@honestmaids.co for more details.


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Your bed is the focal point of your bedroom, but often times it’s just a rectangle in the middle of the room with some blankets thrown on it. Have you ever wondered how to make your bed look as picture perfect as the ones you see in magazines? And furthermore, have you ever questioned if it’s actually worth making the bed every morning?

To answer the latter question, the latest report from Psychology Today indicates
that over 70 percent of morning bed-makers consider themselves happy, whereas over 60 percent of non-bed-makers consider themselves unhappy. Is a straightened comforter the route to joy? It doesn’t hurt to find out! And to help you make your bed as perfect as the ones in TV shows and magazine spreads, here’s a helpful guide.

Step 1: Invest in Good Quality Sheets and Tuck Them in
Luckily for us, we live in Arizona where there is much variety in styles, quality and prices to chose from! Give your linen the attention the deserve, let them express who you are and remember that just like your daily clothes, they go through a lot of use, so invest in great quality! While you don’t need to buy 1000-thread count Egyptian cotton, it is important to get something that’s going to feel comfortable night after night. Once you have the ones you want, start making your bed by putting on the fitted sheet first. Make sure that all the corners are lined up and pulled extra tight. Next, place the top sheet upside down (you do this so that when you fold over the top edge, the pattern or finished edges are visible).

Step 2: Add a Thin Blanket
These are fluffy over through type blankets that you might use during summer but not in winter.  A thin blanket (which by the way is perfect for our Arizona weather!) paired with a fluffier one makes you more cozy and comfy but it also makes the bed look so freakishly amazing when is all done! At the head of the bed, fold the top sheet and blanket over together about 12 inches. Tightly tuck the sides of the top sheet and blanket under the mattress. When winter starts blowing in, consider investing in a microfiber blanket or wool blanket to best trap the heat and keep you warm at night.

Step 3: Spread Out the Comforter
Whether you have a #duvet (we’ve noticed that a lot of our clients are using these more and more!!) or a comforter, drape it over the blanket. The comforter should be centered on top of the bed with equal amounts of overhang on the sides and bottom. Then, fold over the top half of the comforter to reveal the top sheet and blanket underneath. Coverlets are also popular these days. These are thicker blankets that can act as a lightweight comforter during the summer months. Are you on Facebook? Add us too.

Step 4: Throw on the Pillows (of various sizes!)
A trick we’ve learned about pillows is that you need to arrange them in triangular fashion; you want to start by placing the larger pillows at the very back, these are your foundation, then go for the standard size (sleeping pillows) and place them on leaning but have 1 less pillow than the row before, so if you started with 3 now you will have 2. Next the smaller decorative pillows go last.

Step 5: Add Details
Adding a folded quilt or blanket at the foot of the bed can add another layer of visual interest to the overall look of your bed. Be careful not to get too crazy with the patterns, but if it fits within the design, go for it! If you are a realtor here in Phoenix, call your local maids, when we clean the properties for you we will make sure to make the bed be focal point of a space to showcase what a house can really look like when is nice and clean and nicely staged.

What’s the best part of having an inviting bed?  Getting into those crisp cool sheets after a long day and drifting off into a good night’s sleep. And remember, if you don’t feel like changing the linens yourself, Honest Maids can help. We’re here to up tidy up and clean your bedroom, kitchen, living room and bathroom. Call us at 602-500-2285 today!


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Kylie Katz is 16 and already she has learned some of the biggest and toughest lessons in life.

As a competitive equestrian, she practices six days a week and has learned to work in partnership with her horse, Tucker. When ring-like rashes started appearing on her face, her family and doctors suspected ringworm. But the medications didn’t work, so she had blood tests and a biopsy before being diagnosed with Discoid Lupus approximately six months later.

Her mother Michele is a registered nurse and her mother’s wife, Melissa, is a nurse practitioner. Kylie has two brothers– Jonah, age 3, and Grey, 8 months old. The absence of common symptoms, such as joint pain and fatigue, made her parents overlook lupus as a possibility. Kylie’s parents were persistent in advocating for her care and pushing for a diagnosis quickly, and the family believes that supportive healthcare providers make all the difference in Kylie’s health.

After her diagnosis, Kylie’s immediate concern was for her future.

Currently, she has seven doctors. Her choice in colleges will be limited by the need to stay close to home, or face finding a whole new care team. She has had to start wearing coverup make-up and sunscreen, monitor her stress levels, and wear sun protective clothing. She’s constantly managing her health in order to minimize symptoms.

Understandably, kids at school asked a lot of questions about her skin, and the family decided early on to be open about Kylie’s diagnosis. While they initially feared that people would focus on the physical effects of the disease, they began to see a shift in attitudes based on their willingness to talk about lupus.

Ultimately, Kylie was named prom queen and her optimism about the future rebounded.

“I won’t change the plans for my life because of this disease. I won’t let lupus define who I am and who I’m going to be in the future. I am not afraid.

My plan is to face the challenges with a positive and optimistic attitude. I will continue to ride horses and I will go to college. I am the same person inside, I may have lupus but lupus does not have me.”

As for right now, Kylie is organizing a purple foam dance party for lupus awareness in August, and her Walk to End Lupus team “K. Crew” has already exceeded its fundraising goals. We’re so inspired by your optimism and energy, Kylie!
Honest Maids continues to do good by our community through volunteerism that takes our teams to churches, fairs, community centers but just as important for us is our dedication and deep personal understanding of what lupus does to people and we are very proud of offering free home cleaning to those who are struggling with this condition. Unfortunately lupus cannot be cured but through healthy lifestyle changes that include more rest and less stress – lupus can be put to sleep and kept that way. We try to be an asset in that fight.

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Cleaning with bleach at home linked to some childhood illnesses


Health conscious parents who keep their homes clean and disinfected may have a new worry: a new study suggests that the home use of bleach might be linked to an increased risk of infections in children.

After surveying the parents of more than 9,000 children from three countries researchers saw a modest 20 percent increase in influenza, a 35 percent increase in tonsillitis and an 18 percent increase in any kind of infection, among kids between the ages of 6 and 12, according to the report published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Even after accounting for factors such as passive smoke exposure in the home, parental education, the presence of household mold and the use of bleach to clean schools, the researchers determined home use of bleach was linked to the illnesses..

This is why you will never see Honest Maids using harsh compound chemicals – we care about our little ones – pets and children.
The researchers, led by Lidia Casas of the Centre for Environment and Health in Belgium, suspect that irritating compounds released into the air by bleach are breathed into the lungs by children, leading to inflammation and a higher susceptibility to infections. Also, independent experts say the findings fall in line with other reports linking cleaning products to adverse health effects in children with asthma.
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Make Polish Not War

how to make polish naturally to clean your home naturally and green

Is easy, You’ll think your in the 70’s

1. Extra Light Olive Oil
2. Two large fresh full lemons

Get yourself an empty spray bottle, around 12oz, and pour 2/3 of the light olive oil into it. Cut and squeeze the lemons onto the spray bottle, shake it all up and voila! You got yourself a very efficient, good for your furniture treatment. Happy cleaning!

Up next, we’ll show you some nifty uses for this polish! Even if you don’t make it and just go buy the wax or buy the liquid…You will love these little tricks.

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Never Self Clean Your Oven

Be Honest, when was the last time you cleaned your oven?

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Stop before you hit the self-clean button on your appliance — it’s unfortunately not that easy. Most oven repair calls are due to that very feature. During the self-cleaning process, modern ovens get so hot — we’re talking, like, 1,000 degrees — that the fuse pops and burns out the control panels. Despite this common problem, customers demand the option, making ovens without self-cleaning options difficult to sell.

What’s a germ-fearing baker to do with this vicious cycle? Grab the baking soda.

This easy, toxic-chemical-free way to clean your oven will not only make your appliance shine, it will also keep it in good working order.

1. Remove all that is inside
2. Mix 3-4 table spoons of baking soda with water and lemon juice until you have a thick paste
3. Coat everything inside the oven… it should turn brown.
4. Let sit for minimum 5 Hours.
5. When is time, spray with vinegar…let sit for a few minutes.
6. Wipe off with a wet rag (no napkins, you need something sturdy)
7. Enjoy a clean oven that is naturally cleaned :)

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