Support Honey Bee Habitats with Wyman’s of Maine Free Wildflower Seeds!

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    As you may have heard, honey bees are on the decline due to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).  These pollinators are responsible for the success of so many crops.  Wyman’s is encouraging everyone to help out by offering free wildflower seeds! Wyman’s has done so much to help our pollinators in many ways, from [...]

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Farmbox Direct – Organic Produce Delivery (**GIVEAWAY**)

Farmbox

  This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. I am always striving to eat healthier, but there are always challenges.  From finding the time to plan healthy meals to finding quality organic ingredients, Farmbox has the products I am looking for. Farmbox can deliver organic produce directly to your home.  Over the [...]

The Real Co. Organic 100% Single Origin Foods

The Real Co. Himalayan Salt

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Over the years, I have worked on trying to eat healthier but also to be more aware of things like knowing more about the foods I eat.  For example, where they come from and if they are sustainable or fair trade. [...]

Pro Alpha Greens Superfood Powder

Pro Alpha Greens

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I am always looking for ways to incorporate healthy products into my diet.  I try to eat healthy, but being a busy parent can make that difficult.  The Pro Alpha Green Superfood Powder is a way to add some extra nutrition [...]

Gurin Professional Rechargeable Water Flosser (**GIVEAWAY**)

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  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. It seems like no matter how much I try, I have a lot of dental issues.  I brush carefully and I floss every single day, but I still end up with cavities, which is extremely frustrating.  In an attempt to try [...]

Healthy Living on a Budget: 3 Easy Tips for Moms

Healthy Living

  Living healthy is important for all people. While many moms realize this, they may not be able to do the right things due to budget constraints. However, healthy living doesn’t always have to come with a hefty price tag! If you’re worried about money matters, don’t be; there are lots of things you can [...]

Reducing Food Waste ~ #NoFoodWasted

Food Waste #NoFoodWasted

  Every year, I try to be more conscious about going green, especially in light of Earth Day.  We are a very eco-friendly family, from composting to reducing, reusing and recycling.  One of the things that most of us can improve on is to reduce food waste.  The statistics are staggering.  According to the Green [...]

Alter Eco’s Newest Chocolate ~ Dark Salted Burnt Caramel

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  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I am a huge fan of chocolate, which is hands-down my favorite treat to indulge in.  Alter Eco isn’t just your average chocolate – there is a lot of thought put into making their foods, from keeping the ingredients natural and [...]

InstaNaturals Essential Oils

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  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. We try to live as natural and healthy as possible, and recently have been trying essential oils for everything from natural remedies to homemade household cleaners to homemade body products.  Insta Naturals has a line of essential oils that are useful [...]

Coconut & Tea Tree Oil Skincare

Coconut Oil Tea Tree Oil Moisturizer

  Years ago, I started reading labels much more carefully, and stopped putting products with chemicals on my skin.  Gradually, I went from using store-bought lotions to making my own and even just using plain coconut oil.  However, to add a little something extra to your natural skincare regime, tea tree oil is a great [...]

Going Green and Going Solar

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There are many reasons to go green, and some of the easiest ways to start are ways that benefit both you and the environment!  My family has been living an eco-friendly lifestyle for as long as we can remember and here are some of our tips, which range from small to large things you can [...]

Bee People Documentary

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  This DVD was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. You have probably heard about colony collapse disorder. You may know that bees support most of our food supply. The question is, how can we ensure the bees have a future? Bee People is about bees and the people that care [...]

Homemade Body Butter

Homemade Body Butter

  For years I have been a huge fan of using coconut oil on my skin, and I only recently decided to try shea butter.  I only put natural products on my skin, and have been a label-reader for years.  I avoid anything with chemicals, fragrances, preservatives, and so on.  I figured mixing shea butter [...]

Ways to Reuse Plastic Cups

Ways to Reuse Plastic Cups

  Somehow over the years I have collected many plastic cups from when we have gone out to eat, yogurt cups, and more.  We don’t eat out much, and we rarely eat fast-food, yet most places offer the kids plastic cups with lids for their meals.  I suppose part of me couldn’t bear to see [...]

How to Eat Vegan While Travelling

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As much as it’s admirable to be committed to your body by living a vegan lifestyle, it isn’t always easy, especially when travelling outside your hometown.  It can be quite frustrating trying to stick to your choice of lifestyle when restaurants are unfamiliar.  The good news is that it isn’t as difficult as you may [...]

Beauty Breakthroughs for the Environment

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The Style Glossy: Beauty Counter By Shelley Levitt for The Style Glossy Real beauty is more than skin-deep: It also safeguards the planet. Here are five fresh ways to be an eco-chic goddess. 1. Practice once-a-day makeup application. Going from the office to a dinner date? There’s no need to waste time, product, water or [...]

What You Need to Get Started With Composting

Composting Getting Started

  So maybe you have thought about composting, but you aren’t sure where to start or what you might need.  Composting is easy, and you only need a few things to get started.  Here are the basics you will need to begin composting.  (This article contains Amazon Affiliate links). Compost Bin There are several kinds [...]

Get Rid of Fruit Flies ~ Naturally!

Getting Rid of Fruit Flies Naturally

  Every spring and summer, I try to be careful about avoiding a fruit fly problem, but somehow they still sneak into our compost bin under our sink (even though I keep the bin and the cabinet closed).  Once we have fruit flies, I have a hard time getting rid of them.  It is difficult [...]

Homemade Cloth Dinner Napkins

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In our household, we try to be as eco-friendly as possible.  After switching from paper towels to cloth rags, my 6 year old insisted that she wanted all cloth napkins for the table and also to take to school in her lunch box. Making your own cloth table napkins quick and easy project that helps [...]

Staying Healthy and Hydrated with Infused Water

Infused Water

Infusing water with fruits, vegetables, and herbs, is an easy way to stay hydrated during the summer months, and year-round.  I stay away from sugary drinks, but I still find it hard to drink a lot of plain water, and I know a lot of people who feel the same.  It is much easier and [...]

Tips on Joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

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  Thinking about joining a CSA?  Community Supported Agriculture is when a farmer offers shares of their farm to the public.  You can purchase a share and throughout the season, members receive weekly shares of the farmer’s products (usually a box or basket).  There are many different kinds of CSAs, from fruits to veggies, organic [...]

Ditching Paper Towels for Cloth

Ditching Paper Towels for Cloth Paperless

  It can be easy to go through a lot of paper towels.  After having kids, I felt like I was going through way too many, with many more spills and messes than usual.  When we decided to try cloth diapers, I also wanted to try cloth wipes in the place of paper towels (or [...]

EcoJarz: Eco-Friendly Drinking Lids & Straws (**GIVEAWAY**)

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  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. We love things that are eco-friendly, and products that are healthy and safe are a must for our family.  I stay away from plastics and any risk of materials that could be leaching chemicals into our food and drinks.  I was [...]

How Do YOU Chia? (**GIVEAWAY**)

Salba Chia

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Have you heard of Chia seeds?  Have you tried them yet?  Chia seeds are packed full of nutrition and are extremely versatile.  We are happy to join Salba as a Salba Smart Chia Ambassador! How do I chia?  I start my [...]

Deodorant & Antiperspirant: Going Natural

Natural Deodorant Antiperspirant

  As a teenager and in my college years, it was easy to use popular antiperspirants.  They were cute, they smelled so good, and they worked really well.  I had nothing to worry about and it wasn’t something I gave much thought. Later, as I started making healthier choices, I did a lot of research [...]

Baby Steps to Green – Healthy Eating

baby steps to green eating via @anationofmoms writer @chgdiapers

As much as I’d like to say that all my family eats is whole foods, and that my kids don’t know what McDonalds is, that’s not the truth! We do eat well most of the time, but we’re no stranger to treats. I do not regularly purchase anything that contains high fructose corn syrup, partially [...]

The Basics of Growing Your Own Sprouts

Growing your own sprouts

When I was a child, I remember my mom growing sprouts in our kitchen.  I have always loved sprouts, and I was happy to discover that my children also liked them. I quickly realized that I should be growing my own sprouts! There are so many great reasons to grow your own sprouts.  It is [...]

Fun Painting with Recycled Materials

Painting with Recycled Materials

  This is a fun way to do a painting project by upcycling different materials.  Start by gathering up any materials that you can use for painting.  This could be just about anything: toilet paper tubes, bubble wrap, marker caps, old yogurt cups, lids, empty water bottles, straws, corrugated cardboard, and so on.  You can [...]

Easy Egg Carton & Recycled Container Gardening

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Planting seedlings indoors is an easy springtime project for kids.  We like to get some of our garden plants started indoors, since it helps to get seedlings established before putting them outdoors, especially if there could be cold weather (frosts).  My kids also like to watch the seedlings come up, and it can be an [...]

Being TRULY Green on St. Patrick’s Day

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Although it’s the first thing that often comes to mind, St Patrick’s day isn’t all about drinking green beer. To make your St. Patrick’s Day even greener than it already is, we’ve come up with a few eco-friendly activities that are best suited for environmentalists living a green lifestyle on St. Patrick’s Day. 1. Eat [...]