Top 3 Back to School Trends with Osh Kosh B’Gosh

Back to School Trends Collage

This post about Back to School Trends was inspired by a collaboration with Osh Kosh B'Gosh. I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. It's all I can think about... Sophia will be a Kindergartener in just 2 short weeks. It makes me want to cry, it makes me want to jump and down with excitement for her, it makes me want to hold her and never let her go... in short, it makes me feel like a Mom with multiple personalities! It would be way different if she hadn't already attended Preschool for 2 years. At 3, she begged to go to Preschool. She's always thrived on discipline, structure, and the ability to do arts and crafts all day long. Her sister? Not so much, but that's a whole other story! This girl has always been Miss … [Read more...]

Mint Chocolate Chip DIY Frozen Yogurt [no machine required + a Giveaway!]


This post about making frozen yogurt at home was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. If there's one thing my girls love, it's ice cream. If there's one thing they love even more, it's frozen yogurt - and I agree. We're guilty of making a trip to the Frozen Yogurt shops at least weekly. But what if I told you that you could make DIY Frozen Yogurt at home - no machine required?! That's what we've been doing and let me tell you, it's quite delicious... and fun! It all started with Stonyfield Organic Yogurt. Stonyfield is a staple on our weekly grocery list and I'm so excited that I get to use my beloved yogurt in a new, frozen way. Now I will say that one of my favorite Stonyfield product's is their Frozen Yogurt [if you haven't picked up a pint of it yet, do yourself a favor and go to the store now], … [Read more...]

6 Easy Ways to Go Green in Your Bathroom [+ Exclusive Coupon for Scott Tube-Free Toilet Paper]

Go Green Bathroom

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScottTubeFree #CollectiveBias You may have noticed a little less green around here as I've transitioned to Lindsey Blogs from So Easy Being Green. It's mainly because I've been striving to share more of me and less of the end goal of me. I often felt misaligned with the former blog name and more aligned with the mainstream green crowd - you know, the family that sees small, eco-friendly changes make a difference in the world and the family that is consistently trying to make more of those small changes. If you find your family in that description of mainstream green, today's post is for you, especially if you're like me and want those changes to come easy. In fact, this post should actually be titled "6 incredibly easy ways to … [Read more...]

DIY July 4th Popsicles #HelloSummerFun

Eating July 4th Popsicles

I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received an OshKosh B’Gosh gift card to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #HelloSummerFun The weather has been absolutely GORGEOUS here in east Tennessee this past week - how has it been where you live? Warm weather, means one thing - summer has arrived and our family couldn't be happier! We've been spending as much time outdoors as we can and soaking up every minute of it. This Summer is even more special because Sophia will be going to Kindergarten this Fall and Moreaya will start Preschool. So I feel like it's their last summer before they'll be school age children so we're really making sure to fill it with fun days and activities! It's a beautiful day for a front porch Tea Party. … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Blending Pet Families

Blending Pet Families

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #1StopPetShop #CollectiveBias Over the past few months, I've shared that we moved into a new house and if you follow me on instagram, you've even seen glimpses of our new old house, built in 1920! I have big plans to show you all around the house, as soon as we get fully settled [by the way do you ever get fully settled after a big move?!]. Moving is a big change in anyone's lives, but we've been experiencing a couple of big lifestyle changes along with the regular stresses of moving. Not only did my family of four move into the new house, my parents have moved in with us! We were already living in the same town, but decided to sell both of our houses and move in together to share expenses and help my parents to be able to … [Read more...]

Find Out Sooner – Pregnancy Testing with First Response


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for First Response. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. It seems like forever ago when I couldn't see my toes... when I stood with my hands on my lower back... when I felt the flutters in my belly that told me there was a sweet baby girl growing inside. It feels like even longer ago when it was the day that I wondered "Is there really a chance that I'm pregnant?!?" I remember going to the store and buying a box of pregnancy tests and having to wait to test before I found out if I was pregnant with my first baby. We were trying so I was hopeful, but didn't know until my missed period. I have the most vivid memory of seeing that positive test and being SO excited with Rob - we were just ecstatic to be … [Read more...]

Check out Groupon’s Mother’s Day Gift Shop

Groupon Mothers Day Collage

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Mother's Day is inching closer and I'm back today to share even more gift ideas for the special lady in your life - whether it's yourself, your Mom, or a special friend that you want to treat - Groupon is ready to help, thanks to their Mother’s Day Campaign! Groupon’s Mother’s Day Gift Shop is the place to head right now as they have extra special deals for Mother's Day [on top of their amazing prices already]! I took a look around the site and it didn't take me long to make a list for myself and a few special friends and mothers in my life. I am in love with ziplining after trying it for the first time in Sevierville last year and I'm dying to grab the Groupon for the Wahoo Zip Lines in Gatlinburg! Gifts for others [and … [Read more...]

My Favorite Picks of Personalized Mothers Day Gifts from Personalization Mall

Personalization Mall Grandma Collage

Today's post about personalized Mothers Day Gifts has been sponsored by Personalization Mall. All opinions are my own. Mother's Day is just around the corner and I'm making sure that not only am I prepared, but that you are too! For some reason, all holidays and special occasions seem to sneak up on me now, but I'm not letting it happen this Mother's Day thanks to some fabulous personalized Mothers Day gifts I've found at Personalization Mall. You can find fabulous personalized gifts at Personalization Mall at all times of the year, but wait until you see some of their favorite picks and best sellers in their Mother's Day Gift Guide. There are several pages worth of beautiful gifts and I've chose a few of my favorites for my Mom and Mother-in-Law [and maybe just a couple for myself too], let me know what you think about what I … [Read more...]

Kids Garden Activity: ReUse Yogurt Cups to Plant Organic Seeds

Planting Seeds Collage

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. It's Spring time and we've been spending every possible moment that we can outside during these last few weeks. The girls love it and it gives me a renewed sense of energy, especially after all the moving stress that's been happening! We're in our new house and absolutely loving our surroundings but one thing we're definitely missing is our container gardens this year. Our new home has a wonderful yard but building our container gardens has been put on the back burner for a bit until we're really settled in. But that doesn't mean we have to skip on the Spring planting season, of course! As a brand partnership for the month, Stonyfield Organic connected us with High Mowing Organic Seeds for our garden. We were sent quite the spread of seeds and that … [Read more...]

3 tips for Relieving Moving Day Stress [+ a BOGO Coupon for RESCUE] #StressLess2BMyBest

Moving Day Stress

We're here - it's true, we've made the move and are getting settled in our new-to-us home! In fact, it's definitely not a new home at all. My family has moved into a 1920's Queen Victorian style house in the historic district of our town and we couldn't be more excited! We officially started the move on Saturday and we're still slowly bringing items in from our house, but we're semi-organized after 6 days and I can finally start to feel a sense of relief from the stress of moving, which is why I'm sharing my 3 tips for making moving day stress easier to handle thanks to a collaboration with RESCUE. Since we just finished the moving process or are almost finished, these tips are fresh on my mind and are definitely how I dealt with stressing over a huge life change that can really throw off your balance and definitely induce stress … [Read more...]

4 Things You Should Know About Wearing Sunscreen from a Skin Cancer Survivor

Things You Should Know About Sunscreen

This post about 4 Things You Should Know About Sunscreen was inspired by a collaboration with Blue Lizard Sunscreen.  All opinions are my own. In case you haven't been a reader for long or it's your first time at SEBG, it’s appropriate for me to share that… I’m a Melanoma Survivor. In fact – at the end of this month, I will be celebrating my 6th birthday! Just 5 months after getting married, at the age of 26, I went to a Dermatologist for the first time for a skin screening. I had a mole on my lower leg that seemed to have been changing for a year or so and just felt that something wasn’t right. It wasn't, but thankfully I was. It came back as Melanoma. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, these cancerous growths develop when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine … [Read more...]

5 Reasons I’m Excited to be a ClimateStore Ambassador


This post was written in a collaboration with ClimateStore as a part of their Ambassador program.  All opinions are my own. In case you haven't noticed that lovely little button on the right, I've been chosen to be a ClimateStore Ambassador and am completely honored with the title.  I have joined seven other bloggers, some who are probably already on your reading list as they are on mine and others that I can't wait to get to know, to join ClimateStore on spreading the word about easy green living and spreading the message about climate change, and more importantly, to increase awareness of carbon lowering solutions. Since I'm so excited to join this program, I thought I would let YOU know why I am! Education I've admitted that  I'm just a Mom living in east Tennessee and don't claim to know everything there is about living a … [Read more...]