Save Our Earth Sweepstakes – Green Virgin Soap Nuts #Giveaway – US

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Welcome to the Save our Earth Earth Day Sweepstakes Organized by Budget Earth Sponsored by Green Virgin Products Did you know that many of the cleaners in our home include a variety of toxic chemicals? In Europe, many of the chemicals we use in laundry detergent and every day cleaners have been banned for decades since they have been shown in some studies to cause cancer or cause other health concerns. Wouldn't it be better if there was an option for our families that cleaned naturally without the use of these dangerous chemicals? Luckily there is - Green Virgin Products. Since 2008, they have been creating eco-friendly, toxin-free products that are safe for the entire family. Their most popular products, soap nuts and soap nuts liquidare a great way to clean your laundry without using commercial detergents. Not only are they 100% … [Read more...]

I Took a #MightyPledge Natural Deodorant Challenge – Now It’s Your Turn! [+ Happy Pit Pack #Giveaway!]

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of MightyNest.  I received products to facilitate my challenge.  All opinions expressed are my own. Putting toxic chemicals under your arms stinks! That’s why MightyNest, an internet retailer of extraordinarily high quality and safe products for your home and family, asked me to put non-toxic Pit Paste to the test. Find out why you should choose a natural deodorant, then take the pledge below. Your pits will thank you, and you could win a Happy Pit Pack from MightyNest! I received a fabulous package of Primal Pit Paste from MightyNest for the challenge.  This isn't my first time trying a natural deodorant, but my first go-around, I just couldn't get the habit to stick.  I know anything natural is better for me, but I need a product that is convenient too.  It's hard for me to change a habit, if the … [Read more...]

Sprucing Up Outdoors This Spring with Dollar General

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The birds are chirping, there are butterflies fluttering by my window, and I can see the buds of lilacs and tulips getting ready to burst open here in east Tennessee.  And other than wishing the pollen count was a bit lower, I couldn't be happier! Spring brings with it a resurgence of life, an excitement for being outside, and definitely a need for planting beautiful flowers!  I just can't resist putting together a lovely, colorful pot of flowers on the table when I catch Spring Fever! This year, I headed to my local Dollar General to do just that.  I already had a lovely purple Hyacinth that I wanted to enjoy the blooms inside before I planted it outside for it to come back year after … [Read more...]

Growing Your Own Vegetables and Herbs with Gro-ables

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It's no secret that we have a lovely amount of container gardens in our backyard.  I've blogged about my organic gardening experiences numerous times and hope that at some point along the way, inspired a few to take up container gardening too.   But, I know not everyone has the greatest of luck, or a green thumb, when it comes to gardening.  Believe me, gardening can seem overwhelming and, even at times, super hard, but it doesn't have to be! I admit, we buy most of our garden plants as just that, plants. I have successfully grown some vegetables and herbs from seeds, but my performance rate isn't quite as high as it should be.  That's why I'm super excited about trying the … [Read more...]

Blue Avocado Reusable Earth Day Giveaway Event – 10 Winners; US

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Earth Day is fast approaching. Let's celebrate with a giveaway, hosted by Brittleby's Corner! BlueAvocado is synonymous with thoughtful designs and creative solutions for a greener, simpler life. Best known for its iconic (re)zip™ family of products and reusable shopping and lunch systems. BlueAvocado believes reusability is the key to a greener earth. The company promotes using recycled materials when possible and creating products that help consumers be more mindful of the Earth's liveliness. All BlueAvocado products are pvc, lead, & bpa free and are either wipe clean or machine washable. They each include audited IMAPCT label featuring carbon footprint and bottles upcycled.  Blue Avocado would like to giveaway 10 Reusable Prize Packs valued at over $32 each. That is over $320 worth of prizes! Each Prize pack includes everything … [Read more...]

Become a Toxin Freedom Fighter with Me and Seventh Generation

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating. #FightToxins It's time for reform in America! No, I'm not getting all political with you today, I've recently become a Freedom Fighter... a Toxin Freedom Fighter!  It's time for chemical reform in our country and let me tell you why! Did you know that more than 80,000 chemicals available in the US have never been fully tested for their toxic effects on our health and environment?! We're hit with 300 toxins before we're even born!? Early exposure to chemicals can lead to Cancer and Alzheimer's?! The Toxic Substances Control Act was passed in 1976 and hasn't been updated since!? Staggering, I tell you.  So it's time for chemical reform and it's super … [Read more...]

All Natural Skin Care Products from PUR Body Spa

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I received compensation and product to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own. I am not good at taking care of my skin.  Horrible, in fact.  I wish I could blame it on being a busy Mom, but it's gone back way longer than that.  I never really got in a good skin care routine, well, ever.  I've tried, I really have.  I have bought skin care products, but most end up getting passed to my Mom who loves them!  She's always encouraged me to take better care of my skin, warns me that I'll regret it in the future and I know she's probably right, but... I'm full of excuses! That's why when PUR Body Spa contacted me about their products, I figured I would give them a try and probably even like them, but wouldn't keep up the routine and they'd go to my Mom too. PUR Body Spa sent along their Mini Facial Kit [the same … [Read more...]

Mini Facial Kit Giveaway from PUR Body Spa #HonorEarth – US/CAN

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Welcome to the Honor the Earth Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby's Corner through the Green Moms Network! Each of the participating blogs is offering a prize package to help you Honor the Earth for Earth Day! While Earth Day comes just once a year, we want to give you ideas on how you can care for the environment every day. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post!  I am so excited to introduce you to PUR Body Spa products during this Event! I've been using the Mini Facial Kit, along with a few other products over the past few weeks and I'm sharing my PUR Body Spa natural skin care review here [SPOILER ALERT - I'm in LOOOOVE with the products and my skin!]. Until then, let me introduce you to the company … [Read more...]

6 Simple Lifestyle Changes to Live Green-er.

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This article is sponsored by Direct Energy. #DESmartHome Spring is a fabulous time to start thinking of new ways to go green.  I don't know if it's the warmer weather, the buds on the trees, or just all the green that starts sprouting, but Spring is definitely an awakening to so many people to learn new ways to be more eco friendly.  Today I was inspired to write a post to share 6 super duper easy ways to make small changes in your lifestyle to live more green! 1.  Harness the power of the Sun.  Whether you're drying cloth diapers or just your everyday clothes, harness the power of the sun's abilities to dry [with no energy use] and bleach!  If you don't have a permanent clothesline in your backyard, you can use a folding drying rack like I have. Your clothes will smell fresher and you'll feel better about leaving your … [Read more...]

Go Green with American Greetings Video eCards

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of eCards from American Greetings for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It seems that sending Greeting Cards is a lost art.  On the green side, I don't purchase cards often unless they're for a super special occassion and I know the recipient will cherish and keep them.  But, I do realize that they mean so much to people - a little reminder that someone is thinking about you. That is why I am totally loving the new American Greetings eCards! Now it's super easy to send a friend or family member a personalized eCard from American Greetings.  I ALWAYS forget friends' birthdays until the day of - which it's totally too late to send a card through snail mail.  This service is perfect, green, and fun!  The best part about these cards is you can send them to your friend or family … [Read more...]

[a review of] Body Sugaring Paste – an Alternative to Waxing

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I received product and compensation to perform this review.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own. You may have seen the Body Sugaring Paste Giveaway that launched last week OR  a mention of the paste on my Facebook page, but either way - if you have or haven't heard of Body Sugaring Paste before, you're going to learn about it today!Did you know that body sugaring is a method of natural hair removal that's been around for quite some time?  Alot like waxing, when you remove hair with body sugaring paste, it removes the hair at the root.  This makes the hair grow back slower and smoother than shaving with a razor. Lisa - the owner of the Brown Sugar Shop shares... "For the last few years I've created different recipes until I finally discovered the secret ingredient that the high end cosmetic companies use – but I offer it in my … [Read more...]

Go Green: ShamROCK Your World UnPaper Towels Giveaway [+ 3 bumGenius Cloth Diapers]

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Welcome to the ShamROCK Your World Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! We're celebrating St. Patrick's Day by turning our prizes GREEN! That's right - each blogger in this Hop has a green giveaway just for you - so be sure to hop around the rainbow linky and enter them all, including the fabulous GREEN Cloth Diapers Grand Prize [below]! On the So Easy Being Green blog, I've got a prize for you that boasts the color green and IS green... Today I'm featuring the Natural Linens Boutique! We are a family run business, dedicated to providing practical, sustainable, eco friendly  items for your home at affordable prices.  We offer durable products made with 100% natural fabrics. Most of our products contain 100% GOTS certified fabrics which are produced following Fair Trade Guidelines. Natural Linens Organic Un paper … [Read more...]