ReUse CLASSICO® Pasta Sauce Jars with reCAP®

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

I've partnered with CLASSICO® and reCAP® to share how to reuse pasta sauce jars and received product, coupons, premium items and reader giveaway coupons as a part of my participation. All opinions given here are fully my own. #CLASSICOMakeItYourOwn   Last week I received a beautiful shipment of products that had me so excited to spend a little time in the kitchen. We're huge fans of CLASSICO pasta sauce already, but I was excited to see some great new products, and especially recipe cards, in our CLASSICO box. In the box was also a few packages from reCAP. I almost always reuse our pasta sauce jars and mason jars, but sometimes I don't feel like I'm really utilizing them like I could. Sure, you can screw the lid back on some jars, but I knew there had to be a better option out there - there is and it's reCAP, but more on … [Read more...]

Best Cloth Diapers for New Parents

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This post about the Best Cloth Diapers for New Parents was inspired by a collaboration with Buttons Diapers. All opinions are my own. Even though it's been a bit since my own cloth diapering days, my cloth diaper posts are still some of the most popular here on the blog. After over 4 years of using cloth on my girls and with my title of a blogger I was able to experience a ton of different cloth diapers through reviews [really, quite a few - check out my extensive catalog of cloth diaper reviews here] and had the experience of cloth diapering both my girls as newborns, infants, and even toddlers. But perhaps the time when parents have the most questions about cloth diapers is before they even start! That's why I'm sharing the Best Cloth Diapers for New Parents today! Cloth Diapering can seem totally overwhelming at first glance - … [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...]

Celebrate Earth Day with ClimateStore and Give #10ForSolar

Spotlight-SELF

This post was written in a collaboration with ClimateStore as a part of their Ambassador program.  All opinions are my own. It's no surprise that I'm talking so much about Earth Day this week as it's coming up fast... tomorrow in fact! And today I want to share an amazing initiative with ClimateStore and how they're celebrating Earth Day for a full week! ClimateStore Inc. is pleased to announce that it’s partnering with the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) on Earth Day to provide renewable energy to communities in need. To maximize the project’s positive impact, ClimateStore is extending Earth Day to a full week, so that 10% of proceeds from all purchases made on ClimateStore.com from April 19 – 25, 2015 will be donated to SELF. SELF provides renewable energy to developing countries, which improves quality of life in those … [Read more...]

Make Earth Day Everyday – Sharing Tom’s of Maine Zero Waste Goal

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I'm a Tom's of Maine Goodness Circle Ambassador. All opinions are my own. What if I told you there was a company that had the amazing goal of producing ZERO packaging waste in landfills?  Would you believe me? What if I told you that you can celebrate Earth Day and live a little green-er by buying your favorite products and even brand NEW products? I know Tom's of Maine is one of the most popular brands that I blog about because they really do make living a green-er life easy - that's why I fell in love with them too! And today I'm sharing how, just by buying the products from a brand you love, can make a huge difference this Earth Month and every day! According to the Tom's of Maine Goodness Report, volunteers helped keep 11,000lbs of packaging waste out of landfills in 2014! Tom's of Maine is going places y'all and I'm so … [Read more...]

5 Reasons I’m Excited to be a ClimateStore Ambassador

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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...]

Natural Remedies for Health & Wellness with Well Scent

Easy Natural Remedies

This post about natural remedies for health and wellness was inspired by a collaboration with Well Scent.  All opinions are my own. It seems every blog that I read and every person on instagram that I follow has been talking essential oils lately.  It's definitely something that I've been getting into more myself as I look for more natural remedies and products to use in everyday routines.  One thing that slows my uses of essential oils is education.  I know oils are powerful and I just don't know where to start learning all about them... until now! When Well Scent reached out for a review of their products, I was not only ecstatic to add to my oil collection, but absolutely intrigued because the site offered something that I hadn't found before... background, information, and education on the products they offer. Well Scent is a … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning with Murchison-Hume Green Cleaning Products

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This post was inspired by a collaboration with Murchison-Hume. I was sent complimentary products for review. All opinions are my own. Today I'm so excited to introduce you to a new-to-me brand that has totally taken over my bathrooms... and kitchen, and, well, every room in the house during the past couple of weeks.  You see, Murchison-Hume couldn't have come into our house at a better time.  We currently have our house up for sale [as we prepare to move in just ONE WEEK - yikes!], so in the midst of packing and chaotic nature of a household of four being moved, we've also been allowing potential buyers in to see our house. To be honest, it's been a bit of a stressful nightmare, but we're getting there.  It's virtually impossible to keep a house clean with two girls running around 12 hours a day - while trying to work from home AND … [Read more...]

Lil Bums One Size Cloth Diapers

LilBums Sizing Collage

We were provided cloth diapers for review purposes.  All opinions are our own. I'm always happy to add new cloth diapers to our fluffy stash, so I was excited for the opportunity to try out Lil Bums cloth diapers. Lil Bums sent us 2 complimentary pocket diapers in their newest prints. The elephant print has a super soft minky outer that's covered in cute colorful elephants. It's not only super soft, but adorable as well.  The other print is a fun gray and white chevron. It's outer is made of a silky polyester material, and Lil Bums advertises that this material makes it perfect to use the diaper cover as a swim diaper! The inner linings in all Lil Bums cloth diapers are made of a soft stay dry suede lining, designed to wick away moisture, keeping baby as dry and comfortable as possible. Lil Bums pocket diapers come with two … [Read more...]

EcoFriendly Greeting Cards from Plymouth Card Company

Plymouth Card Company giveaway

This post about ecofriendly greeting cards is brought to you by Plymouth Card Company.  All opinions are my own. Even though there's still snow on the ground here in east Tennessee, I keep reminding myself that Spring is just around the corner!  There's just something about knowing Spring is so close that makes me all cheery inside - maybe it's the thought of warm weather on it's way, or a sense of new beginnings as the Spring flowers start to appear... whatever it is, I'm looking forward to it! Spring this year is also bringing my family a new beginning.  We're moving to a new house and in preparation for the move, I've begun to pack up some of our belongings and have come across some absolutely prized possessions.  One thing that I keep noticing is how many handwritten cards and letters I've saved throughout the years.  Even … [Read more...]

Lily Cup Compact Collapsible Menstrual Cup Giveaway

Size A Lily Cup Compact

Just a couple of month's ago, I shared my review of the First Collapsible Menstrual Cup.  If you had told me 4 years ago I would be blogging about menstrual cups, I would have laughed and then turned totally red.  But alas, here I am and I'm bringing up the cup again, but this time just for you! We're a couple of weeks into 2015 but that doesn't mean it's too late to make a Green Resolution.  It's never too late to take small steps to living a better, healthier, green-er life.  That's why I'm giving one lucky reader the chance to have their own green resolution of switching to a menstrual cup in 2015 [or perhaps just a new brand and style if you're already a cup user]! The Lily Cup Compact is my "white pants bestie".  That's the best way to describe this travel-friendly menstrual cup.  It's the same size as a tin of lip balm so you … [Read more...]

Meet ZumZum Bikes: The Coolest Balance Bikes Ever

Zum Zum Bike Race

This conversation about the coolest balance bikes is brought to you by ZumZum Bikes. The time has come for a completely new type of a balance bike to be introduced. For a while the market has been full with various balance bikes, but it turns out that there still is a way to improve the classical riding bike. ZumZum Balance Bikes have introduced a bike that is made from birch plywood, making it light, maneuverable and beautiful. Click on the video to see yourself. Balance bike like this is perfect for youngsters who have just started walking and exploring the world. The light frame means that the child is comfortable with the bike and it goes only as fast as needed. No inertia, no bulky parts that make it heavier. Whenever the kid feels that the speed is too great, the bike can be stopped by simply putting his feet on the … [Read more...]