Choose An Organic Crib Mattress for Your Green Baby

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I received an organic crib mattress from Naturalmat to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed are my own. This past weekend I shared a post on 7 easy ways to make your toddler green and today I'm sharing with you a switch that my family just made to make Moreaya more green! We bought our first crib mattress literally weeks from finding out I was pregnant with Sophia.  It was the first baby purchase that we made, actually my parents bought it for us, and I was ecstatic to have my first baby thing in her soon-to-be nursery!  I remember my Mom asking me if I had a preference on a mattress and I honestly didn't have a clue about mattresses, so I told her just pick one it didn't matter. Obviously it worked just fine - it went through now 2 children, but had I known then what I know now about a crib mattress and their … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Reduce Your Digital Footprint & #GoGreen this Earth Day

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I received promotional products in exchange for sharing these 4 Tips to Go Green this Earth Day.  All opinions expressed are my own. Sure - there are WAY more than 4 Tips that can you help you Go Green this Earth Day, but these tips are focused on daily activities that can help curb your digital footprint!  Although we should remember Mother Earth every day, tomorrow is a day that makes that task easier and raises awareness to the eco friendly lifestyle. This April 22nd, make it a point to reduce your digital footprint and do your part in creating a better environment. With these four simple tips below, one can be on the fast track to celebrating Earth Day the right way. Switch your lightbulbs to CLFs CLF lightbulbs use 75% less electricity and prevent greenhouse gas emissions. They also last roughly ten times longer! Stop … [Read more...]

7 Easy Ways to Make Your Toddler Green this Earth Day

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We all know that going green should be an every day choice, but sometimes special Holidays like Earth Day help those choices become more evident.  Products are marketed to be great choices for Earth Day, lots of blog posts on how to go green start circulating, and the warm, fresh air outside make us want to live more naturally. Today I comprised a list of 7 Easy household replacements that will help turn your toddler be more green this Earth Day... and every day after!  The list can be changed up to fit babies, older kids, and even adults!  I'd love to hear from you if you have another great tip about how to help your kiddo go green, share it with me in the comments!   Organic Food and Snacks It works for any age - replacing those often, numerous snacks that a toddler consumes will have a huge health benefit that is often seen … [Read more...]

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


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


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


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...]

6 Simple Lifestyle Changes to Live Green-er.


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...]