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A Cat That’s Going Green: Eco Friendly Cat Litter from Swheat Scoop

Cat with Swheat Scoop

This is a sponsored conversation about eco friendly cat litter on behalf of Swheat Scoop.  All opinions expressed are my own. As a family that's been on a going green journey for over 4 years now [oh that fateful day that we decided to use cloth diapers while I was pregnant with Sophia], I've changed a lot of things in our household.  We use way less paper products and many more chemical-free products all over the house now.  One area that I hadn't really thought much about has to do with the 5th member of our family... Roxy! Roxy was my first child - as a graduating Senior in high school, I found her looking for a home and I took her into ours and she's made it through adding 3 more additions to our family since - Rob, Sophia, and Moreaya!  I once read a quote that your pets are your babies until you have babies and then they become … [Read more...]

Green Your Bedroom with Help from My Green Mattress

My Green Mattress Jumping

This conversation about chemical-free bedding options is brought to you by My Green Mattress.  All opinions are my own. In my strive to live green-er, one area that sometimes gets overlooked easily is the bedroom.  Ahem - by bedroom, I most certainly mean mattresses and sheets, of course! My Green Mattress is striving to change that - by offering quality, eco friendly products to families so they do have options for a green-er bedroom and sleeping environment.  My Green Mattress offers a wide variety of products including organic sheets, Latex pillows, and organic cotton and wool mattresses in all sizes. Speaking of mattresses, their Pure Echo mattress just happens to be My Green Mattresses' Best Seller - here's a quick look at why and how the values of this company transcend into all of their products. Chemical-free … [Read more...]

How to Save Time and Money by Switching to Paperless Coupons

Lounging with Coupons

This shop, on paperless coupons, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensPaperless #CollectiveBias I have a confession to make - I'm frugal, but I am the world's worst coupon-er.  The worst.  I tried it, I really did.  I went every Sunday and bought a couple of newspapers for a few months.  I really tried to follow the coupon blogs and match up with their ideas and triple savers.  I tried to buy a cute-sy binder and lug it with me to the store every day.  I tried... and failed miserably. I loathed the time I wasted driving to a store to buy a newspaper and I loathed the time it took to meticulously cut out all those coupons that I hardly ever used because I didn't need the items.  And I dusted my hands of the coupon craze and went about my business of not saving money … [Read more...]

Cloth Wipes and Paper-Less Towels from Gina’s Soft Cloth Shop

Rainbow Wipes

A few weeks ago, I featured Gina's Soft Cloth Shop during the Relish Reusable Event.  She gave away a fantastic selection of cloth wipes and paper-less towels and today I'm giving you a closer look at the items that you can find in her Etsy Shop! I received a package of a variety of cloth wipes and paper-less towels free to share with readers through a review.  The package was honestly a bit breathtaking.  I know, I know - it's a super weird thing to say about cloth wipes - but the variety, the colors, the soft textures - they were just beautiful! Within the package, I got to see almost all of the cloth products that are for sale in Gina's Soft Cloth Shop. 2 packs of 5 OBV wipes [20] 1-plyorganic little wipes (rainbow colors assortment) [2]  2-Ply Organic Birdseye Dishtowels (ivory edges) [10]  1-plyOrganic Birdseye … [Read more...]

5 Easy Ways to Green Your Laundry Routine

Green Your Laundry Routine

Thanks to Simple Green for sponsoring today's discussion about 5 easy ways to Green Your Laundry Routine. It's a chore that most of us, especially Moms, do almost daily.  Lucky for me, Laundry is a chore that I really kind of enjoy?  Yeah, I said that as a question because people usually look at me like I have 2 heads when I say it.  It's true, though, stick me in the Laundry Room all day and I'll be happy... make me clean 1 shower, and you're in for it! Perhaps one reason that I enjoy doing laundry is because I really have perfected my routine.  I take pride in the fact that I've made some easy green steps with this chore and today I'm sharing with you 5 super easy ways to green your laundry routine! Wash in Cold Water Not only will you save on your energy bill, you'll notice that your clothes will come out just as clean when … [Read more...]

Natural Skincare Products from Four Cow Farm

Four Cow Farm Review

Y'all know I like to try out new products, right?  I'm always on the search for products that make my life a little easier and green-er, so when Four Cow Farm approached me with the idea to review their products, at no charge to me, I graciously accepted.  After a few minutes looking around their site, well, how could I not?! Four Cow Farm is a real farm named after our four bovine lodgers. Nestled amongst the lush farmland of the Blackall Range of S.E. Queensland, you can learn more about our farm, our ingredients and Nanna's range of hand-crafted baby skincare here. Although the products and the Four Cow Farm are located in Queensland, they have a U.S. online store that you can shop from any time - with orders over $49 shipping free and fast!  Now, I know you want to see the natural skincare products, right?  They all feature … [Read more...]

The Best Essential Oils for Summer

Summer Essential Oils

One way that I'm living green-er lately is by using essential oils.  I am so excited about sharing my experience with Young Living Essential Oils and just how they're helping me Green My Summer! I admit that I'm still totally new to the Essential Oils scene.  I've used them to make DIY Cleaning Wipes [a fabulous alternative to disposable bleach wipes], but I'm still learning great ways to use them in our every day life too.  Jamie, the fabulous lady behind the H.O.P.E. drops, a Young Living consultant, was kind enough to share some fabulous uses for Young Living Essential Oils with me. I was especially interested in different ways that the oils could help treat and prevent specific things to go right along with Summer! Lavender:  Sunburn Soothing, great for Scrapes and Bruises, Allergies (airborne or skin), Dry skin, Poison Ivy … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Gift Idea: tüb people Simple Wallet

tubwallet pocket

Not only do I have a fabulous green product to share with you today - it's totally hip, trendy, and just in time for Father's Day! The Simple Wallet, from tüb people, is a truly simple wallet with a total stylish flair.  All tüb products are unique and totally green because they come from upcycled bicycle tires! The tüb philosophy is that our bags and gear can be hip AND eco-friendly! When you buy a tüb bag or wallet, you are keeping used inner tubes and old signs from the landfill. Plus, all of our products are designed and sewn right here in our neighborhood in the USA, using locally sourced materials! Tüb honors the miles these tübs have already traveled. These are not products that are pumped out of a factory. Each tüb creation is individual—no two are exactly the same! tüb's catch phrase is "flat but not forgotten" … [Read more...]

[a review of] ZizzyBee Bags Reusable Bags

ZizzyBee Giveaway

There are so many days in my life now that could be described by no other word but “chaos”. So, when I planned an anniversary trip for the hubby and myself, I knew that getting an early start on my packing and staying organized was going to be the key to avoid that ugly “c” word when it came time for us to leave. Unfortunately, I have never packed to go on a cruise before nor have I ever packed for 3 children to stay with grandparents for such a long stretch either, so I had no clue as to what I had gotten myself into. Fortunately, the day before we left, a couple of items arrived at the house that I had been asked to review a while back and I was so relieved because I knew that they were just what I needed to start (yes, I said start) packing. Don’t get me wrong, I did get the kiddos stuff packed and all of that was ready to go ahead of … [Read more...]

Reusable DIY Cleaning Wipes [featuring Lemon Essential Oil from doTERRA]

DIY Reusable Cleaning Wipes

This is a sponsored conversation about using Essential Oils in products, like the DIY Cleaning Wipes I created, on behalf of Discover Natural Solutions.  All opinions are my own. It seems that I'm a little late to the Essential Oils Party, but better late than never, right!?  So many people - both bloggers and friends alike - are raving about the benefits of using essential oils in their everyday lives that I just had to try them out for myself!  Lauren from Discover Natural Solutions thought it was time for me to check out doTERRA Essential Oils so she sent along an Introductory Kit for me to review. The Into Kit comes with three of the most popular and widely used oils - Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint.  It also contains information how ways to use the oils and a CD full of information! In addition to the Kit, she also sent along … [Read more...]

Eco Friendly Toddler Tableware from Re-Play

Replay Snacks at Home

I was sent eco friendly toddler tableware products to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own. If you bring your kiddo over for a play date at our house, you're bound to see our favorite eco friendly tableware.  I reviewed some of the products from Re-Play over two years ago!  Look at this vintage Sophia picture! And guess what?  We still use it daily.  No joke - these plates are used at least 2 times a day, but normally 3.  There's a few reasons why I was attracted to Re-Play in the first place and why I keep using it day after day now. The colors are amazing and they've just added in some great new shades of dark pink, purple, dark blue, and yellow.  The plates contain 3 deeply divided sections that are perfectly sized.  They're made out of recycled milk jugs.  They're durable, dishwasher and BPA Free!  The durability … [Read more...]

3 Layers of Protection with the Ultimate Swim Diaper from i Play

ultimate swim diaper review

This post is brought to you courtesy of iPlay Baby Wear, who provided one of their adorable swim diapers sets to Jamie of Momma Without a Clue for review. With the Memorial Day holiday coming up, so many of us are going to be spending time with our family at the pool, splashing and having a good time. i Play wants us to be aware, though, of the possibility of Recreational Water Illnesses and to have fun safely. Recreational water illnesses(RWIs) are caused by germs spread by ingesting contaminated water in swimming pools, hot tubs, water parks, water play areas, lakes, rivers, etc. Basically, anywhere that you might come in contact with water that someone else has been in, there's a chance of catching an RWI. These germs can cause a number of infections, including but not limited to gastrointestinal, skin, and respiratory … [Read more...]