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

Tom's of Maine Accepted Waste Small

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

Outdoors

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 [+ a HUGE Essential Oils & Dental Health Giveaway!]

Well Scent Giveaway

This post about natural remedies for health and wellness was inspired by a collaboration with Well Scent.  All opinions are my own. Welcome to the Honor the Earth Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! This April we want to help you Honor the Earth in celebration of Earth Day by giving you the opportunity to win some amazing eco-friendly prizes. 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 for your chance to win great eco-friendly gear! 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. … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning with Murchison-Hume Green Cleaning Products [+ giveaway!]

MH Giveaway

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...]

Green Your Home with Essential Oils [+ a 4 Pack of Oils Giveaway!]

Green Your Home SEBG

Welcome to the Home for the Holidays Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! We are right in the middle of the Holiday Season, stockings are hung by the Fireplace, the smell of an Evergreen fills your Home… I’ve teamed up with a great group of bloggers that want to fill your home with even more! The Home for the Holidays Giveaways are all centered around the perfect products for your home – whether it’s decorative gifts or appliances, each blogger has something for your home! Don't miss the amazing Grand Prize for this Event - a $150 Gift Card to The Ultimate Green Store - enter here. If you were to visit my home this Holiday season you would notice the scents that are wafting through the air.  Nope, they're not from a real Christmas tree... we'll probably go that route next year... they're from my essential oils that I'm … [Read more...]

bumGenius 4.0 Cloth Diapers Giveaway

bumGenius-Giveaway

Welcome to the bumGenius 4.0 Giveaway, sponsored by Cotton Babies and hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy & Viva Veltoro! Cloth diapers have come a LOOOOOONG way over the last few decades. Pins and prefolds are a thing of the past. If you don’t believe it, check out bumGenius 4.0 One-Size Cloth Diapers! bumGenius 4.0 is a reusable diaper that is just as easy to use as disposables (except it's way better for the environment — and your wallet). From its “stretchy, butterfly tabs" that provide a comfortable, personalized fit to the trim pocket design, bumGenius 4.0 is a practical option for anyone — especially those who may be resistant to cloth. Features One of the great things about bumGenius is that you have options. With exclusive colors and prints to the closures and absorbency, YOU can customize your diapers to meet your … [Read more...]

New Baby Prize Package for Your Santa’s Littlest Helper – #SantasHelper #Giveaway

Santa Helper SEBG

Welcome to the Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! We all know that everyone could use a little help around the Holidays, so for this Event I’ve teamed up with more of your favorite bloggers to be your Santa’s Little Helper… giving away prizes that anyone would want to see under the tree! You might find the perfect gift for a little one on your list – or even for yourself, so hop around to all the blogs on the linky at the bottom of this post and don't miss the Santa's Little Helper Grand Prize from Step2! Here on SEBG, I have your present covered for the littlest one in your life... This prize package includes a Bamboo Baby Bottle Tree from OrganicKidz, a set of Organic Cotton Bamboo Velour Little Wipes from Gina's Soft Cloth Shop, a Born Free Classic Bottle and Bottle Insulator, a set of … [Read more...]