14 Things Surprising Things I Learned On My First Organic Farm Tour

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If you follow me on instagram, you probably saw a few surprising subjects in my pictures last week. Instead of sharing pictures of my girls [like I normally do], I was sharing pictures of cows! Yes, a little surprising, but I couldn't help myself because they were so cute up close. In fact, I saw more cows last week than I've seen in a long while - and that's saying a lot since I live in rural east Tennessee. I had the amazing opportunity to go on an Organic Farm Tour with Stonyfield Organic. I expected to learn a few things about organic dairy farms, but I was amazed at the knowledge and passion I returned to Tennessee with after just a 3 day farm tour. Cows aren't anything out of the ordinary here in Tennessee or to me... in fact, I was on a 4-H Dairy Cow Judging Team in high school! But there were quite a few things about this trip … [Read more...]

My Natural Skincare Routine with Burt’s Bees

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ANaturalClean #CollectiveBias   If you've read more than 2 posts on this blog, you'll know I like things simple and easy. I have two young girls, work full-time from home, and have a house and husband to take care of in the middle of all the other duties, so I just don't have the luxury of tons of extra time. And I admit, I haven't always taken the best care of my skin. I wouldn't call myself old, but I'm not in my 20's anymore, so the term skincare is definitely evolving a bit to me. Skincare routines in the past used to mean controlling pimples and breakouts and now they often revolve around preventing dark spots, wrinkles, and oh yeah... apparently still breakouts. A few weeks ago I had the rare [in my life] opportunity to … [Read more...]

Introducing *New* Vitamin Drink Mixes from Zarbee’s [+ a HUGE Sampling Event – Try it for Free!]

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This conversation about new Vitamin Drink Mixes was inspired by a collaboration with Zarbee's. All opinions are my own. One of the best parts of my job is having the opportunity to try new products and the one I'm sharing today really has me excited. It couldn't have come at a better time either - with the start of back-to-school season AND the upcoming and dreaded Fall allergy season, I'm going to be needing an extra boost of vitamins for sure. The only problem? I'll admit it - I hate taking vitamins. I dislike taking any type of medication - it's just the act of having to do something and making myself remember to take it every day that just isn't possible. Drinking a yummy drink full of vitamins? Now, that's something I can get used to! Zarbee's Naturals is a brand that I've grown to love and trust when it comes to my … [Read more...]

Zucchini Corn Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

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How many of you have a ton of zucchini in your kitchen right now that you've gathered from your own garden? Unfortunately I don't have that issue this year, but I definitely have in years past. Since we just moved in Spring, we didn't get a chance to plant our organic garden, but next year I hope we have zucchini up to our ears! Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables to grow - it's relatively low maintenance, it's a mild vegetable that I can usually get the girls to eat, and it's so versatile as an ingredient - from muffins to baked and fried dishes, it's easy to use that zucchini up! Just because I don't have organic zucchini from my own garden doesn't mean I don't have an abundance of this tasty green vegetable. Trips to our local Farmers Market tells me that lots of farmers have lots of zucchini to share, so I decided to come up … [Read more...]

6 Easy Ways to Go Green in Your Bathroom [+ Exclusive Coupon for Scott Tube-Free Toilet Paper]

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScottTubeFree #CollectiveBias You may have noticed a little less green around here as I've transitioned to Lindsey Blogs from So Easy Being Green. It's mainly because I've been striving to share more of me and less of the end goal of me. I often felt misaligned with the former blog name and more aligned with the mainstream green crowd - you know, the family that sees small, eco-friendly changes make a difference in the world and the family that is consistently trying to make more of those small changes. If you find your family in that description of mainstream green, today's post is for you, especially if you're like me and want those changes to come easy. In fact, this post should actually be titled "6 incredibly easy ways to … [Read more...]

Pineapple Mango and Avocado Fresh Salsa

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturallyClean #CollectiveBias   It's Summer and one word that keeps coming up in my kitchen in the summer time is fresh. Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, fresh recipes - summer means fresh to me and today I'm sharing one of my favorite new fresh salsa recipes featuring 3 of my favorite foods... Pineapples, Mangoes, and Avocados! Even though Tennessee isn't exactly known for it's tropical trees, I can find a great selection of fresh produce in our local stores - which makes it feel like we have mango trees growing right in our backyard [which just happens to be a dream of mine]. I am loving this fresh salsa as a topping for tacos, in a delicious quick chicken wrap for lunch, or even as a snack with tortilla chips. The … [Read more...]

ReUse CLASSICO® Pasta Sauce Jars with reCAP®

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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

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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

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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. 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...]