Bedding Battle: Creating a Vintage Chic Look on a Budget

Brylane Home Vintage Chic

I received product for review to facilitate this post.  All opinions are my own. I often feel totally blessed to be working from home, writing a blog that I love, and having the chance to review some amazing products from some of my favorite companies.  But one of my favorite things that I've been able to do over the past 3 years of writing on So Easy Being Green is to bless my loved ones with some of the same opportunities! When Brylane Home shared their fabulous bedding section with me, I knew  I didn't have a need for a new set, but I knew someone who did... my Mom!  She had been asking for help picking out a new bedding set for their guest bedroom for awhile and we hadn't had a chance to go shopping, so when this opportunity came by - I knew it was perfect for her! After looking at the extensive amounts of bedding products … [Read more...]

I Took a #MightyPledge Natural Deodorant Challenge – Now It’s Your Turn! [+ Happy Pit Pack #Giveaway!]

Pit Paste

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...]

Never Be Powerless Again with Duracell Powermat Universal Batteries [#SpringSweeping #Giveaway - US/CAN]

Duracell Charger Giveaway

I was provided with products to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own. Welcome to the Spring Sweeping Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network. The days are getting warmer, brighter, and longer which may lead many to start Spring Cleaning. But we're not ready to start cleanin' until we're done sweepin'! Take the next two weeks to sweep along the fabulous giveaways that a group of bloggers have come together to offer you! Be sure to hop around to all the giveaways, in the linky below, and just maybe the Grand Prize of a Shark® Lift Away Vacuum, from Brylane Home, will get someone in the Spring Cleaning mood! You can enter the Grand Prize here. Where would we be without cell phones, tablets, technology?  I swear to you even if I'm just running a few miles to the store, I feel like my phone must … [Read more...]

Sprucing Up Outdoors This Spring with Dollar General

Dollar General Outdoors

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...]

Refresh Your Home & Health this Spring: DIY Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

Make Your Own Scrub

I received products to facilitate this post, featuring a DIY Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub.  All opinions expressed are my own. When Whole Foods Market sent me some fabulous tips about how to refresh my home and health this Spring, one stood out in particular... making my own DIY Body Scrub!  Today I'm sharing with you those same tips, as well as the recipe for my DIY Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub! Jumpstart Your Health The Spring time is a great time to re-evaluate how you treat your body.  The days get warmer and longer, which encourages more exercise and time outdoors.  The idea of wearing a bathing suit in the coming months usually changes our minds about the foods we're eating too! Eating and snacking healthy is easy when you receive a package full of delicious goodies from Whole Foods! For a tasty and satisfying on-the-go snack – … [Read more...]

Get Swimsuit Ready with Kaeng Raeng’s All Natural Cleanse

Kaeng Raeng Collage

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kaeng Raeng for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It's definitely true that I need to get in gear to get swimsuit ready.  We're going on a Family Vacation to a Florida Beach in just under 2 months and honestly, I am not there.  I've started an exercise program to get me in shape and ready for a run/walk race in July, but my diet is not where it should be. I try to eat healthy, I really really do.  But sometimes convenience foods are, well, just too convenient.  But since I started using my new blender, I've really been doing better at my intake of raw fruits and vegetables and I've had additional support from Kaeng Raeng lately too! Kaeng Raeng is an all natural product that is vegan, gluten, caffeine, and soy free.  Their meal replacement pouches contain NO artificial … [Read more...]

Fill your Easter Eggs with YumEarth Organic Candy #Giveaway

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We're just a couple weeks away from Easter and if you're like me, I'm already trying to figure out what I'll be putting in my girls' Easter Eggs and Baskets! Luckily, I received a package of YumEarth Organic Candy, perfectly decorated in Easter packaging this week [free for review].  To say my girls will be excited when they open up Easter Eggs filled with Gummy Bears and Fruit Snacks is definitely an under statement.  My girls get so excited when they see YumEarth packages come inside the house... almost as much as me. You see, not only do I love YumEarth Candy because it's organic and contains all natural ingredients - no artificial dyes or coloring!  So I can feel good about giving them the candy, but the other reason I love YumEarth?  It's delicious! I enjoy the gummy bears about as much as the girls do!  So that's why … [Read more...]

All Natural Skin Care Products from PUR Body Spa

PUR Body Spa Scrub

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...]

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...]

[a review of] Body Sugaring Paste – an Alternative to Waxing

Body Sugaring Paste Process

I received product and compensation to perform this review.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own. You may have seen the Body Sugaring Paste Giveaway that launched last week OR  a mention of the paste on my Facebook page, but either way - if you have or haven't heard of Body Sugaring Paste before, you're going to learn about it today!Did you know that body sugaring is a method of natural hair removal that's been around for quite some time?  Alot like waxing, when you remove hair with body sugaring paste, it removes the hair at the root.  This makes the hair grow back slower and smoother than shaving with a razor. Lisa - the owner of the Brown Sugar Shop shares... "For the last few years I've created different recipes until I finally discovered the secret ingredient that the high end cosmetic companies use – but I offer it in my … [Read more...]

Introducing the SwaddleClub from SwaddleDesigns

Swaddles

I was provided with product to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own. SwaddleClub Although I no longer have itty bitty babies to swaddle of my own, I am still totally in love with swaddle blankets.  I know, it's a bit of an odd obsession, but I can't resist swooning over their softness and adorable prints.  And if you invite me to your Baby Shower, you can about bet that you'll be getting some sort of swaddles from me! The lucky recipient of these amazingly, beautiful muslin swaddle blankets will be my husband's aunt.  She's expecting her first baby boy and I just had to spoil the little man with an adorable set from SwaddleDesigns! This set of Muslin Swaddles from SwaddleDesigns are boutique quality and gorgeous!  I received a set of 4 100% Cotton Muslin Swaddles in the Sterling Print - which is a perfect, unisex … [Read more...]

Disney’s FROZEN is On Repeat in Our House – How About Yours?

FROZEN Sisters

Somehow we ended up with 2 copies of FROZEN.  I pre-ordered one from Amazon.com and was sent another [for free to review].  Now I know why fate had it be that I ended up with two... because one of them is surely going to be worn out soon! Last year, around Thanksgiving, I got really really brave and decided to take my [then] 1.5 and 3 year old girls to the movies by myself.  I had heard such wonderful things about FROZEN and seriously couldn't take not seeing that cute snowman in the theaters.  So, we did it.  And guess what?  They sat through the whole thing.  That should tell you something - it was that good, even to them at such a young age. Guess what else? They continue to sit through this movie time after time after time after time after... ok, you get it.  We've watched this Blu-ray seriously more times than I can … [Read more...]