Drink Eden – Fresh, Cold-Pressed Juices from Imperfectly Shaped Fruits & Veggies [+ $150 VISA Gift Card Giveaway – 3 Winners]

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I've teamed up with DrinkEden.com to share their Kickstarter and naturally different products in today's post. Meet Eden. They’re a new environmentally friendly company that makes fresh, cold-pressed juices from imperfectly shaped fruits and vegetables. Why imperfect fruits and vegetables? Because despite how they look, they provide the same exact health benefits as perfectly shaped fruit. Eden’s core belief is that diversity and imperfections are not flaws to be corrected but traits to be celebrated. And they use their line of juices to fight aspects of our culture that threaten diversity, conservation, and overall health: Superficial Mindset Photoshop gives us flawless skin, perfect tans, and the ideal physique, but it also erases everything that makes us unique. Now more and more people think these digitally altered images … [Read more...]

4 Things You Should Know About Wearing Sunscreen from a Skin Cancer Survivor [+ a Blue Lizard Sunscreen Coupon Code & Giveaway!]

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This post about 4 Things You Should Know About Sunscreen was inspired by a collaboration with Blue Lizard Sunscreen.  All opinions are my own. In case you haven't been a reader for long or it's your first time at SEBG, it’s appropriate for me to share that… I’m a Melanoma Survivor. In fact – at the end of this month, I will be celebrating my 6th birthday! Just 5 months after getting married, at the age of 26, I went to a Dermatologist for the first time for a skin screening. I had a mole on my lower leg that seemed to have been changing for a year or so and just felt that something wasn’t right. It wasn't, but thankfully I was. It came back as Melanoma. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, these cancerous growths develop when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from … [Read more...]

Natural Remedies for Health & Wellness with Well Scent [+ a HUGE Essential Oils & Dental Health Giveaway!]

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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!]

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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...]

Spring Shopping at Carter’s [+ Exclusive Coupon!]

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s. I received a complimentary gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation. It's Spring Time... thank goodness all the snow is gone here in east Tennessee and the sun is shining!  Spring means so many things, but one thing it makes me excited for is sandal and bright clothes weather - for me and the girls.  While we were on a trip a few weeks ago, we headed into a Carter's store to do some Spring Shopping and I can't wait to show you what we chose! Carter's is one store that I always head to at the start of every season.  I just feel like you can't beat their prices for the quality that you get when you shop one of our favorite brands.  I also love that Carter's always seems to be right on point with the season's trendiest … [Read more...]

This is How I McCafé My Way

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This post has been sponsored by Lunchbox.  All opinions are my own. My day always starts the same... roll over to see a cute, little girl staring at me, wondering why I'm not up yet because she's been up for hours [when in reality it's been like 5.75 seconds... the amount it took her to bolt out of bed and into my room].  I stumble to the living room to get her a drink because she's soooo thirsty, and I hit that little black button to make my favorite machine come to life and flash blue. Although I don't get to actually enjoy my cup of coffee for quite a few minutes later [usually after a re-heat in the microwave or two], I do enjoy that time.  I tend to enjoy it even more now that the mornings are a little warmer and I've been enjoying a few quiet moments outside, getting myself ready for the day. I've also been enjoying my … [Read more...]

The Newest Protein Smoothies on the Block: Stonyfield Organic OP

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This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own.   What do you think of when I say Protein Smoothies?  I think of a fitness buff looking for a quick way to get some much needed protein in their diet.  But did you know that protein shakes aren't just for fitness buffs? I've been incorporating more protein in my diet, particularly at breakfast time, for a couple of reasons.  The boost of extra protein in the mornings gets my metabolism going and in turn, my energy levels too.  My girls are early risers so it's not uncommon that they wake up before me so to get going on their energy level, I need a quick boost.  Sure, my cup of coffee helps, but not only do I need a quick boost, I need a boost that's going to take me through the morning. I've also been incorporating more protein in the … [Read more...]

8 Times I Wish I’d Had the Step2 Igloo® Wagon with Cooler™ [+ a DOUBLE Giveaway!]

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I am a Step2 Ambassador and am partnering with Step2 for the following review. I received a product in exchange for my review and honest opinion. Even though my girls are getting older, I'm often reminded of just how little their legs still are.  Whether we're taking off for a stroll around the neighborhood or a day of walking around Dollywood, I often hear "I'm tired!  Carry me!" before we've even really began.  That's why we still have to take along a stroller - sometimes a single, sometimes a double - but no matter what we bring along we always seem to not have room for it all. That's until we met this little beauty... the Step2 Igloo® Wagon with Cooler™.  Let me start out this post by saying I've never felt the wagon love.  I would see parents tugging along kids behind them in wagons at theme parks and I never got it.  Wagons [to … [Read more...]

Easter Tic Tac Toe – Free Printable

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We're coming up on one of the sweetest holidays of the year... are your baskets ready?!  My girls' baskets are thanks to a lovely package of YumEarth Organic Candy that showed up at our house [at no cost to facilitate this review]. YumEarth Organic Candy is one of my girls' favorites all year around, so it's no surprise that I would include these delicious, organic candies in their Easter baskets too! But this year, I'm going a step further and I created this totally cute and fun Easter Tic Tac Toe Game to make our YumEarth Easter candies even more fun... before they're eaten! Sophia and Moreaya are really starting to enjoy board games and games that they can interact with one another and me and Rob so a personalized Tic Tac Toe board made the perfect addition to YumEarth Sour Beans and Gummy Bears. Would your kiddos love to … [Read more...]

Treat Yourself to Stonyfield Organic Frozen Yogurt Pearls

Stonyfield Organic Frozen Yogurt

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. I had my first in-person glimpse and taste of Stonyfield Organic Frozen Yogurt Pearls almost a year ago.  I was so excited to have received a little frozen package of these pearls from Heaven on my doorstep.  When Stonyfield told me I would have another chance at trying them, I literally jumped up and down. My friends, if you can find the Frozen Yogurt Pearls in a frozen section in your local Whole Foods [and you just might if you live in the New England area] - run to get your hands on a box... you'll thank me, I promise!  Plus, you can save with this exclusive coupon to get 2 boxes of Frozen Yogurt Pearls for $6. I could rave and go on and on about these delicious little pieces of frozen goodness, but let me share exactly what they are so you can … [Read more...]

Lil Bums One Size Cloth Diapers

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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...]

Combi Fold N Go Double Stroller

Combi Fold N Go Double Review

When Combi asked if I would like to review their new double stroller [at no cost to me], I jumped at the chance.  Last year we took the Combi Twin Cosmo Stroller to Disney and we quickly realized we would have never survived Disney without it.  It was our first double stroller and really a life-saver both at the theme park and even just running errands in our little town. So, why did we want to try out this double?  Because I knew if it was coming from Combi, it was going to be good.  The Combi Fold N Go Double Stroller provides ultimate convenience while encompassing a lightweight, compact, and portable design. The stroller fits through standard doorways and boasts one of my favorite features - a one-hand quick fold!  That's what sets the Fold N Go Double a little ahead of the previous Cosmo Twin.  The fold is so easy, ladies and … [Read more...]