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Kitchen Recycling Helps the Planet

Recycling Items from our Kitchen and More

I never realized just how many things can be recycled from the kitchen. Every week we pile up things to be recycled and most of it comes from our kitchen! I've mentioned before that my husband takes our recyclables in every Saturday morning so until then we just collect it in our basement. I am also big on EVERY thing makes a difference and recycling is something I've tried to get better and better at! We recycle cardboard boxes from … [Read more...]

Tips for Using Print Products to Engage Blog Readers

Mail Opening for Print Products

Keeping your mommy blog readers engaged is key to maintaining - and growing - a popular blog. Even if your blog is merely for personal use, making sure that your friends and family stay interested will ensure that you can keep them up-to-date with your life, no repetition necessary. Usually, blogger turn to social media or email to keep readers engaged, but these efforts can only go so far. In fact, many online users are too over-whelmed with … [Read more...]

Three Things Thursday – Week 8

Welcome to week eight of Three Things Thursday!! I can't believe how time has flown by! Are you enjoying this feature? Let us know your thoughts! If you are new this week, welcome and thanks for stopping by! Here is how it works: Remember those emails that used to go around all the time, the ones that were like 20 questions about you and you were supposed to answer them and email to all of your friends to let them learn new things about you? … [Read more...]

Have a Safe Move with LifeLock, Tips for a Worry Free Move #LifeLock

Safe Moving with LifeLock

It's this time of year that so many people are considering their dreams of home ownership. It's late winter, spring will be here soon along with nicer weather and it's easier to think of getting your current home/apartment cleaned out and getting out to search for that dream home. Along with home ownsership comes applying for a mortgage, transferring mail, making calls for service transfers and much more that could compromise your identity's … [Read more...]

Did You Know You Can RECYCLE at BEST BUY?

Best Buy Recycle Logo

If you remember a few weeks back I posted about recycling old technology. My husband and I have been looking for ways to get rid of some things in our home that are no longer used, without having to throw the items away. In looking for things to do with the larger items, such as old televisions, I came across this amazing Best Buy recycling page that describes in detail the recycling program at Best Buy!! Make sure you click on it and check out … [Read more...]

Wintery Wordless Wednesday

Winter Scene

We got a snow storm yesterday and through the night. I took a few wintery pictures this morning. Although I don't like winter, I love some of the scenes! This picture was taken out the front window of the car...the sky wasn't that blue, it was the sun strip thing across the top of the window, but I think it looks pretty cool that way! ;) This is my favorite. Trees in the sky. Beautiful Wintery Scenes! … [Read more...]

Extended Breastfeeding – Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base

Extended breastfeeding is something I've wanted to do accomplish for a while now. With my first and second sons my goal was one year. You all probably know that I didn't make it with my first, being just short about 7 weeks. I did nurse LA for one full year, but he was also transitioning to cow's milk a few weeks before his birthday and he self-weaned at exactly one year. Since that time my goal was to nurse our next baby for 14+ months. It is … [Read more...]

Green Giveaways Galore on Tuesday! Link Up and Enter!

It's Tuesday and that means another week of Green Giveaways Galore!! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are here to share GREEN Giveaways and are excited to bring you this list of green giveaways! Please feel free to link up your green, eco-friendly giveaways and make sure to leave the end date for entrants! This linky will be open until next Monday night so feel free to stop by and add any giveaways you post throughout the week! These are our only … [Read more...]

Smart Bottoms in Friday’s Fabulous Fluffy Feature

Logo for Smart Bottoms

Those of you who have been around know my love for AIOs. It's common knowledge. :) This week I am thrilled to be able to tell you about an AIO with a 100% organic cotton inner! Smart Bottoms has a variety of cloth diaper products including swim diapers, trainers, covers and AIOs. One thing I love is that Smart Bottoms offers an organic cloth diapering system that is 100% made in the United States! Their prices are reasonable and they offer … [Read more...]

Easy Travel with the Travel Crib by BabyBjorn (Giveaway)

BJorn Travel Crib

Traveling is something we love to to. Weekend family getaways are often on our schedule, however, it's not always been easy since having little ones. We have to make sure we know where they will sleep because we'll be needing a crib for baby's safety. When I heard about the Travel Crib Light 2 from BABYBJÖRN I was intrigued and knew it was something we would use often! When I had my youngest son nearly three years ago, had you said "BABYBJÖRN" … [Read more...]

Crockpot Chicken and Noodles – Crockpot Thursday

Chicken and Noodles in the Crockpot

Every Thursday two of my blogging friends, Trista from Andersons Angels and Stacie from Staying Me host a Crockpot Thursday feature. I have been enjoying cooking more lately and I've been participating in this occasionally  Last week I made something new in the crockpot...chicken and noodles! I started out trying to make something else, believe it or not! LOL It didn't turn into the recipe I found on Pinterest, but it turned into chicken … [Read more...]

It’s Time for Three Things Thursday!

Welcome to week seven (already!?) of Three Things Thursday!! If you are new this week, welcome and thanks for stopping by! Here is how it works: Remember those emails that used to go around all the time, the ones that were like 20 questions about you and you were supposed to answer them and email to all of your friends to let them learn new things about you? Those were some of my favorite emails and the only ones I would ever really forward! … [Read more...]

Celebrating with a Winter “One”Derland Party

Favor Jars for the Party

Addy's Winter "One"derland party was this past weekend and I spent hours getting ready for it! It was fun and it brought back a passion that had let slide away. I used to love doing crafts and it was a relaxing time for me...well, with two little ones I stay quiet busy and hadn't crafted in some time. It was fun (and exhausting) doing these things! There were things here and there that went wrong, but overall I think it was pretty positive and … [Read more...]

Blogging Has Become My Second Job and Business

Recycle Tree

When I started blogging just over two years ago, I never imagined it would become, in a way, my own little business. Because I work outside of the home as well, blogging has not only become my business, but my second job! It takes a lot of time to run a blog and so many things go into it. Honestly it's more than I imagined when I started but I love it more each day and it has inspired me to keep making green changes in our home. Blogging … [Read more...]

Addy’s Birthday Celebration In This Week’s Wordful Wednesday

Addy's Cake/Candle

Well, my baby girl turned one last week and we had a family birthday celebration over the weekend! Here are a few of my favorite pictures from her day! I just love this picture of her staring at her candle! <3 She looks so calm and patient! <3 her! She had fun with her cake, but believe it or not, she didn't get too messy. Of course that could have been because her uncle helped her out by cutting her a slice! :) I love the look … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Weaning – Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base

Weaning is a tough choice no matter who makes that decision. Many women ask the question "when is it time to wean my baby?" Although the answer to that really comes down to a personal choice, it is recommended to exclusively breastfeed for at least six months, and to breastfeed in combination with foods until baby is one year old. With my oldest son, I decided when to wean and that happened a bit earlier than I wish looking back. It happened … [Read more...]

Check Out the New Earth’s Best Veggie Purees!

Earth's Best's New Veggie Purees

We get so excited about new products from Earth's Best! This month, Earth’s Best introduced new Organic Veggie Purees! These tasty purees offer a healthy meal for your baby, rich in Vitamin A, E, C and Zinc. The new Veggie Purees are available in four delicious flavors including Sweet Potato & Beets, Carrots & Broccoli, Pumpkin & Spinach and Squash & Sweet Peas. Adding to Earth’s Best current line of pouch products including … [Read more...]

Green Giveaways Galore! Link Up and Enter!

Welcome to another edition of Green Giveaways Galore!! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are here to share another week of GREEN Giveaways and are excited to bring you this list of green giveaways! Please feel free to link up your green, eco-friendly giveaways and make sure to leave the end date for entrants! This linky will be open until next Monday night so feel free to stop by and add any giveaways you post throughout the week! These are our only … [Read more...]

The Most Beautiful Flowers Ever (#DIY #ToddlerArt)

Flowers by Toddlers

Sometimes a flower is all a woman needs to brighten her day. When I received these flowers, I knew I had just received the most beautiful flowers ever! Last week I highlighted some Valentine crafts that one of the ladies at our daycare did with Addy. This is another craft/art project that she did with Addy. I adore these flowers and it is so easy to make this for spring or even Mother's Day from the baby or toddler in your house! Make … [Read more...]

Are Veggies and Fruits Difficult Foods in Your House?

Sometimes it is easier to clean the entire house than to get my little ones to eat veggies. We don't have much of a problem with fruits, but veggies? It's an issue. When I do have luck in getting them to eat veggies, I take full advantage of it. Last night Addy was loving carrots and peas and she got a tummy full! She just kept eating and eating them and I sure let her! :) Earth’s Best has put together an educational video about starting your … [Read more...]

Lalabye Baby in Friday’s Fabulous Fluffy Feature

Lalabye Baby Logo and Diaper

TGI.....FLUFFY!!!! It's time for another fluffy review! I love sharing fluff with you all and this week we are sharing our experiences with Lalabye Baby cloth diapers! Lalabye Baby diapers are the result of a vision from a mama! Mamas always make great products, don't we? ;) This mama combined two of her loves: cloth diapers and design and created some amazing diapers! This week Bri and I are featuring the one size pocket diaper from Lalabye … [Read more...]

At Home With the Kids Today? Fun Valentine’s Ideas to Celebrate!

Many mamas stay inside with the kids on Valentine's Day since it's cold outside in many places! I know I'll be keeping our little ones at home most of the day. It's always fun on a holiday to do special projects and to just enjoy your day with your children! Instead of store bought goods, spend some time with your children and make gifts and snacks for them while also being environmentally conscious. Earth’s Best jars are perfect for craft … [Read more...]