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Earth Day Changes – 3 Ways to Go Green in the Bathroom

DIY All Purpose Cleaner

Earth Day is quickly approaching. Every year I have people ask me what are some things they can do to be more green. I love giving suggestions on making small changes because those are the ones people are likely to stick with. As busy as we have become in our every day lives it's hard to add new habits. Things that don't take much effort and are easy to add to our daily routines get my vote, too. Over the past 7 years I've made small changes one … [Read more...]

Extend Your Healthy Lifestyle and Go Green in the Laundry Room

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Going green is something you can do at so many levels. You get to pick and choose what green things you do in your home and in your life. I've often stated that if we all just do a few small things, together we can make a huge difference. When it comes to our personal lives and making sure we chose healthy options for our bodies things may seem a bit overwhelming. It doesn't have to be that way! Rebel Green recently sent me some items to try out … [Read more...]

Great Ways to Upcycle Mason Jars

Ways to upcycle mason jars

Great ways to Upcycle Mason Jars Giving something old a new use is something I enjoy doing. Almost every single household has some form of mason jar sitting around, collecting dust. Why not change it in a couple small ways and create some great new uses for those old jars? Here are some great ways to upcycle mason jars. Make a Terrarium Terrariums are a lot of fun and very low maintenance. All you need is gravel, sand, soil, a plant, and a … [Read more...]

What is the Lifecycle of the Plastic Bag?

Lifecycle of a plastic bag

Have you made the switch yet from the old plastic bag to reusable grocery bags? For us, it's one of those small changes we made that we truly feel makes a big difference. Did you know the orders for plastic carrier bags has decreased by a staggering 48% whereas the orders for 'bags for life' have jumped up to 120%? That's an amazing stat! When it comes to numbers, I am big on stats. The below infographic is full of stats and is a visual tool … [Read more...]

Help Yourself and Others with the “Hope” Project from SckoonCup

Hope from SckoonCup

I'm a big advocate of making small green changes. I'm an even bigger advocate if that small green change is also healthier for us as women! When it comes to menstrual products I have completely gotten rid of anything not reusable. I'm 100% using a menstrual cup and cloth pads and I've never been happier with my period. (Yes, that's possible.) ;) The SckoonCup is easy to use and is a product I trust. Sckoon Organics began in 2003 and they … [Read more...]

Green Your Period with Help from Lunette

Green Your Period with Lunette

The New Year is here. How many of you have resolutions to be more green? Have you ever considered greening your period? We women have to deal with a menstrual cycle each and every month so why not use green products that are actually healthier for us!? I recently received the Lunette menstrual cup for review. It's a great way to green your period! Green Your Period with Lunette The Lunette menstrual cup is a reusable menstrual cup that … [Read more...]

Looking for Aluminum Free Deodorant? Nutrexin is the Answer!

Aluminum free deodorant

I received this aluminum free deodorant and other Nutrexin products for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.   In all honesty, I never really thought about body … [Read more...]

Continuing Our Green Bathroom Changes with Coyuchi and Zabada

Coyuchi Luxury Towels

Recently I wrote about how we are making green changes in our bathroom. I believe in making small changes here and there and over time all of our small changes make big differences. If you've been around here for a while you know that's what I talk about often. With Earth Day this week, celebrate by spoiling yourself a bit and by making more green bathroom changes with the help of Coyuchi and Zabada. I was recently sent some samples of Coyuchi … [Read more...]

Small Changes Can Make Everyday Earth Day – EcoFriendly Bathroom Solutions

EcoFriendly Bathroom Solutions

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias Do I live a 100% green life? No. My goal in going green is to make small changes, to inspire others to make small changes and together we can all make a big difference. Every April, since it is Earth Month, I reevaluate my green choices and make new goals of small things I can change. For my household, it's … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Change to Reusable Menstrual Products

Why you should switch to reusable menstrual products

This post was created as part of the SckoonCup Review Campaign in which I am a financially compensated blogger. The opinions are my own and based on my own experience. After being on my mission to make small changes for my family to be more green, up until one year ago I wouldn't even consider reusable menstrual products as a greener option for myself. I was among to majority who had in my mind that it was "gross". Late last spring I made the … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Go Green and Make a Difference

Easy Ways to Go Green

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias Did you resolve to be more green in 2015? Is the thought of making green changes in your busy life a bit overwhelming? Well, I'm here to tell you that you can still make a difference! Together, small change by small change, we can all make a big difference for our planet! There a small changes you can make … [Read more...]

Wind Power Solutions from Xcel Energy

Wind Power

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Xcel Energy. The opinions and text are all mine. Wind power is beneficial for numerous reasons. What exactly is wind power you ask? It's the energy extracted from wind using wind turbines to produce electrical power, windmills for mechanical power, windpumps for water pumping, or sails to propel ships. Why would you want to use it? The Benefits of Wind Power Wind … [Read more...]

Sponsor Spotlight: LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls #FluffyXmas

Loohoo Dryer Balls

Can you believe it's been over four years since I started my cloth diapering journey? That's right, four years and three kids later and I can say that I've definitely had the chance to try numerous diapers and accessories. I, of course, have my favorites and that's why I'm thrilled to be partnering with LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls in the Merry Fluffy Christmas event! Wool dryer balls are a MUST for this mama, so let me tell you about … [Read more...]

Have a Safe, Simple and Smart Period with GladRags

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After recently making the change to cloth pads, I've been excited to try some various brands. It's like cloth diapers: you want to see which brand and style fits the best, works the best and who has the cute prints! lol But seriously, it's really been a change that I am happy to have made. It took me a while to make the switch but I don't regret it at all. It's a safer period, it's simple and it's the smart and green way to do what we do … [Read more...]

Safer Bathroom Cleaning Supplies from Seventh Generation #FreeYourBaby

Safer Bathroom Cleaning with Seventh Generation #FreeYourBaby

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating. With a 4 year old who is potty trained, a two year old who is just learning to go potty and a very inquisitive six month old baby, we have to keep our floors and bathroom clean! I don't have the much time to make my own cleaning supplies and I don't want to use some of the … [Read more...]

Finally Made the Change to Cloth Menstrual Pads with Pink Lemonade

Cloth Menstral Pads

It's something I've been wanting to do for a while but I've been scared. I was one of those, dare I say it....tampon users! Ekkk!! I had been wanting to go green in the area of my periods and postpartum bleeding but I just wasn't sure about it. Honestly, it kinda grossed me out. But, when I really thought about it, it wasn't must different that removing a bloody tampon and wrapping it in something, right? Well, other than the awesome fact that … [Read more...]

Lessen Your Environmental Footprint with Help from Staples

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Earth Day is just around the corner and it's a great time to look at new ways your can lessen your environmental footprint. It's a great day to set new goals, to start new habits, and to make new resolutions all in favor of being green and making those small changes to make a big difference! No better (or more cost-effective way) to do so than with Staples eco-preferable products.  Made from renewable resources and recycled materials, Staples has … [Read more...]

Ditch the Disposables with Glass Straws from Glass Dharma

Decorative Dots with Glass Dharma

You all know that my journey to going green started with my pregnancy and LA four years ago. I am a firm believer in making small changes and together we can all make a big difference. In our home we chose to make small changes, one at a time. We've come a long way since our journey began and one thing we are working on now is ditching disposable items in our home. We are also working on getting rid of all containers that have plastic in them … [Read more...]

October is Energy Awareness Month, Celebrate at Best Buy

Best Buy ENERGY STAR

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Regardless, Energy Awareness Month is something I feel is important and all opinions are 100% my own. Did you know that the federal government designated October as Energy Awareness Month? They actually did this in 1991 believe it or not! Best Buy wants to help you celebrate and will help you in … [Read more...]

Who Left the Lights On? The Blame Game: A Lighting Debate Resolved

Lighting Infographic

Most of us have been on both sides of the "Who Left the Lights On" question. I know, in our home, the finger pointing usually ramps up right around the time the electric bill shows up, and the blame game certainly intensifies when the energy bill starts to spike.  According to a U.S. consumer household lighting behavior study conducted on behalf of lighting control systems developer Lutron Electronics, leaving the lights on in empty rooms is the … [Read more...]

Be Green and Make Green with Your College Textbooks

Campus Book Rentals

I've been talking a lot about Monsters University and my excitement for the premiere of this movie. Truth is, it's taking me back to my college days and stirring up all sorts of memories, which is always fun! One not so fun thing I remember is the expense of college textbooks. They were crazy expensive so I can only imagine how much they are now, some 13ish years later! I'm so glad there are options these days to help college students, not only … [Read more...]

Five Green Spring Cleaning Tips

Green Cleaning Tips

Spring is almost here, thank God! I know the past few days it's been a bit warmer and it's created some energy in me! After being cooped up in the house during our cold winter here in Michigan, I've been wanting to get busy with spring cleaning. When those thoughts first came to my mind, I also asked myself "where will I start?" Take a look at these tips to get you started on your journey with spring cleaning! De-clutter your wardrobe. … [Read more...]