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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...]

Loving my Honeywell Air Purifier During Spring Cleaning!

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Disclosure: I am a Honeywell Air Purifier ambassador and this post is sponsored, however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Spring cleaning has been at the top of my to-do list for a few weeks now. It's not staying at the top of the list because I'm not doing it, it's staying there because it seems there is always something more that needs to be done. With working outside of the home full time, being a mama to 4, … [Read more...]

Tips to Make Sure Your House is Ready for Winter

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Can you believe today is the first day of winter? Here in Michigan we've experienced extremely warm weather compared to the usual over the past several weeks. We've only had one snowfall and the rest of the time we've seen temps between 40-60 degrees.  Normally by this time in December we've had several snowfalls, the temps remain below 30 degree and the kids have been sick a few times. It's been a rare month or so, for sure. Now that winter … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe from Everyday Poisons in Our Homes #keepinkidssafe

Everyday poisons in our homes

This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Having three little ones five years old and under I am always watching what they are doing and where they are going. I have cabinets locks in place and corner covers on furniture. As parents, no matter how many safety devices we have around the house we still need to be cautious when it comes to the everyday poisons in our homes. Many times we … [Read more...]

Are Your Health Issues Related to Indoor Air Pollution? Learn What You Can Do.

Indoor Air Pollution

Are your health issues related to indoor air pollution? Did you know that household air pollution causes many deaths each year? It's a real problem and we all need to take it seriously. In 2012 alone household air pollution made up 7.7% of global mortalities.Check out this infographic below to learn more about household air pollution and see how you can protect your family with just a bit of work and maintenance.    Breathe … [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...]

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...]

Keeping Our Kitchen Safe with Seventh Generation Cleaning Products #FreeYourBaby

Seventh Generation Hand Washing

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. Seventh Generation cleaning products have really become a big part of our home and how we keep it safe for our kids. Our kitchen is a primary example of this. We recently bought many of their products: some because we've used and love, others because we really wanted to try … [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...]

8 Uses for Dishwashing Liquid with Palmolive #Palmolive25Ways #CBias

Uses for Dishwashing Liquid #Palmolive25Ways #Shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Getting multiple uses out of one product is something I love to do! The fewer products we have to buy, the happier I am! We all love Palmolive and know that it works wonders in keeping your hands soft. We've found many other uses for dishwashing liquid with Palmolive, too! I wanted to share some of the best things we've been able to do with … [Read more...]

10 Dorm Room Essentials with Kleenex and Walmart #KleenexStyle

Dorm Room Essentials for college students #KleenexStyle

Thanks to Kleenex + Walmart for sponsoring today's discussion and for keeping dorm rooms stylish! Remembering my days in a college dorm is always fun! It makes me that more excited for those family members and friends we know who are off to college, as freshman, this fall. It'll be here before we know it and preparations by all are already in progress. Since we do have so many going to college this fall in our family, including our own son, I … [Read more...]

Christmas Lights will Last Longer with LightKeeper Pro (Giveaway)

LightKeeper Pro

It's that time of year, the time when we are all excited about the decorations and the baking and the holiday spirit. What we don't expect, or appreciate, is when something goes wrong. Like those times that you realize you forgot someone on your Christmas list, or that part of a strand of Christmas lights decides to stop working at the wrong time? This year we were introduced to the LightKeeper Pro when they sent us one for review and I can see … [Read more...]

Our Modern Furniture from La-Z-Boy (New Metro Detroit Locations!)

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Disclosure: I am partnering with La-Z-Boy on coverage of their new locations and have been provided the two items mentioned below. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. I'm sure some of you remember my post about my partnership with La-Z-Boy. Here in the metro Detroit area they've been busy opening new locations! First, there was the new location in Sterling Heights. Next, was a location in Novi....and soon, they'll … [Read more...]

Cleaning Made Easy with the Shark Sonic Duo

Shark Duo Hard Floors

This pregnant mama is always looking for products that will make cleaning easier since these days I don't feel up to doing much of it. We used to have one of those "mop" type cleaners that used the pads. You had to keep buying the pads and throw each away after use. I kind of gave up on that one because it wasn't the greenest option and well, I just wasn't all that satisfied with it. When the kind folks at Shark offered to send us the Sonic Duo … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

My Dishes are Spotless with Cascade Platinum Pacs #MyPlatinum #Sponsored

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. We run the dishwasher almost daily here. In fact, I've seen articles saying that you use LESS water using a dishwasher than washing dishes by hand. I loved sharing that with hubby! ;) I always load our dishwasher … [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...]

Why LEDs are Safer than CFLs (Guest Post)

Traditional lighting solutions have become gradually safer over the years, but there is still a gulf between the levels of sustainable, uncompromised operation they offer and the significantly better performance of LED bulbs. The CFL market contains most types of bulbs, from filament-based models to the more modern energy-efficient fluorescent examples, which means that everyone will have come into contact with them and will probably have an … [Read more...]

Save Money with Packages from Connect Your Home

Connect Your Home

In today's world we all rely heavily on phone, Internet and television services. Technology is a must in our lives. We recently had some storms in my area and we were left without our cable, Internet and home phone for a whole week! That quickly reminded us how much we really rely on these services. It also reminded us how much we pay for these services because when we didn't have them we wanted a credit for the days we were without service. … [Read more...]

Go Green Giveaway Sponsor Spotlight – Ecover

Our Go Green Giveaway Event is live and our final sponsor spotlight and product review is for Ecover. Ecover's products include dishwashing, laundry, household and personal care items. They use powerful plant-based and mineral ingredients instead of harsh chemicals. Big thumbs up to Ecover!  Ecover's mission is simple: "Ecover offers efficient and sustainable solutions for the hygienic needs of people today and future generations." … [Read more...]

Fall Cleaning – Decluttering/Organizing All of These Toys! #Walltracks

Fall has arrived and with this new season, I am always looking to do some fall cleaning around the house! Now that our little guy is fully mobile and playing with all kinds of toys we have toys everywhere some days! We do have a specific play area for him, but why is it so hard to keep that play area clean? I want to give some tips for fall clean up and organizing of all of those kid toys I know you have around your house! 1) When my oldest … [Read more...]