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Extend Your Healthy Lifestyle and Go Green in the Laundry Room


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...]

How hello Products Helps Our Children’s Oral Care Problems

hello oral care products

We all know brushing is important. Often times children aren't too fond of this daily chore. Our children's oral care problems have been ongoing for a little over a year. They've decided they don't want to brush or they brush too quickly and don't get their teeth clean. We've recently been putting extra effort into turning things around because we know the habits they develop now will influence them for the rest of their lives. My 6 year … [Read more...]

Weleda Skin Care – A Natural Treatment for Eczema #WeledaBaby

Weleda Skincare

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Weleda. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and reviews are my own. We've had eczema issues with both LA and Addy, with Addy's proving to be more challenging to deal with. Thankfully we've not had issues with Annie yet. Eczema can be tough for little ones to deal with and … [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...]

Dyeing Eggs Naturally with Foods

Dying Easter Eggs naturally

It's time to dye Easter eggs! I'm getting excited and scared (about the mess!) to dye them with the kids! Every time I see those so-called nontoxic Easter egg kits I cringe. I refuse to buy them. Yes, they do make coloring eggs very easy. They are NOT what is right for my kids or my family though. There are ways for dyeing eggs naturally that work much better for my family and for my peace of mind! Our little ones are 4, 3 and 1 this year … [Read more...]

Baby Weight, Be Gone! It’s a Tough Journey! #PostNatalFatBurner (Giveaway)

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. My first baby was born 18 1/2 years ago. My youngest baby was born a year ago. I weigh more now, a year after the birth of my last child, than I did when I was nine months pregnant with my oldest child. The struggle has been real. When I was in high school I was super skinny. In fact, for my entire life (pre-kids) I was the smallest … [Read more...]

Keeping Baby Warm and Safe with Merino Kids Baby Sleep Sack

Baby Sleep Sack

When it comes to winters here in Michigan it can get pretty cold. This winter and last winter have been two of the coldest winters I can remember. With Annie being only 11 months old I still won't put blankets in her crib so I am thankful for Merino Kids Baby Sleep Sacks that we were sent for review to keep her warm and safe! The Merino Kids Baby Sleep Sack is one of the best sleep sacks I've ever come across. The inner is made from … [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...]

My Favorite Eco Friendly Gifts Under $25

Eco Friendly Gifts Under $25

Disclosure: I received a Glasstic bottle, three bars of The Simple Soap and a Silimap free of charge. I am also an official Moksa Organics Enthusiast. Regardless of these facts, all opinions are 100% my own and I truly believe these make great gifts! Sometimes it can be tough to find inexpensive eco friendly gifts for those "green" people on your list. Or, if you are a green person and you are trying to persuade someone close to you to make … [Read more...]

Warming Up with All Natural Soups – a Quick and Easy Dinner from Frontier Soups

All Natural Soups from Frontier Soups

You all know how much I love quick and easy dinners! My two year old daughter LOVES soup! I refuse to give her canned soup and homemade soup really takes quite a while to make and is just not realistic after I get home from work. There just isn't enough time. You can imagine my excitement when I learned of all natural soups from Frontier Soups! They are similar to homemade soups, they are all natural and only need a few ingredients to be added. … [Read more...]

Increase Your Milk Supply with Making Mama’s Milk & More!

Lactation Cookies

I've been a fan of Making Mama's Milk & More for some time now! I ate the cookies daily when I was nursing Addy and I am fully convinced they are what allowed me to nurse her for 17 months! These cookies are definitely a must-have if you ask me so, of course, I was excited to include them in the Winter Wonderland of Babies event! If you are looking to increase your milk supply Making Mama's Milk & More is your answer! The owner is … [Read more...]

We Love Applegate Bacon in Lasagna Roll Ups

Chicken and Bacon Roll Ups

Disclosure: I was provided with the bacon in this post in exchange for an honest opinion on my blog. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Earlier I posted about our fun hot dog bar we made with Applegate hot dogs. Now, I want to tell you about the Lasagna Roll Ups I made with the bacon that Applegate sent us for review! I was searching for some recipes to make with the bacon because we were sent several packs of … [Read more...]

How Do You Eat Your Hot Dogs?

Applegate Hot Dogs

Disclosure: I was provided with the meat in this post in exchange for an honest opinion on my blog. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. A while back I did a post titled "How Do You Eat Your Chili" and it was a lot of fun. In fact, my husband and I learned something about each other from that post! I can honestly say I never expected that to happen. I thought I knew everything there was to know about him! ;) … [Read more...]

Our Piggies are Ready for Spring with Piggy Paint

Piggy Paint Colors

We received the Color Me Happy Gift Set for review purposes. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own and not influenced in any way. Mommy and daughter bonding time is something I have dreamed about for a long time! Now that Addy is getting a bit older (yes, she's a toddler now!) we can do a few more things. I've always been hesitant about nail and toe polish because of the chemicals, but I personally missed having my toes painted for spring … [Read more...]

Make Sensible Choices with Conscious Box (Giveaway and Discount)

Conscious Box Package

Have you heard of Conscious Box? I have to be honest and say I hadn't heard of them until they contacted me recently asking to work together. They want to send me some boxes in exchange for posting a giveaway for my readers! After reading about them and learning that Conscious Box helps us discover the purest, healthiest natural products in the world from the most ethical companies, how could I say no?! Take a look at this information from their … [Read more...]

Sibu Beauty Helps Men Go Natural with Shaving #HolidayGift

Sibu Shaving Kit

When looking for gifts for my husband and father I wanted to help them learn about healthier, more natural choices. I know one thing they both do regularly is shave and I don't personally care for the products (and ingredients) that are in those shaving creams and moisturizers. I looked to Sibu Beauty for help in this mission and was pleased to see they had just what we needed: a Men's Shaving Kit! Sibu Beauty products are a 100% natural … [Read more...]

Spoil the Lady on Your Gift List with Hugo Naturals (Giveaway) #HolidayGift

Hugo Naturals Shampoo

Earlier this year I did a review of the Hugo Naturals baby line. At that time they also sent this mama a container of their body butter. After using both the baby products and the body butter I fell in love with their products and knew that their items for women would be perfect for gift giving to pamper that special woman on your list! The amazing people at Hugo Naturals put together a fabulous group of products for review to pamper … [Read more...]

How Do You Say Yes to Natural Parenting?

My journey to natural parenting began almost three years ago. Since then I've been trying to make improvements in the decisions I make for our household. This means changes in the food we eat, in the habits we develop and in the products I buy. With the products I buy for my family I have learned to read labels and I have learned so much about how bad some of the ingredients are for our bodies. Other small changes I have made include more organic … [Read more...]

Natural Skincare for Baby is “The” Balm!

"The" Balm Baby Logo

I am always on the lookout for natural and organic skincare products for our little ones. There has been a lot of buzz about "The" Balm products lately and I couldn't wait to get my hands on these products and try them out! "The" Balm Baby products are organic and natural products. Many of them are vegan a well. The products are handmade in Hawaii (lucky products! LOL) and they offer a wide range of great items! We were sent four items for … [Read more...]

Friday’s Fabulous Fluffy Feature with Monkey Balm (Giveaway)


We have all kinds of skin problems in our home. I have eczema, LA has it and I believe baby Addy may be showing signs of it, too. My husband has dry skin. With two little ones in diapers we do see our share of rashes here and there. With skin issues like we have it's important to have products around that will take care of those problems. We have been lucky enough to try Monkey Balm recently and this product works on so many things, it's … [Read more...]

Friday’s Fabulous Fluffy Feature with Monkey Baby Naturals

Monkey Baby Naturals Logo

This week Bri and I aren't sharing a diaper with you, but instead an amazing product you can use for those unfortunate diaper rashes. Monkey Baby Naturals makes a soothing herbal salve for irritated skin. It can be used for not only diaper rash, but also on minor cuts, sunburn, bug bites and eczema! We received the unscented 3.2 ounce Baby Goo and a 1.5 ounce Baby Goo. I love that Monkey Baby Naturals sent two sizes as one is perfect for … [Read more...]

Baby Hugo Naturals #MadeNAmerica Sponsor Spotlight

Made in America Event

Hugo Naturals has some incredible products (including a line of baby products) that we were lucky enough to test  recently! One of the goals of Hugo Naturals is to create the most natural and luxurious skin care products possible. With both of my babies having sensitive skin I was delighted to learn that they had a Baby Hugo line and that they were willing to be part of our Made in America event! The Hugo products are made right here in the … [Read more...]