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

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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...]

Food Made Easier with the Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor

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Food prep and eating healthier have both been goals of mine for some time. Food made easier and at home are things I've told myself over and over that I need to work on. I was recently sent the Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor for review and, just in time for the holidays, thought I'd tell you all about it!  First off, the thing I love about this is that it can be used as a blender for smoothies and milkshakes (and more!) or it … [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

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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...]

Updating Our Nursery with Help from Disney Baby #MagicBabyMoments

Disney Baby Ariel Crib Bedding #MagicBabyMoments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MagicBabyMoments #CollectiveBias We've had the same nursery decor for five years now. When I was pregnant with LA we decided to do a gender neutral theme because we knew we wanted more children. I've always been a big fan of Disney. When my oldest son was born 19 years ago he had a Winnie the Pooh nursery. When I was pregnant with LA I … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

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...]

Cleaning Made Easy with the Shark Sonic Duo

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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...]

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...]

GREEN Carpet – AND That’s Not the Color!!

I am so excited first of all that we are getting new carpet! It's going to be incredibly nice and I really can't wait to walk barefoot on our new soft carpet! So, the carpet salesman came to our house yesterday with his samples and the one I liked immediately was a "GREEN" choice! I didn't know that before I liked it either! I guess in my green journey, I am automatically drawn to green things. HAHA! But seriously, I didn't even know they had … [Read more...]