Make Choices to Honor the Earth Everyday ~ April Natural Living {Blog Carnival}

 

Welcome to the April 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Honor the Earth.
This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and Crunchy Farm Baby through the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are talking about how they honor the Earth year round. Stop by all of the posts to get ideas on how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

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As April 22nd gets closer many people gather to plant trees, pick up trash and enjoy nature. While I think this is a great way to show our appreciation, I think that everyday should be regarded as Earth Day.

 

There are many things that people can do on a daily basis to respect the Earth. Here are just a couple of things you can do to get started:

 

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Evenflo Platinum Series Triumph LX Car Seat {Giveaway} Ends 4/30

 

Welcome to the Evenflo Platinum Series Triumph LX Car Seat in Fischer Giveaway!

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Hosted By: Life of a Southern Mom & Sweet Southern Lovin

Co-hosted By: Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

Sponsored By: Evenflo

 

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Eat Well, Be Naturally Beautiful ~Recipe & DIY eBook {+Free Download}

Product was given to me in order to post my honest opinion.

 

Eat Well, Be Naturally Beautiful: 30 Healthy Recipes and 30 DIY Beauty Recipes Starring Coconut Oil, Raw Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar

 

Eat Well, Be Naturally Beautiful is an eBook centered around 3 common ingredients that can be consumed as well as used topically: apple cider vinegar, raw honey, and coconut oil. The eBook comes with 30 healthy food recipes and 30 DIY beauty recipes. This eBook was written by a fellow green blogger Roechelle Adair.

 

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Make Everyday Earth Day with #EarthFootwear

 Product was given to me in order to post my honest opinion.

 

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You know that wonderful feeling you get when you put your foot into a new shoe and know it is going to be comfortable? I have wide feet so some shoes that should fit me don’t because of that one area. I have learned that just by going a size up, some shoes fit me better. I actually have short toes too, so sandals are also hard to find. Apparently I have foot problems!

 

As a substitute teacher I am on my feet for most of the day. It is important to wear shoes that are comfortable and appropriate for work. I prefer to wear flats for both work and everyday wear. Flats can work with both casual and professional attire.

 

In celebration of Earth Day I was given the opportunity to try a pair of shoes from Earth Brands. This modern collection of casual footwear is designed for women to wear in their everyday environment. They combined contemporary style and comfort to help women look and feel their best when they are on the move.

 

Make Everyday Earth Day with #EarthFootwear

 

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Spring Sweeping {Giveaway Hop} Ends 4/28

 

Spring-Sweeping

 

Welcome to the Spring Sweeping Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.

 

The days are getting warmer, brighter, and longer which may lead many to start Spring Cleaning. But we’re not ready to start cleanin’ until we’re done sweepin’! Take the next two weeks to sweep along the fabulous giveaways that a group of bloggers have come together to offer you! Be sure to hop around to all the giveaways, in the linky below, as they all have great prizes for you worth $25 or more!

 

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Kinsights $500 Amazon Gift Card {Giveaway} Ends 4/30


Kinsights Giveaway

 

Welcome to the $500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway brought to you by Kinsights.com.

 

Kinsights is a social network made just for parents – and it’s designed to help you get and share great advice with parents who have actually been in your shoes. You can ask anything, and Kinsights will find the right community members who can provide guidance. Questions about potty training? They’ll reach into their community and find potty training pros to help you out.

 

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Reusable and Functional Lunch Boxes for the Whole Family

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 

Every member of my family packs a lunch for school. As a substitute teacher, I try to pack some healthy snacks and a lunch to get me through my day. My husband, as a grad student, is in his office for a majority of the day, so it is nice to pack him a lunch instead of him buying one everyday.

 

One thing I really like in a lunch box is compartments to keep things separated. I either do a couple small containers or find one large container with the compartments. Sunsella has created the Buddy Box, a bento style lunch box. The box is not leakproof, but can be used in the microwave, freezer, and dishwasher. The box is BPA free. The Buddy Box’s come in a set of 4 with colored lids.

 

Sunsella Buddy Box ~ Reusable and Functional Lunch Boxes for the Whole Family

 

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Be a Smart Cookie with Among Friends Whole Grain Baking Mixes

Product was given to me in order to post my honest opinion.

trishIn a world with hectic and busy schedules, sometimes it is hard to make everything from scratch. I try to make healthier treats for my family or when I go to events, but sometimes it is not worth my time and effort to create something on the spot.

 

 

PicMonkey CollageThat is why I enjoy using Among Friends Baking Mixes, a healthier line of baking mixes. These mixes are ready to go, just add some wet and fresh ingredients like eggs, water, vanilla, etc. and you are set. I first met Among Friends last year at Expo West. I was given their whole line to try. You can read my review HERE.

 

These whole grain mixes are just as easy to use as store bought mixes, but they are not filled with junk. In my first review I was given their first 6 mixes to try, including some Gluten Free ones. I think they have changed things over the past year and have now made some of these mixes gluten free.

 

 

 

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Simply Natural Saturdays ~ Link Up 4/12

Simply Natural Saturdays: 4/12/14

 

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