I’m excited to announce the September Natural Living Blog Carnival, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network! We will be hosting the September Natural Living Blog Carnival on September 18, 2014.

September 2014 Submission Details

Theme: Family Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month, so this month we’ll be sharing information with our readers about family preparedness. Here are some questions to get you thinking about what you may want to post (anything related to family preparedness will suit the theme – no product reviews or giveaways please).

What has your family done to prepare for a potential disaster or emergency situation? What do you still need or want to do to prepare? Are your kids aware of what preparedness means? What types of disasters are most likely to hit your area and what are your best tips for preparing for them? Do you have tutorials or DIY projects related to preparedness that may interest your readers?

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While summer is just drawing to a close, it’s not too early to start thinking about the holidays – especially if you’re planning to make some of your own gifts this year.

This November, the Green Moms Network will be raising awareness about the importance of giving eco-friendly and handmade gifts during the Handmade & Eco-Friendly Holidays Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner, from November 4-25, 2014.

Participating in this giveaway hop is a great opportunity to share brands that would make wonderful gifts during the holiday season – and learn about some great brands yourself.

Event Details

Dates: November 4-25, 2014
Price: FREE!
Prize Requirements: Minimum $25.00 in prizes (multiple prize packages/winners are okay, but each winner must receive at least $25 worth of prizes). Prizes can be anything handmade, eco-friendly, natural or organic that can be given as a gift.
Hashtag: #EcoFriendlyHolidays or #HandmadeHolidays

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Stay Accountable to Your Health Goals with Balance Rewards

by Chrystal Johnson August 22, 2014

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias Accountability. I have found that it’s one of the biggest determining factors in attaining your health goals. If you have someone or something to help hold you accountable, you are more likely to achieve success. Every […]

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Blogger Signups for the Advocating for Our Food Supply Giveaway Hop

by Chrystal Johnson August 21, 2014

Our food supply is under attack. Our bodies are being inundated with GMOs, pesticides, artificial ingredients and things nature never intended for us to consume. This month, the Green Moms Network is helping to raise awareness about the food crisis during the Advocating for Our Food Supply Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner, […]

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Simple Steps to an Eco-Friendly School Year

by Chrystal Johnson August 21, 2014

Welcome to the August 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Green Your School Year. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are getting ready for back to school. Stop by all of the posts listed at the […]

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18 Uses for Pure Shea Butter

by Chrystal Johnson August 20, 2014

As I have learned more about natural living and delved into making more of my own personal care products, I am learning more about the different ingredients that go into natural skincare products. One of those ingredients is Shea Butter. Shea butter is derived from the Shea tree, also called the Karite tree. Karite means […]

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Life’s An Adventure – Pack for It! {Plus Target Gift Card Giveaway}

by Chrystal Johnson August 19, 2014

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. I have always wanted to live a life full of adventure. Dreams of traveling and seeing the world have been with me for as long as I can remember. Even as I teenager, I preferred to spend my limited money on […]

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Researching My Family’s History {Plus a Free Trial to Ancestry.com}

by Chrystal Johnson August 18, 2014

This is sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ancestry.com. All opinions are my own.  I have always had an interest in my family tree. I remember the first time I built a family tree. It was for my 3rd grade class assignment. It was really fun talking to my grandparents about my family’s […]

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What is a Pergola?

by Chrystal Johnson August 18, 2014

Pergolas are outdoor structures that provide shade and ambiance for people, as well as protection and support for plants. While a gazebo is a round, semi-closed sitting area that is most often free-standing; and a trellis is a vertical support specifically for plants; a pergola is a semi-enclosed structure that can take on many forms, […]

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How to Pack an Eco-Friendly Lunch {MightyNest Giveaway}

by Chrystal Johnson August 17, 2014

Last year when I was packing Zoë’s lunches, I got into a bad habit of using plastic baggies way more than I had intended. We had some great reusable items, but not enough for me to use them every day without washing more frequently. This year, my goal is to use very few disposable items in her […]

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