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It never fails. Every time we drive by a place with a bouncy house, the girls freak out. “Mommy, look a bouncy house! Can we go, can we go? Please, please pretty please???!!! Just for a little bit, please????”

So when I told them that we were going to get a Bouncy House from Little Tikes, well, I wish I had that excitement on video. Their very own bouncy house? The were pretty thrilled to say the least.

We sat down and looked at all of the bouncy houses that Little Tikes currently offers. After a lot of consideration, they agreed on the Shady Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer because it had a shade and they didn’t want to worry about excessive sun exposure. Smart girls, right?

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Check out Nourishing Paleo Soups

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of

Fall is here and I find myself craving a warm bowl of soup at the end of the day. I love soups during the fall because they’re nourishing, hydrating and oh-so-easy to make in the crockpot. Most soup recipes can be adapted to where they cook through the day in the crock pot, and they’re ready to eat come dinner time.

Over the weekend, we had a bit pot of perpetual soup. I love perpetual soups because you can just keep adding to them as they dwindle, and change the flavor and texture of them as you go.

However, I also love unique nourishing soups that can change up the boring hum drum routine that soup making can become. I make chicken and veggie soup, lentil soup, chicken noodle soup and Thai curry soup all the time. So it’s nice to be able to switch it up a bit.

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Inspire Your Kids’ Creative Side with Creative Galaxy from Amazon Prime Instant Video

by Chrystal Johnson October 19, 2014

You may already know that I’m a huge fan of Amazon. Between the awesome prices, great shipping and Prime Instant Video, what’s not to love? I’ve been a member of Amazon Prime for a few years now, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. We have recently started using the Amazon Prime Instant Video more […]

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Kaylee’s First Day of Pre-School

by Chrystal Johnson October 18, 2014

I have gone back and forth on whether to send Kaylee to pre-school for a while. After we sent Zoë to Kindergarten last year, Kaylee started asking about going to school. I thought about sending her last year, but decided against it. When Zoë started First Grade this year, the questions started up again. Kaylee has really […]

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Natural Baby Care Products from Baby Mantra

by Chrystal Johnson October 17, 2014

I participated in Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Baby Mantra. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. I have always used natural skin care products on my daughters. I built up a stash of them before Zoë was even born. It […]

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Promote Your Small Business with Refrigerator Magnets

by Chrystal Johnson October 16, 2014

This is a sponsored post written in partnership with Signazon. All opinions are my own. We have owned several small businesses over the last few years. Right now, I have Happy Mothering (this blog), Green Moms Media (a social marketing company) and my doTERRA Essential Oils business. That is all on top of my family, […]

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GMO 101: Let’s Talk About GMOs During Non-GMO Awareness Month

by Chrystal Johnson October 16, 2014

Welcome to the October 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Advocating for Our Food Supply. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network. Since October is Non-GMO Month, National Farm to School Month and Fair Trade Month, we are naturally talking about […]

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Get Up to $70 Back During Cooper Tire’s Fall Reward Event

by Chrystal Johnson October 15, 2014

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooper Tire for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Fall is here, and Winter will be here before we know it. It’s time to check your tires before the weather hits and you’re left with less than optimal tread on your tires. Having good […]

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Join the Breathe Right Sleep In Movement to Get a Good Night’s Sleep {Free Samples}

by Chrystal Johnson October 15, 2014

Thanks to Breathe Right Sleep In for sponsoring this post on getting a good night’s rest. I have struggled with sleep for a few years now. While I have no problems falling asleep, I do have problems staying asleep. It’s like clock work. I wake up nearly every night around 4 am and can’t fall […]

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The Great Mama’s Milk Giveaway {$1400 in Breastfeeding & Pumping Prizes!}

by Chrystal Johnson October 14, 2014

Welcome to the Great Mama’s Milk Giveaway coordinated by Measuring Flower! This is a HUGE giveaway event that will be awarding two lucky winners some amazing breastfeeding and pumping supplies with a total value of more than $1,400! Read on below to discover what these incredible prizes are and enter towards the bottom of this […]

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