naturebox-snacksAs much as I love preparing fun snacks for after school, some days I just need something I can grab and hand the kids. Working from home keeps me very busy, and as the girls get older it’s nice for them to be able to help themselves to snacks when they need them rather than interrupting me every time they want something.

It’s hard to know what snacks they’ll love without trying them. We do lots of fruits, veggies and nuts for snacks, but it’s a nice change of pace to mix it up every once in a while.

So when I discovered NatureBox recently, I was excited to try the service. Each month you receive 5 new snacks to try. You can either pick and choose which snacks you want to sample, or be surprised.

However, you can enter your criteria based upon your food preferences or allergies, which is so awesome. I was able to filter my selections to all be gluten free and non-GMO. You can also choose milk free, soy free, nut free, vegan, no sugar added and 15g carbs or less! It’s so customizable to your family’s diet. And NatureBox snacks contain wholesome ingredients, with no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors.

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hyundai-elantra-gtI got to test drive a 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT and boy was it a fun car to drive. I like performance along with bells and whistles. The Elantra GT provided all that and more. So, let’s start with some of the cool things about the car and move to the cooler stuff about the car.

The Elantra GT looks like a small race car and acts like one too, when you need it to anyway. So when you sit down in the front seat, it’s like sitting down in an airplane cockpit.

hyundai-elantra-drivers-seat There are buttons all over the steering wheel and the best button (imo) to push is the one that changes how your steering wheel responds. Say what?

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How to Start Your Own Blog

by Chrystal Johnson August 26, 2014

I started blogging back in 2009 as a hobby… a way to put down all of my thoughts about our natural living journey after becoming parents. When I first started blogging, I was only posting once a week on this blog. Over time I started blogging more and more, and I have loved every minute […]

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KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson August 25, 2014

Welcome to the foodie fantastic KitchenAid Artisan Sweepstakes. Stop by and say hello to our lovely host blogs: Mom to Bed by 8 ♥ Everything Mommyhood ♥ Our Piece of Earth ♥ Imperfect Women ♥ Momma Without a Clue ♥ the Crazy Nuts Mom ♥ Kelly’s Lucky You ♥ Jack of all trades, Master of […]

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Baby Jogger Summit X3 Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson August 25, 2014

Welcome to the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Giveaway, hosted by Viva Veltoro & Thrifty Nifty Mommy, and generously sponsored by PishPoshBaby! PishPoshBaby is the #1 online baby shop for all of your needs as a parent or caregiver. They offer top of the line baby brands with top notch customer service to go along with it. […]

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After School Snacks: Apple & Raisin “Pizzas”

by Chrystal Johnson August 25, 2014

Only one more week until school is back in session for us! Well, Zoë meets her teacher and gets her first homework packet tomorrow, but class officially starts after Labor Day Every day when she comes home from school, she is ready for a snack. After working at her school last year, I realized how rushed things […]

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Regular Furnace Maintenance is a Must

by Chrystal Johnson August 25, 2014

When it comes to maintaining your home, you always have a long, to-do list. You need to pay attention to the roof, take care of any minor repairs, and make sure your home is ready to withstand the elements at any time of year. Remember that furnace maintenance should be a top priority as well. […]

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Win a $100 California Oranges Gift Box

by Chrystal Johnson August 24, 2014

Welcome to the California Oranges Giveaway Event, hosted by Happy Mothering. During this giveaway, we’ll be giving away a gift box filled with goodies valued at approximately $100! This gift box will include: Certified Organic Oranges Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar

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Call for Submissions: September Natural Living Blog Carnival – Family Preparedness

by Chrystal Johnson August 23, 2014

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 […]

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Blogger Signups for the Handmade & Eco-Friendly Holidays Giveaway Hop

by Chrystal Johnson August 23, 2014

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 […]

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