Family-Preparedness-Giveaway-HopWelcome to the Family Preparedness Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! In honor of National Preparedness Month, we’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to bring you the chance to win prizes that will help your family become more prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other #FamilyPreparedness giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post for your chance to win more eco-friendly and healthy giveaways!

Here on Happy Mothering, you’ll find the grand prize giveaway, valued at approximately $130! As part of this package, we have 3 amazing prizes.

Wonderbag Electricity Free Slow Cooker

The Wonderbag is an amazing invention that helps conserve electricity. To use it, you heat up your foods for a certain amount of time, then move the pot to the Wonderbag. Since the Wonderbag retains heat exceptionally well, it will keep cooking the food for up to 12 hours! You can use it in the summer months so you don’t have to use your oven, in disasters when you lose power or even every day to conserve energy.And, for each Wonderbag purchased, one is donated to a charity or church in South Africa. Click here to read my review of the Wonderbag. [click to continue…]


essential-oils-first-aid-usesOver the past few years, my interest in essential oils has grown. I first started using them for simple things – like adding them to vinegar for cleaning and applying to my temple for headaches.

The more I learn about essential oils, the more I am amazed by their power. I am currently learning about how essential oils can be used for first aid. This is a wonderful skill set to have for day to day needs, but it would also come into handy in an emergency situation where we didn’t have easy access to medical care.

So I was thrilled to receive an Essential Oil First Aid Kit from Plant Therapy. I am very familiar with many of the uses of Lavender, Peppermint and Tea Tree oils, but this will be my first time getting my hands on Helichrysum and Roman Chamomile.

All 5 of these oils have great uses for first aid.

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Little Tikes Tree House Swing Set Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson August 31, 2014

Welcome to the Little Tikes Tree House Swing Set Giveaway Event! We have come together with our hosts Everything Mommyhood and Mom To Bed by 8 to offer our readers a Tree House Swing Set giveaway from Little Tikes. Special thanks to our co-hosts Budget Earth and Bayou City Mamas. A backyard “tree” house with […]

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20 Paleo Appetizers {for the Holiday Season}

by Chrystal Johnson August 30, 2014

Check out 20 Paleo Appetizers by Chrystal at This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of All opinions are my own. Now that the kids are finally back in school, it’s natural that we start shifting our thoughts to what’s next in our annual routines. For many of us, that’s planning […]

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Slow Cooker Hatch Green Chile Recipe {Made in a Wonderbag}

by Chrystal Johnson August 29, 2014

I mentioned yesterday when I talked about how to roast green chiles that I sampled a green chile at the Chile Cookoff a couple years ago that I loved. I have been wanting to try and recreate it every since then, so when I saw Hatch chiles at our local grocery store, I decided to give […]

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Little Tikes Cook Around Kitchen & Cart Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson August 28, 2014

Welcome to the Little Tikes Cook Around Kitchen & Cart Giveaway, hosted by Being MVP. Retail $169.99 Pull out island/kitchen cart with wheel Cart has storage areas, dual sided work area that has a grill/cooktop area and prep area Smart phone docking station Oven, stove, sink, microwave and refrigerator Plenty of storage space Real working […]

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How to Roast Hatch Green Chiles

by Chrystal Johnson August 28, 2014

A couple years back I was introduced to Hatch Chiles for the first time at our local Chili Cookoff. There was one booth that was serving green chili made with Hatch Green Chiles. It was my favorite chili that was served that year. I have wanted to try Hatch Chiles in my own recipes ever […]

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5 Reasons to Keep Fresh Flowers in Your Home

by Chrystal Johnson August 28, 2014

Although many people enjoy getting fresh flowers, few take the time to put them in their homes on a regular basis. They pass right by them in the grocery store and unless a special occasion is on the horizon, they hardly give them a second look. Fresh flowers should be a regular thing rather than […]

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Discover New Snacks with NatureBox

by Chrystal Johnson August 27, 2014

As 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 […]

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On the Road in the Hyundai Elantra GT

by Brian Johnson August 26, 2014

I 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 […]

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