pumpkin-pie-spice-mixFall is in the air. While the weather is still warm, the leaves are starting to turn around town, and I have a feeling we’ll have an abrupt change to fall before too long.

That’s just fine with me. I love wearing jeans, sweaters and boots and sitting in front of a warm fire while a pie bakes in the oven. It’s one of my favorite times of year.

Already, the pumpkins have arrived at the grocery store, and pumpkin pie spice is back on the shelves. Speaking of which, did you notice there are sulfiting agents in the Pumpkin Pie Spice with the classic red cap? I did the other day when I was browsing the spice section.

I usually buy my spices in bulk  for our more commonly used spices (you can get a pound of many spices for the same prices as a tiny bottle from the store) but every once in a while I need to grab something at the store for a last minute recipe.

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I’m excited to announce the October Natural Living Blog Carnival, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network! We will be hosting the October Natural Living Blog Carnival on October 16, 2014.

October 2014 Submission Details

Advocating for Our Food Supply

October is Non-GMO MonthNational Farm to School Month and Fair Trade Month! So naturally, the Green Moms Network will be talking about our food supply this month. They’re be sharing stories about why it’s important to eat organic, support non-GMO awareness (and labeling), grow your own food and eat a real food diet. You may also find some new recipes or learn what real foods or gadgets are staples in our members’ kitchens. This month it’s all about food!

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Family Movie Night Traditions

by Chrystal Johnson September 20, 2014

This post was written by me as a member of the Netflix Stream team, for which I receive a complimentary Netflix subscription. Movies are a big part of the culture in our house. All of us love watching movies. It’s a ritual to watch movies as a family every weekend. We like to snuggle up […]

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Hip Baby Wrap Babywearing Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson September 19, 2014

Babywearing is the perfect thing for new moms and babies! Although it can be carried on into toddler hood, those newborn days are the perfect time for bonding. It’s also great for allowing mom to maintain a routine while being hands free. The Hip Baby Wrap is for babies 8-35 pounds and is 100% cotton […]

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How Would You Frame Your Fall Look?

by Chrystal Johnson September 19, 2014

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf VSP Direct. Sweater and jeans weather is on it’s way, and I have to admit – I’m pretty excited about it. As much as I love shorts, tank tops and flips, it’s always so nice to pull my sweaters out of the back of the […]

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10 Things Your Family Can Do to Become More Prepared

by Chrystal Johnson September 18, 2014

Welcome to the September 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Family Preparedness. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network. Since September is National Preparedness month, our members are talking about family preparedness this month. Be sure to visit all of the […]

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Totally Devoted to Protecting My Children

by Chrystal Johnson September 17, 2014

The #IAmProtective shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. (#CollectiveBias) and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. When I found out I was pregnant for the first time, everything changed overnight. My focus went from being on myself to my unborn daughter. I did everything I could to prepare for her safe arrival, […]

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Improve the Health of Your Hair Through Nutrition

by Chrystal Johnson September 16, 2014

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hairfinity. The opinions and text are all mine. Can you believe that summer is already coming to a close? It went by far too fast for my taste! We had a relaxing summer this year, but most summers are full of fun and adventure. […]

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Bausc Natural Skincare Giveaway {$112 Value}

by Chrystal Johnson September 15, 2014

Welcome to the Bausc Natural Skincare Giveaway Event, hosted by the Green Moms Network! During this giveaway, you’ll have a chance to win a package of natural skin care products from Bausc valued at $112! Bausc has made the commitment to help people reduce their toxic load by offering safe and luxurious alternatives to the skincare products we […]

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Spread the Green Word with Be Green T {on Kickstarter}

by Chrystal Johnson September 15, 2014

Amber Sorrells, mommy blogger of Easy Green Mom, turns to crowd funding source, Kickstarter, for her new Eco-friendly company, Be Green T, an organic and green t-shirt that sends a message. “Lets spread the Green message via T-shirt!” BeGreen T shirts are made with high quality and Eco-friendly materials.  Even the hangs tags and shipping supplies […]

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