OSAecoeatsIn exchange for participating in the challenge and writing this post, I was given a gift package from Green is Universal. All opinions here are still my own.

Going green is a process. I know some people look at me and think, “Wow, I could never do as much as she does.” I promise you I haven’t always done the things I do, and it has been a long journey to get where we are now – and we’re still on our journey.

I recently heard about the Eco Eats Challenges put on by NBC, so I decided to check it out. I’m always up for a good challenge. When checking out the list of challenges available, it made me smile that I do almost every single one of these things every week! [click to continue…]


This shop for #JuniorCelebrates has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. (#CollectiveBias) and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

preparing-minnie-mouse-partyAttending your first slumber party is a right of passage for little girls. I was eight the first time I was allowed to have one of my own, and I will always remember it. Zoë has started asking about sleepovers, so I know it’s only a matter of time before we throw our own slumber party.

Since Daddy was getting ready to out of town, I thought it would be fun to plan a slumber party at my house for just me and the girls. I wanted to make it really fun, so I went to Walmart to pick up some supplies.

Since we had a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse birthday party for Kaylee back in February, I thought it would be fun to do Minnie Mouse this time. I was seriously blown away by how much Minnie Mouse gear Walmart had!

They have a selection of Disney Junior bedding, including Minnie Mouse. I was hoping to find sleeping bags, but it looks like those are only available on the Walmart website right now, so I got a Minnie Mouse comforter for us to spread out on the ground and play games.

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Let’s Teach Tolerance and #Love>Hate

by Chrystal Johnson September 29, 2014

Unless you have lived under a rock for the last couple months, I’m sure you’ve seen a plethora of videos from the ALS ice bucket challenge. There were both heartwarming and hilarious videos, but there were also some disturbing ones. One video that was very disturbing was of a 14-year old Autistic boy. Three teens […]

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Choose Safer Candy This Halloween with YumEarth

by Chrystal Johnson September 28, 2014

Can you believe that Halloween is just a month away? I guess that means I need to start thinking about costumes and plans for Halloween for the girls! It will be here before I know it. Are you getting ready for Halloween yet? Are you prepared for all of the trick or treaters to descend […]

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Finally a Diagnosis – Neurocardiogenic Syncope

by Chrystal Johnson September 26, 2014

Back in May, I shared that I have been experiencing some health problems for some time now. I have been experiencing some of the symptoms on and off for almost 2 decades. Other symptoms are newer. Regardless, in February I got serious about finding out what was going on with my body. I was hospitalized, went […]

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Is Your Child Ready to Ride in a Booster Seat?

by Chrystal Johnson September 24, 2014

I have always believed that it’s vitally important to make sure our children are as safe as possible. That includes making sure they are safe in the car. The subject of car seat safety is one that can elicit great concern from parents and car seat safety advocates. We have always had very safe car seats […]

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Savvy Livings NanoRazor 6″ Professional Black Ceramic Chef’s Knife

by Chrystal Johnson September 23, 2014

Good knives are a necessity in a real food kitchen. We have a good selection of quality knives, and they get used regularly in our daily food prep. Both of us definitely have our favorite knives – and they aren’t the same ones. It’s funny how different people can prefer different knives for the same […]

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Get 15% off Customized Gift Cards with the TwoSmiles Summer Sale

by Chrystal Johnson September 22, 2014

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of TwoSmiles. Summer may be coming to an end, but it’s not too late to take advantage of a great summer sale from TwoSmiles by HP! TwoSmiles is a great way to customize a gift for any occasion. It’s a greeting card and gift in one, and you […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix Recipe

by Chrystal Johnson September 22, 2014

Fall 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 […]

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Call for Submissions: October Natural Living Blog Carnival – Advocating for Our Food Supply

by Chrystal Johnson September 21, 2014

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 Month, National Farm to School Month and Fair Trade Month! So naturally, the Green Moms Network will be talking about […]

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