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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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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Enter the Earth Weave Carpet Area Rug Giveaway {$375 Value}

by Chrystal Johnson September 5, 2014

Welcome to the Earth Weave Carpet Mills Area Rug Giveaway, hosted by the Green Moms Network. Today we’re excited to share a truly safe carpet company with you, and offer you the chance to win one of their safe, non-toxic and natural area rugs! When you’re thinking about re-carpeting your home, what are the things […]

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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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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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What is a Pergola?

by Chrystal Johnson August 18, 2014

Pergolas are outdoor structures that provide shade and ambiance for people, as well as protection and support for plants. While a gazebo is a round, semi-closed sitting area that is most often free-standing; and a trellis is a vertical support specifically for plants; a pergola is a semi-enclosed structure that can take on many forms, […]

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How I Got My Retainers Clean After Years of Neglect

by Chrystal Johnson August 13, 2014

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fresh Guard™.  As many teens do, I got braces when I was 13. I was fortunate to only wear them for 1 1/2 years, and after I got them off I wore retainers to keep my teeth straight. Even 20 years later, I still […]

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5 Ways to Ensure You Don’t Overspend on Groceries

by Chrystal Johnson August 9, 2014

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Albertsons. All opinions are my own. Budgeting for our grocery bill is one of my biggest challenges. I never really know exactly how much I should budget each month. I have an idea of how much we spend, but it fluctuates from month to month […]

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Homemade Soft Scrub Recipe + 12 More Awesome Uses for Castile Soap

by Chrystal Johnson August 6, 2014

This post was written while serving as a paid brand ambassador for Earth Mama Angel Baby. All opinions are mine. When first exploring a journey towards natural living, one of the first products people hear about is Castile Soap. In fact, Castile Soap was the very first natural change we made in our home! It’s […]

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