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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Tips for Growing Cauliflower

by Chrystal Johnson August 5, 2014

Not a lot of gardeners are comfortable with growing cauliflower, partly because it is not commonly found in seed or starter plants and also because they are afraid to try something new. Cauliflower is not that hard to grow, and even a first time gardener can have a lot of success adding it to the […]

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Try Fun Natural, Organic and Healthy Samples with the Ecocentric Mom July/August Box

by Chrystal Johnson August 2, 2014

I have been reviewing boxes for Ecocentric Mom since March 2013, and each month it’s fun to open up the box and see what new things there are to try. The girls get even more excited than I do, and the only things they get to sample are the snacks! This month, the number of things […]

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Order Household Supplies from {$25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway}

by Chrystal Johnson August 1, 2014

The Walmart gift cards and information in this post have been provided by P&G. Most of the time, I end up picking up my basic household supplies at the grocery store when I’m doing my shopping. On those occasions where I need paper towels (we only go through about a roll a month), toilet paper, […]

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10 Fantastic Uses for Mason Jars

by Chrystal Johnson July 28, 2014

Mason jars are so fun to look at, but they also have many purposes. If you have a lot of mason jars around your home like I do, there is only one thing to do, and that’s to put them to good use. Here are 10 fantastic uses for mason jars around your house. Snacks If […]

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