Coconut Citrus Body Scrub

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Whether you have been on a tropical cruise and you want to recapture the feeling or you have just had THAT kind of day you need to escape from this delicious Coconut Citrus Body Scrub is the answer. Just where did the inspiration for this fabulous scrub come from?  The amazing Caribbean Princess cruise ship, on a ...

Upcycle Craft Idea: Painted Vase

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This post brought to you by FrogTape. All opinions are 100% mine. We have some plain, boring glass vases and containers in our house.  Chances are, you have a few in your house too.  Given that it's summer, and lots of us have fresh flowers we want to cut and bring indoors to enjoy looking ...

Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe

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Two of my kids have eczema. I have it myself on and off.  It's itchy and uncomfortable.  We have tried a lot of products to help get some relief, but none seem to have a magical solution.  I decided to try to make my homemade eczema cream recently, and have been quite pleased with the ...

Going green in the bathroom #Moms4JNJConsumer

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Happy Earth Month, my friends. We try to make all months Earth Month, but especially in April, it's good to raise awareness and see what's going on in the world to protect this beautiful planet we live on.This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and ...

8 Reasons to Garden #GroSomethingGreater

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Growing up, my dad had a garden. I can't remember anything he grew in that garden except for rhubarb, I guess because we used to munch on the rhubarb while catching fireflies in our Underoos.  As I ...

Upcycled Dog Treat Container for a Canine Valentine #MilkBoneLove

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Valentine's Day is next week (already!) and I've got the cards, a little something to surprise everyone in the family already.  I'm feeling like I'm prepared.  But then the kids reminded me that MOM! We always get Tobey a treat for Valentine's Day! MOOOOOOOOMMMMMM! And so when Milk-Bone Dog Snacks invited me to be part of ...

6 Ways to Go Green in 2014: Sponsored Video

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This post and video with ways to go green in 2014 are sponsored by Tetra Pak. Everyone's making New Year's resolutions to go green in 2014. It might seem overwhelming at first, but it doesn't have to be! Take baby steps - make small changes - and you'll be going green in no time. Follow these ...

New Wave Enviro Litter Free Lunch

Litter Free Lunch Kit and Seriously Safe Stainless Steel

New Wave Enviro sent me a Litter Free Lunch kit and some Seriously Save Stainless Steel Food containers to try out.  We are always trying to find ways to make less waste and be kind to the environment.  These products are BPA-free, litter free and stylish too.  I received the bag in swirls with green ...

Making home safe for baby (and kids…parents…pets) #HealthyBaby

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This post about making home safe for baby is brought to you through my affiliation with The Motherhood. About 4 years ago I hosted a Healthy Baby Home Party here with some MOMS Club friends.  Last week, I attended another- virtual- Healthy Baby Home Party with Seventh Generation, Stonyfield and Healthy Child Healthy World, along ...

DIY Compost Bin

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This DIY Compost Bin post is brought to you buy the original DIY folks over at The Home Depot. I shared with you our existing compost bin a few weeks ago- very simple, and has been very functional, but it was time to update and redo it.  Too many heavy winter storms, branches and even ...