3 Easy Ways to Make a House a Home (Urban Tickle Review & Giveaway!)

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image credit By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  We’ve spent the entire eleven years of our marriage traipsing around the country (and even the globe). We started out in a tiny bachelor basement apartment, with a white bed sheet hanging from the ceiling to divide our “bedroom” from the “living room.” Since then we have lived in a grand total of nine different places – a smorgasbord of apartments and houses, big and little. It can be really tough to make a boring old apartment or a […]

Making it Easier to Take Healthy Snacks On the Go! (Win a$100 Gift Certificate to Sweetbottoms Baby)

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I think every mom has her reasons behind the products she chooses for her home, but here are a few of mine: Avoiding toxins, as much as possible, for healthier development of little bodies. Choosing responsibly-made products our family can buy with a clean conscience Opting for quality reusable products over disposables to reduce our earth-burden. We’d like to leave Creation as clean as we can. Those reasons form the basis behind a lot of what I use with my babies and children, including cloth […]

Organize Your Life With a ListPlanIt Subscription (Review + Giveaway!)

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By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I love organization, but my life is seldom organized. I’m an orderly person who’s not very orderly. Can anyone else relate? Needless to say, it can be frustrating sometimes. I have plenty of excuses: “I keep up with it in my head.” (Hmmm.) “I’m too busy to be organized.” (Tyranny of the urgent, anyone?) “Every time I get really organized, someone else/life/reality messes it all up. Why bother?” What it really boils down to is that I haven’t found a […]

Maple-Walnut Pie Recipe (MightyNest Review + Giveaway)

Maple-Walnut Pie Recipe

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer It’s Spring Giveaway Week! Mighty Nest is a favorite go-to for healthy bakeware, cookware, kids lunch gear, and much, much more for your family and home. Plus, their Mighty Nest for Schools program generously supports the school of your choice when you buy any of their high quality, eco friendly, healthy gear, by donating 15% of your purchase.  Enter the Mighty Nest giveaway below to win a Total Pie Kit for yourself plus $100 for your school! A free afternoon […]

(Summer Giveaway Week) Win a $100 Gift Card to Deborah & Co!

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Deborah & Co. is an online clothing shop that offers fashion without compromise. They have cute skirts, tops, and more – all with modesty in mind. What I appreciate most about the things I got to try was that they are fashionable without baring more than I prefer. I feel beautiful but not inappropriate, which is more than I can say about some of the styles available at the mall these days. Can I just say right now that I love my job? I get […]

(Summer Giveaway Week 2013) Win a Year’s Supply of Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent from My Dizolve!

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By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer Do you ever do laundry with a fussy teething baby hanging off one hip, and a cup of coffee in hand after an interrupted night of sleep? That’s like pretty well my morning routine these day, guys. Seriously. That’s only one of the many reasons I am in love with this new laundry detergent I was invited to try. Let me tell you four reasons why I love my new Dizolve laundry detergent strips! No Measuring It is literally just one […]

Spring Giveaway Week: MightyNest Picnic Gear Pack (with Review!)

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By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer What’s summer without a picnic or two or twenty? Um, nothing, that’s what. OK, maybe that’s a bit extreme, but isn’t it true that two of the most universally loved human experiences are eating and enjoying the great outdoors? Put the two of them together and you’ve got sheer bliss, baby! My kids love picnics so much that they have pretend ones all year long indoors. A blanket on the floor and a plate of snacks = happy little people, […]

Spring Giveaway Week: 2 Year-Long Subscriptions to Plan to Eat!

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By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer In this digital age it is easy to find a lot of great recipes online. Perhaps you pin recipes to Pinterest, bookmark them, or save them to your computer. Whatever you do, there are still the extra steps of menu planning and grocery list making to deal with. Plan to Eat makes all of this so easy, you won’t believe it. Here’s a basic rundown of how Plan to Eat works: Virtual Recipe Book Plan to Eat allows you to […]