Monday, May 24, 2010

20% off at BabyGanics

If you are in need of organic cleaning supplies, you may be interested to check out BabyGanics. If you find something you like, be sure to use this code: THANKYOU20 to get 20% off. This code is good from May 24-28th so hurry and order if you are interested!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pregnancy a Disease????

So apparently Barnes and Noble Bookstore considers pregnancy a disease. Shame on them! They have pregnancy books listed under the disease section of their bookstore. A friend of mine went there today and saw this and was offended as am I. Pregnancy is a blessing and miracle from God and should never, under any circumstances be considered a disease! I have sent them an email expressing my opinion about this. I will follow up with a response from them when I receive it.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Composting, Naturally

Did you ever wish you could do something other than throw away all the fruit and veggie scraps that you get from cooking? I did. I recently heard about composting. I actually saw a commercial for a kitchen composter. It was very expensive but I thought the idea was awesome! I decided to put together a little of what I found while researching the topic.

Easiest Homemade Composter:

  • Use a galvanized metal trash can. You will need to drill several holes into it and it will need a tight fitting lid. You will also need to dig a hole in the ground.
  • Use a plastic storage container with tight fitting lid. You will need to drill holes in this as well. This can be for indoor or outdoor use. This can also double as a seat!
  • Click here for how to make them.

What Can Be Composted:

  • Vegetable Scraps
  • Grains
  • Pasta
  • Fruit Rinds
  • Fruit Peels
  • Breads
  • Coffee Grounds & Filters
  • Tea Bags
  • Egg Shells (only if washed out so no more animal product is in it)
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Napkins
  • Toilet Paper (not soiled w/ human waste)
  • Paper Plates (no animal products on the plate)
  • Leaves
  • Sticks
  • Grass
  • Other yard waste

What Cannot Be Composted:

  • Any animal products
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Cheese
  • Oily Foods
  • Butter

Here are a few resources that I found very helpful:

Do you compost at home? What do you use as your compost bin? What have you found to be benefits/negative of home composting? Please share any ideas on the subject that you may have. I hope to start this process soon so any helpful tips would be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Yeah, I Won An Award!

Thanks to Ashley at Mommy & Son for giving me this award. This is my first award and I am so happy to receive it!

The Rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic!
4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

So, the 7 things about myself are:
  1. I am a wife & mommy of 1 and hopefully more.
  2. I have a passion to help mothers interested in natural childbirth.
  3. I love cats!
  4. I love to read and my favorite author is Nicholas Sparks (before all these movies on his books came out).
  5. I love to be outside.
  6. I plan to open my own Etsy shop very soon.
  7. I love to save money!

Here are the 15 blogs that I would like to pass this award along to:

  1. Sarah @ Crazy House
  2. Tree @ Mother Of Pearl It Is
  3. Janet @ Grammy Janet's Place
  4. Heather @ I'd Rather Be Changing Diapers
  5. HiLesha @ Green & Glam
  6. Jenna @ A Mom's Balancing Act
  7. Jenny @ I'm a Full-time Mummy
  8. Lillian @ The Mini Beach Bird
  9. Coupon Clippin' Daddy
  10. Marsha @ Taste and See God's Goodness
  11. Life is a Sandcastle
  12. The Professional Family Manager
  13. The Beckers @ Baby in the Big City
  14. Leslie @ Live, Love, Laugh With Leslie
  15. Chrissy @ Traveling Light

Monday, May 3, 2010

Get FREE Points at Recyclebank

If you recycle, why not earn freebies in the mean time? Have you heard of RecycleBank? If not, check them out here. I have earned several free products such as Kashi Cereal, Seventh Generation Cleaning products, and more.

RecycleBank now also partners with Nature Made. If you are a user of Nature Made, you can earn even more free stuff! Get the details here.


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