Enjoy Natural, Organic Candy this Easter! {giveaway, too!}

This organic candy post was brought to you by YumEarth.  All opinions are mine.

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I always have issues with the holidays.  Candy and treats are the center of holidays for kids, and the majority of the candy they get is full of weird, man-made ingredients.  This Easter, the boys will be getting YumEarth Organics candy and fruit snacks in their baskets!  The Captain's favorite YumEarth candy are the gummy bears, while D prefers gummy worms.  Daddy is a fan of sour candy, so I would have to say his favorite are the sour beans.  

YumEarth candies and fruit snacks are always made with high quality, all natural ingredients.  This chart from the YumEarth website sums up the high quality of their awesomely delicious lollipops, drops, gummy bears, gummy worms, fruit snacks, and sour beans!

YumEarth Organics

Pick up some natural Easter treats for your little ones at Walgreens, Amazon, or the YumEarth website!  Check out other retailers that sell YumEarth, too.

Enter to win an assortment of YumEarth candy in the Rafflecopter form below and then hop out to the store to pick up some better-for-you candy to enjoy this Easter!


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We Do Love Natural Green Eggs and Ham! {without food coloring}

This natural Green Eggs and Ham post was brought to you by Petit Jean Meats and Great Day Farms.  All opinions are mine.

Dr. Seuss, famous author of the lovable, rhyming books for children, is having a birthday on March 2nd.  What better way to celebrate than with a dish of Green Eggs and Ham?  The boys love this funny book about something we know all too well around here….thinking you won't like a food without even trying it.  

In my quest to make green eggs and ham without food coloring, I tried many things.  Some websites I found suggested that in order to make green food coloring the natural way, simply boil or steam green foods and use the water for food coloring.  WELL, since egg yolks are yellow, just using a green water substance wasn't really going to work.  But, since blue and yellow make green, that's where I started.  First, I used a purple carrot from our garden, peeled it and boiled the peeling for about 30 minutes, until only a little bit of liquid remained.

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I mixed the blue/purple liquid with one egg and then made scrambled eggs as I normaly would.  This was the end result:

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Save Money on Natural Peanut Butter, Help National Parks

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Smucker’s. I will receive a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

I've always been a big fan of peanut butter and the Captain is a fan, as well.  Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, of course, peanut butter and jelly bagels, peanut butter bars, and my all time favorite childhood snack – peanut butter banana with crushed graham crackers.  Peanut butter is really good for you if it's natural and no gross oil is added, which is pretty popular amongst the popular peanut butter out there.  After examining all of the jars of peanut butter at the grocery store, I finally decided on Smucker's Natural peanut butter because it only contains peanuts and a little tiny bit of salt.  That's all we need and it is so, so delicious.  

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This January, our favorite brand, Smucker's, along with Laura Scudder's, and Adams Natural peanut butter have teamed up for a $100,000 donation to the National Parks Conservation Association's America's Great Waters program.  Look for a .25 cents off coupon on store shelves toward a jar of these naturally delicious peanut butters.  For every coupon redeemed by March 24, 2014, Smucker's will donate $1 to the NPCA, up to an additional $50,000.  What more of a reason do you need to try natural peanut butter?

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All Natural Products for Mommies!

This post about all natural products for mommies is brought to you by Anna Naturals.  All opinions are mine.

Being a new mommy is challenging.  Totally worth it, of course, but really tricky to take care of the new baby, let alone make time for yourself.  I try to make time for myself, but honestly, sometimes getting a shower can be difficult.  ha!  Anna Naturals has women covered, but especially has the new mom taken care of with their line of all natural, reliable, high quality products like their Smooth Mama lotion and Nursing Mama herbal tea:

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YumEarth Natural Candy Stocking Stuffers – Now Available at Walgreens!

This natural candy post was brought to you by YumEarth.  All opinions are mine.

natural candyI have fond memories of that moment when I got to open my stocking on Christmas morning.  It was always the first thing we got to delve into and it was always filled with special things!  There was always candy, fruit, gum, and sometimes special treasures like jewelry, toys, or other fun stuff.  Stockings are definitely one of my favorite parts of Christmas!

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Natural Vitality Provides Organic Non GMO Supplements For Your Health!

This post about organic non GMO supplements was brought to you by Natural Vitality.  All opinions are mine.

Natural Vitality

Have you ever looked at the ingredients list of your vitamins or supplements?  I hadn't, until I became pregnant with #3.  My go to prenatal vitamin had food dyes, chemicals, and the source of the vitamins and minerals was unknown.  This got me to realize that I need to be checking the labels of all the supplements and vitamins we use in our house.  When I discovered Natural Vitality, I was excited because the organic, non GMO ingredients in their supplements are high quality and Non-GMO Project certified.  That's not an easy task, but Natural Vitality has done it.

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Moisturize Your Dry Summer Skin with Vitamin C Moisturizer

This Vitamin C Moisturizer post was brought to you by Made From Earth.  All opinions are mine.

Made From Earth

How is your skin during the hot summer?  Mine is really weird now that I'm pregnant, but usually the heat makes it dry and sunscreen, pools, water, and sweat make it sensitive and dry.  I have found a reliable lotion for my skin that is organic, holistic, and healthy!  Made From Earth's Vitamin C Moisturizer is lightweight, but thick enough to actually moisturize enough to last throughout the day.  It's great for ALL skin types, too.

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Cool Off This Summer With Pure Leaf Teas!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Pure Leaf teas. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.


It's H-O-T here in Texas.  Our family loves to spend time outdoors, too.  Whether we are working in the garden, taking walks, playing in the pool, grilling, or the Captain is learning to ride his bike, we need to stay hydrated.  We down water like crazy, and that's good, but sometimes it's nice to have something else to cool off with.  We all love tea, but the sugary sweetness that is Southern tea is just not for us.  We prefer something with a lighter sweetness.  I love being able to actually taste the flavor of the tea.  Pure Leaf teas have recently introduced a few products that are just right for all of us – the "Not Too Sweet" line of delicious teas!

Not Too Sweet Peach Tea combines the tangy-sweet flavor of peach and the bold taste of all-natural tea leaves.  The Not Too Sweet Honey Green Tea is a blend of green tea and honey to make a refreshingly delicious iced tea.

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Natural Skin Care for All Skin Types

This natural skin care post was written by me on behalf of Citrus Clear.  I received products to review and am giving my honest opinion.  All opinions are mine.

The skin on my face has given me the most trouble over the years.  It's very sensitive, but I'm still prone to breaking out.  I like to use gentle products on my face that are still effective enough to clean and prevent against zits.  Citrus Clear is a line of natural skin care products that actually work, and for that I'm glad.

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I have bought many moisturizers over the years and I'm so pleased that the pink grapefruit sensitive moisturizer from Citrus Clear works.  It's gentle, not greasy, and it lasts all day, which for my sensitive, dry skin, is huge!  The moisturizer contains soothing botanicals, citrus ingredients, and powerful vitamins, as well as many organic ingredients.

It also has a magic erasing power.  You see, I always wake up with "sleep wrinkles" by one of my eyebrows.  They're so embarassing and take forever to go away, so it looks like I just woke up almost any time of the day.  But….the Citrus Clear moisturizer erases these wrinkles within 30 minutes!  It's amazing and I'm so happy I found this miracle eraser, even though that's not what they advertise it for!

The tangerine tingle face scrub also works quite well at cleaning my skin without leaving it in pain, like so many other scrubs and cleaners do.  It removes dead skin cells and stimulates fresh, new skin cells.  The scent of tangerines is amazing, too, and really wakes me up in the shower!

To learn more and purchase these and other Citrus Clear products, visit the website.  They have many products for all skin types that are made with quality, natural ingredients.

Follow @CitrusClear on Twitter and Facebook, too!



Baltic Amber from Spark of Amber Calms and Heals

This baltic amber post has been sponsored and was written by me on behalf of Spark of Amber as part of the Green Moms Network.  All opinions are mine.

Baltic Amber is a 100% natural resin found in Lithuania and the Baltic sea region.  Baltic Amber is not only very beautiful, but healing and calming as well.  When it is worn against the skin, the succinic acid is released through the skin's warmth.  Baltic Amber has been used by Europeans for centuries for pain relief and as an anti-inflammatory agent.  Baltic Amber has been used for immunity building, respiratory infections, teething, headaches, carpal tunnel pain, and much more! [information from Spark of Amber website]

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