Saturday, June 30, 2012

{Closed} Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! (ends 7/1/12)

Welcome to the Twitter Cash Blast!

You can win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

To enter to win, use the Giveaway Tools form below to follow us (all) on Twitter!

{Closed} Super Sunday Stumble Hop! (7/1)

To visit the current Super Sunday Stumble, please click here.

Happy July and Welcome to the Super Sunday Stumble!!

I hope everyone has a great week and that you get to see some safe and exciting fireworks!

This hop is a GREAT way to get your Posts Stumbled!
The Super Sunday Stumble is hosted by:
Read on to add your page to the linky to be Stumbled! 

{Closed} Healthy & Trim Giveaway! (ends 7/14/12)



It's time to get healthy! Here is a great giveaway where you can win $300 in products to get you functioning your very best!

Welcome to the Healthy And Trim Giveaway sponsored by Meg's Moxie! 

Are you looking to get healthier and more trim this summer? 

 Enter this fantastic giveaway and win the chance to try some awesome products valued at $300!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kale Chips Recipes {Green Blogger Challenge}

We get tons of kale each week from our farm share and we've been running out of ideas on what to do with it. Thank goodness I've discovered Kale Chips! Here are some of my favorite versions that I've found from internet searches and Pinterest. If you have a great kale recipe, I'd love to hear it!


Read on for my basic Kale Chips recipe and to see links to other great recipes for Kale Chips...


{Closed} Free Blogger Opp: $200 Amazon Blast

Hey bloggers, sign up now for the $200 Amazon Blast!

It's free to add your Facebook page (and you can add other links for $3 each).

The event runs from July 15 to August 15 and is hosted by i heart giveaways and The Coffee Chic.



5 Green Tips to Get Through Life

Here are 5 Green Tips to Get Through Life. 

These little tips are general guidelines about how to get started going green and making that into a part of your everyday life.

Be like this little turtle and take life by the horns stem! 

(Actually I found this picture by searching "start small" and thought it was too cute to leave out of my post. Who can't love a tiny turtle!?)

Read on for my tips and more cute turtles (and other pictures)...

{Closed} Giveaway! Fluffy Fourth of July! #clothdiapers

Fluffy Fourth Ultimate Starter PackWelcome to the Fluffy Fourth of July sponsored by Gnome’s Naturals and Life With Levi!

Using cloth diapers is a great way to save money and the environment. This amazing fluffy prize pack has something for everyone!


One lucky winner will receive the ULTIMATE cloth diaper stash starter pack, valued at over $415!!!

Read on to see what this fabulous prize pack contains and to enter using the Rafflecopter form!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Surprising Everyday Items with Animal Ingredients {Revisited}



Collecting information about animal ingredients in everyday items was a real eye-opener for me! I hope you enjoy these tidbits as much as I have.

"I like to know what's in the food I'm eating and the products I'm using. (Especially now that I can't eat dairy or soy, I've become more aware of the ingredients in the foods and products that surround me.)

While doing my nightly "stroll" through other blogs, I stumbled upon Life in the Lost World's post linking to a Care2 article about household items made with animal parts. From that article, I ended up researching what everyday items have animal ingredients. Here's what I found.

It may surprise you to learn that the following items are made with animal parts:

1. Plastic Shopping Bags

Animal fats are used to make the bags easier to separate from each other.

2. Tires for Cars and Bikes

Ways to Save Money While Going Green {Infographic}

Here's a great infographic about the cost-aspect of going green.

The first part discusses the ideas that people have about the expense of going green and if they are willing to pay that or not.

The second half of the infographic discusses how you can save money while saving the earth! I'm not sure I agree with their top green companies, but I love the green tips!  

{Closed} Super Sunday Stumble Hop! (6/24/12-6/29/12)

To visit the current Super Sunday Stumble, please click here.

Welcome to the Super Sunday Stumble!!

This is a GREAT way to get your Posts Stumbled!
The Super Sunday Stumble is hosted by:
Read on to add your page to the linky to be Stumbled! 

Friday, June 22, 2012

{Closed} Ultimate Fluff Stash Giveaway! (ends 6/30/12) #clothdiaper #ultimatefluff

The Ultimate Fluff Stash GiveawayWelcome to The Ultimate Fluff Stash Giveaway, where you can win over $600 in cloth diapers and cloth diapering products! This event is proudly brought to you by Daily Mothering and sponsored by Kebbie's Diaper Bag!


The prize pack includes 30 Bubbz 3.0 Quadcore Anti-Leak Pocket Diapers, Bubbz Ultimate Wet/Dry Bag, and Bubbz Super Cinch Pail Liner! (Winner chooses the colors/prints!)





Read on to enter using the Rafflecopter form!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

{Closed} Giveaway: Fitted Cloth Diaper & Wool Dryer Balls! (ends 6/30) #SummerCloth


Welcome to the Summer Cloth Diaper Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mommy's Favorite Things. Over 50 bloggers have joined together to give away cloth diapers and cloth diapering accessories!!


Enter here at Why We Love Green to win a fabulous fitted cloth diaper from Sew Cute Baby Bums AND three wool dryer balls from The Willow Store!!





Enter using the Rafflecopter form below!

Waste Created by Holidays {Infographic}

Imagine how much waste is thrown out each holiday!

Now you can see the waste that is created when we celebrate.

This infographic summarizes the major UK holidays and how many of the products from each holiday are wasted.  

Monday, June 18, 2012

{Closed} Giveaway! Win $30 in Herbal Destination Products!

Here's a great chance to win your choice of $30 in products from Herbal Destination, hosted by Why We Love Green!

Herbal Destination has a great array of supplements and skincare products to help you feel your best. Their products are all-natural and follow ancient time-tested Ayurvedic principles of health and wellness.


 Enter now using the Rafflecopter form below!

{Closed} Giveaway! 4th of July Party Games (ends 6/24/12)

Sweepster has had the opportunity to review some 4th of July Party Games from Python Printable Games and is now holding a giveaway for one lucky winner to enjoy the party games as well!

Please enter at my partner blog, Events4Bloggers! There you can see the full list of games and enter using the Rafflecopter form!

{Closed} Giveaway! Natural Mouthwash & Organic Nail Oil Pen! #SummerSolstice


Welcome to the 2012 Summer Solstice Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC! Over 100 bloggers have teamed up to bring you some amazing prizes to start your summer!

This event will run from June 18-24, 2012 for you to find some wonderful summer prizes! Each of our giveaways features a prize value minimum of $25.00!

Here at Why We Love Green we know that in the summer we want to look our best, and that's why we're giving away two wonderful & natural products: Dr. Sharp's Dentistry Flouride-Free Mouthwash and TheraNeem Nail & Cuticle Oil!

Make sure to check out the grand prize of $150 CASH and much more! Make sure to say that Why We Love Green sent you!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

{Closed} Super Sunday Stumble Hop! (6/17/12-6/22/12)

Thanks for visiting! To visit the current hop and linky, click here.


Welcome to the Super Sunday Stumble!!

This is a GREAT way to get your Posts Stumbled!
The Super Sunday Stumble is hosted by:
Read on to add your page to the linky to be Stumbled! 

Friday, June 15, 2012

A Good Photo of Me {Green Blogger Challenge}

We already discussed how hard it was to find a good, recent picture of me for an earlier Green Blogger Challenge. And here we are again with another picture challenge! At least this one doesn't have to recent, right?


This is me and my husband on our first date--to our university's homecoming dance. How young we were! (And what I wouldn't give to just go to a dance again!) In this picture we're young, thinner, and doing GQ poses, which we thought was eternally hilarious. It's a winner!

Best Day, Worst Injury, and Personal Vision {Green Blogger Challenge}

Hi everyone! I'm a little behind on the Green Blogger Challenge, so I've decided to combine the topics for the 11th, 12th, and 13th into one mega "about me" post, which includes my best day, my worst injury, and my personal vision for myself. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

{Closed} Reminder: Sweet Summer Cash Blast (ends 6/15)

This is a reminder about the $50 Sweet Summer Cash Blast!

One lucky winner will receive $50 in PayPal cash or in an Amazon Gift Card! (Winner's choice.) This giveaway is open world wide and ends on June 15th.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form on the original post.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

{Closed} Free Herbal Destination Blogger Opp! (Bloggers can earn $30 each in prizes!)

Sign Up to Participate in the Herbal Destination Giveaway!

This is a free event where we will be giving away $30 in products from Herbal Destination, the makers of fine herbal supplements and skin care products. (You can see my review here.)
For participating, bloggers will receive one Facebook link on the Rafflecopter form.  

In addition, any blogger that refers 50 new likes to the Herbal Destinations Facebook Page will receive $30 in free products (winner's choice!) and free shipping from HerbalDestination.com. Like-ers must be
from the US or Canada and be 25+ years old. Other likes will not count. There is no limit to how many bloggers can earn this prize! 

Read on for more information...

Monday, June 11, 2012

What Famous Art Should be in my Home? {Green Blogger Challenge}

Cost aside, I'd love to have a piece by Chihuly in my home. (Or, make that my imaginary home with a grand entryway).

I  love the movement in his glass creations and the swirly, whirly, wriggly shapes.

There's always something new to see when you look at one of these pieces.

Here are some of my favorites!

Making Cooking Easier: Trudeau's New Stress Less Kitchen Tools

I'm a big advocate of cooking at home. Not only are homemade meals safer for those with allergies, cooking at home is, on average, also healthier than eating out, as well as better for the environment.

However, sometimes it's hard to cook at home because we don't have the right tools, or we don't love the tools we have. That's where Trudeau's new line of kitchen tools comes in, called Stress Less tools. These tools are wonderful because they are all ergonomically designed to be comfortable and easy to use, even for people with arthritis or limited hand dexterity.


{Closed} Stress Less Kitchen Tools Set Giveaway! (ends 6/18/12)




Welcome to our Rockin' Giveaway Hop
sponsored by Planet Weidknecht
where you can win your Daddy-O
a fabulous Father's Day Gift!


Here at Why We Love Green, you can encourage Dad with his home cookin' and BBQ skills! Maybe Dad's getting a little older and can't use the kitchen tools like he used to, or maybe Pops just needs some easy-to-use gadgets to inspire his next cookout. Whatever the case, you will all love the 6-tool set from Trudeau's new Stress Less line, worth $143! 

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below!

{Closed} $50 PayPal or Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! (ends 6/15/12)

Welcome to the $50 Sweet Summer Cash Blast!

One lucky winner will receive $50 in PayPal cash or in an Amazon Gift Card! (Winner's choice.) This giveaway is open world wide and ends on June 15th.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below! (Don't forget to check out my other giveaways going on right now as well:
OS Fitted Cloth Diaper and Fleece Cover
5 Bottles Old Spice Body Wash

Sunday, June 10, 2012

{Closed} I Love Dad Father's Day Giveaway Hop: Win Old Spice Body Wash! (ends 6/17/12)

Here is your chance to win 5 bottles of Old Spice Body Wash in assorted scents. Yum!


Thank you for stopping by The I  Love Dad -  Father's Day Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by Mama to 4 Blessings and Home Grown Families

This event will take place from June 10th at 12:01am EST to June 17th at 11:59pm EST. 

For this event we will be celebrating Dads, which means we will be offering things Dads love for giveaways! After entering my fantastic giveaway be sure to visit each blog from the linky below the Rafflecopter and enter for your chance to win some really amazing prizes valued at $20+!

{Closed} Super Sunday Stumble Hop! (6/10/12-6/16/12)

The current Super Sunday Stumble can be found here.



Welcome to the Super Sunday Stumble!!

This is a GREAT way to get your Posts Stumbled!
The Super Sunday Stumble is hosted by:
Read on to add your page to the linky to be Stumbled! 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Getting Prepared to Cook in a Disaster {Green Blogger Challenge}

It's Green Blogger Challenge: Day 9!

The actual topic for today is to tell about a cooking disaster, but I thought I'd switch it up and write about Cooking IN a Disaster. First, let's talk about building a supply.

Read on for my tips and helpful links...

Friday, June 8, 2012

Surfing the Web: A Guilty Pleasure {Green Blogger Challenge}

This is another one of those "get-to-know-me" posts. Hurrah!

The Green Blogger Challenge topic for today is to talk about our guilty pleasure (besides blogging). I immediately knew that I needed to write about that black-hole for my time: the internet.

So if you are wondering exactly HOW I waste time on the internet, let me tell you.


Here are my top 4 boredom-busting websites!...

Dr. Sharp Dentistry Fluoride-Free Mouthwash



Sometimes it's important to ask questions.

Questions like, "What am I putting into my mouth, anyway?"

Have you taken a good long look at the ingredients in your toothpaste and mouthwash?

The good news is that Dr. Sharp Dentistry has created a line of safe and effective dental products, without all of the scary chemicals and ingredients. 

This fluoride-free mouthwash is a great alternative to regular mouthwash, especially if you are concerned about your fluoride intake. Dr. Sharp Dentistry fluoride-free mouthwash is comes in a fresh mint flavor and is completely vegan with natural extracts and organic botanicals. But the best part is really what this mouthwash does NOT contain:
No fluoride
No alcohol
No parabens
No sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
No dyes or artificial colors
and it comes in a BPA-free bottle!


Read on for my full review...

Organix South TheraNeem Nail & Cuticle Oil Pen

Have you ever heard of Neem?

I admit that before I tried out the TheraNeem Nail & Cuticle Oil Pen.

It turns out that I had been missing out of one of the most versatile herbs in the world! Neem can be used for keeping your teeth clean, medical uses, gardening, as a dietary supplement and even for keeping your nails and cuticles looking wonderful. That's where the TheraNeem Nail & Cuticle Oil Pen comes in. I was able to experience Neem for myself and see it's wonderful effects!


Read on to see my full review of the TheraNeem pen...

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Upcycled Furniture to Make You Happy!

Today's Green Blogger Challenge is to post a picture that makes us happy.

Looking at beautiful things makes me happy, especially when those things are eco-friendly as well! That's why I chose to post pictures of fun upcycled things for the home.

Upcycled items are created using materials that would otherwise be in a landfill. It's like recycling, but is more like reusing and repurposing items instead.






Check out these 7 amazing upcycled home items!...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Nicknames {Green Blogger Challenge}

This is kind of a funny topic for me because I don't feel like I have any nicknames. But in thinking really hard, I've come up with a few--what my family calls me, what my kids call me, and what some of my high-school friends call me!













Read on for my full ramble...

Wool Dryer Balls Help Green Your Laundry! @TheWillowStore

Does your laundry take too long to dry?

Would you like to save money by shortening drying time?

Do you love soft laundry, but hate dryer sheets?

Check out all-natural wool dryer balls to speed drying and give you soft laundry!



Read on to learn about our experience with wool dryer balls from The Willow Store...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Short-Term Goals: Dissertation, Potty Learning, Blogging!

As part of the Green Blogger Challenge, the topic for today was our short-term goals for this month. I decided I have 4 main goals: one school-related, one family-related, and two blogging-related!










Read on to see my goals!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Green Blogger Challenge: The Meaning Behind My Blog's Name

Welcome to day four of the Green Blogger Challenge!

The prompt for today is to describe the meaning behind your blog name.


My blog's name is Why We Love Green.

I choose the title because I wanted it to reflect the fact that the blog was about saving money (green) while saving the earth (green).






Read on for more of my explanation...

{Closed} Win a OS Fitted Cloth Diaper and Fleece Cover from Pam Purrs in the Fluffy Butts Hop! (ends 6/15/12)

Welcome to the Fluffy Butts Cloth Diapering Giveaway Hop, hosted by Fabulous Finds and Mama Chocolate!

You will find all cloth diaper themed giveaways with a value of $25 or more at each of the participating blogs! Also check out the GRAND PRIZE, worth over $555!!

Here at Why We Love Green, you can enter to win a one-size fitted diaper with a coordinating fleece cover from Pam Purrs Diapers!

Read on to enter using the Rafflecopter form...

Sunday, June 3, 2012

{Closed} Super Sunday Stumble Hop! (ends 6/7/12)

To visit the current Hop and Linky, please click here.

Welcome to June's first Super Sunday Stumble!!

This is a GREAT way to get your Posts Stumbled!
The Super Sunday Stumble is hosted by:
Read on to add your page to the linky to be Stumbled! 

Green Blogger Challenge: 15 Facts About Me

Actually, the challenge for today is to write 15 interesting facts about me. Now that ups the ante!

1. I attended the same college-prep school from Pre-K through 12th grade.


2. I almost always wore a plaid skirt to school that entire time. (The pants were ugly.)


3. I lived in Germany for about 9 months after graduating from high school and attended the 13th grade there.

Read on for the other 12...

Green Blogger Challenge: A Picture of Me Smiling

I didn't think today's post would be much of a challenge, but it was! I decided that I'd like to use a recent picture instead of one of my engagement pictures (like I have on my About Me page). But finding a photo that I was actually in, not to mention looking semi-cute (and not blurry) was a real challenge. 

And here's what I finally chose...

{Closed} Win 250 Custom Stickers!


Summer

Welcome to the Fun in the Sun Giveaway Hop!

Each blog in the hop is giving away something great for summer fun!

Here at Why We Love Green we are giving away 250 custom stickers from PrintRunner printing services!

Read on for details about the stickers and to enter using the Rafflecopter form...

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Why I've Accepted the Green Blogger Challenge

Have you heard of the Green Blogger Challenge?
Going Green with the Grizls
Over 50 bloggers and I have teamed up and are writing blog posts daily for 3 months!


But...why?  Here's why...

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