Start a Green Mommy Group!

If you already belong to a mommy group, or would like to start one, I highly recommend becoming a Mom Ambassador through GreenMomsMeet. They offer sampling opportunities for your whole group (they are always organic, all-natural or green products). They also give you advice for starting a group, as well as topic ideas and more. Join today HERE!


Give a Gift of Chicks!

If you love raising chickens like we do, you should really consider giving to Heifer International. They are by far my favorite charity. You simply pick which animals you would like to "gift" to a family in need, and they are given the animals plus all the training they need to raise them (there are many different animals to choose from, and they go to poor areas all over the world). Once the animals have produced offspring, the family gifts them to another needy family in their village and the cycle continues until everyone in the village has been helped. I love the idea of gifting chickens, simply because they offer so much: eggs to sell, meat to eat, and manure to fertilize their farms. It only costs $20 to give a flock of chicks. Please consider making this a part of your annual donations. Thanks so much! Click HERE to give a gift of chicks or HERE to see what other animal gifts are available.



If you love getting high-value coupons, you should join Recyclebank! You earn points by learning how to help save the planet, and in some areas, you even get rewarded for curbside recycling. It's easy and free. You can also redeem your points for prizes. Sign up HERE!



For those of you that are using homemade laundry detergent (or if you're like me and you buy the really cheap stuff!), I recommend using the new Downy UNSTOPABLES scent beads. I recently received a free sample from Vocalpoint, and let me tell you, I cannot believe how long the scent lasts! I washed my comforter 2 weeks ago but it smells like it came out of the dryer yesterday. I'm impressed! I don't use fabric softener because of the waxy build-up that it can leave on clothes, so this is a great way to still get the scent into my laundry. Vocalpoint is supposed to be doing another UNSTOPABLES giveaway, so if you aren't already a member, sign up today and then watch your inbox for the announcement. These are FULL SIZE samples, people! Don't miss out! Click HERE to sign up!

Free salad sample

Bag your FREE* sample of Fresh Express salad from Vocalpoint today! Click HERE!

*Must be a Vocalpoint member; limited quantities available. Only one package will be mailed per member. Please allow 5-7 weeks for delivery. Offer only available in certain areas.


DIY Truffles!

I recently tried cake balls, but I was seriously unimpressed. Maybe it's because I tried "cookie balls" first! These are so ridiculously simple, you won't believe how decadent they taste. My husband has made them for years, and everyone loves them (he's actually been paid to make them!). I recommend using a high-quality semi-sweet baking chocolate (like the recipe calls for), and not the cheaper chocolate bark (gross!). Enjoy! Click HERE for the recipe (thanks to Kraft Foods!).


$10 credit at NoMoreRack!

NoMoreRack is the place to find your favorite brands & hot items for up to 90% off. One hand-picked product in each of their eight categories is added everyday. It's a daily deal site that offers 8 different deals each day. When you sign up, you get a FREE $10 credit. Plus, you can earn $5 for every friend you refer! Join HERE!


Craftsman Contest!

Craftsman® C3® wants to donate $10,000 to make over a public space. If there's a neighborhood park that could use a little TLC, enter it into The Great Public Park Rehab Project! Not only will your community win, but you could win a set of 12 Craftsman C3 power tools for yourself! Go HERE to enter.


Cleaning house

Just wanted to share this template with everyone. I STINK at scheduling, and this really helps me with house cleaning. I usually have it on the front of the fridge. I adapted it to my home, but I don't know how to upload it on here (if you want a copy of mine, just e-mail me and I'll send it to you!).  Click HERE to see the template. (NOTE: If you get a message saying the template couldn't be found, try scrolling to the bottom of the page, look on the left and change "content" to "all" instead of "popular"... hope this works for you!)