Category Archives: Green Living

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Glass Dharma Straws {Giveaway ends 12/10}



Did you ever notice how one green step seems to lead to another? You start recycling bottles, then little by little, you find yourself with 6 different garbage cans. Or, you start with cloth diapers, and within months, you’ve got the entire family on “family cloth.” Ok, maybe not…but you get the idea. Sometimes one small change is all you need to get started on the path to the greater green good. Continue reading


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Create a Healthy Home for Baby with Seventh Generation #HealthyBabyHome

“All that natural stuff is just marketing.”

“You’ve gotta die of something.”

“My kids eat/use/wear that, and they’re fine. Why don’t you live a little!”

I hear these things every day, along with so many others I won’t bother listing. When you make choices that are different than those of your friends and family, life can be…annoying. Tiring. You can feel a little isolated, unsupported. Tempted to throw in the towel.

And then you see something like this, and it all becomes clear again. Continue reading


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Wordless Wednesday: New Fluff!

I haven’t been THIS excited about new diaper prints in ….ever! I am loving every one of the four new GroVia prints. Here’s my absolute fave, Sweetgrass. Looking at that sweet little bum gives me the warm fuzzies fluffies all over!

New GroVia Sweetgrass

 GroVia Hybrid Shell Diapers  in all the new prints are available on



*This post is not sponsored by GroVia. Post contains an affiliate link.


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Protect Your Investment: The Naturepedic Waterproof Mattress Pad


Once you make the decision to invest in a quality mattress for your child, there’s only one logical next step. (No, not pretty bedding. That’s the third step. ;) ) You need to protect it! No matter what kind of mattress you have, covering it with a Naturepedic waterproof mattress pad is the best way to ensure that your investment lasts a very long time.

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You may ask, “Why do I need to protect my mattress? Protect it from what?”

Even if your child is completely potty-friendly, there are lots of things that can yuck up their bed (and yours.) If you’re breastfeeding, you know the mess a leak can make. Kids get sick. People sweat. Drinks and snacks get spilled. Dust mites creep in.

Yup. Dust mites. Eeeew.

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Naturepedic waterproof mattress pads can help protect against all of those things. Even dust mites.

But don’t all pads do that? Maybe. Some do. But Naturepedic does it best.

Features & Benefits

    • Two Layers of Organic Cotton Flannel – Top and Bottom
    • Highly Absorptive and Extra Soft
    • Reduces Uneven Temperatures, Sweating, and Clamminess
    • Ultra-Thin Waterproof Barrier In Center
      (Waterproof Version Only)

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“The Naturepedic mattress pad features DrySleep™ technology, which effectively blocks liquids from passing through while still allowing the fabric to “breathe.” Some water vapor is allowed to escape resulting in less “sweaty backs” and a drier, more comfortable sleep. Also blocks dust-mites and other allergens.”

  • NO Vinyl / PVC
  • NO Phthalates
  • NO Latex (for allergy concerns)
  • Machine Wash & Dry
  • Made in U.S.A.

First and foremost, we trust Naturepedic because of their commitment to health and safety. Any time we need sleep-related items, I go to Naturepedic first, because there’s no substitute. They have achieved Greenguard “Select” certification, meaning that they go above and beyond, taking even more steps to ensure a safe and healthy sleeping environment. You can check out all of their certifications, awards and approvals here. It’s just a super huge bonus that the materials they use happen to be soft and comfortable too, so you don’t have to sacrifice comfort OR safety. Naturepedic offers both.
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I hope to someday make every bed in our house a Naturepedic. (The only one left to replace is mine!) No matter what kind of mattress you have, any sleep environment can benefit from a layer of safe, pure, organic protection. Mattress pads are available in Twin, Full and Queen sizes (waterproof or non-waterproof) all fitted with straps, as pictured here.

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The Naturepedic Organic Waterproof Twin Mattress Pad is available at

Sleep safely!


*This post contains affiliate links. Other than receiving a free media sample of the product from Naturepedic, I was not paid for any of the opinions or reviews expressed here. All opinions are my own and honest based on my personal experience with the product. 


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The Easiest Way to Kill Fruit Flies (without chemicals)

I can’t be the only one who gets bugged by pesky fruit flies, right? When you have lots of fruits and veggies around the kitchen, it kind of comes with the territory. Continue reading


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