Holiday Twitter Party Sponsor: Natural Joy Beauty

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Natural Joy Beauty helps do the research for you and doesn’t carry any products that contain bad things like- Phenoxyethanol (a.k.a. Optiphen), Parabens, Germall or Germaben, Japanese Honeysuckle (preservative form), Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, FD&C Colorants or Synthetic Fragrance, Toluene, Formaldehyde or Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone or Diazolidinyl Urea, Talc, Nano-Particles or Aluminum, Bismuth Oxychloride, Petroleum, Mineral Oil or Paraffin, Triclosan or Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates or Cocamidopropyl Betaine. They carry everything […]

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Holiday Twitter Party Sponsor: PeopleTowels

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PeopleTowels are a great way to reduce your waste. It’s an idea that is borrowed from the Japanese that have used reusable, personal hand towels for decades. They are bring that idea to the US. I personally have several. I keep one in my purse, one in my gym bag and have several back ups […]

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Green Holiday Blog Carnival Intro

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It’s almost time for the Green Holiday Blog Carnival. Any blogger can join in. You can post recipes, gift ideas, homemade gift ideas, decorating ideas, anything that has to do with having a greener holiday season. All you have to do is write the blog, send it to retrohousewife05@gmail.com and be sure to link back to the blog […]

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Eco-Friendly Holiday Decor

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I love decorating for the holidays. Our tree goes up just after Halloween. The house just feels so nice and cozy when it’s all decked out. Many decorations are cheap plastic and sometimes even toxic, but trying to live a green life doesn’t mean your house can’t be decked out, below are just a few […]

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Eco Holiday Prep Twitter Party

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This coming Sunday, December 2nd, is the Eco Holiday Prep Twitter Party. It will be a fun party all about getting ready for the holidays and staying green. The sponsors are PeopleTowels, Natural Joy Beauty, and Eco Bay Home. You will learn more about these great sponsors this week. Be sure to follow the directions below […]

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Quick Cinnamon Coffee Cake

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Cake 3/4 cup sugar 6 tablespoons butter 1 egg 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup milk Streusel 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoons flour 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon butter, melted Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F Grease a 8″ square pan. In a […]

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A Meaningful Holiday

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Do you find yourself stressing about getting everything done for the holidays and finding enough money for all the gifts? I’m already finding myself stressed about finishing decorating the house, sure I want to go ahead and get it done but it’s not worth stress. And I only have a few gifts so far but […]

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Green Holiday Guide

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Thanksgiving is over, Christmas trees are going up, and it’s time to get your Christmas shopping done. It’s also time for the annual Green Holiday Guide! The Green Holiday Guide is full of everything you need to green your holidays this year. There will be giveaways, a Twitter Party, a blog carnival, DIY ideas, gift guides, […]

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Turn Black Friday, Green

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Today is Black Friday, the day people camp out for “deals” and sometimes go a little crazy. This year avoid the busy big box stores and shop locally owned stores, which also have deals but are often less busy, shop online for green products, or celebrate Buy Nothing Day and skip it all. Many of […]

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A Day of Preparation

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Today has been a very busy day and even though it’s past midnight and tomorrow starts early, it’s not done. I cook the whole meal for my in-laws and my husband and myself. So far I have made two batches of homemade rolls, one for tomorrow and one for a meal with my family on […]

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