The Ten Books that Have Stayed with Me

There was a challenge that I kept seeing on my Facebook wall that a lot of my friends were doing. The challenge was to list ten books that have stayed with you through the years. Not the ten best books you’ve ever read or literary masterpieces, just ten books that have made an impact on you in some way.

I thought it would be fun to share my list on the blog along with the reasons why they have stayed with me. So without further ado and in no particular order:

10 #books that have stayed with me #reading

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Start Your Teen’s Period Off Green

We want what’s best for our kids and to a lot of parents that means making sure that they aren’t exposed to unnecessary and potentially unsafe chemicals. Tampons and disposable pads are loaded with perfumes, dyes, and questionable chemicals. Not to mention they’re not nearly as pretty as the reusable alternatives.

What young girl wouldn’t love an adorable pad set or pretty cup over an ugly paper pad?

Start your teen's period off green #ecofriendly #greenperiod

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Win a $25 Gymboree Gift Card #FallFashion

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Welcome to the Fall Fashion for All Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.

What better way to celebrate the upcoming Fall season than with a Fall Fashion Giveaway Hop!? A group of your favorite bloggers have come together to offer the best Fall Fashion Giveaways for the entire family – so be sure to hop around to them all below my giveaway. Don’t forget about the amazing Grand Prize – a $200 Gift Certification to Mimi and Maggie!

 For my giveaway you will win a $25 gift code to Gymboree!

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Funky Fluff New Release Giveaway – Win $100 to Spend at Funky Fluff!

Funky Fluff New Release Giveaway

Funky Fluff’s new release is an exclusive print designed by Toronto-based artist, Glen Halsey. Glen created the Canadian forest creatures that populate this autumn-inspired print, and Tricia at Funky Fluff took care of placing the fauna on the final fabric design.

The new print, called Funk-eh Forest, is available on the Bamboo and Stay-Dry 2.0 diapers, as well as the new hanging pail and double pocket wet bag. The products will be available to purchase on the Funky Fluff website on September 7, or from your favourite retailer as soon as possible (some retailers may take pre-orders).

If you want to join the other fabulous families in the Funky Fluff community, come hang out in Funky Fluff’s official Facebook group (members have access to special announcements before the general public, exclusive giveaways and advance access to seconds sales). You can also follow Funky Fluff’s Facebook page, along with Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Eager to get your hands on the new print and more? Well, to celebrate the release of Funk-eh Forest, Tricia and Kathy are offering $100 to spend on Funky Fluff to one lucky winner!

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Snack Healthier with Harvest Snaps {Plus a Giveaway}

This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Have you tried Harvest Snaps yet? If not then run to the store now for bag. It’s okay, I’ll wait until you get back…

In the meantime, let me tell you about the deliciousness that is enclosed in these little bags. I know, snap pea and lentil crisps sound a little weird. The first time we came across them was last year in our local grocery store. My husband and I looked at them, looked at each other, and looked at them again with a quizzical look. It was then we decided what the heck, let’s try them. We like snap peas and what could possibly happen? We’d fall in love, that’s what!

Snack healthier with Harvest Snaps #HarvestSnapsFan

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Stop Bottled Water Waste with the Clearly Filtered Water Pitcher

The word has gotten out that we need to drink more water and less sugary and caffeinated beverages and now people are drinking more bottled water that ever. This is great news, right? Well, yes and no. Drinking more water is always a great idea but plastic water bottles create so much waste not only by wasting money but also by filling landfills with plastic. The plastic used to make the bottles is also questionable and could negatively affect your long-term health. 

Because of this I have switched from bottled water to filtered water in a reusable BPA and phthalate free water bottle. One way we filter our water is with a Clearly Filtered water pitcher

Clearly Filtered water pitcher review - say goodbye to bottled water

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Cloth WORKS! Giveaway

Nissa from Cloth Diaper Guru blog is a working mom and she is celebrating getting a new job! If you’re a busy parent, you know that Cloth WORKS! Cloth Diapers save money and they are great for the environment. Cloth diapers can also be used in daycare centers. Visit Cloth Diaper Guru blog for lots of tips on being a cloth diapering and working parent, and read Celeste’s recent post for great how-to advice about cloth diapers and daycare.

Cloth Diaper Guru is inviting you to celebrate with us. But, this isn’t just any celebration: this is a huge, $200+ Giveaway to celebrate cloth diapering and working moms.

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Enter to Win Two Pink Lemonade Shop 12″ Ultimate Overnight Cloth Pads #Ready2Pop

POPbuttonWelcome to the Ready to POP! [a Labor Day inspired Giveaway Hop] hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!

This year we’re celebrating Labor Day in a totally fun way – by offering fabulous giveaways for Mamas and Babies who have done some of the hardest labor out there! Each blogger in this Hop has a fabulous Mama or Baby prize for you to enter to win – so be sure to hop around to them all after you’ve entered to win the fabulous Grand Prize, featuring Buttons Diapers and Beautiful Earth!

For my giveaway you will win two 12″ Ultimate Overnight pads from Pink Lemonade Shop to get you through postpartum and beyond. You will get two of my favorites, the purple minky and the naiad hand-dyed bamboo velour pads. Read my review of these amazing pads here.

Ready to POP! (2)

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Foodie Friday: Melt in Your Mouth Steak Sandwiches

This sandwich is inspired by Pioneer Woman’s Marlboro Man Sandwich. Many aspects of it are still the same but we have changed up a few things to suit our personal tastes. This is one of my husband’s favorite sandwiches ever! It’s so good and so easy!

Mouth Watering Steak Sandwiches

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Keep Bugs Away Naturally With Absolute Green

I received a complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.

I love the lazy days of summer. Warm sunny days and mild evenings mean lots of outside time for the kids but you all know what happens when dusk arrives. Mosquitoes. Nasty, obnoxious, potentially disease carrying mosquitoes. They have you reaching for insect repellant that is loaded the potentially toxic chemical, DEET.

Now you have another option. Absolute Green bug spray is DEET free and safe for your kids and the rest of your family. 

Absolute Green DEET free natural bug spray review

Absolute Green DEET free natural bug spray review

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