Live it up at the “Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party” Blog Hop #10

by deborah on January 28, 2014 · 72 comments

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Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

Welcome to the “Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party” Blog Hop hosted by

UrbanNaturale.

I can’t wait to see your wonderful plant-based recipes and healthy, green or natural

living ideas, books, projects, resources, special promotions or events.

You can link up as many new or archived posts as you wish. The more the merrier!

This “blog hop party” is a positive place where you can find and share loads of “good stuff” that

will help you in your personal journey toward a healthier, more natural and sustainable lifestyle.

And it jumps off here every Tuesday through Saturday!

And what a party it is!

You’ll meet the nicest people at the coolest blogs in town.

Scroll down to the bottom

of this page to

Link Up your posts!

Congratulations on Being Featured!

Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

Although we love all of the posts in each blog hop, each week we highlight a few of our favorite posts.

These amazing posts will be promoted, Tweeted, shared on my Facebook and Google+ page

and pinned on my Pinterest boards!

You can promote your Featured status by copying and pasting this button on your blog:

I was “featured” on:

Featured Posts from Last Week

 

Healthy

Recipe ReDux #3 Roasted Winter Veggie Tortilla Pizza  from strengthandsunshine

Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

Eat Clean Friday #2: Achiote-Chipotle Sweet Potato “Paad Thai” from asphaltandtrails

Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

January Real Food Meal Plan from morewithlessmom   

Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

Happy

Spiced Wine for Imbolc from onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers

 Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

How to manage your work-life balance with keeping fit frompushpullgrindnow

Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

Green

 

6 Things That Make Going Green Easier  from thegreeningofwestford    

Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

Clean Your Sink Easily & Naturally from happyprettyblog

Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

Natural

How To Smell Better: The Benefits to Being Fragrance Free  from virginiageorge  

Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

Round up: Spring Gardening Tips, Plans, Ideas from alifeinbalance    

Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

This Party is Hoppin’

Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

Every week, starting Tuesday, you’ll “hop” from delicious, nutritious, fresh, organic, plant-based,

whole food recipes to natural, toxin-free beauty and healing remedies to eye-opening health & wellness

information and ecofriendly living tips to upcycled and recycled projects and the latest in ecofashion

and DIY crafts.

It all adds up to lots of amazing ideas to help you:

*Eat healthy

*Stay fit

*Look good

*Feel good

*Do good

*Live green

*Help others

*Be happy

*And thrive!

What to Share

Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

Link up your coolest healthy, plant-based, natural, DIY or eco friendly posts

such as:

* Plant-based cuisine

* Unprocessed whole food recipes

*Vegan recipes

*Raw food recipes

*Juices & Smoothies

*Fermented foods

*Healthy diet, nutrition & wellness tips

*Organic gardening & produce

*Health & fitness tips

*Ecofriendly or sustainable living tips & advice

*DIY natural & herbal remedies

*DIY natural hair, skin and beauty treatments

*DIY green & natural home & cleaning tips

*Doing good, positive inspiration

*Relevant giveaways, books, events, resources and more…

Note: For health’s sake, recipes submitted to this health-oriented blog hop should use whole, unprocessed

and unrefined ingredients as much as possible.

Recipes should primarily include plant-based, whole food ingredients with minimal oil, salt, or added sugars.

No recipes with meat, fish, dairy, eggs, butter, please…

Enough said, it is…

Party Time

Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

Let’s get this “healthy, happy, green & natural living party” started!

The Blog Hop” opens for new link ups every Tuesday.

You have until Saturday evening to link up your posts for the week.

How the Party Works

Simply:

*Link up
*Link back
*Hop around
*Comment

#1. Link up. Use the Linky Tools widget below to add your blog posts to our gallery below.

You can add as many new (or old) links as you’d like, as long as they are relevant.

#2. Link back. Please add a link–from each of your posts in this blog hop–back to this link

up page URL. (Simply copy the url at the top of the blog hop page.)

On the bottom of your blog post on your website, you can create a link that says something like:

“This post is shared at Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Hop” – linked to

the url for this week’s blog hop above.

Or you can copy and paste this button on your blog.

PicMonkey Collage 250 Healthy Hop

Please note: By sharing your link, you give the host permission to use your photo in weekly

features or future recipe round ups, so ALWAYS link back to your original post.

#3. Hop around. It’s a “hop” so please hop around and visit at least 2 other links you like.

Remember, it’s not a party without mingling!

#4. Share a comment. Please leave a comment telling us a little about your site and what post

you shared this week–it’s a great way to stand out.

And By the Way, Please

*Spread the word: Please share this blog hop with your friends, fans, followers to encourage

others to visit and join the party–the more the merrier, right?

*Enjoy the party. Each week I will share posts on our social media channels:

i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

I will also highlight each week’s favorite posts as “Featured” posts at the next hop!

*Come back for more. Come back next week to link up again and see if your posts were “Featured”

and to party with us and make new friends again.

Ready to Link Up?

Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party" Blog Hop #10

Everyone is looking forward to reading your wonderful posts, so let’s get started:

please link up below at the words: Click here to enter.


{ 53 comments… read them below or add one }

Virginia January 28, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Thanks for the feature! What a fun blog hop!

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deborah January 28, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Hi Virginia,
You’re welcome! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and helpful post!

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Anna@stuffedveggies January 28, 2014 at 2:51 pm

I’m trying to link up, but cannot get the link to work : (

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Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers January 28, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Thanks for featuring my Spiced Wine for Imbolc! 🙂

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Kristina (The Greening Of Westford) January 28, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Awesome! Thanks for featuring my “6 Things That Make Going Green Easier”. Can’t wait to read all the great posts.

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Kathy @ SMART Living 365.com January 28, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Hi Deborah! Thanks for hosting your blog hop again. I’m happy to be a part of it and check out all the other great sites. ~Kathy

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A Pleasant House January 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Thanks Deborah for the invite! All the recipes look wonderful! My blog often features healthy recipes, as well as gardening advise, and the Party that is New Orleans! Happy to make new friends- and great cooks! ~Cheryl

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deborah January 28, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Hi Cheryl,
Yes, I do remember that tune and I instinctively hummed it as I read your lyrics–even before I saw your prompt! How wonderful to meet you and your blog. I love New Orleans and I have visited your city several times to my delight! Thanks for visiting Urban Naturale. Now we can be friends! 

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Kim @ HappyPrettyBlog January 28, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Thank you so much for the feature! Looking forward to checking out this week’s awesome assortment of posts!

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deborah January 28, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Hi Kim,
You’re welcome!
I love what you are doing! I am so glad you are partying with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Blog Hop!

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Leah January 28, 2014 at 10:25 pm

This is a GREAT blog hop!! Absolutely love the topics! Thank you so much!!

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deborah January 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm

Hi Leah,
It’s so great to meet other bloggers who share similar interests. I love what you are doing on your blog too! It’s so full of helpful information. I can’t wait to explore your gluten-free baking recipes.

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Barb @ A Life in Balance January 29, 2014 at 5:18 am

Thank you for the feature! I’d love spring to be here!

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Elizabeth@FreshLivingblog January 29, 2014 at 9:35 am

Thank you for hosting! What a fun blog hop, so happy I found your site.

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Danielle @ Poor and Gluten Free January 29, 2014 at 10:55 am

Thanks for hosting! I’ve shared 3 posts this week – 1 on cooking and freezing big batches of beans for quick, frugal meals and avoiding BPA-lined cans, a review of Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats (a vegan / allergy-free cookbook), and my gluten free meal plan based around local foods 🙂

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deborah January 29, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Hi Danielle,
Awesome! Thank you for sharing such helpful and valuable posts with us! I can’t wait to read them all!

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deborah January 29, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Hi Elizabeth,
What an absolutely lovely introduction to 5 amazing essential oils! Your photos are beautiful as well! My current favorite essential oil is lavender. It has saved my life on many sleepless nights! However, I love the scent of eucalyptus. It helps to create a spa like experience in the steam room–so stimulating to the senses. I am looking forward to exploring the oils you have shared here. Thank you so much for sharing these valuable insights on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I sincerely appreciate it!

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Kay January 30, 2014 at 11:14 pm

You always have the best link-ups! I posted a few shares, not sure if “Lady with a parasol” fits it, but when I was writing it, i was in a green state of mind. The other was wannabee gardener, and my blogging buddy wrote about processing meat on her homestead.

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Maria January 31, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Love the topics here, thanks for setting this up! I write about hot and spicy foods and products and always lean towards the healthy so very happy to have found this site.

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Anne February 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

My goal this year is to live a healthier lifestyle including natural and organic foods. I am so glad to have found a wealth of info on these subjects!

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Melissa French February 1, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Ooh this is the first time I was featured on a linky party! It’s so exciting!

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deborah February 2, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Hi Granola Mommy,
I’m really enjoying “Fabulously Frugal DIY Cleaners: Part 1″.
I love making my own cleaners at home and I am also looking for new cleaners to make and try out!
My favorite item is the natural cleaning tote. How cool is that!
I also enjoyed reading many of your other healthy and helpful blog posts.
I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing these fabulous DIY cleaning recipes with us
at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop!
I sincerely appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 2, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Ovarian cysts are no joke, so I am so glad to see your natural remedy for them utilizing essential oils.
I love making my own natural remedies at home and I am always looking for new ones to try.
I also enjoyed reading many of your other blog posts.
I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful natural remedies with us
at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop!
I truly appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 2, 2014 at 10:04 pm

I applaud your efforts at self-sufficiency. Processing your own food allows you to control the quality and content of what you feed your family.
It’s so wonderful to read your valuable green and healthy blog posts!
I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing!
Thank you so much for partying with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop!
I appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 2, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Hi Marla,
I am really enjoying your post about foods and supplements that strengthen the immune system.
That is always my goal when I plan my weekly menus and shopping lists.
I also enjoyed reading many of your other healthy and helpful blog posts.
I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing these valuable insights with us
at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop!
I sincerely appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 2, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Hi Danielle,
It’s so wonderful to read your Gluten Free, Locavore-ish Weekly Meal Plan.
Menu plans like these really help us eat well on a budget.
I enjoyed reading many of your other healthy and helpful blog posts as well.
I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing these valuable tips with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I really appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 2, 2014 at 10:25 pm

I live for coconut oil, so I am crazy about your recipe for winter coconut oil and vitamin E lotion. I made it immediately and love what it feels like on my skin.I’m enjoying many of your other healthy and helpful blog posts as well.
I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing this with natural recipe us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I truly appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 2, 2014 at 10:31 pm

So many of us share the same challenge–finding time to pursue our creative pursuits–so thank you so much for sharing your helpful tips!
I’m also enjoying reading many of your other helpful blog posts as well.
I’m busy pinning, tweeting and sharing!
Thank you so much for partying with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!
All the best, Deborah

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deborah February 2, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Hi Rebecca,
It’s so wonderful to see your delectable recipe for Butterscotch Squash Corncakes. I can’t wait to make them.
I especially love your use of gluten free flours and stevia. Stevia is my favorite sweetener too.
As always, I’m enjoying reading many of your other healthy blog posts as well.
I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing!
Thank you so much for partying with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I really appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 2, 2014 at 10:47 pm

It’s so great to read about this fun running event just for kids!
It’s important to motivate our children to make fitness a regular part of
their lives and running events like these are a great way to get them pumped up and excited about running.
As always, I’m enjoying reading many of your other healthy living blog posts as well.
I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

All the best, Deb

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deborah February 2, 2014 at 10:56 pm

I have purchased sprouts in my health food store, but I always prefer sprouting at home because I have more control over the quality and cleanliness of my sprouts that way. Your step by step post will be so helpful to people who have not yet tried sprouting at home. You made it seem so simple. I’m enjoying reading many of your other healthy blog posts as well. I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing!
Thank you so much for partying with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I really appreciate it!

All the best, Deb

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deborah February 2, 2014 at 11:06 pm

Hi Jen,
What a great way get kids to eat their beets!
It’s so important to motivate our children eat healthy foods and pretty pink sandwiches like these are a great way to do this.
As always, I’m enjoying reading many of your other healthy living blog posts as well.
I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 2, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Hi Rebecca,
it is such fun to experiment with new vegetables! What an incredible blend of tastes and textures.You’ve really inspired me to explore my local markets including Chinatown!
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 2, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Hi Kristina,
What a wonderful natural cleaning solution for an everyday problem! As always, I’m enjoying reading many of your other healthy living blog posts as well.
I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Hi Marla,
You have given us so many amazing green ways to show our love just in time for Valentine’s Day! I love them all but I think my favorites are #11 and #9! Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful green and healthy ideas with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I truly appreciate it!
Wishing you a very happy Valentine’s Day!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Hi Michelle,
You have given us such a fun and fabulous Valentine’s Day craft for our kids to make. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I truly appreciate it!
Wishing you a very happy Valentine’s Day!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Muffins are always a special treat and your Banana Muffin look so delicious. They will make any occasion extra special. This basic recipe is so versatile. For vegans, I would substitute the eggs with vegan egg replacer or flaxseeds and I would use a nondairy milk such as almond milk or hemp milk. Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic recipe on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Hi Meital,
There is nothing worse than that annoying urge to scratch my itchy scalp. I am always on the lookout for good natural remedies for my dry and itchy scalp. There are so many harmful ingredients in most commercial hair and scalp care products that for me homemade and natural is the best way to go. As always, I’m enjoying reading many of your other healthy blog posts as well. I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing! Thank you so much for sharing these healthy natural remedies with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Hi Shelle,
I am always looking for ways to repurpose or reuse items so I love these clever uses for shredded paper. I like to use shredded paper as packing material for shipping handmade items from my Etsy shop. I also enjoyed reading many of your other healthy and helpful blog posts. I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing.
Thank you so much for sharing these valuable green ideas with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop. I sincerely appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 6:41 pm

This is a delightful blog post!
I can also totally relate to your clever remark about being a professional wife
and skillfully juggling other tasks while communicating with your husband.
Thank you so much for sharing your bread recipe and clever insights with us
at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop!
I sincerely appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Hi Elizabeth,
I love to take some time out to pamper myself especially when I am traveling. On my last cruise I indulged myself with a love yet very expensive body scrub treatment. I love this recipe for Orange Ginger Sugar Scrub because I can achieve the same amazing exfoliating results for much less, using healthy, natural ingredients that I trust! I’m busy pinning, tweeting and sharing this so others can enjoy it as well.
Thank you so much for sharing this natural beauty treatment with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop!
I sincerely appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 7:14 pm

It’s so wonderful to see your delectable recipe for salsa. I can’t wait to make it and so will others.
I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing! Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic recipe on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Hi Rebecca,
My favorite flavor is peppermint stevia. Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic recipe and giveaway on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Hi Maria,
I adore all things kale so naturally I crave your hot and spicy version of kale chips. I can’t wait to make them. I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing them with others.
Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous recipe on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Hi Rebecca,
Thank you for sharing Heather’s moving story and the powerful movement she has initiated with Lung Leavin’ Day! It is so important for us to acknowledge and release our fears. Fear holds us back in so many ways! And thank you so much for sharing these valuable insights with us
at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop!
I sincerely appreciate it!

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Hi Marla,
Nowadays I rarely make a smoothie without adding a couple of scoops of nutrient-rich chia seeds. The fact that they are gluten-free is also a plus! Thank you so much for sharing the benefits of this ‘super’ seed with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop!
I sincerely appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Hi Yossif,
I have had a gym membership for years–in fact I have had a few–and I must admit that I have more fun exercising outside of the gym. I love to be outdoors, walking, biking or hiking especially. However, I have chosen to maintain my gym membership because the group fitness classes are really helpful. They help me to vary my workouts and to improve my form. So thank you for sharing this thought-provoking post. I have also enjoyed reading many of your other healthy and helpful blog posts.i’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing! Thank you so much for partying with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop!
I sincerely appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Hi Donna,
You’re just in time for cold and flu season! This amazing collection of natural remedies will come in handy this winter. I am sipping a mug of throat-soothing ginger root tea as I type this! I also enjoyed reading many of your other healthy and helpful blog posts. I’m just pinning, tweeting and sharing! Thank you so much for sharing these natural cold and flu remedies with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop!
I sincerely appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Hi Kay,
I totally get where you are coming from! Despite the fact that I have the best intentions and my dad maintained a lovely backyard garden in my childhood home, I don’t think I inherited the gardening gene. I am still hopeful though. I am hoping to start an indoor garden in my apartment–just a few herbs at first. Oh and does sprouting count? (smile). I enjoy reading your wonderful blog. I am pinning and tweeting and sharing with joy. Thank you so much for sharing these valuable insights with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I sincerely appreciate it!

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 8:38 pm

We love our pets and wish to protect them from harm. What a smart idea to grow healthy, nutritious wheatgrass for them! Thank you so much for sharing this really useful idea with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop!
I sincerely appreciate it! All the best, Deb

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Hi Danielle,
I am a huge fan of dried beans–and a big avoider of canned beans–so I love your method for cooking, freezing and defrosting my favorite staple. What a terrific timesaver! Thank you so much for sharing these valuable tips with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I really appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Hi Donna,
Your sensitive, organized approach to the problem of decluttering, letting go and recycling old toys is a must-read! I love the idea of involving children in deciding which toys to let go of, and most-importantly helping them to understand the eco-friendly benefits of this process. It’s never to early to create young eco-warriors. Your suggestions and resources for donating, recycling, repurposing, regifting or reusing old toys should be posted on every family’s bulletin board.Thank you so much for sharing these valuable green tips with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I sincerely appreciate it!

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deborah February 3, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Hi Anna,
I love hearing about your personal experiences with homemade cleaners. I also keep vinegar, lemons and baking soda handy in my kitchen at all times for whatever needs to be cleaned. It’s amazing how versatile vinegar is! Thank you so much for sharing these valuable natural cleaning tips with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I sincerely appreciate it!
All the best, Deb

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