Live it Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #34 – Loving Summer Living

by deborah on July 15, 2014 · 33 comments

in Blog Hop, Exercise, Green living, Natural Remedies, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan

Live it Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #34 - Loving Summer Living

I am so delighted that Summer is in full swing!

It’s clearly my favorite season!

Summer cookouts, picnics, festivals, folk and fun create so many great opportunities to share

good food and good times together.

That’s why I just love Summer living!

Thank you for joining us at the “Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party” Blog Hop!

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

This “blog hop” 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 Sunday!

And what a party it is!

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

In a Rush to Link Up?
Simply scroll down to
the bottom of the page.

Congratulations on Being Featured

Live it Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #34 - Loving Summer Living

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

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

pinned on my Pinterest boards!

Featured Posts from Last Week

Healthy

Quinoa Taco Salad Recipe from leanlena

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Indian-Spiced Split Peas from onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers

FEATURED POST at Live it Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #34 - Loving Summer Living @ urbannaturale.com
Making Mayan Koku from giritmezeleri

FEATURED POST at Live it Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #34 - Loving Summer Living @ urbannaturale.com

Happy

5 Great Road Trip Snacks from nourishedroots

FEATURED POST at Live it Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #34 - Loving Summer Living @ urbannaturale.com
#Justtrollin: No More Excuses from divasrunforbling

FEATURED POST at Live it Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #34 - Loving Summer Living @ urbannaturale.com

Green

Guest Post – Healthy medicine cabinets, Deciphering ingredient labels

& DIY natural beauty tips from reducefootprints

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8 Green Tasks Your Toddler Can Do from eco-mothering

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10 Toxic Plastics Hiding In Plain Sight from organicsimply

FEATURED POST at Live it Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #34 - Loving Summer Living @ urbannaturale.com

Natural

How to Make an Herb Infused Oil from preparednessmama

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When Squirrels Attack from daybydayhomesteading

FEATURED POST at Live it Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #34 - Loving Summer Living @ urbannaturale.com

This Party is Hoppin’

Live it Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #34 - Loving Summer Living

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 #34 - Loving Summer Living

Link up your coolest healthy, plant-based, natural, DIY or ecofriendly 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, 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.

Please do not include meat, dairy, seafood recipes or ingredients.

Enough said, it is…

Party Time

Live it Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #34 - Loving Summer Living

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

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

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

How the Party Works

Simply:

*Link Up
*Link Back
*Visit Blogs
*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.

Live it Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #34 - Loving Summer Living
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 your posts on our social media channels:

i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.

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, promote your posts, party

with us and make new friends again.

Ready to Link Up?

Live it Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #34 - Loving Summer Living

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.


{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Janine July 15, 2014 at 8:27 am

Oh my! The Quinoa Taco Salad from Tasty Tuesday looks amazing. Always looking for new ways to dress up my quinoa! Thanks for hosting this week. I shared a recipe for DIY Wood Polish.

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Lean Lena July 15, 2014 at 10:26 am

Thank you, Janine! So glad you liked my recipe :)

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Sara July 15, 2014 at 10:05 am

Hi Deborah!
Thank you so much for featuring my post on Toxic Plastic Hiding In Plain Sight! I am so grateful! This week I shared a post on stopping the privatization of water. An important topic! Have a wonderful week…
Peace,
Sara

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deborah July 21, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Hi Sara,
Awareness is power! What we don’t know we can’t do anything about, so I am thrilled that you enlightened us to the dangers, challenges associated with the privatization of water and the problems associated with bottled water.Some corporations are able to rationalize their inhumane and hazardous actions quite easily. What is happening with water here–and globally–is clearly an outrage! I use a water filter and fill up my own glass or stainless steel water bottles. Thank you for sharing this valuable post with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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Lean Lena July 15, 2014 at 10:25 am

Hi Deborah. What a nice surprise! Thank you so much for featuring my Quinoa Taco Salad recipe today! :)

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deborah July 17, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Hi Lena,
It was my pleasure! We loved your healthy and delightful recipe! Thanks for partying with us!

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Jillian Hudson July 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my ice cream birthday cake which is a great alternative to a traditional birthday cake—no apologies needed for being allergy-friendly. :-)

I’m also sharing my allergy-friendly Easy Pecan Pralines that are so buttery, nutty, sweet and salty all in one bite.

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deborah July 21, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Hi Jillian,
Awesome! What a delectable treat! My family will love these! Thank you for sharing this healthy and delicious Easy Pecan Pralines recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers July 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Thanks for featuring my split peas! It’s always an honor! :)

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deborah July 29, 2014 at 2:28 am

Hi Christine,
It’s my pleasure! Your contributions are always so awesome!

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Rebecca July 15, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Today’s Day by Day Homesteading post is about Urban Gleaning. Food is everywhere around us. We just need to know where to look!

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deborah July 21, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Hi Rebecca,
I am so delighted that you shared the important sustainability concept of gleaning with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. It is critical that we reduce waste and share the abundance by taking advantage of unused food and making the most of it. I enjoyed your video very much!

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kristen@amindfullmom July 15, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Hey Everyone!! Love the posts! I have to apologize for my “Eating as a Family” post that is showing 3 times–the linky tool said it didn’t work, when it apparently did. I am not trying to push it like crazy :)

Blessings to you all!
Kristen

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deborah July 21, 2014 at 10:20 pm

Hi Kristen,
This is such an important post! When I was growing up sitting down and eating together as a family at the dinner table was mandatory and oh so meaningful. As you mentioned, it was the time when we reconnected, shared our experiences, talked about our day, got to know each other better. It was the time for teaching, modeling behaviors and instilling core values. Thank you so much for sharing these valuable insights with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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Small Footprints July 16, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Thanks, so much, for including my post this week! That particular post, by my guest, was particularly informative (in my opinion). I’m so glad that you liked it too! :-)

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deborah July 17, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Hi Cyndi,
It was my pleasure! What a rich, valuable, wealth of information she is! That was such a smart idea for a post!

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Garrick @Juicing with G July 16, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Hi Deborah,

Thank you again for hosting this awesome blog hop party, I just tried a new “Red Pineapple Juice” recipe and I’d like it to share it with your readers here.

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deborah July 17, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Hi Garrick,
I am so delighted that you are partying with us. You create so many healthy and delicious juice recipes!

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deborah July 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Hi Marla,
These are such impactful and easy to implement green tips! Thank you for sharing 4 great ways to make our home and community more ecofriendly at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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deborah July 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Hi Judee,
Awesome! Thank you for sharing this wonderful Asian Peanut Coleslaw recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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deborah July 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Hi Margaret Anne,
These are really awesome tips for healthy eating! Baby steps make transitioning to a healthier way of eating much less intimidating. Thank you for sharing this valuable post with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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deborah July 21, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Hi Janine,
I have always enjoyed lemon scent furniture polish, but now we can actually make the “real thing” sans unnecessary ingredients. I can just imagine how yummy this polish will smell when used. Thank you for sharing this non-toxic DIY lemon wood polish recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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deborah July 21, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Hi Saving Mummy,
These are awesome tips for reusing tea leaves! I drink a lot of tea so I can definitely apply these in my home! Thank you for sharing this wonderful post with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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deborah July 21, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Hi Tara,
I am a huge fan of green tea and drink it daily so I am delighted that you shared this wonderful post on the benefits of matcha green tea with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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deborah July 21, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Hi Jillian,
Awesome! What a delectable treat! My family will love these! Thank you for sharing this healthy and delicious Easy Pecan Pralines recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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deborah July 21, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Hi Rebecca,
I must admit that I too enjoy yoga but too often I tend to treat it as a workout. Thank you so much for reminding us that yoga should be a union/connection with every corner of our being when we fully accept our practice and the lifestyle that is yoga. I am so glad you shared this enlightening message with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. We appreciate it!

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deborah July 21, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Hi Stephanie,
I too love refrigerator pickles. I grew up making these with my mother so I am delighted that you shared this delectable recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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