Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Season at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

by deborah on December 10, 2013 · 26 comments

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Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Season at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

Happy Holidays!

And welcome to the Special Holiday Edition of the “Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party” Blog Hop!

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.

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Holidays at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

 

And what a party it is!

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Holidays at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

The fun jumps off here every Tuesday through Saturday.

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

Congratulations on being featured!

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

healthy, happy, green and natural posts from the prior week’s blog hop and feature them

on the site and on social media.

These amazing posts chosen from last week’s hop will be promoted, Tweeted, shared on

Facebook and Google+ pages and pinned on my Pinterest boards!

Note: As a featured blogger, feel free to brag about it, copy the button and paste it

on your site, for example:

Featured on:

Live it up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #3

Featured Posts from the Last Blog Hop

 

*Healthy

Whole-Foods Plant-Based on a Budget: Week One from homestead mania

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Season at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

Green Spinach & Edamame Hummus Recipe from jennyatdapperhouse

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Season at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

Probiotic Spinach-Mango-Banana Smoothie from greenorganicmamas

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Season at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

*Happy

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Yogi from strengthandsunshine

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Season at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

Evil Weight Gain Doesn’t Stand a Chance from gigieatscelebrities

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Season at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

*Green

December Top 5 Eco Crafts from ecomothering

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Season at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

“A Family That Eats Together Lives Healthy And Green Together from organic4greenlivings

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Season at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

*Natural

Natural Remedies During Cold and Flu Season from younglivingoillady

  Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Season at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

This Party is Hoppin’!

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Holidays at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

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 eco friendly living tips to upcycled and recycled projects and the latest in eco fashion 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

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Holidays at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

Link up your coolest healthy, plant-based, natural, DIY, eco friendly and holiday related

posts such as:

*Natural, green or homemade gift and decor ideas

*Holiday gift roundups

*Plant-based holiday cuisine

*Healthy holiday season desserts

*Vegan recipes

*Raw food recipes

*Unprocessed whole food recipes

*Juices & Smoothies

*Fermented foods

*Healthy diet, nutrition & wellness tips

*Health & fitness tips

*Organic gardening & produce

*Eco friendly 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,

unrefined ingredients as much as possible.

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

or harmful additives.

Enough said, it is time to party!

How the Party Works

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Holidays at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

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

Simply:

*Link up.

*Link back.

*Comment.

*Hop around!

#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”.

Or you can copy this button and a  link it back to this page’s url above.

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Holidays at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

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 and

feel free to leave a comment, share or subscribe if 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 and Google+.

I will also highlight and share 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”!

* Want to see the previous week’s entries? To view the previous week’s Blog Hops click here.

Ready to link up?

Special Holiday Edition: Celebrate the Holidays at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #5

It’s time to link up at the “Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural” Party Holiday Hop!

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

please link up below.



 Thank you for partying with us!

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

deborah December 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Hi,
Thank you for partying with us and sharing your posts
in the Special Holiday Edition of the “Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party” Blog Hop!
We appreciate your support.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!
Deborah

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GiGi Eats Celebrities December 10, 2013 at 8:30 pm

THANK YOU so much for spotlighting my post from last week!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

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deborah December 10, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Hi GiGi,
“Evil Weight Gain Doesn’t Stand a Chance” was such a fun and relevant post! Everyone is concerned about those very issues especially during the heavy-eating, heavy-drinking holiday season. Tips like yours should be on everyone’s refrigerators this month! I think I’ll do that! (Smile) Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts with us.

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Marla December 11, 2013 at 9:33 am

Thanks so much for featuring my post – The Family That Eats Together Lives Healthy And Green Together. I truly appreciate it and you letting me be part of your great blog hop! Have a wonderful and healthy day and Christmas.

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deborah December 11, 2013 at 11:07 am

Hi Marla,
Your post “The Family That Eats Together Lives Healthy And Green Together” communicates such a powerful and important message to families. This is a subject that needs to be addressed and discussed! As I mentioned earlier, eating together was one of the most important rituals in my childhood. Happy Holidays to you and your family! Thank you for your support and participation! I appreciate it.

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deborah December 11, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Hi Marla,
You are so right! It is a constant challenge to detoxi and keep our bodies free from pollutants. Reducing our exposures to toxins from food, personal care and beauty products, harmful cleaning products, toxic clothing, even some medicines and the environment is critical to maintaining health and preventing disease. Your list of toxins to avoid as well as healthy alternatives is so valuable people should post them on the wall in their homes as an important reminder! Thank you for sharing this vital information on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Hop. Happy Holidays to you!

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deborah December 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm

What a wonderfully delicious recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash! I can’t wait to try this. It looks so easy too! Thank you for sharing this yummy dish on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Hop. Happy Holidays to you!

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deborah December 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Hi Sara,
There is nothing like a mug of steaming hot chocolate on a cold winter day! So these rich creamy recipes for crock pot hot chocolate are right on time. Vegans can easily enjoy this recipe by using the almond milk without the heavy cream. Thank you for sharing these satisfying beverages on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Hop. Happy Holidays to you!

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deborah December 11, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Wow! You did it GiGi! I am very impressed with your workout efforts! You did not bat an eye!
I can’t wait to check out Michelle’s Body Transformation program in January. I like her approach! Plus I am sure I will need it bad after the holidays.
Thank you for sharing this cool workout on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Hop. Happy Holidays to you!

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deborah December 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Hi Marla,
As I read your post I looked up at my bookshelf and saw my copies of two other books by Jordan Rubin “Perfect Weight America” and The Great Physician’s RX for Health and Wellness”. I think I even have a copy of “The Maker’s Diet” as well, so I am looking forward to reading this sequel. You are so right, this author has gifted us with so much invaluable knowledge about living well. I love that fact that you isolated the key governing principles for good health: “Get the good in (nutrients) and Get the bad out (toxins)”. Simple and memorable! Of course, the key is to apply this knowledge. Thank you for sharing this important book on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Hop. Happy Holidays to you!

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deborah December 11, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Hi Anna,,
I agree that holiday feasting and overconsumption has really gotten out of control.We have strayed far from the true meaning of Christmas.
Thank you so much for reminding us of the fact that ” historically Christians have anticipated the coming of Christ not by feasting, but by abstaining from rich foods, keeping a mostly Vegan diet during the six weeks before Christmas.” This is a very important revelation and I can’t wait to try Curried Chickpeas and Greek style Black-eyed Peas.Thank you for celebrating the holiday season with us on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Hop. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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deborah December 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Hi Marla,
I am so glad you shared these marvelous tips for keeping our homes, holiday festivities and preparations environmentally-friendly. This is critically-important! Thank you again for celebrating the holiday season with us on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Hop. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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deborah December 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm

I really value these tips for staying healthy during the hectic, often stressful holidays.
My favorite tips is to “Laugh and make sure you always take time to relax and enjoy yourself:” With all that we have to accomplish during the holidays, remembering to laugh is one of the most important gifts we can give ourselves.
Thank you for celebrating the holiday season with us on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Hop. Happy Holidays to you and your family. I appreciate it!

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Ally @ Om Nom Ally December 12, 2013 at 1:54 am

Thanks for hosting and happy holidays to you all :)

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Jennifer at HomesteadMania.com December 12, 2013 at 2:04 am

Hi Deborah – I’m so glad I discovered your fantastic website! Thanks for featuring my post “Whole-Foods Plant-Based on a Budget: Week One”. Drumroll please……..Week Two is complete and the verdict is: HAPPINESS!

I’m feeling good IN EVERY WAY by eating this way and following a budget all the while. Week Two is posted in the blog hop.

I appreciate that you take the time to respond to peoples’ comments so thoughtfully. Your dedication is inspiring.

Jennifer at http://www.homesteadmania.com

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deborah December 12, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Hi Jennifer,
I am thrilled that you have shared Week Two with us. You are providing so much valuable content! Thanks to you wonderful work, we will eat better for less. And that’s really important.
Thank you again for participating in the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Hop. Wishing you a happy holiday!

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deborah December 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Hi Jennifer,
Whole Food Plant Based on a Budget Week Two is awesome! Your menu is making me so hungry! I absolutely have to make the African Inspired Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burger and the Red Chile Rice with Black Beans and Dried Tofu! I love the real world aspect of this post.

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deborah December 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I am hooked on this really great list of gift ideas for the fitness enthusiast.
I personally want the kettle bell! That’s one of my 2014 fitness goals! I got so many good ideas from this collection. I usually work out at the gym but they don’t offer kettle bell classes yet. Thank you so much for sharing these awesome ideas at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Hop!

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deborah December 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Looking good makes us feel good so taking proper care of my skin is a number one priority.
With the help of the posts, I have tossed a lot of old skin care products and moved to a simpler, safer, more natural skin care routine. I agree that moisturizing is critical and I can see the results. Thank you so much for sharing these tips for looking good especially during the holidays on the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Blog Hop!

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deborah December 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm

As a health conscious person, I am sometimes guilty of worrying about “cheating” during the holidays. I applaud your rationale for guilt-free holidays. So this season I am going to practice moderation but give myself a little pass. Maybe my new mantra will be: “Don’t worry, have a happy holiday and be happy! Then get back to better eating after the festivities.” Thanks for sharing your helpful insights on the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Hop!

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deborah December 16, 2013 at 4:07 pm

OMG, I am in foodie gift heaven! I am dying for someone to gift me with a dehydrator and a spiralizer. Hint, hint, honey! I am so glad you shared these awesome selections on the Healthy , Happy, Green and Natural Hop! Have a Happy Holiday!

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