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Top 10 Reasons Christmas Will Never Be The Same After Baby

*May include affiliate or sponsored links. Thanks to Hip Baby Wrap for help with our photo shoot.  Congratulations if you’re the proud new parent of your first baby who’ll be experiencing the Christmas holiday for the first time this year! No doubt you’re excited about the novelty of everything surrounding your baby’s first Christmas!  While […]

Continue Reading By on December 21, 2014 in baby, Christmas, family, holidays, pregnancy

#ShareATree for Arbor Day Foundation with Green is Universal

This post is in cooperation with the Arbor Day Foundation and Green is Universal. Our family tradition this time of year includes hunting for the perfectly shaped, real Christmas tree at a local tree farm.  In a pinch, we’ve bought trees that have been transported from another state.  But we try to keep it local, […]

Continue Reading By on December 4, 2014 in agriculture, ecosystem, green, holidays, tree, wildlife

Pollan Family Table Joining #CleanCouponing Holiday Food Twitter Party!

Do you ever get excited about seeing a special aunt or creative friend for a get-together because you know she always brings the most delectable food dish? Maybe you’ll be gathering together with her next week for Thanksgiving.  That’s the way we feel about members of the Pollan family pulling up to the virtual table […]

Continue Reading By on November 17, 2014 in agriculture, family, food, food labeling, non-GMO, organic

Talking about a Green Christmas on The Housing Hour

How green is your Christmas?  We all live with various shades of green in our lives, and the holidays are an interesting time to challenge some traditions while embracing others. I recently had a fun chat with the hosts of the The Housing Hour on NewsTalk 98.7 about greening our Christmas traditions.  Here’s what we […]

Continue Reading By on December 18, 2013 in Christmas, green

Why this Mom’s Not Always So Cheerful for the Holidays

*This is a sponsored post full of fun information for your family that may include affiliate links, thanks to! “Mom, will you make me a tote bag?”  asked my oldest recently.  That was music to my ears, since I’d been guiltily delaying new Christmas sewing projects, while fabric fit for princess dresses lays folded in […]

Continue Reading By on December 17, 2013 in chidren, Christmas, holidays, Uncategorized

Flour Sack Mama’s Family Holiday Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Hawk for winning Flour Sack Mama’s Family Holiday Giveaway!  She’ll be receiving the $50 gift card to use at Whole Foods. It was fun to be able to pass along this gift I received when I won an earlier recipe challenge. Thanks to everyone who entered.  Thanks especially for the new likes you’ve […]

Continue Reading By on December 14, 2013 in holidays

Gearing Up for Family Winter Outings Around Town!

Everyone’s excited about winter vacation time, or even a special evening out on the town!  With winter’s unpredictable weather and perhaps the unknowns of traffic and destination, are you geared up for a holiday outing?  If simply for the sake of convenience, don’t forget to pack water bottles and nonperishable snacks for everyone in your […]

Continue Reading By on December 13, 2013 in family, holidays, Uncategorized

Lighting Up Winter Nights in the Great Smoky Mountains

*Winter holidays sponsorship post for Enjoy the City. Festive, illuminated, family fun is spilling from every corner of communities near the Great Smoky Mountains this time of year!  No matter how cold, or wet, or frozen the winter may get, they’re ready for a Smoky Mountain Christmas plus New Year’s and general holiday revelry.  A […]

Continue Reading By on December 11, 2013 in Appalachia, Christmas, family, holidays, Uncategorized