Tips for an Eco Friendly Wedding on a Budget

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So you want to have an eco friendly wedding on a budget?  It’s not impossible, it just takes some creative planning.

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Your big day is right around the corner. You’re getting married in an eco friendly wedding. But here’s the problem. You want to save money and you’re a bit of a tree hugger. A frugal tree hugger? That’s usually an oxymoron! Traditional weddings, with ample confetti, rice and so on, can be full of waste – both ecologically and financially!

Planning an eco friendly wedding on a budget doesn’t have to be hard.  You just need to think about things differently.

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How to Choose Natural Beauty Products

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How to Choose Natural Beauty Products was sponsored by the Natural Products Association.  Opinions are our own.

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I am a beauty product junkie. It almost doesn’t matter where I am, if there’s a display of some type of beauty products, I’m checking it out. Unfortunately, there are some really bad, and bad for you, ingredients in many beauty lines. I’m talking about items that have been banned from our food supplies, but somehow are still acceptable to slather all over ourselves.

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Great Uses for Tea Tree Oil

The Body Shop Tea Tree line

Great uses for Tea Tree Oil was inspired by The Body Shop's new Tea Tree line.  I received items for consideration.

Great uses for Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil has a myriad of benefits.  Often referred to as a medicine cabinet in a bottle, it’s often used to treat a plethora of conditions.  First things first, though. 

What is Tea Tree Oil?

Tea Tree Oil is an essential oil that is steam distilled from a plant known as Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to Australia.  It’s not found naturally growing in any other place on earth.  Tea Tree Oil should always come in a dark glass bottle, and be used with a dropper.  You should also never ingest Tea Tree Oil orally. 

 

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Summer Ready Skin with Tree Hut #naturalbeauty

This post brought to you by Tree Hut. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s shorts, sandals, and *gasp* bathing suit weather again.  How did that happen?  It seems like it was just a couple weeks ago that it was snowing.  Oh, that’s right,  It WAS snowing a couple weeks ago with an early May winter storm.  

Natural Beauty

 

 

Anyway, now that it’s finally warmed up, you {me?  Okay, WE!} need to get your {our} skin into show-off shape.  One of the products that I like is the Tree Hut line.  They seem to have a complete line from body washes to sugar scrubs to rich hand and foot creams.  

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Mavea Elemaris Water Filtration Pitcher Giveaway #CrazyCupid

Mavea Elemaris Water Pitcher

Mavea Elemaris Water Pitcher

Welcome to the Crazy Cupid hop, hosted by Cheap is the New Classy!  An awesome group of bloggers have come together to bring you excellent Valentine's Day related prizes. 

Here at How Was Your Day?, we've partnered with Mavea to bring you a really fantastic water filtration pitcher.  This filters out the contaminants, heavy metals, pollutants, and Chlorine taste and smell.  Who doesn't want that, right?  ARV $35. 

Ready to enter?  Do so in the Giveaway Tools widget after the jump.

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How to Print on Fabric to Make a Christmas Sachet

How to print on fabric to make a Christmas sachet

How to print on fabric to make a Christmas sachet

Have you been looking for a quick gift  for some friends that is totally different?  Everyone needs sachets for their drawers, closets, and chests.  These are especially great, as they’re filled with Moth B Gone, which keeps moths away from your wool items. 

These sachets are also special, because we’re going to print our own image on fabric! Yep, that’s right!  No store bought fabric for us.  Okay, that’s not totally true, but it’s close enough.

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Genesis Sodastream Giveaway

Sodastream Genesis

Sodastream Genesis

Welcome to the Crazy Christmas Giveaway Hop hosted by GoingCrazy!! WannaGo??!! and Planet Weidknecht. During the Holidays, things can get crazy, but we are here to help you take a break and win some great prizes!! Each blog is sponsoring a giveaway of at least $25 value. So, join the crazy and Have Fun!! 


Here at HWYD, we have teamed up with Sodastream USA to bring one super lucky winner a Genesis Sodastream Starter Kit.  You will receive:

  • Genesis Home Soda Maker
  • 1 60 liter Carbonator
  • 2 Carbonating Bottles
  • 3 SodaMix bottles (your choice) – each bottle makes 12 liters of soda
  • Sodamix Variety 12 pack

All told, it's a $120 value!  Wouldn't that make a great family gift for the holidays?  Enter in the Rafflecopter after the jump!

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Living Green with The Honest Company

The Honest Co Logo

The Honest Co Logo

It seems like everywhere you turn, people are talking about being eco friendly, or green.  This item claims to be eco friendly because it was made locally, or this one’s fair trade, so we should buy that.  Or this cleaner has natural ingredients, so that’s better for us to use in our home.  Truth be told, it can all be a little mind boggling. 

This process occurs with every single item that we come in contact with.  Recently, my local grocery store started adding signs on items that were made in semi-local plants, claiming that if you purchased those, that you were buying local.  Unfortunately, that’s not really what “buying local” means, either.  But they wanted to capitalize on the buzz surrounding it.

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