Show Me Your #ShiftConLove! My Favorites from My Favorite Social Media Conference: ShiftCon!

If you're a longtime Mindfully Frugal Mom reader, you may remember that two years ago I had a life-changing experience at Shiftcon, the first! and only! social media conference focused solely on clean and organic products and companies. Leah Segedie, the organizer of Shiftcon, does her homework. If a product or brand is represented at Shiftcon, I am confident that it is a safe product from a company with ethical and sustainable business and … [Read more...]

Mind the (Nutritional) Gap with MegaFood Nutrient Booster + Easiest Organic Smoothie Recipe

Disclosure: I received complimentary MegaFoods product for the purpose of writing this post, but the opinions are, as always, my own.  Smoothies are kinda my thing. I mean, I have an entire category heading on this blog devoted to Healthy Smoothie Recipes. I've made energy smoothies, smoothies for weight loss, breakfast smoothies, smoothies for kids . . . you get the point. The easiest organic smoothie recipe is even at the end of this … [Read more...]

Victoria’s Garden Grown: The Organic Salad Dressing Made from Vegetables

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mambo Sprouts, but all salad-related opinions are my own. I  know I should be eating more salads. I know this. And yet, when I'm at a restaurant and I need to choose what to order, I usually forgo the salad in favor of a gooey, greasy grilled cheese. Because I have no self-control in restaurants, I've been trying to eat more salads for lunch at home and at work.  My go-to for dressing is a simple homemade … [Read more...]

How to Pack Lunches without Losing Your Mind

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Stonyfield and Justin's. All opinions and experiences are mine. It only takes 10 minutes. It's not mentally taxing. I can do it and hold down a conversation. But making lunches at night is one of the very worst things about the school year. I don't know what about this chore makes it feel like such a, well, chore. It just is. My son is going into third grade this fall, and my daughter into first, so I … [Read more...]

My 6 Wellness Tips For Springtime Energy + $50 Walmart GC #Giveaway

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Even though I'm not the type to make New Year's resolutions, this January I did embark on a certain 21-day-long "solution." I fell off that wagon real quick. The program ended the day that my Spring teaching semester began, and with that, I resumed my normal routine of doing too much, eating too many cookies, and drinking waaaaay too much … [Read more...]

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Get a FREE Jar of Organic Coconut Oil from Thrive Market!

 Thrive Market is giving away a FREE 15 oz jar of Nutiva Coconut Oil to all new customers! Why Coconut Oil? Because coconut oil is ultra-moisturizing, it’s perfect for everything from DIY body scrubs to hair masks. Rub a dollop of it on your skin to see what we mean. It’ll leave you feeling baby-soft, and it’s all-natural, unlike a lot of lotions out there.  Here are a few ways you can incorporate organic coconut oil into your daily … [Read more...]

My Three Happy Things

  Remember, like, two months ago, when I was all, YEAH! I'm gonna do this weekly post of my five favorite things? Yeah, I didn't do it. Between my day job, and my kids, and some seasonally-induced anxiety, I turned into a blogger who doesn't blog. But I am excited about these things! And I want to share these exciting things with you! My Three Happy Things: Stonyfield Organic Grassfed Yogurt. Even though autocorrect doesn't … [Read more...]

Stay on Track with Your Health Goals: Nature Made Daily Boost | #NatureMade, #IC

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of a Blog Blast for Influence Central. January is over, and how many of us are still working on our wellness-related resolutions? I've personally been working on getting refined sugar out of my diet. What helps is making sure I stay hydrated and incorporating a good amount of lean protein into my daily diet. Whenever I'm craving sugar, it's probably because I either haven't had enough water or … [Read more...]

Clearance Deals at Cents of Style – 50% off + Free Shipping

Today Cents of Style has  50% OFF the lowest marked price & FREE SHIPPING! Use the coupon code CLEARANCE16 for Fashion Friday. This collection has boots for under $10, shoes from $5, jewelry starting at $3.99 and lots of other hot deals to choose from! I've personally ordered from Cents of Style before and have always been pleased with the shipping and the products! This is a great time to stock up on gifts as well as cute things for … [Read more...]

DIY Beauty: Super-Moisturizing Lip Treatment

  Interested in how I make more of my own beauty products, use oil to wash my face, or treat my hair with coconut oil? See all my DIY beauty tips.   It's the time of year when, no matter WHAT I do, my lips are constantly chapped. At the height of the winter dryness, sometimes it is all I can do to keep them from constantly cracking and bleeding. I have radiator heat at my place, and it is brutal on the skin and lips. DIY … [Read more...]

#Giveaway! Win a Starter Kit of Green Cleaning Products worth $59! | #MomsMeet #MurchisonHume

Murchison-Hume Green Cleaning Products are: created by a mom! Ammonia- and Bleach-Free Free of parabens and phthalates Biodegradable Made in the USA As safe as water! Never tested on animals and 100% cruelty free If you win, you'll receive: Bathroom Cleaner Glass Cleaner Everyday Furniture & Upholstery Cleaner Effortless Floor Cleaner Spit & Polish Stainless Steel Cleaner Counter Safe All Purpose … [Read more...]

Made in Nature: My Two Favorite New Snacks (and One I Couldn’t Stand)

Disclosure: I received product from Mambo Sprouts and Made in Nature to facilitate this review. All opinions are always my own. One of the fun parts of blogging is getting to try new products before or as soon as they hit the market. Made in Nature, a company that specializes in healthy dried fruit snacks, is expanding to all sorts of organic, superfood, whole food snacks, and I got to try out their new line! For one thing, Made in … [Read more...]

Easy After School Snacks for Busy Afternoons | #SproutFoods

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sprout® Organic Baby Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. It's 3:30. The kids jump off the bus and give me a big hug. Holding hands, we walk into the house, talking about our days. As the children remove their folders and lunch bags from their bookbags (unbidden!), they politely ask for an after-school snack. Are you done laughing yet? No, this is NOT what happens in my … [Read more...]

Sprout Organic Baby/Toddler Foods: Why My School-Age Kids Love Them! | #SproutBabyFoods

Disclosure: This conversation is sponsored by Sprout Organic Foods. All opinions are my own. Ok, so, I know I'm not the only one to do this, so I'm going to confess it here: up until the time I was in college, I ate baby food ALL THE TIME. Why? Because I actually liked it. Only one flavor, actually. Apricots with tapioca. SO. GOOD. I don't eat baby food any more, but I have no compunction about giving it to my kids, ages 5 and … [Read more...]