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Shop FossilEra for high quality fossils, collectable minerals and crystals

Shop FossilEra for high quality fossils, collectable minerals and crystals

Maybe I can just show you all of the photos I took of my order from FossilEra because they are so much fun. I was blown away at the quality that arrived in my order. I was browsing their website looking at stones, crystals and even shark teeth. I saw that there were some fossil plates and I love to entertain so I was intrigued. I ordered the 11.1″ Tropical Hardwood Petrified Wood Dish from Indonesia. Wow! It is gorgeous and heavy.

Petrified Wood

I decided I want to find a place in the bar area and have visions of placing a few wrapped candies or mints to make it useful if entertaining. I love all the imperfections I would expect from a real piece of petrified wood. FossilEra really impressed on the way it was packaged. It was wrapped very securely.

Fossil plate

They even included a free gift. I found this cut and polished Agatized Ammonite Fossil. My teen claimed it right away for his nightstand. Every item comes with an identifier card so you have all of the descriptions on your piece.


I also ordered a few Worry Stones. I chose Black Obsidian from Mexico and the Red Jasper is from an unknown region, but my son loves fidgeting with these and wanted a ‘red’ stone. I ordered a few extra because they are fun to add to gifts.

worry stones

FossilEra is located in Monroe, Wa near my town. They are a trusted source of all your fossils and collectable minerals and crystals. Shop FossilEra today!

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Arm & Hammer Essentials Disinfecting Wipes for a Cleaner Home

Thank you to Arm & Hammer for providing these wipes to me. I am proud to be an Ambassador to this brand.

Arm & Hammer Essentials Disinfecting Wipes for a Cleaner Home

I am cleaning and disinfecting more this year than in previous years and it is important that the cleaning products I use are safe for my pets and family. I do not like using harsh chemicals, it really is unnecessary when so many natural products are proven to clean as effectively, if not better! I quickly went from shopping any ‘ole cleaner that was on sale, to making sure I choose pure ingredients only so I don’t leave extra harm behind after I clean. Arm & Hammer Essentials Disinfecting Wipes are what I am using right now.

Arm & Hammer Essentials Disinfecting Wipes

Arm & Hammer Essentials Disinfecting Wipes do not contain harsh chemicals such as bleach, ammonia or Quats! This is because they use Citrus Based Disinfection – it is pure and simple and cleans effectively. These wipes are safe on any spaces near pets and kids such as food surfaces (although wiping down food surfaces with purified water to finish is always recommended no matter the cleaning products used).

I can even ring the excess moisture form a wipe and use it on electronics. Remotes, phones and screens get touched the most in my home and by the dirtiest of hands, so using a cleaning wipe that kills 99.9% of Viruses1 & Bacteria on these products is fantastic!

Arm & Hammer

I have used these wipes in my bathroom, kitchen, home gym equipment and electronics and I am never left with any residue. It dries quickly so you can just wipe and move on. They smell great and come in these tall, narrow containers for easy storage.

Look for these Arm & Hammer Essentials Disinfecting Wipes at most major retailers. Make sure that when you clean, you find pure and simple ingredients and no-mess options to save you time.

2020 Holidays, Brands with a Cause, Earth Friendly, Giveaways, Toy Reviews

October GIVEAWAY HOP: Shore Buddies Plush

February GIVEAWAY HOP: Shore Buddies Plush

The amount of plastic that reaches our oceans each year is hazardous. Shore Buddies does a few things to help the plastic footprint left behind. They donate $1 from every purchase to non-profits that share our vision to save marine life and keep plastics out of the oceans.

They also make adorable plush with animal sounds from recycled plastic bottles. It takes 6 plastic bottles to make 1 complete Shore Buddies plush. The plastic is sorted, melted and turned into plastic flakes for the stuffing and yarn for the outside.

Meet Finn! He is my Shore Buddy. Finn is a dolphin who’s arch enemy are plastic straws. He worries about how they don’t biodegrade and many of them ending up in Our Oceans. I also have this Straw Buddy Stainless Steel Straw set. These are reusable straws that are ocean and eco-friendly.

There are 4 other Shore Buddies to choose from – Stephen Seagull, Shelly the Sea Turtle, Sammy the Seal and Emma the Whale. Order your Shore Buddies today for the Holidays. They make excellent gifts for kids who love learning about animals and the ocean. Also available is Shore Buddies And the Plastic Ocean – the new children’s book.

Win a Shore Buddies Plush!

1 lucky U.S. reader will win a Shore Buddies Plush! Enter below the keep scrolling down and click to link to other Bloggers with great fall giveaways! Good luck!

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Earth Friendly, Home, Natural Products

ECOS Mother & Child Packaging Allows You To Reduce Plastic Consumption

ECOS Mother & Child Packaging Allows You To Bulk Buy & Is Eco-Friendly

For more reasons than one, this new bulk buy ECOS packaging is making my life so much easier. ECOS is a favorite brand of mine already because of its safe, eco-friendly and effective cleaning products but now they make packaging that helps my (already) out of control cleaning product shelves. It is called the Mother & Child packaging. Reduce Plastic Consumption with this new packaging!

ecos dish soap

This Mother & Child packaging is available for the dish soap and all-purpose cleaner. The smaller, everyday use size package snaps right into the refill package, making it really easy to use and reuse. The bottle you use everyday helps save you space in your cleaning shelves because of this genius design. 1 refill bottle gets you 5 full fills.

My fault is actually forgetting that I have a refill because I tend to tuck that extra bottle away and out of sight. I can literally snap these two pieces together with one hand. I still get the great environmentally-safe cleaner and save space by buying it this way while feeling good hat I can reduce plastic consumption at the same time.

ECOS laundry Reduce Plastic Consumption

If you want to know what other ways ECOS products help the environment, consider the ECOS Laundry Detergent sheets. It is not a pod or large plastic container of liquid, but simply a dissolving sheet you toss into your HE machine and wash your clothing and fabrics with hypoallergenic, plant-based detergent. I keep a box in the RV so when I do campsite laundry when we travel I can walk down with a sheet rather than pods that could burst open on me (I have had that happen before).

ECOS Mother & Child packaging makes it easy to be cost-conscious and reduce plastic consumption at the same time, while also keeping your family safe and healthy. You can find this design at Whole Foods stores.