ListPlanIt Giveaway & Freebie!

With life going in so many directions in our home right now, I love having calendars/lists for keeping everything organized, and ready for quick reference.

ListPlanIt is an online source for a wealth of planning tools. You can try it out for free, with a special offer for Frugal Granola readers! Just use code

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Frugal & Simple Camping {and Giveaway!}

At least once or twice a year, our family has a tradition of camping at the beach. (Here in the Pacific Northwest, they are usually “wooded” campgrounds, with forest hiking trails nearby, too.)

We encounter fluctuating temperatures, with cool ocean breezes, chilly nights, and summer sun in midday. Along with that,

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Natural Handmade Mineral Makeup Giveaway!

When choosing cosmetics, I prefer a natural look, as well as natural ingredients. I have been pleased with my selection of handmade makeup by Redeeming Beauty! She happily helped me match just the right shades to my skin color, so I didn’t have to guess. (I love the long-lasting feel of the Shea butter

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Crunchy Mamas {Natural Beauty} Giveaway!

Living simply, I don’t like to keep a huge assortment of cosmetic items around, cluttering up the house and my routine. This month I will be sharing some of my favorite natural items for our household. To kick it off, I’m thrilled to introduce the Crunchy Mamas shop!

Made locally to me (on the West coast),

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Book Giveaway: Redeeming Childbirth

When I discover a new book that I love, I get excited to share it with you!

Angie Tolpin, author of Redeeming Childbirth, has offered to give away a signed copy of her book to one Frugal Granola reader.

If you are expecting (or hoping to be), or planning on participating in a friend/family member’s birth soon,

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A Day in Our Home (and last sale day!)

With the arrival of autumn, I’ve been doing more decluttering and sorting. Boxes of donation items sit by my back door, awaiting the next trip to town. Shelves and drawers can “breathe” a bit more, and so can I. Old magazines, outgrown clothes, and other unneeded items from previous seasons of life

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Giveaway: Fall Essentials for Family Health

At the rate teeth are falling out around here, I’m not sure why I agreed to be a toothpaste-tester this summer… (just kidding).

Actually, we loved having a natural toothpaste to use! With our busyness, I haven’t had time to make our own toothpaste in awhile, and yet I was wary of some

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Natural Healing Clay Giveaway (and the saga of a toe…)

My husband and I have had our share of laughs this summer over the number of times our summertime sandaled toes and barefeet get stomped on by wiggly little children. However, after one big jump/slip/crash by an exuberant child (ironically, outside the hospital!), my toe was really throbbing.

In my hurry to finish up our baby’s doctor

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Local Mae’s Soap & Lilla Rose Giveaway!

Source: lillarose.biz via Mae on Pinterest

It’s that sweet time of the year when I love filling my shopping bag with local produce and supporting local farmers/crafters! I am pleased to support a local (to me) Washington mama with a giveaway today!

Independent Consultant Mae Raymond

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Natural Summertime Electrolytes: Real Salt Giveaway!

Before I ever began pursuing a “real food” lifestyle, I was still discerning about the salt I purchased for our table. The real stuff just tasted better!

Real Salt has been a staple item in my kitchen for years.  It provides an amazing sweet-salty flavor that enhances the taste of any meal, and goes unmatched

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