Did you know April is Earth Month? It’s true. Earth day is Thursday April 22 this year. There are so many things we can do to do better for our planet.
Some simple things to try:
picking up litter when we see it
choosing reusable over one-time use when possible
choosing more eco-friendly options as a for instance, sometimes it’s a lot less work or more feasible to use disposable utensils but there are tons of options for biodegradable options such as bamboo, avocado pit, and even cornstarch.
Getting plastic bowls for the kids is understandable but after time they get worn out or grow out of them. One option I love is Coconut Bowls. Save some money with my coupon code: 7E85E4E1
Shop from companies that use sustainable practices, offer eco-friendly packaging, or are making efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. Need some ideas?
Girlfriend Collective – an eco-friendly and sustainable activewear brand offering things like legging made from recycled fishing nets, 100% recycled and recyclable shipping, tees made from cupro which is waste that the cotton industry leaves behind, and more. They’re also a body positive company features models of all shapes, sizes, and abilities.
Simply Earth – essential oil recipe box teaching you to make your own toxin free cleaning products, beauty products, and more. They’re oils are sourced from small ethical farms. 13% of their profits also goes to charities in the fight to end human trafficking. Use code: ANGELABEECHANFREE to get a free big box when you do the recipe box subscription.
That’s just a few ideas. I’d love to know some of your simple acts to be more earth friendly.
I’m also excited to be a Coconut Bowls ambassador. Check out my instagram from April 13 – April 22 I’ll be sharing earth friendly tips, letting you know about giveaways from Coconut Bowls, and hosting my own giveaway for your chance to win some earth friendly stuff!
In the meantime, I’d love to give one person either $20 Amazon gift card to replace one thing with an eco-friendly suggestion or $20 paypal to shop locally.
I love a good deal. If you found my blog or this post then you probably do too. I have my regular deal sites I visit when I’m in the market for something but I love to learn about new ones. I got an email one day from Shinywant.com.
This is a relatively small deal site, but the deals they offer are amazing, at times even giving stuff away. No joke. So while there’s not a lot of deals the deals they have are worth the site visit. They offer overstock items 75% off or sometimes free. They are an eco-conscious company that believe in zero waste.
They even have name brand items on occasion such as Crayola and Adidas. I was offered a code to order a 50 pack of Crayola colored pencils. You guys I’ve never bought a 50 pack of colored pencils before. I usually go the back-to-school deal route and stock up at back to school time on the 12 packs for $1.99 or whatever it is. But this site opened my eyes to a better deal. A 50 pack of Crayola colored pencils sells or $2.50 on their site (reg $10)! I received my pack and yes they are genuine, authentic Crayola colored pencils.
So what’s the catch? Well, as you might expect, their deals go fast. They only offer so many a day so you gotta grab it when you see it. Also it’s important to read the return policy .While they do take returns in some cases, because of the low cost or free pricing on the products and the fact that they offer FREE shipping, you may be required to return the product at your own cost. I just think it’s important to be aware of these things before making a purchase.
So why is Shinywant.com different from other deal sites? Besides the zero waste idea, and offering free shipping, they also give you the chance to get additional discounts by clicking the “get discount button” on listings.
When I placed my order for the colored pencils I received them in just over a week. When you consider the price, free shipping, and the fact that the pandemic has delayed shipping in general for all shipping companies, I think that’s pretty good.
I feel like we’re always needing colored pencils for something. The kids need them for graphing, for posters for school, coloring contests, etc. I personally prefer to use colored pencils when coloring in my adult coloring book or making something up for work. I just did a quick search to see what other sites were listing Crayola colored pencils 50 ct for. Guess what, the cheapest price I saw elsewhere was $6.25 with some big chain stores listing for $11.99. The Shinywant.com price blows all of those out of the water!
I’m also super excited to let you know I’ll be partnering with Shinywant.com to bring special deals to my readership! I’m so excited. This company really does a good job. I have an ordering coming from them for a burlap make-up case too so I’ll let you know about that item too.
Disclosure: I received a sample at no cost via special code to order from the site and try out the shipping. Any opinions expressed are my own.
Gorgon’s Price Redemption of the Gorgons Book 1 by Claire Davon Genre: Paranormal Romance
Euryale will never forget the day the gods turned her into a monster. After millennia, her heart beats faster at the idea of regaining her normal form. For the feel of skin and not scales, hair and not snakes. But the price could be too high. Knowing full well the gods can’t be trusted, Euryale agrees to take on a reluctant partner to track down whoever is murdering a growing number of gods. A murderer no one cared about until the killings edged uncomfortably close to bigger and bigger pantheons. Tracking the murderers down is the price she has to pay for her newly restored form—and that of her two equally cursed sisters. Asher’s unusual gift for eerily horrific sound effects make him a highly sought-after voiceover artist. While he keeps a low profile, there has always been a ticking time bomb in the form of the bargain between his banshee mother and his father, the god Ares. It’s time to pay up—or pay with his life. As Euryale and Asher dance around their mutual mistrust, the friction ignites a fire of unexpected attraction. But love is almost as impossible as the dangerous task ahead. Because even if the murderers don’t stab them in the back, the fickle gods certainly will. **Only .99 cents!! **Goodreads* Amazon
Gorgon’s Quest Redemption of the Gorgons Book 2
Thanks to her sister Euryale’s bargain with the gods, gorgon Stheno is back in human form—but far from comfortable in her skin. As the fiercest warrior of her three sisters, she mourns her tough, beastly hide and snaky hair. The last thing anyone would call Stheno is girly —much less beautiful—but before she sets out to find her lost, mortal sister, Medusa, she googles a salon at random to cut off her annoyingly long hair. Her stylist is Marwen, a man with compelling, light-brown eyes that glow with an otherworldly light. The last of Stheno’s unruly locks barely hit the floor when the first attack comes, and in a heartbeat they’re on the run. As their passion ignites, they realize they didn’t meet by chance. They’re both entangled in a prophecy drawing them inexorably toward one fated conclusion: Medusa. But there’s a faction working just as hard to make sure it never happens. To save her sister, Stheno will have to face her fear—that once she unleashes her beast, Marwen won’t look upon her with love any more, but with horror. **Only .99 cents!! **Goodreads * Amazon
Gorgon’s Release Redemption of the Gorgons Book 3
A prophecy has been set in motion. Only love can change its course. Medusa awakens in an unfamiliar cave, catches a glimpse of her reflection in a pool—and screams. Her thick hide, claws, snake-hair, even her ability to turn anyone into a garden statue with a look, all gone. The heart-stopping beauty that caused her and her sisters’ downfall is restored. Confused, uncertain, vulnerable in her weak human body, she sets out across an unfamiliar countryside, where she meets a stranger from whom she can’t tear her once-deadly gaze. The first time Olivier lays eyes on Medusa, awareness hits him low and hard. Her penetrating gaze ignites desires deep in his psyche, and an awareness that brought him across an ocean to await the answer to his great-grandfather’s cryptic message: Now is the time. A secret in Olivier’s bloodline could help Medusa fulfill a prophecy to cause the downfall of the gods. But as they race to discover its final missing pieces, the truth becomes clear. They could be pawns in a hidden struggle for power. One wrong move, and their future could be lost like stones in the sea. **Only .99 cents!! **Goodreads * Amazon
Claire can’t remember a time when writing wasn’t part of her life. Growing up, she used to write stories with her friends. As a teenager she started out reading fantasy and science fiction, but her diet quickly changed to romance and happily-ever-after’s. A native of Massachusetts and cold weather, she left all that behind to move to the sun and fun of California, but has always lived no more than twenty miles from the ocean. In college she studied acting with a minor in creative writing. In hindsight she should have flipped course studies. Before she was published, she sold books on eBay and discovered some of her favorite authors by sampling the goods, which was the perfect solution. Claire has many book-irons in the fire, most notably her urban fantasy series, The Elementals’ Challenge series, but writes contemporary and shifter romances as well as. While she’s not a movie mogul or actor, she does work in the film industry with her office firmly situated in the 90210 district of Hollywood. Prone to break out into song, she is quick on feet and just as quick with snappy dialogue. In addition to writing she does animal rescue, reads, and goes to movies. She loves to hear from fans, so feel free to drop her a line. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads
The Queen of Emerald Falls by J.J. DiBenedetto Genre: Romantic Comedy
She’s spontaneous, passionate and has a habit of mangling the English language. He’s calm and controlled and always has the perfect thing to say in every situation. If their differing personalities were the only obstacle, they’d probably have smooth sailing. Unfortunately, things aren’t that simple in the town of Emerald Falls, and life keeps throwing curveballs at Sheryl Jones and Dr. Jon Hardy. If they’re going to find true love, they’ll have to deal with Sheryl’s archenemy trying to destroy her business, and Jon’s interfering brother showing up to try and ruin his life. And then there’s the vindictive daughter of the richest man in town, not to mention a stolen vintage Rolls Royce. Can this star-crossed couple fight their way past all the obstacles and make their way back to each other without losing their jobs, their sanity or going bankrupt in the meantime? Romantic comedy fans will love this quirky mix of “How I Met Your Mother” and a daytime soap opera. Add to GoodreadsAmazon * Apple * B&N * Kobo * Smashwords
J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve university, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then. He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he’s not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests. J.J. is the author of the Dream Doctor Mysteries, the Jane Barnaby Adventures and several other works. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads
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Maximum Deevor The McKenzie Files Book 4 by Barry Nelson Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
The adventure in the Omega Quadrant continues as Colin McKenzie, Diane Christy, and Kelly Lytton continue their mission to locate a missing task force from their home quadrant. As well as trying to rescue a group of children held captive by the evil aliens, the Tritians. But before they compete both missions they will have to face hostile invaders, robotic menaces, and monsters from beyond our universe. All leading up to a final showdown with their most powerful enemy yet. Deevor the Destroyer. It will be a destructive battle where only one side will survive. Goodreads * Amazon
A Pennsylvania native, Barry K. Nelson has attended college and worked at a variety of jobs, including retail and the corporate environment. Barry enjoys reading and gardening, and is a fan of science fiction and horror movies, Marvel comic collecting, and the X-box 360. Barry has written short stories in addition to his science fiction series, The McKenzie Files. Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads
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