*The following is a sponsored post for #CleanCouponing Twitter party sponsor SOS From Texas. All opinions are my own.
Colorful t-shirts in all sizes, for all seasons, plus tiny baby-sized organic cotton creations fill the online catalog for SOS From Texas. Just when you might have given up on organic cotton as too rare, too expensive, or not-to-be-found in the USA, there it is. Would you believe I found some cute t-shirts on sale there for under $10?
Oldham Farm Family
Courtesy: SOS From Texas
Today’s USA-made clothing creating fair wage jobs is also helping farm families like the Oldhams preserve their heritage. Gary Oldham says he comes from a family that was growing cotton in Texas a century ago. He has the photo to prove it. Oldham proudly continues the tradition with sustainable, organic growing methods like crop rotation, using beneficial insects, and avoiding toxic, persistent pesticides when he grows cotton.
Photos Courtesy: SOS From Texas
*The following is a sponsored post for Zoeganics, but my opinions are always my own!
We’re thrilled to have woman-owned green business Zoeganics co-sponsoring our March #CleanCouponing Twitter party on March 6! If you’ve been concerned about toxins in typical cleaning products but underwhelmed by non-toxic choices on the store shelf, this may be the new product you need to try. Zoeganics shared five new cleaning products for us to try at home, and we want to let you know how they worked for us.
We’ve all discovered in recent years that the freshly cleaned house smells we grew up with were often deceptively toxic. Back in the day when I learned about keeping house from my grandmother and mother, who knew we were all breathing in fumes unkind to our lungs and potentially exposing ourselves to nervous system damage, DNA damage and cancer? I learned that chlorine bleach and, used separately, ammonia products, were my two most useful tools around the house. As recently as my youngest daughter’s toddler days, I was still cleaning up bathrooms with bleach products, until the night when she struggled to breathe and thank God we had a rescue inhaler nearby. Continue reading
Does your family eat popcorn for family movie night at home? Is it a snack the kids ask for often? We always try to stay stocked up on popcorn at our house.
Maybe you’ve seen the wide range of costs for popcorn these days. We decided to do some comparison shopping. Continue reading
You’ve heard the cliche about thinking outside the box. Cooking outside the box can save you money as part of your clean couponing strategy.
We went shopping to see what sort of value we’d find in a staple like rice. We located the popular brand of boxed rice product and purchased it for $2.00. This contained 6 ounces of food inside, with a small part of that being dried seasonings. Nutrition facts on the box told us it would make 3 servings. When we did the math, it came out to $5.33 per pound of food. Continue reading
You did it! You’ve made a big impression in the Twittersphere with our first ever #CleanCouponing Twitter party in January! Thanks for joining us for a fast, fun hour of chatting about being frugal with more than money! We discussed finding coupons and discounts, being frugal and valuing quality. You mentioned the need to find special food items like gluten free for special dietary needs. You said you wanted to learn more about green cleaning alternatives, with discounts. Together, you helped us make more than a million impressions on the #CleanCouponing topic!
Thanks to sponsor Might Nest for giving away a smart, glass canister set, and thanks to sponsor Stonyfield for giving away an organic yogurt prize pack!
You said that in future Twitter parties we should discuss:
Eating healthy on a budget Shopping for organics
Coping with food allergies/sensitivities
You suggested lots of great brands that you’d like to see sponsoring future #CleanCouponing Twitter parties!
Watch here for updates on future Twitter parties, discounts, deals and strategies for stretching a dollar while also being frugal with MORE than money!
Family dinner is done, the kids are tucked into bed, you’ve finished those last few things on the to-do list. It’s 9 o’clock Eastern time, 8 Central, so it must be time for a Twitter party!
YOU are invited to our first ever Clean Couponing Twitter party tonight, co-hosted by CleanCouponing.com and FlourSackMama.com. We’ll chat about ways to be frugal with more than money.
We’re looking for deals on quality products for our home, just like you are. We’re starting fresh with ways to better organize our pantries and homes, stretching real foods into more wholesome meals, all while planning ahead to make more healthy lifestyle choices.
The Twitter party is a chance to see the secret words that unlock three extra entries to our fabulous Mighty Nest giveaway that ends at midnight.
Plus, Stonyfield Organic will be giving away a $25 yogurt gift pack to one lucky person who shows up tonight, and we may even have more giveaways!
Our Twitter party is being moderated by social media pro Organic PR.
So, be sure to follow @Organic_PR on Twitter, along with @CleanCouponing, @FlourSackMama, @Stonyfield and @MightyNest. We’ll be using hashtag #CleanCouponing, so please say hello and share your #CleanCouponing tips with us. See you there tonight!
Do you love stretching a dollar and getting the best quality for your family at the same time? Are you concerned about ingredients in everything from breakfast cereal to cleaning supplies? You’re not alone. Do you enjoy sharing tips and winning free prizes?
Join us Thursday night, January 16th from 9 to 10 pm eastern for our first Clean Couponing Twitter party. We’ll be discussing fresh starts for the new year, getting organized and tips for finding the best deals on better products. Just follow @CleanCouponing and @FlourSackMama on Twitter, as well as moderator @Organic_PR so you won’t miss a thing. Use hashtag #CleanCouponing to tell your friends about the party, too. We look forward to connecting and chatting about #CleanCouponing!
What does a fresh start mean to you? What will the new year bring? How about at home? Making any changes in the way you manage your home and family life?
Many people are trying a cleaner approach to seeking products with only the best ingredients. They’re asking more questions. We’re also looking for answers here at CleanCouponing.com. We know you want to save money, but you want something more. You want the best quality, too, especially when it comes to your family’s well-being.
We’re striving to bring you inspiration and resources for being frugal with more than money. And hopefully we’ll help you save some dollars, as well. Here’s to a fresh start in 2014!