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Make Simple Gift “Boxes” From Toilet Paper Rolls

Now this gives me a reason to save those toilet paper rolls! Who knew they could look so cute? Use these for May baskets, party favors, wedding favors or any small gifts.

How many of you recycle what you use in the bathroom? If you don’t, you are not alone. Research says four out of five families don’t recycle what they use in their bathrooms. Nearly 40% don’t recycle in their bathrooms at all and 20% did not even know bathroom items were recyclable. Why is this a problem? Nearly 552 million 15 oz. shampoo bottles end up in landfills each year.*

If you don’t know what is recyclable in your bathroom, here is an easy guide to help get you started!

CARE TO RECYCLE® believes that recycling in the bathroom can be a fun family activity; a way for parents to have a teachable moment with their kids and even do some fun projects together. There are so many fun diy projects like these toilet paper rolls made into cute little gift baskets. With May Day coming up, these are the perfect alternative to styrofoam or plastic cups! I found this diy project idea on Care To Recycle® and there are many more projects ready for you and your kids to do!

Twitter party!

What: Did you know that four out of five American adults aren’t consistently recycling their personal health and beauty products? We’re talking perfectly recyclable everyday bathroom items like empty shampoo and lotion bottles. That’s why The Motherhood is excited to join the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies’ CARE TO RECYCLE® program to help spread the word about recycling in the bathroom. This Earth Day, we’re getting the whole family involved!

During the chat, we’ll be sharing fun, easy ways to teach your kids the importance of recycling beyond the kitchen and into the bathroom, and we encourage you to share your tips, too! We will be joined by two special guests, Keep America Beautiful and Recyclebank, who will be stopping by to share their tips and ideas, as well.

When: Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day) at noon ET so mark your calendars!

Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #CareToRecycle hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP via this Vite: http://vite.io/TheMotherhoodChats

Hashtag: #CareToRecycle

Prizes: During the chat, we’ll be giving away five prizes to randomly selected participants who correctly answer the trivia questions tweeted by @TMChatHost. Four (4) winners will receive one (1) prize pack of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies health and beauty products. One (1) winner will receive one (1) partner prize pack including a $100 gift card to onetwine.com, courtesy of Recyclebank, and a family pack of t-shirts made from recycled content, courtesy of Keep America Beautiful.

Prizes limited to U.S. participants only. Official rules here.

* 2013 American Recycling Behaviors survey conducted by Shelton Group on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies.

This post was brought to you by CARE TO RECYCLE® and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own and I hope you try the toilet paper roll gift!

All Natural, 0 Calorie Drink Mixes For Good

Part of how you and I can create change, as busy moms who often make the household purchases, is to change where we spend our money. There are many, many fair trade or social good companies who make accessories and purses and they are wonderful, but I hardly ever spend money on myself. That’s why I get so excited when I find social good items (as I like to call them) that my family can use everyday and I can easily and affordably replace my existing brand.

Everly is an all-natural, 0 calorie, sugar free and preservative free drink mix. They come in the flavors peach mango (my favorite), green tea passion fruit and pomegranate maqui berry. For every box of Everly purchased, they provide a packet of a life-saving mix called oral rehydration salts to treat children sick with waterborne disease.

All natural, 0 calorie drink packets. For every box purchased they provide a packet of a life-saving mix called oral rehydration salts to treat children sick with waterborne diseases.

“1.8 million people die every year from [waterborne] diseases (including cholera); 90% are children under 5, mostly in developing countries.”- World Health Organization, 2013

Oral Rehydration Salts rapidly rehydrate victims of waterborne diseases. These packets save lives. 

Everly provides the funds to the non profit ColaLife for the production of these ORS packets which are produced in Zambia by Zambians. These packets come in a kit that also contains zinc supplements and soap which helps treat diarrhea.

Put Everly in your lunch boxes, serve it at get-togethers, drink it at the gym. You can help reduce the number of people who die from waterborne diseases by a simple drink.

You can purchase Everly drink mixes here on Amazon!

Everly drink packets. These are all natural and 0 calorie and come in peach mango, pomegranate maqui berry and green tea passion fruit. For every box sold they provide a packet of life-saving oral rehydration salts to treat children sick with waterborne diseases!

Modern + Colorful Girl’s Bedroom

It’s been over a year since we bought our home and we still have many home improvements to do including decorating. We are very conservative when it comes to spending money so it has taken time to get our house looking like “home,” but it’s finally starting to come together. One room that is almost finished is our 7 year old daughter’s room. All it needs to be complete is new window treatments, a new paint color and wall decor.

There is only one small window, which doesn’t make for good lighting, so I’m doing white walls to brighten it up and a pink accent color. I think bright colors are great for a girls room because it’s very cheery and happy. Maybe I have an ulterior motive hoping those colors will brighten the mood when we get to the middle school years.

Modern side table

My favorite piece of furniture is this Sauder Modern Yellow Side table. It goes well with Priscilla’s brightly colored chevron rug and retails for less than $100. It would pair perfectly with the Sauder Shoal Creek Collection white dresser, which we just purchased (We bought the oak finish for brother’s room!) I like adding elements made with different materials, like in this room: metal + wood.

Little girl's room.

Of course, a bedroom side table must be stocked with all of the essentials: reading materials, lighting, decor and jewelry.

Girls room colors

The easy slide drawer is the perfect amount of bedside storage and since the side table is metal, you can put magnets on it! This pink flower is a magnet decoration used for lockers, but it’s a great decoration for this side table as well.

Priscilla loves her room and I do too. I think it’s the perfect amount of simple and modern yet bright and cheery, just how a little girl’s room should be!

I like this side table!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.