Grab This Week’s Free Kindle eBooks on Amazon

Here’s my weekly round-up of free Amazon Kindle ebooks on Amazon! I found many more books: for cooks,  kids, and then miscellaneous books I’m interested in {and since I am a crunchy mama…I’m calling them books for crunchy people!}

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If you don’t have a kindle, but have a computer, iPad, or smart phone, head on over to download a Free Kindle App. Or you could go here and buy a Kindle ! Make sure you check the prices as they change quickly on Amazon. While everything was free when I posted, it’s highly likely that they will change!

Weekly Free Kindle Ebooks

Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction and children's books are included in this weekly free Amazon Kindle eBooks round-up. Check back every Friday for a new list.

Free Fiction eBooks on Amazon

A Silence in the Heart

Sign Off

A Dark Hidden Truth

The Unlikely Suitor

Season Changes

Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction and children's books are included in this weekly free Amazon Kindle eBooks round-up. Check back every Friday for a new list.

Non-Fiction

Simplify Your Lifestyle

Zero Debt

Knitting: The Ultimate Guide

Vegetable Container Gardening

The Tidy Office

Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction and children's books are included in this weekly free Amazon Kindle eBooks round-up. Check back every Friday for a new list.

Cookbooks

The Lunch Box Cookbook

30-Minutes Weight Loss Meal Prep Recipes

Fruit Salads

Real Rustic Cooking

Easy Stuffed Vegetables

Cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction and children's books are included in this weekly free Amazon Kindle eBooks round-up. Check back every Friday for a new list.

Kids Books

A Night in the Sky

Unplug and Play

Room 42

The Little Rosebud

The Wishing Whale

Many thanks to Shelly from Frugal Family Home for her help compiling this list of free amazon Kindle eBooks. 

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Whiten Teeth Naturally with Tom’s of Maine Luminous White Toothpaste

If you’re looking to whiten your teeth naturally,  try Tom’s of Maine Luminous White Toothpaste. It’s safe for your enamel and uses a clinically proven whitening technology to give your teeth a nice sparkle this summer.Whiten Teeth Naturally with Tom’s of Maine Luminous White Toothpaste

Whiten Teeth Naturally w/ Tom’s of Maine Luminous White Toothpaste

My teeth are not as white as I’d like them be. It’s safe to say I’m a coffee and red wine addict and neither are good options for people who want white teeth. I’m also getting older and teeth naturally color as we age. (Yet another downfall to getting old, I hate to break the news.)

I’ve been interested in easy ways to whiten teeth naturally for a while now have googled ways to accomplish it. Have you? They honestly sound pretty gross. Coconut oil pulling? Swishing apple cider vinegar? Using activated charcoal?? I consider myself a crunchy mom, but I have my limits. I want something natural to whiten my teeth that’s easy and tastes good too!!! Is that too much to ask?  Tom’s of Maine Luminous White Toothpaste is as an easy and natural way to whiten teeth and it grabbed my attention!

Tom’s of Maine Luminous White Toothpaste

Whiten Teeth Naturally

So when Tom’s of Maine asked me to try out their Luminous White Toothpaste recently, I was happy to oblige. If you read my blog regularly, you know that we’re big fans of Tom’s of Maine at my house. The whole family uses Tom’s of Maine natural deodorant and we’ve been using their kid toothpaste for years too.

Luminous White toothpaste is safe and effective way to whiten teeth. It uses naturally-derived ingredients (with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives and no animal testing!) that help remove surface stains in two weeks. I’m one week into my trial run and I’m pretty happy with the results! I’m also happy that Tom’s natural whitening toothpaste is safe on enamel and I can use it as part of my everyday routine. How much easier does it get? We have to brush our teeth anyway, so I may as well use a toothpaste that will help whiten my teeth as it cleans them.

Tom's of Maine Stewardship Model - Tom’s of Maine Luminous White Toothpaste

Tom’s of Maine Stewardship Model

Another reason I like Tom’s of Maine products,is because I admire their green and charitable business practices. For over 45 years, Tom’s of Maine has been giving 10% of its profits to organizations that support people and the planet, and they also encourage employees to use 5% of their working time (the equivalent of 12 days) of paid time to volunteer!  All of their packaging is recyclable through a partnership with upcycling leader TerraCycle and they disclose every ingredient they use in their products!!

If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to naturally whiten your teeth, try Luminous White! I think you might just like it. You can even buy it on Amazon and have it shipped right to your door!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Want to whiten teeth naturally? Try Tom's of Maine Luminous White Toothpaste - safe for your enamel and clinically proven to whiten your teeth!

Central Discount Store in Kalona, Iowa

If you like shopping at discount Amish stores to save money and you’re near Kalona, Iowa, make sure you check out the Central Discount Store! Affectionately called Bent & Dent because some of the wares it sells have damaged containers, this store sometimes has really good deals. Here’s what you need to know about Central Discount Grocery Store in Kalona.

Central Discount Grocery Store Kalona Iowa

Central Discount Store

One way I try to keep a low grocery budget is to shop at Amish stores. I live about 45 minutes from Kalona, Iowa which features the largest settlement of Amish people west of the Mississippi. There are quite a few Amish stores in the area that I love to visit, and Central Discount Grocery is one of them. 

Hours for Central Discount Grocery

Location & Hours of Operation

Central Discount Grocery is located at 2298 540th St SW, Kalona, just passed the new Kalona Creamery and Stringtown Grocery Store. It has limited business hours and is only open three days a week: Monday & Wednesday (8-5), and Saturday ( 8-3). It’s important to know these hours of operation so you don’t show up when they’re closed. I’ve gone to Kalona on Tuesdays more times than I care to admit…

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What you need to know about Central Discount Store

While it can be a great way to say money, there are a few things you  need to be aware of in addition to the limited business hours!

  1. First of all, bring cash or a checkbook because they don’t take credit cards.
  2. The prices are amazing! Organic cereal for $1.50 and under, organic granola bars for under $1 a box, huge cans of organic tomatoes for under $1 can! I enjoy bargain hunting there.
  3. Bring your own bags or box up your groceries in the boxes they have on hand.
  4. Make sure you check expiration dates as many of the items they sell are expired. Quite frankly, expiration dates don’t scare me off on some items. That’s your own personal call, but I do sometimes buy items that are a couple months out of date. I won’t buy all expired items, but I’m just not worried about most of those dates.
  5. I have seen some moldy products there so make sure you look items over well.
  6. It’s owned and operated by Amish people and they appreciate modestly dressed customers. 🙂

What I buy at Central Discount Store in Kalona Iowa

What I buy at Central Discount Store

I personally buy a lot of organic products at Central Discount. My kids love when we go there because I generally come home loaded with cereal, granola bars, and gum. We usually plan visits to this store around times when I will be traveling and need to make sure that my family has convenience items to eat. My kids also love to go before we go on road trips to get road trip snacks and gum. We’re leaving this week for South Dakota, Montana, and Seattle and we’re stocking up!

While I do find lots of organic brands that I like: Annie’s, Nature’s Path, Muir Glen, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Horizon, Cascadian Farm, Bob’s Red Mill, Enjoy Life, it is hit and miss. Sometimes I find nothing, and sometimes I find a ton. You just have to be flexible and enjoy what you find. Central Discount Stores sells a large variety of conventional and organic food products, everything from aluminum foil, to kid’s books, to over-the-counter medicine and toiletries!

Have you been to Central Discount Store? What did you think? I’m also curious what you think about expiration dates on food…share your thoughts!

Everything you need to know about Central Discount Store in Kalona Iowa. Where it is, hours of operation, what they sell, and how to pay!

Triple Berry Nice Cream & New Natural Grocers in Iowa!

This Triple Berry Nice Cream is a refreshing and healthy summer treat your family will love. Best of all, it only takes 5 minutes to prepare so you’ll be in and out of the kitchen in a flash. Enjoy this easy recipe featuring ingredients from Iowa’s newest Natural Grocers!Triple Berry Nice Cream & New Natural Grocers in Iowa!

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Triple Berry Nice Cream & New Natural Grocers in Iowa!

I was invited to the Pre-Opening Celebration of Iowa’s new Natural Grocers store a while back and fell in love with the store. I used to shop there in Colorado Springs and missed the store after moving to Iowa in 2006. Have you been? Natural Grocers is a health food store featuring a mix of national brands and a selection of locally produced products in a small, neighborhood market environment.  They sell only USDA Certified organic produce,  and all the organic and healthy ingredients you need to get family-friendly meals on the table in a flash.

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Healthy Products at Natural Grocers

Only organic produce at Natural Grocers!

I love that I don’t have to spend hours pouring over ingredients when I’m at Natural Grocers. Nothing they sell has artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives or hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. Their meat is raised without antibiotics, growth promoters or feed containing animal by-products. Their eggs come from hens that are given enough space to move indoors and outdoorsAnd I also love their body care products are of the highest quality and safe for me to use on my kids.New Natural Grocers in Iowa!

Green Initiatives at Natural Grocers

Not only does Natural Grocers sell healthy products, but they are also committed to protecting the environment. For instance, since going bag-free in 2009, they’ve saved over 200 million bags from landfills! Their buildings feature a lot of eco-friendly design elements including heat reclaim for domestic water, formaldehyde-free building materials and other non-toxic construction materials, low water toilets and LED lighting. The stores also compost and recycle, and they provide free packing peanuts and bubble wrap to area residents too!

Tripe Berry Nice Cream with Dark Chocolate Granola

Triple Berry Nice Cream Recipe

I was happy to pick up ingredients from Natural Grocers recently to make a new Nice Cream! I’m in love with Nice Cream! Since sharing my first recipe for simple Blueberry Nice Cream several weeks ago, I’ve been wanting to come up with more varieties for my family to eat and this triple berry nice cream is absolutely delicious. I love that it uses bananas on the verge of spoiling  – waste not want not, right? Using Cascadian Farms Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Granola as a topping gives it an extra crunch and takes it from ordinary to extraordinary. If you haven’t jumped on the Nice Cream bandwagon yet, bust out your food processor and try!

Triple Berry Nice Cream - pulse until smooth

Making Nice Cream is so easy! Simply combine ingredients in your food processor and pulse until smooth. You will have to scrape the bowl with a spatula a few times to get the desire consistency. Pro-tip: make sure to freeze chunks of bananas (instead of whole bananas) so they process easier!

Triple Berry Nice Cream made with Cascadian Farm Organic berries & granola

Then, scoop into a bowl and add your favorite toppings. We like to eat frozen berries and Cascadian Farm Harvest Berry blend (organic strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries) is rich in antioxidants and delicious! Also Cascadian Farm Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Granola made with organic whole grain oats, crisp rice, dark chocolate, and cocoa makes a yummy and slightly indulgent crunchy topping!

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  1. Combine fruit and coconut milk in a food processor and pulse until smooth, stopping as needed to scrape down the bowl.
  2. Scoop into a bowl and top with granola and fruit.
  3. Enjoy!
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 What’s your favorite guilt-free summer treat? Have you tried Nice Cream or Natural Grocers? I’d love to hear your thoughts.