The Natural Green Mom

Hello and Welcome to Natural Green Mom.

I’m Andrea Green, an eco-friendly mother of two who loves to bake, enjoys a hot cup of tea, reads at every opportunity, and who believes in living a natural green lifestyle.

My mission here at Natural Green Mom is to encourage families on their natural living journey.

Each week I strive to connect readers to the resources needed to create a safe and healthy living environment for their families.

For example, you’ll find natural home recipes such as my DIY Natural Disinfectant Spray as well as natural beauty formulations such as my recipe for Homemade Eye Make-Up Remover (That Really Works).

In addition, I love to share nourishing, whole food recipes that are easy to cook like How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Slow Cooker or that I’ve found to work like my Fat Flush Detox Drink.

My goal is to not only help make living and green less complicated, but also to make it less expensive. I share money saving strategies such as my 5 Secrets to Saving at Amazon.com in addition to sharing weekly healthy and organic coupon roundups and green deals and organic steals.

If you are curious to peek into my day-to-day life, I share more of that on my Facebook and Instagram feeds.

But while you are here, I thought I would share a few Random Things About Me:

  • I met my husband in 8th grade French class. Thanks to alphabetical seating, he sat behind me. He says it was true love from the moment he saw me. Unfortunately for him, I didn’t warm up to his charms until 6 years later when we were in college.
  • We are the third generation to live in our house. My husband’s grandparents purchased the property in 1960. They sold it to my in-laws in 1992; then they sold it to us in 2013. Not only do we live in the “family house”, this house is just 10 houses down from where I grew up. Can you say small world?
  • I am incredibly uncoordinated. However, I have managed to raise a daughter who has earned a full ride scholarship to play D-1 Volleyball. In the fall, we try to travel to as many matches as we can.
  • In 2008 we picked up our family and moved them to the Middle East. We lived in Amman Jordan for 2 years – perhaps the best 2 years of my life.
  • While I may not be good at sports, I am a huge sports fan. I love my Broncos. And I take my March Madness bracket very seriously.
  • My oldest daughter works as a Resident Assistant in the dorms at her college. Because of the stories she has shared with me, I started 101 Life Lessons. After all, some things only life can teach us.

Now that you know more about me, I’d love to know more about you.

If you could take just a few minutes and tell me what it is you are struggling with in your journey to living a healthier life right now,… If you could just take even 30 seconds to tell me what that is, a) It would mean the world to me and b) Most importantly, I’ll be able to use the information to gear my upcoming posts toward topics YOU specifically want to know more about.

All you need to do is email me at greenbacksgal@gmail.com and tell me: What’s Your Biggest Challenge. I’m listening.

Let’s solve those big challenges together!

To your health!


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  1. SO happy to have found your site!!! It is exactly what I have been looking for. We moved to the Springs about a year and a half ago and since then I have found several helpful sites, but not many local ones and definitely none that were green/organic related! I look forward to following your site!

  2. Kayla, Thank you for visiting the Greenbacks Gal! I’m so glad you found some useful information. I look forward to “seeing” more of you!

  3. I have never personally cooked with flaxseed oil but have ha family members who have. Flaxseed is an excellent ingredient to add to any recipe!! I look forward to trying your recipe for the chocolate pumpkin muffins!!

  4. Hi Andrea…great site!

  5. Thank you Michelle! 🙂

  6. Shannon C says:

    I just found you through 100 Days and got excited about your Costco plan. I just got even more excited when I saw that you also live in Colorado Springs. We just moved here last week and just bought our first Costco membership before I saw your blog so very timely! Yay!

  7. Hi Shannon! Welcome to C Springs! This is good timing. 🙂 I hope you find this useful – even if it is just the Costco price/shopping list. Andrea

  8. Hi Andrea! So glad to have found your site- I would love to be added to your green resource community pinterest board 🙂

  9. Hi Andrea,

    I just tried to email you about working together but it said the gmail account did not exist? Could you please email me or link to your proper email addy?

    Thanks a bunch and many blessings,

    The Reality Writer

  10. Hi Melanie, I’m at greenbacksgal @ gmail if you want to shoot me an email. Andrea

  11. Great post! I will try to save this one for a post I’ll do in the future. I have had people ask me how to save with deals and coupons on organic products. Thanks!!

  12. Hi! I love that you search for healthy food deals and coupons and share them with us!

    I’m just wondering if I’m the only one that hardly ever finds the coupons other people, the Greenbacks Gal and so many other helpful bloggers, have seen when the links are for that endless site of manufacturer coupons.

    Does anyone see a search feature for that site? The only one I’ve seen was the category filter that brought up Tide detergent when I clicked on beverages, and didn’t bring up the coupon for Orgain beverages that Greenbacks Gal clearly saw recently.

    I’m pretty sure that site makes you download something to use it, too. Has everyone downloaded it? Did anyone have trouble with it? As in slowing your computer down or popups or anything?

    thank you so much!

  13. Hi Andrea. Just read your Fat Flush Detox Drink recipe and had a few questions:

    If I made a large batch of this drink, does it hold up well in the fridge and if so, how long will it keep?
    Secondly, do you drink this every meal, every day? Once a day? Thanks!

  14. Hi Anne, You could make up to 2-3 days worth of the detox drink, but it does separate in the fridge. I suggest keeping it in a glass jar so you can shake vigorously before drinking. I only drink it once a day – right before lunch. Hope that helps! Andrea

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