Announcing the Spring Cleaning: Get the Junk Out! Carnival

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Get out your calendars, ladies and gentlemen bloggers, and mark down the dates for a 10-week rotating carnival called Spring Cleaning: Get the Junk Out!SPRING CLEANING BUTTON

We’re going to spring clean here at Kitchen Stewardship in a unique way.  Instead of focusing on your physical space, we’ll look at a myriad of issues that you may want to get out of your diets, cleaning cupboards, bad habit collections or mental baggage. Each week, a different blog will host a theme that fits their mission and a linky for YOU to link up any pertinent posts.

Related posts for the linky might include a tips post, a recipe, a personal story of getting that issue “out”, or even questions you have about the issue.

Here’s the list of hostesses and weekly themes so you can plan to participate. There will be giveaways for each week, with entries both for linking up at your blog and for leaving comments for all you non-bloggers.  New and old posts welcome!

  1. Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship: antibacterial soap/bleach LIVE!
  2. Amy @ Simply Sugar and Gluten Free: gluten LIVE! (link here)
  3. Beth @ My Plastic-Free Life: plastic food containers LIVE! (link here)
  4. Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up: refined sugar LIVE! (link here)
  5. Micaela @ Mindful Momma: parabens LIVE! (link here)
  6. Lenetta @ Nettacow: food additives LIVE! (link here)
  7. Kelly the Kitchen Kop: CAFOs LIVE! (link here)
  8. Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers: pesticides LIVE! (link here)
  9. Mandi @ Organizing Your Way: clutter LIVE! (link here)
  10. Claire @ Saving Money Plan: debt LIVE! (link here)

The Monday Mission here at KS will correspond with the week’s theme, and you’ll find information here about WHY you might want to “get out” a certain topic…then head on over to the hostess blog every Tuesday for multi-level options to help you make a change. You’ll get ideas to take Baby Steps, Making Strides, or a Leap of Faith to get it all out!

I’m thrilled to have such an incredible panel of participants here and a wide range of topics.  I think we’ll all be challenged and learn something new along the way.

Take a look at the themes: What do you have questions about? What will be the hardest topic for you to tackle?

If you’re in whole hog, feel free to grab a button for your sidebar that will direct your readers back to this post, where the carnivals will remain updated as they happen.  You can get the code from the right sidebar or save this image to your own site.  Thanks!


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If you missed the last Monday Mission, click here.

Kitchen Stewardship is dedicated to balancing God’s gifts of time, health, earth and money.  If you feel called to such a mission, read more at Mission, Method, and Mary and Martha Moments.

Carnival button image used with gratitude from Olga Diez and free fonts from Kevin and Amanda.

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30 Bites of Conversation So Far

  1. says


    I’m really excited about this. Just need a hand with something – I put your button on my blog, but it was HUGE – I had to take it down as it was cutting into the posts column, and and second sidebar.

    Is there a way to resize it? (I’m not tech-savvy enough to be able to answer that question on my own!)

    .-= A Green Spell´s last blog ..The Cloth Toilet Paper Diaries: Preparing the System =-.

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    Katie Reply:

    A Green Spell,
    Sorry about that! I’m just a copier of others’ code, mostly, but I answered your Q at Fake Plastic Fish already. Hope that fix works! Thanks for participating!
    :) Katie

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  2. says

    Tried to grab the button, but it wouldn’t work on my site, could it be too big for my side bar?
    .-= Danielle´s last blog ..Projects! =-.

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    Katie Reply:

    I’m so sorry! I had some bad code in there today. :( I could have sworn I tested and retested it, but apparently not! It is all fixed now. If it’s too big for your sidebar, put this at the end after .PNG”
    and before />
    You can play with the % until it’s right for your blog.

    Hope that helps!
    :) Katie

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    Danielle Reply:

    thanks, got the button up!

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  3. says

    I can certainly relate to this! I have a little pile of things to take to Goodwill this weekend as part of a little pick me up clutter busting. I’m strange, when I need to burn off some negative energy I clean :)

    I’d love to participate in the carnival but I have to ask. Unless you have a gluten allergy, why would you want to not eat foods with gluten in them?
    .-= Condo Blues ´s last blog ..His and His Embroidered Towels =-.

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    Katie Reply:

    Condo Blues,
    Welcome! I assume Amy will have some gem to add on the subject; as for me, I’ll be doing my research Sunday night before that week! ;) A little expose on Katie’s last minute working….
    :) Katie

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  4. says

    This sounds like a great carnival. I have a blog about the dietary changes I have made, but I also have made quite a change in cleaning products, plastics, and hair/body care products too. This is good motivation for me to finally share that too :)
    .-= Kat´s last blog ..Vegetables =-.

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  5. says

    I’m still not able to get the code to work…
    .-= leslie´s last blog ..Coffee Treat & More ♥ =-.

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    Katie Reply:

    Oh, my goodness, i just battled WordPress for half an hour, and it keeps messing with my code after publishing. *raspberries!* The code in the sidebar will work, or you can right click on the image here and save it. Thank you for letting me know I had a bug!
    :) Katie

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