Sunday, October 31, 2010

Giveaways Ending Tomorrow (Monday)! SUPER LOW ENTRIES!

Make sure to come and enter these two giveaways - Both with LOW entries!

Grounds for Change - Organic Coffee

Only 49 entries so far!!!!










Nannypro.com Site Membership 

Only 1 entry so far!!!!

Winner! Pillsbury® Grands!® Mini Biscuits prize pack


Congratulations to Mami2jcn who is the winner of the Pillsbury® Grands!® Mini Biscuits prize pack.

She has 48 hours to email and claim her prize!

Make sure to come and enter my other giveaways!

One giveaway even only has 1 entry so far!!!

FREE $3.00 MP3 Amazon Credit!!!



Hurry and go to Amazon.com to enter the code: STUDENT3 for a $3.00 MP3 Credit!!!  

That's just about 3 FREE songs!! 

 It must be used by 11/1/10!

Conscious Children's Clothing: Soft Block Review

I love toys - Especially when they are eco-friendly and I don't have to worry about Noah getting into potentially hazardous things!


Upon researching toys that Noah could safely play with - I found Jennifer with Conscious Children's Clothing, who also makes great soft blocks for children!




These blocks are amazingly great!  I bring it in the car for Noah and calms him down when I need him to be occupied.


When its not in the car, its in his crib with him - he truly loves playing with this block!!!


What I love is that they are filled with eco-friendly fibers, so I don't have to worry about harmful Poly-fil inside of the blocks.  Handmade with 100% so SOFT Flannel Cotton Material and stuffed with Eco Friendly PLA fiber. PLA Fiber is made from the renewable resource CORN. Hypoallergenic and GREAT for your little one and GREAT for the Earth!!! Very Nicely Handmade in a smoke free house.


They are the perfect size for Noah's little hands and he loves to grab it, squeeze it and shove it into his face!






Noah also giggles at the print.  The robots are cartoons, so he gets a kick out of the fabric that is used.


Very well made and extremely durable in the hands of a 1 year  old, which is very important in this household!


With the Holidays coming up, make sure you don't pass up the opportunity to buy some of these great Soft Blocks for a little one in your life!


Can't wait?


Try to win a block!


Jennifer with Conscious Children's Clothing has graciously offered one of her robot printed, eco-friendly soft blocks to one lucky Going Green with Noah winner!


Could this be you?


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Contest ends November 8th, 2010, 7 pm CST. Winner will be drawn via a random number generator.




Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above in exchange for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. I cannot and will not be held liable for lost or products not received.

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks



Waterfall at Yosemite National Park, Photo by DanNg, NPS
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Yosemite Falls is visible from numerous places around Yosemite Valley, especially around Yosemite Village and Yosemite Lodge. A one-mile loop trail leads to the base of Lower Yosemite Fall


America's Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees*.
Visit one of your national parks on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010, and you won't be charged an entrance fee.
And making the fun even more affordable, many national park concessioners are joining the National Park Service in welcoming visitors with their own special offers.
We'll post the complete list of fee-free days in 2011 shortly. In the meantime, you can mark your calendar for these fee-free days in 2011:
  • April 16-24, 2011
    (National Park Week)
  • September 24, 2011
    (Public Lands Day)
  • November 11, 2011
    (Veterans Day)

Here’s a tip – many of your 393 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Seventh Generation Coupons + Rebate!



Who doesn’t love FREE? Get a voucher for a FREE bottle of Seventh Generation Spray Cleaner when you purchase both a Seventh Generation Liquid Laundry and a Hand Dish Liquid! Purchase must be made between 10/23/10 and 11/3/10. You must fill out a rebate form (click to print) to request the free cleaner voucher.

Plus you can print several Seventh Generation coupons by signing up here!
*$2 off any 2 Seventh Generation Products
*$1 off any Seventh Generation Laundry Product
*$1 off any Seventh Generation Baby Diapers, Wipes, or Training Pants
*$1 off any Seventh Generation Disinfecting Product (Spray or Wipes)


Thanks My Dallas Mommy 

Happy Green Halloween


Happy Green Halloween!

We are giving out Play-Doh tonight!

FUN!!!!

Healthy costumes 101

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  • Look for costumes made from 100% natural materials such as cotton or silk. Hemp and burlap are child and Earth-healthy and make great costumes.
  • Wool is naturally flame retardant (as opposed to many costumes which are sprayed with chemicals to keep them "safe") and is naturally water repellent (which comes in handy if you live in the Northwest!).
  • Dress infants in themed cotton onesies with matching hats instead of in polyester costume buntings.
  • If you do buy a costume off the rack or from thrift or consignment stores, be sure to wash well before allowing your child to wear it for the night. A few days in the freezer or exposure to high heat (e.g. in the dryer) will kill lice and bed-bugs.
  • Costume jewelry and accessories such as pumpkin treat carriers often contain chemicals such as lead (a neurotoxin). If you are unsure as to whether an item is safe, have it checked by an expert (do an Internet search for "lead testing" in your area), use an at-home lead testing kit, check to see if the item is included on this registry of unsafe items, or text the word KIDS and the item name or brand to 30644 to  find out whether or not the product is known to have heavy metals. If you are unsure or suspect that the item may be unsafe, find an alternative.
  • Avoid masks that cover the face and accessories that go in the mouth, such as fake teeth. They may contain heavy metals and chemicals (called phthalates) that make the plastic pliable.
  • Avoid most store bought face paints, even when labeled "non-toxic". An easy, make-your own recipe can be found here, with complete instructions here
Enjoy!


Thanks Green Halloween!

Old El Paso family taco night Review and Giveaway















Over the course of the last several months, I have tried to make dinner a little more frequently and a little more healthy.

I wondered why I did this for Noah, but not for Jonathan and I.

I quickly learned how time consuming cooking can be, and although I have not completely eliminated making the bigger more complicated meals, I try to have a couple of more simple ideas for those crazy nights - such as Taco Night and Spaghetti night.  What I love, is that Noah is now old enough to eat both!

Now that school is back in session, reward your family for their hard work and bring the dinner your family loves to the table with a fiesta - Old El Paso style!

With a variety of seasonings and other complementary products, Old El Paso offers everything you need for fun nights with the family.

To satisfy your Mexican style cravings, the Old El Paso
® line up of products includes chilies, dinner kits, dips and sides, enchilada sauce, refried beans, seasoning mixes, shells, taco sauce and salsa. The Old El Paso taco seasoning mix selection includes flavors like Burrito, Cheesy Taco, Chili, Fajita, Taco, Mild Taco and even a seasoning with 40% less sodium.

For a fun twist on Taco Night, be sure to try one of the delicious recipes below.




  • Easy Fish Tacos
    • Old El Paso® taco shells, seasoning mix and taco sauce and battered fish fillets make quick work out of Mexican fare.
  • Tarantula Tacos
    • Having a Halloween party? Gather the kids and make spook-tacular tacos.
And to keep your family laughing at the dinner table, have some fun with El Tacodor™, the world’s only family taco night Game. With El Tacodor, your family can share a special night at home by challenging one another to quick fire trivia, wordplay and pantomime. Visit www.ElTacodor.com today to download instructions, a score card, and a challenge sheet for even more fun on family taco night!

Visit 
Old El Paso for news and great tips, recipes and more. Take a minute to share family fiesta photos and videos from family taco nights on the El Tacodor Family Spotlight!

Also, make sure to visit 
http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/b069/to download a printable coupon for $0.60 off any two Old El Paso products today!

Old El Paso sent me an amazing family taco night prize pack through 
MyBlogSpark which included a packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, a Cactus Chip & Dip Serving dish, a set of 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes and a $10 gift card that I used to purchase our taco fixings, including organic ground beef, salsa and sour cream!  A must in our family!




Noah had never eaten tacos before (of course we gave him soft tacos) and he absolutely LOVED them!  It took him a couple of tries before I had to break it apart from him, but he delved after the meat that was seasoned with the Old El Paso seasonings!  Yeah!  One more easy dinner to cook for him!






Old El Paso and MyBlogSpark have offered a great family taco night prize pack to one lucky Going Green with Noah winner!!!!

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Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above in exchange for this review by Old El Paso and MyBlogSpark. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. I cannot and will not be held liable for lost or products not received.

4 No Cost Ways to Celebrate a Green Halloween

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1. Go au natural - Go on a hunt outside and collect items from nature (legally, please). Branches, leaves, pine cones, rocks, moss, even shells can be festive elements in a seasonal display. Of course, if you have your own garden, in the summer, when you're planning what to plant, consider your decor as well as  your tummy and come fall you'll have an abundance of options to choose from.
 
2. Swap - Instead of buying costumes and decor - swap 'em!Organize a public or private swap and walk away with new-to-your family items that don't cost a dime.
 
3. Ditch the disposables - Don't buy stuff you're just going to through away. Reuse instead. Consider loot bags, party tableware, streamers and other decor.
 
4. Make f-r-e-e fun. Incorporate seasonal activities that make use of reclaimed, upcycled, repurposed items. A haunted house, aHalloween "tree" and costumes can be made entirely of materials you already own, can find in the recycle bin, or can borrow from others.
 
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And here are 4 great ways to SAVE:
 
1. Give out LESS. Whatever you are giving out, even if it's conventional candy, give out one (instead of the handfuls that have become the norm). One means less money, less waste and fewer calories to consume.
 
2. Use LED decorative lights. LED lights use 80-90% less energy than incandescent lights, saving you money over time.HolidayLEDs.com has fabulously festive LEDs in a variety of colors.
 
3. Give away treats that you won't be scared to give your kids after Halloween. No tossing required. Goodies likeLarabarsJammy Sammys and StretchIslad Fruit are healthy snacks for lunch boxes or on-the-go.
 
4. Combine. Activities as decor, activities with take home gifts, food as decor. However you slice it, combining elements saves money because it means you won't need to invest in both.