Thursday, April 1, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I stumbled upon this awesome deal on the Plan Toys Green dollhouse shown above thanks to the wonderful ladies over at the diaperswappers forum! This Green dollhouse which is made from eco-friendly materials is on sale for about 56% off at The Land of Nod! It is currently listed for $99 down from $229! This dollhouse even comes with furniture and accessories made from recycled materials! The doll families are not included but you can score this family on sale for $14.95 on sale from $19.95. That is a grand total of $113.95 for the dollhouse and the family! You might be thinking that shipping will be outrageous for this heavy item. NOPE! You can score FREE shipping with coupon code VISAS10! Plus, if you order through the ebates rebate site you can earn an additional 4% cash back in your ebates account! (The ebates site says 8% but when you follow the link the Land of Nod site says 4%). If you don't have an ebates account all you have to do is register and start shopping to earn cash back! So, with the sales, free shipping, and cash back from ebates this dollhouse and family will cost $109.40! (If you live in Illinois or Washington you will have to pay sales tax).
Here is the description of the dollhouse from The Land of Nod site....
Earth-friendly dollhouse is a natural fit for the eco-conscious family. House features a play wind turbine, solar cell panel, a barrel for collecting rain and recycle bins. Shade canopy can be pulled down to prevent or allow wind and sunlight (or little brothers) from coming through. Furniture sets included.
Dollhouse is divided into several rooms that kids can customize with eco-friendly furniture and accessories
Furniture set includes living room, kitchen, bathroom, children's bedroom and master bedroom
Hardware and instructions included
Show 'em what you're made of
Made of replenishable rubberwood
Furniture and accessories are made from recycled materials
Doll families sold separately
Age range 3 and up
The website shows that quantities are limited so you may want to hurry over!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
1. Visit the Franklin Goose site
2. Register for an account (you will see the option in the upper right hand corner of the screen)
3. Begin browsing the items
4. When you see an item you can write a legitimate review on click the 'Add Your Thoughts' link
5. Write your legitimate review
6. Click save
Franklin Goose has stated on both their blog and their facebook page that there has been such a great response to this promo that they are behind with approving the reviews. They stated that they are 3-4 days behind at this point. Once your review has been approved you will see the credit show up in your account. Once your credit posts you will see a box in your account details that will say "Store Credit". Please be patient, like I said it will take a few days for your credits to show. They are also offering an additional promo that if you decide to 'bank' your credits for 6 months you will earn an additional 10% and if you "bank" for a year you will earn 20%! They offer $5 flat rate shipping and you can even use your credit to pay for your shipping! I began writing reviews this past Friday and have not received my credits yet but I'm not concerned. Many people who began reviewing when this promo began have already received their shipments of products that they bought with their credit!
This offer expires March 31 2010. Please remember to be honest and to write legitimate reviews. They will be going through all the reviews and approving them. If you've used or own a lot of eco friendly baby products there will probably be lots for you to review! That means lots of credit which means lots of free product!
Here is was Franklin Goose said on their blog about why they are doing this promo...
"many people have asked why were are doing this. The answer is simple. We believe in our site. When we consider all the ways to let people know, we prefer to spend $500,000 on giving money to the people who need it in a creative way rather than to an ad agency for a series of magazine ads."
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Thanks to our reader Noel for letting us know about this fabulous find!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Dr. Sears is currently offering 70% off of their Go Fish Brainy Kidz Children's Omega-3 Soft Chews - 60 count. These regularly retail for $22.95 each but with this deal you can grab these kids vitamins for $6.98 each! Plus, there is free shipping on orders over $60! The packages of these chews don't expire until November 2011 so stock up! Click here to order and enter code CH70 at checkout. This offer will expire on March 24, 2010 or when supplies run out. Here is a description of these vitamins from the Dr. Sears website.
GO FISH Brainy Kidz Children’s Omega-3 Soft Chews - 60ct
Go Fish™ Brainy Kidz Omega-3DHA natural fruit-based soft chews are a safe, great tasting and effective way to provide your little ones optimal levels of DHA to ensure proper growth, brain development, mood, focus, and cognitive functions.
* Supports Learning Capacity*
* Supports Focus and Behavior*
* Supports Cognitive Function*
* Supports Vision Development*
* 100mg DHA per Chew
* All-Natural Fruit-Based
* No High-Fructose Corn Syrup
Thursday, March 11, 2010
- Made of Certified Organic Cotton
- Phthalate free
- PVC free
- Produced in a socially responsible factory
- Safe for All Ages
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
BOGO Baby, Angel Baby Lotion
Clinically tested, gentle Angel Baby Lotionwas formulated with extra care without toxins, artificial preservatives, fragrances or dyes, because what goes on your baby goes in your baby. And its natural and organic ingredients combine into one heavenly scented, pure, moisturizing lotion perfect for sensitive, delicate skin. One week only, get two bottles of Angel Baby Lotion for the price of one! Buy one 8 oz. lotion at the regular $24.95 price, and get one 8 oz. lotion FREE!
Offer available 2/24/2010 through 3/2/2010
Regularly two for $49.90
Sale Price $24.95
SECOND QUALITY GROBABY SHELL SETS: Are marked as seconds due to minor flaws in stitching, pen/dirt marks, or damaged packaging. ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please shop carefully, changes to orders, returns, exchanges are not allowed!!
Quanitites are limited and the sale will last only as long as we have product in stock. You MUST checkout to secure your purchase.
**All GroBaby Seconds will have permanent marks (black dot) on the woven labels on the front, right side of the diaper.**
The GroBaby™ one-size diaper is a revolution in cloth diapering. Our innovative shell design minimizes diaper waste and cost.
Shell sets come with:
* 1 Organic Soaker Pad
* 1 Organic Booster
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Pictured above is the bag I am drooling over! It's the popular and coveted Fluerville re-run messenger diaper bag in the Ogo print. Each re-run bag is made out of recycled plastic bottle fabric. The re-run messenger bag keeps 10 plastic bottles out of the landfill. This bag retails for $105 but is available on Leather and Bags for $79.95 and you can use coupon code FF30 to take an additional 30% off. That will bring this bag down to $55.97! Plus, for a limited time there is FREE shipping on all orders! There are a number of Fluerville bags available. The Lexie Tote in the Loveknots print (available in both pink and blue) retails for $190 but is on sale for $122 and with the coupon code (listed above) it can be yours for $85.40 That is over 50% off! All Fluerville bags are made from PVC-free Green-LAM (and as stated above, the re-run bags are made out of recycled materials).
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Check out today's Baby Half Off deal of the day for a great deal on cloth diapers! The Berryplush diapers are 50% off! These won't last long so hurry over! These diapers are selling for $10.38 for the cover (regularly $20.75) and $4.75 for the soaker (regularly $9.50). There is a limit of one diaper per color and one insert per diaper. You will need to buy both the cover and the insert to make this a complete diaper. I have never used these diapers so I can't comment on their performance but they look great!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Let's see if we can make these deals even better....
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Go to the Babies R Us Facebook page and become a fan for a free $5 eGift card that they say you can us online or in-store. They say quantities are limited for this offer valid today only. If you get the $5 eGift card by email (takes a few days before they send it) it will expires on February 20. If you are already a fan, visit the "Signup" tab to regsiter for it.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
My local cloth diaper store, The Giggling Green Bean, passed along this info on their facebook page and I thought it might be of interest to you:
Go to DexKnows and scroll down to the bottom of the home page; click on "select your Dex"; type in your ZIP code, which will bring you to a page asking for your address. The drop-down menu will let you select publications you want to receive or let you opt out completely.
The Yellow Book, which has been publishing directories for nearly 80 years, will let you opt out by going to www.yellowpagesoptout.com. Neither company's book delivery will be blocked until the end of this year or the beginning of next.
Monday, January 25, 2010
A description from the Wiggee's site.....
WHAT MAKES WIGGEE'S UNIQUE?
All natural soft-touch leather, amazingly durable and the most breathable type for healthy little feet.
Wiggee’s are all hand made. Whimsical designs are embroidered on in colorful detail, not simply stitched on like other brands.
All color dyes are safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
100% cotton terry cloth inner lining to absorb moisture.Compare to similar shoes that have non-breathable synthetic lining or no lining at all .
Cotton terry cloth lining is soft and comfortable, wear with or without socks.
0 – 12 mos. sizes have a non-skid suede sole. 12 – 24 mos. sizes add a thin, flexible rubber sole for better traction when little ones start walking and exploring. Also protects little feet from pebbles or objects on the ground. Compare to similar shoes that offer no protection
Easy slip-on design that little ones can’t pull off. No laces to come undone.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
If you haven't used your Gymbucks at Gymboree yet, this is the last day to redeem them! It's like getting 50% off on all merchandise- even sale and clearance- can't beat that. There are some REALLY cute Valentine's Day items if you are in the mood for a splurge- I picked up the above shirt for E, $16.75 before Gymbuck savings. It was just too cute to resist! Lots of sales items have been picked over in store, but be sure to ask the employees if they have anything in back in the size and season you are looking for- they are usually very happy to look for you. My stores in Colorado still have the Red Balloon sale going on as well- which means you are going to find clothes 60% off (Sometimes more!) and be able to get an additional 50% off that if you're redeeming Gymbucks, but Daniella said her stores ended their Red Balloon sale before Gymbuck Redemption time.
Another awesome sale going on right now is Aaron Brothers' Penny Frame sale. Today is the last day to take advantage of this sale, but it is a buy-one-get-one for a penny sale. Great time to stock up frames! If you are an artist, this sale also applies to their canvases as well. Their gallery wrapped canvases are one of my favorites. Stores are located in most western US states.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Check out the great sale at Bambino Land (ends tomorrow 01-24). You can get 50% off nearly any product in their online store with coupon code SAVE50. Some exclusions apply - no shoes and no drop ship items. I have heard great things about their muslin swaddling blankets. Check 'em out, they have lots to pick from (toys, clothes, sheets, receiving blankets, etc.)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Ditch those single use shopping bags and stock up on these great inexpensive reusable Chico's bags. Chico's has revamped their logo and discontinued all their old logo bags. Add the Chico's grab bag to your shopping cart and get 5 random bags for $10 (reg. price $24.95). You can also add this Gorgeously Green bag to your cart and enter code GIRL at check out to get the bag for free ($5.99 value), just pay the shipping! So, you can get 6 of these great reusable shopping bags for $10 plus shipping! There are countless uses for these bags! Think about stocking up on some to use as gift bags or green party favor bags!
The Original is our compact reusable bag that started it all. A reusable bag is only valuable if it is easy to remember and the Original design makes it easy to stow by featuring an integrated stuff pouch, which allows the entire bag to fit easily in your pocket. The pouch features a carabiner so your ChicoBag™ brand reusable bag can be clipped anywhere. These two design elements can be found in all our products. The Original weighs only 1.5 ounces and stuffs down into a 3"x4" pouch. Its twenty-five pound carrying capacity makes it the ideal size for a trip to the grocery store or farmers market.
Materials: Made of durable woven polyester. Our fabric allows for easy opening and stuffing. No special folding is required
Dimensions: Bag 18"x14.5" Pouch 3"x4" (approximately)
Capacity: 25 lbs. (One gallon of milk is approximately 7 lbs.)
Washing: Machine wash cold and hang dry.
Friday, January 15, 2010
I first posted this 'recipe' for homemade organic oatmeal bath back in June. I figure that since it's now winter I would re-post it. This oatmeal bath will really help to soothe that dry and scaly winter skin.
Oatmeal baths are often recommended to soothe symptoms of: eczema, chicken pox, poison ivy/sumac/oak, dry skin, sunburn, windburn, insect bites, and a number of other ailments. However, a store bought oatmeal bath product can be costly. Many of the store bought versions also contain chemicals which can irritate the skin. My son experienced a food intolerance this year which resulted in a full body rash. I thought that an oatmeal bath would help to soothe his skin but didn’t want to spend a lot on something that may not work. I did a little research and found that it was easy to make my own oatmeal bath with the oatmeal I had right in my pantry!
A popular name brand version is 12 ounces and will cost on average $6. This homemade version will make about 18 ounces and will cost about $3. You do the math! This version is all natural and organic, and simple to make.
All you will need is a blender, food processor or coffee grinder and about 1/3 cup of organic oatmeal. Instant oatmeal (unflavored), quick oats, or slow cooking oats will all produce the same results. If you are bathing a baby or small child, you will only need about 1/3 cup of the oats per bath. I like to grind up a couple of cups of oats and store in a sealed container in the bathroom so I always have some ready for the bath.
Blend, process, or grind the oats until you have a very fine powder. To check if the oats have been ground enough stir 1 tablespoon oats into a glass of warm water. If the oats give the water a milky look and a silky feel, you've blended long enough. Honestly, I always skip this step and just assume that the oats are ready when they are a fine powder and can’t be ground much more.
Sprinkle the oats into a tub of running water. Give the oats a few minutes to 'dissolve' before putting your child in the tub. Take caution because the oats will make the tub very slippery. Soak your child in the tub for 15-20 minutes.
That’s it! Homemade all natural and organic oatmeal bath.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Check it out and let us know any ecofab items you come across and can't live without!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I can't tell you how many times I have walked from my car to the store and once I'm inside I realize that I left my reusable shopping bags in the car! Thanks to Convserving Now, I never have to forget again!
Thanks to The Screaming Penny for sharing this eco-friendly FREEBIE!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Whether you are packing a lunch for yourself or your kiddos, you're undoubtedly searching for little containers to stash all of the individual items or are grabbing a ziplock type of bag. Plastic baggies sure are convenient, but are not very reusable and end up in the landfill entirely too quickly. Luckily, many creative and crafty folks are now making reusable bags that are so super cute you won't ever want to pick up a box of plastic baggies again! I haven't tried any yet but am just dying to try these out for storing snacks in the diaper bag. Check out these adorable bags- all of which you can find on one of my favorite handmade sites, etsy.com. Not only will you be saving plastic from hitting the landfill, you'll be saving some money in the long-run and supporting a small business/crafter/artist!
These snack bags ($7.50) in the Groovy Guitar pattern are one of my favorites. From etsy seller Waste Not Saks:
WasteNot's reusable sandwich and snack sacks are convenient to use and are very easily maintained. Our Saks are made with a stylish 100% cotton exterior and are lined with water- and stain-resistant nylon. After using, you may simply shake out the crumbs, turn the bag inside-out and wipe the liner down, or if you have a particularly goopy PB&J that day just toss it in the washing machine and line dry. The sandwich Sak measures 6.5" x 6.5" and is closed using a generous strip of Velcro -- keeping your goodies securely inside.Or check out these little snack bags ($4) from Green Street Bags. I love the fun fabric- perfect for a little girl!
Each eco-friendly bag is made with a stylish cotton exterior and lined with a water-resistant, FDA approved, food safe nylon. Our items contain no PVC, no Phthalate, no BPA, and no Lead. An added bonus of using nylon is that your food will not come into contact with polyurethane as it would with a PUL liner.
All Green Street's bags are made with 100% designer cotton fabric and lined with water resistant Nylon. The process that our bags are made is also different from others. Green Street Bags are very professional looking which means there are no seams showing (such as velcro). However there is no extra stress on the stitching because the liner and outside fabric are stitched together twice. The Velcro is located down a bit further so that they are easier to grip and pull open. And last but definitely not least, the gusseted Snack Bags are a trademark design to Green Street Bags.I also love the fold over style of this bag from EcoDitty. $6.79-8.99 for the snack version, $9.49-11.99 for the wich ditty- perfect for a sandwich.
**They contain no BPA, Lead or Phthalates.**
The Cars sandwich bag up above is from seller Bells and Unicorns and would be just PERFECT for my little Cars-loving E.
There are lots of different sellers on Etsy making these reusable bags- the above are just a couple I fell in love with (search "reusable snack bag" and you'll get tons of results and options). The bags are so cute I'm sure you can find lots of other uses for them aside from lunch bag packing! Crayons? Lip glosses? Jewelry? I'm sold. :-)
Monday, January 11, 2010
I was checking the Stoneyfield website over the weekend searching for new coupons and found a great FREE offer! Each week for 5 weeks (began Jan 1) Stoneyfield will give away 200 copies of the Dr. David Servan-Schreiber's book, Anti Cancer: A New Way of Life. I signed up on Saturday night and was one of the lucky 200 for the week. This offer now (on Sunday night) says that the quota has been met for this week and that they are between sign up periods. I am guessing that the new week will be starting soon. So check here today to see if the new sign up period has started and sign up to receive your FREE autographed copy of, Anti-Cancer.
A little synopsis of the book:
In his bestselling book Anticancer: A New Way of Life, David Servan-Schreiber explains how organic food, regular exercise and other healthy lifestyle choices may help fight cancer.
"Cancer lies dormant in all of us," Servan-Schreiber explains. But we can do things in our everyday lives that help protect us from cancer or enhance the benefits of conventional cancer treatments.
We hope you're able to grab a free copy! Let us know if you're one of the lucky 200!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Thanks to Deal Seeking Mom, I have some Pampers points to share with you. I don't buy disposable diapers very often, but when I do, Pampers is my go-to sposie. On every package of the diapers (usually inside the plastic sleeve), as well as on their wipes there is a sticker (or it is simply printed right on the package - as is the case with the wipes) with a code on it. Sign up for their Gifts to Grow program on the Pampers website and enter your codes. It doesn't take very long to get enough points to snag yourself something like a Starbucks Gift Card or Shutterfly photo prints or a toy for your little one. Here are some extra codes that you can enter in, in addition to the ones you find on your diaper packages:
- JUSTFOROURFANS1, 10 pts.
- WELCOMEBONUS089, 10 pts.
- WELCOME2VILLAGE, 10 pts.
- WELCOME2GTG0809, 10 pts.
- WELCOME2GTG2010, 10 pts.
- OHAMANDAAWGTG08, 10 pts.
- THRIFTYMOMMYGTG, 10 pts.
- STARTEARNINGNOW, 10 pts.
- GROWWITHVILLAGE, 10 pts.
- JUSTBECAUSE2009, 10 pts.
- JOINTHEFUNGTG09, 10 pts.
- GRATUIT89102009, 10 pts.
- XKCMYXFVD96VXVK, 30 pts.
You can score some great deals on kids stuff at Kohl's.com right now. There are 2 stackable coupon codes (yes you can use 2 at once!) each valued at 20% off and thru today (1-10-10) shipping is just $0.99 per item! Peruse the baby section as there are lots of items that are also buy one get one half off! These codes will work on anything in the baby section: cribs, car seats, clothing, bottles...anything us mamas (and papas) could possibly need!
Use coupon codes -
Baby20 - (expires 1-12-10)
Extra20 (expires 1-19-10)
Don't forget that shipping is only $0.99 per item (most items) thru today only 1-10-09
To make this deal even better shop through one of these online rebate sites:
Ebates for 2% cash back on your purchase
Saturday, January 9, 2010
- 100% organic cotton
- Free of artificial fertilizers, synthetic pesticides and insecticides
- Low impact and eco-friendly dyes
Friday, January 8, 2010
I was shopping at Whole Foods last night and noticed that all of the Method Squeaky Green Laundry Detergent is 50% off! That made it $4.97/32 load bottle (that's just 15 cents a load!). The sale is good through January 26th, so you have a bit of time to hit up the store a few times as shelves are replenished. Hopefully this is a nationwide sale at Whole Foods- I hate to send you out there not knowing for sure, so probably a good idea to call your store if it is out of the way or an extra stop for you.
You can also save an extra $1 with this coupon (from the Method home page). There is also an in-store flyer with great coupons, one of which is another $1 off any method product, so be on the lookout for that as well!
Method is my favorite 'greener' laundry detergent. I think it cleans really well and leaves clothes much softer than other detergents I have used (Seventh Generation is one that I liked, but felt our clothes were 'crunchy' after using, I'm also a fan of the Kirkland/Costco Enviromentally Friendly detergent and fabric softeners). My absolute favorite Method detergent is the Rice Milk & Mallow scent MethodBaby Squeaky Green Laundry detergent. This scent smells sooooo delicious! And even the scented versions are extra gentle and does not bother E's sensitive, sometimes excema-ridden skin.
I picked up a few of the Sweet Water scented and a couple more free + clear, as pictured above. (Oh how I wished they had the Rice Milk & Mallow scent at my store!) More about free + clear...
free + clear's biodegradable, plant-based formula is tough on stains, easy on clothes and gentle on the planet. it's phosphate-, dye- and fragrance-free, and it's hypo-allergenic so it's perfect for people with allergies or fragrance sensitivities. the super effective, triple concentrated power deep cleans dirt so well, you'll forget it was there in the first place.
I just saw these unique desk accessories from CB2 on a blog I frequent, My Mom Shops. They are actually made from recycled juice boxes- How fun is that! I think they would be very apropos for a kid's desk, but I think they are quite attractive and would use them for my own desk or kitchen counter. Check them out, they are on sale right now!
Reduce, re-juice, recycle. Juicy job. 100% recycled desk organizers are actually juice boxes shredded, compressed, refreshed. Each hardboard lidded storage box and pencil cup is one of a kind, but the overall color trends coffee/cream with fun bits of bright carton color and type. Water- and moisture-resistant; won't crack, splinter or chip.
• 100% recycled juice boxes • Moisture-resistant • Each is unique
Thursday, January 7, 2010
When Ethan was an infant I decided I was going to change the way we ate at our house, in hopes that he would grow up thinking brown rice was the norm and whole grain bread with flax seeds was yummy.
Why whole grains? If you are unfamiliar with the health benefits, here are just a few courtesy of the Whole Grains Council:
- stroke risk reduced 30-36%
- type 2 diabetes risk reduced 21-30%
- heart disease risk reduced 25-28%
- better weight maintenance
Other benefits indicated by recent studies include:
- reduced risk of asthma
- healthier carotid arteries
- reduction of inflammatory disease risk
- lower risk of colorectal cancer
- healthier blood pressure levels
- less gum disease and tooth loss
Now, don't go thinking that we're munching on carrots and quinoa 24-7 here. We love our sweets and treats here too! BUT... My thinking is that even if I am making cookies or a cake or my homemade pizza, I know it is at least a little bit healthier than the original version since I'm using whole grains and more natural, unrefined ingredients. The revised pantry is now my norm and I just make my old recipes work with these ingredients (much to my mom's dismay - she begged me to buy some white flour for her to bake with on Thanksgiving!!).
I realize I have only touched the surface of the options for whole grains though. I just read this article on NPR that nicely outlines some additional whole grain options that you may not be familiar with and also offers some fairly easy recipes that incorporate these tasty grains.
In the course of this transition, I have fell in love with the bulk foods area of the market. Whether it be at Sunflower Farmers Market, Sprouts Farmers Market, or Whole Foods, I buy everything possible in bulk section: flour, sugar, lentils, beans, quinoa, rice, nuts, honey.... Bulk is awesome because YOU get to choose how much you want to buy. Need 1/2 cup of french green lentils for a recipe? You can buy exactly what you need with no excess left to sit in your pantry for years. Plus, there is very little packaging to be tossed! I purchased some clear reusable containers from Costco to store my bulk items in my pantry and labeled them, so everything is easy to find and organized. An added bonus to the bulk section is that the organic varieties are VERY affordable (I find that Whole Foods has the best selection for organic bulk items) - often cheaper than buying a packaged conventional version on the shelf.
Some of the inspiration for this change came from reading Dr. Sears' books on nutrition. I would highly recommend The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood; but don't let the title fool you- the information works for the whole family. This book is brief but full of great information. If you are looking for a more thorough book, The Family Nutrition Book is a great resource. I have both books and must say there is quite a bit of overlap between the two books. I actually prefer the way The Healthiest... is written and organized over The Family Nutrition Book, as it is more a quick reference guide. Don't forget you can get 50% off at Dr. Sears' store until the end of January with code J1050.