Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I Won! Seventh Generation

I don't usually win things. And I'll admit, because I don't usually win, sometimes I don't bother trying to enter! (which of course, obviously means you can't win)

I won on My Silly Monkeys blog! I won the Seventh Generation cleaning pack.
Thank you blog mama for doing the giveaways!

And, not only did I win, BUT the package even came today!

I am so excited to try the cleaners out! They clean naturally with the disinfecting power of Thyme. So... non-toxic! and environmentally friendly. Wahoo! Gonna try 'em out at the new place!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Table For Five giveaway - Ecover

I like to be environmontally friendly and save $$ when possible. I have made some of our own laundry detergent and made our own lotion bars.
I love this alternative dishwashing soap! Would love to try it out!

Visit Table For Five to view the giveaway:

Hobo Mama giveaway - Simplisse Manual Breastfeeding Companion

Simplisse Breastfeeding Kit Accessories and Breast Pump

Hobo Mama Reviews is giving away a Simplisse Breastfeeding Companion manual breast pump plus a set of breastfeeding accessories (a $116 value!) from Simplisse Breastfeeding Products.

Simplisse Breastfeeding Breast Pump flangeSimplisse products have been designed by lactation consultants and moms to support breastfeeding success. The Simplisse manual pump is a notable — and comfortable! — departure from typical pumps with its gentle compression action that is more like a baby's natural suckling.

Enter at Hobo Mama Reviews by May 12 for your chance to win these five items worth $116:

Contest ends May 12. Open to U.S. addresses only.

Familyicious giveaway - Tropical Traditions Coconut Flakes

I love coconut! It's a great addition to desserts and has a fun tropical taste.

It's not something we normally have on hand. I suppose we don't normally buy it unless we have a recipe that specifically calls for it.

How yummy would it be to have it on hand just as a snack! Just as plain ol' coconut! Yumm!

Visit Familyicious for the Tropical Traditions Coconut Flakes giveaway:

Cloth Diaper Report giveaway - Sodastream

I would love to try the Sodastream! It would be nice to be able to make our own pop, save a little $$, and not have to buy pop at the grocery store, haul it home, and find somewhere to store it.

While I'm not a huge pop drinker, my DH is. I'd rather he not drink quite as much, but, hey, there could be worse things!

I heard about Sodastream on the radio months ago - So, it's not completely new to me. But, I haven't seen it in person and am quite intrigued.

Visit The Cloth Diaper Report for the Sodastream giveaway:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Familyicious giveaway - Simplisse Breast Pump

I've made the comment to my DH numerous times... Why aren't breastpumps better? Why aren't they designed to be more like a baby nursing? Is it really so much to ask?
I'm certainly no inventory! But, I've spent numerous hours daydreaming of the "perfect pump".

I don't know if Simplisse has all the answers, but they certainly seem closer than some!

Visit Familylicious for the Simplisse Manual Breast Companion:

My Silly Monkeys giveaway - Rockin Green Soap

Rockin Green soap is the only cloth diaper friendly detergent that I know of that has a specific solution for hard water. We live rurally and have hard water, so this would be really nice to try out. The Classic formula works well, but I do feel like I use "too much" for each load. The Hard Rock formula is 'made for us'!

Visit My Silly Monkeys for the Rock Green Soap Hard Rock giveaway:

My Silly Monkeys giveaway - Seventh Generation

We try to recycle, use more of what we already have, find cheaper alternatives, etc, etc.
When we do buy cleaning products, I do like to get the environmentally friendly versions, especially non-toxic with having a little one!

Who doesn't need more cleaning supplies?! I know we certianly could use a good spring cleaning, and what better motivation than winning some great supplies!

Visit My Silly Monkeys for the Seventh Generation giveaway:

Dirty Diaper Laundry giveaway - Simplisse Manual Breastfeeding Companion

I have been pumping since a few weeks after Ronan was born. I'm proud to say he was exclusively breastfed for his first six months, and hasn't ever had formula. In order to accomplish that, I've needed to pump while at work.
I first started with the Avent dual electric breastpump. Worked well. But, wanted something that was more customizable to me and less bulk.
Now, I'm using the Ameda Purely Yours dual electric pump. It also works well. But, there are several features I wish it had.
For all the pumps I've tried, manual and electric, they're never very comfortable. It's not a fun task.

I would loooove to try the new Simplisse pump. It looks like a new approach that would better mimic the baby.

Visit Dirty Diaper Laundry for the giveaway:

Dirty Diaper Laundry Giveaway - Rockin Green Hard Rock

We've been using Rockin Green Classic Rock laundry detergent for our cloth diapers for several months (since the Black Friday sale they had last fall). I really like how well it works, but I feel like I need to use a lot in order to get them clean, cuz we have hard water. Sooo, it's harder to justify financially.
But, would reallly love to try the Hard Rock formula! Sounds like it would be "the solution"!

Visit Dirty Diaper Laundry blog for the giveaway: