Although it is almost winter and I have not blogged in almost a year.... I thought I would start with a picture of why I have been absent from my blog for so long!! Now I have to come up with a new name for the blog.
When you first start out on the quest to be eco-friendly or "green", it is very overwhelming. Do you stop using all products that contain harmful chemicals? Do you throw everything out? What do you start with? When I began my journey, I started by changing one product at a time.
I have always been interested in the environment. When you begin a family, I, like a lot of people, began to see the world completely different. When you have a child, your laundry routine also changes!! You have more loads of laundry of course, but you also have to deal with stains that you never thought about before. There are food stains, stains from blow outs, and as your child grows you have a whole new set of stains. On my search for more eco-friendly cleaning/laundry products I found Ecover. Ecover states:
Ecover stands for careful enterprise. This means that we produce our washing and cleaning products in an ecological, economic and socially responsible way in a unique ecological factory. Honest and open, we respect people and the environment. In our view, this is the only way to guarantee a sustainable future
The statement really was all that I was looking for. I contacted Ecover to do a review on my blog and they sent over the Ecover Stain Remover for us to try.
With a very active (and messy) toddler, I was able to try the product right away. The bottle has a wonderful brush on the top and really helps with getting in there and removing all of the stain. I kept the stain remover in my kitchen for easy access. I used the stain remover on grass, blood, chocolate, some kind of red ice pop, and pen. Let me explain a little about the pen. I do not normally give my 2 1/2 year old a pen, but he found one early one morning when I was still in bed. I heard a strange noise from the other room and when to see what happened. To my horror, my darling son was drawing all over our micro suede ottoman. AHHH. What was I going to do? You can not just take the cover off and throw it in the wash. I began scrubbing with soap and water.. and then the light bulb went on.. try the Ecover Stain Remover!!! I am sure when Ecover was in the lab making this product they did not think that one of the uses was to clean up after a fight with a pen and an ottoman. I began to scrub! With the brush applicator tip, it was so easy to scrub into the fabric. I am sure there might be a product that better suits this job, but the Ecover stain remover did the job. It took out ALL the pen. The stain remover also has a pleasant scent that made my living room smell great :)
I would definitely recommend the Ecover Stain Remover for everyday use. No harsh chemicals, great for whites and colorfast laundry,optimum level of biodegradability, and not tested on animals. This product was great and in our house it is used everyday!!
Are you looking for a wonderful eco-friendly stain remover? Head over to Ecover. They have a full line of of products for laundry,dish washing, household and ever personal care.
Do you want a chance to win a Ecover Stain Remover?
Ecover is generously giving away one to a lucky reader of my blog!!
Visit Ecover and tell me which product you would like to use in your house (exact name). *Remember to include your email address in your comment if it is not visible on your profile or you will be disqualified.
After you have completed the above mandatory entry you are eligible for additional entries. Remember to leave a separate comment for each additional entry and include your email address in at least one entry.
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Open to US Only. Giveaway ends Thursday December 17, 2009. Winner will be drawn by random.org and announced on this blog as well as emailed. Products reviewed were provided to me free of charge, however my opinion is my own and is an honest view of my experience with the product. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. Good Luck!
I was recently asked to do a review for a wonderful company PeaceLoveMom. I heard about the company via Twitter (where I find most of my information.) They asked me to check out the website and tell them what I liked. Oh Wow- how could I choose? Their products looked to cute and comfortable. I narrowed it down and chose-
PeaceLoveMom is made up of a team of Moms with one common goal – to create “a celebration of motherhood” for all types of mothers. PeaceLoveMom, a lifestyle brand company was designed to share life’s many moments of motherhood. Established in 2006, the PeaceLoveMom team of ladies brings variant backgrounds, perspectives, and creativity to the table. Although the day-to-day business tasks are split, every PeaceLoveMom in our company possesses the same passion for motherhood and their new found careers. Creating designs that will both inspire and empower mothers everywhere, PeaceLoveMom represents a collaboration and true celebration of motherhood.
When I received my thermal, I washed it that day so that I could wear it right away. When I put it on I loved it. The liked the fit of the shirt very much. It was true to size- I bought the X-large and thought that it may be kinda tight due to my hmm.. large chest. The shirt did not hug me in the wrong places. The length of the shirt was also super- you can raise your arms to reach something and the shirt will not show your muffin top..lol. The shirt is made of high quality fabric that is soft and moves very well. I have worn the thermal a bunch of times and have received many compliments. I love being a proud mom of my son and do feel so lucky. The designs from PeaceLoveMom are very hip and not over powering. I would definitely recommend this company for anyone that is looking for a unique shirt for all the wonderful moms out there.
PeaceLoveMom also have a wonderful selection of onesies for babies and also adorable jewelry and tote bags! Make sure you stop by PeaceLoveMom and pick up an extra special gift for the mom in your life :) For my readers you can receive free shipping by using the code: KERRY09.
Visit PeaceLoveMom and tell me which item they sell is your favorite (exact name).
*Remember to include your email address in your comment if it is not visible on your profile or you will be disqualified. After you have completed the above mandatory entry you are eligible for additional entries.
Remember to leave a separate comment for each additional entry and include your email address in at least one entry.
1.Follow my blog publicly-Current followers count too! 2. Blog about my giveaway and link back to my site-Leave the URL where you blogged 3. Follow me on Twitter
Open to US Only. Giveaway ends Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Winner will be drawn by random.org and announced on this blog as well as emailed. Products reviewed were provided to me free of charge, however my opinion is my own and is an honest view of my experience with the product. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. Good Luck!
*** due to low entry I am extending this giveaway till Tuesday, December 15th :)
I am sure most of you that have read my blog before know that the Munchkin' Man has a severe allergy to peanuts. Since the awful day of finding this out, our lives have changed drastically. I have read many books. Searched the web and read tons of blogs. I also have been looking for products to help educate family members on this life threatening allergy. I came across the website Beyond A Peanut one day while doing a search. The first thing that caught my eye was the statement on the top of the website that was the description of what I have been looking for:
Resources to empower children with food allergies and teach those caring for them how to provide a safe environment
I contacted them and asked if they would like to sponsor a review for my blog. Dina sent over the Food Allergy Awareness Cards and DigginsMunchtimePlacemats.
The Food Allergy Awareness Cards are FANTASTIC. They are a wonderful reference for anyone that has a child with a peanut allergy. The pack comes with 36 cards that provide tips and information on staying safe. Since the MM is not in school yet, I have used them to help educate family members on what is safe for him and what is not. The pictures and quick reference make the cards the most useful tool I have found so far. The cards are color coded letting you know which situations would be considered safe, pose the greatest risk, and what may be a potential risk. The cards are great for all ages. Even my 2 year old can look at the pictures and tell me if it is something that is safe or not safe.
When the MM goes to school, I will be sending the cards with him so that his teacher can help the other students understand allergies. If you have a child with a peanut allergy, I would HIGHLY recommend getting the Food Allergy Awareness Cards.
The cards are recommended for all individuals caring for your child with a nut allergy in: your home your extended family members your neighbor's house your day care provider your school your church or synagogue
I was also able to review the DigginsMunchtimePlacemats. When ever we go out I have to make sure that the food the MM is going to eat is safe. We also have to make sure that we have something to entertain him while waiting for the food to come. The DigginsPlacemats are super. They have wonderful pictures to color, counting games, and letter finds. We have used them at restaurants and I have also used them at home when we need a little "quiet time." I have also shared them with some friends and they love the activities that are on the placemats also!! I just fold a few and always keep them in our bag!
The website Beyond A Peanut is a great resource for peanut allergy facts as well as up to date information that has been in the news regarding allergies. Take a minute to check out their great products as well as the extremely useful information they have!!
Have you used the Food Allergy Awareness Cards? Please leave a comment to tell me how you used them :)
Thank you again for Beyond A Peanut for sponsoring this wonderful review.
I spend most of my time with my wonderful little boy (aka The Munchkin' Man). I consider myself to be an eco friendly person that is trying to improve my son's world a little at a time. In my spare time..haha.. I am a Stampin' Up Demonstrator.