Sunday, May 23, 2010

winner

And the winner to of the $50 giftcard to any of CSN Stores 200 online sites is......Jaime!


Jaime, please email me and I will send your email to CSN Stores and they will email you the code for the $50 online giftcard!  Happy Shopping!









Thursday, May 20, 2010

Organically Grown Review















Recently I was given the opportunity to try an review an outfit for Henry from the Organically Grown Company.  Typically, I will not do reviews without some benefit to you, my readers - but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try a cute outfit for my little second child that always gets the "hand me downs".  And I am always trying to learn more about the "organic" choices we can make.



Why Organic cotton?  Taken from Organically Grown's About page"According to the Organic Exchange, as estimated 170 million pounds of pesticides, and 25% of the world's insecticides are used in the production of conventional, non-organic cotton. 7 out of 10 of these pesticides are on the EPA's "known" list of "likely" or "probable" carcinogens. These chemicals result in the work-force illnesses, water contamination, and the devastation of farmland. All of the problems are eliminated through organic farming practices. Organically Grown is proud to be a part of the solution."



The outfit arrived and then we waited....we waited and waited and waited...for the warm summer temps.  Too bad Organically Grown Company couldn't send some California temps too.  But, they have arrived!  We might even hit 80 these next few days.  Henry put on the outfit, after I washed it, and it fit almost perfect.  They sent me a 3T just in case.  Henry is an average sized 2T child...and the 3T is verging on small.  So just like all the unique special brands of clothes out there - they typically run small.



The design says Nature Boy and it is so subtle and cute.  I love that it isn't a bright in your face design.  Classy.  The fabric is soft and thick.  It was quality material...not thin and cheap.  It was comfy with an elastic waist that was snug enough to stay up...without buttons or snaps to mess with.  He had no complaints all day!  The pants included little pockets for the many treasures that little fingers uncover during the day.



Organically Grown also sells packs of onesies or bodysuits for $20.  The item though that intrigues me...because I will be honest that the price of $28 for Henry's outfit is pretty steep for me...especially during garage sale season, and to me garage sales is one way I promote green living.  The thing I am most tempted to order from them are these vintage t-shirts for women.  $14 you can't go wrong!  They look super soft and very affordable!  I might have to order me one or two of those. 



We will enjoy this outfit all summer!  

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thank you to my readers and Giveaway

I am excited to announce my second real giveaway.




CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find tv stands, furniture, toys, home decor, and so much more!  You can find a listing of all of their online stores here.  They contacted me and are giving me a $50 gift card to giveaway to one of you.  My fabulous readers. 



I have purchased toys from www.toysandgamesonline.com and was thrilled to find free shipping and great prices.  Maybe you remember hearing about Henry's Christmas/birthday gifts this year!



You can find shoes, kitchen stuff, in and outside decor and more.



I am not receiving anything for this giveaway....wondering if you could help me out.  I am wondering what you enjoy reading on my blog.  So to enter the giveaway please leave a comment sharing what you enjoy reading on here...kid updates, recipes, my silly mothering thoughts, pictures, kid activities....Just curious.  Or just say hi and introduce yourself if you are a new visitor. 



You can get a second entry by following...right over there on the left-hand side.  Just leave a second comment telling you are a follower.  You must leave two separate entries to get the two entries.



This giveaway will end Saturday, May 22nd at 9pm.  I will select one winner using Random.org!



I have strong feelings towards mommy bloggers doing giveaways and reviews.  I do feel we should be compensated for the time we take to write up and review a product.  And I never want my readers to think I am lying about a product.  I will be upfront about my actual experience.  This giveaway seemed like a great opportunity to say Thank you for reading, subscribing, following, but most of all commenting every now and then and making this blog thing so. much. fun.   CSN also looks to be a fabulous online resource!  I will also stay true to my content, my boys, and you my readers.  My blog is sharing my thoughts and experiences as a mother and woman.  It is not about what I can earn, get, or giveaway.  But if a few little opportunities come about....what the heck!  SO. fun!



GOOD LUCK!