Monday, December 16, 2013

Instavac Food Storage Set from Ozeri {Review}

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Instavac Food Storage Set

The Ozeri Instavac Food Storage Containers are a great way to store produce, foods in the fridge, and leftovers. The Instavac containers are innovative because of their vaccum seal technology, which allows the removal of excess air before storage. Without the excess oxygen and air, bacteria and mold will grow at a much slower rate, and foods will last a lot longer than in standard storage containers.

The Instavac food storage containers are BPA-free and are dishwasher, freezer, and microwave safe, making it easy to use the same container to store and heat your food!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Lilla Rose Black Friday Deals Begin Now!

The Black Friday sale for Lilla Rose is live now!

Nov 29th and 30th beginning at 12AM PST ALL LILLA ROSE ITEMS are 20% off! (This includes a limited selection of 2013 Flexis of the month.) 

In addition, select items will be 25%-50% off, with Free Shipping over $50.

A special holiday Flexi will be released and the Winter Wonder December Flexi Wonder, December Flexi of the month will be available for limited back order (no guaranteed delivery before Christmas, expected arrival Dec 18th).

Before you place your order, please make sure to watch this sizing and styling video to ensure that you order the correct size. (Of course Lilla Rose will be happy to exchange your order within 90 days if you accidentally ordered the wrong size or received the wrong size as a gift. You can exchange gifts without a receipt if they are they wrong size.) There is a one year guarantee against manufacturer defects.

Sale ends Nov 30th at midnight.  Check out this Lilla Rose Facebook Page for more info on sales, styles, and sizing. Have fun!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Cloth Diaper Black Friday Deals at Bouncing Babies

Black Friday Cloth Diaper Sales at!

 The Bouncing Babies Cloth Diaper Black Friday to Cyber Monday specials begin November 19th at 12:01 AM EST and run through December 2nd at 11:59 PM EST.


Every single product on the website on sale! 
Coupon code and discounts listed below!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

10 Benefits of LED Lighting {Infographic}

If you've been considering switching to LED lights, let this infographic on the "10 Benefits of Switching to LED Lighting" convince you that LEDs are better for the environment and will save you money in the long run! Check out these great facts in support of LED lighting!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

NAPA AutoCare $25 Gift Card Giveaway (End 11/31/13)

Win a $25 Gift Card to NAPA AutoCare!

The Holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s ROAD TRIP time! Long trips can be taxing on your vehicle, which makes it even more important that it’s kept in tip top shape before you take-off. In addition, a well-maintained vehicle uses less gasoline, which is better for the environment (and your wallet).

The question is... do you know what it takes to keep up with your vehicles needs? How “car competent” are you? Check out the fun quiz below to to test your Car Competency and to get some professional tips as well!

You can also enter to win a $25 gift card for a NAPA AutoCare Center.

Natural Body Wash, Deo, Soap, and Cleanser from Vitacost {Review}

Vitacost Natural Beauty Products Review provides a lot more than just vitamins and supplements. This review covers a selection of Vitacost's body, beauty, and toiletry products:

Blum Naturals Exfoliating Daily Cleansing Towelettes with Microbeads

Sparklehearts Bubbling Blooms Body Wash

Sparklehearts Peace Out No Knots Hair Detangler

Acure Organics Body Wash Stimulating Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil

Geodeo Natural Deodorant Stick with Detox Complex Island

Shikai Borage Dry Skin Therapy® Facial Cleanser

Farmer's Market Natural Bar Soap Apple Orchard

Eco Nuts Natural Laundry Soap 24 Loads Free and Clear

Read on for my reviews of these bath & body products from Vitacost!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Firmoo Fashionable Glasses First Pair Free Online {Review}

Firmoo Prescription Glasses Review

I have never gotten so many compliments on my glasses. Random people in the elevator. My most sullen student. The nurse at my flu shot appointment. It's to the point where it's almost disconcerting.

They're all shocked when I tell them that I ordered my glasses online. They're even more surprised when I tell them that they can get their First Pair Free from Firmoo glasses.

This is actually my third pair of glasses from Firmoo glasses. I've ordered a pair of prescription sunglasses, my husband was jealous and got himself a pair of men's prescription sunglasses as well, and now I've gotten an amazing pair of prescription glasses. In a way, I thought they were a little silly when I got them: purple with a touch of cat-eye. But hey, I've always loved purple and cat-eye glasses. I decided to go for it and knew that I would have fun wearing them. And I have!

Read on for more details about how the glasses work for my vision and tips on ordering glasses online.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Loveable Labels Stocking Stuffer Pack Giveaway! (US/CAN; ends 12/6/13) {Promo Code, too!}

Loveable Labels Giveaway Ends 12/6/13Loveable Labels Giveaway! Ends 12/6/13

Welcome to the Loveable Labels Giveaway! Enter to win one of Loveable Labels' NEW Stocking Stuffer Pack, as well as their NEW Holiday Fun Stickies. The great thing about the Stocking Stuffer Pack is that you can choose three different names to be printed! This is an amazing deal, since you can get gifts for three different children in one item.

We love our Loveable Labels for keeping track of my kids' clothes. Everything that they take to school has to be labeled with their name, so I turn to Loveable Labels. Loveable Labels are safe to wash and they don't come off easily! The labels can also be used on lunchboxes and other supplies. They're dishwasher and microwave safe!

Read on to enter the giveaway for Loveable Labels to label your kids' clothes! Below you will also find a promo code for $5 OFF any $25+ Loveable Labels purchase! 

Vitabath Bath & Body Products Giveaway! (ends 12/6/13)

Holiday Gift Giveaway!

Vitabath Giveaway

Vitabath is offering a $75.00 worth of assorted bath & body products to TWO (2) Winners!

Why We Love Green is delighted to join with Adventures of My Family of 8 in this amazing giveaway event. This giveaway of lovely Vitabath bath and body products is perfect for almost every woman on your Christmas list. Not sure what to get you mother-in-law? Look to Vitabath for the answer!

Read on for more information about the bath and body products from Vitabath in this giveaway! Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Maty's All Natural Kids Cough Syrup in Conscious Box! {Promo Code Too!}

Conscious Box Subscription Giveaway

This month, two great products are being combined: Maty's All Natural Kids Cough Syrup will be included in Conscious Box, a monthly subscription box full of all natural, vegan and gluten free products! 

You can read my Maty's Kids Cough Syrup Review here, as well as read more about Conscious Box here. 

Read on for the promotion code for a FREE Concious Box and to hear about Maty's great giveaways going on now.

Eco-friendly Down-Alternative Pillows Giveaway! (end 12/1/13)

Eco Down Alternative Pillows made from Purified Recycled Water Bottles $69 Retail Giveaway
Hosted by: Easy Green Mama
Sponsored by:

Looking for a way to "Green" your bedding? This Eco-friendly Eco Down Alternative Pillow from is made from purified recycled water bottles. These pillows are vegan, hypoallergenic, and safe for you and the environment!

These pillows are a great option for people who are allergic to dust mites, because the recycled fill is not only allergen-free and anti-microbial, but it's also resistant to dust mites! With my son's asthma-like coughs, I've been wondering if we need to become more vigilant in keeping dust-mites under control. I would love to have these eco down-alternative pillows for my home and especially for my son! 

To enter this warm and cuddly eco-friendly down-alternative pillow giveaway, fill out the Giveaway Tools form below! You'll also find more information about the pillows in the remainder of this post. Good luck!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Truvia® is Sharing a Sweet Future in Bolivia

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Truvia® Natural Sweetener  for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Truvia® Helps Children in Bolivia

Truvia® has committed to helping to feed children in Bolivia by working with the World Food Program USA.
This effort includes providing school lunches for children, as well as helping locals replace their primitive cook stoves with fuel-efficient stoves.
You can check out their plan in this trailer about how Truvia® is Sharing a Sweet Future.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Deluxe Collapsible Eco Salad Bowl {Review}

Eco-Friendly Lunch Container: Deluxe Collapsible Salad Bowl!

The Deluxe Collapsible Eco Salad Bowl from Smart Planet Home is a great way to take a healthy lunch on the go!

This deluxe salad bowl is a great eco-friendly lunch container to take your salads and other lunches with you to work or school. The base collapses for easy storage, and expands to create a large salad bowl. The top container can be filled with toppings, sides, and dressing. The deluxe salad bowl comes with a dressing container and a spork that fit right into the lid.

Read on to learn more about this eco-friendly deluxe collapsible salad bowl and how we've been loving it at our house.

Blogger Opp: Eco Down-Alternative Pillows Giveaway Sign Ups

Bloggers: Sign Up to be a Part of the Eco Pillow Giveaway!

Eco Down Alternative Pillows made from Purified Recycled Water Bottles $69 Retail Giveaway

Prize: Eco Down Alternative Pillows made from Purified Recycled Water Bottles $69 Retail
Giveaway dates: 11/16/13 - 12/01/13 

Sign up link and further instructions below. If you have lots of Facebook Fans, you will receive extra free entry links!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Why We Fear Insects and Arachnids #BugOut

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Orkin Ecologist for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

What is so scary about bugs?

Bugs, insects, spiders, and creepy-crawlies are kind of freaky in real-life, but they're also so interesting to learn about!
(Image from Orkin Ecologist Site)
I just learned from the Orkin Ecologist site, a fantastic educational resource for science lovers, that there seem to be three main reasons that humans are afraid of bugs:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Win a Personalized Beautiful Skin Care System for Christmas! (US/CAN; end 11/17/13) #Giveaway #GreatGifts

Win a personalized Beautiful Skin Care System from Trusted Health Products!

This giveaway for a Beautiful Skin Care System from Why We Love Green is open to both the USA and Canada! This giveaway hop has been organized by Planet Weidknecht and LeahSay's Views.

The AM Moisturizer and PM Revitalizer bottles of the Beautiful Skin Care System balance your face's oils. That's because the Beautiful System is made from pure botanical oils to help cleanse pores of dirt and bacteria naturally!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Celebrate Cultures with an Untranslatable Shirt from Mother Tongues! (end 11/19/2013) #giveaway

$40 Gift Card Giveaway

MotherTongues celebrates life-affirming words from many different languages. These unique words are printed on fair-trade, organic cotton t-shirts as well as postcards and other items. 

MotherTongues is committed to buying fair-trade products, being environmentally friendly, and giving back to the community. Some of the ways that MotherTongues gives back is through donations to the Center for Women in Transition, the American Cancer Society, 1% for the Planet, Green America, and through buying carbon offset energy credits through NativeEnergy.

The words that are used on MotherTongues' shirts are powerful words from other world-languages that cannot be directly translated into English. For example, the Zulu word "ubuntu" means being in harmony with all of creation. 

I was immediately drawn to the Swedish shirt Lagom, which means that enough is as good as a feast. This is a principle I'd like to apply in my own life. It's about not being so materialistic and not worrying about perfectionism. For me, it's also about being grateful for what I have. I love my organic shirt from MotherTongues!

Now it's your turn to enjoy the wonderful messages and shirts from MotherTongues! MotherTongues is giving away a $40 gift card to one lucky Why We Love Green winner! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below. (Please give the widget a moment to load.)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Baltic Amber Teething Necklace and Amber Jewlery for Adults Giveaway! (end 11/18/13) #AnythingGoes

Baltic Amber Jewelry Giveaway!

Welcome to the latest giveaway here on Why We Love Green! This giveaway is for Baltic Amber Jewelry from Spark of Amber!

One lucky winner will be able to choose their own Baltic Amber jewelry item--for a child in need of a teething necklace or an adult looking for fashionable and healing jewelry!

Spark of Amber sells a wide variety of Natural Baltic Amber necklaces, pendants, bracelets, anklets, rings, and earrings! All of the amber in the Spark of Amber shop comes from Lithuania and the Baltic region and is tested for quality and authenticity!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Stokke Scoot Stroller Giveaway! (US/CAN; ends 11/15/13)

stokke baby compact stroller giveaway

Welcome to the Stokke Scoot Giveaway hosted by Viva Veltoro and Thrifty Nifty Mommy and generously sponsored by Stokke North America.

The Stokke Scoot is taking compact and lightweight to new heights with "best in class" features rolled into one lightweight, compact, and easy to fold stroller. The Stokke Scoot offers higher seating that's both parent and outward facing. With 4 seating positions, including active and rest modes, you and your baby will stroll in comfort. The Scoot features a large, water repellent canopy that has a hidden ventilation window and an attached sun visor for extra protection.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tasty Organic Halloween Treat from YumEarth! {Review}

Are you looking for a great treat for trick-or-treaters, but don't want to give out junky and unnatural candy? Pick up a bag of YumEarth's Organic Halloween Lollipops!

These lollipops are available in many stores! I've seen them at my local Home Goods and Wegmans. In addition, these suckers are organic, natural, and GMO-free. They are extremely tasty and juicy--kids love them!

Eco-Friendly Lunch Box Deluxe Collapsible Salad Bowl Giveaway! (end 11/12/13) #ditchdisposable

Welcome to the Ditch the Disposables Giveaway Hop, hosted by So Easy Being Green.

This giveaway hop is dedicated to all the wonderful, reusable products available, like  the ecE  fabulous group of bloggers have come together to offer you some great giveaways of reusable products so you can... ditch the disposables! Be sure to hop around to all the blogs involved on the linky below and don't miss the Ultimate Green Family Grand Prize worth $320!

Good luck on ditching the disposables - now increase your odds of winning the best reusable products by entering more giveaways in the Hop, including the Ultimate Green Family Grand Prize!

This prize includes a $50 Gift Certificate to Glass Dharma, glass straws handmade in the USA, and a Softbums Cloth Diaper Starter Kit {includes a wet bag, 3 shells, and 6 inserts! You'll also find the new Merry & Bright Tote Collection from SnapSac resuable bags, a $50 GC to, and a roll of 12 Unpaper Towels from!



Disclosure: So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Ditch the Disposables participating bloggers, including Why We Love Green are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Warner Bros. Spook-Tacular DVD Giveaway! (US/CAN; end 10/29/13) #WBhalloween

Win a Family Halloween Movie!

Enter to win a Halloween movie that's fun and appropriate for the whole family! Also check out the fun WB widget in this post to determine which spooky family you most resemble. There are also more Halloween goodies below!

What It Takes to Make Your Business Green {Guest Post}

Make Your Business Green

Businesses are going the green way. Up until recently “Tree-hugging” was considered the domain of environmental activists but it has now wooed its way into the hearts of those who run multi-national conglomerates as well as the small business owner. As global climate changes and environmental issues take center stage in our rapidly changing world, consumers have taken it upon themselves to be responsible world citizens and conscious buyers of green products. And in this scenario, businesses are left with little choice but to follow the “green” road.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

ERGObaby Carrier Giveaway (WW; end 11/21/13) | Thanks Mama

Ergo Baby Soft Structured Baby Carrier Giveaway

Be close to your baby and get things done at the same time! These are the major advantages of babywearing. If you already love wearing your baby, then you already know how liberating it can be to free up your hands for daily tasks and to have baby content and close to you. Moms know that ERGObaby carriers are one of the top-carriers on the market.

Why We Love Green is excited to bring you this opportunity to win an ERGObaby Carrier from Thanks Mama natural parenting store, we think you'll love it! Read on to learn more about Thanks Mama and the Ergo Baby carrier. To enter the giveaway, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sun Angels Sun Sleeves: Chic Sun Protection! {Review}

  Add Sun Protection To Any Outfit With Sun Sleeves!

How do you protect your kids' skin from the sun? Sun Angels Sun-Sleeves are a cute, easy way to cover up your kids' arms with SPF 50+ in any season! As cooler weather approaches, Sun Sleeves also convert any short-sleeved shirt into a warmer long-sleeved shirt.  

Sun Angels products are made with a adorable prints in a 60% polyester/35% cotton jersey/5% spandex (latex-free) fabric blend, which is soft and has a UPF 50+ rating.

To learn more about Sun Angels Sun Sleeves and to read about our experience with the arm sleeves, click on "read more". (You'll also find a link to our Sun Sleeves Giveaway below!)

Woolzies Wool Dryer Balls {Review}

Cut Dryer Costs and Time with Woolzies Wool Dryer Balls
Woolzies are wool dryer balls made by Soft By Nature, Inc., a company that treasures our earth and has developed all-natural eco-friendly products. Their dryer balls are 100% wool and last for 1,000 loads of laundry! These Woolzies dryer balls are made in Nepal and provide a steady source of income to the needy women of the developing nation.

What makes all-wool dryer balls so wonderful is that they are 100% natural and they cut down on drying time. Dryer balls help your clothes dry faster because they warm up themselves and then are able to transfer the heat to the clothes as they move around in the dryer. Wool dryer balls are also great for cloth diapers, which can often take a long time to dry! In fact, some of our loads of laundry that used to take two dryer cycles to dry, now only take one cycle with the wool dryer balls!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Win Rockwell's Sonicrafter X2 Powertool (end 11/5/13) #giveaway

Powertools for Dad: Rockwell Sonicrafter X2 Giveaway!

Is there someone in your life who could always use more power tools? We've got an amazing Sonicrafter X2 from Rockwell to give away! It's all a part of the New Home, New Roots: Just for Dads event, hosted by We're Parents.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Win Shelby's Snack Shack Board Game for Preschoolers! #giveaway (end 11/11/13)

Enter to win Shelby's Snack Shack Game for Preschoolers!

Welcome to the "Whatever Goes" Giveaway Hop here at Why We Love Green. This event is hosted by Mommy's Favorite Things and Mama's Baby Cupcakes

To learn more about this amazing counting and numbers game and to enter using the Rafflecopter form below, click on "Read More."
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