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 Lunapads.com, and a roll of 12 Unpaper Towels from TheUnpaperTowel.com!



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."

Win a Wellness Mat for the Garage! #giveaway (end 11/4/13) #newhomenewrootsdads

Giveaway for Dads!: Wellness Mat for the Garage Giveaway!

Enter here to win a new Wellness Mat for your family! Dads will love hanging out on this squishy mat while they work in the garage. The Wellness Mat will save their backs and joints!

This giveaway event, New Home, New Roots: Just for Dads, hosted by We're Parents is going to be an awesome week long event featuring some great reviews and giveaways for things DAD needs in his new home!

To learn more about Wellness Mats and to enter the giveaway, click on the "read more" link.

Win 2 Pair Boots from The Original Muck Boot Company! #giveaway (end 10/23/13)

Original Muck Boot Company Giveaway!


Enter here at Why We Love Green to win 100% waterproof boots for you and your child! To learn more about these boots and to enter the giveaway using the Giveaway Tools form, click on "read more."

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Win Organic Treats & Fun for Halloween! #giveaway (ends 10/31/13) #treatyourself

Win Organic Candy and Fun for Halloween!

Welcome to the Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop, hosted by So Easy Being Green and Viva Veltoro! Here is your chance to win organic lollipops from YumEarth, organic chocolate banana bites from Kopali Chocolate, and a mushroom kit from Back to the Roots! In addition, all readers can use a $10-off coupon code for GreenDeals.org!

Here is your chance to get your Halloween Lollipops for Trick-or-Treaters! Enter here to win two bags of YumEarth Organics Lollipops!

These YumEarth lollipops are organic, kosher, gluten-free, nut-free, GMO-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and contain no artificial colors or dye. These are great Halloween treats for kids with allergies!

We have loved having these organic suckers at our house. My kids go wild for them. (Honestly, I do, too!) They are so juicy and have just the right ratio of sweet and tart. Delicious!

Next, how about a healthy snack for you to much as the Trick-or-Treaters come knocking. You can also enter to win 6 packs of Kopali Chocolate Covered Bananas!

These organic treats contain no refined sugars, no cholesterol, no trans-fats and no dairy. In addition, the Kopali Chocolate Covered Banana snacks are vegan, gluten-free, and fair-trade. Basically, it's the snack you want on your team!

The lucky winner of this Halloween giveaway will also receive a Back to the Roots Mushroom Kit. You can use this kit to grow oyster mushrooms right out of the box in less than 10 days! (I personally think this could be worked into a really amazing mushroom Halloween decoration.)

These mushrooms are easy to grow, with everything included that you might need. They are also organic and the product is designed and grown in the USA.

We've also been generously offered a promo code for the eco-friendly deal site GreenDeals. All readers of Why We Love Green can use the code green10 to receive $10 off their first purchases on both GreenDeals and the Go Green Marketplace. (Coupon code expires 10/31/13.)

Be sure to hop around to all the giveaways in the Hop Linky below, and don't forget the ultimate treat... the Treat Yourself Grand Prize!

Win Sun Angel Sun Sleeves to Protect Kids' Skin! #giveaway (end 10/31/13) #AnythingGoes

Anything Goes Giveaway Hop October
How do you protect your kids' skin from the sun? What about in the fall and winter? 

I know that I am much less likely to slather sunscreen on my kids in the colder months, but guess what? Their skin still needs sun protection year-round!

Sun Angels Sun-Sleeves are a cute, easy way to cover up your kids' arms (and keep them warmer) as cooler weather approaches!  

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.  Check out my full Sun Angels Sun Sleeves review!

In the Anything Goes October Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Review Wire and Review Wire Media, you can win a pair of Sun Angels Sun Sleeves to help protect your kids' skin this fall and even beyond into summer! 

Make sure to also check out the Grand Prize over at The Review Wire and enter to win VTech InnoTab 3s, a retail value of $100!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Consistent Cooling: Duct Versus Ductless Air Conditioners

Consistent Cooling: Duct Versus Ductless Air Conditioners

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

Heating has long been considered to be a necessity in all but the warmest climates. By contrast, for many decades, air conditioning was a luxury reserved only for the super rich, if it was available at all. Box fans, cool drinks and cold showers were expected to suffice when the mercury climbed.

These days, air conditioners are a must-have addition to any new home. In addition, many older homes are being retrofitted with central air conditioning systems. One of the first decisions associated with installing central air conditioning in your home is deciding between a duct and ductless system. Each system has its merits and its disadvantages....

Omniio Natural O My! Goat Milk Soap {Review}

Natural Goat Milk Soap from Omniio Review!

Get clean the natural way with handmade goat's milk soap from Omniio!

O My!™ Goat Milk Soaps are all-natural, handmade, ultra-moisturizing soaps that are made in North Carolina right here in the USA!

Omniio O My! Soaps are palm-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, phosphate-free, and sulfate-free. These soaps contain only the highest quality Goats Milk, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Castor Oil. They do include natural fragrance and color in some instances. I also love that their packaging is 100% recycled.

Read on to learn more about the O My! Goat Milk Soaps from Omniio and to hear about our experience with them!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card! #giveaway (WW; ends 10/21/13) #babytravels

$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Welcome to the 2nd Travelin' with Baby Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by So Easy Being Green, According to Jenny, and Viva Veltoro.

Here at Why We Love Green, you can win a $25 gift card to travel with your baby and family this fall! Get your baby some extra swaddlers, cloth diapers, or whatever you need to make your travel dreams a reality!

Plus, don't forget to enter to win the Travelin' With Baby Grand Prizes, which include a car seat, cloth diapers, and more!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Win Ginger and Peppermint Tummydrops! #giveaway (end 10/31/13)

Turkey Day Giveaway 

Win Help for Holiday Stomach Upsets!

Stop Thanksgiving tummy troubles at the pass, by winning two packs of Enteral Health and Nutrition Tummydrops. The winner will receive a package of Ginger Tummydrops and a package of Peppermint Tummydrops!

These tummy drops are designed to naturally and safely comfort an upset stomach. (From overeating, nervousness, or stress, for example.) These drops are both gluten-free and GMO-free.

This Turkey Day Giveaway Hop is hosted by Crafty Zoo with Monkeys. There are several great prizes to be had so be sure and check them all out! Read on to enter to win two packs for yourself using the Rafflecopter form. You'll also see the other great giveaways offered in this event and learn about the grand prize!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Getting a Masters Degree Online

Getting a Masters Degree Online in Geographic Information Systems

 For today's students, one of the primary goals is to obtain a degree in a cost-effective and efficient manner. These students don't want to spend years going after a degree that could have been had in little more than a year.

School is just too expensive, and more students are ready to get out into the world to make some money. This is especially true of those people who are currently pursuing geographic information systems (GIS) degrees.

The good news is that today, students can get a masters in GIS relatively quickly from well-respected colleges. USC is a good example of a well-respected school that's now offering a GIS degree to students who are willing to get things done quickly. What's more interesting? The school's offering this program entirely online.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Safety 1st *Elite 80 Air* Car Seat Giveaway! (end 10/24/13)

Welcome to the Safety 1st 
 Elite 80 Air + 3-in-1 Car Seat Giveaway
 hosted by: We're Parents!?

In this giveaway, you can win a brand new  Safety 1st Car Seat! It's the Elite 80 Air car seat with 4-position recline. This is a great opportunity to win a carseat for your child and make sure their passenger experience is as safe as possible. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Top 5 Reasons for GMO Labeling! #labelGMOs @Yeson522

Top 5 reasons why we need GMO labeling:

1. Everyone has the right to know what is in the food they eat. American companies already label the GMO food they export to 64 other countries. We deserve to know too. 

Read on for the other 4 reasons and for links to informative articles about how GMOs and GMO-labeling impacts the environment, economy, and community.

Guidecraft Kitchen Helper Giveaway! (end 10/23/13)

Welcome to the MMP Living

Guidecraft Kitchen Helper Giveaway

hosted by: Open Hands & We're Parents!? 

The Guidecraft Kitchen Helper is meant for kids to have a safe place to stand where they can be up at counter-height and help in the kitchen. The side panels help the child be steady and secure, all while allowing them to be a (contained) helper in the kitchen. Kids love to be a part of the action, and having them involved is a great way for them to learn.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

20% Off Personalized Holiday Cards from Night Owl Paper Goods!

Night Owl Paper Goods Wooden Cards

Sale this October on Personalized Eco CardsIt's time to start thinking about holiday cards and family portraits! There is a fantastic early-bird special happening right now on personalized holiday cards from Night Owl Paper Goods: 20% off all personalized holiday cards plus free domestic shipping on all orders $49+ all month long!

I am totally in love with Night Owl Paper Goods, as you can read in my review post of Night Owl Paper Goods' eco-friendly wooden and paper notebooks and cards!

Read on to learn more about Night Owl Paper Goods and their personalized holiday cards!

Kindle Fire Giveaway! (end 10/24/13)

Kindle Fire Giveaway

Kindle Fire Giveaway

Enter to win an Amazon Kindle Fire from Why We Love Green and a wonderful collection of bloggers!

This event is hosted by Gator Mommy Reviews
Co-hosted by Budget Earth and Home on Deranged

To enter to win a Free Kindle Fire this October, 2013, read on and fill out the Giveaway Tools form below!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Yummi Pouch Refillable Squeeze Pouches {Review}

Yummi Pouch Refillable Pouches

Pouch foods in general are so popular because they're not messy and they're easy to take on the go!

However, the problem with most pouch foods that you purchase in the grocery store is that the pouches are used one time and are then trashed. That's why Yummi Pouch has created a reusable refillable pouch that can be washed and reused!

We absolutely love our Yummi Pouches and use them nearly every day! They are a great way to send homemade applesauce with my kindergartner to school. I know that it won't spill in his lunch and is a great way to reduce our waste. Plus it's a way to get him to eat fruits at school!

Yummi Pouches are dishwasher safe, freezer safe, BPA-free, and phthalate-free, making them a safe choice for you and your family. You can read more about the Yummi Pouch here.

Read on to hear more about the Yummi Pouch reusable pouches and to learn more about our experience using these great refillable squeezey pouches!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fun Shaped Pasta Giveaway! (end 10/20/13)

Gourmet Pasta in Fun Shapes Giveaway!

fun-shaped pasta giveaway (end 10/20/13)
Fall_Harvest_Hop Pasta Giveaway

Welcome to the Fall Harvest Hop Event
Hosted by LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht.

Here at Why We Love Green, you can win $30 in assorted pastas from The Pasta Shoppe in fun shapes, gluten-free varieties, and even collegiate team shapes!

We love the Halloween shaped pasta that we received from The Pasta Shoppe. Check out those spider webs!

To enter the giveaway, read on and fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is open October 2nd at 12:01 AM - October 20th at 11:59 PM.
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