Friday, October 31, 2014

The Shocking Impact of Wasting Food {Infographic}

Stop Wasting Food And Save The Earth Instead!


How much food gets wasted each day? What can we do to curb our wasteful ways (instead of putting our wasted food on the curb?) The infographic "The Shocking Impact of Wasting Food" addresses these issues--with suggestions to suit everyone. Waste not, want not!




Thursday, October 30, 2014

Home Movie System Buying Guide



Welcome to our latest guest post on choosing the appropriate sound system for your home theater. I love the suggestions for different price-points, as well as the introduction of the clever soundbar. Don't forget to click through cashback sites and use coupon codes for the greatest online savings.

Home cinema system buying guide

If your speakers look like this, it might be time for something new!

Thanks to the rise of on-demand content coupled with ongoing technological advancements, more and more consumers are looking at buying a home cinema system to watch their favorite TV shows and movies at home.

However, with a wealth of technical jargon to understand and several different options available, it is difficult to know where to start. So regardless of your requirements or budget, here is a quick buying guide.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Natural Lunch Options from Leaf & Love and YumEarth




Healthier Lunch Drinks and Treats



With a new school year already upon us, we are on a hunt for natural and healthy lunchbox options for our kids. My son is in first grade and packs a lunch nearly every day. My daughter is in preschool twice a week and needs a packed lunch on those days.

We are committed to making their lunches healthy AND fun to eat. Usually we pack a sandwich, baby carrots, string cheese, grapes, a drink and, periodically, a fruit snack. Because conventional kids' drinks and fruit snacks can contain lot of sugar, dyes, and artificial flavors, I was so excited to learn about YumEarth fruit snacks and Leaf & Love Lemonade.


Guest Post: Customizable Foam Mattresses



Is There a Way to Customize Your Night's Sleep? 

Ever been this tired? Maybe it's time for a new mattress.
More than ever, sleep seems to be a struggle for people. Whether it's simply having the opportunity to get a full night's sleep, or the inability to get good sleep once you are in bed, it seems like everything in life conspires against getting rest.

This is unfortunate, because a lack of sleep is proven to have a negative affect across the board, from energy, to mood, to overall health. That makes it incredibly important to maximize the time we are able to carve out for sleep, rather than staring at the ceiling all night.

Mattress comfort plays a major role in getting to sleep, but less obvious is how particular each person's comfort and support needs are. Mattresses are too often treated as an A or B option, where you either should fit in the "hard" mattress or "soft" mattress group. If you're like most people, you find yourself somewhere in between those two types.

While this is an issue for traditional bedding, the foam industry has taken it upon itself to solve the issue of individuality in bedding. Being able to be easily cut into different sheet sizes and thicknesses, foam offers a level of customization unmatched in the bedding industry, bringing forth the concept of "hybrid mattresses" – blended bedding able to create a comfort level that fits you perfectly.

Using different foam types in different thicknesses, hybrid mattresses mix comfort and support levels in a way a solid bed would be unable to do. Varying the thickness of each layer, and the softness of each as well, will generate a completely unique mattress. If you think this is something that would make a difference in your life, contact a foam bedding manufacturer to discuss what mattress combination might be best for you!


Article submitted by The Foam Factory, an online retailer of foam bedding and mattresses, with resilient and durable conventional, latex, and memory foam products, available in numerous sizes and styles.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

End of Summer Giveaway! Over $475 in Prizes! (US, end 9/5/14)



Win PayPal, Photography Sessions, Music Lessons, and More!

 
Welcome to the End of Summer Giveaway! There's still time to enjoy the warm weather before the crisp fall sets in. I know I've loved the weather this summer (although some of my friends have complained that it's not hot enough). 

Many of these prizes are specific to Michigan, although there are prizes that can be used across the country (PayPal, anyone?). Please enjoy reading about our sponsors and entering using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cloth Diaper & Eco-Friendly Baby Gear Giveaway! (US/CAN; ends 8/8/14)

Earth-Friendly "Little Man" Gear Giveaway


Baby-Gear Giveaway (US/CAN thru 8/8/14)

Green Scene MomWelcome to the giveaway to help get you set up with fun and useful products to use with your little boy. (Personally, I think a lot of girls would love these items as well! I know I would!)

These adorable and eco-friendly products are designed especially to encourage imaginative play, inspire healthy eating, and cover the basic essentials. You can also check out Green Scene Mom's favorite products for little boys.

Read more below about each product up for grabs in this giveaway! This giveaway begins 7/30/14 and ends 8/8/14 at 11:59EST. Residents of USA and CANADA (ages 18+) may enter. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Amazon $100 Gift Card Giveaway! #win (WW, ends 7/28/14)

Enter to Win $100 to Amazon.com!


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 Could you use an extra $100 to Amazon this summer? I can only imagine all the fun summer gear I'd be stocking up on! Because we know everyone could always use a little extra e-cash, Makobi Scribe and Why We Love Green are bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card for following bloggers on Pinterest. This giveaway ends July 28, 2014 at 11:59 EST.

Read on to find the giveaway widget and start finding great new bloggers to follow on Pinterest!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

My Guest Post is Live: An Ode to Reusable Swim Diapers!

Swim Diapers are Amazing!

Are you interested in reading about poop-catchers!? Of course you are! Then check out my swim diaper guest post at lo-wren.com as a part of the Prefolds to Potty-Training Event!

Here's a little preview!

"Swim diapers are basically poop-catchers. Remember that. Their function is to keep baby poop out of the pool or swimming area. So how much are you going to pay for your poop-catcher swim diaper? How many are you willing to cart around in your suitcase on vacation? ..."


To read more, check out my reusable swim diaper guest post over at Lauren's blog! You can also enter the giveaway for a tin of Reese and Luke Baby Balm (cloth diaper safe rash cream!) that I have going on now as part of this same Prefolds to Potty Training Event!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Eco-Friendly Giveaway Package for Your Little Miss! (US, ends 7/18/14)

Win Eco-Friendly Prizes for your Little Girl!


Win eco-girlie gear! Ends 7/18/14

Eco-Girlie Giveaway! Ends 7/18/14Win the items you see in the picture above--including new shoes, food pouches and baggies, clothes, bottles, and more! These Summer Essentials in girlie prints and styles   are made by companies who offer eco-friendly, quality, and innovative product solutions! We are proud to partner with Green Scene Mom to offer this giveaway of earth-friendly products for your baby girl!

Eco-Friendly Giveaway Package Includes

pediped pair of shoes
Kushies pair of pajamas
Pacific Baby 3-in-1 combo bottle set
FunBites food cutter
Bobee elephant wall decals
Babalu "Inspire" 4T lavender ruffle shirt
Yummi Pouch Brights reusable food pouches + snack bag set


Read on to learn more about the prizes, to read the giveaway rules, and to enter to win using the Rafflecopter giveaway form below. Giveaway open to US residents, ages 18+. Giveaway ends July 18, 2014. Good luck!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Win Cloth Diaper Safe Reese & Luke Rash Cream! (US/CAN; ends 7/23/14) #giveaway

Giveaway of Reese and Luke Organic Baby Balm


Cloth Diaper Safe Baby Balm Giveaway (US/CAN; end 7/23/14)

Prefolds to Potty Training Event!

Reese & Luke Baby Balm Giveaway (US/CAN; end 7/23/14)

Welcome to the Prefolds to Potty Training Event and Blog Hop, hosted by lo-wren.com and Change-Diapers.com! This event began as a one year cloth diapering anniversary celebration for Lauren and has grown into a celebration of cloth diapering.

For the next two weeks, special guests are posting articles about cloth diapering and potty training! In addition, many bloggers have joined together to host some amazing cloth-diapering and potty training giveaways. After entering the Reese and Luke Baby Balm giveaway here on Why We Love Green, check out the list of other bloggers (located at the bottom of this post) who are also hosting cloth diapering related giveaways right now!

A little about the prize today here at Why We Love Green: Reese and Luke Baby Balm is made from natural and organic ingredients. It's effective for diaper rashes and other skin concerns and is absolutely safe for you and your baby. You can read my full Reese and Luke Rash Cream review here.



To enter, click on "read more" if necessary, and fill out the Rafflecopter giveaway form below. Good luck!

Smoking is Dangerous


Cessation Programs For Tobacco Users


It is no secret that tobacco products cause a variety of health problems. As a matter of fact, lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States of America. Cigarette smokers are at a very high risk of developing lung cancer, as well as an array of other medical problems. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Win $100 to Amazon! NEW Giveaway! (WW, ends 7/7/14)

Win a $100 Gift Card to Amazon.com!


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 Why We Love Green has partnered again with many great bloggers and Makobi Scribe to bring you this Amazon Instagram blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Read on to fill out the easy Giveaway Tools form and to gain entries into the Amazon gift card giveaway! This giveaway ends July 7, 2014.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Win a $100 Gift Card to Amazon.com! (ends 06/28/14) #giveaway


$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!


amazonblast


Why We Love Green has teamed up with Makobi Scribe and other bloggers to bring you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. This Amazon giveaway ends June 28, 2014 at 11:59 EST.

Friday, June 20, 2014

LEGO Movie Giveaway and Awesome Minifigure App! (US/CAN; ends 7/1/14)


This giveaway sponsored by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Thank you!

Win The LEGO Movie on Blu-ray!



Enter below to win your own copy of The LEGO Movie, where everything is awesome! (We really do love that song around our house.) The LEGO Movie is a 3D full-length theatrical adventure about the loveable and perfectly average LEGO minifigure, Emmet (Chris Pratt), who suddenly finds himself in charge of defending the world against evil President Business (Will Ferrell) and Bad Cop (Liam Neeson), with the help of Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), and minifigure Batman (Will Arnett).

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Reese and Luke Organic Baby Balm: Cloth Diaper Safe Rash Cream {Review}

All-Natural Bum Cream Safe for Cloth Diapers from Reese and Luke



For families who use cloth diapers, it can be difficult to find a diaper rash cream that is safe for cloth diapers and actually works to quickly heal sore skin. I'm happy to report that the Baby Balm from Reese and Luke is organic, natural, safe for cloth diapers, and effective in treating irritated and sensitive skin.


Reese and Luke Baby Balm was created by cloth-diapering parents in Canada who weren't willing to settle for the other rash creams that were available on the market. Now Reese and Luke brand sells two baby skin care products: their Original Baby Balm and their Lavender Baby Balm. Both balms are certified USDA organic and are made with only recognizable and natural ingredients. Read on for my full review and to see how safe and effective Reese and Luke Baby Balm can be!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summer Sale on Real Wood Stationery Made in the USA

Up to 75% off Eco-Friendly Wooden Stationery & Paper Goods from Night Owl Paper Goods!

250x250 Made in USA

This post contains affiliate links.

I'm a huge fan of Night Owl Paper Goods, as you may remember from my Night Owl Paper Goods Review. That's why I'm so excited to share that they've marked down TONS of items up to 75% off to make room for their new summer line. Check out what they have to offer!!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Mama Cloth Reusable Pads from Eco Stitches By Cammy {Review}


 Mama Cloth: Reusable Feminine Pads!



Using Mama Cloth is a great way to keep your body and the earth healthy and happy! Mama cloth from Eco Stitches By Cammy is not only gorgeous, but comfortable and practical as well, as you can see in the ice-dyed pads above. These three pads are topped with beautifully hand-dyed organic bamboo velour, which is incredibly soft and luxurious! Read on for details on materials and use in my full review of Eco Stitches By Cammy below.


Monday, April 14, 2014

YumEarth Organics for a Natural Easter!


 Natural Easter Basket Treats from YumEarth


The Easter dilemma: your kids want Easter candy, but you don't want to load them up with artificial zombie candy. Enter YumEarth Naturals to the rescue! YumEarth Naturals are made with real fruit juice and all-natural ingredients! Many of their products are also organic. You AND your kids will agree that these organic gummy bears, natural sour jelly beans, and organic lollipops are just what you need for your Easter basket!




In addition to being made with natural ingredients, YumEarth treats are very tasty and are very compatible for children with allergies or multiple allergies. Read on to learn more about YumEarth candies!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Making Sure Your Drinking Water is Clean



Clean Drinking Water Everywhere It Is Needed


When families and companies want to have clean and fresh drinking water for their family or employees, using products from a place like www.DrinkwaterProducts.com helps to ensure that all of the water that the company or family has to drink is clean and fresh. The filtered water can come from a pitcher or a large canister, but it will always be cold and taste good when the water comes from filters made by a great company.

While many of us simply trust that the water we get from our city is clean, the pipes in our own home or workplace may be adding unwanted and toxic chemicals into our water. If your home or office building was built before the 1980s, you may especially be interested in getting your water tested and using a water filter to make sure your water is safe for consumption.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Delightful Easter Dinner with HoneyBaked Ham! #giveaway #HoneyBakedEaster #sponsored


Make Easter Easy and Delightful with HoneyBaked Ham

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for HoneyBaked Ham and Business 2 Blogger. All views and opinions with regard to HoneyBakedFoods.com are my own and are not influenced by the company or compensation.

If you are feeling stressed out just thinking about all the things you have to do to get ready for Easter, make the whole event easier on yourself by serving delicious food from HoneyBaked!

Between cleaning, where people will sleep, and trying to actually enjoy the holiday, I would be lost without my Easter dinner from HoneyBaked Ham. Check out our delicious Easter dinner and enter to win a HoneyBaked Ham gift card for yourself!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mama Cloth from Eco Stitches By Cammy Giveaway! (ends 4/22) #HonorEarth

 Mama Cloth Reusable Pads Giveaway!

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Using Mama Cloth is a great way to honor the earth! We are giving away 4 reusable cloth pads made by Eco Stitches By Cammy for this wonderful event. These pads are topped with beautifully hand-dyed organic bamboo velour, which is incredibly soft and luxurious! Mama cloth from Eco Stitches By Cammy is not only gorgeous, but comfortable and practical as well.

Honor the Earth Giveaway

Read on for more details about the Mama Cloth giveaway prize and to enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below! This Honor the Earth Giveaway Hop is hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby's Corner through the Green Moms Network! Each of the participating blogs is offering a prize package to help you Honor the Earth for Earth Day! While Earth Day comes just once a year, we want to give you ideas on how you can care for the environment every day. After entering my giveaway, there are more giveaways to enter and they are listed at the bottom of the post. Good luck!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

TMart Wii U Remote and Nunchuck Review



We got a Wii U a few months ago after saving up gift cards for about a year. I like the way video games are going with more active gaming and motion! We only had one controller for a while and so for Christmas, I gave my husband the Wii U Motion Plus Controller in light blue with the matching light blue nunchuck! We received these for review from the online electronics retailer TMart, where there is always free shipping!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Finding Quality Sustainable Energy Solutions


Sustainable Energy Solutions





Finding sustainable energy solutions should be the primary goal of any energy company and every community. There are many ways to get sustainable energy, and and the investment in these projects allows energy providers to give their customers a reliable energy source that is less prone to blackouts or fluctuations in the energy grid.

NEW Rock-a-Bums 2.0 Cloth Diaper Prints! (& Giveaway!) #RockItUp

rock-a-bums cloth diapers giveaway


Rock-a-Bums just released their new and improved 2.0 cloth diapers, and today they're releasing 4 amazing new rocker-inspired prints! To celebrate, they're hosting a massive giveaway! Read more about the giveaway, the 2.0 cloth diapers, and the new prints below!

A Little Conservation Goes a Long Way {Infographic}


Make the USA Less Oil Dependent


A little conservation goes a long way

Below is a great new infographic about America's dependence on foreign oil. It also discusses positive changes that can be made to reduce our dependence on oil, as well as ways to save money and improve the environment at the same time. Let me know what you think!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Bonefish Grill Restaurant Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I received a gift card to pay for a portion of our meal in exchange for my honest review.



 We went to the Bonefish Grill on a very busy night. Although we had made internet reservations, we still had to wait about 20 minutes. My two kids were restless and the staff was great in helping us out. After my daughter wanted a peppermint, one of the hosts even offered us one of his own mints that he'd brought from home!

The food was delicious and my 2-year-old daughter even ordered and ate fish! I'd say that is a huge success. Read on to see pictures of our meals and to hear more about our experience. 

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