31 August 2012

Save Money and Energy By Insulating Your Home {Green Tech Insulation}

Did you know that over half of your energy costs could be going towards heating and/or cooling your home? Homes without proper insulation will be harder to keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It is great to know that there are some eco friendly options to insulating your home. If you live in Ottawa, you are in luck! Green Tech Insulation have a great selection of spray foams to suit your needs. Plus they are all eco friendly and applied by certified contractors. They are sure to be efficient and effective. They know how to handle older dwellings and are knowledgeable in asbestos if it needs removal.

20 August 2012

Kids Knight Halloween Costume Review {WholesaleHalloweenCostumes.com}

Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays. I was so excited when Chase was born October 30th, the day before Halloween. He's my little pumpkin! We'll he isn't so little anymore. He is turning four this year. I hope he enjoys dressing up and the fun of Halloween like I did.
Last year I made Chase his costume. Now with Vallon being mobile it is hard to get any sewing done, let alone find the time. So, we got this awesome costume from Wholesale Halloween Costumes.com. They have a fun selection of knight costumes.

17 August 2012

Back To School Spree Giveaway Hop (August 17-31) #b2sspree

Welcome to the Back To School Spree Giveaway Hop hosted by Formula Mom and 7 on a Shoestring. It's that time already! I know we are all stocking up on supplies but wouldn't it be great to win some? There are over 100 blogs participating in this event and each of them has a back to school related prize valued at $25 or more. 
Enter my giveaway and then hop on over to the other blogs in the linky below for more chances to win.

14 August 2012

Spend The Day Outside With A Picnic {Picnic World}

Believe it or not summer is nearing an end. What better way to spend time outside then with a picnic...even if it's just in the backyard. Getting some fresh air and sunshine will do the whole family some good. When I take Chase and Vallon out back or to the park we love to bring snacks. I pack up our reusable containers with fresh fruit, veggies and nuts.
At Picnic World you are sure to find the perfect picnic basket for your day out. I love the wicker picnic baskets with reusable napkins, silverware and plates. They are a great way to reduce waste and it makes it easy to be sure you have everything you need.

13 August 2012

Gifts By Annie Handmade Toddler Backpack Review {Sponsor Spotlight}

It can be hard to find a backpack that is small enough for a toddler but is still large enough to fit books for school. Plus, a lot of backpacks on the market are made with toxic material like PVC. That is why I am happy to tell you about some amazing handmade backpacks from Gifts By Annie.

Betty Ann Scherrer has a wonderful little shop full of handmade goodies. She has been sewing from a very young age making doll quilts out of scraps of fabric. After working at a school she noticed all the little preschoolers were lugging around full sized backpack. She knew with her skills she could make something for them that was lighter, brighter and more age related. With the help from her friend Margi Elgin, who does the accounting, she started making and selling backpacks and other times at their local craft and gift shop in Grants Pass, Oregon called Savannah  Faire. Now she has been making backpacks of various sizes and styles for about six years. Ann is passionate about bringing joy to peoples lives. She works from home, so when she gets out she loves to spend time traveling the coast with her husband and standard poodle, Amigo. 

We have been testing out this awesome Superman backpack over the past month.
Notice how the straps have elastic and don't adjust. This makes it easier your little ones to use the bag by themselves.

Meegs Is Turning 30! A New Decade Giveaway! (US & CAN August 13-20, 2012) #NewDecade30

A New Decade

This week Meegs from A New Day is turning 30! What a great reason to celebrate. In honor of a new decade she is giving away some of here favorite things. 

There will be 4 winners!

12 August 2012

Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe {Guest Post By Crunchy Farm Baby}

I'm really excited to be guest posting for Earth Faerie Momma today; and to share my family's favorite, super-easy breakfast recipe!  Steel cut oats are a wonderful food to start out your day!  Considered a "power food," these are an excellent source of protein, fiber, and several vitamins and minerals.  Although rolled oats are also very healthy, steel cuts oats are processed in a different way (cut with sharp, steel blades, cutting them into thin slices to help retain more fiber and protein) making them more beneficial to you than the rolled oats.

My favorite way to cook steel cut oats is the easy way!  In a crockpot!  Before going to bed at night, I take a minute to plop everything in the crockpot, turn it on, and wake up to a delicious pot of tasty oatmeal!

Handmade Chocolate Coconut Body Butter Giveaway (August 10-24, 2012)

Organic Eco Baby has reached 300 Facebook fans. As promised there will be some giveaways. I would like to start by giving away some awesome body butter I made. It is made with only the best organic ingredients. It is so safe that you can eat it! They are glass amber 4 oz. jars. There will be TWO winners!

•Organic & Fair Trade Cocoa Butter
•Organic, Unrefined Coconut Oil
•Organic Almond Oil

To enter the body butter giveaway fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is open to the US & CAN and ends August 24th at 11:59pm EST. GOOD LUCK!

11 August 2012

YumEarth Organics Year Supply Of Candy Giveaway (US only August 11-24, 2012)

With Halloween coming up it is hard to not think about candy. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays yet it's probably the most NON-eco friendly one! That is why I am happy to have found a more natural candy. It is even certified organic! Introducing YumEarth!

10 August 2012

Fluffy Questions Friday {Week 4} #FluffyQA

It's Friday already...? 
Are you new to cloth diapering and feeling overwhelmed? Tune in each Friday and I will answer YOUR questions. If you have a question, ask HERE.

09 August 2012

Eco Vessel Stainless Steel Water Bottle Review {Sponsor Spotlight}

A stainless steel water bottle is a great way to ditch plastic and it's naturally BPA free. Not only is it safer but it is better for the environment. Just be careful though. Some stainless steel water bottles contain not so friendly material. That's why I like Eco Vessel. It's liner free and all plastics used are safe. Plus, this one is double walled. That means it stays colder longer and doesn't sweat! 
Eco Vessel is based in Boulder, Colorado. They are dedicated to making safe products. Although the water bottles are manufactured in China, they are made with respect for the workers and the environment. Their manufacturing facilities are visited on a regular basis. The accessories including the tops and straws are made in England.
"Because this is the most common question we get, we would like you to understand the situation. We do not know of any stainless steel bottle that is manufactured in the U.S. or in any other country other than China." -Eco Vessel

03 August 2012

Choose To Reuse Giveaway Hop (US & CAN August 3-17) #choose2reuse

Choose To Reuse

Do you reuse paper towels a few times before throwing them out? Do you save items because you know it would be such a waste to throw them away? Then the Choose To Reuse Giveaway Hop is for you! The prizes are all upcycled/recycled or new products that just aren't being used. This wonderful event is hosted by The Organic TimesHappy Mothering & Earth Faerie Momma. There are over 30 blogs participating and each one of them has a giveaway worth $25 or more. After you enter my giveaway be sure to hop on over to the other wonderful blogs participating!

Green Toys Review {Sponsor Spotlight} #Choose2Reuse

If you are looking for a non-toxic sturdy toy...you are in luck. Green Toys offers wonderful vibrant toys that are not only safe for your child but earth friendly. They are made from recycled milk jugs! How cool is that?!? We own several Green Toys products and are excited to add another one to our collect. Green Toys sent us the Sand Play Set. It comes with a bucket, a shovel, a rake and a little sand castle mold.

01 August 2012

July Winners 2012

Congrats to the winners in July! :)

I Want To Try Eco Nuts!

Soap Nuts Organic Laundry

Eco Nuts sound amazing! I would love to try them. I have heard some great things from other moms and even ABC news takes a closer look. Check out this news clip.