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Nighty Night, Wee Cowpokes

hb.pngWe’ve all heard of classical music as lullabyes and even some rock music retooled as sleepytime fare but country hits as instrumental lullabyes? Heck yeah! If you’re a country music mama (or dada) and even if you’re not, we’re bettin’ the farm you and you’re little one will appreciate the dreamy lullabyes  found on the Hushabye Baby collection of CD’s. Each one is packed with totally relaxing versions of songs from country’s biggest stars. Now, I can assure you I’ve never once considered putting my ‘lil guy to bed with Johnny Cash’s  Ring of Fire or Folsom Prison Blues but the Hushabye versions are downright hummable and soothing! Best of all, there are six artists to choose from and every CD is housed in 100% recycled packaging. Move over, Mozart—there’s a new sheriff in town named Hushabye Baby!

Find It Here:  Hushabye Baby

Win It:  We’re giving away a gift-wrapped set of 4 Hushabye Baby CDs  (lullabye renditions of Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson and George Strait) Click here to fill out our simple entry form. Just enter HB0209 as the giveaway name and provide the answer to this question: Who are the other two Hushabye artists that are not a part of the gift set prize? Open to US, Canadian and international residents. Enter by 2/19/09. $73 value. Contest Closed. Congratulations to Anne!

Old School Green

2toragemast.jpgWhen I turned eighteen, my mom gave me a large cedar chest as a gift. She used hers for important documents because cedar prevents mold and mildew, which is great because nobody likes mildew, but I don’t think any of my friends were exactly envious of my gift at the time. As it happens, that cedar chest has proven quite useful for storing a couple of my grandmother’s handmade quilts and keeping them in tip-top shape. Unfortunately, the cedar chest is a little impractical for protecting all my clothes. A more compact alternative are natural cedar and lavender blocks by Cedar Fresh. I know…cedar blocks sound so old school right? But you know what’s really old school? Mothballs. Do you really want your treasured coat, the one that looks great with every outfit, or your child’s heirloom baby blankets hanging out with toxic chemicals like naphthalene and paradichlorobenzene (for that special “fruity” smell)? NO! Using cedar and lavender blocks will preserve your clothes and blankets and other items around the house without any toxins. Also? Cedar Fresh makes their cedar blocks from non-endangered red cedarwood and because of the lavender, they smell really good—naturally. Your Grandma’s handmade quilts (and that awesome coat) will thank you!

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Oh Happy Day!

happybaby.jpgWhen I had my first baby, I had the best of intentions, right down to making my own baby food. Unfortunately, I was too overwhelmed with the everyday tasks of motherhood to do anything extra like shop for organic produce, wash it, peel it, cook it and puree it. Hell, I was lucky to have on two matching shoes when I left the house. So even though I wanted to make it myself, I bought organic baby food in the jar (and sometimes in those horrid little plastic containers) with both of my babies. For today’s baby mommies & daddies, however, life just got a little bit better because now there’s HAPPYBABY. They make a whole range of fresh-frozen organic baby meals (in BPA-free trays) that are nutritious, convenient alternatives to highly-processed baby foods and they also make probiotic dry cereals with DHA —the only probiotic dry cereals on the market. Equally impressive, these foods were developed with Dr. Robert Sears, pediatrician, author, and go-to-guy for millions of parents who have questions about the health and well-being of their children. Oh, and by the way…the HAPPYBABY Organic Puffs are really good and if you’re not careful, you might find you’ve eaten half of them all by yourself—not that I would know anything about that. Ahem.

Find It Here:  HAPPYBABY

Win It: We’re giving away an awesome bundle that includes 2 free trial coupons of HAPPYBABY fresh frozen organic fruits, vegetables, grains and meats, 2 free trial coupons of HAPPYBITES organic hand-held toddler meals with hidden veggies, 2 canisters of HAPPYBELLIES probiotic cereal with DHA, 2 canisters of HAPPYBABYPUFFS organic self-feed baby snacks, Infant and toddler Nutrition Guide by Dr. Robert Sears, FAQ on Probiotics & DHA and HAPPYFAMILY Recipes. Click here to fill out our simple entry form. Enter HB123 as the giveaway name and provide the answer to these questions: Tell us which two flavors of HAPPYBABY baby food you will choose if you win and the name of the charity HAPPYBABY supports. Open to US residents only. Enter by 2/10/09. $40 value Contest Closed. Congratulations to Kristy!

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