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Teething Bling!

babybling0044.jpgQuite possibly the fastest way to attract the attention of an infant is to wear jewelry.  I mean how many times have you had to gently pry your little one’s bionic-baby grip from your favorite necklace?  I’m here to tell you the fight is over. Teething Bling by SmartMom is made for moms to wear and infants to tug and chew.  Personal testimony here—the necklace occupied my little one for almost 30 minutes straight.  Amazing. The jewelry is made from non-toxic, phthalate, BPA and PVC free materials.  Beautiful, practical and eco-friendly!  Plus, they’re dishwasher-safe. The necklace also features a breakaway clasp and is available in a variety of stylish colors and two shapes: donut and heart. SmartMom also features matching bangles and keychains made from the same non-toxic materials—because it never hurts to be both prepared and stylin’.

Find It Here: Heavenly Hold

Deal: 10% off from Heavenly Hold with coupon code WEARME! Expires 12/31/08.

When I Grow Up I Will….

tree_shirt01.jpgAaahh, it’s not often you get to ask yourself this question as a grown-up… and that’s exactly what makes these yummy, soft t-shirts so utterly inspiring to us of the older set, ahem. The natural-colored Value Statementâ„¢ tees from When I Grow Up are soft, comfortable and a great fit in 100% certified organic cotton and printed with water-based ink in the U.S.A. The “When I Grow up” clothing line is designed for 2T -8 year olds…but I’m secretly hoping that they expand to adult sizes because who wouldn’t want a “wear it, teach it, live it”…value statement tee shirt such as these: I will… plant a tree, I will… walk in someone elses shoes, I will… eat my vegetables, I will…give. They’re just the thing that Santa would bring <stocking stuffer alert!> since he has never really grown up himself!

Find It Here: When I Grow Up

Fabulous Book Pack Giveaway!

9780446581370_154x233.jpgThe books we are giving away today are definite must-reads for me, and I actually own a couple of these titles, including The Vaccine Book, which has been a helpful decision-making tool for our family and The Hippy Gourmet, a great whole foods cookbook. All four titles in this set are fantastic and we are giving away FIVE sets! That’s five chances to win a complete set of the following four books:

• The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child by Robert Sears
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• Hannah Keeley’s Total Mom Makeover: The Six-Week Plan to Completely Transform Your Home, Health, Family, and Life by Hannah Keeley
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• Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life: Unleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing Diets by John Calbom MA , Cherie Calbom
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• The Hippy Gourmet’s Quick and Simple Cookbook for Healthy Eating by Bruce Brennan, James Ehrlich

Win It: Click here to fill out our simple entry form. Just enter “BG54” as the giveaway name and provide the answer to this question: Which book looks the most interesting to you? Open to US residents only. Enter by 11/24/08. Contest closed. Congrats to Diane W., William S., Marion B., Diane K., and Laura R.!

Gorgeously Green Greetings

flurry_card2.pngThe Christmas season is almost here again and out of all the holidays we celebrate, I’d say that’s the one most in need of some greening. One good place to start is with greeting cards because with millions upon millions of cards being sent every holiday season, well, that’s a LOT of trees. Additionally, the photo paper used for photo cards is not made from recycled fibers, nor is it recyclable. Lucky for all of us, there are alternatives such as the cards from ElanInk. ElanInk’s stylish custom holiday cards are printed professionally on a digital press (no toxins released) on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper from responsibly managed forests. Envelopes are also FSC-certified and at least partially recycled. ElanInk also donates $1 of every purchase the World Wildlife Fund for the support and protection of forestry and eco-systems around the world. Who says the ideal white Christmas can’t be green and earth-friendly, too?

Find It Here: ElanInk

Win It: We’re giving away 25 custom holiday cards (like the one featured above) from ElanInk. Click here to fill out our simple entry form. Just enter “EL25” as the giveaway name and provide the answer to this question: what is the name of your favorite ElanInk card design? Open to US residents only. Enter by 11/23/08  Congratulations to Erinn, the winner of the ElanInk card giveaway!

WeeGo Wow!

bottlesintro.jpgThere’s a good chance that by now you’ve heard of the dangers associated with certain plastics that contain BPA (bisphenol-A). Unfortunately, there are still many name-brand companies out there that manufacture baby bottles containing BPA and really, the safest and greenest (because plastics are made from petroleum) solution for avoiding it altogether is to simply use glass bottles. I know, I know. Glass and babies don’t sound like they’d go together very well, right? But when it’s a WeeGo bottle, with it’s clever, attractive, dishwasher-safe and 100% non-toxic silicone sleeve that helps prevent breakage, you can stop fretting about using glass. The WeeGo also sports a silicone nipple that is latex-free and non-toxic and the plastic ring, plug and cap contain no polycarbonates and are food grade, FDA approved and recyclable. Wow, six yummy colors to choose from, totally non-toxic and recyclable, too… Color us impressed!

Find It Here:  BabyLife

Take Action: Consider signing this petition to call on the CEOs of the leading manufacturers of baby bottles to stop the use of the toxic chemical BPA (bisphenol-A).

Bummas for Lil’ Bums

bummas1.jpgKeep diaper rash at bay, the Bummas way! So what are Bummas you ask? Well, they are soft little cloth wipes made of 100% cotton – woven velour terry cloth to be exact. Now doesn’t that sound like something baby deserves to be cleaned with? Who wants to use those harsh, disposable wipes anyway? If my one-year-old could talk, I know he’d be saying…”choose the terry cloth!” So we know baby’s vote, but I’m all for ditching the disposable wipes anyway… if only for all the money it will save me. With a baby in diapers I spend a ton on disposable wipes that will eventually end up in landfills (ugh!). Switching to cloth wipes seems like a win-win all around. I save money, we all save landfill space, and my baby’s bum has never been happier!

Find It Here: Bummas

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