Monday, February 28, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Tropical Traditions Laundry Detergent



As you all know, I love replacing products that aren't necessarily all-natural with products that ARE all-natural! I've found yet another GREAT product I'd like to introduce to you all!

I love Tropical Traditions! They have tons of fantastic organic products for your home! In the past I've tested out the virgin coconut oil and the organic skin exfoliater. I just got to test out the powdered laundry detergent and LOVE it!

My favorite thing about this detergent is that it is free of dyes, perfumes, fillers, and phosphates! I can use it on my kid's clothes with no worries! Since it's free of dyes, it has a GREAT fresh scent. I'm impressed with the cleaning power of Tropical Traditions powdered laundry detergent. I'm SO excited to place yet another household product with an organic alternative!



With our Laundry Detergent there are no harmful by-products upon decomposition. Powdered Laundry Detergent dissolves as completely as liquid detergents and rinses away completely leaving no residue in your clothes. Powdered Laundry Detergent costs less to use than commercial liquid detergents and costs no more to use than commercial powdered household laundry detergents. Powdered Laundry Detergent contains no dyes, perfumes, fillers or phosphates. Compare our Laundry Detergent to your normal laundry detergent and you’ll see the difference!


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The winner will be chosen on March 10, 2011. Good luck!

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Thirsties Duo Wrap



With three babies in diapers, I'm always on the lookout for new diapers to add to our stash. We've tested out lots of different brands! I've heard a lot about Thirsties, but had never tried them until they sent me a Thirsties Duo Wrap with a Duo Hemp Prefold.

I generally am not a fan of prefolds. With three babies in diapers, I am changing diapers ALL day & prefolds require folding and are usually bulkier. I really love the Thirsties Duo Hemp Prefold, though! It's thinner, so it folds easily and it's not bulky AT ALL! Hemp is just SO absorbent that it's effective without adding bulk. We have never had this diaper leak!

The Thirsties Duo Wrap is also super cute! It features:
* An adjustable rise for extended use to suit your growing baby
* Leg gussets provide superior protection against leaks
* Pliable and breathable in 8 fresh colors




Thirsties carries many other products! They have duo diapers, duo fab fitteds, pre-wash, booty luster, and wipes!






Here's more about Thirsties!

We are very proud of the fact that all of our products are USA-made by a group of very talented women, many of whom work in the comfort and convenience of their own homes. Thanks to the support of our dedicated customers, we are celebrating the direct development of 12 new jobs in our area-that's putting bread on the table for families right here in Colorado!
This represents incredible and exciting growth in such shaky economic times and we have
you and your support to thank!

We use only the best of USA-sourced components in order to reduce our carbon
footprint, to help support domestic textile mills, and to ensure your diapers will last wash
after wash. Each and every aspect of the design of our diapers is carefully considered and all fabric and components are vigilantly selected as the very best. Thirsties cloth diapers are well-known as providing the very best in comfort and leak-proof cloth diapering.

Our goal of becoming Carbon Neutral is well underway! We have installed a behemoth of a solar panel array, with a configuration that at full-capacity will produce enough electricity to cover more than all of the business' needs-11 clean, sustainable, photovoltaic Kilowatts. This equates to a total CO2 reduction of 200 tons, as if we are planting over 7700 trees!

We honestly believe that we are in the best possible business. We believe this because you share in our values for happy and healthy baby beginnings, and by virtue of such you continue the fight for sound futures. If ever you have any suggestions on how to improve our products or the way in which we operate our business, we'd love to hear your suggestions!

Our warehouse is a renovated 1920's feed store in downtown Cañon City, Colorado. Cañon City is a small town nestled up against the south-eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We choose to relocate from Denver over 4 years ago to enjoy the great climate and endless recreational opportunities. The Arkansas River provides some of the best rafting and kayaking in the world. The hills that surround us offer amazing hiking and mountain biking opportunities. If you happen to be cruising through sunny and beautiful, Cañon City, Colorado...we'd love to meet you and give you the tour. For now, we are happy to meet you 'virtually'!



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The winner will be chosen on March 12, 2011. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. Because I do not directly ship most giveaways from my home, I cannot be held liable for lost or not received products.





More Than a Toy Winner!

The winner of the More Than a Toy giveaway is:

redi2adopt said
I follow you on twitter.

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Thanks to everyone who entered!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Win It On Wednesday Giveaway Linky!





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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Frugal Friends Tuesdy!






Welcome to Frugal Friends Tuesday, hosted by Giveaways for Mom and Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy!

This is a FUN blog hop for other frugal loving bloggers to get together & find one another!

There are no silly rules, but we'd love it if you followed both Giveaways for Mom and Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy! Stop by and visit as many other Frugal Friends as you'd like & make sure to let them know that you're following them, so they can follow you back!

Happy hopping!





Monday, February 21, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Enstrom's Almond Toffee



We are definite chocolate lovers in this house! It's always great to find new chocolate products that are super tasty. We recently got to try out Enstrom's almond toffee and loved it! I had never had toffee with chocolate. Enstrom's almond toffee is definitely one of our new crave-worthy favorites!



Enstrom's also offers gourmet chocolate, sugar free products, and are certified kosher!



Three generations ago, Chet Enstrom perfected the art of blending the finest natural ingredients to create batches of almond toffee as gifts for family and friends. By 1960, his almond toffee had begun to develop a reputation and, at the urging of family and friends, Chet and his wife, Vernie, founded Enstrom Candies in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Over the years, the business has grown and been passed down from generation to generation. The family still follows the same original recipe for the almond toffee that Chet perfected almost 80 years ago. They have also created a delectable selection of fine chocolates, which like the toffee, are blended with only the freshest, high-quality ingredients to create luxurious and unique confections that are shipped around the world.




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The winner will be chosen on March 9, 2011. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. Because I do not directly ship most giveaways from my home, I cannot be held liable for lost or not received products.


Review & Giveaway: ABC Neckties




My husband loves interesting neckties. He's got a small collection & loves to add to it. We found ABC Neckties and he LOVED browsing all the great ties. They have a huge selection! They have different colored ties, novelty ties, & a great clearance section! I really love their animal print ties, Hawaiin ties, and sports ties. You can even search for ties by occupation!

Check out these other cute ties!

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You should also check out their "How to Tie a Tie" video series!




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The winner will be chosen on March 7, 2011. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. Because I do not directly ship most giveaways from my home, I cannot be held liable for lost or not received products.





Greenleaf Gifts Winner!

The winner of the Greenleaf Gifts giveaway is:

lewalk said
Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/35928073425657856

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Thanks to everyone who entered!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Coupons: BOGO FREE Bagel at Einstein Bros!



Click here for a coupon for BOGO FREE Bagel Thin Eggwhite Breakfast Panini at Einstein Bros Bagels! (Expires 2/28)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hefty Basics helps are conveninet AND green!



We really strive to be as green as possible in our house, but sometimes LIFE gets in the way of that! We always try to use as many reusable products as possible, but I love finding disposable products that are green at the same time for when reusable products just aren't convenient for us.

I am SO glad that I found Hefty Basics products! Hefty Basics are free of inks, dyes, and coatings and are 100% biodegradable! We've used these plates recently when we had a BIG blizzard. We were warned by the National Guard to prepare for loss of power and water. I didn't want to have a bunch of dirty, stinky dishes laying around and not be able to wash them in case we had no power and water, so I pulled out the Hefty Basics paper plates! They were sturdy and didn't leak through like other paper plates often do. And I loved that I could use them with confidence, knowing that I wasn't bringing yucky chemicals into our home and that I wasn't adding excess trash to our environment, since they are biodegradable!

I also really love that Hefty Basics products have Box Tops for Education! I save these for my niece's school.



Hefty® Basics™ disposable paper plates deliver the strength and value you expect from the Hefty® brand and much more. Free of inks, dyes or coatings, Hefty® Basics™ paper plates are biodegradable in home composting making them a perfect choice for environmentally-conscious consumers. Hefty® Basics™ plates are designed to deliver the strength needed to support most any meal. Great for serving family meals or entertaining a gathering of friends or family, these microwavable plates are competitively priced to deliver superior value without busting your budget.

Hefty® Basics™ paper plates deliver the performance, strength and value you want and you can feel good using them. The plates are available in 45-count 8 5/8-inch lunch plate packages and 24-count 10 1/4-inch dinner plate packages.

Hefty® Basics™ has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation™ on a quest to plant 10,000 trees, one for every ten new “Like”s on Facebook!
Click here to join in the giving & like Hefty Basics on Facebook!

Yoga By The Dozen Winner!

The winner of the Yoga By The Dozen giveaway is:

Diana said
I would use the dvd myself

Congrats! Check your email, you have 48 hours to respond or I'll have to pick a new winner.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Imagination Box Co. Winner!

The winner of the Imagination Box Co. giveaway is:

mommyof2girls said
i follow giveaways for mom on networked blogs.

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ShaToBu Winner!

The winner of the ShaToBu giveaway is:

pinklady705 said
I entered Strider Prebike

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Win It On Wednesday Giveaway Linky!





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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Frugal Friends Tuesday!






Welcome to Frugal Friends Tuesday, hosted by Giveaways for Mom and Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy!

This is a FUN blog hop for other frugal loving bloggers to get together & find one another!

There are no silly rules, but we'd love it if you followed both Giveaways for Mom and Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy! Stop by and visit as many other Frugal Friends as you'd like & make sure to let them know that you're following them, so they can follow you back!

Happy hopping!





Monday, February 14, 2011

Coupons: BOGO FREE Sonic Burger!



Click here for a BOGO FREE Sonic Burger coupon! (Expires 2/28)

Coupons: FREE Taco at Rubios!



Click here for a coupon for a FREE taco at Rubio's (with purchase of a BBQ Taco or bowl)! (Expires 2/27)

Coupons: $5 off $20 at Eat'nPark!




Click here to print this coupon for $5 off any takeout purchase of $20 or more at Eat'nPark! I SO wish we had one of these around here! (Expires 2/27)

Freebies: FREE Cookie at Subway TODAY ONLY!



You can get a FREE cookie today at Subway! Happy Valentine's Day!


Thanks, Inspiring You To Save!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Coupons: $10 off $50 at Aeropostale!



Click here for a coupon good for $10/$50 at Aeropostale! (Good 2/11-2/27)


Coupons: $25 off $75 at Lane Bryant!



Click here to save $25/$75 at Lane Bryant! (Expires 2/22)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Coupons: 50% off at Hancock Fabrics!



Click here to print this coupon for 50% off any regular price fabric at Hancock Fabrics! (Expires 2/14)

Coupons: $50 off $100 at New York & Company



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Coupons: FREE candle at Yankee Candle!



Buy two large jar candles or tumblers at Yankee candle and get one FREE with this coupon! (Expires 2/13)

Coupons: $15 off $30 at Express!



Click here for a coupon good for $15/$30 purchase OR $30/$75 purchase at Express! (Expires 2/14)

Coupons: BOGO FREE Pop Chips!



Like Pop Chips on Facebook here to print a BOGO FREE coupon!


Thanks, Pirates of the Supermarket!

Steals & Deals: 1-year subscription to O, The Oprah Magazine for just $5!



You can get a one-year subscription to O here for $10. Use the coupon code OPRAH5 to get it for just $5! (This expires 2/14)


Thanks, Coupon Cravings!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Coupons: BOGO FREE at Gap!



Print this coupon here for a BOGO FREE coupon good at any Gap Outlet, Gap Factory Store or The Gap Generations store! (This coupon is good ONLY for tomorrow 2/12!)



Thanks, Common Sense with Money!

Steals & Deals: Maximum Fitness one-year subscription for just $4.69!



Click here to get a one-year subscription to Maximum Fitness for just $4.69. I know my husband would LOVE this one!

Freebies & Samples: FREE Ice Cream at Marble Slab on Valentine's Day!



This looks SO yummy! I wish we had a Marble Slab around here! They're giving away FREE mini tiramasu ice cream cups on Valentine's Day! Here's a list of participating locations.



Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Freebies: FREE Tokens at Chuck E. Cheese's!



Print some FUN Valentines and get 5 free tokens at Chuck E. Cheese's!


Thanks, STL Mommy!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thrifty Mom Tip: Homemade Play Dough!



Money Saving Mom (one of my FAVORITE frugal mom blogs) has a great recipe up for homemade play dough. We go through SO much play dough at our house, I know it would be so much cheaper if we made it instead of bought it. I think we're going to try this recipe out soon!

Steals & Deals: Parents Magazine 1-year Subscription for $3.76!



Click here to get a 1-year subscription to Parents magazine for only $3.76! (Deal expires 2/13)


Thanks, Stretching a Buck!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Steals & Deals: 1-year subscription to Shape for just $4.69!



Click here to get a 1-year subscription to Shape for just $4.69!

Freebies: FREE Chef Boyardee!



Click here to get a coupon for FREE Chef Boyardee! This one is going quick, so HURRY!



Thanks, Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy!

Freebies: FREE Crunchy Taco at Taco Bell!



Like Taco Bell on Facebook here to get a FREE Crunchy Taco!



Thanks, STL Mommy!

STRIDE Panties Winner!

The winner of the STRIDE Panties giveaway is:

Lesli said
I Follow Giveaways for Mom on Twitter ID: lsiemin

Congrats! Check your email, you have 48 hours to respond or I'll have to pick a new winner.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Win It On Wednesday Giveaway Linky!





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