Saturday, June 5, 2010

Plum/Revolution Foods Giveaway

If you're like me, you'd rather try something new for free first, right?  Here's your chance -- my first giveaway!  EcoMom is giving away $20  worth of Plum and/or Revolution Foods to one of my readers.  Sorry, open to residents of the United States and Canada only.  Enter by midnight June 30th.

To enter, visit the food section at the EcoMom store and comment on my blog about which product you think your kiddos would like the most.  That will be your first entry.

For additional entries...
  • Become a fan of EcoMom on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
  • Follow the founder of Ecomom on Twitter at EcoMomCEO and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
  • Join the EcoMom newsletter and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

Revolution Foods Review

I just received a Revolution Foods Sampler from EcoMom.  My preschool-aged girls love the Organic Mashups Squeezable Fruit.  These are great on-the-go snacks or to add to a child's lunchbox.  They are like applesauce in consistency.  We tried three flavors: Berry (Strawberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry added to the Apple), Tropical (Banana, Pear, and Mango added to the Apple), and Strawberry-Banana.

We also got three kinds of Organic Sammys -- snack size sandwich bars.  These look yummy, but I'm saving them for our plane trip next weekend, so I'll have to get back to you on whether we actually like them.  :)  We have Grape Jelly & Peanut Butter, Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter, and Grammy Sammy (Honey Graham & Strawberry Yogurt).

Plum and Revolution offer a wide variety of products, so be sure to check them all out, whether your child is in a high chair or using a lunchbox.

EcoMom Discount

I am so excited to tell you about the Eco-Friendly Baby Products at EcoMom!  This website offers green products for your home and entire family (and not just if you have babies).  They even offer a new program called EcoPass.  You can purchase an annual membership for $99 and then receive a 15% discount and free shipping on every order, with no $75 minimum order.

Want to try it out first?  Use code SBBL388 and receive 15% off your first order with EcoMom.  This code is good through June 30, 2010.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Which Sunscreen to Use???

Now that summer is here, we're spending more time outside in the sun, and we all need to protect our skin from its harmful rays.  I'm covered with freckles, and I've noticed them starting to pop up on my girls, so you can guess how fair our skin is.  And Ryan spends all day in a greenhouse getting lots of sun exposure.  Sunscreen (and avoiding skin cancer) is a big concern for me and my family.

Anyway, check out the Environmental Working Group's 2010 Sunscreen Guide.  Hope it helps you make some informed decisions about your sunscreen purchases.  Happy Summer!

I'm also a big fan of the bathing suits for the girls that are shorts and short-sleeved shirts with built-in UVA protection, rather than tiny baby bikinis.  Seriously, folks, a tiny bathing suit bottom on a little one just means more sand in their tiny bum.  :(

P.S.  I apologize for my absence from this blog.  We've had lots of computer issues around here for the last while.  Unfortunately, they appear to be still unsolved, despite the removal of 2000+ viruses from our laptop!