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Will You Shop With Your Heart?

Will You Shop With Your Heart?

With all of the garbage that is put in our food today, it is important to be conscientious about where your food is coming from. Not only that – but where your meat is raised is a BIG deal. By buying welfare-certified animal products, or more plant-based products, you send a strong message to food companies that you care about the treatment of farm animals. Most of the nearly 9 billion animals raised for meat, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Food Safety, Health, Organic, Socially Conscious

Plan Toys Pull-Along Snail

Plan Toys Pull-Along Snail

We’d like to share a wiggly tale About a friendly, playful pull-along snail His bright shell spins, he crawls up and down He shouts “love the earth!” as you drag him through town His paint is organic; his box’s ink made from soy He’s a recycled, recyclable, sustainable toy Made chemical free, with non-toxic paints & glue He’s a safe friend to bring EVERYWHERE with you! For kids one year and up, he helps build coordination, Gross motor skills, and HUGE imaginations! He’s a … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Developmental Toys, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Organic, Play, Pre-schoolers, Push Toys, Socially Conscious, Toddlers, Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)

HappyBaby equals Happy Family

HappyBaby equals Happy Family

A Happy Baby makes for a Happy Family. And a full tummy of delicious food makes a Happy Baby. And this mom is even happier when she know the food is nutritious and healthy. HAPPYBABY sent me coupons for their products. With them I purchased HAPPYMUNCHIES baked organic cheese & veggie snack, HAPPYBABY POUCH: MANGO organic baby food, and STRAWBERRY HAPPYMELTS: organic freeze-dried yogurt. We were taking an hour car trip to a friends’ graduation party. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Food, Organic

RosieHippo.com Wooden Highchair (12 Days of Giveaways)

RosieHippo.com Wooden Highchair (12 Days of Giveaways)

RosieHippo.com is one of our favorite toy stores, and we’re thrilled to include their exclusive Wooden Highchair in our 12 Days of Giveaways. This heirloom-quality doll furniture is made by hand of solid pine by Amish craftsmen. It fits dolls up to 18″– including American Girl Dolls. Rosie Hippo is the source for beautifully handcrafted wooden toys, toys made from organic fabrics and eco-friendly toys. All Rosie Hippo toys are produced under conditions that are fair … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chanukah, Christmas, Contests, Coupons, Dolls, Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Featured, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Made in the USA, Organic, Play, Seasonal, Socially Conscious

Tea for you, Tea for me: Gourmet Tea Gifts

Tea for you, Tea for me: Gourmet Tea Gifts

Some people enjoy fine wine, but that’s an expensive hobby. Gourmet tea is an affordable luxury. You can travel the world through your tea cup by sampling teas from China, India, Africa and South America as well as unique herbal teas (tisanes). When I lived in Boston, I was a regular customer at TeaLuxe, and I frequently shop at Teavana.  Recently I’ve become a fan of the Language of the Leaf’s gourmet teas after … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons, Eco-Friendly, Entertaining, Featured, Food, Gift Ideas, Mommy Gifts, Organic

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Full Easter Basket

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Full Easter Basket

Easter was one of my favorite celebrations when I was little, although I was not a huge fan of the itchy tights. Now that I am a mama, I like to look for longer-lasting, more eco-friendly goodies to share along with the giant chocolate bunnies. For an Easter basket that will survive beyond the big day, these lovely fabric Easter baskets (Blue Morpho – $14) are available in playful and chic patterns. Start your basket off on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Easter, Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Featured, Made in the USA, Organic, Spring

HappyMELTS Make Baby Happy

HappyMELTS Make Baby Happy

We’re fans of the HAPPYBABY philosophy.  Delicious, organic, nutrient-packed baby foods.  HAPPYBABY partners with the eminent Dr. Robert Sears and dietician Amy Marlow to produce food that you can be confident about sharing with your baby. Now they have come up with HAPPYMELTS, an organic, freeze-dried, yogurt snack, which is a great for toddlers if you can pry it out of mom’s hands. I’m serious.  I ate half the bag. The people at HAPPYBABY assure me that HAPPYMELTS … Read entire article »

Filed under: 12-18 Months, Featured, Food, Organic, Toddlers

Gifts with Heart

Gifts with Heart

One of my favorite stores is donating 25% of all Valentine’s Day purchases to Haiti. Click here to visit Rosie Hippo and to donate 25% of your purchase to Haiti use coupon code: HELPHAITI. RosieHippo.com is the place to shop for hip, eco-friendly toys. Many of their toys are on-sale right now, so you can get a great deal and make a donation to Haiti at the same time. For Christmas, I bought my son the wooden … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Coupons, Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Made in the USA, Organic, Socially Conscious, Toys (All Ages), Valentine's Day

Baby’s Got Brand New Jammies

Baby’s Got Brand New Jammies

Snug-fitting, organic cotton pajamas are the right choice for your kids…and the environment! New Jammies come in vibrant and fanciful designs that encourage kids to learn about the natural world and good nutrition. If you choose snug-fitting pajamas, you can avoid flame-retardant and reduce your child’s exposure to toxins and chemicals. By selecting organic cotton, you get a soft, breathable fabric perfect for comfortable pajamas.  Plus, you support sustainable production. I met New Jammies creator, Nicole Johnson, at … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bedtime, Children's Fashion, Contests, Featured, Organic, Pajamas

We Heart Sparklehearts Hair Detangler

We Heart Sparklehearts Hair Detangler

When I was a little girl, I had long curly hair.  Except most of the time instead of looking like Shirley Temple, I looked more like Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett.  My mom would tame my mane with a leave-in conditioner, or “detangler”. Now, I have my own curly girly with beautiful ringlets that get knotty easily and I went looking at my favorite natural children’s lines for a decent detangler with no luck. So, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bath Time, Beauty, Contests, Featured, Hip Find, Made in the USA, Organic, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children