Welcome to my Sweet and Simple blog. I am a mama to 5 crazy kids, ages 2 years to 14! When I'm not picking up toys and cleaning....I am cooking, crafting, and writing reviews! This blog is PR Friendly!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Back 2 School Event-Rafflecopter!~OPEN~

Click the name of the sponsor to enter to win their prize. Since I am using rafflecopter, make sure you click on the title of the post to enter for that prize. I hope this doesn't confuse anyone...feel free to email me at greenmamajama@yahoo.com if you have any questions! Thanks for entering and Good luck!!
Back to School Event!!!(ends 8/5)

*Review* Get your laundry clean with Eco Nuts !!

My first thoughts about Eco Nuts were "I wonder if they have a scent"...Will they get out baby food stains" and "Can they take the stink out of my hubby's work clothes". Yes, All of those thoughts came to mind.
I was sent a sample of Eco Nuts Organic Laundry Detergent to review. 
Inside my sample, there were 5 nut shells that were dried up and had no scent. A couple of them were cracked but I am sure that didn't make them less effective. The Eco Nuts came with a little bag. You throw the nuts in the bag and then toss in the wash. How convenient!
Eco Nuts can also be used on cloth diapers! Well, I cloth diaper and I was dying to see if these nuts would leave my diapers smelling clean. I decided to use my Eco Nuts on my baby's clothes before the cloth diapers.I washed her clothes like I normally would but used the Eco Nuts instead of the regular detergent. I didn't add liquid fabric softener because I wasn't sure if it would affect the nuts. After the wash cycle was complete, I threw the laundry in the dryer(it was an ugly day outside or perhaps I would have dried them on the line). Her clothes came out feeling soft and had no scent really. I added a dryer sheet and put them back in for 5 minutes.(I like our clothes to smell like Snuggle fresh!)
Next, I used the Eco Nuts on my Hubby's stinky work clothes. His clothes really stink after a hard day painting in the sun. Although the nuts did not get the paint out(which never happens no matter what detergent I use), they DID get the stink out! I used the same wash/dry routine I used with BuBu's clothes.
For the last test, I used my Eco Nuts on BuBu's cloth diapers. I washed 10 diapers, 15 inserts and 12 cloth wipes in one load and threw in the bag of (5)soap nuts. I washed once with cold water, then with hot and rinsed once. I'd usually rinse twice when I use my other detergent but I felt like they didn't need the extra rinse with the Eco Nuts. There was no soap to rinse out! I saved a full load of water using my Eco Nuts! That's awesome!! The Eco Nuts left my diapers clean and stink free. Feels good to not have to worry about detergent build up on my diapers! The sample I received was for about 10 loads. I was able to use them 12 times and they were starting to disintegrate. I returned them to the earth :)

I learned a lot from the Eco Nuts Website. Here are some of the most important things I learned that I think you should know about...
  • Eco Nuts are 100% natural and free of manmade chemicals!
  • Eco Nuts are Nut Allergy Safe!
  • Eco Nuts are mild enough for delicate fabrics, wool and silks
  • Eco Nuts packaging is 100% compostable or 100% recyclable & 100% plastic free! 
Eco Nuts also makes Glass Cleaner and Multi Surface Cleaner!
Eco Nuts products are cruelty and paraben-free, vegan, tested only on humans, and utilize recycled or recylable packaging!

Eco Nuts is also on Facebook and has a Blog!! Be sure to check them out!  

Disclosure~  I was a free sample pack of Eco Nuts to review. I did not receive any compensation for writing this review. All opinions in this review are mine!

Friday, July 29, 2011

UPrinting.com #giveaway-250 Customizable Labels

UPrinting.com is offering a giveaway for 250 Customizable Labels. I have not reviewed their products yet but here is your chance to win some! These would be great for a business and can be used in many different ways. You can design your own label and check out the sticker options here.

If you have won a UPrinting.com giveaway withing the last six months, you are not eligible for this prize.

Prize Details:
250 Customizable Labels for One (1) Winner
2" x 3.5"
70lb Label Matte, Front Only Printing, 4 Business Days Turnaround

Restriction: Limited to US residents 18 years old and above only.

How to Enter:
  1. "Like" UPrinting on Facebook
  2. "Follow"UPrinting on Twitter
Leave a comment for each thing you do. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. Thanks for entering and Good luck! Giveaway ends August 4,2011 at 9PM Central and I will draw a winner using random.org. Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given for hosting. Check out Standard Label Templates on UPrinting.com.

Back to School Bash-Precious Princess Bowtique{Etsy}*Giveaway!*

Here is an Etsy shop where you can find some adorable one of a kind bows and clips for your princess! I am happy to tell you, Julie from Precious Princess Bowtique has offered one lucky reader this adorable flower clip!
Wouldn't your princess look adorable going to Pre-K with this clip in her hair?!!! Now, for those of you with children not going to Pre-K, she is offering the same flower with a K-3rd grade button instead of the Pre-K button.

Here are some of my favorites from her shop...

This is a shop you will want to add to your favorites on Etsy after you check out all the cute clips and bows she has to offer! All of her items are very reasonable priced...check it out for yourself! You can also view her adorable items at Precious Princess Bowtique on Facebook. Be sure to thank her for this giveaway while you are there :) THANK YOU Julie!!

Enter to win this adorable clip for your princess using the rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is opened to US only! (Don't forget, you can substitute the Pre-K button for a K-3rd Grade button!!)

Back to School Event-Scarlett and Maria*Review and Giveaway!*

At Scarlett and Maria you can some amazing hair accessories and more. I have had the privileged to review an adorable child's headband! Here is the headband I was sent to review. It looks absolutely adorable on my Dee Dee. I love the green for the summer time. It matches lots of the clothes I bought for her to go back to school.

Here is a picture to show you how the flower is attached to the headband. It is very secure and does not come off. I can not tell you how many bows my daughter lost last year because they "slipped out" of her hair. I love these headbands because all of my girls can wear them, even my 9 month old who has no hair.
 Here are some of my favorite items from Scarlett and Maria on Etsy.

Kanzashi Bracelet Wire Wrapped Green Yellow White

Kanzashi Hair Clip Turquoise Lotus

Kanzashi Barrette with Vintage Red Floral Fabric

You can check out all of her amazing accessories on her Etsy page. Also visit Scarlett and Maria on Facebook.

Scarlett and Maria has offered one lucky winner an adorable magnet! This would be great to hang your child's drawings or classwork up on your refrigerator! The winner will not receive the headband pictured. This giveaway is just for the magnet!!(pictured on the left)
I was sent a Kanzashi flower headband to review. I was not compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions in this post are mine and mine alone.

Thank you Scarlett and Maria for your lovely donations to the Back to School Bash!!

Enter to win this adorable bunny magnet using the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is opened to US AND Canada! Thanks for entering and GOOD LUCK!!

Birthday Bash: Baby GoGo Doll Review/Giveaway Ends 8/11 US Only

Birthday Bash: Baby GoGo Doll Review/Giveaway Ends 8/11 US Only

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Back to School Event-Kidzies *Giveaway!*

Kidzies is a company that makes insulated cup huggerz for kids. I think these are awesome because your kid's cup can easily be identified if there are other kid's cups around. There are over 100 different designs to choose from. You can even add a photo to your kid's cup hugger! How cool is that?!? Here are some of my favorites...

These keep your kids hands warm while keeping their drink cold!  You can look at all the cute designs HERE. I bet you can find a bunch that you like! Kidzies is also on Facebook.
Here is a bit of info from the Kidzies page:
kidzies™ mission is simple: to promote well-being & fun & service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog.
Enter to win a cup hugger of your choice using the Rafflecopter form below! Giveaway is opened to US AND Canada!Thanks to all who enter and good luck!
Kidsiez offered ONE cup hugger as a giveaway. All opinions expressed are mine!

Back to School Event-J Magnolia Designs{Etsy}*Review & Giveaway!*

Allow me to introduce an Etsy shop called J Magnolia Designs. Jess makes some really beautiful jewelry, accessories and other things. These are some of my favorites
Gears of Flight Hair Comb
It's a "Hoot" two strand charm bracelet
Afternoon Tea: Necklace, Bracelet and Earring set

Jess has offered to giveaway a beautiful bracelet for ONE LUCKY reader! It is a children's size bracelet and would be a great accessory for your little girl going back to school(or going to school for the first time) My daughter loves jewelry and wears at least one piece of jewelry to school every day. This bracelet is really elegant and is sure to make a little girl feel like a little lady!
Up for giveaway is a child's size "adult" bracelet. It's acrylic crackle beads accented with swarovski crystals. Strung on super durable elastic cord, so it's a "one size fits most" bracelet.

Be sure to like J Magnolia Designs on Facebook!
Jess from J Magnolia Designs offered this bracelet for giveaway. All opinions expressed in this giveaway are mine and mine alone. 
Enter using the Rafflecopter form below! Giveaway is opened to U.S. AND Canada!! Thanks for entering and good luck!

Back to School Event-Sparkle Farms Bloomer Shorts *Review & Giveaway*

Sparkle Farms Review & Giveaway

I have three little girls and trying to teach them how to sit lady-like isn't something that happens over night. In the meantime, I make sure they wear shorts under their dresses and skirts. I came across a great pair of bloomers for them to wear under their dresses! Sparkle Farms bloomer shorts! I contacted Sparkle Farms so I could do a review of their bloomer shorts and they offered a giveaway as well! So now I get to give a lucky little girl a pair of these adorable bloomer shorts!
I was sent a pair of pink bloomer shorts in size 7. They fit my 6 year old perfect. You can't tell she is wearing them under her dresses/skirts because they have such a great fit. There are three little rhinestones on one leg...my daughter loves that feature. She is ultra girly! I took some pictures to show a few ways these bloomer shorts come in handy.
A typical thing she would do at recess at school. Instead of her undies showing, her Sparkle Farms Bloomer Shorts would show and save her from embarrassment!

Trying to do a cartwheel!lol

The bloomer shorts are made out of 95%cotton, 5% spandex. Nice and breathable. They come is sizes 3-7 in three different colors(Pink,Purple and white) You can purchase all three pair for $25 or $12/each at www.sparklefarms.com.
Or you can win a pair right here :) Giveaway is opened to US AND Canada!! Enter using the easy rafflcopter form. Good luck!

I was sent a pair of Sparkle Farms Bloomer Shorts to review. I was not compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions shared are mine and mine alone. 

Back to School Event-Cool Lunch Bags *Review & Giveaway!!*

For all of you with kids going back to school, this is a product I am sure you would love. Cool Lunch Bags has some very unique lunch bags! So many fabrics to choose from! You won't have to worry about another kid having the same lunch bag as your kid! I was offered a Lunch Sack OR a Lunch Sack Grande in my choice of fabric. I chose the Lunch Sack Grande-Horse because my daughter just LOVES horses and I wanted the larger tote so we could also use it on picnics!

When she saw it, she jumped up and down with excitement! She said "I've never seen one like this one...I LOVE IT!"

I know your child will feel the same way. This lunch tote is very durable, well made and I can tell it will last a long time! It even comes with an ice pack that slides right into a designated pocket! That's a big plus! Here are some more of the fabric choices.

Here is some info directly from their site
Cool Tote Lunch Sacks
A reusable, insulated replacement for the "Brown Bag". Help save a tree and keep your meal fresh at the same time. Comes with adjustable strap and a inside pocket. An 8 oz. Freezer Pack is included. Lead Free. Size 8x6x4"
Cool Tote Lunch Sacks Grande
The "Grande" is perfect for a large lunch or frozen packaged meals. It also holds plastic salad containers. Moms love this one for baby bottles. Comes with an adjustable shoulder strap and handy inside pocket. An 8 oz. Freezer Pack is included Lead Free. Size 11x7x4"

I'd like to let you know this site not only carries kids lunch bags!! There are also lunch bags for Men! There are even Kids Backpacks , Women Purse Style Lunch Bags and Insulated Bento Lunch Boxes!

Be sure to check out Cool Lunch Bags on Facebook and visit the Cool Lunch Bags website.

Cool Lunch Bags has offered to giveaway a Cool Tote Lunch Sack OR a Cool Tote Lunch Sack-Grande to ONE LUCKY GreeN MaM-a JaM-a READER!! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below! Giveaway is open to US AND CANADA! Good luck to all who enter!

I was sent a Cool Lunch Tote Sack-Grande to review. I was not compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions in this review are my own!

Back to School Event-Kelly's Crafts~Murano Glass Dolphin Necklace *GIVEAWAY*

 Kelly from Kelly's Crafts has donated this beautiful dolphin necklace.

 Here is a description of the item:  This adorable purple Murano glass dolphin pendant looks playful. Surrounded by silver plated spacers and Purple crystal faceted Lampwork Beads strung on an 18" purple voille ribbon. 

This is one of so many beautiful pieces of jewelry that she makes. Here are some of my favorites:

The Dalmation Bracelet

She also makes cards, wall hangings, announcements and bookmarks! Be sure to check out all her lovely things on Facebook and visit her blog. Thank you so much Kelly for your generous donation!

Giveaway is opened to US AND Canada!!

Kelly's Crafts donated a Murano Glass Dolphin Necklace for a giveaway. Opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine only. 

For the giveaway...use Rafflecopter :)

Back to School Event-CrazyDog T-Shirts *Review and Giveaway*

CrazyDog T-Shirts is a website that you can find the craziest of all crazy T-Shirts! I was given the opportunity to choose which T-Shirt I wanted to review and I chose the Dinosaurs are Cool T-Shirt which you can find in the Girls T-Shirt section. There are tons of funny, cute and awesome shirts to choose from! There are even Baby Onesies and Kids Tees!! Whoever you are buying for, you can find something at CrazyDog T-Shirts.
Here is the shirt I was sent
I got my shirt a couple days after it was ordered. Super Fast Shipping!!!
Here is ME!

Here are a few more of my faves...
Very cute for a little girl!
I'm sorry, I think this is funny!
Perfect for a Toddler Boy!!
 Those are just a few of my faves. I could go on and on! CrazyDog T-Shirts is also on Facebook!! Be sure to visit and "like" their page!
They have a large variety of Funny T-Shirts for everyone!!

CrazyDog T-Shirts sent me a Dinosaurs are cool T-Shirt for review. I was not compensated in any way for writing this review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine only.
CrazyDog T-Shirts has offered a $15 credit to their store for ONE lucky reader!Winner will receive a $15 Gift Card, but they cannot have received a promotional item within the past 90 days, or own a review/giveaway blog of their own.
I will be using Rafflecopter for entries to make it easy to enter! :)

Back to School Event-HuckleBerry Pendwyn *GIVEAWAY*

HuckleBerry Pendwyn *Pretty Pen~GIVEAWAY!*
HuckleBerry Pendwyn has offered to giveaway a *Pretty Pen* to ONE LUCKY Reader! These are so neat and are perfect for back to school! The winner will be able to choose which pen they would like! Check out all the neat color combinations she has to offer at HuckleBerry Pendwyn on Facebook.
HucklyBerry Pendwyn also makes Fun Flops. Look how cool!
 Would you believe she sells these for only $5-$7.50(+s&h)!!
I think it's really cool that she makes matching pens and fun flops! I highly encourage the winner to buy the Fun Flops to match their new Pretty Pen!

Check out these Pretty Pens!

 Enter to win your choice of Pretty Pen using the easy Rafflecopter form below. Open to US AND Canada!Thanks for entering and Good luck!

HuckleBerry Pendwyn has offered one Pretty Pen for a giveaway. All opinions in this giveaway are my own. Thanks a bunch HuckleBerry Pendwyn!

FREE Decorative Nail Shields at Savemore(+free shipping!!)

Today, Savemore is offering a set of Decorative Nail Shields for only $6.00 from Fabulous Nails! If you are new to Savemore you will be given a $10.00 credit when you use this link to register. Using your free credit, you can get these for free!(You'll even have $4 left to use later on) These are getting pretty popular! I haven't used them myself but I hear they are easy to use and last a long time!

L.L. Bean Original junior Backpack in Carnation Lime Fish~ONLY $9.99! FREE SHIPPING!

Originally priced at $24.95, you can pick up this L.L. Bean Original Junior Backpack in Carnation Lime Fish for only $9.99. Slightly smaller than the Original Book Pack, this is the perfect size for a preschooler or possible kindergardener measuring in at 11 oz. 14½”H x 11″W x 6″D. Shipping is FREE.

FREE Sample-Honeysuckle Breast Milk Storage Bags

Go and "Like" Honeysuckle Breast Milk Storage bags on Facebook and fill out the form to receive your free samples!

Why We Love Green: Clean Teen Reads Review and Video Camera Giveaway!...

Why We Love Green: Clean Teen Reads Review and Video Camera Giveaway!...: "*This is a sticky post, please see below for new posts* Photo from Amazon.com It's time to celebrate--we're having our first givea..."

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Magic Bum & Baltic Amber Baby WINNERS! Are you a winner?

I want to thank everyone for taking the time to enter my giveaways! I am excited to announce the winners!

The winner of the 2oz bottle of Magic Bum is...graceInk
Cori and Ben ,amandat And  MamaHunfy!
Congrats to all the winners!! Be sure to enter to win a Rocky Mountain Cloth Diaper! Ends 8/4!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Free Sample-Laderma Foot Balm

Be sure to snag a free sample of Laderma Heel/Foot balm. I know my hubby could really use this! How about yours? Click HERE and look on the left side of the page for "Receive Free Samples" and fill out the easy form. That's it!