GIVEAWAYS

Glass Dharma {free straw!}

Monday, April 7th, 2014

IMG_7841I am in love with glass straws, especially Glass Dharma’s Decorative Dots! My 7 year old loves drinking from a straw. Several years ago, I got tired of throwing out disposable straws and I went on a search for reusable options. That’s when I found Glass Dharma. I was a bit skeptical about glass and a 4 year old, but thought I’d try anyways. The straw is made with borosilicate glass, which is resistant to thermal shock. They can still break, but it isn’t an easy task.

We have only lost 1 straw in 3 years, and all Glass Dharma straws have a life time breakage warranty! Glass Dharma has a variety of sizes in their Simple Elegance collection, Beautiful Bends straw, and my favorite- the Decorative Dots.

1978641_10152038273208733_730470463_nI was sent a gift card from Glass Dharma, so I decided to purchase the Decorative Dots Ice Tea 4 Pack. It comes with 4 straws with a blue dot, amber, green, and red. They have a 5.5mm diameter and are great for most beverages. The Decorative Dots also has the Sipper, Smoothie, and Bubble Tea straw size. You can get the set for $44 or purchase singles for $10-$12.

IMG_7840For Earth Day 2014 Glass Dharma is (has already) giving out over 1000 glass straws!! This is their 6th annual event to bring awareness about alternatives to single use plastics. Here is some info on how you can get your free straw!

“Disposable” plastics have a large impact on our environment and this Earth Day you can learn how easy it is to make different choices to sustain our Planet. GlassDharma’s Earth Day trivia activity went live on March 10th and in the first 24 hours they had over 1000 entries! That’s ok, they are still giving out more! Since they have already reached the first 1000 straws to give away- with free shipping, they are now in the second phase. This is where you will receive a coupon code that can be used on their website for an Earth Day Straw or towards something else with you paying any difference and shipping. Shipping in the US for 1 straw usually is around $3. Inspiring others by example makes a lasting impact that multiplies over time. When you get your straw, show it off!

Be sure to sign up for Glass Dharma’s newsletter, FB, Earth Day FB event page, InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest

BabyElan {daily} Sample Disclosure: The opinions expressed above are honest, accurate, and not encouraged anyway by monetary donations. A sample free of charge was received from said company, as stated within the editorial.

 

 

 

Smart Bottoms {giveaway}

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

I’m a big Smart Bottoms fan. I got to meet the owner Christy last year and after hearing her passion for creating quality cloth diapers, they became my favorite brand. Smart Bottoms has revamped their 3.0 design by adding 2″ to the waist, they removed the hip snap so the diaper will last longer, and named it the 3.1. They just released 3 new Spring colors and I am in love!

 

 

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Smart Bottoms 3.1 fit most babies 10-35 lbs. They are all-in-ones, meaning the liner is attached and can be folded  to customize where your child needs the most absorbency. The liner even has 10 layers of absorbency. Smart Bottoms uses 100% certified organic cotton, so no nasty pesticides or petroleum based fabric will touch your baby’s skin. It takes 6-8 washes to fully prep a Smart Bottoms 3.1.

They are very absorbent and I have yet to have a leak in the year we’ve used them. My 16 month old even sleeps in his.  They are designed with a wide elastic, so it reduces red marks. I have never seen a red mark on his thighs (even when he had chubby legs) but he does get an occasional red mark on his back, but it isn’t deep or uncomfortable at all. 3.1′s have 4 rise settings so they can grow with your child.

I love that the newest 3.1′s are gender neutral. I had to have all 3! My favorite is the Finch which is grey with yellow snaps. 

Finch smart bottomsThere is something about a grey diaper that I can’t resist!

Bloom, green with yellow snaps, came just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

Smart Bottom 3.1

And Rocket, blue with green snaps, is the perfect Spring blue!

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Giveaway: Smart Bottoms would like to give 1 lucky reader a 3.1 of their choice! Fill out the form below and good luck!

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FlipBelt {GIVEAWAY & 10% OFF}

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

As much as I adore going for a run, heading to Yoga, or spending quality time with the machines at the gym…especially as a getaway to do something just for me…I do not like being discontented from the world, from my kids for 2 hours or more. What do you do with your phone, your keys, your credit cards when you work out or head out for a run? Do you leave everything in the car, lock it up in the gym lockers? Emergencies happen and even on a run in my own neighborhood, I like to carry my phone {for music}, my house keys AND ID/money. I don’t know about you though, there is NO room for any of that in my slick to my skin Yoga pants and running shorts.

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Welcome to my world FlipBelt! It’s 2014 people, I don’t know if I will ever be able to not have SOMETHING on me at all times when running. I wish I could be like so many people and just put the woes of the world behind me for an hour or so, leave everything at home and just GO. With 4 kids and a career that never stops, it’s just not possible. Now though, I add the FlipBelt to my attire {you don’t even know it’s there! Looks just like part of my pants} and everything I need is right at my fingers tips.

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What a brilliant concept! My husband even looked at it in awe when it arrived for the first time. He’s the “stay at home daddy” right now so his phone is his life-line to our family. Yet he likes to spend over 2 hrs at the gym every day. When lifting weights and running, where would he put his phone AND his iPod AND the keys to his truck? This little beauty is by far a woman AND a man’s best friend at the gym, in a class, or out on the trails!

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Think about where you would put all that stuff on a long bike ride or walking an amusement park. The FlipBelt has amazing uses outside of just when exercising. No fanny pack for you!! The FlipBelt basically disappears into your outfit and keeps all your valuables in place, right within reach.

DISCOUNT:  10% off with the code BBL

GIVEAWAY: One lucky winner can snag a FlipBelt for their recreational needs! Simply fill out the form below to enter! Good luck to all!

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Canyon Bakehouse {Review & Giveaway}

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

It seems like so many people these days have an intolerance to gluten, soy, or dairy; and even if someone doesn’t have an intolerance, so many people are choosing a gluten free and healthier lifestyle.

What’s hard though, is finding the food that suits your lifestyle. It’s so hard to know what ingredients are what these days, but Canyon Bakehouse breads are made with 100% whole grains and ONLY clean ingredeints. Gone are the days of yoga-mat material in your bread!

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Their products include a great variety too!

  •  7-Grain
  • Cinnamon Raisin
  • Mountain White
  • Deli Rye Style
  • Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Hot Dog Buns
  • Cranberry Crunch Muffins

I’ve had a hard time getting my husband to try gluten free products due to the taste, but we got to try out the Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia, Hamburger Buns, Cinnamon Raisin Bread, and 7-grain bread and so far – even the kids are eating it up! I even froze the hamburger buns to use with some greek chicken burgers I froze for a later date too!

Not only does my family love the taste and the ingredients, but the variety too!

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I love how these breads are also made by a family owned company and all products are :

  • Made in a dedicated gluten free bakery
  • Dairy, nut & soy free
  • GMO-free
  • Family-owned, located in Loveland, Colo.

When I was still breastfeeding my daughter, she was allergic to dairy and soy and let me just say – it was NOT EASY to find dairy and soy free bread! And most of what I did find didn’t have a really big variety, didn’t taste good, or was free one, but not the other.

In a world where what’s in our food is such a scary thing these days, it’s so refreshing to find a company that makes trustworthy products free of all of those toxic ingredients we should stay away from, isn’t it!?

Now you can enter to win your own pack of the same goodies I got that I mentioned above! I bet your kids will eat it up as much as mine do!!

 

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Printcopia Canvas {giveaway}

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Photo canvases have become my newest obsession. I have always had large photo walls with multiple 16×20 prints, and when I learned about canvas prints, I knew I had to try one. Then I ordered a few more from different companies and realized there are some dramatic quality differences in brands. My latest canvas came from Printcopia and I love their museum like quality!

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Printcopia has canvas prints, photo prints, acrylic prints, framed prints, panoramic, and decals. The canvas prints range from 8×8′s- 30×40′s or you can create your own custom size. You can also choose the .75″ wrap or 1.25″ wrap. I personally prefer the thicker 1.25″ wrap and think it is worth the extra cost.

After you choose your size, you then upload your photo from your computer, Instagram, or Facebook. Yes, even Instagram photos will have great quality! You can mirror the image for the wrap, choose a colored border, or stretch the canvas- which if you have the space on the photo is the best option. The canvas comes with a wall mount.

You have the option to change the image to a black and white, sepia, plus they offer retouching features like removing red eye, acne, date stamp, scratches, or enhance colors and brightness for additional charges. The whole process takes maybe 10 minutes to get through and is super simple!

It took almost 3 weeks for production/shipping. So if you are ordering for a birthday or holiday, you should plan ahead.

The canvas print is flawless. It is museum quality and is much better than the photograph. I can’t wait to order more for my canvas wall. Be sure to like Printcopia on Facebook to get free shipping and sign up for their newsletter so you can stay up to date on special offers! They always have great deals going on.

GIVEAWAY: Printcopia would like to offer 1 lucky winner a 8×10 print! Simply fill out the form below- and good luck!

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BabyElan {daily} Sample Disclosure: The opinions expressed above are honest, accurate, and not encouraged anyway by monetary donations. A sample free of charge was received from said company, as stated within the editorial.