Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Green Review and Giveaway #2 -Eco-Me Natural Scrub Cleanser


So sorry this is late...work has been getting busy and today was one of those days and on top of it my Mom was in town. I had a lot going on!

On with business....

SURPRISE a Green Cleaner! I told you I am obsessed! This time I was fortunate enough to be able to try a wonderful Scrub Cleanser from Eco-Me

This product is different from others I have tried, you mix it your self. It comes with everything you need. The container, baking soda, vinegar and essential oil all you add is a little water!

I was excited to use this on my bath tub. I thought it might be a good idea to mix it over the tub...we all remember the volcano's from science class in grade school? Baking soda and vinegar foam! This step needs to be done VERY SLOWLY! Of course at first it was not slow enough, so I was glad I had the foresight to mix it over the tub. Other then that mixing it was a breeze.

As for the cleaning...it did a great job and it smelled wonderful. It did not even leave a lot of white baking soda residue, which I do not like. This is another reason I tried it in my tub....what little that was left behind washed off in the next shower.

From their Web site:

At Eco-Me, we’re concerned about how toxins are affecting lives and the world around us. Because of this, we are committed to sharing the latest research with you. Read the eye-opening information below and make sure to head to our Household Safety section to learn more. Also, check back to find the latest information about our company and discover compelling research about topics that affect every one of us. After all, isn’t it time to change the way we clean our environment, homes and bodies?

Any chemical is toxic if you ingest enough of it. The government has set benchmarks for toxicity and a product is generally considered not toxic if the lethal dose is greater than 5 grams per kilogram of body weight (2 ounces for a 25 lb child or 12 ounces for a 150 lb adult). Warning labels on containers refer only to toxic hazards from ingestion, but most products are absorbed through inhalation and skin absorption. Labels that have the following statements should be removed from your house as they pose a risk to your health: “Do not induce vomiting”–“Corrosive - rinse skin immediately”—“fatal if swallowed”–“Danger”–“Poison”

How do you clean your home? Remember that when you spray a chemical solution onto a surface a small percentage is left behind as well as emitted into the air. Use Eco-Me Home Kits to clean your home without any chemicals and still remove up t0 99% bacteria and germs!

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and acts like a giant sponge. When you take a bath, are you soaking in left over cleaners? Have you ever coughed or gagged after using a spray product, broken out in a rash for unknown reasons, have your eyes ever watered and become red and itchy upon entering a room after if was cleaned with chemical based products? Most people answer yes to these questions and find it shocking how many chemicals are stored and used daily in their homes. But, the good news is that you can choose complete natural cleaning products by choosing Eco-Me.

The nice people at Eco-Me have given me one element "kit" of their Natural Scrub Cleanser for one of my lucky readers

Here are the rules:
Open to US residents only....sorry peeps up north! If you do not have a blog LEAVE YOUR EMAIL! I need to be able to contact to you if you win.

Do all....do one.... you chose!

1) Go to their web site and tell me what you would be interested in trying
2) Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this contest, post link
3) Follow me on blogger
4) Add my NEW button

Giveaway ends Tuesday April 7th at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will be chosen by random number integer. Winner will be sent email and will have 48 hours to respond otherwise another winner will be chosen.

Thank you and good luck! Look for Giveaway #3 and don't forget about Giveaway #1 HERE

Monday, March 30, 2009

WINNERS of geomio Bamboo Towelettes

I am so bad!!! I drew the winners but forgot to post! I think i am still on vacation!!!

Emails have been sent and winners have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Check out my other Green Giveaway...there will be one posted daily this week!!!

#62 Anonymous said...
Hi I forgot to leave my email. I love the Bamboo Classic Cardigan!

#2 mail4rosey said...
I love the bamboo runners (socks) and the baby hat!

Green Review and Giveaway #1 -Better Life Cleaning Products


Hi and welcome...I had a very relaxing spring break and now I am ready to jump back into the daily grind! This week I will be having a full week of Green/Natural products reviews and giveaways. I am so excited for this so check back daily!

Now on to today's review....Better Life Green Cleaning Products.

You may have figured this out already but I am addicted to Green Cleaning products, all of them. I have been so lucky to have been able to try some fabulous products all wonderful and yet different. So of course I was excited when these great Green products arrived on my door step.

First a little from their web site::

The Soylent Green reference aside, people are our most valuable resource. Why would anybody make a product that isn’t safe for us? Better Life blends highly specialized surfactants made from sugar, starch, and amino acids — all safe stuff. You’ll never see sulfates, ethoxylates, fragrances, dyes, or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as glycol ethers and alcohols in our products. VOCs vaporize, entering the air we breathe. They’re triggers for respiratory problems, nausea, headaches, and skin irritation, and contribute to many more ailments.

We screen hundreds of ingredients, choosing only the ones that are both effective, and have the fastest, most complete biodegradability profiles. All of our products have rapid biodegradation profiles. Over 99% of the ingredients we use are natural or derived from natural, renewable resources, and the formulas have no aquatic or terrestrial toxicity (making for some very happy amphibians). We use no nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) because it messes with the reproductive systems of marine life — and kids love fish and frogs.

With all the harsh chemicals gone, you’d wonder how Better Life products perform. Our products are setting the standard for green cleaning products. That’s not just a claim; we can back it up. As for traditional solvent-based cleaners? Bring ’em on. Yup, even without solvents, silicones, VOCs, ethoxylates, petroleum–based ingredients, or harsh surfactants they really do work better. Better technologies. Better thinking. Better chemistry. Better solutions. That’s what Better Life’s about.

**A percentage of our profits go to non–profit organizations who share our vision and passion for monk–like cleanliness in our houses, lives and planet.

All of their products are GLUTEN FREE!!!!!

Here is what the generous folks at Better Life sent me to try:

Simply Floored....I was very excited to try this product as we have a lot of hard wood floors in our house and I have tried other Green floor products and have not been overly thrilled. They cleaned them but left them looking dull and a bit sticky/tacky. This was NOT the case with this product. I am in love with it! It did a fabulous job cleaning my floors and left them nice and streak free and not sticky/tacky at all, I will be ordering this from them on a regular basis for sure!

The next product had me just as excited as the Simply floored...Even the Kitchen Sink

I normally just use baking soda to scrub out my sink but we all know that it can leave that White "film" if not rinsed good enough. Well rinsing too long uses a lot of water! Not good! So when I tried this I was so excited that it not only made my stainless steal kitchen sink sparking clean it rinsed off fast and did not leave the white residue that Baking Soda does. It is very gentle but powerful, I loved it!

Next was....what-EVER!

A wonderful all purpose cleaner. I used this in my kitchen on the counters and my black appliances and in my bathroom it work great. And smelled wonderful, I tried the Clary Sage and Citrus scent.

Then I gave this to a friend to try as i do not have babies and they do....2am Miracle

My friends we very exited to try this and they have a new baby and we all know that as cute as they are they can be a bit stinky and messy! They said this was a great product and cleaned up their sweet little girls spit up with no problem and it even took the smell out. They love this product!!

All in all I have to say I was very impressed with their products. Now for the fun part the giveaway.....

The wonderful people at Better Life are giving one of my lucky readers 1 of everything I reviewed...YES!!! You read that Correctly one winner will receive:

Simply Floored
Even the Kitchen Sink
what-EVER !
2am Miracle


How to enter-leave comment for each thing you do....
1)Go to Better Life and look around and tell me one thing you found interesting
2)Grab my new button
3)Follow me on Twitter and Tweet, leave link
4)Follow me on blogger

Giveaway ends at 11:59PM CST on Monday April 6th.

Thank you and good luck!!!!

Until tomorrow...keep it Green!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Green things to come...

I am on Spring break this week!!! Yippie....my hubby and I are going out of town for a few days WITHOUT children...yes you read that correctly. I am so excited!

With that said next week, starting Monday March 3oth, will be a WHOLE WEEK of Green reviews and some super fab giveaways!

Until then.....keep it green!!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

WINNERS of Simple Pure Clean

We have the winners of my Simple Pure Clean giveaway. They have been sent emails and have 48 hours to respond!

lilyk said...
The Lavender Linen Water looks very interesting!


lisalmg said...
I would love to try the Hardwood Floor cleaner! This would be a huge help in our home!


Green Review and Giveaway-geomio Bamboo Towelette

Hi and welcome....I am finally posting this! I usually post my Green giveaways on Tuesday but work has been CRAZY and I have been sick, not the best combination!

So on to the reason you stopped by my blog....

I was thrilled to be able to try this AWESOME product from geomio

What is it you ask? Well...it is a 100% bamboo disposable BIODEGRADABLE towelette! That little disk when combined with a little water turns into this....

An 11x30 towel that has oh so many uses! This towelette rocked! I used it for wiping down my kitchen counters and I used another one when I cleaned out my car. They can be used over and over until they fall apart. I have been using them for about a week now and I have yet to toss one. Of course they can also be used to wipe off you little persons dirty face, or dry it! I can even see using them with my face cleaner, they are that soft! There are endless uses for this wonderful earth friendly product!

From their web site:

We are justifiably proud of this compact towelette because it has so many uses! Weighing just 1/3 of an ounce when dry, it opens up to be a whopping 11" x 30" by adding just a little water. That's like getting 3 paper towels. Unlike paper towels, these are reusable and unbleached. The non-woven 100% bamboo fiber is really strong, so you can use it again and again. This sustainable towelette is undyed, unbleached with no alcohol or fragrances. It's a pure, natural material that will decompose after use, unlike most wipes. PACK OF 10 so you can keep one in your car, gym bag, purse, baby bag, etc.

Thanks to geomio I have 2 10 packs of this fabulous product to giveaway! There will be 2 winners!!!!!

Here are the rules:

Leave comment for each you do. Giveaway is open to USA and Canada only sorry my over seas friends! If you do not have a blog please please please leave an email so I can contact you if you win!!!

Giveaway ends on SUNDAY March 29th at 11:59 CDT Winner will be chosen by random number generator...Good luck to all! Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or another will be chosen.

1) Go to geomio and look around (they have some really nice stuff made out of bamboo and other natural fibers) Tell me what you like!
2) Follow me on Twitter
3) Follow me on blogger
4) Tweet this contest and leave link in comment
5) Grab my NEW button

Good luck and until next week.....keep it Green!!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Hi All and thank you so much for stopping by my little piece of the Internet! I have been doing Tuesday's Green Tips for almost 9 months now and I have decided to change it to.....Green Tuesday's. Now I know today is Wednesday...I have been a tad under the weather and trying to will myself to feel better. Right now I am pumped up on tea and I just used the Neti pot..icky!

So with that said....I will be posting the Giveaway and review later tonight only because I need to rest for a texting party! What do you ask? Here is the deal.......my good friend Carlton Thompson is in the top 10 of Milwaukee, WI's version of American Idol. This is huge!!! If he wins he gets to perform at Summerfest the biggest music festival in the WORLD held in Milwaukee WI! Will you vote for him???

Here is how...if you do not live in Milwaukee area you can listen on the web @ 9:00 PM CT on Kiss FM.


Two songs will be played on air during the 9pm (CT) hour with Brett Andrews—“Roots” being one of them. Following the completion of the last song, vote for “Roots” in any of the three following ways

CALL TO: (414) 799-1037

TEXT TO: 68255 (After both songs are played, the DJ will reveal what keyword to text for each contestant IF YOU FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER I WILL TWEET THE KEYWORD!!!!!!

***You may call in and text your vote as many times as possible***

VOTE ONLINE: Voting online requires registration into the KISS Klub. Membership is free! Kiss Klub members will be permitted to vote online once per night.

To become a kiss club member, go to KISS FM and click on the I Want to Register Now link. All you have to do is provide your first and last name and several other bits of information.

Voting closes @ 9:55pm CT

If you do vote let me know!!!! You will get an automatic 10 extra entries to my next Green giveaway that will be posted later tonight!!!!

I am counting on you my blogging peeps!!!!

Thank you in advance!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tuesday's Green Tip...not today sorry

I am TOO sick to post tonight. I will be posting another Green review and giveaway tomorrow!!! Here is a clue....bamboo.

See you tomorrow!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Random Thoughts

I think I am sick...No I know I am sick. I have a fever or 100.7 I feel a sinus infection coming on...CRAP. I have a SUPER DUPER busy day at work tomorrow...why am I sick? Why am I blogging when I should be sleeping?

Here are some random thoughts from a sick woman.....

Why does my 5 year old argue with me when I tell him "We absolutely DO NOT have Boy Scout Cookies?"

Why does my husband mess up the bathroom right after I cleaned it? Can't he see how shinny sparkling clean it is? Does he not see that there are NO OTHER ITEMS OF CLOTHING on the floor? Why does he leave his underwear 1 foot from the laundry shoot?

Why has winter been so damn long? It is finally warming up but I live in Wisconsin and do not trust it.

Why does my 11 year old insist on NOT wearing his belt to school when it is part of his uniform? Why does he not understand that I get upset when the teacher is sending home notes saying he is not in uniform?

Why do they have to wear belts as part of the uniform?

Why was Medium a repeat tonight?

and my last thought for the evening...

Why is AIG giving out OUR money to their employees as million dollar bonuses????

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Quotable Sunday

Welcome....want to participate in quotable Sunday? Great, then head on over to Toni and see how!

This week I have been in quite the witty/sarcastic mood. Not sure what has gotten into me! So in honor of my wittiness here are some witty quotes!!

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
- Albert Einstein

"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit"
- Shakespeare

"If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done"
- Anonymous

"It usually takes a long time to find a shorter way"
- Anonymous

"Never argue with a fool. Someone watching may not be able to tell the difference"
- Anonymous

"All jobs are easy to the person who doesn't have to do them"
- Holt's Law

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Test from my iPhone

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, March 13, 2009

Off to buy a lottery ticket??

I am a REALTOR, some of you may know that about me. As you know the market has been hit hard and this winter was SO SLOW for me, it sucked. Ahhh...but things are picking up, I have a new buyer and 2 new listings, YIPPIE!!! I am excited. Now if it would just warm up here!

OK.......Lets talk about those listings....

Listing 1 house number is 1313 and I am listing it on 3/18

Listing 2 house number is 1818 and I listed it on 3/13

WEIRD???? Seriously WHAT ARE THE CHANCES???? Do you think I should play the lottery???

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Juicybag winner!!

The magic number generator picked #2 and here is our winner!

Deborah said...
Tweet! http://twitter.com/AsTheNight/status/1272832124

Congrats Deborah, I sent you an email!

A big big thank you to all who entered! Keep your eyes out for more great Green giveaways!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesday's Green Tip - Review and Giveaway


Hello and welcome to this week's Green Tip and giveaway. I am posting late today as the last few days have been crazy busy at work, which for me is AWESOME being a Real Estate agent. If you are here for the first time go ahead and look around you might just like what you see!

I am thinking of changing Tuesday's Green Tip to Green Tuesday. I am now doing green product reviews and giveaways and those are not really tips however I will not be doing giveaways every week forever, or will I??? I would love your input!

Now on to why you stopped by. Today I will be reviewing Simple Pure Clean products, an all natural, never tested on animals woman owned company!

From their web site:

All natural cleaning products, containing
the power of plant and vegetable based
ingredients with pure essential oils
added for their cleaning properties and
aromatherapy health benefits for you
and your family. We add PURE essential
oils for their effective cleaning
properties, not just for their scent.

Many common household cleaners
today can contain potentially dangerous
toxins that can lead to illness, fatigue,
and disease. Businesses, hospitals,
and schools are switching to our
environmentally safe, effective
cleaners to increase health among
family members, clients, and employees
while decreasing disposal costs of
traditional household toxins and
preserving our environment.

These arrived just in time to clean my husband's bathroom, YICK! OK, it is not that bad but he does not clean it as often as he should, I use it only if I have to. So this was a good test for these products.

He used the Bathroom Cleaner

He was impressed, it cleaned the sink and counter top with little effort and left it shinny clean! He then diluted some with a little water (in case it was sticky, he does that with all cleaners) and attacked the floor. Left them nice and clean with no sticky residue. I tried some undiluted on the main bathroom floor and again it was not sticky at all.

He then used the Glass Cleaner

Again he was impressed left the mirrors clean and totally streak free.

That was the end of his testing of the products they sent me to review, now it was my turn! I also received their All Purpose Cleaner.

I used this on my kitchen counters and just like the other products it worked beautifully and left my counters nice and clean. I also used it to clean the inside of my refrigerator and just like the counters it left it sparking clean.

I also tried their Natural Air Freshener in Lavender

All I can say is that I LOVE this stuff and will be ordering some from them soon, I am almost out.

We both agreed that these products are great. Not only are they all natural, non toxic, biodegradable and earth, kid and pet friendly they are excellent cleaning products and we highly recommend them.

They have a full line of all natural products including natural baby products, personal care products, other cleaning products and of course the ones I reviewed.

Now for the giveaway.....There will be 2 winners! Each winner will receive 1 All Purpose Cleaner, 1 Glass Cleaner, 1 Bathroom Cleaner PLUS one winner will also receive a Citrus Air Natural Freshener and the other winner will receive a Peppermint Natural Air Freshener.

Now for the rules....PLEASE READ RULES CAREFULLY. There are 3 ways to enter. If you DO NOT have a blog please leave an email so I can contact you if you win. This contest is only open to US residents only, sorry. Giveaway ends on Thursday March 19th at NOON CST. Winner will be chosen by random number generator and will be contacted by email. They will have 48 hours to respond before I choose another winner.

1)Go to Simple Pure Cleans Website and tell me what product you would like and comment

2)Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this contest post link and comment

3) Add my NEW button to your blog and comment, if you have a button as well I will add you to my blog!

One more thing don't forget about my other green giveaway HERE ending this Thursday March 12th at NOON CST.

Thank you and good luck! Until next week...keep it Green

Monday, March 9, 2009

Look around...like what you see????

Welcome to my blog "makeover" I love it! There are a few kinks that need to be worked out, I have a feeling it is something that I am doing wrong.

I have to give credit where credit is due...a HUGE THANK YOU to Sara at Subjective Beauty.

She listened to EXACTLY what I wanted , the first draft was EXACTLY what I asked for but neither one of us cared for it. She did not say anything until I said I did not care for it! She did what I asked even though she was not thrilled with it. It was after that I said you go for it girl and just like magic it was BEAUTIFUL, more so then I had imagined, obviously! So if you are in need of a blog redo Sara is your gal! She is so super easy to work with. Head on over to her blog and check out her portfolio. You will be impressed.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Winner of Seventh Generation Giveaway

Thank you all who entered!!!

The winner is:

royaldixie said...
Yum! Grapefruit cleaner! I would love to win!


She has been contacted and has replied! Check out my other green giveaways by clicking on the giveaway tab on my blog.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Tuesday's Green Tip and Giveaway


This weeks green tip. What do you do with all those juice pouches your children inhale, I mean drink? I always felt bad about throwing them out so I resorted to not purchasing them all that often, only for lunches. Well Helen a RN a wife and a mother came up with the best solution.

Have you ever heard that saying "Ones mans trash is another mans treasure". OK I know you have, so now think "One family's trash is another woman's treasure" and you will have Helen from juicybags. Her creations are nothing short of genius. She takes used juice pouches and turns them into bags, purses and wallets! To make it even better she also uses upcycled denim. How cool is that? I just think it is the coolest! Never would I have thought of that!

Helen has an etsy store juicybags, you have to check it out, you will love all of it. In fact you are going to have to visit her store if you want to enter to win this..........

A super cute tote made from Kool Aid Jammers pouches and denim. Perfect for everything from a grocery tote or a beach tote or a large purse. What ever you choose to use this as I can guarantee people will ask where you got it from!

Now before I tell you about the rules to enter to win this super fab bag I have to you about a special project Helen is doing.

Right now, she is planning for her Weekend to End Breast Cancer walk in August. She will be walking 60 km(37.28 miles)in 3 days and needs to raise a minimum of $2000 for the cause. So in order to help her raise the money needed she has set up auction's at Triage From Home! Go look around things are changing all the time! Support Helen and her efforts to help find a cure for Breast Cancer.

Now to the rules of entry...Please leave comment for each entry. ENDS ON THURSDAY MARCH 12th at NOON.

1) Go visit Helen's etsy store and tell me what you like and leave in comment
2)Follow me on twitter
3) Tweet about this giveaway and post link in comment
4) For 5 extra entries you must bid on one of Helen's auctions! Leave 5 separate comments saying you did so and what item.

This contest is open to residents of the US and Canada. Open to all. LEAVE YOUR EMAIL if I do not have a way to contact you how will I tell you you won? If you have a blog I can contact you through that. Winner will be chosen by random number generator and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise I will choose another winner,

Thank you and good luck......Until next week....keep it Green!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Quotable Sunday

Hi all and happy Sunday! It is time for Quotable Sunday....want to join? Just head on over to the ever popular Toni and play along. It is really that simple!
This week my quotes are about government. It does not matter who you voted for we all know that our government sometimes does not know what is right for us. I just want to make it clear that I am not picking sides ....today at least. Enjoy!

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidise it. -- Ronald Reagan

The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad. It might be worth it except they keep coming back! -- Will Rogers

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P. J. ORourke

Bush gave an interview and he said people will vote for him because 'They've seen me weep, they’ve seen me laugh, and they’ve seen me hug.' These are the same qualifications for a Tickle Me Elmo. -- Bill Maher

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare.
-- Daniel Patrick Moynihan (as quoted in NY Times, Mar 2, 1976)

If you can't convince them, confuse them.
-- Harry S. Truman

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