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Ok. So now I have gotten into my Fall routine. It’s mainly teach, shop, cook, try to stay healthy, have a bit of fun…repeat.

If you are like me…you are probably ready for a break—a bit of a regroup, as we head into the Winter and all the Holidays!

I totally recommend taking a bit of time for yourself, mama, and find some little changes you can make that will nurture your body and spirit as the days get colder. And, I have a treat from the perfect spot to buy eco-friendly baby products- Ecomom. (They have cool stuff for moms, too)

This Fall, I have struggled with our going organic thing—I am still very committed to it and determined to feed my family pure, healthy things. I am proud that my cooking and shopping has changed dramatically.

I am also excited that a my green lifestyle is actually becoming a habit and I am starting to internalize some of these ideas—to the point where I am taking better care of myself.

Lately,  I do not have to run and get the computer and “the recipe” to make a little sugar scrub for the shower—I will squeeze a bit of lemon and mix in some olive oil and make a little paste with my organic sugar. It works so well and smells heavenly.

I use a deodorant that is a spray of mineral salts. My Happy Mama Spray is still not giving me a headache….and I am oh, so in love with my Terralina skincare stuff…so much so that I finally went ahead and tossed my Clinique!

My newest luxury is to have a cup of green tea while I let my Farmaesthetics Rosehips and Clay Mint mask set. Who knew going organic could be such a pleasure?

EcoMomLogo1I found this mask on the Ecomom site, while I was looking for something that would be gentle and relaxing as a special treat for me…I looked on Ecomom, as I like their motto that:

“Healthy living doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Small steps matter, and make a big difference.” Ecomom says they “ Make it Easy.” And they did!

I was so glad I got the mask…the simple blend of organic ingredients did clear and smooth my skin. Technically, this may be called “decongesting the skin” but whatever…it felt great! I also loved the charming bottle. Here is a bit about the mask:

100% natural Vitamin C infusion and extraction mask to purify and decongest the skin.

A potent blend of organically grown peppermint leaves and rosehips, working together with kaolin clay, to wick away oil and bring down inflammation. Especially good for minimizing pore size and spot-treating breakouts.

Peppermint also cools the skin, settling irritation; while organic rosehips, nature’s most potent source of vitamin C, infuses the skin with restorative benefits in it’s most accessible whole herb form.

Nature’s perfect mask to decongest, deeply cleanse the skin, cool and calm all skin types.

Anyway, I really recommend changing things up and taking a bit of time for yourself to try some new things. Try a bit of homemade sugar scrub…dump some of those overly scented products!

I want to share some of this organic fun I’m having with you. I was so pleased that Ecomom offered to do a giveaway towards a product on her site.

There are tons of wonderful products for eco-concious moms showcased on Ecomom, from beauty to toys to clothing and gifts—all eco-friendly, all safe for your family. I love just browsing around the site, the photos make me want to try all kinds of new things and the prices are excellent—many of the items can be found elsewhere—but for more money.

Ecomom has daily and weekly specials and free shipping over $50. They also have a neat thing, called EcoPass—this is an annual membership of $99. The EcoPass gives you free shipping, a 15% discount on every order and advance notice on special deals.

One reader will win a $15 Gift Certificate to Ecomom!

You can also use code SBBL665 to get 15% off your first order. (Good until Nov. 30th)

For the mandatory entry, visit Ecomom and tell me what you would buy.

For additional entries, you can:

I will choose a winner on 11/9. Giveaway is for USA and Canada only. Please remember to leave a way for me to contact you in your comments!

I was provided with the mask from ecomom for the purpose of my review. I received no additional compensation and I have given my honest opnion.

Some Winners!!

Heather —  October 1, 2010

ultimate-lgHi all! This has been a crazy couple of weeks and I have tons to blog about and another set of giveaways I think are great…and may help you get a jumpstart on Holiday shopping. In the next few days, I’ll get all that up!

Meanwhile, I owe you a couple of giveaway winners….

For the Terralina – Barbara M!!

For the Flexi-8 Hair Accessories – Glogirl!!

For the Amish Book of Proverbs – Amy V!!

I am in the process of notifying winners:)

I wish I could give everyone one! But as I cannot, I can tell you there is a deal on Terralina’s site. Right now they have a buy 1 get 1 free sale and free shipping on orders over $30. You can also use coupon code MAMABUZZ10 for 10% off your total order. Terralina online

For the Flexi-8, you can purchase at: www.flexi8.comUse coupon code 543626, to get your choice of either 10% off or Buy 4 Flexi-8″s and receive the 5th FREE

I also still have the CSN $35 code giveaway running.

And, I have one giveaway that will make a FANTASTIC Christmas gift for a daughter …or granddaughter…niece…I felt so lucky to be able to review this for our daughter, and she loves it, but I had to go ahead and give it to her for the review photos! So, definitely check back for that if you have a little girl on your holiday list…


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Sponsored by Tomoson.comI have always adored putting my hair up. I love the look of up-dos and just feel more put together and more comfortable with my hair up. I enjoy getting new hair items. Lately, though, I’d been doing the lazy updo—a quick twist into a claw type thing or a bun using one of my daughter’s bands. How sad is that?

When I saw a photo of the Flexi8, I was curious about it. They look very attractive and seemed to have tons of styles and sizes. I thought if they worked, they would also make nice little gifts for my girls…

The Flexi 8 was invented by a husband and wife team and on their site they describe them as:

a completely unique, flexible barrette that holds thick, thin, curly, straight, fine and coarse hair. The Flexi 8 comes in a variety of sizes and hundreds of ever changing styles. Flexi 8 uses an ingenious patented locking mechanism to secure it in your hair. It’s such an attractive and unique accessory for your hair, once you try the Flexi 8, LOOK OUT! (you’re in love).

They were right. I really like these. These give me a dressy, delicate looking style, while the Flexi8 is sturdy enough to keep my hair in place all day. I like the flexibility—the design does not look flexible, but it is (I guess that’s the Flexi part…) It does not hurt my head and they come in beautiful designs. I love the silver type I received, but with my red hair, I’m looking to buy a few in gold—like this one:

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Or this one:

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They have some beautiful ideas for hair styles with the Flexi8 page. The Flexi8 comes in 6 sizes, and you will want to check out the sizing charts to get the correct size for your hair type and your style.

You can purchase Flexi-8 at www.flexi8.com.

Use coupon code 543626, to get your choice of either10% off or Buy 4 Flexi-8″s and receive the 5th FREE!

And, I get to giveaway 2 Flexi-8s to one winner!

Mandatory Entry: Go to www.flexi8.com and watch the video for sizing, and then comment on which size you will need.

Additional Entries:

  • Tell me which design you like and why
  • Follow Faith, Family and Fun in Reader
  • Follow Faith, Family and Fun in Google Friend Connect
  • Follow me on Twitter @ quinnschilling (+2)
  • Follow Faith, Family and Fun on Facebook
  • Share this giveaway! (+3) If you publicly Tweet, Facebook share or blog about this giveaway, give yourself 3 additional entries. (Please give yourself a separate comment for each—total of 9 extra entries just for sharing🙂
  • You CAN Tweet once daily for more entries.

I will choose a winner on 10/1. Giveaway is for USA and Canada only. Please remember to leave a way for me to contact you in your comments.

I received samples of the Flexi8 for my review. I have given my opinion.

This Product Was a Free Giveaway

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Want to feel clean, natural and pampered?

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The Terralina Ultimate Collection.

One word to describe Terralina products? The word would be soothing. Heavenly, even.

I am a redhead with ultra sensitive skin. If I am not careful, I can have flare-ups of rosacea, even break outs. I have the type of skin that will often hurt, sting…burn when I use skincare products. I learned a long time ago to stick with one particular product.

As I began to learn more about natural options, I became more and more concerned about what was IN my product. I knew my skin became sore and irritated by scents and heavy lotions, but I did not know too much about what WAS good for my skin.

Enter Terralina.

The founders of Terralina originally created their company while looking for ways for pregnant moms to be good to their skin, believing that:

“What goes onto your skin, goes into your body”

Moms are so smart.

This quest for healthier options led to the Terralina line of skincare products. With ingredients like olive and vitamin E, Terralina is naturally formulated to be antioxidant rich, without harmful ingredients (like parabens, PEGs, silicone, mineral oils, ethoxylates, glycols, acrylates, or artificial fragrance). I found it really interesting to look through their Natural Beauty Ingredient Glossary.

I received The Terralina Ultimate Collection for review and I have been using this for a little over a month.

As someone with rosacea, I am not supposed to use exfoliators in general. But every once in a while, I just really want to exfoliate! So, when I first received my Terralina, the exfoliant was the first product I looked at. I tried a teeny bit and absolutely loved the light granules. The scent was also light. I went ahead and used it and felt so much smoother and just cleaner. After several weeks of use, my pores are smaller, my face is clearer and my skin is so soft.

I try to use all the other products just at night, such as the facial cleanser and toner. They are so pleasant, I find myself drawn to them in the morning as well—the textures and scents are both relaxing and refreshing and do not dry out my skin at all.

I especially love the facial moisturizer. The moisturizer contains olive oil and white tea and with my fair and dry skin, my moisturizer is the most important part of my beauty routine. Terralina’s facial moisturizer has a whipped texture that just smooths into my skin with a light fragrance. My skin feels so hydrated and supple. The body lotion has a similar effect on my skin and using the body lotion is such a treat on my shaved legs.

I felt like my skin felt and looked better. And, I feel good that I am using more natural products. But the best thing? One morning my husband asked:

“What are you doing differently? Your skin looks great—it feels great, too.”

Who knew the body lotion could be so sexy!

You can buy Terralina online. Right now they have a buy 1 get 1 free sale and free shipping on orders over $30. You can also use coupon code MAMABUZZ10 for 10% off your total order.

And….Thanks to Terralina, I get to giveaway one Terralina Ultimate Collection!

($138 value, US only).

For the mandatory entry, please tell me what Terralina product you would love to use. Read more about the Terralina Ultimate Collection.

For additional entries:

  • Like Terralina on Facebook
  • Follow Faith, Family and Fun in Reader
  • Follow Faith, Family and Fun in Google Friend Connect
  • Follow me on Twitter @ quinnschilling
  • Follow Faith, Family and Fun on Facebook
  • Share this giveaway! If you publicly Tweet, Facebook share or blog about this giveaway, give yourself 3 additional entries. (Please give yourself a separate comment for each—total of 9 extra entries just for sharing🙂
  • You CAN Tweet once daily for more entries.

Don’t forget to leave your email in case you are the winner! I will choose a winner September 28, 2010.

I received the Terralina Ultimate Collection from Terralina LLC through MamaBuzz for the purpose of review. I have given my honest opinion.