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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.

Thats some Freedom for me...when the kids want to mop

That's some Freedom for me...when the kids want to mop

GIVEAWAY CLOSED This new Libman Freedom Spray Mop came just in time to help me stick with my goal for using more eco-friendly items around the house. So far, we have done really well eating organically and I have changed over many of our personal care items and cleaning items around the house. While I use my steam cleaner for many of the floors, the Libman Freedom Spray Mop is very light and easy to use quickly—and I can fill it with my homemade cleaners. That helps me be more green!

To be very honest, I am loving changing over my cleaners. I am someone who is very sensitive to scent but somehow I never realized how much the cleaners with very strong smells bothered me and made me hate cleaning. Now that I am using a mixture of vinegar and water for almost everything, I actually like cleaning. Seriously. I am having a bit of fun adding in essential oils or baking soda…just trying different things to see what works best for us.

This new product from Libman offers:

  • Freedom to choose any cleaning solution you want to put in: Your favorite cleaner, plain water, environmentally friendly solution etc. Removable bottle for easy filling.
  • Freedom from costly and wasteful disposable pads reusable microfiber pad can be machine washed up to 50 times. Safe on all flooring surfaces.
  • Freedom from batteries– trigger sprayer allows you to control how much liquid is coming out. Just grab and go, no heavy messy buckets to lug around.
  • Quality manufactured in the USA (Arcola, IL) by a 4th generation family owned company.
  • Sold fully assembled in the mop and broom section of your favorite store

The Freedom Spray Mop is available at retailers nationwide with a suggested retail price of $19.99 to $24.99. You can also go to the Libman site for a $5 Rebate coupon

You can also win one! Libman has offered to giveaway a Freedom Spray Mop

Mandatory Entry: tell me what feature you like best about this new Libman Mop

Additional Entries:

I will choose a winner on 10/20. Giveaway is for USA and Canada only. Please remember to leave a way for me to contact you in your comments!

I received a Libman Freedom Spray Mop for the purpose of my review. I am a reviewer for the Mom Bloggers Club.

Our Green Living Journey

Heather —  July 27, 2010
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I just wanted to let you know that I am adding a page about green living to my site.

We are an eco-friendly family, trying our best to be more organic and green…and healthy.

We first decided to go organic suddenly, after reading the book, The Conscious Kitchen. This was in April, 2010.

We now totally use organic foods. I am just a pretty normal mom, who does not have a farm or garden (I wish I did!) Maybe next year…a garden. I am learning as I go! So far, I have been able to change our lifestyle using resources in our area. My family loves the changes and all the children are even cooking more and paying attention to the quality of the foods they are eating.

Read my first post about going organic.

I have posted about, and WHOLLY recommend the below companies. Read my posts about:

Earth Mama, Angel Baby

Peter Rabbit Organics

I also plan to be adding more green information and links on my site.

The Green Mom Review
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Join me in Going Green! I will be doing more organic living tips. Let me know if you have any questions I can answer about our journey…or if you have any advice for me!