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reviewed Winter Solstice. December 29, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
winter solstice
I've always enjoyed knowing what winter solstice is and when it occurs, but that's about all I've ever noticed about it until I started driving to work via a backroad through the country.    …
reviewed Nat & Helen's. December 28, 2010
posted in Windy City Secrets
Nat & Helen's
In the last four months I’ve found out that four of my close friends are pregnant. I’m thrilled to say the least, but it did send me into a bit of tizzy thinking about finding creative and …
reviewed Ecobubs. December 18, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Ecobubs
If you asked me which full stash of cloth diapers I would buy if money was no object, I would say the Ecobubs Wool Pocket Nappy. This is quite simply the best diaper I have ever tried on our baby, hands …
reviewed Journey into Amazing Caves. December 10, 2010
Journey into Amazing Caves
When it comes to caves, I've an amazing appetite for it, just like my passion for Volcanoes and Glaciers. It is that part of the world where I'd hardly venture to, especially the ones featured …
Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe (Madagascar)
I've always been traveling around the world with a thought (or a theme, you might call it) in mind. Look out for things one'd never find in another country. It is the unique factor that make a …
reviewed Earth from Above. December 06, 2010
Earth from Above
This is one of the major advantages of living in a country like China. I got this set of DVDs (4 DVDs and 1 CD) for a mere RMB 61 (equivalent to US$9) and delivered right to my door by DangDang.com, the …
reviewed Gummy Lump. November 20, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Gummy Lump
When I was a little girl I made a house for my dolls on the bookshelves in my room. I made the furniture and even made clothes for my dolls. I guess now that I have a little girl of my own, I am dreaming …
reviewed BikeKidShop.com. November 04, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
BikeKidShop.com
My husband and I love the outdoors. Before our daughter was born we were renting a suburban apartment and had our bikes parked right outside our entry door. We both worked full time but still sought out …
reviewed Bohemme Handmade. October 28, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Bohemme Handmade
We have recently adopted a new member into our family. Baby E has named her Kukala which is the Russian word for doll. I gave her name suggestions, but she'll have none of it - Kukala it is. This …
reviewed VO Knits. October 23, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
VO Knits
I love winter, snow, and sledding. This coming winter I have the extreme pleasure of enjoying it with my toddler. My mission has been to equip her (and myself) with the toastiest winter gear so that …
reviewed Three Sisters All-Natural Cereal. October 15, 2010
posted in Green Living
Three Sisters All-Natural Cereal
Honestly, as of a month ago I had never heard of Three Sisters Cereal. That changed when the company recently contacted me and were nice enough to give me three of their cereals to review. I was very …
reviewed Native Remedies. October 15, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Native Remedies
Our baby girls is 21 months old this month, she's growing so fast! I was thinking of letting her self-wean, but we are really eager to give her a sibling. Of course being pregnant and breastfeeding …
reviewed Boba Organic Carrier. October 12, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Boba Organic
For toddlers and young children, this is about as good as it gets. It's never going to feel fantastic carrying around a child who weighs 30 pounds and up, no matter what carrier you choose. But if …
reviewed Taraluna - Fair Trade, Organic & Gree.... October 06, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Taraluna - Fair Trade, Organic & Green Gifts
Over the past three years my family and I have become more and more aware of what we purchase and how what we buy impacts people around the world. In the past I knew nothing about child labor, sweat …
reviewed Apple Park Picnic Pal Organic Plush M.... October 03, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Apple Park Picnic Pal Organic Plush Monkey
Cute?! Cute can't even begin to describe this little monkey! I completely understand why baby E hugs it for 3 minutes straight and doesn't want to let go! You should have seen my daughter's …
reviewed Littering. September 25, 2010
posted in That's Beat
anti-littering campaign
Working as long as I have in retail, there is one thing that I will never get over.  When you see that shelf for merchandise to go, why do you think it's a place for your GARBAGE?!  I've …
reviewed Dilmah Watte Lover's Leap. September 25, 2010
posted in Tea Time
Dilmah Watte Lover's Leap
I toured the Lover's Leap plantation and processing plant in Sri Lanka in early 2010. They sell to many other resellers.      It's a big operation, but still very simple in …
reviewed Coelacanth - Stainless Steel Water Bo.... September 15, 2010
Coelacanth - Stainless Steel Water Bottle 1000ml-
I had this beautiful water bottle before. However, I had purchased it at a museum, which to replace it would have meant quite a long drive to and from. All that time. All that gas. All that pollution. …
reviewed Dilmah Watte Lover's Leap. September 11, 2010
posted in Tea Time
Dilmah Watte Lover's Leap
   This maker advertises his teas as "ethically grown." Dilmah, founded by Merrill J. Fernando, seeks to revive the tea trade in his native Sri Lanka, and to grow blends that favor …
reviewed Munchie Mug. September 06, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Munchie Mug
Those pesky plastic bags. They seem to accumulate everywhere because my frugal self can't let them go after being used once. My common sense mentality doesn't see why I should keep paying money …
reviewed Organic Merino Wool Baby Blanket. September 03, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Organic Merino Wool Baby Blanket
Since I love wool, I was ecstatic to be sent the Pure-Rest™ Organic Wool Baby Blanket from Naturally Good. This blanket is made from o-wool, which is 100% certified organic merino soft wool grown …
reviewed Emani Minerals. August 30, 2010
posted in Green Living
Emani Minerals
All of the major beauty brands have had it too easy for far too long. They put whatever they want, including untested chemicals, into makeup that us girls just can't live without. For a while we were …
reviewed ScooterBees. August 26, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
ScooterBees
Baby E is a shoe addict, she just doesn't know it yet. She likes to try on different shoes. I try to have one or two good pairs of shoes for her to wear each season. That's better than having …
reviewed Yoreganics. August 20, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Yoreganics
I share a lot in common with Kim, the owner of Yoreganics. Not only are we both mothers, but we are also Interior Designers and green and simple living advocates. I am excited to have tried her wonderful …
reviewed Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking.... August 08, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies
Our 18 month old baby E has been very picky at meal time lately. I was running out of steam on ideas about what and how to feed her. We were basically stuck with the same 10 to 15 meal variations and …
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