Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I've seen a couple blogs that have posted reviews or giveaways about them, I even entered a few (but didn't win), now I have the chance to review for them and do a giveaway in the future (maybe closer to the holidays).
I can't believe all the awesome stuff they have- something for everyone. From beds to shoes to wall sconces they have everything.
Over 200 stores to choose from.
So much that I'm not sure what to review. I'm looking at storage cubes, a platform bed, an ottoman, a toaster over, shoes (LOL), possibly a nice desk (I could use a new one).
There is just sooo much to choose from it is just unbelievable.
This is a great place to shop for wedding gifts, birthday presents, graduation gifts, and more. It's also a great place to find stuff for college bound kids (I'm looking at that stuff too since my oldest starts college in the fall).
So I am off to find something to review.
Be sure to check back for the review and future giveaway information.
The Racktrap comes in a Fashion Three pack of Lace ($15.95) and a sweat proof sport version with Velcro closure ($9.95).
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Have you ever dreamed of traveling around the world? Of visiting exotic locations and immersing yourself in that world, not as a tourist but as a participant in the culture?
Shakti may be just what you've been dreaming of.
Shakti is a unique travel experience in India- you travel there and stay in one of the beautiful villages they have to offer.
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Turtle Mats are manufactured by one of the world's largest and most eco-friendly textile groups which has achieved carbon negative status by planting one million trees every year and by producing green energy in its own hydroelectric plants. They are at the forefront of initiatives to reduce waste, cut water usage and use fewer chemicals.
In recognition of this, their production plant has been certified to ISO 14001:2004, as well as ISO 9001:2000, which are the highest global standards for quality products and environmental management.
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Petal Happy is the world's first (and so far only) provider of pre-petalled aisle runners and petal carpets for special events.Petal Happy's products were originally designed to beautify and enhance offbeat spaces for events like beaches, rooftops, gardens, tents and loft weddings. Each Petal Carpet is handmade and consists of tens of thousands of beautiful life-like fabric flower petals that are securely attached to a fabric backing. This creates the visual effect of walking on a bed of rose petals and allows for a cleaner, more streamlined look than strewn petals -with no clean up necessary other than rolling the aisle runner or carpet up after the event.
Keep reading here.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Are you looking for a great wedding gift for your Flower Girl and Ring Bearer that is both sweet and practical?
Then check out these two new books that help explain and show the little ones what being in a wedding is all about: The Most Special Flower Girl: All the Best Things About Being in a Wedding (cover price $10.99, Sourcebooks, April 2010) and The Best Ever Ring Bearer: All the Best Things About Being in a Wedding (retail price $10.99; Sourcebooks April 2010).
The Most Special Flower Girl: All the Best Things About Being in a Wedding is a delightfully new way to give a gift book designed especially for that one member of the wedding party the bride often has a hard time shopping for.
The Most Special Flower Girl offers a cute story combined with beautiful color illustrations to help little girls who are going to be flower girls understand what they should expect and what is expected of them at the wedding. Most importantly the little flower girl will love a story all her own that features the smart and sometimes sassy, Sophie and the story of how she saves the day at her aunt's wedding.
The little ring bearer gets his very own book too in The Best Ever Ring Bearer: All the Best Things About Being in a Wedding.This wonderful book will make a great gift for the little boy in the bridal party.
Keep reading here.
Monday, June 21, 2010
The new registry offers a huge pre-screened collection of sustainable gifts for couples to choose from. "From non-toxic cookware and recycled wine glasses to earth-friendly fine china
and organic cotton textiles, the shop features hundreds of eco-friendly home goods. It is also the first store to offer free carbon-neutral shipping with every purchase."According to a survey conducted by David's Bridal in 2009 almost half (48%) of the brides surveyed stated that they were committed to going green, this included registering for eco-friendly products.
The Green Bride Guide registry offers couples the opportunity to easily register for eco-friendly goods while learning a lot about the products they are shopping for. The registry includes detailed information for each product listed including where it came from, how it is made, and what materials were used in production of the product. The registry also offers easy to use search features that sort products by: country of origin, state of origin for made in the USA products, eco strategy (choose whether to search for fair trade, ethically sourced, or handmade), and eco- certifications like USDA organic.
Click here to keep reading.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
To help make this an easy thing for couples to accomplish the I Do Foundation, who recently joined with JustGive, created Celebrate Generously™ with charity.
This encourages couples to "embrace meaningful traditions" that will personalize their wedding day.
With help from the I Do Foundation, a couple's wedding can raise money for any charity that they choose. Whether it's animal rights, animal rescue, children's charities, health, any charity they select with benefit. This is the ultimate way to share their love with each other and with the charity of their choice. The I Do Foundation gives couples the chance to express their values and support their charitable interests.
Keep reading here.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Sixth Annual Contest Flushed with Talent!
Galit Zeierman of Ramat Gan, Israel takes home the $1000 grand prize!
Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com announced the winner of their sixth annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress contest today. Toilet paper dress entries from around the world were received and final judging took place today in Boca Raton, FL.
Grand prize winner Galit Zeierman entered a flirty, fresh, fun short dress that features a whimsical bird on the shoulder and headpiece.
Laura Gawne and partners Susan Bain and Roxie Radford, who operate the website on saving money on weddings, base the contest on the popular bridal shower game. Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com asked their readers to create wedding gowns using toilet paper, tape and/or glue. This year, entrants were allowed to sew as well.
“Judging this year’s entries was tough.” Said Laura Gawne. Roxie Radford added, “We had so many fantastic dresses to choose from!” Cheap Chic Weddings welcomed Jack Jones of Boca Raton Bridal as celebrity judge for this year’s contest.
Photos from the contest and money saving ideas for planning your wedding can be found at http://pull.xmr3.com/p/1549-2328/86432541/clickto1_ings.com-wedding-contest-2010.html
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Many couples are encouraging their guests to buy their gifts via GoodShop.com.
The online shopping mall donates up to 30% of every purchase made at more than 1,400 stores - including Williams-Sonoma, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, The Knot Wedding Shop, Target and other stores where people generally register - to the couple’s favorite ‘green’ cause (including the NRDC, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International and others!).
In addition, the site lists hundreds of deals and coupons so users can save money while shopping for a good cause!
Here’s how it works:
1) Go to www.goodshop.com
2) Designate your favorite charity
3) Enter the store you want to shop at and get a list of the coupons and deals
4) Shop as you normally would and a percentage of what you spend goes back to your cause
By using GoodShop, the new couple will receive all of the gifts they’ve chosen and the guests still pay the same price (or lower with all the coupons listed), but at the same time, the couple’s favorite charity receives a portion of everything that was spent!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Allergy medication is an amazing innovation and helps so many people who suffer from allergies. If you are an allergy sufferer, there are things you can do help our medication work better for you, such as removing common household allergens (like dust and pet dander) from your home. The following tips are simple and budget-friendly but require time and energy to initially
implement. Keep in mind that reducing the allergens in your home is well worth the effort as it will significantly improve your quality of life. The ease of executing the following steps depends on how much time you have to implement them and the size of our home.
Keep It Clean
Dust like Crazy
Work to De-Clutter
home has a severe dust allergy, then make your home stuffed-animal free.
Sweep It Up
Breathe Cleaner Air
Install allergen reducing ventilation and filtration systems to help you breathe cleaner air. They help reduce the amount of allergens and impurities in your home.
• Furnace filters - Use HEPA furnace filters and promptly replace as needed.
• Air Purifier – Air purifiers work to remove air impurities in a single room. The air purifier should be placed in the bedroom of the allergic person.
• Air Ducts – Dust and dirt can collect in your air ducts and add unnecessary impurities into your air. Have them inspected and cleaned by a professional about once a year.
Allergen-reducing and dust resistant bedding can significantly decrease your direct contact with dust mites. Dust mites can actually live in bedding, mattresses and pillows. Expect to spend about $100 per bed for allergen-reducing bedding. It’s an extremely worthwhile investment that you won’t regret. Once a week, wash bedding in hot water.
One of the most effective ways to reduce household allergens is to remove carpet and limit area rugs. Carpets harbor dust mites and even HEPA vacuums cannot remove all allergens.
Upholstery is a No-no
Upholstery attracts dust mites. Leather, wood, or plastic furniture do not attract nearly as much dust mites compared to fabric couches. Remove upholstered drapes and curtains and replace with washable blinds or roller shades.
Seal It Up
Keeping your door closed during peak pollen season will help limit the amount of pollen entering your home. Additionally, caulk windows and use we atherstripping to seal cracks.
Written by Marcy Tate
Marcy Tate is a home improvement blogger at Networx. She works with house cleaners learning about effective ways to reduce household allergens.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
They have been recognized by the US EPA as a "Champion" under the agency's Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative (SDSI). Champion is the highest level of recognition under this initiative and so far Coverall is the only cleaning company to be recognized.
The EPA's Design for the Environment Program works to prevent pollution by working in partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders. The Design for the Environment program focuses on industries that combine the potential for chemical risk reduction (like cleaning companies and other companies that use a lot of chemicals) and improvements in energy efficiency. "The SDSI was designed to recognize environmental leaders who voluntarily commit to the use of safer surfactants that break down quickly to non-polluting compounds."
Coverall's Health Based Cleaning System is "committed to environmental sustainability". They provide their customers with an innovative, science based, environmentally conscious cleaning program that decreases the spread of infections while still ensuring the well-being and safety of the humans and environment that are exposed to the process. This means they kill the germs without harming you or the environment in the process.
One way that Coverall implements eco-friendly practices into their cleaning methods is by using microfiber cloths and mop pads instead of paper towels and string mops. These can be washed and reused up to 500 times thus saving a whole lot of trees that would be used to make all that paper towel that most cleaning companies use.
Coverall also uses Multi-filtration Backpack HEPA Vacuums which contain the dirt and germs without putting it back into the air. These vacuums remove 99.7% of germs and allergens.
Conventional vacuums can return up to 40% of the dirt they pick up back into the air.
For more about Coverall's green cleaning methods please visit their site: www.coverall.com