Monday, July 11, 2011

Giveaway: Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers


Well it sure has been a while since I've hosted a giveaway but I am loving this one. First off a mom of two can't turn down free diapers! But the fact that these diapers go right along with the eco-kick I try to stay on makes it even better.

We try to be a relatively eco-friendly fam, I am pretty serious about eating healthy, trying to buy organic when I can, I'm an avid gardener, I make my kids baby food... we're a bit granola-y sometimes. But we could use a little work on the whole recycling front by using more ecoconcious products. And these diapers do just that.

From them- What Seventh Generation leaves out is just as important as what they put in. Free & Clear diapers do not include chlorine processing, fragrances, latex and petroleum based lotions. In an effort to contribute less overall landfill waste and continue to ensure a premium standard of absorbency, the new Free & Clear diapers have been redesigned with a lighter-weight core. With processed chlorine-free wood pulp in Free & Clear diapers, Seventh Generation also makes certain that no chlorine is released into the environment during the totally chlorine-free (TCF) whitening process of the diapers and training pants.

Seventh Generation has also reduced the size of the diapers’ plastic packaging, meaning that each pack now contributes even less overall landfill waste than before. In fact, Seventh Generation Free & Clear diaper packaging can now be recycled at local supermarkets where plastic bag recycling collection boxes are available.

Now I'm pretty picky about our diapers, we are a full fledged Pampers family, I make it no secret that I HATE Huggies, I hate their fit, the tabs, etc. This is one of the few products that we are extremely brand loyal to. But if I were to switch or incorporate any other diaper into our use it would be one that has such a great impact on the environment. As for the Free & Clear diapers, I will say that they look pretty awful, they're plain, no images, kind of look like a brown paper towel but really who cares if your kids undergarments have Elmo on them right... The only other thing I dont like are the tabs, they are exactly like Huggies, huge flimsy tabs. Other than that I LOVE that they have NO smell, that is the one thing I despise about our Pampers, the awful "perfumey" smell. That alone counts for a lot in my book. And they worked just fine, no leaks!

So here's the deal, you can win your package of diapers and get a sneak peek at Seventh Generations new packaging. And for the couponers out there here's an awesome $2 off of ANY one Seventh Generation baby product (diapers, training pants, wipes) over here

If you'd like to learn more about these diapers and the whole "free and clear" process, check out these links. The whitening process
The role of pigments in diapers

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

A few of my faves from the holiday

A small picture update, we spent the 4th at Glendo Reservoir camping in our new 5th wheel. It was awesome! HL had a blast, I mean lake, sand, fireworks, smoke, dirt, what more could a boy want... and can I say how absolutely adorable baby footprints are in the sand ::::awwww::::: DMac just chilled the whole time, and he slept in the bassinette in our master closet ha. Love spending this kind of time as a family. Love.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Updates, there will be updates!

There are lots of things to update and say when I get some spare moments. Things like how my new little guy is sure testing my mommy patience and abilities when he refuses to adapt to any type of schedule or routine for anything. Or when his little colicky monster rears it's nasty head and he fusses and cries any time that he is awake. Or how all of the above plus the rambunctious toddler are taking every last ounce of strength, sleep, and patience that I have in me. Or that despite ALL of that I am beyond happy with my kids and my life and am loving every minute I have with my 3 dudes. There will be updates on how my husband is my saving grace and how I couldn't do any of this without him and how this whole experience has made me realize just how much I need and love him and has strengthened our marriage even more. There will be updates on how my big boy HL is still blowing my mind with how smart he is and how he still amazes me on a daily basis with his awesomeness. I'll put it all out there and write about the good and bad of having 2 under 2 so far and how it's influenced our plans of having future children. And of course there will be pictures, lots of pictures. But for now I have lots of diapers to change, bottles to make, baths to give, toys to clean up, bedtime books to read, baby laundry to do, and quality time to spend with my baby daddy, so bear with me. Read more!
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