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The Winterland CD has 16 original songs exploring the wonders and beauty of winter. Release date October 19, 2018. 

10% of proceeds go to Keep the North Cold

I love their music

The Okee dokee brothers music is upbeat and terrific for both kids and adults. It has good lyrics and instrumental quality. Also, the songs are without any television connection. (Disney and the like) It is not a “holiday” album so there are no songs about Christmas. (I am not a Christmas observer so I appreciate this) Slumberjack and Lazy Day are two of our favorites. 

Grammy Award-winning musicians who inspire families to get outside and get creative: http://www.okeedokee.org

As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek, taking long bike rides into the country or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as The Grammy Award Winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music.

Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and experience nature. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.

The two-time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters”. Their nationwide fan base is drawn to their witty lyrics, strong musicianship and unique folk style. By appealing to the musical needs of the entire family and recognizing that kids deserve quality music, The Okee Dokee Brothers are working full-time to advance the family music genre. 

The Okee Dokee Brothers/ Beth Blenz-Clucas – Sugar Mountain PR provided this CD to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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A wonderful product for overall well- being. 

Find the animal eye pillow that’s right for you. There are numerous animals to choose from and in different colors, too. They each have a unique selection of 100% certified organically grown herbs. (And then there are the names. That’s something I’ll let you check out yourself)

abra k' zebra 12" eyepillow

the magician. 
Abra K’ Zebra is filled with lavender, linden flower and chamomile. Lavender, originally a Mediterranean shrub cultivated for its aromatic flowers is one of the queens of herbs. It relieves nervous tension, headaches and insomnia.  Linden flower is used to soothe the nerves–we love its mild, flowery scent.  Chamomile is a yellow daisy-like flower with a fruity aroma. The Egyptians used in massage oils for relieving aching muscles and as a tea it helps with insomnia and nervous tension.

 

Each are 12″ and are filled with flax seed and sewn with organic cotton. I like the size and the weight gives just the right amount of pressure on the forehead and around the eyes. The animal’s arms and legs can be positioned a bit and the main body section is narrow enough that it fits over the nose comfortably. They can also be put in a nightshirt to keep them cleaner and for FUN.

do not disturb

 

This is an eco friendly and drug free way to relax that’s good for any age. I find it helpful before bed and for a few minutes during the day when my eyes get super tired. If they could come up with a travel style (for use while sitting up) that would be terrific.  

Made in the USA. Purchases help those at Herbal Animals to donate to organizations including Feed the Children, The Humane Society, and Save the Children to help children and animals lead happier lives.

 

Herbal Animals provided an eye pillow to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

 

 

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A little about our beginning

Crisp air, fresh sea breeze, and delicious Mediterranean food were the first stop on my journey. We grew up with simple, durable, handmade clothes that were easy to slip into. I’m forever grateful for my childhood on the sea and want to provide the same for my kids. 

 

henley - natural

Henley & Joggers

100% organic cotton

joggers - greece blue

Both the top and bottom are a size 4 which is the largest size available. Hopefully, Malu Organic will continue expanding their line and offer more sizes. Greece blue is a lovely shade. While a henley shirt and jogger sweat pants are both typical styles, the quality of fabric and the workmanship is first-rate. Love soft clothes. 

Malu Organic  provided clothing to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Eco-friendly fitness clothing made of organic bamboo for a healthy body & a healthy earth!

 

 

The Green Apple Difference – Why Choose Bamboo

 

These yoga styles are all made from 60% Bamboo, 26% Organic Cotton, 14% Black Spandex. They are super soft, comfortable and earth friendly.

The 33″ Yoga Essential Fitted Flare Pant,

This comes in a long length and can be trimmed (without fraying) to what length you want. I cut off about 2″ and it looks good!

the 26″ Yoga Essential Legging,

I am not a “legging fit” kind of person. But on on the up side, they are very soft. 

the 11″ Zoe Yoga Essential Cami Bra,

The bra wasn’t able to be adjusted and felt heavy.

and the Old School Sweatpants

My fave Green Apple style. “Eco fun styling, vintage chic, luxurious softness, light weight and fun to wear pant for all occasions.” They are made with a bit more bamboo (70% Bamboo, 25% Organic Cotton, 5% Black Spandex). Super stylish and comfortable; they are the best bottoms.

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Take a look at there website and be sure to read some of their informative blog articles.

Green Apple/Cristofer Smith (founder & designer) provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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YOGO

YOGO

YOGO produces eco-friendly, compact travel yoga gear. Our mission is to create greater convenience, performance and sustainability in yoga through better design. For every mat sold we plant a food tree with an impoverished family, providing food, livelihood and restoration.

YOGO ULTRALIGHT TRAVEL YOGA MAT

 

Charcoal-Cayenne

Do you yoga?
Here’s a yoga mat that makes a great travel buddy weighing less than two pounds. (24x68x 1.5mm) It can be folded to a newspaper size mat by following the folding instructions. Folding keeps it compact and it also keeps one side of the mat the clean side. To be fair, I’d like to mention that I can fold my manduka mat in a manner that keeps one side clean, too. 
 
It has a strap to allow it be be hung up for a wash and dry which is recommend every few uses to keep it clean and sticky. 
This is, of course, a natural eco mat “made with biodegradable natural tree rubber from renewable long-term non-Amazonian tree plantations. Their straps are recyclable plastic so that at the end of the mat’s life all of it can be recycled or biodegrade.” It does smell like natural rubber which I don’t mind.
Available in several color choices to take yoga anywhere.
Shanti.
image from YOGO website- because I can’t do this 
YOGO provided their travel yoga mat to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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All Good Products

All Good Goop - 2oz

Our first product ever to hit store shelves, we named this healing balm All Good Goop when we realized how amazing it is for everything! Its organic skincare formula mixes essential oils with medicinal plants to make it strong enough for a climber’s raw knuckles and gentle enough for a baby’s bottom. 

Cuts, Scrapes, Abrasions

Minor Burns, Sunburn

Insect Bites, Stings, Dry and Irritated Skin

Chapped Lips

Diaper Rash

Blisters

Cracked or Calloused Hands

Scars… and much more

Love that it’s natural. And that it works. I’ve used the All Good Goop for several of the problems listed above including insect bites (spider and fire ant) and scrapes. It absorbs well and gets to the job of fast healing. I like that it can be used for so many things. It’s available in several jar sizes; the 2 oz. jar is handy for traveling.

 

All Good provided the All Good Goop to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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 Serious, but Fun.

Naked Binder’s mission is to create the most sustainable office supplies by offering an eco-friendly alternative to the toxic options on the market. We believe that a 3-ring binder may not be able to save the world, but they can reduce the toxic waste that must be landfilled and keep your office and home air better.

Hooray- I’ve used these before and recommend them for school, office, and home use. There are several styles of Naked Binders in various sizes to suit your style or need. The papers and board are acid free. They also sell folders and tabs. 

Boohoo-They are not found in stores and so would have to be purchased online. The inside D rings are a bit clunky. I prefer smooth and quiet.

 

Naked Binders are available in several styles and sizes. My favorite binder is the little plain one (bare board) and the one that I still have in good working condition. (5 years now)

A discount is offered for materials used in the line of work for educators, teachers, and schools. I asked and this discount applies to home school teachers.

Naked Binder provided product to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

 

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