Get Moving 2013 {Giveaway Hop} #GetMoving2013 Ends 1/31



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Welcome to the Get Moving 2013 Blog Hop and Grand Prize Giveaway Event. I’m sure it comes as no surprise that getting healthy is one of the top New Year’s resolutions. This year, we’d like to help you keep those resolutions. We’ve been posting some great articles on Health & Fitness on The Organic Times Blog. We hope you’ll subscribe to The Organic Times blog as we continue to post articles throughout the month of Jan. to help you Get Fit, Get Healthy & Get Moving in 2013!


Hosted by Silent Springs, A Lucky Ladybug and Mommy of One and Counting. We have teamed up with 15 sponsors to help you Get Moving in 2013!  Below the giveaway on this blog you will see 20 more Get Moving themed giveaways offered by other bloggers. Hop through their blogs to see what other goodies you can win to help you Get Moving! As always, we love comments & shares. So please tell your friends & family.



Enter the Grand Prize giveaways and win some gear to help you reach your health & fitness goals in 2013. Enter HERE!


At Brittleby’s Corner you have a chance to win a a natural, eco-friendly piece of clothing from Soybu. The winner will get the Vintage Fleece Mock jacket in their size and choice of color.

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Vintage Fleece Mock Juiced


Don’t forget to use code “Blogdec” for 20% off your online purchase!


Enter on the rafflecopter form below for a chance to win a Vintage Fleece Mock jacket in the winner’s size and choice of color. This giveaway is open to the US only and will end on 1/31. Don’t forget to enter all the giveaways below on the linky! Good Luck!

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Wee Rock Toy Co. Eco-Friendly Rocker {Giveaway Event} Ends 2/7




There is something so classic and timeless about a rocking horse. They are an iconic symbol of childhood that people of all generations can relate to. Whether it’s sitting in a nursery or getting plenty of use in the playroom, a rocking horse can add a certain esthetic to the room. My daughter still loves riding rocking horses even though she is 3. Her grandpa made one that is big enough for her and she loves rocking fast!


Wee Rock Toy Co. has put a new spin on the classic rocking horse by making them sustainably in a convenient new design. Catherine O’Sullivan and Michael Galea, founders of Wee Rock Toy Co., used their architectural training to create a classic rocking horse that has only six pieces, allowing them to be shipped flat and assembled with no tools, no glue and no hardware!


These unique rockers are crafted from bamboo plywood – an ultra high quality, renewable and child-safe material. Unlike most plywood, the bamboo plywood used by Wee Rock Toy Co. uses a soy-based adhesive that emits zero VOCs and is a responsibly sourced renewable material. The bamboo parts are simply finished with a food-grade butcher-block conditioner. A huge bonus – all of these toys are cut, finished and packaged in the United States!




In addition to being sustainably made in the USA, the Wee Rock Toy Co. rockers are adorable, and currently available in five designs, including a classic horse, gorilla, elephant, rhino and giraffe. See the designs here. Each of these five designs has the same critical dimensions. The seat is 13″ off the ground and the assembled toy is approximately 13″ W x 33″ L – making the rockers ideal for kids from ages 18-48 months. If you’ve been looking for the perfect rocker for your little one, or need a unique baby shower gift idea, be sure to check out Wee Rock Toy Co!


One lucky reader will win the Wee Rock Toy Co. rocker of their choice ($300 value)! This giveaway is open to the continental 48 US states only, ages 18+ and runs through February 7, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST. To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Soybu Natural & Versatile Clothing for Women {Review/Sponsor Spotlight} #GetMoving2013


As part of my New Year Resolutions, I have decided to lose weight. In order to lose weight I have committed to  working out more. What better motivation than new work out clothes! Soybu creates versatile clothing for women that is stylish and eco-friendly.


Whenever possible, we blend eco-friendly fibers into our comfortable fabrics to create long-lasting apparel with minimum impact on the environment. While inspiration comes from many sources, we take our cue from the incredible beauty of nature, and will always do our part to be kind to the planet. We believe a full life is about balance –balancing exercise with leisure and work with fun. Our designers apply this philosophy to the creation of apparel that combines the technical performance you need for your workout, with the style you want for business, travel and play. The point is to make versatile clothing that perfectly suits your active lifestyle, from athletic pursuits to your life beyond sports. 


Soybu uses organic cotton, bamboo, soy and recycled polyester in their clothing. They care about the environment and try to use sustainable resources. Soybu’s site is super easy to navigate and you can quickly find what you are looking for.



Vintage Fleece Mock JuicedI was sent Vintage Fleece Mock jacket in Moss and the black Cascade Tank to review. The Vintage Fleece Mock zip up jacket is made from cotton, polyester and bamboo. This is the SOFTEST jacket I have ever worn! It is actually the softest piece of clothing that I own! This jacket is versatile! I have worn it to work out in, I have worn it to church, to my kids preschool, to the grocery store and more. I love the look and the gathered fabric in the back. And I can’t stress how soft it is and that it keeps me so warm! I also love the pockets and the collar.


Cascade Tank Melon

The Cascade Tank is also versatile. It can be worn with jeans, a skirt or with yoga pants. I am mostly wearing the tank to workout in because it is lightweight and breathable. I also like the racerback style and how it looks with my sports-bra. The racerback style shows off your back and shoulders and the gathering in the front gives a pleasant bust line.


You can buy Soybu clothing online or at a store near you. Soybu clothing can be found in all Sports Authorities across the US.  The Vintage Fleece Mock jacket is $59 and the Cascade Tank is $32.


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Use code “Blogdec” to get 20% off your online purchase!

Outdoor Giveaway


Soybu is generously giving away one of the items I reviewed in the Get Moving 2013 Giveaway Hop. Winner gets to pick either the Vintage Fleece Mock jacket or the Cascade Tank. Come back on January 17th for a chance to win the Get Moving package. Interested in an extra entry? Visit Soybu and leave a comment telling me what other clothing item you would like to have?


Cozy Earth Bamboo Comforter {Giveaway Event} Ends 12/12


Your child spends about 3,650 hours sleeping in their bed each year. Conventional fabrics used to make comforters and blankets contain all kinds of chemicals, pesticides, and even highly toxic fire retardants. It is so important to invest in natural, non-toxic bedding for their well being when possible. Wouldn’t you agree it is more important than the latest toys, gadgets, or entertainment? That’s why the generous folks at Cozy Earth are giving one of you a chance to win this twin size bamboo comforter!


The Cozy Earth Bamboo comforter is hand-crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail. It naturally regulates temperature and is perfect for hot and cold sleepers. The shell and the filling naturally wick away moisture from the body, reducing humidity that causes you to be hot or cold. Made from Eco-friendly bamboo, it is a healthy alternative to down, polyester, or conventionally grown cotton. You can read the full review of the Cozy Earth Bamboo Comforter over at Eco-Babyz and see some photos!


Our Favorite Features: 
  • Naturally anti-microbial, anti-fungal
  • Inhospitable to bed bugs and dust mites
  • Fabric stays white and doesn’t ‘yellow’ or ‘grey’ over time
  • Regulates temperature
  • Made of Eco-friendly bamboo
  • Luxurious, sleek, and silky feel
Purchase: The Cozy Earth Bamboo Twin Comforter retails for $319.99, you can purchase it on the Cozy Earth website. Every purchase supports a charity!
Win One! Cozy Earth is blessing one of you with a Twin Bamboo Comforter for you or your child.


Special thanks to Eco-Babyz and So Easy Being Green for hosting this giveaway. Huge thanks to all participating bloggers as well! Giveaway ends December 13th at 12:01 am, open worldwide, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Thank you!

Packaways: Reusable Portable Boxes, Perfect for Back to School {Review}


We all know the dreaded feeling when we have to move (including the search for boxes)…so much work to pack up all your stuff and then unpack it! Packaways wants to make it easier for you to move. They have create a reusable box that needs no tape to stay together and will collapse when you are done using it for easy storage. So if you move a lot or have a kid heading off to college, these are the perfect boxes for you!



Packaways come in multiple sizes, shapes and colors to fit your needs and they all come with wipe-away end panels to easily label your belongings. They are made from durable polypropylene and proudly made in the USA.


They have the Classic, which comes in 3 sizes and mostly resembles a cardboard box.

Classic Packaways


They also have the Tote which has handles and can be used many ways even after moving!


Lastly, they have the Under Bed which fits under your bed and can be used to store extra clothes in a dorm room or even seasonal clothes to give your closet more space.

Under Bed


Packaways are so easy to store when they collapse and there is no mess because you didn’t have to use sticky tape! These collapsed boxes can easily fit under your bed or wedged inbetween your bed and the wall!


Easy to Collapse


I was sent two of their classic Packaways to review. We will possibley be moving in the next year and I know these boxes will come in handy! The best thing though, is that these boxes aren’t just for moving! I have a yard sale coming up at the end of October and I am using these boxes to to transport and organize my belongings at the yard sale. I love how they fold flat as well! I was sent the green and pink boxes, which happen to be my kid’s favorite colors! So maybe after the yard sale, my kids can uses the boxes in their rooms!


You can buy all the Packaways online. The Classic starts at $8.75, the Tote at $9.50 and the Under Bed at $18.55. You can get free shipping on orders over $49.


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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Bamboo Cutlery Core Bamboo {Review/Sponsor Spotlight} #BackyardBlast


I recently went on a camping trip with friends and I was in charge of bringing the plates and the cutlery. I had a picnic basket set that my husband and I got for our wedding that came with plastic cutlery, cups and plates. I decided to bring those as opposed to disposable paper plates and plastic utensils. I was not very impressed with the utensils…the fork didn’t really work like a fork, more like a dull spork, and the knife was not really sharp, more like a spreader.



I have been trying to reduce the amount of plastic I have in my house, so in search of new reusable products I came across Core Bamboo and immediately fell in love with their products! I was sent 4 sets of Natural Modern Cutlery to review. The cutlery is made from 100% organically grown bamboo, as is the rest of their products. Core Bamboo makes all their products ethically and socially responsibly. They use food safe water based adhesives and their products are finished with top grade natural oils. The lacquer comes from natural cashew trees. Core Bamboo also uses recycled and eco-friendly packaging.




As you can see, the cutlery looks like the real deal and the knife and the fork actually work like a knife and a fork! The knife is pretty sharp and can be used to cut just about everything, yet still good enough to spread! The fork is also pretty comparable to a regular fork and can be used to pick up most foods, even lettuce! The spoon is also a good size and a good shape for scooping! I look forward to using my cutlery more often, especially on picnics and camping trips, as well as outdoor entertaining! I will also use my Core Bamboo whenever I feel like it, because they are utensils after all! :)


I am loving this cutlery and the fact that it is made with organic bamboo, is perfect! Bamboo is in the grass family which means that it grows at a faster rate and it’s natural root system spreads and automatically regenerates itself. Bamboo is naturally anti-microbial and is one of the strongest materials, yet is one of the lightest. Bamboo is a very eco-friendly source! Core Bamboo also prides themselves on using the whole Bamboo stalk in the process of making their products.


You can purchase the Modern Cutlery on their website along with their wide variety of other useful and beautifully made bamboo products! The cutlery is $9.00 for a 3-piece set.


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Summer Backyard Blast


Core Bamboo will be giving away 4 sets of 3 Piece Modern Bamboo Cutlery in the winner’s choice of color in the Backyard Blast Event! Come back on June 1st to enter to win an Outdoor Entertainment package from Brittleby’s Corner! Interested in getting an early entry? Visit Core Bamboo and tell me which color you would choose for your modern cutlery or another item you would like to have from their store!


Thank you to Core Bamboo for providing the products mentioned in this post for review. Although I received these products at no charge, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.