Crazy Christmas {Giveaway Hop} #CrazyChristmas Ends 12/8



Welcome to the Crazy Christmas Giveaway Hop hosted by GoingCrazy!! WannaGo??!! and Planet Weidknecht. During the Holidays, things can get crazy, but we are here to help you take a break and win some great prizes!! Each blog is sponsoring a giveaway of at least $25 value. So, join the crazy and Have Fun!!


At Brittleby’s Corner you have a chance to win Avishi Organics Intensive Repair Oil. This oil will help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars and can help prevent stretch marks from forming on pregnant women. Read my Sponsor Spotlight to see why I love this oil and why I think you should try it!



Enter on the rafflecopter form below for a chance to win! Giveaway open to US only and will end 12/8. Good Luck!

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Avishi Organics Intensive Repair Oil ~ Natural Way to Reduce the Appearance of Stretch Marks & Scars {Review/Sponsor Spotlight} #CrazyChristmas


My babies are now three and four years old! I am glad my kids are growing up, but my body still shows the marks of pregnancy! With my first born, I didn’t even get stretch marks until the last month. I only had a few when I delivered, but was upset when they started to appear in the following weeks as my belly started to return to “normal”. Within 5 months I was pregnant again and my belly never fully healed. With my second pregnancy, the stretch marks that I had, continued to spread over the next 9 months! Years later, those stretch marks have yet to disappear. I have tried creams and lotions, but after using them for weeks, I saw no difference and gave up.


So here I am today, stretch marks and all. When the opportunity came for a chance to review Avishi Organics, I jumped at the chance because I hadn’t tried anything in a while. I was curious to see if their Intensive Repair Oil would work better than the creams and lotions I had tried in the past. I didn’t know if I would like rubbing oil on my tummy everyday…



Well…I actually love using the oil! I prefer to do it at night, but since it is a part of my routine I do it every night! I really love the way the oil feels on my skin. I rub it on my tummy and hips. I have been using the oil for the last couple of months and I have seen a decrease in the appearance of dark lines. The oil also smells really good and feels soothing on my skin. The oil can also be used on scars or as a massage oil!


So what exactly is Avishi Organics and Intensive Repair Oil? Avishi is a Sanskrit word that means “from nature”. Avishi was started by a mother to be who was in search of skincare products that were free of chemicals and safe to use. She decided to start formulating her own products that would work well and work fast while being 100% natural! You can read the ingredients HERE ~ just a bunch of oils mixed together!


Our Mission

We believe that healthy skin for mamas and babies can be achieved without the use of harmful chemicals found in typical skincare products. And we believe that natural formulations can be potent, effective and results-driven. Purity matters, but so do results. That is why our products are made from 100% natural ingredients that are renowned for their therapeutic and regenerative powers for skin that is radiant and glowing with good-health.


The Intensive Repair Oil activates skin renewal to minimize the appearance of existing stretch marks and scars, as well as reduce the possibility of new marks forming during pregnancy. Avishi Organics formula contains no synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulfate, or other harmful additives/chemicals. The formula is concentrated with essential fatty acids and not watered down with unnecessary fillers. It is rich in vitamins, tocopherols and other antioxidants, nourishing, healing, anti-inflammatory and skin-cell regenerating, and made from pure botanical extracts and oils. Avishi also pledges to donate 1% of their profits to The Andora Project which helps Haiti’s child protection policies.


I would recommend Avishi to any pregnant woman or to anyone that has existing stretch marks and is looking for the right product to help them. I will continue to use the repair oil until it is gone. If I ever get pregnant again I will definitely be purchasing this to keep stretch marks at bay.


You can purchase the Intensive Repair Oil on Avishi Organic’s website. The repair oil is $38.50 and should last you a month. It is recommended that you use the oil twice a day and that you should see results in 8-10 weeks.


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Avishi Organics will be giving away one Intensive Repair Oil in the Crazy Christmas Giveaway Hop. Come back December 1st to enter to win. Interested in an extra entry? Visit Avishi Organics and leave a comment telling me one of the ingredients used in the Intensive Repair Oil {Look for an orange tab}!


Safe Skincare Education for Pregnant & Nursing Moms + {Giveaway} 4 Winners! Ends 12/10


Pretty Mommies Safe Skincare for Pregnant and Nursing Moms


Did you know it’s important to use safe skincare while you’re pregnant and breastfeeding?


The Blogging Mamas Network and Pretty Mommies have come together to bring you important information about safe skincare during these special times AND to offer you a chance to win 1 of 4 sets of Pretty Mommies Skincare!


Pretty Mommies Skin Care is an all-natural, physician-based maternity skin care line that has raised the bar to become the new standard in safety and efficacy for pregnant and nursing women.


Pretty Mommies Safe Skincare for Pregnant and Nursing Moms


  • Pretty Mommies not only addresses the challenges due to the hormonal changes associated with motherhood, but also sets a new standard of safety for you and your baby.


  • Contains ingredients such as Rose Hip, Vitamin C, Aloe, Green Tea, Red Tea, Squalane (derived from Olives) and Trichloma Matsutake Singer Extract (Japanese Mushroom).


  • Each ingredient has a specific natural skin care benefit.


All Pretty Mommies Products Are:

  • Formaldehyde FREE
  • Paraben FREE
  • Artificial Fragrance FREE
  • Phthalate FREE
  • Dimethicone FREE
  • Petroleum FREE
  • Ammonium FREE
  • Sulfate FREE
  • Phenoxyethanol FREE
  • Oxybenzone FREE
  • Colorant (Coal Tar Dye) FREE
  • Idebenone FREE
  • Imidazalidol Urea FREE
  • Mineral Oil FREE
  • Methylisothiazolinone FREE
  • Aluminum FREE
  • BHA and BHT FREE
  • DMAE Dimethylaminoethanol FREE
  • Phenonip FREE
  • Talc FREE
  • Triclosan FREE
  • Hydroquinone FREE

Pretty Mommies is a 3 step skin care line – including a cleanser, a skin brightener, and a sunscreen. Although it’s specifically formulated to deal with the hormonal imbalances of pregnancy and nursing, EVERYONE can benefit from it’s natural ingredients. To learn even more about each of the 3 products, read the detailed Pretty Mommies Review on According to Jenny.


The Pretty Mommies Skincare Line is available on the Pretty Mommies Website and through selected Physicians Offices. The set retails for $158 or each product can be purchased separately.


Pretty Mommies has recently partnered up with the BabyLove Project a subscription sampling service that gives new and expecting mothers access to healthy beauty and skincare products in an innovative way. They’re currently surveying new and expectant moms, so if that’s you – they would love your feedback on this survey!


Pretty Mommies Safe Skincare for Pregnant and Nursing Moms



Pretty Mommies Safe Skincare for Pregnant and Nursing Moms Giveaway

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter Form below. This giveaway is open to US/CAN residents, 18+ only. Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on December 10th. Good Luck!

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You Are What You Eat {Giveaway Hop} #WhatYouEatHop Ends 11/12


You Are What You Eat Giveaway


Californians are going to the polls to vote on Prop 37, also known as the food labeling law. The Green Moms Network supports Americans right to know if their food contains genetically engineered ingredients and is committed to showcasing natural and organic eating.


So, welcome to the You Are What You Eat Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and Marlie and Me . A team of 20 + green mom bloggers are giving away prizes valued at $20 minimum related to eating healthy. You’ll find giveaways for healthful, natural or organic foods, cookbooks, kitchen gadgets and more!


In addition, the hosts are featuring 3 fabulous grand prize packages from Kombucha Kamp, Cultures for Health, Green Pasture, Real Salt, Sante Bakery, Newman’s Own Organics, Lucy’s, Learning Resources, Green Kid Crafts and Mary’s Gone Crackers! You’ll get bonus entries into the Grand Prize Giveaway for each giveaway you enter in the You Are What You Eat Hop!


Click here to enter the grand prize.


At Brittleby’s Corner you have the chance to win

Barleans Greens ~ Chocolate Silk or Superfruit

Sponsor Spotlight


Bari Gourmet Olive Oil & Vinegar

Sponsor Spotlight



Enter on the rafflecopter form below for your chance to win this You Are What You Eat prize pack! This giveaway is open to US only and will end 11/12. Don’t forget to enter all the other great giveaways below on the linky! Good Luck!

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Fair Trade {Giveaway Hop} #FairTradeHop Ends 10/31


Fair Trade Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Fair Trade Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Eco-Crazy Mom and the Green Moms Network. To celebrate Fair Trade Month, we are featuring giveaways from companies that ethically produce and source products from around the world. You can find a list of more fair trade giveaways valued at $25 or more at the bottom of this post.


In addition, you also have a chance to win one of TWO fabulous grand prizes from Fair Trade USA, Global Exchange, KusiKui & Vital Choice! You’ll get bonus entries into the Grand Prize Giveaway for each giveaway you enter in the Fair Trade Hop!


Click here to enter the Grand Prize


At Brittleby’s Corner, you have a chance to win a mōksa Organics package including bar soap, body oil, and body butter. Winner gets to choose scents. All their products are made with organic and fair trade ingredients.

Sponsor Spotlight




***USE CODE “fairtrade” TO GET 30% OFF YOUR TOTAL PURCHASE at mōksa***

mōksa is sponsoring a $40 prize package for the Fair Trade Giveaway Hop. Enter below on the rafflecopter form for a chance to win.  Giveaway is open to US and Canada (Canadian resident must pay $20 shipping) and will end 10/31. Don’t forget this is a hop! After you enter here, enter all the giveaways below! Good Luck!

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Barleans Kids Omega-3 Swirl Supplement {Review/Sponsor Spotlight} #GreenSchool


My kids are starting school this week! I am excited that they get to go to preschool, especially a play based preschool! I am doing all that I can in order to make sure that my kids are prepared for school. We have routines set in place for bedtime and mornings that will help our kids get plenty of sleep and give them plenty of time to eat a healthy breakfast in the morning. Included in this routine is vitamins and supplements.



I met up with Barleans at the NPA Marketplace in Las Vegas in June. This company produces omega-3 fatty acids supplements in organic oil form. This family company once started as a fishery and eventually turned into what it is today, although they still sell fish to locals. To read about the History of Barleans go HERE. It is very interesting and you will see why most of their products are made from flax.


Over a hundred and fifty years ago wild game, fish, eggs and whole grains were sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. Today the milling of grain removes the fatty acids. Other essential nutrients are added back into flour except the fatty acids because they reduce the shelf life of the flour. Laying hens, even the ones advertised as “free range,” have no access to Omega-3 fatty acids in their diet. Eggs now provide little Omega-3. Essential Omega-3 fats are missing from the food chain and Americans are paying a steep price for this in poor health. was given the Omega Kids Swirl in Lemonade flavor. It has a smoothie texture and consistency. One 8 oz. bottle contains 43 servings! My kids absolute love this! I give them each a teaspoon at a time and they never let me forget to give it to them. This is an Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement. Omega-3 supports healthy brain and visual development and is made with Barlean’s Fresh Catch Fish Oil, which is a sustainable operation. It provides 360 mgs of EPA/DHA per serving. (To be honest, I haven’t tried it, but my kids love it! It doesn’t smell fishy either!)


I think it is important to realize that most kids are not getting enough omega-3 fatty acids in their diet. Omega-3 is really important to developing children and adults. It supports brain health and cognitive function, affects attention span and intelligence and promotes eye health through visual acuity. There are also studies that show that omega-3s give the ability to handle stress and promote calmness.


I want my children to succeed in life. I want to make sure that they are getting all the nutrients they need to promote growth physically and mentally. I don’t care if my kids are “smart” with straight A’s, but it does take a functioning mind (and body) to change the world and be a positive influence. I will continue using Barleans to make sure that my kids are not deficient in omega-3. I will also continue to look into vitamins and supplements that will keep my children healthy and fully functioning! (I believe that vitamins and supplements should be used with a balanced diet. Do not replace fruits and veggies with vitamins, rather let them supplement the deficiency.)


You can buy Barleans online on their website and they are available at many health food stores! I saw them in my local health food store the other day in the refrigerated section. The Omega Kids Swirl is $13.99 online.


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Barleans will be giving away an Omega Kids Swirl in “A Very Green Back to School” Giveaway Hop. Come back on August 22 to enter to win a green prize pack from Brittleby’s Corner. Interested in an extra entry? Visit Barleans and leave a comment below telling me something you learned or another product you would like to try.


Thank you to Barleans 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.


So Natural…It’s Made for Baby & Used by Mom Too ~ Nature Certified


I worked with Nature Certified earlier this year and enjoyed using their certified organic products. Nature Certified uses organic ingredients, the same ingredients that will be found in USDA organic food. Their products contain no synthetic preservatives, only vitamin E or the honey suckle flower. They strive to use products that have been used for centuries as natural remedies. For example, Rooibos was used by the Bushman in South Africa, Coconut Oil has been used in Asian countries for centuries and Turmeric is commonly used in India. They also donate 5% of their profits to support children’s rights and their quality of life.



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Moksa Organics ~ Fair Trade and Organic Bath & Body Products

 Product was given to me in order to post my honest opinion. 


Melanie & Haskell Martin founded moksa organics with a “clean revolution” in mind. A Revolution that combines their deep love for nature, a love for activism, and a desire to be a part of a world that offers peace and well being for all species. moksa organics operates as a small business doing great things. Social Entrepreneurship is the heart of their Revolution.
Based in Gainesville, Fl, Melanie & Haskell produce and manufacture by hand thousands of their organic bar soaps, body butters and bath products each month. They use 100% certified organic ingredients, as well as sustainably sourced, fair trade ingredients whenever possible. Every purchase means, a designated dollar amount is contributed to organizations that work to promote social justice, environmental preservation & activism, educational workshops, & conservation of habitat and endangered species. 


I have been a customer of Moksa for over a year now and I love their Organic line of soap bars, body oils, and body butter. I first heard about Moksa through a daily deal site for natural and organic products. I was a little hesitant to purchase the deal because it was a preset offer of two soaps and a body oil. I don’t think my soap love affair had officially started yet, but I was intrigued by the companies use of organic materials. I was hesitant because of the body oil. 


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