Euphoria’s Blog for Green Mamas

advice, news & freebies

Enter to Win a Nursing Wardrobe from Blissful Babes! September 17, 2009

Filed under: Breastfeeding,Giveaways — Rachel @ 6:26 pm

hoodyEvery season we fall in love with Blissful Babes designs for breastfeeding moms.  Here’s your chance to win 6 tops and 1 two-piece lounge set from Blissful Babes’ Fall 2009 collection!  This generous prize package retails at over $380 and includes both casual and dressy styles to help you breastfeed discreetly wherever you find yourself.  Both nursing tops shown here are up for grabs!    butterfly tunicUnfortunately, we only have the prize wardrobe available in size small, which fits up to womens size 6.   Sorry, ladies, I wish we had it available for any size!

How do you enter?  Glad you asked.  This time we’re looking for feedback, opinions, comments and suggestions for how we can improve our boutiques at www.EuphoriaMaternity.com and www.EuphoriaBaby.com.  Please share any information you feel may help us make positive changes.  As a small family business in today’s economy, we can use your help!  Consider our products, return policies, customer service, website design.. anything and everything.  What are we doing right?  What doesn’t work for you?  How can we improve?  If you’ve shopped with us before, what made you choose Euphoria?  If you haven’t shopped with us, is there something holding you back?

Enter to win! One lucky reader will win a 7 piece Nursing Wardrobe from Blissful Babes fall 09 collection.  Enter now through October 30th (11:59 EST) by adding your feedback and suggestions to this blog post.  We’ll choose one random winner!

NOTE:   Just after this post (I know, what timing…) our blog moved.  Please enter your comment at the NEW POST!

Shipping included.  Winner will be notified by email, at which point a shipping address  will be requested. Open to U.S. residents only.

For TWO extra entries, blog about this giveaway and link it back to my blog.  Make sure to leave a separate comment on this blog post for your two extra entries.

 

Enter to Win an Amber Teething Necklace! September 5, 2009

Filed under: Baby & Toddler,Giveaways — Rachel @ 9:20 am
Tags: ,

mized necklaceOne day a few local moms came in to shop our cloth diapers and non-toxic finds at www.EuphoriaBaby.com.  They came with their adorable toddlers, and I couldn’t help but notice that both children wore necklaces.  The little girl wore a solid cognac amber beaded necklace, while the little dude sported a multi-colored version.  Both looked adorable!  As we talked, one of the moms decided to share the story behind the necklaces.

What I initially took for funky, crunchy kid’s jewelry were actually beneficial necklaces made of Baltic amber.  Have you heard about amber teething necklaces or amber nursing necklaces?  I didn’t think much of them, but I had never really given them a chance or done any research.  These two moms just raved about how helpful they are.  They said the necklaces really help with teething and general irritation.  In fact, they can absolutely tell the difference when the necklace isn’t on!  One mom had loaned her necklace to a friend round cognacwhose baby was really struggling with teething.  That baby did better and kept using the necklace… all the while the toddler was acting irritable.  Mom ordered another necklace to replace the one she’d loaned and her son improved immediately.  I know it sounds crazy, “weird” and unlikely, but if you do the research, it’s not actually strange at all.

amberBaltic amber is not really a stone, it’s fossilized tree resin.  Historically, Baltic Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading ‘medicines’ of its time. Baltic Amber is the most esteemed amber in the world, and the healing qualities of Baltic Amber make it unlike any other type of amber found in the world.

How does it work?  When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin.

Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it’s presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways:

  • Pain relief – it has analgesic properties
  • Immune boost – naturally increased the body’s healing abilities
  • Restoring energy – the salt of succinic acid (succinate) is one of the most active substances in the processes of cellular respiration and intercellular energy creation. Succinic acid restores oxygen and energy supply to depleted cells and helps the body return to a normal, functioning state.
  • Maintaining wellness – enabling full oxygenation of cells
  • Anti-Inflammatory – helps break the cycle of chronic inflammation.  Inflammation is part of the disease cyle.

hazelwoodIf you have a chronically irritable child or one tortured by teething, you should try an amber teething necklace.  My kids are pretty well past that point, or I would!  You can purchase one from Inspired by Finn(the shop those friendly moms recommend) at 20% off with coupon code “blog.”  Inspired by Finn designs her necklaces with safety in mind, creating knots between each bead and offering necklaces with magnetic closure.  Check out the hazelwood necklaces too, which help in cases of acid reflux.  And, one lucky reader will win his or her choice of any 16″ necklace !  That’s just the right size for your little tike.

Enter to win! One lucky reader will win an Inspired by Finn amber necklace ($14.75-20.45 value) in the style of your choice, up to 16 inches long.  Enter now through September 30th (11:59 EST) by adding your comment to this blog post.  We’ll choose one random winner!

NOTE:  As of mid-Sept, our blog moved!  Please post your comment at the NEW POST.

Shipping included.  Winner will be notified by email, at which point a shipping address and preferred necklace  will be requested. Open to U.S. residents only.

For TWO extra entries, blog about this giveaway and link it back to my blog.  Make sure to leave a separate comment on this blog post for your two extra entries.

 

And the winner is… September 1, 2009

Filed under: Giveaways — Rachel @ 1:37 pm

Congratulations, Jeralyn, you won the Blessed Nest organic nursing pillow giveaway! 

Thanks to all of you who shared your favorite natural products.  What a fun way to spread the love.  Bethany’s comment about cleaning with baking soda came back to me next time I was scrubbing my tub :).  It’s great to see that so many of us are using cloth diapers too.  And, I loved Merissa’s comment, “I think my favorite natural product for my babies has actually been breastmilk. It doesn’t get more natural for baby and it’s super easy for mom. Plus, there’s no packaging or plastic bottles to worry about, so it’s green too.”  So true!

This month I have a few giveaways up my sleeve.  More on that soon!

 

Last Day to Enter to Win August 31, 2009

Filed under: Giveaways — Rachel @ 2:49 pm

Today is your last chance to enter to win our August giveaway. It’s easy and free!  Good luck.

Enter to Win a Blessed Nest Organic Nursing Pillow!

 

Enter to Win a Blessed Nest Organic Nursing Pillow! August 3, 2009

Filed under: Giveaways — Rachel @ 2:24 pm
Tags:

fadsfMamas, this is a GREAT giveaway!  I’ve already blogged about why the Blessed Nest Organic Nursing Pillow is The Pefect Nursing Pillow – now you can win one this August.  Replace that toxic, polyurethane-filled My Breast Friend or that awkward Boppy!  Our Blessed Nest Pillows are filled with organic buckwheat hulls and covered with organic cotton fabrics.  You can pick your favorite Harmony Arts designer print too!  Each pillow has a removable, zippered pillow cover for easy washing.  And, when you buy a Blessed Nest nursing pillow, you’re supporting a sustainable mom-business too! 

For those first 9 months of breastfeeding one can never have too many nursing pillows.  I always wanted one in the nursery and in the living room.  Add to that one at the grandparent’s house too!  If you’re already using and loving your Blessed Nest pillow, I’m sure you’ll love to snatch up another – or gift it to a lucky new mommy friend.  Good luck everyone!

Enter to win!  One lucky reader will win a Blessed Nest Organic Nursing Pillow ($88 value) in the print of your choice.  Enter now through August 31st (11:59 EST) by adding your comment to this blog post.  In your comment share one (or more!) of your favorite organic or eco-friendly products for mama or baby.  We’ll choose one random winner!  

Shipping included.  Winner will be notified by email, at which point a shipping address and preferred print will be requested. Open to U.S. residents only.

EXTRA ENTRIES!

You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate comment on this blog post for EACH thing you do.

1- For TWO extra entries, blog about this giveaway and link it back to my blog. 

2- Follow me (euphoriatweets) on twitter AND tweet about this giveaway. Please leave me the link in your comment to your tweet. Just following me does not count-you MUST tweet about this giveaway. You can copy and paste:  Win a Blessed Nest Organic Nursing Pillow for breastfeeding @Euphoria for the Green Mama tp://tinyurl.com/mm5wsx

 

Congratulations to Emily – Winner of the BornFit Ensemble!

Filed under: Giveaways — Rachel @ 1:51 pm
Tags:

Emily, author of lucky comment #3, has won our Hot Mama BornFit Ensemble – her pick of size and color in the best-selling Challenger Shorts and a Lindsey Tee.  Emily wrote, “Cute outfit! My husband and I love walking around our neighborhood, saving gas/money and staying fit at the same time!”  You’re going to be looking and feeling good in this great gear from BornFit.  Enjoy! 

Note: this is not the same “Emily” who won our last giveaway – for a week of free organic baby food.  I guess if your name is “Emily” you have good luck on our giveaways!

 

Enter to Win a Hot Mama BornFit Ensemble! July 6, 2009

Filed under: Giveaways,Pregnancy — Rachel @ 2:51 pm
Tags: ,

Everyone knows a pregnant woman should stay active… but what do you wear to cover your bump while running, biking, or playing volleyball?  There’s no reason why your pregnancy should consign you to second-rate clothing that leaves you sweaty and uncomfortable.  BornFit is a new activewear line designed by two active mamas who grew up among the stunning Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  Here are some words at the heart of their vision:

“We believe that all of us are BornFit. The beauty of being “Fit” is that it comes in all different sizes, shapes, interests and even passions. It’s that feeling inside your heart…that vibrancy for life – when you’re about to embark on a new adventure and it makes you feel alive, scared or even anxious.”

BornFit’s maternity clothing is designed in high-tech wicking fabrics with comfortable waistbands and plenty of stretch so they can be worn throughout pregnancy and well beyond baby ‘s arrival.  What’s more, the line features smart details like mesh panels to keep you cool, zipper pockets for your keys, and reflectors to keep you safe on the road.  It’s been a hit with moms in our store, and we know you’ll love it too!  Ready to get moving?  Enter below!

Enter to win!  One lucky reader will win the Hot Mama BornFit Ensemble: the best-selling Challenger Shorts and a Lindsey Tee in your choice of color.  Enter now through July 31st by adding your comment to this blog post.  In your comment share how you stay active during your pregnancy or where you would love to sport your BornFit clothes.  We’ll choose one random winner! 

Shipping included.  Winner will be notified by email, at which point a shipping address and preferred sizes/color will be requested.

EXTRA ENTRIES!

You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate comment on this blog post for EACH thing you do.

1- For TWO extra entries, blog about this giveaway and link it back to my blog. 

2- Follow me (euphoriatweets) on twitter AND tweet about this giveaway. Please leave me the link in your comment to your tweet. Just following me does not count-you MUST tweet about this giveaway. You can copy and paste: Win a Hot Mama BornFit Ensemble for pregnancy @Euphoria for the Green Mama http://tinyurl.com/m4zoyp

 

Congratulations to Emily – Winner of Yummy Spoonfuls Giveaway! July 2, 2009

Filed under: Giveaways — Rachel @ 2:18 pm
Tags:

Today the Random Number Generator chose lucky comment number 8!  Emily has won a week of Yummy Spoonfuls organic baby food, delivered fresh, frozen, and pure to her door.  We wish you the best, Emily, as you wait on that adoption. 

Check back soon for July’s giveaway!

 

Last Chance to Enter to Win! June 29, 2009

Filed under: Giveaways — Rachel @ 2:41 pm

We’re giving away a week’s worth of organic babyfood made by Yummy Spoonfuls.  Enter now through Tuesday the 30th at Enter to Win a FREE Week of Organic Babyfood!  Don’t miss out, mamas!

 

Enter to Win a FREE Week of Organic Babyfood! June 15, 2009

Filed under: Giveaways — Rachel @ 7:59 pm
Tags: ,

Ideally, you make your own baby food out of organic, local produce… but maybe not every week or maybe never!  If you’re like most parents you certainly buy some baby food.  But, what do you buy?  Choosing organic baby food means you keep pesticides, heavy metals and solvents out of your baby’s diets.  That’s a great start!  But, if you think about it, freshness matters too.  Fresher, just cooked foods have more nutritional value than other foods.  Also, fresh foods are the least likely to contain dangerous levels of bacteria.  

Question:  How to get fresh baby food (i.e. not canned food that can sit on the shelves in your local grocery store for weeks), without making it at home?

Answer:  Buy frozen, organic baby food online, with a regular weekly delivery to your house! 

My favorite source is Yummy Spoonfuls, a company out of Georgia who manufactures certified organic baby food.  Unlike other organic baby food companies, Yummy Spoonfuls does NOT heat treat their product.  Heat treatments damage the nutritional integrity of foods.  As such, their food is perishable.  And, folks, that’s a good thing!  Here’s a few words from Yummy Spoonfuls:

Why Yummy Spoonfuls?

Because our children’s bodies are in a state of growth and development, they need a constant supply of highly nutritional building blocks not only free of chemicals but equally high in protein, essential fats, complex carbohydrates, and a full complement of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, which are all necessary to support healthy growth. A pure organic diet can be more beneficial during the first few months of life than at any other time but most IMPORTANTLY it is imperative we provide the freshest meals ever. Babies have immature systems and need the very purest and safest foods. Yummy Spoonfuls Baby Food PROVIDES JUST THAT.

Because given our hectic lifestyles with trying to balance work and parenthood or just trying to handle being a parent, it is not often easy to make all the delicious foods that we so lovingly want to provide to our offspring. Yummy Spoonfuls Baby Food is that invisible hand we all wished we had to make foods with the same loving touch we all would if only we had the time.

Because (we are very proud to say) our foods are perishable! Though it can stay fresh frozen for up to two months, there is really no need to keep it that long. Yummy Spoonfuls IS produced WEEKLY IN SMALL BATCHES and immediately frozen to lock in freshness. Order weekly or bi-weekly so that there is always fresh, homemade food available for your baby

You can buy directly from Yummy Spoonfuls here. Admittedly, frozen baby food is more costly than jarred organic food at the grocery store.  Fortunately, we’re giving it away! 

Enter to win!  One lucky reader will receive a week’s worth of delicious, organic baby food – that’s 12 containers of either stage one or stage two Yummy Spoonfuls baby food.  Enter now through June 30th by adding your comment to this blog post.  We’ll choose one random winner!  Shipping not included. 

EXTRA ENTRIES!
You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate comment on this blog post for EACH thing you do.

1- For TWO extra entries, blog about this giveaway and link it back to my blog AND to Yummy Spoonfuls. 

2- Follow me (euphoriatweets) on twitter AND tweet about this giveaway. Please leave me the link in your comment to your tweet. Just following me does not count-you MUST tweet about this giveaway. You can copy and paste: Win a Week of Organic Baby Food @Euphoria for the Green Mama http://tinyurl.com/n5hbbf