Saturday, February 28, 2015

YoBaby is 16 and My Baby is 6 | #StonyfieldBlogger Giveaway

They all tell you that kids grow up so fast, of course we can only see it and agree wholeheartedly when your own kids grow up right in front of your eyes. Blink. They are walking. Blink. They are reading. Blink. They are getting married. That's what it feels like anyway! I remember when Baby E (above) was a tiny little thing, trying her first foods - like an avocado. She was about 7 months old when I first bought some Stonyfield YoBaby yogurt for her. Knowing that low-fat dairy isn't good for babies, I could definitely appreciate the whole fat organic creaminess of yummy YoBaby yogurt. In fact, I remember as a teenager when Stonyfield first came out with YoBaby and I would ask my mom to buy that for me instead of the runny, low-fat stuff sold everywhere! Yes, even I was a YoBaby "baby". 

As I gave birth to children of my own, I appreciated even more having a convenient and healthy, GMO and pesticide free snack or dessert option for them. To this day I still reach for YoBaby when we are out food shopping, both my 6 and 3 year old still love it as much as they did when they both first tried it! It stands the test of time and the changing and growing taste buds of two little ones. For a busy mom and photographer, it's also a great time saver and a convenience that I find worth it in many ways. It's hard to find brands and companies you can trust and I'm glad to support Stonyfield, especially since they are local to New England where we live.  

Baby E doesn't fit on my lap quite as comfortably. Baby T isn't so tiny anymore either, resorting to kicking mommy sometimes more than hugging me. His mischievous smile may mean that sometimes more yogurt ends up on the table than in his mouth, though when it's YoBaby, it most certainly ends up in his mouth! He loves the creamy taste and sometimes leaves the last spoonful for me to show his love and affection. 

In all the photos I see them changing so fast into little people, often with very grown up thoughts. I also try to get in the picture when possible, so that they can later see mom was actually with them and not just taking pictures of them! Though these childhood years I'm so glad to have had Stonyfield YoBaby with us for the ride, happy 16th!

One of our readers will receive a sweet little YoBaby prize pack that we hope you will enjoy!

Disclaimer: I work in partnership with Stonyfield as a YoGetter blogger and I am compensated for my work. The opinions and thoughts within this post are 100% my own. I only work with companies I support and believe my readers will like!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Natural Baby Giveaway Hop {Rocky Mountain Botanicals}

Welcome to the Natural Baby Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! This February we are showcasing all the great green and eco-friendly baby and kid gear that we love! After entering our giveaway here at Eco-Babyz, don't forget to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post for your chance to win other great eco-friendly baby and kid gear!

Our sponsor here at Eco-Babyz is a small family-owned brand that creates effective, hand-crafted skincare products for mom and baby. Made with essential oils and botanical extracts, Rocky Mountain Botanicals only uses highest quality, chemical free ingredients. Interested in knowing more? Just read what others are saying about them!

"Founded by my mother, Marcine Ko in 2004, Rocky Mountain Botanicals is the result of many family generations of natural healers and the love and compassion they had for all living things; animals, people and plants alike." Read more of their story here

Enter below to win a set of Best Natural Deodorant (awesome for pregnancy and for any mom!) and the Arnica Extreme Ache and Pain Relief Creme (awesome for parents and kids for all those bumps and bruises).

Be sure to enter the grand prize giveaway! One winner will receive a prize package from  Ecocentric Mom, My Chickadee, SoftBums, Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics and Rockin' Green Soap! Over $338 value! Enter here.

Disclosure: This contest will run through February 18, 2015 at 8:59 pm PST (11:59 pm EST). The winner will be chosen the following day and announced on Blog Name. No purchase necessary. US entries only. Must be 18 years or older to win. The sponsors provided me with free samples of these products to review, and I was under no obligation to review them if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to this blog and not to Facebook. Please note that Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom, Brittleby's Corner, the Green Moms Network and the Naturally Healthy event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

It Could Be Love 2015: $1150 in PRIZES!!!

We are very excited to be part of this great event hosted by Project Pomona. As you know, we love their cloth diaper friendly baby pants! Baby T has been wearing a pair ever since we received one to review. They still fit! Can you imagine? Two years later they are well-loved but still fit the little guy and I'm saving them in case we have another baby. Through dozens of washes they've held up so well. Now I'm dreaming of getting a bigger size for him just because it's been our favorite pair in terms of fit, ease of putting on, and how soft they are (who likes hard jeans, not me!). They now make 'Little Bum' stretch waist jeans for the potty trained crowd in sizes 2T to 5T, I love the absence of the center snap, Baby T hates those! 

So this is why we love supporting a small company like Project Pomona and helping them grow, it just makes sense in both being an eco-friendly option and supporting small business and as a business owner myself, I know what it is like to run one. 

You'll love all the great brands that are on board for this event and we are sure you know many of them, some of which we've also worked with in the past! Take a look at these wonderful prizes and be sure to enter via the Rafflecopter form on the bottom. 

IT COULD BE LOVE 2015: $1150 in PRIZES!!!
Project Pomona: $100 Gift Card to Project Pomona
Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot: $50.00 Gift Certificate (Free Shipping Can/USA)
Funky Fluff: Cloth Diaper in winners choice of fabric and print/color ($20.99 - $22.99)
Cotton Babies: 2 bumGenius 4.0 cloth diapers - solid colors only, 1 bumGenius Outing Wet Bag ($48.85)
Spray Pal: 1 Spray Pal Splatter Shield ($25)
Shop Teenie Greenies: (1) Ju-Ju-Be BFF in either Tokidoki The King's Court print or Hello Kitty Tick Tock print ($170)
Logan and Lenora: Mini Wet Bag in ZOOM ($19.50)
BabyKicks: Premium Pocket Diaper in Snaps ($21.50)
BALM! Baby: "Baby Lover's Bundle" 1 BALM! Baby Butter, 1 BALM! Baby Fresh out of the Tub Baby Wash & Shampoo, 1 Taylor's Spritz Rose Room & Body Freshner.
Momme Meals: 4 Delicious Bags of Go Chews ($40)
Geffen Baby: 1 Hemp Fleece Fladdle (flat/swaddle) ($11.99)
Gro-Via: 1 GroVia Hybrid Cloth Diaper Snap Shell in choice of Topaz or Lotus, 1 GroVia Hybrid Cloth Diaper 2-Pack of No-Prep Soaker Pads ($51)
GEN-Y Diapers: Next GEN Universal Cover, Size Large, Sucker Punch Print ($21.99)
Smart Bottoms: 3.1 All-in-One Diaper, Winner's Choice ($25)
Thirsties: One Size All in One Diaper ($19.75)
Little Things Collective: Diaper Dawgs Spray Collar ($14.95)
Forever Gingerbread: 1 Large Forever Gingerbread house ($50)
Tushie Ties: 3 Pack of One Size Bamboo Velour Cloth Diapers ($45)
Boingo: Starter Pack: 4 Sets of Boingo's, 6 EcoMax OS Prefolds ($85)
REcreate Designs: 1 Pair of Fancy Pants ($26)
Drop Everything: Young Living Premium Starter Kit: Home Diffuser, 10 Everyday Oils Kit: Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Melaleuca (tea tree), PanAway blend, Purification blend, Thieves blend, Joy blend, and Stress Away blend…and more ($300)
Awesome, don't you think?! We hope one of our readers wins! Enter below and comment with your favorite on this list of prizes! 

 This giveaway is sponsored by Project Pomona. 
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