Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Organic Mattress Giveaway

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Welcome to the Naturepedic EOS Standard Queen Organic Mattress Giveaway ($2599 Value), sponsored by Naturepedic and hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network. Shopping for a new mattress can be an intimidating experience. It seems like there are so many mattress brands to choose from, and it can be dizzying to find the one that's right for you. Before you go mattress shopping, let's talk about why most mattresses on the market these days are toxic. Did you know that most mattresses are full of lots of toxic chemicals?

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

For example, many beds – even many beds labeled as green or natural – are made from high-density polyurethane foams (often referred to as memory foam). These foams are made from petroleum and emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). According to the EPA, VOCs can cause a wide range of health problems, such as eye, nose and throat irritation; headaches; skin allergies; nausea; fatigue; dizziness; liver, kidney and central nervous system damage; and even cancer.

Mold

Popular memory foam beds, like the Tempur-Pedic brand, often cause mold issues. Read Happy Mothering's experience with mold and a Tempur-Pedic mattress.

Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is often found in the the adhesives that holds mattresses together. Formaldehyde has been linked to asthma, allergies, and lung, nose and throat cancers, and can also cause fatigue, skin rashes and severe allergic reactions.

Flame Retardants

To meet a Federal Law that requires mattresses to put themselves out after having 39 lit cigarettes and blow torches held to the top and side for 30 seconds, many mattress makers use chemical flame retardants. Flame retardants have been linked to cancer, reproductive problems and impaired fetal brain development.

Boric Acid

Many mattress manufacturers use boric acid – a pesticide often used as a roach killer – in the lining of their mattresses. Acute boric acid exposure can lead to skin blistering, convulsions and even coma. Long-term exposure has been linked to neurological and developmental problems, and inhalation could cause upper respiratory tract damage.

Pesticides

According to the Organic Consumers Association, 25% of all the pesticides used in the US are used to grow cotton. Many of these pesticides are known to be carcinogenic and cause reproductive problems in animals. Residues from these pesticides remain in your mattress and other bedding after they're made and delivered to your home. Fortunately, there are ways you can avoid all of these toxic chemicals in your bedroom.

Why You Should Choose a Naturepedic EOS Organic Mattress

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If you're looking for a new mattress, consider the Naturepedic EOS organic mattress line. Naturepedic mattresses don't contain any of the harmful ingredients found in conventional mattresses. You can read Happy Mothering's review of the Naturepedic EOS mattress too, but here are some key points to keep in mind.

Certified Organic

The Naturepedic EOS line is not only non-toxic, but organic too. Unlike other companies who may use some organic ingredients, the entire EOS mattress is certified organic to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Additionally, all latex is certified to the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS).

Naturally Flame Retardant

In addition, the Naturepedic EOS organic mattress does not contain any toxic flame retardant chemicals or flame retardant barriers. That doesn’t mean it’s flammable though! It naturally meets and exceeds all federal and state flammability standards. Naturepedic does this by using a design that does not use any petrochemical foams.

Customizable

One of the unique qualities of the Naturepedic EOS organic mattress series is that it's customizable. You get to choose the firmness level for each side of the bed. There are four levels of firmness: plush, cushion firm, firm and extra firm. Cushion firm is the most popular level. If you choose the wrong level, you have 90 days to exchange the comfort inserts for free (and only pay for shipping). Even if you change your mind after 90 days, you can still order new layers and change the support or comfort of your mattress without having to replace the entire mattress.

Shipped to Your Home

Your Naturepedic EOS Standard Mattress will arrive packed in boxes - the California King, for example, comes in four boxes. It's so much easier than going store to store, shopping for a mattress, then trying to get it home. Now you can go on the Naturepedic website and order your mattress, and it will come right to your door. Read more about what makes Naturepedic organic mattresses different here.

Win a Naturepedic EOS Standard Queen Mattress

Ready for your chance to win a Naturepedic EOS Standard Queen Organic Mattress valued at $2,599? Enter via the widget below. This giveaway is open to the US only and will run through May 26, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.

This giveaway is hosted by Happy Mothering. Please contact Chrystal with all questions about the giveaway, or to learn how one can be organized for your brand.


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Monday, May 2, 2016

None Like Him || Review and Giveaway

One of my big brothers taught me how to have a relationship with God when I was a young girl.  He would pray with me, take me to church and had always been a good, christian role model.  From then on, there has always been a fire in my heart to know everything there is to know about God.  I've strived to be just like Him in the past, but ALWAYS fell short.  I felt like I was always letting God down.  The book, None Like Him, that Propeller Consulting has provided me for review, has given me a clearer understanding, that I will NEVER be just like God.  And that's okay.

Jen Wilkin, the author of None Like Him, shares why it's okay to not be just like God.  In the easy to read chapters, she explains that God is self-existent, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite and incomprehensible.  And we're not.  But did you know that's a good thing?  Our limitations are by design.  We were never meant to be God.  Phew!  That takes a weight off our shoulders.  The author invites us to celebrate the freedom when we rest in letting God be God.

None Like Him Review Giveaway

Each chapter in this book is filled with personal stories, Bible versus and reflection questions to draw us closer to God and who He really is.  I've enjoyed this book as my own personal growth and it would make an excellent resource for a Women's Bible Study.

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting for providing None Like Him for this giveaway.  Winner will be randomly selected using the Rafflecopter form below.  Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor in the last 30 days or the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Silly Photos

It's almost impossible to get good family photos on our own or even to get both my kids to look at the same camera with a smile.  I must take a million photos to get one semi-decent picture.  But sometimes it's the funny, silly and crazy pictures that make the best memories.  These are a couple of my favorite (which both just so happen to be taken place on Santa's lap) that I can't wait to show the kids when they get older.

Silly Santa Photo

I love the above picture so much.  It makes me laugh for so many reasons.  Big C's headband is covering Santa's eye, which makes it look like an eye patch.  And Little M, I just don't have words. There is so many ways we can caption is picture.  

Santa and the Nose Picker

Big C was so excited to sit on Santa's lap.  Little M didn't have a clue what was going on.  At the time, whenever he was nervous or unsure of a situation, his first reaction was to stick his finger in his nose.  Santa couldn't stop laughing.

What are your favorite silly photos of your children or family?




Mommy Monday Link Party || Week Fourteen

Welcome to Mommy Monday!

Mommy Monday is a prompt based link up party.  We'll supply the prompts and you link up your related posts.  Old, new, reviews and giveaways are welcome, as long as they relate to this week's prompt.

This Week's and Next Week's Prompt

This week's prompt is to share your favorite silly photo of your family or kids.  Tell us about it! Plan ahead!  Next week's prompt is how do you handle allowances in your house?  

Featured Post


This week's featured post goes out to Sheena, the author of Pop Goes Perfection.  Much like me, Sheena is a christain, homemaking mom, but her story of motherhood is much different.  Her post will make you laugh and cry.   

Get to Know Your Hosts

Mandi blogs at Sweet Tiny Blessings and is a mama to two wonderful kids. She blogs about faith, family, and healthy living.

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Gena is from Texas and blogs at Life With Captain Fussybuckets about parenting, cooking, crafting, and more.  She and her husband have three energetic little boys!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Get 10% Off Your Next Visit to TreeUmph! Adventure Course

What's on your bucket list?  How about getting your feet off the ground and into the trees! I'm partnering with TreeUmph! Adventure course which offers Florida the first treetop obstacle course, to share our future experience with you.  Plan for a full day of climbing, zipping, swinging and soaring in a beautiful vertical playground. You'll get a bird's eye view of fun with exciting challenges.

TreeUmph! provides courses ranging in difficulty and height, allowing you to work your way through intricate obstacles that test your balance and ignite your passion for action adventure.  This exhilarating, safe and healthy outdoor adventure is perfect for kids, families, groups and even team building business retreats.

TreeUmph! is an expansive park over 10 football fields in size.  You'll find hanging nets, wobbly bridges, Tarzan ropes and so much more.  Built to the highest safety standards in the industry, you'll experience the triumphant 650-foot long zip line and 76 tree top obstacles from beginner to extreme. Courses take about 3 to 4 hours, so plan to spend your day with TreeUmph!

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mommy Link Up Party :: Week Thirteen

Welcome to Mommy Monday!

Mommy Monday is a prompt-based link up party.  We'll supply the prompts and you link up your related posts.  Old, New, Reviews and Giveaways are welcome, as long as they relate to this week's prompt.

This Week's and Next Week's Prompt

This week's prompt is to share how far apart your kids are.  Do you plan to have more kids?  Why or why not? Plan ahead: Next week's prompt is to share your favorite silly photo of your family or kids.

Featured Post


Thank you Gena, of Life with Captain Fussybuckets, for sharing your delicious Breakfast Burritos freezer recipe.  To be honest, I never even thought about making breakfast so easy.  I've always focused more on dinner meals.  This is one I'm so excited time try!

Get to Know Your Hosts


Mandi blogs at Sweet Tiny Blessings and is a mama to two wonderful kids. She blogs about faith, family, and healthy living.

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Trisha blogs at Making It Home and is also a mama to two kiddos! She blogs about family, crafting, military life, and more.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Mommy Link Up Party :: Week Twelve

Welcome to Mommy Monday!

Mommy Monday is a prompt-based link up party.  We'll supply the prompts and you link up your related posts.  Old, New, Reviews and Giveaways are welcome, as long as they relate to this week's prompt.

This Week's and Next Week's Prompt

This week's prompt is to share your favorite freezer meal recipe.  Plan ahead: Next week's prompt is How far apart are your kids/Do you plan to have more kids?

Featured Post


This week's featured post comes from Karen, author of Ting's Mom.  She did a great job sharing her children's bedtime routine, which is very similar to my children's sleep structure.  Thank you for taking the time to link back to us, too!  

Get to Know Your Hosts


Mandi blogs at Sweet Tiny Blessings and is a mama to two wonderful kids. She blogs about faith, family, and healthy living.

Visit her blog: Sweet Tiny Blessings




Trisha blogs at Making It Home and is also a mama to two kiddos! She blogs about family, crafting, military life, and more.

Visit her blog: Making It Home


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