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I’m an Amazon woman!

Okay, cheesy title, I know. But seriously, what’s not to love about Amazon.com? I’ve come to rely so heavily on the user reviews at Amazon that I have a hard time looking at paper catalogues anymore - where’s the star-rating and suggested alternatives? - I feel so blind without them!

I can’t tell you how much money we’ve saved on shipping with Amazon Prime. It seems steep at first ($79/year), but if you are buying online very often, you’re probably spending about that much in shipping anyway, and you’re almost never going to get free second day shipping anywhere but with Prime.

Right now Amazon is offering a couple of great Prime signup deals:

Amazon Mom (open to any caregiver of a...

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CLOSED: Contest! Flip & Tumble reusable bags

******THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED************

I am so excited about this giveaway! I have loved my flip & tumble bags from the moment I got them, and I’m sure you will too. Their 24-7 bag is absolutely my favorite easy-stash bag for minor shopping needs.

Last week, when I was soliciting a few companies for freebies for my readers, I contacted flip & tumble as kind of a long shot. Eva, the creator of the bags, actually emailed me back and said, “Sure! We’d love to send some bags for you to review and give away!” Bags!

She said bagS! I couldn’t wait!

The name “flip and tumble” comes from the technique used to stow away their one-handled bag: you literally “flip and tumble” it into an...

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CLOSED Contest! Zoe Organics bath and body goodness

This contest is now closed. The reviews are still relevant though!


This week I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing the baby line from Zoe Organics. As Heather is a long-time friend from high school, I got to try some of her very first test samples last year. But now she’s refined her formulas and has stunning new packaging and a gorgeous website, too. It has been wonderful to watch this dream of hers unfold, as she’s been incubating the natural spa items concept since as long as I’ve known her!

Here’s what Zoe Organics is all about:

Zoe means “life,” and our mission is to celebrate and protect the lives of our children, family, community and planet. Zoe Organics uses only the most...

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Hey Laura, GMO or no?

Michelle asks:

So this is a question that I might not really want to know the answer to, but figured I’d let you do the grunt work! :)

In general, what’s the deal with GMOs?  What are they?  Where are they found?  What are the best ways to avoid them?

And then - are GMOs and veggie meat connected in anyway?  specifically the Worthington/Loma Linda canned goodness and the Morningstar farm stuff.  While I know that all the sodium that is found in veggie meat is not the best, I have begun to hear things about processed soy and didn’t know if that was somehow related to GMOs or if that is a whole other not good thing . . .

Veggie Meat Lover who is Trying to Clean Up Her Food Act (aka,...

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Closed: Give-away! Body Dew Moisturizing Spray!

While this contest is closed now, you can still shop for Pure Romance products through these links!

My friend Jamie, a rockin’ Pure Romance consultant, needs to turn over some product really quickly due to some upcoming package design changes. Today I’m giving away four (4) bottles of original scent Body Dew oil mist (with pheromones!) to the first four commenters who want them.

body dew

I use Body Dew. Don’t be intimidated by its presence in an “adult products” line - there’s nothing skanky about it. It is probably one of the best and most convenient-to-use moisturizers I’ve tried. It sprays on evenly, smells great, and doesn’t leave my skin feeling gummy like lotions can. I like the original...

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Snippets: Socially Conscious Undies

Katie asked me in iChat: “I would like you to find me some organic-fiber underwear that is made in the USA.”

I really didn’t think there was going to be much of a market for sustainable skivvies, but I was wrong!

Just a simple Google search for “organic panties” brought up lots of options. I sifted through them and here are my top picks:

Global Girlfriend’s Organic Cotton Hip Hugger Panties
Not only is this my favorite cut, this company rocks! Global Girlfriend was “created to help women worldwide gain economic security for themselves and their families by earning fair wages for their handiwork, Global Girlfriend sources women-made, fair-trade imported, eco-friendly products.”

So while...

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