Wooden Swing Sets: Just in time for summer!

CSN is one of my FAVORITE places to shop! You can find almost anything you need in one of their 200+ stores! Now’s the time to start thinking about outdoor fun this summer and purchasing a new wooden swing set for your little one(s)! Whether you’re shopping for wooden swing sets, toys and games, or shoes, CSN has something for everyone! CSN Stores also offer options for every budget. They are your one stop shop for some of the top designers and stylish items to make your life easier and colorful.

I’m most excited to report that you will be seeing a review posted soon on
one of their many great products! Stay tuned to see which item I chose.
In the meantime, browse one of their 200+ sites during your online
shopping.

 

Happy Shopping!

Magnolia Organics

 

Magnolia Organics brings together  eco-friendly products with
an ethical and environmental conscious to  unparalleled quality and design. With an unwavering commitment to
fair labor
, sustainable materials, minimalist packaging, and a close eye on the  carbon footprint on each product, your purchase will bring joy to your  home, and a sigh of relief from the planet. We invite you to browse  around to understand more about who we are. After all, an educated  consumer is
our greatest ally in the march towards a more sustainable  future.

 

Let me just begin by saying a huge THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Magnolia Organics for giving me the opportunity to promote this
wonderful company! I adore the colors and simplicity of their organic bedding! This was such an honor.

Second, let me just tell you how GIDDY I was when I opened these packages. I will not post the pictures of my jumping for joy on the bed once I got these beautiful organic cotton sheets on it, but it was sooo much fun!

Get ready for some pictures!

Their sheets and duvet covers come in these wonderful messenger style reusable bags. They would be perfect for carrying a laptop (in a padded sleeve) or for many other uses. They have a long strap you can wear across body. They have a button closure (shown) and the beautiful printed logo shown above. I was shocked to find that not only had they packaged
eco-friendly, but in something USEFUL! That in itself was truly
impressive.

Then I peeked inside the bag:

 

It’s GREY! This was like Christmas. I did not tell Magnolia Organics
my colors or what colors I wanted to review because being given this
opportunity I was just thrilled. However, they must have read my mind!
Our bedroom is painted in a light grey by Freshaire that I ADORE. I
love grey. It’s still a neutral, but it feels clean to me. I try to keep
our bedroom pretty clutter-free and it is not wall-to-wall furniture.
With my mind usually focusing on 500 things at once, I want to be
undistracted and comfortable at bedtime. The bedding in our bedroom was
not anything special. In fact, it didn’t even match. Not only did the duvet
and sheet set compliment each other, but it compliments our room so well!!! Better than I could’ve ever imagined!

As you can see – the duvet cover is freshly wrinkled from packaging. Totally MY FAULT for being so eager to get this on the bed and see how it looks. I simply couldn’t wait! The Duvet comes with two shams and is striped. You can see the pillowcases that match the sheet set and offer a checked patern.
I LOVE mixing patterns. It’s absolutely perfect.

Now
for the truly important part… the feel…

My husband is not one to comment on these things. As long as I don’t do something terribly ugly he usually lets me decorate, organize, and pick color
schemes as I like. I presented him with the sheets and the duvet cover
so he could feel the difference between a regular cotton sheet and an
Organic Cotton sheet… his expression: “NIIIIICE!” A simple word to
you, but a definite compliment to Magnolia Organics! The
difference in texture is obvious. Once you feel organic cotton, you
won’t want to go back! It feels so much nicer! Our old bed is truly MUCH
more comfortable now it’s decorated in Magnolia Organics organic
cotton! I cannot say enough about how I pleased I am with these
products. I will say that you HAVE TO TRY THEM YOURSELF! I’m sure you will be as impressed as I am! They offer such a variety of colors,
prices, and threadcount that you are sure to find something you’ll love!
Better yet, you can give your bed an entire new look for under $100!

 

Check out everything they have to offer at their website and on Amazon.com!

 

I’m going to have to purchase more bed pillows so I can put the matching duvet shams on the bed! I’m a VISUAL person. I normally would’ve washed the Duvet as I washed the sheets, but for the sake of putting the look together, I just had to put this on for pictures. I have really achieved a place of happiness and peaceful sleeping with the help of Magnolia Organics!

I just LOVE my new bedding and you will love yours too!

I have one more post to make about a Magnolia Organics product, but
you’ll just have to stay tuned!

While you’re waiting, check out their website to see their produce bags, eco-friendly tote bags, compostable trash bags, and more!

I received these products free of  charge and all opinions expressed are my own.

Peter Rabbit Organics: Review and Giveaway

Let’s just start with the name. How can you NOT be curious about a line of products called Peter Rabbit Organics?! If you read these books as a child you may even get excited. I sure did! In three awesome flavors, Peter Rabbit Organics is organic fruit snacks for you little one. B loved them and I’m sure your little one(s) will too!

About:

Peter Rabbit Organics was inspired by our own families to create a company dedicated to making healthy, organic snacks.  Our new Peter Rabbit Organics fruit puree pouches come in three flavors kids love: Strawberry and Banana, Apple and Grape, and Mango, Banana and Orange.

 
Our fruit puree pouches are all organic, contain 100% fruit, and never have added sugar or anything artificial.  You won’t have to read the label – the fruit you see on the front is what’s inside!  If you do read the label you’ll see your snacks are high in vitamin C, have between 70 and 85 calories, 0 fat (of course – it’s fruit!) and 1.5-2 grams of fiber. Peter Rabbit Organics don’t require refrigeration before eating and come in BPA-free resealable pouches for easy packing. Plus, the convenient, squeezy pouch (with a no-choke cap) makes it fun and easy for little hands!
B thought these flavors were great! I love that we can conveniently purchase them from Amazon.com and get free two-day shipping with Amazon Mom.
 
 
You can find them in Starbucks nationwide, in select Whole Foods Markets and natural food stores, in all Buy Buy Baby stores, and online at Amazon.com, Diapers.com, BabiesRUs.com and Spud.com.
WIN IT!
 
Peter Rabbit Organics is happy to offer 10 assorted pouches to one of my readers! In order to enter, you will need to enter here.
I received this product free of charge and all opinions expressed are my own

thredUP: A Review

You may have heard of this craze that is thredUP. If you haven’t, please let me introduce you! 

It’s easy to thredUP!

  1. Browse the thousands of boxes of gently-loved clothing in the thredUP listings. When you find one you love, pick it and it’s yours. You pay just $5 + shipping ($15.70) to receive the box.
  2. Build a box of gently worn clothes and box them up to send to another shopper.
  3. When someone picks your box, ship it completely FREE of charge!
Expand the way you shop for your children! millions are saving THOUSANDS of dollars on children’s clothing each year by shopping the thredup way! Not to mention, you are doing something good for the environment by reusing and recycling gently worn clothing.

I received the opportunity to review the process of thredUP and I was amazed at how EASY it is to take part! I selected a box from one an experienced swapper (Note the number of stars they have next to their name.) Below are a couple of pictures of what I received:

I selected a box by a really experienced shopper and was really impressed with the brands. A couple of these pieces are Calvin Klein and there are other namebrands as well. You get a description of the clothing items that are in the box so you know what to expect. I recommend that you pay attention to ratings and descriptions of clothing when selecting so you get a good selection of what you want. You can choose whether or not you want a mixed lot, mostly tops, mostly bottoms, or a special box (costumes, toys, etc.). 

What’s even more exciting!?! How about swapping TOYS for Christmas! You can now swap boxes of gently used toys just in time for Christmas!
Nothing is sadder than a toy that doesn’t get played with. Woody? Buzz Lightyear? We’ve all seen what happens to old toys…Why not give every toy a new home?thredUP Toys Build one of thredUP’s first 200 Toy Boxes and earn a $5 credit. I built my first box and it was super easy! thredUP will send you boxes from USPS or if you frequent the post office like I do, you can pick up some free ones yourself! I picked out about 9 small toys that Brayden no longer plays with, washed them, and slid them in the box for shipping!

Check out thredUP today and start saving!

Please Follow Me

Attention Viewers:

Thank you again to all the new subscribers and viewers! My views have skyrocketed over the last week and I welcome you all.

I hope that you will take a minute to follow and/or subscribe to my NEW site! Journey to “Green” has moved to Blogger to make posting easier, stats easier to track, and sites easier to link. You’ll still see the ocassional review listed here, but to enter giveaways you will have to follow me on the new site.

In addition to reviews and giveaways, you’re missing out on coupon codes, freebies, sales, Green tips, and tutorialsJourney to “Green” is full of useful information and I hope that you will join me there!

Best,

Samantha

Little Green Books Review and Giveaway

Little Green Books: Review and Giveaway

B and I love Little Green Books! When I had the opportunity to review and giveaway these amazing, educational stories, I was so excited to for this! He already had the Little Panda soft book and it’s something we take with us on trips and to restaurants, etc. It’s plush and easy to toss in the wash when dirty.

To review, we received: Little Monkey, Don’t Throw that Away, I Can Save the Earth, and Easy to Be Green. All of their books can be found here and are available for less than $10 each! If you’ve got children or grandchildren, make sure you put a Little Green book on your Christmas list!

We love Little Monkey because it’s the same cloth format as Little Panda. It’s durable and easy to tote around. Not to mention, both characters are adorable. I Can Save the Earth is really cute! B loves Max. Though this book is intended for ages 4-6, it was still fun to read to him and point at the pictures. He can point back and recognize. About: Meet Max the Little Monster. He is a cute, furry green monster who is an environmental nightmare. Among other things, he leaves on all the lights, keeps his computer plugged in, blasts the TV, hoards his old toys and uses so much toilet paper it clogs the toilet until finally, his excessive ways cause a power outage. With no TV to watch, computer to play on, video games to play with, Max finds there is a whole big world outside that he can make a difference in the environment.

For older children, Easy to Be Green offers a selection of “green” activities for you and them. This is really cute and I can’t wait to try these out! Don’t Throw that Away is a Lift-the-flap-book about recycling. B understood this concept as well. Though I wouldn’t leave him alone with it (recommended for ages 4-6), it is definitely one we will read together and he can help lift the flap. For a toddler, this would be a lot of fun! There’s a surprise at every turn!

We love all the books. I would highly recommend ANY of Little Green Books’ fabulous selection for your children! There website is more than just a shop. Visit it to find helpful resources and fun activities…

On their website you can find helpful Green Tips, Little Green blog, and FREE Games for you and your children!

Parents can find these Downloadable tools for further education and fun. These would also be great for preschools, daycares, churches, and organizations!

Little Green Books Activities and Downloadable Assets:

About Little Green Books:

This new series of books will get little ones excited about going green. From recycling and replanting to creating an awareness of endangered animals and much more, Little Green Books plant the seeds for earth-friendly living at an early age. Each book in this environmentally friendly line is made from recycled materials – proving our commitment to this worthy cause.

Little Green Books is a new eco-friendly series from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. As our mission statement above explains, each book in this series will be devoted to educating children about the benefits of being green.
Little Green Books will cover a variety of subjects, teaching children about the dangers of global warming, the benefits of recycling, what they can do to help endangered animals, and much more. In I Can Save The Earth!, children can follow Max the Little Green Monster on his journey as he goes from being a litterbug to loving the earth. And in The Polar Bears’ Home, children can learn about the polar bears’ habitat and how it has become a victim of global warming. On a lighter note, The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle details the journey of a plastic bottle, from a blob of crude oil to a plastic bottle to a fleece sweatshirt! Told in diary form, this humorous tale is sure to give readers a laugh while stressing the significance of the recycling process.

In our storybooks we also include a glossary of terms so that parents and children can learn them together. So if you don’t know what “postconsumer” means or what “compost” is, don’t worry! Our books provide definitions so that your green vocabulary will grow along with your awareness. If you’re already devoted to living green, these books will be a welcome addition to your child’s library. And for those of you who aren’t totally green yet, you’ll still find these stories entertaining and educational.

What sets our books apart from other “green” books is that in addition to the themes, the manufacturing of these books is also environmentally friendly. Our books are printed on recycled materials with vegetable or soy inks. This initiative will continue as the series progresses, from storybooks to cloth books to novelty board books. A unique, innovative new series, Little Green Books plant the seeds of eco-friendly consciousness at an early age so that we can grow a generation of earth-friendly readers.

   
FOUR Lucky Readers will WIN all four books (a $26 value!) that I reviewed.
 

 

To ENTER, you will have to visit my new blog HERE and follow the mandatory entries.

thredUP: Save Money!

You may have heard of this craze that is thredUP. If you haven’t, please let me introduce you! 

 It’s easy to thredUP!

  1. Browse the thousands of boxes of gently-loved clothing in the thredUP listings. When you find one you love, pick it and it’s yours. You pay just $5 + shipping ($15.70) to receive the box.
  2. Build a box of gently worn clothes and box them up to send to another shopper.
  3. When someone picks your box, ship it completely FREE of charge!

Expand the way you shop for your children! millions are saving THOUSANDS of dollars on children’s clothing each year by shopping the thredup way! Not to mention, you are doing something good for the environment by reusing and recycling gently worn clothing.

What’s even more exciting!?! How about swapping TOYS for Christmas!

Nothing is sadder than a toy that doesn’t get played with. Woody? Buzz Lightyear? We’ve all seen what happens to old toys…Why not give every toy a new home?thredUP Toys Build one of thredUP’s first 200 Toy Boxes and earn a $5 credit

Starting Monday, December 6th, every toy gets a second chance!
Check out thredUP today and stay tuned for a review!

Money Saving Mom Fans

Hi to all my new visitors from Money Saving Mom!

I hope you’re enjoying the Homemade Deodorant recipe! If you like what you see, I’d love for you to check out my new blog at http://jrnytogreen.blogspot.com! There you will find a whole PAGE dedicated to DIY recipes!

Glad you’re here!

Samantha

The Golden Prince

The Golden Prince

Any readers amongst my readers?

‘If you like Philippa Gregory you’ll love this!’ Nora Roberts

About The Golden Prince:

Edward VIII became notorious for abandoning the throne for Mrs Simpson, but in the summer of 1911 he was a prince straight from the pages of a fairy-tale. Raised by the harsh disciplinarian King George V and his unfeeling Queen Mary, the prince longed for the warmth that had been deprived of him.

The high society Houghton girls’ lives however, were full of fun, both at their magnificent family seat Snowberry, and at the whirlwind of glamorous parties which punctuated their lives. When a moment of serendipity brings Edward and Lily Houghton together, the pressures of a stuffy court are replaced with the lightness that Edward has dreamt of.
But a future monarch could not choose his own Queen, and even an enduring love might falter under the furious gaze of a King. Could the devotion of Edward and Lily triumph against him and the impending doom of World War I? Or would they bow to the inevitable and set in train events that could bring down the Crown, and change the course of history forever?

About the Author:

Rebecca Dean is a pen-name of best-selling novelist Margaret Pemberton. Married and with five adult children she is a former chairwoman of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and lives in Whitstable Kent. THE GOLDEN PRINCE is her thirty-sixth novel and was born out of her fascination with the multi-layered character of Edward V111.

I love books and I can’t wait for this copy of The Golden Prince to arrive! Please stay tuned for my review of the  novel. If you want to join me in this exciting read, you can purchase your own copy at Amazon.com!

Journey to “Green” is Moving!

Dear Readers,

I hope you all are having a wonderful week preparing for this Thanksgiving!

I have decided that it would be in the best interest of Journey to “Green” to move over to Blogger so that we can offer readers more! Blogger is more user-friendly and offers me a better way to tracking subscriptions and viewers. In return, I can offer YOU more giveaways, more information, and better resources. The content is still the same, the pages are still the same, and eventually all sponsors will be advertised the same. I hope that you will find it better than the current layout of this site.

Giveaways have been posted on the new site and you will receive EXTRA ENTRIES for the those that you enter on Blogger! (I will combine the number of entries.) To be notified of winnings, you will want to go ahead and subscribe to get the posts at the new site! I will no longer be posting tips, giveaways, and coupons on this site.

I hope that you will join me and invite your friends as well. Thank you all for your dedication and understanding!

Best,

Samantha

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