Month: March 2009

To Be Safe

I’m not going to be around online tomorrow due to the big April 1st worm! You can’t be to careful though I know my husband is thinking nothing of it and going on his computer anyways. It’s reported to be the biggest worm in history to date… so you can’t ignore the facts and with what happened last year too!

So, I’ll probably be reading a book and packing up some more things and then watching some LOST tomorrow. 🙂

Until my next post, stay safe and I would recommend you heed the warning too!

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Eco Store USA Review


I want to let you know how pleased that I am with the three green products that I was able to test out from Eco Store USA. The products I chose to review are Pure Oxygen Whitener, Auto Dish Wash Powder, and the Baby Sleepy Time Bath.

Eco Store USA has many wonderful products lines from household care, bath and body, pet care, and they even have products for your little one. I think you should know right off that their motto is NO NASTY CHEMICALS and with knowing just that, I was completely won over.

The Eco Store USA baby line is great and it was extremely hard for me to choose what product to review from that line. I finally, after much consideration decided on the Sleepy Time Bath. This product is scented with lavender, geranium, and Eucalyptus which is the perfect combination to for a calming bath time. I sometimes take baths with my daughter so I was able to take in this product in first hand. All of the products at Eco Store USA are super concentrated so all we had to use was one small capful for our bath! The smell of the Sleepy Time Bath wasn’t over powering at all, and I found it to be the perfect aromatherapy blend. Our skin was left soft and we smelled great afterwards. I would advise using this at night time before bed as after bathing my daughter, we were both ready to drift off to sleepy land. Another great thing about the baby products is that they contain NO toxic petrochemicals, NO laurel sulphates, NO dyes, NO artificial perfumes, and NO NASTY CHEMICALS!

I don’t use the dishwasher very much. I use it during special occasion, when guest are over, or on Sundays when we are busy with church and outings all day. I commonly use the dish wash powder from Costco which only really does the job half the time. I really hate when I use the dishwasher and then my products come out no cleaner than when they went in! I was surprised when I used the Auto Dish Washer Powder from Eco Store USA and my products came out with no nasty residue, no caked on food, and no grease! This product left my dishes clean and smelling great with the performance blend of simple mineral salts, citrus and Coconut oils. Also again, this product is ultra concentrated, you only have to use one tablespoon per dishwasher load. Again, NO NASTY CHEMICALS!

I love all the products that I tested out, but the Pure Oxygen Whitener just might be my favorite as I’m able to use it for so many things! I put off this review for a little while because I wanted to thoroughly test mainly this product out! I tested this product first out on the mildew that continually resides in my windows. We dissolved about 2tbsp of the whitener in a bucket and went to work on the windows sills. The mildew came off with such ease and mainly my house was not filled with bleach fumes. I then tested this out on my daughter’s nappies prior to washing and soaking over night did the job as they came out completely white and smelling very fresh! I then cleaned the counters, the toilets, the and the bathtub. You can use Pure Oxygen Whitener all around the home for cleaning and sanitizing, simply dissolve in warm and use to clean to your hearts content. I won’t need any for a while as with this product and all their others, a little goes a long way.

Eco Store has a great line of products and they work well without the harsh chemicals.  Are you like I was and eager to try these products out for yourself, Check out their products at You can also starting this month, purchase their products exclusively at Meijer stores throughout the Midwest … that’s all 185 Meijer locations in five states!


Skoy Cloths

I’m a mom who’s on the mission of going green in my day to day life. I cloth diaper my baby, I use totes when shopping, I use energy saving appliances, and I use Eco friendly cleaning supplies. So you can bet when I learned about the earth friendly Skoy cloths, I was ecstatic.

Basically the Skoy Cloth is an Eco friendly alternative to using paper towels and sponges. I was never really huge on using sponges as I know how much disgusting bacteria they can hold. Just writing that sentence makes me shudder at the thought. The Skoy unlike regular sponges dries incredibly quickly so it’s less likely to get lots of bacteria. You can also easily throw it in the washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave (1-2 minutes) to refresh it and keep it healthy and germ free. raffiamedium

Skoy Cloths are 100% Biodegradable made from natural cotton and wood based cellulose pulp. The feel of this cloth is like soft card board and the bottom is textured which helps give it scrubbing power. Measuring in at 7×7 this cloth is perfect fit for my hand too, not to big and not to little. You can also use popular household cleaners as well as just water.

The Skoy cloth has the ability to absorb fifteen times its own weight! This is great for when drinks may get knocked over, which can happen quite easily when you have a child at home.

One Skoy Cloth can keep 15 rolls of paper towels out of the landfills! I feel bad for buying paper towels in bulk at Costco. I honestly didn’t use paper towels much before and we ended up having to store them in various place in our home! Skoys take up no room at all which is good if you are a family of three living in a small apartment.

I’ve been using my Skoys for everything! I’ve assigned one to the kitchen stove and counter tops, another to the bathroom, one to the windows and mirrors, and the fourth one I received to my child’s high chair and dining table! I haven’t’ found anything I don’t like about these cloths. I’m going to be moving in a few weeks and they are going to be used a whole lot to get this place spic and span for sure.

The Skoy cloth is a new smart eco friendly, affordable, and durable way to clean! They are available in a variety of styles and fun patterns. The packing the cloth’s come in is also in eco friendly rafia instead of commonly used plastic.

You can get four cloths for 5.99 or subscribe to get 8 cloths every three months for a really great price! I love these cloths so much that I am on a mission to let the world know! These would make great gifts for all my family and friends. How about yours? Check out Skoy Cloth today!

Chic Buds – “Listening never looked so good!”


I was given the opportunity to review chicBuds and I absolutely love them, functionally and fashionably. I chose to review the watermelon white earphones. I picked that color mostly because they match my Hello Kitty Themed iPod so perfectly.

Let me list the reasons why I like these better than regular ear buds;

Number one: These actually stay in my ears! I was always having trouble with regular ones staying put while I was walking, exercising, and cleaning.

Number 2:  They have a retractable cord which is great because with a child, you don’t need to be wasting time untangling when there are things to do between nap times! Note: Do remember to pull both ends at the same time or you will end up with a tangled cord. I did this and felt like an idiot for not reading the instructions. It was easy to fix though, which was great.

Number 3: They sound great! There is absolutely no static whatsoever to ruin your daily podcast, music, or audio book throughout the day.


Number 4: Tthey have wonderful fastening clip so the cord doesn’t bounce around and get stuck on something pulling your buds from your ears. I’ve been sweeping the floor before and that was the case with my regular pair of buds.

Number 5: They look good! Need I say anymore than that? Available in white or black earphones, chicBuds come in five flavors: Blueberry, Grape, Watermelon, Sour Apple, and Marshmallow. I also love the fine detail of the genuine Swarovski Crystals as each set has nearly 100 pieces in place!

Number 6: chicBuds work great not only for your iPod but also for any MP3 Player, CD Player or Portable DVD player or game player, PC, car stereo, TV or home stereo.

These are not only for woman as they also have a line for the trendy dad’s out there called “Rock Buds” available in 4 designs: Rock Band, Rock Star, Wings Like Eagles, and Green Camo. You can buy matching iPod cases on their site too.
These would make wonderful gifts for anyone, graduation and mother’s day is coming up soon! *Hint*

chicBuds retail for $49.99 but I have a special discount code just for you!
Get $5 OFF chicBuds at – use code chicbuds5.
You can also find these at your local Dillard’s or Fred Meyer’s store.