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Hello! And welcome to Going Green for 2011! I am super excited to share with you all the things you as a Mommy and a family can do to be a bit more Greenier for 2011. It is so easy, you can take small steps and make a huge difference!


I want to start off by saying THANK YOU to Karen from Mommy Times, the host of the event for putting together a group of great moms who are passionate about their environment and their families. And I have to say that ya'll should go by their blogs as well to check out the information that they have to share as well as the great GIVEAWAYS! (hint, you get extra entries for that as well!)

Today we go back in time.... To my first Green Tip Tuesday. Ahhh, I feel like it was yesterday. I had only been blogging for about two months and I was nursing and looking for what cloth diapers I should buy first. I also got into crochetting and had the plarn (plastic yarn) everywhere.

But I mention my first GTT because I have seen so many crafty moms help keep litter out of the landfills. How? They re-use the onetime use wipes cases. They use them as storage, picture frames and other crafts. We have Cheryl here, artist of Turtle Taylor @ Etsy.com





The ones picture are hand-painted! Would be a great gift for anyone! How cute right?! The center photo is the diaper clutch and wipes case. This is the first diaper clutch that I've seen that's big enough to hold cloth diapers! The picture on the right is a little artists dream! Keep their crayons and sketch pad in one place. Keep one in the car and take it on trips (comes with memo pad).


You and your family can take these ideas and start your own project. Just last week Little M was having a hard time "drawing preeety" in the car. So when we came home I grabbed some scrap fabrics and stitched them together and wrapped them around a few stacks of glued 14x20 cardboard pieces (I have a huge stack in the garage) and sew on a handle on the side and voila! A easy to carry lap-desk, we've left it in the car and she uses it on our way to Kung-Fu classes! I got to do a tutorial on that soon!


Being crafty is extremely Eco-friendly. Let's say Christmas time. There is so much time spent driving and eating out and more to find the perfect gift. If you stay home, maybe surf the internet, and you can find how-to's or just use your noggin! There's tons of family-friendly crafts as well. Possibilities are endless. 

To find out more about Family-Friendly Crafts I suggest to subscribe to FamilyFun.com's newsletter. Although most of their crafts are mainstream I always add my own twist (using items I already have or can make. I love using fabric in place of construction paper!


Okay, okay, I'll stop blabbering! Like I said, Cheryl has a great Etsy shop and recently started making camera straps (I want one!). Here's what Cheryl has to say about why she's Green!
I live in sunny Arizona and am a stay at home of 2 beautiful girls ages 7 and 4. I started my business shortly after my daughter, Taylor, was born. I received lots of compliments on items that I'd made and started selling to friends and things grew from there. I really enjoy making items for sweet little ones! My favorite product is the diaper wipe cases. I don't have anyone in diapers anymore, but I still use these. I've got one in my car for sticky fingers and faces! Just recently, I added camera straps to my product offerings, mainly due to my love of photography. As a family, we try to be as green as possible. My girls love to garden with me! We grow as much of our own produce as we can, and then buy local, whenever possible, for the stuff we can't grow. We also compost our food waste to help our veggies grow. I don't use chemical cleaners in our house. I swear by white vinegar - it works wonders from countertops to laundry! Living in Arizona we get lots of sun, so we just installed a solar hot water heater in our house. I'm excited to see how that changes our energy consumption!
How exciting Cheryl.... Solar! Way to go. Texas is a good candidate for Solar energy! It was great to meet you and see that another family loves the earth!


Also just wanted to ask ya'll to visit Etsy.com and look at all the amazing Valentines items they have that are handmade or use recycled material. We have Ivy Lane Designs that has been featured in many blogs because of her unique designs. Take a look at these... they're crayons!! And look at the adorable notebook!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•`★ Share a dose of good fortune by saying HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY with a set of six (6) handmade fortune cookie-shaped crayons. The perfect gift for young and old alike. Only recycled Crayola crayons are used. It is never too early to teach our children about helping the environment.
Want to snag these for your kiddos on Valentines Day? Check it out:
Back to the shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ivylanedesigns

★ Become a fan on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/ivylanedesigns

© 2006 All products, photography, graphics, text and copy are the property of Ivy Lane Designs, LLC.



BUY: Turtle Taylor

Blog:  Turtle Taylor


Socialize: Facebook


~~~~~~~~~~~GIVEAWAY~~~~~~~~~~~~

Cheryl @ Turtle Taylor has generously offered a  
1 wipe case (design in the winner's choice) and 
1 crayon wallet (in a gender neutral fabric) $16 value



Mandatory Entry - 1 entry
(must do all 3)
  1. Follow me via GFC (Publicly)
  2. What is your favorite item @ Turtle Taylor?
  3. What is your favorite item to reuse? 


EXTRA ENTRIES
(not necessary)


Like Turtle Taylor Facebook - 1 entry
Heart Turtle on Etsy - 1 entry

Follow me on Twitter - 1 entry

Tweet about this Giveaway (3x/day)


"#Win a personalized wipes box & crayon wallet roll @cjrthemommyblog #GoingGreenFor2011 #giveaway http://tinyurl.com/66x7slc
Ends 1/28 "

Like The Mommy Blog on Facebook - 3 entries


Share this giveaway on Facebook - 1 entry

(Include @cjrthemommyblog and link)


Subscribe to The Mommy Blog - 3 entries

email/feedburner


Vote for me on any or all Top Mom Blogs (1-4 entries/daily)


Grab my Button -2 entries


Grab the Going Green Button - 2 entries

Link here

Blog about this Giveaway - 5 entries

eave link


Enter any of my other Giveaways/Contests - 1 entry

Tell me which one


Follow me on Networked Blogs - 1 entry

Right side


Join my Blog Frog Community - 2 entries

 Right side

Leave a comment on a post at Gaining & Losing - 2 entries



Follow via GFC at Gaining & Losing - 2 entries

Visit Nancy's Green Giveaways and tell me you entered or what you learned - 2 entries


Visit Katie's Green Giveaways and tell me you entered or what you learned - 2 entries


Enter Karen's Green Giveaways and tell me you entered or what you learned - 2 entries

Leave a comment for each entry 
AND Link if necessary
AND Email in each comment

Giveaway will end on Friday, January 28th at 11:59 pm CST and 1 winner will be chosen via random.org. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me (from time stamp on email) or another winner will be chosen.

Disclousure: I did not receive an item for review, but I am offering FREE advertising for a great green mama! Opinions are my own. Ivy Lane Designs was just a etsy store that I adore and wanted to mention.

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  1. follow you thru gfc

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    Favorite Item to reuse:

    Right now I have to be honest and say my cloth diapers! :)

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  11. entered the Keeper giveaway over at Karen's blog
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  15. 1. Follow you via GFC
    2. What is your favorite item @ Turtle Taylor?
    Terrific Tiger Handpainted and Personalized Diaper Wipe Case
    3. What is your favorite item to reuse?
    anything that is reusable is my favorite

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  26. The crayon wallet is my favorite item she sells.
    trishabear1970 at yahoo dot com

    I reuse my disposable wipes container for my new cloth wipes.

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  27. This may be a duplicate:
    I follow you and I like her crayon wallet the best. My favorite thing to reuse is my old disposable wipes container. I put my new washable wipe inside. I love the way they pop up just like my sposies did.

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  28. I learned Arizona Mama is giving away a cardboard castle.
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  29. I entered the Sweet Bobbins giveaway on Diary of a Momma.
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  34. Follow on GFC

    Favorite item from sponsor:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49867233/hand-painted-surfboard-beach-diaper-wipe

    Favorite item to reuse:
    Toss up between my cloth diapers and my new Eco laundry balls from Fat Cat Green.



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  47. Mandatory Entry - I follow google connect "anash". MY FAV ITEM is the fire truck diaer wipe case. my favorite item to generally reuse is clothes. i pass them all down and get my older child new clothes.
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  76. I follow you via GFC. My favorite item to reuse is my new cloth snack bags...I love them! My favorite item is the fortune cookie crayons
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