Thursday, December 02, 2010

'tis the season for giveaways and reviews...

I'm 37 weeks pregnant today, which means I'm all wrapped up in trying to get ready for a baby and get ready for xmas, and trying to do both in the most ecological and economical way possible... which is doing my head in!  In between researching advances in eco-diaper technology in the 5 years since I last looked at the issue, and trying to find non-toxic presents for my son, nieces and nephews, I'm trying to write a birth plan (which I will post once I've finished) and figure out who is going to look after our 4 year old when I go into labor!

I'm excited to tell you though, that I have some giveaways planned through 29 Diapers (I'm one of the 29 Days of Christmas giveaways that have already started...)  On day 19 (14 Dec)  I'm going to be giving away two of my favorite Miessence Certified Organic baby skin care products - a baby bottom cleansing gel and baby bottom mist, so check back here or at 29 Diapers for the details.  There are lots of other cool giveaways happening at 29 Diapers every day until Christmas.

I'm also planning product reviews of organic baby slings, organic diaper bags, organic eco-diapers, and much more, as I actually start using them, and I'll review some of my favorite baby books, such as Wonder Weeks, and  Ecofrugal Baby. [Can someone please tell me why I keep getting these white boxes when I link to books on Amazon?]

Better go work on that birth plan and starting packing a bag for the hospital... (or maybe I'll just watch an episode of Mad Men and feel good about myself because I'm not drinking and smoking my way through the pregnancy....)


ellen said...


This is Ellen from The Wonder Weeks. I wanted to be sure you knew about the new, extended edition of the book, which was released on November 1. It's the one with the white cover. Takes parents (and their little ones) through the first 20 months - right to toddler-hood!

Annie said...

Hi ellen,

Thanks for the comment, I just received my copy of the extended version, which I was very excited to find, as I was sad when the first one ended and I could tell there were more wonder weeks to go ... can't wait to read the extra chapters!

Thanks :-)

madebymum said...

you have got a lot on at the moment, good luck and don't forget to rest.

Laura K. Cowan said...

Giveaway on 29 Diapers went live today, everybody! Hurry and enter before midnight:

Stephanie said...

My name is Stephanie Byng and I wanted to let you know about my book, An Eco-Babe’s Guide to Greening It. I'm looking for blogs to do a review and I was wondering if you'd be interested.

The book is a guide to green living that covers everything from hygiene to sweatshops, babies and alternative fuels. While the book does offer some suggestions for green products and businesses, the main purpose of the book is to encourage women to find ethical consumerist ways to green their lives. In addition, when I do recommend businesses, I encourage my readers to support women-owned businesses and work-at-home parents instead of conglomerates with sketchy environmental practices. The book is geared to the woman with a budget as opposed to many other green guides out there that assume their readers can afford to spend $20 on shampoo. In addition, the book is printed on 30% recycled paper and uses Print-on-Demand technology. This means that a single book isn’t printed until someone orders it. Most books are printed in large lots (in the thousands) and then sit in storage waiting to be bought. Copies that aren’t bought are destroyed. That is such a waste! I even offer a paperless kindle version of my book.

Stephanie Byng

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