Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm really excited :)

I have to admit, after my Spread the Love campaign I was a bit disappointed.  I think the message got through, but I was still seeing so much hate all over the place.  It just makes me sad.

But I've noticed a lot of companies doing giveaways that involve spreading the love...and that makes me happy and excited!  Maybe that contest DID make a difference!  Maybe we did start something new.  And maybe all this spreading of love and positivity will truly change everyone, in a way at least.

And even when they aren't giveaways of contests that I would enter, it makes my day to see the love being spread from other companies.  :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

And the winners are...

Happy Baby Company $25 GC - Beth and David

1 tutu with a matching headband from Mimi Luvin's Tutus - Katie (beautyformyashes @

Medium size bag of Clean B:  Momma Cass

A fleece soaker from Rockin Rears: Holly Wilson

1 baby carrier from Hold Me Close: Lacey Riggs
1 baby carrier from Hold Me Close: Catherine Adrons
$10 GC to For Mom and Keiki: khaymax
Wooltopia Winners!!




Becky (rastrassbur at gmail dot com)


Congrats to all the winners!!!  I'll be sending out emails in just a few minutes!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The 1000 "likes" giveaway!!

Well we reached 1000 likes...quite awhile ago!  Yes, I can be slow on the organizational front.

Anyway, we've got some great prizes and fun ways to enter.  First, the prizes so far are:

$25 Gift Certificate to Happy Baby Company!
1 tutu with a matching headband from Mimi Luvin's Tutus
A medium size bag of Clean B detergent with your choice of scent!!
A fleece soaker from Rockin Rears!
2 Baby Carriers from Hold Me Close!
A $10 Gift Certificate to For Mom and Keiki!

And from Wooltopia:
Your choice of a pumpkin hat or set of 2 dryer balls! (7 prizes!)

There is only ONE requirement to enter...make a comment on this blog post!  Leave your email so I can easily reach you, please!

There are plenty of additional entries as well.
Get an additional entry for every sponsor that you 'like' on facebook:
Happy Baby Company
Mimi Luvin's Tutus
Clean B Detergent
Rockin Rears
Hold Me Close carriers
For Mom and Keiki

And if you are interested in MORE additional entries, keep an eye on the Wooltopia facebook page.  There will be more than a few opportunities for extra entries!!

Winners will be chosen by on Wednesday Oct 20!  All prizes will be sent by sponsors.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Adventures in No-Poo Land

No poo as in shampoo...not the other thing!

I'm going to admit real quick that I was misinformed about no-poo.  Yes, I am going to blame someone else for my misinformation!  I think I first heard about no-poo about 2 or 3 years ago while living in North Carolina.  One of the women in a playgroup of ours said she didn't use shampoo - just water.  Except every 2 or 3 weeks she would wash as normal.  Water would never work for my hair.  Now I'm thinking that she was probably confused about no-poo, too!!

So after the green ideas post, I decided to give no-poo a shot.  I've been using hubby's Head and Shoulders FOR MEN for almost 2 weeks now and it's time to get back to something for me.  I have thick thick hair so I doubled the recipe (2 tbsp baking soda with 2 cups of water).

Real quick, I have a suggestion.  Use warm water when making your mixture!!!

After using the baking soda mixture I noticed that my hair wasn't as stiff and rigid after washing with shampoo.  It was kind of smooth and I could actually run my fingers through it!!  Then I did the apple cider vinegar rinse.

Another quick not make the mistake of letting your hand slip and pouring the apple cider vinegar rinse down your face...

Rinsing was quick and easy.  Right out of the shower my hair didn't feel as soft as normal.  It wasn't bad or anything, but conditioner really does get my hair soft.  After drying it feels clean and fairly soft...not quite what I am used to.  But I think I can get used to it!!

I'm going to give it a go for 2 weeks and see how it goes!