Holiday Gift Guide- Fresh Organics Review and Giveaway

 I love this time of year!  I am not a fan of winter- but I love fall, and I love the Holiday Season, which has just begun!  One thing I don’t like about this time of year, if the dry skin that accompanies it.  I get all itchy and patchy, especially my hands, around the elbows, and knees. 

I found the best lotion.  It smells great, is smooth, moisturizes, and is certified organic!  Yay!
Fresh Organics has a great line of bath and body products.  They have fantastic items for everyone on you list, even baby! (And they are having some super sales right now, so head on over and take a look!) 
I was sent this amazing lotion and body butter in pomegranate fig.  The smell is fantastic!  I love it.  The moisturizing lotion is great to use right after the shower, when your skin is still a bit damp (a great tip from Fresh Organics- thanks!)
It’s great anytime, but she was right.  Just a little bit right after the shower goes a long way in making your skin feel fantastic.  And the light scent lasted for hours, but was not at all overwhelming.  I don’t want to smell like a candle, thanks!  
It comes in other scents as well.

 The body butter?  So creamy!  It’s super for those extra dry patches. I love it.  Thick and luxurious.  It would be a great gift for the holidays, for a stocking stuffer or as part of a basket.
“Our pomegranante fig Better Body Butter is just that, better than any other body butter around. Made from a blend of wild crafted shea butter, jojoba oil, green tea oil and poegranante extract, This butter visibly improves dry skin in a matter of moments. Shea butter is known for it’s wide range of healing properties, and has been used for centuries to heal severely dry skin, eczema, burns, rashes and lessen the irritation of psoriasis. It also provides a natural UV sun protection, protecting your skin from free radical damage. Use your body butter all over your body, but especially on areas that are weather exposed or extra dry. Our Better Body Butter ideal for all ages and deeply nourishes the skin with a blend of oils uniquely compatible to our bodies natural oils.”  (and it’s on sale- HALF PRICE!) 

 Short on time?  Don’t have time to make a basket?  Or maybe you are shipping a gift, but you still want to give something she will love.  Look at the great ready-to-go Instant Spa!  And it’s on sale right now, so act fast. (On sale- less then 20$!!!)
“For an instant spa experience swirl a small handful of Sea Mineral Soak into running bath water and relax for 10-15 minutes. Apply Replenishing Body Polish with hand or spa cloth to wet skin, paying extra attention to the rough spots. Rinse and apply a liberal amount of Better Body Butter to damp skin and let skin fully air dry before getting dressed. For a special treat try out some Bubble Bath Petals, toss a small handful of petals under warm running water. Swirl with hand to dissolve and relax in the fragrant bubbles. Apply the Gentle Body Wash with hand or cloth to wash your whole body without the harsh and drying effect of detergents or chemicals. What a treat!”

Ok, now that you know all the great stuff you can get from Fresh Organics, you can take advantage of thier great sales going on now!  (the body butter, lotion, and instant spa mentioned are all on sale now!) 
You can also win a set of Pomegranate Fig Lotion and Body Butter from Fresh Organics
Here’s how to win!

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OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and sending prize.  Ends  Nov. 29, 2010.

Norah Jones New Album- Review

Norah Jones just released a new album- “Featuring”  
This is a collection of songs that spans her career, and work with her previous 4 albums.  She has songs on …Featuring range from classics recorded by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, and Roy Orbison to new material by such wide-ranging artists as Ryan Adams and Q-Tip.  My husband is quite the Norah Jones fan, which surprises me, since he is usually an alternative/metal head, which I can’t STAND!!
But apparently, he has a love of Ms. Jones.  It’s OK, I’m not the jealous type.  🙂
And I tease him all the time, lol.
 The track listing for …Featuring is as follows:

1. Love Me – The Little Willies 
2. Virginia Moon – The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
3. Turn Them – Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones
4. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
5. Bull Rider – Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
6. Ruler Of My Heart – Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
7. The Best Part – El Madmo 
8. Take Off Your Cool – OutKast featuring Norah Jones
9. Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones 

10. Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John – Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
12. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
13. Loretta – Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
14. Dear John – Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
15. Creepin’ In – Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
16. Court & Spark – Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
17. More Than This – Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
18. Blue Bayou – Norah Jones featuring M. Ward 

 This album was, for both of us, hit or miss.  I liked it less then he did, but we both liked the songs that featured the Foo Fighters and Willie Nelson.  Norah Jones’ melodic voice felt strange to me with some of the artists.  My husband’s take was that “they just weren’t memorable, I was expecting something different”.  
It was not a bad album, but I liked her other ones much better.  We have all of them, so I guess this was just not what we are used to.
Disclosure- I am a member of One To One network, and received this CD in order to facilitate an honest review.

Holiday Gift Guide- Happy Feet- Review and Giveaway

Hey all- remember my recent review of Happy Feet?  Well, now Have Sippy Will Travel is happy to announce that one of you is able to win a pair- just in time for the holidays!
Don’t you love, warm, snuggley slippers???
I do!
I recently found out about a really great slipper company called “Happy Feet“!
Have you heard of them?  Well, lucky you, now you can hear all the happy details!  Yay!

 Cooler weather is coming, and we need to be prepared for  it now that the sandals are about to be put away.  Sigh. 
But it’s OK!  Like I said- love cute, comfy slippers!  Happy Feet slippers are so comfy, they are “like walking on a cloud”.  Happy Feet has a really fun array of slippers.  They have these adorable ones that look like giant sneakers

and they are available in so many styles.  They come in giant sneaker style or “scuff slippers”, the backless kind.  You can pick your collage, sports team, or my favorite- animals!!!

 And not just bunnies- so many kinds!  They have more kinds of animals then I have ever seen.  You really need to go to their site.   (And the best part- they all come in kids to adult sizes.  And the animals ones even come in toddler sizes!) 

Look!  Dragon Slippers!  (These where the ones I liked best.  How cool?)
Happy Feet sent my Little Man a pair of slippers.
Little wanted about 6 pairs- so I let daddy pick the pair.  Winner?  LION!

You guys know that Little Man goes to the school that I teach at.  (He is supposed to stay with his group- never does, lol)  When he is inside, I don’t like him to run around in just socks.  He steps on toys and hurts his feet, and makes all his socks too dirty!  But I have an issue- they all rip.  All the slippers rip.  Within weeks.  Do you guys have this issue?  I mean, look at this!  Not how I want to spend my money.  (These are not Happy Feet!  These are some other brand- Blech!) 

Not Happy Feet!
We have not had one single issue.  He has been wearing them every day at school- the same place the above slippers only made it 2 weeks.  Happy Feet?  Still going strong, no signs of wear at all. 
And check out how excited Little Man was when he got them!

Look how thick the bottoms are! Have you ever had such thick, smooshy slippers?  Not I….and still not I!  Little Man gets all the fun, LOL….

He didn’t want to take them off.  He was running around in circles, it was so hard to take a picture, haha.
These would make a really great holiday or birthday gift, too. 
I think Happy Feet are adorable!  And they sure did make Little Man happy!  (and they didn’t rip, so I am THRILLED!!!)
Want to win your own pair?
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OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and sending prize.  Ends  Nov. 29, 2010.

Story Builder Toys!

Guys, just found the cutest website!  It’s  called Story Builder Toys, and they make the cutest little plush and wooden toys!  They are super adorable.

 
LOOK at this cutie!  He’d be so perfect on a Thanksgiving Table.

 New seasonal plush has arrived!

Just in time for Thanksgiving, we’re adding a special seasonal pal to our plush animal lineup. Perfect for play or decoration, this Turkey is only available through November, so be sure to pick yours up here!

They have other plush too, like this Penguin

and soon to be released Holiday Items.  They are just too cute  🙂
Go get one before they are all out!  Especially that Turkey!  hehe…

Disclosure- This is not a sponsored post,  I received nothing for posting.  All opinions are my own. 

Chestal Review and Giveaway

Tis the Season!  Yes, the cold and flu season!  LOL…As a Pre-K teacher, I know how much kids love to share their germs!  Boiron has created a great tasting homeopathic cough syrup for your little ones.  Instead of working as a suppressant, the Children’s Chestal works WITH your child to help heal.  It loosens chest congestion, as well as coats the throat with sweet purified honey based syrup.  And it’s non drowsy, so your sweetie can still play the day away!

Bioron’s Mission is “To stimulate the evolution of healthcare by promoting scientific homeopathy as a more compassionate, more ecological and more comprehensive approach to medicine and to allow every physician to know homeopathy and integrate it into their daily practice.”

I think we need to give our bodies a chance to heal before we pump them full of medicine.  If we need it, we need it, but for minor coughs and things of that nature, why not try a natural route?

Active Ingredients
Antimonium tartaricum 6C HPUS Helps loosen thick mucus
Bryonia alba 3C HPUS Relieves dry and painful cough
Coccus cacti 3C HPUS Relieves cough associated with a tickling in the throat
Drosera rotundifolia 3C HPUS Relieves barking cough worse at night
Ipecacuanha 3C HPUS Relieves cough associated with nausea
Pulsatilla 6C HPUS Relieves wet cough during the day becoming dry at night
Rumex crispus 6C HPUS Relieves dry cough triggered by cold air
Spongia tosta 3C HPUS Relieves dry, croupy and barking cough
Sticta pulmonaria 3C HPUS Relieves nighttime hacking cough
Inactive Ingredients
Honey, sucrose, purified water, citric acid, sodium benzoate

The letters HPUS indicate that these ingredients are officially included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.

Cool, yes?
Little Man and Kamikaze both tried the Children’s Chestal out- I waited to review this until they had coughs, so I could tell you honestly what I thought.  They both liked the flavor, and I liked that it didn’t make them all hazey.  (You know your kids will get at least one bout of coughs this year- be prepared!  LOL)
Kamikaze felt better pretty quickly, while Little Man took about 2 days.  No fevers, though.
Here is some great caregiver info-

“Homeopathic medicines are one of the safest choices for self-treatment. They have no known side effects including drowsiness. Nor do they interact with other medication or contraindicate pre-existing conditions.”  

Additionally, because homeopathic medicines do not mask symptoms, doctors and patients can easily detect and respond to symptoms of serious illnesses should they arise. For these reasons, homeopathic medicines are an ideal first choice for parents, children, seniors, busy professionals, drivers, equipment operators, athletes, and others.

OK, want to try a bottle of Children’s Chestal?  Here is how to win. 
Here’s how to win!
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Follow me on Twitter ( you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
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OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and sending prize.  Ends  Nov. 28, 2010.

Mabel’s Labels

Hey guys! I just found the coolest product for your kids- might not be flashy, but it is so convenient- and can literally be a lifesaver. Mabel’s Labels has labels for any need you may have- from backpacks, to lunchboxes, to clothing. Microwave safe, dishwasher safe…or iron on- you name it- they have it!
But how about something special? Does your child have an allergy? If your child’s allergy can make your kid sick, or worse- is life threatening- you want to protect him or her in any way you can. Mabel’s Labels makes these AWESOME Safety Labels- you can write your kid’s name and allergy info right on it!
“Kid safety products are designed to give parents peace of mind. “My 411 Wristbands” are durable, disposable bands customized with names, phone numbers and other important information. Allergy Alerts remind caregivers of allergies and other special needs. ”

As a teacher, I can tell you that knowing, and being reminded as we are passing out lunch or snacks [Read more…]

7th Generation review and GIVEAWAY!!!

I love this time of year, don’t you? The weather is perfect, you don’t need a coat yet, the leaves are changing colors…The only thing that really is NOT cool is that it is the start of cold and flu season. But I have the coolest products to share with you! Seventh Generation, makers of great natural cleaning products, has generously provided Have Sippy Will Travel with some really great products to try out!

These Green Cleaning Products are fab, you will love them. I brought some with me to the Preschool, and love that the kids can have snack RIGHT AFTER I clean off the table from project time. I hate the bleach-y products I normally have to use. They smell, they ruin clothes, and I don’t like the kids anywhere near them. But, the boss insists, so….but she was cool with my using the Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface. YAY! We also used the disinfecting wipes pretty much everywhere….kids are germy little buggars, LOL. No awful smell, and I think it’s safer for the kids. You know I’d never let Little Man or Kamikaze eat on a just-bleached table! (I keep a special place mat for Little at school- NO WAY is he eating at those tables if they were just bleached!) No, that is not his place mat- that is the safely cleaned table, he doesn’t need it!

So, you know how much I love companies that care? Look at their Mission Statement- “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”
The Great Law of the Iroquois gave Seventh Generation their name more than twenty years ago and it’s what continues to inspire them every single day. Well, not only does Seventh Generation clearly care about the environment, but they also have some really great projects they support, like this one- WAGES

“For more than 14 years, Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security (WAGES) has been building worker-owned, cooperatively-owned, eco-friendly, residential cleaning businesses in San Francisco, California. In 2009, WAGES and Seventh Generation together launched Home Green Home, WAGES’ 4th worker-owned cooperative. This unique social enterprise, serves the city of San Francisco, [Read more…]

Vidazorb- Review and Giveaway

Hey all! Travel can take it’s toll on one’s tummy…that’s why I am so glad I found Vidazorb! What’s Vidazorb, you ask? It’s a chewable probiotic. No, it’s not yogurt, and you don’t need to refrigerate as you do with so many probiotics.
VIDAZORB: Your Chewable Probiotic
Convenient. Non-refrigerated. Three year shelf stability.
Safe, effective and rigorously tested.
Great tasting Vidazorb chewable probiotics help maintain digestive health and overall wellness. Belly Boost™ specially formulated for children.


I was sent Belly Boost to try out. Many of you know that my Little Man has some digestive issues, as well as an eczema-like skin condition. I have to use a special cream on him at least once a day, and lotion him 3-5 times a day. He has been to a pediatric gastroenterologist for over 2 years now. We finally figured out his gastro issue, and he has been on several medications trying to regulate it. None are fun. My poor Little Man!
So, when we had the chance to review Belly Boost I was thrilled!
FOR KIDS’ EVERYDAY DIGESTIVE SUPPORT
Children’s chewable probiotics in fun Zorbee character shapes, for healthy digestion and nutrient absorption in children aged 4 and up, with Bifidobacterium, BB-12 (5 billion CFU) and S. thermophilus, TH-4 (5 billion CFU)

Address the digestive and immune system needs of children with Vidazorb Belly Boost. Clinically substantiated Bifidobacterium, BB-12 and S. thermophilus, TH-4 are especially kid-friendly and work together to support the wellness needs of little ones. Beneficial probiotic bacteria are essential in helping maintain overall health.*

90 Chewable Tablets

Serving Size: 1 chewable tablet

Directions: For adults and children 4 or more years of age, take 1 chewable tablet 3 times daily, preferably with meals.

Other ingredients: Mannitol, Crospovidone, Sorbitol, Lactitol, Magnesium Stearate, Natural Color, Natural Flavor, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose
As the nervous mother I can be, I scheduled an appointment with his Dr. If she said no, Kamikaze would have been the “tester”. But she said yes, go ahead!
We have tried acidophilus as well as many other kinds of natural products for my Little, nothing really worked. After just 3 days of Belly Boost, I noticed a difference. My sweetie could potty! (I know, gross- but has your [Read more…]