Friday, April 9, 2010

To the Seventh Generation and Beyond...

Alright blog readers, it is time for me to deliver. No more anticipation, no more waiting, no more wondering. I am finally answering your burning questions on what appeared on my doorstep last week.



I intrigued many of you (or at least you humored me), by posting this daunting picture of these two boxes, claiming its contents would soon be the object of a future review and giveaway. And I spent all day yesterday reviewing said product. Boy was it fun. Well not really, it was more like work, but thinking about you lovely readers and one of you enjoying these products like I am, brought a tear to me eye. Ok, maybe the tears came from the thought that my high point of the week was getting mail adressed to me...

Does anyone else get excited about mail like I do? Sometimes I think about ordering something off the internet, just so I can live in anticipation for when it will arrive, in all its manilla-envelope glory.



Yikes, maybe that was a little too intimate.



Ok, enough rambling. I am not ready to share with the world my giveaway surprise!!!!




Boy, I hope you didn't think it was going to be boxes full of chocolate or a family pass to Diney World.



Its cleaning supplies...



Now, before you mouse click me off, let me explain why I am so excited about these cleaning supplies and why you should be too.

As many of you know, it is my lifetime goal (and it is turning into a lifetime process) to make my family a little bit heathier, one step at a time. Making natural, organic choices is at the forefront of my mind, and while we enjoy a push-up pop from time to time, we are making steps to become healthier and happier.

One of my first steps, several years ago, was to change my cleaning supplies. One of my mottos is, "if your grandma doesnt know what is, don't use it." And my grandma probably used what your grandma used - vinegar and water. Pretty good cleaner, but EEEEK, the smell.

So I do what any good blogger what do - I twittered about it. And Guess what? The nice makers of these products guaranteed I would like to clean just as well without the harsh chemicals, while using recycled materials that were healthy for my family.

Ummm, yes please!

Now, Seventh Generation is no stranger to my doorstep. I use their chlorine-free diapers, their baby wipes, their detergent, and I even own a bottle of their all-purpose cleaner, but I had yet to take the plunge into all things Seventh Generation.

And now, after reviewing all their products, I keep asking myself, "Why haven't I done this forever ago?"

Wait, did I hear you all shout in unison "BIG DEAL?!" That's insulting. Let me try and sell you on them a little more.

Seventh Generation's mission while constructing products, is to consider the impact it will have on the next 7 generations. (See the connection? boy, you guys are good!)

So I am helping my great great great grandchildren and yours too. Isnt that sweet of me?

So the products under review were as follows:



Aww, see that little cutie in the background? Its like an Alfred Hitchcock movie, he is always in at least one scene....
My little family did a test on all these products and we unanimously agreed.
They. Are. Awesome.
The prodcuts (minus the free and clear ones) clean wonderfully while leaving a lemony fresh smell lingering in the air. The free and clear still clean well, just minus the lemon-fresh scent, because, well, its free and clear. But who doesn't love a good lemony smell? I mean, its as important to a bathroom as the daily newspaper.
Even the glass cleaner worked great....


Ewww, the enemy of all mothers with children - the smudge. They should write a horror film about it.
In the name of Seventh Generation, smudge marks, BE GONE!!!


Pretty impressive huh?
And I cleaned everything with these....


Recycled, planet-friendly paper towels. While brown in color, they worked wonderfully. It seems like everytime I clean with other paper towels, little paper residue is left behind. Not so with the poop colored ones.
I mean it guys, you will love this stuff!
And how cruel would I be if I didn't give you an opportunity to own your very own? So here is the deal....
Go to Seventh Generation's website and come back and leave a comment about anything - your favorite product, an interesting quote, etc. Your comment acts as entry to the giveaway.
Need Seventh Generation cleaning supplies like I need Jelly Belly jelly beans?
Post a link about the giveaway on your blog, come back and leave a comment that you did that, and you are entered a second time.
Need brown paper towels like I need a vacation?
Post a link about the giveaway on facebook, come back and leave a comment you did that, and you are entered a third time.
Need chemical free disenfecting wipes like I need a $1000 shopping spree to TJ Maxx?
Well, then maybe you should go out and buy your own, because that is some serious desperation.
So get to commenting and get to winning because you only have until Monday at midnight.

Oh, and I forgot to add the disclaimer...
*The use of Seventh Generation products may entice your children, and even your husband, to help you with the cleaning.*

(wow, that like NEVER happens)

So here is a complete shot of everything up for grabs. Nine items in all. I told you it was my biggest giveaway to date.

So what are you waiting for? Let the games BEGIN!


41 comments:

Mae Burke said...

Haha! This cracked me up!
I have a question, how are the lemony scented ones scented?
Their diapers are the only paper diapers I have ever felt comfortable using, and hope that their other products are just as comforting.

The Anderson Zoo said...

If this is a giveaway why is no one else commenting???? If this is a giveaway PICK ME!!!!! I want to use these products. :)

octobermomx2 said...

I have been wanting to try this stuff for a long time but have been burned by some other "natural" products, so... PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME :-)

Kristen said...

I went to the website and am so excited that I found coupons! I am such a coupon girl and love finding them for natural/organic products that I really want to use, but are a bit more expensive. Thanks, Meredith!

Kristen said...

So I don't have a blog, but I did post it on my facebook!!!! : )

Jo said...

Dude, you know you want to pick me. Send them my way, or heck, bring them yourself. Come visit us!!!!!!! (I'd rather have that than cleaning supplies)

The Adventures of Treasure's Island said...

i love the disinfecting wipes. they are so convenient and easy to use.

jandswood said...

I would love to be entered so I went to their web site and I didn't know they had laundry soap! Luke has sensitive skin and I am going to try it!
Thanks for sharing your world with us! I love reading your blog! :)

Kate said...

We love the seventh generation wipes and diapers for when we are out and about and cloth is a hassle. I was also excited to see coupons on the website!

Kate said...

Posted on the ole blog!
www.whoinvitedthemcoles.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Posted on Facebook as well!
That's three!

Debi said...

Hi Meredith,
Ok - went to the site. I like the laundry products (we do a lot of that around here) and the fact that 7th generation is 'free & clear' - helps protect a couple of my guys who react to that stuff. BTW - this is a great idea!

octobermomx2 said...

facebooked it! if my blog didn't scare me i would blog it... maybe tomorrow :-)

Hannah said...

LOVE this!! We use the diapers and love them! I also love that I found some coupons on the website!

Hannah said...

I posted it on my blog!

Hannah said...

its on my facebook too!

Gwen T said...

With nine people in our house we've got a seriously large amount of dishes to wash! So either the dishwasher powder or those cool pacs!

BTW, thanks for your encouraging comments! We appreciate your prayers!

I plan to leave a comment on this great giveaway on my blog later today...but I'll leave you another comment when I do! Thanks!! :)

Gwen T said...

Me again. :) I just posted about your giveaway on my blog!

ToliversToTexas.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

CHecked out the website, love that they offer chlorine free diapers, and other baby products, in addition to the cleaning stuff!

Lindsay said...

Shared you on FB!

JB and Cindy said...

You are on my facebook status. Love 7th Gen, and am so excited about all the new stuff they keep coming out w/.

JB and Cindy said...

Went to their website. I love how on the front page they say, "Your Home is Your World." SO true! And, my home/world definitely runs on their products, of which I must say, their diapers are my fav.

The Adventures of Treasure's Island said...

i fb it!

rachelshingleton said...

Ooo, I've been so curious! I've seen their diapers around, but haven't ever bit the bullet and purchased them since I didn't know anyone who had ever tried them. I am definitely interested in trying their training pants now that we are entering that phase (heaven help me).

Becky said...

Pick me, pick me! I have a house that needs to be cleaned!!

lsprad said...

Ok--you have totally intrigued me! I have looked 7th gen products before but am so leary of any stuff I dont make myself...cause I never believe it will work! But...now I am curious especially if they lemony scent! And I love their "baby crawl" to no toxisn campaign--soo cute!

lsprad said...

Just posted on my blog!
http://houseofsprad.blogspot.com/2010/04/natural-cleaners.html

lsprad said...

Just posted it on FB too! YAY!! This is fun...you sure know how to have a good time Meredith! =)

Mommypotamus said...

Posted on FB!

Esther said...

I love 7th generation products! The dishwasher powder is awesome as well as the diapers, but I think my fav is the toilet bowl cleaner! Thanks for this blog==so fun!
Esther Vermillion

Esther said...

it's on my FB page for last minute entries!

Reese's Pieces said...

Yay for giveaways! I have recently started using some of the Seventh Generation products because we are also trying to make the switch on our cleaning products and such. We love the laundry detergent because I have such sensitive skin, and we also like the all purpose cleaner. I was not aware of the "feminine care" products or the disinfecting wipes. So those would be my vote to try next. Would LOVE to win the whole stash!

Reese's Pieces said...

Posted on FB!

Jessica said...

Checked out the laundry detergent on the Seventh Generation website and it looks amazing! Would love to start using their products!

Jessica said...

Posted the link about the giveaway on my blog!!

Jessica said...

I posted it on facebook!!

Hip Green Baby said...

Hey Mama...I'll post on fb. :) you know I've hooked u up w some great stuff..return the favor. :) tee, hee....hugs!

Jennifer R said...

Don't know why my comment last night didn't post...oh well. Thanks Esther for posting it on fb so I could know about it. Bummed I missed the deadline due to technical difficulties. Maybe next time. I've used the bleach from 7th generation and look forward to trying new products in the future. Blessings!

Elisa Morrison said...

I've been wanting to try these, too. Elisa

joannalee said...

haven't tried these yet but i'd love to! checked out the website.

joannalee said...

ok, posted a link on facebook. enter me twice! have a great day!

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