Monday, November 29, 2010

Green Holiday Gift Ideas: Deals on Toys and Games

Here are some of the best deals that I found for toys and games that are either Green or Earth-Friendly:
(please know that these links are all provided directly by and are a safe way to shop)

Spend $30 on Select Melissa and Doug Puzzles, Get an Additional 10% Off

For a limited time, when you spend $30 or more on these select Melissa and Doug puzzles below you can get an additional 10% off your purchase. Discount will be applied at checkout.  Click HERE for all puzzles or click one of the boxes below:

Puzzles for Toddlers:

Puzzles for Girls:

Puzzles for Boys:

$10 for select University Preschool Games!
For a limited time, you can get select University Games preschool games below for only $10 each. Discount will be applied at checkout. Discounts only apply to items sold by - click the product box for more info and to purchase: 

Save up to 25% off Wonderworld Toys:
Wonderworld takes great pride in bringing both enjoyment and learning value to children through high quality wooden and soft toys. Here are just a few that you can choose from:

Take advantage of the bigest Cyber Monday and beyond deals yet - Click HERE for more Great Toy Deals
Cyber Monday deals are on ALL week so take advantage of the extended savings!

Happy Shopping!!

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Green Shopping: Cyber Monday Deals!

Cyber Monday is a great way to shop without having to drive to a mall or store (saving you time and gas as well as reducing your carbon footprint by not driving!) AND you can save some green as well with these awesome deals: is the leading online home for all the best deals and they sell way more than just books, DVDs and music!  Their Cyber Monday deals are on now, starting a day early to get a jump start on the deals - check their Cyber Monday Deals

Here are a few of my picks for Holiday Gifts:

Mad Men - one of the best series on TV makes a great gift for any adult.  At only $9.99 for seasons 1 or 2 and $12.99 for season 3, these DVD sets are a great buy to catch up to the latest release or re-live the entire series!

Great gifts for the kids like the original Schylling Sock Monkey 40% off - only $10.79 until Nov. 30 or 43% off the new Smarty Ants interactive Phonics Reading Pups + 1 yr subscription to - only $39.99! This is an Exclusive so you can't find this toy in stores!

There are plenty more great Cyber Monday ideas online:
 Click HERE for the BEST Deals on Amazon!

Happy Shopping!
(sorry for formatting issues on this blog - don't know why everything isn't lining up!)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! plus online Black Friday deals

Wishing you and your families a wonderful and  peaceful Thanksgiving Holiday! I hope you had a delicious meal and pleasant family time and are enjoying a good post-turkey rest!
With all the craziness about Black Friday shopping, I really enjoy staying at home in front of my computer, relaxing and surfing for the best online deals!  This year many online stores are really ramping up the deals to compete with shopping mall and department store deals - especially!  Amazon has so much to offer and just as many deals to match this year!

Here are a couple of great Black Friday deals from

Get $3 in MP3 Downloads:
Use code GET3MP3S and get $3 good for albums or songs at Amazon MP3.
Click here to get your MP3s

Software and Electronics:

Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 (Win/Mac) - save 35% PLUS get a $20 rebate = $44.99 total cost!  This software normally sells for $99.99!  This is a must-have software for photo-editing and basic digital graphic imaging!  Perfect for the digital photographer or scrapbooker on your list!

Coby 1.44-Inch TFT LCD SNAPP Mini Camcorder/Camera CAM3001BLK (Black) - Awesome deal - only $19.99! (regularly $45.99) Plus save 30% off carying cases by Lowepro

Home and Kitchen Deals:

Save 87% off Pinzon 800-Gram Rayon Derived from Bamboo Towels - available in bath sheet, bath towel, hand towel and washcloth in a variety of colors

Save 62% off Wusthof Grand Prix II 6-Inch Cook's Knife - regularly $105 now $39.95!  A must have for any chef on your list!  I have these knives and use them every day - they are a great weight and have a very comfortable handle.  This is a great deal so don't pass it up!

Happy Shopping!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday (Week) Toy Deals

Here are some of the great deals on toys and games for's Black Friday sale (all week from Nov. 22-27) - click on any banner or image to view more info and make purchases...

  • Lego Duplo Little Piggy for 50% off - less than $5!  Makes a great stocking stuffer for any toddler!
  • Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Pool Room for 40% off - only $10!  One of the hottest toys from last holiday season gets some new gear!
  • Fisher Price Trio Fire Station for 30% off - now only $17.50
  • Playskool Activity Tower - 26% off, now only $9.67
  • Briarpatch Puzzles - up to 33% off - great educational games for great prices!
  • I Spy Eagle Eye for 26% off - great game for ages 4/5 and up!

For a limited time, when you purchase two or more select I Spy games you can save an additional 20%. Discount will be applied at checkout. 

Be sure to check out for many More Great Toy Savings

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Black Friday Week Deals!

Who wants to wait until Friday! is starting their Black Friday deals early beginning on Monday, Nov. 22 and they will keep adding new deals all day every day through November 27.  Best part is that you don't need to wake up early and stand in lines at crowded malls or stores to catch amazing deals - you can shop anytime you want, right from the comfort of your home (even in your pajamas!).  And you can browse through their millions of items to find just the right gifts at the best possible price.
Here are the links to some of their incredible deals:

LG 32LD450 32-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV

Black Friday starts early - save big on HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc players, home audio equipment and more from top brands starting on 11/22. Come back every day to see our latest deals. Click Here

Save on the 3D experience with bundles from top manufacturers: Sony, LG, Samsung, Toshiba and Panasonic will run promotions before year's end. Click Here 

The Elves have been busy this year and has found some great toys to offer at great prices!  New this year: Save 25% or more on popular kids' gift items in the Holiday Toy List by Clicking Here

Save on top toys, games, electronics, video games, and more in the 2010 Holiday Toy List  

My favorite place to start when looking for toys is Amazon Green Toys featuring all the best in earth-friendly / kid-friendly toys!  Here you will find great deals on toys from Green Toys, Plan Toys, Sprig, HaPe, Planet Pixies, Blue Orange Games, MiYim, Wonderworld and so much more!

Kindle is the #1 Bestselling, #1 Most-Wished-For and #1 Most-Gifted product on With a great low price of $139 for the new Wi-Fi version or $189 for Free 3G + Wi-Fi, it is sure to be the perfect gift for the avid reader or techie on your list!  Click the banner for more info.

Movies and TV
Black Friday Event with savings up to 70% on over 3000 eligible DVDs and Blu-ray discs from 11/22 - 11/29: Click Here 

77 DVD and Blu-ray Specific Lightning Deals from 11/22 - 11/29 with savings up to 70% on eligible new releases on DVD and Blu-ray: Click Here

Books: Best Books of 2010
Check out Editors' Picks for the Top 100 Books of the Year, including the unanimous #1 favorite, Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The Best Books of the Year is one of the most eagerly anticipated annual events in Books, and with their wide selection of editors' picks, Top 100 Customer Favorites, and Top 10 lists in nearly two dozen categories, it's a perfect destination for any holiday shopper looking for that perfect gift.  Click the banner below for more details.

Deluxe Editions: Hundreds of CDs and DVDs including the 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's Thriller, with prices starting at $8.99:  Click Here 

Box Sets: Hundreds of box sets, including Hank Williams Sr., with prices starting at $12.99:  Click Here 

Greatest Hits: Hundreds of titles, including the Beatles, with prices starting at $6.49:  Click Here

Clothing: Special Holiday Clothing Sales
This holiday season, the Amazon Clothing Store is offering some serious deals. The amazingly stocked Denim Shop is also on sale from November 16-December 16, with $20 off orders of $100 or more.
In addition, starting November 11 check the Amazon Clothing Store every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT) for Clothing Lightning Deals, blink-and-you-miss-them discounts on gift-worthy apparel and accessories.

Contemporary Sale: Up to 50% Off:  Click Here

Denim Sale: $20 off $100:  Click Here 

Kitchen, Home and Pets
Gifts up to 40% Off in the Kitchen, Home & Pets Holiday Gift Guide: Click Here 

Black Friday Event with savings of up to 50% on a wide selection of products for the home from kitchen knives to vacuums from 11/22 - 11/27:  Click Here 

Cyber Monday Event with savings of up to 50% on on a wide selection of products for the home from bedding to kitchen appliances from 11/28 - 11/29:  Click Here  

Pet Tuesday Event with savings of up to 50% on select beds, fountains, toys, and much more on 11/30:  Click Here 

Sports and Outdoors
Additional $10 savings at checkout on your $50 purchase of select Swiss Army Knives (Now-December 4):  Click Here 

50 products or more at 50% off or more (November 22-December 5): Click Here 

Additional $20 savings at checkout on your $100 purchase of select Coleman camping gear (11/28-December 5): Click Here 
Sports and Outdoors Overstocks: Great deals on thousands of items (ongoing):  Click Here 

Endless Jewelry Store now offers jewelry from your favorite brands- from Nicky Hilton, Mizuki, GURHAN, Devon Leigh and other well known fashion brands to niche and unique brands that are hard to find elsewhere. With over 2,000 unique products, you’ll find the best selection of bridal, statement jewelry, and everyday fashion with free shipping and free returns. Endless will add selection continuously so check back often for the latest designs: Click Here 

Stay tuned to my blog as I will be adding many Green Holiday gift ideas and crafts as well as any great deals and savings that I come across.  If you want to be notified of any great new savings or ideas, please sign up for my newsletter (on the right side).  Enjoy your Thanksgiving week!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Earth's Best Organic Rice Cereal

Earth's Best is one of the most trusted names for Certified Organic infant and baby food and Earth-Friendly baby products. Organic foods are produced without the use of potentially harmful chemicals and synthetic pesticides or growth hormones so they are the safest for babies, children and even adults. For most babies, rice cereal is their first solid food so why not give them the best organic food possible - Earth's Best Organic Rice Cereal. This cereal is easily digestable, tastes great and is so easy to make - just add warm water, formula or breastmilk.

From Earth's Best Organic website:
"Earth's Best infant cereals provide an excellent source of iron (45%), an essential mineral for proper infant growth and development."
Cereal: Whole Grain Rice

•USDA organic: no growth hormones, antibiotics, steroids or potentially harmful pesticides or herbicides
•Made with whole grains
•Excellent source of iron
•No added salt, sugar
•No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives
•No modified food starch
•Kosher certified
Ingredients: Organic Brown Rice, Organic Rice Bran Extract, Tocopherols (Vitamin E), alpha-Amylase (Enzyme), Electrolytic Iron.

This cereal has become a staple in our pantry for both kids and we have given it to them from the time they were 6-7 months old.  They have enjoyed it plain as well as mixed in with pured veggies or in soup.  My favorite recipe is to mix rice cereal with pureed organic spinach and fresh organic chicken stock.  I also use it to thicken yogurt and soup and even in meatballs, muffins and bread!

Here's a great opportunity to have a few boxes for yourself:  We are giving away 3- 8oz boxes of Earth's Best Organic Rice Cereal to 1 lucky reader!

Here's how to enter:
1. MANDATORY - please follow this blog through Google or Networked Blogs if you don't already
2. Sign up for email updates from our newsletter (located on the sidebar of this blog) and leave a comment that you have done so.  Please leave your email address in the comment so I can verify and send you an email if you win
3. EXTRA entries:  make a purchase through this blog on or Sprout's Green Store and get 5 entries for this giveaway!  Just leave a comment and briefly tell what you purchased along with the words "entry #1" - copy comment 4 times adding entry #2, #3...

Entries must be received by Friday, Nov 19 at 11:59pm EST
Winner will be randomly chosen using and notified by email (so make sure your email is included in your entry)

 ---- Giveaway is Closed ----

Our Winner is entry #5 - Shanee!  You will be contacted by email - thanks for entering!

This giveaway is not sponsored by Earth's Best or any other company and no compensation was or will be received for this giveaway.

Here are some ideas for items to purchase: