Sunday, August 31, 2014

Green Your Family Giveaway #GYF0914



Over $550 in prizes!!
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Our Awesome Co-Hosts are:

A Special Thanks to all the blogs
helping to promote this giveaway!
Our Great Sponsors:

 There will be 3 winners.

Grand Prize Package
Retail Value = $221
Package of two bluapples
Squeasy Snacker
Newman's Own Organics Hi-Protein Pretzels Newman's Own Organics Berry Blend Newman's Own Organics Chocolate Chip Cookies Newman's Own Organics Olive Oil
Block Island Organics spf15 & sunburn relief
Little Sun Solar Lamp
Skin Nourishing Oil
$50 Gift Certificate for
$25 Gift Certificate for Miriam's Earthen Cookware

1st Prize Package
Retail Value = $177
Package of two bluapples
Squeasy Snacker
$25 gift certificate Glass Dharma
Newman's Own Organics Hi-Protein Pretzels Newman's Own Organics Berry Blend Newman's Own Organics Chocolate Chip Cookies Newman's Own Organics Olive Oil
$25 gift certificate Natural Way Organics
32oz No More Bugs! concentrate
Spray Bottle for Dilution - No More Bugs!
3.4oz Bottle for Mixing and Travel - No More Bugs!
Retap Bottle

2nd Prize Package
Retail Value = $163
Package of two bluapples
Squeasy Snacker
Newman's Own Organics Hi-Protein Pretzels Newman's Own Organics Berry Blend Newman's Own Organics Chocolate Chip Cookies Newman's Own Organics Olive Oil
woobamboo toothbrush
Colortime recycled tote and markers
Old Wives Tale hair treatment
Faucet Face - choice of 1 bottle
Wild Veggie Apron, 2 product coupons
Fit-Fresh Lunch on the Go Container Set
Fit-Fresh Salad Shaker

I want you to be introduced to our great sponsors.
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Glass Dharma makes these beautiful glass straws!
There are more different straws, stop over to read my review HERE.
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Block Island Organics has this wonderful sunscreen and sunburn relief.
Check out my review about how much I liked their products HERE.
I learned so much from Faucet Face and absolutely love these bottles.
Stop over HERE and see if you learn anything.
Mia Mariu has this wonderful skin nourishing oil.
They have lots more my review is HERE.
Cookie Sweet Tote
Next is Colortime Crafts and Markers.
This is a recycled tote just one of their many items, see my review HERE.
They have some coupons good until the end of this contest (9/30/14)
15for30C will save you 15%
FRSH11W will get you free shipping
Bluapple has this wonderful product that will save you money. See what I thought about this great new product HERE.
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WooBamboo is serious about being green! See what you think about my review HERE.
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Eartheasy has so many great products.
Check out my review HERE.
Use GYF10 for 10%OFF any Little Sun purchase from now until December 31st, 2014.
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Squeasy Gear makes this great product.
Look over HERE for my review.
They have given us the below coupon for online orders.
Enter SQUEASY20 at checkout for 20% off.
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Retap makes these beautiful glass bottles.
Check out what I learn HERE.
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See what I say about this company HERE.
Natural Way Organics
Please see my review HERE.
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Naturally Green Products
They created a coupon just for people who enter this giveaway.
Use code Green me! to save $5.00!
Coupon expires at the end of this giveaway.
Wild Veggie
Berry Blend - new
Newman's Own Organics
You can see my review HERE.
Miriams Earthen Cookware
Review coming soon
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Old Wives Tale
Review will be coming soon!
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See review HERE.

Now....on to this awesome giveaway!
The giveaway will run from September 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Entries will be verified. Winners will be notified via email (consider adding las930 at charter dot net to your safe list) – winners will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.
Laura from Michigan Saving and More received products from these sponsors to facilitate her reviews, no other compensation was received. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  The Bee Hive Buzz was not compensated for promoting this giveaway.  The Bee Hive Buzz is not responsible for prize shipment/delivery and is not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Friday, August 29, 2014

BabyShowersByMail 6 Month Diapers & Wipes Delivery Service GIVEAWAY

How many new time parents think about all the diapers they need?  When I was a new mom, I had no idea the magnitude of the diapers I would need!  Most parents just tell the moms-to-be "you're going to need a lot of diapers."  But that is an understatement!   Even parents that have had more than one child remember the hundreds and hundreds of diapers they need while your little one is growing up. Do you constantly have diapers on your grocery list?  Or perhaps you are planning on a new edition to your family soon and need to stock up? Well, check out this AWESOME company that will DELIVER diapers and wipes right to your door!  No more late night trips to the store because you've suddenly discovered that you are out of disposable diapers and having nothing to put on your baby's bum! has it all covered for you!

Home of the "Year Supply of Diapers", offers an amazing service that actually delivers diapers and wipes right to your house! You have the options to get the diapers for 3, 6, 9, and 12 months! BabyShowersByMail also has lists and lists of different baby gift ideas for any family! This company has thought of EVERYTHING!

Are you one of those people who have a hard time thinking about what gift you want. Or do you hate going to the store to do your shopping? Got a couple other little ones that make trips to the store quite an adventure?  Well head on over to BabyShowersByMail! They have everything for little girls and little boys! Ordering is pain free, shipping is quick. Life made simple!

BabyShowersByMail offers products that will keep Mother and baby happy forever. They have an amazingly simple diaper and wipe monthly delivery service that has every brand and size a mother could want. Mom's time is precious and valuable so give her the gift of time and have those diapers delivered!

One winner will receive a 6 month diaper and wipe delivery package!

Giveaway ends September 12th at 11:59pm, open to US, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact if you have any additional questions or comments.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cutting Mr. Bee's Curls In Memory of Penelope Davis

For most of you who became enchanted by little Miss Penelope Davis earlier this year and followed along on her journey, I'm sure you feel the same as we do.  Unable to forget her beautiful eyes and her loving soul.  Not a day goes by that I don't think about Penelope Davis in some way.  That little sweetie taught me some valuable lessons in life.  To take every single day as a blessing.  To find joy and laughter in every moment and to live a life filled with love and family and to cherish each and every wonderful memory that I am blessed to be able to share with them.

Ever since Penelope passed away on Memorial day, we have been wanting to do something in her honor.  Mr. Bee has been wanting to do one thing in particular but he has been waiting for the perfect time.  Penelope reminded us a lot of our daughter Emma who is very close in age to Penelope.  After I had Emma, I cut off 19 inches of my hair and donated it to Wigs For Kids. Well.....Mr. Bee has been blessed with something I've always been quite envious of......beautiful long brown curly locks!

Mr. Bee decided that he wanted to cut his hair and donate it to Wigs For Kids in honor of Penelope, so that a little girl battling cancer might be able to have beautiful curls.

He decided that yesterday was the day!  It was HOT!  Because its Iowa....   It was so HUMID!   So boy was he a frizzy frazzled fuzzy mess of humidity induced curly fluff!  But he did it!  I've been cutting Mr. Bee's hair now since 2011 and have given him his last 4 or 5 haircuts.  Hes been growing his hair out now with no cuts or trims since summer of 2012.  Apparently with no stylist training, I manage to do a decent job cutting his hair.  He was hoping for sort of a Justin Timberlake meets Boardwalk Empire/Prohibition Era sort of look.  I think we did ok!  I haven't seen him with short hair in a long time so honestly....I'm really diggin it!

We made a family event out of it.  We sat out in Emma's garden out in our back yard and Daddy sat in the lawn chair and pushed Emma in her swing while Momma cut Daddy's hair.  He wanted me to put his hair in several small pony tails as close to his scalp as possible so that we could get as much length out of it as we could.  The longer the hair, the more use Wigs For Kids can get out of it when making wigs for children who need them.

Here is how it went!

After everything was done,
Mr. Bee ended up with a full bunch of 12 inch curls to donate!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Blogger Opportunity - Green Your Family Giveaway


Bloggers needed to help spread the word about this giveaway!
If you have anything that you want to include in this giveaway please email: las930 at charter dot net.
Total Value: $300 +
Sponsors so Far: Glass Dharma Block Island Organics Faucet Face Mia Mariu's blu apple $50 GC
Total Value: $230
There will be 3 winners.
1st prize Glass Dharma $25 gift certificate Block Island Organics - 1 each of spf15 & sunburn rel Faucet Face - choice of 1 bottle Mia Mariu's Skin Nourishing Oil
Little Sun Solar Lamp
Squeasy Snacker
2nd prize Colortime recycled tote and markers 1 set of 2 Blu Apples
Squeasy Snacker
3rd Prize 1 set of 2 Blu Apples
Squeasy Snacker
I will give 2 free links with posting of this Bloggers OpportunityHERE.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Dial Coconut Water Body Wash Giveaway... 3 Winners!

I'm a member of the Purex Insiders!  So I always have the scoop on whats new from the Purex Brand and Dial products.
And you're going to love new Dial Coconut Water Body Wash!
I tried the New Refreshing Mango scent and its amazing!  Its moisturizing and invigorating for your skin and left my skin feel clean, silky soft and smooth and hydrated.  The New Dial Coconut Water Body Wash is infused with coconut water to help replenish and hydrate you skin, shower after shower.  I loved it!

And you have a chance to WIN a FREE bottle!
3 lucky readers will win a free bottle of 

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below!

Disclosure:  As a member of the Purex Insiders, I was provided with a sample to facilitate this review.   I was not compensated for this review or for hosting this giveaway.  All opinions are my own!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Is Your Kid A Cookie's Kids Kid? Back To School With Cookie's Kids...Plus a GIVEAWAY

A long long time ago in a land...well....not so far from where we live now, I used to shop in actual stores.  Yes, believe it or not, back before I was a mom, I never made purchases online.  It was always fun taking a little shopping trip to the store, browsing the racks for a new outfit or something I needed for my apartment.  Well, those days are over.   Now if I want a shopping trip...I'm lugging a 23 pound kid, a bag full of cloth diapers, juice, some cheerios and of course not to mention my purse as well.   Going to an actual store takes a lot of effort and I'm usually pretty beat by the time were done. So these days, I do a lot more shopping online.  My little girl can still help me pick out clothes for her on the computer screen but its so much less hassle, I don't have drive to another town (because we live in a small town with no good place to shop) and hey, my goodies are left on my door step in about a week.  You can't beat shopping online when you're a busy mom especially when you can shop for everything your kids need at unbelievable prices at one place.  If that's the experience you're looking for, then you should check out Cookie's Kids online!

Never heard of Cookie's Kids?  Well this is a recent discovery for me too.  I'm actually really bummed that I hadn't found Cookie's Kids sooner!  I can't even tell you how long I've spent scouring the Cookie's Kids website, in awe of all of the great deals.  First off, the clothing is adorable and the prices are pretty hard to beat.  I can't even get last seasons clearance stuff for Emma at these prices at a regular store around here!  Secondly, they don't just carry clothes for everyday wear.  They carry school uniforms, furniture, toys and stuff for infants too.  Everything!  Pretty much you name it, they carry it!  Cookie's Kids is a children's retailer based out of Brooklyn, New York.  Not only can you shop their website, but they've got several storefronts in Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn.

Check out this adorable outfit I got for my daughter!  Normally Emma wears a 2T but I picked out a size 3T for her so its still a little big.  Emma has tons of summer clothes right now so I wanted a cute outfit that she can wear when Fall rolls in.  The jeans are actually really cute with the pant legs rolled when she has her shoes on!

This Strawberry Shortcake Tee was only $4.99!

This pair of  Z.Cavaricci Rainbow Skinny Jeans with Belt was only $5.99

And this adorable and soft  Hello Gorgeous sherpa fleece jacket was only $12.99!
This jacket is going to be perfect for a Fall trip to the apple orchards. 

But remember I mentioned they carry more than just clothing.
Well check out this Sofia The First Toddler Bed
for only $69.99.   
Emma has a little time left before we bump her up to the toddler bed.   But little Miss Emma loves Princess Sofia so I thought this would be perfect to have ready for her when she decides shes ready for a big girl bed.

What about Cookie's Kids shipping though?  The clothing and the toddler bed had to have cost a pretty penny for shipping right?  Wrong!  Flat rate only $5.95.  Flat rate!  That was it.  Totally worth placing a large order for that rate.

So after my shopping experience with Cookie's Kids, I think I'm hooked!  I'm so bummed out that I've spent the last year and a half shopping at department stores a half hour from home and paying such high prices on items for my daughter when I could have saved time and money just getting everything we need from Cookie's Kids.  But oh well....better late than never right?  No more stressful shopping trips for me and no more high department store prices for this momma! 

But there's something else you're going to LOVE
about Cookie's Kids!  Its almost Back To School Season!  So Cookie's Kids is going to help you get your child ready to head back to school! 

Does your child's school require them to wear a school uniform?  Well Cookie's Kids has your kid covered.  Cookie's Kids has all of your back to school uniforms available with several options to choose from.  They even have gym wear and uniform accessories available in their uniform section as well.  And remember I mentioned the great prices?  Well those great prices apply to school uniforms too so you really can't go wrong with Cookie's Kids!


The fabulous folks at Cookie's Kids are offering one lucky
The Bee Hive Buzz reader
a chance to win a 
$100 Cookie's Kids 
Back To School Shopping Spree

Giveaway ends 8/22/2014.  Open to US only.  Must be 18+ to enter.  One winner will be randomly selected.  Winner will have 24 hours to claim prize.  If prize is not claimed, a new winner will be randomly selected.  Good luck!

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below!
Entrants are required to sign up for the Cookie's Kids mailing list in order to be eligible to win.
Any entries submitted without signing up for the mailing list, will be voided.

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Cookie's Kids.  I was provided with credit towards free product to facilitate this post.  All opinions expressed in this post are my true and honest opinions.  The Bee Hive Buzz is not responsible for prize shipment/delivery.  The Bee Hive Buzz is not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.