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When your little ones are too young to wave a flag on the 4th of July, show their love for the good ol’ USA with gorgeous stars & stripes patterns from aden + anais! From their signature muslin swaddles to blankets, towels, and bibs, aden + anais offers so many great ways for babies and kids to welcome Independence Day.

Mom” has been a fan of this line of swaddles, blankets, bibs & burp cloths and more since her first child was born. Their breathable 100% cotton muslin swaddles, bamboo swaddles, and merino wool swaddles are a must-have for any new or expectant momma, and will quickly become a family favorite. For snuggles, naps, playtime and long rides in the car – taking along a treasured blanket from aden + anais will ensure your child is comfy and cozy, anywhere!

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To provide your little one with an extra layer as they take in the fireworks for the first time this year, the various stars and stripes patterns from aden + anais will definitely add to the festivities! Easy to place over a stroller to provide a light, breathable cover or underneath tiny bottoms on the grass, the swaddles are so versatile! Available in a wide variety of patterns and designs, for the 4th of July we are especially fond of Radiant Red, Brilliant Blue or Twinkle Pink in the Classic Swaddle. You can see all of the designs and products for babies and children at aden + anais.

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Morable Blanket BambooAs a mother to two little ones, “Mom” swaddled both babies from birth to 12 months in a Miracle Blanket®. They slept better, more comfortably and secure, and eased our worries that a blanket would cover their tiny nose or mouth. Now that her youngest is one year old, swaddling has now been replaced with footed sleepers, just as an eco-friendly swaddling blanket has made its debut! (why does that always happen!?) Regardless – the Miracle Blanket® makes it a breeze for anyone (new moms and dads, grandparents, visiting aunts and uncles…) to swaddle your little one properly and with ease.

Miracle Industries, LLC, the inventors of the award-winning Miracle Blanket®, have designed the Cool Bamboo Miracle Blanket®, the first eco-friendly swaddling blanket to join the company’s line of best-selling swaddling blankets.

Cool Bamboo Miracle Blankets® are made from a super-soft bamboo-cotton blend (70% bamboo and 30% cotton). “Mom” is a big fan of anything that is made of bamboo! It is extremely soft and just lovely next to the skin. The silky smooth fabric is stretchy, odor and stain-resistant, breathable, and lightweight, making it perfect for swaddling during the warm weather months and year-round according to Michael Gatten, CEO and founder of the dad-invented Miracle Blanket®.

“We know many families are conscientious about the environment and rightfully so. That’s why we have been working hard to give these families an eco-friendly swaddling solution – and not just any solution – but a solution that also happens to be the #1 pediatrician recommended swaddling blanket on the market today,” says Gatten. “While the fabric is different, the one thing that remains unchanged is our guarantee that Miracle Blanket® will give your baby (and mom and dad) a good night’s sleep.”

The new Cool Bamboo Miracle Blanket® is available for $32.95 on www.MiracleBlanket.com and at authorized Miracle Blanket® retailers worldwide. Please visit www.MiracleBlanket.com for more information.

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Mom” is in love! No, it is not a clandestine love affair, but a deep-seated love for luxuriously soft and gorgeous linens from Yala Designs! These are simply the most amazing sheets and towels, and you will never want to leave the bed or the bath… much like a love affair, but rated PG….

The Bamboo Dreams® Organic Cotton Ribbed Towels are like wrapping your body up in silk after each shower! Made of bamboo viscose and organic cotton materials, the sustainable blend is just heavenly. Available in 5 stylish colors, with hand towels and washcloths to match, including Green Tea, Chocolate, Rain, Pewter, and Natural.

In addition to their towels, Yala Designs also carries Bamboo Dreams® Sheet Sets, made from 100% Bamboo Viscose. The more you wash them, the softer and more luxurious they become! The sheets come in 8 beautiful colors to match any decor, and Twin, Queen and King/California King sets are available. Why not let the entire family sleep in planet-friendly bliss!?

For more information on Yala Designs, and their lovely eco-conscious offerings, visit www.yaladesigns.com.

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Is Your Furniture Eco-Friendly?

Have you ever stopped to consider just how much impact your furnishing may have on the environment? Probably not. Most people don’t put too much thought into the green factor when they purchase home décor; they’re more concerned with the comfort, quality, and cost of the pieces that they’re going to use day in and day out. And yet, you’ll be surprised at how many options there are for the eco-friendly fashionista looking to create a stylish home with green furnishings. Here are just a few ways that you can cut your carbon footprint when it comes to decorating your home, creating spaces that are comfortable, functional, and healthy for your family and the Earth.

1. Reclaimed furniture. If it doesn’t come home with you, it may be on its way to the landfill, so give it some thought before you write-off second-hand. Many pieces will be refurbished, but even if they aren’t, there are many ways to make a piece work for you. Kitchen tables can be sanded and refinished, couches and chairs can be reupholstered, and bedroom sets can be painted to give your space a fresh new look that will cost you a lot less than new and significantly reduce the impact of your purchase.

2. Recycled materials. Many furnishings these days are being made with recycled materials such as wood, plastic, and glass (just to name a few). Chairs, tables, and even lamps that are 100% recycled can grace your home and add a little pizzazz to a room with their innovative design. Coffee tables are a good place to start, and you can find options created from airplane wings, skateboards, CDs, computer parts, bicycle tires, and even dishwasher drums. These make for a great, green conversation piece. But you can also find items that look completely normal, so that no one would even know they’re composed of recycled materials.

3. Bamboo. More than other types of wood, bamboo provides an eminently eco-friendly option for furniture, flooring, and housewares. It is fast-growing (it takes 3-5 years to reach full height), unlike hardwoods that can take upwards of 30 years to regrow. But bamboo is sustainable in another way; it is also a drought-resistant plant, so it needs a lot less water to flourish. Plus, it is gorgeous.

4. Concrete. Admittedly, there are not a lot of furnishings you’d want to make with concrete, no matter how eco-friendly the material is. But it’s great for benches (especially outdoors) and even chairs, and it could also be used as a tabletop surface or for shelving. Remember those makeshift cinderblock shelves you used in college? The modern version made from molded, polished, colored concrete is way more stylish. And you might be surprised by the many interesting, beautiful, and functional pieces you can find for use in your home.

5. Organic fabric and filling. The greenest option when it comes to furniture is to keep what you already have. But you can easily change the look of many furnishings by reupholstering or simply creating slipcovers. If you choose this option, make sure to use eco-friendly organic fabrics and fillers that reduce the amount of chemicals seeping into the ground, water, and air.

If a blanket could be described as scrumptious, this luxuriously soft Bamboo Viscose Blanket from Kicky Pants would definitely top the list! Made of 85% eco-friendly bamboo and silky-soft, Kicky Pants just knows how to make a “lovey” for little ones! Used for swaddling and receiving, an extra layer when out and about, or an impromptu sun shade – the Bamboo Viscose Blanket is extremely versatile. Plus, new designs and colors have just made their debut, and the new Spring 2011 Collection of prints from Kicky Pants is fresh and hip!

If you are a fan of Kicky Pants like “Mom,” you will find it hard to walk away with just a blankie for baby! Soft and comfortable, the entire Kicky Pants collection is attractive, yet gives tots room to play and move. It is all mix-n-match, as well, which makes it even more fun to shop for separates!

To learn more about the Spring 2011 Collection, or to purchase online, visit Innovative-Baby.com.

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Bring the outdoors in this Spring by enlivening your floors with gorgeous, hand-crafted rugs made from natural fibers, such as Jute, Bamboo, and SeaGrass! By adding a splash of color to your space with elements found in nature, a whole new look can be achieved in just seconds! Plus, by utilizing natural fibers, you are creating an environmentally-friendly space by not covering your floors in chemically-treated carpets made of synthetic fibers.

What is Jute? Jute rugs are sustainable, eco-friendly and dye-free – made from a fiber that is rain-fed and has no use for pesticides or fertilizers. Jute is known for its’ strength, and when woven into beautiful rugs, is luxurious and soft underfoot. To learn more about Jute and decorating your home with this natural, earth-friendly material, please visit www.juterugshop.com.

Why bamboo? A versatile material, bamboo is an extremely viable renewable material. In fact, it is the fastest growing tree on Earth! Compared to hardwood trees, bamboo trees absorb carbon dioxide and release approximately 35% more oxygen back into the environment. From luxe sheets to floor coverings and rugs, you will love including bamboo throughout your household! For inspiration on sprucing up your interior décor with bamboo, visit www.bamboorugsandmats.com.

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful seagrass rug… the flowering seagrass plant produces a fiber that is both supple and durable, and adds a lovely element to any room in the home! A seagrass rug is an affordable, inexpensive eco-friendly option when choosing a natural, sustainable floor covering. For more information on Seagrass, visit www.1001seagrassrugs.com.

It may almost be March, but cold & flu season is not over just yet! Keeping little hands from touching runny noses is Sniffle Buddies – ingenious little cuffs that can be worn to tend to itches, sniffles, and tickles. These ultra-soft, washable wristbands teach young children “mindful” wiping by keeping germ-ridden hands away from their noses, eyes and mouths. Rather than running after your tot during playtime with a tissue to catch every drip and drop, you can redirect their hands and sleeves by having them wear one of these extremely handy wristbands.

Made in the USA of eco-friendly bamboo & organic cotton, Sniffle Buddies reduce paper waste and as they say, “help to lighten the load of our landfills one sniffle at a time!” This is such a smart idea – “Mom” loves that she can send her daughter off to play with ease, knowing that she is not constantly wiping her nose with the back of her hand when she has the sniffles. In addition to being used for colds and allergies, Sniffle Buddies can be used by those with Special Needs to tend to drool, or they can be used as a sweatband for biking, hiking, running, or skiing.

Sniffle Buddies are available in both children’s and adult’s sizes in a wide variety of colors, as well as a dye-free, natural wristband for those with extra sensitivities. To order, visit www.snifflebuddies.com.

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Have you been naughty or nice this year? This holiday season – knotty is nice! Naturally Knotty offers sustainable styles to outfit you from head to toe that are absolutely stunning! The ultimate gift to give this season is the luxurious bamboo Pashmina beautifully packaged in a 100% compostable and biodegradable bamboo cylinder with festive ribbon!

Wrap yourself or a dear friend up in warmth as cocoa is sipped by the fire in a gorgeous Pashminas made from eco-friendly natural bamboo. This all-season wrap acts as a light cover-up in the evenings, a sarong at the beach, a classy shawl over a cocktail dress, and can even be used as a light blanket for baby when in a pinch!

The pashminas are available in 5 stunning colors this season. Choose from Black, Steel Grey, Espresso, Red or Ivory. At $34.99, the wraps make an attractive and affordable gift this holiday! In addition to their wraps, Naturally Knotty also offers roomy totes made from recycled materials, organic cashmere gift sets for wee ones, and fashionable clutches.

Please visit www.naturallyknotty.com for more information or to purchase an item from this fantastic, environmentally-conscious line.

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Canopy Verde’s earth-friendly bags simply beam with personality. What sets the collection apart from the rest is the skillful attention to details. The line is made with fine stitching, solid construction, functional design and a unique touch of whimsy.

The creator of Canopy Verde, Linda Wong, grew up in China and had learned the value of a “waste not” mentality early in life. The entire Canopy Verde series is made using organic cotton, chrome-free leather, OEKO-TEX 100 certified dyes, and chemical-free embroidery. Thinking globally, the company encourages Chinese manufacturers to embrace an environmentally friendly approach.

It’s easy to see why the fashion world has taken notice of Canopy Verde’s line. From clutches to duffels and totes to weekenders, the line has everything that a style conscious enthusiast would look for. The bag collections were inspired by flowers and include fun names like “Juniper”, “Freesia”, “Dandelion” and “Dewberry”. Just in time for fall, the entire collection is viewable from www.canopyverde.com.

This review was written by Kirstin Robison, who has a passion for everything beauty and travel related. Often found scouring articles and store shelves for the latest must-haves, Kirstin prefers to stay on top of trends. Nothing inspires her more than to find extraordinary products that really work and make life easier. Having traveled to many exotic locations, Kirstin understands the value of products that offer practical benefits. Writing for “Tiny Green Mom” gives her the opportunity to discover new products that make a difference for the user and the planet.

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How cute is this bodysuit? “Mom” was recently introduced to Peek A Bamboo, a new line of bodysuits for wee ones that are made from luxuriously soft and sustainable bamboo! Each snapsuit has been screen printed with a clever, catchy design & saying using eco-friendly water based inks. Your child’s favorite nursery rhymes and songs have been given a whimsical twist, such as “If You’re Happy and You Know It, Wear Bamboo” or “Bippity Boppity Bamboo.” What fun!

Not just for little ones, Peek A Bamboo also offers coordinating hoodies, pants, tees for moms! Whether you want to rock “mommy and me” fashion with your tot, or just show off your eco-fabulous side, you will fall in love with Peek A Bamboo. This new line just feels so good against the skin – perfect for extra snuggles!

For more information, or to order, please visit www.bambooista.com.

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