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Looking for stylish yet eco-friendly invitations for your child’s birthday party or BBQ bash this summer? cocodot offers adorable online invitations and greetings that are simple to create for your next celebration. Going paperless has never been more fun!

SAVE FACE. SAVE TIME. SAVE MONEY. SAVE THE PLANET.

cocodot’s invitations and cards are beautifully designed and can be customized for your event in just minutes in 3 simple steps:

1. Design. First select the card or invitation that strikes your fancy from 1000’s of designs, which can also be customized by uploading a favorite image.

2. Create. Put together your event details and add in all the specifics, including date, time, address and RSVP settings.

3. Address + Send. Add your guests and send your invitations! You can also use Facebook through cocodot to alert your friends’ to the upcoming soiree!

Yes, it is really that simple. If you are looking for a site that is easily navigated, offers thousands of gorgeous designs, does not inundate you with advertisements, and is planet-friendly, then look no further than cocodot! “Mom” just created her daughter’s 1st birthday invitations and they turned out splendidly! It literally took less than 10 minutes to design, create and send them off!

For more information or to go paperless yourself, visit their website. You can register today and receive 3 free cards!

*Company provided samples, images, and information for this review.*

4 Eco-Friendly Ideas For Summer Day Trips

Most summer day trips involve some event in the city, but they don’t have to. Whether you want to do something within a day’s drive from home, or are on a vacation adventure and want to squeeze in a day adventure close to your Utah Resort, there are a variety of ways to make the most of your outing and still keep it green.

Biking. An eco-friendly favorite, biking doesn’t use any fuel, emit any nasty gases (unless you had too many beans for dinner), and allows you to experience clean air blowing your curly locks. Biking can be done from literally anywhere. More and more cities are adding greenbelts to their city surroundings, and more “off-road” trails are being maintained in nature areas all over the country for all skill levels.

Hiking. There’s nothing like a good hike. You can hike through your local park or take a short trip to a natural area for a good hike. There are so many available hiking trails within an hour or two from most city centers, that you might even be able to take a different trail for every week of your summer.

Canoeing. America is full of rivers and with these rivers comes canoeing outfits – or rafting. A canoe trip down a lazy river with a picnic in the middle is an ideal summery thing to do. You’ll have to do some research before you go, make sure you’re not going to start out on a gentle river and end up in some scary rapids, or scout out some outfitters that can point you to the perfect trip.

Ride the Train. This seems in conflict with the above ideas, but if you live in a more urban area you might think about taking a train ride. There is some controversy about how much trains pollute, but it depends on the train and overall they pollute less than your car does. Plus, they won’t be hauling just you and your family. The idea here is discovering a brand new destination and explore on foot. You might even take the train to a completely new area in the next state.

This article was written by Eric Rea of ericrea.com expressly for Tiny Green Mom. A BIG thanks to Eric for this timely article!

*Image found on ClipArt.*

Affordable, sustainable and sized just right for toddlers and children – “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom just ADORES Mother’s Corn, new planet-friendly tableware from Buy Greenware! For parents looking for budget-friendly AND eco-friendly products for their tots, Mothers Corn offers non-toxic, extremely durable and sturdy tableware! The bowls, cups, silverware and plates are bio-degradable and made from corn resin (PLA). PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) is a biodegradable, thermoplastic, aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch.

What “Mom” loves is that this company has even thought to make various sized cups for your young children as they grow and develop. For the smallest of hands, they make an appropriately sized cup. It is just too cute! All items in the Mother’s Corn line are are anti-bacterial, as well. Parents will appreciate that the tableware is safe for little ones to eat their meals upon, and will not leach chemicals such as BPA (Bisphenol-A) into their food, as some plastics may when heated.

For more information and to purchase, visit BuyGreenware.com.

*Company provided a sample, images and information for this review.*

Here’s an awesome eco-friendly AND budget-friendly idea from FaveCrafts for the kiddos to make for Dad this Father’s Day! Gather up those old CD cases you are no longer using and turn them into picture frames! Take pictures and then decorate using materials found around the home. To learn more or to find additional green crafting ideas, check out FaveCrafts!

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The final countdown begins! Only 3 more days to enter to win the HGTV 2010 Green Home! If you haven’t entered yet, time is of the essence to win this gorgeous, eco-inspired home in New England, just outside of Cape Cod. “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom has been entering daily, crossing fingers & toes, wishing on stars… you get the idea!

To submit your entry, click here. Good luck!

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Laughed out loud at the last cocktail party at the snarky coasters to set your drink upon? Make your own version with clever phrases and sayings using eco-friendly materials, a craft found on FaveCrafts. This website offers a bevy of green craft ideas to recycle and repurpose common materials found in the home. From 8 Ways to Craft with Plastic Trash to Turn Old Jeans Into Pot Holders – there is something fun AND functional for the entire family!

Check out FaveCrafts.com for more green craft ideas.

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Need a handy reference guide to the top eco-friendly sites and “green” companies? Whole Living has put together a comprehensive guide to help you live a more planet-friendly lifestyle. You can download the free Resource Guide here.

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Art goes green! Recently, “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom had the pleasure of being introduced to a wonderful new company, Artterro, who has created award-winning eco-friendly art kits for children that the whole family will enjoy. This eco-conscious company offers 12 unique projects, from decoupage and book making to wool felt wearables and wire & bead art, that are sure to inspire any budding artist!

Artterro is committed to sustainability, and all paper goods provided in the kits are printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycle paper using vegetable-based inks. To minimize packaging, each kit arrives in a small, resealable bag. What makes each kit even more special is that no two are alike!

Let your children’s imagination take flight as gorgeous ornaments are created using high-quality materials with the Wire & Bead Art Kit. Watch as jewelry wire is twisted, bent and fashioned into a work of art, adorned with marbles and beads. Kids can design their own jewelry, such as necklaces, bracelets, pins or barrettes using wool felt and pretty beads with the Wool Felt Wearables Kit, too!

Artterro’s eco-friendly art kits make a perfect rainy day afternoon activity, or are something special to do with Grandma when she comes to visit. These affordable kits make great gifts, too!

To purchase Artterro’s eco-friendly craft kits, visit www.artterro.com.

*Company sent a sample, images, and provided additional information for this review.*

To ease baby into a gentle slumber with soft vibrations or a soothing heartbeat, try Cloud B’s NEW Polar Cuddle Cub™! This cuddly-soft cub is made of eco-friendly and anti-bacterial soy based fabric, and features a special vibration device with two rhythmic options to lull your little one off to dreamland. The Polar Cuddle Cub™ is sure to be a favorite friend at bedtime!

What makes this sweet cub even more special is that a portion of the purchase will go to an international wildlife organization, as part of the Cloud B Endangered Species Series. Find the Polar Cuddle Cub™ and other friends online at www.cloudb.com. $29.00

*Cloud B sent Polar Cuddle Cub for review.*