The Story Of Three: June 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hippies Hope Shop Review and Giveaway

I am all about trying new styles & colors this summer, like I've said before, I love having a variety of fashion & accessories in my closet & after being recently introcuded to Hippies Hope Shop, I really wanted a tie dye skirt! I can honestly say I've never owned a tie dye skirt, as an adult I think I've only had one tie dye shirt but growing up tie dye was popular with shirts, bracelets, etc. I really love the longer skirts & the color combinations at Hippies Hope Shop along with their handmade home decor, their products are unique & fun & I couldn't wait to try them out!

Hippies Hope Shop believes that promoting success for future generations to come is crucial, not only are they spreading awareness about eco-friendly living, they are helping feed the hungry! For every item that sells at Hippies Hope Shop, a meal is donated to someone in need, how amazing is that?!

You don't have to be a hippie to shop at Hippies Hope Shop, they carry fun summer dresses, home decor, barefoot sandals & more! I had so much fun browsing around on their site, I chose a tie dye skirt along with a handmade recycled wine bottle soy candle!

I love my skirt, the colors are perfect for my skin tone, the waistband is stretchy & it's handmade as well! It's unique, lightweight & perfect for summer outings, I chose to pair it with a white tank top & white flip flops!

What do you think? I honestly think it looks great on me, I have a feeling it will quickly become my go-to summer skirt! 

The Burgundy Rose candle is the perfect combination of sweet rose with fresh white floral nuances, blended with exquisite burgundy wine & warmed by precious musk & applewood. It's made of 100% all natural soy wax & is a great relaxing scent, I've already lit it a few times in my bedroom & it's made to last 70-80 hours.

What are some of your favorite items at Hippies Hope Shop?

Buy it: Purchase your own handmade jewelry, lotion, clothing & more online at Hippies Hope Shop!

Win it: One lucky reader will win a $50 gift card to shop at Hippies Hope Shop!

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Friday, June 27, 2014


Dream Team pet winner is Deborah M

CANIDAE pet food winner is Linda M

Congrats to all of the winners & thanks to everyone who entered!

Have a great weekend!

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Giant Food Stores Buy Theirs, Get Ours Free Challenge and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received the following items mentioned in this post at no cost, to facilitate my review. I also received a promotional gift card to purchase Giant brand foods. All opinions are my own and were not influenced. 

Who does majority of the grocery shopping in your home? Do you have a Giant Food Stores near you? I have an exciting challenge you won't want to miss! Starting June 29th, Giant Food Stores is having a Buy Theirs, Get Ours Free Challenge. Doesn't that sound exciting!? All you have to do is shop at your local Giant Food Stores & purchase an eligible National Brand product(s) & then you'll receive the Giant Brand product for FREE, yes you read that right, FREE! 

Saving money is so easy at Giant Food Stores & as a part of this great challenge, Giant Food Stores challenged me to take the Buy Theirs, Get Ours Free Challenge & I couldn't wait!

The National Brand product Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat is compared to Giant Brand Lunchmeat above, the Giant Brand Smoked Honey Turkey Breast had a great flavor & was not wet or sticky. This is a lunchmeat my entire family can enjoy & the sandwhich possibilities are endless with lunchmeat!

Featured above is the Coopertone Sunscreen compared to the Giant Brand Sunscreen, Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce compared to Giant Brand BBQ Sauce, Tide Laundry Pods compared to Giant Brand Laundry Pods & Synders of Hanover Pretzels compared to Giant Brand Pretzels. 

My family has been really enjoying the Giant Brand products, everything has been great & we've really taken a liking to these new brands & products in our home! 

Hungry for more organic? Giant Food Stores has a delicious organic line, Nature's Promise. These products are made with pure ingredients & contain nothing artificial, at Giant Food Stores it doesn't cost an arm & leg to eat healthy, it's as simple as choosing the right brands in the right store!

When it comes to saving money & choosing the Giant Brand, I give Giant Food Stores two thumbs up! 

Stay connected with Giant Food Stores by liking them on Facebook & following them on Twitter

One of our lucky fans is going to WIN $25 Giant Food Stores Gift Card!

This giveaway is open the US only, ages 18 & up, and ends on 7/11/14 at 11:59 PM EST. 

Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck!

Nutrition On-The-Go with Honey Bunches of Oats

Summer is a busy time for most families, from taking family road trips, heading to the beach, camping, swimming at the local pool or just hanging out at the park with friends, it's important that your family still receives the proper nutrition! We stay pretty busy & I always want to offer my children a healthy snack option when we are on the go!

Honey Bunches of Oats has the perfect healthy snack for you & your family this summer, conveniently packaged in single-serve cups, making them the perfect on-the-go snack!

We love Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, so I knew these single-serve cups would have no problem finding their way into our busy summer schedule! Not to mention they are the perfect size for my purse,  car cup holders, kids backpacks & more!

Who could resist Honey Bunches of Oats? They are seriously delicious & just too good to pass up! Did you know that just one cup provides 5g of protein & contains essential vitamins & minerals? 

So where will your Honey Bunches of Oats single-serve cups travel with you this summer? You can purchase Honey Bunches of Oats with Crispy Almonds or Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted single-serve cups online for $1.59 for one 2.25oz cup or order a 12-pack for $14.88! Feel free to stay connected with Honey Bunches of Oats on Facebook & Twitter!

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Kinivo Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

We have several electronics on our home, the iPad & my iPhone are probably my favorite pieces of technology, both of these are used daily in our home & although I have a Bluetooth ear piece, I've been really wanting a pair of great headphones that can be shared between me & my children.

I was recently contacted by Kinivo & after browsing their selection of music & video products, I decided on a pair of Bluetooth, wireless & lightweight headphones. 

The Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones have some pretty great product features which include:

  • Compatible with Bluetooth enabled music players & A2DP enabled devices such as iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android Smart Phones, tablets & more.
  • You can easily control your music player directly from the headset with functions such as play, pause, next & previous track & volume.
  • Serves as a wireless music Headset as well as a Bluetooth phone headset for hands free calling
  • Sleek, comfortable, lightweight design with up to 10 hours of music & talk time
  • Micro-USB charging port, increased battery time & modified LED design
  • Music will automatically pause when you receive an incoming phone call

When my package arrived, I couldn't wait to try out these new fancy headphones, they also came with a Micro USB Charging Cable, a handy carrying pouch as well as a user manual. 

We've tried a few pairs of headphones before & immediately upon taking these out of the package, I knew these were different than anything we've ever owned & boy was I right! The Kinivo Bluetooth Stereo Headphones can be folded for easy storage & space saving, they so freely slide on your ears & around the back of your head & are super soft! 

Once you turn the headphones on, just follow the directions to pair with your electronic device & that's it, your done! You can talk to whomever you'd like hands free or just let the music flow through your ears, wherever your at or whatever your doing, these are a pair of headphones you won't want to take off!

My son isn't a big fan of having anything on the top of his head but when I placed these new headphones around the back of his head, he just looked up at me & smiled, the sound quality is great & I knew these would be perfect for our family to share! 

So what do you think? These headphones would also make a great gift & can currently be purchased on sale for $24.99 online at Kinivo! Feel free to stay connected with Kinivo on Facebook & Twitter!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Spring Green Scene Mom Awards Giveaway

We are celebrating the Spring Green Scene Mom Awards with a giveaway featuring the amazing winning brands! Many of these brands were created by mom or dad entrepreneurs who were problem solving for their own families.

BabySpa Moisturizing Body Lotion Green Scene Mom Award Winner

BabySpa Moisturizing Body Lotion

BabySpa Moisturizing Body Lotion is formulated to provide an immediate soothing effect and long-lasting hydration. It's infused with BabySpa's signature baby fresh scent, is easily absorbed, and provides instant freshness and a relaxing sensory spa experience. Award Details
Bert & Bratt Portable SterilizerGreen Scene Mom Award Winner

Bert & Bratt Portable Sterilizer

Bert & Bratt's UV Sterilizer makes it easy to clean small items while on the go. It effectively kills germs on pacifiers and bottle tops and it's super cute and fits in a diaper bag! Award Details
Buttons Diapers Flannel Wipes Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Buttons Diapers Flannel Wipes

Buttons Diapers reusable wipes help reduce the fistfulls of disposable wipes a baby can go through each diaper change. They are easy to wash with a load of cloth diapers, and they are soft on baby's skin. Award Details
Yummi Pouch Snack & Sandwich Bags Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Yummi Pouch Snack & Sandwich Bags

Yummi Pouch snack bags reduce the need for plastic bags and other disposable packaging. They easily fit into a lunchbox, can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher or washing machine, and little fingers can easily open the zipper opening. Plus they're just plain cute!Award Details
Charlie Banana 2-in-1 Diapers Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Charlie Banana 2-in-1 Diapers

Charlie Banana Diapers make it easy to diaper your baby from 6 to 36 pounds in a way that is eco-friendly and cost effective. These one-size diapers adjust to fit the numerous stages babies go through from infancy to toddlerhood. Plus they are available in lots of adorable designs to fit every style! Award Details
Loopy Gear Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Loopy Gear

Loopys are a stylish and functional way to keep your baby's rattles and toys clean and off the ground. With the Loopy, you simply attach the larger loop to your baby's wrist and the smaller loop around their favorite rattle or toy. Loopys can also be used to attach toys to car seats, strollers, high chairs, baby carriers, and shopping carts. Award Details
organicKidz Thermal Baby Bottles Green Scene Mom Award Winner

organicKidz Thermal Baby Bottles

organicKidz thermal bottles keep liquids hot or cold for 6+ hours. The bottle lid also doubles as a measuring cup and snack cup. Each bottle features a silicone peristaltic fast flow nipple and includes a silicone leak proof sealing disk. organicKidz bottles can also convert to a suppy cup and a water bottle.Award Details
Peek-A-Boo Nursing & Maternity Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Peek-a-boo Nursing & Maternity

Peek-a-boo offers unique pregnancy and nursing wear that emphasizes comfort as well as discreet nursing with style. These garments are designed for wear starting from early pregnancy throughout nursing, offering moms a budget friendly, duel-purpose clothing solution. Award Details
Yummi Pouch Funnel Pitcher Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Yummi Pouch Funnel Pitcher

The unique design and color of this pitcher makes it fun to use! This pitcher helps reduce messes that may result from pouring liquids. It's also sturdy for long-lasting use and dishwasher safe for easy clean-up. Award Details
BabySpa 3-in-1 Shampoo, Body Wash & Moisturizer Green Scene Mom Award Winner

BabySpa 3-in-1 Shampoo, Body Wash & Moisturizer

BabySpa Stage One Tearless Shampooo, Body Wash and Moisturizer is a unique all-in-one formula with a snuggly fresh baby scent that will keep hair and skin feeling soft and naturally moisturized. This specially-formulated blend is infused with aloe, shea butter, olive and avocado oils to create a natural cleanser that deeply hydrates from head to toe. Award Details
Buttons Diapers Wet Bags Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Buttons Diapers Wet Bags

Buttons Diapers Wet Bags come in a variety of sizes and can hold from 1 to 6 diapers inside. The bags have a convenient hanging loop and are made with 2 layers of material for style and durability. The inner layer is made from waterproof PUL and the outside features an adorable cotton dot print. Award Details
Girlie Glue Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Girlie Glue

Girlie Glue is a hair accessory glue, no hair necessary! Fancy possibilities are endless with a dab of girlie glue. Girlie Glue is made with Agave nectar and other all natural ingredients. It's safe, 100% honey-free and washes away easily with water. Award Details
So Rad Magic Kimono Onesie Green Scene Mom Award Winner

So Rad Magic Kimono Onesie

So Rad's Magic Kimono Onesie is made from bamboo and organic cotton. The durable design features a triple stitch cover seam and bigger bum for cloth diapers, with a rear access entry door too! This onesie has no snaps, buttons, velcro or zippers. The kimono style front opens up so your baby can squeeze his little chubs into it. It's also made in Canada. Award Details
Preserve Food Storage Containers Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Preserve Food Storage Containers

Preserve food storage containers are made in the USA from 100% BPA free, recycled #5 plastic. They are dishwasher safe and stand up to everyday use. Preserve food storage containers are an environmentally friendly addition to any refrigerator or lunchbox. These containers have sturdy lids which screw on or snap on tightly to keep food fresh and they nest for easy storage. Award Details
BabySpa Ultra-Soft Baby Wipes Green Scene Mom Award Winner

BabySpa Ultra-Soft Baby Wipes

BabySpa Ultra-Soft Baby Wipes are made with 100% natural ingredients and an organic blend that provides gentle and soothing care to the most delicate skin. They are perfectly moistened and smell fresh but are unscented for the most sensitive skin. Award Details
Green Toys Train Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Green Toys Train

The Green Toys Train is made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It's complete with a brightly-colored steam engine and two additional cars that link together to form a long train. The company produces each toy in the USA using sustainable materials and features unique toy designs that encourage imaginative play.Award Details
organicKidz Thermal Food Containers Green Scene Mom Award Winner

organicKidz Thermal Food Containers

organicKidz thermal food containers are sleek, light weight and free of bulky plastic. They easily keep foods hot or cold for 6+ hours and are perfect for a child's lunchbox or even Mom and Dad! The fun designs are modern and the tops close tightly with a leak proof silicone seal. Award Details
Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+ Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+

Thinkbaby sets itself apart by providing the most effective and safe sunscreen possible that can be universally used for babies and adults. Thinkbaby sunscreen offers the highest level of Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection and highest level of water resistance. It comes in a 3oz tube made of environmentally friendly packaging that does not contain BPA, vinyl, or phthalates. Award Details

These amazing companies have contributed prizes to our Summer Awards Giveaway!

Enter to win this amazing gift set valued at $440!

  • Peek-a-boo Nursing & Maternity Gift Card - $65
  • BabySpa Baby Essentials Stage 1 - $35
    3 in 1 tearless shampoo, body wash & moisturizer, moisturizing body lotion, Shea Butter diaper cream, ultra soft baby wipes (72 ct.), travel size face cream
  • Green Toys train - $28
  • Bert&Bratt Pure-GO sterilizer - $45
  • Buttons Diapers cloth diaper gift set - $39
    1 large wet bag, 1 package of flannel wipes, a one-size diaper cover, and a daytime diaper insert
  • So Rad Magic Romper - $25
    Winner can choose from 6 colors and sizes 3 months to 18-24 months.
  • Yummi Pouch cloth snack bags - $25
  • Girlie Glue hair essentials - $15
    A tube of Girlie Glue and a package of 3 felt flowers and 3 vintage bows
  • Preserve food storage set - $28
    2 large food storage, 2 small food storage, 2 square food storage, 5 mini food storage containers
  • organicKidz stainless steel thermal food container - $25
  • Charlie Banana one-size diaper pack of 3 Hot Dots and 6 inserts - $60
  • Loopy 2-Pack Premium - $30
  • Think Baby sunscreen - $16
Green Scene Mom Summer Awards Giveaway

Two runner-up winners will win these products!

Girlie Glue hair essentials- $15.50 (A tube of Girlie Glue and a package of 3 felt flowers and 3 vintage bows)
Think Baby sunscreen- $16 

One winner and two runner-ups will be chosen on July 5th. This giveaway is open to the US and Canada.

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