Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Celebration Giveaway Hop

Green Your Mom




Happy Mothering, Eco-Crazy Mom and Organic Mama are excited to bring you the Summer Celebration Giveaway Hop, which will run from June 21, 2012 12:01 AM EST to June 29, 2012 11:59 PM EST. I am excited to be a part of this blog hop, where you, my wonderful community members, can will super prizes.


I am giving away some books to help you on your way to greener and healthier living, including:   


For those of you who are new to the blog, here is a brief overview of my book, Vinegar Fridays, which is part of the giveaway package:


"Green Grandma focused on common sense greener and healthier living in her daily blog. For one year, Fridays were all about vinegar. In this book, Hana Haatainen Caye takes the tips and information compiled throughout the year and presents them in an organized, yet personable manner.


Want to whittle your waist? Vinegar!
Want to tame the frizzies? Vinegar!
Want to spice up your soup? Vinegar!
Want baby soft feet? Vinegar!
Want to disinfect without bleach? Vinegar!
Want to keep rabbits out of your garden? Vinegar!
Want to learn how?
Vinegar Fridays!





Here is what reviewers have to say:

"Vinegar Fridays is a compilation of Green Grandma's blog posts, organized into chapters of related items: cleaning in the kitchen, cleaning for other areas of the house, pest control, car care, kids, pets, health, beauty, and more. In the introduction, the author explains that her tips are 'intended to change the way you traditionally do things -- and get you out of the habit of using chemicals and toxins in your everyday life.' There is literally something for everyone in this book."


"The book Vinegar Fridays is such an easy read, many thanks to Hana's personality jumping off the pages. Let me tell you, this book is not your Grandma's book about vinegar. Ummm, well, actually it is, but this Grandma's book is way better!"

-- Toni Keltner, The Chic Momma

"The book itself is a very quick read. Hana condenses a lifetime's worth of tips into 72 pages. Each of the 19 chapters is just a few pages long, so it's quite easy to breeze through them. Hana's personality comes through as well, making me giggle at times. I've never met her in real life, but I feel like I know her from reading her blog, and her book feels just the same. She introduces us to her family in this book and tells how these tips have helped her whole family, right on down to her grandkids."

-- Wanda Bolhous, Scratch That

"If your new year's resolution is to clean up your act, whether it is to be more eco friendly, healthier, happier, more energetic or to lose weight, then Vinegar Fridays should definitely be on your read list. The green grandma takes you through every room in the house even giving your beauty supply an overhaul in an often funny, easy to read style. Although I thought of Vinegar Fridays as more of a reference book I promise those 'dedicated' will find it hard to put down."

-- Jodee Reid, Multi Healing Balm

"The Green Grandma's tip are amazingly effective and useful for everyday things. I had quite a few ah-ha moments when I can't believe I didn't think to use vinegar before. The 72-page book is an easy read with tons of useful information that will save you a lot of money on nasty chemical products. Hana is funny throughout the book (love her ants poem!) and it's so much more than how to use vinegar!" 

-- Michelle Lloyd, mkokopelli


Enter here for a chance to win the book prize package and make sure you check out all the other great prizes being offered by the blogs listed below.

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42 comments:

  1. Definitely the paper towels. We use so many! I'm working on some unpaper towels though. :) No worries!

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    1. We stopped using paper towels over a year ago and I do not miss them. I have a pile of rags under the sink and a small lidded can when I throw them when they're dirty. The only time we use paper towels is to clean up the occasional massive pet mess (cat puke). A single roll lasts us months and months!

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  2. My life needs to be greened up in general! I try to live as green as possible but I find that I am learning new stuff everyday! I also would love to read your book :)

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    1. Well, if you don't win it, Brittney, I hope you'll consider buying it. It really does have a lot of ideas for economic greener choices!

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  3. I need to green up the bath & body care items that my family uses!

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    1. We're going through our bathroom closet today and ridding our home of all the stuff we'll never use again. There are bottles and tubes of all sorts of things that have to be discarded ... and I know it's going to make me sick to think of all the money wasted.

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  4. I need to green up my bath routine

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    1. That's a tough one, but so important. You can check out the Safe Cosmetics Database for info on each product. It's eye-opening. And scary!!

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  5. I need to green up our use of disposables.

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    1. Since we rid our home of disposables (except toilet paper and an occasional paper towel), we've saved so much money! And it's so much fun to simply walk past the paper aisles at the grocery store! Good luck!

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  6. I need to green up on remembering to turn off lights when I leave the room. :P
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. We need greening up in the kitchen! Lots of paper towels and paper plates...

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    1. Ouch! Start by getting rid of the paper plates. Donate them to a shelter or church that uses them to feed the homeless. Then move on to making the switch from paper towels to rags. Good luck :)

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  8. I drink soda! Not much, but it's the one thing I'd like to go "green" and just can't seem to kick.

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    1. That's a tough one. There is that additive component ... Good luck!

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  9. We use alot of paper towels only when my roommate is home. I need to green my roommate mostly. I know my roommate is not part of the house but he needs a green makeover.
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  10. My skin needs to be greened up a bit. I need to use more natural products.

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    1. I've been using coconut oil as my makeup base and moisturizer. Love it!

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  11. I want to use more reusable products and less disposable products - we're working on it!

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    1. The only disposable items we use, for the most part, are toilet paper and razors. I love not having to buy all the other stuff anymore!

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  12. Paper towels and recycling! We don't have a great recycling program here so we don't separate out too much. I know we could do more but I just don't know what our city will take (they are super picky and if ONE item that isn't supposed to be there is in there they toss the whole thing!)
    tvpg at aol dot com

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    1. Doesn't that infuriate you, Amanda?! That's probably the number one reason why people don't recycle! So often, it's just so darned difficult!

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  13. We need to green our cleaning products. I know we can use vinegar and maybe baking soda? I can't remember, but I think we should switch with a little one around the house now. I'm pretty sure the stuff we use must be fairly toxic; it is the conventional way.

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    1. You definitely want to keep conventional cleaning products away from the little one! My book addresses non-toxic cleaning, laundry and more. You can also find a lot of advice here on the blog. Just search for natural cleaning or green cleaning and the posts will pop up. Good luck!

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  14. I'm guilty of using paper plates in the summer. I need to stop being so lazy. But I do use vinegar for cleaning, even at the church.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. We bought some metal splatterware plates and bowls and that is what we use in the summer when we're eating outdoors. We ever take them with us for picnics and church functions. That way we do our part, at least, in eliminating paper plate waste.

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  15. I guess our appliances - not energy saving...yet - b ut we do keep them off and unplug most after every use - incl. toaster, kettle, coffee machine, radios, vcr...everything...my hubby's a little nuts about it - I've just learned to adjust over the yrs.
    abrennan09@hotmail.com

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    1. Good for your husband! Unplugging is always a good thing (unless we're talking refrigerators or freezers ... then not so much!)

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  16. We need to do the unplugging more often. My husband has a bad habit of leaving chargers for cell phones in the outlet all the time.

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    1. Here's a post I did about this very issue. Maybe you, or your husband, will find it helpful.

      http://thegreengrandma.blogspot.com/2010/01/green-product-of-week_12.html

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  17. My family needs to green up a lot of things, mostly in the kitchen.

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  18. the cleaners that I use need greening up because I buy the cheap artificial ones because I can not afford better

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    1. Vinegar and baking soda are super cheap and work just as well, if not better than commercial cleaners. It is possible to get away from toxins without paying a lot. I write about this a lot in my book. If you don't win it, I do recommend buying it ... it will save you money in the long run!

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  19. Jennifer P (Vicki Vix on r/copter form)June 29, 2012 at 4:01 AM

    Thanks for the giveaway. I need to green up my mum who now lives with me. That would be the main thing. But also have to green up the use of paper products. fromfurrin at gmail dot com

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    1. It's tough trying to convince older generations that the things they've been doing for years aren't exactly the best options! Good luck!

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  20. In getting rid of the plastics in our life

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