Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Green Your Mom Giveaway Hop!

Green Your Mom



Welcome to the Green Your Mom Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Eco-Crazy Mom and Simple City Life. Each of the participating blogs has a prize package worth at least $20 that will help you Green Your Mom for Mother's Day. After you enter my giveaway, be sure to visit all of the other fabulous blogs listed below the Rafflecopter form. Thank you and good luck!

For those of you who are new to the blog, here is a brief overview of my book, Vinegar Fridays, which you can win by entering the giveaway below:

"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


Now that you know all of that, don't you just want to win a copy?! Plus, you'll get a Vinegar Fridays cloth tote bag and a 4 fl. oz. bottle of Earth Mama Angel Baby Lotion.


Giveaway open to residents of U.S. and Canada only
 
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32 comments:

  1. Tennille RichardMay 1, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    One of my favorite uses for vinegar is as fabric softner in the dryer. telula(underscore)olson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I use vinegar in the washer as a fabric softener. How do you use it in the dryer?

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    2. Tennille RichardMay 2, 2012 at 7:19 PM

      Oops, I meant washer, in place of disposible dryer sheets.

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  2. Tennille RichardMay 1, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    I posted the giveaway on my facebook page, but it wouldn't let me tag you. My handle is Tennille Richard

    telula(underscore)olson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Tennille. If you're a fan of the Green Grandma FB page, you should have been able to tag. Hmm.

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  3. oh my green grandman, you have opened up my eyes to the beauty of chemical free cleaning in my house and i love it!!!! thanks!!!!

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  4. i love how you have opened my eyes to chemical free cleaning in my house and i cant thank you enough and look forward to learning more!!!
    thanks!!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Sally. I so appreciate it.

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  5. My favorite GreenGrandma Vinegar Friday's Book tip has to do with the cleaning aspect for the oven and microwave! Pure genius! And no harsh chemical smells!

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  6. I use Vinegar to clean my produce when it is not organic, in the bathrooms, and to clean the cats little box!
    Produce cleaner 1/2 cup water, 1 tbsp vinegar, and 1 lemon juiced.

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    1. Vinegar is great for cleaning produce. I include a tip for that in chapter 18 of the book, although I don't add lemon juice. I'll have to try that!

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  7. As a fabric softner in the washing machine

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  8. Helps now and then with my cloth diaper laundering. :)

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  9. Apple Cider Vinegar as conditioner. Works really well :)

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    1. That's part of my no-pooing advice in chapter 11 of Vinegar Fridays! Love it!!

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  10. We use vinegar to clean the coffee pot!

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    1. That's one of the most popular and well known uses for vinegar!

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  11. i use it for the motor home in the sink they stink after using it for while

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  12. I like to use vinegar to clean my bathroom. Thanks!

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    1. That's one of the best ways to use vinegar because of it's antibacterial properties! Sure beats bleach!

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  13. I used vinegar in a bath to help prevent a possible uti. It was a tip from a medical professional. :)

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  14. I soak orange peels in vinigar for a couple weeks, then you mix 50/50 w/ water and you have a great cleaner!

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    1. Yes, I recommend soaking citrus peels for about 6 weeks in a gallon of vinegar. Then it can be used as a hair rinse, cleaning solution, etc. I love the smell!!

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