Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

The New Year is almost here! I’m not big on resolutions, but I do like to look forward to all of the new adventures that are to come. This was the year that Green Baby Elephant began to grow, and 2012 is sure to bring more exciting things. New products are on the horizon and more vendor fairs and cloth diapering classes are in the works. Green Baby Elephant is definitely going to be growing this upcoming year, and I’m not just talking about the shop. A new baby ‘elephant’ is due to arrive in July. It’s going to be another fun and adventurous year as both the Green Baby Elephant shop and family expand in 2012. Here’s to a wonderful and prosperous New Year to you all! Cheers!!

Let the good times roll!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pampering on the cheap!

Happy Holidays! I've stepped away from the blog to spend some more time with my boys during the holiday season. Since Christmas is nearly upon us, I'd thought I'd share a little holiday treat, a homemade sugar scrub. It's totally fab, and easy to make. I hope you take a few minutes and try it out for yourself. It'll make your skin feel moisturized without having to slather on lotion while shivering straight out of the shower.

1 c sugar
1/4c - 1/2 c grapeseed oil {I use 1/4 c but my sis likes hers with a little more oil, 1/2 c. So this is up to you.}
Essential oil of your choice {I like vanilla or citrus scents.}

Mix together in a container with a tight seal and keep in the shower. And ff you leave it under the water, it will warm up by the time you use it.

Enjoy! And I hope you all have a special holiday season with your fam!!! 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide

So for this post, I cheated a bit. It's the December GBE Newsletter. For some reason I'm feeling a bit panicky about finding the perfect gift for everyone on my list. So if you're feeling what I'm feeling, here's a few gift ideas for you. I hope you find what you're looking for at Green Baby Elephant!!

Green Baby Elephant Gift Guide

Green Baby Elephant is the place to shop for all of the little ones on your shopping list. There are much more than cloth diapers to treat your babes & tots to this holiday season. There are even great gifts to pamper the expecting or new mom on your list. Take the time to shop Green Baby Elephant without having to even leave your house. It doesn't get much easier than that. Here are some great gift ideas for the kiddies you love...

New Baby:
  • Rock-A-Thigh Baby Socks are super stylish and functional. They help keep baby's legs & feet toasty warm. No more pant legs riding up in the stroller, car seat, or carrier exposing their chunky legs above their socks. These thigh-high socks will protect baby's legs from winter's chill. Even diaper changes will be cozy with their legs covered in the fashionable Rock-A-Thigh Baby Socks.
  • Hevea makes natural rubber pacis and an adorable panda teething toy. Hevea pacis are soft and comfortable on baby's face. No hard plastic creating an uncomfortable suction around baby's mouth. And since they are all one piece there's no need to worry about a choking hazard. Hevea's cute panda teether is perfect for little hands and mouths. Different textures on each side will give babies something to gum, gnaw, and bite.
  • Eazz Wrap Burp Cloths are much more than just your average burp 'rag'. These high quality, made in the USA, organic cotton/hemp fleece burp cloths are dreamy soft. Use them as changing pads at home or on the go. They also make great lightweight car seat blankets for infants. The looped tag allows for them to be attached to the car seat or stroller with toy rings, so they can be close at hand for whatever use you need.
  • Potty training & dress wearing are difficult for toddlers during the cold winter months. Rock-A-Thigh Baby Socks will keep legs cozy this winter. Green Baby Elephant has 'big kid' styles of these fab thigh-high socks for the older kiddo on your list.
  • Looking for bath toys to last the test of time? Hevea Pond Bath Toys are just the thing. These all natural rubber bath toys don't have holes in them, so no more moldy bath toys. Each set comes with a fish, frog, and duck. Perfect for kids of all ages!

Expecting/New Mom:
  • Pamper the new moms on your list with a set of nursing pads. Choose from Bamboobies, BabyKicks, and FuzziBunz. Whatever you pick will help keep mama dry plus save her money. Complete your gift by picking up a new nursing shirt or cover. She'll be glad you're supporting her decision to breastfeed her baby.
  • Cloth diapers. How could they not make the gift list? Let mama see for herself how wonderful modern cloth diapers are. She'll love how easy they are to use and how cute they look on baby. Plus, she'll start to see how much money she can save by using cloth. You can't go wrong by giving her a gift that she'll be able to use over and over again.