HAPPY GREEN BEE - GIVEAWAY :))

Isn't this little suit so cute? Like citrus bee stripes with a cherry one thrown in for good measure. All it needs are wings :)

Let me tell you, this suit will be happy as a bee to be a swim suit this summer at the lake. Little Haylie has tried it on and proudly shown everyone. She tells me it's soft and pretty :) I tell her she's a sweet little bee :)

This wonderful little ditty is from HAPPY GREEN BEE. Where you'll find safe and sustainable, soft and stretchy, super-silly, simply sensational styles! All of their trademark bee striped material is 100% organic cotton.

Why buy organic? Well...

-Cotton clothing retains harmful toxic residues, often causing rashes and eczema on sensitive skin
*Clothing made with organically grown cotton does not retain toxic residues; it is a pure, natural, and breathable fiber.

-Cotton occupies only 3% of the world's farmland, but uses 25% of the world's chemical pesticides. Worldwide, 25 to 75 million agricultural workers suffer from acute pesticide poisoning.
*Organically grown cotton is not treated with pesticides.

-Petroleum based hydrocarbons (chemical fertilizers) are intensively applied to cotton crops to artificially speed up and otherwise "enhance" the plant's growth cycle and productivity. The runoff of these compounds pollutes our watersheds and food chains.
*Organically grown cotton does not use petroleum-based fertilizers.

-Genetically modified seed accounts for 75% of conventionally grown cotton. We can only speculate about the unintended and unforeseen consequences of genetic engineering.
*Organically grown cotton does not use genetically engineered seed.

There are no harmful flame retardants in the fabric either. We are exposed to enough unnatural substance, that our bodies have to try to make sense of and eliminate. It really does burden our systems. Buying organic textiles is one small way to remove some of that burden. Taking many small steps will you you far distances.

Besides which, it just feels good like all natural materials do :)

WIN IT!!


In celebration of Earth Day, the good people at HAPPY GREEN BEE have offered one reader the chance to win a $50 gift certificate from their shop. This will make your little bee very happy :))

MAIN ENTRY:

Visit Happy Green Bee and tell me one thing you find interesting. I know I found one fact that was really cool about the owner!

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Giveaway will end on May 2, at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be selected using Random .org. I will email the winner & you will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner . Please remember to leave me your email address if it is not visible on your profile so that I can contact you if you win. Good luck to everyone :)))

157 comments

Seeryus Mama said...

Roxanne is amazing! She's done so much...all while working towards the goal of bettering the planet! I think it's absolutely wonderful that she used her life savings to buy her first (of many!) 30 acres of woods in Maine. How many people have such dedication? It's awesome!

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I have your button!

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I'm an email subscriber!

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Seeryus Mama said...

I follow on Twitter and tweeted!

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Jennifer said...

Roxanne used to be the owner of Burt's Bees Company.

Sara and Alex said...

I did not know that Cotton clothing retains harmful toxic residues, often causing rashes and eczema on sensitive skin and my daughter has sensitive skin already!
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Sara and Alex said...

follower

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follow on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/1586940971

Sara and Alex said...

entered tiny soles giveaway

The Dreamer said...

Wow. Cotton occupies only 3% of the world's farmland, but uses 25% of the world's chemical pesticides. Worldwide, 25 to 75 million agricultural workers suffer from acute pesticide poisoning.

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The Dreamer said...

i entered the tiny soles giveaway

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A Family Completed... said...

I think it's really cool how they travel around doing photo shoot's of kiddies in their Happy Green Bee clothing.
Thanks for the entry
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A Family Completed... said...

I follow

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Tech Faved

A Family Completed... said...

following on twitter and tweeted:
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following on facebook

Pam said...

For 15 years, Roxanne lived in a little cabin in 30 acres of woods in Maine without electricity, running water or other modern conveniences. Wow!

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valerie2350 said...

The best way to support organic cotton farmers is to use your consumer power wisely and support those businesses that make their products sustainable from the farm to the store

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stalk....oops - I mean "follow" ;)

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windycindy said...

What a wonderful giveaway prize drawing. I found it very interesting that the owner; Roxanne, and her
partner; Burt, started Burt's Bees!
Please enter me in your contest.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a fan/follower of your blog!
Thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

Also, I am an email subscriber to your blog.
I appreciate it!
Thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

I follow you on Twitter.
Tweet-http://twitter.com/cmh512/
status/1591741592.
Again, thanks!
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windycindy said...

Favored you on Technorati!
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Flying Giggles & Lollipops said...

Roxanne lived in the woods with her twins with no running water, electricity or other modern conveniences! Wow...I bet her children have wonderful imaginations!

Flying Giggles & Lollipops said...

email subscriber with yzgirl4 at verizon dot net

Flying Giggles & Lollipops said...

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Tj and Amy said...

I found Even 'conventional' cotton, once considered the natural fiber of choice, is no longer safe for our children. Organic cotton, on the other hand, is healthy for all our planet's creatures, from children and wildlife to farm and factory workers very intersting. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

I subscribe. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted. 1amypugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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I have your button. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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I follow. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Flying Giggles & Lollipops said...

I entered the Penovia giveaway under YZgirl4

Flying Giggles & Lollipops said...

I added your button to my blog...thanks!

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valerie2350 said...

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areyoukiddingme said...

While the clothes are very cute and look comfy, I learned that they have no indications of what size child the clothes would fit. All their sizes are S,M,L and that doesn't tell me if that's infant, toddler, or other!

Seeryus Mama said...

Blogged!

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Tylerpants said...

Roxanne Quimby (the owner of Happy Green Bee) was a co-founder of Burt's Bees!

Tylerpants said...

I'm a subscriber

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower

andrea v said...

She built a small cabin where she and her twins, Hannah and Lucas, lived in harmony with nature for almost fifteen years without electricity, running water or other modern conveniences.and her partner is Burt, "Burts Bees"

furygirl3132 said...

Genetically modified seed accounts for 75% of conventionally grown cotton.
Organically grown cotton does not use genetically engineered seed.

Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

Eloise
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furygirl3132 said...

I am also following your blog(furygrl3132).

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furygirl3132 said...

I am also an email subscriber.

Eloise
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furygirl3132 said...

I am also following you on Twitter (furygirl3132) and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/1595871518

Eloise
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Yield To Pedestrian said...

I faved you at technorati - i am acmj there

Yield To Pedestrian said...

I follow you on twitter - I am EHParenting

Yield To Pedestrian said...

I love the different names for the colors that they use - pumpkin, radish, chocolate, bean, butterscotch - it makes me hungry just to read it. The site is soooo cute. I'd love to win this for my kiddo.

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sito50 said...

Well, okay -- I learned why it's Happy Green BEE! Roxanne and her partner started Burt's Bees, which is one of my favorite product lines and I am so sad that it's now owned by Clorox.

sito50 said...

E-mail subscriber.

sito50 said...

Twitter follower & tweeted - http://twitter.com/sito50/status/1598136311

ecky said...

i didnt know that genetically modified seed accounts for 75% of conventionally grown cotton. craziness!!

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Reiza said...

They do their photo shoots around town. Now that is pretty neat.
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Reiza said...

I entered the Breezy Bag giveaway.
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Reiza said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/ReizaM/status/1599069781
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katy said...

In 1989, Roxanne and her partner Burt, a beekeeper and refugee from New York, started Burt's Bees.

Rajee said...

Love Watermelon/Sky tank top.
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cdziuba said...

25 to 75 MILLION agricultural laborers worldwide suffer from ACUTE pesticide poisoning. Thinking about that is sobering. I just love this giveaway, especially the Petal Dresses.

cdziuba said...

I follow you on Twitter (cdziuba) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/1602489822

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Entered your Chebe giveaway.

Beth said...

I think the Abbee Doll is a great compliment to these outfits.

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valerie2350 said...

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Seeryus Mama said...

Tweet!

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CC said...

The founder got her BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute!!

CC said...

I follow you!

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I subscribe in email: speechforme gmail

CC said...

I faved on Technorati: neonfish

CC said...

I follow in Twitter (speech_hero) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/speech_hero/status/1606662163

CC said...

I entered the Animal School giveaway

Capital Mom said...

I learnt that Happy Green Bee products are made in fair-trade-certified factories. They are monitored for worker health and safety.
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Capital Mom said...

I follow you

valerie2350 said...

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samantha said...

She and her partner Burt started Burt's Bees! Which are the only baby products we use on our son! How cool!

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Seeryus Mama said...

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Another tweet!

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Reiza said...

4/25 tweet: http://twitter.com/ReizaM/status/1615893465
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Terra H. said...

I learned that Roxanne and her partner, Burt, started Burt's Bees in 1989.

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Terra H. said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

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nightowl said...

I learned that pesticide and chemically-treated clothing traps heat and prevents skin from absorbing adequate moisture—often causing rashes and eczema on sensitive skin but organic cotton is natural and breathable.
I didn't realize that chemically treated clothing still has a residue even after washing.

nightowl said...

I follow your blog.

nightowl said...

I subscribe via email.

nightowl said...

I entered the Club Penguin giveaway.

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

Wow, Roxanne and her twins, Hannah and Lucas, lived in harmony with nature for almost fifteen years without electricity, running water or other modern conveniences.

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CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

I follow your blog.

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

I entered the Animal School giveaway.

valerie2350 said...

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Seeryus Mama said...

Tweet!!

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valerie2350 said...

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MaddyRu said...

I like the fact that organic cotton is so much more gentle on baby's skin. My son has had problems with dry skin since he was born. Thanks!

MaddyRu said...

I follow your blog.

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I subscribe by e-mail.

MaddyRu said...

I tweeted!

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April said...

The thing I found interesting is that organic cotton is healthy for all our planet's creatures, from children and wildlife to farm and factory workers.
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valerie2350 said...

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one frugal lady said...

I have heard such great things about this company! I just learned that Cotton clothing retains harmful toxic residues, often causing rashes and eczema on sensitive skin! My daughter has just been diagnosed with eczema, so we would love to go "green" with the clothes! Thanks!

karissa said...

roxanne used to be a partial owner of Burts bee! how cool! i love that she switched over and did something elsse powerful!re

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karissa said...

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Andrea M said...

She used to be the owner of Burt's Bees

Island Girl said...

I learned that Organic cotton has softer, longer fibers than conventional cotton, so the resulting fabric is softer, thicker, and more durable. I love that Happy green Bee uses organic cotton!
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Island Girl said...

I follow.

Island Girl said...

I subscribe.

trixpixel said...

Roxanne Quimby (founder of Happy Green Bee) is the cofounder of Maine Woods Forever, a heritage conservation organization dedicated to preserving the spirit and landscape of Maine Woods.

trixpixel said...

I'm an email subscriber.

trixpixel said...

I'm a follower

LauraF said...

Ooh!!
Roxanne and her husband Burt are the ones behind Burt's Bees!! [I LOVE their chapstick]

Great giveaway btw... I kind of stumbled across your blog, and I love it! Great design too!

LauraF said...

I am now an email subscriber!

LauraF said...

I am a follower of your blog too!

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I faved you on technorati [LauraF]

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I've got your button on my blog:
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LauraF said...

I am also entering your Vera Wang giveaway :D

The Noble Fat N Happy One said...

Before the 1950s, cotton-growing mainly involved sustainable techniques, but now cotton is one of the most environmentally damaging crops grown in the world.

The Noble Fat N Happy One said...

i entered the living clay giveaway

The Noble Fat N Happy One said...

i entered the living clay giveaway

Amy said...

I found it awe-ing that the owner built a cabin and lived (with twins) without electricity and running water for almost 15 years....I start freaking out when the electricity goes out in a thunderstorm...wow!

Amy said...

I'm following your blog.

Amy said...

I'm subscribing via email.

Amy said...

Entered the Vera Bradley giveaway. Thanks!

Brea's Mommy said...

"She built a small cabin where she and her twins, Hannah and Lucas, lived in harmony with nature for almost fifteen years without electricity, running water or other modern conveniences." Wow that is really impressive.

Brea's Mommy said...

I follow

Brea's Mommy said...

I have your button

b'fifty said...

In 1989, Roxanne and her partner Burt, a beekeeper and refugee from New York, started Burt's Bees.

b'fifty said...

Follower.

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Naddez said...

The Mom's on the Go Kit is interesting.

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I entered Nounces Designs giveaway.

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*Heather* said...

In 1989, Roxanne and her partner Burt, a beekeeper and refugee from New York, started Burt's Bees, a cottage industry which quickly evolved into an internationally renowned personal care company with a core commitment to pure ingredients, naturally efficacious formulas and earth-friendly packaging. Roxanne sold the company and using the proceeds of the sale she funded two foundations.

*Heather* said...

following your blog

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I have your button.

Katrina said...

I especially like the Girls Sport Suit, I think their stuff is unique while still being stylish and green. Super cute stuff.

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