Giveaway: Toddler Cowl and Wrist Warmers from Sophisticated Play Apparel – $34 value {US Only}

This is a joint giveaway between Natural Parents Network and many other natural parenting sites. You may enter for all of the giveaways at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.

Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide!

Natural Parents Network, Living Peacefully with Children, and 24 other natural parenting bloggers are giving away 89 items perfect for gifting for the holidays as part of the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide. The combined total value of all of the items is $2,550.

Have you finished your holiday shopping? The NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great opportunity to complete your gift-giving purchases for family and friends, while supporting many naturally-minded small businesses. The companies who have provided items for giveaway are almost exclusively made up of small businesses or work-at-home families.

Please stop back to enter the giveaway. The Rafflecopter entry system will be live November 1 on this post (and on every post participating in the Gift Guide). Please visit some of the other review posts listed below and read about the fabulous companies offering giveaways in the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide.

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Please continue reading to learn more about Sophisticated Play Apparel, which is offering our readers a giveaway of a toddler sized matching cowl and wrist warmer set, a value of $34.

About Sophisticated Play Apparel

My PhotoSophisticated Play Apparel is run by stay-at-home mom and natural parenting advocate, Angeliina Lawson. Angeliina began knitting as a creative outlet after becoming a mother. She found setting up a table full of art supplies difficult to accomplish with an active toddler and decided to find a medium which better suited her family’s current needs. Knitting allows her to move around and start and stop a project whenever needed. She nw makes “wearable art.”

Unless otherwise requested, Sophisticated Play Apparel uses only all natural fibers. Angeliina believes that natural fibers work best with our bodies’ natural ways of warming and cooling during the cooler seasons of the year. She also feels a connection to previous knitters and the people and animals which have provided the wool with which she works.

Toddler's cowl-neck warmer 12mo-2tAbout the Toddler Cowl and Wrist Warmers

Sophisticated Play Apparel’s Toddler Cowl and Wrist Warmers are sized just right for the tiny people in your life. Made of soft Merino wool, both the cowl and wrist warmers are machine washable and can be tossed in the dryer on low for easy care, a plus for any parent or caregiver of a toddler. Available in 30 colors, Sophisticated Play Apparel’s custom made items are available in just 1-2 weeks.

 

Toddler wrist warmers 2t - 4t

 

Review

Sophisticated Play Apparel’s toddler cowls and wrist warmers are adorably cute. Who can’t be awed by such little clothing? The Merino wool is soft and you can’t beat machine washability when it comes to toddlers. The wool does lend challenges to families who suffer from wool allergies, but I have been told that plans are in the works to offer items in my very favorite yarn blend – cotton and beech wood!

BUY IT!

You can purchase your own Toddler Cowl and Wrist Warmers at Sophisticated Play Apparel.

Purchased separately, toddler cowls are $18 and a pair of toddler wrist warmers runs $16. Shipping one item is only $3 with additional items adding only 50 cents.

Besides cowls and wrist warmers for toddlers, Sophisticated Play Apparel also offers prechool sized cowls, children’s wrist warmers, baby kimono booties, and even cowls for your four footed family members. You can stay connected with Sophisticated Play Apparel at the Etsy shop, blog, or on Facebook.

And just for Natural Parents Network and Living Peacefully with Children readers, Sophisticated Play Apparel is giving a 15% discount on all orders from now through November 30, 2012. Enter code livingpeacefully during the ordering process.

 

WIN IT!

For your own chance to win a Toddler Cowl and Wrist Warmer Set from Sophisticated Play Apparel, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below. (Rafflecopter will be live November 1-25).

The winner will receive one matching set of toddler wrist warmers and cowl in your choice of color. Contest is open to the US Only.


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Thank you for your interest in the Natural Parents Network Gift Guide! We invite you to read the reviews of other participating bloggers and return to enter the giveaway when it opens.

Our Rafflecopter entry system will be live at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Please stop back here — or at any of the review/giveaway posts participating in the Gift Guide — between November 1 and 25 to enter. Many of the giveaway items are open worldwide!

Here are the participating sites and companies. (Reviews go live between October 25 and October 31, and all links will be live by November 1.) We’ve included any coupon codes the companies have offered so you can get your holiday shopping under way!

Publishing on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Disclosure: Our reviewer received a sample product
for review purposes.
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Giveaway: All Natural Shampoo from Soapie Skyes – $20 value {Open Worldwide}

This is a joint giveaway between Natural Parents Network and many other natural parenting sites. You may enter for all of the giveaways at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.

Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide!

Natural Parents Network, Living Peacefully with Children, and 24 other natural parenting bloggers are giving away 89 items perfect for gifting for the holidays as part of the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide. The combined total value of all of the items is $2,550.

Have you finished your holiday shopping? The NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great opportunity to complete your gift-giving purchases for family and friends, while supporting many naturally-minded small businesses. The companies who have provided items for giveaway are almost exclusively made up of small businesses or work-at-home families.

Please stop back to enter the giveaway. The Rafflecopter entry system will be live November 1 on this post (and on every post participating in the Gift Guide). Please visit some of the other review posts listed below and read about the fabulous companies offering giveaways in the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide.

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Please continue reading to learn more about Soapie Skyes, which is offering our readers a giveaway of a bottle of All Natural Balancing Shampoo, a value of $20.

Soapie SkyesAbout Soapie Skyes

The Soapie Skyes company was started by a chemical engineer from the Seattle area. Skye began her professional career at a company called CleanWell, where she learned about the differences between traditional manufactured products and the importance of using all natural products on our bodies. With those thoughts in mind, she started her own line of all natural products which were developed to be safe for both users and the environment.

Soapie Skyes follows the guidelines set forth by the Natural Product Association along with ther own dedication to using all natural ingredients. This means that every product made by Soapie Skyes is sulfate free and contains no SLS/SLES, parapens, cocomidopropyl betaine, petro-chemicals, or artificial fragrances. Only ingredients which are made completely from renewable resources are used to make Soapie Skyes products.

All Natural Balancing Shampoo - Spearmint LimeAbout All Natural Balancing Shampoo

Soapie Skyes’s All Natural Balancing Shampoo starts with a special blend of soy, corn, coconut, and palm kernel oils. Soy protein provides important nutrients while protecting hair and leaving it soft and shiny. Naturally preserved and pH balanced, Soapie Skyes All Natural Balancing Shampoo is 100% biodegradable.

All Soapie Skyes are formulated from scratch to provide the best possible combination of all natural ingredients. You won’t find these uniquely crafted products anywhere else.

Each bottle is 8 fl oz.

 

Review

Our family has tried all natural shampoos before with various results, much as with more mainstream commercially available products. Most just haven’t left our hair feeling the way we like. We keep going back to our old standby shampoo and conditioner, which by mainstream sources goes, is better than most. It doesn’t test its products on animals. It doesn’t use slave labor. They use recycled materials to make the bottles and encourage consumers to recycle the bottles yet again, and it washes and conditions our hair without drying it out or leaving a noxious film. However, when it comes to ingredients, it doesn’t quite meet my ideals.

We tried Soapie Skyes’s All Natural Balancing Shampoo with cautious optimism. Would it work? Would it be drying like so many other natural shampoos or leave a film behind? How could it possibly compare to a shampoo and conditioner combination? With just the first time, I was impressed. Not only did my hair get clean, but it felt like smooth, clean, conditioned hair. I waited after the second and third times of use for my hair to start to become dry and in need of some serious conditioning, but it didn’t. Never before have I been able to forego conditioner without disastrous results.

I have a new favorite shampoo, now. Just a little bit is needed to clean my hair and leave it feeling silky smooth. Best of all, I can feel good about using it on my family’s precious heads.

 

BUY IT!

You can purchase your own All Natural Balancing Shampoo at Soapie Skyes. An 8 oz. bottle of All Natural Balancing Shampoo costs $20 with shipping rates starting at $4.  You can connect with Soapie Skyes at the Etsy shop, on Facebook, or by signing up for their mailing list.

And just for Natural Parents Network and Living Peacefully with Children readers, Soapie Skyes is giving a 25% discount on all orders from now through January 5, 2013. Enter code NATURALCHRISTMAS during the ordering process.

You can also check out some of their All Natural Moisturizing Body Wash, All Natural Baby Wash, or All Natural Bubble Bath.

 

WIN IT!

All Natural Balancing Shampoo - 3 packFor your own chance to win a bottle of All Natural Balancing Shampoo in your choice of scent from Soapie Skyes, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below. (Rafflecopter will be live November 1-25). 

The winner will receive an 8 ounce bottle of All Natural Balancing Shampoo in their choice of scent (choose from Spearmint Lime, Orange with Ginger, or Lavender with Chamomile). Contest is open WORLDWIDE.

Our Rafflecopter entry system is now open.

MANDATORY ENTRY: In the box provided in the first Rafflecopter entry, tell us where you would have your prize shipped if you are one of the winners. You must enter your name and email address while leaving a comment in the Rafflecopter system for your entry to count.

Leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. Email addresses in Rafflecopter are not made publicly visible. Please leave the same valid email address in your mandatory comment so we can verify entries.

This is part of a larger giveaway hosted by Natural Parents Network. You may enter the whole giveaway at one site only, and we’ll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do visit and enjoy all of the participating sites!

Please note that each entrant can win only one prize, and NPN will be randomly assigning prizes to the winners. One of the giveaway questions asks which are your top five prizes so we can try to match winners to their preferences.

BONUS ENTRIES:
See the Rafflecopter entry system for bonus entries to increase your chance of winning after completing the mandatory entry. All bonus entries are entered directly into Rafflecopter. Give it a try, and email sponsorship {at} naturalparentsnetwork.com or leave a comment if you have any questions!

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***Thank you for your interest in the Natural Parents Network Gift Guide! We invite you to read the reviews of other participating bloggers and return to enter the giveaway between November 1 and 25. Many of the giveaway items are open worldwide!

Here are the participating sites and companies. (Reviews go live between October 25 and October 31, and all links will be live by November 1.) We’ve included any coupon codes the companies have offered so you can get your holiday shopping under way!

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Disclosure: Our reviewer received a sample product
for review purposes.
Some links are affiliate links.
We try to seek out only products we think you would find
relevant and useful to your life as a natural parent.
If we don’t like a product, we won’t be recommending it to you.
See our full disclosure policy here.