Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A toddler's birthday party = a super huge mess.

The party is looming closer and closer.. and we are dreadfully behind. Connor's second year molars are coming through and needless to say we have been struggling with night terrors and fevers and even a trip to the ER. In way to short of a time I will have a large group of children at my house not to mention tons of family members and knowing my mother she would be horrified if the grass was not perfectly mowed lets not even talk about the dust that I haven't cleaned off the furniture in months.

Cleaning makes me sick, I'm not even kidding, between the dust and traditional cleaning products with all those harsh smells combined with my allergies the whole ordeal past just simply wiping down the counters with mild soapy water is frustratingly terrible for me. I almost hate to admit this but though I've always been aware of my own responsibility for this earth and I would love to say that's the reason we use so many green friendly products in this house, that's only partially the reason. Honestly enough Seventh Generation's cleaning products were one of the big changing factors in our green attempt in this household. Though I've been familiar with Seventh Generation for some time the review we did for them awhile back really changed my entire perspective. Before using Seventh Generation I'd consider this house as a casual green user (meaning we would make small changes and product choices only when it really benefited us either financially.. like using wash rags instead of paper towels.. or the fact that I really just like the organic or green products better such as bamboo).

Coming from a family where its a fact of nature that if your not using a harsh cleaning product it must not be clean, imagine my surprise at my first experience with Seventh Generation. Not only have I not missed my icky lung burning chemicals but for once I can clean without having to spend the rest of the day in bed. So basically Seventh Generation was a spring board to every other green change we have had in the last year. So needless to say I was thrilled when we got a gift pack of Seventh Generation products to clean up after the herd of insane children that are raving our house for Connor's party. Recycled paper towels to clean up all the spills, all purpose cleaner to clean up after making my famous dyed rice crispy treats, and window cleaner to clean up all the little nose and finger prints on the glass door. Plus a host of others to help me clean up before my guests arrive.

The one Seventh Generation product that I can't seem to live without is my Seventh Generation Kitchen Cleaner in Orange and Ceder Spice. It smells amazing and I can use it all day without feeling wuzzy. In a house with a toddler in diapers, 8 week old puppies, six other dogs, and my terrible cooking skills we tend to use cleaning spray quite often. The problem is all to often the messes I'm cleaning up are quite smelly and most cleaners just don't do the job and lets not even talk about how dangerous I am with a bottle of bleach so that's not an option. I've used our Seventh Generation Kitchen cleaner to not only clean up the grossest of puppy cages, diaper pails, and on the worst messes I can make in my kitchen. I've always found that it not only does the job, it leaves my kitchen smelling amazing. It also does as good of a job at getting stains off my counters as good if not better than any other product I've tried. I've also found it does an amazingly good job of getting that baked on grease off my smooth top range. I just spray it on and let it sit for a bit and more often than not the grease will wipe right up afterwards.

Check out the entire selection of Seventh Generation products on their website!

I have an awesome treat for you guys. Seventh Generation wants to give one of my readers their very own starter set of products. One winner will receive a Living Home Starter Kit which includes quite the selection of home cleaning products : glass cleaner, all purpose cleaner, kitchen cleaner, tub and tile, paper towels and more!

To enter : (MAKE SURE YOU READ THE BIRTHDAY POST!! You must be entered into the birthday bash to win this contest!)

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Seventh Generation and their awesome product selection. Then come here and tell us which product you love or would like to try and why!! Make sure you read below to earn extra entries including a scavenger hunt entry.
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • Answer the I Spy trivia question "Check out Seventh Generation's website and take a look at the products! I spy something that will get that chocolate cake stain out of Connor's clothes without fear of messing up the color! Do not leave this entry in your comment all trivia question answers go to contestsatsevendogs@gmail.com. Use the subject "Seventh Generation" Posting "I spy" answers in comments will disqualify you!
    • Let people know about the giveaway on Twitter with a link to the giveaway!
    • THREE extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end May 15th at midnight!

61 Comments:

susan said...

I would like to try the toilet bowl cleaner because I have a thing with toilets. I think they are yucky because they're so hard to keep clean!

susan said...

I subscribe.

susan said...

I tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/1627212006

shawn said...

I would like to try the all purpose cleaner. I like a cleaner that you can use for almost everything

shawn said...

I subscribe via email

shawn said...

I did the I Spy trivia-this is fun.

Janet and Maya said...

I'd like to try the Natural Glass and Surface Cleaner. I am addicted to the "blue glass cleaner" but I know with a three year old, I should use something more natural.

Thank you for doing all the hard work of a give away and thanks to Seventh Generation for a generous prize!

mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

shawn said...

Tweet..http://twitter.com/shawnmh/status/1628988479

Janet and Maya said...

I tweeted here http://twitter.com/janetmom2maya/status/1628991562

wigget said...

i would love to try the Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Pacs to make sure what goes onto my kids' dishes are safe

wigget said...

subscriber

Kim said...

dishwasher detergent looks neat!

Kim said...

subscriber

Kim said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/kgail11/status/1629094696

Sara and Alex said...

I want to try the natural all purpose cleaner. I am worried about my infant putting everything in her mouth and the chemicals on other cleaners.
saradavis1 at gmail

Sara and Alex said...

subscribe in reader

Sara and Alex said...

follow on twitter and tweeted it http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/1630304211

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

I would love to try their chlorine free baby wipes. Thanks for all these fantastic giveaway!

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

subscriber with addy yzgirl4 at verizon dot net

Brimful Curiosities said...

I've been meaning to try their 100% Recycled Bathroom Tissue. Goodness knows I could use the cleaning products. Maybe I'd feel like spring cleaning then.

Brimful Curiosities said...

email Subscriber

Ellen C. said...

I would like to try their all purpose cleaner. Thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

judybrittle said...

I would love to try the Natural 2X Concentrate Laundry Liquid. I am looking for some great natural laundry detergent yet doesn't cost a whole lot and this would be perfect. Thank you so much!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

3 for Me! said...

I love all purpose cleaners... something that cleans everywhere!!

3 for Me! said...

I emailed an "I Spy" answer to you:)

3 for Me! said...

I subscribe

The Dreamer said...

the dishwasher detergent packs because i use ours all the time and would love for it to be more green

addeviant006 at gmail dot com

Veronica L. said...

I am a subscriber. Thanks for a great giveaway :)

Stephanie said...

would love to try the toilet bowl cleaner because I can't seem to find a non-toxic one that works and I like!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Kristie said...

I would like to try the Natural Powdered Laundry.

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Sweepstakes Advantage said...

Great Giveaway! I found you listed on Sweepstakes Advantage. http://www.sweepsadvantage.com . Good Luck Everyone!

sito50 said...

I most want to try the Glass & Surface Cleaner. It's the type of product I use most and would love to see how this stacks up.

sito50 said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

sito50 said...

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/sito50/status/1652291959

Sarah @ Mom Balance said...

I'd love to try the new dishwasher detergent packs!

Becca said...

I would love to try the dryer sheets because they are compostable or recyclable. Sounds like a good idea to me.

Becca said...

Your button is on my sidebar.

Becca said...

Your blog is on my Google Reader.

Kristie said...

Your button is in my sidebar.

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

noreen said...

Natural 2X Concentrate Laundry Liquid since i am always doing laundry

wigget said...

Answered the I Spy trivia question

Jennifer said...

I would definetly like to try the Toilet cleaner because we have 6 people in our house and 4 of them kids, so there's a lot of cleaning toilets going on!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I subscribe!!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

coriwestphal said...

I'd love the Toilet Bowl Cleaner. I hate using harsh chemicals to get a white bowl. I'd love a "greener" alternative. I would also love to smell the Wild Orange and Cedar Spice Kitchen Cleaner. Sounds delish!

coriwestphal said...

Blogged: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2009/05/giveaways-from-seven-dogs-and-baby.html

coriwestphal said...

I'm a subscriber.

coriwestphal said...

Twittered: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/1798521271

Jen Mc said...

I have yet to try the Emerald Cypress & Fir Toilet Bowl Cleaner. I really like their products.
jenpruss(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jen Mc said...

I'm a subscriber.

Jen Mc said...

Answere I spy trivia.

Brea's Mommy said...

I would love to try the Chlorine Free Training Pants as we are getting ready to potty train!
dreamweaver21us(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Brea's Mommy said...

I subscribe to your feed

Naddez said...

I would like to try the Color-safe bleach. Because it's Non-toxic and Hypo-allergenic.

sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Naddez said...

Added your button to my sidebar @http://naddezsgoodycorner.blogspot.com/

sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

icefairy said...

I'd like to try their diaper. Thanks!

icefairy said...

Subscriber.
beatspammer at gmail dot com

Leane said...

The product I MOST want to try is the 'DISHWASHER DETERGENT PACS'

I love using the dishwasher but I hate knowing that the chemicals in my current diswasher pacs are probably so gross.

http://my-bloggy-mind.blogspot.com/2009/05/last-chance-to-catch-awesome-party-at-7.html

WebLeane{at}yahoo{dot}com

Leane said...

I have blogged the party and Seventh Generation giveaway!
HERE:
http://my-bloggy-mind.blogspot.com/2009/05/last-chance-to-catch-awesome-party-at-7.html

WebLeane{at}yahoo{dot}com

Leane said...

I am an email subscriber!

http://my-bloggy-mind.blogspot.com/2009/05/last-chance-to-catch-awesome-party-at-7.html

WebLeane{at}yahoo{dot}com

Leane said...

I emailed my answer to the I Spy trivia question!


http://my-bloggy-mind.blogspot.com/2009/05/last-chance-to-catch-awesome-party-at-7.html

WebLeane{at}yahoo{dot}com

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