To put it bluntly, this stuff was absolutely vile tasting. I usually like Earth's Best kids food. I think their mini-waffles are really tasty, and their cheddar crackers are addictive. But this ravioli...ugh. I understand that it's not gourmet food, and it's really just Earth's Best's answer to Chef Boyardee, but it was unbelievably bad.
I bought it to give to my toddler, Isaac, in case I had to whip something up in a pinch. A few nights ago, my husband and I were scrounging up some leftovers for dinner so I made this can of ravioli for the kiddo to go with some leftover vegetables. Isaac loves cheese ravioli. As soon as I opened the can, I knew this was a bad idea. The smell of the sauce made me gag and when I took a bite I almost spit it out. I thought maybe Isaac would still like it, so I gave him some.
Isaac fed himself a piece, grimaced, and pulled it out of his mouth and threw it on the floor. Then every single piece on his high chair tray was tossed on to the floor as well. ... read more
While much greener than most disposable diapers you'll find, the Nature Babycare diapers just don't quite work for us. Before I get into all of the icky details, I want to sing the praises of the greenness of this diaper.
First off, they're partially biodegradable. This is better than most disposable diapers, but unfortunately, I think their marketing lead me to believe that they were totally biodegradable and could even be thrown into my compost bin. They're not fully biodegradable and you cannot compost them. BUT, they still are a better option in terms of biodegradability than your average disposable -- even better than other green diapers I've reviewed. Much of the diaper is made from non-GM corn starch, which is awesome.... read more
Great multi-purpose cleaner. Not for the heavy duty stuff, but perfect for wiping down the counters, my son's high chair, the kitchen table, etc. I use it so frequently that I don't even bother putting it away...it sits right next to the kitchen faucet so I can grab it whenever necessary!... read more
This is currently the go-to cleaner in my kitchen. It truly is an all-purpose cleaner. It's great for high chairs, kitchen counters, the sink, the stove. It even worked on the sticky icky spilled beer on the stove top from when my husband was homebrewing! Very few spray cleaners do that.
While not as heavy duty as Bon Ami's Liquid Cleanser, it still packs a punch. I used the Free and Clear, so it has no fragrances. It also comes in tangerine thyme. However, I've used Bon Ami's tangerine thyme scented products before, and they smell great. ... read more
It pains me to write this review, as I usually adore Seventh Generation products. However, this detergent just didn't work for us. With dirty bibs, cloth diapers, poop that leaks on to onesies, and mushy carrots smeared on my 11 month's old clothes, this simply didn't cut it.
A lot of the clothes from the loads of laundry we did with this detergent didn't really come out clean enough. Some stuff was left on them and then got caked on in the dryer. We usually don't have this problem with other store-bought OR homemade detergents.
It's also fragrance-free which I think lots of people like, but honestly, I like a clean laundry smell and these clothes didn't come out smelling like that.
On the flip side, there's no doubt that this product is green. Non-toxic, biodegradable, phosphate-free, and you can read the full ingredient list on their website. ... read more
Love this! It's funny, because I initially hated the smell. It's a strong lemongrass thyme scent, and I couldn't stand it. But after using these a few more times, I actually grew to love it. It's perfect for those small household wipe-downs. I use it on the baby's high chair, the counters, you name it.
These kinds of wipes are typically not the greenest option, but they sure are convenient. The thing I like about Seventh Generation is that they make greener alternatives to products that are not ordinarily green. So, if you're going to buy wipes, buy these!... read more
The Pee Test. To pass this test, the diaper simply needs to hold a small amount of pee without leaking. If a diaper can't pass the basic pee test, it's diaper to me. How did 365 fare? Passed, except for one time. We did have one leaky diaper incident, but the rest of the time, there was no problem. I think I'll chalk the leak up to human error. (With a squirmy 11 month old who'd rather streak, it's hard to get a diaper on!)
The Poop Test. Can this diaper contain a mass quantity of baby poop? Passed with flying colors. No problems here.
The Overnight Test. We prefer to cloth diaper most of the time, but we do use disposables at daycare and overnight because all of our cloth diapers result in a pee-soaked baby and crib in the middle of the night, sadly. How did 365 do? Passed. Woohoo!
When I got married in 2007, my cousin gave us an Aerogarden and an herb-growing kit. At the time, we weren't particularly skilled at gardening (we didn't start getting into outdoor gardening until the following year), but we set it up and took our chances. Turns out, you don't need much of a green thumb to use the Aerogarden. We had fresh and delicious herbs grown right in our kitchen...with little work done by us. We ate a lot of pesto!... read more
time to review Simple Green Naturals Bathroom Cleaner. As I mentioned in the Multi-Surface cleaner review, I was not a fan of the Lemon Verbana scent, but the Rosemary Mint scent is awesome! It has a clean and fresh scent, without smelling like a toxic cleaner.... read more