Monday, August 31, 2009

The Softest Blanket Week Begins! Green Earth Bamboo Giveaway

This contest has ended. Thanks to all that entered!
What? A whole week of blanket giveaways?? Yes, it is true. We are on the search for the softest Eco-friendly blanket on the market. As I was putting Ella to sleep last month I realized that her mattress pad was organic, her sheets were organic, her pillow case was organic- but her "flunky" was not. (A flunky is Ella's word for blanket.) We ventured into many stores and couldn't find the right one. We both have major texture issues, so our fabrics have to be extra soft. Since we can't feel blankets through cyberspace, I thought I'd dedicate a week to finding the perfect one and to give you the opportunity to win some awesome blankets in time for Fall weather!

Let me first say, introducing new "flunkies" to Ella hasn't been an easy task. She's had her old flunky for almost 2 years and was quite attached. But, I if I went through all of the trouble to make sure she was sleeping on the safest fabrics available, I want her cuddling with one too.

Before I get into my first review- check out my article about bamboo and what the FTC has been claiming about several companies. The article goes into all details about bamboo, but I didn't want to repeat what has already been said.

Green Earth Bamboo is a Eco-friendly company selling all of your bamboo needs. They carry sheets, blankets, clothing, bath supplies and more! They also have a great informative blog with current bamboo information. What I love about bamboo is that it acts as a thermal regulator keeping you 3 degrees cooler on hot days and 3 degrees warmer on cool days. So if you sweat a lot in your sleep, bamboo is the way to go. It also is naturally anti-microbial and anti-fungal. There have been numerous sock tests done with bamboo socks and if you have smelly feet, try a pair out and see the difference. Or you can read about a sock test done at Green Earth Bamboo on their info page. Bamboo shirts are also great if you do a lot of activities outside. Green Earth Bamboo has a great selection of socks and shirts, so check them out!

Green Earth Bamboo sent us a Dream Sacks Box Weave Woven blanket and so far it's passed Ella's test. It is 36"X36" and is perfect for toddlers and infants. They also sell an adult size. I was a bit skeptical on how a woven blanket could be super soft and I was amazed when I felt it. Most woven blankets are scratchy, but this one is silky smooth. When rubbing it, you can't even tell that it's a woven fabric. Don't let it's thin appearance fool you. I turned Ella's fan on full blast and cuddled up under the blanket. It kept me perfectly warm and blocked the cool air.

Since Ella has been using it, she's had no night time sweats. She's a very hot natured child, so finding something that is soft that will keep her cool has been a chore. The woven blanket comes in 5 different colors and of course Ella got the pink. This is her cuddling with her new magical flunky.

The Giveaway:
One lucky reader will win a Woven Blanket (36"X36") from Green Earth Bamboo
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST September 16, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US.
How to Enter: Visit Green Earth Bamboo and tell me something else you'd like to have. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar)
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post

6. Visit Green Earth Bamboo and tell me something you learned about bamboo
7. Follow Green Earth Bamboo on Twitter or become a Fan on Facebook and leave a message
8. Grab Mkokopelli's Softest Eco-friendly Blanket Week Button on your blog or FB page and send me the link




317 comments:

  1. I also love the Bamboo Bedding - Pillowcases Set

    amsbolda@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I follow you blog. amsbolda@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. follow on twitter. 1amypugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. follow on fb. amy bolda pugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I follow green earth bamboo on twitter. 1amypugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. fb fan of green earth bamboo. amy bolda pugmrie. amsbolda@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. tweeted. amsbolda@hotmail.com

    http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/3676193844

    ReplyDelete
  8. Id love to try out the 100% Bamboo Sheets
    Antimicrobial, super soft and absorbent!
    ashy.baby@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Im a FB fan!
    ashy.baby@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm a Twitter follower (ashybaby87)
    ashy.baby@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am following your blog!
    ashy.baby@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I blogged you
    http://closetoftreasures.blogspot.com/2009/08/win-it-soft-blanket.html
    ashy.baby@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I blogged you
    http://closetoftreasures.blogspot.com/2009/08/win-it-soft-blanket.html
    ashy.baby@gmail.com
    #2

    ReplyDelete
  14. I blogged you
    http://closetoftreasures.blogspot.com/2009/08/win-it-soft-blanket.html
    ashy.baby@gmail.com
    #3

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have button under supported sites on my blog
    http://closetoftreasures.blogspot.com
    ashy.baby@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have your softest blanket button on my blog

    ReplyDelete
  17. I learned that bamboo is naturally anti-microbial and anti-fungal.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I would love to give a Hooded Baby Towel as a shower gift for my SIL.

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, and follow Mkokopelli on Twitter and Follow your blog

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I Subscribe to your blog by email

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am following Green Earth Bamboo on twitter.


    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I follow on twitter and tweeted and it feeds to Facebook

    http://twitter.com/dropcqueen/status/3681446666

    Entry 1

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I follow on twitter and tweeted and it feeds to Facebook

    http://twitter.com/dropcqueen/status/3681446666

    Entry 2

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. I follow on twitter and tweeted and it feeds to Facebook

    http://twitter.com/dropcqueen/status/3681446666

    Entry 3

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I entered the Little Green Books Giveway.

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I would love to have some of their green tea bath towels.

    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOt)com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I like the Bamboo Sheets - Bed Sheet Set
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  28. follow
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  29. subscribe
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  30. following them on twitter @throuthehaze
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. I'd love to have a set of Organic Bamboo Towels too!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I'm a fan of Mkokopelli on FB.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Tweeted 1 ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/3683780185

    ReplyDelete
  34. Tweeted 2 ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/3683780185

    ReplyDelete
  35. Tweeted 3 ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/3683780185

    ReplyDelete
  36. I entered your Little Green Books giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Bamboo is Thermal regulating - keeps you cool and warm.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I follow Green Earth Bamboo on Twitter.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I like the towels!

    garlandofroses@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. I would love the Bamboo sheets.

    dhghtwr@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I am a fan on Facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=93605&id=600933082&comments#/profile.php?id=704626872&ref=profile

    dhghtwr@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. I subscribe to your blog.

    dhghtwr@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. Bamboo is sustainable, biodegradable and has microbial properties known as Bamboo Kun.

    dhghtwr@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. I want: Organic Bamboo Duvet Covers

    ReplyDelete
  45. Did anyone else have trouble accessing their web site using Michelle's links? I figured it out, but you may want to check the links M. :) I'd hate for others to have any troubles accessing their Web site. Anyways, I LOVE their kid's washclothes and sheets. And I LOVE their women's soft T's! Thanks! Colleenalbert@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  46. I posted a link to your Web site/blog and this give away on my FB profile at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/cmalbert?ref=name. Thanks! Colleenalbert@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. Became a fan on facebook! colleenalbert@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. Sorry, I'm already a fan of yours, I became a fan of Green Earth Bamboo - just to clarify! :) colleenalbert@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. The bamboo crib sheets, difinitely!
    jessicamfry@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. I like the green earth bamboo.
    nanoartat at gmail dot com.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Became a fan NickyseesMom@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. tweeted http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/3689835318

    ReplyDelete
  53. The Bamboo Crib Sheets would be a welcome addition.
    gourdsrmylife@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  54. tweeted http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/3689835318

    ReplyDelete
  55. Bloged on FB
    NickyseesMom@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. email subscriber
    gourdsrmylife@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  57. tweeted http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/3689835318

    ReplyDelete
  58. I am entered in your Slumber Sounds giveaway.
    gourdsrmylife@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. I love the hooded baby towel!

    jlsemon at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  60. I also like the Organic Bamboo Baby Onesies

    ReplyDelete
  61. I would also love to try the Bamboo Sheets! Thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  62. Anything earth and environmentally friendly i'd love to try! What a great idea.
    bllarkin@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  63. Ha! What wouldn't I like to have? Especially the bed sheets and a crib sheet for my daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  64. I follow on Twitter (MarinOBrien)

    ReplyDelete
  65. I subscribe
    frugonomics101 (At) G mail

    ReplyDelete
  66. Grabbed your new button!
    mommybrainmarin.blogspot

    ReplyDelete
  67. The most interesting thing about bamboo, to me:
    "We know that bamboo has some amazing antibacterial capabilities. Its antibacterial property is commonly referred to as bamboo kun. It is because of this antibacterial, antifungal agent, that bamboo does not require the use of pesticides or herbicides."

    ReplyDelete
  68. Follow Green Earth on Twitter (MarinOBrien)

    ReplyDelete
  69. Entered Little Green Books, Green Toys & more!

    BTW, the links aren't working because there is a space between the "com" and the backslash at the end of the link.

    ReplyDelete
  70. Tweet! http://twitter.com/MarinOBrien/status/3693182382

    ReplyDelete
  71. Tweet! http://twitter.com/MarinOBrien/status/3693182382

    ReplyDelete
  72. Tweet! http://twitter.com/MarinOBrien/status/3693182382

    ReplyDelete
  73. The bamboo sheets sound nice. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  74. bamboo bedspread. yum.
    mama@mama-ks.com

    ReplyDelete
  75. I would love the sheets too!
    lauraskelton@carolina.rr.com

    ReplyDelete
  76. I am a fan on facebook!
    lauraskelton@carolina.rr.com

    ReplyDelete
  77. That's very generous of Green Earth Bamboo to giveaway. They sound like a great compnay!

    ReplyDelete
  78. I'd really like to try the Bamboo Sheets.
    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  79. I subscribe via email.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  80. I learned that Bamboo is anti fungal and anti microbial naturally.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  81. I entered the Angel Bear Yoga Giveaway.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  82. I would like to have their Hooded Baby Towel also!
    luvtosave at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  83. I follow you on twitter as luv_to_save
    luvtosave at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  84. email subscriber
    luvtosave at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  85. tweeted #1
    http://twitter.com/Luv_to_Save/status/3702013092

    luvtosave at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  86. tweeted #2
    http://twitter.com/Luv_to_Save/status/3702013092

    luvtosave at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  87. tweeted #3
    http://twitter.com/Luv_to_Save/status/3702013092

    luvtosave at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  88. also entered Green Toys Tea Set giveaway
    luvtosave at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  89. I learned that bamboo is Softer than cashmere, silk and Egyptian fabrics! Wow! Makes me want to own one!!
    luvtosave at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  90. I Follow Green Earth Bamboo on Twitter as luv_to_save

    luvtosave at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  91. Grabbed your Softest Eco-friendly Blanket Week Button
    http://luvtojoingiveaways.blogspot.com/

    luvtosave at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  92. I'd love a set of their bamboo sheets and their line of bamboo baby clothes look wonderful too!
    deberniere at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  93. I'd love to get the 100% bamboo sheets!

    ReplyDelete
  94. The Organic Bamboo Towels look so soft!

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  95. I follow your blog.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  96. I follow you on Twitter (naughtynad)

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  97. I also follow Green Earth Bamboo on Twitter.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  98. I learned that Bamboo is naturally anti-microbial and anti-fungal and is 100% biodegradable.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  99. I entered the Speesees blanket giveaway.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  100. I would love a set of bamboo sheets! they look amazing and have lots of cool features about the fabric.
    thanks so much!
    thewehrungs@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  101. I love the Bamboo Sheets - Bed Sheet Set in Green Tea

    ReplyDelete
  102. I Mkokopelli on Twitter. My id is dwalline

    ReplyDelete
  103. I follow grnearthbamboo on twitter. My id is dwalline

    ReplyDelete
  104. I like the bamboo bed sheets! Antimicrobial & antifungal - does that mean cotton isn't? Ewwww, don't wanna think about it...!

    ReplyDelete
  105. I like their sprout green hooded towel. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  106. The bamboo towels sound lovely!
    ashleestucki(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  107. I'm a Green Earth Bamboo Facebook fan!

    ReplyDelete
  108. I think the bamboo sheets would be great.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  109. I'd also like to have the Womens Bamboo Pants for Lounging & Yoga. dmajik (at) gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  110. Tweet: http://twitter.com/Spoodles/statuses/3717402658

    ReplyDelete
  111. Tweet: http://twitter.com/Spoodles/statuses/3717402658

    ReplyDelete
  112. Tweet: http://twitter.com/Spoodles/statuses/3717402658

    ReplyDelete
  113. I learned that: bamboo has some amazing antibacterial capabilities.

    ReplyDelete
  114. Green Earth Bamboo FB fan: Cindy Greer Dyer

    ReplyDelete
  115. I grabbed the blanket week button.

    ReplyDelete
  116. I like the Bamboo Bedding Pillowcase Set

    ReplyDelete
  117. I would like the Organic Bamboo Towels.

    ReplyDelete
  118. The Bamboo Women's Nightshirt looks really soft and comfy. Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.
    unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  119. I would love a Bamboo Baby Beanie Hat for my daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  120. I entered your Crunchy Granola Baby Organic Yoga Pants giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  121. that is an awesome giveaway. a great review too! anyone reading how your little cutie gave up the old flunkie and took on the new will want one for themselves and kids. :) i hope i win!!! i also love the hooded towels. such a great philosophy which is always imp to me.

    reach me via by.carollai@gmail.com

    MustardSeed by carollai
    http://www.carollai.etsy.com

    ReplyDelete
  122. I like the baby hooded towels
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT Com

    ReplyDelete
  123. fb, twitter, follower
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT Com

    ReplyDelete
  124. subscribe
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT Com

    ReplyDelete
  125. Id love to try out the 100% Bamboo Sheets

    ReplyDelete
  126. tweet #1
    http://twitter.com/fancygrlnancy/status/3727723691

    Bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT Com

    ReplyDelete
  127. tweet #2
    http://twitter.com/fancygrlnancy/status/3727723691

    Bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT Com

    ReplyDelete
  128. tweet #3
    http://twitter.com/fancygrlnancy/status/3727723691

    Bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT Com

    ReplyDelete
  129. entered plasmart
    Bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT Com

    ReplyDelete
  130. entered The Softest Eco-friendly Blanket Week #2- speesees organic cotton giveaway
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  131. follow green earth bamboo on twitter and fb
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  132. Bamboo removes CO2 from the atmosphere and produces over 30% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  133. entered dreamsacks giveaway
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  134. Out of all of the things there besides the blanket I would absolutely love the bamboo duvet! I am always looking for new things to make my bed prettier

    glasscaged@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  135. Also, I learned that bamboo is not actually wood, it's grass and it's the fastest growing plant, making it much more sustainable!

    glasscaged@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  136. I like the hooded baby towels!

    jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  137. I follow!

    jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  138. I subscribe!

    jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  139. I'd also love to have an Organic Bamboo Duvet Covers in Rain. SO SOFT!

    ReplyDelete
  140. I learned that the bamboo plant's anti-microbial properties seem to be transferred into the fabric as well! (see here: http://www.greenearthbamboo.com/Bamboo-Is-Antimicrobial_a/137.htm for more)

    ReplyDelete
  141. I subscribe to your blog by email

    ReplyDelete
  142. I entered the Swaddle Babies Giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  143. I would like to try those bamboo ankle socks after reading your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  144. I also love the crib sheets

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  145. follower

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  146. I learned that bamboo is naturally anti-microbial and anti-fungal.

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  147. also entered the Lotus Bebe Luxury Blanket.

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  148. They make bamboo bath mitts! What an interesting idea.

    ReplyDelete
  149. I learned they are using bamboo to construct houses in earthquake prone areas because bamboo is strong but pliable.

    ReplyDelete
  150. entered the Lotus Bebe Luxury Blanket giveaway
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  151. entered
    california cozy giveaway
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  152. I would love to get the Bamboo duvet in green. I love their soft, muted colors. Thanks!
    gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  153. Subscriber.
    gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  154. Bamboo is an extremely fast growing plant that is naturally antimicrobial. Thanks!
    gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  155. Entered the plasmacar giveaway.
    gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  156. I entered the baby blanket from dreamsacks giveaway!

    jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  157. I would love a new towel set! :) Those bamboo towels look delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  158. Bamboo sheets are not susceptible to bed bugs & mites and bamboo fabric is antimicrobial.

    ReplyDelete
  159. I have become a fan of Green Earth Bamboo on FB.

    ReplyDelete
  160. My email for my posts is jdove1981@gmail.com! Sorry I had forgotten to put it on my entries. Baby brain. :P

    ReplyDelete
  161. I've also entered your speesees blanket contest as well! :)

    jdove1981@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  162. I'd really like to try the natural sunflower soap and the green tea and basil luxury bamboo bedspread.

    detroit.mommy (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  163. I'm following you on twitter @detroitmommy

    detroit.mommy (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  164. I subscribe by email

    detroit.mommy (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  165. I entered your California Cozy Barefoot Buddies Blanket giveaway

    detroit.mommy (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  166. I'm following Green Earth Bamboo on twitter @detroitmommy

    detroit.mommy (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  167. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/detroitmommy/status/3818567032

    Entry #1

    detroit.mommy (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  168. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/detroitmommy/status/3818567032

    Entry #2

    detroit.mommy (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  169. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/detroitmommy/status/3818567032

    Entry #3

    detroit.mommy (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  170. I learned that bamboo fabric has the ability to absorb moisture, 3-4 times that of cotton. Which I never knew.

    detroit.mommy (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  171. I'd love bamboo towels, a duvet and socks!! Thanks for the chance to enter! This blanket looks heavenly.

    ReplyDelete
  172. Learned that bamboo socks can cure athlete's foot! (FTR: I don't HAVE athlete's foot, but thought that was a pretty cool fact! Hee!)

    ReplyDelete
  173. Follow you at Twitter!

    I'm pretty sure my email is on my Blogger profile, but just in case:

    psychmamma (at) hotmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  174. JeansandTs@hotmail.com
    Pale pink toddler's Bamboo Baby Beanie Hat is something else I'd like to have.

    ReplyDelete
  175. I love the white bamboo blanket.

    ReplyDelete