Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Win a $50 Giftcard to Elegant Roots!

This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all that entered!

For Christmas Ella asked Santa for a horse the color of dirt. I won a gift card and got her a organic cotton horse that was brown. She didn't like it. I gave up because I wasn't going to go on an extensive horse search. Then I began working with Elegant Roots and was introduced to their chic baby and kids products. I found the most adorable Wool Pink Pony and showed Ella. She said she liked it, and a week later it arrived. Ella's face lit up as she saw the pony and she ran across the house to show my mom. It was like Christmas morning all over again.

Elegant Roots is a stunning eco-friendly company that carries baby and kids, pet, adult, spa, travel, jewelry, home decor, business, and other fun elegant gifts. Elegant Roots considers themselves a e-commerce boutique that transparently offers high quality artisan products from eco-conscious and socially responsible designers and small businesses.

Elegant Roots
focuses on the 4W's when it comes to running their business. It is important to them What the product is made with, Who made it, Where it came from, and Why a eco-conscious consumer would want to purchase the product. You can find the 4W's on each product description page. I love this feature because you learn everything you need to know about buying the perfect gift. You can even find other suggestions to go along with the product you are looking at.

The Handmade Stuffed Wool Pink Pony by En Gry & Sif is adorable!
This isn't your typical stuffed animal that gets thrown on the floor. It is heirloom quality and I'm sure it will look the same in 30 years. It is roughly 10.5HX13.75W which is the perfect size for little hands. It's large, but not overbearingly large. The pony was handcrafted by artisans in a small village near Katmandu, Nepal. The pony is made with high quality 100% New Zealand wool felt and low-impact dyes. En Gry & Sif only participate in Fair Labor conditions.

Ella has been in love with her pony.
She loves that it has pink hair and her doll can ride her. I love that it is made with eco-friendly wool instead of nylon or other synthetic chemicals. Wool doesn't retain moisture which discourages mold, mildew, and dust mites. So this makes a perfect sleeping companion. I also really like that low-impact dyes were used. Most traditional dyes are bad for your health and horrible for the environment. Synthetic dyes contain known toxins and around 20% of industrial world wide pollution is credited to textile dyeing and treatment. No dyeing process is perfect, but the less impact on the planet, the better.

You can get the
The Handmade Stuffed Wool Pink Pony at Elegant Roots for only $39! Plus if you sign up for their Customer Club you can get 15% off your first order.

The Giveaway: Elegant Roots would like to give 1 LUCKY winner a $50 Gift Card!
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST April 12, 2010 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: Tell me what you'd get with the gift certificate if you win AND sign up for the Elegant Roots Customer Club. 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, Follow Mkokopelli on Networked Blogs, Follow Mkokopelli on Twitter, or Follow my blog (1 each)
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (1 entry per day)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post (1 entry total)

6. Become a fan of Elegant Roots on Facebook
7. Follow Elegant Roots on Twitter

8. Tell me your favorite product featured on the Elegant Roots Blog
9. Tell me one of the 4W's on the product you would get with the GC if you won
10.
Grab my button and post on your blog, Facebook page, or myspace page and link back in a comment
Mkokopelli



New disclaimer: I was sent this to review from Elegant Roots. This in NO way changes my opinions about the products or company. These are my thoughts, opinions and results.


155 comments:

  1. joined he customer club!! i would probably get the "Hand-Carved Olivewood "S" Bowl by Dwelling" with the gift certificate.
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  2. follow you on FB!
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  3. twitter follower 8) @FlamingBlingy
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  4. following elegant roots on twitter too, @FlamingBlingy
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  5. entered the Moonrise giveaway 8)
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  6. I'd get the Hand-Carved Olivewood "S" Bowl and I signed up for the customer club.
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  7. Follow on twitter (drellis500)
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  8. Follow on networked blogs.
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  9. Follow via Google FC
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  10. email subscriber
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  11. Follow elegant roots on twitter (drellis500)
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  12. My favorite item on their blog is the set of 3 hand-dipped beeswax candle pillars from Cheeky Bee.
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  13. Where: Wood from "cut a tree-plant a tree" area near Tsavo National Park. (Hand-Carved Olivewood "S" Bowl)

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  16. I'd love to have the lovely All-Natural Botanical Spa Set by Pharmacopia! I signed up for the Elegant Roots Customer Club too. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  17. I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  18. I'm a Google Friend Connect follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  19. Entered your Ecojot giveaway! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  20. The Organic-Lavender Spa Set by Sonoma Lavender would be lovely.

    I joined their customer club.

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  21. I entered the ecojot giveaway! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

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  22. i'd get the handcarved s bowl silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Signed up.

    I would get Handmade Wool Princess Toy bin.

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  28. I would probably get the Organic-Lavender Spa Set by Sonoma Lavender. I signed up for the Elegant Roots Customer Club.

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  31. I would also choose the pink wool pony. I signed up for Elegant Roots Customer Club.
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  32. I'm an email subscriber.
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  33. My fav product on Elegant Roots Blog is the Lavender Spa Set by Sonoma Lavender.
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  34. I chose the W on Where. En Grye Sif in Copenhagen
    The Wool is from New Zealand and the Felt and Pony are hand crafted in Nepal.
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  35. I entered your My Baby Green $40 GC giveaway.
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  37. I like the Hand-Loomed Wild(Peace) Silk Scarf by Sevya...very nice. Thanks.

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  38. I subscribe via email.
    I forgot to add above that I joined the Elegant Roots customer club.

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  39. Entered the Moonrise Jewelry giveaway.

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  40. Went to their blog...I like the made in the USA soy candles by Dirt. Cool name for a candle co.

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  41. Where...the item I choose is from Sevya in Boulder, CO and Ahmadabad, India.

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  42. tweet http://twitter.com/drellis500/status/11420134275
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  43. I might put it toward a Cambodian Silk Aspara Bag by Green Gecko.

    Signed up for the newsletter.

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  44. Following via networked blogs.

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  45. Twitter follower @getalonghome

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  46. I follow via Friend Connect.

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  47. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Getalonghome/status/11443032757

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  48. I'd get the Hand-Carved Olivewood "S" Bowl by Dwelling. I signed up for Elegant Roots Customer Club.
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  49. I follow on Networked Blogs under username Jennie Tilson.
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  50. I follow via Google Friend Connect.
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  51. I'm an e-mail subscriber.
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  53. My fave item featured on the Elegant Roots blog is the hand-dipped beeswax candle pillars from Cheeky Bee.
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  54. I'm a facebook fan of Elegant Roots under username Jennie Tilson.
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  55. I love that the Hand-Carved Olivewood "S" Bowl by Dwelling is made by Dwelling, who is a member of Aid to Artisans Market Makers, a non-profit linking artisans and markets.
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  59. I absolutely love the Endless Knot Sterling Silver set.
    I have joined their customer club.

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  60. I am your fan on FB. Mam Waters

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  61. I follow you on Twitter. bvbabybv

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  62. I follow you on networked blogs. Mam Waters


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  63. I follow Elegant Roots on Twitter. bvbabybv


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  64. I follow Elegant Roots on FB. Mam Waters


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  65. I absolutely love the Hand Knit Organic Penguin Pal featured on their blog.


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  66. For the Endless Knot Sterling Silver Set...


    WHY:
    Nathiya and Soraj work with their Thai artisans to ensure product quality and fair labor conditions.

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  67. I would get the Hand-Carved Olivewood "S" Bowl by Dwelling. Simple and beautiful.
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  68. I follow you on twitter.
    I'm rosiegirldreams.
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  69. I blogged about your giveaway on my blog, rosiegirldreams.com.
    The link is:
    http://rosiegirldreams.com/http:/rosiegirldreams.com/2010/6-sharing-saturday/sharing-saturday-04-03-2010-our-babies-ourselves/
    Thanks!
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  70. One of the 4 W's for the product I'd love to get with a gift certificate (the Hand-Carved Olivewood "S" Bowl by Dwelling), is that Dwelling is a member of Aid to Artisans Market Makers, a non-profit linking artisans and markets.
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  75. If I won, I'd use the gift certificate towards the 6 piece Natural Baby Spa Set by Butt Naked Baby.

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  76. I Became a fan of Mkokopelli on FB. My FB username is Shawna OBrien

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  77. I Follow Mkokopelli on Networked Blogs

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  78. I entered the My Baby's Green giveaway.
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  86. I'd get the alpaca baby blanket, signed up for the club, too
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  90. I'm a happy email subscriber.

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  91. I entered the Earthlust SS bottle giveaway.

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  92. I'm a fan of Mkokopelli on FB (Laureen M-H).

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  93. I follow Mkokopelli on Twitter (MamandeEDS).

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  94. I follow your blog. (Laureen M-H)

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  95. I follow Elegant Roots on Twitter (MamandeEDS).

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  96. My favorite product is the Flower Bracelet from Avenue Green Collection by C5. Thanks.

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  97. The Peace-Wisdom Silver Pendants by Pineapple Seed
    What: Each pendant has uplifting message beautifully hand-engraved in the Thai language

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  98. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Ruby Antique Recycled Glass Earrings by Bottled Up!!! Would def get those! I signed up for their customer club!
    Angie
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  99. I sent you a FB friend request as Tofu Fairy.
    Angie
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  100. I follow you on FB network blogs as Tofu Fairy.
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  101. I follow you on Twitter as FotoMacro.
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  102. I follow you via google.
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  103. I get your emails.
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  104. I tweeted this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/12052801890
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  105. I am their FB fan, Tofu Fairy.
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  106. I follow them on Twitter as FotoMacro.
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  107. oooo I love the Dirt brand soy candles they have featured on their blog.
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  108. The "where" on the earrings I want is Bottled Up Designs in East Fallowfield PA. All made in East Fallowfield.
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  109. joined customer club
    I would get the Coke bottle eco jewelry earrings for my partner!
    Scott
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  110. follow you on twitter under repurrpussed
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  111. follow w/google
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  112. get emails
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  113. tweeted http://twitter.com/RePurrPussed/status/12058682489
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  114. their facebook fan Heath Cole
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  115. follow them on twitter under repurrpussed
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  116. fav item on the blog is Natural Tranquility Spa Set
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  117. the what of the earrings is sterling silver and recycled glass from coca-cola bottles
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  118. i joined.
    i would like the cotton lily ensemble

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  119. i follow your blog
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  120. tweet http://twitter.com/drellis500/status/12068019198
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  121. I love the Green forest leather and pewter journal and i signed up for the Elegant Roots Customer Club. thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  122. I am a facebook fan (mrstinareynolds)

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  123. I follow on twitter @mrstinareynolds

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  124. I Became a fan of Elegant Roots on Facebook (mrstinareynolds)

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  125. I Follow Elegant Roots on Twitter (mrstinareynolds)

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  126. I would get the Cambodian Silk Studded Wallet, and I signed up for the Elegant Roots Customer Club!

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  127. I follow your blog

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  128. I'm an email subscriber

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  129. Facebook fan of Elegant Roots - Alli Tsao

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  130. following Elegant Roots on twitter - @alitsao

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  131. My favorite product featured on the Elegant Roots blog are the Dirt Candles!

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  132. I joined the Elegant Roots Customer Club and
    if I won I think that I would select the Cambodian Silk Artisan Bag by Green Gecko. (There are so many nice things to choose from!)

    Nancy
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  133. One of the 4W's of the Cambodian Silk Studded Wallet:
    where

    * Green Gecko Imports in Jenkintown, PA
    * Designed and handcrafted in Cambodia

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  134. I am a public follower via Google Friend: allibrary.

    Nancy
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  135. I am an e-mail subscriber.

    Nancy
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  136. One of my favorite products featured on their blog: Avenue Green's collection of 100% Recycled Sterling Silver Jewelry.

    Nancy
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  137. The "Who" for the Cambodian Silk Aspaur Bag I selected (for if I won): Cambodian artisans and members of womens' collectives.

    Nancy
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  138. Signed up for club and I would get the Spider Twins

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  139. follow Elegant Roots on twitter

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  140. My favorite Item is the stuffed pony

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