Sunday, May 17, 2009

Closed LIVE GIVEAWAY: Green Works & Homemade Bubble Recipe

Winner: Mom2Boys (just like me! 100th comment)
I had a chance to go to a blogger briefing about Green Works with Josh Dorfman, The Lazy Environmentalist. Josh’s new TV show, The Lazy Environmentalist, will soon be premiering on the Sundance Channel and his second book, The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget: Save Money. Save Time. Save the Planet., released earlier this month, features innovative, cost effective ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.


In return I was sent Green Works dish detergent to try. I was impressed. I thought because it was green that it wouldn't wash as well or make many bubbles, but I was wrong. I want you to try it, so the 100th comment gets it. Just leave a GREEN comment below...comment as many times as you like (make sure to comment green)! Your first comment has to be about something from the Green Works line. Click here for ideas.
Open to US residents only.

Here is a fun homemade bubble recipe for summer:

Download GreenWorks_BubblesRecipe.pdf



134 comments:

auntrene said...

I would love to try the Green Works Natural Cleaning cloths

Lily Bean Designs said...

<font color="green">I just got my glass cleaner and all purpose cleaner yesterday!  I have been using this line for over a year and I love it!  It's not a bad price either.  =)</font>
 
I am not sure if my font will be green or not.  Was it supposed to be, or just the content of the comment was to be green related!?  I tried the font tags.....

auntrene said...

I really need to be outside covering up all of my plants, or they won't be "green" tomorrow, we are under yet another Freeze warning tonight. Gardening is green. those tomatoes will be yummy

auntrene said...

Ok, I am going to go and Tweet this... Be back in a minute.. Did you know that you can start being "green" by using reusable store bags.. This will help our earth.

auntrene said...

I tweeted twice inviting people to come on over to the live giveaway..I hope they show up.
Another way to be "green" is to turn your air conditioner thermostat up.. especially when you are not at home.

auntrene said...

A good "green" idea is to go natural. Use either natural products to clean or use "green" products that are natural like the Green Works.

LisaMomof2Boys said...

Here, I'll help it get going...lol

LisaMomof2Boys said...

lol - comments about going green - not necessary to tweet color...you are too funny

auntrene said...

I will be back to the LIve giveaway in a bit, I am going to go and cover up my "green' plants so they will be aLive tomorrow morning.. Especially the garden plants. Mr. Frost stay away. Those veggies will be a way to be "Green"

mom2boys said...

I have tried the line of cleaners for glass and the bathroom. I would love the try the Green works cleaning cloths!  : )

DebbieLynne said...

To save some GREEN go to the GREEN WORKS website - there's a coupon!  Woo-hoo

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - take your own bags when you go shopping!

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - shower in less than 2 minutes.

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - buy second hand when ever possible.

mom2boys said...

I love getting tips on going green. I just recently bought my tenth reusable shopping bag. I use them all the time!

Jenn aka Future Mama said...

How abuot the green clean cloths?! Hope this helps, haha, don't think I'm close to 100

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - garden without chemicals!

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - try Green Works products.  Umm - I'd like to try one!

mom2boys said...

Oh..Skoys cloths are great for going green too!

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - go digital for newspapers, books, and magazines - read online!

mom2boys said...

Tip: To save water try putting a brick in your toliet tank!  : )

carolynishis said...

I like the Green Works
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DebbieLynne said...

Go green - ditch papertowels and use cloth towels / rags.

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - use cloth diapers.

mom2boys said...

Good for going green use cloth diapers instead of diposable .

carolynishis said...

I like the Green Works Natural Glass Cleaner.

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - unplug appliances when not in use.

mom2boys said...

Replace your light bulbs for energy efficent ones.

carolynishis said...

I like the Green Works Natural bathroom cleaner.

mom2boys said...

Walking instead of driving is better for you and the earth.

mom2boys said...

Recycling your soda  cans is a great idea.

Erin said...

The "no running on empty. load the dishwasher after every meal, but only run it when its full." tip is one of my tips we ALWAYS follow. even on a well it uses SO much power! Thanks!

mom2boys said...

I use baby cloths for wipes. I wash them and reuse. Saves money too.

TwinHappyJen said...

I love that they define what "natural" means. I think that term is so overused. But they say, "When we created Green Works™ natural cleaners, we defined natural using three core principles. The ingredients must come from renewable resources, be biodegradable and free of petrochemicals?When we created Green Works™ natural cleaners, we defined natural using three core principles. The ingredients must come from renewable resources, be biodegradable and free of petrochemicals."

mom2boys said...

Turn off the lights when you leave a room.

mom2boys said...

I  love the smell of the Green works cleaners. They smell like natural citrus.

Erin said...

We LOVE to reuse things. For example hub and baby made me a vase of beautiful wildflowers for mothers day. they made a pretty happy mothers day image on the computer and printed it on sticker paper and then attached it to an old mayo jar (washed in the dishwasher first of course. lol)
 

TwinHappyJen said...

My favorite color is green... and it has been even before it became a buzz word :)

auntrene said...

I am trying more and more ways to go "Green'. Gardening, changed the light bulbs, reusable grocery bags..

TwinHappyJen said...

I also loved the song, "It's not easy being Green" as a child... it's the first song that made me cry :( Kind of seems to fit with this! :)  

auntrene said...

I am a recycling fool.. Good way to make me mad is to put a can in my garbage... Goodness, can't you see my recylcing bin??
Recycling is green

mom2boys said...

I have some great cloth snack bags that are reusable. You can purchase them at Plum creek online.

Erin said...

lol jen! green has always been my favorite color too. since i was a baby!
 
I own a million green things. color and environment friendly. lol

auntrene said...

Composting is another great way to be 'green"

auntrene said...

I love the HotSacks reusable grocery bags, they even have a reusable produce bag.. How green is that?
 

auntrene said...

Reusable produce bags are wonderful, I like anything reusable.

mom2boys said...

In an effort to be more green i'm in the process of building a large garden. We love veggies!

TwinHappyJen said...

My stepdaughter recycles boyfriends... does that count? :-p

Erin said...

hey two of my comments dissapeared or something. poo. lisa your site hates me. lol
 
Another thing i LOVE to recycle is the baby food jars. they make awesome little containers for bits for scrapbooking, sewing, etc. keep little brads, paper clips, and all kinds of little bits organized. without spending a fortune on organizers

auntrene said...

My daycare kiddos are great at recycling. They love when we go for walks to find recyclables, I pick them up with gloves and we have a bag we put them in.. They know not to touch.. we don't want their germs.

auntrene said...

A great way to be "green" is to reduce.. Try to reduce your trash.. Don't put it in the trash if it can be reused or recycled or reclaimed.

TwinHappyJen said...

Oh hey Erin! Yeah, my in-laws asked me to start saving baby food jars when my girls were babies, just for that very purpose. Of course, they didn't know how much food we went through :-p They finally had to tell me to stop! :-p

mom2boys said...

Oh..I also have two awesome stainless steal water bottles. I use them everyday. No more plastic water bottles in this house! :)

auntrene said...

I try to always unplug things that are not in use. This uses less power and cuts down on the electric bill.

Erin said...

LOL jen! your stepdaughter recycling boyfriends is funny.
 
instead of using baby wipes we use wash rags alot. saves on trash. we also use cloth diapers as burp cloths and as changing pads.
 
we also use handtowels instead of papertowels in the kitchen and dining room. each of us has our own 7 towels. use one a day and toss it in the wash.

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - walk or bike to work!

mom2boys said...

Making you own baby food is  good for going green too.

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - load coupons on your store card rather than printing them on paper.

Erin said...

AAAHHHHH more of my comments disapeared. poo. i give up. it hates me.
 
 
apparently your blog is recycling my comments. LOL

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - Do all of your errands in one trip (or as few trips as possible.)

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - try to get your office to go paperless!

mom2boys said...

I plan to try composting soon. I know it good for the earth.

auntrene said...

Try using things you have in your home to clean with. Vinegar is a great window cleaner.. Its green...

Erin said...

Jen - Oh I would LOVE if we could have MORE jars!
We make a lot of our own baby food. so we dont get as many as i want! :( lol
 
I love to reuse jars and stuff. We organize all the nails and scews and such in the shop with them too.

auntrene said...

We recycle everything especially newspapers, magazines, Milk jugs.

auntrene said...

Try not to use bottled water, Buy a filter system.. you will save money and save the earth

mom2boys said...

Get you bank statements and such online to reduce paper waste.

Erin said...

auntrene - we use vinegar too! and newspaper works good to get windows streak free too!

auntrene said...

Fresh veggies grown in your garden or in plants are a great healthy snack and they are "green"

Diane Walline said...

We already use the Green works All-purpose cleaner around the kitchen.  It does a great job on the stove!

auntrene said...

Turn the Lights off when leaving a room, Unplug those unused phone chargers....

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - pay bills online - don't use checks.

mom2boys said...

recycle all paper, glass, and plastics. :)

auntrene said...

Pay bills online.. Less mail.. Have your name put on the Do Not send me Junk Bill list.. can't remember the exact name of  the site.. but they have one.

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - opt out of as much junk mail as possible - save the trees!

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - plant a tree!

TwinHappyJen said...

My girls love to draw... to try and cut down on the amount of paper they use, I bought them "window markers" so they can draw on our sliding glass doors to their heart's content :-p

mom2boys said...

I freecycle alot to help reduce waste in the lanfills.

auntrene said...

The kiddos love playing with some of the things from the recyclable bin.. The Paper Towel rolls are perfect for the cars to be parked in.. They build pyramids of parking garages.

Diane Walline said...

We try to unplug appliances and other stuff like phone chargers when we arent using them to save electricity.  We also use totes for groceries

auntrene said...

Erin, Thanks for the hint. I had forgotten about using newspaper to help keep my windows clean.

DebbieLynne said...

Go green - buy energy efficient appliances.

auntrene said...

We try to run all of our errands in one day and in a circle.. No back tracking. Anything we can do by walking we do.. Bank, post office are close enough so is the library.

TwinHappyJen said...

Oh definitely pay bills online... that's one of those things that's easier AND just happens to be green :-)

mom2boys said...

Paying bills online line is great too. anything you can do to reduce paper waste.

mom2boys said...

Try using more things that are biodegradable! :)

auntrene said...

Using the LIbrary is green. You are reusing books. Also they have movies, CD's even paintings you can borrow at our local library.
Using these saves money.

mom2boys said...

I always unplug things when they aren't in use.

auntrene said...

Composting is a great way to go green, especially when you use your compost in your garden full of veggies.
 

mom2boys said...

Does eating more organic foods qualify for going green?

TwinHappyJen said...

Well, with me, my husband, two teenage stepkids and twin 4-year olds, I can use all the dish detergent I can get (or even just soap in general... heck just give me a hose!) :-p

auntrene said...

If you purchased plants for your flower beds or gardens this year a lot of the pots were either biodegradeable or you could recycle them. Also the tags in the pots can be recycled.

mom2boys said...

Having a hybrid car when be great for going green. I just don't have the green to buy one! :)

auntrene said...

Baking Soda is another good way to clean Green. I use it to freshen carpets, it is great for getting cooked on food off the top of my stove, Make a paste of water and baking soda, nice and clean.

TwinHappyJen said...

In addition to the library, read books online! Sure, it's great to have some books in print (like children's books), but there are lots that you'd only read once anyway! And, there's more and more becoming available... in fact, a lot of stuff, you can't find anywhere else!

mom2boys said...

I would love to learn more about composting. I would love to try it!

auntrene said...

I feel the same way TwinHappy Jen. I could use a huge bucket a hose and a bottle of soap somedays.. The kiddos dirty lots of dishes. I could use it to wash the kids who are dirty after helping me in the garden.

Diane Walline said...

I try to combine as many errands into one car trip as possible.  We also reuse plastic grocery bags as lunch bags and also in smaller garbage pails around the house

mom2boys said...

I will say that I like the Clorox green works spray cleaners better than Nature's source cleaners.

auntrene said...

Our town has curbside recycling. Makes recycling a breeze. They don't even care if we sort our papers, plastics, glass, cardboard.. etc... They do it for you..

auntrene said...

I reuse Orange Juice bottles to make Iced Tea in, They are the perfect size for Sun TEa. The Simply Orange bottles

mom2boys said...

Speaking of dishes I need have to do them at least twice a day. i would love this new Clorox green works brand. ;)

auntrene said...

I wish there was a way that Milk didn't come in those big jugs, Thank goodness they are recyclable.

TwinHappyJen said...

Oh I wish we had curbside recycling here! They make it such a pain here... the recycling center is open like 2 hours a week it seems (and it seems to be a different 2 hours every week, because everytime I go there, it's closed :-p)

mom2boys said...

Oh..I also tried the natural elements laundry detergent. It was great!

TwinHappyJen said...

I think that's the one thing that a lot of people need to keep in mind... people are inherently lazy. It's just human nature to find the easiest way to do things :) If you can appeal to that laziness, though, in a way that makes things better for everyone, well, that's a win-win! :)

auntrene said...

Wow Twin HappyJen that would be inconvenient. If we have recyclables that we didn't put out our recycling center has a drive thru that you can take them too. You have to sort them but its open 24 hours a day for the non pay items.. Like plastics and cardboard.. We are lucky

mom2boys said...

I know that about the milk jugs. I recycle alot of those!

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I have to count, but I think this makes 100!

auntrene said...

I am wondering how close to 100 we are???? I am supposed to be on the Treadmill... hahaha putting that off for as long as possible.
We have been riding our bikes whenever we can do an errand close by, it is good exercise and its green

mom2boys said...

 I also like to recycle crayons for the kids and make crayon scribblers for them.

auntrene said...

I need to recycle crayons.. That's a fantastic idea.. My kiddos would love that.... hmmm maybe this week that will be the craft for the day.

mom2boys said...

I think we are getting close. I have a date with wiifit..haha!

auntrene said...

Do we have a 'green" winner, not that I am rushing to that treadmill.. But this weight isn't leaving with some treadmill time.
I can't wait for fresh veggies from the garden.. Yummy, and green

auntrene said...

I need one of those wii fits.. I have heard lots of good things about them.. is it true.. do they really help you get fit?

mom2boys said...

It's great to recycle crayons and fun for the kids. Just think you would be throwing them away otherwise. 

mom2boys said...

I also like to have yard sales. It helps keep things from going in the trash.

auntrene said...

Yes and we have some broken ones and just old ones that they really prefer not to use anymore. That really is a good idea to recycle them into something new that the kiddos will love.. The kiddos are my daycare kids.

auntrene said...

I love going to Yard Sales, went this weekend and got my kiddos the Thomas The train Train table.. I figure I am helping them Reuse it.. so it is Green...
Yard sales are wonderful, save money and keeps the stuff out of the dump.

LisaMomof2Boys said...

Mom2Boys is the winner tonight – thanks entering – I’ll do it again soon!

LisaMomof2Boys said...

You win, send me an email with Winner:Green Works in the subject with your contact information. Congrats!

mom2boys said...

Woo Hoo! Thanks... should I email you my info?

LisaMomof2Boys said...

They have no recycling here in GA – wish they would at least do soda bottles and cans….thanks for entering. I’ll do it again soon! Congrats goes to Mom2Boys

auntrene said...

Congrats Mom of 2 boys.. Darn now I have to hit the Treadmill.. Thanks for the hosting the giveaway Lisamomof2boys...It was fun.. Think Green

LisaMomof2Boys said...

Yes please.

BusyMom said...

I like that Green Works products are environmentally friendly.  I am one to use basic cleaning - ammonia, vinegar, etc. I think this could be good stuff.

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I forgot to put up the homemade bubble recipe - but it is at the bottom of the post now if you want it!

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I forgot to put up the homemade bubble recipe - but it is at the bottom of the post now if you want it!

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I forgot to put up the homemade bubble recipe - but it is at the bottom of the post now if you want it!

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I forgot to put up the homemade bubble recipe - but it is at the bottom of the post now if you want it!

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I forgot to put up the homemade bubble recipe - but it is at the bottom of the post now if you want it!

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I forgot to put up the homemade bubble recipe - but it is at the bottom of the post now if you want it!

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I forgot to put up the homemade bubble recipe - but it is at the bottom of the post now if you want it!

mom2boys said...

Yes I think they do. I break a sweat when I play it. : )