Here is Jane with one of her adorable friends Gwendolyn the Raccoon. And below are some friends at play!
Here is Jane with one of her adorable friends Gwendolyn the Raccoon. And below are some friends at play!
I've written before about my favorite online natural grocery store Abe's Market, and this time I am thrilled to share their cool new sampling program! For only $2 and free shipping, you can try some amazing products from snacks to bath products. If you love it, which you probably will, it's easy to then buy the full size!
Abe's Market, the online marketplace of organic and natural goods, just launched a great new sampling program that lets consumers buy full-size product samples for just $2 each, pick up to three samples every day, and shipping is free! Abe's will even ask for input after you try the products so they can be sure to bring flavors and brands that you will love.
Here are few that I am going to try! Perfect for outings with my wild and natural little boy!
Barnana - a dehydrated banana snack comprising all of the nutrients of a banana (high potassium!) with the convenience of on-the-go snacking. The organic, non-GMO and gluten-free line includes original, coconut, chocolate and peanut butter flavors.
Fruit.0 - A super portable, compact fruit pouch containing, well, just fruit. The 100% organic crushed fruit contains no additional ingredients or sugars and is vegan, non-GMO and free of nuts, fat, gluten and artificial ingredients.
Birch Benders Micro Pancakery - Making pancakes has never been easier. Certified organic and non-GMO Birch Benders include all the wholesome ingredients in the package and you only need to add water, shake and cook. The line offers gluten-free options and delicious flavors like cinnamon and banana buckwheat.
Hooray Puree - A perfect way to get your veggies on the go. Hooray Puree picks their organic vegetables at the peak of ripeness and purees them into gluten-free snack packs without adding any preservatives, dyes or acids. So when you're not near the store, you can always have fresh sweet potatoes, spinach and butternut squash on hand.
KIND: Load up on healthy and tasty gluten-free snack bars, granola, healthy grains bars and more. KIND products are GMO free, protein packed, high fiber, dairy free and all natural. Toss a couple in your bag, your desk or in your gym locker and grab it whenever you need a little extra energy with great taste. (Note: The KIND clusters in this promo are GF)
Rip Van Wafel: Coffee time just got more delicious! Just unwrap, place over steaming coffee (or tea!) wait a few minutes and enjoy an all-natural, high fructose corn syrup-free caramel- or cocoa-filled, crunchy Dutch treat!
I Heart Keenwah: Love quinoa but don't like when it spills in your bag when you try to take it on the go? I Heart Keenwah, with its delicious gluten-free, high-fiber crunchy clusters of almond, chocolate, peanut butter and cranberry, is a perfect snack to take anywhere with you.
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How to participate:
Create a registry on Wild Dill and add 5 or more products. Once your products are added we will verify your account and send you a $5 gift card for use on your next order at Wild Dill.
Start today and create a registry of your favorite natural products, don't forget to share it with friends and family!
We had a wonderful time at the 2014 SF Birth and Baby Fair. If you live in the SF Bay Area and are expecting or have small children this is a great local event held 2x year. You can see photos of the vendors here on this Pinterest board.
This year we were lucky enough to have a table next to the very sweet and insanely talented Blanca of For The QTs and her daughter Michele.
Blanca hand knits teeny tiny baby hats from the softest, premium cotton imported from Italy. The colors are so beautiful and her designs are truly one of a kind. The little flowers are so realistic and make a sweet touch to each hat. We hope to carry some of her merchandise soon...
and here I am at the Wild Dill booth...
We hope to see you at the next Birth and Baby Fair!
Sometimes we just come across a trend that is so cute we just have to share! That is the case with the new summer 2014 trend of tropical fruit prints in baby and toddler clothes. From bananas to pineapples a tropical fruit salad is in the works!
Here are some very cute options from the brand Softbaby. We love their range of organic onesies to rompers and blankets in fun prints.
One of my favorite stores to shop for new and interesting natural foods and bath/body porducts is Abe's Market. They sell products that you really won't find anywhere else at great prices. The selection is amazing and I've discovered some amazing stuff on this site. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to eat/shop/live green and natural.
My Abe's find of the day is this unusual recipe for gluten free mocha brownies. I haven't tried it yet but I do love all the stuff inside like dates, cocoa and garbonzo beans, so hopefully that will make for some yummy brownies :)
15 Medjool dates, pitted, soaked and drained
¼ cup water
9 T raw cocoa
¼ cup agave syrup
¼ cup coconut oil, soft, not liquid
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
½ tsp baking powder
2 T espresso, ground fine
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Blend dates (in a blender) and ¼ cup water on high until it becomes a paste
3. Add eggs, cocoa, agave, coconut oil, baking powder and espresso; blend until smooth
4. Add garbanzo beans; mix on high until entire mixture is well incorporated, thick and smooth
5. Evenly distribute mixture into mini muffin tins (fills 30-32)
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes (until it passes the toothpick test); remove and cool on a wire rack
Abe's is also a great resource for healthy kids snacks, bath and body and everyday supplies like pacifiers.
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Ideo Collection is a brand of organic cotton baby clothing from Paris, exclusively available in the US through Wild Dill.
Ideo was the first French designer to launch an ethical and environmentally friendly products range in 2002. The success was immediate and many competitors have followed since. Ideo offers now creative and original fair trade and organic collections for babies, children and adults.
The Ideo Design Inspiration
Every season Ideo finds a new angle to mix fashion, ecology and ethics and develop new themes: French Renaissance, nomadism, importance of water on earth, or eco focus. The prints of Ideo, such as World Citizen “Citoyen du Monde” or “Ecokid” are bestsellers of the brand. At Wild Dill we love their top quality onesies and french style dresses.
The Ideo Materials
Ideo uses soft organic certified cotton grown traditionally in Central India by using local and naturally occurring pesticides from plant and animal matter. Ideo received the Ecocert label for the cotton culture and the Skal label for the manufacturing process. All prints are water based on light colors, and PVC free on darker colors. The white color is obtained with peroxide and not with bleach.
Ecoleeko is a wonderful brand of organic and sustainable and colorfulsoft plush toys for babies and kids from NY state. Each piece is designed and handmade by Sue, a true artist and trained textile designer.
She is truly committed to keeping the toys eco-friendly and sustainable, only plant based fabrics and stuffing are used, NO petroleum based materials.Every plush toy is totally free of plastic materials and very child friendly. Materials include: (see below for detailed explanations); organic cotton fabric and threads, Bamboo fabrics, Kapok fibers, Buckwheat Hulls, Walnut Shells.
A few of my personal favorites as baby shower gifts are the unique little animal rattles. Especially the little seahorse, since it stands out from the usual Safari animals.
I also love the white stuffed animal bunny rabbit and polar bear teddy, they are such a classic design. They also seem to have such realistic faces, I imagine a little girl or boy giving them a name and personality.
Organic Cotton: Organic Cotton is grown using NO pesticides or chemicals.The organic cotton materials I use are certified organic, including the corduroy, french terry cloth, brushed cotton, cotton tape used in the ecoleeko tags and the sewing thread I use for all items. The Organic Cotton Fabric is certified organic under the Global Organic Textile Standard, or GOTS.
Buckwheat Hulls are a by product of the buckwheat milling industry. It is a natural, pest and water resistant product that is sustainable, hypoallergenic and pesticide free. They are naturally grown in North America and have been roasted for a more durable hull.
They create a great crunchy sound when touched and when shaken, create a rattle effect. They are a better natural choice to use, than using plastic pieces in baby products.
Walnut shells crushed are a nontoxic biodegradable material. They are naturally nonabsorbent, mold resistant and dust free. The shells are usually used for other applications but they work well as a beanbag filler natural alternative to the petroleum based plastic pellets usually used in children's toys.
I use walnut shells only in the Doll legs and arms. (Allergy notice)
Support fair trade with beautiful kids clothing and toys from two of our favorite brands.
Indigenous Designs clothing uses fair trade practices while training and empowering local woman's co-ops in South America, allocating a large percentage of production costs to material and labor. The clothing is made from organic and natural fibers with dyes that are friendly to the environment. Dress up any little boy in this smart shirt, perfect for special occasions from Easter to weddings!
Pinterest Board for more Fair Trade Finds in children's clothing and toys!
Dsenyo (dee-SEN-yo) is giving a hand UP to women and artisans working their way out of poverty. Contemporary products celebrating African Textile design. We love their little plush toys and carry them in our store. The little rabbit is bound to become my toddler's favorite!