Colorado Road Trip with Travel Ready prAna

Eleven years in, and the thrill of living in the state of Colorado has not worn off for me.  One of my absolute favorite Colorado road trips is east / west over the Rocky Mountains.  If you haven't traveled this stretch of I-70, you need to add it to your bucket road trip list. Colorado Road Trip This is a frequent Colorado road trip route for my family, whenever we head to Denver for the weekend.  Love the scenery along Colorado's I-70, as it dodges and weaves along the Colorado River in many places. The views obviously change with the seasons, both varying and beautiful.  My husband probably thinks I'm crazy, taking pictures with my phone on the journey.  Every. Single. Time. Favorite rest area?  Grizzly Creek, just a few miles east of Glenwood Springs.  It offers hiking trails and an easy stroll down to take in the Colorado River.  Simply lovely, and an excellent place to take a short break and stretch your legs.  And take some more pictures.  Every.  Single. … [Read more...]

Ecōths Eco-friendly Mens Clothing [Giveaway, Ended 6/12]

"I've been hearing over the past 2-3 years people asking, 'Where's your mens version of Aventura?'", explains VP of Marketing and Sales Tom Williamson.  Well, as an Ambassador for Aventura Clothing, I got an early peek at Tom's exciting response to this request.  Welcome the newly launched, eco-friendly mens clothing brand:  Ecōths! This eco-friendly apparel line features clothing that is 100% natural, with a style that features a rugged, outdoor influence and urban vibe. A true cause related brand, Ecōths also gives 3+ meals for each garment they sell.  As of their launch in Spring ’14, they have already donated many thousands of meals  to food banks throughout the US in their sales reps territories.  It's something they are truly dedicated to, wanting it to become part of Ecōths brand signature, with full plans to continue this program in the future. As is true of Aventura pieces, they have really paid attention to the details on the new Ecōths clothing.   My husband has … [Read more...]

Back to School Reusuable Lunch Gear From Mighty Nest [Giveaway, Ended 8/15]

First, please allow me to tell you about Mighty Nest, because they are an amazing site and central resource for finding healthy, eco-friendly, natural products for your home and family.  And then we’ll move on quickly to the Back to School reusable lunch gear giveaway they are sponsoring, because it includes some fantastic products! Mighty Nest has waded through all the marketing claims for you, tested these items on their own loved ones, and brought together the best of the best when it comes to high quality, healthy products.  I've become quite a fan of theirs over the past few months. They have helped me discover healthy home products that I didn't even know existed, which were quickly and pleasantly assimilated into our everyday life.  And I'm convinced from my experience with the products I've purchased from them, that the brands they are featuring (and hence recommending) are all ones you are going to be very happy with. So save yourself the time consuming, no … [Read more...]

A Healthy Home Makeover for Earth Day [Giveaway, Ended]

Spring brings with it the smell of new plants in the air, and the promise of warmer days to come.  It also brings Earth Day, and I love the reminder and important message that goes along with it:  Take good care of this amazing planet! Now that may mean different things to different people, but I think it's safe to say each of us wants to create a healthy home for our family.  And any time you use a reusable product, or something made from eco friendly materials, you are both: Doing something healthy for your family, by using chemical free or less toxic products in your home environment, and also Doing something good for our beautiful earth, by creating less pollution and/or waste.  (Which... incidentally, is also doing something good for your family!) Healthy Home Makeover with MightyNest In support of making healthy choices for your home by selecting natural, non-toxic products - I'm happy to be participating in a Healthy Home Makeover Campaign with … [Read more...]