Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Laundry Soap Giveaway!!!

Hello everyone!

Food, Inc is on TV tomorrow night!!!  This documentary has totally changed the way I look at our food and where it comes from. It has been my inspiration to start my veggie garden and make all my products for

To see what station it is playing on in your area, visit  PBS TV Schedule Enter your zip to find your channel!


In Honor of this (and a little last minute), I am having a GIVEAWAY!
Winner will receive a Large All-Natural Laundry Powder from my shop.
You can even pick your own scent!
I will also send out Samples of the Laundry Powder to 3 entries!

How to enter: Simply tell me something you liked, disliked or learned from the documentary.
If you havent seen the movie, tell me your plans for Earth Day.
You may also gain an entry for forwarding this on via twitter, facebook or something else of your choice (leave a link).

Please remember to leave your email address in the comment so I can contact you if you win!


Giveaway will end and winners will be drawn via random.org on
Saturday April 24th at Midnight EST.

COMMENTS CLOSED!!! WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY!

Good luck Everyone!

31 comments:

Hannah said...

I really liked that documentary, my mom has always been an all natural, very healthy person and had raised me and my brothers that way especially since my dad got sick, and the more natural the food is she makes for him the better he does. So when I saw this movie not much of it came as a surprise. I'm just very glad that there is finally something out there to let people know what it is we are putting in our bodies. (Not to mention I felt bad for those chickens)
I don't know if I could narrow it down to just one thing I like about that movie because I liked it all so much. And I was glad for my husband to get a chance to see it since he wasn't raised knowing the same things I was taught about our food. And he is even more supportive of my food choices now. =)

And I certainly hope that movie opened some eyes!

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Gretchen said...

Hannah Thats great!
I can wait until my hubby sees the movie so he can stop counting down the days until I'm in the nut house. lol!

Im really glad you found my blog too! I read on yours that your hubby may be going to SF selection here at Bragg. If he does, let me know! My hubby did it before he deployed so I could give him a few pointers.

Hannah said...

Thanks!
Yeah I'll let you know. =) He has so many schools he wants to do this year, AND we still have another deployment coming up this time next year... Him being away this often is my least favorite part of the life. lol
He did used to think I was a little crazy too with all of my health food ways and all natural tendencies but it's movies like this and all the research I've done that makes him realize I'm really not that crazy! =)

Nupur said...

My plans for Earth Day: to go to the Earth Day festival here in St. Louis and then meet friends for a picnic in the park, where all the food will be home-made from scratch.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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julia said...

I was really creeped out by the treatment of farmers. Seeing corporations bully them into debt and the endangerment of their own, their employees, and the animals health is just plain inhuman and monumentally disturbing. Ick. I'm going to look up "The World According to Monsanto" next. Should be scarier than a horror flick.

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J-L said...

Food Inc changed my life so much! I now am a flexitarian, where I only eat meat from the farm, ie my grampa's farm, or local farmers. I don't buy any from supermarkets.

Even when I go out to dine I am more conscious of my meat decisions. I think the thing that disturbed me the most was the treatment of animals, it broke my heart to see how sad their lives were.

I liked how there were so many views in the documentary, from the animals, to the farmers, I loved the part with Polyface farms, what amazing people, there farm looked like something out of a movie!

I definitely had my eyes opened to the farming practices in the States. It made me research the practices here in Canada.

I don't have any special plans for Earth day b/c every day is Earth day for me, I am a big recycler, make conscious decisions about what I eat every day, and am constantly educating myself on our planet and what we can do to preserve her.

Thanks for the chance to win something!

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RoxyChic0529 said...

i have to work tonight but i am recording it! :) can't wait to watch it!

sandovalita said...

Ahhh we dont have a t.v. but were looking to Download it as soon as its up somewhere! Sooo our plans for Earth Day - lights out! (which we usually try to do anyway) picnik in the park, just using the least amount of energy possible! =]
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Marci J said...

I have seen this- I loved that it made me think differently about the food I eat. For example: chickens, ewwwwwwwww, when they are raised conventionally! I am now more careful where I get my meat because as this movie shows, what we buy in the grocery store is an ethical/moral choice.
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Gretchen said...

Napur- Ohh Fun! I wish we had an Earth Day Festival!

Jaime-Lynn- I love that term: Flexitarian. I agree with every day being Earth Day, but I also feel its important to participate in the community when they are having Earth Day events. For instance, Im taking my friend and our kids to the botanical garden for a picnik lunch. My friend might not have done anything had I not asked her to come along... Food for thought.

Sandovalita- You can watch it on Netflix if you have that. Thats where I watched it the first time.

Melinda said...

Have not seen the documentary (but need to). Spending Earth Day teaching my toddler the importance of recyling & reusing...you can never start too early!
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april said...

I don't have a TV right now, I'm moving and it's still on the closet floor, but my mom has been looking forward to Food, Inc for awhile now. She's got in on DVR waiting for me :-)

I've never been much of a meat eater, not even for the sake of animal rights, just that since I've been a kid I haven't really grooved on the the texture/taste of most meats. I'm not a vegetarian, because I'll eat meat if it's around, or if I get a hankering, but I suppose I could make the transition pretty seamless.

Anyway, the point is, without meat in a diet, there's got to be some care taken with almost everything else I eat. I used to think that the lack of meat in my meals made me healthier by default, but the truth is I was eating some pretty odd processed stuff in place of a 'normal' entree. I'm still not much into to meat, but I appreciate the organic and local produce that's around me now, and am trying to stear myself away from 'chemicals' instead of foods.

Um! For Earth Day, I really don't have a whole lot planned, except for finishing that above mentioned move. At this point I'd be happy for a festival or even a huge parade - anything that would distract me from the unpacking!

Samy said...

I am going to go to an Earth Day fair :)

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Kim said...

For Earth day I'm planning on making a few recycled crafts with the kids- all from things we have around the house or find in the recycling bin :)

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RoxyChic0529 said...

the film was very insightful. i liked that it shows the 'behind the scenes' aspect of the food we buy and eat. i didnt like the fact that junk food was cheaper than healthy vegatables. that is a shame. no wonder america is obese! it was also sad to see the immigrants arrested as though they were criminals, when rly, they were just doing something to provide for their famillies. i was also saddened by the fact that the "Kevin's Bill" was not seen as important enough to be passed. Overall, the whole documentary was a huge eye-opener to me. America should have the right to know what was in their food, and how it was made. That alone might change the way we eat.

As for my earth day plans, due to working all last night and staying up a few extra hrs when i got off work to watch the documentary, i truly dont have any plans besides sleeping so i can get up this evening and work all night again. i would love to attend some sort of earth day fair if it was offered in my area though.

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Kelly Irene said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I really enjoyed the movie as well and it helped to draw a connection between the farm and the table--one that seems to be missing these days and one that is not pleasant to thing about conventionally!
For Earth Day, I am hosting a giveaway on my blog as well, and my book club is meeting tonight to discuss Wendell Berry's latest collection of essays, Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food (excellent read by the way!)

audreyscountrycrafts said...

I haven't seen the movie, haven't even heard of it - but I don't watch a lot of tv etc.
We all have to work on Earth Day, however we are having a late supper outside on the picnic table and enjoying the spring time weather, fresh air, birds singing and pretending we don't have hydro (wonder how long that will last)!

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Risyaa♥ said...

Hi!
I haven't watch that movie & can't because i don't have any TV in my dorm right now *:(

but I concerning about it, I was so mad of how cruel & inhuman to treat animals by the corporations!
it just broke my heart to see how sad their lives were *:(

my ideal earth day is to learn more to educate myself how to preserve preserve our Earth and to the best that I can to get involved.
start by something little - such saving the water, turn off unnecessary electricity, bring my own reusable bag while doing grocery, etc.
then I can upgrade myself to a more effective involvemnt such - participate in environmental organization^^

<3 Risya
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phrannie said...

i haven't seen the documentary, only because i think i'd get so mad at the state of the world that i may explode... what i did for earth day? tried to conserve more water and keep the lights off in the house more. we already recycle like crazy and donate whatever we can to any needy charities. it's hard to add on extra things to everything we already do - for us, every day is earth day, and we worship mother nature!
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Julie said...

I was sick with the flu Earth Day.But my daughter and her 10th grade class went into our small town and picked up garbage
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Elena said...

I have not seen the documentary.
What I did for Earth Day? Nothing special..

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fairycreations said...

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Danielle said...

I missed seeing this on tv, but was able to watch it on Netflix. This movie was a real eye opener for me and I have already shared several things that I learned with many people. One thing that was interesting to me was just how bad it was to feed cows corn. We are switching to grass-fed beef only.

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~Kimberly said...

We didn't get this on our tv, but saw the director? on Bonnie Hunt the day before. Will have to get it on netflix! I already started my own veggie garden this year!

MelissaStuff said...

I thought the movie was hard to watch because of all of the gross things that are being introduced to our bodies, but maybe with more information out there like this those kinds of things will start to change!!

Joaness said...

I will have to watch this as I have not seen it yet.
DH planted some new trees for Earth Day. I had Dr appointments all day so I didn't do as much as I like.
DH and I don't eat beef at all and we eat alot of chicken so I think we need to watch this.

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Joaness said...

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Jackie said...

I did not see the documentary, but after reading the comments left here, would like to. Unfortunately, there were no events in my area for earth day. We try to be conscience of the earth all year though by recycling all we can, ony doing full loads of laundry and hanging some of it to dry and turning off lights unplugging appliances when not in use. Thanks!
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trixx said...

We spent the day at the park enjoying the sunshine. =) peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

Tylerpants said...

I wish I had know about the movie sooner! We celebrated Earth Day by planting some flowers, my son had fun! tylerpants(at)gmail.com