Live X-Mas Tree Giveaway

Live Xmas Tree PineEvery X-Mas my family goes to someone’s home to enjoy their X-Mas party. We love the scent of the pine trees, the decorations and we really love the candy canes.

What I don’t love is seeing X-Mas trees all over the streets waiting for trash pickup at the New Year. I am not alone, the folks at The Living Christmas Company felt the same way, and they’re out to change the way California celebrates X-Mas.

This year you can rent a living X-Mas Tree. That’s right, rather than chopping down a tree to celebrate, you can borrow a living tree, decorate it in your home and later return it to the nursery so it (like you) can continue to thrive in 2010. The details of X-Mas Tree rentals are here.

The Living X-Mas Tree Company is right here in Redondo Beach, CA. They are offering one of my readers $135 credit. This will rent you a 6-7 foot X-Mas tree or a smaller one accompanied with some ornaments.*

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Giveaway: Tupperware Gives to You Too

Earlier this week, at the Tupperware party I had a few remarkable conversations. Rick Goings (the CEO of Tupperware) was telling me about the growth of the company, and (unlike any other man in his position) he wasn’t talking to me about the product. Rick was talking to me about the people. He said that the way to success is to, “find a great parade and walk in front of it.”I suspect that Rick does a lot more than lead a great parade. What I heard was that women in India and the Philippines were changing their lives. I listened as Brooke Shields talked about the early days of Tupperware Parties and the fact that men didn’t necessarily love the idea of their wives working. Tupperware is more than pop culture. Tupperware has always been about women joining together.

I understand that the mission of Tupperware the brand must be to be to fulfill the needs of it’s shareholders. I can’t shake the notion that the mission of Tupperware’s CEO was empowerment of women and girls, and that the money was just one component.

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Green Mom Giveaway

100_0348Why aren’t you a little greener?

Does it seem irrelevant, too difficult or are you just tired of people judging you?

Terra Wellington wrote a great book, The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green: (read my review here) and one lucky blog reader will get a copy.

To enter this giveaway simply post a comment here about why you’d like to go green. For two additional entries you can tweet this message:

@JessicaGottlieb Terra’s book will help me ____ #givegreen

Are you super competitive? Link to this post from your blog for two more entries, a total of five available entries per person.

Entries will be written on scrap paper (probably one of the kids’ old pieces of homework) and drawn from a hat.

All entries must be in by noon on March 1st and you’ll need to have a US Address.

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