Brands with a Cause, Food, Natural Foods

CHUM Fruit Bites have the simplest, purest ingredients

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CHUM Fruit Bites have the simplest, purest ingredients

There are fruit snacks and then there are CHUM Fruit Bites. They are like fruit snacks in that they are fruit-flavored but unlike the fruit snacks you know because they are ONLY fruit. Also, despite the fun colors and animal designs they are not just for kids because I can’t get enough of these myself. I love these as a mid-day working snack.

I feel like I should tell you all about these CHUM fruit bites so you know what they are made of but the ingredient lists are literally just fruits. That’s it! 100% wild without the fake stuff!

I can tell you that when you buy CHUM Fruit Bites you are helping them make a difference. They donate 15% profits to Wild Aid, protecting wildlife.

You can find these REAL fruit bites online at the CHUM Fruit Bites shop and on Amazon. Right now they are having a #StaySafe sale and shipping is free on their site!

2020 Holidays, Brands with a Cause, Earth Friendly, Giveaways, Toy Reviews

October GIVEAWAY HOP: Shore Buddies Plush

February GIVEAWAY HOP: Shore Buddies Plush

The amount of plastic that reaches our oceans each year is hazardous. Shore Buddies does a few things to help the plastic footprint left behind. They donate $1 from every purchase to non-profits that share our vision to save marine life and keep plastics out of the oceans.

They also make adorable plush with animal sounds from recycled plastic bottles. It takes 6 plastic bottles to make 1 complete Shore Buddies plush. The plastic is sorted, melted and turned into plastic flakes for the stuffing and yarn for the outside.

Meet Finn! He is my Shore Buddy. Finn is a dolphin who’s arch enemy are plastic straws. He worries about how they don’t biodegrade and many of them ending up in Our Oceans. I also have this Straw Buddy Stainless Steel Straw set. These are reusable straws that are ocean and eco-friendly.

There are 4 other Shore Buddies to choose from – Stephen Seagull, Shelly the Sea Turtle, Sammy the Seal and Emma the Whale. Order your Shore Buddies today for the Holidays. They make excellent gifts for kids who love learning about animals and the ocean. Also available is Shore Buddies And the Plastic Ocean – the new children’s book.

Win a Shore Buddies Plush!

1 lucky U.S. reader will win a Shore Buddies Plush! Enter below the keep scrolling down and click to link to other Bloggers with great fall giveaways! Good luck!

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Brands with a Cause, Earth Friendly, Food

Nature’s Path to Donate 1 Million Bowls Worth of Food To US/Can Food Banks

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Nature’s Path to Donate 1 Million Bowls Worth of Food To US/Can Food Banks

Nature’s Path – the leading family-owned organic breakfast and snack food company – has been serving even more with its annual Eat Well Do Good donation campaign to address childhood hunger and food insecurity, which according U.S. Census data, has more than quadrupled since the global pandemic began. More families are experiencing the need for food during this pandemic.

Nature’s Path never wants families to go hungry so they have doubled their annual donation commitment by donating the equivalent of one million bowls of food to hungry children and their families in the US and Canada through hard-working food banks.

noted ceramics artist Earth and Element to create a commemorative bowl

It has been 10 years since the launch of Nature’s Path Eat Well Do Good campaign so they chose 10 food banks across US and Canada to receive these donations. PLUS, Nature’s Path will also match every dollar donated to any of their partners through Eat Well Do Good with an additional $5 worth of organic food!

The list of food banks that Nature’s Path have teamed up with are:

  1. Ruby’s Pantry –  locations across Minnesota and Wisconsin
  2. Second Harvest – Orange County in Southern California
  3. Open Hands Calvary Creekside – in Whatcom County, Wa
  4. Blessings in a Backpack – Waukesha County, WI
  5. Feed the Children – in all 50 states in the US, the District of Columbia
  6. Ferndale Community Family Fund – Ferndale, Wa area
  7. Richmond Food Bank Society – Richmond, BC, Canada
  8. Greater Vancouver Food Bank – Vancouver, BC, Canada areas
  9. Daily Bread Food Bank – Toronto, Canada
  10. Second Harvest Canada – across Canada

Love the bowl Nature’s Path ceramic above?

Nature’s Path has also commissioned noted ceramics artist Earth and Element to create a commemorative bowl, which will be sent to active supporters of the campaign and sold online with a portion of sales going to food banks partners. Earth & Element has beautiful ceramics made by women in America and with little waste. To buy this bowl and allow the proceeds to help this campaign, visit HERE!

Nature's Path granola

It always feels good to buy from brands that do good and doing good is Nature’s Path mission. To learn more, visit and for more on Eat Well Do Good visit here.

Brands with a Cause, Fashion, Travel

Backpacks and Apparel from Sustainable Scandinavian Brands

Conducive to exertion, exploration, and relaxation is a Nordic style built in Europe and made for all weather and lifestyles. We may differ a lot in style from Scandinavia, but we are the same in our love of the outdoors. But in many parts of the US we have many more sunny days to rely on in the year.

So, on the days where the sun is absent and temperatures drop we may want to stay inside and relax or we may be eager to hit our slopes and clothing will be the difference in a long, cold day or an enjoyable one.

Aktiv style- Sustainable Scandinavian Brands

Aktiv style- Sustainable Scandinavian Brands is the website and brands you once could only find in Europe are now available to us here in the USA. The brands Aktiv makes available are sustainable and made for the worst of weather. You will find the jeans to run errands in but stay warm and the backpacks to take hiking to keep things dry. Those sustainable Scandinavian brands we want are now available to us!

Thule has always been a European brand I love especially for the outdoors. I have (and love) the women’s Stir Hiking Backpack 28L by Thule of Sweden I can order from Aktiv. It has pockets in all the right places to easily access my phone, water bottle and more. It only weight 1.61 lbs empty making it lightweight to start. For extreme hikers and climbers, it even easily secures trekking poles or ice axes on loops that stow away when not in use.

Below are the Bjork reDEW8 jeans for women, another of the sustainable Scandinavian brands. For men, the Ravin are a perfect, every-day denim in stunning colors that deliver the style of a straight leg jean with the comfort of a relaxed fit. The Råk is a skinny jean that has so much built in stretch that it feels like you are wearing sweat pants.

For women, the Örn has the stretch of the Råk with a more feminine cut, a true skinny jean. The Bjork is a straight jean with a heavier construction and continued comfort and fit. These jeans, no matter the style are made for comfort above all!

reDEW8 contributes 25% of all profits to projects designed to foster environmental responsibility and sustainability.

Bjork jeans

There is so much at the Aktiv Style website for your outdoor (or indoor) adventures from any corner of the world. But for here in the USA, you get to shop Aktiv! Sending a child off to college and want them to go with quality apparel and gear for all weather conditions? This is your online shop of sustainable Scandinavian brands!