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Blue Orange Games

Here is a great local toy company with a commitment to quality. So, if you’ve been searching for a fun way to celebrate Earth Day, check out Blue Orange Games! They produce ONLY high-quality, long-lasting, eco-friendly games and they give back with a tree planting program.

They use durable materials such as non-toxic coatings; non-petroleum based plastic, recycled cardboard and wood and tin. After all, your kids will be chewing on these games, or maybe the puppy might take a nibble too!

And when they are sent to you, the games are self-contained, which decreases the amount of packaging.

On average, 35 games are created out of one tree; therefore Blue Orange Games is committed to replanting two trees for every one tree used in game construction.

FOR  Earth Day, have fun and play Gobblet, a game from the wooden collection or Trigger, one of their newest games.

If you lose a piece, that happens alot in our family, you’ll be glad to know that replacement parts are available. That is a smart idea!
Thanks Blue Orange Games,  your games are beautiful and well made!

Update for 2016:

BLUE ORANGE never stops…. there is a huge group of games and quality toys that are developed each year.  Take a look!   Here is a Catalog for retailers.


Blue Orange U.S.A.
1000 Illinois St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Ph (415) 252-0372


Ava Anderson Non Toxic

I’m trying something new!
Finding clean, simple, non-toxic beauty products is a challenge. Ava Anderson Non-Toxic gets it!
To order products at any time feel free to visit Jenny’s website at avaandersonnontoxic.com/JenniferHurst.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact her, she  can be reached at Jsh_stesha@yahoo.com

There are lots of products to choose from, so I picked several items that are “pain points” and harder to find in non-toxic form.

I started out with this order:
1 AVA-BBC02 (BB Cream Bisque (AVA-BBC02))
2 AVA-BA01 (Bleach Alternative (AVA-BA01))
1 AVA-DO01 (Deodorant – 2.65 oz Stick (AVA-DO01))
1 AVA-HS02 (Hand Soap Refill 16 oz (AVA-HS02))


I am so excited to find a bleach alternative, and it is easy to use. Just through the little packet in the washer, Voila!, it is color safe. No muss – no fuss, and you’ll get whiter clothes.

The foundation is creamy, easy to use (do you see a theme here yet? lol), even as I get more tan in the summer it blends in nicely – you don’t need much -and stays put. A great product.

If you are going start going green — get Deodorant without aluminum. This is really important. This one is natural and smells so good.  As for hand soap, this is a “no brainer” for clean hands, don’t rely on anti-bacterials….wash your hands with good soap. KISS – keep it simple sweetheart!