We have named three winners who were the first contestants to submit answers to all six questions in this year’s Natural Housewife Contest. Each will receive an organic comforter from Vivetique Sleep Systems.
We will bring you a post soon, showing how the comforters are made at Vivetique’s factory in Arcadia, CA.
In the meantime, we have asked the winners to explain why they wanted a product from Vivetique’s Natural Bedroom collection. Here’s what they said: Continue reading…
Most contestants only answered one question
The winners, who will be announced tomorrow, were the first three people to submit all of the answers to questions we posted over seven weeks. They each will receive luxurious, organic cotton and wool comforters from Vivetique Sleep Systems.
Here are the contest questions, with the correct answers underlined:
1. CRI Green Label Plus is a certification used for carpet. It means that:
a.) The carpet is made from recycled materials.
b.) The carpet is chemical-free
c.) The carpet’s chemical emissions have been measured and do not exceed limits set by California Specification 01350.
d.) The carpet can be recycled. Continue reading…
Organic comforters have been claimed, but there’s still time to win some low-VOC paint
There are two days left to answer questions in the Natural Housewife 2012 Contest. The top three winners – those who will receive organic comforters from Vivetique Sleep Systems – have been selected and will be announced next week in a post that shares their natural tips!
But because a multitude of additional entrants answered only a few of the six questions in the contest, we will continue to receive entries for fourth- and fifth-place prizes – a room’s worth of Earthpaint – until 5 p.m. eastern time June 15. Continue reading…
Why is Vivetique Better for People?
Mattresses and bedding from Vivetique Sleep Systems and The Natural Bedroom are Better for People because:
a.) They are made from natural, chemical-free materials like natural latex and PureGrow™ Wool and organic cotton instead of petroleum-based products that release chemicals that humans breathe and absorb.
b.) PureGrow™ Wool controls humidity, is cool when it’s hot, warm when it’s cold, promoting restful sleep.
c.) Vivetique Sleep Systems is the oldest natural bedding company in the United States and has the most experience in making mattresses, pillows and bedding products that meet individual needs.
d.) All of the above. Continue reading…
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What Is Green?
This is possibly the easiest question yet in The Natural Housewife 2012 contest, in which three people will win $600 organic comforter from Vivetique Sleep Systems.
A “green” interior decorating, finishing or building product is:
a.) Better for people
b.) Better for the planet
c.) One that is made only of organic materials, including cotton and wool
d.) A or B Continue reading…
Natural Housewives just ask
Touring an allergy-friendly home by Dancraft Construction at the recent Eco-Rehabarama home show in Huber Heights, OH, the Natural Housewife demonstrates that all you have to do is ask — then look for product certifications.
In answer to her first question, we are getting this video explanation of how the home’s ventilation system is better for people. Watch it, then read the rest of this blog to learn about the other green products in this home.
This home has a high efficiency 96-percent condensing furnace while an Ultimate Air Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) unit has been added to the ductwork, explains Dan Swank, owner of Dancraft Construction. The whole house ventilator removes stale, contaminated indoor air and replaces it with highly filtered, fresh air from outside, creating a healthy and comfortable environment. Continue reading…
One answer is not enough to win
Only one of more than 50 contestants in The Natural Housewife Contest 2012 has answered all four of the weekly questions posted to date. There are three top prizes — a $600 organic comforter from Vivetique Sleep Systems.
This means that two new or existing contestants who submit answers to all of the posted questions can still win a first-place prize. There also are two second-place prizes of a room’s worth of Earthpaint. Continue reading…
What does the “green” label on your paint can mean?
The more you answer, the better your chances of winning a $600 organic comforter from Vivetique Sleep Systems or a room’s worth of Earthpaint. So don’t delay.
Here is Question No. 4: Of the following the “green” certifications available to test paint, which prohibit any level of an ingredient this is a known carcinogen, mutagen, reproductive toxin, hazardous air pollutant (HAP) or ozone-depleting compound? Continue reading…
Keep the answers coming
Here is Question No. 3: The advantages of using PureGrow™ Wool in mattresses and bedding products include: Continue reading…
Proper trash disposal was a lifestyle change for Our LEED AP, and a needed goal for everyone
Okay. I’ll admit it. I never really thought too much about where my trash ended up until I moved to Cincinnati and drove past the local landfill. It is massive and is said to be the highest point in the county! As an adult, I always tried to recycle, but now I was really motivated to keep MY trash from going to THAT landfill.
Did you know that the rotting food in our landfills creates methane gas? Most landfills use this for energy, but I decided that I could put that food waste to better use. Obviously, we should all try to eat the food that we buy, but it is sometimes impossible, and composting can ease a guilty conscience by making something out of the wasted food.
My first composter was a tumbler. It worked pretty well, but it took a while to understand the proportions of food waste to nitrogen-rich matter like leaves. Continue reading…
The “greenest” wool that makes the “greenest” luxury bedding products Q. The description of comforters you are awarding as prizes in The Natural Housewife Contest says they are made from organic cotton, PureGrow™ Wool or both, depending on what the winners want. What is PureGrow™ Wool and what are the advantages of using it in [...]
You don’t have to be a housewife to enter Some of you have asked. No, you don’t have to be a housewife, and yes, if you are in the top three, you will choose the size and style of your Vivetique Sleep Systems comforter. It also is possible to skip a question and still be [...]
Some are born with Natural knowledge, but most of us have learned from mistakes Sixteen years ago, I let my infant sleep on a plastic mattress filled with foam rubber. I had read the baby books and collaborated with pregnant friends. But nothing and no one pointed out that standard mattresses contain petrochemicals or that [...]
Better for people? Better for the planet? Let the contest begin! If you have read the rules and contest details, you know that three winners will receive luxurious organic comforters from Vivetique Sleep Systems and two more will each get a room’s worth of Earthpaint. And you know you will get the weekly, multiple-choice questions [...]
Fourth and Fifth Place Winners Will Get Earthpaint In addition to organic comforters from Vivetique Sleep Systems for the top three winners, two more winners will each receive a room’s worth of Earthpaint in the Natural Housewife Contest 2012. Earthpaint is low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) and low-odor. Get contest rules here, and hurry, the contest [...]
Contest winners to receive organic comforters from Vivetique or a room of Earthpaint The theme of this year’s Natural Housewife Contest takes hold during a vacation on the Gulf of Mexico, where The Natural Housewife tells us it’s time to take actions that are better for people or better for the planet. Part of doing [...]
Be fast and be on Facebook How do you know if a product is better for people, better for the planet or natural? Most of you who come here often know it isn’t that hard. This year’s Natural Housewife Contest will let three of you use this knowledge to win luxurious organic comforters, with an [...]
Organic bedding from a national, natural leader There is a sentence I love in a 2007 LA Times article about Vivètique Sleep Systems – the company that will be supplying luxurious organic comforters to three winners in this year’s Natural Housewife Contest: “There isn’t a speck of polyurethane foam, by far the most common filling [...]
Sara Eickhoff of Cincinnati, OH, claims the first-place prize and shares a few more tips for natural and healthy order
Winners of first annual contest chosen in Ohio and Colorado After much deliberation, our judges have selected the first- and second-place winners in The Natural Housewife Contest.
Look for the winner on the next episode of Natural Interiors® TV From Florida to California, Natural Housewives — and Husbands – have stepped up for a chance to win our first annual Natural Housewife Contest by sharing their tips for keeping natural, healthy order. For most of them, healthy indoor-air quality is key. And thought [...]
May 31 is last day to enter for a chance to win $500 in Nature’s Carpet or a room’s worth of Earth Paint The judges have been sorting the entries for a week and will soon be choosing our Natural Housewife Contest winners. If you wanted to enter, don’t delay. Your entry must be received [...]
Whether you’re Natural, Desperate or somewhere in between, enter The Natural Housewife Contest for your chance to win $500 in chemical-free, wool Nature’s Carpet.
The Natural Housewife shares tips for choosing products that do not pollute your indoor air. Join the conversation for a chance to win $500 in Nature’s Carpet.
Cincinnati, OH, woman inspires second episode of The Natural Housewife It’s lunchtime at the Woeber house in Anderson Township, OH. A fire warms the family room while Beth Woeber gets lunch for her children, ages 2 and 4, and plays hostess to the Natural Interiors® TV crew. We are in her home to tape the [...]
Winner of The Natural Housewife contest will get $500 in Nature’s Carpet. But what is Nature’s Carpet? Episode Two of The Natural Housewife will post next week. In the meantime, you can still watch the first episode on the Natural Interiors TV page, and here’s more information about Nature’s Carpet.
Natural Housewives: Send in your tips for a chance to win! The Natural Housewife says, “Enough! We don’t keep our homes healthy or stylish with toxic chemicals, furnishings or decorating products. And contributing to landfill waste unnecessarily is just so uncool!” Join this conversation, and you could win prizes that include $500 in Nature’s Carpet [...]
The Natural Housewife says the home should be a non-toxic zone. Add your tips to the conversation for a chance to win $500 in Nature’s Carpet and other prizes.