Saturday, February 5, 2011

Wool Dryer Balls from the Willow Store {Review and Giveaway!}




You may remember my review of the Willow Store's Sprout Change reversible hybrid reusable diaper a couple of months ago! Well, as wonderful as it is, cloth diapers are not all the Willow Store has to offer.

Willow Store offers organic kitchen cloth, known as "forever cloth," reusable bags, feminine care products, and natural laundry products and more! Today It's my honor to review for you Willow Store's wool dryer balls! 


These wool dryer balls are natural wool felted, and handmade right here in the USA! These dryer balls last for many years and are effective in reducing drying time for all laundry, and naturally softening clothing.
If you use cloth diapers like me, especially in the winter when it is too cold to hang laundry outside (for me anyway), I appreciate anything that can help me keep the electric bill down by reducing the drying time especially of absorbent loads of towels or cloth diapers.

I have enjoyed having this set of three wool dryer balls. They are extremely soft and are very light. Therefore they do not make loud thumping sounds in the dryer! As a matter of fact, I can't hear them at all. This is wonderful for me because the dryer is normally a nice soothing background noise when my daughter is sleeping, but dryer balls can make enough thump to wake her up or keep her from sleeping. 

I had also been having a problem with a lot of static this winter, especially with my cloth diapers after pulling them out of the dryer. I kept shocking my little one! I have not had that problem at all since I started using these dryer balls! They really help reduce static electricity!

Aside from their functional use, these balls are the perfect size for my toddler's little hands (about the size of a tennis ball). She *loves* balls, and these are super soft and easy for her to throw! She loves playing with them between loads! Not only that, but she's become my little helper with the laundry. She helps me put things in, close the door (her favorite part), turn the knob, and then press the button and watch it go. Now we've added the step of her putting the dryer balls into the dryer each time. That one she can *truly* do by herself and makes her feel super proud!

I definitely recommend Willow Store's wool dryer balls!

 ***Giveaway!***

Willow Store is offering one very blessed reader their very own set of wool dryer balls!

Here's how to enter:


Go to the Willow Store  website and come back here and leave a comment telling me something you learned or which product you'd most like to try.

(Leave a separate comment for each entry. Include your email address if it is not easily accessible through your blogger profile.You do not have to have a blogger profile to enter, as long as you leave a valid e-mail address.)
 
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Subscribe to The Willow Store Newsletter!  (right side of home page)

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Grab my new button!

Blog about this giveaway.

Tweet about this giveaway using @TheWillowStore and @cheapnchoosy. (Up to 3 times daily)

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Link this post up to any Giveaway Linky and just leave me a comment with the link! (3 entries per linky entered!)
Share about this giveaway in whatever social media venue or forum you wish.  As long as you can provide a link to it, it counts!

Comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. (One entry per post commented on.)

 This giveaway is open to everyone everywhere until March 4, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator. I will email the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. I will post the winner when the selection has been made and confirmed by the recipient.


This is not a paid post. The opinions expressed are completely my own! I received the product reviewed free of charge.  You can see my full disclosure here.

310 comments:

  1. I follow your blog with Friend Connect!

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  2. I've been wanting to try wool dryer balls for a while, so that's definitely something I'm interested in!

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  3. I am new to cloth diapering and had no idea soap nuts came in liquid!

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  4. I like The Willow Store on FB. Thanks!

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  5. I follow you on Twitter.
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  6. I learned that the willow store started by making willow pads. I'd love to try those!

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  10. I like the SweetCorn Shell! Reminds me of summer

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  11. I would most like to try the dryer balls or their reusable diapers
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  12. subscribed to the willow store newsletter
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  21. I'd love to try the Organic Forever Cloth.

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  22. Following @thewillowstore on twitter.

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  23. I'd love to try the cloth diapers
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  26. I have your blog button.

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  27. I learned that they have felt balls that are hand dyed...how cool is that?

    Would love to try these with our cloth diapers too!

    Heather

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  28. Follow you on my google reader too!

    Heather

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  29. I learned that Sprout Change diapers are one size and reversible. How cool, 2 colors in one!

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  30. I have really been wanting to try out some wool dryer balls!
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  31. I follow you
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  32. I would like to try their organic cotton wipes

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  37. Oh I would love to try this:ComfySlumber Organic Mini Pillow very nice for my little one!
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  38. I like the Willow Store on Facebook (Tracy Taylor)
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  41. Hmm. I was quite interested in the training pants. I'm sick of putting my son in a diaper, and I know he'll be ready to potty train soon. This might give him a different feel/texture so that maybe he'll want to go on the potty. Let's hope, because I'm going to get some as soon as I have a bit of money to spend on them. I'm also thinking of trying the feminine pads. It would save me the rush to the store when my period finally returns.

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  42. Liked the willow store on Facebook

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  43. I continue to like the cheap and choosy on Facebook...aka Life as a Global mom.

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  44. Posted a link to the giveaway on FB

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  45. It is definitely worth it to subscribe to this blog people!! I did, and aside from the giveaways, I love the regular blog.

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  46. I like the sprout change diaper
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  51. I would like to try the velour wipes!
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  70. I would love to try the wool dryer balls. :)

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  71. Would also like to try the training pants

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  79. I would be interested in trying organic hemp feminine pad inserts.
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  80. like willow store on facebook
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  83. I'd like to try the Sprout Change Diaper System
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  92. Posted on BBC's CD Giveaway Group
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  93. i was unaware that soap nuts came in liquid...who knew!?! lol


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  94. liked the willow store on facebook!


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  95. following the willow store on twitter :)


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  97. I have been wanting to try their wool dryer balls.
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  98. I follow the Willow Store on Twitter
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  100. Following you GFC.
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  101. Follow The Willow Store on Facebook. (Nicole Bangerter)
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  102. I like the mama cloth liners in black. I'm on the look out now to expand my stash of those once my period decides to start after this latest kiddo is born. Thanks!

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  103. Already follow TWS on twitter (lilmamak77)

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  104. Already follow you via GFC. .:karen:.

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  105. Already follow you on twitter (lilmamak77)

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  106. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LilMamaK77/status/35361305867206656

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  107. already subscribe to you via email.

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  108. I would like to try the forever cloth
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  109. I like you on facebook

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  111. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LilMamaK77/status/36067767270506498

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  112. i really want to try their diaper shells!

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  113. requested the newsletter.
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  114. i like The Willow Store on FB.
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  115. i follow @TheWillowStore.
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  116. willow store GFC follower.
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  117. i follow @cheapnchoosy.
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  118. I learned that Catherine, founder of the Willow Store was a birth and postpartum doula! How cool is that!?

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  119. I signed up for the Willow Store newsletter (had to send them a message in order to do so).

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  120. I like the Willow Store on Facebook!

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  121. I am following @TheWillowStore on Twitter!

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  122. I am following the Willow Store Blog via GFC (heaventaste)

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  123. I like Life as a Global Mom on Facebook@

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  124. I am following you via GFC!

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  125. I am following @cheapnchoosy on Twitter!

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  126. Tweet! Tweet!

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  127. I subscribed to Life as a Global Mom via email!

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  128. Shared about your giveaway on Facebook!

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  129. I liked the Willow Store on Facebook.

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  130. On the Willow Store website, I would most like to try the Chili Pepper cloth diaper! So cute!

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  131. I signed up for the Willow Store's newsletter!

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  132. I would love to try feminine pads from The Willow Store.

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  133. I like The Willow Store on FB.

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  134. I follow The Willow Store via GFC.

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  135. I like you on Facebook.

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  137. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LilMamaK77/status/37518094385688576

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  139. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LilMamaK77/status/37874335477800960

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  140. I'd really love to try the dryer balls, i've never used them and have heard such great things. and some mama pads

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  141. follow them on twitter as @home_mom

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  142. follow them on fb as christy hayhurst and facebook.com/homemom

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  143. I'd like to try their willow pads
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  144. I follow on GFC
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  145. I like the SweetCorn Shell.
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  146. Tweet! Tweet!

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  147. I love the Sprout Change Training Pants in Cherry.

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  148. Subscribe to The Willow Store Newsletter!

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  149. Like The Willow Store on Facebook.

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  150. Follow @TheWillowStore on Twitter!
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  151. Follow The Willow Store Blog GFC.

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  152. Like Life as a Global Mom on Facebook!

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  154. Subscribe to Life as a Global Mom via email.

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  155. I would like to try the organic forever cloth.
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  156. subscribe via email
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  157. follow the willow store on twitter @pridelandmama
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  160. follow you on twitter @pridelandmama
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  163. Tweet! Tweet!

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  164. Organic cotton wipes
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  165. ooh I love the idea of willow pads! A great contest, thanks.

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  166. I'd love to try the liquid soapnuts.

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  167. I would LOVE to try the organic kitchen cloth! We're going to make the switch soon!

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  168. I'm a fan of your FB page!
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  169. I follow you on GFC!

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  170. I commented on your last more than monday post!
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  172. would love to try the sprout change shells

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  173. like the willow store on FB (lulu a-f)

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  174. follow the willow store on twitter (lulubunny1)

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  175. follow the willow store blog via GFC (lulu)

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  176. I'd love to try the SkyBerry Shell cloth diaper!

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  177. I like The Willow Store on FB.
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  178. I follow the Willow Store on Twitter.
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  179. I follow The Willow Store blog via GFC.

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  180. I like your page on FB.
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  182. I follow you on Twitter.
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  183. I'd like to try a Willow pad.
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  184. I like you on FB.
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  185. I'm a GFC follower.
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