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Sustainability and a 100th Post Giveaway

October 21, 2010

And the winner is … JENNIFER!

Thanks to everyone for entering!


Going Green – Recycling – Saving the Planet – Tikkun Olam

We as a family try to be very conscious of the things we can control with respect to “greening-up” and sustaining our environment. I bring my own canvas bags grocery shopping. We recycle everything – from junk mail, to water bottles, to soup cans. Everything gets tossed into our recycle box. I kid you not; I probably make at least five trips to the recycle box each day. I also try to turn off lights when we’re not in the room and unplug unused appliances. These are little things. But they make a difference. And once you get into the habit of doing them, the acts of conserving become second nature.

Sophie’s preschool is also doing their part to sustain the earth and practice tikkun olam (Hebrew phrase of repairing the world). The school’s director and the teachers strongly prefer kids bring their lunches in containers and reusable sacks, and encouraged us to avoid plastic Ziploc baggies if possible. So I went over to Etsy to see about finding some reusable sandwich bags. I had no idea the possibilities!

I was very lucky to find homemade reusable sandwich and snack bags from Crafts By Diana. I bought the bags featured below and they arrived in the mail nearly the next day.

I love these bags! They are very sturdy, cute, and best of all, reusable! And all I need to do is toss them in the wash and they’re good as new. And Sophie loves them! She thinks they are just the coolest thing and can’t wait to see what I pack in them.

So in honor of saving the earth and this being my 100th blog post, Crafts By Diana has very graciously agreed to help me giveaway a set of her amazing reusable bags. You pick the color and design. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post. That’s it. Simple and easy. It’s just a way for me to share these awesome bags and celebrate my 100 posts with you. I’ll take posts through Monday, October 25, and the winner gets to choose their awesome reusable bags.

In closing, let me say thank you to Crafts By Diana for her donation. And THANK YOU to my readers for reading me through 100 posts!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Megan Morris permalink
    October 22, 2010 12:04 am

    Congrats! To infinity and beyond!..

  2. October 22, 2010 4:08 am

    Congratulations on the milestone and on teaching Sophie how to be a conscientious consumer. Those bags are beautiful!

  3. Wendi Loraine permalink
    October 22, 2010 5:44 am

    Cool! I never knew this existed. We use plastic zip bags that I wash and reuse until they get holes or rip. I’ve done that for years – but these are much cuter.

  4. October 22, 2010 6:18 am

    Pick me! Pick me!

    We too use cloth snack bags from etsy. A friend of mine makes and sells them too. I love all of the different styles and fabrics.

  5. Laura Preisman/Spitzberg permalink
    October 22, 2010 7:18 am

    Very cool idea, Leah! Congrats on your 100th post.

  6. Jennifer Anderson permalink
    October 22, 2010 8:12 am

    Those are awesome bags! I’ve been looking for a sandwich bag…we have reusable snack size bags that I LOVE…so much better than oodles of baggies. 🙂 Congrats on the 100th post, my friend – you are doing a great job!

  7. October 22, 2010 9:56 am

    I want bags too! I can’t believe you’ve already done 100 posts, congrats!

  8. Janice permalink
    October 24, 2010 12:05 pm

    please enter me. And congrats on your 100th blog post milestone! Here’s to another 100 more 🙂

  9. Amy Spitler permalink
    October 24, 2010 4:32 pm

    So, I’m a little late in checking out your blog as this is my first post to read and your 100th written. Thanks for putting pics up of these. I have been looking for snack size bags!

  10. October 25, 2010 8:57 pm

    Love these fun {green} snack bags…I send Elliott’s snacks in old blue cheese containers! I’m sure she’d enjoy these more! Congrats on hittin’ 100! Before you know it, you’ll be at 200! Isn’t blogging fun? XOXO

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