Happy Earth Day and final Earth Week Giveaway!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Happy Earth Day, everyone!  We are full swing into our day without turning on the lights (after one minor brain lapse this morning where I turned on the pantry light to find some breakfast...).  I have to run to the grocery store in a little bit, and considered walking there with Lincoln in the Beco, but thought better of it when I realized I'd have to haul not just the red peppers and butter that I need home, but also the 12 pack of soda we are getting to take to a friends house tonight for dinner.  So, that idea vetoed, I instead set to work getting my reusable produce bags ready to use for the red peppers--it was actually much easier than I thought to make them out of net bags my mom had saved from buying clementines.  I will post how I did it next week!

I have one last giveaway to bring you for Earth Week!  This one is actually for everyone--whether you have kids or not.  About a month ago, I started doing some research for reusable sandwich bags.  Lucas takes his lunch everyday to work (ok, not everyday, but most...), and we were almost out of sandwich baggies.  Instead of buying a new box, I decided we should switch to something more permanent instead of throwing away baggies everyday.  I finally discovered the snackTaxi!

What exactly is a snackTaxi?  Well, they are your new replacement for all those plastic sandwich bags you have thrown away over the years! When I think back to my years in grade school and high school (cue hazy fadeout memory), I hate to think about how many plastic baggies I tossed into the trash.  I was one of those kids who always brought a lunch (unless it was french toast sticks day...for some reason, I loved me some french toast sticks).  So, lets say minus the 4 or so french toast stick lunch days I bought a year, that would be 183 remaining brought from home lunches, with an average of 3 plastic baggies per lunch (sandwich, chips/crackers, and fruit or a cookie)... so that is 549 per year.  Multiply that by 12 and you get: 6588!  Ugg.  I knew it was going to be a big number, but I am shocked it is that big.  And keep in mind that doesn't include any baggies used on weekends, to store leftover food etc. That is just my lunch trash. 

So, I am sad I didn't discover snackTaxis sooner, but am so happy I did now!  snackTaxis are a family owned and operated business out of Plainfield, MA.  All snackTaxis are made by local sewers in their home based workshop!  Erin Kelly-Dill (owner) states on the snackTaxi website that she is committed to keeping snackTaxis a local business and will never outsource the labor.  
They are available in 2 sizes:  The sandwich size (above) is a very generous 7.5" wide by 6" high.  As you can see in the picture, your sandwich will have plenty of room and won't be smushed.

The snack size (above) is 6" wide and 4.5" high.  It holds a great amount of food, liked the bunch of grapes above, or the 1/2 a packet of Ritz crackers that Lucas takes for lunch.

snackTaxi also makes reusable lunch sacks to tote your snackTaxis in. And they are super easy to clean, since you can either hand wash them or toss them in the machine to wash and dry.  The outside print is made from 100% cotton and the inside, waterproof lining is a nylon with polyurethane coating.  The nylon they use is free of heavy metals, phthalates, PBBs, and PBDEs. When Lucas first started using them, he mentioned that he found a slight plastic-y taste on the crackers he had carried.  I mentioned this to Jill (my contact from snackTaxi) and she recommended that they be washed first before use.  When I asked Lucas if he had washed it before he took the crackers, he admitted he hadn't. After washing them, he has not experienced the plastic-y taste again, so most likely it just something from being shipped or being closed up for awhile.  So, please wash them before use =]

About the shipping--they came in a mailer made out of recycled materials and the invoice was printed front and back on recycled paper.  How great is that??

Now, to the wonderful giveway!  Jill has offered to give one reader of Our Lincoln Log a set of snackTaxis (one sandwich size and one snack size) in the pattern of your choice! (subject to availability). 

Entry Rules
(note:  if you blog, please make sure your profile is set to public with your e-mail visible so that I can contact you if you are the winner.  If you don't blog, you can still enter by leaving your e-mail address in your comments!)

Mandatory Entry:  please visit the snackTaxi website and let me know which colors/patterns you would choose if you won the snackTaxi set!  

This step much be completed or all other entries will be deleted.

Extra Entries:
1.  Tweet this giveaway and leave a link to your tweet (1 extra entry).
2.  Follow or subscribe to the RSS feed and leave a comment stating that you do (1 extra entry)
3.  If you enter today, get a bonus entry for Earth Day!  Leave a post before 11:59 p.m. on 4/22/2009 stating "Bonus Earth Day entry".  (1 extra entry).
4.  List a location where you could purchase snackTaxis in person--if there isn't a place near you, just list one that is close or located somewhere where you like to visit =] (1 extra entry)

The fine print:  This contest will close on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 at 9:00 AM.  Comments will close at that time and a winner will be chosen via Random.org.  Winner will be announced here and contacted via e-mail within 24 hours of contest closing.  Winner will have 72 hours to reply.  If winner does not reply within that time frame, a new winner will be chosen.  This giveaway is open to US shipping addresses only.  Please refer to all rules and policies here.

This giveaway is now closed!  Please check back later for the winner!

73 comments:

  1. A perfect Earth Day giveaway! My favorite pattern is the "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" and not just because today is Earth Day, it really is my favorite!
    Thank you, vancy31[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. Bonus Earth Day!

    Thanks, vancy31[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. I'm a follower.

    Thanks, vancy31[at]gmail[dot]com

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  4. There are so many locations to buy these! The one closest to me is Occoquan, VA.

    Thanks, vancy31[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. I like the Huevos design and Mod Swirls! So cute!

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  6. Hi Kelly! I think it's so fun that you're doing this. And I can tell you're really having fun doing it too. I visited SnackTaxi and there aren't any in Missouri...sad! But there is one in Iowa, so maybe we could go there sometime :)
    There are so many cute ones to choose from-I like the ones you have.
    I really like the Disco Dot design for both and I like the turquoise pebbles design for the smaller one, and Huevos for the big one also. Is it possible to have two choices? :)
    Can this be my bonus Earth Day entry?(i'm clearly not blog savy)
    We miss you guys!
    Morgan
    seem[at]missouri[dot]edu

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  7. I love the Disco Dots! Thanks!

    abbyandygaige (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. I could buy them at Be The Butterfly in Ankeny, Iowa!

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  9. I could get them in Iowa
    Morgan
    seem[at]missouri[dot]edu

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  10. I subscribe and follow
    Morgan
    seem[at]missouri[dot]edu

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  11. Earth Day Bonus!
    Morgan
    seem[at]missouri[dot]edu

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  12. I really love the peace flowers design.

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  13. Sent out a tweet:
    http://twitter.com/gordy93/status/1587153895

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  14. Well I couldn't really purchase from Alberta since I'm in Ontario but it was nice to see that there is a Canadian retailer!

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  15. bonus earth day entry.

    - erin t

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  16. all of the patterns are so cool. the sea monkeys snack size definitely drew my attention though.

    -erin

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  17. sadly, no stores in colorado. but, near my mom in maryland there is a great little store called nest and happily, they carry snack taxis.

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  18. I really like the Huevos print, also the Mod Swirls. I love green! :)

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  19. Earth Day Bonus Entry. Happy Earth Day!!

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  20. Closest store to me would be probably at least 6 hours, possibly 10! However, I'd go to the Virgin Islands and get some! :)

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  21. I follow on Twitter and tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/leatherbustiere/status/1588038690

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  22. I would like the sushi pattern. Sushi, mmmm!

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  23. There isn't a location for KS. So maybe B.Lime, A Green store in IL!

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  24. I tweeted about!the giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/momof3dolls/status/1588239634

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  25. Oh yeah! I also follow on blogger.

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  26. This is just what my Hubby needs.
    I think he would like the first number pattern

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  27. I subscribe via google reader

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  28. I would go with the mod swirls snack-sack.

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  29. I like the Geometry on Black Snack Sack and the solid green sandwich sack.

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  30. I would choose the sporty pattern for each for my son. He takes his lunch to school every day.

    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  31. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/talonsmom731/status/1612646486

    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  32. I am now a follower of your blog.

    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  33. The only place in Texas where you can get them is in Austin at Wanderland Shops.

    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  34. I am number 43 how did that happen?
    samantha_groom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. I like the jungle jumble azure sandwich-sack

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  36. I like the bubble blast sandwich-sack and the disco dots snack-sack. Such a cute idea! lauren616 at gmail dot com

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  37. wonderful! I had been thinking of buying or making some. It would be great to win!! I love the ones best in your pictures (they must be sold out on the website right now, so I don't know their names.) I also like the solid green though (would be better for the boys right :')

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  38. I follow you (google friends)

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  39. I have your button on my blog!

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  40. I like the mod swirls.
    tifg45@excite.com

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  41. I love the far out floral design!! So pretty.

    Jackie.buccigross@yahoo.com

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  42. I also subscribe.

    Jackie.buccigross@yahoo.com

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  43. The hockey gear set without a doubt!! My son would love those and since I want them for his lunches they are perfect. :)

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  44. The closest in person store is about an hour away but it is Home Green Home

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  45. I like the Color Blocks snack sack and the Huevos sandwich bags. Thanks!

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  46. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/MaddyRu/statuses/1698956166

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  47. The closest place to me is a couple hours away in Gainesville. Indigo is the name-sounds fun!

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  48. I would pick both in the huevos print.

    appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. I follow

    appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. I would have to drive a couple of hours to Gainesville to a store called Indigo.

    appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I like the esmerelda pattern!

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  52. I tweeted and follow you on twitter.

    http://twitter.com/momwithboyz/status/1703012578

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  53. I could purchase this item when I visit my MIL in Scottsdale, AZ at Wildflower Diapers.

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