Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thrify Thursday ~ ReUsies Giveaway

As a new mommy, I am always in awe of the amount of trash that gets generated in my household. I am not simply talking about diapers (but yes, my green friends, I am strongly considering making the switch to cloth now that Stella is 6 months old), but just trash in general. Paper towels, kleenex, baby wipes, BM storage bags, and zip lock baggies fill up the trash cans on a daily basis. I would like to say that part of my hauteness is that I am environmentally friendly, or at least try to be, but I seem to be having a difficult time now. I want to find products that are easy to use, clean, and hug trees all at the same time. The other side of this is a time issue. I barely have time to keep up with laundry much less add more things to wash to my daily list of to-do's.

There is a product that I am enjoying that has cut back on some of the waste my family is generating; they replace zip lock bags which I know is an item that will be in my house for many years to come. ReUsies are these reusable bags that offer an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic zip lock bags. Why do I like them so much? You can wash them by hand, in the dishwasher, or...get this...the washing machine!

Stella's diaper bag is filled with little plastic zip lock bags containing pacifiers, teethers, bottle nipples, and usually a snack for me. Now that I am getting ready to return to work, I will be taking my lunch which requires more zip lock bags. Let's fast forward to when Stella is eating table food (2 more months according to her doctor on Tuesday) and more little bags will be needed. Not only is this generating garbage but plastic bags are not cheap! ReUsies come in two sizes, are inexpensive ($6.95-$8.95), and lead, BPA, and phthalate-free as well! ReUsies are the perfect solution and a well deserved star for this Thrifty Thursday. Not to mention they are versatile and come in a number of fun prints (this haute mom can never resist).

Check out some of the items I've stored in mine!


The best part is that ReUsies has generously offered to host a giveaway for all you haute moms out there! One lucky winner will receive both a sandwich and snack size bag in the print of your choice! Here is a chance for you to save money, lower your garbage production, and look haute while doing it!

To enter you must follow Haute Mom publicly and tell me why you would like to win a set of ReUsies! This is required and must be complete before you do any of the extra entries!

Extra Entries - leave one comment telling me you have done each of these.

-Subscribe to the ReUsies Newsletter
-Visit ReUsies and tell me which 3 ReUsies designs you like best
-Join Haute Mom on Networked Blogs
-Like Haute Mom on Facebook
-Like ReUsies on Facebook
-Change your Facebook status to mention your giveaway by leaving a link
-Follow ReUsies on Twitter
-Follow Haute Mom on Twitter
-Tweet about this giveaway by leaving a link to my site (up to once a day)
-Blog about the giveaway on your own blog - leave me a link
-Grab my button and add it to your blog – leave me a link

This giveaway will end on Friday, December 3rd at 9 p.m . PST. The haute winner will be chosen by Random. org. Good luck to all of you!

42 comments:

  1. I follow with GFC.
    This would be great to carry snacks in my purse for my grandchildren.
    bonniesbabyboutique at ymail dot com

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  2. I follow on gfc, and I would love to try these. We use so many plastic bags for lunches, I try to wash and reuse them as much as possible. It would be nice to have something a little more durable.

    chelsreb(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. I subscribe to the reusies newletter.
    chelsreb(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. I like the DiscO, Eco Mod, and the Howdy Bunny!, designs. They have so many it was hard to choose 3.
    chelsreb(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. I follow reusies on twitter as @bmom76.
    chelsreb(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. I follow you on twitter as @bmom76
    chelsreb(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. I tweeted about the giveaway as @bmom76
    http://twitter.com/bmom76/status/5591635886870528
    chelsreb(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. I would love the reusies because I hate to be constantly throwing away plastic bags!

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  9. I follow you via GFC

    Saving money & good for the environment! Wow I'd really be a doing my part then ;)

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  10. I'm following u on twitter @_Mommyland_

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  11. I like these 3

    http://www.reusies.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=108

    http://www.reusies.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=167

    http://www.reusies.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=129

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  12. I would love to use this to keep snacks in the diaper bag for my kids
    veniceangel@hotmail.com

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  13. I follow you on twitter under childrensnook

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  14. Follow ReUsies on Twitter under childrensnook

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  15. i like the hollywood, eco mod, and batter up designs
    veniceangel@hotmail.com

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  16. Already follow you, my dear stella ;) And love this giveaway! You give me so many great ideas for before i have my little one!

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  17. 3 designs i like best - camo, solid colors, and the organic choices

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  18. i am a gfc follower and this would be a fashionable way for my daughter to carry snacks to school ;.)
    kkfoster35 at msn dot com

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  19. I Like Haute Mom on Facebook
    Karen Hargis Foster
    kkfoster35 at msn dot com

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  20. I have been wanting to try these bags. I'm glad you've tested them, so I can now buy with confidence. I also do not like using/wasting Ziploc bags. I have used plastic (toddler) bowls with lids to house snacks in the diaper bag.

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  21. I Follow Haute Mom on Twitter
    @allthingsAVON
    kkfoster35 at msn dot com

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  22. tweeted giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/allthingsAVON/status/9735013029388288
    kkfoster35 at msn dot com

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  23. These look great for my son's lunches. I follow you publicly. :)

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  24. I like you on FB (and in real life). :)

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  25. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/dlandmom/status/10578197611552768

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  26. Follow Haute Mom publicly via GFC. I'd like the ReUsies to eliminate using plastic bags to pack lunches and also to eliminate plastic from being in direct contact with the food.

    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  27. "Like" ReUsies on Facebook

    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  28. Follow ReUsies on Twitter

    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  29. Subscribe to the ReUsies Newsletter

    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  30. I like the Blueberry Sandwich, the Solid Grape Riot and the Hollywood Sandwich prints

    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  31. I'm a gfc follower and would love to win the ReUsies because I'm slowly going green at home and I don't have any reusable bags (yet).
    duncan.lisa at gmail.com

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  32. Subscribed to the ReUsies Newsletter
    duncan.lisa at gmail.com

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  33. I'm now following you on networked blogs
    duncan.lisa at gmail.com

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  34. My 3 favorite prints are "Chopsticks", "Toadstool", and "Strawberries".
    duncan.lisa at gmail.com

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  35. I like you on facebook
    duncan.lisa at gmail.com

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  36. I like ReUsies on facebook
    duncan.lisa at gmail.com

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  37. Posted to my facebook wall
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=170105793024276&id=1538011386
    duncan.lisa at gmail.com

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