Saturday, July 24, 2010

BleuRoo Handcrafted Sweetness {GIVEAWAY}


Lately, I've been trying to be more "green" but in the wise words of Kermit the Frog, it ain't easy.  And it's not always cheap, either.  But when I saw the adorable and eco-friendly products from BleuRoo Handcrafted Sweetness, I got all the more motivated to join team green by replacing all of those plastic bags I use to cart around Gabrielle and Alaina's snacks with some of BleuRoo's reusable snack bags.


Not only are they great looking but they're so super functional.  The large bags are 8x8 (big enough to fit two sandwiches!) and are lined with water and stain resistant nylon, making them perfect for dry or wet snacks.  And if the fabric gets dirty, you can throw them in the wash.


The patterned fabric bags are so fun but my favorites are the hand-embroidered unbleached cotton ones.


I think they are beyond sweet.  And for just $1.50 extra, you can have your child's name embroidered on it as well.

I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about how the whole reusable bag thing would work.  Would they be hard to clean?  Would the Velcro closure be difficult for the girls to manage?  Would they be flimsy and fall apart after a few uses?  Once I received one of them, though, all of my doubts were done.  First off, the bag arrived in the cutest packaging.


And when I unwrapped it, I couldn't get over how delightful the snack bag was!


The little blue bird is so charming and the quality of the bag is amazing.  After seeing it, I no longer worried that my rambunctious toddlers would tear it apart trying to get at their goldfish crackers.  And the nylon lining is perfect.


It's lightweight but easy to clean and I like that it's not plastic so I don't have to worry about chemicals near the girls' snacks.

So mom was sold but the real test was whether the munchkins would give it their seal of approval.  I filled it up with cheerios and Alaina immediately ran off with it.  She undid the top with no problem and it took about 4 seconds for her to be up to her arm in snacks.


She also really enjoyed opening and closing the bag - Velcro is a new treat for her!


After she finished her snack, Alaina carried her new bag around for 20 minutes or so putting toys in and toting them all over - I guess it's a snack holder and clutch all in one!

Since my girls are bag-a-holics like their mama, I think my next purchase from BleuRoo is going to be the Personalized Lunch Set.  They'll love hauling this around!


The unbleached cotton set includes a monogrammed Tote Bag, which is ideal for lugging all of your picnic supplies.


A large reusable snack bag.


And two terrific napkins embroidered with initials.


One side of the napkin is unbleached cotton, great for scrubbing jelly off little hands, and the other side is absorbent flannel, which easily wipes up spills or takes care of running noses.  Packing your kids' lunches - or your own! - will never be easier than with this fabulous group of personalized goodies.  And at just $26 for all four pieces, you'll also be saving money in the long run.  Handcrafted sweetness, indeed!  

Thanks to BleuRoo, I'll be giving up my paper bags and Ziplocs and going reusable from this point forward.  Hey, Kermit, it's easier being green than you think!


BleuRoo wants to help one of you join me in taking one small step toward saving the planet and has generously offered to give away three reusable snack bags - one personalized and two plain - to a lucky AFOMFT reader!  To enter, visit BleuRoo and post a comment here telling me which item in the store is your favorite (this is mandatory).  For additional entries:
  • Subscribe to AFOMFT or let us know you are a subscriber
  • "Like" AFOMFT on Facebook -- http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFTFBFAN
  • Ask your friends to "like" AFOMFT on Facebook by sending them this link - http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFTFBFAN - and post a comment here with the names of each one who does.  You'll earn one entry per new friend who "likes" our page and names will be cross-checked. 
  • Publicly follow or subscribe via e-mail to the BleuRoo blog
  • Visit BleuRoo and add the store to your favorites. 
  • Enter one other MIDSUMMER BLOG PARTY giveaway and leave a comment here that you did 
  • Follow AFOMFT on Twitter (@AFOMFT or click the birdie icon on the sidebar) and tweet this post by clicking the graphic above or this giveaway:  #Win three fabulous personalized reusable snack bags from BleuRoo @AFOMFT - http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFT
  • Click here to vote for AFOMFT on Top Baby Blogs and post a comment here that you did - Vote For Us @ topbabyblogs.com Top Baby Blogs.  You can vote once per day per computer so if you vote every day or on different computers, be sure to post one comment for each one.
  • Grab our button and put it on your blog or website and post a link here showing us.
  • Blog or post on Facebook about this giveaway with a link to this post (worth 2 entries so please post two comments) and make sure your comments include a link to your status or blog post.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry (two if you've blogged about the giveaway) and make sure to include a link to your tweet, blog post, etc. All entries must be posted on AFOMFT as a direct comment to this post.  Comments on Facebook will not count as entries.  This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and ends July 30th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and announced on AFOMFT on August 3rd. If the winner doesn't contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!

Want to enter the more of the MIDSUMMER BLOG PARTY giveaways or enter one of your own?  Link up here!
  



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146 comments:

  1. My favorite was the Reusable Snack Bags in Polka Dots

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  2. I added BleuRoo to my favorite etsy sellers

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  3. I entered the Riplets' Eden Bouquet giveaway

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  4. I voted for AFOMFT on Top Baby Blogs

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  5. I entered for the peasant dress on Joy's Hope

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  6. Reusable Snack Bag Hand Embroidered YOU Pick Bird Color Eco Friendly - what can I say, I have a thing for birds!

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  7. i entered the shey b giveaway!

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  8. My favorite was Reusable Snack Bags Polka Dots Set of 2 Eco and Kid Friendly. Thanks for the giveaway

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  9. Added BleuRoo store to my favorites in etsy

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  10. I love the little kid-sized apple embroidered bag! mkrweeks at hotmail dot com

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  11. I entered The Rusted Chain giveaway :)

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  12. I love this reusable bag with the birdie, it's super cute! http://www.etsy.com/listing/40284669/reusable-snack-bag-hand-embroidered-you

    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. I like you on FB as Claude Campeau

    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. I follow you on Twitter as claudecampeau, here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/claudecampeau/status/19440847786

    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Your button is on my blog: http://becauseitsfuntowin.blogspot.com/

    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. I love the little embroidered dog reusable bag. So cute!
    tk_mccord@hotmail.com

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  17. I am a follower in Google Reader!
    tk_mccord@hotmail.com

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  18. I entered the other blog giveaways too!

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  19. My favorite thing is the personalized snack bags.

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  20. Added bleuroo's shop as a favorite on etsy

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  21. I love the little embroidered dog reusable bag! Adorable

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  22. I entered the other blog giveaways also!!

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  23. My favorite thing in the shop is the reusable birdy snack bag. So cute!

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  24. I entered The Vintage Pearl Giveaway.

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  25. My favorite is the hand embroidered bird snack bag! SO CUTE!

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  26. I subscribed to BleuRoo via email!

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  27. I added BleuRoo to my favorites on ETSY!

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  28. I voted for AFOMFT on Top Baby Blogs!

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  29. Reusable Snack Bag Hand Embroidered YOU Pick Bird Color Eco Friendly - teal

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  30. I entered another Midsummer Blog Party Contest....(all of them at that! :))

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  31. My fave is Reusable Snack Bags Polka Dots

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  32. i love the embroidered snack bags, the birdie and guitar embroidery are so cute. the Hand Embroidered T-Shirt- Horse Teeth looks cool too.

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  33. i subscribe in google reader.

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  34. i follow bleuroo on google connect.

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  35. i favorited bleuroo on etsy.

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  36. i entered the phone clutch and camera strap giveaway at sheyb

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  37. i follow on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/syytta/status/19449384372

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  38. I entered the vintage pearl giveaway

    jonahandbeckylang at hotmail dot com

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  39. I just added you to my etsy favorites~

    jonahandbeckylang at hotmail dot com

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  40. Thanks for the Bleuroo intro. I like the Apple Eco reusable bag.
    nmkng0745@gmail.com

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  41. I follow you!
    nmkng0745@gmail.com

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  42. I like the starburst reusable bags!

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  43. I added them to my favorites on etsy

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  44. I now follow Bleuroo-thanks for the giveaway.
    nmkng0745@gmail.com

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  45. I love the star-embroidered reusable snack bag.

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  46. I voted for ya for top baby blogs

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  47. I favorited BlueRoo (I'm kiamarie)

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  48. I entered the vintage pearl $75 gift certificate giveaway via the vintage pearl blog

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  49. i visited BlueRoo's store - my favorite is the polka dot snack bags!

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  50. i entered the cell phone clutch giveaway on shey b's blog

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  51. I love the embroidered dog. If I don't win, I think I will order it anyway!

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  52. I subscribed to the BlueRoo blog.

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  53. I love the Reusable Snack Bags Polka Dots Set of 2.

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  54. I added BlueRoo as one of my favorites.

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  55. I subscribe through email.

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  56. I added Bleuroo to my favorites on Etsy.

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  57. I'm a subscriber.

    charisma3458 @ hotmail.com

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  58. Follow on twitter and tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/charisma3458/status/19463586082

    charisma3458 @ hotmail.com

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  59. I voted for your blog!
    tscorcoran@aol.com

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  60. I like the cat reusable snack bag.
    {Rebekah}
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  61. I follow BleuRoo Blog!
    {Rebekah}
    allthingzrelated@gmail.com

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  62. I am already a subscriber to the blog. I really enjoy it!
    tscorcoran@aol.com

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  63. I "heart" BleRoo
    {Rebekah} allthingzrelated

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  64. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/allthngzrelated/status/19466183651
    {Rebekah}

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  65. Your button is on our blog under favorites!
    http://allthingzrelated.blogspot.com/
    {Rebekah}

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  66. The plain napkins are really cool!
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  67. I love the snack bags but would LOVE the personalized lunch bag set. Such a great idea!

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  68. I voted for AFOMFT on the top baby blogs! I want just the polka dot one!

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  69. I am a FB fan! I want just the one initial one!

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  70. I love the squirrel and the bird!!

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  71. I entered another one of your giveaways: http://mybabyfaves.blogspot.com/2010/07/little-house-monograms-giveaway.html?showComment=1280111320199#c1374890976530683626

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  72. tweeted: http://twitter.com/jennmaron/status/19539866076

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  73. love the personalized picnic set-- would make a great gift!

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  74. entered the CSN giveaway on All Sams Ideas

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  75. Love the birdies reusable bags!

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  76. the set of two birdies is totally my favorite!

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  77. added them to my faves on etsy!

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  78. entered several other giveaways including the tenthings one!

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  79. LOVE the personalized tote and snack bags!!

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  80. My personal favorite is the Reusable Snack Bags Set of 2 Rock n Roll Eco and Kid Friendly

    jessicacotten@gmail.com

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  81. i follow your blog

    jessicacotten@gmail.com

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  82. i'm a fan of afomft on fb

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  83. i voted for your blog today

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  84. I like the Rock n Roll reusable snack bags

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. I subscribe to your emails

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. Love the reusable snack bags! Especially the one with the little embroidered robot.

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  87. The seller is now an Etsy favorite

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  88. The seller is now an etsy favorite.

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  89. I like the stars reuseable snack bags.

    blairs.girl@yahoo.com

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  90. Hmm... I'm loving most everything! One that isn't in your post that I think is wonderful are the envelopes with hand embroidered names!

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  91. I've also added Bleu Roo as a favorite on etsy!

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  92. And I entered the Riplets Pears & Bears giveway!

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