Friday, August 21, 2009

Love For Earth Give Away (Ends Sept 5)

And the winner is:


Suanne!!

Congratulations!



Love For Earth is the shop to go if you need reusable produce bags!! What an amazing color and size variety Kara has in her shop!! She also carries napkins, snack & sandwich bags, stuff for your dog, and reusable give bags. Kara lives in Virginia Beach, VA. "I am originally from a small town in the Texas desert full of tumbleweeds and scorpions named Midland.I ended up in Virginia by my first husband being in the military. I love Virginia Beach and plan on staying here!".



How did you decide on your shop name?
Truthfully, it came to me in the middle of the night around 4 am, and I am not one of those people that wakes up and jots down their dreams and thoughts, but I did that particular time. I had envisioned the logo to a certain extent, but it really blossomed into something I really love after I contacted Etsy sellerZen Design Studio with my concept and she brought it to life, I think pictures can sometimes speak a thousand words .

When did you start crafting? What is your favourite creative outlet?
I’d have to say it all started in early childhood with my obsession with coloring books, which extended beyond the coloring books and I remember getting in big trouble for coloring on my bedroom walls, my love of art just blossomed into many things after that. I have dabbled in many crafts, scrapbooking, painting, floral design, photography and others, but the one that really stuck was sewing, so I’d have to say that sewing is my favorite creative outlet, whether it is making a bag or a dress, I love the creative puzzle process of putting things together, and I am fascinated with the concept of turning a plain flat piece of fabric into something with shape, function and beauty. I have taught myself how to draft patterns and that has been a real catalyst in designing for me. I have a whole library of patternmaking books and sewing books, I am collecting them just like I am collecting sewing machines .

What made you decide to recycle and when did you start?
I would say it is a combination of a few things. I have 7 kids (a Brady Bunch type of family) I have 3 kids from a previous marriage and my husband has 4. We can go through a whole bunch of paper towels and ziploc bags. It was making me cringe at the mere fact that these things are only used once and then thrown out. As far as the produce bags, I was inspired to make those from one of those Discovery/National Geographic type shows that was about how plastic waste was killing our sea life and taking over our oceans. I just knew there had to be a better way and began experimenting with fabrics and techniques, but at the time it was mainly for personal use, I really didn’t start thinking about selling them until I began to realize other people wanted them too and I couldn’t get out of the store without a few offers to buy them and/or people telling me “you should sell those!” I do love that I am making things that really make a difference. As corny as it sounds, I like to think that the bags I sell may save some fish from suffocation, leave less plastic ‘waste’ on our planet for future generations and make our world a more beautiful place for them, less trees cut down for paper napkins, etc. One person can spare using hundreds of plastic bags over the course of a lifetime with a set of reusable produce bags, and save a tree from being cut down for paper napkins and other disposable paper items.

What or who inspires you?
I think inspiration can come from anything or anyone, I like the beauty of nature, rainbows, for example! Things people say, the way my dog wags her tail, the clouds moving across the sky, my favorite fuzzy blanket! Inspiration can just come from anywhere, but we have to be receptive to it.



Where do you craft? What does your space look like?
I craft in a spare room/office that I share with my 13 year old son. The family computer is behind me and he is often there playing Call of Duty or other interactive games, he keeps me company sometimes. I have a long table with 4 machines on it (sewing machine, coverstitch machine and 2 overlock/sergers, I also have a spare sewing machine upstairs) my sewing area gets cluttered quickly, I have to make myself clean it on Tuesdays and Saturdays or else it would be a total disaster and a few months ago I built shelves in the closet to help store things, but I still need more room! I think when my kids all go to college, I am going to convert their bedrooms into one big sewing studio! I just haven’t told my husband about it yet! That is quite a big ‘honey do’ list.

What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
I really love making the produce bags, I enjoy trying new colors and mixing colors together, it truly is a labor of love for me!


NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!!
Kara is giving one lucky winner a set of 7 reusable produce bags, in their favorite color!! Dual layered nylon netting, easy-care, OVERLOCKED seams for the strongest finish, overlocked seams do NOT fray or loosen with time, soft and fluid like plastic, featherweight, not the stiff stuff...slight stretch. These bags are a perfect way to go green and say bye BYE to the wasteful plastic bags that are piling up and cluttering our environment.


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Here are the Rules to enter the Give Away.
Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each Entry!

* MANDATORY For the first entry - Go to:
Love for Earth
Pick your favorite item and come back here with the link. PLUS
Tell Kara and I one thing you do or could do to reduce plastic and paper.
(you must do both in the same comment or your entry will not count)

* 1 extra entry - blog about the give away, and leave a link.
* 1 extra entry - grab my button on the sidebar and add it to your blog, let me know
* 1 extra entry - twitter about this contest with a link, let me know where
You can twitter this:

@audreyscrafts Win a set of 7 Reusable Produce Bags from Love for Earth:
http://audreysgiveaways.blogspot.com


* 1 extra entry for every time you do this - twitter about your favorite item in the shop, leave me a link


*1 extra entry for each of my other give aways you enter - just comment telling me which one you entered.
* 5 extra entries - purchase something from the shop - leave me a comment telling me what you purchased and a link to the invoice.

The draw will take place on: Sept 5 at 6 am!!
Good Luck Everyone!!




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Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 3 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded to Kara.
Thank-you for entering!!

THIS GIVE AWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!


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268 comments:

  1. My favorite item is the boss doggy treat bag. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28199304
    I adore my pup and volunteer at the k9 stray rescue and know how important it is to have treats handy!

    I constantly am shopping around for vintage items for my store and make sure to always pass on the bag or to bring my own cloth one. These would be excellent for flea markets!
    Also when shipping orders if I am using a recycled box, instead of wrapping it in brown paper, just take it apart and turn it inside out! No extra paper required.
    Thank you very much for the opportunity to win!

    lilygreig@gmail.com

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  2. My husband and I are just getting into the green thing - he wants to make a career out of it. I think what you're doing is wonderful for the environment. Thank you!

    There are so many great choices of items in her shop it's hard to choose just one! I think I'll pick this one though:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29124882

    One thing that we do to reduce paper/plastic is reuse the plastic ziplock bags. We take them home from work, wash them out, and reuse them. As for paper, when I print out my invoices I print them two to a page instead of just one. It seems small, but it makes a difference.

    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity! Even if I don't win I hearted Kara's shop for the future. :)

    -
    Christina
    support(@)1337art.net

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  3. I made a twitter post, and you can find it here for today's date:

    http://twitter.com/1337art

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  4. My favourite item is:
    3 Doggie TREAT bag set Reusable Plastic free Dog eco travel must

    I try to reuse as many plastic and paper bags as possible, til they fall apart. I also use my own cloth shopping bags whenever I can.

    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. I really like the Zip It Up Food baggie large snack bag. This is a fabulous idea!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28287253

    We reduce the use of plastic and paper in our home by taking reusable shopping bags to the grocery store, my son always uses a lunch bag for school, we try to use snacks that do not have wrappers like fresh fruit, and we reuse the containers from my husband's Smart Balance to pack snacks like cut up carrots, grapes, and crackers.

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. I just love these produce bags! They are gorgeous and so functional!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. I tweeted this giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/3478677064

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. I have your button on my blog side bar.

    http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. I love the yellow set!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29207498

    I do not use paper towels

    I use cloth pads

    I use reusable gracery bags

    etc


    coccinelle@michelf.NOSPAMcom

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  9. Tweeted at

    http://twitter.com/CoccinelleGreen/status/3482652719

    coccinelle@michelf.NOSPAMcom

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  10. I like the Zip it Up reusable food baggie- large.

    I reduce my use of gift wrap by using re-usable shopping bags as gift bags. They are pretty and are reused.

    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    The Happy Wife
    Homeschool Unit Studies

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  11. I blogged about your giveaway.

    http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaways-to-enjoy.html

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I'm not entering the giveaway. I just wanted to say this is really cool one. I've never seen anything like it.

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  13. I like the Everyday NAPKINS Eco alternative to paper Set of 22 REUSABLE NAPKINS white. It's great they come as a large set, and are inexpensive for so many (lots of cloth napkins are very pricey). We reduce waste by using cloth diapers and wipes (and cloth napkins).

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  14. I really like the bleu produce bags http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25750907
    listed here.
    To reduce more I suppose I culd do away with paper plates when I have guests over. But actually I just barely started doing that to reduce stress. I love to have people over and have been living "green" long before the term was invented....
    I'm from Holland, and that's just standard there.
    See ya, thatnks for the giveaway!

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  15. I like the reusable party favor bags here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26580555
    We can reduce the amount of paper we consume by cancelling all the junk mail we get like mail-order catalogs, etc. We also reuse shipping materials like padded envelopes and boxes for our mailing and storage needs.

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  16. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/sunnymum/status/3519843157

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  17. I like these produce bags because I like the Jumbo size
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27967081

    I recycle by cutting down large bubble envelopes into smaller sizes to mail out my small items.

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  18. I know it's the one pictured in the blog, but I love the rainbow set. What a great idea and so colorful!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29080518

    I make my own cloth napkins (don't use paper napkins or paper towels)
    I use cloth shopping bags, and always feel like a traitor when I use the plastic produce bags (which I usually manage to avoid using all together, but when I do use I get dirty looks from the cashier when I have different produce items in the same bag- LOL)

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  19. Tweeeteed
    http://twitter.com/aMothersEarth/status/3520190822

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  20. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29486541 These look great! Pretty and practical. We use our own shopping tote( reusable bag) for years and recycle cans/jars/bottles!

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  21. I like white produce bags.

    We bring our own bags to the grocery store.

    Stopping by checking out your blog. I just started one and am looking at other sites to see how they are set up.

    I enjoyed visiting yours. This is a great giveaway.

    JDaniel4smom.blogspot.com

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  22. I think these are a fabulous idea, I added them to my favorites! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29767516&show_panel=true. A couple of things I have recently done to reduce some paper and plastic is buy some reusable snack baggies, they are great, and also some reusable produce bags, love those too! Thanks for the chance to enter!

    luv2have@gmail.com

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  23. I also have your button on my blog!

    luv2have@gmail.com

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  24. I love the doggy treat bag here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28199304
    One thing i do to reduce my footprint is we use only cloth grocery bags.
    Thanks
    veggiemcveggie[at]gmail[dot]com

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  25. I love these (the lime produce bags):
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29767397

    I recycle all my plastics 1-7, but reusable is even BETTER than recyclable! It's the next step after bringing my own shopping bags-- bringing my own produce bags! Brilliant!

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  26. I like the zip it up snack bags. I just got rid of using paper towels in our house.

    denise_22315(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I love the bright colors of the rainbows and rasberries produce bag set:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29445210

    We bring our own bags to the grocery store so we don't use plastic or paper bags. My husband and I made all of our invitations for our recent wedding out of hand recycled paper. Also, I use reusable cloth sandwich bags instead of plastic ones.

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  28. I tweeted your giveaway here:
    http://twitter.com/ElephunksTrunk/status/3536039466

    ElephunksTrunk at gmail dot com

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  29. My favorite is the sandwich bags!

    I could reduce my plastic use by remembering to bring my reusable bags to other places besides grocery stores.

    jamie @ suburban saving mama.com

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  30. I tweeted,

    https://twitter.com/suburbansaving/status/3538243927

    jamie @ suburban saving mama.com

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  31. Like the Martha SHaBBY ECO-Produce bag reusable floral fabulousness, very pretty design and fabric...

    I am reducing plastic by recycling soda, juice and other bottles at the redemption center and putting out both paper and plastic in the recycle bins that our city gives us to separate our trash. It may not be alot, but it is definitely helping.

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  32. tweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/3544131314

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  33. I liked the Fish Snack bag
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25813253

    I use glass containers instead of plastic to store leftovers and for lunches for work. I use cloth rather than paper towels for meals. I also bring reusable bags for my grocery shopping.

    petri1270(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I like the ZIP it UP food baggie REUSABLE Jumbo size snack size ECO friendly Waterproof

    I've recently started using reusable shopping bags, and to be even more eco-friendly, I'm using old t-shirts to make the bags!

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  35. I entered the Home Studio Give Away

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  36. What great ideas you have! I use reusable grocery bags, but I never thought about produce bags! And I really loved the snack bags:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29874250

    I have to do a lot of shipping at the store where I work, and I always make sure to use the boxes that other vendors ship to us. We've never had to buy boxes!

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  37. I like the REUSABLE jumbo PRODUCE BAG set 4 Eco friendly fun and spunky bag :)

    I TRY to use my totes when I go shopping but I always forget to bring them! :(

    Thanks for a chance to win.
    origamibysisi at gmail dot com

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  38. blogged: http://hmgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/love-for-earth-7-reusable-bags-until-95.html

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  39. Here's my favorite! Very cute! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28332085

    I recycle absolutely EVERYTHING that comes through my door: plastic wrapping, toilet paper rolls, cans, bottles, everything. My boyfriend and I use dish towels instead of paper towels as well.

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  40. I twittered! http://twitter.com/GlowbugDesign for today's date!

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  41. i love the housework dog and puppy treat bag. so cute and so true!
    our trash service refuses trash that is not in a plastic bag, so i use the inevitable plastic grocery bag for trash. it doesn't makes sense to throw away plastic bags in a plastic bag,(and i have seen it done.)

    allegro966(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. I like the Red Hot bags! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26542461
    and we do use cloth napkins, recycle everything!, and reuse what ever we can. I am an artist and often incorporate things into my work that I have found (glass jars, chains, whatever...)
    contact@liquidambarstudio.com

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  43. i also sent a tweet out about this!
    (@babybear777)
    contact@liquidambarstudio.com

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  44. I love the set of 7 yellow bulk produce bags!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29207498


    To reduce paper in our home, we use cloth napkins and towels in place of paper ones. We try to purchase items in bulk to eliminate multiple packaging and use reuseable cloth shopping bags.

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  45. I blogged the giveaway in my Wednesday Contest Roundup"

    http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2009/08/wednesday-edition-of-contests-galore.html

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  46. Another great giveaway! I would love to have the housebreaking pads for our dog. And my tip is this- buy a stainless steel water bottle and refill it-saves money and plastic from filling the landfills even more! Thanks so much!

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  47. Here's my link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25106288

    I love these napkins; too cute!

    At work, I save and shred every little piece of paper that comes across my desk (a lot even for our "paperless" office). the shredding company that we use is eco-friendly and works with another company to recycle the paper waste.

    circa1971@peoplepc.com

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  48. I love the pink bags ~ http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29293707

    I use canvas bags when shopping, I've tried increasing our use of fabric napkins, etc + we recycle both through our garbage program & by taking things to recycle bins for charities, etc. We also donate things before throwing out & take advantage of thrift stores/garage sales

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  49. Tweeted http://twitter.com/momof2dancers/status/3560406100

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  50. I like the Boss Dog Treat Bag. I take reusable bags to the grocery store. I also re-use my zip lock baggies whenever possible.

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  51. I like the Boss dog treat bag http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28199304

    I use canvas bags from the Humane Society for all my shopping. I also use rubbermaid-like containers for my boyfriend's lunch instead of sandwich bags.

    wearehappy@comcast.net

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  52. From her site, I like the Strawberry Reusable Favor Bags:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26580555

    We recycle everything allowed in our community and try to repurpose and/or donate anything else.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  53. I really like the reusable jumbo produce bag set. Its a great color and very appealing. (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29874299)

    I reduce paper waste by not throwing away any paper! I reuse paper printed on one side both at home and in the office and take the rest to a recycling center.

    ariandrogames at gmail.com

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  54. we put our sandwich in a tupperware dish with cover they last forever mverno@roadrunner.com

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  55. I love the large snack bag, I teach and always have a snack in my bag for between classes. This would be great for eliminating those pesky crumbs.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28287253

    The cloth napkin needs to make a resurgence in society. I bet everyone would be amazed in their savings if they went from paper towels/napkins to cloth napkins!

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  56. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    My favourite item is the 3 Puppy Pee Pad Reusable ECO friendly Housebreaking Crate pad! I'd never heard of such a thing!!

    Link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29095667

    To reduce my use of paper we reuse all paper that comes into the house for printing - bills, flyers, everything. I also reuse the return envelopes that come with stuff. I rarely mail, though, and use them to hold things or to send stuff to my daughter's teacher more than anything.

    Thank you!

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  57. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I blogged your contest! http://www.cancontests.com/2009/08/contests-from-elsewhere-win-7-reusable.html

    Thank you!

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  58. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I added your button to my site - http://www.cancontests.com

    Thank you!

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  59. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/3568454272

    Thank you!

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  60. This is my favorite item:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29293707

    To reduce plastic/paper I am shopping at grocery stores that do not give you the option for bags!(NoFrills)

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  61. I love the red produce bags!
    I've been using cloth bags when I go shopping... with 5 people in the family that's cut down on a good bit of plastic!

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  63. I like the reuseable favor bags. What a great idea instead of all those throwaway plastic bags!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26580555

    And bring my own reusable grocery bags. I bet I've saved a couple of hundred bags already! Every person counts!

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  64. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/3570886032

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  65. Tweeted my fave item: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/3570931476

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  66. I like the BOSS dog TREAT bag reusable ECO friendly way to travel - this would be perfect for training and taking on walks!

    Your question made me think about something new I could be doing to save paper and I'm going to get one of those signs for my mailbox for no flyers and whatnot. I'd also have to find out how to stop the free newspapers I get every week that I never read and go straight in the recycling bin.

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  67. blogged:
    http://canadiangiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/audreys-give-away-blog-produce-bags.html

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  68. I have your button in my links section
    http://canadiangiveaways.blogspot.com

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  69. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/canadagiveaways/status/3572885408

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  70. The Zip It Up Food Baggie is such a good idea!

    One thing we've started doing is recycling every little piece of paper. We use to throw out little things like tags from new clothes, but we're being more conscious about those.

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  71. I like the linen snack bags.
    And I recently bought tote bags to reduce using the plastic bags at grocery stores! go me!

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  72. i like the Jillee SHABBY chic produce bag . i use cloth towels instead of paper towels.

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  73. i tweeted http://twitter.com/agodlyhomemaker/status/3573803201

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  74. button on blog giveawaybuttonblog that is!

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  75. I really like hte Rainbows and Raspberries set.

    I use cloth diapers and wipes for my son, and cloth pads and toilet cloth for me. We clean with baking soda and vinegar. I've been thinking about wrapping presents with cloth, the Japanese way, but haven't tried it yet.

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  76. I like the RED HOT ECO LOVE produce bags 4 Pack.
    I've got a reusable water bottle that I use daily, instead of buying bottled water and drinks. then having to throw those plastic out.

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  77. I like the Zip it Up reusable food baggie- large.

    I use the blank side of old letters, bills etc for my kids to draw on.

    the_eternal_voyageur(at)rediffmail(dot)com

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  78. I like this large set of 12 bags--http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25845042
    I currently recycle as much as I can, which recently became harder, since the center I used has closed. Have to find another one!

    clynsg at yahoo.com

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  79. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29767516

    This set of napkins is my favorite. I'm currently in the process of making cloth napkins and cloth towels so that we can stop buying the paper varieties.

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  80. My favorite item is the Rainbows and Raspberries Produce bag set. So colorful and useful!

    Also, I feel really good about reducing my paper/plastic. First of all, since I've moved in with my boyfriend, I've convinced him to recycle. And now I dont even have to tell him to recycle stuff, he just does it on his own. And we've been bringing our own grocery bags. And we have a kitchen garden. ^_^

    abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

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  81. I love the Zip it UP bags!

    I buy my grains and a lot of other food in bulk, and I've started bringing in my own mason jars and tupperware so I don't have to use a bag or container from the store.

    lemulcah at gmail dot com

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  82. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29863303

    My favorite colour is green, so guess what I chose the green bags! Our family uses reusable shopping bags, I used cloth diapers on my daughter, and I use cloth pads.

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  83. I like the Zip it UP SM snack bag Reusable Waterproof Eco friendly

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29874210

    Great for the kids lunches or my lunches for that matter.

    We use more tote bags when going grocery shopping so we have reduced quite a bit of plastic.

    Thank you

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

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  84. Twitter follower=silverneon2000

    and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/silverneon2000/status/3579546246


    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

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  85. I'd really like to replace our paper napkins and paper towels with cloth...it looks like this might be a great place to start:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29558543

    I love that they are white and therefore bleach-able!

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  86. I tweeted about this giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/phreethynker/status/3579689159

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  87. I like the rainbow produce bags.

    Save your old towels/blankets and turn into dust or cleaning rags OR send to local animal shelter for the animals.

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  88. I love blue, so I chose the royal blue produce bags.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27967105

    We recycle everything we possibly can, from paper and plastic, to cans and cardboard. Our community has pick-up every Friday for recyclables, so it makes it easy!

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  89. I love this zipper reusable bags:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28287253

    If we had something like this my husband could take his sandwiches in these rather than a ziploc baggie...

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  90. My favorite item is the snack bag and napkin combo. I love being able to buy a few useful things at once. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25106288

    I also go out of my way to not purchase plastic, being pregnant this has been doubley difficult because I've been craving those little bottles of tea, when I HAVE to have one I reuse the bottle for over a week before tossing it. I also make sure it's tossed in the plastic recycle not the regular trash. As for other products I buy lots of glass (mayo, mustard, glass ketchup bottles...) and then reuse them by filling them to water for storage or colored water if the bottles really original. I also buy my drinking glasses at thrift and antique stores.

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  91. I love these napkins! We are always in need of napkins and wash rags, we don't use paper towels anymore so I am always trying to find old tshirts to cut up and use :)
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29863243

    another thing we do to help the environment is ride out moped as much as possible and leave his truck in the lot. We recycle all of our cans, save paper and shop at our local farmer's market :)

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  92. I like these: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29293707

    I take my own bags to the grocers.

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  93. my choice is Martha SHaBBY ECO-Produce bag reusable floral fabulousness.
    I could use reusable bags for grocesories, but currently I am guilty of not doing.

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  94. I love the Snack Tote apples, certified organic canvas cotton
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29137909

    We have made a start: we carry our own bags to the grocery store; I have gotten "pretty" bags to carry to the other stores. We recycle both plastic and paper through our county.

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  95. I blogged here
    http://betty-n.blogspot.com/

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  96. Your button is on my sidebar
    http://betty-n.blogspot.com/

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  97. tweet for the contest
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3587047437

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  98. I love the 100% biodegradable cotton mesh bags :)

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26241893

    I've purchased and made my own reusable grocery bags, and my family uses cloth rags and towels instead of paper towels and handkerchiefs in place of tissues.


    Priscilla@myswaddlebabies.com

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  99. Tweeted giveaway :)

    http://twitter.com/SwaddleBabies/status/3588686184

    Twitter ID: SwaddleBabies
    Priscilla@myswaddlebabies.com

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  100. I purchased the starter set from Love For Earth :) #1

    http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18855412

    Etsy Shop: SwaddleBabies

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  101. I purchased the starter set from Love For Earth :) #2

    http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18855412

    Etsy Shop: SwaddleBabies

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  102. I purchased the starter set from Love For Earth :) #3

    http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18855412

    Etsy Shop: SwaddleBabies

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  103. I purchased the starter set from Love For Earth :) #4

    http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18855412

    Etsy Shop: SwaddleBabies

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  104. I purchased the starter set from Love For Earth :) #5

    http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18855412

    Etsy Shop: SwaddleBabies

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  105. I entered your Home Studio giveaway

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  106. I entered your Crazy Bliss giveaway

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  107. I love ALL the Zip It Up Food Baggies! I am going to order some as gifts for Christmas for sure.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29874250

    Personally I always take reusable canvas tote bags wherever I go. A lot of places sell them now too so I feel good about myself!

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  108. Your button is and always will be on my blog Audrey!

    http://roses7184.squarespace.com

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  109. I also put you up on my Giveaway Spot today. I hope it gets lots of people to come on over!

    http://roses7184.squarespace.com

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  110. I like this:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29874250

    I try to remember reusable bags when I go shopping and recycle things when I can.

    jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

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  111. These are m fav from her shop -

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29874334

    Sandie
    zaftig2k @ yahoo . com

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  112. We always take out own bags to the grocery store for shopping.

    Sandie
    zaftig2k @ yahoo . com

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  113. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29137909

    I need to start reading the newspaper on line - reading the actual paper is a hard habit to break!

    Karen
    ptwob129@hotmail.com

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  114. I love the

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26384792

    Never thought of that! I reduce waste by using the same ugly old lunch box everyday.... :)

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  115. I love the

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26384792

    Never thought of that! I reduce waste by using the same ugly old lunch box everyday.... :)

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  116. I love these Jumbo size Reusabe Zip Up Food Baggies - awesome idea!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29874250

    I've found that if I just don't keep paper towels in my kitchen, we all use our cloths instead. If the throw-away ones were there, they would often be used. I just don't give our family the choice!

    melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca

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  117. Tweeted about this giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/3594335687

    melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca

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  118. Twittered about my fav item:

    http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/3594433264

    melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca

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  119. I like the Suzy reuse bag.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28331750

    We already bring our own fabric bags the store and stopped most of our magazine subscriptions.

    cashnprizes66 at yahoo dot com

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  120. I also entered the beautiful scrabble-tile necklace giveaway.

    cashnprizes66 at yahoo dot com

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  121. tweet for Fav item at Love For Earth
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3599423486

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  122. My favourite is the Eco - Rainbows and Raspberries Produce Bag: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29005149

    I would help the environment by always making sure I have at least 2 reusable bags with me at all times.

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

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  123. I love the colors http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29005149

    We let the kids use the backs of scrap paper to draw instead of taking out a new sheet.

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  124. http://twitter.com/jdaniel4smom/status/3608597681

    I already entered before the hop.
    Please enter my giveaway twice too.

    Stopping by on the McLinky Blog Hop! I have entered one of your giveaways. Please enter by giveaway at http://jdaniel4smom.blogspot.com/2009/08/lil-bit-sassys-bookmarks-and-weight.html .
    JDaniel4’s Mom

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  125. These would be great for toddler snacks on the go. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25813253 I find that I need to bring snacks with me everywhere I go now.

    To help reduce plastic and paper waste we cloth diaper, use cloth grocery bags, and reuse plastic grocery bags instead of trash bags.

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  127. I like the Reusable Everyday Napkins Eco Friendly Set of 12 --- thanks for the great giveaway:)

    Here is the link
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30015198

    I would use these napkins to help reduce my paper use!!!

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  128. I have also entered the Home Studio giveaway:)

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  129. I tweeted fav item from Love of Earth
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3615323054

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  130. zip it up food baggie-snack size
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28287253
    I always use tote bags when I shop-I quite buying paper towels and paper napkins

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  131. I love your bag for the dog's treat. They are so cute.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28199304

    I always take a tote bag when a go to the grocery store, to the library, to the store.

    thank you for the giveaway,

    Francine
    francine.couture(at)gmail.com

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  132. the royal blue bags http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27967105 con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  133. The reusable produce bags are my absolute favorites,as right now I bring plastic ones back to the store with me. Also the ZIP it UP food baggie REUSABLE Jumbo size snack size ECO friendly Waterproof seems great

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  134. I posted about this contest here: http://www.fabulouscanadianfreebies.com/forum/showthread.php?t=781

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  135. I love the bright and festive color of the turquoise bag: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29987868

    Also, to reduce my paper waste, I reuse tissue paper from previous gifts, other bits of paper, magazines, etc. for future crafts. And I have recently begun carrying a cloth tote instead of using plastic bags.

    Also, as I work in Home Organization at my job, I try to encourage people to purchase recycled plastic storage containers as opposed to non recycled plastic.

    -windandrain

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  136. tweet for fav item from Love for Earth
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3622973887

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  137. love the reusable napkins:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29767516

    i reuse packaging that i receive - in my shipments. it states so in my shop policies. yay!

    wendiwinn on etsy

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  138. It all looks great, but I like these big, white, cotton reuseable veggie bags http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29042812

    And, all I can say is I have a son that is very concerned with recyclingd, and I plan to implement that into our homeschooling ventures this year; for now we have totes for groceries and I can't wait to see what he comes up with! Great giveaway thanks!

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  139. I love the MINIS Grab BAG this wouls be great instead of using zip lock bags.

    I reduce plastic buy not ussing plastic shopping bags - we us laundry hampers, or other reusable bags.

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  140. i also entered Home Studio contest

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  141. I like the dog treat bowl
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28199304

    www.chachingqueen.com

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  142. The zip-up food baggies would be my favourites (e.g. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29767539) as at the moment I'm using little tupperware containers for snacks but sometimes (cookies?) a bag would work better!
    My favourite thing that we've done to be greener is four of us decided to get together in January, buy on-sale Christmas-print (and other print) fabrics and sewed up a whole mess of gift bags in different sizes. Because all of us are participating, we don't need to worry that our gift bags will vanish into the void never to return -- we know that at least we'll get some back from each other!

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  143. Count me in for 08/29/09 :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  144. My favorite item is the ZIP it UP food baggie REUSABLE large snack size ECO friendly Waterproof at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28287253 .

    I started making my own yogurt so I don't have to be responsible for those plastic yogurt containers.

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  145. tweet for fav item
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3629053090

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  146. Love this:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29124882

    We don't use paper napkins or paper towels. We use cloth napkins and rags instead.

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  147. I like the MINIS Grab BAG Back to SCHOOL Special Eco Friendly reusable fruit and veggie bags.

    I reduce plastic by using my reusable bags 100% of the time. If I left them in the car, I leave my groceries in the store and go out and get them. If I leave them home, I have the put the groceries right into the cart - no bags. You'd think that would help me remember to bring them, but so far, it doesn't.

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  148. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/3631761227

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  149. tweet here
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3632452965

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  150. I like REUSABLE PRODUCE BAGS 7 FULL set pink Go green today
    When printing I try to use both sides
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

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  151. http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3635619532

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  152. I do love the rainbows and raspberries set of produce bags. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30015027

    I always take my own carry-bag to the grocery store and always have one along for any other shopping as well; i.e. bakery, butcher; pharmacy, etc.

    tooluckyducky AT hotmail DOT com

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  153. My favourite item is the Zip it UP SM snack bag Reusable Waterproof Eco friendly

    One this I do to reduce plastic and paper is use cloth grocery bags.

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  154. I like these white produce bags.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28757060

    One thing I'd like to do to help eliminate waste is to stop using paper towels. I'd like to get a nice set of cloth napkins for the family to use.

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  155. I love the TURQUOISE set reusable produce bag full set. So pretty!

    We've been using cloth napkins at meal times and we have drastically cut down our paper towel usage!

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  156. I like the zip it up food and snack bags. I love this site. I am so glad I clicked on your contest. I use my own bags when I go grocery shopping. I would love to have the produce bags. That would be awesome!

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  157. http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3643478371

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  158. I love the bag that has about going to work and the dog is the reason I come home. I forgot the exact saying but here's the link.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28199950

    I have always recycled cans, jars, newspapers. Now I added collecting can tabs for the Ronald McDonald house. I also use plastic bags I get from the store as my kitchen garbage bags.

    I want to start using green bags for the grocery store but haven't gotten them yet. Hopefully I can win your red bags. All the colors are great though.

    My Mcklinky blog giveaway for a craft book is here:
    http://craftitwednesday.blogspot.com

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  159. One extra entry. I posted about your blog giveaway on my everything blog here:
    http://lv2scpbk.blogspot.com/

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  160. tweet for Fav Love for Earth product
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3651945704

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  161. Love these produce bags...

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29767397

    Double side all printing, and read as much on your computer screen as possible!

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  162. Tweet for another fav item
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3654291028

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  163. I LOVE the orange tangerine produce bags! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30015180

    We currently use cloth bags at the grocery store to reduce waste - we both keep a few in our trunk so that we don't have to remember to bring them with, which helps!

    krherning at yahoo dot com

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  164. tweet for fav item
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3662891383

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  165. Kara - love the reusable snack bags especially: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25813253

    I also live in Va. Beach - moved here when I was five and haven't left. Welcome to the area!

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  166. tweet for fav item
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3669606484

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  167. I like the Reusable FAVOR bags. I made a bunch of bags years (oh, actually a couple of decades...) ago and we still use them every Christmas. I keep my plastic use down by using reusable shopping bags.

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  168. I love everything but I did pick one...The Red Hot Eco bags..I copied the bar above and hope I did it right....http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26542461..I don't know how to link it.
    One thing I do is keep my reusable bags in my car and I recycle like crazy.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  169. tweet for my fav from Love for Earth
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3674154192

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  170. tweet for fav

    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3678236907

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  171. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/3680041067

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  172. I blogged about it, too! (my original entry is #26).

    http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/garden-of-giveaways.html

    Hope you'll stop by and check out my giveaway as well! Thanks for the chance to win... what a great prize.

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  173. I have eight cloth bags that I use for grocery shopping. Also, I have a small nylon bag that I keep folder in my handbag for small purchases at the drug store.

    On Love for Earth's site, I like the Giant Set of 12 WHITE produce bags because they come in three different sizes and have different colored tops. These reusable produce bags are a great idea. I have two green mesh bags I kept from prepackaged produce that I reuse but they don't compare at all to the quality of the resusable bags on this site.

    sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

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  174. I like these produce bags:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27711470

    I use empty dry cat food bags to collect dirty litter and do not throw it away until it is full. Since it is lined to keep food fresh, it keeps the litter smell trapped in the bag. This avoids sending one plastic bag into the trash each time I clean the litterbox.

    Thanks!

    lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

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  175. Their are several things I love, but this is so sweet:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28288617

    We are reusing plastic bags, using cloth grovery bags and have stopped buying bottled water.

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  176. My favorite is the Jillee SHABBY chic produce bag Reusable Eco friendly. It is adorable & useful.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28287769

    marypres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  177. tweet for fav item from Love for Earth
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3685987928

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  178. loving the zip up foodie bag - totally practical.

    and I reduce paper waste by turning it into origami! See www.paperaffection.etsy.com (when I'm not on vacation mode)

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  179. and i tweeted at paperaffection too. :)

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  180. Tweet for fav item from Love For Earth

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  181. Love the Laurie Shabby produce bags! I don't use paper towels, I use old dishrags instead...I also don't use cloth baby wipes instead of disposable.

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  182. tweet for fav item
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3700102856

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  183. I really like the idea and color of the royal blue produce bags. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26493165 Many people forget that there's plastic being used when you buy your produce, too.
    As for me, I already do a lot of recycling, but I really want to learn how to make my own paper from all the junk mail I get.

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  184. Tweet fave item: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/3703350159

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  185. The zip it up snack bags looked really cool. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30215078
    I use cloth napkins, dishtowels, and rags.

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  186. I made a purchase and can't wait for them to arrive. I purchased the jumbo periwinkle bags and the jumbo berry wine bags and a cotton bag.

    Here is the link to my invoice:
    http://www.etsy.com/receipt.php?order_id=13622338

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  187. My fave item would be the ZIP it UP food baggie REUSABLE large snack size ECO friendly Waterproof, because me and hubby are "snack person", we eat snacks almost everyday and sometimes if we didn't finish one bag then the next day the snacks would not be so good as we first opened it, this snack bag would do wonders for our snack leftovers! ^^

    I always bring my own paper bag to the grocery store or whenever I'm shopping so I don't have to use plastic bags from the store.


    yuri.kristi@gmail.com

    http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com

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  188. tweet for fav item from Love for Earth
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3708344631

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  189. The Reusable Everyday Napkins Eco Friendly alternative to paper Set of 12 are awesome. I love cloth napkins!

    I reuse paper bags from grocery stores to package my Etsy orders in. If I forget my cloth bag when shopping, I don't have to feel bad because I give the paper a second life.

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  190. tweet for fav item from Love Of Earth
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/3715475681

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  191. My fave item are the "Zip it Up" small snack bags! I reduce paper and plastic by recycling old newspapers and magazines!
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  192. nice blog and have lots of stuff here....

    http://envrionment.blogspot.com

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