Oct 27, 2009

~CLOSED~ Review & Giveaway: ReSnackIt™ Reusable snack and sandwich bags

Live and Dream Green LLC was founded by a Mom who dreams of a greener world and believes being environmentally friendly does not mean sacrificing convenience and style.

After running out of plastic sandwich/snack bags for her kids’ school lunch one day, she knew there had to be a better way… then was born “ReSnackIt™”.

With her 2 children Olivia and Andrew, along with her supportive husband, she was inspired to find a better alternative for a plastic baggie.

The idea is to encourage “earth-friendliness” with a bag that is cool, where kids and adults want to carry it. Who says you can’t have fun and flair while still being earth conscience?

Product Information & FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Are ReSnackIt’s™ just used for “dry” foods, or can they also store snacks like apples and cucumbers?•

Yes! Whatever you would put into a plastic baggie you can put into ReSnackIt™. The inside of our bags are constructed with undyed, vinyl- free nylon, backed by a coating that does not come in contact with food, allowing them to be moisture resistant and wipe-able so that you can use them again and again.

What materials are used in making ReSnackIts™?•

The outside of ReSnackIt™ is 100% cotton. The inside (lining) is a non-dyed nylon that is lead free, phthalate free, BPA free and PVC (vinyl) free. The trim around is 100%cotton, making it more durable and it completes the over all look of the baggie. Velcro® keeps ReSnackIt™ closed, and is positioned so it can accomodate different sizes of sandwiches/snacks.

Will ReSnackIts™ keep my food fresh?•

ReSnackIt™ keeps sandwiches and snacks fresh because of a coating on the underside of the lining (away from the food) which allows contents to retain moisture — no dried out bread! The fold over design and Velcro® on the front of the bag keeps contents and freshness inside. Plus, the design allows little fingers to open ReSnackIt™ and hold it with ease. ReSnackIt™ is perfect for your “on the go” eats!

Why should I use ReSnackIt™?•

Plastic bags take over 1000 years to photodegrade (not biodegrade). As they do toxic substances are released, leach into soil and enter our food chain. Plastic bags will be around for centuries contaminating our earth.

My Review
We're all trying to do our part to be more "green" these days, aren't we? That's why I was very happy to try a ReSnackIt™ bag, to replace disposable sandwich/snack bags. I work part-time at an office and pack my lunch most of the time. I used my ReSnackIt™ bag for baby carrots, crackers, pretzels, and I found it was great at providing a little extra protection for pieces of fresh fruit such as peaches and plums. The food stayed fresh, and when I got home, all I had to do was wipe or rinse out the ReSnackIt™ bag and set in on the dish drainer to dry. I've been using my ReSnackIt™ bag so much that I've reduced the number of sandwich bags we've used signifigantly. It's a great feeling to be doing something good for th earth, while reaping a financial benefit, too!

Thanks to Kristin at ReSnackIt™ one of You will win your very own ReSnackIt™ sandwich bag in your choice of pattern. Here's what you have to do to win:

MAIN ENTRY - Go to the ReSnackIt™ product page and pick out your favorite pattern. Come back here and tell me which one you would choose if you win.


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Disclaimer/Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for my review. This is my honest opinion, and was not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

Oct 26, 2009

Make Time For Change

Moms are probably the busiest people on earth, right? What could we do with an extra hour in our day? Many of us would spend it with our families, or maybe doing something for someone who needs a helping hand.

Frigidaire and Jennifer Garner are teaming up to urge Moms to use the time we get when we turn the clocks back on November 1st to make CHANGE for children.

For more than 75 years, Save the Children has been helping children survive and thrive by focusing on early childhood education, literacy and physical activity and nutrition programs.

When you pledge to spend an hour with your child, Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children's U.S. Programs. And you will be entered for a chance to win a new Frigidaire Professional double wall oven! Make your pledge

Go to
Make Time For Change for more details, and while you're there, check out the New Frigidaire appliances designed to help moms get things done in less time and with less effort.

Oct 25, 2009

CD Review: Michael Buble's Crazy Love

From the One2One Network:
Singer and songwriter Michael BublĂ© has sold over 22 million albums worldwide. His previous album, 2007’s Grammy winning "Call Me Irresponsible" was a #1 album in over 15 countries.
His 2005 CD "It's Time" holds the record as the longest running title to remain on the Billboard Traditional Jazz charts – a full two years. It sat in the Number One position for over 80 weeks!
He has had two #1 singles, "Everything" and "Home" which was also a #1 hit for Blake Shelton on the Country charts.

Check out his websites michaelbuble.com, Facebook and myspace, where you can listen to his music and watch videos, like this one:

Thanks to Michelle at the One2One Network, I recently received Michael Buble's Crazy Love CD. I've been a fan of his for awhile now, so I was very excited to listen to Crazy Love, and I was not disappointed! One of the things I like about Michael Buble is that when he sings a song that has been recorded by another artist, he makes it his own, and many times I find that I prefer his version to the original. Crazy Love has some great songs such as "Cry Me a River", "All of Me", "Georgia On My Mind", "Stardust", and more. With 13 songs in all, it's packed full of entertainment that will put you in a good mood. (And speaking of good moods, this would be a great "soundtrack" for some romance!) You can buy Crazy Love at Amazon.com.

Disclaimer/Disclosure: I received a copy of this CD in exchange for my review. This is my honest opinion, and was not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

Oct 14, 2009

Joshua Bell At Home With Friends

From the ONE2ONE network: "Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell has been in the spotlight since he was 14 years old. Fourteen! Now, 20 years and 30 original albums later, Joshua has the public’s attention like no other classical violinist of his time, captivating audiences worldwide. He’s a soloist, chamber musician, orchestra leader and he’s earned countless awards and honors for his work as a concert stage performer and recording artist, including “Classical Artist of the Year” and “Classical CD of the Year” by Billboard Magazine. He’s the first musician to have a classical music video played on VH1, and he’s appeared on Sesame Street. And you know he’s big if he’s been on Sesame Street."

I received a copy of the Joshua Bell CD At Home With Friends from the ONE2ONE network for review (Thanks!) I had no idea that there would be so many great singers and musicians on the CD, performing with Joshua Bell! Sting, Chris Botti, Josh Groban, Marvin Hamlisch, and Regina Spektor, just to name a few. I came home after work one afternoon, and found this CD waiting on my doorstep. I put it on the stereo while I started making dinner. I found the songs to be pleasant and relaxing. Joshua Bell's violin playing sounds so beautiful, he truly is a gifted musician. Some of my favorite tracks were Come Again, featuring Sting, My Funny Valentine, featuring Kristin Chenoweth, and Cinema Paradiso, featuring Josh Groban(I LOVE his voice!). I liked the CD so much that I listened to it again later that evening while I soaked in the tub. If you want to listen to some of the songs on At Home With Friends, check out Joshua Bell's site. Come back here and tell me what you think!

Oct 10, 2009

Winners!: The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder

The Winners have been chosen by Randon Number Generator.

They are: 9, 10, 18, 26, and 31.

Congratulations to all of you! Please respond to my email with your shipping information. More Giveaways to come very soon!