Willow Whimsy Review and Giveaway!!

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how we can be a little more green/eco friendly/earth friendly etc etc. I saw like 5 min of an old Oprah where she showed a video about the garbage patch in the ocean.


Isn’t that disgusting? Oh, friends we can do better. Much better. It’s all about little steps at my house and I’m going to help you do the same.

I started looking at ways to reduce waste. On etsy I found the best little shop, Willow Whimsy. How stinkin’ cute is that bag above? Guess what? It’s a reusable sandwich bag!! Isn’t that awesome?
Here’s a little bit about Shirley.

“I’ve been married for 13 years and have an 8 year old son, a 5 year old daughter and a two year old daughter.  I started sewing while on maternity leave with my two year old (I work full time as a public high school teacher).  I was off of work for eight months and needed a creative outlet.  So I went down to the basement and dusted off the sewing machine my Dad and step-Mom bought me about 8 years ago and taught myself to sew.  I read a lot online and found inspiration and tutorials in some really great blogs.  I also blog at www.thesemomentsofmine.com”

Shirley sent me the above bag to try and I am sold. I tested crackers, grapes and sandwiches and not only did it keep everything fresh, but it was so fun for my girls. My five year old specifically wanted me to pack her yummy snacks for the park just so she could use it. PLUS it’s way easy to clean.

For nightly cleaning just turn the bag inside out and rinse with warm water. For sticky messes (like a PB&J) use a little dish soap too.

Extended Cleaning Instructions (I do this about once a month):

Machine was on regular and hang dry.
Those directions are directly from Shirley.

Now the goods!! Shirley is offering Sweet Basil readers TWO, YES TWO bags of your choice!!! Aren’t you so lucky?? I love it!

** You must be in the US to enter
**Visit Willow Whimsy and then come back and leave me a comment (WITH YOUR EMAIL) about what item you love the most
**Entries open until Friday May 13, 2011 midnight mst. 
** Winner Will be announced Monday Morning and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be picked.
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This item was provided for me. My opinions remain my own and I would have loved it even if I had grabbed it and purchased it myself.