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I thought I find a way to keep costs down while still trying to stay eco-friendly. Trying to keep striving for sustainability. This a record of that journey.

Sometimes blunt and straight forward then sometimes sarcastic

This frugal crunchy hipster single momma is doing what she can to save Mother Earth while not breaking the bank!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My first giveaway! Rubbermaid takealongs!

The nice people Erin, Jim and Lauren at Rubbermaid blog Adventures in Organization are giving me a chance to host a giveaway!
When the package arrived we opened right away. As you see this is the box it came in. The green in me thought that was a big box for the little items but NO Styrofoam peanuts so they got bonus points for that. Plus Miss Princess thought they sent it to her for a nice bed.... She also had to check out the blue ice fun shape... She licked it and rubbed up against it so I think she likes it.. Really she followed it from the box to the table. Silly cat!

I received a package of 4 TakeAlong squares. The new quick Clik seal makes sure the lids snaps into place. We sealed by pushing in the middle of the lid. They are dishwasher and freezer safe. I tried the freezer. Nice it didn't crack after I took it out and tried to get the food out of it like some container have done to me. At first I thought I over filled them, so I used less the next time and still had the stupid thing crack. Can't freeze things in something cracked.
Rubbermaid will tell you that they are microwave safe but I don't like to microwave any food. Goodhousekeeping did testing on all the plastic containers and none has large amount of phthalates or BPA so I do use them for food storage just don't microwave food in them, I tend to heat the contents to high and melt the package....... But for testing I put some hot tomato sauce in one. It did not stain the container at all. I thought it would melt and stain. It was straight from the stove bubbling hot.

The blue ice fun shape lasted so long! We have used the block blue ice for our lunch bags. Yes most of us who live here, including me take our lunch. Sometimes when I have a short day I take a snack and a drink and got smaller ice packs, you know the ones that look like a pop cap or something like that. They don't last long. I end up with a tepid drink. So I thought this small ice pack isn't going to last the 6 hours before lunch, well it did and was still cool to the touch after 8 hours. The monkey was so cute, Rubbermaid also have a frog and football shapes. Of course the daughter was upset at the time I got the package that she didn't get the football too, seeing how she was excited about the Brown's game on that night and her boyfriend coming over.... but she loves the monkey shape too. Then we tried the container out for his monster sandwich.. turkey, ham, pepperjack cheese, lettuce, tomato, pepper slice, onion and Italian dressing. IT fit! Without smashing the bread down.

Rubbermaid is giving one lucky person from this blog a 4 pack of Takealong square containers and one blue ice fun shape Plus the marker for notes to your child. I know my daughter works with younger kids and they have to mark their containers. They have to mark everything they bring in their lunch box. This was handy to have. Rubbermaid was thinking for notes and we thought before reading the letter, to mark containers for school or work...... LOL
this giveaway will end on September 19 at 1:00 AM EST
Winner will be picked by Random.org
Open to anyone in the US and Canada.

Go to the Rubbermaid site and look around post something you like. Heck I have a few Rubbermaid Items already! But found more I would like to get... hehe
Follow my blog. Shades of Green or remind me that you do follow my blog
Subscribe to their blog Adventures in Organization
Follow on twitter @rubbermaid
Become a fan of Rubbermaid's Facebook page
Please leave a email address so i can reach you if you win....Whether or not a boy or girl will be using the fun shape primarily or whether it should be gender neutral.
Leave a comment for each action you make....

Good Luck!


  1. So glad we found your blog - I'm sure we'll be getting a lot of great ideas from you! And thanks for following us - right back at ya!

    And it looks like we started following at just the right time - gotta love a giveaway!

    homemademamas@gmail.com (we have boys, by the way)

    Thanks again for finding us!!

  2. I like the Fast Track for the garage and the Premier Storage containers.

    tfulton0513 at yahoo dot com

  3. I follow your blog thru google

    tfulton0513 at yahoo dot com

  4. I follow Rubbermaid on Twitter.

    tfulton0513 at yahoo dot com

  5. Popping in from MBC!
    Now following you...

    I have an Artfire Studio too!
    I'll check your out. :-)



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