Monday, April 19, 2010

april giveaway! - win a cute chipmunk notebook

This month is just flying by.... it's already time for the April giveaway! To coincide with Earth Day this month, the lovely prize is this cute little soft cover notebook... oh, how handy this would be to jot down your little notes, lists, and doodles! The notebook is made from 100% recycled paper and features a cute little green chipmunk design. Go green!

Enter to win by posting a comment telling me one way you have gone green... do you recycle, grow your own organic food, maybe you make all of your own clothes?... share some of your green and eco tips, so we all can learn from one another!

A random draw will be made next Monday, April 26th, so check back to see if you win! Please remember to include some sort of contact info (etsy shop, blog, website, or e.mail address) and please only one entry per person. Good luck to everyone!

114 comments:

maureencracknell said...

We are super Eco-friendly and I make eco-friendly toys. Great giveaway!

M.M.E. said...

I grow all of my herbs in a big whiskey barrel. They make my apartment smell wonderful, save me so much money, and cut down on my plastic footprint.
http://studiomme.blogspot.com

asuka said...

Awwww man, that is super adorable! ^_^

Stacey said...

I have a vermipost (worm bin) in the kitchen for small handfuls of compost, it is lovely and I love having it there.

lil hipsters said...

Hi Cabin! Great giveaway, as oozsh. =0) Thanks for the opportunity!

I use cfl lights, recycle, try not to throw anything away if I can fix it, shop at the thrift store alot for everyday clothes, buy gently-used household items on Craigslist, bring my totes to the grocery store, etc etc etc. Here is a fun checklist I found on being green!: http://www.bubhub.com.au/todo-eco-friendly-family-checklist.php

geschichtenvonkat said...

it's so cute, reminds me of beatrix potter :)

we decided to get rid of our car while we lived in the city for 3 years so we were fully reliant on bikes and public transit...which also had us more fit, lol. now that we have to have one again we make an even bigger effort to recycle and take short showers.

Chelle said...

I have a compost and I try to buy all of my fruits and veggies from the local organic farmers market.

Such a cute notebook!

californiablue said...

We are expanding our organic garden this year, and have stopped using paper towels...

considerthelillies said...

almost everything in my house was purchased used from thrift stores, yard sales, junk stores! My couches, tables, chairs,coffee table, end tables, hutches, mirrors, pictures, frames,etc.! I think that is the greenest way to be!
Darlene
considerthelillies09.blogspot.com

Kwil said...

I am a meticulous recycler. although, i hope most people are by now. i grow many of my own herbs and make sure to buy local. i have bought MANY furniture items from craigslist, nothing better than reusing a great piece of furniture!

the notebook is incredibly cute!

Anna said...

What a great giveaway! LOVE this notepad- too cute!!

Lots of going green! I pretty much have eliminated paper from my life (work and home). We grow a lot of our own veggies. We recycle and use energy-efficiant light bulbs. And lots of public transit use :)

Dyche Designs said...

Great giveaway.

We are currently working on our yard and my husband is hoping to plant a vegetable garden for us. :0)

Tara said...

i always love your giveaways val, because they always encourage sharing. the best way i've gone green is to only use household cleaners that i make from scratch.

if anyone would like to get the recipes for a house full of easy to make, cheap, and super safe, eco-conscientious cleaners - head over to my blog and check the March 2010 Archives from Mar. 20-27!

Best,
Tara
Art is Vital. Love is Vital. Shopping is Vital.
http://elanvitalanthology.blogspot.com

Sarah Knight said...

looks very cute & earthy : )

Chaucee said...

I love the use green body lotions. They're great!
lahmodeblog@gmail.com
http://thesearched.blogspot.com

Jenni said...

You just have the best giveaways! Luv it! Ok..we do a lot to reduce our footprint..here's one example. Living out in the boonies..there is NO curbside recycling pick up. We organize all of our cardboard, newspaper, glass and plastics and run it into town about 2x a month to recycle. For a family of four, we generally have less than 1 garbage can a week. We're pretty proud of ourselves :) teehee

Gallery32 said...

We are working on getting green. We recently got curbside recycling in our town, so that helps. I save all my chipboard and use it for packaging, and we are starting a neighborhood garden next week! Thanks for sharing :)

Lauren Shostal said...

How am I green?
I ride my bike instead of drive.
I grow my own herbs on my little balcony.
I visit markets to find foods and flowers locally farmed.
I conserve water by making sure I turn off the faucet while I brush my teeth and wash dishes.
I recycle, and I restore old furniture and jewelry- making them new again!

Happy (early) Earth Day!
p.s. cute pad. so cute.

Creative Minds said...

What a cute notebook!
We recycle a lot. And we've bought those energy saving lightbulbs.

Almost Precious said...

Cute notebook, would make a lovely little book for handwritten poems and those "special" thoughts that cross one's mind on a rare blue moon.
I've been recycling since the late 60's...back then we had to tie our stacks of newspapers together with cotton twine, put all the glass bottles into one cardboard box, aluminum cans into another cardboard box, and tin cans into a third box. Then we had to drive down town and wait in a long line as people unloaded their stuff. This was done once a month...but then we also had a milkman who delivered glass bottles of milk right to our front door.

Tess said...

That's so cute! I also enjoyed reading all the comments for good green tips. We cut out all non-organic locally raised meat from our diets as well as non-organic fruits and veggies. We try to grow as much as our own food as we can but we aren't much of gardeners, it's a start though!

Laura said...

Chipmunks always remind me of summer vacations at Nana & Pop's cottage. :)
I go green by bringing my own shopping bag everywhere and in the warmer months I bike to work a few times a week.
http://betulaloo.blogspot.com

Victoria said...

OH NO I ADORE THAT NOTEBOOK!!! I love chipmunks. :o)

Well, my campus is home to the School of Environment, so it's easy to go green at school! We have compost bins everywhere, and compostable dishes in the cafeteria, and we get a discount if we bring our own mug/dishes. At home, we recycle everything (including batteries, electronics, and ink cartridges), use reusable bags, and I try to buy organic foods and especially free-range grain fed meat. And local stuff too!

Victoria
themossgarden@gmail.com

cupcakebomb said...

That's so cute! I drive hybrid car, use non-toxic cleaners, recycle, use reusable bags, eat organics, hand down my clothes to my friends (lol)...etc I try to be green as much as I can!

ambette said...

Ooh, how can I not enter to win that beautiful notebook! We don't have chipmunks here in Australia and I always wanted a pet one as a kid.

I am green by:

Taking re-usable shopping bags to do grocery shopping.

I'm a recycling nazi. If I notice anything recyclable in the rubbish for landfill bin I'll fish it out and put it in the recycling bin.

I'm always careful when I unwrap presents that I don't tear the paper so I can use it later. I've got a box of wrapping paper that's already been used.

Amanda said...

Super cute notebook! I just love chipmunks!
I recycle everything I can. I never throw a single fabric scrap away. I save every tiny piece! I then sew up a dog beds with the bigger scraps and stuff with the smaller and donate to the local shelter.

If Toys Could Talk said...

You have a great blog! I'm following you now. :) I love being a green mama. I think breast feeding my babies is the ultimate way to be green, but we also use cloth diapers as a way to save on the waste that goes into our landfills.

http://agentjane.etsy.com

babalisme said...

I contribute in being green with carrying my own tote bag from home instead of using a plastic bag from supermarkets/store. The bonus: I look stylish as well. I collected scrap papers, brochures with a blank surface on one side, used envelopes, etc staple them together and make notebooks, and I also buy second hand furniture, a lot!

Julia said...

The notebook is adorable!
Among other things, I use public transport instead of a car and I sort the trash, separating paper, plastic and glass from the rest...

Julia
http://www.ulvdesign.com/blog.php

morgan said...

what a cute notebook! I wish i could have a huge vegie garden like my mum but seeing as we're living in rental properties i do my best by public transporting it everywhere and separating plastics from paper etc. It's also super important down here in australia to conserve water so bring on those 4 minute showers!

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Cat said...

Oh, I love chipmunks. In fact my Aunt has a wild "pet" chipmunk she feeds all year (who she creatively calls Chippy ;)).

Bonzai Beadwear said...

What a great notebook!
I grow my own herbs, catnip and some vegetables. Recycle everything I can! And use a refillable water bottle.

naomemandeflores said...

Super cute note! Love it!

Well, let's see, I've been committed to recycling since 2008. It's really awesome!

atlassignsandplaques said...

Very nice blog. I will definitely keep an eye on you. In our studio we use cfl ligts, recycle our scraps or give them to art schools, woodworkers. Eliminate paper wherever possible and use the heat from our CNC to keep us warm in the cooler months. Kindest Regards

Sharon said...

This is the perfect-sized notebook for a purse and that little squirrel is so cute!

EJPcreations said...

HE IS SO CUTE!!! I am th econsumate green nazi at the office. Both front and back of every paper must be used then put in recycle bin if finished. All packing material is recycled. The list goes on and on.

April said...

I ♥ this notebook... totally hope I win.

We are so eco-friendly this could be a long comment so I'll try to keep it short.

We recycle, reuse things as much as possible, avoid buying anything that comes packaged in plastic, grow our own herbs and peppers, compost, walk everywhere, buy raw organic food products, reusable bags, mesh bags for produce, buy granola nuts and such in bulk with reusable bags, do everything online to avoid using paper, i'm a freakish water conservationist, have CFL's, have a reel lawn mower, avoid shopping at all unless we NEED something, try to make sure as little as humanly possible goes from us to the landfill...

I could just go on and on.

Muna's Treasures said...

i have been green since the 70s--no dishwasher, garden, composting, walk as many places as possible, always have driven a car with high mpg (never under 40!), recycle everything, buy used, all that stuff...and right now i am recycling all my grandmother's and mother's stuff...some for art, some to make more room in my life...

dressage66 said...

Super cute notebook! My husband and I are tree huggers to we do lots of little eco-friendly things. My favorite is my big garden where we grow lots of our own veggies. I will be adding eco-friendly ideas to my blog http://mhaynes2009.blogspot.com/

just B you said...

We recycle! Plus, I've got my daughter into going green too. She's pushing her school to do more recycling. =)
One thing we can all do...Re-use those plastic shopping bags, or ask for paper bags instead. Better yet, start using reusable shopping bags!
http://2justByou.blogspot.com

Life Smart it said...

Cute giveaway!! we recycle, take short showers, and air dry our laundry :)
http://lifesmart-it.blogspot.com/

littlechrissy said...

This is adorable! My latest eco-contribution is to use vintage and second-hand goodies in my wedding plans. I'm making festive bunting from recycled sheets to string around the venue.
http://little-chrissy.blogspot.com

kat said...

Great idea! There are a lot of ways I am green including recycling,composting, riding my bike with baby chariot towed behind even to the grocery store -even when it is not convienient and using cloth diapers and no disposable wipes(way easier than you would think. But most important I try to lead by example not by preaching it seems to get way more converts!
thanks for the chance your stuff is really great!
kat redravencrafts.etsy.com

Galit said...

Super duper cute and I like the Eco friendliness of it!
Would love so much to have one of these!!
xo

http://slowlanenotes.blogspot.com/

Clockwork Lemon said...

I always carry my re-usable shopping bags with me and I try to buy bulk to reduce packaging

Christina Silverio said...

I love that! Too sweet!
We buy alot at garage sales, recycle like crazy, and have our own little veggie garden.

jessica said...

I bring my own bags to grocery shop and use reusable cloth snack bags for my lunch. I love that notebook!

Chrisy said...

Hey girl...I'm not entering to win...I won that gorgeous calendar of yours and it brightens every day, so wouldn't want to deprive somebody else of one of your works...just saying hi. And the green question, well, it's more a philosophy isn't it that pervades everthing...shopping locally, buying secondhand, thinking before purchasing, questioning more...

pancake said...

hmmm...i grow all of my vegetables in our garden,
recycle
turn off the lights when i'm not in the room
i ride my bike everyday
and so on. not the biggest things,but hopefully i help with them :)

lovelysky@mail.com

The Smiling Frog said...

That notebook is uber adorable!

We recycle and re-use all we can. Plus it's veggie garden time!
I also make dog toys out of old jeans and dog clothes out of old clothes.
http://smilingfrogpets.etsy.com

Whimsicalstars said...
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Whimsicalstars said...

Such a cute notebook! I love those cute little critters.

What I do is grow my own herbs out on the porch (which saves us money and love to grow plants), and I recycle.

www.lillyevedesigns.etsy.com

REread said...

cute ... hope I win !!!!!

Carapace said...

My favorite Green Tips are all to do with kitchenry-- I want to spread the word to everyone about the wonder of used tea bags (cleans ovens and sinks! Reconditions wood floors and furniture! Great for skin toner! Fantastic in compost!)and basic cooking supply/cleaner double duty (baking soda, of course, but did you know cornmeal and corn oil make a GREAT hand scrub?)!

Supercute notebook!

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

Gremlina said...

we try to be as green-friendly as possible, but making my own clothes is a new one! preferably out of vintage/upcycled materials...

Nihal said...

Oh so sweet!
I am recycling egg cartoons. I like to re-use them as beads box. One of my hobbies is jewelery making, and I most of the time need spaces to place my beads according to color & size. Egg cartoons is a big helper for me, and I LOVE go-green!
Pleased to see your go-green way of living. Mother Nature loves you:)

Cathe Holden said...

We proudly compost,recycle, repurpose, and reuse. Thanks for the great giveaway, I adore notebooks and use them daily!

Kunklebaby said...

Cute!!! We grow our own vegetables in the summer, use cloth napkins, and eat organic & local when we can't grow it ourselves.
I often make my children's clothes out of repurposed fabrics & old clothes. I try to see new uses for things that many would just drop in the trash!
Thanks for the giveaway!

LittleElf said...

Adorable book!

We recycle all of our tin and glass and plastics. Raise our own chickens and use the chicken poo for fertilizer in our gardens and plants. And we compost too. ^_^

Janet Mazorie said...

Love this little notebook. I went out and bought all energy efficient light bulbs. I also love shopping at the Greenmarket in Union Square in NYC for all local products and produce!

http://janetmazorie.blogspot.com/

craftattacks said...

oh, this is amazingly cute!

We've started using reusable grocery bags, this year! I don't know what took us so long. Not only are they eco-friendly and functional, they are so darn pretty!

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! I love make eco-toys with old dolls!

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman@hotmail.com
Spain

Ang said...

Love the notebook!

I have been making all of my own organic baby food for my little ones!

ang
ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

BEadECLECTIC said...

Great notebook!

It was 11 years ago that I stopped eating meat, which is honestly the biggest positive impact you can have on the environment. Since then though, I've begun gardening, composting, recycle all the time, keep lights off, use green cleaning products and soap nuts for laundry, reuse shopping bags and donate used items to charity instead of tossing them out. :)

bead.eclectic@gmail.com

Marci J said...

Beautiful! I am now drinking water from a stainless steel bottle rather than buying bottled water all the time.
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Amber said...

I always try to conserve energy by shutting off computers etc. when they are not in use and I have been biking a lot in the last two years since I sold my car. My big eco-friendly push this year is I've started composting! It's actually a lot of fun and very rewarding :)
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

delicate diaries said...

eep! This is too adorable!! I make my own clothes and I usually buy
2nd hand and modify it or literally take it apart and use the fabric to make something else ^^ I also only use bath melts that I make, I buy soap that does not contain palm oil xxx

Wehaf said...

I bike to work (weather permitting) and recycle as much as the community program permits.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Anja said...

Such a cute design! I really like that notebook. Lately I have been getting books from used bookstores.

anja.lju at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I use cloth diapers

Tonya said...

The notebook is super cute! I use, make and sell reusable grocery totes/shopping bags to try and reduce plastic bags that end up in the landfill.

Cabootique said...

I recycle, I use reusable shopping bags, I reuse packaging and other materials for my shop.

carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

julia said...

Oh so cute! I've been buying all my clothes and housewares secondhand this year, and using materials already on hand for crafts, card making, and gift wrap. Thanks for the adorable giveaway!

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

poetees said...

We are eating more organic foods....and also I am breastfeeding my son as long as possible, isn't that "green" in a way? ;)

poetees at gmail dot com

Lisa at Visual Journey Photo said...

Wow, very popular giveaway, and no wonder, that's the cutest notebook ever. I love the chipmunk!

We're a tree-hugging family, so we do anything we can to help our planet and its inhabitants. If I need to choose just one thing, I would say we are compulsive recyclers. :)

Elena (Tickled Pink Knits) said...

Going green - I try to buy eco-friendly cleaning products and laundry detergent when possible.

Risyaa♥ said...

Hi!
ENTER ME pls~
I'd love to win^^

My take on the eco ways would be getting involved^^
I start with the little things such saving water, turn off unnecessary electricity, bring my own reusable bags for the grocery, etc.
Then I'm thinking of doing a more effective involvement, maybe participating in environmental organizations in the future^^

but for now I'll do the whatever part I can & educate myself of how to preserve our Earth^^

<3 Risya
My Email: Risya271(at)yahoo(dot)com

Victoria said...

My advice is to share ecological car with a colleague to go to work, school, etc. So not only save money if that is less polluting

coloressinmezclar@hotmail.com

ShabbyNChic said...

Okay, so it's more than 1, but I have switched to green cleaners, grow organic fruits and veggies, and have switched to organic sugar.

jennifer young said...

lovely giveaway valerie!

i recycle and use the money to educate children in peru!

love to you on this thursday!

j.

basketsbyrose said...

I have a garden and can. Reusing my jars. I found your giveaway from your post on Etsy from my give away.

onama said...

We gave up buying bottled water and use reusable bottles now! We recycle. I use reusable bags for grocery shopping, and biodegradable ones for picking up my dogs poo! hehe

EVA SB said...

I cook 90% of our meals from scratch using mostly local ingredients.

I don't drive so I walk so work and get around with public transport.

We recycle all our plastic and glass bottles.

We have a solar heater for our water, restricted our ac usage and never heaters preferring blankets and sweaters during our relatively mild winters.

Pirates and Pixies said...

We do several things but our latest triumph is having my kids take their luch to school using nothing that needs to be thrown away.

Martha Carolyn said...

Some things I have done to be more eco-friendly is basically be more conscious of how much electricity and water I'm using. I only run the dishwasher when it's full, I wash my clothes in cold water on the lowest water level I can, and I simply make sure I turn off lights that don't need to be on. Pretty simple, but I know every little bit helps. And I have seen a huge difference in the electric bill!

Samy said...

I am big on recycling and thrifting!

samyrocks92 at msn dot com

Shruti said...

I recycle paper..

Kristen said...

We save the water while our shower water is heating up in a bucket and use it to water our vegetable garden.

♥Anjulie said...

Our city has just instituted a great recycling program, and we buy almost everything at second hand stores..

adrianalombard@hotmail.com

Happy Earth Day yesterday! :-)

Allison said...

I try to conserve water, I always recycle, and I walk or take the bus to campus every day :) What a nice giveaway!
http://kniterrant.blogspot.com

merium said...

We recycle everything possible~I've been known to retrieve things from the garbage~and we reuse as much as we can. Our awesome deck chairs were made from a fence by my partner, and we'll reuse our cabinets from our kitchen reno in another room, or maybe as a wheeled kitchen cart! Lovely giveaway!

Fiberpuppy said...

Cute notebook! We recycle tons but this year we started composting to create dirt for our garden. Last year after spending too much $$$ on dirt, I asked myself why I wasn't making my own. We were already saving the veggy scraps for the town green bin but now we keep it and make it into veggies.

VeganCraftastic said...

ooooh, supe cute notebook!!!! We try to be as eco friendly as possible, but our vegan diet is the most important thing we do for the planet.

BreeLeeD said...

Such an adorable notebook!

I've gone green by recycling paper, cans, bottles, etc. and buying vintage items. For example, all of my bowls, food storage containers, casserole dishes, etc. are Pyrex and were purchased at thrift and antique stores.

Thank you for the chance to win,
Bree // breeleed.etsy.com

Luann Danzl said...

I am trying to remember to bring reusable bags to the store. Also, I am looking into sites that give information on how to protect our water. Thanks. You blog is great. I am at Etsy at http://www.luanndanzldesigns.etsy.com
I also just started a blog: http://danzldesigns.blogspot.com

avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway!

Going green? well, I go to work by bike and recycle as much as I can can.

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

Amy said...

The world could use more chipmunks! I have a garden and a lovely little compost pile to be green!

@ByHandGiveaways said...

I keep packaging and reuse them on my own orders :)

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Amanda said...

This notebook is SO adorable! I love it! We go green by composting and belonging to a CSA, but the biggest thing we do to be green is being vegan! Thanks for the giveaway!
muskratholler at gmail dot com

anthy said...

Aw, that is an incredibly cute notebook!

We recycle and have a motion-sensing light in the basement (so as not to waste electricity by leaving the light on). We also reuse plastic bags and bottles.

Thank you for the giveaway!

anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

Julie said...

Hey Valerie! We recycle and I'm excited that the kids always ask if their garbage is supposed to go in the garbage can or the recycle bin, means that they are actually paying attention to me! I've started making stationery sets made out of recycled paper, which is fun!
Thanks for the giveaway!

puffpastryshop said...

I just bought some tomato plants this week so I can grow some of my own veggies! I have multiple recycling bins in my home.

nitzan said...

what a great giveaway!! thank for the chance to win...

i am trying to leave as green as i can-recycle bottels, paper,plactic bags into yarn(and then knitting them..:) but i wish i could do more..

nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

Annie said...

I just started composting kitchen scraps and other compostable goods this year....next year it will come in handy for my veggie garden!

annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

luluvillage said...

That is such a sweet little notebook!
As far as going green, -
well, we are working on it primarily by NOT throwing stuff we can reuse/repaint/reupholster/ redesign/ recycle/upcycle/ etc. And, this being NYC, supporting the local farmers by buying at the farmers' market what we can.
Tips?- I'd say, don't be afraid to learn something new!- like reupholstering old chairs instead of buying new ones seemed like a daunting task at first. But with a little sleuth work on the Internet, we did a really impressive job! Same goes, as I have learnt, for a lot of things- a new book bag for my daughter made out of jeans she outgrew, wee dresses made out of big guy's dress shirts, etc.

Sara said...

We don't eat factory farmed meat or eggs...and we never buy new clothing, etc.

Tazim said...

I have gone green by being vegan and trying to eat locally grown produce and goods.

Tazim

Cynthia said...

I minimize my usage of plastic bags by using my resuable tote! I also shop organic foods and grow some of my own veggies and fruits!

charmi said...

I just came by your blog...loving what i'm seeing..& making me stick around a little longer...just wanted to say hi !!

Abby said...

I recycle as much as possible. Paper, glass, tin, plastic

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Selene said...

I recycle, use my own shopping totes, and try to reuse or donate as much as I can

shiki6210 at gmail dot com

Zita said...

I recycle, use my own shopping totes and use my bike for transportation.

Atif said...

super cute notebook i really like it.

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