Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Don't Get In A Lunch Rut {Part II): Nifty Lunch Gear {and a giveaway!}

Hopefully yesterday's post got your wheels turning about how to add variety and nutrition to your child's school lunch. Today we want to spotlight some lunch gear we think is neat.
* Crocodile Creek's offerings: really colorful, well designed and educational.

*Shiver me timbers! What little boy wouldn't think this Jolly Roger lunch box is the coolest thing around? We think it looks nice and sturdy - always a plus for little boys. You can find one here.
* Are you familiar with Bento Boxes? They seem to be quite a fad. We think they're pretty cool - no need for baggies. And if you spend any time at all at Another Lunch, you'll think they're the neatest ever. Check them out in detail here.

But Bento boxes certainly aren't the only way to eliminate the need for so many plastic baggies, you can make your own reusables (tutorial here.) Or, if you're not the DIY type, buy some ready-made reusables. We love these from Zummi:



We thought you might like to start your own little collection of reusable bags, so we were thrilled when Zummi shopkeeper, Leigh, agreed to give away a collection of four bags to one lucky Bloomer.

A little about the bags:
A green alternative to plastic bags. These bags are eco friendly and can be used for purposes like:

* Packing sandwiches and snacks
* Makeup
* Small toiletries for travel
* Children's toys (Thomas engines, Hot Wheels, Silly Bandz, etc.)
* Storage for crafts

Each bag measures approximately 7 in. X 7 in. The outside is premium designer cotton and the inside is lined with water-resistant nylon. Bag is closed with a sturdy strip of Velcro that spans the entire width of the bag. No seams are exposed in these bags!


So cool! Even if your school-lunch-packing days are over (or haven't begun yet), you could still find a use for these little darlings. I'd love to store my daughter's hair clippies in one!


To enter this giveaway, please visit Zummi Shop
and leave a comment telling us which bag is your favorite.

The winner, who gets their choice of 4 bags, will be announced tomorrow morning.

60 comments:

Kayli said...

I like metro pears. All cute.

KQ said...

I love the groovy guitars!

Erin said...

I think the Juicy Lemons would look fun in a lunch box.

hungrytree said...

Pods in cream is my fave but they are all super cute!

stacey said...

I love the Zoology print! These are such fun fabrics to find in a lunch box. staceylea at gmail.com

Heather said...

They are all too cute, but I think I'd choose Harvest apples as my fave.
Thanks for a chance to win!

stephanie @ Simple Things said...

My animal loving daughter would love the zoology one!

jeanine said...

I love all of them! Seriously! They are awesome. I really like the apples and pears.

lovemyabbie@gmail.com said...

I love the construction zone bag!

Jonesy said...

The problem is not deciding which bags, it's deciding which 4 things to put in them of the gazillion things they could be used for!

Jesslyn said...

I would TOTALLY use these for my husband's lunch! He takes lunch every day and I kid you not, we were talking last week about getting him something better to use than plastic bags and an old mini cooler. He'd especially love the groovy guitars and construction zone!

Kameron Morrow said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My fav is a tie between Harvest Apples and Construction Zone.

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Danielle said...

Juicy Lemons! How cute...I can't believe how inexpensive these are! Even little bags = a lot of sewing.

Gibb Family said...

I love the construction zone and the cherry blossom bag! They are all cute.

Stephanie said...

I love the apples bag. So cute!

Avalon said...

Whimsy Apples (along with all of the other apple ones!) are my favorite!

Kaitlyn said...

The Bright Argyle is so fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Savannah said...

I really like the one with the cupcakes all over it! SO cute!

Christina said...

Very Cute! I'm liking the argyle.

Ally + Blake said...

I saw these a while back and wanted some. They are all too cute to decide. I would take any of them!

Amy Jean said...

Big Daisy Dots is def. my fav. I am in desperate need for a better on the go snacking system!

Rachel Mae said...

Love the Apples and Pears!

becky said...

I love the construction zone one to put my son's snacks in, and the whimsy apples for me

james and bess said...

love all the different fruits! and the guitars for my boys. :)

bess :)

Tia said...

They are all really cute, but as a cupcake fan I like that one the best :)

amanda jane said...

daisy dots for my princess.
bright argyle for my tomboy.
and any of them for me!!
so darling!

toddnjoelle said...

My daughter, who just started kindergarden, loves the pink martini bag. So cute!

Aim said...

I love the pods on cream. SOOOO fun!

Vicky said...

I like the construction zone bag (for the boys) or the apples and pears (for me)! Fun giveaway. Thanks!

Catherine said...

I love the Happy Planet bags. These are so cute!

marymary said...

I love pods on cream, metro pears, and bright argyle.

The Alexanders said...

Any of the ones with fruit are my faves!! What a brilliant idea!
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Mary Ella said...

My fav is groovy guitar, but they are all fantastic. Thanks for sharing all these great ideas!

The Parkers said...

For years I have been wanting an alternative to plastic baggies, but still wanted something flexible and easy to pack in a tight cooler.....these are the perfect solution! I am in love! The Pink Martini, Juicy Lemons, or Nouveau Trees are among my favorites. What a clever product and great giveaway!

Amber said...

These are so cool. I love Juicy Lemons and Nouveau Trees but so many other great fabrics.

Tippetts said...

I like the Whimsey Apples, but they are all very cute!
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Alicia said...

I love the pods on cream. Such a great idea!

Michemily said...

Those sandwich bags are ingenious. Even if I don't win, I'm going to get some because I'm all about reusability.

Allison said...

I love the pods in cream one. You guys always have the best giveaways!

Jami Jackson said...

What a great idea with the reusable bags. I want some!

Faith 'n Family said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! Daisy Dots is my favorite.

Alice H said...

Wow really great stuff. I love the metro pears sandwich eco bag. Thanks! alicedemskehansen@gmail.com

EHC said...

3 cheers for the Hoot Hoot Owls! sorainima@gmail.com

Katrina said...

juicy lemons is my fave. so cute!

Mary said...

I think I like Harvest Apples best. :)

danyelle said...

I love it! I think the argyle or zoology bag is my favorite.

Elline 23 said...

They're all darling! My favorite is the groovy guitars.

Barb @ getupandplay said...

I like the owls but also all the fruit ones- apples, pears and lemons- darling!

Megan said...

metro pairs, lemons, and my boys would LOVE their sandwiches in that construction zone bag.

Honey said...

What a clever idea! I love apples and pears - they'd be perfect for my 4th, 2nd, and 1st graders! Too cute.

kami said...

i love all of them but my favorite is "nouveau trees" - super, super cute!

Mary said...

I love the cupcakes! So cute!!

Brian, Emily, Charlie, and Lucy said...

I am in love with the pods on cream...but the mom in me absolutely adores construction zone -- I'm crossing my fingers:)

Magen said...

I Love the Pods on Cream

annie said...

We've been talking about more "green" ways for my husband to take his leftovers to work every day. I think so as not to embarass him too much, we like Construction Zone best!

Ricki said...

The Birds and The Trees is really cute, so is the name!

Tysha said...

My fave are the guitars! Oh how I'd love to surprise the hubs with his sandwich in that one!

Megan said...

I love the metro pears!

Dave and Mandy said...

I know my second-grader would love the whimsy apples!

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I love the construction zone print.
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