Bonzai + Sustainable Homestead Giveaway!

February 22nd, 2010 - filed under: Furthermore


That’s right, another giveaway! It must be all that V-day love that swirls around in February. And I’m especially excited about this one, because the sponsor is a super small business and a Bonzai reader to boot!

Cayce runs the adorable Etsy shop Sustainable Homestead, which offers handmade and eco-friendly re-usable alternatives to common trashable packaging. Check out her super cute lunchbox sandwich baggies, different sizes of produce and bulk bags, tons of patterns of lunchbox napkins and hankies, and cloth re-usable gift wrapping. All of the items are custom made by Cayce, and many of them are also upcycled for maximum green-ness!

Sustainable Homestead is offering a little sampler to one of my readers, including those two lovely lunchbox napkins pictured above, as well as an awesome ripstop nylon re-usable sandwich baggie (below). I’ve got these babies in my hands right now and I can assure you, they are super fun, super practical, and totally fabulous. I’ll have a hard time letting go of them!


All you have to do to enter is go visit Sustainable Homestead, check them out, and then come back here and leave a comment. That’s it. So good luck! (and go snap up something wonderful from Sustainable Homestead!!!)

  • susan

    so cute!

  • Ashley

    I was just mentioning to my husband today that we need to buy some reusable sacks for our little ones lunches! These are great!

  • Kathryn

    yeee, lunchbox goodies! If I don’t win this I might buy them anyway haha. I have a cloth sack to hold everything, but I use lots of bags. I try to use tupperware when possible, but sometimes the shapes are just so inconvenient for me to carry to and from school/work along with my books, and stuffing a little cloth bag inside my pack is just easier. Although I have been eying the tiered metal set from Herbivore for a while now…

  • Lyneya

    Wow she has a great Etsy shop and everything is so bright and cheerful. I’ll have to drop by when I’m done with my money free week and get some veggie bags.

  • Squiggle

    Payday on friday and a good few of those sandwich baggies are going to be mine! What a totally RAD idea!

  • jen

    I have been wondering what to use for my fruits and veg… green produce bags! Thanks for letting me know where to get them.

  • Minna

    This is awesome, I just recently saw the first re-usable cloth sandwich (or even wrap) bag in my life, I had never heard of them before, and I totally fell in love with the idea. It is SO practical, it is cool and.. practical! Wrapping sandwiches in plastic is really annoying as well.

    Sad that you’re gonna have to let go of them, I guess now you just gotta make your own! ;)

  • Erin

    These are great! If I don’t win I’m sure to buy some. I was just thinking yesterday about how I go through too many of the plastic ones, even when I reuse them…

  • Mrs. Money

    So cute! I love the hankies.

  • Hope Hughes

    These would be awesome to pack my hubby’s lunch in! He uses tons of the plastic ones, so this would save so much!

  • Erin

    These would be perfect for all the lunches I have to make each morning for my husband and my daughter for work and school. How practical AND fun.

  • eliz

    omg so great! totally one of those concepts where i will not let myself buy it for months with the notion that i should totally make it all myself, and then will break down and buy up half the store half a year from now and be so glad i did.

  • Nikki

    These are great ideas! I wish I thought of them!

  • Meghan

    These would make my life SO much easier. I’m always cramming sandwiches and things into akward shaped tupperware/olive bar sorts of containers for my lunch! I have a few reusies (similar!) but my husband packs his lunch before me and steals ‘em!

  • AppleTree

    Such fun stuff. I may have to order some of the produce bags.

  • Stephanie J.

    what a darling idea!

  • Jessica

    Love the prints! They’re all so cute!

  • Geneva

    One of my friends uses these products from this Etsy Store. I just saw the products in person a few weeks ago. They are great!

  • Kati

    I’m in love! What a great idea..I hope I win!

  • Kate

    I love ‘upcycled’.

  • Shango

    Upcycle was a new one for me too. The patterns on them help with eventual discoloration too! Twenty comments and I might well be the only guy here. =)

  • Annelise

    Those are awesome! My husband and I have been saving up to buy a bunch of the produce bags on her site, and I’ve been lusting over reusable sandwich bags for some time! I love the colors!

  • Erin

    Oh wow, I’m so happy you posted about this! I can’t wait to spend more time with her etsy store! YAY!

  • Lauren

    These are awesome! I bring my lunch to work everyday and all of this stuff would come in handy.

  • EroSan

    I soooo want that sandwich bag! gimme! hehehe

    (wow, lots of giveaways lately, but I’m not complaining!)

  • Emily

    I’ve been wanting something like that! :)

  • Kaye

    I’d never thought of this idea before… These would be useful for my boyfriend’s lunches.

  • Andrea

    they’re all so cute! i should harass my friends for spare fabric and make some myself. ;)

  • Erica

    I love all the reusable baggies and “upcycled” hankies. I have recently gotten more into reusing and repurposing and I love that Cayce has repurposed some fabric to make a few items!! Will definitely get some of those ripstop nylon baggies :)

  • Deena

    Super cute–I’ve been wanting those for a while.

  • Julie

    Love the produce bags, great idea!

  • Tracy

    these are amazing!

  • Karly

    I love those napkins! Such great ideas!

  • Morgan

    I spend a lot of time drooling over Sustainable Homestead and thinking, “I could make that.” But you know what? I don’t ever do it. So maybe I will win some goodness instead. :)

  • April in Autumn

    I’ve been wanting to make my own bulk bags and napkins, but haven’t gotten around to it yet, so that would be awesome. I added the shop to my favs so when I finally go “Screw it, I’ll just buy them” I know where to go.

  • bashtree

    Love the idea of lunch box napkins – for some reason, that one never occurred to me!

  • Frazzle Dazzle

    What wonderful ideas for things everyone needs! I love checking in on your site–you have really terrific/workable ideas and information (I know I’ve tried lots of them with much success). Thank you, thank you for all your effort and ideas!

  • Sarah

    These are pretty cute :) I like having another source for produce bags too!

  • Tenise Rae

    Oooh ooh oooohhhh!!! Count me in!! I’ve been trying to find some good reusable baggies. Awesomeness!!

  • Josey

    love love love these things! in fact I’ve been researching some to purchase so I can find the best price for size on Etsy. these are the best ideas ever and i’m obsessed with etsy!

  • Kristie

    Ohh, I love those dot prints!

  • Laura Louise

    These are awesome!
    I’d love to have some of these.
    They make every lunch cheerful :)

  • Kelly

    Super cool! What a great idea. I love the produce bags especially. I hope it catches on…

  • Jeannie Turpin

    I love the lunch bags. I bring my lunch everyday and go through a lot of plastic baggies. I use Rubbermaid containers for some things but for others they just don’t cut it. I have seen the produce bags at my health food store and have thought about getting them. When I think of all the trash just from shopping it is a really good idea. Thanks for the link to this site.

  • Laura

    I definitely need to get some of those. We pack snacks in the trunk of our car for school and I hate using all those ziploc bags.

  • http://facebook lory whitehead

    what a great idea! i like the idea of getting the four pack and will probably order some when i get home.

  • Leah

    Ooh, I’ve been eyeing these as our sandwich boxes get more and more decrepit. There is wonderful stuff here.

  • Tabitha

    I’m always thinking about needing little sandwich bags and cloth napkins! This is awesome!

  • sarah

    i was totally wondering if there was alternative to plastic sandwich bags… now i know! those are awesome, as are the lunchbox napkins.

  • Amelora

    I love these