GIVEAWAY: Lavish & Lime – Go Back to School in Eco-friendly Style (Closed)

In one week, children across the country will begin heading back to school. The parks and malls will be less busy, the morning traffic will pick up and new family routines will develop. Parents are trying to hold on to their sanity for one more week and kids are taking what little time they have left to enjoy their time at home.

There are new clothes, food for lunches, school supplies and accessories. This year, show your kids that they can do their part to protect our environment by using a waste-free lunch system. Gone are the days of disposable containers and sandwich wraps. Our dumps are filling up too quickly.

Lavish & Lime is a Canadian company that has a wide range of waste-free lunch options to save you money while you (and your kids) are making a positive impact on the world around you.

The idea behind a waste-free lunch is that nothing from the lunch goes into the trash at school (well, maybe the tuna sandwich, but that is a different post). Your child uses a reusable lunch bag, takes utensils, a water bottle or container for liquids, and reusable and cleanable sandwich/snack bags and (wait for it) cloth napkins. If containers are needed, use glass or stainless steel and bring everything home to clean and use again the next day. Your child eats their food, and nothing from your child’s lunch goes in to the school trash during lunch hour. Can you imagine how great that would be for the environment if every child in the school did that? What about in the city or across the country?

When kids learn a habit when they are young, it becomes second nature and Lavish & Lime has a full line of waste-free lunch items and accessories to help you get started. I was sent a Cotton Canvas Insulated Lunch Bag in the Owl Design to review. The designs in the line that I was sent are fun and fresh, and the material is durable and strong. The line pays really close attention to detail. There is a pocket on the front of the lunch bag that covers half of the design. The owl design carries on both on top of the bag and under the pocket as seen in this image below.

The inside of the bag is insulated to keep foods at a cool temperature for longer, and there is an added mesh pocket inside to store straws, cutlery and napkins. I like the mesh idea on the inside so food crumbs don’t get stuck in the bag. Also on the inside of the bag is a place to put your contact information in case it is lost. There is a name, address and email field. This is handy in case you don’t want to put your child’s home address on anything  for security reasons.

This lunch bag also has a lot of room in it. There is enough to store a water bottle, and a good sized lunch with snacks. Now, I will never send my child off to school with pop (let alone four cans of it, those are her father’s), but I wanted to give you an idea of what this lunch bag can hold. I was easily able to fit four cans in the bag and you will notice that there is still some room on the sides, plus there is room above the cans still. I also stood one can up so you can see that it holds quite a lot.

In addition to their waste-free lunch products, Lavish & Lime also carries numerous items for around the house including reusable bags, jewelry, body care, kids stuff and other home essentials.

Lavish & Lime is offering one lucky This Bird’s Day reader a $30 Gift Card for their online store to help with back to school shopping.


To enter: Check out the Lavish & Lime waste-free lunch products, then come back here and leave me a comment below telling me which waste-free lunch item(s) you would purchase if you won this contest. Please leave a way of contacting you should your comment be chosen. *You must do this for any additional entries to count.


After you have completed the first entry, you can enter an additional comment one time for each of the following:

This contest is open to residents of Canada and the US and runs until 12pm MST on Friday, September 9, 2011.

* Disclosure: I received the lunch bag in this post for free to complete my review, no other compensation was provided. The opinions expressed in this post are mine only and are in no way influenced by any outside factors.

Sheri Landry

Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.

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  • Sheri Landry Sheri Sep 9, 2011, 3:56 pm

    Comments for this giveaway are now closed and a winner will be randomly drawn shortly. Thank you and best of luck to everyone.

  • Kendra Gillilan Sep 9, 2011, 1:00 pm

    CamelBak Better Bottle™ Insulated – magenta
    thanks for the chance

  • Tiffany Noell Sep 9, 2011, 8:53 am

    LOVE the reusable water bottles
    tiff715@hotmail.com

  • Happi Shopr Sep 9, 2011, 8:10 am

    I would get the RuMe Bags Baggie Collection – 4-pk box and Stainless Steel Travel Cutlery Set – blue

  • Veronica Garrettg Sep 9, 2011, 7:41 am

    I would purchase the Packit Lunch Cooler-black.

  • heather c Sep 9, 2011, 7:19 am

    I would probably get the orange dots Packit Lunch Cooler.

  • susan smoaks Sep 9, 2011, 6:32 am

    if i won, i would get the Kids Lunch Box Kits – girls butterfly for our daughter, she would absolutely love it!

  • Rosey Sep 9, 2011, 5:49 am

    I like the Cotton Canvas Robot insulated lunch bag.

  • Leanna C Sep 8, 2011, 11:58 pm

    I love the Neoprene Lunch Bag – falling leave gourmet getaway. The design just made me say “wow”!

  • Sand Sep 8, 2011, 11:32 pm

    I would purchase the Glass Food Storage Container Sandwich Cubes – 2-pack.

  • AEKZ2 Sep 8, 2011, 11:27 pm

    Like you on FB (Annette E)

  • AEKZ2 Sep 8, 2011, 11:25 pm

    I’d buy the Glass Food Storage Container Sandwich Cubes – 2-pack

  • Theresa H Sep 8, 2011, 11:19 pm

    I would love to add some of the glass containers to my lunch box!!

  • Veronica Sep 8, 2011, 8:47 pm

    Those bamboo utensil sets awfully nifty

  • shirley pebbles Sep 8, 2011, 7:49 pm

    Like the Birds day on FB as shirley greenawalt zolenski

  • shirley pebbles Sep 8, 2011, 7:49 pm

    Like Lavish and Lime on FB as shirley greenawalt zolenski

  • shirley pebbles Sep 8, 2011, 7:48 pm

    Would love the stainless steel lunch pail.

  • Benjamin Dopp Sep 8, 2011, 4:27 pm

    I think the reusable sandwich wrap would be super helpful
    BendoppSW@gmail.com

  • brooke belfry Sep 8, 2011, 4:13 pm

    Reusable lunch bag. Snack bag

  • Miss Spoken Sep 8, 2011, 3:18 pm

    City Grid Neoprene Lunch Bag
    gkstratos at yahoo dot com

  • erma Sep 8, 2011, 12:32 pm

    I’d like the Kids Konserve Stainless Steel Nesting Containers Trio – pastel

  • Bonnigene Sep 8, 2011, 11:24 am

    My kids would totally love the collapsable water bottle…they use them in their classrooms, lunches and in after school sports everyday. Thanks for the chance to win

  • Heather Garcia Sep 8, 2011, 10:09 am

    Vapur Collapsible Water Bottle

  • trish Sep 8, 2011, 7:14 am

    i have been looking for something like the envirosax lunch bag, more like a snack bag and haven’t been able to find one! would love to win this!!
    tarishi at hotmail dot com

  • Erica C. Sep 7, 2011, 8:10 pm

    I like the Packit Lunch Cooler in the blue dots pattern.

  • nancy Sep 7, 2011, 7:15 pm

    I’d buy the large S’well Bottle Stainless Steel Double Walled in blue

    nblexp ( at ) gmail (dot) com

  • Alison T. Sep 7, 2011, 5:47 pm

    I would choose the Reuseable Cloth Lunch Napkins if I won.

    http://www.lavishandlime.com/Reusable-Cloth-Lunch-Napkins-3-pk-p-1013.html

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

  • Jill L Sep 7, 2011, 5:44 pm

    Would love the Stainless Steel Lunch Container. Would be perfect for my son’s lunches.

  • Chase Taylor Sep 7, 2011, 3:32 pm

    I’d try the RuMe bags for sure.

  • katfam Sep 7, 2011, 7:24 am

    I like you on FB.

  • katfam Sep 7, 2011, 7:24 am

    I like Lavish & Lime on FB.

  • katfam Sep 7, 2011, 7:22 am

    I really need a couple of stainless steel food jars. My kids must have lost them at school at the end of the year. They just started up again, and we couldn’t find 2 of them. Ugh.

  • Gayle C Sep 7, 2011, 12:07 am

    I would buy the Stainless Steel Travel Cutlery Set and a couple of glass straws.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Amy Kaufman Sep 6, 2011, 7:54 pm

    Like This Birds Day on FB!!

  • Amy Kaufman Sep 6, 2011, 7:53 pm

    I love the reusable baguette bag.. what a fantastic idea!!

  • Hoa Le Sep 6, 2011, 5:53 pm

    Liked This Bird’s Day on FB: Hoa Le

  • Hoa Le Sep 6, 2011, 5:53 pm

    Liked Lavish & Lime on FB: Hoa Le

  • Hoa Le Sep 6, 2011, 5:52 pm

    I like the Glass Food Storage Containers Snack Cubes – 2-pack in Pink.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Kerry Sep 6, 2011, 1:02 pm

    I like the CamelBak Kids Stainless Steel Bottle – pirate.

  • brandlyn Sep 6, 2011, 12:16 pm

    I Would definitely try the RuMe Bags Baggie Collection

  • Kristie Sep 6, 2011, 4:52 am

    I love the Envirosax Lunch Bag – minisax red blue. I would use it to take my lunch to work in everyday. Right now I just use plastic bags.

  • Jenn S. Sep 5, 2011, 8:40 pm

    I would choose the Reusable Sandwich Wrap, and the Stainless Steel Food Container – lunchbots pico.

  • Lucy Sep 5, 2011, 4:37 pm

    Would definitely try the RuMe Bags Baggie Collection

  • Emmy Sep 5, 2011, 12:41 pm

    I like the Banana Guard :)

  • ashley Sep 4, 2011, 10:06 pm

    i would get the Glass Food Storage Containers Wean Cubes – 4-pack

  • Michelle Boylan Sep 4, 2011, 9:35 pm

    I would love the Sandwich Guard. My daughter packs a lunch everyday and she hates smashed sandwiches.

    boylaneely(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Mary Beth Elderton Sep 4, 2011, 7:27 pm

    I might choose a couple of sets of the stainless steel travel cutlery sets in silver and a set of stainless steel straws.

  • natalie gendelman Sep 4, 2011, 5:53 pm

    AWSOME IDEA FOR LUNCH BAGS! I have been reusing my water bottles for years and this is the next step! Also the owl print is just darling! ***if everyone takes small steps to help the earth… then we can make progress to save our planet***

  • courtney Sep 4, 2011, 5:27 pm

    fb fan of yours courtney bella

  • courtney Sep 4, 2011, 5:25 pm

    lavish and lime fb fan courtney bella

  • courtney Sep 4, 2011, 5:24 pm

    i like the sandwich and snack bags.. very eco friendly!

  • Gina Ferrell Sep 3, 2011, 1:27 pm

    I would get the Free Neoprene Like Lunch Bag – frog

    ginaferrell3 at yahoo dot com

  • Soozle Sep 2, 2011, 7:49 pm

    I like Lavish and Lime on FB (Suzanne Kristy)

  • Soozle Sep 2, 2011, 7:48 pm

    I like TBD on FB (Suzanne Kristy)

  • Soozle Sep 2, 2011, 7:48 pm

    I would buy the RuMe Bags Baggie Collection – 4-pk box for starters

  • brittney Sep 2, 2011, 4:18 pm

    liked you on fb (brittney p)
    brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

  • brittney Sep 2, 2011, 4:17 pm

    liked them on fb (brittney p)
    brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

  • brittney Sep 2, 2011, 4:17 pm
  • andalene Sep 2, 2011, 11:42 am

    i really like the Safe Stainless Steel Children’s Divided Bus Plate
    or the similar stainless steel bowls, the large ones.

  • Orangeheromama Sep 1, 2011, 10:25 pm

    I would definitely purchase the RuMe baggies!!

  • Nicole C. Sep 1, 2011, 8:00 am

    I would buy the Glass Water Bottle – turquoise 450ml.

  • corey Aug 31, 2011, 3:36 pm

    I think I’d get Glass Food Storage Containers Wean Bowls (2-pack).

  • Sarah M. Aug 30, 2011, 4:15 pm

    I would easily pick the new wean cubes or lunchbots. Love love love our lunchbots! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    smooreo 2 hotmail dot com

  • Sarah M. Aug 30, 2011, 4:14 pm

    I like L&L on FB!

    smooreo @ hotmail dot com

  • Sarah M. Aug 30, 2011, 4:13 pm

    I like you on FB!

    smooreo @ hotmail dot com

  • Monique Rizzo Aug 30, 2011, 3:51 pm

    I like the leak proof round foot container.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  • Deanna T. Aug 30, 2011, 1:39 pm

    I would love to get my daughter a Goodbyn lunchbox from Lavish & Lime.

  • joni Aug 30, 2011, 1:20 pm

    I like the leak proof round stainless steel food containers.
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

  • Jennifer W Aug 30, 2011, 1:03 pm

    I want the fruit guard fruit containers. No more bruised peaches!!

  • amy pugmire Aug 30, 2011, 11:55 am

    fb fan of yours. amy bolda pugmire

  • amy pugmire Aug 30, 2011, 11:54 am

    fb fan of lavish and lime. amy bolda pugmire

  • amy pugmire Aug 30, 2011, 11:54 am

    i like the Kids PVC-Free Neoprene Like Lunch Bag – sweetcakes

  • Nicolle B. Aug 30, 2011, 12:05 am

    I’d like to get the Packit Lunch Coolers in the traffic print for my son and the CamelBak Kids Stainless Steel Bottles – dinosaur

  • Tina L. Aug 29, 2011, 11:30 pm

    I would get the Double Walled Stainless Steel Tiffin Box.

  • Ashley Aug 29, 2011, 5:57 pm

    I liked lvish and lime on fb

  • Ashley Aug 29, 2011, 5:54 pm

    I liked you on fb.

  • Ashley Aug 29, 2011, 5:52 pm

    Glass straws!!!

  • Audrey Hayes Aug 29, 2011, 3:44 pm

    I would definitely get a thermal food container or two.

    thanks!

  • Amy Brown Aug 29, 2011, 11:26 am

    I like the pink Goodbyn Lunchbox. thanks for the chance

  • carol Aug 29, 2011, 8:48 am

    will get the reuseable snack bags

  • Tarah Aug 29, 2011, 7:56 am

    I’d get the Sandwich Guard – bpa-free food container

  • Kristi C Aug 29, 2011, 2:34 am

    I would get the Goodbyn Lunchbox in green.

  • Belinda M Aug 28, 2011, 5:42 pm

    I would purchase the Leak Proof Round Food Containers – stainless steel 2-pack

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Colleen Aug 28, 2011, 2:31 pm

    There are so many to choose from, the butterfly lunch bag, and neoprene ladybug bags are really catching my eye though. The butterfly kit has the wonderful lunch cube in it too….hmmm… decisions!

  • angela m Aug 28, 2011, 8:41 am

    i think i would get the Thermal Food Containers – daisy
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Josee P Aug 28, 2011, 7:15 am

    Would love to try the see through reusable baggies.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • renee Aug 28, 2011, 5:56 am

    I like the CamelBak Kids Stainless Steel Bottles – pink
    $25.00
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

  • BMyltoft Aug 28, 2011, 12:55 am

    If I won this contest I would buy
    S’well Bottle Stainless Steel Double Walled – pink

    would be nice to have my water cold all day!!

    bmyltoft at live dot com

  • Josie Aug 27, 2011, 5:08 pm

    I would love to get a goodbyn

  • Karla Sceviour Aug 27, 2011, 3:09 pm

    I would probably buy the Neoprene Lunch Bag – shadow flower gourmet getaway.
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  • Tabitha P Aug 27, 2011, 2:43 pm

    I would choose the CamelBak Kids Stainless Steel Bottles – butterflies for my daughter! Or 2 of the RuMe sandwich baggie sets, or some of the sandwich guards :)

  • C Wilson Aug 27, 2011, 1:57 pm

    I like you on fb as Caroline W

  • C Wilson Aug 27, 2011, 1:57 pm

    I like Lavish and LIme on fb as Caroline W

  • C Wilson Aug 27, 2011, 1:56 pm

    I would chose a fruit guard and a couple of reusable sandwich wraps

  • becky Aug 27, 2011, 12:15 pm

    i like them on FB @becky barrett beitzel

    hiccupapparel at yahoo dot com

  • becky Aug 27, 2011, 12:15 pm

    i like you on FB @becky barrett beitzel

    hiccupapparel at yahoo dot com

  • becky Aug 27, 2011, 12:11 pm
  • erin m. Aug 27, 2011, 11:21 am

    i would buy the Glass Food Storage Containers Wean Cubes – 4-pack

  • Caroline M Aug 27, 2011, 11:10 am

    I actually really like and would order the cooler bag you show – Cotton Canvas Lunch Bag Insulated – owl

  • kara sceviour Aug 27, 2011, 11:10 am

    I would get the Camelback stainless steel water bottle.karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  • Laureen Aug 26, 2011, 10:34 pm

    Aside from the awesome lunch containers, I would purchase some of the Stainless Steel Straws (plastic straws don’t seem like they make up much waste, but they surprisingly do!).

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Anne Taylor Aug 26, 2011, 9:42 pm

    I’d purchase the Double Walled Stainless Steel Tiffin Box – double

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

  • Haylie Langwald Aug 26, 2011, 7:17 pm

    I liked This Bird’s Day on FB

  • Haylie Langwald Aug 26, 2011, 7:15 pm

    I liked Lavish and lime on FB

  • Haylie Langwald Aug 26, 2011, 7:15 pm

    I would definitely pick up some reusable snack/sandwich bags if I were to win the contest.

  • Athena Aug 26, 2011, 2:11 pm

    like you on FB AthenaD

  • Athena Aug 26, 2011, 2:11 pm

    I like Lavish & Lime on FB AthenaD

  • Athena Aug 26, 2011, 2:11 pm

    I like the Kids Konserve Stainless Steel Nesting Containers Trio – pastel

  • Leanne M Aug 26, 2011, 11:36 am

    I would love a Godbyn!

    • Leanne M Aug 26, 2011, 11:36 am

      Oops I meant Goodbyn