Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Giveaway from Ky and Company (this giveaway is now closed)

A couple years ago we traveled to the other side of the world to bring home our son. One thing we learned while we were there is that we are truly blessed in the country we live in. We take so much for granted and that includes taking care of the things we have. As soon as we got home we started recycling and were shocked at how much stuff we thought was garbage wasn't really garbage. We have been working on living "greener" but we are still learning a lot.


One day searching on Etsy I found Ky and Company and WOW she had so many wonderful "green" things that would really save a lot of money in our house. Ky and Company sent me a whole package of goodies to try and I think I may just be hooked on these things.


My husband packs his lunch everyday and even though we re-use the baggies we still go through a ton. My kids are at an age where they want a baggie for snacks, collecting things in the yard and many other things. One other thing is PAPER TOWELS, oh my goodness the paper towels we go through just at dinner. I could go on and on about the goodies Ky and company has in their shop but how about if I let them tell you about their product?






When did you open your Etsy shop? I opened my shop in June of 2009. My mom bought me a sewing machine about 5 years ago, but I was always intimidated by it. Last winter, I finally brought it out and started making these little toy bags for my kids. Then I found I couldn’t stop. I made a handful of gifts for birthdays and baby showers, tote bags, and some bibs for my daughter. Next thing I knew, people were asking where I bought all these unique children’s accessories. A good friend finally pulled me aside and told me it was time to consider going into business. So I did. Now I proudly sell those same toy bags, called Bring Along Baggies, as well as loads of other family friendly accessories.

Isn't this bag wonderful for little toys to take in the stroller or in the car?

I love that you have such a GREEN product, how easy will it be for people to save money using your products? I think anyone can afford to live ‘green’ if they are willing to make a few small changes that fit in with their lifestyle. For my family, that was replacing disposable things we refused to live without with better, reusable versions of the same product. When you start to add up the costs of paper towels, plastic baggies, and lunch bags that the average family spends in a week/month/year the thought of splurging on some reusable ones quickly becomes a good idea.

I love these towels too because they are "kid" prints and not just reusable napkins!


Once you decide what you’d like to change, all you need to do is find a comfortable and practical way to work it into your day-to-day. I’m a busy lady, and I figure most of us are, so I made sure all of my reusable items are machine washable, easy to use, and available in prints anyone would love. That way they can be used over and over and over again, by anyone in your family, with little impact on your daily routines.

Do you take custom orders? Absolutely! I started sewing because I wanted things for my kids that no one else offered. If I can help someone else create their perfect item, I’m all for it.

Every boys dream to have a wallet like his daddy!

What is your favorite item in your shop? I love the practicality of everything in my shop, but my favorite item is the rather impractical children’s wallet. I made a felt one as a toy for my 6 year old and he immediately started telling me how to improve it so it would be more like a ‘real’ wallet. What you see now is his version of the perfect billfold, and one of my favorite things to give as a gift to kids!



Buy It - In April Ky and Company will be giving away FREE Paperless Towels in honor of Earth Day. All you will need to do is stop by and try one.

Win It - Ky and Company is giving one of my readers this very cool Tree Lovers Lunch Bag "Go Veggie" pictured above. This giveaway is open to my readers in the US and Canada.

Mandatory Entry (this must be done before you can gain any extra entries) - Visit Ky and Company and tell me your favorite item in their shop.

**YOU MUST LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR COMMENT SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOUR THE WINNER.

Extra Entries (must have mandatory entry completed before you can gain extra entries) -
If it say (3) comments you must leave 3 separate comments.

1. Follow my blog - (3) entries

2. Grab my button and leave a link of where I can find it - (5) entries

3. Blog about this giveaway - (5) entries

4. Heart Ky and Company on Etsy (add as favorite) - (1) entry

5. Go to http://www.kyandcompany.com/ and tell me something you found or learned from their site - (1) entry

6. Enter any of my other giveaways - (1) entry for each giveaway

7. Email 3 friends or co-worker telling them about this giveaway and make sure to give them the link (I'm trusting you on this one) - (3) entry

8. Purchase anything from either Ky and Company and come back letting me know what you purchased - (10) entries

This giveaway will end on April 6, 2010 and is open to my readers in the US and Canada only. I will select a winner using a random number generator and I will email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I select a new winner.

107 comments:

Talley Images said...

I so want the Tree Lovers Snack Bag - Lemonade - my daughter's nickname is Emma Lemon and she would love this... :)

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I heart their etsy store... love it!

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Domestic Diva said...

I like the Washcloth 2 Pack - Mini with monkeys. So cute!

Tylerpants said...

I like the cool Merryville Stroller Sack! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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Jennifer B. said...

The Giddy Up Lunch Bag is just too cute! jbarthold329 at gmail dot com

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Enterred the Upcycle books journal giveaway! jbarthold329 at gmail dot com

trixx said...

I like the cute Bring Along Baggie in the Ashton print!

trixx said...

1 I'm a follower

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2 I'm a follower

trixx said...

I entered the Cakes and Kids giveaway!

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I entered the Wild and Wonderful Pets giveaway!

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I entered the Pittadorpets giveaway!

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I entered the Maddie and Alex giveaway!

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I entered the Earth Cookie Creations giveaway!

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I entered the Red Tulip Brands giveaway!

trixx said...

I learned that all the items are handmade by Ky, the shop owner and designer.

trixx said...

3 I'm a follower

Bethanie Branton said...

I must say the wallet/gift holders in all the prints are my fave. All though the tree lovers napkins (in the cupcake print, sweet tooth ) is a very close second. I love all the products in this shop. My birthday is 3-28 and I think I would love to treat myself witha treat from this store. Bethanie B @ junker2204@live.com

Bethanie B said...

I went to her website and learned, although I suspected, that her Big Bad wallets make a unique gift for that hard to buy for kid on your list. I am that 'hard to buy for kid on your list' and I would love to get one of these goodies...And I'll turn 30 on March 28...but still a kid. Love Bethanie B @ junker2204@live.com

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I entered the Fondant giveaway. Bethanie B @ junker2204@live.com

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Jennifer L. said...

I love the Paperless Towels (I Heart Me).
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I follow x3

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I follow x2

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I follow x1

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Shelby said...

I love the Apple A Day snack bag! Too cute! :)

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lv2scpbk said...

Love the tree lovers lunch bag. 2nd would be the tree lovers sandwich bag. I think my grandson, age 7 would love to tote this lunch bag to school. He packs all the time. A picky eater indeed.

I would love for you to visit my blog and giveaway at Craft it Wednesday when you have the time.

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I became a follower.

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Desiree said...

I love the travel feeding set

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hearted the shop- drgdlg

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Desiree said...

She tests all her designs with her own family before selling them in her shop

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entered Earth Cookie

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Merrie L. said...

My favorite item is the Artsy Tote - Lady Bug; how cute!
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I follow your blog via GFC.
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I gave Ky and Company a heart on Etsy. lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

I learned that (TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM THEIR WEBSITE): RETURNS
Our goal is to make quality goods your family enjoys. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your handmade item, simply send it back to us with a detailed description of the problem. We will provide a full refund if an item is returned within the first 30 days of purchase, after 30 days we will be happy to replace the item or give you a store credit.
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Pattie F. said...

I love the lunch bags!! Super cute. I also long the Bring Along Baggie. I can see multiple uses for this. Thanks!

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Pattie F. said...

I added KyandCompany's Shop to my etsy favorites (pattiecakes). Thanks!!

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I follow your blog (#1). Thanks!

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I follow your blog (#3). Thanks!

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I follow your blog (#2). Thanks!

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I entered your Red Tulips Brand giveaway. Thanks!

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I entered your Pokadot Penquins giveaway. Thanks!

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I entered your Nightlite giveaway. Thanks!

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Tony and Rett said...

I love the wallet and gift card holders...

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I love the Paperless Towels (Dino-mite)

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Anonymous said...

I love the reusable baggie with guitars.

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Anonymous said...

I entered the Fiddle and Fawn giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

I entered the pendant giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

I love these products! wow!!! i would love to have the lunch bag.

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Katrina said...

I like the Tree Lovers Lunch Bag - Madison

Huguette E. said...

My favorite is the Bring Along Baggie - Lola.
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