Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Strawesome Review & Giveaway

I found this company through facebook, I saw it and thought, Well thats nifty! It was something I had never see before! I have been doing my part and been "Going Green" since my son was born almost 2 years ago. But this was something totally different! Its was a company that made none other than,......
REUSABLE GLASS STRAWS!!!
I thought to my self REALLY? LOL this is crazy. So I browsed their site and read more about the company and I was sold! I didnt know what all goes into the plastic straws that are handed out at fast food restaurants and high end restaurants. I did my math, (which im terrible at for the record) and I calculated how many plastic straws I used in the past 6 month. Just myself. No one else. I figured it to be over a good 1,000 straws that ended up where else? The TRASH! We eat out alot and get a TON of drinks on the go. 
I decided I was over throwing so much away. It was then that I contacted this super neat company and asked to try one of their straws to see if it was right for me, I recieved my package within a week and the day it got here I was sold.
 The sleek design, The cool colors, The perfection of the glass. 
It was seriously mesmerizing! LOL. 
I now use this straw everytime I go out to eat, go to the movies, go to a fast food place, It stays in my purse 24/7! It is super easy to clean and store. I wrap mine in a small cloth to keep it clean until im ready to use it. 
I get so many funny looks when I use it but Im okay with that when I know I'm saving thousands of plastic straws from the landfills! How awesome is that? I plan to buy more when we have our home and a safe place to put them. I wouldnt want them to get lost or broken! 
BUT WAIT.....Wanna know something super awesome? If you EVER break your straw, 
They will replace it for free! There is a lifelong warranty against breakage! Now that is customer service! 

About the company from their site:
Detroit, Mich.  (April 21, 2010) – If the “best things in life are free,” the next best may be ideas that are born from people’s passions.  For Daedra Surowiec, a Michigan mom of two young boys, it means creating a new business, Strawesome, that allows her to care for her children at home, use her artistic gifts, help the environment, and supplement the family’s income.

Surowiec launched Strawesome in March 2009 to sell reusable glass drinking straws that are both durable and stylish with creative, fun designs.  Hand crafted by Surowiec from clear or colored borosilicate glass, each drinking straw is guaranteed against breakage.  

According to Surowiec, reasons for using glass straws, over plastic, include the reduced impact on landfills, and glass will not leach toxins into drinks.

We create the world's most unique reusable drinking straws. All our designs are fun, fresh and creative – and they’re all limited edition. If you like a particular design, get it while you can! Once it's gone, it's gone.
  
Whether you’re on the go during a hectic day, dining with your family or relaxing with a smoothie on the front porch, we have a reusable drinking straw to fit your needs. We offer a wide variety of designs, ranging from the simple elegance of our plain, delicately bent straws to the handmade beauty of our decorative straws. We even have special styles just for kids, so please take a few minutes to browse our catalog.

Our reusable drinking straws are durable and stylish – and they can help you express your commitment to your family and the environment. Hand-crafted from borosilicate glass, each of our drinking straws is guaranteed against breakage; moreover, glass straws won’t leach toxins into your drinks or pile up in overtaxed landfills. We also guarantee your complete satisfaction – that means if you don’t love your straw, simply return it to us for a full refund.

Now I would post a picture of my straw but my darling son lost it and I have to find it. :( But here are some pictures from their site. 
This is one of the decorative straws. This is what mine looks like kinda but with a redish cream color. 
None of the straws are ever the same because they are handmade. So if you see one you LOVE, Take it right then and there because you will never see another like it! I cant wait to get more of these Strawesome Straws!  
Cocktail straws! Now I want one of these! :) They are so sleek and stylish. How would you like to go to a night club or bar and have your own straw to sip on your favorite cocktail? I know I do! 
This is a Kids set of straws. It think its amazing they make stuff for the kiddos. 
This is an awesome Smoothie straw. Its wider for thicker drinks to go through so its perfect for you home made smoothies or floats. 

Buy it:
You can buy one of these cool straws in price ranging from $8.00 each on up. Depending upon what kind you get. Strawesome Store


Wanna Win One?
Strawesome has offered my readers an 8inch decorative regular straw. 


Mandatory Entry, 
All I ask from you is that you follow my blog! 
Please remember a SEPARATE comment per extra entry. 
Please leave your email address in each comment so I can contact you if you win!


Extra entries:
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Tweet about the giveaway. You can make your own or use the following:
#WIN a Strawesome Straw from @LovinMySillyBug #GIVEAWAY ENDS 11/10/10 http://bit.ly/cR1IRH


I was provided a complementarity item for this review. I was not provided any other compensation for my review. All opinions stated in this review are just that, My opinion, your experience may vary. For more info please check out my Disclosure Policy.

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