Sunday, December 7, 2008

Win Snack Bags from Plum Creek Mercantile!

plum creek (Winner will choose 1 set of snack bags or 1 set of bulk food bags.)

Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit www.plumcreekmercantile.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite item.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for me to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)

4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
7. Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
8. Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open to residents of the US.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, December 18, 2008.

Meet Candyce of Plum Creek Mercantile

Tell us a little about you . . .

I graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Zoology and then obtained an AA in Veterinary Technology. I worked full time in a veterinary hospital for 5 years and I continue to work relief as a Licensed Veterinary Technician at a local veterinary emergency and trauma hospital. However, the majority of my days over the last 8 years have been as a stay-at-home mom to my three children. I have an 8 year old son, 6 year old daughter and 4 year old daughter. I live in a small rural town and actively participate in many volunteer organizations. I have a passion for living a low-impact, sustainable life and am constantly striving to make changes where I can.

What is your business and where can we find it?

My business is Plum Creek Mercantile and can be found at www.plumcreekmercantile.com . I am working to establish a site that features unique, yet simple products for every day living. Products that replace a more disposable version that we have all become used to using.

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?

This business was completely created out of being a mom. It started one day while reading an Oprah article about living green. It made me start thinking about what in my life was creating a large amount of waste; Ziploc bags for school lunches is what came to mind. That day I sewed my first mock up of a snack bag and haven’t looked back since.

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?

I started by listing the snack bags and bulk food bags on Etsy to see if I could sell a couple. I was shocked and amazed at the response I received to the interest in my products. This response made me stop and contemplate a larger business presence. I have since started my own website and have plans for continued ecommerce and Northwest retailers.

Where else can people find you?

Currently my products are mostly featured on other blogs. However, this question did make me ponder that Facebook email that a friend sent me a few months ago. It inspired me to go check it out- now I can say I have a spot on Facebook. I look forward to having a blog in the future. I am still searching for a unique and creative idea behind my blog.

Anything else you’d like to share?

A huge thank you to all those people who have purchased my products and sent such positive feedback. I find my greatest joy in knowing that each set of snack bags is pulling hundreds if not thousands of plastic sandwich bags out of the environment. Thank you to all those making this small change in their lives.

172 comments:

taysmommy said...

I like the kleen canteen sippy!

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taysmommy said...

I'm a follower!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I like the demin bags and the kleen kanteens are always cool too! Thanks for the chance!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I am a follower, thanks!

- Marybeth I. said...

I love the sorbet swirl snack bags and the laundry bag

- Marybeth I. said...

i am a subscriber

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valerie2350 said...

the laundry hamper is cute :)

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cathyhall said...

I loved the great selection, I remember being here before and there is so much more available now. I love the Bamboo Utensil Carrying Set- Brown. Thanks so much. I also loved the robot snack bags.

cathyhall said...

I am an email subcriber

cathyhall said...

and I follow you, thanks so much.

coriwestphal said...

I like the laundry hamper. It would work great in our camper. Thanks!

coriwestphal said...

I'm also a subscriber, thanks!

coriwestphal said...

And a follower.

coriwestphal said...

I've stumbled the main page. coriwestphal. Thanks!

coriwestphal said...

I've also twittered the giveaway, coriwestphal. Thanks!

Jesica said...

I really like the Snack Bags- Mint Stripe and the Kleen Kanteen

Jesica said...

I'm a subscriber

rmgales said...

I live the snack bags. They're perfect for me to carry to work.

rmgales said...

I'm a subscriber.

VickeC said...

Bamboo Utensils would be nice to have,thanks


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VickeC said...

I am a subscriber


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Terra Jones said...

I like the fields of honey bulk foods bag

thanks!

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I get the idea feed :)

Terra Jones said...

I follow :)

thanks!

FromThe Creek said...

I like the natural colored bags!

FromThe Creek said...

I am now following your blog!

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I just added your button to my blog!

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I juat stumbled your blog!

Keyomi said...

i love the lunch kit. organic one! very sweet! thanks

Keyomi said...

i am a follower

Keyomi said...

i am subscribed to you

Keyomi said...

i have your button on my blog

Melinda said...

i like the wrapping paper

Becky said...

I really like the Lunch Kit- Sorbet Twirl. I could see myself carrying this everyday so much more grownup than the one I carry now LOL.

Thanks so much!

Becky said...

I am a subscriber!

Becky said...

I am a follower!

Bonggamom said...

I really like any of the Kleen Kanteen products. Thanks for the great giveaway!

judybrittle said...

I just love the Jumping Frogs Snack Bags. Those are really cute! Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

Nicole said...

I lvoe the Mint Stripe snack bags...these would be perfect for my little girl and little boy! I love these...great idea!

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Nicole said...

I'm asubscriber!

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Nicole said...

I follow the blog!

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I have your button too!

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outtalent said...

the fields of honey bulk foods bag

1agordon said...

like the laundry hamper

Kathleen said...

I love their bags, and what a great idea for fitting more stuff in the pantry. I currently have jars and containers, but I think soft bags would make more room.

I love the Organic Cream lunch kit too. What a lovely way to enjoy lunch on the go.

Kathleen said...

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Kathleen said...

I follow your blog too

Kathleen said...

And your button is up on my blog

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redfuzzycow said...

i love the robot snack bags

Shelly said...

I would love a Klean Kanteen sippy

Shelly said...

I am a subscriber

Shelly said...

I follow your blog

tatertot374 said...

I also like the Metal Domed Lunchbox- Black. THank you
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Deborah said...

My favorite is the Bulk Food Bags- Organic Sage. Thanks for the chance to win. asthenight ayt gmail dot com

iggysaysno said...

I like the Bamboo Utensil Carrying Set- Black

Bebemiqui said...

I like laundry hamper.
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carogonza said...

i like the sorbet twirl lunch kit

Jenna said...

The Kleen Kanteen sippy cup is so cute. I think my niece needs one. Thanks!

pattycake said...

I;d get Klean Kanteen- 27 oz

mogrill said...

I love the sorbet swirl snack bags!!!

Momtosweeties said...

I love the tea dyed organic cotton bulk bags! :)

sunnymum said...

The Tinsel Tidings giftwrap is great! Like how it comes with coordinating bows too.

Jenn S. said...

The Sorbet Swirl Lunch kit is really neat.

Lisa Murphy said...

I Love the snack sacks and also the gift wrap.

sfyates said...

I love the cream lunch kit withe the bottle stailess steel snack jar and the cream snack bags.

Dree said...

I like the stainless steel snack container.

StillH2o said...

Sure like those bulk food bags!

K Amos said...

I love the lunch kit.

ladyspy79 said...

The robot snack bags are awesome! What a great idea and thank you for the giveaway!

:)

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I really like the Sorbet Twirl snack bags. Awesome! Thank you!

etrnlone said...

i like the Bulk Food Bags- Organic Fields of Honey- very handy,yet funcuntional and stylish

mommyjen99 said...

I like the metal dome lunch box. Looks just like one my grandpa used to carry to work.
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mommyjen99 said...

I am a subscriber

mommyjen99 said...

I am a follower

janetfaye said...

I like Kleen Kanteen 12 oz.

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Subscriber.

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Ashley said...

Laundry Hamper is wonderful!
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Ashley said...

I love the organic/cream lunch kit!

rosannepm said...

I subscribe my e-mail
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rosannepm said...

I'm a follower

chromiumman said...

love their gift wrap

Serena said...

The Bulk Food Bags- Organic Fields of Honey are lovely, and such a great design, with the write-on clear window!

Kari said...

I love the kleep canteens!!

Kari said...

Im also a subscriber!!

Kari said...

I also follow your blog!

bison61 said...

I'd like the laundry hamper

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Tanya Wilson said...

I like the Lunch Kit in Organic Cream

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the laundry hamper.
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Shelley said...

My favorite is the laundry hamper

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Shelley said...

I follow you on twitter (vegasweep)

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I am a subscriber

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lifeglutenfree said...

I like the snack bags, they would be so handy for my husband's lunches, and to carry snacks for my daughter and myself when we go out!

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lifeglutenfree said...

I subscribed in google reader!

lifeglutenfree said...

I tweeted
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lifeglutenfree said...

I'm a follower

Tisa said...

I love the kleen canteens! ~ :) Great products! Thanks

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abcdbanda said...

love the snack bags, how ingenius! what a great giveaway! thanks
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djolsen said...

I liked that Bamboo Utensils carrying set in brown. You whole idea is excellent

angieplays said...

Love the sorbet twirl snack bag.

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teddi said...

I like the Organic Honey Bulk Bags. Cute items.

amweeks said...

I love the laundry hamper...what a great idea for traveling!

wwe11 said...

I like the laundry hamper. Thanks for the chance to win.
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jennem said...

I like the Lunch Kit- Sorbet Twirl
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justicecw said...

I like the Kleen Canteen bottles. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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djgroz said...

Winter Boughs Gift Wrap

JenniferR said...

I like the laundry hamper - very cute! Usually they are so plain..

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Jaye said...

Neat giveaway! I love the Jumping Frogs snack bags!!!

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Jaye said...

I'm a subscriber (both e-mail and Gmail feed)

Becca Ann said...

I like the Jumping frogs snack bag

kaylee8 said...

I like the Organic Cream lunch kit!

yellowlabs said...

I like the Klean Kanteen 18 oz. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

Sara said...

I like the sorbet swirl snack bags. :)

Buki Family said...

im going to get the kleen canteen sippy for my son's first bday this Feb!

Joseph said...

My favorite Plum Creek Mercantile item is the Stainless Steel Snack Container - $4.95 - this is a perfect item for carrying around any type of snack item for work or on when I'm on a hike.

Jen said...

They have a lot of great products on their website. My favorite is the Snack Bags with the Mint Stripe. I am tired of those plastic baggies. These would be great!

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Jen said...

I subscribe to your email feed.

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Jen said...

I just started following your blog through Blogger.com.

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Brooke said...

I subscribe.

Brooke said...

I love the Lunch Kits, particularly in sorbet swirl.

Lana said...

I love the Organic Cream Lunch Kit. Thank you

cellis said...

The lunch box kit

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I like the Lunch Kit in Sorbet Twirl!

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calgirl said...

I like the winter Boughs gift wrap.

Veronica said...

I just love the sorbet swirl snack bags!! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

Tammy said...

I like the 18oz clean canteen

chazvgo said...

I like the Lunch Kit- Organic Cream :)

lilyk said...

I love the fields of honey bulk foods bag!

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I signed up for your email feed.

Anonymous said...

I like the laundary bag. colorfulcarla at comcast.net

kohndr said...

I could use the Lunch Kit- Sorbet Twirl at work

kohndr said...

subscribed

blueviolet said...

I like the Winter Boughs wrap, very pretty!
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Heather said...

I love all the Bulk Food Bags, but especially the bright Organic Fields of Honey ones. I also love the bamboo utensils and the carrying bag for them. So many cool things!

Heather said...

I follow you via rss feed.

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I tweeted!
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Heather said...

I follow your blog on blogger. :-)

sito50 said...

I like the metal lunchbox in silver. Been years since I saw one of this and I eschew those cheap plastic ones that don't last a school year.

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Sarah said...

I like the bulk food bags in sage.

Sarah said...

I subscribe to your feed.

Sarah said...

I'm a follower.

Sarah said...

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donna444444 said...

I like the Bulk Food Bags- Organic Fields of Honey
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I am a subscriber.
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bonobo said...

I love the bamboo utensils. Thanks for a super giveaway!
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cdrury said...

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love the bamboo utencils

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I subscribe too
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