Friday, October 19, 2012

BPA Free (Glass Mug & Straw Giveaway)


I'm really excited about hosting this giveaway for y'all and I think you're gonna love it, too! 

Have you heard of BPA? What is it? Why all the concern? I know, I had all the same questions so I'll try and give few answers to get us started: 

BPA . . . 
  1. stands for Bisphenol A
  2. used to make plastics hard. 
  3. is found in plastic containers and even some metal cans which then leach into our foods and absorbed into our bodies. 
  4. is a derivative of petroleum
  5. depending on what you read and who you choose to believe, BPA is considered a toxin. 

So, in light of all that - I couldn't be more excited to be throwing a giveaway for a BPA free product! SimplyStraws.com is sponsoring this giveaway and they sent me this adorable glass mug and straw to review and recommend for all of you. :)  


I used my BPA free glass mug for the first time with my breakfast green smoothie this morning after an invigorating kickboxing workout and 2.25 mile run. It works perfectly and I'm thrilled to have this easy option now. For the longest time, I've know that I've needed to start moving away from BPA, particularly since I'm a straw lover . . . :)

I'm looking forward to using this glass mug for when I want to add a drop or two of essential oil to my water. I put lemon essential oil in a styrofoam cup once and it started to eat away at the cup!


Pretty much the only thing I think I'm really going to have to get used to is how the glass straw doesn't bend. :P Since I'm used to plastic straws I think this might take me a little while to get used to, but it isn't bad. :-)

So, sign-up for your chance to win! I will be announcing a winner next weekend!!! Happy Friday. :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

21 comments:

Tami said...

oh fun! I am all about reusable glasses and I am a straw fan!

Tami said...

and well, I didn't read the question in rafflecopter I was supposed to answer- it does- I struggle though because bottled water is so easy to grab. I do try to use my reusable bottles as often as possible

Tami said...

and I left some love for the giveaway over on twitter: https://twitter.com/tamigrandi/status/259404695859257344

Sara said...

Thanks for stopping by You.And.Me.Are.We! I love your blog - I grew up on an organic CSA farm and am always looking to see how other people incorporate organics into their lives. I'm your newest follower :)

I've been concerned about BPA for a long time. It was something that my parents taught us when we were young and has stuck with me as an adult with my own family. I love the idea of reusable straws!

Abby said...

I try to avoid BPA in plastics, or just use glass, and never microwave in plastic. This is such a cute idea, I love the straw!

Abby said...

I posted the link to my facebook page...https://www.facebook.com/SeaweedandSassafras

abby @ every day with hazel mae said...

What a cool idea! I would LOVE to win this and take my smoothie to work in it.

Thanks!
Abby
Everyday with Hazel Mae

leslie mast said...

I love by simply straw! I would love a mug to go with it too!

Samantha Curtis said...

so stinking cute! thanks for stopping by my blog, loving yours!

Tritia Moneypenny said...

I would love to have a glass mug with top & a straw. I'm already in the habit of asking for no straw, and in the habit of bringing my own mug... and I could be REALLY eco with these items! Thanks for sharing your experiences!

Kristin said...

Skipping the plastic straw is good for the environment as well as our own health. Another reason to get used to your stylish non-bendy model!

Melissa said...

I would love this! I recently purchased some lids similar, but a hard plastic straw, no glass! This glass one is GENIUS!! SO excited at the chance to win one!

Lauren said...

What a cute idea! I definitely try to avoid BPA especially when re-heating food!

Lauren said...

I also shared the giveaway with my blog FB page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fun-Fit-and-Fabulous/181083248583925?ref=hl

renata said...

This is adorable and a healthy convenient way to take a drink on-the-go! thank you!

renata said...

Following you on Twitter and tweeted too!
https://twitter.com/Serene_streams/status/260385504070078464

Ray said...

BPA definitely is a concern for my family as we buy BPA plastics and Tupperware

Ray said...

Shared on my Facebook too thanks!

G said...

We only use BPA-free reuseable water bottles when we pack water to-go! Definitely a priority here!
Georgiana

G said...

Shared via FB as well - thank you!
Georgiana

The Slow Roasted Italian said...

Love that straw!