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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Strawesome Review & Giveaway

THANKS TO ALL FOR ENTERING
OUR WINNER IS:
SHALA_DARKSTONE
WITH COMMENT #10






Yum, yum yummy......I just love a fresh strawberry smoothie!  I'll drink them anytime of year but summer is definitely the best.  And, of course, they must be consumed through a straw!

I have a hard time keeping straws in this house because I don't wash the plastic ones.  They just don't seem to clean well enough.  

I've found a solution to my straw problem when I found Strawesome!   

Strawesome manufactures glass drinking straws! 

 Here is the one I received for review.
Each straw is one of a kind

I have so many good things to say about this company. 
 But I will only share 2 that most impressed me
  1. They are handmade in the U.S. by a stay-at-home mom.  You go-girl!
  2. They offer a lifetime guarantee...if it breaks, they will replace it FREE!



Here are ten reasons (in no particular order) why reusable glass drinking straws are the way to go:     (From the Strawesome website)
    1. Concern about plastic usage is at an all-time high. Glass drinking straws are one way to limit your exposure to toxins from plastics because they are toxin-free! No BPAs, phthalates, etc.
    2. If you use straws a lot, think about how many plastic straws you throw in to a landfill every year.  Including the instances you dine out at restaurants this number can be astronomical!  Being green has never been so easy.  Replacing your disposable plastic straws with a glass straw is one little thing you can do to help save our planet.
    3. The feeling of glass on your lips will help you lose weight on your hips! Not only is it fun to drink from a glass straw but studies have shown that drinking from something more substantial than plastic may help you lose weight.  
    4. Strive to consume more water? Make it fun with a glass straw.  It really works!
    5. Want to help your kids eat more fruits & vegetables? Make it fun with a green smoothie and a glass straw.  
    6. According to speech therapists, glass straws help kids with oral development making it easier for them to learn to articulate and pronounce words. 
    7. Jaw wired shut or have a hard time eating without a straw? A glass straw might do the trick! 
    8. Has your dentist mentioned teeth staining? Use a glass straw to have your beverages bypass your teeth when you drink coffee, tea, red wine, or any acidic beverage and then see what your dentist says at your next checkup. 
    9. If you are a smoothie lover, guess what? Yep! Glass straws make smoothie consumption a whole 'notha experience. Perfect for the green smoothie,  protein shake, or any thick beverage!
    10. Want a gift for the person who has everything?  Buy them a personalized glass straw from Strawesome. Drinking straws are great gifts for special occasions like bridal showers, baby showers, weddings, or corporate gifts. 
    Head on over to Strawesome and check out all they have to offer.  Who would have thought there could be such a diversity in straws?

    AND, yes there is a giveaway!  One reader will receive one decorative “artist’s choice” straw.  

    To enter:

    You MUST be a follower of For One Another.
    If you already follow via GFC, please then follow via networked blogs, or twitter.  

    AND 

    Vote for Strawesome here for the 2011 Leading Moms in Business Competition

    Additional entries:
    Follow For One Another on Twitter
    Follow For One Another on networked blogs
    Tweet this giveaway once daily and leave link
    Like Strawesome on Facebook
    Visit Strawesome and comment which straw you most like
    Enter another giveaway on For One Another and comment which one.


    Winners will be drawn April 12, 2011 using random.org and notified through email. Please respond within 48 hours or an alternate winner will be chosen.  

    LEAVE EMAIL CONTACT WITH EVERY ENTRY, PLEASE!


    *I received a one of a kind straw from Strawesome for my honest review.


      115 comments:

      1. Yep, I'd say Yum Yummy covers this one. I LOVE smoothies and don't make them enough,..

        i love them for breakfast and I put plain old traditional, uncooked oatmeal in them! call me crazy (you wouldn't be the first) but it's really a great way to thiken them up and get some fiber!

        keep um coming, Keri

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      2. I've been here! Of course, I check your blog every night I am online.
        This is interesting.

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      3. I follow with GFC
        angiewith3 at live dot com

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      4. I follow you on twitter as @angiewith3 and forgot to mention in first comment that I voted for strawesome.
        angiewith3 at live dot com

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      5. Follow on networked blogs
        angiewith3 at live dot com

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      6. entered your newmann's own giveaway
        angiewith3 at live dot com

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      7. Rt'd giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/angiewith3/status/50660042743091200
        angiewith3 at live dot com

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      8. Hi, I follow you via Google Friend Connect and I voted for Strawesome.
        maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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      9. Follow you with GFC and voted for Strawsome

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      10. I follow you on Twitter. @presprizes
        presprizes at gmail dot com

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      11. gfc follower, I voted! heinzmom at hotmail dot com

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      12. twitter follower @heinzmom, heinzmom at hotmail dot com

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      13. I'm a new gfc friend
        bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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      14. I voted and joined you on twitter as mbm218
        bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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      15. GFC follower. And I voted.

        littleamberfaith@yahoo.com

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      16. Networked Blogs follower

        littleamberfaith@yahoo.com

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      17. Entered: Newman's Organics

        littleamberfaith@yahoo.com

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      18. Entered: Cow Girl Chocolates

        littleamberfaith@yahoo.com

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      19. I follow you on Twitter (Marysa1), GFC, Networked blogs, and I voted for Strawsome.
        Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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      20. GFC follower.

        lewalk

        lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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      21. Follow you on Twitter.

        lewalk76

        lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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      22. Also follow on Networked Blogs on FB.

        lewalk76
        Leah W.

        lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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      23. Also like Strawesome on FB.

        lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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      24. Oh my gosh, I had a dog crawling on me and totally wasn't paying attention to what I put in my first comment. Did I even do the mandatory? Ugh. I'm so sorry. Please disregard this if I did it.

        Follow you on GFC as lewalk and voted for Strawesome.

        lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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      25. I like the personalized smoothie straw the best. So 'awesome.' Lol.

        lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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      26. Entered Newman's.

        lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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      27. Tweeted.

        http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/52890440852185088

        lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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      28. follow gfc and voted

        mommydoll13

        darkgothdoll@hotmail.com

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      29. follow network blogs

        teh doll

        darkgothdoll@hotmail.com

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      30. follow you on twitter

        @mommyluck13
        darkgothdoll@hotmail.com

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      31. I follow via GFC and I voted for Strawesome! Good luck to them!! Thanks for the giveaway!
        dana10879@yahoo.com

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      32. I follow via Twitter
        @SETexasMama
        dana10879@yahoo.com

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      33. I follow via Networked Blogs!
        dana10879@yahoo.com

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      34. Tweeted!
        dana10879@yahoo.com

        http://twitter.com/#!/SETexasMama/status/52900713075978241

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      35. I like Strawesome on FB
        Dana West
        dana10879@yahoo.com

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      36. I like the February Birthstone Straw!
        dana10879@yahoo.com

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      37. I entered the Newman's Own giveaway!

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      38. GFC follower and voted!
        taznjade at gmail dot com

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      39. gfc follower and voted
        mermont84@yahoo.com

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      40. I like the Double Orange Bubble Tea Straw
        mary@cire.com

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      41. Entered the Cowgirl Chocolates.
        mary@cire.com

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      42. I follow you with GFC!
        tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

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      43. and I follow you with Twitter as th7272!
        tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

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      44. I like them on Facebook!
        tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

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      45. I voted for Strawesome!
        tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

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      46. I entered the chocolates giveaway!
        tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

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      47. I like their just for kids duo. cute straws!!
        tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

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      48. I entered the little one books giveaway!
        tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

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      49. I follow ONE FOR ANOTEHR on GFC as Briana D. ( Bmd0006 at gmail dot com ) and I voted.

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      50. Liked Strawesome on Facebook ( Bmd0006 at gmail dot com )

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      51. I follow on Networked Blogs as Briana D. ( Bmd0006 at gmail dot com )

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      52. I like the Spring Time Party straws ( Bmd0006 at gmail dot com )

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      53. following for one another

        hill.kasandra@yahoo.com

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      54. voted for the 2011 leading moms

        hill.kasandra@yahoo.com

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      55. following on twitter @itsamomthing11

        hill.kasandra@YAHOO.COM

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      56. following neworked blogs

        hill.kasandra@yahoo.com

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      57. like strawome on FB kassi hill

        hill.kasandra@yahoo.com

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      58. I like the circus straw!

        hill.kasandra@yahoo.com

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      59. GFC follower.
        Lmsunshine33ATgmailDOTcom

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      60. I follow and voted too! Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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      61. I follow you on twitter. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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      62. The Brilliant Blue Smoothie Straw is one of my favourites! Thanks for the giveaway! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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      63. GFC follower.
        I voted for Strawsome. Good luck!
        AlexDean03(at)yahoo.com

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      64. I like her Jet Black Smoothie Straw.
        AlexDean03(at)yahoo.com

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      65. I Follow you on Google Friend Connect and voted for strawesome
        nclaudia25 at yahoo dot com

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      66. I follow you on twitter
        (@dealsfan32)
        nclaudia 25 at yahoo dot com

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      67. I Like strawesome on Facebook
        (claudia n)
        nclaudia 25 at yahoo dot com

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      68. I follow you on Network Blogs, Claudia N,E
        nclaudia25 at yahoo dot com

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      69. I would like to try the Peachy Green Bent Smoothie Straw
        nclaudia 25 at yahoo dot com

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      70. I follow this blog via Google Friend Connect {Lesli}

        Now I also follow on NB

        littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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      71. I follow you on Twitter.

        My Twitter ID is @alittleumbrella

        littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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      72. Tweet

        http://twitter.com/#!/alittleumbrella/status/57312298691346432

        littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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      73. I Like Strawesome on Facebook

        {facebook.com/a.little.umbrella}

        littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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      74. I like the Amber Eclipse Regular Straw

        littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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      75. I follow you through Networked Blogs. {Lesli}

        For my mandatory entry, I also voted.

        littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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      76. GFC follower and voted for Strawesome. Love this idea!


        susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

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      77. Follow on Twitter (@CravingSavings)


        susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

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      78. Follow on Networked Blogs.


        susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

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      79. Like Strawesome on Facebook.


        susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

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      80. I like the personalized smoothie straw - actually my daughter would LOVE it.


        susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

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      81. I follow you via Google Friend Connect.
        poniabaum at gmail dot com

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      82. I follow you via networked blogs
        poniabaum at gmail dot com

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      83. I follow you on twitter.
        poniabaum at gmail dot com

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      84. I follow with twitter (hifam).
        hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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      85. I love the personalized straw and would have the letter "h" put on it.
        hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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      86. I forgot to put in my first entry that I voted for strawesome.

        I follow with networded blogs (jody g h).
        hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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      87. I follow via gfc (jennifer wilson)
        and I voted.
        jenniferwlsn33 at gmail dot com

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      88. I like strawsome on fb
        Jennifer Ruof Wilson
        jenniferwlsn33 at gmail dot com

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      89. I entered the Soft giveaway, too!
        tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

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      90. I follow via GFC and voted! Thanks for the great giveaway!
        dana10879@Yahoo.com

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      91. I follow you via Twitter
        @SETexasMama
        dana10879@yahoo.com

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      92. I follow via Networked Blogs
        Dana West
        dana10879@yahoo.com

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      93. Tweeted!
        dana10879@yahoo.com

        http://twitter.com/#!/SETexasMama/status/57986308479520769

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      94. I like Strawesome on FB
        Dana West
        dana10879@yahoo.com

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      95. I like the February Straw best!
        dana10879@yahoo.com

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      96. i follow twitter and gfc
        mrsnaweiss
        mrsnaweiss/at/aol.com

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      97. voted for strawsome
        mrsnaweiss/at/aol.com

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      98. following on twitter
        mrsnaweiss@aol.com

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      99. follow nb
        mrsnaweiss/at/aol.com

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      100. like strawsome on fb, nicole w
        mrsnaweiss/at/aol.com

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      101. i like the just for kids straw
        mrsnaweiss/at/aol.om

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      102. I'm a follower & I voted!
        giabao.ng @ gmail

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      103. Following on NB.
        giabao.ng @ gmail

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      104. Liked Strawesome on FB.
        giabao.ng @ gmail

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      105. Entered the Soft giveaway.
        giabao.ng @ gmail

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      106. I really like the Retro Family Set. Such spunky designs!
        giabao.ng @ gmail

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      107. i follow via gfc and voted
        rahuss85 at gmail dot com

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      108. i follow you on twitter
        @rhuss85
        rahuss85 at gmail dot com

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      109. I like strawsome on fb
        becky fluff
        rahuss85 at gmail dot com

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      110. i love the Double Orange Bubble Tea Straw
        rahuss85 at gmail dot com

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