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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Moo Cow Momma's Reusable Paper Towels

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Have you ever heard of Reusable Paper Towels? 

I had heard a few rumblings of such products & I was intrigued.  I made it my goal in 2010 to start reducing my carbon footprint in every way I could think of & reusable paper towels seemed to be something that could drastically help.  I am a paper towel junkie- really, I am.  I use paper towels for everything- as napkins, for cleaning the counters, a spill on the floor, B's face & hands, drying my hands, etc., etc., etc.  The list goes on & on & on.

I started looking around & found Moo Cow Momma on Etsy.  I was instantly drawn into her bright range of colors!

Here's Moo Cow Momma's description from Etsy:


Description

For a Limited time: Buy any two or more sets of reusable paper towels and they will come in an adorable ultra-lightweight cotton drawstring bag (as shown in the last picture, colors will vary), makes a great gift, produce bag...or even storage bag for your towels.


12 100% cotton flannel cloths in an awesome 12" x 10" size. Washes up with a soft brush at the edge. Super absorbent and beautiful too!


Use any way you would use a paper towel. They also make wonderfully soft face cloths, casual napkins...whatever suits you! Machine wash and tumble dry.


If you prefer these done in different colors. I can do that as well, just use this listing and convo me with your color scheme.


Check my store for tons more color combos!




 I received this set: 



I thought the colors were gorgeous, bright & cheery- perfect for the middle of January in Illinois!  Here they are in my kitchen: 






Since receiving these towels, I have only used 1 roll of actual paper towels! That's HUGE progress for me!  I won't allow myself to purchase paper towels in bulk, but I have purchased 2 individual rolls.  I use these bright towels for just about everything!  They've obviously really cut down on my paper towel consumption, which is right on parr with my goal.  I keep them in that little basket, right near my sink, so they're always close by.  I throw the dirty ones, along with bibs & other towels, into a hanging wetbag I have (leftover from cloth diapering- didn't work so well for dirty diapers, because it has a drawstring, not a zipper.  Perfect for dirty towels though!)


I love to use them for cleaning up B after meals, & I generally use just 1 per day- I rinse it out & let it dry between meals.  It's much softer than a conventional paper towel & B doesn't cringe when I'm coming at him.  I started tossing one into my daily tote bag & it's come in handy a few times! Last Sunday during a church class, the Hubs spilled his coffee on the table.  We looked around for napkins & didn't see any, so into my bag I went.  That's when I saw the bright orange reusable towel & inside, I cheered a little bit! Not only would I use this, I'd use in a public place! I rock, right? 


So... back to Moo Cow Momma- She's fantastic.  Her work is of great quality, her shipping is speedy & she's been so friendly & helpful.  She's got some other fabulous products that I hope to try out in the future.  I'm really excited to try the sandwich & snack bags! 


Want to get your own Moo Cow Momma products? Check out her Etsy shop right here


Want to win some Reusable Paper Towels? Enter right here! Moo Cow Momma has generously offered up a set, in your choice of colors.  Be sure to check out her listing of Valentine's Day colors, which are gorgeous!


Mandatory Entry: Go to Moo Cow Momma & tell me what your favorite product is. Please leave me your email address- if I can't contact you, you can't win. 


Extra Entries:










1. Follow Big City! Baby (this will be verified).
2. Grab my button! Let me know where I can find it!

3.  Tell me another way in which you're reducing your carbon footprint.


4.  Become a fan of  Moo Cow Momma on Facebook


5. Follow 
@mandyw526 on twitter.  Tweet this once daily: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint & win reusable paper towels from @mandyw526 & MooCowMomma! http://bit.ly/c0gjYl   Leave me the link please!

6. Play along!  Comment on any other blog post- leave me the link!

7.  Blog about this- leave me the link where I can find it!

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8. Make a purchase through Moo Cow Momma (from today until February 24th). Let me know what you bought!  Each purchase is worth 5 extra entries!

Blog Giveaway ends Wednesday, February 24th at 8pm CST. Winner will be drawn via random generator & then contacted via email.  Winner has 24 hours to respond to me, before another winner is drawn.  Thank you for participating!


76 comments:

Owen's Mom said...

I love the folk art dish drying towel. That would really brighten up my kitchen!
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Owen's Mom said...

I follow your blog
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Owen's Mom said...

I follow you on twitter (notimeMom) & tweeted
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/8910561714
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Owen's Mom said...

I am now a fan on facebook (andrea kruse)
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Owen's Mom said...

We reduce our carbon footprint by using cloth diapers, wipes and rags around the house. Though, my kitchen rags are not pretty like these. They are... well, rags! :)
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Owen's Mom said...

I grabbed your button
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Janelle said...

Love the reusable paper towels in going green (match my kitchen!) and the ziploc bags (but can you use them in the freezer? probably not). Oh wait, her site says they CAN be used in the freezer! That's awesome!

And I'm trying to reduce my carbon footprint by using recycled paper towels and toilet paper, switched to seventh generation cleaning products and laundry detergent, using rags for cleaning instead of paper towels and switching our light bulbs to energy efficient ones (the new ones that look like regular light bulbs make me very happy!). We're also going to cloth diaper our baby due in June...thanks to you :-)

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Owen's Mom said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/8954476599
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Alisha said...

I think the folk art fabric is totally adorable- it would be awesome in some napkins!

But I love the sandwich bags! Too many awesome fabrics to choose from- except for the skulls... I don't do skulls....

Alisha said...

Morning!

Twet Tweet!
http://twitter.com/imabuckeye/status/8960951226

James, Emily and Spencer said...

I love the idea of reusable paper towels! We go through a TON of paper towels in our house. I also love the reuseable snack bags.

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James, Emily and Spencer said...

I follow your blog!

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James, Emily and Spencer said...

I have recently been trying to reduce my carbon footprint by buying more local produce.

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MamaDay said...

I now follow you!

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MamaDay said...

We reduce our carbon footprint by using cloth diapers as much as possible (not exclusive, however), cloth wipes and cloth boogie rags. We also have reusable snack bags. If I buy my cleaning supplies I use 7th Generation but prefer to make my own cleaning supplies.

MamaDay said...

Follow you on Twitter

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MamaDay said...

Fan of Moo Cow Momma on FB
(Missy Day)

MamaDay said...

Tweet!

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LysistratasDaughter said...

I love the geometric lumbar pillow. I've ordered from her before on Etsy and was very, very happy with my order.

Alisha said...

Morning Tweet!

http://twitter.com/imabuckeye/status/9008977140

MamaDay said...

Have fun at the museum!

Tweet!
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Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet!
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9015773455
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Thanks for this great giveaway!!!

Kaylyn said...

I would love to the the Reusable sandwich bags!! I love the idea of the reusable paper towels though too.

Kaylyn said...

I follow your blog.

Kaylyn said...

I am reducing our carbon footprint by using cloth diapers and recycling. That's really all at the moment but we are trying to switch to more "green" things.

Kaylyn said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted.

http://twitter.com/Kaylynbuckner/status/9039646058

Kaylyn said...

Commented here....
http://bamwallace.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-feel-earth-shake.html

Owen's Mom said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9060213323
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MamaDay said...

Forgot to say what I liked at Moo Cow Mama's shop!

I love the snack bags. She has some great prints!

MamaDay said...

Tweet!

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MamaDay said...

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Owen's Mom said...

Tweet!
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Kaylyn said...

Daily Tweet.

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Alisha said...

http://twitter.com/imabuckeye/status/9145725597

Kaylyn said...

Daily tweet

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Owen's Mom said...

TWeet!
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Jess cdingmama at cox dot net said...

I love the beautiful blues reusable papertowels.

Jess (cdingmama at cox dot net) said...

I follow you!! (cdingmama.blogspot.com)

Jess (cdingmama at cox dot net) said...

We are reducing our carbon footprint by using cloth diapers and completely eliminating all papertowels in our house. We currently use rags, but I would love some real reusable towels.

Jess said...

I just bought some great green reusable towels!!! Super excited!! Extra entry #1
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Jess said...

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Jess said...

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Jess said...

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MamaDay said...

Tweet!

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Jill said...

My fav item from her shop is her reuseable swiffer cloths.

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Jill said...

I follow Big City Baby publicly with google friend connect.

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Jill said...

We are trying to reduce our carbon footprint by becoming a 1 car family instead of 2.

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Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet!
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9191536772
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

MamaDay said...

http://twitter.com/MamaDay831/status/9234917761

Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet!
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9249507912
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Kaylyn said...

http://twitter.com/Kaylynbuckner/status/9250490345

Daily tweet.

Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet!
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9292021002
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Alisha said...

Tweet!

http://twitter.com/imabuckeye/status/9338128132

Alisha said...

PS. I'm a follower :)

Alisha said...

I knit my own dishcloths in an effort to not buy mass produced cloths.

I also limit myself to 2 plastic bags if I forget my shopping bags and get the rest paper. (I need the plastics though for kitty litter- but in moderation!)

And as much as my husband hates the fact he only got $11 for like 20 bags of cans- I recycle them anyway. Makes me feel better about life :)

Owen's Mom said...

Tweet!
https://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9349957460
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MamaDay said...

http://twitter.com/MamaDay831/status/9350047591

Jessica said...

I like the autumn colours :)

Jessica said...

I have your button http://mama-rose.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

I follow Big City Baby

Jessica said...

Another way we are reducing is cloth diapers, mama cloth, and going green with cleaning products.

Jessica said...

Fan of MCM on FB

Jessica said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/jdruit/status/9355576286

Jessica said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/jdruit/status/9393390730

Alisha said...

daily tweet

http://twitter.com/imabuckeye/status/9478360081

MamaDay said...

http://twitter.com/MamaDay831/status/9527321016

Alisha said...

http://twitter.com/imabuckeye/status/9530027405

Owen's Mom said...

Tweet!
https://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9566470711
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Alisha said...

Comment

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Alisha said...

Tweet!

http://twitter.com/imabuckeye/status/9577275915

Sugar Dipes said...

I like the autumn color reusable towels! They match my kitchen!

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Sugar Dipes said...

follow you
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Kaylyn said...

http://twitter.com/Kaylynbuckner/status/9604352279

Tweet.

Sugar Dipes said...

fan of moo cow mama on facebook

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Sugar Dipes said...

reducing my carbon footprint by recycling! We recycle so much that we only put out the trash once every other week!! It's amazing how much can be reycled!

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