Monday, December 1, 2008

'Tis the Season

While I love many different times of the year, December is my most favorite month by far. I love the holidays for so many reasons, and one of the things I love most about them is being able to give to others.

In the spirit of giving, I am thrilled to announce I've partnered with for a holiday giveaway! If you aren't already familiar with, they have an endless selection of charming products, with a strong emphasis on eco-friendly items. They also feature a new item daily in their section "Today's Delight," which is discounted for a 24-hour period and is updated at lunchtime each afternoon.

Courtesy of, I have three of these adorable Ecojot Happy Owl notebooks up for grabs; they are 100% recycled and recyclable. The paper was made in a mill that uses biogas (recovered landfill gases) as their alternative power source, and the glues and inks are vegetable-based and biodegradable! Does it get much better than that?

To enter visit, and then come back by Thursday, Dec. 4th 11:59 p.m. CST and leave me a comment here to let me know which of their eco-friendly items are your favorite. Also, I'd love if you'd tell me the easiest change you have made or intend to make to live more eco-friendly. Make sure you include a valid email address as well as your first name and the first initial of your last name.

These are some of my favorite eco-friendly items that they carry. is also offering a 15% discount to all readers of Under A Paper Moon! Between today, December 1st, and December 9th, enter the code MoonDelight, which is case sensitive, when you checkout to take advantage of this deal.

* only ships to the US, Canada, the UK, and Germany, so winners must have an address in one of these countries. I am so sorry that all my other international readers won't be able to participate in this! I promise, I will make it up to you somehow!

Remember, you have until Thursday at 11:59 p.m. CST to enter, and I will announce the winners on Friday!


Anonymous said...

Ooh ooh ooh! Pick me pick me!

I LOVE that 'not a paper cup' cup---I'd keep a few on hand for last minute gifts, because really I think it's the perfect versatile little lovely for anyone on your list. I'd pair it with some fair trade tea bags and a box of homemade shortbreads!

What am I doing to be more eco friendly? I just gave up my car on the weekend! We're now biking everywhere (no small feat in rural california) and it will be interesting to see how it goes...but I know that it's better for my heart, lungs, and the environment, not to mention my bank account, so I really hope to keep it up.

Anonymous said...

oops---by rural california, i mean suburban. i don't live in the countryside by any stretch of the imagination...

i think it was a freudian slip, though, revealing how i'm feeling after living in NYC and then moving here ;)

Treacy said...


I love the site! I've not seen it before, and I'm just crazy about the RuMe reusable to decide which one!

I am also in love with the Pantone Mugs, So perfect for the studio!!

evencleveland said...

Hey! A giveaway! How fun is that? That Not A Paper Cup is my favorite - everyone should get a few - one to keep, and some to give :)

Anonymous said...

I think the Smencils would make excellent stocking stuffers for kids. I think the easiest change to become more eco-friendly is to use reusable bags. I also found a site where I can buy reusable sandwich and snack bags for my step-daughter's lunch instead of plastic baggies.

Ali said...

I think the Envirosax Delightfully Pretty Reusable Grocery Bags are so cute! These could be used for so much more than just groceries.

The Giveaway Diva said...

ahha like the majority of commentors i love the look of the i'm not a paper cup...reminds me of the i'm not a paper bag craze

the easiest is recycling...cuz i always do!1

Anonymous said...

Oo i love The Lunch Box by Oots!! how adorable!

I try to walk more and take the bus more than drive!!