Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Kicking off March with a Giveaway!

Spring is in the air (well, sort of....we have snow forecasted today in the Hudson Valley)! To kick off the spring season in style, I thought I would take a break from my normal routine of blogging and list some of my favorite things 'cause, hey, if Oprah can do it, so can I.  And there is a surprise at the end of this post, can you guess what it is?!

(c) SnapSac

If you happen to personally know me (or just read this blog on a semi-regular basis), you know that reusable tote bags are a total weakness of mine.  So when my wonderful friend Andrea introduced me to the awesomeness that is the SnapSac, I was just smitten.

SnapSacs are stylish, reusable bags made of durable (and machine-washable) fabric. They hold their shape and neatly fold up for storage.  And at a starting price point of $3.99, they cannot be beat.  Perfect for bridesmaid gifts, Easter gifts, and Mother's Day!

Pure Mountain Olive Oil

(c) Hudson Valley Green
In January, I blogged about Pure Mountain Olive Oil (check out the blog post here).  Pure Mountain's gourmet olive oils and vinegars are uh-mazing.  Incredibly flavorful and oh-so delicious.  I gave small bottles of the oils and vinegars to the chefs in my family as stocking stuffers for Christmas and everyone loved them.  These small bottles, priced at $5 to $6 each, would make great event favors or out-of-town guest gifts.  I love a good olive oil and the variety that Pure Mountain offers can't be beat. Add a little pizzazz to your cooking and try some of their products out!  

(c) Northern Forest Woodworks
Northern Forest Woodworks
If you are looking for a unique and eco-friendly bridal shower or wedding gift, consider a sustainably-harvested, locally-source cutting board from Northern Forest Woodworks.  My fav is the flame maple cheese board. I love the live edges!  The boards are treated with food-safe tung oil (which is home-brewed!) or beeswax. The rustic leather strap adds a nice touch, too!
(c) Origins

Origins has become my go-to for skin care products and cosmetics. Although more pricey than most products found in drug stores, I have found that the Origins line is a bit higher quality and typically come in minimal packaging. In addition, Origins has teamed with a recycling facility based on Long Island to reduce their environmental footprint. Bring in your empty skin care or cosmetic containers and Origins will recycle them for you for free, no matter what the brand! In addition, Origins has made an environmental stewardship commitment to reduce their carbon footprint and has planted literally millions of trees. 

To start off the spring season on a high note, we're doing a giveaway!

The wonderful team at Pure Moutain Olive Oil has donated a $10 gift card to their stores and HVG has donated a SnapSac Petite Tote (in the grey/yellow colorway)....so fun!

To enter to win:
  • Leave a comment by clicking the "Comment" link at the bottom of this post by March 31st. Be sure to include your first name and last initial in your comment.

It's that easy! The winner will be announced on April 1st and the tote and gift card will be sent to you free of charge.  Good Luck! 

(c) Hudson Valley Green

Happy Planning, 

*SnapSac and Origins have no idea who I am...I just love their products!


  1. Good Luck! Remember to leave your first name and last initial in your comment!

  2. Kimberly C. I love the Snapsac! I also love the pure mountain olive oil!

  3. Brynne S. oooh Olive Oil and cute bags. Love the giveaways!

  4. Dorinda H. ~ My first time on this site! I love learning about local businesses I didn't know were there. Thank you! I hope I win!

    1. Thanks for visiting HVG, Dorinda! Love hearing your feedback!

    2. Jean H. ~ I love tote bags and olive oil!

    3. Dorinda, you are the lucky winner of the giveaway! Email me at hvgreenblog@gmail.com!