Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Recycler's Guild Feature member and GIVEAWAY!

Congratulations to Andrea for winning this fabulous giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed as of June 16, 2010

Today I am introducing you to my Recycler's Guild Team member aBeachBreeze .  She generously offered a fabulous giveaway which I will tell you about after a couple of questions.

This won't be medieval punishment.  I promise, it's short and sweet and fun :)

Me:  What inspired you to open your etsy shop?

aBeachBreeze:  I've always loved creating things, especially with recycled materials, and when I discovered Etsy it was a perfect fit to sell my stuff. I started making my reusable shopping bags, they're very dear to my heart and I still sell them in my shop and locally. I recently started making magnets and pinback buttons out of recycled materials, which are super fun to make, and are a big hit in the local shops.

Me:  What are the most important steps you have taken to reduce your footprint on the earth?

 aBeachBreeze:  I'm really into reusing, I save anything that I think there's a chance it can be used for something else later. I really like Freecycle also, there's always someone that wants your old stuff or has stuff that you need. (Or stuff you don't need but want it cause it's just cool!) Plus the usual things like buying local organic food and riding my bike whenever possible.

Me:  What hobbies do you enjoy?

aBeachBreeze:  I love to sew, I'm constantly trying to organize the studio, I go on bike rides with my boyfriend and walks with my dogs, I try to be a photographer, I watch movies while I work on stuff for my Etsy shop, and just hang out with my friends.

Me:  If you had the chance to say one thing to impress upon people the importance of becoming more "green" what would it be?

aBeachBreeze:  By not treating the earth with respect, it hurts us as people just as much as it hurts the environment around us. Being green is easy, just use common sense! Why would you not recycle or reuse everything you can? It doesn't hurt you any, and it's better for the planet.

Now for the GIVEAWAY ... YAY!!!  aBeachBreeze and I both agree that giveaway's are really fun and we would like to make it easy and awesome for you.

All you have to do is leave a comment after this post with some way for me to link back to get a hold of you, either with your blog address, etsy shop, or anything.  You can even privately contact me for an entry if you are more comfortable with that.  Next Wednesday I will use a random number generator program to pick the winning number and I will contact you.

The winner gets to choose from any of the bottle cap magnets in aBeachBreeze's shop!

Have fun :)


  1. The bottlecaps are terrific. I'd enter but I have a whole bagful sitting here waiting for me to upcycle.

    Good luck to everyone.

  2. I'm inspired and psyched to reuse more!!

  3. Gracie And Me DesignJune 9, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    GREAT interview 42 Things! And what a fun shop! Is it bad that I laughed out loud at the "2 Tents" button? :)
    Thanks for introducing us to abeachbreeze!

  4. Awesome article and give away! I love recyclying, upcycling, reusing, etc... and I love seeing how others upcycle and reuse stuff! Those bottle cap magnets are so cool!

  5. Wow this is cool! Enjoyed the interview! If you asked me what inspired me to open my etsy shop, I'd say my gas & electric bill lol! Great blog! I'll enjoy following it : )


  6. Cute magnets!

  7. should be 2-in-a-tent.... very, very small tent for maximum pleasure... haha!
    Good interview!
    Jo, you'll know who I am... 6 doors down... north of you...

  8. Yay for magnet giveaways!

    My email is

  9. Great post, thanks!

  10. Great blog post! Love the beer cap magnets! =)

  11. thanks for featuring me! i can't wait to give away some magnets. your blog rocks!! :)

  12. the 6 Pack Heineken beer magnets would be my pick!! These are so cool! would be great for a university age person :)
    Nothing screams university life more then something made out of alcohol products hahaha

  13. Oh I love these! The MGD magnets are the best. Remind me of my college days playing poker instead of studying. :)

  14. Fun interview 42things. I so love the ephemera magnets. I would love to have them.

    I love your banner beachbreeze. It's warm and light.

  15. Cool blog! I love your shopping bags as well as the magnets.

  16. Great job on the upcycling...It is a favourite pastime of mine as well, I just love the challenge of finding a new use for something old.

  17. Hurray for recycling! That pillory button is excellent. Great interview, ladies :)


  18. This is a great interview, I love Erin and am glad you featured her. This is a wonderful way to promote other members. If we could all do this somehow , somewhere in cyberspace it would all be good.


  19. Cool shop and giveaway - I am all for things being recycled, upcycled, reused, whatever you want to call it! :)

    yepfinleywedding at gmail dot com

  20. My husband would so appreciate these, lol.
    I love them, too!

  21. Great giveaway! ^^ My choice for the beer magnets would be the Heineken ones. Another favorite from the shop are the dictionary page magnets, amazing concept! c:

    vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

  22. How cool! Please enter me :)

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

  23. So funny and green!!!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  24. Haha, these are adorable, would love them on my fridge!
    engh.katie at gmail dot com

  25. I'm always looking for ways to recycle little things around the house. I love bottlecaps - I've actually made a few magnets out of them myself, but they aren't as nice as these :)

    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

  26. What a fun idea. And a great gift for a bachelor!
    shutterboo at gmail dot com

  27. so fun! i'd love rolling rock ones for my BF if you could make them!

  28. I love these magnets. Just moved and those would look great on my fridge!!
    Thank you!

  29. Such a good idea!

    Count me in :)

    BrixtonStudios on Etsy!

  30. Entry for

  31. I love that recycled items get a new life! peanut[at]

  32. Love these fun magnets! tylerpants(at)