Monday, September 20, 2010

Our September Giveaway-Bean Traders and Craftybags!

Here it is, our long-awaited September giveaway!  This time, we have found one mom with TWO great Durham businesses, Christy Chapman, co-owner of Bean Traders and Craftybag!  You have heard us rave about Bean Traders before, a fabulous local coffee shop complete with kids' area where your kids can roam while you enjoy your beverage.  Well, Christy is giving our September giveaway winner a free beverage of your choice! 

In combination with the beverage from Bean Traders, Christy also has another business and is generously giving the giveaway winner a Fabulous Fall Craftybag as well.  Here's a little bit about Craftybags:

What it is: Christy and another mom started Craftybag as a way for moms to have three ready-to-assemble crafts for their kids to complete whenever needed: in a restaurant, at home, while getting coffee, etc.  Everything needed to complete the craft is included in the bag, and the completed art can be hung at home and enjoyed or given as a gift.  What a great idea!  The bags retails for $12-$15 dollars for a standard bag or $4 for a party favor.  You can contact Christy at Craftybag through their facebook page or website to find out how to get your own.

What we liked: I love the idea that Craftybags include everything you need to complete three separate crafts in one bag.  You don't even need to worry about glue sticks or scissors.  Not only that, there is minimal packaging which is good for the environment, and they are donating 10% of every Craftybag purchase to charity.


What we would change: Right now, you have to contact Christy and the other owner to find out how to get your Craftybag.  I am looking forward to when we can simply purchase them in stores or order them online. (Coming soon-check back with their website and facebook page.)

Website: http://craftybag.com/

Photos:


1. An example of a Craftybag ready to be enjoyed


2. The completed scarecrow craft from the Fabulous Fall Craftybag


 3. One child's completed Autumn Scene craft from the Fabulous Fall Craftybag

So, for our September giveaway you can win one Fabulous Fall Craftybag and a beverage of your choice from Bean Traders.  To enter, simply leave a comment on this entry on the blog or on facebook before Friday at midnight.  We will randomly pick a winner from those who have commented.  Since Bean Traders and Craftybags are such a great combination, in your comment, tell us about your favorite Durham combination, two places or activities in the Durham area that go great together (ex. Rockwood Park and Local Yogurt, Kidzu and Locopops).

14 comments:

themcclellandfamily said...

great idea!

Courtney said...

YAY! Farmer's Market & Elmo's- YUM!

Feather said...

Love it! I love the combo of a Durham Bulls game and Mellow Mushroom!

Helene Singer said...

I love to take my little one out to the community park in chapel hill for some play time and to check out the rose garden followed by a trip to locopops or whole foods for gelato.

Barbara said...

the crafty bag is such a great idea!

kristalucasphotography said...

duke gardens and elmo's for me! :)

Christy said...

Wow! It's great to see the excitement about Craftybag! Craftybags are currently available for purchase at Bean Traders in Homestead Market (the Harris Teeter shopping center at the corner of 54 and Fayetteville), with more locations coming soon.

Thanks for your support!
Ronnie Bower and Christy Chapman
Craftybag

LBroome said...

Durham Farmers' Market and the Scrap Exchange. There are always good gets at both places.

Brett, Jennifer and Cole! said...

very cute!

Jessica said...

My favorite activities in Durham on a Wednesday night - a walk on the American Tobacco Trail to TCBY to enjoy some yogurt (Wed is $1.50 waffle cone night!)

Leigh Anne said...

Our family loves to drive to the Morrisville Cracker Barrel at the airport exit (same distance from our SW Durham home as the one on Hillsborough Rd). My kids are wild about biscuits & jelly, then we sit in the rocking chairs, pretend to play checkers, and watch the airplanes overhead. BEWARE: the toy corner inside is difficult to leave behind!

E and A Rodriguez said...

Durham farmers Mkt & Only Burger Truck on any given Saturday....yum! Gotta love local Durham goodies! :) ~Alison

Terri said...

Neat! My two things are a bit different. We like to go to the Durham gym (free child care while working out) and then the library on Shannon on the way home (for story time or just wandering).

Molly said...

The Guglhupf and Rockwood Park is our favorite new Durham Duet :)

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