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The Uncommon Life

Earth Month Giveaway: Compost Crock

April 8, 2011

Composting is a great way to prevent organic waste from ending up in landfills; it also provides a natural alternative to chemical fertilizers for your lawn, garden or houseplants.

Of course, not everyone has the space for a big outdoor compost bin. Fortunately, composting doesn’t always have to start outside.

In honor of Earth Month, we’re giving away Beth Mueller’s Ceramic Countertop Compost Container. These handmade crocks don’t take up too much space, so they’re perfect for apartments, trailer homes and other small living quarters. Once your small container is full, take it to a larger bin in your yard, or community compost center.

Entering to win is easy; just leave a comment sharing your pledge to compost. We’ll choose one winner to receive a “Grow” crock and one to receive a “Simplify” crock.

Already compost? You can:

1.) Pledge to advocate composting to your friends, family and community.
2.) Start a composting program at school or work.
3.) Promise to take home your organic scraps for composting after dining out—don’t forget to bring a reusable container and skip the doggie bag!

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The Uncommon Life

Announcing Our En‘light’ened Winners!

April 7, 2011

Congratulations to the winners of our first Earth Month 2011 Giveaway! These six Earth-loving readers vowed to step-up and make positive changes to make every day Earth Day.

Here’s how the winners of our Recycled Pelican Night Lights are making a difference:

Debbie:
“I will continue to 1.) Recycle, even though my condos don’t, and try to get more neighbors to as well. 2.) Buy less plastic. 3.) Stop using zip lock bags. 4.) Recycle batteries. 4.) Remember to take to go containers into restaurants 5.) Ride my bike more, building up courage to ride on the streets! Memphis is adding lots of biking lanes and trails! 6.) Continue teaching my 6th grade students to reuse, reduce and recycle 7.) Keep my windows open whenever possible, love fresh air!”

Joe:
“I pledge to:  Use reusable bags for shopping. Compost. Buy local (farmer’s market). Grow own produce. Not consume bottled water. Try and be as least wasteful as possible. Reduce, re-use, recycle.”

Kristal:
“I pledge to look at the packaging more often and to not forget my fabric grocery bags at home so that I cut down on the plastic bags at the store!”

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Design

Earth Month Giveaway: Recycled Glass Night Light

April 1, 2011

April is Earth Month, and we’re excited to show Mother Nature some love! What better way to ring in Earth Month than by celebrating recycling? How about by giving away some eco-friendly art?

We’re giving those who pledge to recycle the chance to win one of six Recycled Glass Night Lights by Vawn and Mike Gray! You can vow to help the planet by:

1.) Go above and beyond recycling newspapers and soda cans. Pledge to recycle old linens, batteries, cell phones, and other items that don’t get picked up by the side of your curb.

2.) Look carefully at the packaging on the items you buy. Pledge to cut down on buying items that can’t be recycled, or come in extra packaging that will end up in the trash.

3.) Start reusing materials to create art projects of your own!

Three contestants will be chosen at random to receive the Recycled Pelican Night Light, and three more will be chosen to win the Recycled Sandpiper Night Light.

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Design

Calling All Bloggers

February 7, 2011

ETA February 17, 2011: Thanks to everyone who shared their blogs with us this past week. I’ve had so much fun reading! Check out the winning bloggers: Style Substance Soul and Kimberly Michelle.

To everyone else who entered, stay tuned for future opportunities! And thanks for all your support.


This just in: New wallet tools are here to help you out of any jam. These credit-card sized sheets of stainless steel transform into dice, cufflinks, wrenches and a mini photo frame. We think they’re perfect for busy people on the go, a nice gift for someone at the office, and a must-have for a night out. What do you think?

We’ve got a set of these new wallet tools to give to a great blogger. Let us know if you’d like to be the one to review these fun gifts and share them with your readers!

Leave a comment below, and don’t forget to include a link to your blog! Let us know what kinds of products you’re interested in reviewing, so we can keep you posted with future opportunities.

Design

And The Winner Is…

January 28, 2011

Congrats to Rachel W!

And a warm round of applause for our runners up:

“That’s gonna go straight to your handle.” — Chris B.

“Mug#1: Why the long face?
Mug #2: I’m only half full” — Lauren

Design

Finish Our Mug Shot

January 21, 2011

ETA: This contest is now over. Thanks for all the great suggestions!

What did one Face Mug say to the other?

We’re not really sure, but we bet you’ve got a good idea. Leave your caption for this mug shot in the comments below, and enter for a chance to win a $36 gift card or a pair of 2 mugs. We’ll pick the best entry to display on the Face Mug page!

Feel free to enter on our Facebook page, or by Twitter as well!

We’ll pick our winner next Friday, 1/28, late afternoon.

The Uncommon Life

New Year’s Giveaway

December 30, 2010

It’s that time of the year! Time to make your New Year’s resolutions. Learn a new language. Eat dinner with your family more often. Plant a garden. Whatever it is that you want to achieve in 2011– it’s time to set your goals.

And UncommonGoods is here to help!

Studies show that if you affirm your resolution in public, you’ll have an easier time making it stick. So leave a comment below and let us know what you’re planning to achieve in the coming year.

And how about a little extra something to help you start your New Year off right? We’ve got an Uncommon Good in mind for one of you, to help you keep your resolutions and achieve your goals.

Want to start composting? Find inner balance? Start writing that novel? We’ve got just the gift to help one or more of you get started!

Leave a comment below to enter to win. And as always, you can increase your chances by leaving a comment on Facebook or tweeting @uncommongoods.

We’ll announce the winner(s) in Tuesday’s email newsletter. So sign up now, if you’re not already getting our updates.

Happy New Year and may all your goals and dreams be realized!

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