Sunday, December 20, 2009

Neoprene Lunch Bag Winner Chosen

Congratulations to Denise - you've won our bug lunch bag giveaway! Please contact us at with your shipping details and we'll get your prize out to you as quickly as possible.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Garden in a Bag: a Great Green Gift

We never realized how much joy a window plant could bring - until we started to grow a garden in a bag of our own.

The girls wanted to try one out and we didn't get around to planting our Chocolate Viola until late in the summer - about mid-August. The daily question - pretty much every day from planting - was, is it up yet?

It took a little longer to germinate than the 7 days on the package - probably about double that. Might have had something to do with the cloudy days but once the little green sprouts popped up, they just kept coming and still are! This plant has been blooming now since early October and - to my own personal delight while I'm washing dishes - it's continuing to do so right through December! They truly can be grown year around. Gorgeous little flowers that yes, do carry a faint fragrance of chocolate.

The girls have long since lost interest - after our eldest took it to school for sharing (aka the modern version of show & tell). Now it's our little project. How long can we keep it going? We'll keep you posted.
The little seedlings pop up - much to the kids' delight!

It seemed like just a few weeks and we had some great foliage on the grow.
Then the plant just kept growing...and growing taller and taller.
And the flowers kept coming and coming until things got a little too tall and floppy... so we gave it a wee trim. Now it's just bushy and healthy and flowering - again!
A garden in bag would make a great secret santa gift - would liven up the office - or make someone's day who maybe doesn't get out so much anymore. Bring the greenery inside!

View our full range of Garden-in-a-Bag flower and herb plants at Lavish & Lime. Check out our Butterfly and Bird Lover's Scatter Gardens and our Pocket Gardens too - great stocking stuffers for any gardeners on your list! If you have any thoughts or ideas about gardens in a bag or gardening indoors generally, please leave a comment below. We'd love to hear from you!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Last Minute Giveaway: WIN a Neoprene Lunch Bag!

With all the last minute Christmas shopping and preparations going on, we've decided to do a last minute Christmas giveaway. Wouldn't it be nice to win a free gift?

We're giving away a reusable bug lunch bag made of insulating, machine washable neoprene - a great gift for any little one on your list, or a funky bag to keep for yourself... Simply leave a comment below telling us about the best Christmas present you've ever GIVEN. Was it fantastically imaginative? Did it make the recipient incredibly happy? Tell us and you could win this bug bag!

Become a Lavish & Lime fan on Facebook - leave a comment below telling us you have - and you'll increase your chances of winning with an extra entry.

Tweet this giveaway and yes, another entry!

We'll be drawing the winner's name this Sunday, December 20th and shipping the next day - hopefully to be received for Christmas. Good luck to all!

For more information about this reusable lunch bag and to view our entire range of eco-friendly lunch essentials, visit eco boutique Lavish & Lime.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Bedol Water Clock Now in Canada: how it works

Anyone who's seen our new Bedol Water Clock agrees it's one of the coolest green gadgets for Christmas 2009. They also ask, how does it work?

This unique digital clock runs on tap water. No batteries, no electricity, no chemicals and no winding - just 100% natural power. It's the greenest timepiece of its kind.

The power comes from a charge created by the ions in the water when they interact with the two metal poles inside the clock. The
ions in the water are turned into electrical current for continuous, clean energy. Simply fill the tank with tap water ... and the Bedol Water Clock is all set for perfect timekeeping. Depending on the ingredients in the local water system, some people report it’s necessary to change water after 6 – 12 weeks, for others it just keeps running. When you do change the water the microchip remembers the time while you are doing the refilling.

The previous model of the Bedol Water Clock required lemon juice to work. Launched just last month, this new model features the addition of an alarm and works on water alone. It's a great gift under $35 for any green-minded person on your list - and an ideal travel accessory for any globetrotter.

The Bedol Water Alarm Clock is available online in Canada at Vancouver-based eco boutique Lavish & Lime.

If you have any thoughts or ideas about our new water clock, we'd love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

WIN a Funky Recycled Sterling Silver Necklace!

If you're looking for a unique gift for a favourite gal on your list, or perhaps something special to dress up your own Christmas outfit, you may just be in luck.

We're giving away one of our gorgeous, sterling silver asymmetrical necklaces to one lucky Facebook fan! This necklace is made by hand in Canada from recycled, re-melted and recombined sterling silver components.
To enter, simply become a fan on our Facebook page and leave a comment telling us about your best ever Christmas present. Increase your chances of winning: encourage your friends to enter too and if in their comment, they mention your name - that's another entry for you!

The winner will be chosen on December 19th so we can get the necklace out in time for Christmas.

Hope to hear all about your best Christmas present soon - good luck!


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