Fun Finds For Mom


I’ve seen other reusable alternatives to ziploc bags, but none as cute or practical-looking as these happy-sacks! These sacks were invented by a Massachusetts mom of three kids who packs over 500 lunches a year. They come in sandwich size or snack size, and are made from cotton fabric on the outside, with a PVC-free interior nylon lining that’s coated with polyurethane on the side that doesn’t touch the food. They close with a long velcro tab and can be washed by hand, in the washer & dryer, or even in the dishwasher. Here’s the family behind the happy-sacks! They look pretty happy, don’t they?

$6.95 or $8.95 at

(Thanks for telling me about these Rachel!)

Update: Here’s an update from Rachel on her happy-sacks purchase… Also, if you haven’t yet checked out Rachel’s blog, East Coast Musings, you really should. Her take on poop and lice will give you a good laugh.

Hey Elaina,
Wanted to give you an update on my happysack! purchase. I love them! I bought 2 sandwich size and 4 snack size. When the kids bring them home, I just turn them inside out and brush them off, so I haven’t had to wash them yet. The only thing is that my son complained that his lunch gets squished, because the place where students place their lunches in his classroom gets a lot of traffic. Nothing a hard lunch carrier won’t fix!

The happysacks! also came with minimal packaging, tied in a biodegradable ribbon, and my invoice was printed on the back side of the information letter (on recycled paper of course!)

BTW- thanks for listing my blog in your sidebar! I really appreciate it!

Best to you!

P.S. Am attaching a pic of the kid’s lunches!

Posted Monday, January 12, 2009 in Food & Drink, Kids