Friday, October 14, 2011

You NEED this Dishmat-- Review and Giveaway. CLOSED

GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Let's face it. We all have dishes. And more dishes. And even more dishes.

And most of us have bath toys. Many of them. All needing to be dried.

I'm here to tell you that you might just positively need this Garden Botanika DISHMAT.


Now, I know that it says dishmat on the label, and of course it's an amazing dishmat. It's ultra absorbant, is washable, protects your glasses, and looks awesome {check out the site envision to find out more and check out the change in my kitchen!} Of course, I left one dishmat in my kitchen to put to good use drying those pans of mine. Which, I love, especially because my sink is now free of the constant pile of pans drying there.


But, me, being the out-of-the-box thinker decided to put that dishmat to good use in my house. So, I brought it up to the bathroom and there it got put to excellent use -- as the mat for drying those many bath toys. And yes, John Deere tractors make excellent bath toys.



Those toys were always my nemesis. We'd either a} leave them in the tub to dry b} put them in one of those mesh basket things that sometimes hangs well but then falls over and never seems to dry out or c} threw them in a bucket and then after a while threw them out because they got gross. I've done them all.


But, then, I took another one of those amazing mats and brought it upstairs in the bathroom for bath toys. And I love it. The mat, which is made of this crazy awesome super absorbant microfiber absorbs 4 times its weight in water. You heard that right -- those bath toys that trap all the water and then drip every where can now be placed on here to dry completely. And because it's a breathable microfiber air can dry around all those pieces easier.  And when it's dry, simply fold and put away. I keep mine right on top of the bath toy box. Perfect.


Now,  I know you need one. Well, you could order one {or two or three} here:






Or you could win one. 
Here's how

Schroeder & Tremayne are generously giving away 3 - 16x18 Sage Green Dishmats to three of you. And not only that, ten blogging friends of mine are each giving away three additional dishmats on their blogs in different colors. It's a  super crazy and super fun dishmat blogging blitz!
Dish Mat Blogging Blitz Participants
A Slob Comes Clean --Coastal Blue
Spell Outloud -- Coastal Blue
Many Little Blessings --Sage Green
Finding Joy -- Sage Green
Jimmie's Collage -- Gray
Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers -- Gray
Raising Arrows --Red
Crispy Not Crunchy -- Black
Feels Like Home --Red
An Oregon Cottage -- Cream
Mama's Learning Corner -- Black

So first here's how to enter to win one here. You have three opportunities to win - please make sure to use a separate comment for each entry and to leave a way for me to contact you. Thanks! And make sure to pop around to the other sites for even more chances to win -- imagine that, some presents done just like that!

Dishmat Entries
1} tell me how you would use the dishmat
2} follow finding_joy on twitter - click HERE to follow & if you already do just let me know -- tweeting is fun. :)
3} tweet about this giveaway - get a #dishmat from @finding_joy at http://bit.ly/rn8BH1
To visit my blog's main page please click HERE.

RULES:  Prizes can be shipped only to continental US addresses. You will be contacted by email and must reply within 48 hours to claim your prize. If you do not claim your prize, another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open from today, October 14 till October 20, 2011 at 6pm CST. The three winners will be chosen using Random Number Generator and then each winner will have 48 hours to notify me otherwise a new winner will be drawn.
DISCLAIMER: I received free dish mats and was compensated for my time in this review/giveaway post.

136 comments:

Rebecca said...

I don't have room for a drying rack and really need something like this! It will be used...a LOT!

lindley said...

I was thinking dishes, but love the bath toy idea for sure! Sage green goes in either place too! Just found you yesterday and am loving perusing your posts! Thanks!

srkindredspirits said...

I’d love to try it for dishes and veggies! Thanks

JessieLeigh said...

I forever deal with "overflow" from my sink-- plus, it would be a safer place to dry wine glasses and flutes!

Karen said...

I did away with drying racks a long time ago because they always got nasty and were one more thing to clean. I always lay my dishes that need to dry on a dish towel. So, I'd love to try these mats. They look so absorbant!

carissa said...

considering it is sage green, you know i need it. : )

Karen said...

I now follow you on Twitter.

Amy said...

I would use it to dry dishes and tub toys! Great idea!

Amy said...

I follow you on twitter!

Kiley said...

my mom would LOVE this for dishes, and so would I! [that's pretty much my job in this house! :]]

Joesette said...

I would love this to dry my cookware on...it never seems to fit in the little drainer I have and sitting it on a towel to dry just gets the counter soggy.

Jamie said...

Oh how I would love one of these... we have no dish washer, and the conventional plastic dish drainer is never enough-- i always have overflow when it comes to air-drying dishes! (now.. if I have a couple more hands, perhaps I wouldn't mind drying dishes half-way-- )

Courtney said...

I would love one of these for drying dishes, so much better than damp rags lying around.

kahlerstk said...

I have had to throw away not one but two really pretty hand embroidered dishcloths because they kept getting soaked from being used as drying mats and couldn't dry fast enough. These look great!

Lemonade & Gingerbread said...

Never seen this before but would love to have one for sure. Thinking it would be great for the obvious dish draining. However, would be great to have maybe two for canning season.

Tiffany @ As For My House said...

I would (at least start with!) use it for dishes - I'd like to toss the bulky dish drainer, too!

Tiffany @ As For My House said...

Following you on Twitter (tiffanyblitz)

Tiffany @ As For My House said...

Tweeted it: http://twitter.com/#!/tiffanyblitz/status/124942923874836480

Kathleen said...

I would love to use this for drying dishes and as a bath mat!!

Kathleen said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Wendi said...

I'd use it as a drying mat for all the extra dishes that don't make it into the dishwasher :)

Kathleen said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/KDozeman/status/124944382813159424

Shawnee said...

I would use it for drying fruits and veggies.

Thank you for this giveaway!

Shawnee said...

I am a new follower on your blog and twitter as well. My twitter name is blessedmumof9

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

Need one of these for the bath toys! What a fabulous idea!

Shari said...

I love the bath toy idea!

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

I'm already a twitter follower. :)

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/emoothart/status/124946624853184513

Holly said...

I use three dishtowels that get sopping wet. Looks like a great giveaway, count me in!

Linda said...

Oh, I have been wanting one of these mats! It would be perfect for drying the dishes I handwash and air drying my garden veggies :)

Jacquelin said...

I would use it to place my drying dishes. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jacquelin said...

I am a Twitter Follower

JP said...

I would use it for drying dishes!

Audra said...

My dishes would love to lay out on this sleek new dish mat! Great give away :)Thanks for the chance to win

Phyllis said...

I would love to have one of those pretty dishmats for my dishes...and for washing fruits and veggies and letting them dry.

Mrs. and Mama K said...

I would love one for under my dish drying rack! The dish towels just mold...this would be perfect!

Sonya said...

My daughters do the dishes, but maybe I could count this as a Christmas present for them.

Sonya said...

I follow you on twitter.

Rose S. said...

I would definitely use the mat to dry dishes, because I don't have enough room either! :0) Thanks for the chance to win!
rosalitarocks@netscape.net

sarah in the woods said...

drying dishes. thanks

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

I would so use this everyday for my dishes!! Great giveaway.

I follow you on twitter and fb. Newlyweds Blog.

Rose S. said...

I'm following on Twitter and yes, it is fun! :0)
rosalitarocks@netscape.net

Rose S. said...

I tweeted your giveaway :0)
http://twitter.com/#!/finding_joy/status/124946291074678784
rosalitarocks@netscape.net

Rebecca said...

I already love tweeting with you on twitter!

Rebecca said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!

The Nira Family said...

I would LOVE this to hold my dishes instead of my metal rack.

ohiohomeschool said...

I would love this for my kitchen. The green is perfect. I think of all the little toys I wash. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jamie said...

I would use the mat for drying dishes. I have been leaving my dishes out to dry on a dish towel and it doesn't work that great.

Jamie
rjhausgen@gmail.com

Jamie said...

I am following you on twitter.
@rangersbraves

Jamie said...

I tweeted about your giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/rangersbraves/status/124986976477773824

Sam said...

Dishes. And maybe more stuff.

Sam said...

You know I follow you. I hope I don't get caught. ;)

Sam said...

Ta-weeted!

Amber said...

I would use for dishes mainly but wow - so handy with so many other uses

Rescued via Grace said...

I would love to use it to dry bath toys after washing! Dishes too!

Amber said...

I am now following you on twitter

Abby said...

I'm in between countries and places and am in my 5th home in 4 months and well I WOULD HAVE used one of these everywhere scrounging up a towel for extra drying and since the last place and this new one don't have dishwashers all the more and in FUTURE travels I will use it literally all around the world!

Abby said...

I am now following you on twitter!

Linda @ Linda's Lunacy said...

I would use this mat to dry dishes and veggies.

Bree said...

oooo-how nice not to have the slimy drying rack anymore! LOL What a great idea-I've never seen this before! Thanks!

MamaFeelgood said...

I would love to be able to put my clean veggies on here while I worked on something else

Jill said...

I'd replace the ugly plastic tray that came with my dish drainer! Wish I could get rid of the whole thing, but I have no dishwasher, and need something to keep my dishes in. This would be great to win! Thanks for the chance!
higherground2000(at)gmail(dot)com

Rebecka said...

This mat would be so wonderful, since we wash all our dishes by hand, since the little old house we rent doesn't have a dishwasher...and 8 people create a lot of dirty dishes.
ladymadelon @ yahoo.com

Martie said...

Those items you can't put in the dishwasher need some place pretty to dry and keep the counter dry. This seems like an awesome thing to use for that or for setting those fruits and veggies on as I wash and set them aside.

Martie said...

I'm following you on Twitter!

Martie said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!

Lisa said...

I would use this mat to dry my dishes. Thanks!

Rebekah said...

We would use this to dry our dishes on. Right now we just grab whatever towel. This would look nicer for sure. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Amanda Thomasson said...

What a great giveaway! I am constantly leaving dishes out to dry-- this would be perfect! And green happens to be my favorite color! :)

Lindy said...

I would have to do bath toys! The bottom of my bath toy bucket is disgusting. These look great!

NMgal said...

I would love it for washing dishes!! I've been thinking of getting somthing and this seems to be just what I am looking for!

NMgal said...

I follow you on twitter:-)

sasicas said...

This would be so helpful in our kitchen. THere is just not any space for one of those strainers and we all know how wet everything stays when it is just left out on wet towels. Thanks!

brandiern said...

Love it! I'm building a new house and would love to have this to dry my pots and pans...and maybe one day soon some little toys too :). And my kitchen is going to be green ! Thank you for this great giveaway. Brandiern@charter.net

Anonymous said...

I would use this instead of my didhwasher. Susan steveac@bellsouth.net

Dawn said...

Would LOVE one of those!!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to use this in the kitchen. Thanks for the opportunity!
Terri S
ponyxpress9 at yahoo dot com

Julie said...

I would use it for defrosting meat and washing produce.

Nancy said...

I have several ways that I would use the mat - dishes, homeschooling projects, under pets water bowls, washing fruits/veggies and gifts. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy at mom2jebj@gmail.com

Glin said...

I would use the dishmat to replace the bulky dish drainer on my counter and allow for more space. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you.

Hope said...

The bath toy idea is brilliant! Thanks for the chance to win!

melanie said...

We always seem to have one or two soggy towels on the counter in addition to the drying rack {I could show you a picture of the empty space under the counter for a dishwasher} ~ so this looks like just what we need! Thank you!

shoppmk said...

I have dishtowels all around my sink since the faucet leaks and doing lots of dishes, I would love this in our kitchen! :) I don't follow twitter or I'd enter there too. :) Are you on Facebook?

Kelly said...

I would love this for our dishes especially since we don't have a dishwasher.

Ashley W said...

I will use it for my crock pot, love that thing and use it lots and have to wash it often. Drying it would be easier if I had this!

Renee said...

I would use it to dry my dishes on instead of my ugly dishdrainer.

Debbie said...

I would use it in my kitchen. And sage green would match!

Debbie said...

I follow you on twitter.

Anonymous said...

I need it for dishes. There's not much room on my counter for a rack.
Stephanie
dsmoore1 @ centurytel.net

Christilin said...

I love, love the idea of these mats! We have milk goats, and the sanitzed utensils have to air dry, but I really hate the dish drainer sitting out on the counter all the time. What a pleasure it would be to have one of these instead. Please enter me for the drawing!

Talysa said...

I have travel mugs that are not dishwasher safe. I wash them by hand daily and this would be perfect for them once washed. Also fruit as it is washed.

Jeanine said...

i love the bath toy idea! i'd probably use it for that or the loads of dishes i do everyday.

Jeanine said...

twitter follower neenee_is_me

Ginger said...

I am boring and would use it just for my dishes:)

Gina said...

Would love to use it for those dishes that wont fit!

Susie said...

I would use it to dry my babies bottles on

askogerboe said...

GOTTA use it to dry Z'babes bathtub toys - GOTTA!!

Pamster said...

Would love to use this for dishes and veggies. Have also seen some great homeschool uses. Even as a mat under a fish tank. So useful. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Honey and Pappy said...

I would use this for dishes the most, because we don't have a dishwasher, and we have towels with drying dishes everywhere. I would also use it when I can, to drain the jars, and when I wash produce. I think the bath mat was an excellent idea also.

Honey and Pappy said...

I follow you on twitter - @BBLandCo

Zanre5 said...

Bath Toys! Brilliant! This is my first visit here, but not my last! I have 6 kids (3 and 3) and love to read about other people with large families. I mostly want a mat for my knives and baby bottles, but I'm very intrigued now by the idea of one for the bath toys! And, who wouldn't have a John Deere in the bathtub? Great site!

Honey and Pappy said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!

Sally Stensaas said...

I would use it for the overflow of the dish drain.

kstensaas at gmail dot com

Leigh Owens said...

I would use the dishmat to dry dishes. I don't have a dishwasher and I wash a LOT of dishes every day.
clowens9144 at yahoo dot com

Leigh Owens said...

I already follow you on twitter (leigh_owens)
clowens9144 at yahoo dot com

Leigh Owens said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/leigh_owens/status/125406357384994816
clowens9144 at yahoo dot com

Lynn said...

So this is something I'd really like! I don't tweet so I've only got one shot...but it's a shot!

Melody - Simple Life in Georgia said...

Oh how I dislike the plastic dish drying rack. These would look much nicer.

Lora said...

I'd dry dishes, but apparently I'll be drying bath toys too...a brilliant idea!

Anonymous said...

It would be great for drying freshly washed fruits and vegetables.

sweetiesuzy@aol.com

Kala said...

I would use this instead of my nice dish towel and for drying my fruit :)
jkdemeyere@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

What a wonderful product - I can think of a dozen great uses ... drying dishes and produce, bath toys, standing drippy wet child on when out of tub or in from a water sprinkler, craft projects, and lots more.

Anonymous said...

What a great way to dry dishes! That would be my favorite use for it. =)
-Michelle
samc3dp at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I would use it to dry dishes, dishes, and more dishes!
Elyse
tehachapispeechtherapy at yahoo dot com

April said...

I would use it for setting fresh foods on that I had washed. I always end up with a mess of water all over my counter!!

kuenzifamily at tds dot net

Anonymous said...

I would use it for drying our fresh fruit & vegetables!!
harrischerie@rocketmail.com

4mmommy said...

I would use it for drying dishes.

The Brutsman Family said...

I am getting a great laugh over the pictures everyone has posted for this giveaway! Those tiny little stacks of dishes are less than we would use for one meal, let alone an entire day! Having a family of eight (soon to be nine) with no dishwasher means foot high stacks of dishes on the counter all day every day.

Annette said...

I have no dishwasher, so one of these would go to good use.

davette said...

Would love, love, LOVE this for dishes and many other kitchen uses! Will eliminate that soaked dishrag

~Sheila said...

with our family of 8 we would use it for dishes, dishes and of course for other things like tub toys and canning, fruits and veggies, water activities and tea parties. Green (sage) is my fav color

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I would love to use this either for dishes or like you did in the bathroom for bath toys. What a fantastic find!
~Kimberlee
SpunkyDiva at live.com

Anonymous said...

I would use it for dishes and veggies. I would love to get rid of my dish rack.

Karen
desotok@bellsouth.net

Our Family for His Glory said...

I would love this for my dishes (& bath toys too)! :)
Jessica

hsmominmo said...

I would use the mat in my kitchen. We run the dishwasher once a day, and this would be perfect for washing up the extras that don't fit in a load.

Anonymous said...

I would love to do away with the drainer. This is a brilliant idea!

Krista

Keyla said...

We currently use towels to dry our dishes on, and these would be a wonderful change.

Kari J. said...

Let's see . . . air drying dishes, a place to put freshly washed produce & something to soak up the puddles from thawing meat packages. So many possibilities. Thanks for making this give-away available.

Diane said...

I would love one of these for my dishes! diane at speedkin dot com

Diane said...

I'm following you on Twitter, too. (diane at speedkin dot com)

Anonymous said...

This is so cool. I would use it for drying dishes. :)

dcstutz at gmail dot com

Kathy said...

I actually found your site through this giveaway and am SOOOO glad that i did.....

I would use mine to air dry dishes. The rental we are living in has a huge marble island and the hard water dripping off our dishes is staining it :(

Gracie said...

OOOooooo! I would so use this for bathtub toys!! They are the bain of my existence some days!

Gracie said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Bri said...

I really need something to replace my nasty dish drainer. It would be so nice not to have that on my counter :)

Jennifer said...

It would have to replace the old dishcloths that go under my non-dishwasher items!
Thanks!!
wishbone317 at yahoo dot com