Sunday, February 22, 2015

Blue Bear Aware


Last fall I attended the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference (FABlogCon) in Las Vegas.  I got to meet many wonderful people there.  It was an experience like no other.

Exploring Las Vegas with Heather, owner of Blue Bear Aware, Brynn, (me) and Tiffany (left to right)

One of the perks of attending this conference is the fabulous swag bags we got at check-in.  They were filled with all kinds of goodies, both edible and otherwise, coupons, and special offers.  One of the special offers was a sandwich contest to win $100 to spend at Blue Bear Aware.  Entry for the contest was to post several pictures of your allergy-friendly sandwiches on social media, and a random winner would be chosen.  And guess what!  I won!  As someone who rarely wins at random drawings, etc, I was ecstatic.  Not only did I win something, but it was ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS to spend on anything from Blue Bear Aware!

While I posted several pictures of sandwiches for this contest, this was my favorite. A s'more counts as a sandwich, right?

Blue Bear Aware is a small online business run by a food allergy mom like myself.  There are products such as autoinjector cases, clothing, labels, bracelets, stickers, books, etc.  Anything a food allergy mom would want!  I thought that spending $100 would be easy, but there was so much to chose from.  I finally narrowed it down to four autoinjector cases and a couple of packages of Zipcicles.

I chose to get four cases since I have two kids with food allergies.  The SPI belt will hold either the EpiPen or Auvi-Q.  It stretches to fit several small items.  In fact, I seem to remember Heather, the owner, say that this is a product that was created for runners to carry their personal items while running, such as a bottle of water, cell phone, keys, etc.  I got this product in black and pink (one for the boy and one for the girl).


I also wanted a more compact carrying case just for the Auvi-Q, so I got a black and a pink pouch that can either be worn around the waist with an included belt or just thrown in a jacket pocket with the belt removed.

I have seen so many fun tings to make in these tall, skinny ziplock baggies, I just had to get some for myself.  But I haven't seen them in the stores.  When I found them on the Blue Bear Aware website, I knew I would be getting a few packages.  What a simple and healthy way to make popsicles or freeze sticks!  These have been stashed in my drawer, waiting for summer to make some frozen treats for the kids.

There are so many useful and fun products on this website.  And each order is packaged so beautifully, it's like you're getting a gift in the mail.  Also, each order comes with a coloring sheet and crayons.  What a personal and thoughtful touch.  Check it out for yourself, and let me know what you get at

Heather (owner of Blue Bear Aware) and I at FABlogCon 2014

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