Monday, May 10, 2010

Initals Inc Giveaway


Initials Inc contacted me about doing a giveaway and I was thrilled. Not only do you get something, but I got to choose a hippie bag from their catalog (page 10), and I cannot tell you how cool I have felt walking around with my hippie bag.

Because I'm 40, remember? Being cool takes a little more effort these days.

So don't tell anyone that I choose the hippie bag not only because it is adorable but also because it goes over the shoulder, which immensely helps my 85 year old back (hey, y'all saw the Xrays.) It is also very well made - this bag is not flimsy. It feels expensive.

Y'all, I am a total sucker for a monogram. And monograms are what Initials Inc does best.

Initials, Inc. was founded by Sisters Britney Vickery and Ivy Hall, shortly after they became SAHM’s. During that time they loved being home with their children but found that they were seeking three things; to be challenged creatively, to have flexibility in schedule and to contribute financially to their homes…but they didn’t want to give up time with their young families to get it. Initials, Inc. was created to meet those needs as women and new mothers. Over time, they quickly realized that the solution that they created for themselves could be a blessing to other women. Initials, Inc. officially launched in February 2005. Today, Initials, Inc. is national in scope and is supporting women and families all across the country through home parties selling personalized gifts!

You can shop, host a party (one of the few home parties that I would RSVP yes to), or learn how to start your own bidness here.

And here's the good part - Initials Inc is offering one lucky Naptime reader $50 to spend in their catalog!

Here's how it works:
  1. Go look at the catalog and tell me one thing you might buy if you won. (It will be hard to choose just one!) (And I love the cool sound the pages make when they turn.)
  2. Leave a comment here saying what your choice was
  3. If you don't have a blog, then for the love of all things monogrammed, leave your email in the comment. If you are chosen and you don't make it easy for me, I will not hunt you down, sister. I will choose another winner. That's the tough love kinda momma I am.
  4. If you post this on your blog, leave another comment telling me you did that.
  5. If you post this on twitter, leave another comment telling me you did that.
  6. If you post this on facebook, leave another comment telling me you did that.
  7. I will draw a winner on Saturday.
Good luck!

149 comments:

  1. I love the resort tote! So cute! For some reason I feel the odds of winning when I am the first comment aren't that great. Hopefully I'll be wrong about that! :)

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  2. I really like the resort tote~ would be the perfect beach and pool bag!!

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  3. Resort box cooler!! For totin' to the pool. :-)

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  4. I dig the resort tote too, but it's all cool w/ a monogram!

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  5. I love the hobo bag... and the hippie bag... they are all great!

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  6. I would get the bowler bag - so cute.

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  8. Resort Tote! Oh, and did you see that monogrammed LAMP SHADE?! impressive...

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  9. Lots of cute things! I think I would choose either the travel tote or the go go bag.

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  10. The resort tote is great!!

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  11. I love the resort tote. Too cute!!

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  12. How to choose, how to choose!

    Jubilee is adorable.

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  13. Missy I am a representative for them so if any of your peeps want to party have them contact me. The back sacks are a HUGE hit! ML

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  14. I would choose the Hippie Chic! So cute!!! WANT it!!! :)

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  15. Lots of Cool stuff! I would pick the canteens or the colorful lunch sacks!

    amynaab at gmail.com

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  16. I would choose the resort spa cooler. So cute!

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  17. resort tote!! taking my kiddos to the beach -- first time for my 3 yr old -- and it would be fantastic!!!

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  18. I would totally choose the tote in the black and white polka dot pattern for my daughter's school bag!! Some nice hot pink trim and initials and we'd be good to go!! (pogohappy@att.net)

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  19. Hmmm...either the resort tote or the travel tote. I love it all though! And if we were expecting right now, I would be all over everything in that nursery!
    (jesscurren at hotmail.com)

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  20. Well, I do love most of them, but I think I would pick the Jubilee in black and white dot! So cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  21. I love the smart tote in cosmo, but it would be hard to choose! Thanks!

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  22. Posted on my Facebook page!!

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  23. I'd be getting the trael tote - 'cause I'll be travelling A LOT this summer :-)

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  24. oh - and I posted it on FB as well!

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  25. Love the smart tote and the chef's apron. Ahh, don't know if I could decide! Great giveaway, though.

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  26. I love this company! If I could choose anything in their catalog, I'd love to have the SWAG bag. So cute and trendy! Plus, I need a new purse.

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  27. I would choose the messenger bag to use as a diaper bag! It looks age appropriate for my 21 year old daughter who has special needs. If I don't win....I may order it anyway.

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  28. Fun give-away! The founders don't live in Wimberley, TX by any chance do they? Anyhow, it was hard to choose just one, but I'd have to say I'd go with the HOBO (but the hippy was a close second).

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  29. I have a friend who, like you, just LOVES monogrammed stuff. She can't get enough of it - and HER birthday is this weekend.... so if I win, I'll be giving it to HER!
    I'm thinking that big ol' Resort Bag with some pretty aqua stitching on it would be right up her alley!
    Thanks for giving. ;)

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  30. I would probably get the Messanger Bag... but I'm sure I'll change my mind when I look again! haha

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  31. Gasp! LOVE THEM! I think I'd like the travel tote best...seems like as a working mom, I'm always taking casual clothes somewhere to change into later. I hope I win!

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  32. I'd totally go for the Smart Tote. My kids is finally one and I'm totally over carrying my diaper bag around every day!

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  33. I can't choose....I love all of it. Thanks for telling us about them. I REALLY like the "hippie" bag.

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  34. I like the black and white hobo! It is hard to choose!
    (mypatzer@yahoo.com)

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  35. I had trouble viewing the text on my screen for some reason. Anyone else have this trouble with the catalog?

    I LOVE the pattern of the Resort stuff. So cute. But I would probably get one of the wallets. Right now I'm too lazy to carry a diaper bag and a purse, so I'd like to have something small that will fit my wallet, keys, sunglasses and lipgloss that can go in the bag or out. And isn't everything cuter with initials? :)
    newly.lewis@gmail.com

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  36. Love me some Swaggalini tote... and the wallets... and the hobo. You're right, it IS hard to choose! :) -Nikki

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  37. The tote, or wall decals, or baby blanket, or.....

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  38. Love the resort tote, resort cooler, and the hippie tote! So many choices, definitely hard to choose!~Maura bengalgordonfan@yahoo.com

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  39. Smart Tote or Resort Tote. Very cool.
    www.everyday-life-images.blogspot.com, or, Cherylagraves@gmail.com

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  40. I like the Jubilee bag. My birthday is this week so it would be fantastic if I won!!! :) Thanks for the entry!!!

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  41. Hippie chic, Julibee, or Smart Tote. I like them all! :)

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  42. I would pick the story time tote. I take my daughter to story time 2x's a week. It would be perfect for our little trips.
    ajakunda@gmail.com

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  43. I would choose the travel tote. These are too fun!

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  44. I think the Fuzzy Wuzzy blanket...so cute!

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  45. I would love the Resort Box Cooler - perfect for our summertime picnics!

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  46. I love all the pink bags. You are right, its so hard to choose.

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  47. Love the go-go bag. photomom225@gmail.com

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  48. I NEEEEEED the Hippie chic one

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  49. I love the Upper East Side Satchel in pink!

    KatinaSharp@aol.com

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  50. The Tycoon Tote is so elegant. Thanks for the chance!

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  51. Cute, cute, cute! I love the resort bag! I would use that bag all the time! Thanks for the fun giveaway. Love your blog!

    ws_carpenter@hotmail.com

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  52. Ooh, I LOVE the hippie bag! Good choice, Missy! But I also wouldn't say no to the black & white hobo. Precious! Thanks for doing this!

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  53. Love the resort bag and the hippie chic. Excellent give away right before summer trips!

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  54. DEFINITELY the Hippie Chic bag! As a Mommy to three adorable kids, it's a necessity to have a purse that doesn't whap your child in the face whilst leaning over to assist them. All three of mine have been on the receiving end of a purse whap. Poor children. I will be posting this on Facebook AND my blog! :-)

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  55. I love the hippie chic bag and the cute colorful buckets. I could see myself using them in the laundry room - the one place that is hard to make cute, the laundry room ;o)

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  56. oh, what the heck! I'll post it on facebook too!

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  57. Love the houndstooth tote.

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  58. Only one thing...either the apron, a backpack for my son, or a water bottle. My blog is achosenchild.blogspot.com and my email is achosenchildblog@gmail.com

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  59. Ooohhh...so many pretty things. I'd love the Travel Tote or the Snack Sak or the....

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  60. I would totally order the Go Go Bag for Elijah's diaper bag. We just got his referral last week and I am trying to get everything together for him now, so I would LOVE to win that for him. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    Blessings,
    Amy

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  61. I would DEFINITELY choose the "head honcho messenger". I am about to graduate from my masters and this would be a great tote to take in all my necessary everything on my new job!

    lauren
    laurenesykes@gmail.com

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  62. Have to go with the hippie bag...my kind of thing...small with lots of pockets and I love the green print. Happy birthday!

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  63. I would get the awesome Travel Tote, so perfect for those quick nights of travel!

    Emily

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  64. You're on my sidebar every day, but I just posted about your giveaway. Thanks for brightening my day! Many blessings!

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  65. I am not such a good decision maker...either the bowler bag or the hippie chic bag! So fun! tina.ramsdell@bex.net

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  66. I love it all!! since you're forcing me to pick just one, I guess I like the swag tote best!

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  67. Hippie Chick bag. I love it! What a fun bag! :)

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  68. I'd either get the Go Baby Bag (doesn't a diaper bag sound cooler with a nap like that?) or the preschool backpack in fireman. My little guy would love that, and he really could use a new bag.
    weezj(at)aol(dot)com

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  69. I really liked the Jubilee bag! It just looked mid-sized and really fun! And everyone knows if I have a BIG bag it will have lots of junk in it to fill it up! :) I don't have a blog, just like reading yours. So my e-mail is
    strunk@mchsi.com

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  70. I love the resort tote! With 4 kids, going to the pool or beach is always stressful. This bag would make it a little more tolerable!!
    Angie (fivekerr2000@yahoo.com)

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  71. I think I'd go for a couple of happy buckets!

    Or the Hippie Chick bag!

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  72. I love the resort tote!! Super cute stuff!!

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  73. I love the Tycoon tote! Posted it to my blog! ;)

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  74. I kinda dig the Tycoon Tote. In plum!

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  75. Oops! Am I supposed to do separate entries for posting on facebook? Because I did. Post on facebook. :-)
    girlisaak @ yahoo . com

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  76. My original post in somewhere up there in your list of comments. Sorry if I'm taking up cyberspace with my posts/comments. I guess I really want that Hippie chic bag! *nervous laughter* heh heh. *ahem*

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  77. It's so hard to choose, but I think I would have to pick the Travel Tote. I would get a lot of use out of that!

    Adrienne

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  78. Completely love the hippie bag! As a mom of 5, we are ALWAYS looking for something to cart our JUNK around in. And being in style would just be a bonus. AWESOME GOODIES!

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  79. Ah...there are so many that I love. I really like the brown polka dot resort tote and the regular tote. So cute!

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  80. I love the striped book tote! We make a weekly trip to the library and that would be adorable. Thanks for the chance to win!

    www.elwellboys.blogspot.com

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  81. Resort box cooler or the resort tote, so cool! :)

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  82. i love the kids pack packs.

    spizanker@ juno.com

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  83. Oh my gracious I loved that company!!!! I think I would say I was gonna buy a bag for myself, but I'd probably end up buying backpacks for my boys or something for my new daughter.

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  84. Love the resort box cooler! So cute!!

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  85. I love the hobo purse, but I think I would choose the resort box cooler. I have been wanting something like that! Cute stuff! lilitankersley@gmail.com

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  86. I love the smaller one's, but with all these kids, would have to go with the smart tote! I love it!

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  87. You have good taste -- I love the hippie bag. :o) pleschke@sbcglobal.net

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  88. Very hard to choose but I'd pick the Resort Tote, I love it!!

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  89. Oh my! Choices! I'd go for the Upper East Side Satchel (in Cocoa!).

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  90. I like the hippie bag, but I like the swaggalini too... What a great giveaway!

    Susan
    singmelody at aol dot com

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  91. I need 3 or 4 of the power lunch saks! So cute!

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  92. Snack Sacs or Aprons, or both!
    Their nappy bag looked really cool too!

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  93. Hmm, so many options. Kinda like the "Shady Lady" case, though - hard to find a nice sunglasses case that's not hard as a rock (and heavy as one, too).

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  94. I like that Head honcho messenger bag...I think it'd work awesome as a camera bag!!! Wow...thanks for the opportunity!

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  95. I love the snack sack and the book nook bag.

    melodymosley@yahoo.com

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  96. I would get the resort box cooler and maybe a canteen too.

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  97. Awesome giveaway! If I win, I'd get the travel tote!

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  98. I just LOVE the GO-Go Bag! I could so use a diaper bag that would fit on my double stroller or grocery cart. It never fails...when I get into the grocery store, somebody poops and my diaper bag fills up the whole cart so I never bring it in...only to find myself going back to the car to retrieve diapers and wipes!

    You can find more about me at www.thebergers0805.blogspot.com or www.mymommathoughts.blogspot.com

    Thanks,
    christi Berger

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  99. Blogged about it on one of my blogs: www.mymommathoughts.blogspot.com

    Christi Berger

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  100. I blogged about it on my other blog: www.thebergers0805.blogspot.com

    Christi Berger

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  101. Oh, and I also shared both my blog postings on my facebook...so does that count? LOL

    (I really would like to win!!! Can you tell?)

    Have a great day tomorrow.
    Christi Berger

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  102. I love me some bags!!! The Resort Tote is the one for me. Thanks for the chance to win :) Also posted on facebook :)

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  103. I like the ID purse, and the Bowler, and... and... and... You get the idea. I wrote this before, but I don't think it "took."

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  104. Yep, the resort tote. I think. So hard to decide!

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  105. Oh, my... I love the Jubilee! and the Swaggalini! Both are awesome!!

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  106. I love the hippie bag! My email is spangela5@sbcglobal.net.

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  107. I posted this on facebook!! My email is spangela5@sbcglobal.net.

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  108. oops... forgot the email on my comment yesterday!! lgsluvshorses@gmail.com

    resort tote -- great as we head to the beach(1st time for my 3 yr old)

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  109. The resort tote is gorgeous! newlynallison@gmail.com

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  110. I would pick the Travel Tote in Chocolate!
    princessfreestuff at yahoo dot com ;)

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  111. I love the resort tote but I think I would have to pick a preschool backpack for my daughter to start preschool with this Fall!
    paigeleana@yahoo.com

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  112. Tweet: http://twitter.com/mommy2charli/status/13871073179

    paigeleana@yahoo.com

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  113. I love the 'Just Like Me Doll'

    joshandashleythames@gmail.com

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  114. Posted on my blog.
    http://wewanttown.blogspot.com/2010/05/good-southern-monogram-is-key-to-my.html

    joshandashleythames@gmail.com

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  115. I tweeted about your giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/thethamestrio/status/13871767455

    joshandashleythames@gmail.com

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  116. I love the Pool tote, pool cooler and the spa wrap! They are all really cute and could be used for so many things!! What a fun giveaway!
    Erica

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  117. Love the jubilee and the swag totes!

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  118. I really like the Swaggalini! So cute!

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  119. I think I forgot to put my e-mail the first time--the resort box cooler is the bomb. I am really interested in keeping microbial creatures out of my family's food. And I carry around a lot of food! Bekah
    www.realnaturalmoms.blogpost.com or bekah@robertandbekah.com.

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  120. I really like the resort tote. The WalMart bag I used to travel last is so five minutes ago. :)
    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Katiehayes5@yahoo.com

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  121. I love the Tote and the Travel Tote (among other things)!!!
    cmcintire@vhrlaw.com

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  122. I love the Go Go Mama bag! That'd be perfect to use with the new babe we have on the way!

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  123. Um, the resort tote!! PLease and thank you!! Love it all, great giveaway!!

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  124. Loving the bowler bag! (I have a giveaway going now too, btw!) :)

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  125. I would choose the the Resort Bag. I'm a sucker for bags!!! I posted it on Facebook. Thanks for sharing.
    eph320_thompson@yahoo.com

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  126. Love the travel tote in chocolate...yummy!

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  127. OK. Love what I've seen. Anything would be great to win. BUT I'm only leaving this comment b/c hopefully these dear (apparently very nice) SAHM-corporation-owner women will GET THE SOUND OFF OF THEIR CATALOG. Just woke dear Ella---in the 6:30AM range---and this SAHM-non-corporation-owning woman is grrrrrring. But just a bit.

    Why does anyone EVER put AUTOMATIC SOUND on ANYTHING online? Grrrrrr.

    Oh well. No big deal. Not suffering or anything.

    :)

    Love to you, dear MIS!
    -- Tara B. (tarabarthel.com)

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  128. My favorite was the swaggalini in houndstooth! So cute! They have some really fun things!
    Joanna

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  129. Also....I posted it on my facebook page! Thanks again!

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  130. LOVE the swaggalini bag! SO cute!

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  131. I would love the go go bag but dont have a name picked out yet for this little one until we know if it is a girl or boy (Ultrasound in 2 weeks):o), but guess I could just go with our last name if need be.

    racheyroosmith@yahoo.com

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  132. I also posted it to my facebook page!
    racheyroosmith@yahoo.con

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  133. I would do the tote with the cool fuzzy trim. So cute! justina@soarr.com

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