Saturday, October 8, 2011

mixed bag giveaway!


The good folks at mixed bag designs sent me several of their wonderful bags to review and have given me FIVE $50 gift cards to give away to FIVE of you!

I choose eight different designs and styles...some of them I LOVED some I really liked and some just don't work for me.

The grocery store bags? LOVED them!  The perfect size for lots of things!

The overnight bag?  I really liked.  It was great to take on our weekend trip to Blacksburg.  Just the right size for my husband and I to share.

The foodies?  Did nothing for me.  They are well made and perfect for those with better patience than I do.  I really wanted them to work for me but I don't need another thing to have to wash.  The boys do love sticking little toys in them though. 

I also got several others...a lunch box for Aaron and a couple of other every day use kind of bags.  I love them all and would buy them again.  Well made and heavy duty.  Durable and perfect for any need you may have. :)

Want to be one of the five winners of the $50 gift cards?

Just leave a comment on this post telling me one of your goals for this fall. :)

I'll announce a winner next Wednesday!

52 comments:

  1. Am I really the first??

    Hmmmm... One of my goals for the fall? We're in the middle of adopting a little one from Africa. So I guess my main goal is to bring him home, and in the mean time to give my boys who are already home with me my full heart and attention, rather than being super distracted by craziness.

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  2. One of my Fall goals is to keep things tidy and organized!

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  3. A goal I have for this fall is to get some crafting done 'just for me'.

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  4. Finish Christmas shopping and wrapping! My goal every year is to be done by the end of October so that I can enjoy the holiday season stress free! I am well on my way to my goal.

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  5. Moving home from across the country. Oh thank goodness.

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  6. cute bags! I am trying to do a little fall organizing this year! Focusing more on using what we have instead of buying too much!

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  7. my main goal for this fall is to get to a place where i am better balanced & to take better care of myself :)

    -l.h.
    (blukus at nc dot rr dot com)

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  8. I have a bunch of goals but mostly, it's all about time management for me - finding a balance between family time and my own time to be creative.

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  9. The overnight bag sounds great:)
    One of my goals- we are trying to start a family, so we have a huge goal ahead of us!

    the banner planner @ yahoo dot com

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  10. Goals? I'm no good with goals. I will say that I'm looking forward to making it to the pumpkin patch and making a few crafts with my little kids. We'll see if these "goals" are achieved!

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  11. Goal? Well, it may be silly, but since the birth of our second child at the end of June, I can not get motivated to clean house. So, my goal is to start waking up 1 hour before I usually do and choose 1-2 rooms per day to deep clean. I have always hated the thought of cleaning everyday and have always spent one whole day to cleaning, but I'm just not getting it done so I've got to try something else. This starts tomorrow...we'll see

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  12. Oh, I have lots of goals. :) I want to scrapbook, craft and teach a few kids to read while I'm at it. :)

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  13. My goal is to have a baby!!! And love on his sweet cheeks. And perhaps to not go crazy. And to drink lots of PSL. And to possibly be cold for once in months.

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  14. My goals include organizing my closet... which I hope includes getting rid of a bunch of stuff I don't wear/use.

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  15. One of my goals for the fall is to have a little sale of the crafts I make. Thanks a lot!

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  16. One of my goals is to create a new pattern for my Etsy shop.

    Thanks so much! :)

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  17. Some of my fall goals are to organize the pantry and then begin a stockpile so we are never out of food.

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  18. One of my goals for the fall is to enjoy the time I have with my boys. I work outside of the home and often feel like I miss out on things with them, so I am striving to really enjoy and take advantage of the time I do have with them.

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  19. Those bags are so cute!

    As for my goal for fall...I just had a baby at the end of August which means I now have 3 kids under 3. My goal for the next few months is to find a balance in our new life. I am still a little overwhelmed at times and I am hoping that finding a balance will help with that!

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  20. My fall goal is to actually get the house decorated for the season-have some crafting to do to make it happen.

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  21. I would LOVE to get caught up on my sons' baby books. (I suppose a good start would be turning off the computer...:)

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  22. My goal is to organize my darn house. It's been a mess since having a baby almost 5 months ago.

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  23. My fall goal is to complete three chapters of my dissertation (one down!) without getting too distracted by dissertation procrastination (aka crocheting and sewing up a storm!). But a little craftiness is ok, right? Christmas IS just around the corner ;))

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  24. Oh my! I LOVE these bags! Totally agree on the awesomeness of the Grocery bag, I used to "steal" my sister's bag all the time. My goal is to get through this very tough semester of grad school without gaining weight. I will put veggies in my grocery Mixed Bag :)

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  25. Fall plans? Birthdays, pastor/elder appreciation, and prepping for our honeoon (10 years late!). mail4vale(@)hotmail(.)com

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  26. Hi there...
    One of my goals for this fall is to crochet everything in a new book I just purchased.
    #carpaltunnelisamonster

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  27. Potty train my sweet little girl and sell some of these hair bows I've been working on! Guess you don't need any with all of those boys at your house! :)

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  28. I can't wait to try making the apple tarts you have on your blog! They look so yummy!! ~S~

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  29. Knit an entire scarf! And maybe learn a little more patience with myself and those that surround me. =)

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  30. One of my goals for this fall is to cut our grocery bill... ugh. :)

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  31. a girl can't have too many bags :)

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  32. I thought I posted already, but I guess not. My big goal for this fall is to paint all the trim and kitchen cabinets in our house. I'm a little intimidated, but am really looking forward to the updated look!

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  33. One of my goals is to eat better and get outdoors!!! xoxo

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  34. A goal everyday is to start an exercise program...

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  35. Great bags! I need to clean my windows, but I can't get myself to do it. Either it's raining, or it's too nice for such a yucky job!

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  36. My goal for the fall is to get my closet cleaned out and organized. And to get a head start making some Christmas presents since December always sneaks up on me!

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  37. My goal is to get my back room made into a bedroom for my littlest before Christmas. Prayers and good wishes appreciated! :)

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  38. Fall plans......get our new home more organized. We moved in the beginning of June and it still looks like we moved in!! grrr

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  39. The bags look like they would have lots of uses. I have a constant list of goals, and sometimes get overwhelmed by not accomplishing much with 2 little boys running around. So instead of a "To Do"list (I used to have one of these before children) to start my day with, I instead make a "Things Accomplished Today" list. It puts things in a much better perspective--at the end of the day, I can review it and see, "Yes I did get something done today. Maybe it was 2 loads of laundry, or maybe it was writing an encouraging card to a friend, but yes, I did do SOMETHING!!

    PS< this is my husband's Google account, thus the name "Jim"--it is actually from Michelle

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  40. i might be too late.. but..
    my goal for this fall would probably be to make it through this semester without quitting my full time job or failing one of my full time classes lol.. fun fun..

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  41. My goal this fall is to coach 10 people in their weight loss journey.

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  42. My goal for fall is to get ready for this baby. I LOVE reusable bags. Love, love, love.

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  43. Um. How did I not know you had a giveaway blog? Good grief, I'm behind. My goal for this fall is to catch up on blogs! ;)

    Hopefully I'm not too late to enter, I know I'm cutting it close!

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  44. My biggest goal this fall is to be ready for each of my craft bazaars and not have to pull any all-nighters as I usually do. 41 is just to old to be doing that anymore. ;) Wish me luck!

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  45. I think my top prioritiy goal this fall is to get caught up on all my other client (both photography/sewing projects) so I can focus on my family more.

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  46. My goal for fall is to have a little more patience with my mother who has recently been diagnosed with PTSD. Even though her rants in public can be embarrassing for me, it is nothing compared to the way she feels every day. My mother is one of my biggest blessings and I am thankful every day to be her daughter.

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  47. My goal is to to finally get in the interior of my house painted. We've lived here for over two years and it's still only partially done!

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  48. One of my goals for this fall is to start training for a marathon that takes place in April, and to raise $5,000 for blood cancer research while I'm at it!

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  49. My goal is to get some organization going on - I started the 21 Day Challenge I found on another blog. It's fun!!

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  50. My goal is to finish the semester successfully, with a 4.0

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  51. I am hoping to complete a few of the items on my craft to-do list this fall. It sounds a bit lame but, some of the items have been on the list since the beginning of summer. I am determined to finish off a few items and start a new list.

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