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Lug Life Bags {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Welcome to MamaNYC‘s 3rd annual mamaLOVE giveaway hop!  Its time to celebrate all the miracle moms in our lives and win some prizes that moms would especially love.  This event runs from May 1-14, and you can find the grand prize of a Mother’s Day gift basket and a pendant necklace over at mamaNYC.

mamalove-2014-banner_zps7a2711e4As I was approaching motherhood with my first baby in my belly, I decided I would never tote around a big ugly diaper bag, or atleast anything that reminded me of a diaper bag.  I would only own chic, fashionable, trendy handbags that would happen to have extra diapers and sippy cups inside.  Two kids down, and I am singing quite a different tune.  If I’m going to be carrying any bag around that is enduring spit-up accidents, sippy cup spills, snack cracker crumbs, and filled with every toy we own, its most certainly going to have a lot of features that those supposedly trendy bags don’t have, without sacrificing style or personality.

Lug-LogoLug Life bags!  Have you heard of them?  These bags are winning awards and showing up in all sorts of magazines like Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, and Family Circle.  See, LUG’s products aren’t just for the mom.  They are for everyone who uses everyday things from laptop cases to lunch totes, wallets, beach totes, gym bags, school backpacks, and clever travel gear.

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Since babies and kids are going to be playing a prime role in my life for at least the next decade, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this Tuk Tuk Carry All Bag, which is sold for $113 and categorized under the “Diaper Bag” section, but really, like the title suggests, it can be used for anything and everything.

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This bag (and all LUG bags) have unrivaled organizational features!  No one should have to carry around a ‘pit’–you know, a catch-all that you have to dive into and rummage around in order to find anything.  With this bag, everything you could think to bring has a place and a space.

Untitled-2Look at all these genius features!  Included is a drawstring bag to hold extra clothes, shoes, or even the clothes your baby was wearing before the blow-out.  You also get a changing pad (so useful!!) and an attached key ring.

IMG_0514Oh, and would you look at that?!  A pair of gym shoes in the back!  See, you really could make this your hip gym bag on the weekends.IMG_0522Now check out these straps.  They can be folded up and hidden inside the corner pockets, or pulled out and strapped around the handle bars on your stroller.  Genius.  There are SO many pockets and SO many places to hold water bottles, sippy cups, and baby bottles.  No milk spills in this neighborhood because this material is water-repellent!

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The Tuk Tuk comes in TEN vibrant colors…

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…as well as several Orchard Print colors, like the one I reviewed. orchard

Be sure to follow LUG on their social media sites!
Website:  www.luglife.com
Facebook:  facebook.com/luglife
Twitter:  twitter.com/LugLife
Instagram:  instagram.com/luglife

Wouldn’t you love to win one?!

Enter to below to win this Tuk Tuk Carry All Bag ($113) in your choice of print/color!

 

Now hop along!

 

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of May 15th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Easy Lunchboxes {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Well, I tell you what — when it’s time to go back to school, it’s time to go back to school.  I’ve mentioned before that I follow a good number of blogs, and I know that at least half of them have had a post at least once this week about finding the best deals on school supplies, making the transition from summer to school a little easier, and (of course) packing lunches that are easy to make and healthy to eat.  Our Back-to-School giveaway here at Dandy Giveaway for this week falls right in line perfectly with this last topic!

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EasyLunchboxes was born out of Kelly’s innate ability to do things efficiently while on a shoestring budget, and her desire to send her daughters to school with simple, healthy food, with little to no extra packaging or ingredients. Her past struggle with weight control inspires her to teach and model healthy eating habits for her children, and has fueled her dedication to always send them off to school with a great lunch.”

We have been all over the place this summer (playdates at the park, day trips to the beach, hours upon hours at the pool, etc.), and rarely do we make it back in time for lunch.  At the beginning of the summer, we would stop by the grocery store to get something healthy for lunch but it was incredibly time-consuming and ended up costing so much because I would grab “just a couple of things” I needed since I was already there; our other alternative was to stop by a restaurant or get fast food, but that became pricey after not too many trips and it certainly wasn’t the healthiest choice.  I became much better at packing some filling snacks or even an entire lunch, but then I ran into the problem of finding something that would keep the food cool during hot days.

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When I discovered EasyLunchboxes, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review their Compartmentalized Food Containers and a Lunch Bag Cooler!  I knew exactly how I was planning to use them, and I couldn’t wait to get them in the mail.  I chose the classic colors with the black lunch bag, and I loved how the colors didn’t look too young and could be used by anyone in the family.  The Compartmentalized Food Containers were much sturdier than I was expecting — I wondered if they would be so different from other similar shaped containers that are disposable, but these are much stronger and last through many dishwasher trips.

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Speaking of being used by anyone in the family, you can imagine my shock when my husband snatched up one of the containers and the cooler and filled it with leftovers from dinner to take for lunch the next day!  Not shocking that he would make his own lunch or that he would be okay with taking leftovers (he’s been doing both since we were first married!), but that he would find it manly enough to take to work to eat in front of all his Marine Corps friends!  He’s used it at least 3-4 times a week since we received it a few weeks ago, and it’s been the perfect size for him — the compartments help with portion control, which has been good since he’s been watching his weight and working out more in preparation for a course he’ll be attending in a couple of months.

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Fun, Healthy Lunches for Kids  School lunches they can look forward to!  Pack your child’s favorite lunch recipes or make healthy, homemade “Lunchables.”  Our bento-style, 3-compartment container ensures that foods don’t touch.  Kid-friendly, easy-open lids come in fun, colorful colors.  (Not leakproof.)

Go Green with our Lunch Boxes EasyLunchboxes are environmentally-friendly. Pack waste-free lunches with our reusable, three-compartment plastic food containers. No more wasteful packaging or plastic baggies when you use this green, sack lunch alternative.

The Easy Bento Box Alternative Cute bento lunches are fun to make and fun to eat. Use EasyLunchbox compartmentalized lunch containers for fast and easy prep. Just one lunch box lid fits securely over all three sections.  NOT leakproof. Best carried upright in our cooler.

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Perfect Portions for Adult Lunches Healthy portion sizes every time w/our bento-style food containers. Adults will save money by packing lunch for work. For long days, put 2 containers in our 6-can cooler type, insulated lunch bags. There’s still room for an ice block, water bottle, & more. Say bye-bye to drive-thrus when you pack a lunch!

BPA-Free, FDA-Approved, Food-Safe Our plastic food storage containers and colorful cooler bags meet strict safety ratings. NO Lead, Vinyl, PVC, Phthalates, or Bisphenol A (BPA). Our portable lunch containers are safe for dishwasher, freezer, & microwave. Cooler bags can be machine washed.

Organized and Convenient Our space-saving lunch boxes nest when not in use. Dinner leftovers quickly become tomorrow’s lunch. They’re easy fill, assembly-line style. And clean up is simple with only two pieces to wash. 4 in a set so you always have a clean one on hand.

Enter below to win a set of Compartmentalized Food Containers and a Lunch Bag Cooler!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of August 17th and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by EasyLunchboxes, but all opinions are strictly my own. 

 

Laptop Lunches {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I think back to five years ago when I was pregnant with my first little boy and had my own theories of how I would parent.  It makes me laugh as I think back on how perfect those theories were in my head and to think of my attempts to put those theories into practice.  While some of them have worked the way I had envisioned, others (okay, most!) were not always a success!

One area that I swore I never would budge on was when it came to meal time– our kids would eat what we were eating and wouldn’t require anything special to do it.  I’ve been lucky to have boys that aren’t generally picky and will eat what we’re eating without *much* complaining.  But, they definitely eat better when I choose to make the meal more exciting by using multi-colored picks, cookie cutters, or fun utensils.

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These Laptop Lunches Bento Boxes provide some fun for mealtime at home as well as at school or on picnics/playdates, and they’re also extremely practical in reducing the use of plastic baggies and keeping sandwiches intact and “unsmashed” at the bottom of the pack.  I love that the pieces are leak-proof for fruits and dips and especially love that they are dishwasher-safe.

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Laptop Lunches also offers Bento Kits that includes a Bento Lunch Box (shown above), an insulated tote, and a stainless-steel fork and spoon set.  They come in a variety of colors and designs suitable for lots of ages and interests.

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For those days that a sandwich just won’t cut it, Bento Jars come in three different sizes to keep pasta or soups warm and salads cold throughout the day.

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And, even better, Laptop Lunches makes this same type of bento kits for adults and teenagers in their Designer Lunch Date set that is currently on sale for $49.99!  How classy is this set??

mom boxLaptop Lunches is offering a $25 gift certificate to use in their shop to one of our Dandy readers!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Saturday, March 2nd, and emailed within 24 hours. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Laptop Lunches, but all opinions are strictly my own.

 

The Mommy Hook {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I am a pretty small woman (just barely over five feet tall!), and I’m not a weight-lifting type of person at the gym.  Who am I kidding?  I’m not even a type of person who goes to the gym.  I had absolutely no upper arm strength until I started holding my first son, who I swear had no intention of ever helping me hold him — never once would he throw his arms around my neck or clench his legs around me.  Even still, once I was holding my massive toddler (who also had no intention of walking until he was 15 months old), I couldn’t possibly think of trying to lug in groceries without making lots of little trips after setting him down in his high chair with a handful of Cheerios.

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The Mommy Hook is a excellent solution for the grocery-lugging situation I often encounter, but also is the solution for lots of other Mommy (or Daddy or Aunt/Uncle or Grandma/Grandpa) situations.

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I loved that I could use The Mommy Hook attach my diaper bag/purse to the back of the cart now that I have two boys who both need to fit in the cart when we go shopping, and I loved that I have an extra place on the back of the stroller for backpacks and lunches next time we go on vacation.

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The Mommy Hook is available to buy at Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Buy Buy Baby — it’s also available to win right here on Dandy Giveaway!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Saturday, February 16th, and emailed within 24 hours. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by The Mommy Hook, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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