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OG Sack {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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A mom is only as good as her bag.  To tackle the 100 things on our plate, and the different roles we fill, we’ve got to have an extremely versatile, functional, sturdy bag.  Women and mothers out there (and fathers too!), I’ve found a sporty bag that will checkmark everything on your wishlist for a bag that can do it all.

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I’m excited to introduce you to the OG Sack.  (OG stands for Original Green).  This is the Navy Hybrid bag, and THIS is a company that has cut no corners.  They make extremely high quality sacks that can be whatever you want them to be.  A diaper bag, grocery bag, gym bag, vacation bag, etc.  Each bag is handmade from the same material that makes mountaineering bags.

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The instant I pulled this out of the box, I said something like “whooooah, this is NICE!”.  I was even more and more impressed with every feature I discovered.  There are pockets everywhere, a removable liner that can close with a drawstring and toggle, and three different straps that allow you to carry it like a grocery sack, over your shoulder as a messenger bag, or as a backpack.

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This bag can hold A LOT of stuff.  See how small my pair of shoes looks? Or that loaf of bread below?  You can haul a whole lot of anything in this.  My head is just exploding with ideas of where and when this will be so completely useful.  Camping trips, family vacations, even soccer games where I have to bring equipment, uniforms, and cold treats for afterwards.  And hey, this could be great to take to the beach!

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You’ll be impressed with every strap and every pocket.  The criss-crossing adjustable straps on the front can fit a yoga mat, a bottle of wine, or probably a 2-liter bottle just fine.

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Ok, lets go back to these liners.  They are removable, making them easy to hand-wash.  You can purchase more than one so that you can leave the contents in one sack while you replace the bag with another liner.  Now you might think that a removable velcro liner is a big pain to align correctly and match velcro pieces exactly, but with this bag, it really is a piece of cake.  Because the liner is sewn into a shape that matches the outer bag identically, the moment you slide it in into place, the velcro is already aligned and you just lightly press it around with your fingers.  No hassle.

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OG Sack also kindly sent me their COOLER LINER!  That’s right, this could also be an insulated bag, allowing you to lug groceries home in the heat of the summer, take drinks to the beach, and take cold food on hikes.  It fits into place just like the regular liners, but it has an insulated layer, with a zipper top closure instead of a drawstring.

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K, take a good look.  Is there anything about this bag that makes it look girly or extremely feminine?  Does it scream “diaper bag”?  Not at all.  Would your man wear this around town, on a hike, to the gym?  Highly likely.  He’d probably think is was just as awesome as you do.  Ladies, you could designate this the ultimate diaper bag that your man will not mind toting around.  Father’s Day??  Think about it.

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This bag is very fantastic, and sold for $85 in a variety of colors.  The liners are sold for $20-25.

Connect with OG Sack:

Online Store / Facebook  / Instagram

Now enter below to win!  You need this bag!

One winner will receive $75 credit to spend at OG Sack, so you can purchase your own dream bag!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of May 27th 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.  

2 Red Hens {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I have to admit that the thought of staying home all day long is actually one of the least appealing options to me.  Maybe once a week or so, we’ll stay home for laundry day and to clean house, but I generally have something going on every other morning that gets us out of the house.  One of our favorite morning activities has always been Mommy and Me, either with a group of friends that we know or in a setting organized by the base.  We had an amazing Mommy and Me group when we lived in California — by the time we left, this same group also started a book club, a girls’ night out, a dinner group, and a babysitting date night swap.

The Mommy and Me part of this group met on Thursdays at the park for lunch, and my son was between the ages of six months and two years old when we met up to play and interact with others each week.  It was difficult because he wasn’t exactly old enough at the beginning to play with all of the playground equipment, but I didn’t want him to just sit on the dirt or minimal grass (yes, really — this was the desert!).  I also really didn’t want to have to wash a blanket or towel each week, nor did I want to have to lug one out when I was already juggling my diaper bag, our lunches, and a huge baby/toddler.

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When I discovered the Toy Nanny from 2 Red Hens, I knew that it would have been the perfect solution to my dilemma four years ago.  The Toy Nanny is a portable play mat and a toy carry case together in one convenient tote. There is plenty of room for favorite toys, diapers, wipes, keys, and wallet in one of the eight mesh pockets that each has a Velcro enclosure to keep things organized and in place when the entire thing is scooped up into a tote.  The Toy Nanny can then be unhooked and spread out to create a soft, clean play area or eating area anywhere you need.  The material can be easily wiped clean, and the area is large enough for two or even three kids to sit comfortably if it were used on the Fourth of July holiday to watch fireworks.

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This ingenious Toy Nanny is just one of many products that provides practical and stylish solutions to these same types of dilemmas.  Here are a few others that would definitely make this parenting job just a little easier!

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Rooster Diaper Bag — “Our most popular diaper bag is back with more style and sass than ever! Who says you can’t be a mom AND a fashionista? To passerby, the Rooster bag looks like a cute purse, but look inside, and you’ll see the functionality that every mom needs in a diaper bag. With an interior zipper pocket, bottle holder and 2 elastic pockets, organization is a cinch! And, never dig for your keys again with an attached key Fob for easy access!”

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Coop Carry-All Summer Special — “Our modern design Coop Carry-All brings back all that style and sass you had before you had a baby, and all the on-the-go functionality you need now that the little one is here! Eight pockets give you plenty of room for all baby’s essentials, and two easy access bottle holders when you are out and about! No more carrying an extra set of straps: the Coop Carry-All convertible straps are easy to change for use on your shoulder or stroller for hassle-free shopping!”

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Shopping Cart Cover — “The super soft Shopping Cart Cover’s ingenious design zips into itself to provide a comfy ride for baby with a stylish carry case! No more worrying about germs- the Shopping Cart nest provides a clean surface for baby to sit.  It’s perfect for any trip to the store and works great in restaurant high chairs too!”

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Diaper Pack — “Whether you’re carrying diapers, bottles or snacks, the 2 Red Hens Studio Diaper Pack can handle it all! This handy, waterproof bag with strap and buckle attaches easily to any stroller or cart. It’s the Perfect addition to any 2 Red Hens diaper bag.”

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Make-Up Bag — “Perfect for carrying makeup, tissues and all the other essentials! Toss in your purse or wear the wristlet as a clutch. Whether you’re heading to the grocery store or a night out on the town, the 2 Red Hens Studio makeup bag is the perfect accessory!”

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Snack Pack — “Finally, reusable snack bags that are easy to use and even easier to clean!  The 3-sided zipper design allows the inside of the bag to open flat – No more crumbs hiding in those corners! Simply unzip, and wipe clean! This innovative bag will save you time while saving the earth.”

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Bibby Mat – “We all know meal times can get a little messy with little ones at the table. Luckily, this adhesive-backed, disposable placemat and bib helps keep your table and floor clean! Adhesive strips keep bib on baby and keep mat in place on the table while baby eats! The Bibby Mat placemat’s absorbent material and waterproof backing make cleaning up spills easy, so you can relax as your little one eats at the table. Each package contains 12 single-use Bibby Mat placemats.”

Check out the new issue of Where Women Create here – 2 Red Hens founder Lori Holliday is featured on the cover!

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Enter below to win a 2 Red Hens Rooster Diaper Bag in the winner’s choice of design!

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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 10th 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 2 Red Hens, but all opinions are  strictly my own. 

 

me4kidz {Review}

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We’ve spent almost every afternoon/evening for the past two weeks playing outside on bikes and scooters, which has resulted in some pretty bad falls, bumps, scrapes, and bruises.  Those shorts and t-shirts don’t protect knees and elbows nearly as much as their jackets and long jeans did, and I anticipate that it’s only going to get worse as we go through the rest of the summer.

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me4kidz offers lots of great products for these exact times!  Their motto of “Clean it, Fix it, and Back to Play” perfectly summarizes my feelings toward these outside pains and problems.  We received the Cool It Buddy Reusable Soft Cloth Cold Pack, and the boys love that it’s soft and not too cold when first applied.  I love that I already know what I’m going to use to put on potential bruises, rather than opening the fridge and hoping that a bag of peas or maybe even a frozen waffle will do the trick.  🙂

Here are a few other great products that might come in handy for summertime first aid needs:

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Medibag Family First Aid Kit

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MediBuddy First Aid Kit to Go

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me4kidz also offers the Diaper Bag Buddy Baby Basics Kit, Smile Buddy Kids Oral Kit, Nail Buddy Girls Starter Kit, Little Buddy Wipes Antibacterial Wipes, and a Cool It Buddy Instant Cold Pack.

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**This review was sponsored by me4kidz, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Wild Sprout Design {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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So, I had a doctor’s appointment on Monday morning, and the doctor found something that will completely change my life this coming September.

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We’re having another baby!!  And, to put the icing on the cake, we found out on Monday that it’s another boy!!  I’ve all but determined that I’ll never have to mow the lawn or take out the trash because I’ve been blessed with three boys.  🙂

I have loved the past year or so that I’ve been able to head out the door in not much time at all — I make sure the boys are dressed and have on their shoes, grab my purse, and head on out the door.  I keep a stack of diapers and wipes in the car, along with a change of clothes for all of us (!) and a couple of snacks.  In just a few short months, though, I know that I’ll need to start carrying more around with me, and my small purse is no longer going to cut it.

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 I came across Wild Sprout Design on Etsy and was immediately in love!  I’m not overly fond of the (quote, unquote) diaper bag that has the wipe-down sides and matching diaper changing mat, and these bags from Wild Sprout Design are so versatile while also looking classy and chic.  The Bohemian-style bags can be used as diaper bags, but they also function well as large purses, laptop cases, library totes, or a beach bag to hold a towel and a book.

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Amy Butler Martini in Yellow

I received this bag from Wild Sprout Designs, and I absolutely love it!  The strap is adjustable (a must for my very short 5’1″ height!), and the coordinating fabrics are summery and add a fun pop of color to any outfit.  I have been using this bag as my church bag for the past couple of weeks, and it easily fits my laptop for the youth class I teach along with the necessary busy books and activities to help my little men stay quiet during the service.

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The pockets on the inside and the ones on the outside keep everything separated and organized, which is incredibly helpful for those moments when I quickly need to grab a pack or raisins for my youngest or on the way out the door after the three-hour block when I don’t want to be digging for my keys.

Here are a few of my other favorites:

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Joel Dewberry Aviary

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Canvas Elephants

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Amy Butler Morning Glory

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In addition to the great larger bags, Wild Sprout Design also offers different styles and smaller bags for everyday needs.  I can’t get enough of this gray chevron style, and the messenger style makes it perfect for students heading off to class.

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Messenger Bag Chevron in Grey Twill

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Ivory Peony Zippered Coin Purse

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This White and Grey Slub Chevron  Wristlet  can also be used as a zippered purse, a coin purse, a makeup bag, or a diaper holder.

Wild Sprout Design is offering a $50 Gift Certificate to one of our Dandy readers!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of May 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 Wild Sprout Design, but all opinions are strictly my own.

 

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