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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.  

What to Buy Mom for Mother’s Day at Brylane Home {Review}

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I’ve always thought Mother’s Day was so perfectly timed with the arrival of spring, when flowers are at their best, everyone is in a good mood, and spring-cleaning is on many minds.  At this time of the year, I’m usually in the mood for a big DIY home improvement project and a big, new change.  Projects and change usually involve some shopping and a few big purchases, and Brylane Home is a great place to start if you’re looking to twist your man’s arm into a fresh, new Spring look (inside or out) in the name of getting something new for Mother’s Day!

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You can find thousands and thousands of items that mothers will love at Brylane Home, from kitchen appliances to new bedding sets, and here are some fabulous ideas for you, your wife, or your mom for Mother’s Day!

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Now, the popular thing here in Boston seems to be hard wood floors throughout entire apartments everywhere.  This makes for beautiful spaces, but everything feels a little cold and hard, especially for crawling babies, so finding good rugs and mats is a must.  I was sent this Sunset Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Rug to review, and it is perfect for our current space!

rugSo here’s why I love Indoor/Outdoor rugs.  They are very very durable and they hold up better to stains and fading.  They might be a little rougher on bare feet, but sometimes durability comes before appearance when you live with little kids.  Though it is intended for a patio, for now, its chillin in our kitchen.

rug2This rug measures 5′ by 7′, but it feels SO much larger!  Perhaps the stripes help elongate it.

All you need to clean this beauty is a little mild detergent, and vacuum regularly to maintain it.  You could even take it outside and rinse it off with a hose and let it dry on your porch.  Naturally, reducing exposure to rain and moisture will prolong the life of the rug, so I’m happy to keep this indoors for good.

rug1I really love the colors and the modern stripes!  The tans and reds really warm up the room without being too loud and obnoxious.  Earth tones are great for any space.  This will be fantastic for keeping the (rental) wood floor well-maintained while toys are still being chucked across the room.

rug3The boys have been playing on this since I unrolled it!  Comfy, “Little Brother”?

Would I love this rug for Mother’s Day?  Absolutely.  In fact, I’ll call this my Mother’s Day gift this year.  Thanks so much, Brylane Home!

Check out all the other useful (and very affordable) Mother’s Day gifts at Brylane Home and follow along to keep up on new items and coupons!

Be sure to follow Brylane Home on FACEBOOK and TWITTER!
*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. 
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