Friday, September 30, 2011

Mixed Bag Designs Review & HUGE Giveaway!

 I have loved Mixed Bag Designs since I first posted about them HEREIn fact, Ashleigh has become addicted to them as much as I have. 

They are colorful, eco-friendly, versatile, lightweight and much more stylish and supportive than the typical store brand reusable bag (i.e. Publix bags).  I get compliments on them every time!

Now, everyone knows my life if hectic.  Let's see.....
  • four year old child
  • I work full time
  • member of Junior League
  • I blog and sew in my free time
  • sitting on the board of our local children's museum
  • facilitating a Bible study
  • Lallie's dance classes
  • Body Back workouts
It's a lot!  So, in order to stay organized and considering my car IS my office (my job has me traveling 50% of the time), I have bags to keep me organized.  They are all Mixed Bag Designs and I really should have taken a picture of my front seat because I have.....drum roll please.....

 FOUR TALL TOTES 

....in the front seat, one for each facet of my life.  And when I get to my destination, I grab the necessary bag and take it with me.  No disorganization here!

So, when Mixed Bag Designs asked me to do a review and giveaway of their bags, I absolutely jumped at the opportunity!  I chose five items in varying designs to give everyone an idea of colors and patterns.

First, and obvious, I chose a new Tall Tote to add to my collection.  I love the tall, but skinnier use of this bag.  It holds all my file folders and books perfectly without them falling over or getting bunched up.  And since, they are skinny, they all fit on my floor in the front seat without falling over or being squished.


Next I chose the Foodies.  Lallie loves these!  They are bright just like her personality and she loves eating her Annie's Bunnies or turkey sandwiches for school lunch or for snacks on-the-go.  Plus, just wipe them clean and their ready for another use!  She even stuffed some miniature princesses in them the other day to take to Church.


The Fold-N-Hold is a wonderful design.  For the car trunk, for the laundry room, for the craft room.  Perfect for keeping the necessities within reach without looking disorganized and cluttered.  I mean, who wants to look at a bunch of detergent bottles on top of the dryer?  But put them in a stylish Fold-N-Hold and the clutter doesn't look like clutter, but like a decoration!  And then you don't have to hide everything just to drag it back out when needed.  It's all right there at arm's length!

Next, I tried the Drug Store Bag.  Now, CVS is one of my absolute favorite places to shop but I do so sporadically here and there when they have a great coupon deal.  Which means, I don't need a large tote as I'm buying relatively little (and sometimes.....female sensitive.....).  The Drug Store Bag is the perfect size for small purchases while keeping sometimes sensitive items hidden from view.  So rather than getting asked by a clearly non-southern uneducated in manners person if it's "that time of the month" (which yes, this has happened to me...multiple times, sadly), I get complimented on "why, what a lovely bag!"  Much more desirable don't you think?

Last but not least, my absolute new favorite from Mixed Bag Designs - the Hold Everything tote.  Did you happen to notice the folded blue/brown bag in my Fold-N-Hold on my dryer?
Y'all, this bag is absolutely HUMONGOUS!  It holds three loads of laundry for three people, plus towels and still doesn't fill up!  It's perfect for the boat for holding beach towels because it's waterproof.  AND the best part....when you're done using it, it folds up to as small and thin as a piece of paper!  It weighs nothing!  So instead of lugging around three loads of laundry plus a heavy, bulky and awkward laundry basket, I can carry it all in one hand and pick up other clutter on the way!  Perfect for the efficient parent!

In this picture, I'm holding a couch pillow and throw in this bag and it's still not full!  It literally "Holds Everything!"

Like what you're hearing.....well, here's the giveaway.

Mixed Bag Designs is giving away one of my readers a $75.00 gift card to be spent on ANYTHING on the website!!   Want to enter?  Here's what to do:

Put each entry in a separate comment!  If you don't, your one comment will only be entered once!
  1. Follow Southern Living: Preppy Style
  2. Like Mixed Bag Designs on Facebook HERE
  3. Tell me your favorite bag and design from Mixed Bag Designs
  4. Post about this giveaway on your blog and link back here in a comment.
  5. Announce this giveaway on twitter and link it back here in a comment.
  6. Tell me how you would use your new favorite bag!  Get creative, we want to hear those ideas!
The giveaway will end next Friday, October 7th at 5:00 p.m. with the winner announced on the following Monday. 

If you can't wait until then to get a Mixed Bag, use the code "southern" in the coupon code box for FREE SHIPPING!  This code is only good through October 12th!

Happy Friday Y'all!

46 comments:

  1. Love the pink + black plaid insulated tote, or maybe the english stripe!

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  2. hmm how would I use- the insulated tote would be perfect for tailgating or the tall tote would make an excellent gym bag since it's wipeable and I have the bad habit of exploding my products!

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  3. Liked Mixed Bag Designs on Facebook!

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  4. My favorite is the Tall Tote in "Circles."

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  5. I would use my new Tall Tote to carry all my thongs in (hello....you said "get creative!")

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  6. Hi! I'm a follower! I LOVE these bags. I have two of them!!

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  7. My favorite is the Department Store Bag in the Damask pattern. I love these bags!

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  8. I posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar!! Thanks!

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  9. Tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/#!/Preppymama/status/119849348484972545

    thanks again!

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  10. Hmm, I would use my new tote to carry around all our gross and dirty "park/trail" finds! But no one would know since we would be doing it in style. Well, I would since I am the butler to the boys!!

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  11. I love the circle and peace/love foodies

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  12. Hi! I just stumbled onto your blog! Boy, and I glad I did!! It's AWESOME! Such great info and eye-candy!! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!

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  13. I follow your blog!! Great giveaway!

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  14. I would get the Pink/Silver Zebra wine Bottle Bag. {for host gifts}

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  15. I would give my mom a grocery bag for her birthday..she carries around those ugly generic reusable bags to the store!

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  16. I would get one of the hanging bags, I really need one!

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  17. and I would use it to help me be more organized when traveling!

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  18. I love the poppy print grocery bag and the striped garment bag... and several others too!!!

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  19. I would use the garment bag for an upcoming work trip to Vegas. :)

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  20. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/MrsSmith909/status/120661267986919424

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  21. In love the damask fold and holds! They're absolutely amazing for organizing the laundry products, or for under the sink in the bathroom!!!

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  22. I love the tall tote and the grocery bag. Really, I love them all - every print, too. So adorable.

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  23. I just tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/#!/CoolGal8

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  24. I would use the grocery bag for the Farmer's Market. :)

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  25. i like the medium painted flower tote!

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  26. i need a new beach bag and the large zip totes would be perfect!

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  27. I liked mixed bags on Facebook. They remind Meir scout bag but less $$$. Would love to give them a try.

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  28. I think my favorite bag is the insulated grocery bag in English stripe

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  29. Last but not least... I would use the hold everything bag for all my beach gear.

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  30. You sold me on the Hold Everything! I like it in Damask.

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  31. I'd definitely use it for travel, but I'd also use it around the house to corral wayward toys and take them where they belong.

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