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Kids Backpack from Lassig #review

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Like mother like daughter. Shae is growing up to love bags. Backpacks, coin purses, lunch bags, it doesn’t matter. She spots them in stores or in my closet and wants to take ownership. Can you imagine her delight when I gave her this Lassig Mini Backpack.

Lassig Backpack Mushroom

Lassig Backpack Mushroom

Lassig is a German brand of bags and accessories. Their relaxed and functional fashions are coveted by the whole family in over 50 countries. The high-quality bags made by LÄSSIG pass modern mothers’ tests of daily use with flying colors and leave a lot of room for responsibility, fashion and a good conscience.
Lassig Logo
When I was approached to review a Lassig product I immediately went to the kid’s products. I’m a sucker for cute designs but I knew I wanted something of substance for when Shae starts 1st grade. Last year’s backpack was cute but was definitely for a preschooler. The Lassig Mini Backpack is made from eco friendly materials free of PVC, nickel, AZO dyes, cadmium and phthalates.

Details likea large main compartment with three inner compartments, zip pouch and a snap hook for keys. the padded shoulder straps with additional chest strap ensure a comfortable fit all year round make this a bag that Shae can grow into for the next couple of years.
Lassig Mini BackPack Big interior
I’m eyeing the Green Label Urban bag. Even though it’s built to work as a diaper bag it’s definitely something I could use every day with or without my kids. We are past the diaper stage but I’m all for organized chaos in my handbag with compartments, pockets and hooks.
Lassig Urban bag

I hope you check out their selection of kids and family bags and other accessories. You are bound to find something you just gotta have.




PoCampo Handbags #giveaway

Handbags are a necessity for me. I like to have certain things with me if I’m going somewhere besides the grocery story or convenience store. Some days I need something big with lots of pockets and organization but other days something small and functional does the trick.

Po Campo has a wide array of functional and stylish bags or every “type” of woman.

DiaperBag for the mom on the go with the Armitage Satchel. It blends beauty and functionality with urban style, protected leather detailing and the versatility to work with the other things she has with her to help lighten the load.
po campo armitage diaper bag
Working Bag for the working women with The Loop Pannier. It is perfectly sized for all your professional needs with an innovative protected leather attachment system that doesn’t poke or catch on your tweeds.
po campo the loop pannier
Little Bag for the very active women who needs very little with Spare Pocket that cinches are your arm, ankle or belt loop in a snap.
po campo spare pocket
Po Campo were created out of necessity by a team of women entrepreneurs. Surprise Surprise. When Maria Boustead and Emily Taylor couldn’t find a well-designed, clever and chic handbag for their unique personalities. Po Campo is now sold worldwide to all women of all types and styles. Their bicycle bag style gives them a unique look.
The bright, playful designs add effortless style to any bike and the proprietary CONNECT™ system allows cyclists to detach the bag and use it as a briefcase, grocery bag or purse on the go! Po Campo bicycle bags are truly versatile, with capabilities to hold a yoga mat and with enough space to hold ipads, work documents and whatever else the day or night requires.

pocampo connect system
My Po Campo bag is the Pilsen Bungee Handbag. It’s small enough for date night and shopping; those times when I only have to carry stuff for ME. The fabric is a smooth coated, wipeable poly. This means it’s going to withstand my rough abuse.

pocampo pilsen bungee


Enter to win the Fanfare Pilsen Bungee Handbag just like mine. Let me know what other Po Campo bag you would get really good use out of.
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Handbags with a kick PonyUP! Kentucky Review and Giveaway

ponyup kentucky logo handbagsHandbags for a mission.

That’s a simple way to explain what PonyUP! Kentucky is all about. In an effort to raise funds to aid in horse rescue facilities PonyUP! Kentucky was created. Founder Rallie McAllister knew the gorgeous details of riding equipment horse leather would also make great details on handbags. Using this idea PonyUP! Kentucky has created a collection of beautiful totes and bags in a large variety of colors and patterns. There is a style for every woman no matter if she’s a horse person or not.

(Please excuse me chopping off my head)

At least 10 percent of all PonyUP! Kentucky profits will be donated to horse rescue operations. All bags are made in the USA; that means money spent here stays here. Horses are beautiful and majestic creatures. PonyUp! Kentucky is doing their best to maintain environments where retired horses can spend the rest of their days in peace.

Win you own PonyUP! Kentucky hobo bag (same size as mine) here at LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Check out the Rafflecopter widget below for contest details and entry opportunities.
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Moms on the Run plus Lance Giveaway

Days spent at the pool, trips to the playground or drives to the farms for fresh produce pickin’.

Each of these activities requires a little bit of planning when you have 3 kids of varying ages. The first thing I always think of is snacks and drinks. One snack that is top on the list is peanut butter crackers. While this is a very vague description it means Lance Tosty peanut butter filled crackers. These along with Toast Chee have been staple in my parent’s pantry also; I guess that’s where I get it from.


Recenly Lance sent my family a huge package of snack crackers and Lance Minis to pack for our on the go snacking.

Lance and Scout Bag Prize Pack

giveaway prize pack

If you know anything about us you know we are always on the go. In our center console of the van is a storage spot for granola bars, dried fruit, cereal bars, mini boxes of cereal, crackers and fruit cups.

Lance and Mom on the Run Colleen Burns want to get you outside with the family. Spontaneous trips to the park, beach or grandmas are great ways to reconnect and recharge. Pack the needs for any warm weather time trip and keep it handy so that when the mood strikes you can head out the door with some cold drinks and your itinerary!
Here is my list of summer-must-haves

  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm
  • Visors/Hats
  • Towel/Blanket
  • Wipes
  • Bug Spray
  • Toys/Games (bubbles, sidewalk chalk, Frisbee, football)
  • Healthy and easy to store snacks

Win a Scout by Bungalow Spontaneity Bag and assortment of Lance Sandwich Crackers and new Minis just by letting me what Lance Crackers or Snacks you would pack for on the go!
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Your New Everyday Bag | Giveaway-WSRW Blog Party

Handbag, purse, pocketbook!

Whatever YOU call it we all carry some sort of tote or bag for our personal belongings. I have a stack in the closet ranging in size, color, material and purpose. The couple that I really love and use the most stay in the living room tucked behind a chair for quick access. My newest favorite is the Overland Equipment Special Edition Donner Bag plus the Large Wallet. They haven’t had much time tucked away as they’ve been my go-to since receiving them recently.

I’ve been using both products for about 3 weeks and I’ve only switched to other bags twice. The Special Edition Donner bag is full of compartments and pockets to hold all sorts of things and the Large Wallet is just what I’ve been wanting the last couple months. The only upgrade that I recommend would be a leather or leather-like finish for a slightly more sophisticated look.


“For almost 30 years Overland Equipment has designed, developed and manufactured bags with the consistent intent of providing well-organized solutions for active, everyday use. We never cut corners on quality, materials, or style. All of our bags are built to last a lifetime. We use the most durable, highest quality materials available. The exterior is constructed with 840D ballistic nylon and 1680D ballistic nylon in all the highest-wearing areas. The interior has 210D ripstop nylon in contrasting colors to make it easy to find all the things you take with you every day.”

Overland Equipment is giving a LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! reader their own Special Edition Donner bag ($68 value). Visit Overland Equipment and tell me what other bag or tote would work best with your lifestyle and activites.

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Your entries must follow the rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, Friday, April 29, 2011. The winners will be emailed and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. This contest is open to Continental US residents only. For complete rules please read our contest rules page.

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Rebagz Redefines Fashion with Recycling

Reduce Reuse Recycle. We’ve all heard it a hundred times but what does it really mean. Rebagz has it down with their collection of handbags, totes, wristlets and more. All Rebagz Handbags are made using recycled materials AND under fair labor conditions.

Rebagz uses coated recycled paper, recycled PET plastic, recycled juice packs and recycled rice sacks that already have beautiful graphics printed on them. These bags are handmade so may vary slightly than the picture you see online. The Juicy Hand Woven collection is made from-you guessed it-juice pouches so they are water resistant and washable with a simple wipe down. The Rice Sack Graphics line is made from rice sacks that already come beautifully designed, no screen printing is done to these bags.

All rebag. She’s made several trips to ensure her vision is carried through properly. Rebagz is also proud to carry Green America’s Seal of Approval; a unique non-profit dedicated to promoting social justice and environmental sustainability through economic action.

Sabreena was given the Juicy Hand Woven Wrap Around Bag in red. If you know anything about Sabreena you know she’s our advocate for a greener, cleaner more sustainable world. I knew she would love this bag as soon as I stumbled on Rebagz. I personally love the Rice Sack Cinchy Tote either as an all purpose tote or diaperbag or overnight bag. The design is beautiful, the print is feminine and the end result is truly unique.

This is a sponsored post but the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.




Back to School 1154 LILL Studio Design Your Own Bag Giveaway-CLOSED

The idea is simple; make handbags in lots of shapes and sizes and let the customer customize the patterns, colors and trim. 1154 LILL Studio does exactly that.

In 1999, Jennifer Velarde started 1154 LILL Studio – the original custom handbag company in her small studio apartment at 1154 W. Lill Street in Chicago. She had signed up for her first street fair and decided at the last minute to bring her fabric swatches along with her bags to take custom orders in the booth. She loved pairing fabrics, colors and textures together in interesting ways, and thought others would enjoy this creative outlet as well. She was right. Women were drawn to this unique concept and the framework for 1154 LILL Studio’s original “design your own bag” concept was born.

Today there are so many styles of handbags, totes, clutches and travel bags to choose from that no one should ever walk away empty-handed. If you’re like me and can never decide there are plenty of already designed options to choose from. Luckily we were sent an already designed LEXI from the new Links Collection. I took it out of the bag, arranged the straps as a backpack and Sabreena immediately asked if she could have it. As much as I wanted to say “NO,MINE” I couldn’t deny her, I mean she’s never really showed an interest in purses so this is officially her first handbag, and a stunning one at that. She’s going to start off her high school career in style.

1154 LILL Studio is treating a LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! reader with a bag of their very own. Head over and Design Your Own Bag, in your comment’s leave the complete description of the item you just designed; example: Brianna, exterior Gigi’s Flowers, interior Tweetie Bird.

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  • That bag you just described, lets see it! Right click and save the image, upload it to 1154 LILL Studio’s Facebook page letting them know that you are entering the Design Your Own Bag contest here at LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too!  (make sure you Like them first) gets you 5 entries
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Your entries must follow the rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, Friday,  September 17, 2010. The winners will be emailed and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. This contest is open to US residents only. For complete rules please read our contest rules page.

This is a sponsored post but the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.




Get a Purse Wardrobe Makeover from 1154 LILL Studio

Do you have the ugliest purse in America? Are you like me and have more than one of these ugly things. Truth is I’m so unimpressed with my collection lately that they are still in the box from when we moved in. I’ve gotten better over the last 2 years with choosing styles, patterns and colors that should go with me for more than a season but I have a problem letting go of the junk; the totes and handbags that are hand-me-downs or prizes from Rob’s grand-mothers casino trips. I’m thankful for the gifts and can’t bring myself to toss or donate.

 

1154 LILL Studio is giving a lucky Facebook Fan the ultimate handbag wardrobe makeover. Submit your photo and tell them why you need this purse overhaul. The winner will design her own one-of-a-kind bag wardrobe with expert guidance from 1154 LILL Studio Founder Jennifer Velarde.

The winner’s bag wardrobe includes the following styles:
– Everyday bag: Design your own LEXIE
– Dressy bag: Design your own GRACE
– Wallet: Design your own DENISE
– Travel set: Design your own PAULA + VICTORIA + LESLIE

Visit 1154 LILL Studio on Facebook for complete details, rules and regulations. As a special treat for LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! readers, you’ll get the chance to win your own custom handbag of choice right here. Check back soon!

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MYOilCloth Review and 20% discount

Now that Shae is out of diapers I’ve been on the search for a great handbag that not only serves my needs but the occasional needs of a sippy cup and snack. MYOilCloth is the answer; a collection of distinctive, well-made, well-organized and fun handbags and totes.

Michele Sommer and Yvette Yelardy, creators of MY, are two designers with OCD (oilcloth desire) who absolutely needed to make a tote out of oilcloth. They searched the world to find a fabric that didn’t feel like your grandmother’s plastic tablecloth and when they didn’t find it, they created it. The MY collection pairs beautiful fabric design with functional shapes to fit your lifestyle. Their philosophy is that fashion should be fun, functional, and fabulously well-made.

Whatever you need or lifestyle you’re going to find a bag perfect just for you. The weekender says it all, the tall tote is just right for groceries and double zip fits a laptop perfectly. Traditional oilcloth was meant for sailors and fisherman and not really the prettiest design. Lately oilcloth has been used for eco-friendly home. MYOilCloth has but a spin on the dull and boring; a fashionable yet functional collection of handbags and accessories for ALL women.

My convertible bag is an over the body deep pocket bag with an awesome inside water bottle holder and inner pockets. The pattern is bright and friendly and perfect for the season. It also comes with the cutest business card holder. The best part is the material is durable and cleanable while still being fun.
See my personal video review:

****FYI the bag doesn’t include the business card holder, it was a special treat from the MY ladies
Shop for yourself or for another lucky lady using this exclusive coupon code “Look” for 20% off your entire purchase. Hurry this offer expires June 4th, 2010. Visit MY on Facebook for select offers, giveaways and announcements.

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Shop for the handbag you really want at Baghaus

New seasons bring new styles from shoes to jewelry and especially to handbags. Baghaus is a leading shopping site for trendy handbags, wallets, organizers and more. With selections ranging in price from $10 to $400 there is a tote, slouch, duffel or clutch for every budget. Baghaus also offers FREE SHIPPING for orders over $50.

I was sent a Vieta Gisele Hobo for review. I picked Grey, I felt it was a great neutral for spring. The bag is HUGE. It easily holds my wallet, business card holder, phone, magazine, files, personal things and tons more. I could probably fit my laptop in there if I took out the magazine, notebook and file folder.  The synthetic leather has a nice look and soft feel and I’m very pleased with the silver hardware. I’m finding it hard these days to find handbags with silver toned accessories; brass and gold seem to be the trend but that’s just not my style.  This bag is coming with me to California next week.

Find handbags plucked right from the celebrity magazines and stylists hands. See the many appearances of Baghaus in publications like Cosmo and Seventeen. Baghaus has their hands in all the latest trends and brings those styles and designs to women in every color, size and shape. With guaranteed delivery and 30-day hassle free returns buying from Baghaus is convenient and entirely risk free.

This is a sponsored post but the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.