Saturday, May 14, 2011

GIVEAWAY!!

Every year, tens of thousands of whales, birds, seals, and turtles die from contact with ocean-borne plastic bags. The animals may mistake the bags for food, such as jellyfish, or simply become entangled. Plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to break down, so even when an animal dies and decays after ingesting a bag, the plastic re-enters the environment, posing a continuing threat to wildlife.

Be honest, are you as good as you could be about not using plastic bags? Might it help if you kept bags in your car that were super cute?
One of my personal goals is to get better about bringing a bag in to EVERY store I go in. We have improved with the grocery store but I still forget when I go to CVS or Macy's.

I recently found a way to help my school while helping the environment.
I found this company named Mixed Bag Designs. Not only are their products terrific and affordable but they will do a fundraiser for your school and give back 50%! Let your PTA know about this opportunity. My school is signed up to do one next year and I am confident it will be a big money-maker.


I contacted Mixed Bag Designs and they were nice enough to send me some bags to giveaway to my loyal followers!! Yea...my first giveaway!
Set #1:Grocery, drug store, 2 zippered pouches

Set #2: department store, insulated lunch bag, make-up

Set # 3: department store, grocery store, insulated lunch bag

Set #4: grocery, department store, drug store

Set # 5: grocery, department store, drug store

Check out their website to see the amazing assortment of products and designs they carry. Need a new laptop, ipad, or iphone case? Have a thing for camo, leopard, zebra, damask, floral? There is something for everyone!
 

I will pick 5 lucky winners next Saturday, 5/21.


Earn 4 entries!
1. Become a follower of my blog.
2. Blog about this giveaway.
3. Add my blog to your sidebar.
4. Comment on your favorite design or product by visiting  Mixed Bag Designs

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220 comments:

  1. I follow your blog! I love, love, love those bags!

    arcrow@sbcglobal.net

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  2. I think the Hold Everything looks pretty awesome!

    arcrow@sbcglobal.net

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  3. I follow your blog! I love these bags! :) Super cute! I just emailed my PTA about your post! Thanks!

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  4. I love polka dots so I naturally was drawn to the DOT pattern! But I think the pink and blue paisley prints are cute too!

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  5. I love this!!!!! I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com/2011/05/finally-in-first-giveaway.html

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  6. Am a follower. I think all of the bags are fantastic!

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  7. I visited their website! I'm going to tell our PTO officers about this fundraising opportunity. I love the file boxes. I would totally use that in my classroom!

    Rachel
    Go Fourth! With Owens

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  8. I follow your wonderful blog!

    Conchy

    Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

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  9. I want the hold everything, I think it is amazing! I was just talking to the principal at my daughter's high school about fundraising for our trip to New York, this will definitely be on our list!!!!!!

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  10. I follow your blog and your blog is in my favorites in my sidebar and I LOVE reusable bags!

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  11. I love your blog. I will let my school know about this great fundraiser. Great giveaway.

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  12. My favorites were the G9 Blossom and the G2 Daisy! They are grocery bags and I think they are super sassy!!
    Julie
    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

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  13. I put your sassy blog on my sidebar!! I love your template by the way!

    Julie
    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

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  14. I follow your blog.

    I would love one of these. I currently carry a Chico bag in my purse for anything I might purchase on a whim, that I didn't intentionally bring bags for. Thanks for this opportunity.

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  15. Their bags are so pretty. I love their Blue Metallic Zebra Tote and their Graduated Leopard
    Tote. To be completely honest before I could get any of those bags I would get their File Box. What a brilliant idea!

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  16. I love the department store bag in red daisy!

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  17. I absolutely love the large Fold n Hold!

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  18. I teach 1st grade too. I love your blog because you give me so many ideas. This is my first year in first grade so I need all the help I can get. How do I add you to my side bar?

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  19. Your blog is on my side bar.

    www.teachinginthecouv.blogspot.com

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  20. I love the department store bag in the mums design. So cute!

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  21. I follow your blog...and the Mixed Bags are great! I have a lunch bag and it has lasted me all year!

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  22. I blogged about the giveaway and you are in my side bar! :) http://chaotic-composure.blogspot.com/

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  23. I too have started trying to bring my own bags when shopping. Like you, I'm doing well at the grocery, but not so well at other stores. These are super cute! I just blogged about this over at Primary Inspired

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  24. I like SO many of them! But, if I had to choose 1, I guess it would be the medium tote in Damask.
    Primary Inspired

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  25. I follow your blog! Great idea for a giveaway!
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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  26. I'm lovin' the aqua paisley medium totes!
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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  27. These are cuuute! I already follow you.

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  28. I follow your AWESOME blog! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  29. I'm loving the beach ball design medium tote! So cute!

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  30. I love the stripes pattern!

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  31. I love the polka dotted one!

    janettegonzalez3@msn.com

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  32. And I feel like I want every bag!! The zebra print looks especially fun. :)

    Magnificent Multiagers!

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  33. I follow your wonderful blog!

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  34. I just found your blog and love it!

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  35. Love,Love, Love the Blossom IPhone cover!
    Fingers crossed to win!

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  36. I follow your blog! Congrats on your first giveaway.

    www.teacheristatales.blogspot.com

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  37. Your blog is on my sidebar... so I don't miss anything you post! :)

    www.teacheristatales.blogspot.com

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  38. Set #4 is adorable! I love the pink & green. I'm pretty good about taking reusable bags to the grocery store, but they aren't quite appropriate for shopping at a department store. These bags are great! Thanks for sharing!

    www.teacheristatales.blogspot.com

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  40. I blogged about your giveaway!

    www.lovehugsandladybugs.blogspot.com

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  41. Your blog is on my sidebar!

    www.lovehugsandladybugs.blogspot.com

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  42. I follow your blog and it is in my sidebar!

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  43. I love anything in Blossom! Definitely telling my PTA about Mixed Bags.

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  44. Hi Jenn! What a cool idea for a giveaway! I am a follower of your fantastic blog :)
    Kristen
    Ladybug's Teacher Files

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  45. LOVE the pink and green dot design....and the black and white designs are pretty cool, too!

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  46. Your blog is already on my sidebar :)
    Kristen
    Ladybug's Teacher Files

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  47. All of those bags are gorgeous!!! It would take me forever to choose!!
    Kristen
    Ladybug's Teacher Files

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  48. I blogged about your giveaway: http://ladybugsteacherfiles.blogspot.com/2011/05/finally-in-first-giveaway.html

    Thanks so much, this is such a wonderful giveaway! :)
    Kristen
    Ladybug's Teacher Files

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  49. I already follow your wonderful blog!!!!

    Jen
    www.frogtasticfirstgraders.blogspot.com

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  50. You are already on my sidebar!!!

    Jen
    www.frogtasticfirstgraders.blogspot.com

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  51. I went to their site...oooh I love everything! My favorite was the big flower zip tote..gorgeous!!

    Jen
    www.frogtasticfirstgraders.blogspot.com

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  52. Hi Jenn, I follow your blog and love this idea of the mixed bags! I am definitely going to tell my PTA about this!

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  53. I follow your blog and love these bags!

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  54. I went to their site and seen so many different prints that I would love to have. I am going to have to order my son a lunch box from there for next year!

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  55. I am a follower of your blog!
    http://ramblingaboutreading.blogspot.com/

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  56. There were so many fun prints!! I am usually a black and white person, but I loved the Blossoms with just a little touch of color!

    Ali

    What happens in kindergarten... lasts a lifetime

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  57. I follow your blog and always look forward to your great ideas!
    -allyson
    stickersandstars.blogspot.com

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  58. I love reusable bags! Set #3 and #4 are my favorite!

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  59. I already have you on my sidebar!
    - allyson
    stickersandstars.blogspot.com

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  60. I blogged about you on my new blog...
    - allyson
    stickersandstars.blogspot.com

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  61. I follow your blog and love it!

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  62. I LOVE reusable bags and really like sets #1 & #5

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  63. I will be showing my PTSO about their site..LOVE their "Peace, Love" tote bag sets!

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  64. I am already a follower and I LOVE these bags and LOVE the idea! I think it would be a great fundraiser for my school too and a great cause, thanks! :)

    Jen

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  65. I follow your blog and love all of your hard work you share with teachers.

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  66. I love all of the bags! What a great idea for a fundraiser.

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  67. I'm an avid follower of your blog :)
    Love all your shares!

    Swamp Frog First Graders

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  68. I'm partial to the Large Zip Tote in the Beach Ball style...what fun!

    Swamp Frog First Graders

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  69. Of course I follow your blog, who doesn't??

    Jennifer

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  70. Your blog has been in my blog roll for a while now :)


    Jennifer

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  71. I love the Dot pattern- gotta love polka dots :)


    Jennifer

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  72. I blogged about your giveawy :)

    http://kinderpond.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaway_15.html

    Jennifer

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  73. I'm a follower- love your blog and the bags are super cool too

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  74. You're on my sidebar.

    http://malchowsreflections.blogspot.com/

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  75. I'm already a follower! Great site!

    Lori

    Little Priorities

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  76. Your blog has been on my sidebar!! Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

    Lori
    Little Priorities

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  77. The bags are cool. My girls would love the weekend carrier. The black and pink flowers would be cool for them.

    Lori
    Little Priorities

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  78. I follow your blog!

    kellybbrown@gaston.k12.nc.us

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  79. Oh I love any of the ones with black, white and red colors! I would love the large grocery bag!

    kellybbrown@gaston.k12.nc.us

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  80. All are super cute...but I LOVE the Pink Paisley!

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  81. I follow your blog. This is a great idea. I try to always take my canvas bags to the store because I hate plastic bags.

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  82. My favorite set is #3. I love the blue and green.

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  83. I'm a follower of your blog.

    imakteechur@gmail.com

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  85. I love polka dots, I like the bag you have pictured at the top. My favorite bags are the grocery and dept. store. In addition to loving markers and notebooks, I LOVE all kinds of bags! I'm a bag lady!!!
    imakteechur@gmail.com

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  86. I added your blog to my sidebar.

    imakteechur@gmail.com

    coloroutsidelines.blogspot.com

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  87. I blogged about your giveaway.

    coloroutsidelines.blogspot.com

    imakteechur@gmail.com

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  88. I would want the #4 set that you showed above. It reminds me of summer and I really want summer.

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  89. I like the FB1 Damask File Box.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  90. I am following your awesome blog! Set #2 is my favorite but they are all so cute. I am also trying to carry these bags to stores and the libraries.
    http://onceuponateachingblog.blogspot.com/

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  91. I blogged about your giveaway!
    http://onceuponateachingblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/finally-in-first-giveaway.html

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  92. I am following your blog and I have added you to mine! These bags are super cute and I love that you are so passionate about a cause! I will for sure visit the site you recommended. What a great thing to teach our kiddos too!
    Ashley
    www.mrssimpsonskindergarten.blogspot.com

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  93. I am following your blog and love it!

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  94. Too many prints to love at Mixed bag! Love the beach ball, blossom, and red and green swirl and love the department store style bag!!

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  95. I checked out their site. There are so many things I would love to have! I love the colorful lunch bags and beach totes. I have bookmarked the site as a possible fundraiser for our school.

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  96. Yeah! Love the bags and your blog! I like so many it is hard to just pick one! But I would pick a insulated grocery bag. I don't have a blog so I can not do the other stuff:) We are a green school so this is great!

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  97. I follow your blog and I am so glad I do!

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  98. I follow your blog!!

    Karianne1120@gmail.com

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  99. I love Mixed Bag Designs!!! I have so many of their bags, but can always use more. I think I use the drug store, grocery bag and the lunch tote the most. I love all the designs, but blossom is my current favorite. Thanks for this great giveaway!!

    Karianne1120@gmail.com

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  100. I love your blog! I checked out this website and love the bags!! What a great idea for a fundraiser. Thanks!!

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  101. I love set #1. Red and Black!!! Go Texas Tech Red Raiders! :)

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  102. I am a follower! You were the reason I learned how to download things. You have some great things on your site--including these bags!

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  103. I follow your blog Jenn. These bags are awesome!
    Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

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  104. I checked out their site. I love the black vine design.
    Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

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  105. I'm a follower!

    My school does a mixed bag PTA fundraiser! They have a great variety of designs and sizes. Come over and check out my giveaway too!

    http://fantasticfirst.blogspot.com/2011/05/sweet-papery-giveaway.html

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  106. I am a follower and my favorite set is the blue one!

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  107. I'm a follower, what a great idea for a giveaway!

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  108. I love set #3, love the color combo

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  109. I posted on my blog-

    http://mrskohlhepp.blogspot.com/

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  110. I love all of the polka dot prints on the Mixed Bag Designs website. I would probably choose the Camouflage ones too,, just "the man and the boy" can help bring home groceries too!!! LOL

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  111. I really like set #5 from your above post!

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  112. I follow your blog...thanks for all you do!!!

    I L.O.V.E. set #4 (really, I love all of them!!!).

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  113. Set #3 is awesome! I have joined to follow your blog plus am posting here - hope one of my two entries is a winner!!!!!

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  114. Your blog is on my blog roll.

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  115. Super cute! I follow your blog!

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  116. My favorite design is the Blossom!

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  117. This is a great fund raising idea. Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  118. I follow your super blog!! Love everything you do!!
    Mireya
    yayaagu@aol.com

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  119. I love bags!! I found the weekend zip tote...really nice!!! Thanks for the new ideas...another reason to spend money.

    MIreya
    yayaagu@aol.com

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  120. Pretty bags! I really like the blue metallic zebra print.

    Lauren
    lauren.e.akers at gmail dot com

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  121. Love your blog. Still following.

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  122. I love the look of these bags. I love the red plaid. I have forward this website to our fundraiser chairperson. Barrow's Hodgepodge

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  123. I follow your blog! These are awesome!

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  124. Bahama Floral rocks! What a cute design!

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  125. Set #2 would be perfect for me!

    My school relies on a large amount of fundraising. I will direct the chairman to check out the site!

    ReadWriteSing

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  126. I follow your blog and your blog is on my side bar @ mrsmalonesbuckaroos.blogspot.com
    I love the wine totes...how cute. The pink and metallic one is really awesome. I also love the hold everything tote. I have now emailed my PTO about doing a fundraiser as well.....great idea! Thanks for all that you do!!!

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  127. Your blog is in my 1st Grade Blogs Sqworl Sidebar! Thanks, Nancy
    The Apple Basket Teacher

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  128. They have such great looking bags! I think my favorite design is the Groovy Flowers set! Thanks, Nancy
    The Apple Basket Teacher

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  129. I follow your blog and absolutely love you sight!

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  130. My classroom theme is polka dots so I gotta say the polka dot is my favorite! However......I think they are all awesome.

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  131. awesome blog site!!
    mcrittenden@lcs.k12.va.us

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  132. I follow your blog and have posted about it on my blog. Thank you for all of your great ideas!

    Beth
    http://primaryconnections-beth.blogspot.com/

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  133. I love your blog!! I would love to strat one of my own. I admire your dedication to teaching and sharing your ideas with all of us out here. I am a follower :)

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  134. I love collection munbers 3 & 4 but all of them are so great. I have never heard of these bags and will tell my PTA. The president of the PTA just said to me yesterday they needed a new idea. These bags are great and it would be nice to have a sample to show them :)

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  135. Love Polka dots! I'm your newest follower :)

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  136. I follow your blog! I check in daily, I know have my teammates checking in too! I'm going to speak with out PTP about doing a fundraiser for the bags-they look terrific.

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  137. I follow you ~ I love your blog!
    ~Fern
    Fern-Smith.Blogspot.com

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  138. Your blog is on my side bar...you were one of my firsts "blog stalkings!" :)
    ~Fern
    Fern-Smith.Blogspot.com

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  139. I love their W2 Blossom Weekender Zip Tote and I would use it for when we sleep on the boat on weekends!

    Only $19 Seriously? They are so much cheaper than Vera Bradley! Wow!

    ~Fern
    Fern-Smith.Blogspot.com

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  140. What a great giveway! I follow your blog.
    -Rachel
    edlink123.blogspot.com

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  141. Your blog is on my sidebar. Fingers crossed!
    -Rachel
    edlink123.blogspot.com

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  142. I have followed your blog for quite some time now! :)

    ~Laura
    www.firstgradeFUNdamentals.blogspot.com

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  143. Your blog is also in my sidebar so others can be directed to it easily!! :-)

    ~Laura
    www.firstgradeFUNdamentals.blogspot.com

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  144. I learned how to become a follower...so I am following you!! Mendez

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  145. I love set #2! How fun would it be to take my lunch to school in that adorable bag?! I hope I win!!

    Hadar
    Miss Kindergarten

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  146. I signed up to follow (Funny, I thought I already signed up!!) ;-)
    Great give away!

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  147. This is the first blog that I found when teaching for great ideas. I am so excited to search around and learn all about your room. Super CUTE! I will have to learn how to follow you and create my own blog. I hope to be an inspiration just like you are to me!

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  148. I'm a follower of your blog. :)

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  149. You are on my sidebar, too. :)

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  150. I love set 3! And after looking on the website, I definitely want to buy an iphone cover, an insulated lunch/grocery bag, cosmetic bag, laptop case, weekend tote..... ha. They're all so cute! :)

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  151. I'm a follower! And I'm making a note to talk to my PTO about this too, great idea!
    F is For First Grade

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  152. I love their iPhone covers, especially the Beach Ball design...so cute for summer. I also like the large zip totes. It's size and zipper makes it very versatile.

    First Grade Factory

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  153. GFC follower (schkinner)
    schkinner AT yahoo dOT com

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  154. LOVE all the print choices on the bags. Especially the Black or Red Daisy prints. :)
    schkinner AT yahoo DOT com

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  155. i really like the little foodie bags!

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  156. I follow your blog.
    Thank you for all your wonderful ideas.

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