With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought I’d give you all a chance to win something every mother needs: a third arm.
I know what you’re thinking: “Wow, it would be so great to have a third arm! Also, that’s a little creepy. I hope I win!”
Sadly, the government program in charge of the production of third arms sent me an extra set of hips instead, and I know you all don’t want a pair of those.
Fortunately, my friend Amanda Smearman is an independent consultant with Thirty-One, a company that sells a fabulous line of bags and accessories.
She said she had a bag that was like a third arm for moms. She’d send me one to review if I’d like.
If I’d like?
I had heard of Thirty-One bags and I knew those bags and I have a lot in common. We’re both bright, cheery, versatile, and, well, no longer twenty-nine.
Of course I’d like.
I ordered a third arm, I mean, a Large Utility Tote. It comes in a variety of patterns, but I loved the bright colors of the Island Damask. It screamed SUMMER! to me, and since I live in the Pacific Northwet, I knew that pattern was about as close to summer as I was going to get until sometime in mid-August.
As soon as it arrived in the mail, I loaded it up with some picnic trimmings and headed to the beach.
Here we are, soaking up some rare sunshine.
I fell in love the first time I tried it out.
This tote can hold a ton. Beach towels, water bottles, sporting goods, and every pretty rock or shell five kids can find on a sandy shore. It’s made of durable, wipeable cloth and collapses completely so it’s always ready in the car for a trip to the store (I can fit the entire thing in my grocery cart so when I’m done shopping, I can just grab it an go).
Like a third arm, you won’t know how you lived without it. The metal rim stays rigid so you can toss stuff in even if it’s kicking and screaming.
I’m telling you, a mom can think of a million uses for one of these babies.
Not that I would know.
Of course, not every woman needs a third arm. I’ve seen some mamas on Pinterest, and man, do they have it all together.
That’s okay. Thirty-One has great stuff for the less-frazzled among us. Check this out: they even have reversible bags.
This is the Inside-Out Bag in Woodcut Floral. But if you turn it inside out, you have teeny, tiny polka-dots!
Polka-dots are so in.
But if I wear them, I look like a giant Minnie Mouse. So this is better.
I love the versatility of this bag. I’m a low-maintenance kinda girl, so changing purses is just about the last thing I’m inclined to do when I’m heading out the door (except I’m trying, really, to be cuter, so sometimes I have been known to wear a coordinating purse with nothing in it just to be darling).
Here I am, on a backyard photo shoot to demonstrate the adorableness of this bag.
A little too much wind…
Act like it never happened:
The main point of this incredibly vain photo montage is that the bag looks great in the Woodblock floral print…
…or the polka-dots!
Also, it’s totally okay to wear fair-trade jewelry with a dress from Walmart. But that’s another post.
Meanwhile, back to this giveaway. Amanda has generously offered to give one lucky winner a third arm! I mean, a $35 shopping spree at her Thirty-One shop!
Hop over to her site, take a look at all the fabulous products, then tell us which one is your favorite when you enter through the Rafflecopter below.
But wait! Before you choose, you might also like to know that this month, you can get any thermal product for 1/2 off with any $31 purchase! So, you can get that child-shipping tote AND a thermal for a smokin’ hot price. That means, when you send the kid to Argentina, you can send a few snacks along too. LOVE!
Wanna win???? All you have to do is enter below!
Also, if you’re looking for a home-based business, you might want to talk to Amanda about the business options you have with Thirty-One. Her contact info is on her website! She’d love to help you get started!
Legal stuff: The views expressed in this piece are my own (like anyone else would come up with them?) and do not represent the views of Thirty-One.
Thanks for entering!