Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Giveaway

All you bag ladies out there, (and you two men whose ladies are bag ladies,) have I got the GIVEAWAY FOR YOU!

Over the last three years I've sought after the perfect diaper bag. I have four that I cycle through if I'm being honest....(and why wouldn't I be?) Some days I need a small one because I'm also carrying my purse. Ahem. You've heard about that one before. It's on the large side.

Then there are days when I need the Mother Bag. Any bigger and it'd qualify as true luggage and no, it doesn't fit the carry-on standards. I've tried.


My latest go-to bag is a backpack because you can actually carry it on your back and have both hands free. Genius I tell you. So guess what.


Thanks to the folks at, I'm giving one away.

Not just any run-of-the-mill backpack. I'm giving away this one.

She's worthy of her own page but I can't make a copy of her to show if you're link-challenged, I apologize, you're gonna have to trust me. She's a beauty. She's bright and shiny. She's worthy of lots of nicknames.

And she's an Aggie.

But the nice people at CSNBaby are willing to give her to you with your own team colors if you aren't an Aggie too. Or if you just don't like Aggies. If that's the case then bless your heart.


If you haven't checked out their website yet, you wouldn't know that while the backpack is a beauty, she's the tip of the iceberg. There are pages of toys, designer diaper bags, crib bedding, decorations, I could go on and on. What great deals, too!

So how do you win the backpack (of your choosing, no pressure!)? All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me which school you choose and why. If some friendly banter follows so be it. I can handle it.

No really, I can handle it because I know my school is the best. Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of '01. Whoop!


If you'd like to look through your choices before deciding here is the Fan Creations Diaper Bag link. Only one comment per person please and you lurkers out there who are afraid of comments or don't know how to leave them, now's the time to figure it out! The giveaway is open to US residents only so if you are reading my blog and don't live in the States I apologize--phone a friend who does live here and have them enter to win for you. I'll use a random number thingy and draw a winner on Monday morning.

If you're tired from a long night of sound sleep like I will be tomorrow after our in-town getaway did I say that out loud and need a date to mark on your calendar, that would be next Monday, Oct. 5th at 8 am. I'll close the comments then and announce the winner soon after.

Good luck y'all!


Julie said...

Go Wheaton Crusaders...okay since I've graduated, they've changed the mascot and I have no idea what it is. You can tell how sports minded I am :)

Emmy said...

I went to Harvard. Just kidding. How about this: I wish I'd gone to UT?? If I won, I'd carry that diaper bag as a kindergarten teacher backpack!!

Nana Phyllis said...

A&M is the one for our family. Two of my three children went there, as well as my daughter-in-law how would love this bag. I follow your blog as Emily Malone's friend and prayed for Joy throughout pregnancy. Em would love this bag to show A&M pride all over Scotland!!

Lacy McMillon said...

I just found your blog on Big Mama's comments for Fashion Friday. That's a super cute Aggie diaper bag, I must say. I feel your pain with the bag switching out, too. And Lord knows, you can never have too much Aggie stuff. I'm headed to Arlington tomorrow to watch the Ags BTHO Arkansas (hopefully). :)
Gig 'Em! FTACO '04.

Tiffany said...

I'm an aggie through marriage but went to Sam Houston state myself. My husband would love an aggie bag so that he doesn't have to use my girlie one when I am not around! Oh and I found you through kellys korner.
Gig em!!

Heather said...

Okay Mary, we are not Aggies... we come from a Longhorn family. Neither husband or I went to Texas, but his dad did! All of that to say- I'd LOVE the chance at a packpack- but will understand if we're disqualified ;-).

Mama Em said...

I'm still entering b/c I pay US taxes... :) Anyway, yea for all these comments! So fun! Farmers fight!!

Poefam said...

Sic 'em bears!!!! They need to make one! :) ... But, I'd have to ask my husband which of these he would choose! I'm sure he'd have an opinion! We'd love to win! :)

Carley said...

What a fun thing to do! Gig Em!

ConnieMomaLightner said...

Mary, I would choose the OU bag, but probably not for the reason you might think. Our next door neighbors are the sweetest couple and are expecting their first child (a girl) any day now. We have become very close to them since our girls all live quite a distance away and all of their family does as well. They are from Kansas, but Jarrod is a die hard OU fan. I would love to surprise him with this great alternative to the traditional diaper bag. Jarrod and Lyndsey both are such sweethearts and are always eager to help us with anything, such as helping Ed get our new TV credenza in the house today. As you know, we are a house divided, with ties to OU, UT, A&M and USNA. But the real reason I hope to be chosen is so I can surprise a very deserving young man. Have a great Anniversary Getaway!!

Mamama said...

A&M is the only school for my family - husband, children, brothers-in-law, father-in-law, and son-in-law - you can even throw in some cousins. (I even did my last semester there but still graduated at Univ. of Ark.) I would love to win this bag to give to my daughter Emily Malone to use for her kiddos!
Gayle McCord

Michelle said...

I guess naming my class rabbit Gig 'Em wouldn't give it away? Gig 'Em Aggies all the way...Whoop! What a fun little bag!

Matt, Joy and Ryder said...

Gig'em Ags!!!! Our boys will be there and hopefully wear boots one day! I've always said they can go to school wherever they want...we are just going to make A&M seem so cool around here that they won't want to go anywhere else! So enter me in the drawing! Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of '00!!! Whoop!

Brooke & Freeland said...

Well Freeland unfortunately would not carry around an aggie one. So I guess that leaves us with the UT one unless good ol Baylor got a bag :) that's fun that you're doing a giveaway!!

Shannon said...

We have never met, but I know of you through Emily Malone on whose behalf I am entering. We are all Aggies and still have the joy of living in College Station while ministering to college students. This is a great giveaway idea and looks like a solid diaper bag!! Way to go!!!

JJC said...

sic em bears! since baylor isn't an option, i'd have to choose atm for a preggo friend. :)

Becky McCord said...

Well, I'm gonna have to go ahead and say "Gig em." I'm not so secretly entering for my sister-in-law Emily Malone. I have to admit, I'm part of the McCord clan and my husband loves his school 100% more than I love mine so that makes our kids furture Aggies as well. That's right- zero school spirit- so I'll be an Aggie with my hubby and his fam. :)