Saturday, October 24, 2009

Review and (fabulous) giveaway: Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bag!-CLOSED



Congrats to my winners, ABCFrugality.com and Ivy!

There are a few phrases guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of my husband.  1) Do I look fat in this?  2) Why do YOU think I'm upset? and 3) It's in the diaper bag, can you go get it for me?

he first two phrases are just inevitable in life, but happily for my husband, the third phrase is scary no more. And happily for me, since I am a type A, organization freak, and the messes that are my diaper bags have been stressing me out since my first child was born. Now that I have two small kids and have to carry around twice as much stuff, the problem has gotten exponentially worse.

The amazing thing that solved this problem for us? The Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bag. I was so excited when I found out that the company was going to send me a bag to review. I talked about it for days. And then the  day the bag actually arrived was like Christmas morning for me. Seriously, if you want to make an organization freak happy- give them something that is meant to keep things organized. They will love you forever.

I dumped out my old diaper bag and set about loading up the new one. The secret of the Mrs. Smith's diaper bag is the fact that it is divided into a top half with bottle holders and pouches, and then has an entirely separate bottom half with a drawer (with dividers) to keep all those little diaper bag necessities safe and sound and organized. Those little things are the things that I could never find in my old diaper bag. Like my lip glosses- when I moved everything over to the Mrs. Smith's bag, I found that I had SIX lip glosses in there, because I could never find any and just kept putting new tubes in the bag. Now my lip glosses have their own little section in the drawer and I can always find them quickly, no matter what else my kids are screaming for. The bag also has insulated bottle holders and lots of places on the outside of the bag to stick things, as well as a full-sized changing pad.

The Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bag is slightly wider than I am used to for a diaper bag, but this isn't really a big deal for me. I had no problems with it when I hung it on the back of my stroller, and it was still comfortable to carry over my arm. The other feature (other than the organization) that I love is that the bag very quickly and easily, and without any extra straps, converts from a messenger style bag to a backpack. That's so handy!




This bag was invented by a mom, who had a 2-year-old son and a 6-month-old daughter who were both demanding things at once, all while the family was boarding a plane.  As the mom of a 2-year-old and a 4-month-old, I can definitely relate to that challenge, and I really appreciate that Rachael Smith put her frustration to good use and invented this bag.  Rachael, you might just be my new best friend.


My old, messy diaper bag. Shudders of horror!


 

Look at how organized everything is!!!

 

My Mrs. Smith's diaper bag


These fabulous diaper bags sell for ~69.99. Go here for a list of sites that carry them. They're currently available in a variety of patterns, so you'll be able to find one that suits you. I was sent the flower power pattern and really like it.

Two of you are going to get to win one bag each!!! The winners will get to chose their favorite bag, based on what's in stock.  US/Canadian mailing addresses only, please.
 
To enter (mandatory entry):
Leave a comment letting me know what pattern you like best for the Mrs. Smith's Diaper bags. You can see the choices here. Please make sure your email address is visible in your blogger profile or leave it in your comment.

Extra entries (Mandatory entry must be done first, please leave a separate comment for each extra entry):
1) Follow my blog
2) Put my button up on your blog- let me know where to find it!
3) Blog about this giveaway- 3 extra entries- please leave three comments if you do this!
4) Become a Facebook fan of the Mrs. Smith's Diaper bags.
5) Follow Mrs. Smith on Twitter (please leave your twitter name in your comment)

Giveaway will end on November 24, 2009 around 9 PM PST.  I will choose winners with random.org and will email those people. The winners will have 48 hours to respond.  Good luck!

As usual, all opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. I was sent this bag to review, but was not compensated in any other way.

197 comments:

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

I like the copper bag. Thanks for the chance!

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

I follow your blog.

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

I am a fan of Mrs. Smith's Diaper bags on facebook

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

Following Mrs. Smith on twitter....FlyingGiggles

Ang said...

I think the Brown Flowers is so very cute!!

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I follow you!!

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Kindra said...

I like the black bag the best.

Kindra said...

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Kindra said...

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Brimful Curiosities said...

I like Mrs. Smith's Zebra Print Diaper Bag by WhodaThought. My current diaper bag has just about had it and needs replacing. Thanks.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Mrs. Smith twitter follower (iambrimful)

Brimful Curiosities said...

blog Follower

JK said...

I like the brown flowers bag. These are so cool!
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Kathy said...

I love the flowers print.
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Kathy said...

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JK said...

Mrs. Smith's Bags Facebook fan, Jaimie K****.
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JK said...

Blogged 2

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Blogged 3

cqueen2 said...

ooooooo i love the Mrs. Smith's Pink Polka Dots Diaper Bag by WhodaThought

thanks

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cqueen2 said...

i follow

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JackieN said...

Love the Pink Polka Dots pattern
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I follow your blog
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camelfam said...

I really like the Mrs. Smith's Brown Flowers Diaper Bag by WhodaThought.

Elizabeth said...

I like the white silver!
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Elizabeth said...

I am a blog follower :)
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roxxyroller said...

Mrs. Smith's Zebra Print Diaper Bag by WhodaThought is the pattern that I adore most!!

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katers2714 said...

My favorite design is the pink polka dots.

katers2714 said...

I follow you.

katers2714 said...

I am a facebook fan of Mrs. Smiths.

moushka said...

I like the Dark Copper the best!

moushka said...

Follower!

Ashley said...

I like the Zebra print! I really hope I win this one!

Ashley said...

I follow your blog!

Ashley said...

I became a fan on Facebook!

Ashley said...

Just added your button to the sidebar on my blog!

Mommyto3andahusky said...

I love the pink camouflage bag. My husband would even like it too because he INSISTED upon naming our daughter after an Army General. I lost the battle on that one. :)

Mommyto3andahusky said...

I follow your blog!

Mommyto3andahusky said...

I became a fan on facebook!

Mommyto3andahusky said...

I put your button on my blog! :)

Sarah Osborne said...

I love the Zebra pattern!

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Sarah Osborne said...

I follow!

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Sarah Osborne said...

I'm a facebook fan of Mrs. Smith's Diaper bags!

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I blogged! #1

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Sarah Osborne said...

I blogged! #2

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Lacey said...

I love the flower diaper bag! I think my friends would too!

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Lacey said...

I blogged!

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Lacey said...

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Lacey said...

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chrissyb said...

I like the copper animal print bag.
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Melissa Quast said...

Definitely the "basic black" counting on the fact that my husband will carry it :-)

Melissa Quast said...

Double-dipping on my chances... since I follow your blog.

Post Grad said...

I like the Pink Polka Dots. Cute.
Thanks for doing the giveaway!
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degood said...

I like the brown flowers pattern best

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degood said...

I follow your blog

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degood said...

I follow mrs smith on twitter as kmayans

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Katie said...

I love the zebra print bag and I AM MRS. SMITH TOO!

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Katie said...

I am now following your blog.

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Katie said...

Following Mrs. Smiths on facebook.

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Starla said...

i love the pink cammo - fingers crossed

Mrs. Sanchez said...

I want the black. haha, oh Starla, my fingers are crossed too. :)

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At least there's two right?

Mrs. Sanchez said...

I follow your blog.

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Mrs. Sanchez said...

Your button is on my blog Jumpingontrampolines.

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Mrs. Sanchez said...

I blogged about it :) Post #1

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Mrs. Sanchez said...

I blogged about it :) Post #2

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Mrs. Sanchez said...

I blogged about it :) Post #3

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Mrs. Sanchez said...

I am now following Mrs. Smith on Twitter.

Twitter name: lovingtheliving

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julie said...

I like the brown flowers diaper bag!
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I follow your blog!
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Michele P. said...

the Dark Copper is very pretty!

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Michele P. said...

Facebook fan of Mrs smith's M Pineda


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Michele P. said...

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Ann Snarr said...

I like the zebra print diaper bag.

brandon and jakell said...

I love the brown with pink & white poka dots..adorable..big anf roomy love it!

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brandon and jakell said...

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brandon and jakell said...

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Sara said...

I like the brown flowers pattern!

Sara said...

follower

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flowerchild said...

i really like the pink polka dot diaper bag
thanks

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flowerchild said...

i follow

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flowerchild said...

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Bombtastic Belle said...

I liek the zebra
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Mijal Photography said...

Pink Polka Dots is my fav!
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Mijal Photography said...

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Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I like the zebra print. This is the best designed diaper bag I've seen!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I follow your blog

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I am a Facebook fan of the Mrs. Smith's Diaper bags.

Jody said...

I like the copper one best.

Emily B said...

I love the zebra print! It's so fun and different.

Emily B said...

I follow your blog :)

Emily B said...

I've got your button at http://emilyisland.blogspot.com/

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#2

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Attila & Tamara said...

I like the Brown Flowers bag the best.

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Judson Family said...

I would choose black

Judson Family said...

I follow

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Judson Family said...

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Attila & Tamara said...

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Nicole said...

pink polka dot

ABCFrugality.com said...

I like the copper bag! These are super cute!

Jaime said...

I would love the Pink Camo
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wigget said...

i like the Pink Polka Dots Diaper Bag

jakiesmom said...

i like the dark copper

jakiesmom said...

i follow

Kirsten said...

I would pick the pink polka dot design bag.

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Jessca said...

I like the
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Bethany said...

I like the brown flowers.
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I follow.
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Bethany said...

I blogged.
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Bethany said...

I blogged. #2
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I blogged. #3
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MT mama said...

I love the Zebra one! My diaper bag looks like yours... YIKES! I would LOVE this :)

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MT mama said...

I follow you too! Thanks so much!

Kelly said...

As I've only just recently moved to Seattle from the UK & now finding that my husband & I are pregnant with our first baby, I was really worried that I would find someone in Seattle that would be able to give me hints & tips in my area. But I'm thrilled to find this site & have been following your blogs - thank you so much! Now I don't feel quite so daunted about being pregnant & away from all of my family & friends while having our first baby :0)

I recently found the Mrs Smith bag, as like yourself none of the others I've found quite organise how I would ~ this bag is a revelation.

My preference is the Classic black as we don't know what sex of baby we're having.

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Kelly said...

And by the way, I've posted your button on my Baby Blog! You can see it here: http://web.me.com/kellyjhunt/BabyHunt/Bump_Blog/Entries/2009/11/13_Week_18_~_EXTRA_ENTRY__Mummys_delight!.html

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And by the way, I've posted your button on my Baby Blog! You can see it here: http://web.me.com/kellyjhunt/BabyHunt/Bump_Blog/Entries/2009/11/13_Week_18_~_EXTRA_ENTRY__Mummys_delight!.html

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And by the way, I've posted your button on my Baby Blog! You can see it here: http://web.me.com/kellyjhunt/BabyHunt/Bump_Blog/Entries/2009/11/13_Week_18_~_EXTRA_ENTRY__Mummys_delight!.html

Kelly said...

And finally I have become a fan of Mrs Smith on Facebook! Whew. That's a lot of entries, I'll keep my fingers crossed for winning a Classic Black Mrs Smith bag :0)

Kelly said...

Oh & I've also signed up to follow your blog properly now, rather than just checking in :0)

Kelly said...

Sorry, I also meant to say that I follow Mrs Smith on Twitter. My Twitter name is SeattleTwittler :0)

Bombtastic Belle said...

I liek the zebra pattern
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Pink Nothings said...

i love the copper pattern most.

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i have your button on my page.
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Rachel said...

I like the zebra print bag!

josiefiorda said...

I like the black bag

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josiefiorda said...

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josiefiorda said...

I'm a facebook fan of Mrs Smith's Diaper Bags

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Niecey said...

I like the pink polka dots

Niecey said...

I am a follower

Jennifer said...

I like the brown flowers bag!

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog.

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Jennifer said...

I'm following Mrs. Smith's on Twitter. @curlyq776

zealandsmom said...

I like the copper bag, but then again I like all of them!

zealandsmom said...

follow your blog

zealandsmom said...

follow her on twitter

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FB fan

MT mama said...

Oh, and I follow Mrs smith bags on twitter

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bethany said...

I love the Zebra print!! Thanks so much!

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bethany said...

I subscribe! Thanks!!

Thena said...

pink polka dots

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scoop said...

i like the brown bag with flowers.

scoop said...

i follow on blogger.

Cami said...

I like the pink polka dots best but I'd probably get a black one so my husband wouldn't mind carrying it!

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BeingAGreatMommy said...

We love the zebra print!

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ArmyWife2004 said...

I like the White Silver one

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Ivy said...

I would love the zebra one! Hope I'm not too late! :)

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Ivy said...

I follow! Thanks! theivytwines@hotmail.com

Ivy said...

I blogged about it too!

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Thanks!

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Carolsue said...

I like the Black Diaper Bag best!
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Matt and Hilary said...

I like the white silver!

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cherdon said...

I love the zebra pattern.

Please enter me. Thanks

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cherdon said...

I follow your blog

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cherdon said...

I'm a Facebook fan of the Mrs. Smith's Diaper bags.

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Kim said...

I'm partial to the black one! Thanks for the chance to win
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Jennai said...

I like the black bag the best
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Lori said...

I love the pink camoflauge.
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Lori said...

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Did a post 2

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