Win a Tour Bag from Haiku

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I am definitely a bag person. When I was a child I had more bags then I probably even had clothes. Not too much has changed in the past years. 🙂  I still absolutely love bags.I have gotten better, but I still have my moments of weakness when I find more bags that I must have. The Tour Bag from Haiku has been a great addition to my bag collection :).

About Haiku:

With their roots in poetry, they like to say they are well-versed.

Well-versed in living, laughing, and always learning.

Based in Seattle, Washington, the Haiku team collaborates to provide elegant and creative solutions that reflect our need for balance, fun, and well-being.

They are guided by their values:

  • Quality
  • Understanding and compassion
  • Empowering women and community
  • Environmental ethics
  • Natural and soulful beauty with a sense of humor and adventure

About Tour Bag:

The Tour is a modern musette that’s perfect for those coffehouse meetings and weekends about town. This flat silhouette keeps you organized with interior zipper pocket, plus a slip pocket that fits a tablet. The exterior has one zipper and two slip pockets. Carry it using the short purse handle or crossbody using the adjustable, detachable shoulder strap.

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Why You Should Travel With a PaddlePak

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We travel a lot.  My son loves to take his own backpack with him, although it usually ends up being carried by mommy. The first good thing about this backpack is that he likes to carry it- the Paddlepak Backpacks are adorable and lightweight.  The next most awesome thing about them is that they are water resistant- so when junior or the little miss spills all over it in the car or plane, the inside contents are safe.


We have recently taken several trips with the PaddlePak backpacks, and will be using them as often as possible.  My son used his backpack at the pool, the beach, and island hopping on a Caribbean cruise.  The packs weathered the use with no problems, and did well on the plane and boat rides as well to carry snacks and toys.


While I think these bags are perfect for beach and pool use, they are great for everyday travel as well.  Going to grandma’s?  Taking a road trip?  Maybe just going to the mall and need something to play with with someone has a try on party.  Pack up a few things into the Paddlepak, and move along.  There is room in the tails of the packs to store “treasures” like rocks and shells, or even your room card.  Kids love to put “stuff in stuff'” as we all well know, and it’s easy to find in the tail.  If your child still uses a pacifier, there is a spot on the padded shoulder straps to connect it to as well so you won’t lose it (how gross, finding it on an airport or restaurant floor!)
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Kohl’s for Back-to-School

Back to School season is upon us, and like many parents, there is so much I needed to pick up for my fella before he goes back.  One of my favorite places to shop is Kohl’s.  They carry a huge selection in my local store, and what I can’t find in store, I can easily find online (or just skip it and online shop if I am feeling lazy, LOL).  Sometimes, I just don’t feel like bringing him with me to the store.  And the allure of 2 am shopping is always a draw to me….

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My little dude needs to wear khaki pants to school this year, so that was one of the first things we were looking at.  An easy choice were the Chaps Flat-Front Twill School Uniform Pants, which were originally $30 and are now on sale, a bonus  🙂 They look and feel good, and are sturdy (I hate buying new everything in December because it wears out, UGH).
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