Thursday, August 23, 2012

{Giveaway} Any Bag from Jo Totes!

*Giveaway now closed.*

I just got back from a trip to my favorite place on earth... the Redwoods and the ocean in Northern California, Humboldt County area. My mom grew up there, and we have lots of relatives there. I grew up visiting almost every summer. It's so much like home to me. I will be showing you lots of pictures soon!

One of my favorite things that I brought on my trip was.... my new Jo Totes bag! They were so kind to let me review a bag of my choice, and they are also giving one lucky reader their very own bag of choice today!

I chose the Gracie bag in Butterscotch, and I LOVE LOVE love love it! 

You can easily throw the bag over one shoulder, or you can wear it over your opposite shoulder. Both ways are very comfortable.

I love this bag because I used it as an all-around purse rather than just a camera accessory bag. My camera is like my 4th child, it comes everywhere with me! I admittedly used to carry it around in my diaper bag- unprotected- and I knew it wasn't the safest decision for my camera. Now with my Jo Totes bag, my camera was safely nestled between padded dividers, and I love that! 

Not only does it safely house my camera, but I was also able to pack around my 2 extra lenses, plus my video camera, wallet, diapers and wipes, toy cars, cell phone, keys, planner, candy, sunglasses, and all my personal beauty items. And that is exactly why I chose the Gracie bag. It has so many awesome pockets, and I'm a sucker for a bag with pockets!

My sisters, mom, and grandmothers like the bag a lot. It's all leather, very practical, incredibly handy, and just so cute!

The bag came so many places with me... the ocean, redwoods, touring around town, and it was perfect on the airplane too!

What I Wore: Dolman shirt//Old Navy, Earrings//Hoopla, Bag//Jo Totes
Picture Taken: Ferndale, CA cemetary, where many of my ancestors rest; I go back 7 generations there.


Here's a few pictures of the Gracie bag from the website, including a peek at the inside...

I actually had a really hard time deciding, because so many of their bags are just darling! I emailed my sister the links of the bags I was trying to choose from, and she helped me. Here were some of my other considerations...



So what bag would you choose if you won? Are you ready to enter the giveaway?

THE PRIZE:
Any Jo Totes bag of your choice!!!
($89-$119 value).


TO ENTER:
1. To be eligible for this giveaway, you need to do 2 things.
-Like Jo Totes on facebook.
 -Follow my blog via RSS or GFC- the blue button to your right. 

2. Then leave ONE comment with the following information.
-tell me you follow Jo Totes on fb, and that you followed my blog via rss or gfc
-leave your email
(if you are nervous about putting on the internet, write it like this to avoid spammers:
ex- familyeverafter at gmail) 

EXTRA ENTRIES:
Leave one comment each.
-Tell me which Jo Totes bag you would get if you win! 
-Follow me on Facebook.
-Follow me on Pinterest.
-Follow me on Twitter.
-Share this giveaway (via FB, Twitter, or blog).

NOTES:
Giveaway ends next Thursday August 30, and announced on my blog that day.
Winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.


DISCLAIMERS:
You must be 18 years or older to enter this giveaway.
The chances of winning depend on the number of entries. 
I have been compensated for this giveaway with free product. 
U.S. shipping address only.

394 comments:

  1. I do like Jo Totes on FB (have for a while. :)) and I follow your blog by subscribing (get updates in my email). I've been dying to get a Jo Totes for a while. Fingers crossed. :)
    toreycervantes at gmail dot com

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  2. I might get the brand new Betsy in Teal!

    toreycervantes at gmail dot com

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  3. And I already follow you on Pinterest. :)

    toreycervantes at gmail dot com

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  4. I follow both of you on facebook! :)

    Ginger

    gingersnapcraft at yahoo dot com

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  5. I liked Jo Totes on facebook and I follow you by Yahoo. I kinda have you saved in my favorites to and I stalk your page daily...
    lisamcgriff at hotmail dot com

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  6. I have a hard time making decisions so, Besty or Rose in Teal would be my choices.
    lisamcgriff at hotmail dot com

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  7. I follow you on pinterest.
    lisamcgriff at hotmail dot com

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  8. I follow via GFC and liked on facebook

    uclangel422 at yahoo dot com

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  9. I like jo totes on facebook and follow you thecraftingfiend@gmail.com

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  10. my favorite bag is the Gracie

    uclangel422 at yahoo dot com

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  11. i like and follow~ i love the rose bag in pewter or sugarplum! monkeyshinersbaby at yahoo

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  12. i follow on Pinterest

    uclangel422 at yahoo dot com

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  13. I follow Jo's Totes on FB and am a FB and Google follwer too!

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  14. I folllow you on pinterest too matthew n' carolyn stamper

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  15. Hi, Rachel! I have liked Jo Totes on Facebook -- I'd never heard of them, but wow! -- and I am now following you through GFC -- something else I'd never heard of. It connected me to my blog at Blogspot, and now I know how long it has been since I've written anything... For a wanna-be writer, that's pretty sad.

    machironi5 at att dot net.

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  16. I like Jo Totes on FB, and I follow your blog
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  17. If I won I would get the rose bag, in the yellow or the teal!! I have been in love with this bag FOREVER!
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  18. I follow you on pinterest!
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  19. I shared this on FB
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  20. I'm following you via GFC as Mandy and Justin and JoTotes on Facebook as Mandy H....

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  21. I really love the Betsy in yellow or teal! Soooo cute! :)

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  22. I am following you on twitter @aandj8804

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  23. I posted on my blog! <3 this giveaway! :) http://aandj8804.blogspot.com/2012/08/giveaways-823-826.html

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  24. I also tweeted -- https://twitter.com/aandj8804/status/238652861154742272

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  25. I like JoTotes on Facebook.

    elephantstrunk42@gmail.com

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  26. So Sorry forgot to tell you I follow your blog via RSS with my Twitter account @LBird42 and my Google account: Lauren Bird

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  27. I like JO Totes on fb and I follow your blog via GFC! I would love to win!
    briana.richardson at yahoo dot com

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  28. I think the rose bags are so cute, but I'm still undecided on what color...

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  29. I liked on Facebook, I am a GFC follower.

    amanda dot wick dot cunningham at gmail dot com

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  30. I would love the rose or the georgia, they are both adorable!

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  31. I follow Jo Totes on Facebook, and subscribe through email. I love ALL their bags!! tiffanykaydesignsatyahoodotcom

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  32. I JUST got a new camera and this would be perfect! I love the rose-marigold!

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  33. I took me a little bit to decide which one I would choose, but I would love the Gracie in Magenta, or the Rose in Moss or Bronze. Love them all!

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  34. I liked Jo Totes on facebook and I follow you by RSS feed. c8ergirl(at)gmail.com

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  35. Liked Jo Totes on Fb, follow you via GFC, and really like the Georgia Nautical bag. Sometimes the smaller the better for me, then I won't have to carry anything my children throw at me! I always tell them that I am not their pack horse......! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

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  36. I love Jo Totes on FB :)

    ekedwards4 @ gmail . com

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  37. I follow your blog :)

    ekedwards4 @ gmail . com

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  38. Following both pages on Facebook as Bella Mosqueda (izabellamosqueda@hotmail.com)

    Following your blog via GFC as Bella Mosqueda (bellamosqueda3@gmail.com)

    I'd LOVE this bag! xx
    ]http://www.jototes.com/products/gracie-black

    Following on Pinterest as Bella Mosqueda (izabellamosqueda@hotmail.com)

    Following on Twitter as @Dirty_Bella

    hope it's me xx

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  39. I like Jo Totes on Facebook and I subscribe to you on email. :-)
    katefults at yahoo.com

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  40. I like and follow you on facebook.
    katefults at yahoo.com

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  41. I follow you on pinterest.
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  42. I like Jo Totes and I follow via GFC!

    mellysews at gmail.com

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  43. If I win I'd get the Betsy in Teal -so excited to see that's available.
    mellysews at gmail.com

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  44. I follow you on FB
    mellysews at gmail.com

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  45. OMG! I am in LOVE with the nautical bag. I think it would be just big enough for all of my baby stuff as well as my camera!

    I followed!

    chrissy.jordan21@gmail.com

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  46. I like JoTotes on fb and follow your blog via RSS.

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  47. If I win (& I'm hoping I do) I'd love to get one like yours, the Gracie in butterscotch!

    Sorry, I forgot to include my email with my first comment, its melt003@hotmail.com

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  50. I follow Jo Totes on FB and you on GFC.

    email--mandaerickson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I would love the Betsy in Mustard.

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  52. I liked Jo Totes on FB! I am following your blog via GFC.

    stephanie.c.woolf at gmail.com

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  53. I would totally get the Gracie bag in Greige!

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  54. I am following you on Twitter & RT your tweet!

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  55. Following you on Pinterest! Ready to pin away!!

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  56. I follow Jo Totes on fb, I follow you via gfc.

    Your chevron shirt is so lovely!

    jess.alora[@]gmail[.]com

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  57. I like the betsy and the rose - in teal or in coral :)

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  58. I follow you on FB!

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  59. I follow on Pinterest!

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  60. I follow on Twitter as jess_alora

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  61. I tweeted - thanks for the giveaway!

    https://twitter.com/jess_alora/status/238692076995354625

    jess.alora[@]gmail[.]com

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  62. I followed jtotes on facebook and I follow you on gfc. dara00@gmail.com

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  63. I love the betsy teal. either that one or the millie!

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  64. I also follow you on pinterest!

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  65. I like Jo totes on FB and follow you by email.

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  66. Love the rose bag in any color.

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  67. I follow you on pinterest - forgot my email on my other entries - please forgive me! a(dot)haun(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  68. I love your blog and the bag!! Happy to see that you and your family are doing well :) I already subscribe to your blog and now follow you on pinterest. If I won I would do the same bag that you have (Jo Jo in Ginger).

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  69. I like JoTotes on FB and I'm following you... vanessamcoppola@gmail.com

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  70. I follow Jo Totes on Facebook... and I follow you on facebook, google reader, and every other way possible ; )

    ashley.cherishedbliss at gmail dot com

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  71. I like JoTotes on facebook and I follow you through GFC!

    slstepec@hotmail(dot)com

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  72. I would want the Betsy in teal!

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  73. I follow you on facebook!

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  74. I follow you on pinterest.

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  75. I follow you on twitter.

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  76. i already like Jo Totes on fb and I follow you via GFC

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  77. i really like the Rose in either black or bronze

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  78. I Like Jo Totes on Facebook
    Follow your blog via GFC as Lisa Cox

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  79. This is new I didn't know they made this kind of camera bag- so I do like Jo Totes on fb, and I am following your blog now- you have a lot of cute ideas.
    Thanks- I would probably use the same one you have it would work well with my travels as a military spouse!
    ryverbev at hotmail

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  80. wahoo! love me some jo totes :)
    I follow them on the book face.
    and i follow you because we are friends.
    real ones... that should be extra right?
    ha!

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  81. and.... i follow you on facebook too. lucky girl.

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  82. ... and I follow you on pinterest. isn't that pinteresting?

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  83. .... AND I don't have the twitter. but I do love me some gracie in griege. plus that word is pretty awesome. griege. I like it.

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  84. I am your follower, but sorry I can't like on FB 'cause I don't have an account!

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  85. my love bag is definitely the Rose Teal ^_^

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  86. my love bag is definitely the Rose Teal ^_^

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  87. I follow Jo Totes on fb, and I follow your blog

    odebt at yahoo dot com

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  88. I follow Jo Totes on Facebook and I follow your blog via rss

    teacherjess{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  89. now I follow you on Pinterest as well!

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  90. I follow you on Twitter :)
    ( @raisingmemories )

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  91. I'm interested in the Betsy in Teal or the Gracie in magenta!

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  92. You've got great taste! If I were to win I would love the Gracie bag in butterscotch as well.

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  93. I follow you on Facebook.

    teacherjess{at}hotmiail{dot}com

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  94. I follow you on Pinterest.

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  95. I follow you on Twitter.

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  96. now I follow you on Twitter as MimmaEtta

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  97. I also tweeted about your giveaway.

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  98. here I re-tweeted yours
    https://twitter.com/FamEverAfter/status/238634622244749312

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  99. I like Jo Totes on fb and follow your blog through GFC as Erika. Thanks!
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

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  100. I love the Rose bag in Coral! Thanks!
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

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  101. I follow JoTotes on FB and subscribe via email @ knujeerf at aol.com

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  102. I like you on fb! saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

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  103. I follow you on twitter too. @justpeachyphoto
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

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  104. I am a new GFC follower and like Jo Totes on FB. Awesome giveaway! Thanks. Liz
    lizziejanebabyatgmail

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  105. I follow you via facebook.

    Terryia Davis
    knujeerf at aol.com

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  106. If I could choose one bag it would be the Betsy. But I love it in Teal and Mustard. Hard decisions!
    lizziejanebabyatgmail

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  107. I follow you via Pinterest.

    knujeerf at aol.com

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  108. I follow you via twitter @Terryia.

    knujeerf at aol.com

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  109. I would choose the Gracie bag in Greige.

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  110. I like Jo Totes facebook page, and follow your blog via RSS, or email.
    novacek74 at gmail dot com.

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  111. I think I like the Geogia Nautical bag the most.

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  112. I follow some of your boards on pinterest.

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  113. I follow Jo Totes on fb, and I follow your blog via gfc. littleellalu@gmail.com

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  114. I liked their fb and follow you via google reader

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  115. I like the rose in coral or the Betsy in mustard

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  116. I follow Jo Totes on fb and I follow your blog via rss feed

    denaparry at gmail dot com

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  117. I like Jo Totes on Facebook and follow your blog with GfC. christy.j.newell at gmail dot com

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  118. I like Jo's Totes on Facebook and follow by GFC!
    Distracteddebra@ gmail dot com

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  119. Following on Twitter @Distracteddebra

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  120. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/DistractedDebra/status/238792894855663616

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  121. I follow you and Jo totes on FB
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  122. I follow you on Pintrest
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  124. I follow you on Facebook.
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  125. I follow you on twitter.
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  126. I can't decide which one. Either gracie or Rose.
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  127. I follow Jo Totes on Facebook! awolk at rogers dot com

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  128. I follow Family Ever After on GFC! awolk at rogers dot com

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  129. I folow Family Ever After on Facebook! awolk at rogers dot com

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  130. I folow Family Ever After on Facebook! awolk at rogers dot com

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  131. I adore the Butterscotch bag in all the pictures! awolk at rogers dot com

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  132. Liked Jo Totes on Facebook and already follow you!

    laura at littlkahootz dot com

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  133. I'm a facebook fan already! laura at littlkahootz dot com

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  134. I follow Jo Totes on FB, and I follow your blog.

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  135. It's super hard to pick just one bag. If I won, I'd have to decide between the Rose Teal and the Georgia Plaid. Though I really like the one you got too...gah!
    laura at littlkahootz dot com

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  136. I'd love to win the Rose Coral bag.

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  137. I follow you on pinterest! laura at littlkahootz dot com

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  138. I follow you on twitter (littlekahootz)

    laura at littlekahootz dot com

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  139. Gracie Bag, would love her! I liked Jo Totes on FB.

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  140. I follow you on my blog roll on the far left side of my blog.

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  141. I liked Jo Totes on facebook and I have been following you for a while!

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  142. I followed you on pinterest and I cannot wait to look around a bit more.

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  143. I love the betsy in teal! It is so cute, but I loved others too. I guess I just loved too many :)

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  144. i THINK I would choose the Betsy in Mustard....... i THINK

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  145. I follow you on twitter @nmbrumfield

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  146. I like Jo Totes on Facebook (Rebecca F.H.) and follow with GFC.

    rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

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  147. I follow on FB (Danny Taylor Rhonda) and your blog via gfc (Rhonda P.).

    rpena47@mcisd.org

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  148. I would choose the same one you have - the Gracie bag. It is beautiful!

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  149. I would get the Betsy bag in teal.

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  150. I follow you on FB (Danny Taylor Rhonda).

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  152. I follow you on twitter (@RebeccaFH).

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♥Rach H