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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Accessories: martha stewart tote {and a giveaway}


OB-Martha Stewart Tote 2Even if you don’t travel that often, you may be like me and use a tote bag almost every day. I have lots of tote bags but none of them are designed for my work needs. I usually end up tossing in all my goodies into one of my large tote bags – even my laptop. The items above are just some of the things that I usually “tote” around with me.




So when I got this note and two tote bags from Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery, I was pretty darn excited. This new line of totes and cases has all the attributes that Martha Stewart looks for in a tote. And if it’s good enough for Martha it’s way good enough for me.


I received the grey vertical laptop tote and the small black tote. I decided to road test the grey laptop tote and give away the small black tote to one of you.




The vertical tote is perfect for me. There’s zippered pockets on the outside and inside. Compartments for all my gizmos and of course, a padded laptop compartment.


I love that it’s designed vertically. It doesn’t feel as bulky when you carry it and I’m less likely to bang my laptop into things since it’s not wide. The handles are the perfect length to fit comfortably over my shoulder and drop down under my arm.


Check out all the features and things you could fit into this tote.


I filled up my tote with my everyday items; laptop, notebook, pen, extra scarf and water bottle. Everything fit perfectly and there’s plenty more room for additional items.

Here’s the tote I’m giving away. It’s the small black horizontal tote.Tote 11
It’s so pretty. Honestly, I wanted to keep it. And although it’s called the small tote it’s actually quite large measuring 17” x 12” x 7-3/4”. It’s made of water- and stain-repellant canvas for easy cleaning, stands upright and has a roomy interior with multiple pockets for your tablet, smartphone, keys, pens, and other items. And the sides of the bag unsnap and expand for additional storage.

The Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Totes and Cases are available exclusively Staples and Staples.com.

Want a chance to win the small black tote? Here are the rules:
  • U.S. mailing address only {thanks for your understanding since I’m shipping this prize personally}
  • Anonymous or No-Reply entries must leave a working email address
  • Winner will be contacted via email and will have one week to reply. After one week, a new winner will be chosen.
  • Prize is valued at $79.99

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and thanks so much for stopping by.
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I received (2) complimentary Martha Stewart tote bags. (1) to review and (1) to giveaway but no further compensation. All opinions are mine.

47 comments:

  1. Love the giveaway.. I am not from U.S but I can provide U.S address if I will be a winner :)

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  2. Looks like there's a place for everything! Nice, simple design too...thank you for sharing.

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  3. I adore totes but mine are always canvas freebies that my cat likes to sleep on and cover in hair. I tote everything from yarn and crochet supplies, my camera, books, or office items when I have to travel for work.

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  4. I tote everything from my cell to notebooks for work, books, magazines! I work at a library so I never leave here without something, lol

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  5. To bad its only for the US =/ I understand it, but it is still something would wish to win§ ^_^

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  6. I'm a teacher and a mom so usually stuff for school and things for my kids, lol!

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  7. I saw those at Staples yesterday!!

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  8. Oh these are lovely and black is my signature color!

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  9. i need something for my new lap top...none of my other bags are quite right. I usually tote coupons and grocery bags into the store but am pretty minimal on the rest...

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  10. This looks like a great bag to replace my mother's bag...

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  11. I go through phases where I either carry just my phone case with my important cards tucked inside or I carry everything but the kitchen sink. I'm in a bit of carrying everything around now ~ hand cream, hand sanitizer, a comb, pens, a notebook, my wallet, snacks, vitamins...everything!

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  12. I tote my iPad, sometimes my laptop, my camera, phone, a bottle of water, a magazine, snacks, wallet, a manicure set, my emergency kit (bandaids, asprin, toilet seat covers, lotion, hand sanitizer, tissues, a calendar, and usually my husband's wallet because he doesn't like to carry it in his pocket!

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  13. I love those colors and that Vertical bag is so me!

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  14. Very sharp looking bag! I would love to win!

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  15. Eek! I'm a toting addict. :)
    I carry my laptop to work everyday as well as toddler items (no diaper bags for me!).

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  16. My husband and I pastor our church. I'm always carrying books, bibles, and notes for teachings, then we have lunch, beauty products, and mail every day.

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  17. I love a big sturdy stylish bag. I always carry lots of stuff

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  18. I need a new tote so bad! I work full time for an investment firm and I tote around boring reports!!

    Great giveaway!
    Mandy Jean
    mandyjeanchic@gmail.com

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  19. I don't tote much around because I usually just carry a small crossbody bag. But if I had a tote I'd probably "tote" around everything! Makeup, a planner, tablet...

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  20. I'd love to win it! It's so pretty!

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  21. I always have a pen and notebook, an extra Pull Up or two for my toddler, baby wipes, my Kindle, wallet and a granola bar :)

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  22. I SOOO need this tote! I walk to the town center often, with an old beat up tote, that I use b/c it holds a lot. I carry my laptop & cord, a couple of shopping totes that fold up, extra snow gear (winter hat & waterproof hat), often an umbrella, books to and from the library, I actually have 3 bags put together to make my one "tote" strong enough, extra kleenex in plastic, extra pens & paper in a manilla folder, often extra shoes. I try to look fairly decent but my tote makes me look like a castaway!

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  23. I tote my phone, ipad, change of panties for my daughter plus wipes, snacks for all, wallet, etc.

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  24. i tote around my ipad and other items to make work easier

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  25. I carry a lot around from snacks to my blood sugar testing equipment.

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  26. Just discovered your blog. Love it!!!

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  27. I usually tote as little as possible unless I'm going to be somewhere for a while and then I love to bring my laptop.

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  28. I tote my wallett, lip gloss, phone and random stuff

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  29. Love!! I would tote my wallet + laptop + planner + snacks + things for work!

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  30. As a student, it's difficult to find a tote bag in my price range. This would allow me to carry my laptop, study materials, and Kindle for a day away from the hustle and bustle catching up on my work and collecting my thoughts.

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  31. I tote around everything! I have two kids and I'm always carrying the house along with me!

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  32. I can use this! I'm short so most bags are too big for me to carry comfortably

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  33. I tote around everything but the kitchen sink! My laptop, notebooks, contents of my purse. Yes, I need one for sure!

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  34. My laptop, magazines, a notebook and gum!

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  35. I tote around a note pad, wallet, phone, pens, medication, snacks, etc. Somehow it accumulates over time.

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  36. First visit and entered your giveaway

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  37. Love Martha products! I would tote around my laptop, notebook, and snacks! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. Everything I can possibly think of needing in a day. My purse is way to big and way too full.

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  39. My camera, wallet, stuff to keep my kiddos entertained, wipes, snacks-- you name it, I probably carry it!

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  40. Nice give away! How do you become involved with receiving items for the give aways? I am new in the blogging world.

    Thanks,
    Joanne @ jmacreativemess.blogspot.com

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  41. My wallet, kid stuff, and iPad or computer!

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  42. Awesome giveaway...Thanks for sharing..

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