Why do I love blogging?
Reason #27 winning giveaways.
Reason #7 having giveaways.
So, feel like giving something away?
Want me to gush over your awesomeness?
Maybe you don't have a blog, or just want more people to find you.
I would love to host a giveaway for you and feature your treats on my little old blog. 
Just click on my new "Write Me" button on the top right sidebar and we can chat.  
I have discovered so many new shops through giveaways and although I rarely win, I sure do commonly buy.  I bet there are so many more like me.

Which brings me to my second point....
I can't ask for giveaways without having one myself!
So...
do you want one of these bamboo purses?
I might just have one to spare.
Leave me a comment about any random thing and I will choose a winner on Monday.  The lucky lady will get to choose what ever color she so desires.

Lastly, I don't know how or why she does it, but from the Fabulous Grosgrain comes this gorgeous, ridiculous, scrumptious, frivolous, frothy, 
Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!
If I made this (I could never, ever, even with all of the time in the world have the skills, patience, or vision to whip this up) you had better bet that I would never ever give it away.  But she is.
Now my little purse giveaway looks LAME!  Oh well, comment anyway.


77 Comments

  1. I love seeing all your projects. I often wonder how you have sooo much time with two kids. Those purses are perfect for a shopping day on your own without any little ones who need snacks. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. I love reading your blog and the new look is great.I check it every day. Thanks for the inspiration. I'd rather your purse than the dress anyway. I think I'd use it more :) Kim

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  3. I need some cheering up and I think that purse might help!
    Kim

    P.S. I used Windex to get my rings off and it worked like a charm.

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  4. I think your purses are great and I agree with kmr....I mean the dress is "wowzers" but your purses are much more "useable". :)

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  5. I think your purse looks GREAT! LOL! Although, I was marveling over that gown when I saw it on her blog the other day. There is NO WAY I could part with that...of course, there is NO WAY I could create that, so it won't be a problem! LOL!

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  6. Couldn't pass up this! And I too will be having a giveaway after I return from Quilt Market. so I'll email you then. :-)

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  7. I love your blog. I'm a "follower". You always have the best ideas. Your purses are adorable. One would look fabulous on my arm. Do you sell them on Etsy? And that dress!! WOW!!!

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  8. hi, I too love reading your blog!! I LOVE these little bags you just made! ((& I'd love a chance at winning one!!)) I do have two purse loving gals in my household too that will just cry if I don't share with them!!! can't wait to see what you have in store come Dec. I'm needing some simple gift ideas for teacher, friend from work ect.
    have a great weekend!
    ~TINA

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  9. I do not own a purse like that, how fun to pick my own...I really enjoy your blog, stumbled upon it during your series on talking about your baby you lost, thank you for sharing such deep thoughts, feelings with total strangers

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  10. isn't it fun to give. it just makes ya feel good.
    your blog is awesome, loooove it. check it everyday. thanks so much for blogg'n
    kristy

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  11. It's so beautiful in Arizona today! Cool enough to run in the mornings and relax outside by the pool in the afternoons. I can totally seeing me putting my cute supplies in a darling bamboo tote - luckily for me it fits every season!
    I love to share crafts and talents - and you girl.. sure are talented. Love it!

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  12. What fun purses! I love giveaways!

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  13. I love that zebra one-I've been eyeing it.... :)

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  14. Love your blog, love your crafty-ness.Congrats on your upcoming addition. Hugs, Lori (SAHMama of 3 girlies and one little guy!)

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  15. I also love your blog and come everyday to catch up. I love bloggers who blog everyday! I am addicted to other peoples lives. haha. I really need a new purse so hope that I win. I also wanted to tell you that I love the I Spy bags you made. I would love to buy a few of those for my 2 stinkers. Have a great weekend!

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  16. Pick me me me.
    I would love to win a bamboo purse.
    I love the top one- the Chocolate Mocca one. Has my favorite colors.
    Look forward to more giveaways- you know I love a good giveaway.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  17. I love your purse much more than the dress. I also never win these things. You and your baby are in my thoughts and prayers:)

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  18. I'd love a purse. Thanks for chance to win!

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  19. I feel a bit greedy here since I was lucky enough to win one of your giveaways in the past (the goodies from The Pleated Poppy)! But those purses are just too adorable to pass up! Love your blog!

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  20. i would love one of your purses! they are so cute!

    i really love checking in on you each day julie. your ideas are inspiring.
    your honesty is too.

    have a fab friday!

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  21. I {heart} your blog! I'm always up for a new craft idea to steal from you! ;o)

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  23. HI! I really enjoy your blog! A random thought.. I would recommend a day trip to Oak Glen for some Apple Picking, small town shopping, and GREAT scenary! I have taken my class on a field trip there every fall for two year (I know, a real long time) but it is one of my favorite places to go. You can score some really great pictures of your girls there!

    Just a random thought...and I am crossing my fingers...I love those bags!!!

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  24. hi joy! i stumbled across your blog while blog surfing & love it!! i love the new look & love seashells so that' s my favorite.

    i would love to win one of your bamboo purses as well. they are too cute!

    have a great day & happy blogging!!

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  25. I am a 26 year old working mamma of a 2 year old little boy. I looooove crafts and I am trying to get into doing more. I am really into pictures and digital scrapbooking. I love your craftiness and love to look at things you've done and your ideas. Keep on keepin on :)

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  26. I'm "de-lurking" in hopes I win a purse!
    I love your blog!
    Jess

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  27. I am one of those lurkers and recently got the chance to follow up on your blog....I hope you are doing well or better...everyday right?
    But I have to say I love the purse!
    and I hope I get to win!

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  28. I agree- to put THAT much effort into that dress and then give it away?!?! But I'll take a purse (:

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  29. your purse rocks. and you could use it every day. not so much with the dress. :0)

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  30. I really enjoy reading your blog and have made several things you have posted. The Mac and Cheese was super yummy, thanks for that (my husband thought I was awesome). I think those purses are fantastic....hope I win!

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  31. oh my gosh!! I have been lusting after your purses since you showed them last week. Please put me out of my sinful, lustiness and send one my way!!!

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  33. I made your peanut buttercream frosting yesterday and have no shame (none at all) in admitting that I was only able to frost half as I ate most of the icing before the cupcakes could cool.

    Hmmm...I'm now wondering if one of those purses could make me as happy as that frosting did :)

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  34. I am coming out of lurkdom to comment so I have a chance to win one of your awesome bags! I am a follower of your blog & I am so impressed with your skills! I also have 2 little girls & live in Cali, so I love reading your blog for fun ideas and because I think you are funny & love reading your stories. My husband and I volunteer with the high school youth group at our church and I love reading about your youth group kids too!

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  35. Oh fun. I love handbags especially really sassy ones.

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  36. That sweetie at grosgrain is a talented and generous one...amazing! I'm enjoying your blog and love your crafty items too!

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  37. that costume is way over the top! love the purses so fun and fab! have a great weekend!

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  38. i discovered your blog quite accidentally by clicking thru sidebars on like 5 other blogs, but now i'm HOOKED! i love coming over to see all the great ideas you have and all the awesome stores you find, too! my kids... well, they might not like my new find so much (that much more time mommy spends lookint at the computer :)!)

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  39. I Love your blog and your purses...what a great give away! And I agree if I ever made a dress like that I could never ever give it away :)

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  40. I actually made a bamboo-handled purse as a gift once. But yours look much cuter, so I'd love to win!

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  41. Lovely purses! I shared about your giveaway here:

    http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/joyful-finds/

    Deborah
    dbstout{at}juno{dot}com

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  42. I just found your blog recently. You were writing about Joy. As I read it I cried so much. My heart went out to you and at the time I was reading it, I just wanted to give you a hug. Now I'm totally hooked on your blog. You are truly an inspiration. I'm so glad I found your blog.

    I'd love the chance to win one of your purses. Thanks for the opportunity to do so.

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  43. Your purses... I'll sum it up in a little phrase... So Groovy! You seem pretty groovy yourself. The dress... my goodness... what a crazy fun dress up day that would be for my soon to be 3 year old.

    gingercarraher@yahoo.com

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  44. Your blog is one of my favorites, I am so glad I stumbled across it. As for the purse vs the dress, although the dress is amazing, the purse is so cute and would get much more use. I also noticed one of my favorite fabrics up there and the purse reminds me of one I had as a kid.

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  45. I love all your projects. I just found your blog recently through a link from a friend and I check it daily for new inspiration and just to marvel at your talents!!

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  46. I love reading your blog! I'm mostly a silent reader. But am in aww of all your crafty goodness, as well as your character. I love the purses and love that your giving one away...and I'm crossing my fingers to be the winner of one :)

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  47. OH please random number generator, pick me. These purses are so cute, good luck to all!

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  48. Julie, I am getting ready to have a giveaway on my blog too. Fall just must be the giving time of year ;) Also my aunts use to make purses like these when I was little (yours are WAY cuter!) They made me a denim one with my name embroidered on the outside and rainbow lining! The handles were white and plastic. (like I said yours are so much more trendy, and cute!) Also I have not been blogging as much, because I am trying to get my Etsy shop up and running. Time just flies to quickly.

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  49. Confession: I am an addict. I have been searching for a 12-step program with no luck. I cannot go a day without one. I seem to be able to purge the excess, but it doesn't last long before I go searching for my next fix. I am not attracted to the designer brands. I like to keep it organic and hand-made. My best find was one made of recycled candy wrappers. That's right, I'm a bag-a-holic looking for her next "fix".

    ;)

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  50. these bags are adorable! such a nice treat.

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  51. I was at Salvation Army locally the other day and thought of your funny shoe story. We left without anything to come home and "Wash." You know I love these purses! So cute! I am going to do a giveaway one of these days - I will definately keep you in the loop!

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  52. I love your blog! You have such cute ideas and love reading it all!

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  53. I LOVE that vintage ballerina! The purses are yummy and I would love one. Marie is making rounds everywhere! I would rather the purse too!

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  54. Julie!!
    What a shmancy purse offering!!
    I would be so tickled to win one of your creations..ofcourse, i feel so spoiled already with all that you have given me...made with your hands...but who doesn't like sprinkles..on the icing..on the 10 inch high cake...
    loving you..and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to participate in any giveaway you would have...
    Joyfully His..
    Joyfullness

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  55. HI Julie!! My goodness look at all these comments! Don't include me in the giveaway since I won the last one, but I wanted to pop in and leave a comment!!

    First of all, love your purses! That brown and white zebra print is calling for me I think!!

    Second of all, love the idea of hosting the giveaways! What a great thought!!

    Third of all, I just stumbled upon Grosgrain last week through another blog and OH MY GOSH is she amazing! Those costumes are so elaborate and so creative and she just gives them away. Amazing.

    And fourth of all...Okay, well, there is no fourth of all!! Talk to you soon!!

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  56. i want one!! i love your blog! i think we live in the same area too!! :)

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  57. I would love to win a purse! How fun! Your blog is great!

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  58. I love giveaways too, but also rarely win. :) So, here goes my luck this time around!

    You're a big inspiration! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. Seeing as I just returned from Disney and my purse is over-tired and over-worked....I could really use a new one....super giveaway !!

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  60. I have been lurking around your blog since I found you on Lindsay's blog (Inperfect). I love reading your blog.

    ps I prefer your purse over that dress anyday!

    Have a great weekend!

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  61. Your bags are sooooo cute! Please count me in! And, I may be interested in having a giveaway on your blog! Let me see what I can find....:) Lori

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  62. People with your craftiness BLOW MY EVER LOVIN'MIND! Rock on, lady!

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  63. Super groovy bags! Your blog is GREAT!

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  64. I'm de-lurking to say I LOVE those bags and would be thrilled to win one for myself. How fun!

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  65. Love reading your blog and love the cute purses.

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  66. Oh the pressure to think of something to say when there is no question or direction?

    How about this : I just ate a joe-joe from Trader Joe's and I think I am in love.

    cute purses, JC!

    Ali

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  67. I love reading your blog. Not to be cheesey, but you seem like such a great person to be around! =] I love seeing what you create, and omgosh, those purses are just too stinking cute! I love reading about your life!! =]

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  68. Love the purses, and besides, I could actually USE them! yes, I would love to see my daughter in something elaborate like that dress, but maybe once?! And I could use that cutie purse daily!! Thanks for doing this.

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  69. oooo id' love to win this purse! so cute!!!

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  70. Enjoy reading...always leave a little happier. Very talented...wish I was, but winning one would satisfy me for now-!

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  71. Your purses are so cute!
    :]
    I could get you a few extra dollars if I showed the girls at my school. ;]
    <3
    Hope you enjoyed those books!!
    -Eryn

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  72. I love your bamboo ring purses - you are so talented! Glad you had fun on your vacation!

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  73. I love those bags!! Of course I would love to win one, especially seeing as how I couldn't make it!!
    Thank you!!
    Elise

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  74. Just stumbled across your blog and loved it. hope I'm not to late to enter the give away:-) Your purses are awesome!!

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