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My Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway + 18 More Giveaways!

Favorite things giveaway

  • Take a look at the gift collage above to see all the amazing giveaways you are about to enter!
  • Scroll down to see my giveaway up close.
  • Enter to win My Favorite Things prize package at the bottom of this post.
  • HOP around to all the other sites, check out their amazing prizes, and enter to win their gifts!

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my prize package

I’ve been thinking.. what are some of my favorite things and what makes a thing a favorite thing?

My favorite things are things makes life easier.   Before having kids, I didn’t think much about what makes life easier, besides money and cute clothes.  Duh.

Here are some of my favorite things:

  • a smartphone
  • lots of smartphone chargers (one for every room and the car is ideal)
  • a blow dryer that dries hair very fast
  • the perfect purse
  • a great diaper bag that is easy to get into and wipe clean
  • comfortable shoes
  • things that help the kids sleep better
  • and things to help organize all the ‘stuff’ in a family home like baskets

I’d have to say that one of my all-time favorite types of things are bags.  Purses, diaper bags, computer bags, reusable bags, tote bags.  You name it.  I have bags full of bags in my shoe closet. I love black bags because they go with just about anything and busy moms need a purse or diaper bag that she can grab and go and not have to worry about whether it matches her outfit or not, right?   That’s also me telling you that most of my purses and bags are black.  I’m trying to branch out and get other color bags but it’s hard.  I’ll let you know how that goes.

I’ve put together a giveaway prize pack that I think you’ll love especially if you are a bag fangirl like I am!

It includes a JJ Cole Caprice diaper bag valued at $69 and a 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Medium Satchel in black valued at $44.

Phillip Lim giveaway and JJ Cole giveawayOne winner will get both of these bags!

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Medium Satchel in black (specs)

  • Shell Material: Polyurethane
  • Liner Material: Cotton
  • Closure Style: Zip Closure
  • Compartment details: Interior zip pocket
  • Handle Type: Double Handle, Removable Strap
  • Dimensions: 9.5 ” H x 6.5 ” W x 13.62 ” D
  • Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean
  • Learn more about this bag here

JJ Cole Caprice Diaper Bag (specs)

  • spacious interior with multiple organizational compartments
  • easy-access exterior pockets for wallet and cell phone
  • insulated side bottle pockets
  • removable, adjustable shoulder strap
  • includes Grips™ stroller attachments and coordinating changing pad
  • Learn more about this bag here

To enter to win these gorgeous bags, use the rafflecopter form below.

I have teamed up with 18 other bloggers to share some of our favorite things with our readers.   This is not a group giveaway, just a fun blog hop where you’ll find see lots of fun and exciting things and get to enter to win them all!

For additional entries, head over to the other my favorite things blog giveaways and enter the giveaways on their site. Return to The Mommy Insider and leave a separate comment for each blog, telling me where you entered.

Entries must be received by 11:59pm EST on Nov. 30, 2013.  Winner will be chosen via Random.org and notified via valid email address.

Thanks so much for entering and good luck!





















Styling Your New-Mom Body + JJ Cole Caprice Diaper Bag Review and Giveaway!

If you are pregnant or have a new baby, I’m sure you’ve asked yourself and your new-mom friends the age-old question..
how will I possibly still look even an inkling stylish after I’ve had the baby?   JJ Cole sent us a Caprice Diaper Bag to review and because we are all out of babies here, one lucky reader will win the bag we received for review!

Win a JJ Cole Caprice Diaper Bag

First, I want to give you a few new-mom fashion tips that I’ve learned over the years:

  1. Buy lots of leggings.  H&M has several colors and they are just $10!
  2. Stock up on tops that will take eyes off of your newly enlarged boobs such as a top that has a narrow v-neck which will bring eyes up to your neck and face not your boobs and flowing blouses.
  3. Avoid blouses with lots of frill.  Those will make your breasts look larger.
  4. Get a statement necklace or two; one that has a large pendant which will make your breasts look smaller.   Steer clear of necklaces that lay at your neckline.
  5. Wear shirts that have a 3/4 length sleeve or long sleeve tops as they are more slimming than short sleeves or tanks.
  6. Make sure you have a cute diaper bag or two!

When it comes to a diaper bag that is fashionable as well as affordable and easy to use, the JJ Cole Caprice Diaper Bag steps up to the plate.

The JJ Cole Caprice Diaper Bag has tons of great features while at the same time being stylish and fitting into your budget.

Here are a few features that I love about this diaper bag:

  • Attaches to your stroller – Taking your little one along in a stroller which requires both arms free to push around?   No problem!  Attach the Caprice diaper bag to your stroller with the included Grips™.
  • It’s lightweight – The Caprice Diaper Bag weighs just over 2 pounds so don’t worry about breaking your back from carrying your baby and diaper bag!
  • Strap and carry options – Adjustable and removable shoulder strap and tote handles

Grips feature for diaper bag on stroller

You won’t have to bring a separate purse either — despite being a diaper bag, it has 10 organizational compartments both inside and outside, allowing you to keep your items safe and easily accessible while looking chic.  You can keep your wallet and cell phone in the external zipper pockets, while keeping your baby’s bottle or sippy cup in its insulated and spacious side pockets, and the diapers inside the internal pouch.

This fabulous JJ Cole Caprice Diaper Bag also comes with a changing pad that matches the bag’s design.

JJ Cole Caprice Diaper Bag

The Caprice diaper bag comes in a variety of colors such as shadow, silver drop, and vintage poppy; and fashionable printed designs that can go with the outfit of your choosing, all for the affordable price of $69.99.

Best of all, it contains no traces of the chemicals PVC or Phthalate, thus making this bag a safe choice as well as being convenient and fashionable. You won’t have to pay a single cent more for anything of such great overall quality in terms of ease, style and safety.

We are giving a lucky reader a JJ Cole Caprice Diaper Bag!

The bag is the very bag reviewed here.  All tags and pieces are intact.

Here are the steps to enter the giveaway:

  1. MANDATORY/MUST DO ENTRY – Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post, include your name, and use the same email address that you enter in the rafflecopter form!
  2. Use the Rafflecopter App below to submit your entry  – Complete optional entries as shown in the rafflecopter form, for extra entries.

Alicia, The Mommy Insider blog author

Perry Mackin Oliver Diaper Bag | @PerryMackin Review and #Giveaway

For a while after having my son, who is now 13, I carried diaper bags from the baby store or a backpack.  Yikes! It painful to vision those moments.  The more I got out with my son, I learned that just because I was a new mom I should not be using frumpy, flimsy, non-stylish diaper bags.  What was I thinking?  First of all, I didn’t realize that designer, stylish diaper bags could really be affordable. I assumed they were all $500+.  I was wrong.

For example, there’s this Perry Mackin diaper bag.  This bag, called the OLIVER BLUE, is $168 and is everything a new mom needs!

Perry Mackin diaper bag review and giveaway
Perry Mackin OLIVER Blue diaper bag

This Perry Mackin diaper bag is called the Oliver and it features:

  • a top zipper closure system makes for easy access
  • water resistant lining
  • 6 Internal elastic band pockets
  • changing pad
  • one zipper front pocket and two side pockets (great for bottle)
  • double handles with a 7″ drop
  • removable adjustable shoulder strap is 48″ when fully extended
Let’s see what fits inside the Oliver!
Perry Mackin OLIVER diaper bag
Let’s get into what I think makes this diaper bag great
  • First, there’s the side pockets.  I carry water with me everywhere I go.  The side pockets on this bag easily hold a water bottle or a baby bottle or sippy cup.
  • Then, there’s the outside zipper pocket.  This pocket is where I keep my phone, chapstick, and tissues.  You know, the important things.
  • I personally don’t have much use for the 6 inside pockets because I’m not using this bag as a diaper bag since my kids are older, but the 6 interior pockets are just right for teething toys, cell phone, a bag of snacks, and a packet of wipes just to name a few things.
  • The shoulder strap.  I LOVE the adjustable strap.  I am short so I can’t wear a bag that does not have an adjustable shoulder strap.  The shoulder strap allows the bag to hand on stroller handle bars.   Just don’t let go of the stroller! 
  • The bag is 16″ x 13″ x 5.5″ allowing my MacBook Pro to slide right in while leaving room for my wallet and a notebook. Now, you see why I love this diaper bag even though I don’t have babies anymore?
  • One more thing that I appreciate about this diaper bag is that the lining is water resistant.  No more scrubbing.. just wipe and dry.
The OLIVER diaper bag is available in blue, black, and purple.  The purple and blue are great Fall colors!

From Perry Mackin 

The attributes of design, practicality and affordability were combined with the specific needs of a diaper bag.  Perry Mackin is exactly this.  Take a look at a diaper bag designed with your own sense of chic in a high-quality, water-resistant fabric.  You’ll dress it up or down according to whim or occasion and wonder what you ever did without it.

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Win a Perry Mackin Diaper Bag!

We are giving a lucky reader the blue OLIVER diaper bag as seen in the photo above.  Pretty fabulous, isn’t it?

To enter to win, fill out the form below.


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Disclosure: I received a Perry Mackin OLIVER diaper bag for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine and were not influenced in any way. I was not required to write this post in exchange for the product.

This Sophisticated Pineider Pink Flower Diaper Bag Fits Every Mom’s Style But You Might Have To Save For It!

If you are a fan of modern/vintage style handbags and you’re a new mom who needs a diaper bag but you don’t want to carry what looks like a diaper bag, you’ll love this Pineider Pink Flower Diaper Bag. I was browsing the Forzieri website this afternoon when I stumbled across their new baby collection section where I found a selection of adorable Pineider messenger diaper bags, snack bags, and baby garment bags.

All babies need a garment bag don’t they?

Maybe not..

but all moms need a diaper bag and what’s better than a classy, sophisticated, modern, yet vintage style diaper bag?

This Pineider diaper bag encompasses many styles in one beautiful bag thus it can be used for many years and purposes.

Pineider Pink Flower Messenger Changing Bag
Pineider Pink Flower Messenger Changing Bag - $616

Not only is this an adorable diaper bag but it’s also a changing station! It comes with a sturdy diaper changing pad that can be wiped clean after each use.

This diaper bag is 17.32 wide and 12.20 high with a depth of 3.15 inches. I haven’t seen the inside but based on the dimensions you should be able to fit a change of clothes, bottles, sippy cup, toys, diapers, wipes, wallet, water bottle for yourself, and even your iPad, inside!

Made in Italy.

Return shipping is free.

Check out the Pineider Pink Flower Diaper Bag here.

Conquer the ‘Style or Function’ Debate with Mia Bossi Diaper Bags

Mia Bossi diaper bags allow new moms to conquer the ‘style or function’ debate.

The Mia Bossi Reese Blueberry is a fabulous messenger style diaper bag that will hold all of your mom-essentials.  You can double loop the strap through the rings on the site to wear as a shoulder bag.  While I don’t need a diaper bag anymore because my

Mia Bossi Reese Blueberry diaper bag
Here I am using the Mia Bossi bag at Blissdom to carry my laptop and more.

daughter is 5 years old, I use my Mia Bossi bags for travel and work.  Mia Bossi diaper bags can double as a purse and a laptop case making it perfect for moms as they transition out of the diaper toting years.  The lining actually zips in and out making it a breeze to clean.  I highly recommend that you get the additional insert for your laptop.

The Reese Blueberry helps keep busy moms organized with the many pockets inside and out.  I HAVE to have pockets on the outside of my handbags.  The outside pockets on this bag are perfect for holding things like your cell phone, camera, and hand sanitizer.


Features of the Reese Blueberry bag:

  • Machine washable faux fur changing pad
  • Zip-in and zip-out inside lining – Love, love, love this! Easy to clean.
  • Cell phone holder
  • Two exterior bottle holders – These are a perfect location for your cell phone and compact camera.
  • One interior bottle holder – Also great for a water bottle
  • One private zippered pocket
  • Keychain holder
  • Diaper holder
  • Baby wipe holder
Mia Bossi Reese Blueberry diaper bag review

Take a look at all of the celebrity moms who have been seen with Mia Bossi diaper bags here!

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Disclosure: I received a Mia Bossi bag for review purposes.  All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.