Showing posts with label Satchel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Satchel. Show all posts

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Official Winner Announcement - Play-Doh Sesame Street Elmo Sit and Spin Giveaway Winner!

**And the Winner is:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Nicole G. (We know we have multiple Nicole's, please note Nicole has already confirmed her win)

Congrats Nicole!

Our winner's daughter is having a birthday soon, so please join me in congratulating our winner and wishing her dear daughter a very Happy Birthday!

Ascending Butterfly would like to thank our friends at Hasbro & Play-Doh  for sponsoring such an amazing giveaway!

FYI - Our system went crazy and deleted our post entirely for Thursday, September 16th, while I pull my hair out, I just wanted to re-post that the winner of the Elliott Lucca Granada Trapezoid Satchel (in color 'Twilight') was Courtney S. (and again, we know we have multiple Courtneys, this Courtney has already been notified via email and confirmed her win) Courtney I'm sorry your Official Winner's Announcement 'dis-appeared' :(

But I know you will enjoy your new Fall bag! :)

Active Giveaways:

1) Ends 09/27 - "Fall Into Bags' - Amber Pollard's Taqueria Satchel Giveaway! In a great, smoking hot red color called 'Salsa Picante' (OK with this being Hispanic Heritage Month, I have to admit I totally love the name of this bag!) Enter HERE

3) Coming Soon: The Return of the Ascending Butterfly Monthly Book Club (and other amazing giveaways)!

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Ascending Butterfly is actively seeking brand ambassador opportunities and sponsorship for the Blogalicious Weekend Conference in Miami, if you would like your brand represented by a tireless and hard-working Brand Ambassador at Blogalicious,  an industry conference which is aimed at celebrating the diversity of women of all ethnicities in social media, please let me know by contacting me on my contactify form HERE

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** We post our winner usernames instead of full names to protect privacy

Friday, September 17, 2010

"Fall Into Bags' - Amber Pollard's Taqueria Satchel Giveaway!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Amber Pollard! We look forward to working with you again! The winner has been notified and upon confirmation, follower name will be posted both here and on our homepage. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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'Fall into Bags' Special Feature sponsored by:

'Fall into Bags' our ongoing Handbag Feature has been cleverly re-named with the new season, and is well under way! We began with a super hot purple metallic bag by Elliott Lucca (see review HERE), and we wanted to offer you a bag that reflected the hot colors of Fall.  For Fall 2010 it appears that Purple, Red, Grey and Animal Prints are all showing strong. We started you with Purple, and are moving to a very sexy Red with our next bag!

Designer and new Mom, Amber Pollard has designed a line of bags that are not only Haute, but exceptionally functional, keeping the needs of today's women in mind!

Her exclusive Lunch à la Mode™ insulated lunch pouch designed to carry your lunch is made to fit inside the handbag and then you can simply remove it from your bag when you arrive at work and place it in the fridge. It's a lunchbox for grownups that in and of itself is quite snazzy, but it's holder, the haute handbag is the true star of the show! The insulated pouch keeps pace with the needs of a daily commuter just as easily as a mom who wants to keep beverages cool for their little ones for a day in the park. These are super stylish bags and are never going to be confused for a Diaper Bag. (Not that you couldn't use it that way if you wanted to!)

I try to always share my unique experiences and perspectives with each and every bag and try not to incorporate Taglines taken directly from the sponsor site, but this time I couldn't help myself, it was just too clever not to share!

Vegan Anyone?

Vegan friends, sacrifice your style no longer! Select Amber Pollard handbags are available in all vegan materials. And with the insulated Lunch à la Mode™ lunch pouch, you can look haute while keeping your tofu cool.

Last time the review and giveaway bag were just slightly different but from the same collection, this time the review and giveaway bags are totally different, but equally fantastic!

I have been testing a bag from the Trattoria Collection in a color called 'cocotini'. Thankfully, I did receive it before labor day!

I'm not sure the picture totally does the bag justice. I was a bit nervous before I received it, that it would be a larger silhouette, the picture gave it an almost duffel like appearance. But I was pleasantly surprised that while it is a roomy bag, it's by no means over-powering, and it's not too large and not too small! It truly is 'just right'. I love the insulated lunch pouch, It keeps my lunch cool during my public transportation commute, and my lunch arrives safe, never squished and I don't have to worry any more about a frozen meal thawing during a longer commute day, and since it's insulated, it allows me to bring something warm along and keep it warm! It's one of the highlights of the bag for me and one of the main reasons I was super excited about this line!

Like many New Yorkers I use the buses and subway pretty much everywhere and I have always had a hard time finding what I call 'the perfect work bag'. It has to be fashionable, presentable, stylish and still be functional. I need a crossover strap since it's rare you get a seat in the train or bus and you want to keep your hands free. I need a front pocket to be able to quickly and easily (like one hand easy) reach my transit card (we call them 'metro cards' here). This bag is literally my wish list for a 'work bag' come to life. And with the insulated pouch, it's already accompanied me on several weekend outings as well! Even the included custom ice packs to keep things cool have a pretty design! Who wants to sacrifice fashion for form? Not me!

In addition to the front outside pocket, the lining features two multi function pockets and a zippered backwall pocket. I love having organizational pockets to keep my Mp3 Player, Cell Phone and Digital Camera safe while in transit in my bag! I can carry what I need to have with me on a day-to-day basis without the need for multiple bags or additional totes. It's a quality bag, but does not add that unwanted heft that come with some bags. Some bags are just so heavy on their own that by the time you add your own stuff, your shoulders hurt at the end of the day, or you end up walking with one shoulder higher than the other. I'm happy to report I did not experience this with my Trattoria Bag!

Another thing I love about the Lunch à la Mode™  insulated lunch pouch is that those beauty lovers in the know will find it invaluable to put their cosmetics especially lipsticks in during the summer months to keep them from melting!

The winner of this giveaway will win a different bag to the one I reviewed, very much purposefully, I didn't want to subject my fashionable readers to a white bag after labor day and I wanted a bag that would reflect one of the hot colors of Fall, Red! (I am always looking out for you guys!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our amazing friends at Amber Pollard would like to provide 1 ultra lucky Ascending Butterfly Follower an Amber Pollard Taqueria Satchel in color 'Salsa Picante' (Don't you just ♥ Amber Pollard? - I know I do!) - This giveaway has a $295 ARV!

About your bag (If you are anything like me, you want the details!):


The Taqueria hobo is one hot tamale! Put a little spice in your daily routine with this all-in-one fashion necessity accessory. This expandable bag not only holds your everyday essentials but keeps your lunch fresh and tidy with an exclusive Lunch à la Mode™ removable insulated lunch sack.

Style Description:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Dimensions 17” wide x 11” tall, strap 20” <-Generous Dimensions indeed and you can crossover the strap!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Luscious shimmery sueded leather hobo <-I'm getting jealous, I wish I could enter too!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 2 Full-length exterior zippers allow for 2-3 inches of expansion <- I love this feature!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Two exterior pockets with magnetic closures <-and yes they really do work well! (For those of you who like me are leery of magnetic closures, no need to be here!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Inside zip, cellphone, multifunction pockets plus pen pocket <-Excellent because I HATE fumbling for pens!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Ring and strap to clip an accessory or keyfob

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Exclusive Lunch à la Mode™ inner insulated lunch sack made of black poly-taffeta fabric with white monogram <-You are going to fall madly in LOVE with this pouch, trust me!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Two reusable hot/cold packs; water and stain resistant; washable

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2) Visit Amber Pollard and pick another bag (other than the one being reviewed and the one being given away!) that you like and leave the LINK to that bag in your comment entry! Remember do not post the link to a Trattoria or Taqueria bag. (3) You MUST also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning. This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older, no PO Boxes.

Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Friday, September 17, 2010 until Monday, September 27, 2010 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment (5 entries, leave 5 comments)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you already have our button, just let us know, you will still get extra credit!) (3 entries, leave three comments, remember this will be verified)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow me @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweet this:

Ok to RT: Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Ascending Butterfly + Amber Pollard Taqueria Satchel Handbag #Giveaways! #win here -

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – Follow/‘Like’ (and don't forget to write on their wall that Ascending Butterfly sent you!) Amber Pollard on Facebook HERE (3 entries, leave 3 comments)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ –  Sign up for Amber Pollard's Newsletter and SAVE 10% on your first order! If you use a different email to do so, please list it in your comment.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fave this blog on Technorati and leave your Technorati user name in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Join Ascending Butterfly's NEW Community/Real Time Chat, Group HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Subscribe to receive Ascending Butterfly emails using our Feedburner widget on the upper right hand side of the page below the follower thumbnail pictures! (If you are already a subscriber you will still receive extra credit!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Review this blog on Alexa HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - NEW METHOD OF EXTRA CREDIT, (You can vote daily for extra credit): Ascending Butterfly is a nominee for the Bloggers Choice ’10 Awards in the ‘Best Blog About Stuff’ Category - You can press the button below to go straight to the page where Ascending Butterfly has been nominated!

My site was nominated for Best Blog About Stuff!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted.)

NOTE: Amber Pollard is currently having a Virtual Sample Sale with savings between 60-75% Off! Don't miss out!

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the products are expressly my own experiences. I was provided product to facilitate my review and for the giveaway. The sponsor is fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the product. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.