Showing posts with label Tote. Show all posts
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Unicorns and Fairy Wings!

This retro throwback pic was when yahoo offered the ability to create an online avatar and you'd select from various features including the hair, jewelry, clothes, the background. This was created well over 10 years ago, but even then I must have somehow known I'd become Ascending Butterfly because I gave myself wings! The black dress, eye glasses and dangly earrings are still very much me! (And I do still love all things winged, and unicorns too!). And notice the cute black Coach looking Tote Bag, even then I loved my handbags!

Did you ever create one of these? Do you still have yours? Do you think it still looks like you?

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

'Spring Into Bags' Special Feature - Win the Teal Butterfly Fleurville Lexie Tote!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Layla Grayce! We look forward to working with you again! The winner is ZoeHunter!  Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page! Watch for the next bag in the ‘Spring Into Bags’ series to launch SOON.
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Ascending Butterfly's 'Spring Into Bags' Special Feature sponsored by:

For Spring 2010, Ascending Butterfly has been hosting a special feature called 'Spring Into Bags' we have been reviewing and giving away hot handbags from both established and emerging hand bag designers! We are already featuring the FOURTH bag in the feature! (In case you missed them, the first bag was by Elliot Lucca, it was a convertible leather crossbody in a cheery 'poppy' color, the second bag was by Linea Pelle, it was also a leather convertible clutch in a very spring 'kelly green' color, the third bag was a leather crossbody called 'Sierra' in a popular neutral color 'latte beige' from handbag designer by night, Nurse by day, Marissa Del Rosario!).

We have partnered with Layla Grayce to give away our first 'green' bag in this feature! And 'green' is both literal and figurative in this case! We wanted to offer a bag for moms this time. We also wanted to make sure that this was an earth friendly bag in honor of Earth Day!

We have quite a special partnership working together here, Layla Grayce whose tagline is 'Love Your Life, Express Your Style' and Fleurville whose tagline is 'Essential Designs for Modern Parenting'; together this culminates into 'Parenting with Style' and this giveaway will allow one lucky 'earth mama' the chance to do just that!

I am sure by now you all know just how much I love butterflies,  and by the Spring Feature itself just how much I adore handbags. I am absolutely delighted with this tote! It is as stylish as it is functional, and it's astoundingly functional and also durable. It can take whatever you dish out and still retain it's stylish figure!

I love reading Layla Grayce's blog and visiting their site often, particularly for ideas on home decor. They have an amazing assortment of Home and Bedding items, baby, toddler and childrens gear and furniture as well as fun stuff for mom including Jewelry and  Handbags!

Speaking of handbags,  I was sent the Lexie Tote in the butterfly style and teal color, and I just love this bag! It doesn't skip any of the details important in a daily use bag, it has 5 feet at the base (most bags give you four, but if the bulk of the weight in your bag is in the center, then the center will touch the bottom of the table or floor where you set it, picking up tons of germs, YUCK!) That is why I especially appreciate the bag having '5 feet'. There are enough organizational compartments both inside and outside to carry your cell phone, mp3 player, wallet, bottles and find them all with ease. And the SlipNot™ universal stroller attachment is pure genius, it allows you to attach your tote easily to your stroller (and to your luggage when you are traveling! Bonus!)

Lexie Tote

The Lexie Tote from Fleurville® takes functional luxury to a new level. Built out of  PVC-Free™ Green-LAM™, the Lexie has many of the standard features of our best selling MotherShip® and Sling Tote, plus more. This elegant shoulder tote has custom hardware, "Green" Leather trim, a seam sealed, water-proof main compartment, multiple pockets and comes complete with our new universal stroller attachment, the Slip Not™. It can be worn as a shoulder tote, stroller bag or even messenger style with the included messenger strap, the Lexie Tote is ready for whatever your day dishes out. Classic styling makes it great for after diapers as a go anywhere, durable handbag.


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - PU faux "Green" leather trim
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Non-skid tote handles
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Spacious end pockets
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fleece lined pockets
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 5 feet on the bottom of bag
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Changing pad
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fleurville® see-thru wipe case included
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Carabiner/Key-clip
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Green-LAM Water-resistant exterior
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - SlipNot™ universal stroller attachment
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Messenger strap included

Special Features:


L 11.75" x H 12.25" x W 6.5"

They call the technology behind it 'Green Lam' and I call it Green Glam!

While searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, I found Layla Grayce’s Mother’s Day boutique that has categorized their fabulous gifts by type of mom! They have gifts for moms on the go, moms who love to cook, new moms, romantic moms, moms who love to read, moms who love to entertain, and trend-setting moms. If you happen to find something that you’d love to receive as a Mother’s Day gift, there’s also a function to create an account and add items to your wishlist that you may then send to your husband or children—I love it! I’m also excited to offer an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else  —  15% off jewelry purchases with the code MOM15. Happy Mother’s Day!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Layla Grayce would like to provide one lucky winner with the opportunity to win the butterfly Lexie Tote! (ARV $164.95)

Don't you just ♥ Layla Grayce?

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 Layla Grayce - and post the URL of another product you like aside from the Lexie Tote of course, as your comment entry! Please post the LINK, not the name! (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 it is visible in your profile, 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.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 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 Thursday, April 22, 2010 until Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 11:59 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 address your entry will not be processed.)

EXTRA CREDIT(NOTE: Followers Please Remember Extra Credit is NOT Required, the only required entry is to pick another item you like from Layla Grayce and list it's URL as your comment entry)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment

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!)

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

Tweet this: Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - #ascendingbutterfly + @LaylaGrayce Fleurville Lexie Butterfly Tote #Giveaways (ARV $164.95) -

(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).

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 Ning 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 - Please Vote, Ascending Butterfly is a nominee for the Bloggers Choice ’10 Awards in the ‘Best Blog About Stuff’ Category - Where it reads total votes, there is a yellow box that reads 'Vote' Press there to vote, you must be logged in to see the number increase/vote registered. You can also vote directly using the button located on our home page and below:

My site was nominated for Best Blog About Stuff!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please vote for my outfit 'springtime nyc' @ Macy's Fashion director Giveaway. You can vote for me and also enter to win a $500 Macys Gift Certificate too by creating a styleboard of your own here

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please vote for my mom in's 'Beautiful Moms' Contest on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Enter another active giveaway on Ascending Butterfly and earn extra credit, leave a comment letting me know which giveaway you entered.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Make a purchase (using the link on the right)  from Layla Grayce anytime between 4/22 - 5/06 and receive 10 extra entries. (you will need to email us a copy of your invoice as proof. Yes, you can cross off method of payment information!)

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. Keep the suggestions coming, remember we also have a NING group with real time chat, you can give us your comments and suggestions in REAL time, how cool is that?

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And remember if your profile does not have an email and you don't leave your email in your entry, we will not accept your entry. Make sure your entry or your profile have your email address!

Just a helpful Reminder: How to Follow Using Google Friends Connect:

Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

2) tick the option that reads 'follow this blog publicly' once that button is selected, hit follow again - it should now read 'you are now following'

3) if the follower count went up you know you did it succesfully, if your profile has a picture, that picture will be the first one on the left side. If your profile doesn't have one, it should still be searchable on the members list. (Remember, following a blog, does NOT subscribe you to receive emails, you have to subscribe separately to do that, you will not receive emails for following)

Are you getting the dreaded 'Your Entry Can't Be Processed' message when leaving an entry or comment? Before hitting enter, highlight your comment and COPY it. If you get that message after hitting enter and your comment is still there, just ignore the message and hit enter again, then you will get a screen with a captcha code, enter the captcha code, then submit and VOILA. If after you hit the submit button the first time, you get the dreaded message and the comment 'disappeared' no worries, that's why I asked you to copy it in the first step. Paste it back in and submit again. This has worked for me when comment boxes have glitched on me, and I hope it helps you too!

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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 review and the sponsor is also fulfilling product to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of my experiences with this product. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.