4.12.2010

{Rants In My Pants April Giveaway Featuring A Beach Breeze}

As some of you may have noticed our monthly giveaway went on an unexpected vaca in March.  We finally tracked it down and made it come home to do some work.  Slacker.  I think I'll forgive it though, because, in honor of Earth Day and farmer's markets  (our's opens in 2 weeks) and  the idealistic little college guy who tried to get me to sign a petition to outlaw plastic grocery store bags in Oregon, the giveaway brings you...

 A super chic reusable shopping bag from A Beach Breeze based in Dallas Texas.

This bag is reclaimed and upcycled.  In a former life it was a bed sheet, but now, after a little nip and tuck, by shop owner Erin, it's been transformed into a really cute and environmentally responsible reusable shopping bag.  It is also a contortionist. (In a good way.  Not a creepy "hey, where are your joints" way.) There's a little pocket in the front that the whole bag folds into so that it can fit in a purse or diaper bag or back pocket like a wallet.  You've got to admit - that's pretty cool.  Now you won't have to be that person at the store who has no room in the cart for actual groceries because it's full of reusable bags falling all over the place.

A little bit about the brains behind the bag... Erin (owner of A Beach Breeze) is a Kansas girl who went to design school in Denver and then made her way down to Dallas (where as far as I know there are no beach breezes.  Sad).  She comes from a long line of seamstress wizards, namely her mom and grandma. She attributes her love of vintage fabric to the time she spent playing around her grandmother as she quilted.  (I love that by the way.  Hey, I wonder if she does pants.)  She's also a passionate recycler... hence the giveaway prize... which brings me to... the giveaway rules.


To be entered in this month's giveaway please visit A Beach Breeze's Etsy shop.  Hustle your pants right back here and leave a comment about your favorite item.  That is worth ONE ENTRY and one chance to win.
If you just can't stand losing and would like to rack up some additional entries, listen up.  You can earn ONE ADDITIONAL ENTRY EACH by:
  • becoming a follower of Rants In My Pants (my blog must show up on the "blogs I'm following" portion of your dashboard or it doesn't count).  If you are already a follower you can use this one too.
  • linking to the giveaway from your blog or website 
  • posting a link to the giveaway on Facebook
  • Tweeting about the giveaway 
  • taking one the buttons from my sidebar for your blog
  • and/or writing a post on your blog about the giveaway


If you purchase something from our generous sponsor (in the month in which they are featured), you will earn 5 ADDITIONAL ENTRIES.  (I'll need an invoice number or some other type of verification so that I can double check with our sponsor.  Like I said, I don't want cheaters to prosper.)


YOU MUST leave a different comment for each entry. (Example:  One comment with your favorite thing and a different comment saying you are a follower).  If you don't, don't blame me when you don't get your rightful chances.  I will use random.org's random number generator to pick our winner.  The winner's name will be posted on Rants In My Pants and will be notified via email.  They will have 24 hours from the time of the post with the big announcement to claim their prize.  If the prize is not claimed within the time limit, everyone (except the "too bad for you" winner) will stand up and cheer, because we'll try again with the random number, claim it within 24hrs. thing.


This deadline for entering this giveaway is April 26th, 2010 @ 5pm PST.


Good Luck.


This giveaway is open to US residents only.
Must be 18 to enter.  If you're not 18, get your parent to enter for you.


-E.

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96 comments:

Christy said...

I love the Pink Elephant!

Christy said...

I put your button on my blog

(ps. i served with Nika in CA...i love her witt and have grown to love yours as well!!)

Christy said...

oh - and i love the tree hugger one too :) does this count??

The Laundry Queen said...

I am so torn between the pink elephant parade and Earth Day bags.... Do I have to choose?

The Laundry Queen said...

Okay, I facebooked it.

pthomas said...

LOVE the Paws and Heart bag, I think I am going to have to get one.

pthomas said...

P.S. I am officially a follower. Love your blog, it is always good for a good laugh and some good insight!

Chelly said...

can I just say that I despise those shopping bags you buy at the store~ but only because they are such a pain to store~ and I LOVE love LOOVE this idea! The folding up tiny thing is brilliant and I love vintage fabric too~ my faves are a toss up between the yellow and peach flower bag and the paws and hearts~ but they're all super cute. I can't sew to save my life so I appreciate geniuses who come up with this stuff :o) thanks for sharing, E!

Chelly said...

posting on facebook!

Chelly said...

question: if I am already a follower, does that get me another entry, or is that a one-time only new follower thing? If it's not, then here's my "I follow E" entry ;o) If it is, this message will self destruct in 5....4....3....

Erika said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Erika said...

I love the Earth Day bag (and the Pink Elephant parade). :)

Gretchen said...

I love the tree hugger shopping bag!

Gretchen said...

I'm follower too :)

Carrie said...

I love the Obama bag. And the Easy Daisy!

Jen Cox said...

I love the bag featured, I actually almost bought it on her Etsy shop but I can't justify the $20 when I have two reusable grocery bags full of reusable grocery bags!

Jen Cox said...

And I just shared a link to her shop on facebook, does that count?

Sydney's Designs said...

So hard to choose which one I love more... Paws and Hearts or the Earth Day.

Great Shop!

L.L. said...

Picking a favorite was easy for me...I love elephants!

Kim said...

Love the Pink Elephant Parade Shopping Bag!

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Samy said...

I love the Earth Day Reusable Shopping Bag - folds to wallet size! The pattern is too cute.

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Samy said...

I am a follower of Rants In My Pants!

Samy said...

I put your button on my blog!

Wehaf said...

I love the Paws and Heart Reusable Shopping Bag! It would be a perfect gift for a dog lover.

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Courtney :) said...

I love the Shabby Chic Shopping Bag - folds to wallet. That is awesome!

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Carlie K said...

Love the Pink Elephant and thought it would be a very cute tooth fairy pillow design, since I can never remember to bring my reusuable bags to the store!

carmar76 said...

I'm liking the cupcake one! The Obama one is a neat concept as well.

carmar76 said...

And I am a follower thanks to the Queen many moons ago! : )

Nupur said...

My favorite item is the Paws and Heart Reusable Shopping Bag - folds to wallet size- how convenient to tuck it into a purse or pocket, and the dog lover in me likes this print.

nupur.kittur AT gmail DOT com

Sharon said...

I love the Tree Hugger shopping bag!

Cabootique said...

I love Earth Day Reusable Shopping Bag - folds to wallet size...so cute!

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Heidi said...

The earth day bag is my favorite!

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ohhhfire said...

i love the pink elephant parade bag!
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Rebecca O said...

I also love the Skeleton Wedding Reusable Shopping Bag. So cute. Thanks for the chance.
bekki1820cb at gmail

Rebecca O said...

Follower of the blog. :0)
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Anonymous said...

groovers4him@bellsouth.net
i like the pink elephant

Anonymous said...

ashley4him@bellsouth.net
I like the earth day bags

Ashley said...

I like the Earth Day bags.

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Domestic Diva said...

I like the Earth Day Reusable Shopping Bag, though the pink elephant is a close second.

kittycat said...

wow i love so much! ummm my favorite is the yellow and peach flower shopping bag :)

Just us girls said...

my favourite is the rainbow bag

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=38348480

fun giveaway and fun blog title :)

www.42things.etsy.com

momma rae said...

i like the skeleton wedding bag. i also love that it folds up. the beach breeze is lovely though, i must say! thanks for the opportunity! ;)

Annie said...

The giveaway bag is actually my very favorite, but I also really like the Tree Hugger bag :)

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Esmerelda Johnson said...

Paws and Hearts!

sara said...

love the shabby chic shopping bag :)

Amy said...

I love the Pink Elephant parade fold up bag!

JenniferB said...

I like the earth day reusable shopping bag
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juliecache said...

Tree Hugger.

juliecache said...

I am already a follower!

lcg842 said...

I LOVE your blog name! It just makes you giggle and smile.

I love the pattern of this bag.

Thanks,

Lisa
lcg842@comcast.net

lcg842 said...

I love Tree Hugger and Planet Green as well! :)

Marci J said...

Love the "Paws and Heart Reusable Shopping Bag" - so awesome that it folds to wallet size
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Marci J said...

following
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missavene said...

I love the print on this one!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44600999

missavene (at) gmail (dot) com

Cindy said...

My favorite is the Retro Flowers Shopping Bag. It's so cute... and perfect for spring! Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win such a lovely gift. :)

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Cindy said...

I follow your blog. Yay! :)

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Stephanie said...

Day of the Dead reusable shopping bag is too cute! So my style!

jakiesmom said...

i like the earth day reusable shopping bag
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Carapace said...

I of course most love the Yellow Rose of Texas bag. It's a matter of pride!:D What a great thing to be doing with old sheets, too!

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Kimberly said...

daunfamily@yahoo.com
yellow and peach shopping bag

Carapace said...

And it so happens I DO follow this blog!

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the CuppyCake shopping bag--so cute and will give me a smile during the stressful grocery store runs!

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kim said...

i think the Tree Hugger Shopping Bag - folds to wallet size is sooo cute!!!
xo
kimberly.long at gmail dot com

Kim said...

i am a blog follower! xo

kimberly.long at gmail dot com

Joyce said...

My favorite is the Pink Elephant Parade Shopping Bag - folds to wallet size

Joyce said...

I m a follower of this blog :)

CallMePretty411@yahoo.com said...

My favorite is the retro flowers shopping bag

AmbreRose said...

I love reusing bags, and when they are as cute as these, then I would love to take them with me everywhere! I really like the colors in the Colors of the Rainbow Shopping Bag, rainbow crayon fabric. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

Welcome to my blog! said...

I love this day of the dead bag! How cute!!!

Sandie
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http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

Welcome to my blog! said...

I follow your blog

Sandie
zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
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Stuff Parents Need said...

I love the easy daisy shopping bag!

Seni said...

I'm digging the 'Colors of The Rainbow" bag!

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lcg842 said...

I love the Earth Day bag!

Thanks,

Lisa
lcg842@comcast.net

fashionfrugality said...

I love the Retro Flowers Shopping Bag!
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fashionfrugality said...

New blog follower!
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fashionfrugality said...

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SocksAndMittens said...

I love this rainbow shopping bag:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/38348480/colors-of-the-rainbow-shopping-bag---fol

Janet said...

I like the pink gingham bag. Pretty colors.

MBOYD said...

I've been making and using these bags for years, and mine are nearly worn out! Would love to have the pretty elephant bag to get me started up making more!

Chris B said...

I have been making and using these bags for years and mine are nearly worn out! Would love to have the pink elephant to get me going again! These bags are fantastic and hold a ton!

Chris B said...

This is a great blog! I will follow!

Merrie L. said...

I love the recycled items! My favorite is the Pastel Gingham Shopping Bag - recycled / reclaimed fabric - folds to wallet size! lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

I follow of Rants In My Pants.
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Beth said...

The Cuppycake Shopping Bag is my fave, hands down :)

Peace & Love,
Beth
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Beth said...

I'm following you through Google Reader... which I think should make it show up?

Peace & Love,
Beth
star_momma at yahoo dot com

Sarah Simplifies said...

I love the Retro Flowers Shopping Bag - folds to wallet size - vintage flower fabric recycled- its so cheerful!

lcg842 said...

Posted link on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fprincessendre.blogspot.com%2F2010%2F04%2Frants-in-my-pants-april-giveaway.html%3Fspref%3Dfb&t=%7BRants+In+My+Pants+April+Giveaway+Featuring+A+Beac...

Thanks,

Lisa
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trixx said...

Love the Colors of the Rainbow Shopping Bag, so colorful!

trixx said...

I follow your blog!

ErinJeany said...

These bags are so adorable! i love the Pink Elephant Parade Shopping Bag! Thank you!

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Erin
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ErinJeany said...

Google Connect follower! :)

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SaraB said...

I too love the Pink Elephant!

SaraB said...

I'm a follower:)

Tylerpants said...

Love the cute Earth Day Reusable Shopping Bag! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

DEBIJOT said...

blog follower

DEBIJOT said...

My favorite is the yellow and peach flower bag.