Monday, March 1, 2010

Traveling With Children: Organization {Mrs. Smith's Bags Diaper Bag Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

This product is featured as part of a week of Traveling With Children necessities.

I must get my dislike of winter from my mother. Born and raised in California, she is one of those people that craves the warmth and sunshine and as soon as the temperatures start to drop, she's ready to pack up and head south. And, in fact, that is what she does.

Ready to leave the snow and ice behind, Big Sister E and I were easily persuaded to head down to visit for a week. However, the thought of traveling with a 3-year-old was a little daunting, so I knew it was important to prepare and plan to make the trip as smooth and simple as possible for us both.

When deciding what bags to carry on, I knew they would have to meet a few requirements: plenty of room, well-organized and easy to carry. Fortunately for me, all of that is found in one uniquely-designed bag created by an innovative mom, Mrs. Rachael Smith.

Looks like any other diaper bag on the outside, doesn't it? Appearances can be deceiving!

When Rachael couldn't find a diaper bag on the market that met her organizational needs, she did the next best thing and invented her own. Today, all of Mrs. Smith's Bags feature the genius ideas that she came up with, including a two tiered design, patented pull-out drawer, washable changing pad and strap that converts from being a shoulder bag into a backpack.

Every single one of the features that make a Diaper Bag from Mrs. Smith's Bags distinct combine to make this the ultimate organizational bag for traveling. As I began packing for our plane ride, I immediately fell in love with the way every item had a designated place and would be easy to access when it was needed while we were up in the sky.

Extra clothes, wipes, drinks (in the insulated bottle/cup holders) crafts, crayons and small toys dominated the large top portion of our bag, while the bottom pull-out drawer was perfect for having a multitude of snacks and munchies divided into tidy compartments. Not only was it easy to see what I had already put in, in one glance I could see what was missing. Even better, with the amazing size of this Diaper Bag, there seemed to be an endless supply of room to add in more things.

After checking our bags at the airport, it was up to me to keep track of the carry-on suitcase, our Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bag, our jackets and hold Big Sister E's hand all at the same time. I really appreciated having the option to easily move the carrying strap on the Diaper Bag on from the shoulder position to the backpack option if I chose to have even more hands free. Versatility at its finest!

So, how did our Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bag hold up on the airplane? It was perfect. Even filled to the brim it fit right under the seat in front of us and I was able to reach right into the top or, for an easy way to have snacks on hand, I left the drawer pulled out far enough that the food was accessible (shown below). I couldn't have asked for a better way to keep both Big Sister and myself happy while flying.


The Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bag is the definition of the saying, "A place for everything and everything in its place." Whether you are going on a daily outing or a long trip and need to carry items for any number of children at any ages, every detail has been carefully thought-out to maximize space and organization and minimize the possibility of ever having to dig through a messy diaper bag again. With its variety of colors and patterns, this stylish bag and its benefits are unparalleled by all others.

Ready to move into a world where dumping out your bag in hopes of finding the particular toy or snack is a distant memory? Thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Smith's Bags and Whoda Thought (their parent company), one person will have the chance to carry one of these amazing bags, because...

One lucky person will win a Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bag of their own!


To enter to win a Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bag: Visit Mrs. Smith's Bags and tell me which of their great colors/styles you would like to win. There are a lot of fun choices!

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow Mrs. Smith's Bags on Twitter and/or become a fan on Facebook.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bags are the BEST! I want to WIN one @thxmailcarrier from @MrsSmithsBags! http://bit.ly/a6rQsB #win #giveaway

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect (see sidebar), subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email.
3 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and Mrs. Smith's Bags. Please leave an address where it can be found.


Giveaway will end on March 25th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

A huge thank you to Whoda Thought for providing a Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bag for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. What a great bag! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Kristy said...

Entered natura giveaway!

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josiefiorda said...

I like the basic black

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Jaydensgrandma said...

I think I would like the zebra print.
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Jenn said...

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one frugal lady said...

I entered the high sierra sport luggage giveaway!
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Tweet


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Anonymous said...

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Rachel C said...

entered high sierra giveaway.
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Mary said...

I like the dark copper one
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Mary said...

I follow via GFC
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Mary said...

I follow via GFC #2
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Mary said...

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Mary said...

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Mary said...

I entered the fibers.com giveaway
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Unknown said...

I'd like to win the brown bag with pink pokadots

Unknown said...

I follow Mrs. Smith's Bags on Twitter !

-Can't find her on facebook ?

Unknown said...

I entered your Chic Monkey Boutique giveaway

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I entered your Natura giveaway

Unknown said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/10098640850

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I follow you with Google Friend Connect entry 1

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Your button is up on my blog http://misfitmomma.blogspot.com/ entry 1

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Emily's Family said...

I love the pink polka dot and gotta have one.

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Emily's Family said...

I follow Mrs Smith's bag on twitter @ couponmomof2


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Emily's Family said...

I follow Mrs Smith Bags on Facebook @ Shannon Hubbel


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Emily's Family said...

I follow you on twitter @ couponmomof2

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Emily's Family said...

I follow you via google connect
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Emily's Family said...

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fancygrlnancy said...

entered randomline onthe go
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fancygrlnancy said...

entered on the go potty
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entered high sierra luggage
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Anonymous said...

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Kim said...

Definitely the zebra print. avonbaby87@gmail.com

Emily B said...

tweet
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fancygrlnancy said...

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Jenn said...

tweet http://twitter.com/cushytushyshop/status/10128034749

mscoffee77 said...

I love the copper bag!

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Annie1 said...

Tweet

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Anonymous said...

Polka dot bag
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Kim said...

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Annmarie Weeks said...

I would choose the Mrs. Smith's Brown Flowers Diaper Bag!

Annmarie Weeks said...

I follow MrsSmithsBags on twitter! (amweeks)

Annmarie Weeks said...

I'm a Mrs. Smith's Bags facebook fan! (Annmarie Dipasqua Weeks)

Annmarie Weeks said...

I also entered your Chic Monkey Boutique giveaway!

Annmarie Weeks said...

I follow you on twitter & tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/10146092485

Annmarie Weeks said...

I follow on friend connect! (amweeks) -#1

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I also subscribe to your feed via email! -#1

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I also subscribe to your feed via email! -#2

Chantel said...

I love the brown bag with pink polka dots.

Chantel said...

I'm a fan of Mrs. Smith Bags on Facebook.

Chantel said...

I follow Mrs. Smith Bags on Twitter @Insomniac2001

Chantel said...

I follow you on Twitter @Insomniac2001 and I tweeted http://twitter.com/Insomniac2001/status/10152594904

Chantel said...

I follow this blog.

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Anonymous said...

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Emily B said...

tweet
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Annie1 said...

Tweet


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Unknown said...

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Kim said...

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Jenn said...

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Nancy said...

I like the classic black

Nancy said...

I entered the High Sierra giveaway

Nancy said...

I entered the Randomline giveaway

Nancy said...

I entered the Noodlehead giveaway

Nancy said...

I entered the My Busy Kit giveaway

Nancy said...

I entered the CARES giveaway

Rachel C said...

entered swan lake giveaway.
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Rachel C said...

entered zooshoo giveaway.
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fancygrlnancy said...

tweet
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Mary said...

I entered the zooshoo giveaway
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Unknown said...

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stacey dempsey said...

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Anonymous said...

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Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

entered in zooshoo
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Unknown said...

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Emily B said...

tweet
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Ginnie said...

I would choose the flower patterned bag.


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Ginnie said...

I am a Mrs. Smith's Bags facebook fan.

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Ginnie said...

I entered the GBOP giveaway.

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Ginnie said...

I entered the My Busy Kit giveaway.

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Ginnie said...

I follow you via Google Friend Connect #1.

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I follow you via Google Friend Connect #2.

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Ginnie said...

Your button is on my blog #1:

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one frugal lady said...

I entered the prima princess giveaway!
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mommy2luke2008 said...

Love the pink camo!!
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mommy2luke2008 said...

I'm a follower!!
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mommy2luke2008 said...

Follower entry #2
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Annie1 said...

Tweet


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Jenn said...

tweet http://twitter.com/cushytushyshop/status/10237884138

Anonymous said...

3/9 tweet

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Kristy said...

Entered Random Line giveaway!

Kristy said...

Entered inflatable potty seat giveaway!

Tabathia B said...

I like the brown flower print

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Tabathia B said...

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Tabathia B said...

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Tabathia B said...

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Tabathia B said...

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Tabathia B said...

email subscriber #1

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Tabathia B said...

feed subscriber #2

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Tabathia B said...

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Tabathia B said...

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Tabathia B said...

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entered the chic monkey giveaway

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entered the abc neckties giveaway

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CarrieAnn13 said...

I love the tempo bag in Flower Power

CarrieAnn13 said...

Mrs. Smith's Facebbok Fan

CarrieAnn13 said...

I entered the Hearthsong Giveaway

CarrieAnn13 said...

Google Follower

CarrieAnn13 said...

Google Follower #2

fancygrlnancy said...

tweet
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fancygrlnancy said...

entered zooshoo
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fancygrlnancy said...

entered prima princess
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stacey dempsey said...

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Anonymous said...

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Unknown said...

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Anonymous said...

3/10 tweet

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Bethany said...

I entered your fairygram giveaway

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Emily B said...

tweet
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Kim said...

tweet http://twitter.com/kgail11/status/10283727453

Unknown said...

tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/10284545068

Rachel C said...

entered fairy gram giveaway.
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Jessica said...

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Annie1 said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/10288932331

ty

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(in Canada)

Trina said...

I like the Zebra Print Diaper Bag.
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Trina said...

I follow on google friend connect #2
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Trina said...

I entered the great big Outdoor playball giveaway.
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Jenn said...

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fancygrlnancy said...

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fancygrlnancy said...

entered fairy grams
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Kristy said...

entered Zoo Shoo giveaway!

Jo said...

I love the one with the pink and brown flowers!

Jaydensgrandma said...

I entered the Zooshoo boots
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Jaydensgrandma said...

I entered the prima princessa
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Jaydensgrandma said...

I entered the Fairy gram

stacey dempsey said...

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Anonymous said...

3/11 tweet

http://twitter.com/evilkitten23/status/10322372687

one frugal lady said...

I entered the fairy gram giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

dt

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Jenn said...

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Anonymous said...

I like the flower power bag.

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Annie1 said...

Tweet


http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/10336911220

ty

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(in Canada)

Kristy said...

Entered Prima Princess giveaway!

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