{happy valentine's day: a giveaway}

Wishing all of you a wonderful Valentine's Day!


Our family enjoys a traditional heart shaped pizza for dinner and yummy home made heart shaped ice cream sandwiches {thanks to Martha's fantastic recipe} for dessert. I love buying the kids a small heart shaped box of chocolates for Valentine's. This year they have an inscription on the box written in a text message style, so fitting as my girls are always busy texting friends in their cryptic text. 

Since I am feeling the love this Valentine's Day, 

Why not have a giveaway from Lusso Bags to celebrate!

I discovered this wonderful shop via Twitter

Lusso bags, a socially-conscious company featuring quality travel, shoe, storage, and gift bags, is offering a giveaway of the Mrs. Bird Shoe Bag. Mrs. Bird is created by women in Kolkata, India, whose employment at Freeset has enabled them to leave the sex trade.

Isn't this a cute bag? Love the bird print
You could use this bag to store shoes or clothing while travelling, kids toys, beach bag, etc. What I love about this bag and company is that is gives back to women whose lives aren't as easy as ours; it empowers them!

This giveaway is open to all Canadian and US residents
Please note that shipping and handling may be extra.

This giveaway will be open until Sunday, February 20. I will post the winner's name on Monday, February 21.

So in order to enter, you need to spread the love to Lusso Bags!

You need to do one or all of the following for an entry, leaving me a separate comment for each one. {Also leave your email if it isn't in your profile}

1. Head over to Lusso Bags website and check out all the other bags they sell and name which one you like!

2. Tweet or post on Facebook about this giveaway {leaving me a link in the comments}

3. Follow Lusso Bags on Twitter @lussobags

5. Follow Lusso's Blog

XO Barbara


  1. Happy Valentines Day Barbara! I love these bags. The pink polka dot bag is one of my faves!

  2. Well it's a toss-up between the bag you are giving away and the blue paisley shoe bag. What a wonderful giveaway - I love fair-trade stores.

  3. I like the coral peony bag.

  4. These bags are great and would come in so handy when I travel back & forth! Love the one you've shown and the coral peony bag for laundry when travelling! :)

  5. I like the everything bag.

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  6. hope you a had a happy V - day!!! ggreat giveaway! i follow!

  7. i love the blue elephant baby bag -would be nice for my little man Evan!

  8. i love the blue elephant baby bag -would be nice for my little man Evan!

  9. I like the Hot Pink with Flowers bag. That's how I like my pink - hot!

    Mmmmm, heart-shaped pizza... your Valentine's Day supper was way better than my leftover beef stew!

  10. I hope you enjoyed your heart shaped pizza last night - what a fun tradition!

    Thanks for introducing me to Lusso Bags. My favorite is the "Mellow Yellow Shoe Bag". I love that Amy Butler fabric.

  11. Just went over to FB and "liked" Lusso Bags!

  12. Wow! What a lovely website...it was hard to choose a favorite but I am in love with the Hot pink with flowers bag :)) There are so many pretty bags!!
    Nancy xo

  13. Tweeted the giveaway as well!!
    Nancy xo

  14. Can't believe I haven't entered your contest yet! But then it's been a crazy week! Wish me luck! I love the blue paisley shoe bag!

  15. Great giveaway - glad I'm entering in time. All the bags at the Lusso site are cute, but I really like the Hot Pink and Flowers bag.
    BTW - I really love your blog.

  16. The florals are all nice, but I really like the Coral Peony bag...my favourite is the bird bag you're giving away though. It's a bit different from the others, and I love a good bird silhouette!


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