Thursday, July 23, 2009

Organizing with Bags

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In conjunction with this week's Picnic Table Talk about ORGANIZING we are offering you a chance to win a fabulous Kidlet Bag from Two Little Monkeys.

The Kidlet is 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 and includes an outside pocket. As you can see Missy uses adorable fabric combinations in putting together these useful bags. The Kidlet is lined, well stitched, and easy to wash.

Here are some suggestions from Missy on Kidlet storage solutions:

~Hang it on door knobs, hooks in closets, playrooms, bathrooms, or even hang in the car
~It's big enough to hold books, art supplies, toys, lovies, dvds, puzzles, and more


I was lucky enough to win this sweet Kidlet from Two Little Monkeys a few months ago. In addition to Missy's suggestions above, our family has found many other organizational uses for our bag:

~Hang the Kidlet in the bathroom to collect girly little hair goodies (which you will also find in Two Little Monkey's shop!)
~Hang by the coat hooks to collect important papers from backpacks
~Hang by the front door as a reminder of the mail that needs to go out on the next trip
~Hang on the kid's bedroom door with all the little trinkets found around the house that need to be put away
~Keep the car keys and garage door opener in a safe place where they are always easily accessible.
~Teach your child responsibility & organizing skills using some of the above suggestions with the Kidlet

Here are 2 educational activities that would work well with a Kidlet:

~Letter of the day - Write each letter of the alphabet on a 3x5 card. Each day put one card in the front pocket of the Kidlet. Work with your child to fill the inside of the bag with anything you find in and around your house that begins with the featured letter.

~Counting - Write the numbers 1-20 on 3x5 cards. Choose 1 number to place in the front pocket. Ask your child to find that number of objects to place in the Kidlet.

~Adapt this activity to also practice color words!

Are you imagining all the places in your home where you would find a Kidlet to be the organizing solution?? I thought so! Would you love to have one of your own?

Giveaway
Missy, the owner of 2 Little Monkeys is giving away a Kidlet bag to one of our readers!

To Enter
Visit Two Little Monkey's Shop, then leave us a comment about something that catches your eye! You will love her diverse selection! In addition to great bags, Missy also makes hair clips, head bands, dresses, and hand painted decorations!

Extra Entries
~Follow ABC & 123
~Leave an additional comment with another suggestion for using Two Little Monkey bags to organize your home or classroom
~Participate in this week's Picnic Table Talk by adding your organizing post to MckLinky
~Follow Two Little Monkey's blog
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This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents until Wednesday August 5th at midnight EST.

78 comments:

  1. I participated in the picnic table talk.

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  2. I love the polka gingham initial bow. So cute! I also like the idea of the kidlet tote. I could use about 10 for my car and house! Anything to corral the STUFF!

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  3. In the winter time I keep socks by the garage door. It seems I am always running upstairs to get socks (my girls love to take them off the minute I'm not looking!) We are usually late and the last thing I want to do is run around rounding up matching socks! This would be a great item to hang on the door with extra socks I would also stash an extra hairbrush in the outside pocket for those last minute hair brushing as we run out the door.

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  4. I like the reversible ribbon headbands. So simple and cute!

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  5. I like the large totes and the cute shirts.

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  6. A suggestion for use is Library books, we have a small tote we keep our in, and it just helps so that they aren't mixed with "our" books & we hang it on Lu's door, so each night she can grab a diff book from the bag!

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  7. I like the flower tote:

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  8. I follow your blog

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  9. I know a little girl who likes to pretend she is a grownup with a purse/puts her books etc into it.She would love to have the wristlet to carry around her books etc like the grownups do :)

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  10. I participated in the Picnic Table Talk

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  11. I think it would be nice to hang near the door for library books. That way you don't forget to grab them on the way out.

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  12. I think the Ribbon Name Pillowcases are so cute!

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  13. I think hanging over the front seat of the car with entertaining trip toys and books would be great!

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  14. The polka dot dress is adorable! My daughter would love it. I love the flip-flop tote for myself, and then the shir blue shirt for my daughter again! Too sweet!

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  15. Honestly, I'd probably want to use the kidlet as my *to-go* diaper bag, but if I was nice and gave it to my daughter I'd keep it stocked so we could go outside and play w. some of her favorite items. A baggie of sidewalk chalk for learning letters and numbers, her jump rope (we use it for counting and exercise!) and then add some bubbles and sunscreen for fun in the sun!

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  16. I love the button up shirt dress!! What an adorable dress!!

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  17. I would love to use it in the car, on the back of the seat for each of my kids toys for those long or not so long trips!!

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  18. Oh my goodness! Such cute stuff! My favorites would have to be the turkey hair ribbon and the pillowcases. I love things where I can put my daughter's name on them!

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  19. I would probably use the bag to put Emerson's stuff in when we travel...lots of car trips for us!

    At home, I could pull the bag out when we really need a distraction and let her play with "toys from Grandma's house".

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  20. I love the little tote from two little monkey's shop :) my daughter would enjoy it so much :)

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  21. a suggestion for the bag, I would defenetly make literacy bags for children out of them :)

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  22. I am participating in the picnic table talk

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  23. I am following two little monkey's blog

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  24. I can see putting my 2 coupon books (one for groceries the other for clothing) in the tote to leave in my car. That way I'd have everything in one spot and available when I am out and about shopping.

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  25. I like the tote bags. Looks so chic (that's from Missy's store).

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  26. If I win the kidlet bag, I will use it in our minivan to organized every kind of stuff for entertainment for the girls.

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  27. I'm a followe of Two Little Monkeys

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  28. I like the Shir cuteness bows
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  29. I'm a follower of Missy's blog, Two Little Monkeys!

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  30. I'm a follower of ABC and 123!!!

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  31. My favorite item is the AUBURN HAIRBOW!!!! War Eagle!!!

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  32. New idea for the kidlet...my daughter's class requires her to bring a bag with her to school with is big enough to hold a change of clothes and a 3 ring binder (reason unknown---she is in daycare!!!) So, I would love to get one of these and use it as her bag at school!!! :)

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  33. Depending on how big it is, i would probably use this bag as a purse! Or, to tote our Bibles and things to church.

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  34. Oh...I follow the 2 Little Monkeys Blog too!!!

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  35. The polka dot dress is so cute. All of the totes are wonderful. thanks

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  36. I love the Alabama Dress (after all my daughter wears it a lot!!!!)

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  37. the kidlet would be awesome to help out with library books, simply use the bag to go to and from the library and then hang it on a door so you know which books are library books and need to be returned. No more searching for library books!

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  38. I loved the hairbows the shir ones and the arielle are too cute.
    Stephanie

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  39. After visiting the site I would have to say that the bags are just darling!! Love it!

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  40. I LOVED the matching dresses on the 2 girls with the bright colored polka dots or bubbles with the ribbons tied at their shoulders! ADORABLE! Love all the things I saw!
    I would love to win the cute bag!

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  41. Extra entry since I'm a follower of ABC 123!! :)

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  42. Just became a follower of 2 Little monkeys! Excited to have found this blog! THANKS!

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  43. Organizing Solution=

    I would love to use it for a "church quiet bag"! My son could organize his goodies/activities that he wants to take to church in it & I would always know where it was & it would be full of quiet activities for him!

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  44. Love Christy's Tote. The pattern is so much fun.

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  45. I now follow 2 little monkeys blog

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  46. I have added to the organization mr. linky.

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  47. Okay, so I didn't add to mr. linky as it was closed. Here is my link to my classroom organization post:
    http://sandersmemoirs.blogspot.com/2009/08/classroom-organization-101.html

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  48. I like her ribbon name pillowcases. Such a simple idea, yet very cute.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  49. I like "Christy's Tote". Lots of cute stuff and what cute girls!

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  50. I love the button up shirt dress!!

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