A Better Life Angel – Win $50 BLB Credit!

January 29, 2013

Can I just tell you how BIG this thing is getting?  I mean QUICK.  You all are loving your bags and sharing our name and blessing our socks off.

Thought I’d run through a few updates and fun stats and then tie in the title of this post with a way for YOU to get some credit toward a free bag!  Yes.  I said FREE BAG.

Stats:

  • Last January we sold 40 Better Life Bags (and were ecstatic).  THIS January, we have sold 251 bags SO FAR.
  • Last January I was the only one working for BLB.  THIS January, we have 7 lovely ladies working hard to make your bags.  And you are helping to provide three of them with a dream they never thought could happen: the ability to work and provide for their families.
  • The ONLY states we don’t have a Better Life Bag in is North Dakota, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.  Which means we have multiple bags in 46 US states and countries like Sweden, Australia, Malta, and Canada.  Here is a breakdown of where bags went THIS MONTH:

Jan Sales by State

Shop Updates:

  • We are going to be adding some new fabric at the end of March for Spring.  But that means that we will also be retiring some.  Thirty fabrics will be retiring, to be exact.  So if you have a favorite or have been waiting to order, you might think about getting it now BEFORE the new fabric comes.
  • We have a new website in the works!  It’s going to be completely interactive so that you can actually SEE the bag you are going to order and switch out fabrics with a click of the mouse.  But there is a lot of sweat, time, and money involved in the process – so bear with us until it’s done.
  • This may be old news to you Instagram followers, but we have added four new fabrics over the last few months.  Two shades of Chambray, black and white polka dots, and the coveted and popular stripes!

New Fabrics BLB Angel

Working on:

  • A DSLR camera bag!  Woot Woot!  Set to be finished by the middle of February.  I can’t WAIT for this one.  It’s going to be padded beyond belief and have the option to be a cross body bag OR a backpack – with a standard zippered closure.  Exciting, right?
  • Also working on a cross body option for the laptop and iPad sleeve.  Just a simple add-on to make your favorite techie accessory easier to carry.
  • Just ordered swatches for the Men’s Collection we will be launching in April!  Suuuuper stoked about the look of these bags.  I have a feeling women will want to get their hands all over them, too.  Which is totally fine in my book.

And now some info about this FREE BAG I mentioned up top.  There is an anonymous Better Life customer who has multiple bags of her own and wants to extend this luxury to someone out there who hasn’t been able to order a BLB for whatever reason.  Isn’t that awesome?!

BLB Angel_edited-1

She is donating $25 per month this ENTIRE year to give as a credit to one of YOU to buy your first BLB!  I call her the Better Life Angel.  And because I love her heart so much, I’ll match her gift with $25 of my own!

We will give this credit away EVERY. MONTH. on the blog.  Only NEW customers are allowed to enter.  (Don’t worry – we will be starting some fun contests for those of you who have and love a BLB of your own).  All you have to do to enter is leave a blog post comment!

We will draw a winner on February 1st and will send you a $50 credit to the Shop!  Isn’t our Angel amazing??

 

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1 Mandee January 29, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I don’t have a bag and I want one! Love your mission!

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2 Kiah January 29, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Yay for the Better Life Angel! Pass it on!

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3 Dana January 29, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Love BLB… Having to wait a few weeks to order one but I can’t wait!

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4 sharla January 29, 2013 at 10:49 pm

I love your bags and what you are doing with your company!

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5 Amy January 29, 2013 at 10:50 pm

What a fun contest – and what a generous customer! I’d love one of your bags, but it’s just not in the budget right now. They sure are beautiful, though.

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6 Sara Thelen January 29, 2013 at 10:51 pm

I love your bags and the entire concept behind them! How wonderful of your customer to be so generous. I would love the chance to win a credit towards having my very own BLB. :)

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7 Sara January 29, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Hey, another Sara. Hi :)

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8 Rebecca January 29, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Hey girl! Soooo happy you guys are connecting on here! Totally blesses my heart! Just so you know (and aren’t discouraged when it happens), I’m going to have to delete this comment before I draw a winner so you don’t have 2 entries ;)

But until then, chat away! What are your middle names? Maybe they are the same, too? Wait – ARE you the same person?! ;) (just kidding).

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9 Jeanette Wummel January 29, 2013 at 10:53 pm

I think your bags are amazing and I have always wanted one. I love that you are giving back with each bag too. I would love to be enter to try to win the $50 credit.

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10 Sara January 29, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Aw man, that’s wonderful! Then people much like myself can get these beautiful bags too :D I’ve been wanting a better life bag for a year now, but being a poor college student with more loans than life savings… can’t afford one any time soon. Sadface. So yes, Better Life Angel, you are so kind to give $25 every month! :D

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11 Sara January 29, 2013 at 10:53 pm

What a great site and cause, I would love to win this!
sara.iteachk@gmail.com

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12 Courtney Mistofsky January 29, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Holy smokes…I have been wanting a bag since FOREVER!!!! God Bless this Angel!
Courtney

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13 nathania (sophieandmomma) January 29, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Beautiful bags! I am glad that they have their dreams to work and provide for their family :) This is my first time ever hearing about a Better Life bag and thanks for sharing the better bag with others. Thank you for this opportunity. You are spreading the word about the business!

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14 Jennifer R. January 29, 2013 at 11:09 pm

How exciting and so sweet! I would LOVE to have one of your beautiful bags, but finances have not allowed for it to happen (yet). I love your Blog, and I love the honesty and sincerity that you put into everything that you post. Thank you and your “Angel” for being so kind and generous. It warms my heart!

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15 Melissa A January 29, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Beautiful bags and beautiful purpose! Very generous of the donor!

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16 Julie January 29, 2013 at 11:10 pm

I have been loving these bags for a few months now! It would be so fun to win :)

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17 lyndsey January 29, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Love what you’re doing and your bags!

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18 Jennifer January 29, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I can not think of a better company, that makes purses. You are working for The Lord and being able to serve him though others. Helping women feel fulfilled and help their families. I am so proud to even know about this amazing company. I would love a bag to show off to everyone to make your business grow even more. I love the contest helps people like me who can’t afford a bag get a chance.
Blessings

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19 Lorean Stanfield January 29, 2013 at 11:13 pm

I just found your bags through Jessi over at Naptime Diaries and I’m in love! They are gorgeous

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20 Bethany Gugliano January 29, 2013 at 11:16 pm

I absolutely love BLBs, BLB’s purpose and the blog! I have not been able to purchase a bag of my own as I am a grad student and my husband is a grad student so finances are tight! But regardless, I still feel like I am able to support the ministry of BLBs by reading the blog and through prayer. I am a social worker and I do a lot of work with immigrants and other women who are the main supporters of their family and I find it extremely exciting to see a faith-based ministry providing opportunties for women to work in this way. What a blessing! Also, it’s so fun to see how much this company is growing!

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21 Susie LaBelle January 29, 2013 at 11:17 pm

I love this idea and I love your bags. I haven’t yet bought my first one so I qualify!!
Thanks,
Susie LaBelle

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22 Morgan January 29, 2013 at 11:20 pm

So excited about your mission and this opportunity!

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23 Beth January 29, 2013 at 11:21 pm

So exciting! Love your product-have been saving for my first one so this would be fantastic to win!

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24 Kathy Ward January 29, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Hello, I believe that I’ve ordered a BLB phone wristlet as a gift, but have been unable to afford a handbag for myself. Does that mean at I’m not eligible for this promotion!

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25 Ashley January 29, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Love it! My birthday is February 5th and I’ve already told my mom I’m saving up to buy myself a bag! Love what you are doing!

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26 Krista January 29, 2013 at 11:22 pm

This is so cool! I do not have one of your bags and would love one!

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27 Jennifer McCool January 29, 2013 at 11:26 pm

I love your mission! I would absolutely love a bag! Was waiting til summer when I have a little extra spending money (I’m a first grade teacher and also teach summer school!).

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28 Marissa January 29, 2013 at 11:29 pm

That is so nice of the Better Life Angel and you! Would love a bag I’ve been eying the Molly after seeing it on The Small Things blog!

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29 Allison L January 29, 2013 at 11:30 pm

What an awesome way to bring in new Better Life Bag lovers. :)

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30 Jessica Thornton January 29, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Love these bags and the heart behind them! Fingers crossed to win!

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31 Leeann duke January 29, 2013 at 11:42 pm

I love the bags!! They look super cute and comfy and functional too!! Hope I can get one soon :) ))

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32 Camille Bilotto January 29, 2013 at 11:45 pm

These bags are amazing! I love how original they are! I do not own one….yet! :)

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33 Marisa January 29, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Love the bag in the bottom of your post

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34 Carrie January 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm

What an amazing gift!!

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35 Courtney C January 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Love these bags! My friend shared it on her Facebook and that was how I discovered you. Would love to win one :-)

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36 erin January 29, 2013 at 11:57 pm

have been admiring BLB for a while…would definitely love to win a credit to purchase one!

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37 Rachel January 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm

Love your bags! I’m from North Dakota so hoping to soon help you knock one of those states missing BLB off your list! ;)

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38 Suzanne January 30, 2013 at 12:04 am

I wish you and your company many years of success. The bags are really cute ;)

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39 Christy McDonald January 30, 2013 at 12:05 am

I don’t have a bag, but I would love one :)

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40 Cass Stevens January 30, 2013 at 12:07 am

I dig the bags and love the mission. I can’t wait to get one to put all my nursing supplies in it! Bless your better life angel…she is the greatest!

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41 Deanna braman January 30, 2013 at 12:08 am

I have been following your blog for over a year and a half, and admire your mission and product, but purchasing has not been in the budget after needs and wants are weighed each month ;) . Awesome to see you growing!

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42 Lindsay January 30, 2013 at 12:09 am

What fantastic bags and what a great purpose.

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43 Stephanie January 30, 2013 at 12:09 am

A very sweet gesture from the BLB angel! I’ve been wanting one since before Influence, maybe this is my chance ;)

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44 Anouk Scott January 30, 2013 at 12:10 am

Wow! How generous. Thanks for your vision and generosity.

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45 Chacoy January 30, 2013 at 12:17 am

Wow two angels making dreams come true!
Thank you both for the opportunity(;

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46 Melissa January 30, 2013 at 12:21 am

Im a new follower! Your bags look so lovely, would love to win one! =)

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47 Amy January 30, 2013 at 12:24 am

I have been admiring your beautiful bags for awhile now. Hoping to order soon. I especially love your mission and God is blessing your business! What a fun contest.

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48 Stephanie January 30, 2013 at 12:28 am

You angels ARE amazing! :)

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49 Denise Harris January 30, 2013 at 12:29 am

I love these bags! I haven’t had the pleasure of purchasing or owning one myself yet, but I plan to as soon as it is possible! Beautiful and inspiring work ladies!

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50 Jennysue January 30, 2013 at 1:04 am

We definitely need some more of these in Oregon! :) I can help!! :D

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51 Danielle January 30, 2013 at 1:16 am

WOW! It sounds like you have some really amazing things planned for this year!! I would absolutely LOVE to win a BLB of my own…that herringbone swooooooon! I think I count as a new customer since the only BLB I own are a few of the snack baggies…that counts, right? ;)

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52 Rachelle January 30, 2013 at 1:33 am

I have admired your bags and followed your work for quite some time! I would love to be able to own a beautiful bag from your company! :)

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53 Kate Bartholomew January 30, 2013 at 2:16 am

What a sweet angel! I’d LOVE one of these bags but even MORE I love the cause..thanks for the giveaway & be VERY BLESSED. Kate

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54 Michelle January 30, 2013 at 2:20 am

I just adore your bags and your cause! I have yet to order one, but look forward to the day I finally do!

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55 Cherie January 30, 2013 at 2:21 am

I love your bags. And I love your mission. Glad it is going so well for you.

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56 olivia reel January 30, 2013 at 2:34 am

So Awesome! LoveLove Better Life Bags(;

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57 Anne January 30, 2013 at 3:54 am

Never bought a bag but find you and your bags so incredibly inspiring. I tell your story to anyone who will listen. I’m kind of obsessed…. Hahaha :)

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58 Tiffany k January 30, 2013 at 5:26 am

Love this and love your bags! Haven’t had a chance to order yet, would love to enter to win

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59 Amber M. January 30, 2013 at 6:45 am

I love your mission and your bag. Can’t wait to order mine!!

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60 Caroline Jackovich January 30, 2013 at 6:46 am

Ever since Ashley Beam started telling us about BLB I have wanted one. Unfortunately the one I keep drooling over is slightly out of my price range, so this $50 credit would be the best thing ever. I want a BLB!

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61 Ashley Ward January 30, 2013 at 7:36 am

I am IN LOVE with these bags but can’t get my hubby to jump on board. I’m 9ish weeks away from having my 3rd baby (3 under 3!) and ohhhh how I’d love to have an Emily bag :) This is a fun idea!

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62 Kelly January 30, 2013 at 7:55 am

Hi – Heather raves about your bag. I’d love one, too! :)

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63 aundrea king January 30, 2013 at 8:01 am

I have been saving like crazy for a BLB since I first read about this company on Small Things Blog. I LOVE them!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity, that credit sure would help me get there a lot faster!

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64 Jasmin January 30, 2013 at 8:08 am

What a wonderful idea! So happy to see the growth BLB has had in the past year. Here’s to an even more successful year!

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65 Laurie Morris January 30, 2013 at 8:09 am

What a great thing to do. Thank you!!!

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66 Allison Radermacher January 30, 2013 at 8:18 am

I am from North Dakota and a BLB virgin!! I would love to be the first one from ND with one of your bags!!

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67 Kimberly January 30, 2013 at 8:26 am

How wonderful! Love your bags but don’t have one yet. Maybe I can get one soon!

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68 Sabrina McAnally January 30, 2013 at 8:29 am

I’ve been wanting one of these since I saw them featured on “The Small Things” blog. So thankful for your growth!
Blessings!!

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69 Lara England January 30, 2013 at 8:31 am

I’m here from the small things blog! Would love to try one of your bags!!

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70 Julie R January 30, 2013 at 8:35 am

Love this giveaway. There aren’t many blogs that I follow on a regular basis, but this is one of them. I love the mission that you have. I hope to be one of the people that puts Maine on your map! ;-)

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71 Dana B. @ Hummus to Ham January 30, 2013 at 8:41 am

I’ve been admiring your bags for some time and can’t wait to see your interactive website. Love your mission!

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72 Meredith January 30, 2013 at 8:44 am

What you are doing is amazing! You are an Angel as well :-)

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73 Andrea January 30, 2013 at 8:51 am

I would love to own one if your bags!

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74 Emma January 30, 2013 at 8:51 am

I would LOVE to win credit towards a BLB; I have never bought one before. The cause is amazing, and I would proudly wear and talk about my bag. The only difficult part will be choosing which pretty fabric I want (which, in my book, is a good problem to have). :)

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75 cari k. January 30, 2013 at 8:51 am

These bags look so cool! I would love to own one! Thank you! Keep up the great work!

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76 Sarah January 30, 2013 at 8:55 am

Your bags are fantastic! What a fantastically fantastic idea……Did I mention they are fantastic?!?!?!?!?

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77 dawn January 30, 2013 at 8:59 am

Awesome bags! Would love to win!

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78 caroline January 30, 2013 at 9:00 am

LOVE your bags and LOVE your mission!

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79 Jes k January 30, 2013 at 9:05 am

I’d love to win a free bag!!! They look so cute and practical! I’d love to see the spring line.

Thank you to the Better Life Angel. And what a great mission you have!

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80 Sidne January 30, 2013 at 9:18 am

I love BLB! And God bless the BLB Angel. Thanks!

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81 Christina Burrell January 30, 2013 at 9:19 am

Oh my! So awesome!i would love a bag for my wife.

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82 Sara January 30, 2013 at 9:19 am

You are awesome! Thanks for making a difference with your God-given talents! May you find blessing and favor while you walk out your calling.

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83 Carrie January 30, 2013 at 9:20 am

I would LOVE a bag and have been waiting for the extra money to order….been telling my friends about your site and awesome mission! YAY better life bags angel, and YAY for people like you, Rebecca!

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84 Jennifer January 30, 2013 at 9:22 am

Thank you for this giveaway!!!!

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85 Kristin January 30, 2013 at 9:24 am

I would love to own a BLB bag! I have admired them for awhile now, but more importantly, I love the mission of your company. Well done!

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86 Megan M January 30, 2013 at 9:37 am

Your bags are amazing! I’m trying to budget one in sometime this year so maybe this will help :)

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87 Penny Schaaf January 30, 2013 at 9:41 am

Just discovered your bags through a friend. I’m drooling over the polka dot brianna. Fingers crossed. :)

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88 Sterling January 30, 2013 at 9:52 am

I found your shop through reading Kate’s blog. Of course, pairing up with her is never a bad idea ;) glad to hear you are doing so well!

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89 Danielle January 30, 2013 at 9:56 am

I don’t have a Better Life Bag but have been wanting one every since I heard of them! Beautiful work and for a wonderful cause! Keep up the great work ladies!

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90 Jessica Romano January 30, 2013 at 10:07 am

Love these bags and the mission! Great job. Keep it up! :)

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91 nancy January 30, 2013 at 10:08 am

Hi!

i’d love to win :-)

Thanks!
Nancy

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92 Stef W January 30, 2013 at 10:19 am

Aw that is so sweet! Thank you both!

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93 Stacy Van Kleef January 30, 2013 at 10:29 am

I have looked at your website and love your bags along with the fabric options! I don’t have the extra funds right now to purchase one, so winning would be great!

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94 Felicity January 30, 2013 at 10:37 am

Beautiful bags! Beautiful mission.

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95 Kathy Martinez January 30, 2013 at 10:43 am

I love your bags, and would love to be able to buy one to use for when I go to my classes, as well as a partial diaper bag for my son!

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96 Nicolle Lande January 30, 2013 at 10:59 am

Just found out about this from Kate and the @ The Small Things Big! What an amazing effort! So excited about the new cute bag options and the ideas behind it all! Love it!

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97 Chrissy January 30, 2013 at 11:03 am

Oh pick me plz. I would feel so,blessed and be eternally grateful. This ,ay be my only to own a Molly bag

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98 Nicolle L. January 30, 2013 at 11:06 am

What an amazing venture! I love the bags and even more the love behind it all! Thanks so much to Kate @ TheSmallThingsBlog for putting this out there to her fans! Love it! Now, just have to narrow down my wish list! ;)

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99 Drew Holbrook January 30, 2013 at 11:07 am

We love the mission behind these bags, and Amanda is in love with the diaper bag (that will be a purchase in the near future haha). Thanks for all ya’ll do.

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100 Ashley January 30, 2013 at 11:12 am

How great, I would love to get my first BLB!

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101 Melissa January 30, 2013 at 11:12 am

I have ordered 3bags but they were gifts for others. Would love to have on e for myself!

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102 Amanda January 30, 2013 at 11:17 am

Found the Better Life Bag through Kate at the Small Things. I am in love with the bags and the mission. I promised myself that my next purse would come from here.

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103 Miranda Edwards January 30, 2013 at 11:19 am

I already left a comment on fb for the free bag contest, but wanted to comment here too just in case! :)

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104 Lisa January 30, 2013 at 11:19 am

What an amazing person! Please thank you for all of us.

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105 Mindy January 30, 2013 at 11:22 am

I have been eyeing these bags for some time – they are lovely! I like learning more about the great things you do for people as well. Thanks so much for what you do!

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106 Janet January 30, 2013 at 11:28 am

How nice. Wish I could win. Been looking at all the lovely bags.

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107 Holly Laine January 30, 2013 at 11:32 am

I saw your bags for the first time via Kate @ The Small Things Blogs. I’m also an Instagram follower! I love the mission of your company as well as the style of the bags- I’d love to win one! Thanks for the opportunity!

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108 Lynelle Martin January 30, 2013 at 11:37 am

Would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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109 Alesha January 30, 2013 at 11:40 am

Wow! This is amazing! I love the BLB company, missions, styles, etc, but I simply can’t afford one. This would definitely make it more doable! =)
Alesha <3

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110 Melinda January 30, 2013 at 11:45 am

I’ve been wanting one of your bags!

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111 Logan January 30, 2013 at 11:47 am

Love the mission behind your bags! Haven’t been able to afford one yet, but excited for the chance! I can’t wait to see your DSLR bag!!! (Btw — despite the name, I am a MRS. not a MR.) =)

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112 Kimberly January 30, 2013 at 11:48 am

I first heard of your bags on The Small Things Blog and I have wanted one ever since! I love the mission and goal of the company and I look forward to supporting you! Thank you for this opportunity to start.

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113 jill burrows January 30, 2013 at 11:48 am

I love it!! Thx for being so awesome and sharing your amazing talent with us!! :)

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114 Audrey Byrd January 30, 2013 at 11:58 am

I’ll sport it in the ALOHA state :)

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115 Kayla Hawes January 30, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I have been eyeballing your bags for a while now. Once Kate from the small things blog got hers I decided I had to have one. Love what you do!!!

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116 Sue January 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Would love to have one of your bags and the credit would certainly help get me one! You are an inspiration!!

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117 Jill Helfrich January 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Dear Better Life Angel (and Rebecca!) – really? This is awesome! What a cool way to bless others – sharing the love of Jesus by blessing someone with a credit, which blesses even more ladies with an opportunity to have a job. How many women will be blessed by this one act? It’s like dominoes! May I follow suit and think of a neat way to share “domino-effect blessings” with others in my own neck of the woods! :)

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118 Kelly January 30, 2013 at 12:29 pm

This is fantastic! And the bags are super cute!

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119 Jodene Wylie January 30, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Wow! Congratulations on your accomplishments this year! Thank goodness you have some lovely ladies to help you create these amazing bags. I’m also pleased to see that Canada has made the list of bag-lovers and has purchased from you! (I’m clearly from Canada). If the gift card draw is open to us Canadians too I’d love for you to consider this as my entry. :) congrats and I hope 2013 continues to be great for you!

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120 Jamie January 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Hi BLB!! I’ve been lusting after a BLB diaper bag and one for work for a while, but I haven’t pulled the trigger yet (silly babies and their expensive needs!). This credit would make supporting your great cause a bit more realistic for me. Either way, I’ve set a goal, and a new BLB will be mine by the end of the year.

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121 Candy Shepherd January 30, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I love your bags and I love the idea of your BLB angel kind of paying it forward. Great contest!

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122 Jacqui January 30, 2013 at 12:57 pm

So awesome!!! You are so correct this person is an angel! Love all of your bags and your mission! Would love to have a BLB! :)

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123 Christine @ grateful for a coffee break January 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm

How incredible! I was gifted an iphone case for my birthday, but have not bought one of my own. I have been eyeing the bags! :) Thanks for running such a great giveaway! And congratulations on all your success!

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124 Sam January 30, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Love your bags, one of my girlfriends has one and everytime she carries it i ohh and awe at it! Would love to win one myself!

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125 Mandy January 30, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Would love to add one of your bags to my closet :)

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126 Helen January 30, 2013 at 2:29 pm

just found out about these bags & think they’re the most wonderful things! I try to support missions as often as I can & its especially great when products are so wonderful. I would love the Cyndi or Nicole bags!

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127 Destiny January 30, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I love the concept behind your bags. I hope one day to be able to buy one!

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128 Cheri S. January 30, 2013 at 2:38 pm

How generous! Love BLB and have been wanting one for a while! Fingers crossed!

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129 Stephanie January 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm

How cool! I love your bags, and the mission behind them. Haven’t owned one yet, but hope to in the future!

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130 Jean January 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm

I love love your bags and want to get my daughter one

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131 Jen January 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm

I would looooove a blb! I am trying to convince either my mom or my hubby to get me one. I love the Molly bag❤❤. Also, I think it’s amazing how much your business has grown in the last year. Congrats!

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132 Emilia Z January 30, 2013 at 3:58 pm

These bags are so pretty! :)

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133 Elizabeth January 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm

I would love to win a credit towards a bag (and I am super excited about a DSLR bag). We are in the middle of an adoption and don’t have any extra funds right now.

Thanks for the opportunity!

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134 Miriam January 30, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I love your bags! The molly style is my favorite.

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135 Jennifer W January 30, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I love love love your bags! Hope to one day own one, gift card or not :) thanks so much for the chance to win!!

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136 Sarah Twitchell January 30, 2013 at 8:19 pm

I’m a wanna-be bag owner!!

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137 Susan January 30, 2013 at 8:27 pm

This is a fabulous, selfless give away! I just purchased my first – and not my last – BLB. I am anxiously awaiting its arrival! I am unsure if you allow us to nominate people for this give away, but I am going to give it a try. I would like to nominate my sister Lisa. Her husband passed away two years ago and she has been raising their two kids, while working as a librarian, by herself. I know that there are days that she does not feel like getting out of bed, but she diligently works to support her kids – one who recently started college. They live on a very fixed income. Her husband’s death was unexpected and, therefore, they did not plan financially. I know that many days are a struggle for the three of them but you never hear them complain. She is an avid reader and I would love it if she won this credit to purchase a case or a bag for her books. She is deserving of some grace. Like I said, I don’t know if nominations are accepted, but I needed to try for her anyway. Thank you for the blessing of your company. Susan

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138 Chelsea January 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm

WOW! That is absolutely incredible. I’m so in love with your gorgeous bags! I’m hoping I get lots of birthday money in March so I can buy one of my own. It would be perfect for my new camera! Or maybe I’ll win this giveaway to help ;)

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139 Ashley January 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Your company is amazing and your bags are absolutely gorgeous! I would be so thrilled to win a credit! :)

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140 Monique January 30, 2013 at 8:36 pm

You do have one in Maine!! I have a BLB and that is where I live!

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141 Kristina S January 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm

This is awesome!

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142 Kym Tschetter January 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I love your bags and can’t wait to order one! Also love your mission! What a great cause!!!

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143 Savannah Gutting January 30, 2013 at 11:16 pm

I so love your bags and I will be ordering very soon!

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144 Katie January 30, 2013 at 11:25 pm

I love Better Life Bags! I have a laptop sleeve and am hoping to get another bag soon. I drool over each Instagram pic :)

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145 Rebecca January 31, 2013 at 10:55 am

Hey girl! Did you buy the laptop sleeve yourself? This contest is actually for new customers only. We will have a contest in a few weeks for those who already own a BLB!

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146 Aileen January 31, 2013 at 8:20 am

I love your bags but especially the mission behind them! I would love to own one of these bags and spread the word about them.

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147 Laura Lynch January 31, 2013 at 8:31 am

Wow, how generous of you both! The combination of textiles and patterns is really intriguing!

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148 Caitlin January 31, 2013 at 10:11 am

I would love to own a BLB. Without this drawing, it would never be possible. I love everything about the bags. I hope to win.

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149 Dorian January 31, 2013 at 10:40 am

I’ve always wanted one of your bags! And have been waiting to but one! I would be so thrilled to carry one and show it off. Thank you to you and the angel :)

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150 Leah Neff January 31, 2013 at 11:07 am

Would LOVE one of your bags!

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151 Lynn Y January 31, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Would love a free BLB! Really enjoy supporting local businesses

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152 heather January 31, 2013 at 1:16 pm

eeek! i fawn over the BLB store often & WILL buy a bag soon. trying to save up a little while also saving & paying for our wedding this summer. i love your heart, your mission, your IMPACT, and, of course, your beautiful bags!

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153 Leticia January 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Love the mission of your BLB company! Your bags are beautiful!

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154 Leann January 31, 2013 at 3:14 pm

would love a better life bag…yea! for the better life angel!!!

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155 Laura January 31, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I love that you’re using the sale of these bags to give back to the community. Truly inspirational!

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156 Meredith LaGorga January 31, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Don’t have a BLB but love them! Saw my first one in person this past weekend and fell even more in love. Just need to convince the hubby that I need it!

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157 Charlie H. January 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Hi Rebecca! I’ve been a long time follower and haven’t had a chance to get a BLB bag yet! Would love this! And just in time for the drawing!

Charlie

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158 Amanda January 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm

I love these bags and the whole idea of ordering these bags helps others dreams come true! I would love one of these bags!

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159 Sarah Goodwin January 31, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Just heard and saw about your bags for the first time today! They are adorable and I have to have one! :)

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160 Christina February 1, 2013 at 8:59 am

Love this concept of your business.
I’m in desperate need of a new bag. I was telling the girls at work about BLB bags the other day and even though I don’t have one (yet) I was selling it like ocean frot property in Arizona ;)
I would love to buy one soon but I am waiting until affordable.

God bless you and keep up the good work!

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161 Renee "Nay" Soriano February 1, 2013 at 11:44 am

Today I am going to write my What I’m Loving Right Now (“5 Things”) post, right? So I go to Pinterest and don’t see exactly which BLB I want, so I come over here….and what an awesome surprise!!! A $50 credit for new customers?! Are you kidding me!?! Is God good at leading me in the right direction or what?!

ON my 2013 wish list for myself this year is to buy my own BETTER LIFE BAG – with a polka dot pattern…AND I discovered (yesterday, actually) that my Word of the Year is “Better”….um, HELLO?!

Oh I do hope I win this credit!!! What a blessing, right?

Happy Friday, friend:)
♥ Nay

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162 Cyndi G February 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm

OoOoOhh, what an Angel! My Cyndi bag has been in my shopping cart just waiting for me. I look at it daily just waiting for the day I can move it from the cart and finalize the purchase. One day soon. I believe in paying it forward so I can appreciate your BLB Angel’s heart. Whomever it is will be extremely grateful for the gift of a credit!

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163 Raegan February 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm

I love your mission and your beautiful bags! We are expecting our first baby this fall and would love to order your diaper bag, very cute! Thanks!

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164 alex February 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Love your bags! you do great at matching up fun patterns! :)

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165 Erin February 2, 2013 at 10:00 am

Have had my eyes on a Molly bag for a while now. Would love to have one of my own!

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166 Savannah February 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I love love your bags

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167 Wendy February 7, 2013 at 12:45 am

Just learned of your bags tonight and love what you are doing! What a sweet angel to help 12 lucky ladies get a bag! I hope that I am one of them :)

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168 Elissa February 9, 2013 at 11:40 pm

I would love a chance to win a credit towards one of your bags. They are beautiful and towards a beautiful cause.

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169 Camille Bilotto February 18, 2013 at 9:29 am

I KNOW I will be getting a bag from you, I just cant figure out which one yet#!
I am sooooo glad tha Samantha Schultz introduced me to BLB. They are awesome, and so unique!

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