Handbag Giveaway 2

Welcome to Week #2 of

Win This Bag
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hosted by Sidetracked Mom’s Blog

“Win This Bag” is a 6-week event that will feature 6 weekly giveaways.There will be one designer handbag given away every week!Each bag will be an authentic, recognizable designer brand such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach, or Fendi.Our 6th week will feature a highly coveted designer handbag and you will have the option to claim bonus entries for each of the 5 weekly “Win This Bag” giveaways you entered leading up to this grand finale!So, enter each weekly giveaway to increase your odds of winning!

Here’s what really separates this event from any other handbag giveaway you may have seen before… some of these handbags will come to you directly from a celebrity’s closet!That’s right –

Thanks to HipSwap, you have the opportunity to win the exact bag that may have been on the arm of a famous celebrity!


About our Sponsor:

HipSwap is a mobile and web marketplace that connects buyers and sellers locally and nationally. It enables people to discover what’s inside the most fabulous closets, homes, and shops in neighborhoods and cities across America. HipSwap currently offers delivery service in Los Angeles and New York with its iconic pink delivery van.

Now, on to this week’s Giveaway!

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This week, you have the chance to win a Louis Vuitton Monogram Tote supplied by Celebrity Consignment Shop, Encore Closet!





This is a 100% guaranteed authentic Louis Vuitton monogram canvas “tote” style shoulder bag. The traditional monogram canvas has been Louis Vuitton’s symbol since its introduction in 1896 and widely recognized as an elite status symbol around the world. This handbag has style and functionality which makes it a perfect everyday bag, whether you are taking it to the office or doing your errands. This is a classic bag that is sure to be chic and stylish for years to come.


And, be sure to check out HipSwap’s post on How To Spot A Fake Louis Vuitton bag!


How to Enter:

1.Create a HipSwap account.You will be asked to enter your name, email and zip code.If you do not live in the United States, please enter your City and Country in the Zip Code field.

2.Once registered, you can earn additional entries by:

a.Pinning your favorite HipSwap bag on Pinterest

b.“Liking” HipSwap on Facebook

c.Following @HipSwap on Twitter

d.Tweet with the hashtag #winthisbag for daily bonus entries

e.Following the blogs who are bringing you this awesome giveaway

To be credited, all entries must be completed using the Rafflecopter form below.You can complete as many or as few entries as you’d like but remember, the more you do, the better your odds of winning!Plus, once you are following all of your hosts, entering each subsequent weekly Win This Bag Giveaway will be even faster & easier!

Good luck!

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This giveaway is open to entrants worldwide 18 years of age or older, except where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook and is Facebook-compliant. To qualify to win, you must complete, at minimum, the mandatory entry on the Rafflecopter form. All entries will be forwarded to our sponsor for the purpose of randomly selecting a winner. Winners will be notified by email from a HipSwap representative. Winners will have 72 hours to respond or risk forfeiting their prize. Prize may re-awarded solely by the Sponsor’s discretion. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsiblity of the sponsor. This blog may not be held liable for Sponsors who do not fulfill prize shipments. The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We reserve the right to publicly publish winners’ names and/or likeness. By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Win an I-pod Touch or 200 PayPal Cash

Diva Fabulosa and Beauty and Fashion Diva is hosting a very FAB giveaway! We are giving away an Apple Ipod Touch to one lucky winner!

This giveaway was made possible by the following fabulous sites:

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  • Prize: Apple Ipod Touch or $200 Paypal Cash
  • Giveaway will start July 1 at 12:01 am EST – August 1 at 11: 59AM EST


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Caribbean Shrimp Kebabs

Caribbean Shrimp Kebabs


32 medium shrimp (about 1 pound), peeled and deveined
2 large red bell peppers, ribs and seeds removed, cut into 24 pieces (about 11/2 inches each)
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for grill
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
coarse salt


Heat grill to high. Assemble 8 kebabs (using 2 short skewers for each), alternating 4 shrimp with 3 pieces of pepper on each. Arrange skewers in a nonmetallic dish.
In a small bowl, whisk together rum, oil, curry powder, allspice, and cayenne. Pour marinade over skewers, and turn to coat. Let stand 5 minutes. Season with salt.
Lightly oil grates. Place skewers on grill; cover grill, and cook until grill marks are visible and shrimp are opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Season with more salt, if desired. Serve with sauce.


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About One Organization Station- Review

I found AboutOne.com through an advertisement and my first thought was..hmmm. Anyone that knows me knows I am an organization freak. I have to be because of my work, my life, my blog, and everything else in between. So the idea of having this at my fingertips anywhere I go was awesome. My first question was “Is it secure?” After all I was going to be putting some personal info on this site. I didn’t want someone to run off with it. So after some research I found out it was in fact secure. With bank level security to be specific. http://support.aboutone.com/entries/21510301-is-aboutone-safe

Then I had to ask myself “How easy is it?” I don’t need something so specific it takes hours to input the info. In real life I can jot something down in a notebook or binder if I need it. After the sign up, which was very easy, it took me to my Organization Station where I could input my family info. From there it gave each member of my family their own little “station”. I was able to click and add additional info. After that it gave me a scale to show how much more I had to do. When I finished certain tasks it gives you a badge. So far so good. I was able to do all of this in about 20 minutes but bear in mind I was only doing 5 people. If you have a large amount of data it may take longer.

Next came contacts. I loved this feature because about 6 months ago my cell phone just died and I was not able to retrieve the information from it. While I do have a back up service now I liked this feature because it was all online. So if I didn’t have my phone but had internet I could retrieve an important number. I still recommend having a pencil to paper copy though because sometimes you just don’t have technology at your finger tips.

After that was possessions. This is where I paused a little because it had everything. Your home, your cars, everything in your house, etc. This would take forever to fill out because I own a lot of stuff with two kids. So I actually skipped that for now but maybe later I will add the valuable stuff for insurance purposes.

So far I was really liking the site but then I got frustrated. One of my biggest organization things is my calendar. I am always on a schedule and need a calendar. That was why I was intrigued with this service because again, everything could be online, in one place in case I needed it somewhere I didn’t have access to my other means. Granted About One is still in beta but to me that should have been the first feature opened before it was released because this service is most likely going to be used by moms and all moms have busy schedules and want to be organized.  The life event section is open to add those important dates but I need a calendar.

Despite the calendar disappointment all in all I really like the website. I think they could add to it quite a bit. Maybe a section to add passwords to your sites, important bookmarks, event planning and if they want to appeal to bloggers they should have a blog planner section. That would rock. I would suggest you try it out and see if you like it. If you do please comment below and let me know what you thought and if you have any ideas of things you would like to see there.


Just for the record I didn’t receive anything for this review. I found the site on my own and decided to bring it to my readers that may be interested.

Til We Dish Again,


Bacon and Egg Potato Salad

6 cups cubed red potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds)
4 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
3 to 5 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain
and cool.
Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add the eggs, onion, bacon and
parsley. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, relish, mustard,
vinegar, lemon juice and seasonings. Pour over potato mixture and
toss gently to coat. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 8 servings.