The following giveaway is open to US and CAN residents.
Shortly after Reid was born, I became obsessed with finding the perfect diaper bag. After all, I now had two sets of diapers to tote around, two sets of extra clothing, two lollipops to take as bribes … you see where I’m going with this.
But it couldn’t be just any diaper bag – it had to be roomy, practical, and above all, trendy and stylish. Like “I’m-a-yummy-mummy-and-my-bag-is-hotter-than-yours” stylish.
So it’s no surprise that I narrowed down my search to three words: Petunia Pickle Bottom. Think bold lines, daring colours and designer details. Fall in love with silk brocades, hand-woven tweeds and plush chenilles. Stay organized with spacious interiors, thoughtfully designed pockets and hands-free straps. This is PPB.
From Boxy Backpacks to Cross Town Clutches, Petunia Pickle Bottom has the right bag for you. I’ve always favoured the Boxy Backpacks for their versatility and storage space, and when given the opportunity to review one for my Summer Beauty & Fashion Guide, you can believe that I whooped for joy.
Now let’s be honest – if you’re a mom, loosely follow fashion trends and have a desire to be gawked at, chances are you know all about Petunia Pickle Bottom. But for those who have yet to feast their eyes on the preferred brand of diaper bags for savvy moms everywhere, introducing the Boxy Backpack:
I chose the Blueberry Acai print because I absolutely adore the Espresso and Cornflower Blue combination – the rich and vibrant hues are chic yet romantic. My favourite features:
Hands-free straps backpack or long messenger strap
Built-in changing station with detachable changing pad (so convenient)
2 large diaper/wipes pockets
4 bottle and 2 organizational pockets
Small pacifier pocket
Detachable dirty diaper pouch (so awesome)
“No more digging” key clip
PPB monogrammed wipes case (so posh)
I very rarely wear the diaper bag as a backpack; I prefer a cross-shoulders messenger style instead. However, for those trips to the zoo, farm or picnicking down by the lake, it’s incredibly quick and easy to re-attach the backpack harnesses. I love the idea that I can switch between looks and that the diaper bag adapts to my lifestyle.
Inside, I stash everything from water bottles, clothes, snacks, and of course, diapers. There’s also ample room for Mommy’s goodies – you can see my sunglasses and sunscreen peeking out from the side pockets. I generally place my wallet and cell phone in the front zip pocket for easier access, but the thing I love about PPB’s boxy backpack is that there is no set place for your belongings; other than the bottle pockets, you can change up where you store items to suit your day/outing.
The boxy backpack is also incredibly ergonomic; chances are if you’re carrying a diaper bag, you’re also pushing a stroller, wearing a baby or chasing after a toddler. So you want to be sure that your bag is comfortable and distributes weight evenly across your shoulders and back. I’ve spend copious amounts of time with the backpack and it has wonderful long-wearing capabilities (which isn’t always the case with some of the more expensive lines).
Finally, there’s something you should know about Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bags. You WILL be noticed. You’ll be approached; moms will walk up to you and declare “I love your diaper bag!” Or they’ll just stare at it without saying a word – lust in their eyes as they pay homage to the chic mommy. Perhaps they’ll give it a cursory glance to see if it’s nicer than their own PPB. In short, Petunia Pickle Bottom is a lifestyle.
Fab news for fashionistas: PPB doesn’t end at diaper bags; you can check out their posh and plush infant bedding; snug and fashion-forward slings and carriers (including the NEW ERGObaby Petunia Organic Carrier); plus chic and sophisticated layette, blankets and accessories.
READ THIS! Fulton Sales, representatives of the best in baby and children’s hardware, accessories and clothing across Canada – including Petunia Pickle Bottom – will have a “party” when they reach 2,500 Facebook fans. To celebrate, they’ll be giving away tons of great prizes, including a New ERGObaby Petunia Organic Carrier! Go ahead and “Like” Fulton Sales today!
To enter, visit Petunia Pickle Bottom and choose your favourite Boxy Backpack style, plus your favourite feature of the backpack. Then leave a comment here, telling us what they are.
You can also qualify for extra entries! Remember, you must leave a separate comment for each. You can:
(1) Follow my blog, Listen to Lena! (2 extra entries!)
(2) “Like” Listen to Lena! on Facebook
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(4) “Like” Fulton Sales on Facebook
(5) Follow Fulton Sales on Twitter
(6) Tweet daily: Please use this PPB Giveaway Tweet.
I’ll draw for a winner on July 31st. Good luck everybody!