Friday, February 4, 2011

SKIDADDLE On In for a Sweet Give Away!

How many of you can say that you are *in love* with your diabetes bag?

Well... I have not been able to say that.

My D Bag (J says I shouldn't call it that, it sounds bad!) always gave me fits.  It was always a mess - no matter how many little organizers I used.  It was heavy.  I couldn't find what I needed without digging around like an archaeologist looking for dinosaur bones.  Used test strips would fall out of it like rain.  There was no shoulder strap.  Sweetpea wouldn't carry it.

And yet, it went everywhere with me.  Annoying me at every turn.

And then....  I discovered Skidaddle Bags!


Maria Lester is not only the Founder and CEO of Skidaddle Bags... she's a D Mama.  Her daughter, Maiya, has Type 1.

This is what she writes on her site:

One day my daughter told me, “I only wish I could have a happy bag to hold my supplies.” I was devastated. Not only did my child have this terrible condition, she had an ugly diabetes supply case that made her sad and she was embarrassed to use. So I decided to do something about it.

I’ll never forget my daughter’s face when I showed her a design for what her diabetes supply bag could look like. She was ecstatic! The new design was practical and fashionable and exactly what she wanted. Finally we had some hope on our journey, something we could fix. And we haven’t looked back since.

I launched Skidaddle Bags in 2007 with the hope that I could share this feeling with all of you. I hope Skidaddle’s designer diabetes bags allow you to express your love of fashion and make your life with diabetes a little more colorful.
And she has done just that!  I have always felt that if I couldn't FIX it... If we HAD to carry around a bag of supplies... then we were at least going to look GOOD doing it!

I fell in love with these bags at first sight.  And I know you will, too!

One lucky The Princess and The Pump reader will win an APPLE HIPSTER!


The Apple Hipster is a canvas bag that is washable, practical.... and so adorable!  It will be the apple of your eye!

One of my biggest pet peeves with our old diabetes bags was that I could never find what I needed.  It was a jumbled mess.  And that led to me going out without critical supplies.  I couldn't SEE that I was out of juice.  I THOUGHT the lancet was in there... but I couldn't see it.  I ASSUMED there was an extra bottle of strips....  This led to a few hectic occasions of us being out without the supplies we relied on to keep our Sweetie safe.

The Apple Hipster has compartments and pockets for EVERYTHING.  And you can SEE it - so you know what you've got!

Skidaddle Bags was kind enough to let us try one out.  Here is what ours looks like on the inside:

Instead of the ball point pen, that space could fit an insulin pen.  You could also fit a vial of insulin where I have the glucose tabs and strips.  
 There's also enough room in there for a blood ketone tester!

And a great place for your cell!


This is where you can put an ID of some kind... or a credit card, driver's license, etc.

 SEE?!?  Don't you LOVE it?  Everything has it's place!  

And the quality is great!  This is not a bag that is going to fall apart in a month!  This bag is made to last!

But do you want to know what the BEST PART might be?!?

Sweetpea loved this bag SO MUCH... and the strap is adjustable so I was able to reduce it to her size...

That SHE wanted to carry "her" bag!



She's never really shown much interest in it before.  Which is fine... But if a cute bag can encourage her to start being responsible about her diabetes.... if a cute bag can help make it a little more fun...  THAT is worth every single penny!

If you have a BOY.... Skidaddle offers bags with more masculine patterns.  But you could always use the Apple Hipster for YOU!  Us Mamas often carry the stuff around and YOU deserve a cute bag, too!

If you want to search the Skidaddle site and check out ALL of their amazing products... or if you can't risk not winning one.... just click HERE!

Here's what to do to get one for YOURSELF!

1.  You must "LIKE" Skidaddle Bags on Facebook and write a little message letting her know that The Princess and The Pump sent you!


AND...
  
Leave me a comment before midnight Thursday, February 10th 2011.  Include your first name (comments left with out a name will be eliminated).

** You MUST leave me a comment on this blog to be entered.** 

2. To earn extra entries for the giveaway post a separate comment for each:
  • Tweet about this giveaway, then leave a comment with a link
  • Facebook about this giveaway, then leave a comment with a link
  • Blog about this giveaway, then leave a comment with a link

* No duplicate comments are allowed and will be eliminated.

* Winners will be selected via random draw at http://www.random.org/.  

* Winners' names will be posted here on The Princess and The Pump on Friday February 11th 2011

* After a winner is named and posted, the winner will have 48 hours to send a message to me at theprincessandthepump@gmail.com.   If I do not hear from the winner within 48 hours, I will select a new winner.   

 GOOD LUCK!




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114 comments:

  1. Great giveaway, Hallie! I've been admiring their bags. I did "like" on facebook and left a note, but it didn't seem to show up. Hm. Anyway...maybe she'll offer a coupon code for a boy bag for Adam! :)

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  2. I "liked" her page! I want to win this SO bad!!!

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  3. Great giveaway! LOVE their bags - so very cute! They would fit all her OmniPod stuff!!! I liked them on FB, not here's my comment.
    Penny

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  4. Hallie I would LOVE to win this. We have been looking at the bigger bag for a long time! This is perfect. Thanks again for another GREAT contest!!

    Kelly Harp

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  5. Hallie this is an AWESOME contest. Brianna would LOVE to win this. We have been looking at the bigger bag for a long time!
    Thanks
    Kelly Harp

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  6. Count us in!! WOOO HOOO I love this!!

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  7. oh man... LOVE this bag, but I'm not on FB. Oh well.

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  8. OK now twitted!!! you know I have not won any of these yet :)

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  9. Great giveaway Hallie, I heading over to her site now to check out what else she has. I have not seen these before...so cute!

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  10. very cute! that would be great! I'll enter too!

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  11. Great Giveaway! We are currently using a lunch bag that is falling apart after only 2 months! Guess that's what happens when it goes everywhere. I "liked" her FB page and left a comment. Hope we win!!

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  12. Love this giveaway!! Adorable. I have like Skidaddle on FB. Thanks for entering us.

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  13. I am completely in LOVE with this bag. Showed it to Lovebug and she is too. I liked Skidaddle on Facebook and wrote on her wall.

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  14. Adorable! I liked them on FB and left a message!

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  15. Love this! I hate our "D Bag". hee hee.

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  16. Facebooked it! Did I mention I REALLY want this??? lol

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  17. tweeted, but no idea how to show the link on here. Here is the copy though.

    @laineybuff Love this giveaway! http://tinyurl.com/46vgqd8

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  18. I want one!!! I want one!!! I want one!!!

    We use a Thomas the Tank Engine lunch box... everything is just sort of thrown in there. Sugar Boy loves it, cuz... well, its THOMAS!!! But I'm less than crazy about it!

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  19. Thank-you for such a great opportunity!

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  20. Awesome! I love these bags! Great giveaway!

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  21. Posted on FB
    http://www.theprincessandthepump.com/2011/02/skidaddle-on-in-for-sweet-give-away.html

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  22. Those are so cute! I am going to like her on FB right ..NOw!

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  23. tweeted! The Princess and The Pump: SKIDADDLE On In for a Sweet Give Away! http://t.co/WVNu103

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  24. tweeted! The Princess and The Pump: SKIDADDLE On In for a Sweet Give Away! http://t.co/WVNu103

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  25. liked on FB and left a note.
    would love to win one....soooo cute!

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  26. liked her page on FaceBook

    http://www.facebook.com/index.php?lh=b80df2cd128ba98f382902879ea257bd&#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=181424055228845&id=1499595594

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  27. Thanks for another great contest. Hope your little Sweetpea feels better. I would love to win this bag for my granddaughter.
    Marilyn Hull

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  28. THESE BAGS ARE CUTE! MAKYNNA WOULD LOVE TO CARRY A BAG LIKE THIS AROUND...FINGERS CROSSED THAT SHE WINS IT :)

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  29. Looove these bags! So happy for whoever wins one (especially if it's me! ;) LOL

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  30. These bags are wonderful, love them!! Traci

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  31. Wonderful bags, love them!

    Traci

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  32. These bags Re so nice! I wish there was a girl OR boy bag offered for this contest prize.

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  33. Love these bags! Hope I win one for my sweetie! ~Sherry H.

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  34. Just posted about the contest/page at FB.
    Then at my blog.

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  35. I would love to win this bag for the apple of my eye, my 10 year old daughter who has been living with T1 since 8/21/08. She would love this bag and I am so proud of her for being so responsible for her diabetes management.
    Beth
    Lexington, SC

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  36. I would love to win this bag for the apple of my eye, my 10 year old daughter who has been living with T1 since 8/21/08. She would love it and I am so proud of how well she takes responsibility for managing her diabetes at such a young age.
    Beth
    Lexington, SC

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  37. Bags are adorable! would love one!

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  38. I wish I had seen these when we were searching high and low for a better bag over the summer! Would LOVE to win one! "Liked" the Skidaddle facebook page and left a comment.

    Lisa

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  39. Just Facebooked about it. Love these bags, but don't have one yet since they're a bit pricey. E would love one of these!
    Jessica P.

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  40. Shared on facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1321224746

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  41. I "liked" Skidaddle on facebook and left them a comment. I love these bags...they are so cute. Our current bag is a small diaper bag that is falling apart and UGLY! We would love to win this bag!

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  42. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/darlingsixteen/status/33737019666612224

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  43. Love it! Love it! Love it! Thanks for sharing all your great finds!

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  44. Hi, We like the look of these bags and commented on the FB page. Please enter us to win... Thanks

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  45. LOVE this giveaway and LIKED skidaddle on FB!

    Katherine and Ellery

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  46. I blogged about your giveaway

    http://t1dandkortnie.blogspot.com/2011/02/we-won-sugar-bolus.html

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  47. i would love to win this!! count me in

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  48. Blogged it!

    http://three30three.blogspot.com/2011/02/receiving-is-pretty-awesome-too.html

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  49. These are adorable and so cute on your daughter too! Please enter me in the contest. I also liked it on facebook and left a comment there as well. Nicole D.

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  50. Hi. I follow your Princess and the pump blog. I would love to win a bag for my 3 1/2 year old girl. She is starting kindergarden in the fall.
    I have liked their Facebook thing.
    Cynthia

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  51. oh this is awesome!!Ive been looking for a new bag!! HOW COOL!!
    I liked their facebook too :)

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  52. I LIKED it them on Facebook!! I've wanted one of these for so long!!

    :)

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  53. Sooooo cute!!! Kacey LOVES her purses but this one is REALLY neat! :)

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  54. Facebooked it too! :) YAYYYYYY!!!

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  55. My daughter carries a similar sized purse we got at Target for her PDM and supplies. It goes everywhere she goes.

    The Skidaddle bag looks just perfect for the things we carry with us.

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  56. What an awesome giveaway! Count us in too! "Liked" Skidaddle and commented on their page (on 2/3/11)!

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  57. FB'd...not sure how to add the link to the post though???

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  58. FB'd...not sure how to add the link to the post though???

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  59. blogged :) WOOO HOOO I'm feeling good about this one!!

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  60. What a great giveaway! Count me in!! We are currently using a plastic bag for supplies around here because that ugly black bag just doesn't cut it!

    Lizzie

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  61. Love your blog and love the bag! Count me in please for this draw.

    Ruth

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  62. Oh, girl...I have got to get me one of those!! That is awesome!! I "Liked" them on facebook. Hope I win!! ;)

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  63. Facebooked it. :) Fingers crossed!!

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  64. Blogged it!!
    http://theevanskiddos.blogspot.com/2011/02/skidaddle-on-over-to-princess-and-pump.html

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  65. How adorable! I've been trying to find the "perfect" bag for our things!~Lisa

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  66. Roxy is in. We've been looking for just such a bag! FYI: I won't be on line again until the 14th...

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  67. I would love to win this for my daughter! She is really self conscious about looking her supplies looking "medical".

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  68. We would love a skidaddle bag! We have been looking at them for a while but just having a hard time justifying spending that much. Thanks for your great giveaways!

    Elizabeth

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  69. This is such an amazing item. We make all of Alys pump pouches but we have never got her any kind of bag to put her diabetes supplies in. She is 6 and would absolutely love it!

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  70. http://www.facebook.com/wendy.ort here is my link for posting it on facebook.

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  71. I also tweeted this about the contest.
    @Type1DWendy
    Wendy Ort
    enter to win a skidaddle bag at http://www.theprincessandthepump.com/ it is the 2nd post down. I am not sure how to post the link here. I also forgot to leave my e-mail addy on the first one. I am Wendy.

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  72. Love this bags!! Hope we win :)

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  73. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Skidaddle-Bags/166561921141?ref=ts&v=wall#!/profile.php?id=1109632968 Facebooked!

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  74. I know someone who would love this bag.

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  75. My daughter Haylee would love these bags! Love your blog!

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  76. Liked her facebook page

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  77. Spread the word on FB http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001243088467

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  78. Twittered it http://twitter.com/#!/beckiesemler/status/35538662720544768

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  79. I would love to win this for my sister! She is a college student so it is not in her budget to spend money on a cute bag. Her supplies are always all over the place and she is always digging through her purse for low supplies. I would love to be able to give her something cute and practical.

    Meredith

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  80. Liked it on Facebook. Would be great for Casey's own bag. :)

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  81. FB - check
    Love the bags - check
    Want to win - check

    Katie Pfeiffer

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  82. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/txkinadopt
    Look at this giveaway for an adorable diabetes bag http://www.theprincessandthepump.com/2011/02/skidaddle-on-in-for-sweet-give-away.html

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  83. Thanks for this great opportunity!
    I love the bag!!

    I like the skiddaddle bags page.
    Now leaving my comment! Thanks for the giveaway =)

    Also posted it on FB
    http://www.facebook.com/brandy88512/posts/186316238075629

    and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/brandy88512/status/35709268959174656

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  84. I liked the page and those bags are so cute, thanks for sharing, my daughter would love one!!

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  85. Facebook - I more than LIKE it.
    Would be so cute for Ava (9).
    Thanks!

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  86. I thought I already did this, but I don't see my comment listed. I don't want to miss out!!! Please enter me! I would LOVE one of these bags for my daughter!

    Jennifer Colby

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  87. The skidaddle bags look awesome! : ) I liked her on FB! : ) Holly Jones

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  88. Here's my FB post with a link to you!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1188252272#!/profile.php?id=1188252272

    thanks!! Holly Jones

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  89. Linked to facebook! REALLY REALLY HOPE Brianna wins! Thanks so much for the awesome contest!!! Kelly Harp

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  90. I shared on Facebook. I would love to win this for my granddaughter! Great products
    Marilyn Hull

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  91. Hey there Princess and SweetPea! Just as everyone else, Im in for the running as well. These bags are SWEET!!

    I liked and left msg on Skidaddle FB site,

    AND I LINKED YOUR PAGE ON MY FACEBOOK. http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1374634764

    Thanks.
    Jessica L.

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  92. P.S. Im hoping that includes midnight on Pacific Time! Its 10:34p here, but if its another time zone...I just hope its all of them.
    Jessica L.

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