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Giveaway :: Fogle Bags

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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You would think all this talk about how we should collectively “Spring into Fall” would mean that I had my act together. Such is not the case, dear readers. Case in point: my current purse is what could be classified as a summer tote. It is cotton, lightweight, and altogether inappropriate for fall. It seems a simple problem. Yet, I am quite a particular sort when it comes to switching out my everyday bag. I won’t settle. I would rather carry summer on my shoulder than strap myself down with a fall that doesn’t fit.

Ah, Fogle Bags, you have made me see the light. After all my searching, I have found a shop that fits all my requirements. Under the decidedly chic eye of Tamara Fogle, this brand marries vintage aesthetics with modern functionality, impeccable design with superb simplicity. There is a wide array of styles and patterns to suit your needs, but let’s get to the meat of the matter. This Grab Bag is perfection. We should all own one. Every last one of us. Then all will be right with the world. Commence fall.

Fogle Bags is giving away one Leather Palm Purse in Olive to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Tuesday, November 6th. Comments now closed…good luck!
What is your favorite household chore? (C’mon, we know there is something you love doing!)
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, November 12th, to see if you’ve won!
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    Kristen H. says:

    I read once that a simple way to de-stress your morning it to make sure you go to bed with a clean sink. Simple as it is, it’s totally true! I always feel better when I wake up without a sink of left over dirty dishes from the night before. There’s something refreshing about making your kitchen sink sparkle as a preparation for a fabulous day. 

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    brenda says:

    Believe it or not..cleaning the bathroom..it’s the one room that really seems to sparkle when all the glass, porcelain, chrome and mirrors are shiny clean.

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    Athena R says:

    Vacuuming.. there is something therapeutic about sucking up that dirt and grim and seeing the clean lines left in the carpet.

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    heather f says:

    I like house work. I love it when all the glass ware is washed and sparkling, but I really like to vacuum. I have dogs and grandsons and they can really mess up the carpet!

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    jane says:

    growing up with a domestic helper (it’s quite common here in singapore, especially in households where both parents work full-time, such as mine), i didn’t really need to do housework but all that changed when i turned 12 and my parents decided that we children learn how to be independent. so we picked up skills like ironing, vacuuming (my dad’s really fussy so our vacuuming has to be super thorough) mopping the floor (not with a mop but on our hands and knees with a rag and pail of soapy water!) and making our own dinner along the way.

    8 years have passed and we’ve since moved into a bigger three-storey house (we were previously living in an apartment) so we do more housework now; saturday is our official housework day when my parents, older brother and myself just vacuum and mop the whole house (yes we use a mop now because cleaning three storeys of floor on your hands and knees takes a really long time) together as a family.

    and while sometimes the chores can be quite a drag, especially when my brother and i are busy rushing university assignments (we’re both sophomores in university), housework acts as down time for us and actually gives us the chance to hang out as a family. i especially love how we get to chat with one another in the backyard (our washing area) when we’re washing all the floor rugs and mops by hand (because according to my parents, the washing machine is only for clothes and not for dirty rugs!) and just discuss topics ranging from school to politics to life. so i guess handwashing rugs would be my favourite household chore, even if it’s such a strange and mundane activity for others 🙂

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    i enjoy cleaning the bathroom. and folding laundry. and washing dishes! 

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    Alda Moreira says:

    Zapping ! Come on….somebody must change from chanel to chanel on tv, righ? 😀 Thats my perfect job at home!

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    Marie says:

    Vacuum cleaning. It takes minutes, it’s effortless, but the effect is amazing – room looks clean instantly. I’m generally very lazy, but I sometimes manage to fit in a quick vacuuming even in the mornings before I leave for work – so I have a clean-looking flat to return to.

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    Rinny says:

    I’ve turned my least favorite chore into something I love: doing the dishes. Before I get to the washing, I remove my nail polish, file down my nails, make them look all pretty then I do the dishes. It’s like getting two chores done at once! My nails always look great afterwards and my dishes clean. Best of both worlds if you ask me!

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    Beverly says:

    My favorite chore is folding laundry. I find it therapeudic, and I thoroughly enjoy sitting down and neatly folding all my clothes and matching up socks. Plus, you can fold laundry while watching tv, listening to music, or chatting on the phone! Most relaxing and easy to multi-task chore!

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    Tabetha says:

    Ironing!  Its so simple & thoughtless my brain is free to ponder great things~*

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    MartaG says:

    Make the beds or bake a cake, if the latter is considered a chore 🙂

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    Nadia says:

    Since I am an artist, there always seem to be little scraps of fiber, fabric or paper all around the house from projects. I find it incredibly satisfying to go through the flat about once a week or so, and just pick up all those random bits. It clears the space and reminds me of how much I got done that week 😉

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    Linnea says:

    Cleaning the bathroom, then taking a bath! I love a freshly scrubbed bathtub, sparkling floors, and fresh towels, so I spend extra time cleaning that particular room.

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    Jessica says:

    Meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking. There’s not a night I go to bed without a cookbook on my nightstand. I love cooking and baking. In fact, it’s the first thing I want to do after a long day at work. Cleaning the kitchen and doing the dishes? Pssh, no thank you.

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    Jennifer says:

    I find it so satisfying to get all of the laundry done and folded. It always smells so good and it’s nice and warm. Clean sheets on a freshly made bed make for sweet dreams!

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    Theresa says:

    Laundry. I love it. All of it. Sorting, pre treating, washing, swapping to dryer (or hanging if the weather permits) drying and putting away. I have a system. I find it meditative. 

    Now everything else? lol

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    Lydia says:

    I actually really like washing dishes.  I always sing the whole time!

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    Amzi says:

    I don’t mind matching up socks fresh out of the dryer. 🙂  Vacuuming is fun as well. 🙂

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    Sarah Jane says:

    There’s something beautifully calming about sweeping the floor… the repetative motion, the swish of the broom’s bristles, the clearing away of the dirt. I’d have to say it’s my favorite household chore.

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    ren says:

    i love folding laundry, but hate putting it away. i don’t mind washing dishes, but dislike putting them away…there’s a theme here, i think.

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    Courtney says:

    Going through my old receipts, paper, paystubs, bills, etc…I feel accomplished when I’ve sorted them out and thrown away anything I do not need anymore. I also get to relive memories when I bought certain items, worked at various summer jobs, etc.

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    Anne Hutchinson says:

    Washing the sheets because there is nothing like the feeling of clean sheets when you get in bed!

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    Erin says:

    I HATE housework passionately and am still waiting for a free butler or manservant to arrive. However, once it’s done, I love having a clean apartment. My favourite would have to be laundry day, only because nothing beats getting into bed at night fresh out of the shower with clean pjs and sheets.

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    Christina P says:

    I love to dust!!! I have this thing where every few months I feel an urgent itch to move stuff around. So whenever I dust, I take that as an opportunity to do some rearranging: whether it be furniture, collectibles, or what-have-yous, I love to rearrange and make things sparkle again!!

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    Nikki says:

    Cleaning the refridgerator.  I like all the shelves and drawers sparklingly clean and the fridge and freezer to smell fresh.  Pulling out all the bits and pieces and wiping it down is somehow extremely satisfying and brings me instant gratification.  Plus it doesn’t need to be done particularly often!

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    Lauren Guilbeau says:

    I love swiffering the wood floors in my apartment, so rewarding see all the dirt that it cleaned!

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    Janet Mollat says:

    Favorite? Laundry is up there, but baking bread is tops because it makes my family happy.

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    Sharon Siqueiros says:

     I really like ironing…love the smell, it reminds me of being a kid and my mom starching/ironing my dad’s work shirts

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    AmyB says:

    I really like scrubbing the floors! Hands and knees with a scrub brush and getting a good ab workout while you’re at it. It is so satisfying to see a bucket of murky water when you’re finished. Perhaps I enjoy it because I only have a very small kitchen!

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    Jac says:

    Laundry. I find sorting and folding therapeutic. It’s probably the only chore I don’t have to force myself to do.

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    Sydney says:

    Washing dishes was always a family activity, something we did after every meal all together regardless of how tired we were. I was the end piece of the train: putting all the dishes away, but I always wanted to be the front of the line, at the sink. Now when I do dishes as an adult I now always wish to be at the end of the train, the one that didn’t have any worries

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    Kris says:

    I love to organize my pantry…sad…I know, lol! That bag looks luscious!!

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    Madeline says:

    Cleaning windows & mirrors! It is SO nice to spray on that blue spray, wipe, and reveal a perfect shine. Such a simple task that makes me feel like I REALLY accomplished something 🙂

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    Jennifer says:

    you will think i am nuts but stirring the toilet with a brush and some ajax.

    because “stirring the toilet” is the closing ceremony to my saturday house chores. after it flushes then i can relax..

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    Ral says:

    I would say cleaning the bathroom.  I love a clean smelling, dust free, mold free bathroom ha ha 

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    Rebekah says:

    washing the dishes…i find it soothing for some strange reason. love using my hot pink rubber gloves & once it’s all done (the dishes are all stacked up drying next to the sink) i have a tradition of exfoliating my hands using a homemade salt scrub and then i make sure to apply a shea butter-infused hand lotion 🙂

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    Alexis S. says:

    I love washing and drying a load of laundry. It seems like something has disappeared entirely from the house, even if just for a short hour. The best part is drying, since I hang my clothes on a line, which makes me feel so happy about the electricity and money I’m saving each time I do it.

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    Amy Grace says:

    Dishes. I love absolutely love doing dishes. I love putting the clean dishes away and it is amazing!!

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    Renee A. says:

    I find folding towels to be quite relaxing. I usually fold them into two different piles so that they look attractable coming into the bathroom and when you are at the other end of the bathroom….I don’t like the ends of my towels showing so I make sure the folded curved parts of the towels are the parts people will see since I think it looks better that way.Yes, I am a perfectionist when it comes to folding…I learned to fold from my mother and grandmother and fold everything the way they taught me.

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    Lauren P says:

    My husband and I split chore duties and I claimed laundry because I secretly enjoy it. I’ve done my own laundry since I was eight (my mom raised independent girls), so I’ve learned to appreciate the task. I love the smell of clean clothes out of the washer and in the winter I grab a load from the dryer and snuggle with it to warm up.  Plus there’s something oddly satisfying about a stack of clean, folded shirts.

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    Christy Ann says:

    I must say I dislike all chores. That said, I guess laundry would be my favorite, because while I don’t actually enjoy doing it, I love having lots of newly clean clothes, and discovering things I forgot I had!

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    Ambre says:

    I enjoy setting the table because it means dinner is almost ready. 🙂

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    Jenni says:

    It’s not so much an activity, but more a time of year. I love the deep-cleaning frenzy I get into each November. I scrub every nook and cranny, empty and organize closets and drawers and prep the house for the holidays. I just love that feeling of organization and breeziness, knowing everything is clean and in its place and I can begin the holiday decorating guilt free 🙂

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    Shelby says:

    I actually don’t mind doing a big sink full of dishes. Something about plunging my hands into warm, soapy water feels cozy. And the tiny feeling of accomplishment when it’s all done. 🙂

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    kim gordon says:

    I am the instant gratification type… I love to vacuum….

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    Tiffany says:

    I enjoy organization, so sorting things in drawers, purging, finding better places for things..i could spend hours doing these things. The end results are always so satisfying! I also enjoy reconciling our bills. Again, it’s satisfying seeing our financial goals being met.

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    Ironing!

    I find ironly oddly therapeutic. Just standing there, zoned out, passing the iron back and forth. It doesn’t really require any concentration, and there’s no dusty mess!

    Plus, you just feel so much more put together when you’re all nice and cleanly-pressed on your way out to start the day!

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    I like to wash the dishes, but only in the morning. At this time I can plan the day.