My Favorite Tote Bag & a Giveaway!

Duluth Trading Company Giveaway!  They have the best leather bags!

Do you have a go to outfit?

Mine is a perfectly broken in pair of jeans, worn leather boots (flip flops in the summer) and a t-shirt and cardigan.


I was thrilled to have finally found my go to bag and it was love at first sight.

Chances are, when you see me, I’ll be toting around my favorite Lifetime Leather Tote.

My favorite tote bag - stylish and holds a ton!

Β Duluth Leather Tote - holds so much and so stylish!

It’s the perfect travel bag – I carried my new favorite tote onto my flight to Florida and it fits my laptop, camera, phone, kindle, water bottle, sunglasses, makeup, wallet and more.

I toted my new favorite tote to the Country Living Fair and got tons of compliments.

Β Duluth Leather Tote - my favorite bag!


Father’s Day is around the bend and Duluth has tons of great ideas for the hard to shop for dad.

Here’s a list of Father’s Day gift ideas inspired by favorite fatherly sayings (they’re sure to make you laugh too).

Duluth Trading Company has everything – clothes (outerwear, pants, shirts, even underwear), bags (totes, purses, duffles), tools and accessories (gardening, storage, utility).

Quality, stylish, American made products – what more could you ask for (oh, and their packaging and product descriptions are hysterical too – Buck Naked Underwear anyone)?

Father's Day Gift Ideas

I’ve teamed up with some other Duluth loving friends and we are giving away five $100 gift cards so you can shop til you drop!

Win One of Five $100 Gift Cards to Duluth Trading Company

Follow the directions in the rafflecopter below to enter.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: Β Thank you Duluth Trading Company for my new favorite tote – I only speak the truth.

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  1. I love your bag! I could put that to use. I also like your go-to outfit. I don’t think it will work for my Real Estate career, but good for down time!!

  2. The Lifetime Leather Tote is my favorite – I work in the theater and tote around a lot of scripts, notebooks, etc – plus my laptop. Would love to have this one!

  3. I would love one of these awesome totes. With all my traveling it would carry all my “have to haves” in one place and be beautiful at the same time! Have to get one of these! Please enter me in the give away!!!! Love Love Love the tote! Thanks for your awesome blog!!!!

  4. That is an awesome tote. If no one has ever had anything from Duluth Trading Co before they are in for a big surprise. The quality is OUTSTANDING! The bag you are carrying is a really nice choice. Have a great day and looking forward to hearing about the fair! xo Diana

  5. LOVELOVE the bag. I’m hoping it will come and live with me πŸ™‚ Big thank you for showing the interior with real life going on in there. Have a great week!

  6. I would love the Women’s Lifetime Leather Tote Bag. But I would be happy with any of the bags, they are all beautiful!

  7. The Lifetime Leather Tote is great but i also love, love, love the Canvas and Leather Utility Tote.

  8. My favorite for me would be the Lifetime Leather tote bag. I also like the men’s shoes for my husband. Nice store.

  9. The lifetime leather tote would be the perfect bag for me! Can’t wait to check out the Duluth Trading Company.
    LOVE your blog – 1st thing I check out each morning…such a pleasure.

  10. I love my lifetime leather convertible messenger, and I’d love to have this bag as well for travel and longer outings! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. Gasp! Beautiful! I have been on the hunt for a classic, “hippie chick” leather bag. This is amazing. I can already smell it. πŸ˜‰

  12. Oh my- I love it!!! I’m a bag-a-holic πŸ™‚ My favorite is the Lifetime Leather Large Tote. I would take that all over the place.

  13. I love this Lifetime Leather tote but I also love those railroad striped canvas tote bags. Would be cute for grocery bags and farmer’s market trips.

  14. Omg I love this bag! I’m currently expecting our 3rd little boy and tired of the same old diaper bags and I could totally see having this as my purse/diaper bag! it would and could hold everything I would ever need!! LOVE!!

  15. I love it! Quality leather just has this thing about it… the smell, the feel, the durability… the best!

  16. I love your bag….like butter! I would order the lifetime travel bag for my husband for fathers day; perfect.

  17. We love leather around here! I have a leather camera bag and just love it so much. I’d love to have the Lifetime leather messenger bag Duluth carries!

      1. Is it the same bag? It looks different – taller rather than just a smaller size? I like the squatness (lol) of your bag.

  18. Your bag is gorgeous! Is it very heavy? I have a leather tote that I love to pieces, but it is heavy before I even fill it up! Add a notebook, and it gets hard to lug around. This one could be perfect!!

  19. I love the bag! I’d also love the Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  20. Love Duluth Trading Company for the quality of their products. My hubby particularly loves the long tail tanks. He is tall and the longtails are perfect! The leather bag or any of their bags are just beautiful leather!

  21. They’re all great bags! My favorite is the Oilcloth Business Tote. It holds a lot but isn’t a large, unwieldy bag to carry.

  22. I love the Lifetime leather messenger bag! What an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for the contest, it’s fun to enter when it’s something you really would love to win! I could see myself using this everyday! I drive 80 miles a day to babysit with my grandsons, often stopping on my way home to do errands. This is the perfect carry all for me! I know whoever wins will adore it! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!

  23. I’ve been looking for a nice leather bag that will go with everything, so I’m going to take a look at the Duluth Trading Company website. Thanks!!

  24. What an awesome giveaway! I love that bag! Anything big and beautiful that can carry tons (I’m a mom) AND endure… Just. Perfect.

  25. We love Deluth Trading!! Their commercials are hoot – arm pit licking moose – ha! And now this gorgeous tote, I need it too. Hmmm how can I finagle this one with Fathers Day…….

  26. There are several bags I really like, but I think I’d choose the one you got as my favorite, personally.

  27. I love the AWOL tote as well as the women’s “free range undies” Thanks for the chance to win and introducing us to another great company!

  28. What woman wouldn’t want a gorgeous leather handbag?! I really like the size of the tote! I have a lot of “necessary” things I must carry daily! LOL! Sunglasses, wallet, hair brush, hand sanitizer etc.!! I would be thrilled to receive anything!

  29. I loved your picture–so cute, you are! You also seem so sweet in the picture. Isn’t it funny how a person’s soul shines through their eyes?

    I’m pretty proud that you are featuring a Minnesota company! Have you ever been to Duluth? Your family would love it for a vacation trip, including and surrounding areas, if you haven’t. I could give you loads of suggestions if you ever head our way. I live north of St. Paul, on the way to “Da-loot,” as the old-timers say. πŸ˜‰

    Happy summer from the north country!

  30. Love the Lifetime Leather Tote bag! It’s just what I need for carrying my sketch pad/pencils and my journal (and much more on a day out exploring).

  31. I love the Duluth Trading Company Oilcloth Sling bag! I need to wear a lighter bag on my shoulder and this one looks fabulous! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!

  32. I love this bag!!
    I pick it up and try to talk myself into splurging on it every time I’m in a Duluth Trading store.

    I’d love to make one mine!

  33. Love anything Duluth… Good products the handbag has been on my wishlist for about 2 years now..
    I am always order work clothes for the family from Duluth. They have great ballroom Jeans a must for construction guys. Would love to win this bag. I carry everything in my bags from babywipes to kindle.

  34. I think I’d be happy with any of Duluth Trading Co.’s bags, but I especially like their Women’s Oil Cloth Business Tote.

  35. I have been searching high and low for a quality leather tote that I can take with me every where. the Women’s Lifetime tote is exactly what I have been searching for!

  36. Hey so I think I won one of these! I guess my rafflecopter account is linked to another email address with my maiden name. Hence the “Sarah C.” Thanks Kelly!

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