Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Let's Get Digital

This week's Swag includes a Smartparts digital frame from Target. We love it! The photos are simple to upload, there are different settings for displaying the photos and holding 2,000 photos is no joke!

We think you could bring your digital frame to a birthday party and collect friends' and family member's photos right on the spot. Did your Aunt Mary Lou get a great shot of your daughter blowing out the birthday candles?! Don't wait for Aunt Mary Lou to email you the photo, upload it right to your frame so you can take it home with you!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

TONY on Third

We love TONY on Third. Not only is the boutique, which is located in Philadelphia's Old City, super cool, the owner and the staff are second to none. With unique merchandise and totally do-able prices, we always find great treasures at TONY, in-store and online.

Check out TONY on Third on the Web!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Digital Frame Fever

We know digital frames were a very popular gift this past holiday season and we know why - it is a great gift idea, especially for parents and grandparents! Framing a photo is wonderful, but with a digital frame, you can "frame" thousands of photos!

If you missed the digital frame boat during the holidays, never fear! We are giving away a Smartparts digital frame this week through Swag Bag Boutique to one lucky SBB registered user. Our giveaway is just in time for Mother's Day! The frame is available at Target and other retailers.

Cute photos not included!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Win This Handbag from TONY on Third

TONY on Third is a swanky, two-story boutique in the heart of Philadelphia's Old City. The selection is current, hip and always on-trend. If you can't get to TONY on Third's brick and mortar location, check out the TONY e-boutique online.

This week, TONY on Third is giving away this adorable handbag as such-fun Swag! This bag is cute, holds more than you think and the orange just makes us happy!

Be sure and register so you will be entered to win!

Win This Digital Frame from Target

A digital frame is really the perfect idea for a Mother's Day gift. It's a gift that keeps on giving all year!

Here's the scoop on this week's digital Swag, the Smartparts 7" wood digital photo frame in espresso from Target:

Digital Photo Frame
128MB Memory Storage Capacity
Supports JPEG
Resolution: 480x234
Compatible with MultiMediaCard (M)
7" Screen
Features Slideshow Viewing; Digital Mode
Image Editing Features: Image Rotation
Holds Up to 2000 Photos
Also Features Easy-to-Use Design
Outputs: USB
For Use with Displaying Digital Pictures
Includes USB Cable
Digital Camera Not Included
9.5x6.8x1.06 "
400:1 Contrast Ratio

Be sure and register so you will be entered to win this digital Swag!

And The Winner Of The Coach Boyfriend Flower Ring Is ...

The winner of the Coach Boyfriend Flower Ring is .... Kat Salvante!

Congratulations, Kat!

And The Blockhead Bath Winner Is...

The winner of the Blockhead Bath Hamptons Hideaway gift set is .... Casey Ng.

Congratulations, Casey!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Coach Gets Funky

Coach is often synonymous with "classic." However, in the past several years, Coach has tried their hand at stepping up the funk factor. We say, bring it!

Pictured above is the Bonnie Canvas Tote. Cute, no? We love the change purse on the outside!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Blockhead Bath Has Allure

We think Blockhead Bath products are pretty fabulous, but don't take our word for it! Blockhead Bath has been featured in Allure, People, Time Out Chicago and other media outlets. To see what the experts are saying, visit Blockhead Bath's Website!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Boyfriend With Good Taste

This week, we are giving away a little Coach Swag. Specifically, all registered users are in the running for the Boyfriend Flower Ring. (Read: Register before Friday to be in the running!)

Coach also has a Boyfriend Flower Pendant Necklace that we think is pretty cool. Would go nice with the ring, eh?!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Blockhead Bath

Blockhead Bath products are smart and sophisticated! We are thrilled to be giving away a sampling of what they offer - the Hamptons Hideaway sugar body scrub and soy wax travel candle gift set.

Blockhead Bath products are available online and in upscale shops and hotels like Shutters in Santa Monica, Calif. Check out the different products and don't forget to register so you could win the Hamptons Hideaway sugar body scrub and soy wax travel candle gift set!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Win This Coach Boyfriend Flower Ring

We are ready for spring! And this oversized flower ring (known as the Boyfriend Flower Ring) by Coach is calling our name. This gold-plated ring and setting features multicolor jewel stones with a Coach snap-head center. The ring is available in sizes 6 to 8 and the lucky Swag Bag Boutique registered user who is randomly chosen to win, can let us know what size she prefers.

Register and you could win this fun and frisky Coach ring!

Win Blockhead Bath Products

This week, Swag Bag Boutique is proud to be offering some very luxurious swag - the Hamptons Hideaway sugar body scrub and soy wax travel candle gift set from Blockhead Bath. The season for sun and fun is almost upon us and we think this makes this set a great pick!

About the Products
- Exfoliating and moisturizing sugar scrub paired with our long-lasting
soy wax travel candle make a great gift
- 100% soy wax candle burns clean, emits no harmful smoke or soot
- Sugar scrub - blend of fine white sugar, skin-quenching shea and cocoa
butters, moisturizing oils, and fragrance
- Packed in craft gift box

About the Hamptons Hideaway Collection
Make like a New York celebrity and escape to the Hamptons with Blockhead Bath's breezy fresh ocean rain scrub and soy candle! The scrubs are made with a luscious blend of fine-grain white sugar, moisturizing shea and cocoa butters, and fragrance. Shea and cocoa butters absorb into dry and thirsty skin to deliver long-lasting moisturizing effects. Blockhead Bath's special blended formula helps avoid messy oil leaks and slicks in your tub!

Blockhead Bath soy travel candles are perfect for relaxing aromatherapy on-the-go or at home! Soy wax burns nearly twice as long as standard paraffin candles. Long-lasting fragrance won't fade with time. Reuse the tin as an organizer for trinkets, office supplies, jewelry, etc. Soy wax is water-soluble, it easily cleans up with soap and water!

Learn more, or purchse, at

Register and you could win this fabulous swag!

And The Winner Of The Lockette Stationery Is ...

The winner of the Nod to Mod note card set by retailer Lockette is ... Wendie Lather.

Congrats, Wendie!

And The Winner Of This Week's Book Is ....

The winner of Shelly Rachanow's What Would You Do If YOU Ran the World? is .... Tamica Williams.

Congrats, Tamica!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Candy Stripes

OK. We've spent some time poking around Lockette's "storefront" at and have come up with our favorite. Hands down, its the Candy Stripes design. We LOVE all things stripes, have an affinity for brown and pink and well, it just looks too good to even write on or send to anyone!

If you haven't already, check out Lockette. You can even order birth announcements and personalized stationery.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Book Shelly As A Speaker

Need a speaker for an event, meeting, or conference whose message inspires and empowers women? Shelly Rachanow might be the perfect speaker for your event. Her discussion topics include:

If Women Ran the World, Sh*t Would Get Done

Saying YES to the Life You Want

What Would You Do If YOU Ran the World?

Put an End to Not-Enough-itis

Here’s what some of Shelly’s audiences have said:

“I highly recommend Shelly Rachanow as an inspirational speaker for your group! Shelly energized our Apartment Association, Greater Inland Empire members and inspired them to participate in their own success in a workshop style “Yes You Can” presentation to over 150 attendees. Through a PowerPoint presentation accompanied by her talk to our members, personalized action items were created that could be used that very day and every day to prosper. She touched our hearts with her presentation about her experiences and her mother’s courage. Many attendees said “Yes I Can!” during and after her talk and received the tools to manifest their intentions. Simply put; book Shelly today, she is amazing!”
~ Mark Lacey, Director of Sales, and Director, Board of Directors and Lunch Club Chair, Apartment Association, Greater Inland Empire

“Shelly made us work! Each participant came away with something to strive for.”
~ Nadine Rosendale, Librarian, Carroll County Public Library

“You were FABULOUS! Thank YOU!!!!”
~ Cindy Haebler, Owner, Slumber Parties by Cindy

“Your popularity created standing room only.”
~ Karyn Allen, Attendee, Barnes and Noble Aliso Viejo event

Email for more info!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

We Love Lockette

Lockette is the brainchild of Priscilla Locke, a kindergarten teacher who was looking for a creative outlet. (More power to her!) She developed a technique to fuse fabric to paper, designed super chic stationery, set up a retail outlet on and now we are the beneficiaries!

Virtually stop by Priscilla's Lockette "storefront" by clicking HERE and you can see her beautiful stationery. She allows you to mix and match the different styles she has to offer. We love such tailored choices!

And don't forget! If you register, you will be entred to win a set of Lockette's Nod to Mod note cards.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Got An Answer?

Shelly Rachanow's newest book, What Would You Do If YOU Ran the World?, poses a great question, no?

Got an answer?!

Then, by all means! Share it!

If you go to Shelly's Website and click on "Share Your Everyday Idea" you will see this:

Do you have a brave, beautiful, and brilliant idea that YOU are ready to do (or are already doing) for yourself, your loved ones, your community, or the world? Email your ideas to and then check out Shelly’s blog for a running list of ideas that people have shared. One of the most beautiful things about women is the way we encourage and inspire each other. Just imagine who your ideas may touch . . . and what great things could happen in the world as a result . . . if you share your ideas today!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Win Lockette's Nod to Mod Fabric Stationery

This week, Swag Bag Boutique is giving away a set of gorgeous hand-crafted stationery from Etsy retailer Lockette. The design of the giveaway is "Nod to Mod."

About the Nod to Mod Note Card Set:

Send a special message today with a FABRIC note card ~ that's right, FABRIC. This set of 8 flat note cards is made by fusing fabric to paper. Each note card has a black and white geometrical patterned fabric on one side and white cardstock on the other. This set includes 8 A2 envelopes of your color choice. These make fabulous hostess gifts or thank you cards. Size is 4.25 x 5.5.

About Lockette
Lockette is the Etsy boutique created by Priscilla Locke. Priscilla is a 27-year-old elementary teacher who one day realized she needed a little creative outlet in her life. "I've always been a bit of a stationery junkie, so I knew whatever I did, it would involve paper," Priscilla says. "The idea to fuse fabric + paper came to me on a flight. As I scribbled ideas on the back of my airline confirmation, I dreamed big and couldn't wait to get home to experiment with my technique. Not long after, Lockette was born. I now make stationery with a twist by combining these two loves to make simple, beautiful things. Each piece is cut by hand and made with love."

Register for Swag Bag Boutique, and you could snag this cool swag!

Win a copy of What Would You Do If YOU Ran the World?

This week, Swag Bag Boutique is giving away a copy of What Would You Do If YOU Ran the World? by Shelly Rachanow.

About the Book
What would you do if YOU ran the world? That’s a question author Shelly Rachanow thought a lot about ever since she posed it in her first book, If Women Ran the World, Sh*t Would Get Done. Since that book’s release, so many women have shared with Shelly ideas for making the world a better place, ideas of things we can do for ourselves, our loved ones, our community, and the world. Time after time Shelly thought, “If these women ran the world, just imagine what would get done!”

What Would You Do If YOU Ran the World? is the culmination of brave, beautiful, brilliant, creative, and totally doable ideas that women have shared, complemented by inspiring quotes from famous women and action lists like Ten Things You Can Start Doing Now. As Anne Frank once said, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

About Shelly Rachanow
Shelly Rachanow comes from a long line of butt-kicking women. She is a graduate of The George Washington University and Emory University School of Law. Her first book, If Women Ran the World, Sh*t Would Get Done, is now on a sixth printing and now available in Korean. Her second book, What Would You Do If YOU Ran the World?, a guidebook for inspiration and action filled with everyday ideas for women who want to make the world a better place, was released in February 2009.

Over the last several years, Shelly has engaged audiences around the country with talk titles including “If Women Ran the World, Sh*t Would Get Done” and “Saying YES to the Life You Want!” Shelly currently lives in Southern California and she is thrilled that her books and talks celebrate all the fabulous things women do.

Register for Swag Bag Boutique and you could win a copy of Shelly’s book!

And The Winner Of The Bra Barrette Is ....

The winner of the Bra Barrette is .... Erica Jennings.

Congratulations, Erica!

And The Winner Of The Bubalina Gift Set Is ...

The winner of the Bubalina 6-scent lotion gift set is .... Naomi Feingold.

Congratulations, Naomi!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bra Barrette Video

So the Bra Barrette looks fabulous on, and it makes sense to keep those bra straps in check, but how does one get it on?!

Do not worry! The ladies behind the Bra Barrette have armed us with a little help.

Visit the Bra Barrette Website for a How To on how to put one one!

Check it out!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Natural Organics from Bubalina

Bubalina has a Natural Organics line and a Naturals Collection.

The Natural Organics line includes body butter creme, body sugar scrub, body wash, and hand & body creme lotion. All are available in wonderful new scents of Acapulco Lily, Blueberries, Cool Cucumber Melon, Mandarin Vanilla Spice and Tuberose. Body butter creme is rejuvenating with natural extracts. Body sugar scrubs are a light foaming lather exfoliating skin polisher which helps to refine and smooth the epidermis.

If only the Bubalina Website was scratch and sniff!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bra Barrettes - 2 Ways to Wear Them

You can use a Bra Barrette to manage your bra straps, or you can choose to show it off! Here's the scoop straight from the Bra Barrette Website:

Relief from Bra Straps Slipping
Be in command of your straps & feel confident in your clothing with the most beautiful bra clip available. The Plain Bra Barrette is perfect for women of all ages to stop bra straps from slipping, keeping them in place all day, comfortably. Keep one handy for gardening, business meetings, or swimming. Made in the USA, BBs are the ultimate bra strap accessory!.

Back Jewelry
Charmed Bra Barrettes are beautiful bra jewelry, that also act as fashionable strap holders for tank tops and spaghetti-strap dresses. Show your style! Change the charm to suit your mood! Fashion magazines agree 2009 is the year of the back, and jewelry for your straps is the BEST way to do that!

Learn more on the Bra Barrette Website!

Monday, April 6, 2009


This week, we are giving away a 6-scent lotion set from Bubalina. The 6 scents include cranberry brown sugar, tropical lime, dolcetto, chocolat, Tahitian vanilla and wild pomegranate.

If you check out Bubalina's Website, they have other scents that sound heavenly. Orange vanilla, peach mango, grapefruit and coco lime verbena are just a few examples.

We are ready for the bubble bath!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Win This Bra Barrette

Oh, we love clever!

And this ingenious bra barrette is just so smart!! Here's the scoop on how it came to be. Enjoy this letter from the Bra Barrette inventor, Lara Merriam-Smith:

Who knew a paper clip could start a fashion revolution? I certainly didn’t start out life as an inventor, it just sort of came to me while staring at a paper clip.

In June of 2006, I was sitting in my favorite comfy chair, dressed in my preferred summer attire – a camisole tank top and shorts – diligently grading my students’ papers and pulling up the strap that had, once again, slipped off my shoulders. My constant case of FBSS (Falling Bra Strap Syndrome) had flared up again and the traditional cures (the safety pin, rubber band and hair barrettes) weren’t cutting it anymore.

As I sat there becoming increasingly frustrated by my falling straps, I looked at the paper clip in my hand. That’s when the idea struck me to create a product that would hold my straps in place, simply and satisfyingly. I saw other products on the market that could cure my case of FBSS, but nothing I found was meant to be seen. They had all been designed to hide your straps and I knew I wanted something I could show off on my favorite summer tank tops and swimsuits.

Since the first day I bent that little blue paper clip into a spiral shape, the Bra Barrette has evolved into something much more. The original metal versions quickly gave way to a flexible and durable plastic that offers comfort and support, while mimicking the look of metal jewelry. As I started adding charms and other decorations to the Bra Barrette my “ah-ha” moment came, I knew I was going to start a fashion revolution that would turn style around and show off my personal style, with jewelry for the back!

With the great response to our product in our first year selling, we’ve expanded the line to include new colors, charms and Swarovski crystal versions, and in 2009 we will introduce two new sizes of Bra Barrettes. The Larger version will accommodate women with wider shoulders and the Petite version will be for girls under 8 and women with narrow shoulders. However, any woman can also use different sized Bra Barrettes on different styles of bras to ensure the best fit and comfort.

Be a part of history and join us in this Fashion Revolution! Make 2009 the year you get “back” in fashion, whether you choose to hide, with a Plain Bra Barrette, or show off your straps, with one of our many Charmed and Crystal versions, you’ll be able to relax knowing that you won’t need to “adjust” yourself in public anymore. From the first sigh of relief and comfort, to always knowing your straps are fashionably in place, I believe you will enjoy the Bra Barrette as much as I do. I look forward to hearing from you about the buzz you stir up as you walk away showing off your Back Bling!

Be sure and register so you will be entered to win a Bra Barrette!

Win A 6-Scent Lotion Gift Set From Bubalina

Bubalina aims to make the spa experience fun and enjoyable. Sounds good to us!

Here's the skinny on Bubalina:

Bubalina was created by Victoria Seaman who spent 23 years in the spa industry both as an aesthetician and spa owner. Victoria has taken her experience to develop a retail and professional line of body products that would not only be beneficial to the skin but would make the spa experience fun and enjoyable.

Bubalina focuses on continuing to develop products that are useful and beneficial to the skin and and the environment. All of their products are natural and without parabens. In their Naturals Line, they offer twelve different scents consisting of body washes, body scrubs, hand and body lotion creams and body butters. In their Natural Organics Line, they offer five wonderful scents also consisting of body washes, body scrubs, hand and body lotions and body butters. Keeping with the organiz nature of this line, Bubalina has taken extra steps to ensure that even the packaging is beneficial to the environment by using vegetable based inks and recycled materials.

Want to learn more?! Visit the Bubalina Website.

And don't forget! If you regsiter, you will be entered to win a six-scent Lotion Gift Set from Bubalina. The Gift Set contains six, two-ounce tubes with the following scents: cranberry brown sugar, tropical lime, dolcetto, chocolat, Tahitian vanilla and wild pomegranate.