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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stick Me Designs and my first Giveaway

1st let me apologize this post is about 3 weeks overdue.   I have been so caught up with everything that it took a back burner.  Now on to the post

You know how sometimes things are just meant to be? Well that is how I felt about this company. As mentioned in my previous post. My mom and I went on a search for a new Diabetes Bag. I really disliked mine although I was attached and have kept it because it was familiar.  (ever hold on to something to long just because...) My mom discovered this great company called Stick Me Designs. Now to make it even better she lives right near me! I'm an instant gratification kind of person and I really want to see the bag and love it before I purchased it. With her being local this was easy.  We met at a local book store one rainy Sunday afternoon and spent a few hours talking. Rickina had Gestational Diabetes. She didn't like the bags that were out there so she created her own. This lady is smart, and has a million ideas running around. She is like the kind of people you see on Shark Tank.  Anyway I fell in love with her bag and purchased one. While I was doing that she agreed to let me give 2 away!!  In addition to that she said if anyone purchased one from her she would give 15% back to our Walk Team. In the comments section you just tell her you are from Joshua's Rock Stars or mention my name.

I told her I would offer up my opinion on the bag and be very honest.  I want to make it clear I purchased my bag and she gave me 2 to give away. Also check out her site because she has other products she has created and has some special clubs and great opportunities for you to get involved too! Also she has even set up special pricing if you join her VPS (Very Special Prickers club)

The first thing that I loved is the fact that everything has a place. Joshua is currently making the switch from Diluted Insulin to full strength insulin plus he has his lantus pen (he and Brian share one pen) It had a place for the glucagon pen and his meter. there are spaces I haven't used that are for remotes and such for a pump.  You cant see it but in the middle of the 2 sides is a pocket as well and that is where I keep the lancing device.

 there are so many compartments.  I love the zipper pouches. On one side we keep the needles and extra pen needle for Brian.
In the mess pocket I keep the smarties, the used needles extra test strips and lancet pieces.

on the back there is a zipper pouch that fits my fruit snacks emergency, my out of the house log book and calculator.

there is an insulated pocket!!

and yet another zipper pouch. This is where our keytone meeter and strips live. 

PROS: it is compact. When I am just running in the store it has emergency sugar options, and all the supplies I need with out my giant blue bag.  Remember Joshua is 2 so we still have a "diaper" bag too.  I love that it has the insulated pocket with it. I can put the little "frozen ice cubes" in the packet with the insulin when needed.  I also love that when I open the bag nothing goes flying out!!  THIS IS AMAZING!!  I also love that it has some room to grow with us. We have added Brian's extra supplies to it which has saved us a few time and there is room as Joshua moves to a CGM and Pump (one day). I also love that she is right here in Va Beach, VA and is a Navy Wife.  More than that I LOVE Rickina and her story.  Cons: Right now, it only comes in limited boy colors. She is working on this. They have the most adorable owl print right now though that I would buy if Brian wouldn't kill me.  I really cant find fault in this bag!

Also while you are on the website check out the other bags. She has an older bag that I am using as a wallet right now! I loveeeee it too!!

So how would you like to Win ONE?????

Aqua Deco bag
Here is what we are going to do. This is my first give away so bare with me but I think I got the rules down. 
The entries will close on Sunday night the 17th at Midnight.  The winners will be announced on Monday the 18th.  You will have 24 hours to contact me or I will move on to the next winner.

When you leave your comments please let me know which one you want to win. You may enter to win both bags but you will only be chosen one time. Your choices are Aqua Deco or an All black one (Joshua's is all black). Here is how you get entries
  • leave a comment here on my blog
  • Blog about this on your blog
  • Facebook my blog site then leave a comment here
  • "Like" Stick Me Designs on Facebook and tell Rickina I sent you over then leave a comment here
  • I dont "tweet" sorry :(
Im super excited and cant wait to see who wins!!
 

60 comments:

  1. Sign me up... I like either one :)

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  2. Super excited for this giveaway! Would be blessed to win either one.

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  3. Very cool... While I like our bag, I wish it were a little "prettier". I really like the aqua deco bag!

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  4. Thanks for turning us on to a new source of D gear! I can relate to lugging diapers along with diabetes gear (our little guy is 2 as well) - it really makes for a huge backpack. Don't leave home without it. :) Best of luck with the move!

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  5. Love coming across new options! Looking forward to checking out her site.
    Loving the aqua deco!! :)

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  6. LOVE IT! I like the blue one. :)

    Going to FB and be back to comment again!

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  7. Enter us! Love this bag! Looks great.

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  8. I am in for the "Deco"...Woodchuck is kinda U.G.L.Y. (xoxo)

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  9. hey! I'm Haley, a 16 year old diabetic.
    I would love to win the deco one! so adorable!

    thanks for doing this :)

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  10. Hi! Just found you through Laura (Houston We Have a Problem)...although your blog does seem familiar to me, lol! The Aqua Deco bag is ADORABLE!!! I'd love to win it!!! Thanks for your product review and giveaway:)

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  11. The deco one is so very cute! Great giveaway!

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  12. Ohh I love em both. Enter for me either please!

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  13. Blogged it!! The more I look at it... I do like the art deco one.

    http://www.mydiabetic-child.com/2011/07/this-ones-short-and-sweet.html

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  14. The aqua is beautiful! Prncss2003h@aol.com

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  15. I like stick me designs on facebook and told them you sent me : ) Prncss2003h@aol.com

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  16. I would LOVE the black one for my son Colin. :-)

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  17. Very Special Prickers' Club????? I love it! And, her bags are very well designed. Anything with an insulated pouch/pocket is perfect . . . I ALWAYS look for a bag with insulating properties. How cool you got to sit and chat with Rickina!!

    That all said, I would choose the 'Deco'. Very fab ;)

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  18. I like stick me designs on FB!!! :-)

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  19. I'm always looking for options for the best D bag. Love the aqua deco one!

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  20. I "liked" stick me designs on FB!

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  21. liked stick-me-designs on their faceboob!

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  22. faceboob? Oh my. You know what I mean ;)

    I DID link to you and stick me designs on fb. That's the third entry rule, right?

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  23. Wonderful giveaway Shannon!! If I won I would love the deco please and thank you :)

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  24. I liked stick-me-designs on their fb. Thanks for sharing!!

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  25. and shared a link on facebook about your giveaway. Fingers crossed!! :)

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  26. These are soooo cute! Thank you for letting us all know about these. :)

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  27. We'd love to win!!! Liv likes the deco one :)

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  28. Would love to win the Aqua Deco one for my sweet one Hannah!

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  29. Liked on fb and love the aqua deco.

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  30. I'm in for the aqua deco. :)

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  31. put me down for the aqua deco, it's so cute!

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  32. I LOVEEEE new bags! My fav is the aqua! Enter us please!

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  33. Liked her on FB. The owl one IS super cute!!!

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  34. I would love the deco one for my sweet Jack! Please enter me!!!

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  35. oh, forgot to say I told her you sent me, and I friended you as well, Jaclyn Smith

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  36. Oh I would LOVE one!! I want the aqua but thinking black is more what my son would want.

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  37. Liked Stick Me Designs in FB and left a comment :-)

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  38. This is adorable and LOVE that she is local!! Please enter me for the aqua deco bag. Nicole

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  39. Just liked Stick Me Designs on FB and left a comment as well.

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  40. We would be grateful for either one of these great bags. Please count us in!

    Katherine (and Ellery)

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  41. Facebooked it!

    Katherine (and Ellery)

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  42. 'Liked' Stick Me on FB and let her know you sent me!

    Katherine (and Ellery)

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