Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hot Mama Handbags {review+giveaway}

Hold on to your hats, everyone, Hot Mama Handbags is fabulous!




Check out the details! They draw you in, but the quality and sleekness of the bags really have me sold! I thought I was doomed to boring diaper bags for many years, but Hot Mama Handbags offer a very stylish, and welcome, solution! It gets better!! These bags are not just for hot mamas, they are for hot ladies everywhere! :)





If you happen to like choices, you'll love what super sweet (and pretty much my neighbor) Maranda offers up in her shop. Colors, fabrics, pleats, buttons, and the list goes on and on! What girl doesn't like to make her own unique bag? She's so great to work with, and the best part? SUPER FAST! She will get your Hot Mama Handbag out, and quick!





Wondering if a cute bag can really fit everything you need in it?



Uh, yeah! Check out my stash of diapers, snacks, and toys, that once FILLED a bag twice this size and half as cute. Another plus -- it doesn't look like a diaper bag :)

Let's talk a little about the features. If you're like me, you may have lost your keys a couple times in the mess of a diaper bag, or purse for that matter. Maranda equips the Hot Mama Handbags with a wonderful key hook that helps to keep track of the keys! You can also set yourself up with a matching sturdy key fob too! I also think the adjustible shoulder strap is wonderful! It's comfy, and has so many options! Obviously, with all my kid gear, I appreciate the many (six in mine!) spacious pockets, perfect for bottles, cups, and just about anything else you can come up with! What an awesome shower gift for that expectant hot mama! Or, what about that friend who just landed a new job? This would make a super cute tote for classes, and trust me, I've never met a woman who doesn't appreciate a little handbag organization!

What about times when you may be kid-less and diaper free?


Treat yourself to a clutch that holds the essentials perfectly! I keep my cards, phone, and trusty chap stick in mine :) I can hook this onto the handbag key ring too! Seriously, Maranda's thought of everything!!
She is so sweet to offer a $25 gift certificate to Hot Mama Handbags to a lucky reader of The Ivy Twines too! Yay!!


To qualify (you MUST do this before any others!): Check out Hot Mama Handbags and leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite item! I know you'll have more than one :)



**Please leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win!**




And if one entry is not nearly enough. . . (please leave a separate comment for each extra entry)




Earn one additional entry:



  • Follow The Ivy Twines (publicly) using Google Friend




  • Follow The Ivy Twines on Twitter and leave twitter name




  • Like Ivy Twines on Facebook




  • Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway and leave link!


Earn TEN additional entries:





  • Make a purchase from Hot Mama Handbags!! Let her know you came from Ivy Twines





Your GIVE BACK Entry:





  1. Participate in our Give Back Project Night Night Challenge! (Head over to this post for the details, check out how you can help, and leave a comment!)



  2. Help Project Night Night, and earn 5 extra entries here!! Yay!



Good luck readers and happy shopping at Hot Mama Handbags! I hope you win!




Giveaway will end July 13th at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. Must be 18 to enter, US entries only. So many thanks to Maranda and Hot Mama Handbags for sponsoring this giveaway and spoiling us with our beautiful and classy set for ourselves! We love it!! :)









180 comments:

  1. Samantha MonsebrotenJune 29, 2010 at 8:34 AM

    I love the

    Kleo Sophie size large Hot Mama Handbag

    Samantha
    esmonsebroten@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Samantha MonsebrotenJune 29, 2010 at 8:35 AM

    Like Ivy Twines on FB

    Samantha
    Esmonsebroten@Hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Samantha MonsebrotenJune 29, 2010 at 8:36 AM

    Like Hot Mama Handbags on FB

    Samantha
    esmonsebroten@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Samantha MonsebrotenJune 29, 2010 at 8:36 AM

    Follow Ivy Twines Publicly on Google

    Samantha Monsebroten
    esmonsebroten@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I like the Ironworks Emma Large Hot Mama Handbag Messenger jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I follow via google friend connect jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I like the Morning Glory Emma Medium sized bag!

    buganderson@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love the Del Hi Earth Sophie Large Messenger Bag! In fact it was already in my favorites before this contest was posted along with others!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am now also a public follower of the ivy twines blog. I forgot to add my e-mail address in the last comment. Oops.

    sestock@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I already like Hot Mama Handbags on FB.

    sestock@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have a few Hot Mama Handbags items saved as favorites on Etsy.com. Including the Del Hi Earth bag mentioned above and the Earth Emma large bag.

    sestock@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. In the past month I have ordered with hot mama handbags. And each item is better and better. So far I purchased an ironworks pattern changing pad. Custom made paci holder and a wipee diapee. I am saving up so I can have the complete set and buy the handbag ;)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Forgot to post email nic1021@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love the Kleo Emma Large Messenger Hot Mama Handbag
    rebeccaw2005 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I follow via gfc
    rebeccaw2005 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I follow you on twitter-beccaann38
    rebeccaw2005 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I like the Midnight Kisses Emma size Small Hot Mama Handbags

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I "heart" the Hollywood Emma Medium Messenger bag

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/44832249/hollywood-emma-medium-messenger-by-hot?show_panel=true

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I follow your blog

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I follow you on Twitter as
    2Cats2See

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'm a facebook fan.

    Donna Hufman Warrington
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I "like" Hot Mama Handbags on facebook

    Donna Hufman Warrington
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/17364856605

    ReplyDelete
  25. like ivy twins on FB

    Tiffany
    tiffjenkins324@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I follow your blog

    Tiffany
    tiffjenkins324@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I like the morning glory large Emma bag!

    Tiffany
    Tiffjenkins324@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. I like hot momma handbags on FB

    Tiffjenkins324@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love the Mocca Medium Clutch Wristlet with detachable strap (http://www.etsy.com/listing/47341142/mocca-medium-clutch-wristlet-with).

    amysweeps at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. I favorited the Mocca Medium Clutch Wristlet with detachable strap (username neverdene).

    amysweeps at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  32. I like HMH on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/amymace)
    - amysweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Publicly following your blog via Google Friend Connect.
    - amysweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  34. I'm following you on Twitter (@neverdene).
    - amysweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  35. I like your blog on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/amymace)
    - amysweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  36. tweet - http://twitter.com/neverdene/status/17378475390

    - amysweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  37. i love all the bags in the shop. i think my favorite is the Hollywood Messenger.
    songyueyu at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  38. i favorited the hollywood mesenger.
    songyueyu at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  39. i liked Hot Mama Handbags on facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  40. i follow The Ivy Twines on twitter - syytta

    ReplyDelete
  41. i like the Ivy Twines on facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  42. i tweeted about the giveaway
    https://twitter.com/syytta/status/17388658621

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love the Morning Glory Emma Medium bag.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I made her shop and the Morning Glory bag my favorite on Etsy (sewinspiredbybaby).

    ReplyDelete
  45. I like Hot Mama Handbags on Facebook

    ReplyDelete
  46. Love the Ripple Green Emma Large Messenger Hot Mama Handbag. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  47. Follow you on twitter @omydarlingblog

    ReplyDelete
  48. Kleo Emma Large Messenger Hot Mama Handbag
    Love this!
    huffychic@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. follow The Ivy Twines on twitter
    @huffychic
    huffychic@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. like Ivy Twines on facebook
    huffychic@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  51. Optic Blossom Emma Large Hot Mama Handbag Messenger is my favorite.

    naturemanipulated AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  52. I favorited my favorite bag and its matching changing bag.

    naturemanipulated AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  53. I like Hot Mama Handbags on facebook (Michelle Sz.)

    naturemanipulated AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  54. I follow Ivy Twines via Google Friend Connect.

    naturemanipulated AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  55. I follow Ivy Twines on twitter (@NMGiveaway)

    naturemanipulated AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  56. I like Ivy Twines on facebook (Michelle Sz.)

    naturemanipulated AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  57. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/NMGiveaway/status/17460880157

    naturemanipulated AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  58. I like the Orchid Ginseng Emma Large Hot Mama Handbag Messenger - I hope I win!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I favorited Orchid Ginseng Emma Large Hot Mama Handbag Messenger on Etsy

    ReplyDelete
  60. I liked Hot Mama Handbags on Facebook

    ReplyDelete
  61. I follow your blog publicly

    ReplyDelete
  62. I like the Ivy Twines on Facebook

    ReplyDelete
  63. I like the Blue paisley medium messenger bag
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

    ReplyDelete
  64. I'm a fb fan
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

    ReplyDelete
  65. I follow your blog
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

    ReplyDelete
  66. Helped with project night night
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

    ReplyDelete
  67. Helped with project night night
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

    ReplyDelete
  68. Helped with project night night
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

    ReplyDelete
  69. Helped with project night night
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

    ReplyDelete
  70. Helped with project night night
    Rhonda
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

    ReplyDelete
  71. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  72. I love this item~ Mocca Emma Medium Messenger Hot Mama Handbag

    I hearted it! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  73. I follow The Ivy Twines on Twitter!
    https://twitter.com/MTDaisyGirl

    ReplyDelete
  74. I like the Hollywood Emma Med. Bag.
    Jolynn_Reads@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  75. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  76. Mocca Emma Medium Messenger is my favorite bag. I love the fabric.
    lyndsy.lynch@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  77. Love her bags too! Especially, the Optic Blossom Emma Medium Hot Mama Handbag Messenger.

    jenhong@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  78. I love the Midnight Kisses Large Clutch with detachable strap.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  79. I hearted the Midnight Kisses Large Clutch with detachable strap, username sugareater.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  80. peripatetic33
    peripatetic33@hotmaildotcom
    i like this one
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45989361/wipee-dipee-clutch-to-match-your-handbag

    ReplyDelete
  81. My fave is the Hollywood Messenger Emma Large.
    cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  82. Favorited the Laptop Bag! I really need one of those-- my poor computer gets abused when I take it school and work!

    Sally
    BellsandUnicorn(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  83. Like Hot Mama Handbags on facebook!

    Sally
    BellsandUnicorn(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  84. Like The Ivy Twines on facebook!

    Sally
    BellsandUnicorn(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  85. Following theivytwines on twitter!

    (bellsnunicorns)

    Sally
    BellsandUnicorn(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  86. Following the blog!


    Sally
    BellsandUnicorn(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  87. My fav is Mocca Medium Clutch Wristlet with detachable strap by Hot Mama Handbags LOW SHIPPING.

    ReplyDelete
  88. i love the pop garden emma messenger bag! so cute and useful. from diapers to carrying around a laptop!
    karitsaj at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  89. i'm following your blog!
    karitsaj at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  90. i liked the ivy twines on facebook! (user karitsa norman)
    karitsaj at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  91. i'm following the ivytwines on twitter! username graffitikit
    karitsaj at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  92. i liked hot mama handbags on facebook! user karitsa norman
    karitsaj at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  93. Great shop. I love the Lilly Bag in Pop Garden. Contact info on blog. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  94. I love the Midnight Kisses Large Clutch w/ detatchable handle.

    sabrita@juno.com

    ReplyDelete
  95. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  96. I liked Hot Mamma Handbags on facebook.

    sabrita@juno.com

    ReplyDelete
  97. I liked The Ivy Twines on facebook.

    sabrita@juno.com

    ReplyDelete
  98. Follow you on GFC.

    sabrita@juno.com

    ReplyDelete
  99. I favorited the Midnight Kisses Large Clutch w/ handle and Ironworks Emma Medium bag on Hot Mamma Handbags etsy shop as Sabrita.

    sabrita@juno.com

    ReplyDelete
  100. fave: mocha with button emma large bag
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  101. favorited item
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  102. GFC
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  103. I LOVE the Del hi, Mocca, and so many of your fabric patterns! They're sassy and fun, yet can be elegant, too. So many choices and styles. Great work! I hope I win a certificate so I can purchase one!
    agierman@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  104. The Large Midnight Kisses Handbag is awesome - such beautiful work and design
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50716995/midnight-kisses-with-red-button-large
    janicecrespo@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  105. Made the Large Midnight Kisses Bag a favorite item on etsy
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50716995/midnight-kisses-with-red-button-large
    username janicecrespo
    janicecrespo@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  106. Like Hot Mama Handbags on Facebook
    Janice MacEachern Crespo
    janicecrespo@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  107. Follow you on Google Friend
    Janice Crespo
    janicecrespo@gmail.comma

    ReplyDelete
  108. Follow you on Facebook
    Janice MacEachern Crespo
    janicecrespo@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  109. ah! i loooove her stuff. i'm a new mom to a 2 month old girl and have been on the search for a good diaper bag. haven't found any til what seems like NOW!

    my fave is the gray damask messenger with red lining. sooo pretty. would LOVE to get this GC to put towards that purchase!

    carollai.etsy.com

    ReplyDelete
  110. can't figure out how to Google Friend... but i want to!

    ReplyDelete
  111. GFC follower

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  112. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Midnight Kisses Large Bag and the Wipee Dippee Midnight Kisses wristlet!

    ReplyDelete
  113. These bags are gorgeous, I'm in love with them! Too many to pick my fav but I think the Cinnamon Emma design is fabulous! I would totally use the gift cert towards one of the medium or large bags!
    Thanks!
    dana {at} babyelandaily {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  114. Like Hot Mama Handbags on FB
    Dana Materese Blake
    dana {at} babyelandaily {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  115. Follow on Google Friend
    "babyelan"
    dana {at} babyelandaily {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  116. Follow on Twitter
    @dluxebabyelan
    dana {at} babyelandaily {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  117. Like you on FB
    Dana Materese Blake
    dana {at} babyelandaily {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  118. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/DluxeBabyElan/status/17995846489
    dana {at} babyelandaily {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  119. Love the mocca large Emma!!

    ReplyDelete
  120. Love this bag!

    Ripple Sand Emma Medium Messenger by Hot Mama Handbag

    SheilaC

    shecarita at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  121. I love the Laptop Bag Custom Made by Hot Mama Handbags in green and pink.
    mframe00@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  122. I love the Optic Blossom Emma large hot mama hangbag!

    sturberry @ gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  123. Following ivytwines on twitter
    puredove

    sturberry @ gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  124. Following via GFC

    sturberry @ gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  125. I love the Orchid Ginseng Emma Large Hot Mama Handbag Messenger

    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  126. I <3 the Mocca Medium Clutch Wristlet...beautiful design!

    thecraftynest@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  127. Twitter follower (designsvanessa) :)

    ReplyDelete
  128. I favorited an item @ Hot Mama Handbags :)

    ReplyDelete
  129. I really like the large Hollywood Messenger bag

    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  130. I follow you publicly on GFC

    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  131. I like you on Facebook
    (as AdrianeCoros)

    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  132. i really like the midnight kisses clutch! email in profile.

    ReplyDelete
  133. i favorited the midnight kisses clutch (ichbinseins). email in profile.

    ReplyDelete
  134. i follow the ivy twines! email in profile.

    ReplyDelete
  135. i follow on twitter (ichbinseins). email in profile.

    ReplyDelete
  136. i like the ivy twines on fb! email in profile.

    ReplyDelete
  137. I love the midnight kisses large clutch!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51104662/midnight-kisses-large-clutch-with
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  138. I hearted the midnight kisses large clutch as JennyBolech!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  139. I like hot mama handbags on facebook as Jenny Bolech!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  140. I follow ivy twines on GFC as Jenny Bolech!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  141. I follow ivy twines on twitter as JennyBolech!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  142. I follow ivy twines on facebook as Jenny Bolech!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  143. My favorite item is the Gray Damask Clutch. Thanks for the chance to win!

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  144. I follow The Ivy Twines via GFC (Kelli Lee).

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  145. I'm a Facebook fan of The Ivy Twines (Kelli Flanders Robinson).

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  146. My favorite is the small Hummingbirds Blue Emma bag! That print is really pretty.
    hotpepper71 at bell south dot net

    ReplyDelete
  147. I faved the Hummingbirds Blue Emma Small bag I liked so well.

    ReplyDelete
  148. tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/18437109196

    ReplyDelete
  149. following on twitter as SnowflakeDay

    ReplyDelete
  150. google friend follower (Snowflake07)

    ReplyDelete
  151. absolutely love the Lilly Bag in Pop Garden!

    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  152. I follow via GFC

    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  153. Seriosly I love all of her bags- so pretty and unique! My fave is the Lilly Bag in Pop Garden.
    Thanks
    meangreenmom[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  154. Seriosly I love all of her bags- so pretty and unique! My fave is the Lilly Bag in Pop Garden.
    Thanks
    meangreenmom[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  155. I'm already a gfc follower- love your blog :D

    ReplyDelete
  156. Midnight Kisses Emma Large Messenger Black Band by Hot Mama Handbag

    ReplyDelete
  157. Love the Cinnamon Emma Large Hot Mama Handbag. Looks awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!

    ReplyDelete
  158. I follow the Ivy Twines publically. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  159. I follow the Ivy Twines on twitter - @narniamum. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  160. I like The Ivy Twines of Facebook. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  161. Tweeted. Thanks.

    http://twitter.com/narniamum/status/18467825005

    ReplyDelete
  162. Love the Ironworks clutch and the large bag, too. Cool stuff! lisallen33@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  163. excitedly waiting... hope i win!

    ReplyDelete
  164. I like the pretty Mocca with Brown Emma Medium. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  165. I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  166. My favorite is the Del Hi Earth Sophie Large Messenger Hot Mama Handbag! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

    ReplyDelete
  167. Kleo Sophie size large Hot Mama Handbag

    rajee@momsfocusonline.com

    ReplyDelete
  168. Kleo Sophie size large Hot Mama Handbag

    ReplyDelete
  169. https://twitter.com/momsfocus/status/18495213574

    ReplyDelete

ShareThis