Giveaway: Initials, Inc.

I‘ve got another fun Home for the Holidays giveaway! All week long at Simple Living Media we’re celebrating with great gift ideas and 15 giveaways across the entire network — perfect for the holidays.  We’re highlighting special companies we’d like you to think of as you’re making your lists and checking them twice.

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you!

Personalize it with Initials, Inc!

Today’s giveaway is from Angela Smith of Initials, Inc. Angela happens to be a long-time friend of mine and when she started raving about the Initials, Inc products,  I knew this would be a company worth checking out.

The items are kid-friendly, tastefully designed, and well-made, plus the personalization is always free!

Today’s giveaway is for a $100 gift certificate to Initials, Inc. I know you’re going to have a good time searching through the catalog and finding items to personalize for your home and your loved ones this holiday season.


When I was choosing products to review, I knew that I wanted to get bags for myself and my oldest daughter, but I wasn’t sure which would be the right fit for our needs.

After consulting with me and asking lots of questions about what we needed the bags to be able to do, how we would be using them, and what they needed to be able to hold, Angela recommended the Get-a-Grip and the Travel Tote for Jillian and I. We’ve been using them for a few weeks now and they are terrific!

I’ve been impressed with just how much I can fit into the tote.  It has become my “go to” bag and has been going on errands with me as well as doubling as a diaper bag.  The interior of the bag is roomy and the exterior pocket is so convenient for my keys.  I love the look of the tote and the red flower that Angela included is the perfect little spark of personality.

Jillian loves her bag, too.  All of the pockets on the Get-a-Grip have been perfect holding the things she needs for to take with her to the library for a school project we’ve been working on, plus her water bottle and snacks fit into the bag, too.  The Get-a-Grip is open on the top for access and the handle makes it easy to carry the bag.  And, the bright cheerful striped pattern we chose is pretty fun.

But, Initials Inc is more than just cute and versatile bags.  They offer a wide range of items to help you and your family get organized in style. 

I’ve got my eye on the magnetic pockets, the bins, and the Sort It All Out.  I think their backpacks are adorable. There’s even a  Gifts on the Go section on the website with great ideas, too. I can see the Party Tub stashing toys in the living room.

One Simple Kids reader will win a $100 Gift Certificate to Initials, Inc!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: What areas of your life could use a little organizing?  What products from Initials, Inc appeal to you?

2. For an extra entry, sign up for Angela’s Initials, Inc email list by emailing her  – – and asking to “subscribe” and then come back here and leave a comment letting me know.

This giveaway will end Thursday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST I hope you win! We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week. This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you!

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About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. I need to get my craft supplies organized. With a one year old, I need to be able to put it all away in a flash and tuck them out of sight. Soon she will be crafting with me and will have to learn “everything has its place.” A great bag with lots of pockets will be quite useful!!

  2. Just sent an email so I can “subscribe!”

  3. My whole life could use a little organization.

  4. Right now my mind’s on organizing/containing four kids and two adults worth of hats and mittens and gloves that have recently come out for winter use!

  5. My Van, it always seems to be a disaster.
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  6. I love the cooler tote in retro. So many parts of my life need to be organized – I think I’ll start with my pantry/craft storage room :)

  7. I need to get my truck in order.

  8. All of the closets in my house need organizing. I would love to get the travel tote as a gift for my mother.

  9. Oh boy, my daughter’s closet really needs organizing! The bins and caddys would be super helpful for that.

  10. Jennifer N says:

    I love bags of all shapes and sizes!!! One area that needs organizing is my stationary/card making materials. A bag with pockets would be so perfect for this and something that can move from place to place…and be put away neatly!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  11. Currently I am working on organizing just about my whole house, one room at a time…but the biggest thing that needs organizing is papers.

    The products that appeal to me are the bags.

  12. The labelled buckets would work great outside to organize small toys or garden things! Thank you for offering this generous giveaway!
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  13. Seriously, what area of my life COULDN’T use a little more organizing! Kids’ stuff and craft stuff are probably the top 2!

  14. I need to organize the kids’ toys and my kitchen.

  15. I always feel as though the “hidden” areas of our house could use more organization: the attic, pantry, closets, etc.

  16. Well my whole life needs organizing but I like the take along caddies. I think they would really be helpful in my car. My car seems to be the place where things just get dumped in the truck. It would be nice to have some organization back there.

  17. My home school and craft area is in real need of some organizing wizardry!

  18. My kitchen is always disorganized but my purse is coming in a close second!!

  19. The flapper and a backpack would be wonderful!

  20. my craft room never looks as neat as I would like it too, but I refuse to spend $$$ on plastic to organize my stuff!

  21. oooh, I love the organizers for the living room area–trying to keep that neat is such a struggle!

  22. my clothing and all of my kids’ clothing! i have barely gotten out the winter stuff, and we already have had a snow day! i am behind, with no help for it.

  23. Kristi Cornell says:

    The kids toys needs help. Not sure where to start. This would really help.

  24. I love the cooler bags, the sassy bag and the take along caddy. With that said, I would probably order something to help organize the kids’ toys!

  25. I have to get my makeup drawer organized. The sort it all out product looks great, and the kind of thing to keep everything together, and I love the backpacks. So trendy. My disorganized 13 year-old daughter says they are to-die-for!!

  26. It is a toss up, the car or my crafts.

  27. I could make a long list! Our school room is probably at the top though.

  28. my diaper bag! help!

  29. I love the travel tote! My van definitely needs organizing.

  30. I love all of it! :)
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  31. Subscribed to Initials
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  32. diaper bag & van

  33. I’m a ballet teacher and I really need to organize all of my stuff in a dance bag. Some of these bags look perfect!
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  34. Heather Young says:

    Our rather small multi-purpose living space, which is why I really like the “Nest” category.

  35. I could use more organization in the toys/kids’ stuff area. Any sort of bins or storage would be useful.

  36. craft supplies would be great to organize!

  37. everything could always use a little more organizing! I love, Love, LOVE “The Dish,” the “Squared Away” boxes would be perfect for the kid’s rooms and the “Magnetic Pockets” are such a great idea!

  38. I am in desperate need of some organizing when we travel. The hanging cosmetic bag would work perfectly for our bathroom supplies.
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  39. I need to organize my mail piles – its overwhelming

  40. Michelle S says:

    My whole house could use organizing! We are actually in the process of purging the whole house and the sort it all outs would be grea to have! I also love the magnetic pockets!

  41. Michelle S says:

    I emailed Angela and asked to subscribe.

  42. Everything needs organization – someone mentioned cooler tote – that would be great for taking lunches when we’re out for the day!

  43. The desk in our home office is a disaster. The kids toys could stand some organization as well. I think the bins appeal to me the most.

  44. Nissa Morgan says:

    Sent email to subscribe

  45. Nissa Morgan says:

    Definitely the toy room in our house could use some organization!!

  46. My garage needs organizing! But there’s always room for improvement in every room:)
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  47. Homschool, bills, coupons could use some organizing
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  48. Haha what a question. We just moved into a new house a couple of days before Thanksgiving after living with my parents for a year. We moved stuff from storage over and it’s safe to say pretty much EVERY room could use some organization! The only one that’s on its way to being organized nicely is the kitchen. But it could even use some help. :)

  49. I subscribed to her e-mail list.
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  50. The stuff in the front hall!!! SO much now that winter is upon us!

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