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. The school room and my kids bedrooms need some organization. I love the bins in the catalog.

  2. My minivan defies all my attempts at organization. My huge Lands end totes are too big, my pocket book too small, and the various diaper bags, bookpacks, and grocery bags all serve their purpises exlcusively. It would be good to find a bag that could manage the misc. clutter of papers, straw wrappers, and random CDs that accumulate n the floor. :)

    We do try a weekly clean out, but you know, four preschoolers + babies and well, most days you cannot tell I clena at all!

  3. The basement could use some organizing. Bins are always helpful.

  4. Oh gracious, what area *doesn’t* need more organization? My van could use lots of help – I love the sorting and moving around of the bin dividers. My living room could use the big bins. The kids rooms, the diaper bag (or actually, the lack thereof)… hey, even OUR bedroom. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

  5. My car trunk has problems :) Those square bins would be great for toys in the livingroom, or in the car. Plus the living social collection looks really useful for our weekly potluck

  6. My daughter’s bedroom could use some bins to help corral the toys.

  7. I subscribed to Initials, Inc!

  8. I would love the carry all tote to organize my car. It needs an organization overhaul!!!

  9. What area DOESN’T need more organization? My whole house does now that my three yr old is “curious” about everything. Those bins look great, as well as a few bags for myself.

  10. Legos! American Girl accessories!
    Art supplies!
    A beach bag for daily trips to the pool in the summer.
    Travel bags for both kids…
    Gifts for Grandma & auntie!!

  11. I subscribed.

  12. The playroom/craft room. We need several more bins in there to control all the stuff!

  13. Ack! Every area of my life could use organizing. Literally. Every. Single. Area.

  14. Just signed up for Angela’s email newsletters!
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  15. My car needs a major overhaul! I have random things rolling around my trunk and seem to lose things back there for extended periods of time. Bins would be a great help!

  16. I love the Lunch Lady! Paper clutter could use more organization.

  17. Paperwork, art stuff and odds and ends. Bins would be great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. kids art supplies!

  19. The craft zone definitely needs the most attention, as far as organization is concerned. I think the Squared Away products look like a good option for this!

  20. Emailed and asked to be signed up for updates.

  21. My entryway needs some serious help! I loved teh weekender and the girl’s backpack in seaside.

  22. My laundry area needs some organization.
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  23. Jaclyn Ley says:

    The most useful products for me would be the big bin or sort it out.

  24. my daughter {who lives with us} just had a baby girl {five weeks early} and although i would love to organize so many different places in our home, her room would be on the top of my list at the moment!

  25. Oh my word, I think I’m in love! I adore so much of this catalog, I’m wondering why I never found it sooner. My favorites are probably the sort it out (because my daughter’s dress up desperately needs attention) and the love me knot. I am a basic purse kind of gal, and it seems like this would suit me perfectly. Thanks for sharing an awesome product line!

    • My daughter has a Sort it all Out with “All Dolled Up!” on it for her dolls, dress up clothes, etc. It’s the perfect height – enough room to get things off the floor but low enough that she can still reach in.

  26. I LOVE the bins and the magnetic pouches. I could use help with organizing in most aspects of my life…definitely kids room and bills and papers though!

  27. Besides my own head needing some sorting out 😉 I think I most need to organise our family crafting space. I love the big bins, the sort it out and the Get a Grip! Great shop!

  28. The kids rooms need some serious help and I think those bins are awesome!

  29. My office and diaper bag need organization. one of the large bags would be great to double as a diaper bag & purse.

  30. Our play room needs help and some bins would be AWESOME!

  31. My work bag and lunch bag are looking pretty ratty. Our basement could benefit from the bins. Oh–how to choose!
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  32. Our craft area is out of control!

  33. My office and the children’s playroom-really could use some bins!

  34. The kitchen

  35. My three year old twins’ toys!

  36. Our family room and basement probably need the most organization. I LOVE bags so I’m having a hard time picking a favorite. Something versatile and cute!

  37. My desk! I could really use some help!

  38. My trunk! I love the Sort-it-all-out : ) The cinch bags are also adorable. Lots of great gift ideas in this magazine!
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  39. Our playroom needs some help so the bins would be fantastic! We could also use a special bag for our van when we travel – something nifty and fun. Great products!

  40. our entry room could always use further organization. i adore the big bins and bag tags. and for myself, the get a grip bags would be perfect for organizing my knitting things. thanks for the introduction to this company!

  41. I love the bucket tote and the scoop bag. Love them!

  42. oh, my homeschool room could use some help from the squared away buckets… !!!

  43. I couldn’t find one in a quick look, but if they’ve got a good, big insulated tote, I’d love it!

  44. My car and desk need organizing. Love the Get A Grip.

  45. the minivan…having all we need for our daily commutes without cluttering it up is a constant challenge

  46. Tasha Schifsky says:

    my kids playroom always seems to be in a disarray. I really like the cool bins for organizing the playroom with different colors.

  47. Debbie Giddey says:

    I need to organize my craft room. I am interested in the bins.

  48. My at home business (etsy shop) work area is awful. I’m interested most in the one called “sort it out” or “squared away”.

  49. Diaper bag for sure… I can never find what I need in mine.

  50. Definitely kids rooms–I am all about having bins!

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