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. Kids papers!

  2. I could use more organization in almost every area of my life! I love the sassy bags!

  3. Right now my whole house needs organizing because we just moved into it, but on an ongoing basis I need better ways to organize the items my 4 kids need for the different activities they do.

  4. I seriously need help in my living room. The kid toys have taken over my life! No matter how I simplify and organize the living room gets the brunt of the clutter. Help! Hope I win this! :)
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  5. I am pretty good at organizing, the part that I have a problem with is keeping it organized!! So, I guess, my daily routine could use a bit of organizing. I don’t think this will help much, but I love those magnetic pockets that go on the fridge. How cool is that?!

  6. I need help organizing my cloth diapers! I love them, but I can NOT figure out to best stash all those inserts, boosters, and covers!!

  7. The bags look so fun. I need help in my kitchen and with paper work!

  8. My daughter’s toys-in her room, around the house, and in the car.

  9. I need help organizing my diaper bag and purse. I would love to win!

  10. Trish White says:

    I heart these bags! Love the sassy bag!

  11. Toys could always use a little more organization, but what really caught my eye in the online catalog are the towel wraps. I love the pattern and it’d make a cute gift for a college girl!
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  12. We’ve been reorganizing like crazy lately, especially in the office/now-half-homeschool-room. I like the “big bins” and “carry totes” for organizing like things into containers!
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  13. These look fantastic! I think the Market Tote would be perfect for me (I need organizing!!) but I also love to look of the Happy Buckets- I can see so many uses for them!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. HaHa! Seriously, if you saw my house right now, and how my arms are laden when I go to work in the morning and come back home at the end of the day, you would ask, “What part of your life DOESN’T need organizing!!!

  15. I need to organize my time! And of course I love bags, so a large tote would be perfect for me.

  16. I need to organize our clothes and books!
    cute company
    I like the book cover/bags :)

  17. Ashley C. says:

    My craft supplies need some serious help. Bags, boxes, totes…anything that would unclutter the craft shelves!

  18. Chelsea Whitby says:

    I could use a very large bag to organize my church materials. I am in charge of 50 children ages 18 months – 12 years in my church (not to mention my own two children) and I always end up taking 3 or 4 separate bags with everything I need.

  19. I could use a little organizing with grocery/kitchen/party items. I love the Simply Social collection! I could really use some cooler type items, and besides being functional, those are so cute too!!

  20. I emailed Angela asking to sign up for/subscribe to the Angela’s Initials, Inc. email list. :)

  21. I could use better organization of my kitchen island and counters, I do love the lunch lady and lunch sacks- maybe if I had a prettier option to put lunches in I might keep the counters clean!

  22. kids clothes, or diaper bag, car, so many areas….a good diaper bag/take out with the kids bag would really help!

  23. Well my whole house needs reorganized, but what I really like from their products is a new bathroom travel bag :)

  24. My paperwork needs organizing!

  25. Wow – what cute stuff! With 5 kids, just about every area of our lives could use better organization. The Large Totes looked like they’d be useful for travel for us. I also liked the Lunch Lady and Backpack in poppy, for me!
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  26. I need organizing in my house! Paper clutter, toy storage… 4 of us and a dog live in 630 square ft and I feel overwhelmed at getting us organized most of the time!

    I love the Scoop bag!
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  27. I need to organize my work desk/bag…how I organize and transport things back and forth from desk to work needs some serious help!

  28. stephanie says:

    I love the Sort It All Out and Squared Away for organizing my office/crafting room!

  29. stephanie says:

    I emailed Angela and asked her to sign me up!

  30. i could use help organizing craft stuff for my kids.

  31. i emailed angela and subscribed!

  32. Wow, cute products! I need help organizing paper work and art supplies!

  33. a better question for me is what area doesn’t need organization! This is an area I have really worked on for a good three years and I have learned the key is GET RID OF STUFF. stuff requires maintenance, and maintenance takes time that I don’t have. So, clean it out, give it away, only keep what is truly important. I still struggle with keeping it all together but embracing simplicity has made such a difference.

  34. So hard to choose! But the Big Bin and Take-Along Caddy jumped out at me as a solution to the messes that slide around my minivan.

  35. Also subscribed to her emails! Thanks for this opportunity!

  36. Our school room is in TOTAL disarray. In major need of organization for my daughter’s art supplies.

  37. Could definitely use some help in my vehicle. The back is full of things I’m selling on craigslist or need to ship and it’s EVERYWHERE!

  38. Hmmm, all areas of my life need some organizing, but especially what to do with stuff we keep but don’t use or access often (paperwork, kids art and papers, keepsakes). The Sort it All Out appeals to me for, well, sorting it all out!

  39. I would love a sort it all out too, my trunk is a disaster

  40. What area don’t I need help in?! I would love a beach bag!

  41. I could organize my time a bit better. I love the shopping bags because they’re something I would enjoy almost every day!

  42. These bags are amazing!

  43. Maggie Horn says:

    I am in search of the perfect everyday bag, so I’d love a cute but practical one with my son’s info on it.

  44. Um, I started a comment but I’m not sure where it went. I really like the It’s a Cinch bags and as for organization our craft stash needs some help as does my weekly schedule!
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  45. Every area of my life could use organization! :)
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  46. What I need help in organizing the most is my “purse”. It is the carry-all for not only myself but my children…and even sometimes my hubby.

    I guess that is why I think I need the backpack in the seaside print.

    But I also need help with my trips to the grocery store. And I think the Market tote would help me with that.

  47. Oh goodie…I subscribed to her site. Maybe I can sign up and have a party.

    • Any time, Jules! I’d love to help you earn a ton of FREE stuff! :) Also, Simple Living Media readers get the Hostess Shopportunity FREE when they host a catalog party. Feel free to contact me any time!

  48. Heather Moll says:

    I could use some organization help in so many areas of my life. i love the lunch bags – it would be perfect for my daughter. her name is impossible to find.

  49. I could use organizing everywhere….my house is way 2 small!!! I really could use some in the kitchen and the bedrooms!!

  50. I need some organization in our kitchen (mail area), our daughter’s bedroom, and the craft room.

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