Thursday, July 9, 2009


I have a thing for totebags, maybe because I ruin them so quickly. My most favorite is this little lovely from . Because I bought one for my Mom at Christmas, I think I have the right to use it. What you say, why don't you buy your own. Well because I am cheap that's right I said it. Just ask my husband it was just until recently I let him purchase a large screen TV. I do really get it honestly from my Dad. When I was in the 8th grade I swear we had cable installed on our black and white television. Okay back to the topic!

This cutie is on sale for 13.99 so I am off to purchase. The sad thing is I will think about it for another 30 minutes, so wait before you look. The two things I never scrimp on are hotel rooms and shoes. Those are just two things I cannot lower the bar on. That always reminds me of Bridgit Fonda in It could happen to you~ One thing she could not scrimp on is Miracle Whip(cute movie) So now you ask why the title.....

Well like I said I purchased one of these large totes in green with brown initals for my Mom. I always borrow it on trips. Well this time I put too much in it and what do you know the strap popped off~

When I called to tell her she was not happy. So everytime I call she reminds me, you know we take that tote to Mackinac Island with all the wine and such(because you have to have the right tote for wine!!) Today she flat out told me you better have another tote when you come up here in August. So needless to say I will be in the doghouse if I don't. So my question is what to have embroidered on it. Last time I did her initials and this time I want something different. So help me out which do you like the best
1. the lake
2. cottage
3. Up North (that what we always say when we are heading to the cottage
4. Let me know if you have something better.

There can be only 8 letters~

P.S. Wait a while before you check that 13.99 tote out! I ordered mine, they are an extra 10% off!!


  1. Oh, I don't know if I can wait!! I love those totes and I LOVE Ballard design! I like The Cottage - because it could be used for lots of stuff!

  2. Have you been to their outlet store. It is wonderful.

  3. Cute tote!! why not just put "doghouse" on it, then it can be a continous joke between the 2 of you! :) Happy weekend Bristol...and hang in there, we don't live to work, we work to live!

  4. Whew...and I thought I was the only one with a tote addicition.

  5. I love Ballards totes. I have the one with the crown and I just ordered the navy one with the anchor on it:) Last Christmas I ordered my 2 girlfriends and I the pink one and had "PPP" embroidered on it because we are the three peas in a pod:)

  6. I think you should put "Mom's tote" on it ;)

    Very cute bags!


  7. These are really great totes and such great colors. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and the sweet comment. Please visit again! I'm off to explore more of your great site. can already tell I will love it...The glamping tents look fabulous! xoxo kim

  8. Hi, found your blog through boardinghouse. I have looked at those totes for years and years in Ballard Design and never bought one, why I have no idea??? Now when I see them in your post I realize that I must get one, they are so lovely and reasonably priced. adorable blog