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I just got back from a trip to my favorite place on earth… the Redwoods and the ocean in Northern California, Humboldt County area. My mom grew up there, and we have lots of relatives there. I grew up visiting almost every summer. It’s so much like home to me. I will be showing you lots of pictures soon!

One of my favorite things that I brought on my trip was…. my new Jo Totes bag! They were so kind to let me review a bag of my choice, and they are also giving one lucky reader their very own bag of choice today!
I chose the Gracie bag in Butterscotch, and I LOVE LOVE love love it! 
You can easily throw the bag over one shoulder, or you can wear it over your opposite shoulder. Both ways are very comfortable.

I love this bag because I used it as an all-around purse rather than
just a camera accessory bag. My camera is like my 4th child, it comes
everywhere with me! I admittedly used to carry it around in my diaper
bag- unprotected- and I knew it wasn’t the safest decision for my
camera. Now with my Jo Totes bag, my camera was safely nestled between
padded dividers, and I love that! 

Not only does it safely house my camera, but I was also able to pack
around my 2 extra lenses, plus my video camera, wallet, diapers and
wipes, toy cars, cell phone, keys, planner, candy, sunglasses, and all
my personal beauty items. And that is exactly why I chose the Gracie
bag. It has so many awesome pockets, and I’m a sucker for a bag with
My sisters, mom, and grandmothers like the bag a lot. It’s all leather, very practical, incredibly handy, and just so cute!

The bag came so many places with me… the ocean, redwoods, touring around town, and it was perfect on the airplane too!
What I Wore: Dolman shirt//Old Navy, Earrings//Hoopla, Bag//Jo Totes
Picture Taken: Ferndale, CA cemetary, where many of my ancestors rest; I go back 7 generations there.
Here’s a few pictures of the Gracie bag from the website, including a peek at the inside…
I actually had a really hard time deciding, because so many of their bags are just darling! I emailed my sister the links of the bags I was trying to choose from, and she helped me. Here were some of my other considerations…

So what bag would you choose if you won? Are you ready to enter the giveaway?

Any Jo Totes bag of your choice!!!
($89-$119 value).

1. To be eligible for this giveaway, you need to do 2 things.
-Like Jo Totes on facebook.
 -Follow my blog via RSS or GFC- the blue button to your right. 

2. Then leave ONE comment with the following information.

-tell me you follow Jo Totes on fb, and that you followed my blog via rss or gfc

-leave your email
(if you are nervous about putting on the internet, write it like this to avoid spammers:
ex- familyeverafter at gmail) 

Leave one comment each.
-Tell me which Jo Totes bag you would get if you win! 
-Follow me on Facebook.
-Follow me on Pinterest.
-Follow me on Twitter.
-Share this giveaway (via FB, Twitter, or blog).

Giveaway ends next Thursday August 30, and announced on my blog that day.
Winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.

You must be 18 years or older to enter this giveaway.
The chances of winning depend on the number of entries. 

I have been compensated for this giveaway with free product. 
U.S. shipping address only.

Once upon a time…

I started a blog. This is a tale of my projects, goals, and dreams. Thank you for taking a moment to stop by. I hope you have a beautiful day.

xoxo, Rach H.