Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Now who’s stylin’ at the pool? ME, that’s who!

The kids and I love going to the pool and the beach. It’s one of our favorite things to do together.

However, with the good, comes the bad…and the bad part is the packing involved.

With 4 young children, sometimes it feels like I have to bring the entire house with me. It’s not rare to see me dragging 3 different bags along on these outings…the diaper bag, 2 small beach totes full of towels, sunscreen, wipes, goggles, etc and, of course, a huge cooler filled with snacks and drinks.

By the time we arrive to our final destination, I’m exhausted. Really, there has to be an easier way, right?

When I was contacted by Simply Bags, asking if I’d be interested in reviewing one of their beautiful large beach totes, it was as if they had read my mind! I wasted no time in placing an order for a navy-striped stylish beach tote!

Just a few days later, the beach tote arrived and I was immediately pleased. Look at how lovely it is! Not only do I totally dig the stripes but the twisted-rope handle is adorable!

Everything about it screams “SUMMER!”, don’t you think?



Besides being constructed with environmentally-friendly materials, the tote is extremely sturdy yet it’s is also lightweight.

My other 2 beach totes don’t open nearly as wide as this one does so I’m able to fit most of the kids’ thing in it. There’s a little pocket, as well, for things like keys, wallet, chapstick, etc.

The tote measures 23"W x 14"H with a 7” bottom and overall height of 25".

I love that personalization is included, which adds that extra special touch in making each tote unique. I've already received several compliments on it!

To order your very own personalized beach tote, visit Simply Bags. While there, check out the variety of other bags they have, as well.

I promise you won’t be disappointed!

* I received a complimentary beach tote (shown above) in order to review the product. No financial compensation was received. This review is based on my honest opinion of the product.


McKenzie said...

That is a really cute bag, looks just perfect to take on the beach! Roomy looking, too. I might have to take a look at them.

*LLUVIA* said...


I could easily fill it up!!!

middle child said...

Let's see,....4 little kids. Um, let me see that bag again. Yup! It'll work. You bring one large thermos of bloody mary's and a 6 pack, right?

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I love it! I love the rope handles!

Mighty M said...

I have one sitting in my mud room waiting to review too!! :)

Jenny said...

That is so cute and perfect for Summer!

Ash said...

i'd love to have one of these bags - your personalised one is sooooooooooooo cute!

~ash's mum

Kristen @ said...

oh I LOVE it!!

The Lane Family said...

Okay I am going to check the website out because we are a beach going kind of family and I completely understand what you mean about having to back multiple bags and coolers and then wondering if it was all worth it as I crash on the beach!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Alyson said...

I was just wondering, are your twins potty trained yet, because that would sure cut your beach stuff in half!
-Anon follower

Eva Gallant said...

For a minute there, I thought you were going to say you could fit most of the KIDS in it. Actually, it looks THAT roomy!

Twins Squared said...

Isn't that the truth! The pool is bad and the beach is worse! I've definitely been feeling like the bag lady lately. You forgot to mention all the water/sand toys you have to bring too!

Erin said...

I am in love with that beachy looking bag, especially with the monogram on the front. And I love that it's eco-friendly, too!

Will go check 'em out!

Karen Peterson said...

That looks like such a great bag. And I love the personalization.

MiMi said...

LOVE that bag!!!

Amy W said...

So cute! What a great score!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

I'm not worthy. I have a hard enough time getting two kids and our gear (including a big beach umbrella) from the car to the shore. But that's a cute bag!

Anonymous said...

Now that's cute and so handy too!

Brooke said...

stylin!! :)

Jovial Jess said...

It is cute..I think they should have the handle knots on the inside though. I have a very similar bag already...rope handle, sturdy fabric. They are nice!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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