3.20.2011

Breaking Bad Habits (FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY)


I have a confession.

And whether he likes it or not, so does my husband.

Together, we suck at putting away laundry.

I mean we are AWFUL at it.

Instead of simply hanging up items after they come out of the dryer, we do this:

(Ok, not quite this bad but close)
And that is where they sit.

For how long? Well, it depends.
Depends on if we are having company over or not.
And even company coming over doesn't guarantee they get hung up. Ever heard of sticking clothes back in the dryer just to hang out for another week or so they aren't thrown all over your bedroom floor for guests to see?
Welp, now you have.

This has been a bad habit of ours since we first got married.

We have tried telling ourselves we are going to fix the problem, be proactive, and actually put our clothes away instantly after taking them out of the dryer. Good joke.

But then something spectacular happened. I found something that made this big messy problem look a lot better.

I attended a Thirty One party and I purchased the best thing that could've happened to our bedroom floor.

It has transformed everything (well everything in laundry world that is).

Instead of our poor clothes hanging out in one giant, ugly pile, they are now housed in this:



And here they sit.
Happy as clams. Looking pretty & organized. Waiting patiently for their parents to put them away.

I no longer have to worry about flying through midair during the middle of the night because of the heaping pile of clothes on the floor, our bedroom no longer looks like a bomb just blew up in it, and when the time comes for us to actually put them away-they are already folded. Booooo yah.

So here is where the fun comes in-

It is time to give one of these bad boys away to YOU. That's right. You can win one for FREE.

Maybe you don't suffer from the same problem that we do. Don't worry.
 This large utility tote can be used for a variety of other purposes.
For example:


All you have to do to WIN is:

1. Leave a comment telling me what you would use your utility tote for. Not sure until you receive it? That's fine. Just tell me that. Honesty never hurt anybody :)
Include your email address please.

For additional entries:

1. Tell others about this giveaway by posting this button on your blog-leave an additional comment telling me you did this. Then I can check out your blog and fall in love with what you have to say..if I haven't already ;)


2. Become a follower of Living In Yellow

3. Browse through Thirty One's catalog here and tell me what other item(s) you would love to have.

Oh, and if you do find something you can't live without?! Email my friend Heath at heathjbontrager@gmail.com
She will take reeaaaalll good care of ya, k?

And in case the giveaway wasn't exciting enough-check out this amazing deal. Good thru March only!


So folks, you have 4 chances at winning if you do all of the above. Better get crackin.

Winner will be chosen & announced on Sunday, March 27th so have your entries in by then.

Here's to breaking bad habits, one load of laundry at a time :)

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43 comments:

  1. 1. I am so excited about this giveaway! I just wrote about how my laundry is sitting in my room waiting patiently for me to put it away... it's been there for too long!
    I would use this tote for my car/groceries!! I'd keep it in my car and put all my grocery bags in it. That way they wouldn't slide around, and then I could carry them all up to my apartment at once instead of taking so many trips!
    e-mail me when I win :)
    amberdawn{dot}prov{dot}31{at}gmail{dot}com

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  2. 2. I am already your friend! I mean follower.

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  3. 3. I posted the button on my blog and will tell all my readers about it tonight!

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  4. 4. And the Retro Metro bag is super cute.!
    Again, so fun that you're hosting a giveaway!

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  5. HA HA HA...I thought that was really your pile of laundry, maybe in your basement or something. Until I read on of course. I would love that tote to put my kids overnight clothes in, when they go to Grandma's overnight. Or for a picnic. :) LOVE IT!

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  6. O.k. I linked you up to my blog. ~Now you can enter me 2 times. :)

    My email is dhgingerich@frontier.com.

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  7. I would use it to give to my other daughter, Chelsea, as a Christmas gift. Really good idea - Erin. Hope I win!

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  8. Just found your blog and came across your giveaway.
    Super cute tote bags and I'd love to have one for carting everything I need for work every day in and out of my car.

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  9. I love the basket with the floral fabric.
    my e-mail allthingsyummyforfoodies@yahoo.com

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  10. Ok, I would love this bag for my little girls millions of barbies!!!!!! I have 2 haul 3 bags around!!!!! I am your follower also!!!

    Lacie
    Lacie@popoprincess.com
    Raggedintuition.blogspot.com

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  11. 1. WELL. i'm thinking it would be PERFECT for winter sweaters? more room for summer dresses? yes.

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  12. I love the organizing utility tote in circle spirals!! Makes me excited for spring!!!

    Lacie
    Raggedintuition.blogspot.com

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  13. 2. and of course i posted your button to my sidebar!

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  14. 3. andddd i'm a follower. are you sick of all my comments yet? :)

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  15. Look at you! I adore 31, their items are amazing :) If I won your giveaway I would use that handy-dandy for groceries in the back of my jeep and for the beach/pool trips :)

    xo Teresa
    365teresa@gmail.com

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  16. I just checked out the 31 catalog and I love the Collapsible Cube, two of those bad-boys and my closet would be super organized!!

    xo Teresa
    365teresa@gmail.com

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  17. I would use it for toys! Oooohhh I hope I win :) And I don't have a blog, am I DQed? :) You're so big time, I love it!

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  18. and I want the coin purse wallet, so cute!

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  19. I would use it to store all of my magazines!

    mearnold115@yahoo.com

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  20. New GFC follower- mearnold115

    mearnold115@yahoo.com

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  21. I also love their Cinch Top Bucket Bag
    mearnold115@yahoo.com

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  22. already a LIY follower and lovin it!

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  23. posted a button on my blog!

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  24. i visited the thirty one catalog and couldn't pick just one. i couldn't even pick three of my favorites! i loooovvveee all of the purses. wow, what a great catalog! thanks for sharing. (ps. i never win anything, so i'm not holding my breath) :)

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  25. I would use the large utility tote to store my crazy amount of decorating magazines that I just can't part with or to store the many pairs of "back-up" flip flops for the summer. :)

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  26. I have posted your button on my blog :)

    and I am already a daily checker/reader/follower of your blog :)

    ((entires x2!!!!))

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  27. I would also LOVE the organizing utility tote, the all-in-one organizer, the cindy tote, albany bag, demi purse, and my ALL TIME FAV - the retro metro bag!!! I love 31 gifts and have wanted this bag forever!! :)

    my email: stephhage07@gmail.com

    And I just have to say I love reading your blog Erin! I LOL every time i read it!!

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  28. I found your give-away thru Heather G.'s blog! She's a friend of mine. I too have that laundry problem. And here I thought it was just me! I LOVE 31 totes! I would probably use mine for storing toys but like you said "not sure until you receive it!" I do like the other people ideas about using it to haul groceries from the car. We'll see when I win! :) Email is benjewel@frontier.com.

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  29. I posted your button on my blog!

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  30. Ok, I am now a follower of your blog. Since I don't know you hope that doesn't make me a "stalker!" You told me to follow you! :)

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  31. And for my 4th comment...I LOVE all the products! So I really don't have a favorite. But I do want the coin purse wallet!

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  32. Hi Erin! I got here through Heather's blog, so you should probably give her another opportunity for an actual working reference. :) I would use that tote for so many things, yarn, fabric, small animals and large books, but mostly fabric.

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  33. Argh...forgot to include my e-mail address: mary@kelsofamily.net

    1) Incidentally that's the web address where you'll find my blog where I have subtly hinted at my desire to win a big happy tote. Yep...all linked up.

    2) I've also signed up to follow your blog.

    3) And...I'm pretty sure I need one of those small thermal totes. Fun.

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  34. I would love to win! My husband and I have the exact same problem! If I win I would probably use it for trips and picnics though. :) vandango33 at gmail dot com

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  35. I am a follower through GFC! vandango33 at gmail dot com

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  36. I really like the Medium Magazine Basket on their website, perfect for holding my magazines that are laying on the floor! vandango33 at gmail dot com

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  37. And By the way...looked at the catalog and I would love a thermal tote to take to the beach~for lunches for the fam. :) Enter me again please. :)

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  38. P.S. I linked you up...so now sign me up again! :) :) I'm lovin this!

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  39. I found this site thru Heather G....

    I would use the tote for my beach "stuff"
    maybe even store my scrapbook stuff in it...etc.

    It looks awesome and I am sooo excited about the drawing!!

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  40. okay....I posted this on my blog....I am a new blogger, sooooo...hope I did it right.
    Still trying to figure out the blog thing....

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  41. okkkk....just looked at the catalog and oh myyy.!

    I love the casual tote, the organizational tote, and of course the LARGE UTILITY tote as well, then there are the wallets, they looked nice too!
    I think I am going to a party tomorrow evening...are you the consultant maybe??? :)

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  42. oh yes...

    my email is... tambeckler@gmail.com :) :)

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  43. Found you through Tammy's blog. Go Tammy!! I would use the tote in my van. I hate how bags of groceries fly all over the place! rjmullet@gmail.com

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)