My Favorite Tote Bag & a Giveaway!

Duluth Trading Company Giveaway!  They have the best leather bags!

Do you have a go to outfit?

Mine is a perfectly broken in pair of jeans, worn leather boots (flip flops in the summer) and a t-shirt and cardigan.


I was thrilled to have finally found my go to bag and it was love at first sight.

Chances are, when you see me, I’ll be toting around my favorite Lifetime Leather Tote.

My favorite tote bag - stylish and holds a ton!

 Duluth Leather Tote - holds so much and so stylish!

It’s the perfect travel bag – I carried my new favorite tote onto my flight to Florida and it fits my laptop, camera, phone, kindle, water bottle, sunglasses, makeup, wallet and more.

I toted my new favorite tote to the Country Living Fair and got tons of compliments.

 Duluth Leather Tote - my favorite bag!


Father’s Day is around the bend and Duluth has tons of great ideas for the hard to shop for dad.

Here’s a list of Father’s Day gift ideas inspired by favorite fatherly sayings (they’re sure to make you laugh too).

Duluth Trading Company has everything – clothes (outerwear, pants, shirts, even underwear), bags (totes, purses, duffles), tools and accessories (gardening, storage, utility).

Quality, stylish, American made products – what more could you ask for (oh, and their packaging and product descriptions are hysterical too – Buck Naked Underwear anyone)?

Father's Day Gift Ideas

I’ve teamed up with some other Duluth loving friends and we are giving away five $100 gift cards so you can shop til you drop!

Win One of Five $100 Gift Cards to Duluth Trading Company

Follow the directions in the rafflecopter below to enter.
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Disclaimer:  Thank you Duluth Trading Company for my new favorite tote – I only speak the truth.

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  1. Patty Morris says:

    I would love to win this giveaway. Would come in real real handy.

  2. i love the sidewinder top! but i also loooove your bag! but it’s not my bag, baby….. i wish it was.

  3. Marsha Gibbons says:

    I love your bag! I could put that to use. I also like your go-to outfit. I don’t think it will work for my Real Estate career, but good for down time!!

  4. Like them all.
    The leather looks like butter.

  5. Debbie wilson says:

    Lifetime tote Would love to win

  6. A Gupta says:

    I love the bag you are carrying in the picture in this post.

  7. LOVE the tote! I am a bagaholic, and this one would fit all of my needs!

  8. Melissa W. says:

    What an awesome bag! Would love to win it 😉

  9. N Sequeira says:

    I like the wallet.

  10. You look great with that wonderful bag!!!

  11. Jill Prince says:

    Love that bag!

  12. The Lifetime Leather Tote is my favorite – I work in the theater and tote around a lot of scripts, notebooks, etc – plus my laptop. Would love to have this one!

  13. It really is beautiful. I want one!

  14. Lifetime leather!

  15. great bag! can’t wait to hear about the fair.

  16. Sally Bridges says:

    I would love one of these awesome totes. With all my traveling it would carry all my “have to haves” in one place and be beautiful at the same time! Have to get one of these! Please enter me in the give away!!!! Love Love Love the tote! Thanks for your awesome blog!!!!

  17. That is an awesome tote. If no one has ever had anything from Duluth Trading Co before they are in for a big surprise. The quality is OUTSTANDING! The bag you are carrying is a really nice choice. Have a great day and looking forward to hearing about the fair! xo Diana

  18. I love the tote!!!!

  19. Kathleen says:

    LOVELOVE the bag. I’m hoping it will come and live with me :) Big thank you for showing the interior with real life going on in there. Have a great week!

  20. I would love the Women’s Lifetime Leather Tote Bag. But I would be happy with any of the bags, they are all beautiful!

  21. The Lifetime Leather Tote is great but i also love, love, love the Canvas and Leather Utility Tote.

  22. Great looking bag that looks like great quality! I would love one like it!

  23. jo wyrosdick says:

    My favorite for me would be the Lifetime Leather tote bag. I also like the men’s shoes for my husband. Nice store.

  24. Shelley says:

    The lifetime leather tote would be the perfect bag for me! Can’t wait to check out the Duluth Trading Company.
    LOVE your blog – 1st thing I check out each morning…such a pleasure.

  25. Lifetime Leather – love it!!!!

  26. Love the bag and your blog!

  27. Love this bag!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Sandy A says:

    I would choose the Leather Messenger Bag–it is perfect…

  29. Shirley Smith says:

    Great bag !!! I love leather !!!

  30. I love my lifetime leather convertible messenger, and I’d love to have this bag as well for travel and longer outings! :) :)

  31. I love the convertible messenger bag… In red, of course!

  32. Theresa Merkling says:

    Love your bag – looks like a classic.

  33. Gasp! Beautiful! I have been on the hunt for a classic, “hippie chick” leather bag. This is amazing. I can already smell it. 😉

  34. My fav look is the Duluth convertible messenger bag. Great giveaway.

  35. Oh my- I love it!!! I’m a bag-a-holic :) My favorite is the Lifetime Leather Large Tote. I would take that all over the place.

  36. I love this Lifetime Leather tote but I also love those railroad striped canvas tote bags. Would be cute for grocery bags and farmer’s market trips.

  37. Esther Thurman says:

    The Lifetime Leather Bag has to be my versatile, but still masculine.

  38. Jacquieline Bernard says:

    Omg I love this bag! I’m currently expecting our 3rd little boy and tired of the same old diaper bags and I could totally see having this as my purse/diaper bag! it would and could hold everything I would ever need!! LOVE!!

  39. dianne a says:

    Great giveaway!

  40. dianne a says:

    Love the AWOL bag!

  41. Dede Jackson says:

    Love the convertible messenger bag!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  42. Elizabeth says:

    I love it! Quality leather just has this thing about it… the smell, the feel, the durability… the best!

  43. Teresa S says:

    Love the lifetime leather portfolio brief.

  44. Jerri C. TN says:

    I love your bag….like butter! I would order the lifetime travel bag for my husband for fathers day; perfect.

  45. We love leather around here! I have a leather camera bag and just love it so much. I’d love to have the Lifetime leather messenger bag Duluth carries!

  46. I’ve been thinking about this tote for awhile! You have totally sold me on it!

  47. Adore that the bag looks like it’s been used for decades right away!

  48. Sheila Moore says:

    My favorite bag is the Lifetime Leather Tote. Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. The perfect color brown to go with tons of stuff!

  50. Patty Lucas says:

    Love this bag!

  51. Love the bag shown! We’re going with 85-year-old Dad on a Carribbean cruise – this bag would be perfect!

  52. I really love the large leather tote that you have! I do wish they made one slightly smaller in the same style.

  53. Melissa says:

    The women’s lifetime messenger bag!!

  54. Love that bag, looks like a great travel tote!

  55. Your bag is gorgeous! Is it very heavy? I have a leather tote that I love to pieces, but it is heavy before I even fill it up! Add a notebook, and it gets hard to lug around. This one could be perfect!!

  56. Denice Metz says:

    I would love to win this beautiful bag

  57. I love the bag! I’d also love the Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  58. I LOVE this bag!!!

  59. Love that tote, Kelly!

  60. The bag you have showcased is also my fav.

  61. If I win I would definitely buy a similar bag. I love the idea of a tote that isn’t kitchy cloth or grocery bag which is what I’ve been using!

    xx Lorelai
    Seams Unbiased

  62. Fonda Rush says:

    I like the Modest Millionaire’s Messenger Bag. That is some site! So fun!

  63. Deborah says:

    LOVE this bag! ♥

  64. Pamela Bolton says:

    I love the tote.

  65. tabitha p. says:

    i had to search for awhile.
    But my favorite is the Railroad Stripe Tote.

  66. I already entered through In My Own Style! But your awesome tote bag looked great at the Country Living Fair!!

  67. The Women’s Lifetime Leather Messenger Bag!

  68. Love Duluth Trading Company for the quality of their products. My hubby particularly loves the long tail tanks. He is tall and the longtails are perfect! The leather bag or any of their bags are just beautiful leather!

  69. Love the Lifetime Tote!! Great size.

  70. Jennifer Reynolds says:

    I Love the Lifetime Leather Travel Bag!

  71. Leather smells so good! I would love to win that! Crossing my fingers!

  72. Cindy A. says:
  73. Christy says:

    Your bag is so cute! I am also loving the AWOL bag from Duluth!

  74. My favorite would have to be the AWOL Bag. GORGEOUS!

  75. I love the Women’s Lifetime Leather Messenger Bag.

  76. Great giveaway!

  77. Amanda Casto says:

    I love their crisp short sleeve button down shirts! Kelly Green is my favorite shade!

  78. Melissa W. says:

    This bag is gorgeous, thanks for the giveaway!

  79. Jane S. says:

    They’re all great bags! My favorite is the Oilcloth Business Tote. It holds a lot but isn’t a large, unwieldy bag to carry.

  80. I love the Lifetime leather messenger bag! What an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for the contest, it’s fun to enter when it’s something you really would love to win! I could see myself using this everyday! I drive 80 miles a day to babysit with my grandsons, often stopping on my way home to do errands. This is the perfect carry all for me! I know whoever wins will adore it! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!

  81. I’ve been looking for a nice leather bag that will go with everything, so I’m going to take a look at the Duluth Trading Company website. Thanks!!

  82. Cheryl Foley says:

    Oh my goodness what a great leather tote!!

  83. Nancy b says:

    I use a bag similar to this one all the time…comes in very handy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  84. Cheryl Barron says:

    This looks so nice. My husband could use it or I could…pick me!

  85. My dad loves the Duluth Trading Co. I never thought to check out their items for me!

  86. jo skidmore says:
  87. Fab, fab, fab! Thanks for the great giveaway! you look so boho-chic-pretty btw!

  88. What an awesome giveaway! I love that bag! Anything big and beautiful that can carry tons (I’m a mom) AND endure… Just. Perfect.

  89. Oh. Favorite bag? Lifetime leather tote

  90. maryann horner says:

    We love Deluth Trading!! Their commercials are hoot – arm pit licking moose – ha! And now this gorgeous tote, I need it too. Hmmm how can I finagle this one with Fathers Day…….

  91. Laura Reich says:

    There are several bags I really like, but I think I’d choose the one you got as my favorite, personally.

  92. I like the teva niyama flats.

  93. Kathy M. says:

    This bag would be absolutely perfect! I love it!!

  94. Toni P. says:

    I love the AWOL tote as well as the women’s “free range undies” Thanks for the chance to win and introducing us to another great company!

  95. constance strickland says:

    loving the lifetime convertible messenger bag! what a great idea!

  96. Love this bag. The no nonsense!

  97. My wife would love that exact bag actually~

  98. Kristin says:

    The lifetime bag is gorgeous, as is the portfolio version.

  99. Sara Ashley says:

    Your tote bag would be perfect!

  100. Sandi Allen says:

    Love this bag!
    Checked out others. Loving the messenger bag also.

  101. Chantelle Walker says:


  102. I love the Oil Cloth Sling Bag!

  103. I like the one your holding just might would want a lighter color

  104. Mary Wilkening says:

    What woman wouldn’t want a gorgeous leather handbag?! I really like the size of the tote! I have a lot of “necessary” things I must carry daily! LOL! Sunglasses, wallet, hair brush, hand sanitizer etc.!! I would be thrilled to receive anything!

  105. Mary Elizabeth says:

    What a great bag! Would love to have one for traveling this summer!

  106. heidi sapa says:

    I loved your picture–so cute, you are! You also seem so sweet in the picture. Isn’t it funny how a person’s soul shines through their eyes?

    I’m pretty proud that you are featuring a Minnesota company! Have you ever been to Duluth? Your family would love it for a vacation trip, including and surrounding areas, if you haven’t. I could give you loads of suggestions if you ever head our way. I live north of St. Paul, on the way to “Da-loot,” as the old-timers say. 😉

    Happy summer from the north country!

  107. I like the Lifetime Leather Messenger Tote.

  108. The messenger bag and the AWOL bag look like winners!

  109. Looks like a beautiful & practical bag. Although I have to say I’m actually more intrigued by the fire hose cargo pants!

  110. Love this bag!! The side pouch for a water bottle is awesome. Perfect for my upcoming trip.

  111. The bag your holding is awesome and I also love the woman’s lifetime messenger bag! Duluth had the best products at the best prices. I buy gifts for my husband and son in law and brother’s in law all the time. Highest quality out there!

  112. Vaishali says:

    It has to be lifetime tote

  113. Love the Lifetime Leather Tote bag! It’s just what I need for carrying my sketch pad/pencils and my journal (and much more on a day out exploring).

  114. Amy Driver says:

    Love your bag and the skirt. Skirts/Dresses are so much more comfortable in hot weather.

  115. Sally Gee says:

    Love, love, the bag!

  116. Michelle says:

    Love the bag! Great giveaway also!

  117. Great bag! I would get so much use out of it! :)

  118. Love Duluth Trading Company, and your bag. I really want one like it.

  119. Love the long tail T’s!! Nice cover for my “tail”

  120. Gretchen says:

    Love that leather tote. Perfect!

  121. Pamela Foster says:

    It would be so timely to win this. I was just laid off. (RIF)

  122. Love it!

  123. Tabathia B says:

    One bag I like is the Women’s Canvas and Leather Utility Tote

  124. Your bag looks like exactly what I need! Great size & color :) Thanks for this!!!!

  125. The AWOL bag is awesome!!

  126. Lifetime leather tote. Love it!

  127. Laura Strack says:

    I love the Duluth Trading Company Oilcloth Sling bag! I need to wear a lighter bag on my shoulder and this one looks fabulous! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!

  128. I love this bag!!
    I pick it up and try to talk myself into splurging on it every time I’m in a Duluth Trading store.

    I’d love to make one mine!

  129. Lisa Flynn says:

    Love, love the tote!

  130. Oh in love with the women’s lifetime leather messenger bag! Thanks for the sweet chance!

  131. Love the leather messenger bag! But I love leather bags, its sort of an addiction of mine….

  132. Love anything Duluth… Good products the handbag has been on my wishlist for about 2 years now..
    I am always order work clothes for the family from Duluth. They have great ballroom Jeans a must for construction guys. Would love to win this bag. I carry everything in my bags from babywipes to kindle.

  133. I would love the leather messenger bag for my husband and myself to share!

  134. natalie says:

    I like the women’s lifetime leather tote in the lighter color!

  135. I like the Lifetime Leather Tote – I need to get rid of my huge mommy bag!

  136. I think I’d be happy with any of Duluth Trading Co.’s bags, but I especially like their Women’s Oil Cloth Business Tote.

  137. Jhanelle says:

    I really like the Women’s Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger bag.

  138. I have been searching high and low for a quality leather tote that I can take with me every where. the Women’s Lifetime tote is exactly what I have been searching for!

  139. Besides your bag, which I love. I like the Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger bag.

  140. Hey so I think I won one of these! I guess my rafflecopter account is linked to another email address with my maiden name. Hence the “Sarah C.” Thanks Kelly!

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