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Liscotta Designs- Monogram Me (Review & Giveaway)

I am a traveling momma! Seriously, I don't know how I manage to keep up with my own schedule, sometimes. Through out the year, I have two (maybe three) family vacations planned, church retreat weekends, music writing retreat weekends, and the occasional 'I just want to get away' weekend, as well. I love to travel, but packing can definitely put a damper on happy plans. It's not that I hate packing, it's that I have hated for a very long time the luggage I have to pack things in. When I'm headed out of town, it's usually only for a couple of nights, and I hate lugging around a bulky suitcase for a two day trip!

Liscotta Designs

When I found Liscotta Designs- Monogram Me, I fell in love with the Personalized Travel Tote-to-Go. Not only did I love the design, but I loved that it looked like it would make the perfect weekender bag- something that's been on my mommy wishlist for a long time. Lisa Kirby, owner of Liscotta Designs kindly offered to send me this too good to be true tote to try out! Knowing my busy travel schedule, I knew that the tote would be put to good use right away! Lisa kindly allowed me to choose a name or monogram to be embroidered onto the tote, so I chose my initials. This was to be mommy's bag, and I wanted everyone in my house to know it! 

My new monogrammed tote-to-go arrived within just a few days. It came individually wrapped in clear plastic, with a lovely business card tucked inside. The fabric is a soft, but truly durable black and white damask (I personally love this design and the colors!). The handles of the tote are a really fun almost hot pink color, and the embroidery thread of the monogram matches the pink pretty much exactly.

Personalized Tote-to-Go by Liscotta Designs- Monogram Me

Now, this isn't any ordinary travel bag. The cool thing about this tote-to-go is that it folds up and snaps closed for quick and easy storage! I know that you can fold up any old travel bag- but chances are, it'll come unfolded as soon as you try to shove it back into the closet, and you'll end up so completely frustrated by it that's you'll just leave it lying there- opened on the closet floor, and you may even lose a stray shoe in there! When I'm not using my tote-to-go from Liscotta Designs-Monogram Me, I can just fold it right up and tuck it into the tiniest space to store it until I am ready to use it again. I could even hang it in my laundry room, where I keep a lot of my reusable shopping bags, or on the back of my pantry door. The handles stay completely in tact when folded up, so you can hang the tote-to-go anywhere you please!

Look how the tote just folds right up! Looks like a cute little purse!

With the tote-to-go unfolded and ready to be used, I can fill it to the brim with everything I need for a weekend getaway! This really is a very roomy tote (opens to a large 14.5" x 23" x 7.25" bag), and because it's made with a thick, durable fabric, I don't have to worry about making it too heavy and not being able to carry it with ease. It's got plenty of room for clothes and shoes, toiletries, and maybe even a Nook! 

Here's the tote- all unfolded and ready to be filled up for a fun weekend away!

Just look at how beautiful the tote-to-go from Liscotta Designs is! I am proud and honored to carry Lisa's beautiful design with me! Now, the tote does zip closed, so you don't have to worry about losing items out of the tote. The top pink flap does fold over to the front and snap closed, as well. I recently used my tote-to-go for an overnight trip, and I ended up with extra room in my bag (which never happens!). I plan to use my tote-to-go on all of my upcoming trips as my weekender bag. When we go to the beach for our family vacation this year, there are a number of things I could use this bag for- games, snacks, etc for the car ride, I could use it as the beach bag (though I don't want to get it all sandy!), would be great to tote a picnic blanket and a few other things along, too! The fabric is wipeable, so I can easily wipe it down with a little warm soapy water, if need be. The things you could use a bag like this for are definitely aplenty! I, however, will really enjoy using this bag just for myself when I travel. I even want to look into getting one of these for my sister, who makes a lot of 2-3 day trips flying from OK to NC to visit us every now and then, because it's the perfect carry-on bag!

I love the design of the embroidered monogram that Lisa chose for me. The thread color definitely stands out against the black and white fabric, and I just love the pretty font she used, as well. Most of the bags I own get used for a multitude of things, but now I own a bag that I really feel is mine. This is a quality bag that I know will be with me for a long time! You could really end up spending a lot of money on a nice bag like this, and even more money having it personalized. I love that the items found at Liscotta Designs are affordable! I really mean it, too- I'm not just saying that. A mom like me whose wallet is constantly being drained by trips to the store for diapers, milk, juice, etc, can absolutely afford this bag and many more from Liscotta Designs! At just $15.00 for this wonderful tote, you can have one, too! Oh, and the embroidery is free (one name, only, one large initial, or three letter monogram)! I know- seems unreal! 

Choose your favorite color trim! (Turquoise also available!)

The trim for the tote-to-go is available in pink, lime green or turquoise. You can choose a matching embroidery thread, or there are several other colors options, as well as font options.

There are lots of other great bags available from Liscotta Designs, too! Here are a few of my top picks from Lisa's shop...

 Brown Quilted Tote

 Ballet Totes

 Messenger Bag

Waffle Weave Robe & Slippers

Liscotta Designs has a lot of wonderful options for gifting. I think the Personalized Tote-to-Go would make an excellent gift for an expecting momma. The tote is the absolute perfect size to use as your hospital bag! Wish I'd had mine back when I was having Balian- but I'll definitely be using it the next time around! Any of the totes would make any girlfriend, wife or momma happy! Having it personalized shows that you've gone the extra mile for her! With Valentine's Day coming up, the spa robe and slippers would be a much appreciated gift, for sure! It would also make a great gift for anyone who is in the hospital, recovering from surgery at home, etc. The little ballet totes are great gifts for your little ballerinas, and there are many other tote designs and options to be found at Liscotta Designs!

Want It? Buy It!

With so many choices for bag styles and monogramming at Liscotta Designs, I have a feeling you'll be going back to Lisa's shop again and again! Shop for yourself, or browse the designs to find the perfect gift for a friend, co-worker, family member, etc. Lisa is so, so nice and she's ready to answer your questions and assist you with your purchase!

Want It? Win It!

One very lucky Mommy's Block Party reader will win their very own Personalized Tote-To-Go from Liscotta Designs! Winner may choose a monogram (One name, one large letter or three letter initial), too! Just use our super easy entry form below to enter to win!

Special thanks to Lisa Kirby of Liscotta Designs for allowing me to review the Personalized Tote-to-Go, and for offering this wonderful giveaway for our readers!

Good luck, everyone!


Disclosure: Other than the Personalized Tote-to-Go that I received to review directly from the owner of this shop, I was not compensated to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ.

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  1. Elegant handmade shabby chic Brown faux fur tote with shabby rose lining and brooch embelllishment

  2. Oh how I would love to own one of these bags!


  3. Love this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/82957902/extra-large-personalized-quilted-brown

  4. Super Cute! Would definitely love one of these!

  5. I love the bride 2012 tee for a good friend, and my daughter would love the Kids personalized knit head band / wrap!

  6. love the extra large quilted brown tote :)


  7. Oh my gosh...I think I LOVE the bathrobe. I will have to look into this one!

  8. Love the tote to go..this would be perfect for when I travel this summer


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