Friday, January 9

Purses + Poetry = Great New Giveaway and Discount Code!

I am so excited to share something new with you today! The company is called Purses + Poetry, founded by Canadian entrepreneur Karen Ward.

I first met Karen when she invited me to participate in a great research project about Gen X and Gen Y moms through her company Curiosity Inc. (It was because of this project that I was asked to do my first radio interview on CBC!) Recently she has added the creative venture Purses + Poetry to her business portfolio, and asked if I'd like to help spread the word...and do a fun giveaway!







I'll let Karen tell you how this new company came to be:

"I learned how to sew when I was young and I've always loved making things.  I find it incredibly satisfying to design something and make it and hold in your hand something that was once in your head.  But, I rarely had time for sewing and making as an entrepreneur running a small consulting company called Curiosity Inc.  Last year I took a step back from client work to focus on my own projects and I took a Snap Coin Purse workshop as a fun, learning adventure last summer.  I made one purse at the workshop, 8 more that same weekend - and Purses + Poetry was born. 

I love beautiful, useful objects and I have a deep appreciation for good writing and beautiful language.  I think we're losing touch with the later in our world of tweets, text abbreviations and quick status updates.  There is something enduring about poetry and thoughtful quotes - they create pause, reflection and often provide us with a bit of insight or reassurance that we didn't even know we needed.  This is what I love about tucking poems and quotes inside lovely everyday objects - we get a little bit of nourishment for our soul while we're doing what needs to be done!"





Who/what are the Purses + Poetry Products for?
  • The Key Ring Pouches are wonderful little gifts for pre-teens/teens who are getting house keys for the first time.  The zipped pouch is big enough to hold a transit pass, debit card, student ID, etc.  They also make wonderful housewarming gifts (put a Home Depot card inside) or small appreciation gifts for teachers, your book club, moms' group, etc.
  • The Clutch Purses are great for date night or any special occasion.  They are big enough to hold all of your elegant necessities.
  • The Medium Pouches, our best seller, are perfect for cosmetics, toiletries, cords and cables or a small journal with some pens and pencils.  These pouches are universally loved and make great gifts for women of all ages!
  • And finally, the Snap Coin Purses that started it all are perfect for coins, lip balm and are big enough to fit your essential cards as well.  These are currently sold out while I source a new supplier for the silver frames - they will be back online in early February.






Sure, you can buy purses anywhere, but Karen feels (and I agree!) that there are several things that make Purses + Poetry special. Here's what she says:

  • Everything is designed and lovingly hand-made by yours truly.  This does feel special in a world of offshore production, sweat shops and the like.
  • The products are truly unique because I buy fabric in small batches.  I love prowling around fabric shops and second hand shops when I travel and I'm always on the look out for interesting material.  I buy fabric as I discover it and only a metre or two at a time.  That means there are only a few objects made with each fabric so you get something special, that few other people have.
  • And finally, I think combining poems with purses and pouches is pretty unique.  And awesome - why didn't someone think of it sooner!  :)  




Now that you have all of the background, it's time to share some exciting news!

Exciting news item #1:

Purses + Poetry is offering This Mom Loves readers 20% off any item from now until January 31st. Simply use code MOMSLOVE20 at checkout!

Exciting news item #2:

Purses + Poetry is giving away FIVE (yes, FIVE) Poetry Pouches to This Mom Loves readers!

GIVEAWAY OPEN TO CANADA AND US.

All you have to do to enter is visit the Purses + Poetry website, then leave a comment below letting me know which product is your favourite. For bonus entries, please leave a separate comment each time letting me know that you:

Like Purses + Poetry on Facebook
Follow Purses + Poetry on Instagram
Get Purses + Poetry email updates

(Note that P + P members will receive access to exclusive promotions not available to the public)

Like This Mom Loves on Facebook
Follow This Mom Loves on Twitter
Follow This Mom Loves on Instagram
Get This Mom Loves through email

Total number of possible entries is 8 per person.

The contest will run until Saturday, January 17th at 11:59 pm Eastern, after which time a winner will be chosen through random number generation. Good luck!


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Allison B. said...

I love the medium pouch in lime bouquet 2 and flower pane! These are so cute and I love the personal touch of the poem inside! :)

Allison B. said...

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Glogirl said...

I like the Grey Leaves medium pouch.

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ingrid said...

I love the Grey Leaves pouch! Great giveaway!

ingrid said...

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Jennifer L. said...

I love the Pink Persuasion 2. So pretty!
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Tracy Taylor said...

I love this: Beige Beauty Med pouch

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I liked Purses and Poetry on FB as Contest Tracy

pinksuzanne said...

I really like the Fresh Wave 3.

sally said...

I love these purses, i remember them from a precious post i think. They're so pretty, and simple. They make me want to go out for lunch with my girl friends.

Sally said...

I love the Blue Daisy 2, Grey Leaves (the best, i think), and i also liked the Veggie Patch, its so cute. And i added my email address to P+P site.

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Jonnie (JB) said...

I love the blue geo key ring purse

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Jeannie Lam said...

I love the fresh wave 3 medium pouch!

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Soozle said...

I like the Veggie Patch pouch

Soozle said...

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Cahley T-T said...

I love the Beige Beauty Medium Pouch.

Chelsey said...

My favourite is the Flower Pane Medium Pouch. Thanks for the giveaway!

Chelsey said...

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intensev5 said...

I like the Green Diamond clutch
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buddhahoodlum1 said...

I would love the Pink Persuasion for my girlfriend. I gave her a book of pomes by Rumi so I think she would like the pouch even more.

gibberish said...

I like the ORange Forest medium pouch.
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I'm an email subscriber.
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Gail Squires said...

awesome giveaway I just Liked Purses + Poetry on Facebook

Gail Squires said...

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I am an email subscriber (gigisquires)

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Gail Squires said...

I am loving the medium pouch perfect everyday need (and I am in love with the Clutch too LOL)..... these are just beautiful and I love the poems inside so much

latanya t said...

I signed up for their email newsletter

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Anonymous said...

I like the green diamond clutch

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Chelsey said...

I am an e-mail subscriber via mybabyappleseed... I deleted my last comment to repost this one since I spelled my own e-mail address wrong. tisk tisk.

Sara said...

I really love the Orange Forest 2 pouch! Sooooo flippin' cute! (:

Sara said...

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Followed P+P on Instagram as SaraRose08

Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

I think that the Pink Persuasion 2 is really pretty!

Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

I follow P and P on FB - Heidi Carlson-Reid.

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maria said...

I would like the pink geo.

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Jennifer C. said...

I love the medium pouch in "Curiosity Blue." It has a wonderful poem and beautiful fabric! :)


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Lisa said...

My favourite is the Medium Pouch in Curiosity Pink.

Lisa said...

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Brittany A said...

These pouches are so cute! I really like the medium pouch, beige beauty!

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Four Paw Savings said...

I love the Lime Bouquet medium purse.

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Katrina Brockavich said...

My favorite is the Fresh Wave 2. I love these! They would make great gifts.
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Shelley Nelson said...

I like the Blue Daisy 2 medium pouch the best. http://www.pursesandpoetry.com/pouches/blue-daisy-2?category=medium%20pouch

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Natalie Yeoman said...

i would pick the Pink Persuasion 2
in the medium pouch

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Margaret H said...

I love the idea purses and poetry lovely

Jessica M said...

I love the medium pouch in Flower Pane 2

Jessica M said...

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Ashley T. said...

I liked P + P on Facebook.

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Ashley T. said...

These are lovely! My favourite is the medium pouch in Pink Persuasion 2 and Beige Beauty.

Navpreet said...

Lovely Links Coin Purse

Megan C said...

I really like the Green Diamond. I can see myself using this daily during the spring season.

Shelley Nelson said...

signed up for Purses and Poetry emails

Allison B. said...

I follow TML on Facebook

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Anonymous said...

My favourite is the Grey Leaves purse.

Wendy Browne said...

Curiosity pouch in pink!

Gina Alderman said...

I love the coin purses! so cute!

Gina Alderman said...

The coin purses are soooo cute!

Gina Alderman said...

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Connie Sowards said...

I like the Paisley Passion Purse.

blew415 said...

Fresh wave is cool

Connie Sowards said...

My previous comment didn't have my email that I check often...conniesowards@aol.com

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Marija said...

I love the Taupe Tangle medium pouch!

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Anonymous said...

I love the Dusty Rose Pouch:) They are all so lovely. Thanks!

Jessica Eapen said...

Orange Forest medium pouch is my fav!

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Angela M said...

I like the Taupe Tangle 2.

Angela M said...

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Madalyn Haire said...

My favorite is the medium pouch in Fresh Wave 2 with the quote "Be yourself. Everyone else is taken."

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Gale said...

I love the Grey Leaves medium pouch.

Michelle Tucker said...

I like the Green Diamond (it's my favorite color) and the Blue Daisy 2 pouch.
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Taryn Tener said...

These are really beautiful, and I love many of the patterns. I would probably choose the Window Pane pattern, medium pouch. The email I check most often is fossil316@aol.com

Steph Bkn said...

Love the medium pouch in lime bouquet 2 and flower pane!

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[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I really love the Lime Bouquet medium pouch! It looks super cute!!
Thank You for the chance

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I just liked Purses + Poetry on Facebook as name: fiona nuyen

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lissa crane said...

I love the Green Diamond with the quote from Rumi! Beautiful!

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Laurie Downey said...

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Laurie Downey said...

How to pick a fav, they are all so cute! I love the medium pouches...beige beauty, grey leaves, paisley passion, fresh wave...they are all nice!

JMedina said...

I love the Paisley Passion clutch because of the quote inside.

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Jen said...

Grey Abstract is my fav!

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phxbne said...

love the bluegeo keyring puch

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Kimberly Heintz said...

I love the grey leaves pouch!

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Audra said...

I love the pink posie keychain watts128 at yahoo dot com

Dana Garrett said...

I love the medium pouch Dana.garrett@sympatico.ca

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Megan Shrimpe said...

I love the grey leaves coin purse

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