Friday, March 6, 2009

Coffee? Good. Bags? Good.

Ever see that episode of "Friends" where Rachel makes the trifle and she puts meat in it? One of my all time favorite lines is Joey saying "Meat? Good. Jam? Good."

Thats how I'm feeling about The Coffee Bag Chick bags. I'm a coffee-aholic. I love me some bags. How perfect do these go together!?!?! The Coffee Bag Chick started up after she was given some coffee sacks for use on a tuna boat, but they were inadequate. Instead of just tossing them aside, why not pretty them up and use them to replace the bags that her and her friends were wearing through every year. If they can carry 150 pounds of coffee beans all over the place, they've got to be pretty durable! Being an eco-friendly mama of 4, she knows what it is to recycle and reuse.

I have the small tote myself, but it is in no way small!! Some people put out bags that are so itty bitty and they say... oooh this is our medium tote.... Are you kidding me? You can't fit more than a cell phone and a wallet in any of those. But this tote that The Coffee Bag Chick put together, is the perfect size for me!! I can fit all my crap in there and its not too big for me. Now if I had just a bit more junk to carry around, which I usually do, the large messenger would definitely be my next choice!

The fabrics that The Coffee Bag Chick lines her totes with are so pretty! Pink florals and bold stripes look fabulous against the brown printed coffee bags! And better yet, there are organic fabrics available for your totes if you just contact them!

The Coffee Bag Chick has just come out with a brand new fabulous Yoga Tote, which is perfect cause so many people do yoga now... (I wish I were that flexible!) The burlap is so great for a yoga tote cause its breathable! Just roll your mat up and stick it in, you wont have to worry about it stinkin' from that sweaty yoga session cause The Coffee Bag Chick's bag breathe right on through!!

There are a few selections available at Cafe Moto.

Would you love to have The Coffee Bag Chick yoga tote and soap bag of your own? Head over to The Coffee Bag Chick website and take a look at the products, what else besides the Yoga Tote would you like to carry around? Is there something that you would like to see The Coffee Bag Chick carry?
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This giveaway will accept entries until Friday, March 27th at noon eastern. Winner will be drawn with and emailed. Winner will have 3 days to reply to the winning email or else a new winner will be drawn!

Please double check your blogger profile and make sure that your email is accessible. If you feel comfortable, you can even leave your email address in the body of the comment! If I cant contact you, how can you win??


kado! March 6, 2009 at 7:59 AM  

These are Awesome...I have an addiction to cute bags...especially reusable grocery bags=) I LOVE the Oversize Tote!! Put me in the contest please!

Thanks for highlighting this company...I will definitely tell my friends!

melsywsou March 6, 2009 at 8:48 AM  

The double wine tote is genious!

mineola March 6, 2009 at 10:07 AM  

Oh- I love these! What a great story behind them as well! The large messenger bag is something I would use for those grocery store runs where you find yourself skipping the basket and regretting it- as items spill from your hands! Great for the farmer's market also. These are "tote-ally" charming!

She might consider direct ecommerce, these will sell like mad online, especially if she runs a few giveaways with coffeeshops and the coffeeshop throws in a few pounds!!!!

Cindra March 6, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

We have been so fortunate to receive these bags in Buffalo, Ny - it has started a new fad in the East. It's such an innovative and economical idea during these times. Jody is a genius. Thank you for sharing with the "folks" in Buffalo, Cindra

mverno March 6, 2009 at 10:39 AM  

i like the large messenger

PAIGE March 6, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

I love and can really use the large messenger. Simply awesome.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER March 6, 2009 at 1:27 PM  

the messanger bag looks great for summer running around

Anonymous,  March 6, 2009 at 2:42 PM  

I brought my love of these bags with me from California to Minnesota and now Minnesotans love them too! The interest in the bags was huge and I am thinking it will just keep getting bigger. Recycling is so important and the styles of these bags are so useful. They have made great gifts too.

Anonymous,  March 6, 2009 at 3:40 PM  

Great bags! I like the recycling too. Thanks for the contest.

linett March 6, 2009 at 5:05 PM  

The Double Wine tote, what a great idea

Unknown March 6, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

These are great! I would love the oversize tote. So handy for anything!

Yoga with Gaileee March 6, 2009 at 6:36 PM  

Hey what a way to reuse, repurpose coffee bags! Cool! I like the soap bag, but I also like the medium tote bag. How cool is that?

Oh, I'm twittering ya as Gaileee, and following the blog too!

Do you have an email subscription widget? You can do that on feedburner with the publicise option of email subscriptions. I love to read up dates through email, as I have a 3 year old, and it gets busy 'round here!

yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

p.s. I also LOVE the yoga bag!
Yoga with gaileee blog


Yoga with Gaileee March 6, 2009 at 6:42 PM  

Hi there!

I put a blog post about the yoga mat bag....lessen my chances to win, but hey, what a cool idea, eh?

Here's the link....
Gaileee's blog post about the coffee yoga mat bag!

yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

Karen March 6, 2009 at 6:45 PM  

Love the double wine tote :)

ktgonyea at

Annie1 March 6, 2009 at 10:29 PM  

I love the Large Messenger Bag!

Great products; really innovative!


Annie1 March 6, 2009 at 10:30 PM  

I follow your blog and subscribe via RSS.


Anonymous,  March 6, 2009 at 10:32 PM  

I like the Small Messenger Bag.

galeogirl at comcast dot net

Annie1 March 6, 2009 at 10:33 PM  

I'm following you on Twitter


greeeneyedwhwom (twitter name) Win Yoga Tote & Soap Bag made fr recycled coffee bean bags


typicalchick March 6, 2009 at 10:36 PM  

The small messenger bag is adorable! I love unique bags!

Dumaurier March 6, 2009 at 11:19 PM  

I really like the small messenger bag

Anonymous,  March 6, 2009 at 11:55 PM  

I like the Medium Tote Bag-these are unique and great looking bags!

Elaine R

Terri March 7, 2009 at 12:32 AM  

Large messenger Bag look awesome for carrying my books around.

Terri March 7, 2009 at 12:32 AM  
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Terri March 7, 2009 at 12:34 AM  

I subscribe

Terri March 7, 2009 at 12:41 AM follow you on twitter. I tweeted.

YZgirl4 March 7, 2009 at 1:09 AM  

I love the small reversible tote.


YZgirl4 March 7, 2009 at 1:09 AM  

I subscribe


Miss Spoken March 7, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

Love the Double Wine Tote

Miss Spoken March 7, 2009 at 12:30 PM  


Carolyn G March 7, 2009 at 1:36 PM  

I love the reversible small tote

silverbele March 7, 2009 at 3:28 PM  

The double wine tote would come in handy.

Anonymous,  March 7, 2009 at 3:59 PM  

I like the small tote.

annabell_lee_dk (at)

Sunnyvale March 7, 2009 at 8:01 PM  

the reversible small tote is nice

Anonymous,  March 7, 2009 at 8:04 PM  

The large messenger

marthajane March 8, 2009 at 10:27 AM  

I like the small tote.
The soap bag is an awesome idea.

valerie2350 March 8, 2009 at 12:41 PM  

i'd love the medium tote :)

valerie2350 March 8, 2009 at 12:42 PM  


valerie2350 March 8, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Anonymous,  March 8, 2009 at 2:20 PM  

I love the small messenger tote! Very cute!

kkondek at

Anonymous,  March 8, 2009 at 2:22 PM  

Added you on twitter on tweeted:

kkondek at

Anonymous,  March 8, 2009 at 5:32 PM  

They are all nice and functional altough I think the double wine tote is my fav...Thanks for offering.

mogrill March 9, 2009 at 1:41 AM  

Love the wine tote! Very cool!!

Dawn Meisch March 9, 2009 at 11:49 AM  

I love their messenger bag! These are so awesome.

Pamela S March 10, 2009 at 4:15 PM  

Lots of cool things, but the one I like the best is the double wine tote! My daughter plays cello in an orchestra that plays at a winery every summer and this would be perfect!!

Smooshy March 11, 2009 at 12:45 PM  

i love the double wine tote!

Christina March 12, 2009 at 7:23 PM  

Christina - - I like the Large Messenger Bag, and I really like the whole idea of enduring bags of all sizes for all kinds of carrying needs! Very bright eco-friendly ideas!

Anonymous,  March 13, 2009 at 4:29 PM  

I love the Small Messenger and wine tote. Very cool.

Tricia316 March 14, 2009 at 10:48 AM  

I am a big fan of BIG bags so the oversized tote is the one I would choose!
I bet they all smell like coffee! Yum!


Katrina March 14, 2009 at 8:48 PM  

The tote would have so many good uses. It really is the perfect size for small trips and such. How perfect.

catriona_sweeps March 15, 2009 at 10:39 AM  

Such unique bags! I love the large messenger bag to carry my numerous library books.

Denise S. March 15, 2009 at 7:03 PM  

I like the messenger bag. These are a great idea!

K March 15, 2009 at 9:30 PM  

Oversize tote, thanks

justeve210(at)gmail (dot)com

chromiumman March 16, 2009 at 4:09 AM  

would love the medium tote

Toni March 16, 2009 at 7:20 PM  

I'm a sucker for all things tote! The large messenger bag!
kurtntoni at yahoo dot com

Mozi Esme March 16, 2009 at 7:33 PM  

The soap tote would make a great gift!

Anonymous,  March 18, 2009 at 8:31 PM  

I'd like the single wine tote. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

vboackle March 18, 2009 at 9:23 PM  

i like the double wine tote.

Anonymous,  March 18, 2009 at 9:52 PM  

These are so adorable and different. I like the small tote best though.

Anonymous,  March 18, 2009 at 11:29 PM  


Anonymous,  March 20, 2009 at 12:44 AM  

The Large Messenger tote is so cool. Just my style. Thanks for the review and the giveaway chance.

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

Anonymous,  March 20, 2009 at 12:45 AM  

Your blog feeds to my google reader.

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

Sarah Z March 20, 2009 at 3:26 PM  

I like the Large Messenger!
believedreamcourage (at)

dawns41 March 21, 2009 at 11:05 AM  

I like Large or Small Messanger!

mindy March 21, 2009 at 8:47 PM  

the large messenger bag thanks for the giveaway

3boyzmom March 22, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

I'm a coffee f-r-e-a-k, so anything that even remotely is connected to coffee is for me:) I really like the medium tote and the large messenger bags...both would make for a nice everyday, simple bag for work or family outings.

3boyzmom March 22, 2009 at 4:43 PM  

I have your button on my sidebar!

3boyzmom March 22, 2009 at 4:49 PM  

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted!

Anonymous,  March 23, 2009 at 12:41 PM  

I'd love to have the small messenger. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

bkh61959 March 23, 2009 at 7:33 PM  

Great bags! I like the recycling too, thanks for the giveaway

Marianna March 23, 2009 at 10:21 PM  

Love the small messenger tote and the medium tote

Anonymous,  March 24, 2009 at 5:19 PM  

I really like the large messenger. Thanks.
-Terra H.

Jayfr March 25, 2009 at 3:04 PM  

The single wine tote would be great to use and to include with a gift of wine.

Anonymous,  March 25, 2009 at 5:40 PM  

Small Tote..perfect and so cool

rhonda82 March 25, 2009 at 8:24 PM  

Love The Small Messenger Tote Bag

bison61 March 25, 2009 at 8:41 PM  

I like the Small Tote

tiramisu392 (at)

Angela March 25, 2009 at 8:57 PM  

I'd carry around that double wine tote.

Stacy March 25, 2009 at 10:03 PM  

Love the small tote, perfect size.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Qwill March 25, 2009 at 10:39 PM  

I like the large messenger bag.

yellowlabs March 26, 2009 at 12:02 AM  

I like the Small Messenger!

Unknown March 26, 2009 at 3:45 AM  

I love the over sizd tote would be perfect for going to the beach with I could get everything in one bag

Emily March 26, 2009 at 5:11 AM  

Love the small messenger.

eeohlin at gmail dot com

Emily March 26, 2009 at 5:12 AM  

I'm a follower!

eeohlin at gmail dot com

Ellen C. March 26, 2009 at 2:49 PM  

I like the small messenger bag. thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

dani March 26, 2009 at 5:14 PM  

I like the yoga tote best so glad that is a prize and my second fav is the medium tote

Anonymous,  March 26, 2009 at 6:50 PM  

Small Messenger Bag!

Anonymous,  March 26, 2009 at 7:57 PM  

I like the small reversable tote! Thanks!

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster March 26, 2009 at 8:32 PM  

I love the Small Messenger Bag. But for grocery shopping or going to the Farmers' Market - the Oversized Tote would be perfect.

Jennifer March 26, 2009 at 9:48 PM  

I think that the large messenger bag is the best!

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Audrey B March 26, 2009 at 11:15 PM  

Your site is so fun! I love the yoga bag, i also like the small tote for the kids to carry or for gift giving, great to bring over those little goodies for your friends. I lwould ike any bag that i can throw my suncare products in and not worry about how i will wash them afterwards if they leak, something alittle more fashionable than a ziploc would be nice!

wendy wallach March 26, 2009 at 11:40 PM  

I would like to see her carry a backpack.

madamerkf at aol dot com

Helen March 27, 2009 at 12:39 AM  

I like the Double Wine Tote.

Angie March 27, 2009 at 2:39 AM  

I like the reversible small tote - that would come in so handy.

Unknown March 27, 2009 at 3:34 AM  

I would love to carry atound the Medium Tote.

Valancia March 27, 2009 at 7:24 AM  

I'd like to carry around that Medium Tote, the 19 inch size would be just right, Thanks!


Valancia March 27, 2009 at 7:30 AM  

Button ... skyxsky27(at)

/\Heather/\ March 27, 2009 at 7:51 AM  

I like the small tote. Just big enough!

mineola March 27, 2009 at 9:45 AM  

The small messenger tote is super cute- I'd gift the yoga bag to my mom, it would be hard but it would give her a real lift!

lilyk March 27, 2009 at 11:58 AM  

I love the double wine tote!

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