Dear Wendy
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Win Dear Wendy Tote Bags!


Five Dear Wendy tote bags, pictured above, with the DW logo and “Aim Higher” in both purple and black, are up for grabs this week. The canvas bags measure 13″ x 16″ x 4″ (perfect for toting groceries, library books, or provisions to a picnic), and come courtesy of etsy seller foxybox who, in addition to making awesome personalized tote bags, also makes personalized muslin gift bags like these and these and these, which are perfect for party favors, stocking-stuffers, or gifts to your wedding party. There are so many unique designs, and each gift bag is only $2.25! I love these as a way to personalize a gift or party favor and make it a little more special.

If you’re interested in winning one of the tote bags pictured above, all you have to do is donate any amount to support the site here (if you have already donated in the past six months or are a recurring monthly donor, you’re eligible and don’t need to make an additional donation… unless you really want to), and then leave a comment below saying whatever you want β€” tell a joke, suggest what you’d carry in your tote bag, say what you like about DW, wax poetic about any old thing. Please only comment ONE TIME. You can remain anonymous if you prefer, but make sure you leave an email address in the login field where I can contact you if you win. Winners will be chosen at random tomorrow through the Random Number Generator website at 7 AM EST. I will endeavor to email the winners, but please check this spot right here for winners’ names tomorrow to see if you’ve won. And please be sure to check out the foxybox etsy store who supplied these awesome tote bags!

UPDATE: Congrats to the following winners!

6 Jennylou
5 Taylor
11 Portia
12 Lianne
16 sms841

Please email me with your address!

35 comments… add one
  • Jenny September 25, 2014, 12:45 pm

    I should be working but I’m on DW! Come on, random number generator…reinforce my low productivity! πŸ™‚

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  • Just Max September 25, 2014, 12:49 pm

    Perfect place to share last night’s dreams.
    I dreamt that Wendy was making surprise house calls to those who have donated to the site!
    She showed up at my house, with a few other commenters, to say hello. :-O
    And then a bunch of kittens broke in through the kitchen window. πŸ™‚

    How awesome is that dream!?

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  • kryssie81 September 25, 2014, 12:54 pm

    3rd post for the win!

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  • Diablo September 25, 2014, 12:54 pm

    JustMax, that is an awesome dream, especially the kittens!

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  • Taylor September 25, 2014, 1:24 pm

    Happy fundraising Wendy! I like to wait until the last day to be part of the spike at the end, but I am taking tomorrow off (WOOT) so I wanted to make sure I got it done today (bc somehow this is easier to do at work. Oy!).

    I kinda love the little math problem we have to do to comment =)

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  • Jennylou September 25, 2014, 1:36 pm

    If I had this bag, it would give me motivation to haul my heavy Psychology textbook around! You know, motivation besides “I have to do my homework…sigh…”

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    • Jennylou September 26, 2014, 10:34 am

      Thanks, Wendy, I’m totally psyched!!! πŸ˜€

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  • gigi September 25, 2014, 1:41 pm

    I could haul all my daughter’s stuff to volleyball that she somehow “forgets”! Maybe it will be my lucky day tomorrow!

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  • Kicia September 25, 2014, 1:50 pm

    These bags are awesome!

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  • jlyfsh September 25, 2014, 2:08 pm

    I have so many bags, I love them! These are so cute!

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  • veritek33 September 25, 2014, 3:17 pm

    I would love to aim higher!

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  • Portia September 25, 2014, 4:00 pm

    The notebooks and shotglasses were very cute, bit I would love to have one of these totes! I would use it all the time -farmers market, bringing my knitting places, bringing my laptop around to finish this dissertation thing…

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  • Lianne September 25, 2014, 4:15 pm

    I would like a tote!

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  • CurlyQue September 25, 2014, 4:25 pm

    I <3 totes, I bought several literary themed ones from ModCloth a while back and use them as my purse on occasion.

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  • Kate September 25, 2014, 4:37 pm

    I could totes use one of those.

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  • Wendy (not Wendy) September 25, 2014, 4:38 pm

    I love these!

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  • sms841 September 25, 2014, 4:55 pm

    If I don’t win, can I just buy one somewhere? I LOVE these totes.

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  • LadyinPurpleNotRed September 25, 2014, 5:07 pm


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  • thatgirl September 25, 2014, 10:12 pm

    A new bag to carry my afternoon delight accessories in! Perfect!!

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  • Portia September 26, 2014, 8:43 am

    Yay, a tote bag!!! I never win things, this is so exciting! I shall wear mine with pride.

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  • Lianne September 26, 2014, 9:41 am

    Hooray! This made my week! πŸ™‚

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    • Kate September 26, 2014, 9:43 am

      Finally something positive. Your life is shit.

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      • Jennylou September 26, 2014, 10:32 am

        I hope that’s a joke – it sounds super mean.

      • Kate September 26, 2014, 10:46 am

        We’re friends IRL. Lianne is getting married this year, just bought a condo, and we’re about to go on a girls’ trip to Napa.

      • Jennylou September 26, 2014, 11:31 am

        Ahh that is awesome! I hope you guys have a great time in Napa! My mum went last year and LOVED it.

      • Kate September 26, 2014, 11:53 am

        Thanks! We’re excited. 6 of us are going and we’re staying in somebody’s gorgeous house from Air B&B. I have never been! I’m starting to plan my outfits.
        Lianne was just texting me this morning about how her week has been shit and the tote bag was the one bright spot, so I was teasing her πŸ™‚

      • Lianne September 26, 2014, 2:49 pm

        Kate centers vacations around her outfits. And there is always a theme. Always.

      • Jennylou September 26, 2014, 6:30 pm

        Seriously? A theme? Like a colour scheme or stripes or … I am so not fashion conscious and am now super curious!
        Your vacation sounds like so much fun! My girlfriends and I have been dreaming about a little Bahamian cruise… but it’ll be a couple of years away. I’ll just live vicariously through you guys! πŸ™‚
        Oh and congrats on your wedding, Lianne, I bet it will be amazing! πŸ™‚

      • Addie Pray September 26, 2014, 10:49 am

        Haha they’re friends. But I like how you stood up for Lianne!

      • jlyfsh September 26, 2014, 10:50 am

        Haha I read it and thought the same thing, before I realized who she was talking to!

      • Lianne September 26, 2014, 2:48 pm

        Haha – thanks Jennylou! Kate’s wisdom on here is sometimes overshadowed by her sarcasm. She did share with me this morning that she was going to give me her tote if she had won…and she said I was getting the shot glasses she won as a shower gift. Not sure if that was a joke or not. At minimum, she will bring them to Cabo for my wedding and we’ll take tequila shots. We’ll send pics to DW so you can see them in action!! πŸ™‚

      • Kate September 26, 2014, 2:54 pm

        It wasn’t a joke. Everything I do, I do it for you!

  • Samba September 26, 2014, 11:56 am

    Foxybox has awesome stuff on etsy, thanks! And I 2nd (or 3rd) that I would buy a tote bag, in addition to the donation!

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    • Dear Wendy September 26, 2014, 12:40 pm

      I hope to have some available for sale. Gotta work out the logistics first. And everyone should check out Foxybox. The woman who runs is is super nice and very talented and has lots of great stuff.

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  • kali September 26, 2014, 1:22 pm

    I need a new, bigger bag to carry my quilting stuff in. Thanks for the opportunity, Wendy!

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