Friday, July 1, 2011

namaste inc. :: vegan handbags & accessories {giveaway}

I was one of those pregnant women who bit the bullet and chose substance over style when it came to my diaper bag. And for the last 12 months? I have loved my one-strap backpack. It’s easy to use and my husband isn’t afraid to hold it when we’re in public. But a couple of months ago, I could feel a change coming. I missed all the pretties I gave up because they weren’t practical, and I found myself in need of, dare I even say it? A mom purse. You know the kind – big enough to hold diapers, wipes, snacks, and a few clean onesies as well as your cell phone, a novel, wallet and camera.


How thrilled was I to find Namaste Inc. had solved the age old diaper bag/mom purse dilemma? Ecstatic times ten! They pride themselves on “providing customer service that is prompt, personal, and friendly, while offering products and accessories that are hip, innovative, and fashion-forward.” I can tell you from personal experience they do just that. Their accessories are smart and inventive. The service is outstanding, and the products are phenomenal. Namaste Inc.’s wide selection of handbags and totes offers the perfect bag for businesswomen, photographers, crafters, and moms who desire to look fashionable but could easily fill a suitcase with all their necessities.

I chose the Laguna bag in black – but it was a hard decision with such fun colors as Eggplant and Peacock vying for the top spot. The Laguna has two exterior pockets and four interior pockets – one which serves as a divider in the middle of the bag. I love this feature because I can split my purse into two sections: mine and Katherine’s. The purse also has two handles and a removable, adjustable shoulder strap. Be still my beating heart! Function and style! Busy women often lament having only two hands, and this strap allows me to corral my daughter, carry shopping bags and dig for my keys without worrying about dropping my purse or struggling to keep it from slipping off my shoulder. The PVC-free, animal friendly faux leather is gorgeous yet durable – yet another mommy must! The cherry on top? It's the clear winner to be my carry-on when we hit the airport for our summer vacation.

Namaste surprised me with a matching wallet, and ladies, I adore it. It holds all my licenses, insurance, debit, credit and library cards in a way that I can clearly see each one. It doesn’t burst at the seams if the change purse gets a little full or if my checkbook is holding a few too many receipts. In fact, my cell phone even fits in it, making it a perfect makeshift clutch in a pinch!


The third fabulous find in my box is truly an innovation for those of us who carry big bags. The blessing of a large purse is also its curse: it can hold a lot of stuff. Enter the Cali Collection’s Oh Snap! Three piece pouch set. L-O-V-E. Small items that make their way to the bottom of your bottomless pit can now be safely stored and easily accessed when needed. Once again, Katherine and I split them up – a mini-notebook, crochet project, Excedrin and make-up in mine and diaper cream, diapers, an emergency snack, and spare pacifier in hers. The third holds our sunscreen & bug spray. Pure brilliance, and so very simple!

Whether you’re looking for a new handbag, wallet, clutch or an organizational system to return your purse to its desired Zen state, Namaste Inc. has what you need. They’ve also go your chance to WIN a Laguna bag and matching wallet in your choice of Black, Red, Eggplant or Peacock. Keep reading to find out how to enter!

Stay up-to-date with the latest from Namaste by following them on Twitter and liking them on Facebook!

Cali Collection Laguna Bag :: $85
the Wallet :: $40
Oh Snap! 3 pc. set :: $20

A SIMPLE GIVEAWAY!
One SIMPLE reader will win a Laguna bag and matching wallet! Here is how to enter - leave a comment for each entry!
  • Check out Namaste Inc. and come back here telling me which product you think will be great for this summer! (Required)
  • "Like" Namaste Inc. on Facebook
  • "Like" this post (see that blue button at the bottom? Click it!)
  • Follow Namaste Inc. on Twitter
  • Post about this giveaway on your own blog and leave us a link!
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Winner will be chosen on July 15, 2011. Please reference Giveaway Rules at the top of the page before entering.

ERINSIMPLESIGNATURE*I received these products to facilitate this review and promotion. The opinions expressed are my own.*

466 comments:

  1. I love the Zuma Collection.....!

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  2. "Like" Namaste Inc. on Facebook

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  3. Follow Namaste Inc. on Twitter

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  4. https://twitter.com/#!/mmalavec/status/86768412990242816

    tweeted~!

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  5. Already Signed up for your daily emails

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  7. LOVE the mini messenger in peacock! it would be perfect for carrying all my diabetes stuff and pregnancy stuff and Rohen stuff!
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  8. liked this review
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  9. like 'em on FB
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  10. follow 'em on twitter
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  11. get the e-mails
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  12. gfc
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  13. http://twitter.com/#!/calmlyfreaknout/status/86771657724801025
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  14. Love the Bitty Bag!
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  15. I like Namaste on facebook (as Wendy O.)
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  16. I liked this post on fb (as Wendy O.)
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  17. I'm following Namaste on twitter (as habitatbldr)
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  18. tweet:
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  19. I Love the Laguna and Zuma bags. Wallets are super cute, too!

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  20. I publicly follow via GFC as mrsoz
    missusoz at gmail dot com

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  21. Lovin the Laguna bag and the Mommy on the Move changing pad.

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  22. The CAli Collection HERMOSA bag is ideal for the summer!!I love the colors too. Thanks for this giveaway!

    noellsky (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. I "like" Namaste on Facebook!

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  24. Just signed up for your daily emails:)

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  25. I "like" this post!

    noellsky (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. And, "liked" Namaste Inc on FB:)

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  27. And, am now a follower of Namaste Inc on Twitter:)

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  28. @singerinkitchen follows Namaste on Twitter!

    noellsky (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. @singerinkitchen tweeted giveaway! http://twitter.com/#!/singerinkitchen/status/86784720452587521

    noellsky (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. I tweeted your daily giveaway link

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  31. And, am now a follower of yours on google friend connect!:)

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  32. Kimberly MotebergJuly 1, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    I think the Mini Messenger bags are perfect for summer fun. Being active while chasing kids, riding bikes, etc, is always a challenge while toting my purse. LOVE the messenger style. Thanks for the fun giveaway. kimmoteberg@comcast.net

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  33. I liked namaste inc on FB
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    Stephanie Huizenga

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  34. liked this review on FB
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    Stephanie Huizenga

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  35. signed up for the daily emails
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    Stephanie Huizenga

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  36. cali collection hermosa is what I need for sure the bigger the better for me
    huizengas@gmail.com
    Stephanie Huizenga

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  37. I love the Hermosa bag- stylish, yet huge!

    j2_klein(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I would totally chose the Hermosa in black!

    monstersmommy021207@gmail.com

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  39. Like them on facebook!!!
    Kelli Wood

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  40. I liked this post!

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  41. I follow them on twitter now under the name monstersmom0212

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  42. i follow with GFC

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  43. I love the bag in Eggplant!! ladypartain at gmail dot com

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  44. also, i "liked" the post!
    ladypartain at gmail dot com

    (sarah partain)

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  45. I like them on facebook too!

    ladypartain at gmail dot com

    (sarah partain)

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  46. I follow them on Twitter!

    ladypartain at gmail dot com

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  47. Tweeted!! (@sallycollage)

    http://twitter.com/#!/sallycollage/status/86803657227632640

    ladypartain at gmail dot com

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  48. I love the Zuma in Lime or Eggplant!

    Nicole
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  49. I love the Laguna bag.

    rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

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  50. I follow Namaste on FB- Nicole Krebs Balogh.

    Nicole
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  51. I like Namaste, Inc. on Facebook.

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  52. Following on Google Friend Connect!

    ladypartain at gmail dot com

    (sarah partain)

    and ps--every time i try to leave the comment with my google account, it doesn't work out, so fyi...)

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  53. I follow Namaste, Inc. on twitter (@RebeccaFH).

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  54. I liked this post- Nicole Krebs Balogh.

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  55. I susbcribe to Simple's emails.

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  56. I follow SIMPLE via GFC.

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  57. tweeted
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  58. I follow Simple via GFC.

    Nicole
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  59. I folow Namaste on Twitter @maybaby522.

    Nicole
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  60. Blogged about the giveaway!

    http://thesallycollage.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/awesome-giveaway-over-at-simple-reviews/

    sarah partain -- ladypartain at gmail dot com

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  61. i signed up for daily emails!

    sarah partain--ladypartain at gmail dot com

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  62. I'd like to have a Lime mini messenger for this Summer. I could get all my Mommy stuff in there easily and still look stylish.

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  63. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/86817849510858752

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  64. email subscriber
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  65. google friend follower as SnowflakeDay (Audra)

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  66. following Namaste on twitter as SnowflakeDay

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  67. Liked Namaste on Facebook as Audra Lynn W.

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  68. Digger the lime mini messenger! Gonna share thru FB!

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  69. The Monroe bag would be perfect for hauling all my summer essentials to the park. Love the bag.

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  70. Ooo.. I love the Monroe!

    szogediek at yahoo dot com

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  71. I Follow Namaste Inc. on Twitter

    ID: @szogediek

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  72. I follow Simple via gfc

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  73. I am signed up for daily emails

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  74. I think the Zuma bag in Hollywood Pink is perfect for summer!

    chelsey.varela at gmail dot com

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  75. I like Namaste on facebook.

    Chelsey V.

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  76. I like this post on facebook.

    Chelsey V.

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  77. I follow Namaste on twitter.
    @Chelyea

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  78. Tweet.
    http://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/86866893314605056

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  79. I've signed up for your emails.

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  80. follow on twitter @ToryMelou
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  81. I really like the Urban Hip Holster in Peacock. Super chic.

    mjbc07 at yahoo dot com

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  82. I love the Snap! collection! I also love the Urban Hip Holster. Could totally have used this on my vacation in D.C. The Skinny Mini is also perfect for my knitting needles....

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  83. I follow Namaste on twitter

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  84. The laguna bag is so fab!

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  85. I already like Namaste on facebook, so.. *chuckles* That one was easy.

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  86. I have always loved the laguna for the same reasons you describe, but ohhh.. the monroe looks SO fun.

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  87. I like Namaste on FB- Cindy B

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  88. I'm following on GFc - Cindy

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  89. I have been droooling over the Monroe bag in peacock for at least two years now. Now that I'm pregnant with our first, I'm definitely considering it for use as a diaper bag slash mom-purse. And I think that teal blue color would be JUST on the other side of girly, enough for my husband to be ok carrying it too.
    I already follow Namaste on Twitter and Facebook :)

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  90. I am a big purse fanatic I love the Laguna bag in Peacock. Awesome Bag!

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  91. LOVE the Laguna in eggplant!

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  92. I follow this blog via GFC

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  93. I like Namaste on facebook
    kmeyers16@gmail.com

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  94. following Namaste on twitter and posted a link.

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  95. I LOVE the Laguna!!!!!!!!!! I don't have this one yet.
    candacelevine@hotmail.com

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  96. I signed up for the daily emails

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  97. I already like Namaste on FB :)
    candacelevine@hotmail.com

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  98. I love the urban messenger bag@

    kathrynbaby2004@yahoo.com

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  99. I liked this post!
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  100. Wow! What a GREAT giveaway!

    I visited Namaste within the last two days, but visited again today. The Laguna is my first choice (in Eggplant, so this giveaway is perfect for me), but I really like the new mini messenger bag, although I also like the urban messenger bag and the hip holster. Actually, there's not much on their site that I don't lust after.

    I had already "liked" Namaste on Facebook.

    I clicked the blue "like" button.

    I am already following Namaste on Twitter.

    I have signed up for daily emails.

    I have publicly followed Simple via google friend connect.

    When I post about this on my blog, I'll be back with the link.

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  101. I just published a blog about this bag http://simplemusingsofabigdreamer.blogspot.com/2011/07/namaste-purse-giveaway-at-simple.html

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  102. I tweeted, but don't know how to get a link for it. The tweet includes @namaste and @simple, so you should get it if you click @ on twitter.

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  103. I really like the mini messenger bag or the zuma. They don't look too big but can carry all the stuff you need and can go on your shoulder, leaving your hands free for taking pictures or whatever.

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  104. I like Namaste on Facebook.

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  105. I like this post on Facebook.

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  106. I am following Namaste on Twitter.

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  107. I am a public follower via GFC.

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  108. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/lch2004/status/86896067827859457

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  109. I follow Namaste on Twitter.

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  110. I love the Oh Snap bags.

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  111. I signed up for daily emails and verified.

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  112. OK! The post about your giveaway is up! You can see it at http://jam2day.blogspot.com/2011/07/happy-july.html

    Scroll down after the Happy Fourth wishes!

    I LOVE this giveaway!

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  113. i LOVE them all...currently, i have the manroe in lime....i love zuma and the hermosa and the laguna....love them all :D

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  114. I think the Bitty Bag is perfect for this summer - big enough to hold what I need and perfect to go with jeans or a casual dress.

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  115. i am a fb fan of namaste inc
    stacy lynn b h

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  116. i follow namaste inc on twitter, @organicmommyluv

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  117. i get your emails
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  118. i follow on gfc
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  119. Love The Monroe in peacock

    princessbridgett at hotmail dot com

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  120. like namaste on FB
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  121. liked review on FB
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  122. email subscriber

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  123. follow with GFC

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  124. I love the bitty bag! vmvazquez83 at yahoo dot com

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  125. I follow via GFC as momlovesdeals. vmvazquez83 at yahoo dot com

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  126. I love the new Mini Messenger, I'd love to have it in peacock for this summer!

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  127. I'm now following SIMPLE via Google friend connect!

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  128. Love the Monroe! I could use that to start my first job with! Thanks for the giveaway!

    lrachelwilson@gmail dot com

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  129. The mini messenger in eggplant would be great for this summer
    shilobeedy@gmail.com

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  130. I "Like" Namaste Inc. on Facebook as Shilo Beedy
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  131. I Follow Namaste Inc. on Twitter as @samsakara
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  132. I follow with gfc as Shilo Beedy
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  133. I like the urban hip holster (better than a fanny-pack!)

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  134. I "like" this post. My FB name is Vicki Sh.

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  135. I "Like" Namaste Inc. on Facebook, my FB name is Vicki Sh.

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  136. I liked this giveaway and review- who wouldn't ;)

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  137. I love your merchandise! I would be thrilled to carry it around with me and recommend it to all my friends!

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  138. holy cow!!! I was lost in love over at their site. I couldn't chose between the Monroe, the Laguna or the Hermosa for my fave- I need them all!

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  139. follower through google connect!

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  140. I love the Zuma collection..

    shelbi89@gmail.com

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  141. I get your daily emails.

    shelbi89@gmail.com

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  142. I follow via google friend connect..

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  143. Classic Hip Holster will be perfect for the summer.
    tomokofive at gmail dot com

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  144. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/orangefukurou/status/87021426174988288
    tomokofive at gmail dot com

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  145. follow you via GFC
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  146. The Mini Messenger bag is cute!
    dmb161@aol.com

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  147. I'm a new blog follower.
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  148. I love their Zuma bag.
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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  149. I follow with gfc
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  150. I liked this post on fb
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  151. Tweet.
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  152. I think the Mini Messenger would be great for summer use. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  153. I follow Namaste on Facebook/Debbie Welchert dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  154. I clicked the like button. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  155. I follow Namaste on Twitter/flipper211 dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  156. I tweeted giveaway. https://twitter.com/#!/flipper211/status/87213570915442689 dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  157. I subscribe via email. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  158. I follow you via GFC. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  159. I think the Cali Collection Zuma bag in Hollywood
    pink color would be great for this summer

    trustjesus7771 at yahoo dot com

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  160. 7/2 tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/lch2004/status/87240751594999808

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  161. The Hermosa in red would be so cool!

    mitch1066(at)gmail.com

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  162. http://twitter.com/mitch1066/statuses/87275776461905920
    Daily tweet....mitch1066(at)gmail.com

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  163. The Hermosa would be great for summer because it has a water bottle holder.

    emilynwins at gmail dot com

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  164. tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/prizepuzzle/status/87311573428867072

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  165. i'd love zuma in peacock for summer

    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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  166. e-mail

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  167. gfc nannypanpan

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  168. The zuma is adorable! - Jackie Sauter - jacks22004 at yahoo dot com

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  169. Liked this post on facebook! Jackie Sauter - jacks22004 at yahoo dot com

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  170. I like Namaste on facebook! Jackie Sauter - jacks22004 at yahoo dot com

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  171. I'm following namasteinc on twitter! @jackiesauter2 - Jackie Sauter - jacks22004 at yahoo dot com

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  172. tweeted about this! @jackiesauter2

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