Monday, December 17, 2012

II Tutto and The Organised Mum

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If there is one thing that motherhood has taught me, it's that a little bit of organisation goes a long way. I'll be honest, it's not something that comes naturally to me. My park mums can vouch for the fact that i'll be the one asking around for nappies, a wipe, some snacks for my kids and maybe, just maybe a sip from their water bottle.

It was actually this group of amazing women that taught me the secret of organisation. It's all in a massive Marry Poppins bag and whats not in there is must be in the boot of your car (right Lize?). On our very first 'park date' I witnessed each of them pull out picnic blankets (stylish ones), home made snacks, toys for their children to play with and spare change for a coffee at the cafe. I had the loose change under control, but home made snacks, not so much.

I get the feeling that Lucie, mum and creator of II Tutto, would fit right in with my ever impressive organised friends.  As a mum of two she fully appreciates the need to have essential items at hand. Thats why she designed the perfect baby bag. One that combines style with functionality.

Each and every II Tutto nappy bag is made from luxury materials and features a removable lining so that you can easily wash your bags internals. They also include a padded change mat, insulated bottle holder and clear plastic purse especially for smaller essentials, like the bonjela, sudocrem, panadol and wind treatments. That my friends, is pretty much everything you need to be an awesome mother. Throw in a nappy or two and a travel pack of wipes and you're set.

I for one, will never again* be caught out in public with out the necessary items to care for my children.  Baby Beetleshack number three will at all times be respectable and tidy.

So tell me, do you need a little nudge in the right direction when it comes to organisation, or do you have the home made snacks under control?

Either way, a II Tutto is an asset to any mothers handbag arsenal. The Mia was Carried by none other than Cate Blanchett, she is valued at $449.00 and rather lovely. See how I just called her 'she'- i don't know why I did that, it just happened.













* okay, okay- too far. But it's much less likely.

202 comments:

  1. I am a happy follower and NO organization does not cone easily to me. Typically I have a diaper, a zip lock with spies and then 29 smashed crackers in the bottom of my bag:) I need help and I have baby #3 due in march!

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  2. I follow the bettleshack on FB:)

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  3. I am a new follower of Ill Tutu in Facebook:)

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  4. What beautiful bags! I, like you, learnt the hard way in becoming organised. I am a work in progress and a nudge in this direction would be delightful! xxx Fi

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  5. I used a tshirt to wipe Lucy's tush the other day because I had no wipes.

    I'd say that makes me less organised than the average bear.

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  6. I'm from the totally-disorganised-could-really-use-some-help-school. (shared on FB)

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  7. I love your blog and have been following you on fb for ages :)I definitely have had moments of being put on the spot without a nappy, drink or snack to be found with my 1st baby! But the more kids I've had (I have 3 now) the more organized I've become. I always leave the house with everything in tow now :)

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  8. Follow you via goggle friend too :)

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  9. I like II tutu too now! beautiful nappy bags!

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  10. I am naturally rather organised. Love these bags!

    amber.boyce@hotmail.com

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  11. Like the Beetle Shack on Facebook :)

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  12. Liked Il Tutto on Facebook :)

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  13. I follow you. As a year one teacher I have little choice but to be organised. But when I am in 'mommy mode' I have the unfortunate ability to be very distracted! This bag is so swoon worthy and I am worthy as I need a nice girly bag for when I have miss toddler and another newbie in the next month {37 weeks-eek}. Fingers crossed tightly. Xx

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  14. I am naturally organised, thank goodness. I don't know how I would cope otherwise!
    My sister is the opposite and is due with her first baby in March. So if I win, I'll gift the bag to her and cross my fingers that it helps.

    I'm a BS follower. :)

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  15. I like to stray between both camps...I LOVE to be organised but often rarely am...I'll get inspired and organised then it slowly unravels!

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  16. And of course a fb liker of tbs :)

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  17. I also shared via my fb.
    Oh and I'm so very much on the unorganized side of things... I don't even have a nappy bag that's how bad it is, I have a 3 month old and a 3 year old for crying out loud!

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  18. Organised. Can't sleep unless I am. And the bag, she's a beauty x

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  19. I'm a new follower :) I try to be organised most days, but definitely have more motivation some days more than others now with two kidlets :)

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  20. Im a follower of the Beet Shack:) xxx

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  21. Would love to WIN one of Il Tutu's bags, such awesome!!! Merry Christmas and good luck to all.

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  22. Liked Il Tutu and shared on FB, already as liker of thebeetleshack and will always support like minded mums.

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  23. I am completely disorganised. On Christmas Day when my son was 5 months old we realised I forgot to bring the nappy bag. Or any nappies. And were were 90 minutes from home.

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  24. I am a follower of The Beetle Shack via Google Friend connect

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  25. Organisation does NOT come easy to me - and am in fact guilty of often filling the house with extra things in an effort to organise us, which in turn ends up making even more of a mess!

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  26. I line up everything I think we will need, and then some more, on the kitchen bench. Think a small mountain of stuff.Then I throw it ll in a huge old bag I have had for ever. Then I luge this gynormous bag of stuff around, and can never actually find what I need in it.The other day I was actually yelling at my bag in public....well I was yelling at my phone to not stop ringing and to hold on as I could not find it in the bag. Yes I am that lady.

    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

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  27. Some days are better than others. I don't have the best nappy bag so I often find I use 2-3 bags depending on what my plans are for the day. This can at times leave me without a change mat or the right nappy or wipes which can be difficult at times. It is an adjustment now that I have a 4 month old and 3 1/2 year old. I need to have snacks and amusements for my toddler but also all the things required for a baby. An Il Tutto bag would be amazing!! I am a Beetle shack follower with Google friends, facebook liker for The Beetle Shack and Il Tutto and I have shared this fantastic offer on facebook.

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  28. I am extremely organised in the motherhood department. Only because of bad experiences with baby 1. Picture poo explosion - no spare clothes, nappies or wipes. I learnt my lesson very quickly. These nappy bags are amazing ad something I have drooled over for a long time now. I have everything crossed.
    Potts.family@optusnet.com.au

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  29. Am. Not. Organized at all. Actually, sometimes I remember to do stuff the night before, but it's not often. And yes, I've spent many a time looking for that last long lost desperately needed nappy in the boot!!

    And I follow you on Facebook. :)

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  30. Im definaltey the one chasing that free range nappy or grabing hats and bags as we run out the door i follow you on FB and here ;) keep up the good work

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  31. I try to be an organised Mum but it doesn't always work. I can have the kids all sorted and then get half way (or all the way) to the shopping centre only to realise I have left my handbag at home. One of these beautiful nappy/handbags would be just the answer. Only one bag is needed and therefore one bag less to forget. What a fabulous giveaway, thank you, Melissa
    (I follow The Beetle shack on Facebook)

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  32. I'm usually very organised, however today I found myself in the supermarket with a very stinky baby and no nappy bag! I'd left it at home! I did however find some 5 day old mashed tiny teddys all through the bottom of my handbag! Which I just realized I forgot to clean out.
    I follow on google friends up there

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  33. I'm a happy go lucky type, so being organised does not come easily, but with newborn baby and miss 4yo, i better be organized when we venture out and avoid the stress and despair

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  34. like beetle shack in facebook

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  35. like il tutto in facebook

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  36. I'm seriously trying to be more organised - with 3 bambinos I have to! I WAS organised with #1... but something has happened and since then and I think I'm scrabbling a bit lately. Or a lot. Thank goodness the baby's food supply goes with me everywhere that I go! The MIA bag would be my style pick - how did you know! ;) And I'm sure she would NEVER go M.I.A.!
    Following via GFC
    Sheree

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  37. Maybe third time 'round I could pull off organised AND stylish?

    I'm always amazed at sam's free and easy attitude to outings with kids. Being caught out once with poo / hunger / cold / heat / mud / thirst . . . is enough to make me take an arsenal of supplies.

    rachel ox

    ps i think we may be tracking along the same baby growing schedule??? I'm due the first week of may.

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  38. I try to be organised by sitting out the clothes the day before, but I need a push.
    totally love this giveaway.

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  39. Love those bags! I always think I'm organised and then find myself in a situation where I realise I'm not :)

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  40. I follow your blog on Google friend connect! ♥

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  41. AND I like your blog page on Facebook!!! ♥

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  42. I just shared it on pinterest! http://pinterest.com/pin/11118330301907716/

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  43. What beautiful bags! I have become more organized now that I have two little ones. This bag would definately help me out. Love the external pockets, a must for me on any bag. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  44. I follow you on google friend too!

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  45. and I like you on Facebook!

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  46. Liked both pages and shared on facebook and twitter. Thanks

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  47. I follow the Beetle Shack!
    As for organization, I usually am! But if I win this bag I'm giving it to my mother who is expecting a new baby! (Another cute sibling, I can't wait.)

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  48. thank goodness for the free range nappy!...sooo many times we have had the "did you bring a nappy" conversation. "i thought you would of grabbed one"...."there will be one in the car somewhere?!"...."yes!!"....then we high five like we are the best parents ever!.....yes that nappy may well be full of sand and grit from rolling around with the balls and beach towels but hey we saved the day. yes we most definately need help in the organisation dept!.
    Allison x

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  49. i'm a organisational freak! which means a bag like this would make me sing and dance with joy! :)

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  50. this would be awesome! I like you on facebook

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  51. Pinned! http://pinterest.com/pin/141933825728108392/

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  52. aaaannnddd am connected to you via google friend connect (which is super handy btw!!)

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  53. I am totally disorganised. My park mums think that I starve my children – Oscar is always stealing their snacks, while I rifle through my bag hoping to find something to feed him (unsuccessfully). Ditto their drink bottles. And one of the other mum's will always produce some wipes to clean him up after eating said snack. Honestly, my poor babies, I always feel like I pack heaps of stuff, but never have anything I need.

    Would love to win this bag.

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  54. I'm in both schools - I'm always scrabbling around in my bag to find what I've packed. I need better internal organisation within the bag itself!

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  55. Wow, I covet this bag!
    My friend's would probably describe me as disorganised when it comes to outings and my daughter. On the other hand, I am pretty organised on the home front. Go figure???

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  56. I used to have the massive "baby bag" which is colour coordinated with your stroller (thats what everyone has here in Italy) however i found it so bulky and ugly that i pretty much stuff whatever i need in my bag, although i would love to have a stylish bag to do the job instead!(they strangely do not exist over here....
    Inala

    inalamk@hotmail.com

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  57. All done! I am typically an organised person and I usually have everything somewhere in my suitcase of a bag. Its finding the snack, nappy or wipes that is my problem and I don't know how many times I have simply up-ended my bag to find what it is I desire. This bag would be perfect for me. Meri kirihimete Em! Xo

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  58. Organisation does NOT come easily to me, although I must admit it gets easier as they get older. I'm most guilty of forgetting the water bottle on trips out - oops!

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  59. I'm a follower on google friend connect x

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  60. I follow The Beetle Shack on FB

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  61. I pinned on Pinterest. Merry Christmas!

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  62. I used to be organised - that was before children!!

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  63. Oh I am the mum who has to stop the pram in the middle of the aisle to look for her keys in the bottomless pit that is also known as my bag!

    I am a follower of the blog

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  64. Am a follower... and yes have free range nappies, in the glove box, in the boot, in the back pocket of the car seat!

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  65. Shared on fbk... although this may mean more entries that arent mine :(

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  66. I am Quite Organised and Get Angry When People are not although I do have my Flustered Moments when I forget something.

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  67. shared on Twitter https://twitter.com/stephvel/status/280838912153358336

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  68. I'm very organized in other ways but when it comes to my bag... Oy I need help!

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  69. I am always organised and plan things the night before so in the morning everything is ready for me to do.

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  70. Liked the Beetle Shack on facebook.

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  71. Liked Il Tutto on Facebook.

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  72. If I had a bag like this I would be super organised!

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  73. I flitter (is that even a word????) between super organised and completely disorganised. There is no middle ground in this household! Same with cleanliness. My house either shines or is completely chaotic.

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  74. And i'm a bettleshack Facebook follower (JasmineBeer) beejl001@mymail.unisa.edu.au :)

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  75. I'd like to think i was organized but when it comes time to actually be organized i realize i'm not organized so much. With 2 bubs on the way in 5 weeks i am going to have to get organized soon.

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  76. already a follower on Facebook

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  77. completely and utterly disorganised! help! x

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  78. organization (organisation?) for sure. however, it only lasts for a hot minute and then my tote bag filled w ramona's things is stuffed with snack wrappers and my odds and ends. and then i freak out and organize all over again.

    (i follow you on facebook and google reader and you're also on my blog roll. how's that for staying connected?! i tried following you via google friend connect but kept getting a error 404 message).

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  79. I'm extremely organised, and I was so organised when Boyo was a baby that I carried too much stuff with me. So I streamlined and made my own nappy wallet. I did them as gifts for so many mamas too.

    I haven't needed to carry a nappy since 2006, but I still heart this bag very much and still need to be organised! x

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  80. Following your blog and love my email updates! I am on the organized side and on occasion have provided bags and wipes to other mums. But what I love is we are all good at different things, cause the mum that forgets the nappy is often the one who will hold my crying baby so I can drink that loose change coffee! Love these nappy bags and have lusted after them for a long time!

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  81. I am occasionally organised. But find it hard to sustain. I have a big box in the car with spares (nappies, wipes, towels). At the moment it has no towels, wipes and nappies that are too small....

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  82. Like II Tutto on FB (and off to check out their range - gorgeous!)

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  83. I am a follower, and like to have organisation.

    Unfortunately, I have found that towards major holidays, organisation has sometimes not been retained.

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  84. I am an organised follower! Additional assistance is always appreciated though... (Love this!)

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  85. This organised lady is also a liker of you on Facebook...

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  86. I am disorganized as they come ;)

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  87. I 'liked' Tutto on facebook:)x

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  88. Already 'Like" Beetleshack on Facebook, of course:)
    x

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  89. ANDDDD....I'll Instagram this beaut giveaway! x

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  90. I am the queen of disorganised! I've been caught with a dirty nappy many times while out, thankfully my friends have kids the same age! It seems I've always left something home. Doesn't help that I've never had a nappy bag that I loved to carry around. Most are too big and bulky!

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  91. A liker on BeetleShack on Facebook

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  92. Now a liker of II Tutto on Facebook

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  93. I am my mother's daughter .. an organisational queen. I write lists of lists ...

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  94. I'm already a devoted GFC follower of The Beetle Shack :)

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  95. I liked The Beetle Shack FB :)

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  96. I've also liked II Tutto on facebook!

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  97. I am a wanna-be organisational queen! I have a halfhearted 'plan' and a halfheartedly filled bag (most of the time)! I have been known to run out of spare clothes and wipes and food... Just sometimes :)

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  98. Liked The Beetle Shack on FB just moments ago... :)

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  99. I'm sometimes really organised and other times really not - a bit hit and miss really. I think with child number #3 approaching at the mo, I might have to get a bit more organised!

    I follow you on GFC - thanks for this awesome opportunity Em!

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  100. And now just shared on Pinterest

    noahandisy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. Depends on the sort of day/week I'm having - sometimes I'm the super-organised mummy, other times I'm wondering how it is that I didn't leave my brain at home with all the other things I needed!

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  102. With each new child, the processes get refined and the organization just seems to happen better. Or so I imagine...

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  103. Following The Beetle Shack via Google Friend connect

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  104. I like The Beetle Shack on Facebook

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  105. It would be so interesting to see how many organised vs non organised entries you get. I thankfully fall into the organised camp (and with two serious reflux babies you only leave the house without a change of clothes once!). If I win I am going to gift to my cherished friend who could really do with something lovely when her next baby arrives. xo

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  106. Am so not organised even with three wee ones. I am lucky to have a nappy and some wipes on an outing hee hee. However with going back to working 4 days a week organisation is my goal :)

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  107. love this bag! i am semi-organised. for the baby i'm organised. for me? not so much! he might have 2 change of clothes, but do you think i could remember anything i might need? not a chance!

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  108. I have my moments! ANd after 15 weeks with number 3 in the hood I have discovered the bag that I am currently using is absolutely useless & this bag would be absolutely perfect!

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  109. What a lovely bag, my husband would say I don't need another nappy bag, but you can never have too many bags and this one is more then a nappy bag!
    I liked your Fb page and also It tuttos
    I also follow your blog via GFC.

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  110. Id like to think I'm organized but I'm not so much. I'm the one with a car full of 'just-in-case' nappies - just in case the three in my handbag, two under the seat, two stuffed in the pram aren't enough for the school pick up! So maybe I'm over prepared, as opposed to 'organised' as such.

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  111. I'm an email subscriber and follow you on FB :-)

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  112. Shared this on my FB page. :-)

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  113. I follow Il Tutto on FB.

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  114. I am highly disorganised and have bits and bobs everywhere, a bag with a few extra pockets would be truly wonderful.

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  115. I like the Beetleshack on Facebook.

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  116. Hmmm... I think I'm somewhere in the middle here. Some days I am oh so smugly organised, others not so much. I think it all depends on how much sleep we've all had and how much coffee I've drunk! (ps. I follow and like on fb :) x

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  117. i was disorganised until my 2 year old daughter decided to do a poo explosion at sydney airport about 2 years ago. my husband was with me but was dry retching, the nappies were in the checked-in luggage and i had none, to my horror in my hand luggage. used one of my t-shirts as a nappy and, of course, we missed the flight.
    i don't go anywhere without the kitchen sink nowadays.

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  118. i was disorganised until my 2 year old daughter decided to do a poo explosion at sydney airport about 2 years ago. my husband was with me but was dry retching, the nappies were in the checked-in luggage and i had none, to my horror in my hand luggage. used one of my t-shirts as a nappy and, of course, we missed the flight.
    i don't go anywhere without the kitchen sink nowadays.

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  119. Im a follower on Google Friend Connect now too! :)

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  120. What a beautiful range of bags! I am an organsier too..

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  121. I used to always be super organised,people were always telling me how organised I was. Lately I just can't get anything organised, it's all a bit hit and miss these days!
    Since I had baby number 5 being super organised just doesn't seem so important any more.

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  122. I like this dear blog on facebook

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  123. I'm totally disorganised, but proud to say that baby wipes are the one thing that I never leave home without, and all my friends take advantage of that.

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  124. Liked on FB, followed on Google + :)

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  125. I'd love to say I'm organised but that takes time I know it saves heaps of time just never have enough time in the first place.

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  126. My problem with being too organised is that I can't find anything in my bag, take too long to get out of the house and then never need any of it anyway!

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  127. PS I'm a beetleshack follower and FB liker (+Il Tutto too)

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  128. I am a follower.
    Organisation does not come easy to me, i always look for new ideas for organisation.Nappies for my baby are always hidden somewhere in my handbag making it difficult to find them whenever i need them. I always search for things that can make my life easy.

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  129. I have Liked The Beetle Shack on Facebook

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  130. I have Liked II Tutto on facebook

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  131. shared the giveaway on twitter...
    https://twitter.com/dreamdream936/status/283322266283036673

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  132. I am mostly organised- with 11 kids I have to be! I keep a bag packed in the car and an extra nappy/wipes in the glovebox in case of emergencies :)

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  133. I am a follower of The Beetle Shack via Google Friend connect (Jessie Hay)

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  134. I like The Beetle Shack on Facebook

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  135. Im a bit of an inbetweener - I try my best to be organised - but often fail miserably!

    I covered all the extra entries too - with likes and twitters posts :)

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  136. And I shared on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jessiehayy/posts/181219085356802

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  137. Lovely Bags... I follow your blog. Sam x

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  138. I follow you on facebook too. Sam x

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  139. You'll find me in the middle ground. Not quite converted to the super organised, but organised enough that I don't forget my head {most of the time}.

    Being a nanny for 12 years I knew very well the importance of a wipe - saved the day many, many times.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em