Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tote Tails Review & Giveaway


I'm a huge fan of customized pet items. Every Christmas my tree is packed with ornaments featuring the names and pictures of my cats through the years. Since losing Truffles just two short years after Tara, I've been on the lookout for special ways to honor my two precious little girls, who will forever be linked to each other in my heart.

When the opportunity to review a custom tote bag from Tote Tails arrived, I knew that I had found what I'd been looking for. I uploaded pictures of Tara and Truffles (premade silhouettes of popular dog and cat breeds are also available), and within just a couple days I received a mock up in my email with the options to make any changes that I would like. The placement of paw prints and wording is completely up to you too.

When my tote bag arrived in the mail I just starting crying. The silhouettes are the purr-fect likeness of my angels. It's something I will treasure forever and it makes me so proud to have already had people ask me about it when I've used it to run errands.

These custom totes are a truly unique & wonderful gift idea or way to treat yourself to something special. The price is outrageously low, the designs are classy and fun, and the tote itself is extremely well made and durable.

And...10% of every product purchased on totetails.com goes directly to benefit the SPCA, Humane Society and other animal welfare organizations. Nothing makes me happier than supporting small businesses that help animals.

Product Features:

* A unique hand-painted silhouette likeness of your pet.

* High quality 12 oz. heavy canvas tote bag material.

* 14" X 15" X 4" dimensions mean you can fit all of the goodies from your farmer's market trip into one bag.

* 21" straps allow for a comfortable carry and easy access to contents inside the tote bag.

* A carrying capacity that easily exceeds 25 lb's.


Today would have been Truffles' 2nd Gotcha Day. In honor of this I'm so excited to offer our readers a very special giveaway: a customized tote bag of your very own! (US entries only please.)

If you don't end up being the lucky winner, please consider purchasing a tote of your beloved pet(s). Mudpie is already asking that I design one just for her!

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Full disclosure: I received a customized tote from Tote Tails in exchange for my fair and honest review. Receiving free product did not influence my opinion about it; all opinions expressed on this site are my own. I only feature products I have used or would use or that I feel are of interest to readers.

38 comments:

Sweet Purrfections said...

What a nice idea! A human can never have too many tote bags, especially with photos of the fur children.

Anonymous said...

Dat's pawsum and looks so cool. mommy dusn't have da decowations like you altho' she wishes she did. but she luvs da cat themed fings fur sure. Have a pawsum day.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Angel Prancer Pie said...

What a neat way to remember your furbabies!

Jen Scott said...

I would a picture of my fur children on it.

Sabina Ayne said...

What a lovely tote! Happy 2nd Gotcha Day to Angel Truffles.

Sabina Ayne said...

My design on the tote bag would have Angel Piper on it!

Georgia and Julie said...

That is a pawsome bag and way to remember two lovely kitties!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

What a cool tote! Big hugs and purrs to you today. Anniversaries are hard.

The Island Cats said...

What a great way to remember Tara and Truffles. That bag is great! Purrs.....

Marg said...

Those are such great totes. Love how they did the pictures of your two cats. Big hugs to you.

Caren Gittleman said...

I have seen these before and they are great! I would probably put a picture of Cody and Dakota on my bag, I love how you incorporated your two babies!
catchatwithcarenandcody

Penny Marks said...

These are so cute:) I would put my fur babies on it. I love the totes that you made.

Laura Collins said...

I LOVE the tote, I have 3 cats and 3 dogs, so I would have to customize mine to have at least a dog and a cat on it. :)
weluvdopey@sc.rr.com

Unknown said...

What a clever idea. Mine will be crowded with three marvelous cats. One one is a polydactyl, so the footprint will be lots of fun!
libbydodd at comcast dot net

Random Felines said...

that is lovely....they would make great gifts too

Robin Coxon said...

I would love to get a tote bag with my grand-furkitty on it. He's a beautiful long haired orange tabby and it would be a beautiful sentiment to have. robeader53@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Sweet! I'm sure Truffles (and Tara) are sending you purrs, today.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I'd cover it with kittens ;)

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We wish Truffles a very happy Gotcha at the Bridge. We sure do miss her.
What a great giveaway and so sweet to do it on Truffles Gotcha. Love your bag.

Anonymous said...

We just fawt we wuld let yous know awnty Melissa dat altho me didn't like da Composure tweats, they do have a liquid furm. But mommy bought me sum Bach RRescue Remedy fwum da amazon.com and puts a dwop on meez ear every meownin' and it seems to be workin' gweat. Yesfurday duwin' our stowrm me laid wound on da cat twee and played while da funner boomers wumbled. Not sumfin' me duz as you knwo. So it's workin', but she has to do it everyday. Good luck wiff Mudpie.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Fur Everywhere said...

I love your tote bag, Melissa! If I win one, I'll be putting Jewel on mine :)

BeadedTail said...

What a cute tote bag in memory of Truffles and Tara! It's very sweet to offer a giveaway on Truffles Gotcha Day. She would be very happy knowing some kitty mom is going to get a bag with their kitty on it. Hugs to you!

Christina Berry said...

What an adorable little tote bag to honor the memory of your kitties. If I win, I just might have to put Sadie on my bag! :)

Rosa Silva said...

These customized tote bags are a great idea. It's a beautiful homage to Truffles and Tara!

Priscilla King said...

I hope that would be a local Humane Society chapter you can still (somewhat) trust, not the H.S.U.S. whose president's stated goal is "One more generation and they're out" (meaning domestic animals are extinct).

Austin Towers said...

Very cool!

Robyn said...

I would design my tote with a picture of General and Nutmeg. My babies who have crossed over to The Rainbow Bridge.Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! :)

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Your bag came out great. I am sure today is a rough day for you. Everyone misses Truffles, she was a sweetie.

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

So cute I would put pictures of my 3 kitties.

K E Mallory said...

Such a great idea for decorating totes. It would feature one or two of my nine fur babies.

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a cute idea. We are not telling our kitty friend is go to the Vet day
Lily & Edward

Mary Holshouser said...

when I visited the Tote Tails FB page I saw that they also feature (dogs - whisper)
I'd have a picture of Bear put on the bag. She's a yorkie. (hope the kitties didn't hear that).
Maybe I could take her with me more often.
thanks.

D Johnson said...

I would have a photo of my pug baby.

Daniel Scott said...

I would add Artie and Kouga to the tote. This is such a unique gift, thank you for hosting the giveaway.

Nancy said...

Lovely, Melissa. What a wonderful way to honor Truffles. Love it!

Darlene Peterson said...

I would put my cat Shadow's face and name on that bag.

Realia Mazing said...

I have two GSD's i'd love to have on a tote! what a cute product!

Vera Khule said...

Well this would have to be images of my 2 pups.