Better Life Bags Giveaway

You guys! I am so excited about today’s giveaway!  Have you heard of Better Life Bags?  If not, I am excited to introduce them to you today.

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Here are a few words from Rebecca’s site, Better Life Bags about their mission:

“The mission of Better Life Bags is simple:  make lives better!

My family and I moved on purpose to a low income area of Detroit  in 2010.  Because the unemployment rate here is 20%, we have an awesome opportunity for BLB to give back to the community that we operate out of!

We hire women, who otherwise cannot get jobs, to work for BLB.  We rent them a sewing machine and tools while teaching them a skill set that allows them to become a primary or secondary provider in their families.  Most of these women are first generation immigrants from countries such as Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen, and Bangladesh, so we are also able to provide them with much needed fellowship and friendship as we visit their homes to deliver fabric and pick up orders”.


I just LOVE that Rebecca is giving back to so many with her company and her mission.  I LOVE my Better Life Brynnda Bag!  It is the perfect size for traveling and with the strap over the body, it makes it easier to carry for long day trips across the city and keeps your stuff close by.  I can’t wait to take it on my next trip or conference!  I love all the fun details!

Better Life Bags are fully customizable and you can mix and match any fabrics to make your bag perfectly unique and suited to your own personality and style.

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I get to give one lucky Idea Room Reader their own custom bag from Better Life Bags.

How awesome is that?

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If you would like to be entered for a chance to win a Better Life Bag, be sure to follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter Box below.

*You may need to enter from a computer instead of a mobile device.  Sometimes it takes a minute for the Rafflecopter widget to load, so please be patient.
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*Fine Print: Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on April 10, 2014. One winner will receive a gift certificate as specified above.  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using and will be notified via email within 24 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winners must respond within 24 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.


  1. says

    Oh my goodness … I have been lusting after the Brynnda Bag … so that is totally the one I would pick if I’m lucky enough to win!

    Great giveaway!

  2. says

    Wow, I love your bag but after reading the story behind this company I’m even more in love with it!!! Amazing!!!!

  3. Kellie Morgan says

    I have been crushing on these for a while. I love them all. Thanks for offering them up!

  4. Annette Cook says

    What a wonderful company and your bags are beautiful! The Nicole and Brynnda are faves.

  5. Amanda Stoll says

    I love the design your own laptop bag! Always looking for good functional (key word!) bags.. I’m always on the go and I need a bag that can keep up! love the color options too :D

  6. Kelli Biesbrock says

    I am torn between Brynnda and Nicole. Love this whole concept, so many choices, had fun playing around with the different designs!

  7. Jessica says

    I adore these bags and the entire mission. It’s hard to choose one style but Emily would most likely be the one I’d get. Awesome work and thanks for the chance to win!

  8. ElizabethInTN says

    What a brilliant idea, BLB! I think they’re all adorable, but if I had to choose one bag as my favorite, it would be the Cyndi. Thank you for the entry!

  9. Heather says

    Love the mixes of leather and fabrics! Definitely one-of-a-kind. Can’t wait till everyone asks where I got mine…

  10. Ryane says

    Wow how inspiring. what a lovely thing Better Bags mission is doing. Beautiful bags love the colors mixed together Very Happy Bags : ) Thanks for the chance.

  11. Amy K. says

    I love the option to mix so many fabrics on the Cyndi, but that latch on the Brynnda is so great too!

  12. Erin says

    They are gorgeous! I lived in a third world country overseas and there are similar programs in place there like you are doing here in the D. What a wonderful thing. I love the Nicole, Nicole with bow and Brynna bags. The splash of pink on the Nicole and Brynna is perfect and the Nicole with bow is so feminine. Wow!

  13. Wendy says

    I have the Molly bag and love it! I’ve wanted another one for so long….love the Brynnda bag!

  14. Geri-Lynn says

    Wow what a great company!!! We need more like them. Thanks for the giveaway. I would be the Emily diaper bag. I have not be able to find such a stylish bag that doesn’t look like a diaper bag.

  15. Anna Colley says

    I had never heard of these bags so thank you for introducing me! They look really cool. I love that the business is a ministry to an area in desperate need.

  16. Nicki says

    I like the Brynda and Emily bags… I’ve been looking for a cute new diaper bag for my new little one coming in two months. These bags would be perfect!

  17. says

    My sister has been eyeing the blue and white striped bag for a while now. If I win, it’s going to her as a birthday present! Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. sheridan says

    I can’t decide between the Emily and the Chloe bags. They’re all adorable, but those two take the cake!

  19. Tonya butler says

    Love the Nicole with bow but would really like to have a custom one made, like Chiari fighters. To help raise awareness for Chairi since my husband and daughter both have it and had to have brain surgery. We travel a lot so the bag would be perfect:)

  20. Traci says

    I love the Brynnda Bag! Oh and the Nicole, Cyndi and Chloe :) The Tracey is cute too, I love the name it is super cute! also

  21. Kari Dufner says

    The Brenda and the Chole! I think she is just amazing giving back to the community like she does!

  22. Kari Dufner says

    The Brenda and the Chloe! I think she is just amazing giving back to the community like she does!

  23. Ashley Calaway says

    I just had my 3rd baby and would love a new diaper bag! I’ve been drooling over these bags for years, I would love to win one!

  24. Auria says

    This bag is gorgeous, and what an inspiring idea. If every company could give back in some way, the world would be such a better place.

  25. says

    I can’t decide between Chloe, Nicole or Cyndi! What a great company! Will be ordering one soon! Thanks for sharing about a great cause and hosting the giveaway!

  26. Ana Sereijo says

    It’s really difficult to choose my favorite bag… But if i could only choose one, it will be Chloe… hm, no! Emily…! oh I can only choose two :)

  27. Maja says

    After visiting the page, the bag in the picture above is still my favorite. Great colours, beautiful design.

  28. Allison says

    These bags look amazing! I would love to win a Cyndi with a bow!!! I also grew up near Detroit so this is an awesome mission!

  29. Tammy says

    Thanks so much for sharing. What a great way to spread awareness about this mission! The bags are gorgeous. I think the Chloe bag is my favourite but it really is hard to choose!

  30. says

    What an awesome concept – I’d love to swing a bag like this over my shoulder! Its for such a great cause! It would be perfect for my honeymoon in May!

  31. Darcy Juneau says

    I love the chloe in navy stripe and the Nicole with a bow in the floral print gorgeous!

  32. Deja says

    I love the Lydia camera bag. I frequently run into the problem of wanting to bring a DSLR camera along to events, but hate dragging the ugly camera bag with it. This bag is so cute, I wouldn’t think twice about grabbing the camera next time!

  33. Joanna S. says

    I had never heard of them before. Love the patterns and prints and the heart to help others!

  34. Judy M says

    What lovely bags and even more, what a great mission and vision! I am tempted by the cute laptop bags, but I need a new purse so I would probably go for the Brynnda or Cyndi.

  35. Nicole says

    Your blog is fantastic and I am amazed how often you update it without overkill. Every post is inspiring!

  36. Jennifer Schrieber says

    I bought one of these for a friend as a gift and would love the Brynnda for myself. I love Rebecca and what she is doing for God and the community.

  37. Courtney says

    I’ve never heard of this company before, but now I’m so excited to check them out. Not just because of this giveaway, which would be awesome to win, but because of their purpose and helping other women. So many wonderful looking bags, like the Chloe, but the Nicole is nice too and I also like the Brynnda!

  38. Lisa Stover says

    I am torn between the Brynnda and the Chloe! They are all so cute… I guess if I had to pick just one, the Brynnda it is :)

  39. gayle says

    I have never heard of these bags…but am in love with them. I have the Brynnda on my list and a laptop carrier.

  40. Melissa h says

    I love the Nicole bag but really need a dslr bag. Such fun being able to design them on the site!

  41. says

    I really like the Chloe, though I’d probably take a while to decide if I actually won. :) What an awesome company!

  42. Amber says

    What a great cause, great idea and great products! I’d be thrilled to carry cuteness with a cause :)

  43. Nina Elkins says

    I love these bags!! But even more than that, I love the opportunity this company give to others!

  44. mary schuler says

    I’ve never heard of this company but what an awesome idea!!! Love the bags and love the business! I’d pick a Nicole bag or the Cyndi.

  45. Karrie says

    Beautiful. We watched program about Detroit so good to see people getting help! I love the Nicole bag !

  46. Rachel Crisman says

    The Cloe bag is my favorite and I want it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I wand the body in Lavender and flaps in brown leather.

  47. Renae says

    Absolutely adore the Cindy bag. Such a great looking and fashionable piece of art sewn by a group of amazing women working for a company with tremendous heart! Just heard of Better Life Bags in the past week if you can believe that. And now I’m so happy that my birthday and Mother’s Day are coming up…wish list!!

  48. Nicole says

    I think the Nicole bag is awesome of course! However, I give my official vote to the Fishley Bag (Black and Brown Leather) I Love the strong and long strap for when I am out with my Kids, and I dont have to look like a “Diaper Bag Mom”. With a 2 boys my bag is always filled with toys and tablets. This bag would be perfect to accomadate my boys and MY FASHION NEEDS!
    : )

  49. Amy B says

    I like the leather i phone case – I’ve been looking for a wallet like that. All the patterns are so much fun!

  50. Eliza says

    I pinned this bag about a week ago! Love everything about it and the back story! I hope I win!!

  51. kendra burton says

    I would love to have one – they are judst too high of a price point for me. How fun it would be to win one!

  52. Janell says

    I love the Chloe bag, and I LOVE the concept of giving jobs to women who otherwise wouldn’t be able to work.

  53. Lauren says

    I love these bags! I hope I win, but I’ll also be ordering from their site. It’s so fun to customize your own bag!

  54. Nile says

    There are so many cute ones, but I really like the Cyndi style. What a great idea and mission!

  55. Alicia Lindsay says

    Beautiful bags, even better business model. I’d love a diaper bag for my baby due this July!

  56. Renee says

    These are awesome!!! I love the Ashley bag! Sending blessings to this company for being so unselfish to others!

  57. Kristie says

    I love the emily bag. I need one that has a cross body strap as well as short shoulder straps for my busy life!

  58. Jennifer Bergamini says

    I’ve never heard of this company before but I love what she is doing. Such a great cause! They bags are darling too! Maybe I will have the privilege of winning one.

  59. Demitria Raynor says

    Definitely love the Brynnda bag! I am on the hunt for a nice sized bag that I can wear cross-body. This one looks to be perfect!!

  60. says

    I love their hearts behind this bag! It is an awesome mission to reach out to others! I love the bags! Super cute!

  61. Corinna Bennett says

    I would love to win and if I did I would pick the Design Your Own Chloe bag. I love the look!! Thanks for the chance.

  62. Alesha Griffiths says

    I’ve been dreaming of one of their bags for ages! They are gorgeous especially with the mission and people behind the scenes.

  63. Jess Presley says

    The nicole bag is my favorite! It looks comfortable to carry and i could put all my planners in it to carry with me :)

  64. Cami says

    Such a great concept! I love the Chloe bag. I really like their design but it would be so much fun to design my own!

  65. Sarah Thomas says

    I love the idea of a company that gives out of work women a chance to provide for their families. Great!

  66. Rozlind Anderson-Pringle says

    I love the Lydia DSLR Camera Bag, especially since it has the across body strap!

  67. MaryB says

    I love the Chloe – all these bags are beautiful and what a great site. I wasn’t aware of it before reading this post.

  68. Alaina Christensen says

    I love the Brynnda bag! So cute, and I love their company’s goal- it’s so inspiring!

  69. Colleen says

    This makes me want to buy one, no matter what! I am very impressed and glad that there are people who look out for others more than themselves. Great company.

  70. Kristen says

    Oops…I should finish my comment! I really like the Emily diaper bag and the Cyndi bag.

  71. Amy says

    thank you for taking the time to make another woman’s life better! And the bags are beautiful!

  72. Marce says

    I like to read about people who think outside the box and employ women. Great looking bag.

  73. Ashley says

    I love the Carrie bag! The colored leather is gorgeous!! I love ALL of them, they are all so unique!

  74. Kate Schwerzler says

    This is such a great mission and such a great bag!!! I am due with a child April 21st so I TOTALLY want the Emily diaper bag :) Thank you so much for this contest.

  75. Laura C says

    As a pregnant mommy, I’m dying over the Emily diaper bag!! How can a diaper bag be THAT cute?! Love, love, love it!

  76. says

    I have never heard of this company before but these bags are so cute! I love the Chloe design or the Brynnda design bags with the nautical print.

  77. says

    I <3 the Chloe bag… or the diaper bags. Even though I don't have a baby, I can just imagine all of the room I'd have when traveling for work!

  78. Julie says

    Love, love, love the Brynnda bag. So perfect to carry my stuff and my 2 and 4 year olds stuff!!!

  79. R Caldwell says

    I just LOVE that you’re giving away a Better Life Bag! I’ve always wanted one :)

  80. Jessica Kolbaba says

    I love the way that you designed your bag,!!!
    The Alecia w/leather corners is also darling

  81. Becki says

    STUNNING BAGS and such a valuable cause! Thank you for giving back so that the lives of these women can change for the better. Everyone deserves a chance and you’re an inspiration.

  82. Alexandria says

    What an incredible woman! How wonderful that she is empowering women with skills which can make themselves marketable.

  83. Jacalyn Williamson says

    Love these bags thinks for introducing them to me. I would love the Brynnada bag.

  84. cynthia harvey says

    I liked the Nicole bag even if there is a Cyndi bag. I’ve never seen a bag by my name and spelled the same! Thank you for highlighting such a good company.

  85. Terri says

    I really like the Chloe bag with the brown bottom and the navy stripe pattern. It is just perfect!

  86. beth bailey says

    I LOVE the Nicole bag. It looks like the perfect size to carry everything I need for work, or crochet, or church activities.

  87. Stacey Lehwald says

    I would love the Emily or Lydia! I have loved these bags for awhile, and I respect what they stand for!!!

  88. Safire says

    What a wonderful way to give back. I am now following them and excited to spread the word!

  89. Chelsea H says

    I’m a soon-t0-be first time mommy looking for a diaper bag and can’t imagine a better bag with a better cause! These are totally fantastic.

  90. Lydia W. says

    I absolutely love this bag!!! I am always looking for “the” bag. This one makes my heart flutter. Thank you for the chance to win!

  91. Julia says

    The chloe bag is awesome, though I’d probably go for the laptop bag since it’s cheaper and still nice.

  92. says

    The Brynnda bag if it has a cross strap. 13″ Laptop bag. or the Fishfly bag. Would be wonderful for my likes. Connie

  93. Brenda says

    I absolutely love those bags! It’s so hard to pick – I think the Brynnda would be my top choice.

  94. Datra says

    I love the Nicole-no-bow with brown leather and some sort of flowery green print. Gorgeous bags!

  95. michele cyr says

    I love the Nicole bag! I have two contacts that run shops in the Detroit area that I sent a link to the video & blog to. They will support this idea!

  96. says

    This is the first time I’ve seen these bags — they’re awesome! I would love to have one of these for my trip to NY! Great giveaway!

  97. Carmel C says

    There are so many amazing bags to choose from, but I really like the Nicole (with a bow) bag. Thanks for the amazing giveaway opportunity!

  98. Rachel says

    What a gorgeous bag and a fabulous company! Thank you Idea Room for putting a spotlight on this company!

  99. Shelly says

    Love this idea. And love all the bags. My favorite is the Brynnda Bag. SOOO cute with the fabric and leather.

  100. Allison Weger says

    I love the Nicole bag…it would be perfect for all of my teaching materials that go back and forth from school to home.

  101. Sarah H says

    The bags are so amazing it’s hard to choose a favorite but i really like the Brynnda Bag and the lydia bag

  102. Amy Jones says

    My favorite is the one you have shown here on your blog. I believe it is the Brynnda bag. I also love the molly bag and the Ashley.

  103. Jessica says

    As a mommy of two young boys I would love to be able to win and create my own Emily diaper bag! They are gorgeous!

  104. Roxanne says

    These bags are very pretty. I love the Chloe bag the most. I could seriously get into trouble on this site :)

  105. Jennifer says

    I’m so excited to learn more about your bags. They are very stylish & for a good cause. I envy you!

  106. Kristin P. says

    The Cyndi with a bow looks like fun! What a great idea to give back to the community and help women!

  107. Ruth Kubier says

    So in love the the bags! Which one? I want them all! I especially am in love with the Brynnda bag! I could so use that like you would not believe!

  108. Marnie Peck says

    Would LOVE to win one of ther great bags. Thanks for introducing them to me, I had never heard of the company and think they are great!

  109. Laura M says

    I really like the Ashley bag, it looks like the perfect bag for my upcoming trip to Turkey. I also, really love the story behind these bags.

  110. Kirsten says

    I’ve been looking for a new American made bag and am in love with these. Thank you for introducing such a great company!

    • Kirsten says

      Ooops forgot to say I love the Brynnda, Cindi, or Molly Bag. It will be hard to pick one!

  111. Melissa Larson says

    All the bags are so wonderful I don’t think I can choose just one favorite. The Chloe, Cyndi, and Nicole are my top three.

  112. says

    I think the Brynnda or the Chloe would be just right for me. I love giant bags (except when I’m looking for my keys or a writing utensil at the grocery store).

  113. Crystal says

    The laptop bags are very clean and cute. Perfect for summer but I absolutely love the chloe and molly bags!

  114. Melanie F says

    OMGoodness gracious… I am in LOVE with the Lulu slr camera bag!! (& every single other item!!) Ob but LOVE her so much! I had to pin it to my wish list) thank you ladies for the sweet chance!

  115. Asha says

    LOVE these bags and the cause!! Obsessed with the laptop bags in the black and white stripes :)

  116. Michele H says

    So hard to decide which I like best but if I have to pick just one it would be the Lydia camera bag!

  117. Nic says

    I have been wanted a Better Life Bag for at least 6 months now, thanks for spreading the word about an awesome bag and a good cause!

  118. Amanda Thompson says

    I love the Emily bag!! It would be so awesome to get the grey & white stripes on the outside and a really fun print on the inside!

  119. amanda says

    i like the niclole bag, but also the one in the pics you posted w the pink stripe! so cute!

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