Monday, January 31, 2011

Vera Bradley Outlet Sale tickets go on sale Tuesday!

There is one Vera Bradley event that I really wish that I could go to! The Vera Bradley Outlet Sale! Nothing sounds better than a convention center full of Vera Bradley bags that are up to 65% off!!! Too bag…haha…I mean too bad it is all the way in Indiana.

The outlet sale will start Wednesday, April 13th and go through Sunday, April 17th. On Wednesday and Thursday they are pre-selling tickets for $5 to help cut down on the crowds. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are free. I got the following information from the Indiana News Center website.

Vera Bradley Outlet Sale tickets go on sale February 1.

Tickets for the first two days of the sale are $5 each and will be available at, authorized Ticketmaster locations and the Allen County War Memorial Ticket Office.

The Vera Bradley Outlet Sale will be held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. on, Wednesday, April 13th & Thursday April 14th. A ticket will be required.
Session times will be:
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:00am - 1:30 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

*Friday, April 15 8am to 8pm
*Saturday, April 16 8am to 8pm
*Sunday, April 17 10am to 5pm

Vera Bradley (Nasdaq:VRA) is requiring tickets for the first two days of the Sale to better control crowds. Three thousand tickets will be available for each session.

While tickets are not required during the weekend portion of the Sale, everyone who makes a purchase will be required to complete the free registration process.

Pre-registration will be available beginning February 1 at Registration kiosks will also be at the Coliseum during the sale.Vera Bradley handbags, travel items, accessories, stationery and eyewear will be available at the Fort Wayne Outlet Sale for up to 65% off of retail prices!

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have been busy busy busy!!! A week ago I signed up for Team In Training with a few of my friends. I was just going to go to the meeting to hear more about it, but I was convinced to sign up! I was afraid about fundraising for both Team In Training and the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for a Cure, but I am convinced that I can do it! I am really excited to train for the San Diego Rock n Roll ½ Marathon! Check out the boxes on the right if you are interested in reading more on my fundraising pages ->

So on Saturday we had our first training and I ran 4.2 miles! I decided that I would train with the full marathon group until I decide for sure if I want to do the full or the half. Then it was off to run some errands including getting my haircut. Then I headed up to my parents house to spend the night. I had some stuff that I needed to get done including my taxes (did you know that turbo tax is on ebates?! I got $3.20 back, score!).

I guess the point of this rambling this morning is…that I really don’t know what I did before I had my Vera Bradley bags! I have been using my Pleated Tote for a couple of weeks now since I have been carrying around a ton of stuff, including my Super Bowl squares that I am selling as a fundraiser. My Pleated Tote is amazing! I think that it is one of my favorite bags! I also got some use out of my Get Carried Away Tote! It holds soooo much stuff! My mom saw it for the first time and she was surprised at how big of a tote it is! Then she asked me if I was going to sell any of my Vera Bradley bags…um, no…I just did that! I am keeping what I have…although I do think that I will not be purchasing anything anytime soon.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Purse hook!

Yay! The restaurant we are at has a holder for my purse! Score! I love Toast Enoteca & Cucina!
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thursday - Vera Bradley Spring Frill is Released

I am posting this tonight, because I have been in such a rush in the mornings. Thursday the new Frill line is out! I am not a huge fan of Frill, but I do get the appeal. Check out this video that Vera Bradley posted on and youtube. Frill will be available in Boysenberry, Folkloric and Blue Lagoon.

I dont think that I am a fan of the scalloped edge.

Vera Bradley Let Me Check

Now through Monday, January 31st you can pick up a Let Me Check notebook/checklist in the 4 new spring colors for $8.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Vera Bradley Emily Tote - Amazing Deal on Ebay!

A special night time post, because I wont have time tomorrow. It is time to share my great deal that I got from ebay last week! One of my Vera friends posted a link to this tote because it was such a great deal! It was on ebay as a "buy it now" listing...for drum roll please...$4! I was shocked! It was listed at excellent used condition, which it is. I had a coupon for ebay for $2 off. So I got this tote for $2 plus shipping! I couldn't believe it. I have always liked the color Emily, but never found anything in it worth purchasing until now. Scroll through the photos to see the surprise I found at the bottom of my tote.

This is the front of my tote.

Back of the tote...just like the front of the tote.

Here is a close up of the print. It has pansies! Emily was made from July 2004 - January 2006.

On the pocket they sewed a button and elastic to make a closure for the pocket. I didn't even notice it in the listing, but I don't mind. It is kind of nice to have on there to keep the pocket shut.

I was looking into the bottom of my tote and something didn't look quite right. Well that would be because there is a fabric wrapped Americana Red base board!

So I pulled that out and this is what the bottom really looks like. Anyone need a base board in Americana Red???? Haha. I kind of like that print too now! Guess I will keep an eye out on ebay for a deal!

Help a 3 Year Old Fight Cancer!

I dont blog about things other than Vera Bradley very often, but I just had to share this with all of you. I was reading the blog Mammamoiselle and she shared a story that Shannon who writes Coupon Mommy of 3 has a 3 year old daughter named Emily that was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. This really is devastating news. Another blogger Melissa at Fabulous Family Reviews has put together a raffle to help raise money for Shannon and her family. I really hope that you will head over to Melissa's blog to find out more about Shannon's story. You will also have a chance to make a donation to be entered into the raffle.

Shannon's Blog - Coupon Mommy of 3

Melissa's Blog - Fabulous Family Reviews
Visit to check out raffle and make a donation

Vera Bradley Frill Peek-a-Book Coin Purse

One of the reasons that I decided to buy my Get Carried Away Tote was because I got a free Peek-a-Boo Coin Purse. This is such a cute coin purse. I really like it! Today is the last day to get one as a gift with a purchase over $65.

The inside of Frill this time around is not the coordinating print, it is a solid color.
This little card was inside the coin purse - Frill arrives Jan 27th

A picture of my tote zipped up. When you unzip it the zipper breaks away and lies flat against the sides.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Vera Bradley Summer 2011 - Watercolor AND Summer Release Date

Look who found a picture of the 4th Vera Bradley summer color! Check out Watercolor!
I am liking these summer colors! And you dont have to wait that long to see them in person, they will be released on March 24th!

Click here to see my post with the other 3 summer colors!

Toooo many exclamation marks!!! :)

My New Vera Bradley Get Carried Away Tote in Folkloric!!!

Look what arrived this week! I am sooo excited about this tote! I love it! I really wanted something in Folkloric, but I didnt need another purse, so I bought a tote! The Get Carried Away Tote is amazing. I love the size and I love all of the pockets. I debated about getting the bag, but in the end decided to get it. I had my friend Amber pick it out at the Roseville Vera Bradley store because I would get Peek-a-Boo Coin Purse! Amber did an amazing job picking my tote! The pattern placement is great...not just on the front, but on the back too! Thanks Amber!
Here is the front of the bag...look how symmetrical it is! I like the pocket too with the park pink flower.
Here is the back of the doesnt get much more symmetrical than that!

8 pockets inside!

Padded handles

Oh...and the pockets on the inside at the ends are lined with clear plastic!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Vera Sighting

Amber sent me a Vera sighting! Carnaby
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Review Vera Bradley Products to Win a $100 Gift Card

Post a new product review and rating by February 12th and you could be 1 of 10 winners to receive a $100 gift card to Vera Bradley! You will be automatically entered to win. You have to log into your Vera Bradley account or create one. I wrote 20 reviews yesterday! All reviews have to be approved by Vera Bradley first before they appear. I dont think that any of mine are up there yet. You also need a nickname...I was stumped and didnt know what you use, because I didnt want to use OhMyVera. Let me know if you think you see my comments, it would be fun to see if you can figure out which nickname I decided to go with.

So start writing those reviews and good luck winning the gift card!

I did write a review for my Alice bag...I love the style...but the corners are starting to wear :(

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vera Sighting - TV

Another Teen Mom 2 Sighting. Carnaby On the Go that belongs to Corey's Mom.

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Vera Sighting - TV

Another Teen Mom 2 Vera Sighting, this time while Leah is out shopping!
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Vera Bradley - TV

Kailyn from Teen Mom 2 has a Blue Rhapsody Gabby.
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Vera Sighting - TV

Kailyn from Teen Mom 2 has quite the Vera collection. She uses a Symphony in Hue Miller as a diaper bag.

Don't judge me for watching Teen Mom! Haha
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Vera Bradley Spring 2011 Catalog

It took a while, but my Vera Bradley Spring 2011 Catalog finally arrived. No time for captions...but check it out.

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