The Weekender | Packing for a Summer Staycation

Happiest of Fridays, friends! I hope your week went well, and you have lots of fun planned for the weekend ahead. Thank you so much for your kind words about our Kitchen Reveal! I know you have a lot of questions about the materials, what we did, etc…I’m already working on the Before & After Breakdown post, so stay tuned for that!

Our son recently turned 14 #sob and to my surprise, he requested a family staycation in lieu of a party. I was more than happy to oblige, especially since one of my very favorite hotels (and in my opinion, Dallas’ best kept secret) happens to be right up the road from us.

The Westin Stonebriar is like a secret hideaway in the middle of the north Dallas bustle…rolling hills and golf greens, huge lagoon-style pool with full-service bar and grill, and lush accomodations. We spent the weekend slurping back snow cones and burgers by the pool, playing ping-pong and bocce ball, and piling in a big bed to watch movies together. Basically, a blissful two days.

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Maxi Dress | Straw Hat | Neon Tote (use code DOGDAYS for 50% off!) | Tassel Bead Bracelets

And by family staycation…I mean the whole family! Even Maggie was treated to a heavenly bed and treats!

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Kid stole my sunglasses!
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This tote has made multiple appearances this Summer…use code DOGDAYS for 50% off!

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Even though it was just a weekender, I still wanted to pack smart, and be prepared for the different things we had planned. You know I’m a fan of packing light, and using a traditional carry-on sized rolling bag (see my tips here)…but even that is a little big for just a few days.

In the past, I’ve tossed everything in a large duffle bag…but upon arrival, everything is just that…tossed. Enter my newest traveling companion….the Baggallini Rolling Tote!

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Filled with three full zippered compartments, tons of mesh pockets, and even a pop-up handle for rolling, it is traveler’s dream. And trust me, I am not an easy sell when it comes to travel bags.

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{What I Packed}
* 1 Romper (perfect for transitioning Day to Night)
* 1 Sleeveless Top
* 1 Sundress (wear to dinner or even as a cover-up)
* 1 Long Sleeve Shirt (wear alone or as a light jacket-alternative)
* 1 Pullover V-Neck
* 1 Pair of Shorts
* 1 Neutral Sandal
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* 1 Oversized Shirt (wear with shorts or as a cover-up)
* 1 Bathing Suit & Rashguard
* Hat (great for shading face by the pool & disguising pool-hair later!)
* Tote Bag (doubles as purse or pool bag)
* Sunglasses
* Tinted Sunscreen (plays double-duty as make-up & sun protection)

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* 1 Wrap (worn as robe, light sweater & PJs)
* 1 Tank
* Bag for undergarments (how genius is this little zippered bag?!)

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*Only the hair, make-up & jewelry basics
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Everything folded up neatly in a single compartment, with room to spare, and my laptop, chargers and camera tucked in to the outside compartments.

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The handle extends all the way for rolling, or zips out-of-sight if you prefer to carry it as a tote. #puregenius 

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{Where We Stayed}
Be sure to ask for early check-in & late check-out.
On the weekends, you could luck out with an almost 24-hour stay for just one night rate!
And fill your bags with their toiletries, they smell like heaven!
{Eat Nearby}
Just across the street with table side guacamole. Need I say more?
Up the freeway a bit, a great French bistro with delicious brunch
The weekend brunch buffet will leave you full for a week!

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It seems the older our kids get, the harder it is to carve out uninterrupted time with just our family…making these little weekends even more special. Excuse me while I ugly cry.

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Maxi Dress worn as a skirt | ShirtStraw Hat | Striped Bag

Do you have favorite local spots for quick staycations? Well, one of you lucky ducks is going to be packing stylish on your next trip, because Baggallini is giving away a bag of your choice…just enter using the Rafflecopter below! Happy weekend, lovebugs, and good luck!

P.S….did you see my big news??? I can’t wait to tell ya’ll more about it…but thank you from the bottom of my heart for your warm congratulations & support!!!!! xoxoxo #grouphug 

This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been contacted. Congrats to Lindley!!

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315 Comments

  1. All that stuff in one rolling bag! Sign me up!!

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  2. Sarah wrote:

    I have to make weekly trips to my job 4 hours away….this would be awesome for those 1-2 night trips!

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  3. That rolling bag is a dream. I would take it to Maine for the weekend!!

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  4. jeku wrote:

    I love this rolling bag for weekend trips, to follow our ISU Cyclones, or maybe even a romantic getaway!

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  5. Christa P wrote:

    The rolling tote would be perfect for our to the Caribbean next year!

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  6. Not only is your rolling tote perfect, so are you! All the love to you, Cassie! You are such a kind and wonderfully talented blogger!

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  7. Taylor wrote:

    Would LOVE that bag!

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  8. Christina wrote:

    What a beautiful hotel! I can see why you were so excited to go. That rolling carry on is perfect! And as always love seeing all of your outfit inspiration. Congrats on being a cover model!!!! I need to get a copy of the magazine soon!

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  9. Love that rolling duffel!

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  10. MAE wrote:

    Seems like the perfect vacation and the perfect bag!

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  11. Got my Redbook in the mail yesterday and was so excited! You are so talented and your blog has really inspired me. In fact we recently vacationed in Chicago and I totally channeled my inner Cassie when I packed and it was life changing! My husband could not believe I packed everything I needed in a carry on! Boy that Baggalini looks like perfection though!

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  12. Melinda wrote:

    Great post! I've been looking for the perfect carry on!

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  13. Got my Redbook in the mail yesterday and was so excited! You are so talented and your blog has really inspired me. In fact we recently vacationed in Chicago and I totally channeled my inner Cassie when I packed and it was life changing! My husband could not believe I packed everything I needed in a carry on! Boy that Baggalini looks like perfection though!

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  14. Looks like you guys had an amazing time on your staycation! I am loving that duffel! Have a fabulous weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  15. I love the Baggallini!! Mine is actually in need of replacing as it is maybe 4 years old and I travel weekly for work with it. I love it because I can do a 2 or 3 day trip with it, complete with clothes and a change of shoes, and still have room to put the laptop in to roll around instead of lugging it in my shoulder bag as you showed us. I get compliments on it's convenience almost everytime I board a plane with it all light and small and easy to get in the overhead. People are always shocked when I say, "Why yes, this is my only suitcase for the whole trip!" It's like a clown car, you can just keep stuffing it full and it somehow has space! Now I want that makeup bag you have, it seems handy too.

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  16. I always over-pack and don't wear half of what I bring on vacations or quick trips! Looks like a fabulous stay-cation! πŸ™‚

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  17. Hope M wrote:

    I need a rolling tote in my life! Looks perfect for weekend trips which is the majority of our travel. Love it!

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  18. I love that rolling tote that you have! It looks perfect!

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  19. Momma wrote:

    We go to the Westin Savannah every year in Savannah, GA. I HIGHLY recommend it! They have a golf course, spa, workout facilities, gorgeous pool/hot tub/splash area that overlooks the waterway, and wonderful restaurants on site. It is just a hop, skip, and a jump from downtown Savannah. Just jump on a free water taxi and it takes you across to downtown with all the shopping and restaurants. So fun! My kids look forward to it every year and are SO sad when it's time to leave and go back home.

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  20. I love all your fashion choices, as usual.

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  21. Lisa B wrote:

    Love the rolling tote like you have! They have so many great choices. Thanks for the chance to win. xo

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  22. Love the rolling tote! I need one so badly! It's amazing!!

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  23. Mary B wrote:

    Loving the rolling tote! I am always on the go (as my car is packed and ready to visit my family this weekend) and the rolling tote would be PERFECT for when I don't need a whole carry-on bag! Looks like a fun family weekend πŸ™‚

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  24. Such a lucky woman to have a birthday party with your son! Such a sweet little dude! I love the Bevvy Baggallini bag – in my opinion you can never have too many pockets to stash stuff. πŸ™‚

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  25. Carrie wrote:

    This sounds like the perfect birthday celebration to me! I would love the fall gold helsinki bag in pewter midnight floral!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  26. E. wrote:

    Sweet celebration and nice bag!

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  27. Kim wrote:

    I love that rolling tote!!!! I would take it to Fairbanks on my next trip or Sedona!

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  28. Heather wrote:

    Rolling Tote, for sure! What a nice looking bag. My three boys are growing and using all my luggage now. Mama needs a nice bag for herself!

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  29. Jenny wrote:

    I love how compact that bag is! Yay for stay cations with the family!!

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  30. I'm such an over-packer. I love that rolling bag! I think it would force me to not take 5 options for every scenario because, well… what if I don't feel like wearing… xyz. I've made strides in the past year, but I'm still scarred from luggage when we were in Italy.

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  31. Carrie wrote:

    Very cute rolling bag! I'd use it for our anniversary weekend coming up in September!

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  32. I'd get that rolling tote! I've been on the look out for something just like that. Just got back from the beach..I really need to figure out where our next trip will be! Love your packing and travel posts!

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  33. You packed a ton into that bag for just a weekend by the pool! Maybe I need one of those rolling bags for my next trip to Vegas with my hubby for our 25th anniversary!

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  34. I would love the getaway roller to take anywhere!! We make several weekend trips in the fall for Aggie football games and it would be great to have a new bag to stay organized with!

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  35. Id love the rolling tote in magenta and black!! I would pack it full of fun outfits for my honeymooon!!!!! #Newlywed

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  36. I love that bag! I just had a business trip this week and that bag would have been so perfect!

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  37. Megan wrote:

    I could only aspire to be a light packer like you Cassie!! Guilty as the perpetual over-packer- ALWAYS πŸ™ Even when I set out that the next time will be different!

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  38. Kesha wrote:

    I love that rolling tote, but I also like the Avenue tote for every day use. Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  39. Katy wrote:

    I like the weekender bag or the rolling tote!

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  40. Katy wrote:

    I like the weekender bag or the rolling tote!

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  41. Katy wrote:

    I like the weekender bag or the rolling tote!

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  42. Meggin wrote:

    I love the have-it-all weekended – in eggplant! My favorite color!

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  43. You look great in that blue tank and white shorts. Great outfit on you. Staycations all the way.
    Jenn

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  44. kristin wrote:

    i really need new luggage! i got back from my honeymoon a week and a half ago and the whole trip my new husband made fun of my suitcase. πŸ™‚

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  45. I'm always looking for a great travel bag – love how this one has so many different compartments!

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    • I would pick the rolling tote and use it frequently on our weekend trips to the Adirondacks!

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  46. Love the rolling tote – so convenient for short work trips!

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  47. CUTE giveaway! i'd love a new bag for our trip to chicago for thanksgiving πŸ™‚ psst your link to the wrap isnt working πŸ™ xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  48. Kim wrote:

    Would love to win the rolling

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  49. Kim wrote:

    Would love to win the rolling

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  50. Love the neon tote!

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  51. Love the get away roller. We are planning a trip this fall to the mountains in Tennessee and this would be perfect!!

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  52. Mo wrote:

    The rolling tote would be perfect!!

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  53. Looks like a fun family trip! Packing just the necessities is hard but totally worth it, especially in airplane travel–carry on is the best! Glad you guys had fun!

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  54. That wash and wear bag is amazing! I need to get one of those!

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  55. Karen Ward wrote:

    I need that rolling tote! Perfect for a long weekend away or a short business trip!

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  56. It looks like you guys had a great time! How awesome for him to choose a family mini-vacay over a party! πŸ™‚ I'd probably choose the rolling tote. I travel overnight for work quite often and I feel like a full size carry on is just too big. This would be perfect!

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  57. Would love to have a Baggallini!

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  58. Danielle wrote:

    i would love to know how you got all that into that bag…need my own to find out:)

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  59. The Baggallini bag looks like a dream!! I love your red shirt as well. Glad you had a nice family weekend!

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  60. Sydney0264 wrote:

    I love the Baggallini! I'm terrible at packing light, but this inspires me to try harder!

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  61. Kristin wrote:

    I would pick the rolling bag in charcoal! I love the pop of fuschia!

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  62. rachel wrote:

    The Rolling Tote seems like the perfect bag to take for a long weekend! We're going away next month to Omni Bedford Sprigns for our first babymoon (and also wedding anniversary and my husband's birthday, all rolled into one!) and this would definitely make packing a lot more organized!

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  63. Love the Baggallini! I would love to take a weekend trip to a lovely B&B with my honey!

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  64. The rolling tote looks perfect for short weekend trips!!

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  65. I live in the DFW area and you've convinced me that I need a staycation! Thanks for highlighting the Stonebrier Westin. Looks like fun!!!

    I would love the red getaway roller. That seems to be the suitcase size that I am missing.

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  66. Nicole wrote:

    The Rolling Tote looks like a bag I have been looking for! I am also smitten with the Have It All Weekender and the Alberta Tote. I'm in desperate need to a weekend getaway to the Maine coast!

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  67. That bag is fabulous. It would make packing so much easier.

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  68. Sallie wrote:

    Love the bag! I laughed at your comment about the duffle. . . that is me. Everything tossed!

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  69. amy wrote:

    That bag is fabulous. It would make packing so much easier.

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  70. Sharon S wrote:

    Love the bag! Such a smart design!
    Would be great for weekends away!

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  71. Courtney wrote:

    That bag is perfect for a weekend trip! I really really need one now.

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  72. Jamie Lyn wrote:

    I'm dying to go back to London, and I'd love to see if I could pack for it in that rolling tote!

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  73. Beth wrote:

    Love the rolling bag and the cosmetic bags! I would use it on my girls trip this fall to the Smokies!

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  74. Beth wrote:

    Love the rolling bag and the cosmetic bags! I would use it on my girls trip this fall to the Smokies!

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  75. Beth wrote:

    Love the rolling bag and the cosmetic bags! I would use it on my girls trip this fall to the Smokies!

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  76. Browsermum wrote:

    Love the bag. Would come in really handy for our upcoming Disney vacation πŸ™‚

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  77. sydney85 wrote:

    Love the Rolling Tote in black. Heading to Seattle for a few days and this tote would be perfect.

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  78. CC wrote:

    Awesome rolling tote! Although, I can't decide if the black and tan or the red would be better? Hmmm……decisions decisions!

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  79. Eann Tuan wrote:

    The rolling bag looks great!

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  80. Love the rolling tote. Heading to Maryland in a week.

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  81. I've been looking for the perfect tote for a weekend or carry on and love your recommendation for this one! Man, the possibilities are endless for travel – how about New Mexico next month for work and Germany to visit family next year? πŸ™‚ So glad, y'all had such a fun weekend – but your little secret is now out of the bag. πŸ˜‰ Erin

    http://www.erinkrobison.com

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  82. Megan Bark wrote:

    Thank you for the giveaway! It would be a hard choice but I would love the Have It All Weekender bag. It would be perfect when we are visiting family this fall!

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  83. Megan Bark wrote:

    Thank you for the giveaway! It would be a hard choice but I would love the Have It All Weekender bag. It would be perfect when we are visiting family this fall!

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  84. Love the rolling tote and would love it for our anniversary trip this fall to Chicago.

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  85. Jill Jones wrote:

    I really like the handbags but can't quite decide which one I like best! Since I live in California, I'd likely staycation in either Tahoe or San Francisco. Both cities are only 90 minutes from my home town.

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  86. Love the bag you have!!! The weekender looks really functional and is a nice size too! I'm thinking girls weekend coming up would be a perfect time to test it out πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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  87. mwimp wrote:

    i luv the bag – I have been drolling over it since you told me about it!

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  88. Love the weekend getaway and the rolling tote you have – both would have to be in red though – love that color! Congrats on the magazine cover!

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  89. Amy wrote:

    Is it weird that I got excited when I saw that we use the same toothpaste? I mean you're a celebrity now with all those magazine covers! Oh, and I love that little travel bag, it looks like the perfect size!

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  90. Shelly wrote:

    What a great family adventure and that bag is just perfect for a weekend get-away. And congrats on your Redbook feature. I spotted a copy of the mag on the newstand yesterday.

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  91. What a great stay-cation! Always a fun family idea.

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  92. dstruiksma wrote:

    You always have such good ideas! Love the bag!

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  93. Dana wrote:

    What a great bag! Would love to win

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  94. joen wrote:

    Great weekender bag – rollers are perfect for maneuvering through airport and hotel lobbies. I love weekend beach getaways in the summer and this bag would certainly organize my travel wardrobe and accessories wonderfully!

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  95. Donnamae wrote:

    You are quite the packer! I would love the everywhere bag! We are planning a trip to the Isle of Man next year! Thanks for the opportunity! πŸ˜‰

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  96. TC wrote:

    Love a good bag and love Baggallini!! Have you tried packing cubes? #gamechanger

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  97. Amy Davis wrote:

    Sounds like so much fun.

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  98. Marta K. wrote:

    That is the prefect weekend bag. Not too big, not too small, just right!

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  99. Unknown wrote:

    I love that rolling tote! Perfect carry-on size!

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  100. Iman Brady wrote:

    It warms my heart to see your kiddos get along and want to be together. I can only hope my babies grow up to feel the same about one another. Thanks for sharing!!

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  101. Unknown wrote:

    I love the rolling tote and would use it on our Babymoon!

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  102. Awesome giveaway Cassie, thanks for hosting it! However, I have totally been lusting after this tote bag ever since I first saw it. 50% off and it's a must have! A nice new travel bag would be a nice plus πŸ˜‰

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  103. Your packing is so sleek – definitely a skill! πŸ™‚ I'd choose the Getaway Roller if I won – and it comes in such fun colors!

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  104. Ninny wrote:

    You are such a bad influence! Every day when I come to your blog I want to SHOP!!!! LOL Love your style. πŸ™‚

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  105. Ninny wrote:

    I am torn between the Have it all weekender and the Getaway roller. Eeny Meeny Miney MOE!

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  106. Ashley wrote:

    Looks like a perfect way to pack light and I need all the help i can get!

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  107. Amy wrote:

    I'm a total light packer!!

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  108. That's perfect for my Labor Day long weekend in Seattle!
    Great blog! I love that you include your sweet rescue pup. Has she considered creating her own blog, 'Diary of a Dallas Dog', maybe?

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  109. I would choose the awesome rolling tote in the pewter/cheetah print!! I would love to have that bag for short trips. I am planning a train trip to Seattle right now, it would be perfect on that trip! πŸ™‚

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  110. mamamia wrote:

    I would choose the rolling tote just like yours. I would go to Naples Florida for a weekend.

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  111. Paula wrote:

    Love it all. I'm such a bag whore…so I love it like crazy. I'm surprised you don't have a travel cover for your toothbrush!

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  112. Mrs. Grady wrote:

    Love the rolling tote in charcoal! Would visit my mom ✈️ !

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  113. Traci wrote:

    I want the rolling tote! I love the different colors it comes in. We have a trip planned to Key West in Oct & it would be awesome to use it then.

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  114. Sarah wrote:

    Love the Alberta Tote!

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  115. Kerry wrote:

    Love the bag you chose. Such a great size.

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  116. ehomaha wrote:

    I love that rolling tote! Perfect size!

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  117. Katy wrote:

    I'm dying to get back to Bermuda and this would be perfect for that trip because you're mainly packing swim suits and cover ups. It's a perfect size and I love the lighter detailing around the edges.

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  118. lindley wrote:

    We've stayed at the Westin Stonebriar many times and have always loved it. I would choose the exact (brilliant!) bag you have in the post and I would be thrilled to take it on our trip to Coastal Maine next month – or back to the Westin Stonebriar any time…. and please – find a way to make those darling kids stop getting older!

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  119. Trudy wrote:

    I would definitely choose the rolling tote in charcoal with hot pink trim and would take it on my next 3 day business trip.

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  120. Amazing post… and killer photos!!

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  121. I love the idea of a rolling tote. Is it lightweight? I have to check it out. So much better to roll my stuff than schlepping it over my shoylder and having to carry my bag.

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  122. Lindsay wrote:

    OMG, the rolling tote you have would be so perfect! So much easier than a tote bag!

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  123. Jody Hon wrote:

    Love it! Would be perfect for weekend visits to my hubs who is in school in another state!

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  124. great packing tips!

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  125. beth wrote:

    No idea if that last comment went through… Fun trip with a well-packed bag, yet again. Beautiful as always. PS–I want your kitchen. Bad.

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  126. AngieT wrote:

    Love that rolling bag!! So handy!

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  127. Catherine wrote:

    WOW…I need that rolling tote bag featured on your blog!! And, could you please come pack for my upcoming trip back home to So CA? I bring the entire house, but need to learn to pack just like you featured in this post!!!

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  128. jenn wrote:

    I would love to take the cheetah rolling tote for a quick getaway to Boston!

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  129. Love the bright tote and and the rolling bag

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  130. I love that rolling tote. I never take carry on luggage because I'm terrified that I'm going to be THAT person who's trying (unsuccessfully) to stuff their luggage in the overhead compartment and everyone is staring. lol. This looks like the perfect size that even if I stuffed it, still would easily fit overhead. I love the charcoal. It's dark enough to not look dirty, but still feminine with the purple lining.

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  131. i am determined to fit everything for mexico this fall into a carryon. it seems like it should be the simplist vacation to pack for, and only a week. i can do it!! i'd love to use the one you have, in pewter. thanks!
    b

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  132. Lindsay wrote:

    Heading to Cabo later this year. I'd love to bring that rolling tote with me πŸ™‚

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  133. What a great idea for a birthday gift – a staycation! I love that your sweet kiddos love spending time as a family – may they never outgrow that! <3

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  134. Great!!!

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  135. Jeannie wrote:

    The rolling tote for sure! Strap was torn on our big bag while on vacation and I will be needing new bag for Spring trip next year! Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  136. Michelle wrote:

    A Baggallini rolling tote would be a great addition to my Baggallini collection! I just returned home from a short vacation, and I carried a Baggallini A la Carte bag as my "personal item". How lovely for your family to have a lovely weekend together. These are the memory makers that your children will never forget. Lovely post Cassie, and thanks for sharing.

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  137. This rolling tote is perfect. I wish I had had it for our last trip to Mexico! Maybe the a future trip will have to happen soon!

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  138. This rolling tote would be perfect for business travel!

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  139. Carmen wrote:

    Oh this would be an awesome bag for my long weekend at the beach! Love it!

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  140. Ashley wrote:

    I would want this exact tote! Would be perfect for a long or short weekend!

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  141. I would take it on our upcoming Labor Day weekend trip to Texas!

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  142. Scarlett wrote:

    I would definitely choose the rolling tote! What a perfect bag for traveling!

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  143. Aw it's so sweet that he wanted a staycation with the family for his birthday!

    LOVING that rolling tote! What a great design.

    XO, Jaclyn

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  144. Erin wrote:

    Love your style!

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  145. Selena wrote:

    Why am I still traveling with a duffel bag?? This is such a stylish alternative. Glad you had a wonderful family weekend!

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  146. Congrats to you Cassie! Well deserved.
    I would probably get the same weekender tote and sneak away for a little getaway with my hubby. I'm lucky to do that about once a year but I'm selfish and would always like more.
    You have such a beautiful family, Cassie!!

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  147. jrmoore144 wrote:

    The rolling tote is the perfect item for weekend trips. Love your blog!

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  148. Brenda wrote:

    That rolling tote is fabulous!! Perfect weekend bag!!

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  149. The rolling tote would have served me well on my mini vacation this past week. Instead I was stuck lugging a duffel around. Hope I get lucky!!

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  150. Cassie, one of my favorite jobs at The Container Store is the Travel Sale. You have chosen my favorite Baggalini weekend bag!! Love that you pack like a champ. Enjoy your family time!

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  151. Excuse me while I go purchase every.single.thing. on this list so I can just copy your outfits next time we go away for the weekend!

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  152. I would love your rolling tote in the mocha cheetah print! So cute!

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  153. Bharati S wrote:

    There are so many I love, hard to pick a fav which would be Gold Nassau !! Love your blog.

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  154. mfishj wrote:

    Love the rolling bag. Perfect size!

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  155. Linda wrote:

    My daughter and I love to take Mother/Daughter trip to NY City each year. Perfect Bag. Probably the rolling bag like the one you had. Just the right space for a weekend.

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  156. Teri wrote:

    The Rolling tote is genius, I need one in my life!. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  157. Lyn Goff wrote:

    The rolling tote!

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  158. Love your staycation ideas! Now I need a new tote!

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  159. Liz Jo wrote:

    What a fun staycation for your son! Happy birthday to him too! What a great birthday. I love this baggelini bag, everything is in there.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  160. Andrea wrote:

    the rolling tote looks perfect!

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  161. Courtney wrote:

    I'm not sure which one I would get yet!

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  162. It sounds like the perfect time!

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  163. Jerri wrote:

    I love the black and tan rolling bag like yours. It would be perfect for a weekend trip. Thanks!

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  164. Cassie, thanks for the giveaway! I really like the rolling tote that you have, so I would love to win one πŸ™‚

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  165. I rarely check luggage and would love one just like yours.

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  166. Where has this tote been??/ Perfect size for our weekend getaways. Congrats on the Magazine!!! πŸ™‚

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  167. Resa wrote:

    I have larger suitcases but don't have one his size. It seems perfect! Sign me up for one, please!! πŸ™‚

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  168. I would love to win! I would pick one of the rolling bags. I like that they are in fun color combos, so they would stand out on the luggage carousel if you checked them for a flight.

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  169. The hubby and I are headed to the west coast soon fir a 2-week trip to celebrate our 40th birthdays. I sure could use a new roller for all the clothing I need to take!

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  170. The hubby and I are headed to the west coast soon fir a 2-week trip to celebrate our 40th birthdays. I sure could use a new roller for all the clothing I need to take!

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  171. I love the luggage !

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  172. mcmtino wrote:

    You have a beautiful family

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  173. We love driving an hour to go to College Station for a night or two. Always fun to hit up our old stomping grounds! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  174. I LOVE the gold capetown backpack! Backpacks are the best for traveling esp. for those quick weekend trips:)

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  175. That bag looks like something I need.

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  176. Who can't use a rolling tote, with an extendable handle? Gimmemememememe

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  177. Rusthawk wrote:

    Love the Getaway Roller #GTW842 !

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  178. Rusthawk wrote:

    Love the rolling tote and I would take it with me on a fall trip to Seattle.

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  179. Family is the best vacation ever, Baggallini know who to make it easy.

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  180. Paula R wrote:

    I ended up really liking the exact rolling tote and color that you have! I've been looking to get one like that, very chic!

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  181. It's a difficult choice since I love Baggalini anything~all their bags are perfectly designed and very attractive. But I would really love to have the rolling tote to take on a weekend trip to The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. NRAO operates the world premiere astronomical telescope operating from centimeter to millimeter wavelengths.

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  182. Cassie Key wrote:

    Cool bag! I love great family vacations!

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  183. Loved how much you were able to pack in your Baggalini!

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  184. I love the rolling tote and would love to take on my vacation to Hlton Head Island!

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  185. I would choose the rolling tote. I travel often for work and it would be perfect! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  186. Sheri wrote:

    Definitely the rolling tote. Hope I win πŸ™‚

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  187. Jane wrote:

    Love your rolling tote

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  188. What a fun vacation!

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  189. Staycations are the best and so is that luggage! οΏ½οΏ½

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  190. Love the bag and your post! I want one just like it!

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  191. Love the bag and your post! I want one just like it!

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  192. Great idea to plan a family staycation!

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  193. Tiff wrote:

    I'd get the exact same bag as you! Except maybe the black cheetah embossed one….

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  194. Love the rolling tote

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  195. Susan wrote:

    Love the bag! I would take o a weekend in Chicago!

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  196. Sounds like a great way to bond as a family. Hope to use my new baggalini to do the same soon!

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  197. Been looking for a smaller getaway. Love the red for my upcoming Florida giveaway.

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  198. Been looking for a smaller getaway. Love the red for my upcoming Florida giveaway.

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  199. Karissa wrote:

    I'd love to have the rolling tote for quick trips home to Minnesota.

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  200. slip4 wrote:

    What a great bag – I love the black and tan combo. We are going to Savannah in January and this would be perfect!!

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  201. Rolling tote would be perfect for the upcoming weekend trip to Vermont. Thanks for giveaway.

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  202. Unknown wrote:

    The weekender would be perfect!

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  203. Love that bag!!

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  204. cc wrote:

    Getaway roller – I'd take it back to Italy!!!

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  205. Rebecca wrote:

    Love the one you have. My handle went bad on the one I have been using.

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  206. Would love this bag for a weekend trip.

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  207. Perfect bag for a weekend trip!

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  208. Great post! What a fun trip for your family. I would get the rolling tote. It seems to be a perfect weekend size.

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  209. That rolling tote would be perfect for our family trip to NYC in November!

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  210. Rochelle wrote:

    Love reading your blog!

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  211. Denise wrote:

    Love the tips and the bag.

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  212. Kelly Hess wrote:

    I love that rolling tote…. But I would have to say I am in need of a bag like the avenue tote so I can carry my laptop and papers to and from work. Also, it would keep my 20 month old out of my bag since the one I use now is open top!

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  213. Bree wrote:

    Words cannot describe how much I love this bag. And your blog. You are amazing.

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  214. Lisa wrote:

    rolling tote in red for my upcoming girls weekend. My first girls weekend since having kids:)

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  215. SalBug wrote:

    The rolling tote is awesome! I have their doctor style toiletry case and I love it.

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  216. The getaway roller to take to St. Thomas!

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  217. Beth wrote:

    I would choose the rolling tote, most definitely! It would go with me on airplane trips, road trips and everywhere in between!

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  218. I would get the rolling tote! It is EXACTLY the size I am needing as my others are too big. I would use it when going out-of-town to football/basketball games.

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  219. What a perfect size bag! Love it!

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  220. Lynn W wrote:

    I'd love that bag as a work bag. I'm a Realtor and my current tote weighs over 15 lbs. I'd much rather pull it around than have it on my shoulder!

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  221. love the bag. I would head to LA

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  222. Oooh, I've always wanted one of those bags.

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  223. Love the one you have – and would love to take it to NOLA for a weekend πŸ™‚

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  224. I'm a sucker for a good travel bag. This one's adorable.

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  225. Jalene wrote:

    Love the bag you carried! I'd love to take it to NYC!

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  226. OZover wrote:

    I'd choose the Baggallini rolling tote for a trip with my husband to the Florida keys!

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  227. JustTammy wrote:

    I've had my Baggallini Everyday Bag in Cheetah for several months now and I LOVE IT! It keeps me organized. The Rolling Tote would be awesome!

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  228. sam wrote:

    I love the rolling tote and would use it for weekend trips!

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  229. Debbie wrote:

    Baggallini is one of my favorite traveling items! Would love a tote!

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  230. I love this bag! It would definitely help me pack for my weekly work trips!

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  231. Need this for my hospital bag in a few weeks!!

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  232. I would Luv this bag! And Thx for info on the hotel Bc I need to visit my daughter in Dallas. Looks beautiful!

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  233. Love this tote! A perfect weekend getaway travel bag!

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  234. angela wrote:

    A weekend roller bag is genius!

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  235. JMK wrote:

    I love that carry on. It is hard to a good one to hold everything. As I have gotten older and added children to the mix. I am always wanting to pack smart and still look cute.

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  236. Leslie wrote:

    Love the bag you have. Need this for two day work trips.

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  237. Leslie wrote:

    Love the bag you have. Need this for two day work trips.

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  238. I would use the carry on luggage for a weekend getaway with my husband to the beach!!

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  239. Jenny wrote:

    What a great alternative to a birthday party. Love the bag too!

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  240. MN Girl wrote:

    I love the classic black and tan and would LOVE to pack for a romantic weekend getaway with my hubby to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary 😍

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  241. Hope wrote:

    Love that your son's birthday wish was to spend time with his family. What a fantastic little gentleman you've raised! And that tote is AMAZING!

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  242. Love this bag!

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  243. Gale Pyle wrote:

    Would love ANY baggallini bag…I'd use it to visit
    My sons, who are each in different states!

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  244. Kathy wrote:

    The rolling tote sure would be nice to take to Nashville for our 35th anniversary in September! Thanks!

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  245. I would love the Have-it-all Weekender.

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  246. Katie wrote:

    I so need that rolling tote! I have to travel for work occasionally, and my current bag is worn out. And mine doesn't have wheels, so it's not nearly as functional. Love yours!

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  247. Anna Marie wrote:

    I like the rolling tote and could probably afford a staycation

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  248. Jan wrote:

    Rolling tote to San Francisco!!

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  249. Memory Mom wrote:

    Love this rolling bag! Have been looking for one like this for years!

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  250. Virginia wrote:

    Awesome bag!

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  251. The rolling tote would be perfect for me for a few days in Palm Springs or as my carryon when traveling since it slips over the handle of a suitcase. Perfection!

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  252. Jessica wrote:

    The baggallini rolling tote and I'd take it just about everywhere requiring an overnight stay!

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  253. Jessica wrote:

    The baggallini rolling tote and I'd take it everywhere requiring overnight stay!

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  254. Love that bag!!

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  255. Tracey Y. wrote:

    The rolling tote would be perfect to take to visit my son at college.

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  256. I would definitely pick the rolling tote in pewter/cheetah print. It has the pewter color to keep it neutral, but the cheetah print to keep it interesting and add a bit of sas! And I would take it to northern Ohio to visit my parents.

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  257. MaggieC wrote:

    I'd get the rolling tote…very functional!

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