The Winner of our Favorite Pen Giveaway & Another Chance to Win!

by Mindy Lockard on July 16, 2012

Happy Monday Gracious Girls!

Happy week two (7/9, 7/16 & 7/23) of our Favorite Pen Giveaway!

Which reminds me, it’s time to annouce our first lucky winner…

drumroll please!

@Kourtney at @thequeenskourt


But never fear my Gracious friends the giveways aren’t over!

Here’s how you can enter to win this week’s Sheaffer® Prelude® Mini:

  1. A Gracious handbag is free from cooties! So, drop a note below and tell us how often you clean the outside of your handbag and any tips you have for keeping it clean.
  2. The second way to enter is to post a picture on Instagram of your favorite items in your handbag and mention @TheGraciousGirl
  3. Finally, enter to win by sharing our video on Twitter, Facebook or your blog and mention @TheGraciousGirl or link to

*You  may enter each week, however you may only win once…that way we can share this favorite pen with several Gracious friends.

We will announce this week’s winner next Monday with next week’s giveaway question.

Good luck, and may the gracious force be with you!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Elizabeth 07.16.12 at 6:24 am

My bag carries a lot – its my work bag, and will usually end with a few toys and snacks for my three year old, and anything that my 17 year old doesn’t want to carry. It carries, files, wallet, first aid kit, notebooks, pens, crayons, water bottles, etc. I usually try to sort out anything I don’t need each night and at least once a week i take a small hand vacuum to the bag to take out any crumbs or lint, or whatever that could be at the bottom of the bag.

Mindy Lockard 07.16.12 at 7:57 am

I hear you Elizabeth about a bag for all occasions! Love the idea of a small hand vacuum… brilliant!

Beth Rosenthal 07.16.12 at 10:01 am

My current summer handbag was a recent birthday gift from my sister and is a lovely Michael Kors mustard-color straw bag with leather handles and trim. It’s large (which is both good and bad) and serves as beach bag, with towels, flip flops, and an iPad. It always holds a wallet, leather envelope for receipts, a lipstick case, keys, iPhone, gum, hair ties or clips, comb, nail file, checkbook, pocket magnifier, and a Waterman fountain pen (black barrel with a silver-plated cap with gold-plated trim and an 18kt nib). Daily, I clean out accumulated stuff and, weekly, empty the bag, shake it out, then gently wipe the straw and the leather handles with a damp cloth.

Diane 07.17.12 at 7:25 am

My purse is fairly small, so it fits inside the tote I take to work along with my lunch and a few other things. The current purse is a smallish red Liz Claiborne number. In addition to phone, pen, small notebook, ipod, earbuds, small coinpurse/wallet, inhaler, bamboo foldoing fan (essential for perimenopausal hot flashes!), comb and two fabric pouches for miscellaneous little makeup things, it’s just big enough to slip the Kindle along the side.

Receipts are pulled out every couple of days, the inside brushed out every two weeks or so. Most of the time it is inside the work tote; unless my lunch explodes, the outside of the purse doesn’t need a regular cleaning.

Amy 07.21.12 at 3:20 pm

I have to wipe the outside of my purse regularly as I travel a lot and just seem to be a bit hard on my purses so I always keep Armor All Leather wipes handy-they are perfect 🙂

Thanks so much for the great contest!

Theresa J 07.22.12 at 2:27 am

I very rarely clean the outside of my bag and if I do I just wipe it down. Now the inside is a whole different story my version of cleaning it out is switching purses.

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