who could use a little comic relief?

So, do you think this stuff really works? I am trying anything!
Stress

I think that what we really need is a little comic relief..  my sweet friend Chanel forwarded this to me this morning, and I got a good chuckle:

One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book. 



Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, 'Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?'

'Reading a book,' she replies, (thinking, 'Isn't that obvious?') 





'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her. 


 




'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading' 




 
'Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.  I'll have to take you in and write you up.' 
 




'For reading a book,' she replies, 



'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her again,


'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading'



'Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.  I'll have to take you in and write you up.' 





'If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault,' says the woman. 




'But I haven't even touched you,' says the game warden. 



'That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.' 
 




'Have a nice day ma'am,' and he left. 

 





MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads. It's likely she can also think. 
 
 
 
 
Send this to four women who are thinkers. 


LOVE IT!! funny huh!

This made me laugh too!… I have rec’d several emails telling me that I look like Alexis Grace- from American Idol (the one that got the boot last week)… i got this in an email from Rebekah with our photos attached… I thought it was funny! (this photo of me is 5 years old – man,  i have really aged since then!)
Alexis-grace
Heidiswapp-picture

 What do you think? long lost sisters? Maybe I should consider the PINK! I thought she was pretty awesome, so I was sad that she was off the show…I can’t wait for Cathy Zielskie’s facebook commentary of the show. If you aren’t a facebook friend of Cathy, you have to add her, and join in as she hosts the show from Facebook! It is the funniest thing ever… and I LOVE it, cause I read it all before I get to see it 12 hours later! Jump in and add your thoughts and comments! It’s SOOO FUN! the idols this season ROCK, and I am LOVING it. we are all addicted in our house, except Eric who thinks we are total dorks! Today is my kids’ last day at their school… I am taking in treats, and we are having a ‘going away’ party… the ‘going away’ parties are killing me. I just feel my heartbreak every time. I mean, (gulp)… it’s not likely that we will ever see these people, who have been such a blessing and influence in our lives again. UGH. My kids have had amazing teachers, and supports. I can’t even believe the growth, and maturity they have gained in 7 months. (deep breaths).

My sweet friend Jodi is here… we have been friends for years, and she works for US Airways, so she just jaunted here to help pack up. we went to the market last night to buy her a purse (she got a really cute shiny pink one!), and go to my favorite jewelry lady… and man, I am going to miss this place. Because see, you can get fabulous purses like THIS!!! I have a hot pink one, but this yellow is SO fab..

Yellow purse

Who wants it!?

yep, in celebration, and because I am HERE, and soon, I won’t be… I am giving this cute thing away!  Leave me a comment, and I will pick a winner in 24 hours! GOOD LUCK….

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801 Comments

  1. linda lum debono 25 March, 2009 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Is this contest over or am I the first? That would be a first! 😉
    I need a new purse and my birthday is coming up. I hope that you pick me!
    Thanks and all the best.
    Linda

  2. lisa 25 March, 2009 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    i don’t own one single yellow thing – pick me pick me!!

  3. Jackie, Pearland TX 25 March, 2009 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Wow – I am feeling so lucky!! Yellow is my favorite color too, did i mention how much I am in need of that bag. ‘How cool is that!’. I Love all you do, thanks.

  4. lisa 25 March, 2009 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    pick me – i don’t own one single yellow thing!!

  5. Cate 25 March, 2009 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    That joke is hilarious! Loved it!!
    Super cute purse!!

  6. Jackie, Pearland TX 25 March, 2009 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    oh oh, almost forgot – my scrap room is yellow w/black just like the pic and ‘cute thing’. I am ready to celebrate with that.

  7. Cindy 25 March, 2009 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    LOVE IT!! Please pick me!!

  8. KrisB 25 March, 2009 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Have loved all the pics of the various “markets”…makes me want to visit!
    Good luck with all the packing. I hate moving from house to house, much less continent to continent (lol)!!!!

  9. Wendy 25 March, 2009 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Can I really be the first to comment????? That purse is ADORABLE!! Here’s wishing you and your family all the best in packing and coming back to NA. WOW – I have loved reading all about all of your adventures. Good Luck next week! I’ll be thinking of ya!!!!

  10. Kim Jones 25 March, 2009 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous purse – perfect for spring if it ever gets here! And you do look like Alexis Grace!

  11. Abbie 25 March, 2009 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    That joke was cute!
    I’d love a fun new yellow bag!

  12. Heather 25 March, 2009 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Oh I so needed that little story today!! Love the purse!!

  13. Donna 25 March, 2009 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Oooooh, oooooo, pick me. I have recently fallen in love with this shade of yellow. I need it and I want it!!

  14. KaTe 25 March, 2009 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    oh! I LoVe that purse! So cute. & thanks for the good laugh. I needed it tonight!

  15. lauri 25 March, 2009 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    it is fantastic!! I would LOVE it!

  16. Missy 25 March, 2009 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    Eeek! What an amazing bag! I would love to have it as my first spring accessory!

  17. Michelle 25 March, 2009 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    That purse is to die for! Fingers crossed!!

  18. Louise Dubord 25 March, 2009 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Love the story! This purse is soooo cute!

  19. Cyndi 25 March, 2009 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    LOVE your new blog look…such gorgeous colors! Just like that purse. 🙂

  20. Lisa 25 March, 2009 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Dear heidi I am a handbag junkie and I cant get enough of them, they are my life line to being organize and fashionable is just the added bonus love the colour!

  21. Valerie 25 March, 2009 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Oooo that purse is so super cute!
    I think you should try the pink! Who better to wear pink highlights than Heidi Swapp???

  22. Fiona 25 March, 2009 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    A funky yellow bag !!! You gotta love it. Inspiration for spring. Brings a smile to my face (plus the joke is a goodie too).

  23. Stephanie Cunningham 25 March, 2009 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    How could you not love that bag??? Hello it SCREAMS yummy fun!!!!

  24. Kristi B. 25 March, 2009 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love that purse! adorable and so happy!

  25. Frances 25 March, 2009 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    ME…ME…ME…Pick me!! I love purses and I have to tell ya that I do not have that color!
    I liked Alexis too, and you guys do kinda look alike!
    Frances

  26. Angie Webb 25 March, 2009 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Never mess with a chica that reads. I got a definite giggle! I would so love to own this bag and would be forever and ever indebted to you if I was the one to win it!!

  27. Julia 25 March, 2009 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Great joke! The handbag’s gorgeous – such a lovely colour!

  28. Shelley Smith 25 March, 2009 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Ooo, Yes please! SO cute!
    Shelley

  29. Bianca 25 March, 2009 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    I love the yellow. I can’t believe you have been there for as long as you have. I remember reading your blog when you first where planning on going to China and I was in awe. What an opportunity.

  30. esther 25 March, 2009 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    I know someone who will walk into a meeting, whip out a bottle of essential oil lotion and pat it over her face and arms. Not sure if it works to calm and focus, but the room sure smells nice!
    The resemblance is greater looking at your photo under “email me”.
    Hope you’re making progress in your packing!

  31. Amanda Michelle 25 March, 2009 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Love the purse…such a fun Sunny Color.
    Good luck with the Packing. Some people come into our lives for a season, some for a reason and some for a lifetime. Each one a blessing no matter how long they are in our lives.

  32. Danielle 25 March, 2009 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    I am madly in love with that bag holy yellow and gorgeous Batman!! You always have such super cool and funky things to showcase!

  33. Julie, momto7 25 March, 2009 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    oooh, my daughters would be soo jealous if I was the one with a FAB bag, especially one chosen by the mazing Heidi Swapp. (We are all big fans.)

  34. BRENDA KELLEY 25 March, 2009 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    purses are one of my favorite things to collect. my kids always say “did you get another purse mom!” i would love to win it because i love purses and it would be awesome to have something from over there. i hope you bring yourself home all kinds of goodies. have a safe trip home. i am so jealous. how fab it is that you and your family were able to have this experience. have a wonderful day.

  35. Ksea Cantonwine 25 March, 2009 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    The purse is very cute.
    I WANT TO SEE THE NECKLACE!! wink!

  36. Tara Manis 25 March, 2009 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    As a mom of 4, I’ve gotten into a bad habit of using my diaper bag as a purse, even when my kids aren’t with me! I need to break free!!!

  37. Abbey 25 March, 2009 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    So pretty! We made a big move recently too and the good-byes are definitely tough.

  38. Julie, momto7 25 March, 2009 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    oooh, my daughters would be soo jealous if I was the one with a FAB bag, especially one chosen by the mazing Heidi Swapp. (We are all big fans.)

  39. Crystal 25 March, 2009 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    VERY cool purse…good luck with the packing!

  40. ShawninAZ 25 March, 2009 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    I’m an avid reader and I luv that joke. Saving it!
    Awesome giveaway Heidi you rock!!!

  41. Heather B. 25 March, 2009 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    The purse is AWESOME. Welcome back to the states! I hope the transition home goes smoothly for everyone – especially the kids!
    Love the new blog look – butterflies are one of my favorites.

  42. Stephanie G. 25 March, 2009 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    OMG That is tooo cute! Love it! We were stationed in South Korea when my husband was in the military and the shopping was awesome there too!

  43. Lisa M 25 March, 2009 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    What a bright and vibrant bag! Have a safe journey home!

  44. Sam 25 March, 2009 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    What a great color for spring… and summer!
    I bet the pink is totally hot.
    Sam

  45. Holly 25 March, 2009 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    What a cute purse! I have been needing to change out my purse to a more “springy” one! I would miss the markets too if all the stuff there is that cute! Sorry to hear you are leaving…I have loved reading about all of your adventures! Good Luck

  46. Marshamarsha 25 March, 2009 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Yellow is my favorite color! Yellow to me is Pink to you. I love it!
    Thanks for the contest!
    Marsha

  47. Julie, momto7 25 March, 2009 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    oooh, my daughters would be soo jealous if I was the one with a FAB bag, especially one chosen by the mazing Heidi Swapp. (We are all big fans.)

  48. Amy S 25 March, 2009 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    OH MY GOODNESS… I LoVe, I mean LOVE that purse Heidi. SOOOOOO cute!

  49. Carla 25 March, 2009 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    I have that lotion and the smell is amazing! The conditioner gives your scalp an invigourating feeling…love it!

  50. Juel 25 March, 2009 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    That is a beautiful bag and I’m in need of a cute new bag that screams summer!

  51. Julie, momto7 25 March, 2009 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    oooh, my daughters would be soo jealous if I was the one with a FAB bag, especially one chosen by the mazing Heidi Swapp. (We are all big fans.)

  52. Angie Webb 25 March, 2009 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I commented (#13) and it didn’t show. Poo! Thought your joke was funny, funny.. never mess with a chica that reads. I so would loooove the yellow purse. Here’s *hoping* 🙂

  53. Stephanie G. 25 March, 2009 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Ok, my first post didn’t post. I LOVE that bag. When my husband was stationed in South Korea we had great shopping too! i hope you pick me!!! Have a safe trip back to the U.S.

  54. Alis in Wnderlnd 25 March, 2009 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    That is so generous of you! Thanks! I’d love it.

  55. Barb 25 March, 2009 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    ooooh Welcome Spring, I’d LOVE LOVE that beautiful purse!!!! 🙂 Happy Travels back to America!

  56. Lisa 25 March, 2009 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Way too cute!!! I love shoes and purses!!

  57. Angie Webb 25 March, 2009 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    My comments are being left, wah! I so deserve the bag for that, lol. Such a cte bag. I’d love to own it. Your joke? So funny. I will have to pass that along to my girlfriends.

  58. merrie 25 March, 2009 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Oooooooh, love me some yellow! And a purse to boot. What could be better?
    Fishing? Reading? 🙂 Maybe it’s my lucky day!
    Mary

  59. hanna 25 March, 2009 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    what an amazing bag!! and love your picture

  60. mandyb 25 March, 2009 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    pick me… we are heading towards winter here in New Zealand and it is ALL DARK>>>> this could be my SUNSHINE!!!!! watch out!!!

  61. Leanne Overduin 25 March, 2009 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Hoping you adjust quickly to the I’ll-miss-all-the-super-shopping syndrome! Blessings as you pack and say good bye to loved ones.

  62. Sandy M 25 March, 2009 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    My goodness…that is one fabulous purse:)
    Love the new blog background. I wish I can change mine up every so often…LOL Enjoy the rest of your stay in Beijing. If you have a chance, I love to get the addresses of the fabric and button markets.
    I love the smell of eucalyptus and it will help you relax. I am going to copy your forward from your friend. I had a super bad day and it made me laugh:)

  63. Linda 25 March, 2009 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    The purse is too cute. Pick me, pick me!!!

  64. Sher B. 25 March, 2009 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh – it’s SO CUTE!!! I love it, yes, I want it, I admit it…is that bad? Sher B.

  65. maryjo materazo 25 March, 2009 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    pick me, pick me, pick me! jumping up & down w/ my arms in the air like a crazy lady. AND all crazy ladies should carry around a super cute yellow purse, don’t cha think? i love yellow, loved it even more the second it became trendy (SO much fun yellow stuff out there now. fingers crossed….

  66. Lori A 25 March, 2009 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    That’s a really cute bag.A perfect spring pick me up.

  67. Melissa 25 March, 2009 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    I’d love this piece of a sunshine!
    Love the fishing joke too

  68. Louise 25 March, 2009 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Cute purse – I’d love to add it to my collection.

  69. Didee 25 March, 2009 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Oooohhh… that yellow is sooooo me!!!! Seeing it’s my 35th birthday today, I think I would stand out in a crowd sporting that!!!! wink wink xo

  70. Lia Biscoe 25 March, 2009 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    They call it mellow yellow, pick me, pick me.
    Lia

  71. Melissa Hernandez 25 March, 2009 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Wow! Yellow!! Love it!!! Hope is me! It would be the first prize I have EVER won! hehe!

  72. F. Castillo 25 March, 2009 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    This purse is screaming my name!! Love the color!! Pick me PUHLEEZE…I never win anything!

  73. Kerstin 25 March, 2009 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Super Cute!

  74. Summer Braxton 25 March, 2009 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Oh man! I gotsta have this purse…. totally unique! And yes, I wouldn’t be surprised if you were related to Alexis Grace. Great talent is genetic.

  75. SharonK681 25 March, 2009 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Cute Cute Purse love the blog graphics..
    SharonK68

  76. kathy northup 25 March, 2009 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    what a beautiful handbag…….! what a joy!!!
    enjoy your next few days in beijing..and continue to gather memories…….hope to see you in the states sometime soon,
    warmly,
    kathy northup

  77. Christie McCarley 25 March, 2009 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    I need something for Spring!! You do look like Alexis too. I hope your kids have a great day tomorrow.

  78. Jo 25 March, 2009 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Celebration, that yellow purse screams it!!
    I would love it to celebrate spring in Oregon, because you wouldn’t know it from
    the grey rainy weather:-)Good luck on your move!

  79. linda t 25 March, 2009 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Ooooh, my daughter just bought a yellow bag in England and I’ve been envious ever since. I would LOVE a yellow bag of my very own!!
    Can’t wait to have you back in the Valley of the Sun!!
    We’ve missed you Heidi!!

  80. tracy 25 March, 2009 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    I am a reader who would look FINE carrying that yellow bag!

  81. stephanie 25 March, 2009 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Oh, please please pick me! I’ve been coveting your yellow purse since you posted a pick of it right after you moved there. 🙂

  82. Lindsay 25 March, 2009 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    I definitely think you should go for the pink tips! if nothing else, they will match your hot purse!

  83. Courtney 25 March, 2009 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    I love yellow! I think I am somewhat obsessed! That bag is so cute, oh I hope I win!

  84. Lindsay Bateman 25 March, 2009 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    What a fabulous bag and giveaway!
    P.S. I think you would look amazing with a hint of pink in your hair!:)

  85. Kim Borochaner 25 March, 2009 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Love the purse!! So springy! Can’t wait to read of your adventures back on this side of the world! Hope all the packing and prep goes well!

  86. GirlyPinkDrink 25 March, 2009 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    OMG! This is so Confessions of a Shopaholic-like…I love it. Would be a happy girl if I won this cute bag.

  87. Amanda Flynn 25 March, 2009 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    I love IT!!!!!!!!!!! I think you are so cool. I wish I had the guts to pack up and move to the other side of the world and have that experience. Your kids will forever be greatful for parents that took a leap of faith.
    Amanda

  88. Ash 25 March, 2009 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    You do look like Alexis Grace, and I am so sad she is gone. It was def. premature.
    Love the tote!!

  89. Sandy M 25 March, 2009 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Not sure what happen but my comment didn’t post…
    Oh well. I hope you have a safe trip home. Thanks for the wonderful blog despite being stress and all. The purse is fab and the forward is even more fab:)
    I love to get the addresses off you for the fabric and button markets. Plus the cute purse too:)

  90. amy 25 March, 2009 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    that is the cutest purse I have ever seen!

  91. Kym 25 March, 2009 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    I love this purse! My son is at the age where we can leave the diaper bag at home, but still need the trucks, the cheerios, the books, the kleenex….etc etc etc. This would be perfect for the next stage of mommying. 🙂

  92. jeanne 25 March, 2009 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    I LOVE YELLOW! It’s my color! Would absolutely be delighted to have this Fabulous Bag!

  93. Trudy 25 March, 2009 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    It’s funny I feel sad you’re leaving right along with you. That must be hard but it will be nice to read the excitement you feel when you walk into Target or into your front doors. …but for now it must be hard leaving behind a great adventure.
    Love the purse!

  94. Kathryn Johnson 25 March, 2009 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Wow! Seriously cute! I’m so loving the yellow right now!

  95. doreenkay 25 March, 2009 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    That purse is so stickin cute! I can’t go to China to get one so you’ll just have to pick me 🙂

  96. Naomi 25 March, 2009 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    OMG!!! I love this purse…..and boy am I in need of a new one…
    BTW you look great!!!

  97. Jeanelle 25 March, 2009 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    I NEED that HAPPY YELLOW PURSE! I NEED some SPICE…I am so Dull lately!
    Happy Packing!

  98. Lizzy 25 March, 2009 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness – I LOVE that bag. It is such a wonderful shape, and the colour is tooo perfect for spring!
    Pick me, pick me, pick me (hand waving wildly from Canada!!!
    I’m glad you’re getting a chance to say goodbye to everyone you’ve met over there, but it must be soooo sad to leave them! And although you will probably never see most of them again, just remember that there is email, snail mail, webcams, digital photos, etc. to use to keep in touch across the miles!
    Take care, and I hope you get everything done in the next week that you need to get done!
    Lizzy

  99. KarenK in CA 25 March, 2009 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Ah, when I was young, I lived in Taiwan for a while and we saw amazing merchandise, too. Purse is so cute, hope you pick me!! haha

  100. Tamara 25 March, 2009 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    This is an amazing purse…
    p.s. I enjoy your blog and your scrapbooking supplies rock…
    Tamara

  101. Suzanne 25 March, 2009 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Wow, I sooo would love that purse!!!!! What a sunny, happy color.

  102. Michelle 25 March, 2009 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    You should so try the pink!

  103. Kristi 25 March, 2009 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    How cute is that purse?!?!?! I think I would have to have a massive shopping spree before I left there. Take lots of pictures! (ha ha)

  104. maggie holmes 25 March, 2009 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    i remember dying over these purses when you posted pics of them a while back so of course i am jumping in on a chance for this! i am in love with yellow (as it seems so is everyone else these days! 🙂 )
    hey, maybe if i don’t win, i could just pay you to buy me one and bring it home since i live here in AZ! how’s that for an idea!! lol – as if you have the time! 🙂

  105. Jen Ulrick 25 March, 2009 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    I can’t believe how fast time has flown…I have truly enjoyed reading about your journeys. Makes me feel like anything is possible, as long as you have your family with you for the ride.

  106. Georgie 25 March, 2009 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    My daughter (who is 4)absolutely LOVES yellow, so she would be extremely excited if I was toting this around!

  107. Heidi 25 March, 2009 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    LOVE the purse!!! So fun!!

  108. hilari 25 March, 2009 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    OH MY GOSH, HEIDI! I LOVE THAT PURSE AND THE FABRIC IN THE BACKGROUND TOO! GOTTA LOVE AMERICAN IDOL!

  109. Shawn 25 March, 2009 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    That bag would be like having my own little ray of sunshine! You could never be in a bad mood if you were sporting it. Have a save trip home.

  110. Jessica Stoops 25 March, 2009 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Cute purse…it would even better if it was filled with your great new products…
    Good luck with the stress… Jess

  111. Lindy 25 March, 2009 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    I just had my first baby in December, and this could double as a diaper bag! Best of luck in your transition.

  112. Melissa 25 March, 2009 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    I’d love to hit a fabric market like that someday… how did you keep from getting overwhelmed? I think there would be too many ideas spinning in my head that I couldn’t make any decisions…
    oh- LOVE LOVE the bag… add me to the “mix”
    Melissa

  113. Lisa 25 March, 2009 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Heidi, I will miss reading about all your fun adventures in China. I will also really, really miss that yellow bag if I never see it again…LOVE it!

  114. Leonie - Australia 25 March, 2009 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Wow that purse is gorgeous (though in Australia we would call it a bag) 🙂
    I think the house of three has started a rage with yellow, it’s everywhere at the moment!

  115. Pebbles 25 March, 2009 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    The purse is awesome!! We are idol fans as well!! We have our favs and I was so sorry to see her go, she is not the blonde I would have chosen to go!! hehe Good luck on your move! I hope it goes smoothly!

  116. Shirley 25 March, 2009 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    That is so “sunshiney!” I would love to win it!

  117. Jamie 25 March, 2009 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    You definetly could be long lost sisters. That bag is adorable, good luck with your move.

  118. Liz Simon 25 March, 2009 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    ok oddly enough i’m not a purse girl, i dont carry one…but i love this yellow! it’s so LIVESTRONG!.
    Good luck with the move.
    Liz Simon

  119. Heather R. 25 March, 2009 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Oh, PuLeeZe pick me! I am so *hearting* that yellow purse.

  120. Bobbi-Jo G. 25 March, 2009 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    ooooh PUHLEASE pick me. It’s MY long lost purse I’ve never met. I’ll take good care of her – I promise. i won’t overload her with too many twenties, or fifties, or even tens ’cause I spend it too fast. And I won’t embarass her by wearing my big bird costume while shopping (even though it would match so heavenly). I’ll do you proud and love her all of my life!

  121. krista 25 March, 2009 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    WOW, I love the bag. Especially cause it’s yellow!

  122. Julie Mitchell from Canada 25 March, 2009 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    This yellow purse is so springy, I love it. This is what I would need to cheer me up. There’s lots of snow up here and I’m tired of it!

  123. elizabeth 25 March, 2009 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    good luck with your moving. thanks for the giveaway. eliz.

  124. Sarah 25 March, 2009 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    I totally think you should go for the pink!!! You would rock it!

  125. Amy Ferguson 25 March, 2009 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Love it! And i’m so in need of a new purse. Sunny for sunny AZ!
    Amy

  126. Becky M 25 March, 2009 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Yellow is such a great spring color!
    I do think you look like Alexis Grace too! : )

  127. Deb 25 March, 2009 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    I love purses also. I can only imagine how much scrapbooking stuff I could fit in there and take with me when we travel. That wonderful purse has many options…that I am dreaming about now.

  128. Julie Patterson 25 March, 2009 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    A new purse would make me one happy girl.  I say go pink!!  You have the personality to pull it off. Go have fun.
    Julie P.
    QC,AZ

  129. Amy Bailey 25 March, 2009 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Heidi, I have to honestly say that I thought that too. Everytime I would see Alexis Grace on stage, I thought gosh, she looks like Heidi Swapp. I even remember making that comment to my husband one night. Of course he said, “Who’s Heidi Swapp?” He’s so out of it! Anyway, I’m glad someone emailed you a photo, because WOW, looks like you might have a twin.

  130. alison 25 March, 2009 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    i am a yellow freak. that purse is so fab!

  131. SueB 25 March, 2009 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    I was just telling my DH I needed a new bag! Thanx for the blog candy opp!

  132. Tiffany 25 March, 2009 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Ooooh, I soooo need a new bag! and a FAB yellow one is just yummy! Ever since have my dd (5 year ago!) I have only had one new purse and it was boring black!

  133. Amy Coon 25 March, 2009 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    I just love the stuff you show us from the markets makes me want to go to a place I would have never had the desire to go too. If I do make it across the pond someday I will pay your way to go with me so I can have my own shooping guide …….er I mean tour guide, yeah thats what I ment!

  134. alise 25 March, 2009 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    love the bag, love your blog, can’t wait for your new products!!!!!
    thank you

  135. gaydra 25 March, 2009 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    OH! MY! What a darling purse!!! It’s MINE!!
    I will miss all the fun things you have written about China…..it has been an education for me to read your blog while you have been there. Thanks!

  136. Michelle P. 25 March, 2009 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    So lucky, that would be me if you pick me…

  137. Susan M. 25 March, 2009 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    A Shiny Yellow Purse! You would have to be the LUCKY-yest Girl alive to win that one! Heavy sigh… it’s so shiny… I think I’m in LOVE…

  138. Brenda Walker 25 March, 2009 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    I purse from you would be awesome. It is such a fun summer purse and would make me happy each time I grabbed it to go on an errand. Happy Packing
    Brenda

  139. Nancy in CA 25 March, 2009 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Heidi, I love the purse and of course would love to win…but I really just want to tell you how excited I am that you are coming back to the states. Take care and have a great trip back. Nancy in So. Calif.

  140. Julie A. Wooten 25 March, 2009 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    I love that beautiful yellow purse! And that picture of you and Alexis
    is adorable! You have not aged one bit! You are gorgeous!!

  141. Maria Wiltshire 25 March, 2009 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    This colour is great, reminds me of the sun here in Australia, and the journey we have made in the past year, moving from England. Nothing like a bright colour and a bag to make your day!!!!

  142. christina 25 March, 2009 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Cute purse. It says spring!!!

  143. Jennifer A 25 March, 2009 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Dang! That bag is sooo cute! Perfect for spring AND summer!

  144. Tammy 25 March, 2009 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Whoo hoo! That is a styling bag! I have officially just retired my LAST diaper bag and it would be sweet to be sporting something like that! I feel for you and your family during your last days in China. I must be so terribly heartbreaking to have to say good-bye to so many people that you did not know 2 years ago, but who have since become so special to you all. God bless you as you embark on this newest chapter of your lives. Cheers!

  145. Lisa Andrews 25 March, 2009 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Loving the yellow bag! Good luck with the packing Heidi!

  146. Kristine 25 March, 2009 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Are you kidding me? I am in love with that bag!!!! Love the fishing story and sent it to my gals 🙂
    Kristine

  147. cheryl yelverton 25 March, 2009 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    That yellow purse is too cute. For sure!!! My daughter’s favorite color is yellow so of course i would have to flaunt it in front of her. Thanks so much for the giveaway, ms.cheryl

  148. Anne Thompson 25 March, 2009 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Oh that bag is delicious : ) I totally have a purse collection going on! Thanx Anne

  149. Suzanne 25 March, 2009 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Oh Heidi-I know we all face challenges every day but today it seems I hit a road block everywhere I turned. I am a mom of four girls and your positive attitude and adventurous spirit keep me in line. I love purses and since my baby is only 8 months they are the only thing that fit the way they should…I haven’t lost all my baby weight. I just know the sunshine yellow would disquise my extra pounds and bad days!!!

  150. christie 25 March, 2009 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    I was laughing when I saw your picture next to Alexis Grace’s – I have been pointing out the resemblance to my family since the beginning!
    I would be so excited to win that yellow bag. It’s so happy! I could use some happy these days. : )

  151. Tanya 25 March, 2009 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Ohhh – I would love it! ~TanyaS

  152. Dawn 25 March, 2009 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    It would be great to have a little bit of China in a neat yellow bag!

  153. Lou Ann 25 March, 2009 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I would truly love to have that purse for spring!!

  154. Tracy Keith 25 March, 2009 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Love the purse, even though it’s not P!nk.
    hugs!

  155. kristen 25 March, 2009 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    oh i have wanted a cute yellow purse for so long now, and this one is ADORABLE!

  156. Elisha 25 March, 2009 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Love the joke! Heidi, you are much cuter than Alexis. Good luck with the move and can’t wait to hear about all of your new adventures back in the US!

  157. Kimmie 25 March, 2009 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Ha, loved the little story!
    And as for that yellow bag… mmmmmm 🙂

  158. nicki 25 March, 2009 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    just looking at it makes me smile! l.o.v.e the yellow!

  159. Amy W. 25 March, 2009 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    I could definitely use (and want) that yummy bag!!!

  160. Teresa 25 March, 2009 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    That purse is gorgeous! Apart from the hair, you don’t look a bit like Alexis 🙂

  161. Melanie L 25 March, 2009 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    The purse is super cute! Good luck packing and safe travels.

  162. nicole petersen 25 March, 2009 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    I do feel lucky. I hope all goes well with ya’ll move.

  163. Rhonda 25 March, 2009 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    very cute purse. it would look adorable on my daughter. =)

  164. Kari D. 25 March, 2009 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    I don’t have any of the equipment for fishing, but I’ve got lots of equipment to fill that cute bag!

  165. Sara 25 March, 2009 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    LOL- you are adorable and I love your blog!
    The purse is so ME!!!! It’s bright and sunny- great way to say “HEY SPRING, COME AND GET ME!” lol.
    Soooo, i’d like to think the stress lotion works- at least it puts me in the mental state to believe it works because I am hoping so badly on those days you need it so badly!
    Thanks for the chance to win, that is soooo generous and thoughtful of you.
    XOXO
    Sara

  166. LauraLe 25 March, 2009 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    “Yellow-colored objects appear to be gold.”
    Aristotle
    Love the purse! Yellow is my mom’s favorite color. As a result, I have so many pictures of me as a baby in yellow! Yellow always makes me think of her.

  167. Alyssa 25 March, 2009 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Oh my! I absolutely adore that purse and it would be perfect for spring!

  168. noelani 25 March, 2009 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    pick me!!! Thanks!!

  169. Bianca 25 March, 2009 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Awww!! That purse looks soo cute! Its soo fit for the spring and summer!!

  170. Phyllis R. 25 March, 2009 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    ooooh! Yellow is one of my favorite colors because it’s so happy! Would love that shiny purse! Best wishes and hugs as you say good-bye to your friends and make the long journey back home.

  171. Lori S. 25 March, 2009 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    LOVE IT! Yellow seems to be the color I have been drawn to at this grey beginning of Spring here in Boise, Idaho! Hope the sun comes out and stays REALLY soon!

  172. Kim Griffin 25 March, 2009 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    SWWWWEEEEETTT!!!
    i want it.
    love it.
    kim
    :O)

  173. Jen F. 25 March, 2009 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    You’d look wonderful with Pink Hair!!

  174. Barbara 25 March, 2009 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Looks great, would love it!! It really must be hard to leave. Thanks for showing us another piece of the world. Barbara

  175. tammy s. 25 March, 2009 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    LOL!! All along I’ve thought Alexis Grace was a “Heidi look-alike–she has to be your long lost twin…she’s got PINK highlights!! You should most definitely go for the pink highlights–so, so cute and you could totally pull it off! 🙂
    Absolutely LOVE that purse—so fun and perfect for Spring!
    Forwarded your joke off to all my girlfriends…got a real good laugh out of it–too funny!

  176. Jill 25 March, 2009 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Oh that is one fun bag! I wish I could shop in your area for just 2 hours…dreamy!

  177. Catherine 25 March, 2009 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Oh Heidi, how generous and kind of you to give us a chance to have this purse. Of course, I would absolutely luv to have…
    fingers and toes crossed.
    Thanks, Catherine

  178. Amie 25 March, 2009 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Hey – that looks like a great size for a diaper bag and since I just brought home a new baby I think I should have it! 🙂
    Good luck in your transition back to the States!

  179. NANCY SMITH 25 March, 2009 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    I would love to win a yellow purse! Thanks for the chance!

  180. Julie Coryell 25 March, 2009 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Holy Cow! That is awesome! Yellow is so my happy color!
    I’m sure you will miss being in such a cool country with so much crafty goodness at your fingertips, however, just remember you are coming home to Sonic and Target! Woohoo!

  181. Rosanne 25 March, 2009 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    What a great purse!

  182. Lorrie 25 March, 2009 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    I would LOVE a new trendy, cute purse! (that would fit books, since I DO read!) Plus all my kids’ stuff too! I have had the same purse for over a year and keep complaining to my husband that I really NEED a new one. He just doesn’t understand!

  183. casey clark 25 March, 2009 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Ever since I saw the beautiful purses you purchased at the market awhile back I have searched so hard to find one just as cute. HEIDI Please pick ME!

  184. lara jane 25 March, 2009 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    That joke is awesome! LOLed for reals!
    Love that purse, too. What brand is it? I will go buy one in yellow AND pink, and green, too, if they have it! Love! So springy and cheerful and fun!

  185. Leslie 25 March, 2009 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    OOOH, OOOOH, pick me, pick me!!!

  186. Caiti 25 March, 2009 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Are you kidding me?! I’ve been looking for a yellow bag (because my sis tells me it’s “IN”) for my girls weekend trip to NYC next month! This couldn’t be more perfect!! Oooh pick me- pick me!!! 🙂
    caiti

  187. Cyndi K 25 March, 2009 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    That is so cute! Love the joke, I had to pass to my sister!

  188. Lorie 25 March, 2009 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Oh! That is the perfect AZ Summer bag! I need it!

  189. Michelle Garman 25 March, 2009 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    I’ve got my fingers AND toes crossed this time – entering competitions left, right & centre with no luck 🙁 bummed that I missed out on the papers the last few times. I might be an Aussie, but I’m still special!!! lol 🙂

  190. Jodi Ulschmid 25 March, 2009 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Great joke! The purse would give most any outfit a great splash of color, so cheerful! It will brighten anyone’s day! Wish I had a yellow one! 🙂

  191. Julie 25 March, 2009 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    oh I NEED a new purse sooo baly please pick me!!! and I LOVE your hair in that picture sooo darling!

  192. Lainee 25 March, 2009 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Pick Me, Pick Me!! I love it.
    I am addicted to American Idol too… I never thought about it but you do kind of look alike.
    Lainee

  193. Dottie B. 25 March, 2009 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    What a match that would be for my recently acquired yellow sandals. Yahoo! So sorry you are leaving there, but what a journey you’ve had. I welcome you home.

  194. Nicole C. 25 March, 2009 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    that is a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!!!!

  195. Tammy S. 25 March, 2009 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    LOL!! I always thought Alexis Grace was a “Heidi Swapp look-alike”! How can she not be your long lost twin…she has PINK HIGHLIGHTS!
    You should most definitely do the highlights–so, so cute! 🙂
    LOVE that yellow purse–such a fun, Spring color–perfect to brighten up any mood!
    Also, I loved your joke, and I forwarded to all my girlfriends! Too funny!

  196. IreneSC 25 March, 2009 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Very cute purse. I would love to be added to the drawing for it. Thank you.

  197. Bona 25 March, 2009 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    OOOOOHHHHH Pick me! I would love to have a yellow purse. I need color. My bags are always either brown or black.

  198. heidi Armstrong 25 March, 2009 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Hello Heidi, i look at your site everyday, you really inspire me. I love scrapbooking and i love your ideas and especially your pictures what an adventure to go to China i bet your excited to get back home though. Good luck packing! Heidi Armstrong, Canada

  199. kat-in-texas 25 March, 2009 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Great Joke–I’m passing it on!!! Love the “yella” purse too! Thanks, Heidi!!!

  200. Casey Moore 25 March, 2009 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    OOOOOHH!! I have been looking for a fresh, new, “springy” purse since mine BROKE at a department store on Monday. 🙁 I was embarrased. I looked through the purses to buy one, didn’t find anything I liked, went to pay for my things and picked my purse up to leave and BAM! It hit the floor. Strap and leather broke. I NEED this purse! Love the yellow! LOL! 🙂
    Thanks!!
    Casey Moore

  201. TracyBzz 25 March, 2009 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Ohhhh, purses *drooling as I say this*!!! I love purses. A girl can NEVER have too many. I don’t have a yellow one, so this would be fab.

  202. Kathryn 25 March, 2009 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    What a traffic stopper! That is so bright and funky and with winter on the way here it would brighten up any day!

  203. Jenni 25 March, 2009 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    That is the cutest purse ever!!! I sure wouldn’t be sad to have that among my treasures!! =)

  204. Jamie H 25 March, 2009 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    What a great purse!!!! And I definitely think you should go for pink highlights in your hair!!!

  205. Christine 25 March, 2009 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Oooh it’s adorable and I’d LOVE it. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win it.

  206. renee lige 25 March, 2009 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    love this bag!!! pick me!!! renee l.

  207. Raimi 25 March, 2009 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Oh, i need that yellow purse. just looking @ it makes me happy…it is so stinkin’ cute! Have a great day & enjoy idol.

  208. Casey Moore 25 March, 2009 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    OOOOH!! I have been on the hunt for a fresh, new, “springy” purse! I was looking on Monday, didn’t find anything I liked, went to pay for my things and upon picking my purse from the counter, BAM, it hit the floor. The strap broke! I had to carry it out like a brown paper sack of groceries. sigh.
    I NEED this purse (LOL)!! I love the color! Please pick me! 🙂
    Thanks for the give-away!!
    Casey Moore

  209. Kathy 25 March, 2009 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Okay that is the cutest purse ever!!! That will put me in the spring mood!

  210. Sara Spencer 25 March, 2009 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Oh, that is a cute purse. Hope I win! I love reading your blog. I appreciate all that you share from your experience of living so far away from home. Thank you!

  211. Karen Kennedy 25 March, 2009 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    that is super fun! I am feeling a bit down in the dumpers this evening…yellow does brighten up things. I actually printed one of my favorite quotes of some Ho3 yellow paper~LOVE IT! I actuallly teared up when you mentioned that you probably wouldn’t see all these amazing people again…that must be so very difficult. Hugs from me to you!

  212. Rachel Berry 25 March, 2009 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Oh be still my beating heart!!! I think she needs to be with me! 🙂
    Loving this giveaway!!
    :)Rachel Berry

  213. Debbie O'Neal 25 March, 2009 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Now that purse just shouts “Spring” to me ! As in spring into my arms and enjoy a trip to my upcoming girls night out so they can drool over all the yellow yumminess !
    I would miss all that great shopping too…I can’t even imagine leaving all that to come back here but we are glad you are coming.

  214. Katie 25 March, 2009 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Have a safe trip back to the states! I have really enjoyed your journey 🙂

  215. Samantha 25 March, 2009 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    What do I love almost as much as scrapbooking? You got it… purses! Would love to add this one to my collection 🙂
    I’d also like to compliiment you on your new blog background – love the spring look!

  216. Anne Marie 25 March, 2009 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    I would love to win the Yellow Happy Purse! Since Yellow is a color for happy…I would be happy to win it!

  217. Whitney 25 March, 2009 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Oh! I have been needing a cute purse lately and haven’t found what I wanted. I am so not lucky in winning things, but I would really love it! Thanks so much Heidi for a chance at least!

  218. Tricia Gray 25 March, 2009 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    I love that happy bright yellow! So cheery!

  219. Erin T. 25 March, 2009 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    I need that!
    erin

  220. FinnMama 25 March, 2009 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    What an adorable purse! Yellow has been a happy, meaningful color to me ever since our son was born a year and a half ago. His Finnish name Onni means ‘happiness’ and I subconsciously connected him with the color yellow. Now I love all the hues of yellow.

  221. Meredith S. 25 March, 2009 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Loved the joke! And that purse is to die for – gorgeous yellow!! Will miss your posts from Beijing…I’ve been once and have loved reading about all of your adventures.

  222. Kirsten Goff 25 March, 2009 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    That is one fantastic bag–what fun give-away!!

  223. Vicky 25 March, 2009 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    pick me…pick me…pleaseeeeeeeeeee Heidi pick me 🙂 🙂 🙂 and yes you do look like Alexis Grace…are you sure you not related?

  224. Susan W 25 March, 2009 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Wow, what a gorgeous purse, I am so in love with yellow this Spring!
    P.S. Your blog looks gorgeous!

  225. Joan in Kingman 25 March, 2009 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    This purse makes me flash back to my childhood bedroom that was orange, yellow and green. How fun!

  226. becky k 25 March, 2009 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    oh my goodness! i have never won anything and that purse is to die for!
    pick me, pick me?! pretty please!

  227. DeAnn Lopetrone 25 March, 2009 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    I would LOVE that bag!!

  228. Charlene McWilliams 25 March, 2009 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    That purse is like a big yellow smiley face. I could spread happiness just by taking it out for the day!

  229. Nancy Wyatt 25 March, 2009 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    I so would love to win that adorable purse but mostly because it’s from you! hugs from Conroe TX! I was hoping to meet you at By Design but I’m afraid I can’t swing the full fee this time. I will patiently wait for yet another Texas visit from you! hugs!

  230. Stefani Meyer 25 March, 2009 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Yellow is the new Black. LOL, what does that even mean? I LOVE that purse! I must have it!
    And just for the record, I think you’re WAY cuter than Alexis Grace. Even after ALL your aging;-). This pink IS fun though, maybe you should try it.

  231. Jennifer 25 March, 2009 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    hi heidi, the pic of you by alexis is the first one i ever saw of you. i printed it off and kept it for a while because i loved your hair cut so much! 🙂
    that purse would be perfect for summer time!
    hope your move goes very well!

  232. Christine C 25 March, 2009 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Oh my that purse is adorable, please pick me I promise to look after it and take it on many shopping trips.

  233. Debbie Wearn 25 March, 2009 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Oh, that is gorgeous! I really do need a new super cool bag! It would make me sooo happy!
    Debbie in So Cal

  234. Kiersten 25 March, 2009 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    I need some bright yellow to welcome spring! Great site! Thanks!

  235. mrsgeek 25 March, 2009 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    OH what a fun spring bag. I looooooove purses! They are my most favorite accessory.

  236. Tamara 25 March, 2009 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    this purse is so cute. LOVE IT!

  237. Theresa 25 March, 2009 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Love love love the color. I need that purse!
    I wear lots of black so it would be the perfect accent color. Cherish all the moments you have in China and rejoice in all the things that will seem new again at home.
    Thank you for the giveaway..
    Theresa2b

  238. Talia 25 March, 2009 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    oooohhhh…I LOVE the yellow!

  239. elzbieta 25 March, 2009 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Love your new blog look… Very colorful!
    Elzbieta

  240. Jen Goodwin 25 March, 2009 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Glad I wasn’t the only one who thought that Alexis-Grace reminded me of you!!! Sending big hugs from Virginia 🙂

  241. Tiffany 25 March, 2009 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Love that purse! And Alexis Grace does look like you, I never realized it!

  242. elzbieta 25 March, 2009 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    love your new blog look…very inspiratioin.
    elzbieta

  243. Sandi Keene 25 March, 2009 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Love the purse and love American Idol as well. Dork or not, it is great entertainment!

  244. kara s. 25 March, 2009 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    how amazing! yellow is such a fun and invigorating color. :]
    hope that things come together ok for you guys!

  245. Linh C 25 March, 2009 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    You can totally rock the pink hair, Heidi! Go for it! 🙂

  246. Stephanie T 25 March, 2009 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    That purse is too cute! It has been so dark, cold and yucky in Ontario lately, it would be great to carry around this ray of sunshine (:

  247. Jessica B 25 March, 2009 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    I love this purse! I have actually been on the lookout for a new one but hadn’t found just what I was looking for. I like this one because it is shiny but not to formal. It seems like all the bright shiny purses I have found lately have piping and look really dressy. I am 7 1/2 months pregnant so dressy isn’t really my thing these days 🙂 I am definitely ready for a spring purse as I live in Phoenix and we are already having 80 degree weather. Your longings for Spring will definitely be fulfilled when you move back. I hope you pick me.

  248. Mickey C. 25 March, 2009 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    oooh, oooh, I LOVE THIS PURSE!!
    And my new fav color is….. YELLOW… so very cheery. My 40th is in June, and I keep hoping against hope that hubby will surprise me with a pale yellow VW convertible. LOL! A girl can dream. :o)
    And yes, I do indeed see the resemblence between you and miss cutie-patottie, Alexis. :o)

  249. Shara 25 March, 2009 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    I love that bag. I’m not typically one for flashy bags, but I am completely digging that one

  250. jill 25 March, 2009 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    me likey!!

  251. Erika 25 March, 2009 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Pick me! I sure could use a cute new accessory like this one! Looks big enough to hold my stuff plus all the goodies that accompany a 2 year old who loves snacks and still wears diapers. Much more fashionable than a diaper bag though! Best of luck in your packing. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we are in the midst of a record-breaking flood here in our city of Fargo ND!
    Thanks!

  252. Tobey Saniuk 25 March, 2009 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Excellent joke and nice purse. I don’t use a purse yet, maybe its time that I start…

  253. Shirley K. 25 March, 2009 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Eucalyptus Spearmint is my favorite! At one point, they had shampoos and conditioners in Eucalyptus Spearmint and it made my hair smell great!

  254. Carol 25 March, 2009 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Yellow! The color of sunshine…something that we are lacking in the NW. I would LOVE carry a little piece of sunshine…..

  255. Corrina Holloway 25 March, 2009 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    that bag is serious goodness!!!
    and given your small addiction to pink i am surprised you havent done the pink strip in the hair yet, maybe you should try it, but maybe start with the pink colour hairspray before finding a more permanant solution……just in case….

  256. Sarah 25 March, 2009 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Oh wow! That yellow purse is -really- yellow and gorgeous!
    I tried to find baby bedding with that colour yellow somewhere, but its a hard one!
    🙂

  257. Paula in Phoenix ;o) 25 March, 2009 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    After the crazy day I had today… car dome light left on all night by 4-yr-old son – dead battery, orange marker on carpet by same said youngest child, super sweet hubby took my cell phone to work by mistake, hours at car dealer replacing battery, 3 hours to alter 5-yr-old daughter’s ballet tutu, same daughter spilled entire water bottle on ballet school’s lobby floor. These are just the highlights (lowlights?). How happy would a cute new purse make this stressed/stretched girl? Very. :o)

  258. veronica 25 March, 2009 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Yellow is my daughters favorite color…she’ll love it when I use it!

  259. Julie 25 March, 2009 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Yellow is my happiest color — please feel free to send it my way :o) Blessings on the transition ahead!

  260. Alyssa 25 March, 2009 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    That purse is absolutely to DIE for!! I am such a purse girl!
    I am also preparing to ‘relocate’, so I understand the agony of going-away parties, and I wish you luck with all of it!
    p.s. PICK ME!!! 🙂

  261. Melanie 25 March, 2009 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    LOVE the bag! And I love the color. After 4 years of diaper bags, I want a gorgeous one just for me (OK, and maybe a diaper or two)! Good luck on your move! Welcome back (soon) to AZ!

  262. joanne antivilo 25 March, 2009 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    This is gorgeous….so sunny…

  263. Ellen Patton 25 March, 2009 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    You can never have too many purses!

  264. carla 25 March, 2009 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    Love you blog, love your products and love your humor. Also, Love love love that bag.

  265. Karen 25 March, 2009 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Love the yellow bag! Pick me! Pick me!
    Loving the new look to your blog and all the best in your move home!
    Cheers!

  266. jennifer law 25 March, 2009 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    OMG I love that bag.

  267. Laura 25 March, 2009 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    That is so way cute. I need that purse for the Spring!

  268. Lisa David 25 March, 2009 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    I’ll have to speak out on behalf of a darling pair of unworn yellow strappy sandals that are screamin’ to break out of the closet this Spring. All they need is a third party accessory to coax them out into the sunshine and that delicious bag is their first choice!
    (Oh, and that story is a classic…Love It!) TFS

  269. Nektaria Kazakopoulou 25 March, 2009 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    you AND that purse…. absolutely ROCK!!!
    Greek kisses from Athens Greece!

  270. karen 25 March, 2009 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    mama needs a new yellow bag.

  271. Jaime Benavides 25 March, 2009 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Would LOVE this YuMMy yellow hand bag!

  272. Giorgina 25 March, 2009 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Oh, Heidi, I have been following your blog for years and it feels like I have had the trip to China with you. It is always the way isn’t it a huge upheaval and big move and then when you have to leave it’s like leaving home. My husband used to work in Sri Lanka with the Bank we are Australian and I remember reading your blog and saying to him can’t you take a position back in Sri Lanka or CHINA maybe!!! LOL Good Luck with your move my heart is breaking with you!!!
    Giorgi

  273. Sheri Leon 25 March, 2009 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    Loved the joke! So true of many things in life:) Yellow is the new black for spring don’tcha know!!

  274. Holly Mann 25 March, 2009 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    I Loved that Joke! My Hubby always makes cracks about Me Being a Book worm. 🙂 And that Purse is Super Cute, It Screams Spring Which is a Good thing! Thanks for Being so Generous and For a Chance to Win!
    ♥Holly

  275. amanda 25 March, 2009 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Awesome purse.

  276. Robin M. 25 March, 2009 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    I love the bag:) So CuTe!!!!!!!! Thank for the RAK!

  277. kris arnold 25 March, 2009 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    I would be so cool in Kodiak, Alaska carrying that fabulous purse around. yummy yellow!

  278. Nina Heckerthorne 25 March, 2009 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Heidi – your blog is awesome and so is that purse. I am a handbag addict and would love to add that fun yellow bag to my collection. If I win will you autograph it?!?!? Good luck in your move and welcome home soon.

  279. Alana Steadman 25 March, 2009 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    That is so happy looking that bag…full of fun!

  280. Debbie House 25 March, 2009 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    WHOA…yellow!! Sure is to bring spring around here right!? Fabulous giveaway!!

  281. Debbie House 25 March, 2009 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Sooooooooo love that bright yellow bag!!!
    WOW…you are amazing with these giveaways!! Thanks Heidi!!

  282. Debbie House 25 March, 2009 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    So glad to have you back in the States again!! What a wonderful experience you’ve had there!! You ROCK!! Yellow is beautiful!! That purse….man oh man….anyone would be SO lucky to own that one!!

  283. Sophia Allison 25 March, 2009 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    Pick me please, a woman never has enough bags…LOL Awesome colour!!!

  284. eva p 25 March, 2009 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Super cute purse!!! Thanks for he chance to win!

  285. Debbie J 25 March, 2009 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Send it to me in Australia to brighten up my approaching winter!

  286. Jess Meehan 26 March, 2009 at 12:06 am - Reply

    Hi Heidi,
    Isn’t funny how we would automatically pick our favourite colour, when just by changing it up a little we can bring such sunshine into our lives?!?
    Super-cute colour!
    xx
    jess

  287. Helena 26 March, 2009 at 12:07 am - Reply

    I have never had a YELLOW purse so this would be the perfect time to add to my other purses. And yellow is sooooo springy. Spring is already here in Rome and man, am I sooooo glad!!!!!
    Have a safe trip home, dear Heidi, and I guarantee you everything will be ok. This was all planned, you see.
    hugs

  288. Jan 26 March, 2009 at 12:08 am - Reply

    Seriously? I LOVE THAT PURSE! I think I would even sleep with it because it is so darn cute and cheery! I’d wake up every morning in a good mood for sure! I was at last year’s CE and I was very envious of all the adorable bags you got your talented teachers! If I don’t win – you’ll have to share your favorite places there so if on the ever so off chance I ever visit, I will know where to shop! . . . . and pink in your hair? I can see it. YOU would be able to pull it off.

  289. Adrian V. 26 March, 2009 at 12:09 am - Reply

    What a cute purse to start spring with! Good luck to you and your family on the move back to the States!

  290. TracyM 26 March, 2009 at 12:12 am - Reply

    This bag is super cute!! I love the yellow … so fun.

  291. Patti Martin 26 March, 2009 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Thats a really cute purse….
    Hugs,
    PattiM
    (Pattie’s passion)
    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!

  292. Renee Potloff 26 March, 2009 at 12:24 am - Reply

    Me,me, me!

  293. Sandra 26 March, 2009 at 12:27 am - Reply

    Wow – love the purse and the yellow!!! It looks so stylish and cool for spring & summer time 🙂 Have fun at your going away parties, Sandra

  294. Jen 26 March, 2009 at 12:29 am - Reply

    Gorgeous yellow purse! Perfect for spring! Totally would stand out in our 20cm of snow we got today! =)

  295. Cassie 26 March, 2009 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Hey Heidi. If you can get cool bags like that, you will miss China! I say definitely try the pink in the hair like Alexis. Pink is Heidi Swapp after all!

  296. Laura 26 March, 2009 at 12:38 am - Reply

    Oooooh La La – that yellow would look absolutely fab as I board my flight to EdmontoN wink 😉 – L

  297. katie 26 March, 2009 at 12:55 am - Reply

    LOVE THAT PURSE–it is so cute and would be perfect for spring/summer
    Katie

  298. Mich 26 March, 2009 at 1:29 am - Reply

    I bet you will miss BJ.
    I lived in the UK for a couple of years and am always wishing I could just pop back to this shop or that one – LOL! Bit hard now from New Zealand as it would be 24+ hrs flying!

  299. Donna W 26 March, 2009 at 1:33 am - Reply

    Its gorgeous – I love yellow! Thanks Heidi

  300. Zarah 26 March, 2009 at 1:35 am - Reply

    That’s my fave joke!! 😀
    …and you guys DO actually look alike. But you’re prettier. 🙂
    The purse is sooo cute – makes me think of sunshine. Yellow is wonderful that way – it makes people SMILE! 😀

  301. renee 26 March, 2009 at 2:08 am - Reply

    oh yellow is my fav colour… and so hard to find nice yellow things… i hope you pick me…
    renee

  302. Sarah Youde 26 March, 2009 at 2:13 am - Reply

    That story is soo funny! I am off to add Cathy as a facebook friend because I am in the UK and don’t get to see AI until the next day either – I love it!
    The yellow bag is gorgeous, I really need it 😀

  303. Mrs Frizz 26 March, 2009 at 2:13 am - Reply

    A yellow person I am NOT!!! But this does look super duper cool and I’ve got a ‘thing’ for handbags – lol!!!

  304. Leesa 26 March, 2009 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Adorable purse – you are so sweet for giving it away ! Have a safe return to the USA !
    Leesa

  305. Chloe 26 March, 2009 at 2:24 am - Reply

    I love that bag, especially the colour – will need something bright to keep spirits up during the Winter here in the Southern Hemisphere!

  306. Kelly R 26 March, 2009 at 2:31 am - Reply

    That handbag is totally fabulous Heidi! It’s so sunny & fresh. I think it would perk up my day, every time I went out!!

  307. Ali W 26 March, 2009 at 2:34 am - Reply

    we are just going into winter in NZ so I could do with something bright and shiny to remind me that spring and daffodils are just around the corner! Pick me *waving*, pick me! Ali

  308. Jodi Mann 26 March, 2009 at 2:44 am - Reply

    OMG
    OMG
    OMG
    yes please!!!!!
    Jxx

  309. queenie 26 March, 2009 at 3:08 am - Reply

    oooooooooooooooooh i wanted the red bag you gave away in Brisbane, but i missed out but yellow would surely do, i love it to bits,
    Amanda

  310. Pam M 26 March, 2009 at 3:13 am - Reply

    Ohhh this is gorgeous, reminds me of a beautiful sunny day, just the thing to carry whilst strolling brisbane Australia

  311. shannon 26 March, 2009 at 3:42 am - Reply

    FABULOUS! I LOVE IT! I am a BIG PURSE fanatic and this is AWESOME!

  312. debra 26 March, 2009 at 3:45 am - Reply

    that is so yellow like sunshine…. gorgeous 🙂
    deb 🙂

  313. mette Thomas 26 March, 2009 at 3:47 am - Reply

    Ummm i desperat;y need a new purse and this one looks like spring ahhh the gorgeous colours that make you feel uplifted.
    Mette

  314. Lori R 26 March, 2009 at 3:50 am - Reply

    oh my!! THat is soo cute. pick me.
    Enjoy your trip home .
    Lori

  315. Mazza 26 March, 2009 at 3:57 am - Reply

    very cute & would so look good at my place!

  316. marijana 26 March, 2009 at 3:58 am - Reply

    OMG!!!!!
    I cant believe youre giving it away….but if you insist I will be happy to have it…lol
    so when are you visiting your hairdresser next???? if you pop down to Sydney (Australia) on the way back to US I will do it for you -hehehe
    pink would look so HOt on you Heidi….
    xxx

  317. mel 26 March, 2009 at 4:00 am - Reply

    OMG I am so into yellow now and my 3 year old son would just ADORE it 🙂

  318. Donna M 26 March, 2009 at 4:03 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness Heidi…Yellow is my favorite color. I was drooling just looking at it. Thinking Heidi doesn’t know me if i pay her handsomely would she go back to the market and pick me up one…:):):):):):):)
    Love love love it….
    You look like alexis also and have not aged a bit.. Bless you..
    Donna Maziarz

  319. Julie 26 March, 2009 at 4:04 am - Reply

    That sort of shopping is something to mourn! Best wishes on your move, Heidi!

  320. Diana Graham 26 March, 2009 at 4:12 am - Reply

    I said to my husband last week that you do look just like Alexis! Love that yellow!

  321. Sara 26 March, 2009 at 4:13 am - Reply

    You are one lovely lady! It is gorgeous, thank you for the opportunity to win it!

  322. jamiep 26 March, 2009 at 4:14 am - Reply

    The joke is so funny. I have to send it to my sisters. They’ll get a chuckle out of it! That yellow bag is adorable…I’d love it!

  323. Andrea 26 March, 2009 at 4:15 am - Reply

    I have loved reading all your experiences in China. Thank you for sharing.
    And I love that purse! I would be the PERFECT gift for someone I love.

  324. Olivia 26 March, 2009 at 4:24 am - Reply

    I think I will have to share the joke with the English department at school–if I live long enough to go back! I have something like the flu! I hate the flu in spring! That yellow purse is fantastic. So, so, not something in my comfort zone, but I would love it! (My almost 16-year-old “baby” thinks I’m having a mid-life crisis at age 51. This would really blow his mind!)

  325. Kellie B 26 March, 2009 at 4:26 am - Reply

    I am so into yellow right now. I would love that purse to go with all my new yellow clothes!!!! Good luck on the move back to the states!

  326. beverly 26 March, 2009 at 4:29 am - Reply

    I love that purse!! Looking forwared to seeing you in May

  327. Tami F 26 March, 2009 at 4:29 am - Reply

    Loved the joke! Great way to start the day.
    And a beautiful purse!

  328. Lisa 26 March, 2009 at 4:34 am - Reply

    PICK ME PICK ME
    I am glad you are coming back to the states. I know you will miss everything and everyone you have come to love there. But, think of all the trips to TARGET you will be able to make. HAHA

  329. marsha jarman 26 March, 2009 at 4:38 am - Reply

    i loved the joke. i love yellow!!! i love reading your blog. i bet you do hate to leave all your new found friends there.
    marsha

  330. Leana 26 March, 2009 at 4:40 am - Reply

    That purse is so cute!

  331. kim cronin 26 March, 2009 at 4:40 am - Reply

    I’m going to start crossing my fingers to win this beauty! I haven’t bought a purse in years and this would really spice up my life…

  332. Tamara 26 March, 2009 at 4:42 am - Reply

    OMG, that’s divine. I have to admit I made it to the age of 34 without “GETTING” the handbag thing … then a good friend gave me a divine brown leather Fiorelli bag, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I have red. I have pink. (same colour as the butterflies on the side of your blog now, actually!) I have black. I have black. And I have a photo bag. But yellow I don’t have … and it would be just PERFECT to brighten up winter here!!

  333. Hailey 26 March, 2009 at 4:43 am - Reply

    oh….that would hold plenty of fun stuff…
    I am moving tomorrow so I totally feel your pain…It is not across the world but none the same it still is painful and adventurous.
    Have a safe trip back and maybe I will see you at CE09.
    Hailey

  334. Dixie 26 March, 2009 at 4:44 am - Reply

    I would love to win this purse. It is so cute. I love the yellow. I have several rooms in my house painted yellow so I think I need to win this. It would match my rooms. What do you think?

  335. Julie 26 March, 2009 at 4:44 am - Reply

    What a fab purse!!

  336. Theresa Grdina 26 March, 2009 at 4:46 am - Reply

    Oh Heidi…first of all you really do look alike and secondly: A PURSE? That baby is fabulous! I am a purse-a-holic! I hope I win…I hope I win…I hope I win….. 🙂

  337. karol 26 March, 2009 at 4:52 am - Reply

    how pretty and so sunny for spring. best of luck with your move.
    karol

  338. Andrea Adams 26 March, 2009 at 4:52 am - Reply

    pick me, pick me! I love the bag- I have been wanting a bright spring purse! love it-

  339. amy 26 March, 2009 at 4:52 am - Reply

    I could use a new purse! Pick me!

  340. sue p 26 March, 2009 at 4:59 am - Reply

    everyone in my house LOVES yellow! My dad even painted my childhood cottage brown and yellow. Since he and my father in law have passed, it would be a lovely reminder of them and my favourite scrapbooker!

  341. Belinda 26 March, 2009 at 4:59 am - Reply

    I love reading women! And I love yellow! And I would love a yellow purse! (I would even match my Easter outfit to this purse if I were to win!)

  342. Kathy S 26 March, 2009 at 5:06 am - Reply

    I am SO loving that yellow! It’s like the sunshine we haven’t seen enough here. How on earth could you let that go?? Thanks so much for another awesome giveaway, Heidi!

  343. pat a. 26 March, 2009 at 5:06 am - Reply

    That purse is the best ever! Really liked that joke.

  344. peggy forma 26 March, 2009 at 5:06 am - Reply

    the bag is awesome
    would just love it
    good luck with the move!!!
    peggy

  345. Kristine 26 March, 2009 at 5:07 am - Reply

    That bag is a perfect shot of spring. Even though spring is officially here, the cold, dreary days are getting tiring and I am ready for something bright and cheery. I hope that your transition and move go smoothly for you and your family!

  346. Maria 26 March, 2009 at 5:09 am - Reply

    PLEASE PICK ME!!!! This super cute and bright purse would sure cheer things up here in gray, cold northern Michigan!

  347. rhonda 26 March, 2009 at 5:11 am - Reply

    Wow, you two do look a lot alike – how cool! I love that purse wish I could carry it around so I could tell everyone that I won it from Heidi Swapp!! – They’d be so jealous!!
    Rhonda 🙂

  348. Anna-Lena Blomkvist 26 March, 2009 at 5:13 am - Reply

    We still have 20 cm of snow and I miss spring a lot, this adoreble purse would help a lot. Just love it!

  349. Sandra King 26 March, 2009 at 5:16 am - Reply

    I just love your new papers, your new blog and that purse, it’s adorable… I also need some of the stress relief lotion… Hope it works, you’ll have to let me know if it does.
    Sandra

  350. Jennifer 26 March, 2009 at 5:24 am - Reply

    I have a weakness for bags and that one would be a wonderful addition to my “collection!”

  351. Lynn 26 March, 2009 at 5:24 am - Reply

    Too Cute!!

  352. Sherry 26 March, 2009 at 5:31 am - Reply

    awesome yellow bag! it just screams SPRING! love it!
    I also love your new blog couture. I’m looking at that sweet little yellow bird right now. Makes me happy! 🙂

  353. Kim 26 March, 2009 at 5:31 am - Reply

    oooooooooooooo how fun! I’d love a new purse for spring 🙂

  354. Laurie Walowina 26 March, 2009 at 5:33 am - Reply

    Oh that purse is sooo pretty.. I am still using a diaper bag as my purse and my son is 3….ahhh oh what a new purse would be like… If I don’t win I think this has given me the inspiration to go out and buy myself a new purse…
    Laurie

  355. liza 26 March, 2009 at 5:34 am - Reply

    That bag is too fun! Love that joke too. 🙂

  356. Cindy McDannold 26 March, 2009 at 5:36 am - Reply

    Heidi,I know this experience in China has been a rewarding one for you and your family, but just knowing you will be closer (back in the States) just makes me feel better!!! Cindy

  357. Melissa Miller 26 March, 2009 at 5:38 am - Reply

    I want it!! I have this purse thing. I have about a bazillion purses in my closet and not one of them is yellow. Gotta have yellow.

  358. Stacy Gilbert 26 March, 2009 at 5:41 am - Reply

    I am a purse FREAK and i love it and the story of where it comes from…PICK ME PLEASE!

  359. Diana 26 March, 2009 at 5:43 am - Reply

    I am on the hunt for a new purse. I love this one! Yellow is one of my favorite colors! It is just such a happy color. Pick me! Pick me!

  360. Connie 26 March, 2009 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Cute cute cute!!

  361. Krys72599 26 March, 2009 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Pretty please, pick me!?!? I am a purse addict but yellow? It’s missing from my collection!!!
    AND I’m a reader! I always have at least 2 or 3 books going at once!
    Come on, a reader who *needs* a yellow purse?
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE pick me!!!

  362. Amber 26 March, 2009 at 5:50 am - Reply

    I want that purse – pick me!!

  363. Lynne 26 March, 2009 at 5:51 am - Reply

    I love your site! Hope I win.

  364. Jen D 26 March, 2009 at 5:52 am - Reply

    ooh- i love yellow!! Good luck with the packing and the move. My dad was in the Air Force, so I spent 8 years living in Germany as a kid. It is sad when you leave, but I have amazing experiences I still remember 🙂

  365. Fran Heupel 26 March, 2009 at 5:54 am - Reply

    Wow that purse is the cutest in the sunny yellow. I think I could definitely use this living down in Florida. A great year round purse. I love the new header on your blog so fresh and inspiring.
    Fran H

  366. ronee 26 March, 2009 at 5:54 am - Reply

    The bag is AMAZING..i love seeing your journey while you were across the water! I am SO happy that you had a great experience! I knew you guys would..your family is a great one! i use to live in korea and hated leaving..but longed for the comforts of home! so i understand what you are feeling. I pray that Heavenly Father protects you in your journey home. Also the lotion from bath and body works sorta works..it makes me feel calm when i smell it!
    xoxo
    ronee

  367. Cami 26 March, 2009 at 5:56 am - Reply

    Worth a try, right? Thank you for the opportunity, Heidi! You’re amazing and even cuter than Alexis!

  368. rosa m. neno 26 March, 2009 at 5:58 am - Reply

    could use a bit of spring around here and that yellow is gorgeous; regardless what happens, you have a most blessed day, Heidi.
    Rosa.

  369. Deb Beschler 26 March, 2009 at 5:58 am - Reply

    We’re ready to have you back in the U.S. although I’m sure Beijing will greatly miss the Swapps!!
    Safe journey home!!!
    Deb

  370. Gretchen McDowell 26 March, 2009 at 5:59 am - Reply

    OHhhh that is soooo cute!!! I want one!!!!

  371. Joan 26 March, 2009 at 6:00 am - Reply

    That purse is so cheerful! I love the bright yellow color. Thanks for the tip about Cathy’s Facebook Idol host. I will definitely check it out.

  372. Laurie Turpin 26 March, 2009 at 6:01 am - Reply

    i’m sad you are leaving too because i LOVE seeing all the amazing treats (purses, rings, fabric, etc.) you seem to find.
    LOVE THIS PURSE. I’m a pink girl at heart but wow – this yellow is quite spectacular. talk about carrying the sunshine under your arm!!!

  373. Cindi 26 March, 2009 at 6:02 am - Reply

    Love love love the purse. If not a winner would love to purchase one… Have you thought of that hummmmm?
    C

  374. Laura D 26 March, 2009 at 6:04 am - Reply

    That purse is like sunshine, it can’t help but make you smile. laura d

  375. Tammy 26 March, 2009 at 6:04 am - Reply

    How cute is THAT?! I haven’t bitten the yellow bullet (I just got to green accessories), and this is TOO PERFECT!

  376. rae 26 March, 2009 at 6:05 am - Reply

    ♥LoVe♥ that bag!!!! YUM 🙂
    ~rae

  377. Alison 26 March, 2009 at 6:05 am - Reply

    That is one awesome purse! don’t know how you manage to pack up a family and move across the world; I couldn’t imagine packing up and moving across town. Best of luck with it all.

  378. Suzi 26 March, 2009 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Ohhh I love it!!!
    Fingers are crossed 🙂

  379. brianne sheppard 26 March, 2009 at 6:09 am - Reply

    what a fabulous color! I’d be ever so grateful to win 🙂

  380. anne 26 March, 2009 at 6:10 am - Reply

    Love this! It is the perfect Spring/Summer color. Good luck with your move!

  381. Katherine McKamey 26 March, 2009 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Yellow is my absolute favorite color & that purse is GORGEOUS! Thanks for the chance!

  382. Shannon 26 March, 2009 at 6:13 am - Reply

    I totally agree that you look like her!! What a compliment too, she’s a cutie!!
    Great purse!! Count me in! Have a great day!

  383. Travelingmama 26 March, 2009 at 6:15 am - Reply

    That is just SO cool that your girlfriend was able to come and help! What an amazing blessing! I can somewhat understand the stress of packing up a home and moving overseas (and back!) I pray God would help you and your family through this emotional transition and give you extra energy to get everything done!
    Hugs from Morocco!

  384. Susan 26 March, 2009 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Add me to the list!
    Hope you have a safe, uneventful, and wonderful trip home. You’ll miss China, but I’m sure you’ll be glad to be back home.
    Susan.

  385. tami 26 March, 2009 at 6:18 am - Reply

    my daughter’s FAVORITE color is yellow and i think that yellow bag is the same color as her room! She would love it!

  386. Misty Watkins 26 March, 2009 at 6:18 am - Reply

    I have such a purse fetish…this would be so cute for summer….I WANT IT! LOL!

  387. Pat R 26 March, 2009 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Sunshine in a bag! Thanks for sharing!

  388. C Trimble 26 March, 2009 at 6:19 am - Reply

    It’s snowing in Utah and this would be a great little pick me up!

  389. Crystal 26 March, 2009 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Any girl can use a new purse! Hopefully a lucky girl like me. I am definitely addicted to yellow and orange clothes for this season. Keep us posted on the move. I can’t imagine how difficult it is for you to leave.

  390. Becky 26 March, 2009 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Yellow is my color ~ so happy and sunny!! I would LOVE this bag!!!

  391. Cheryl 26 March, 2009 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Thanks for taking us on your journey to China. I have enjoyed every minute of it.
    P.S. I love the purse too:)

  392. Penny M. 26 March, 2009 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Anything from you would be a precious gift I would treasure forever!! So glad you are coming home!

  393. jess from florida 26 March, 2009 at 6:23 am - Reply

    the purse needs ME…it’s got my name all over it. it is very well aware of the utter content it would bring to my life as i sit here trying to type, blog, post & surf the net with a 4 month old on my lap. the purse knows it would have a good home with ME…can’t you hear it whispering to you heidi…”i am meant for jessica – give me her…i pick her – she’s so totally fab” (hugemongous smile…& laugh)

  394. Amber 26 March, 2009 at 6:24 am - Reply

    Love the yellow purse! Pick me oh and ya…I could see some soft pink in your hair, go for it!

  395. Leslie 26 March, 2009 at 6:24 am - Reply

    Looooooove that bag! Count me in!
    Leslie in Phoenix

  396. Tamara 26 March, 2009 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Great joke….and PLEASE pick me! I L.O.V.E. that purse, and I saw a cute pair of yellow & turqouise paisley slingback pumps that will go PERFECTLY with the purse….now I will have the perfect excuse to buy them 🙂

  397. Laura 26 March, 2009 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Sooooo cute. Would love to have that purse or one like it! Love the yellow and I bet the pink one is really cute too.

  398. Twila 26 March, 2009 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Oh hello yellow. Do I need sunshine in my day? Yep. I do. Come to mamma! 🙂
    Thanks, Heidi. Love your fun contests. And yes, I thought every week that you Alexis looked like a younder version of you. Maybe that is why I have been rooting for her and was sad when she got bumped off. Definitely try pink in your hair. Maybe for the long plane ride to AZ?

  399. Leslie F 26 March, 2009 at 6:33 am - Reply

    That joke was *AWESOME*!!!!! Hee!! Thanks for the chuckle!!
    That purse is delicious. It would be like carrying around a smidge of sunshine, without the 3rd degree burns!! 🙂 Love it!

  400. Angela 26 March, 2009 at 6:36 am - Reply

    This yellow bag would be great to take on my trip to The Bahamas this Summer!!! Plus..I live in the “Sunshine State”…come on!! 🙂

  401. Lisa Wilkins 26 March, 2009 at 6:39 am - Reply

    Oh, pick me!!! What a great color for spring! It would give me a much needed cheerful lift everytime I reached for it!

  402. Debbie Otmar 26 March, 2009 at 6:42 am - Reply

    Too cute!!!!

  403. Lynn 26 March, 2009 at 6:43 am - Reply

    I lived in Korea for 4 years-cried when I found out I was going and sobbed liked a baby when I left. I miss all the markets and shopping over there-China sounds just like Korea. You take your memories with you (and a really cool bag as a bonus!!), that is the wonderful part. Enjoy every last second….

  404. Ann, in PA 26 March, 2009 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Wow the perfect color for Spring. If it ever decides to arrive here in the NE…

  405. kreativekate 26 March, 2009 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Oh, how I need some sunshine yellow in my life right now! Have a safe trip back to the states!

  406. Laura Horn 26 March, 2009 at 6:48 am - Reply

    cute purse. you DO look like alexis grace! sad she’s off too!!!

  407. Jennifer 26 March, 2009 at 6:49 am - Reply

    You know, it is funny. When you announced that you and your family where moving to China, I thought you had lost your mind. But now, after seeing what you have experienced, I am inspired to always look at life as an adventure!
    Good Luck on your adventure home!

  408. Kristy Willoughby 26 March, 2009 at 6:50 am - Reply

    I don’t know if it is fate, but I only come to your site every now and then (though stay for quite a while at a time to catch up) and today, low and below on the anniversary of my best friends death, the beautiful colour of YELLOW is shining on the screen. Every anniversary since she past I wear yellow and think about all the beautiful times I had with my best friend. Yellow certainly is the friendship colour to me and I celebrate mine with her.
    Cheers
    Kristy 🙂

  409. Debby Schuh 26 March, 2009 at 6:51 am - Reply

    I’m a pink girl but the yellow is just HAPPY!

  410. Daisy Niemeyer 26 March, 2009 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Oh my gooooooodness!!! I would totally DIG this!!!! I am a closet LOVAH of yellow!!!!!

  411. Alecia Castro 26 March, 2009 at 6:51 am - Reply

    OMG, this yellow purse is FAB!! Would love to win it!! Thanks so much for the chance!!

  412. Carolyn 26 March, 2009 at 6:52 am - Reply

    The purse is a “must” have! It screams happy! I was wondering if I enter this, and some luck came my way and I won this fabulous yellow purse, could I possible actually give the winning to a friend? Why I say this she going through a really tough time, her husband just loss his job (banking world), plus she had to close her art business, because of the slow economy, and I just really think she needs some sunshine in her world.
    Oh and on a different note, I’m happy to see you are coming back to the States. Of course I am going to miss all the photos you share from China. Because of you I feel like I got an inside look. Thanks!

  413. Deb 26 March, 2009 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Gorgeous Purse, I need it for summer. SO exciting that you get to enjoy he final days of a great adventure. I have a friend leaving today at 4 for a month in China, learning more of Chinese health.
    deb

  414. Glynda 26 March, 2009 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Oh my! I hope I’m not too late b/c this is so cute! Thank you for the sweet give away!

  415. Valerie 26 March, 2009 at 6:57 am - Reply

    I’m am officially into yellow but other than scrapbook supplies own nothing that colour. That bag just screams “HAPPY” to me! You could never be down when using it.

  416. Misty K in Ohio 26 March, 2009 at 6:58 am - Reply

    That purse is BIG. I need something like that to cart my camera around in. Love your blog Heidi!!

  417. Michelle K. 26 March, 2009 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Cute Purse…Yellow is such a pick-me-up color…decided to paint my extra room in my new house yellow 🙂
    Michelle K.

  418. jen 26 March, 2009 at 6:58 am - Reply

    oh my gosh – LOVE that bag … fabulous!

  419. Amy Smith 26 March, 2009 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Love the joke!! Oh please pick me I could use a sunny yellow bag….my daughter leaves in a week for 51/2 months for missions….I’m gonna miss her. Love your blog background…still can’t get mine to work!

  420. andie s 26 March, 2009 at 7:00 am - Reply

    lol…i think it should be never argue with a woman!
    That bag seriously rocks!!! its hug, and yellow. i love it it would make anyone cheer up on a bad day. my husband (who thinks purses should come in either black or brown) would hate it…of course this makes me like it even more. I need that purse not only because i love it but because it would annoy jason!!

  421. Shanna Everts 26 March, 2009 at 7:00 am - Reply

    That purse is so happy!! I could really use something shiney and happy today. I understand your sadness. We are trying to buy our first home and have encountered some bumps which have bummed me out. In fact today I am wearing a pretty yellow and gray shirt to help cheer me up. Best of luck with the move.

  422. Kim H. 26 March, 2009 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Fabulous yellow purse! I *heart* it!

  423. Kim 26 March, 2009 at 7:01 am - Reply

    love the color~ The straps on my old purse broke and I have been searching for a purse~

  424. Jessi 26 March, 2009 at 7:02 am - Reply

    I have never left a comment, but I simply have to for that purse! I kept staring at the pic wondering where I could find one here in the states, and then I saw your giveaway announcement! Don’t know if you don’t try…so this is me trying. 🙂

  425. Megan 26 March, 2009 at 7:02 am - Reply

    That purse is super cute!! I definitely think you should add a little pink in your hair!! It would be really cute!! 🙂

  426. Denise Morris 26 March, 2009 at 7:03 am - Reply

    LOVE that yellow purse – adorable!! Really loved the joke too – I’ve forwarded onto everyone I know. Thanks!!

  427. Jenni 26 March, 2009 at 7:04 am - Reply

    SERIOUSLY CUTE!!! Yellow is my new fav this season! Thanks for sharing the funny fishing story…I wish we were all that gutsy!

  428. Kim Brown 26 March, 2009 at 7:05 am - Reply

    A good comment huh?
    Hmmmm….I know some jokes, but mostly blonde jokes……
    no offense anyone. I so don’t get the whole dumb blonde thing and where it came from, but this joke is funny.
    I’m a horrible joke teller, so this is all I got:
    So, two blonde were driving to Disney World and they see a sign that says, “Disney World left” so they turned around and went home! Ha……….

  429. Brooke P 26 March, 2009 at 7:06 am - Reply

    Man I love that.
    And I have a birthday coming up in April.

  430. Shelly 26 March, 2009 at 7:06 am - Reply

    wow – that sunny yellow is fab – especially here in the dreary NW. I hope you and your family have a safe/non-eventful journey back to the states.

  431. Charlene 26 March, 2009 at 7:06 am - Reply

    Love the yellow–it says Spring to me!

  432. Felecia 26 March, 2009 at 7:07 am - Reply

    GREAT PURSE!
    I love that…I think I’s miss all that great shopping too! Its no target, but OH, the selection you must have!

  433. jackie 26 March, 2009 at 7:08 am - Reply

    I love yellow! When we built this house I painted all the walls yellow. Everyone that walked in before all the furniture was in looked shocked, but after we moved in they loved it. I have had many ask the color and they have painted their walls the same color. It is not as bright as the purse of course but I love any color of yellow. Thanks and good luck and blessings to you and your family for the emotional move.

  434. Linda85 26 March, 2009 at 7:10 am - Reply

    So cute! and I love the color. Please count me in.

  435. Kim 26 March, 2009 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Hey Heidi: I would just love to win this yellow purse, it is so Spring like. I’ve been working alot with yellow in my scrapbook pages lately, it adds a nice pop of color and a touch of warmth to my pages. Thanks for the chance and have a GREAT day, Kim

  436. Tonya B. 26 March, 2009 at 7:10 am - Reply

    OMG !! I love that bag
    It is screaming SUMMER!!!!
    thanks for the chance to win. ( i do hope it’s me)
    have a great week.

  437. {vicki} 26 March, 2009 at 7:11 am - Reply

    I would LOVE to win this!!!!!!!!!!!1
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  438. justlisa 26 March, 2009 at 7:12 am - Reply

    You do look alike Heidi!! Alot!!
    Love the bag – perfect for the spring/summer!!

  439. Judi D 26 March, 2009 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Pick me – my favorite color is yellow – am I to late oh pleaseeeeeeeeeeee pick me

  440. Jill 26 March, 2009 at 7:13 am - Reply

    That’s a FABULOUS purse! I love it for summer!

  441. Kay 26 March, 2009 at 7:14 am - Reply

    I love Yellow, but most of all my grandson loves yellow. He would love ma-ma Kays new purse!

  442. Angela 26 March, 2009 at 7:14 am - Reply

    I love fun, bright purses. Hubby makes fun of me. Good luck with the transition back to the states. You may never see those special people again, but remember that they will always be with you!!!!

  443. Kelly Mills 26 March, 2009 at 7:15 am - Reply

    THIS IS LONG!!! Sorry but I thought it was so cute, and after reading the one you blogged I thought I would leave you this one in return…
    *WHY GOD MADE MOMS*
    Hope you have a good laugh… Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:
    Why did God make mothers?
    1. She’s the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
    2. Mostly to clean the house.
    3. To help us out when we were getting born.
    How did God make mothers?
    1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
    2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
    3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.
    What ingredients are mothers made of?
    1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
    2. They had to get their start from men’s bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.
    Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
    1. We’re related.
    2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people’s moms like me.
    What kind of little girl was your mom?
    1. My Mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
    2. I don’t know because I wasn’t there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
    3. They say she used to be nice.
    What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
    1. His last name.
    2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
    3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?
    Why did your mom marry your dad?
    1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mom eats a lot.
    2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
    3. My grandma says that Mom didn’t have her thinking cap on.
    Who’s the boss at your house?
    1. Mom doesn’t want to be boss, but she has to because dad’s such a goof ball.
    2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
    3. I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.
    What’s the difference between moms & dads?
    1. Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
    2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
    3. Dads are taller and stronger, but moms have all the real power ’cause that’s who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend’s.
    4. Moms have magic. They make you feel better without medicine.
    What does your mom do in her spare time?
    1. Mothers don’t do spare time.
    2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.
    What would it take to make your mom perfect?
    1. On the inside she’s already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
    2. Diet. You know, her hair. I’d diet, maybe blue.
    If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
    1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I’d get rid of that.
    2. I’d make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
    3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

  444. Lana 26 March, 2009 at 7:18 am - Reply

    I’m totally needing a new purse right now, and Yellow always just screams “spring” to me!

  445. Katy Young 26 March, 2009 at 7:18 am - Reply

    OMG I love the sunshine yellow purse! I’d love to be able to wear this on my arm and bring sunshine everwhere I go with it! Please pick me!

  446. Traci Severson 26 March, 2009 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Oh good grief – I love that precious yellow purse. It screams happy and can be filled to the brim with all things wonderful! How wonderful an experience you have had and how lucky we are to have been on board reading about it – I guess sort of experiencing it through your eyes compliments of your photos and commentary. Here’s to a very safe and uneventful trip back to the states. Thanks, Heidi, for the chance to win. I so *love* that purse! It totally rocks!

  447. Charise 26 March, 2009 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Cute purse! I need it, I need it! 🙂

  448. Beverly 26 March, 2009 at 7:23 am - Reply

    That is too funny!! I thought I was being silly thinking you looked like Alexis, but I’m not the only one. 🙂
    That bag is SO cute, and the cheery yellow is perfect for spring! Please pick me!! 🙂

  449. Danelle 26 March, 2009 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Oooh ooh pick me!! I am pregnant and feeling pretty green these days!! I could definitely use a little YELLOW in my life! What a welcomed change!

  450. LenaS 26 March, 2009 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Yellow is the color of morning sunshine. i love it! Have a great day!praying for you and family…sometimes the relocating back can be harder than going.

  451. Anita K` 26 March, 2009 at 7:25 am - Reply

    I could use some fun and that purse looks like it would do the trick. I hope you will pick me. BTW, good luck with the move – what a chore!

  452. Jackie, Pearland, TX 26 March, 2009 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Checking back…I couldn’t believe I was actually one of the first to comment – wooo-hooooo! that is a first, maybe winning can be a first too. Yes, yellow is my favorite color all my life, really, yes. Love it.

  453. step jimenez 26 March, 2009 at 7:26 am - Reply

    what a bright happy purse!!! love it!!! … and that joke was tooo funny!

  454. gayle 26 March, 2009 at 7:27 am - Reply

    what a cool bag, love the color for spring!

  455. Johanna 26 March, 2009 at 7:29 am - Reply

    That purse is absolutely adorable!! The color is just so happy!!

  456. Colette Stucki 26 March, 2009 at 7:29 am - Reply

    I have never owned a yellow purse= and I think it would bring the spring back into my step!
    love it!
    good luck on the moving adventures…

  457. Sheri 26 March, 2009 at 7:30 am - Reply

    i have been a loyal blog follower of yours since just before you found out you were preggers with capri. what got me hooked on your style was when i worked at a scrapbook store (yep, dream com true), and i started really noticing your product line…fell in love with your designs. the whole concept of lower prices, cool,cool designs and good quality attracted me and i believe i am still your #1 fan. as i’ve loyally followed your blog through the years now, i’ve grown to really admire the person you are too. so i wish you the best in your future moves & endeavors…just keep on designin’…p.s. the bag reeks of cool heidiness & i would wear it well…promise

  458. Nathalie (famille1999) 26 March, 2009 at 7:31 am - Reply

    This is a really cute, bright and fun bag! I’d love to get my hands on this. =)

  459. Anna 26 March, 2009 at 7:33 am - Reply

    I want it – I want it – I want it!!!

  460. Stacy 26 March, 2009 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Oh my word…do you know how much stuff I could put in that bad boy? Yellow is a great spring color…I would be the envy of everyone in my little WV town! I can just see me toting around my big camera, and my the stuff I need for my little tikes. Awesome bag!

  461. Julie Rouse 26 March, 2009 at 7:38 am - Reply

    Oh, I LOVE the bag…I have been carrying around the same purse forever, because I can’t find one I really like….I would LOVE to have this cute purse.
    I love the yellow color and look of the bag.
    I use to live in Japan when I was much younger and loved it there. I sometimes miss all the shopping benefits they have.
    What an amazing time!
    My 3 yrs says the purse would be hers…lol
    Thanks for everything!!!

  462. kim harter 26 March, 2009 at 7:39 am - Reply

    love it!!

  463. kandi - Puyallup, WA 26 March, 2009 at 7:40 am - Reply

    Heidi, I love the Purse…
    The story was really cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Kandi – Puyallup

  464. mandie segura 26 March, 2009 at 7:40 am - Reply

    Oh my. That is actually my fave color for a purse-honestly! 🙂 It is a sweet looking one, too! 🙂

  465. Olivia 26 March, 2009 at 7:41 am - Reply

    I sooooo love that color. I always have a hard time picking out purses so to win one would be great….Pick me Pick Me….please!!!

  466. Denise~Paper Ponderings 26 March, 2009 at 7:41 am - Reply

    You do look alike!!! Wow!!! What an adorable yellow bag!

  467. julie 26 March, 2009 at 7:41 am - Reply

    I was just explaining to my daughter about the crazy markets there – she was the one that noticed the giveaway.Surprise,considering yellow is her fav. color. This is for her….
    Julie

  468. Michaeleen 26 March, 2009 at 7:42 am - Reply

    What a fun purse…it looks like portable sunshine!

  469. Anne in Scotland 26 March, 2009 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Oh wow – what a FAB handbag. It’s a little breath of spring.
    My fingers AND toes are crossed this time!
    Anne
    🙂

  470. Tochi 26 March, 2009 at 7:46 am - Reply

    I want, I need, I gotta have that purse. yellow is my new black and that would match my everything. On a side note-and a totally selfish one at that-I’m glad to be getting you and your brood back. Welcome home!

  471. Louise Murr 26 March, 2009 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Oh wow..that purse is awesome…Love all the little pockets to organize and put stuff seperately. And the yellow is so “happy”. I have trouble finding the right purse, but this one looks like it would work…color, pockets, big enough, but not too big, stands up on its own…perfect.
    Louise Murr

  472. bev 26 March, 2009 at 7:47 am - Reply

    So amazing all that you and your family have been to experience over the last year and a half! would love that purse sooo cute!

  473. Sara Cook 26 March, 2009 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Yellow is so my spring color!!! pick me, pick me! And have a safe trip back home. This experience will surely stay in your hearts forever.

  474. Jill Bushart 26 March, 2009 at 7:48 am - Reply

    OMG – this is like the purse Janet was going to get me last year! When I saw Janet’s last year (her’s was silver) when she taught a class in Lafayette, LA, she was going to try and get one for me at CE, but was not able to do so. I LOVE IT! I also saw yours and still hope I win.

  475. Donna Crum 26 March, 2009 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Love the bag but love even moreso that you find yourself leaving China with some “regret”. How wonderful for the experience of living in a different culture and for your children!

  476. CindyML 26 March, 2009 at 7:50 am - Reply

    as my little one says the word for Yellow – “lello”. I love LELLO!! I would love to win the LELLO purse. It is so SASSY!! Thanks, CindyML

  477. Nadine 26 March, 2009 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Please Pick Me….I love the yellow very bright and sunny for summer.

  478. Casii 26 March, 2009 at 7:54 am - Reply

    I’ve had two teens with heartbreaks the past couple of weeks. I need a sunny yellow pick-me-up purse!
    Or a ginormous pitcher of margaritas and some serious chocolate….

  479. KellyM 26 March, 2009 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Love the fresh look of that purse, hope I’m not too late!

  480. Brooke Campbell 26 March, 2009 at 7:55 am - Reply

    What a cute purse! Pick me! Pick me!

  481. annette abrahamson 26 March, 2009 at 7:56 am - Reply

    i would love, love and love it!!

  482. jenn 26 March, 2009 at 7:56 am - Reply

    WOOT! that is a FABULOUS hot colour! What a way to perk up my spring life! (wait we still have freezing temps..but its coming!!!) Fabulous give away!!! You rock!

  483. Anna B. 26 March, 2009 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Yellow is such a happy color & who couldn’t use more of it?! I know I could. I’m always on the hunt for super cute bags but rarely find the perfect one. This one is screaming my name!

  484. Mechiel 26 March, 2009 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Oh yes, I would love this bag. I need a new purse and yellow is so HAPPY. Please include me!!

  485. Susan 26 March, 2009 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Yellow is my favorite color!!!
    Love the boat story.
    Susan

  486. Amber C 26 March, 2009 at 7:59 am - Reply

    I am a total bag lady and would adore that purse!!
    Its always hard leaving a place you love. But just think…. Target will only be a few minutes away soon 😉 Have a safe move!
    Ps. I love that joke!

  487. Lynn Cheryl 26 March, 2009 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Yellow has always been my favourite colour. I’d love to have a cute bag like this for Summer:)

  488. Susan Westberg 26 March, 2009 at 8:02 am - Reply

    That bag is fantastic!! I always look for colors like that because our school colors are black and gold. Good luck to all … awesome giveaway Heidi. 🙂

  489. Liz Hagage 26 March, 2009 at 8:02 am - Reply

    hot pink would have been great (pink is my color) but yellow looks so fab. and summery i LOVE purses and would love to have it (i do not have a yellow purse YET).
    Heidi stay strong i totally understand what you are going through.

  490. DanelleB 26 March, 2009 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Totally CUTE!!! I need a happy purse for the summer. Love your hair too!

  491. paula 26 March, 2009 at 8:04 am - Reply

    I am a yellow addict! I have 2 rooms in my house painted yellow – one is my scrap room. It makes me happy!

  492. Julie Rouse 26 March, 2009 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Hello Heidi,
    I LOVE the purse, it’s so cute, cool, SPRINGY….I have been looking for a new purse for awhile and can’t find one. I broke my ankle and have been coupt up for 8 weeks, I need something to put a liitle “Spring into my Step”, now that I’m able to start walking again….
    I’ve loved reading about your journey over the last 18 months, you are an amazing woman.
    I feel like I’ve been to China and back with you.
    Take care and I’m excited to have you back in the states…
    Take Care!!

  493. Melissa J 26 March, 2009 at 8:07 am - Reply

    LOVE the purse!

  494. Anna Vollmer 26 March, 2009 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Oooh! I’d love a purse like that! Thanks for the chance to win.

  495. Linda M. 26 March, 2009 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Ooh, I would love this! What a great Easter purse it would be 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  496. Renee 26 March, 2009 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Wow….I’m going to miss reading your posts from China…its been an adventure for me.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  497. felicia 26 March, 2009 at 8:12 am - Reply

    So happy and fun!

  498. Cindy G 26 March, 2009 at 8:12 am - Reply

    I can’t believe you are leaving China already. It seems like just yesterday that you made the big move. Good luck with your move home. The yellow purse is awesome; I love purses even more than patterned paper!

  499. Trisha M 26 March, 2009 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Thanks for everything Heidi…you are truly amazing! That purse is AMAZING too!
    BTW – Alexis does look like you! I didn’t see it until looking at the pictures. I actually thought she looked like Dolly Parton (minus the chest of course)! Ha Ha

  500. Lisa 26 March, 2009 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Ohhh, I would love it… pick me!

  501. Marie Moser 26 March, 2009 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Love the yellow! Plus I am in desperate need of a new purse!
    I think that anything that says “stress reliever” on it is worth a try!

  502. Jen K 26 March, 2009 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Love that purse!! Happy packing. 🙂

  503. Kathy 26 March, 2009 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Besides being a scrapaholic, I am also a purseaholic! Yellow is such a fun color. Reminds me of spring and summer! Pick me, pick me!

  504. mary t 26 March, 2009 at 8:21 am - Reply

    that purse is just FABULOUS!! I bet its really cool in PINK!!
    mary t

  505. Kristi 26 March, 2009 at 8:24 am - Reply

    OMG!!!!! So cute! I’m just now loving yellow (after hating it most of my life) and I only own 2 yellow shirts. This would be SO cute to carry while wearing a little white sundress! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  506. Lynn Lynn 26 March, 2009 at 8:25 am - Reply

    I am moving to Maine from Wisconsin next month. I think that is a big move – can’t imagine what you are going through right now! Good luck! I love the yellow purse – so fun!!

  507. cori peck 26 March, 2009 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Cute Cute Cute.

  508. BLo 26 March, 2009 at 8:34 am - Reply

    I would never pick yellow, but isn’t that how surprises should work?! Best wishes on your trip back to the States. Stop falling asleep at the computer 🙂

  509. jodi e 26 March, 2009 at 8:36 am - Reply

    oh i would love it! says sunshine all over it!

  510. Tammy Perkins 26 March, 2009 at 8:41 am - Reply

    I love purses – they are my big weakness – I always can rationalize getting a new purse! This one would be a fabulous addition!

  511. tirzah 26 March, 2009 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Hey, yeah, there is a strong resemblence between you two. My daughter is crazy about yellow right now…it’s a hot color! Fun giveaway, thanks.

  512. greyce 26 March, 2009 at 8:42 am - Reply

    wow, love the color! perfect for spring!!

  513. Kellie 26 March, 2009 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Hey Heidi!
    That is a rockin purse! I have wanted to comment to you for a long time, ever since you mentioned my brother’s band (Love You Long Time) on here. My brother is Shane, he is married to Sally who is Nan & Rod’s daughter. It was so fun to catch glimpses of Nan in your photos and then to have you talk about the band was AWESOME! Hope your move goes smoothly and your good byes aren’t too sad!
    Kellie

  514. Candi Ladwig 26 March, 2009 at 8:43 am - Reply

    I LOVE your new blog look!!!!! And as I watched Idol I never really thought of that… but with your pics, WOW, ya do!!
    Who couldn’t use a yellow purse to get spring fever???? 🙂

  515. Rachael 26 March, 2009 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Yellow IS my favorite color! I hope you are planning on teaching some classes in AZ when you come home…in your spare time of course!

  516. Grace 26 March, 2009 at 8:44 am - Reply

    FABULASTIC!!! I can’t beleive it ok I have no luck at all but I have to tell you this funny story: So the last time you posted pictures of these bags I beleive last year for CE I printed it. I live in NYC so I figure go to Chinatown! Oh Heidi..(hahaha) what drama I still carry the picture around no one has it but I have bought several somewhat Heidi looking bags…Now I see this and last night I ran to go check nothing again! Good Luck to everyone! I will miss you tempting us with all your jewlery and bags and hankies hanging from them! Hugs Grace xoxoxox

  517. Cathy 26 March, 2009 at 8:44 am - Reply

    OMG-too cute. I’ve been wanting a bright colored bag for spring.

  518. Linda 26 March, 2009 at 8:45 am - Reply

    that purse ROCKS>>>>My scrap room is going to be painted yellow. I love it….

  519. Kristen 26 March, 2009 at 8:46 am - Reply

    How fun is that purse!! Please pick me from your drawing! It would make up for not being chosen for CE. Good Luck with your move!! Thank you! Kristen

  520. Debbi 26 March, 2009 at 8:47 am - Reply

    This would beat all the hand-me-downs I get from my daughter. And the color is so pretty. I would love to win this…….she would be soooo jealous of her mama. Thanks for the chance.

  521. Sheila Miller 26 March, 2009 at 8:47 am - Reply

    I simply need the purse so that I can find it!

  522. Crystal LaDoux 26 March, 2009 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Oh my this would be so sweet to own! I love purses and not sure about you but my husband thinks it’s crazy when I buy a new one. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, you rock Heidi!
    Crystal

  523. Christine Drevo 26 March, 2009 at 8:50 am - Reply

    I loved the joke! I would love to win the purse considering right now I only have two. Oh would also love to see your pink one.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  524. Kirsten 26 March, 2009 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Ahhhh that just says summer to me 😛

  525. Jen Gough 26 March, 2009 at 8:53 am - Reply

    That is sweet bag! Totally screams Spring!
    Thanks!

  526. Kathleen Kraft 26 March, 2009 at 8:55 am - Reply

    I sat in the audience at Creative Escape last year and drooled over all of those awesome purses you gave the teachers…and I seriously needa yellow one! Happy you are coming back..sad you are too 🙁 no more purses or awesome rings from China

  527. Colette 26 March, 2009 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Heidi — YOUR blog is such a bright spot — and YOU have such a gift of making everything so happy! YOU are a ray of sunshine – just like the cute purse!!

  528. Jackie McCormick 26 March, 2009 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Give Jodi a big hug for me. Just tell her is it Jackie her Arizona Boston Red Sox friend she will know exactly who it is!!!
    I am sure you all are counting down the days to return to Arizona – weather report for today high 70’s with some wind!!!
    See you soon my friend!

  529. Amanda Batchelor 26 March, 2009 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Oooo I love it! I want it…please pick me.

  530. Sara Amuso 26 March, 2009 at 9:04 am - Reply

    My bedroom used to be that color! LOL! I love it! Pick me!
    Sara

  531. Tara King 26 March, 2009 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Heidi–I need that bag so when I come to Arizona to visit and I am shopping at Target you will know me!

  532. ady abreu 26 March, 2009 at 9:05 am - Reply

    I LOVE IT… i HAVE A PURSE FETTISH. They always fit and look so good on you regardless of where you are at with your weight… It’s beautiful. Pick me!!!Please and thank you…

  533. Misty Perkes 26 March, 2009 at 9:05 am - Reply

    It snowed four inches last night where I live, Idaho Falls, Id. I NEEEEEDD this purse to make me think spring will actually come!

  534. carol 26 March, 2009 at 9:08 am - Reply

    yellow is my favorite color!

  535. susie l. 26 March, 2009 at 9:10 am - Reply

    The older I get, the more I need a larger purse. Who could’ve ever thought that we’d be carrying our telephones, day planners, ipods, hand wipes, tons of plastic supermarket value cards, etc. all in our purses? When my daughter was little I did have a bigger one to carry a diaper and some wipes as well as a sippy cup. Then the purses got smaller and smaller until now.

  536. K. Young 26 March, 2009 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Love the purse! And the joke. It made me crack up because I AM a woman who reads. 🙂

  537. Samantha Piette 26 March, 2009 at 9:13 am - Reply

    I was definitely thinking that you and Alexis look alike as well! I love the hair… you should definitely try the pink! (Love that bag too! It’s such a happy color!)

  538. Kendra 26 March, 2009 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Oh, I LOVE it! Please pick me!

  539. danielle t 26 March, 2009 at 9:17 am - Reply

    I love purses but rarely ever buy them! I still use one I had from back when I was in college-(15 years ago)-awful I know! I’d love to be so lucky to win that beautiful yellow one!

  540. Kate 26 March, 2009 at 9:19 am - Reply

    I would be so sad to leave with purses like that around! Love the color it reminds me of Spring, and with snow on the ground (again!) I need all the reminders I can get!

  541. alicia 26 March, 2009 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Oh I swear I have been looking for the perfect yellow purse for about a year now, not even kidding! I LOVE this purse !

  542. Kathy C. 26 March, 2009 at 9:26 am - Reply

    I never win..what the heck…..Kathy

  543. Margaret Dahms 26 March, 2009 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Love the purse! And you do look like Alexis!

  544. denise 26 March, 2009 at 9:27 am - Reply

    I’ll put my name in the drawing but we’ll see….

  545. Evonne 26 March, 2009 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Great story! It made me laugh out loud! Winning the bag would be an added bonus of visiting your blog today! 🙂 Good luck with your move back to the US! I don’t envy you the packing etc Hope all goes smoothly.

  546. Nicole R. 26 March, 2009 at 9:32 am - Reply

    I need a new purse in a bad way. Love the yellow.

  547. Karen Campbell 26 March, 2009 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Love it! Please pick me!

  548. catherine feegel-erhardt 26 March, 2009 at 9:33 am - Reply

    OH… INSTANTLY I am taken back to the market and the FABULOUS days I got to share with you in Bejing ! wow! talk about LUCKY! Funny… your craving for Target will soon be replaced with a craving for the Market and Katherine’s !
    xo
    cfe

  549. Helen S. 26 March, 2009 at 9:34 am - Reply

    I would love to have this purse. Not for myself….I would love to give it to my daughter for her upcoming birthday. We are both huge fans of you. Of course she would ask me where I got it. I would reply, “Heidi Swapp sent it to me”. She would probally say something like, “Whatever Mom”. The look on her face would be priceless”. I’ll even email you a picture of her and the purse. Thanks Heidi!

  550. Karen 26 March, 2009 at 9:35 am - Reply

    I’m totally feeling this yellow purse. Pick Me, Pick Me, Pick Me. Yep, its all about me.. for the moment.

  551. paige 26 March, 2009 at 9:36 am - Reply

    oh i do feel lucky
    yellow is our new fave color around here
    xo

  552. Lacie 26 March, 2009 at 9:39 am - Reply

    No yellow in my arsenal yet, either. I can only imagine how bittersweet it is to be leaving China. Hope the packing goes well and you are a little less stressed soon. Thanks for the chance to win!

  553. sheila 26 March, 2009 at 9:39 am - Reply

    I thought I hated yellow but how could you not love this purse and the nice spring colors on the blog!

  554. Cassaundra Lala 26 March, 2009 at 9:40 am - Reply

    What a cute purse!! I would love to add it to my collection..
    Don’t stress out too much over the move (I know, I know, easier said than done). Remember you are returning to a familiar home..with friends, family, and Targets. If mis-pack something, it wil be much easier to replace.

  555. Melissa M. 26 March, 2009 at 9:43 am - Reply

    I love yellow. And shiny. And, yes, you do look like Alexis Grace.

  556. jenn 26 March, 2009 at 9:47 am - Reply

    so cute and sunny!

  557. Kristy Gussio 26 March, 2009 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Yellow!!! My MOST favorite color in the world…..always has been, always will be 🙂

  558. Caroline 26 March, 2009 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Next to pink, yellow is my favorite color!

  559. Amber 26 March, 2009 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Ohhhh….That purse is awesome!! I would love it!! I cannot imagine you have time to blog and giveaways with everything going on…Good Luck!

  560. Melissa C. 26 March, 2009 at 9:54 am - Reply

    OOOO SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  561. Kathy 26 March, 2009 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Love the yellow purse! Perfect for the sunny,spring weather here in St. George. Oh, and thanks for the great laugh. I needed that this morning. I wish you and your fam well. Good luck packing. Try not to cry because your are leaving, but smile because you were there.

  562. Melody Williamson 26 March, 2009 at 9:55 am - Reply

    hopefully today is my “LuCKy” day because I love that purse!!! I will pay you to buy one for me id I don’t win it :-)!!!! That was a really funny story, too!!!

  563. Linda Ford 26 March, 2009 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Who wouldn’t want such a great looking purse??? I will really miss your blogs from China as I’ve really enjoyed the journey with you. It’s really opened up my eyes to what living there would be like. Actually, how do-able it would be. Before, I always thought that China was somewhere that us American would not do well living in. But you proved me wrong and have shown so many great things to do and see. Thanks a bunch.

  564. Pam Dean 26 March, 2009 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Pick me please! It would be cool to carry such an eye catching bag.

  565. Sandra 26 March, 2009 at 10:00 am - Reply

    I don’t have many purses but this one is a must have! Good luck on your move back to the states

  566. Kathy 26 March, 2009 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Oh my! That purse is wonderful! I would love to sport that around for everyone to see! 🙂 Good luck with the rest of the packing!

  567. Ali 26 March, 2009 at 10:03 am - Reply

    I think it is fabulous that you and your family got to experience another culture that is so drastically different from our own. And although I know it is hard to change gears once again, there is nothing quite like the USA. Noone can take away your memories or experiences-bring back the best of China and share it here in the USA.
    God Bless and safe travels.

  568. Amy Arthur 26 March, 2009 at 10:07 am - Reply

    What a cute purse!! Good luck with all the packing and the big move!

  569. Katrina Grabowski 26 March, 2009 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Wouldn’t that bag look so cute with a pair of denims? Can’t wait to see who wins. Good luck girls , but deep in my heart I want that bag to be sent to ME! Thanks for the generous give away. Have a good day Heidi.

  570. Regina 26 March, 2009 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Hi Heidi. Yellow is the color of sunshine and the sun rising and the dawn of a new day – a new day for you and your family.
    I would love sporting this bag. Really cool.
    Regina

  571. Anne Lawrence 26 March, 2009 at 10:10 am - Reply

    That bag is just too much gorgeousness. Love it!

  572. Betty 26 March, 2009 at 10:12 am - Reply

    oh me me oh me! That’s so cool!!!
    Thanks for the funnies…I got a good chuckle out of it!!

  573. Melissa 26 March, 2009 at 10:16 am - Reply

    I have been looking for these ever since I saw your post months ago!!! If you don’t pick me…ahich I hope you will. Can you let us know where to get one? thanks

  574. bree Stanley 26 March, 2009 at 10:18 am - Reply

    I love that lotion……I like lavendar better for stress relief though…….I love the bag so so much. I have been looking for one all week!!!

  575. Tifany D. 26 March, 2009 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Wow…thanks for a chance to win! Hopefully you stock it with some Heidi Swapp goodies before you send it to the winner!

  576. Jenny 26 March, 2009 at 10:25 am - Reply

    uhhhh I LOVE this purse! The color is great! I will translate the joke into German to send to all friends… they’ll love it!
    Love from Germany
    Jenny

  577. Renee' 26 March, 2009 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Love it and it just so happens that it perfectly matches my car so it would be great!!

  578. Shabbyjuls 26 March, 2009 at 10:30 am - Reply

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that darling purse:)

  579. Dawaila 26 March, 2009 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Cute purse. Purses are not something I buy (Till I have to) so would be fun to win one. Have a safe journey home, glad you enjoyed your experience, glad you were so generous in sharing. Thanks

  580. Casey Matheson 26 March, 2009 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Love the purse!!!! Pick me!!!

  581. Christine 26 March, 2009 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Love the color! Made me want to go scrap something springy even though it’s rainy and grey here right now. Anyway, just want you to know that you inspire me with your scrapbooking talent and your adventurous spirit. You make the most out of every situation and embrace change-something I’ve been working on.

  582. sarah 26 March, 2009 at 10:41 am - Reply

    I think you do look like her, I LOVE that bright yellow, diggin it!!!!!
    Just done a page in bright yellow too, hehe of my my dd.
    Good luck every1

  583. Kelly Butler 26 March, 2009 at 10:42 am - Reply

    A yellow purse! I am so loving yellow lately! What a super cool thing to add to my spring wardrobe (and I could you a little spring here in chilly Wisconsin).

  584. Lindsey Trego 26 March, 2009 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Love love love the purse!
    Just got the cutest yellow wedges that would go perfectly with the purse!

  585. Sheila M 26 March, 2009 at 10:45 am - Reply

    That’s the cutest yellow purse I’ve seen today.

  586. Iris 26 March, 2009 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Pick me 🙂 I love purses and this one is awesome, fantastic and I have got to have it. It is such a fantastic yellow.

  587. Jill 26 March, 2009 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Awesome bag! Such a fun spring color!!!

  588. Shawnna Samples 26 March, 2009 at 10:52 am - Reply

    OH my GOSH!!!!
    this purse is FABULOUS!!
    🙂

  589. Angie Hamill 26 March, 2009 at 10:53 am - Reply

    am i too late to enter for the cute Purse. Not normally a purse person, but darn that is cute… Granted a Pink one would be awesome lol but Yellow is cool too!

  590. Sheilah 26 March, 2009 at 11:02 am - Reply

    # 550 – that’s gotta be lucky!

  591. Stephanie Matlack 26 March, 2009 at 11:03 am - Reply

    That purse is fantastic. Love it.
    I was sad to see Alexis go. She had such a great voice.

  592. Kelli 26 March, 2009 at 11:05 am - Reply

    OH MY GOSH!!! A new color, I love the Lello (as my son would say).

  593. Rose 26 March, 2009 at 11:09 am - Reply

    I think the purse is awesome! I think it will be so hard for you to leave all this behind. I think of what an adventure it has been for your family.

  594. Rona 26 March, 2009 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Love the bag (yellow was the color in my wedding – yeah the only color!!) I got married 23 years ago and I love yellow roses – my girls look at the pictures and say – you must have really hated your sister! (She was my maid of honor) Anyway I still love yellow! I was sad about Alexis too – especially after they got her name wrong poor thing!

  595. EmmaJ 26 March, 2009 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness that is an adorable bag! I need a little handbag of sunshine sometimes.

  596. Jennifer 26 March, 2009 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Love the joke!!!
    I have a purse addiction and that one is great.
    I am shopping for a new bag and trying to find the “right” one…

  597. Michelle 26 March, 2009 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Leaving a place you enjoy is so hard. Enjoy the memories, allow the tears, and treasure the friendships. BTW, cute purse!

  598. Kristin 26 March, 2009 at 11:16 am - Reply

    looking at this pretty spring purse makes me feel like a lucky lady. am i????

  599. lisa 26 March, 2009 at 11:19 am - Reply

    gosh – yellow! that would just make my day!

  600. kimmik 26 March, 2009 at 11:21 am - Reply

    thanks for sharing all your adventures, lessons and stories from China. What a cavalier goal to live abroad- you did it!

  601. Sherry Coleman 26 March, 2009 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Love it, please pick me!

  602. Christine 26 March, 2009 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Ooh! Yellow and shiny!?! I’m in love! 🙂 Pick me!

  603. Sandi Malloy 26 March, 2009 at 11:32 am - Reply

    That’s my daughter’s happy color. Please pick me so she can have it. It’s darling.

  604. Wendy Swenne 26 March, 2009 at 11:42 am - Reply

    oh what a cute pruse!!! Hope I win it. 😀
    It makes me happy because of the color. Here it is raining 🙁 So sad weather

  605. Kristen Manson 26 March, 2009 at 11:51 am - Reply

    I can see why you’re going to miss the shopping , that purse is FABULOUS! So perfect for heading into spring and summer!

  606. Tori Faulkner 26 March, 2009 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Oh PICK ME PICK ME!!

  607. Melissa Gruber 26 March, 2009 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Love that bag!

  608. connie 26 March, 2009 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    I haven’t met a handbag yet that I didn’t like. True friends through thick & thin…
    (my weight that is).
    Would love to win this pretty lady…
    Thanks Heidi

  609. Danielle 26 March, 2009 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    i think the purse is calling MY NAME!! hehe! love it, so cute!
    just wanted to say what an inspiration you are to me for trying new things and not being afraid to enjoy life outside your “comfort zone!” sometimes what we’re most afraid of/cautious about ends up being a chance for growth and a blessing of having fresh perspectives on our life!
    have a safe trip home!
    danielle

  610. Vicki Rundlett 26 March, 2009 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    What an awesome bag! Good luck on your packing and safe travels back home.

  611. Danielle C 26 March, 2009 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    OMG!! That purse is stunning and I so need a yellow purse for spring/summer..It just makes me happy!
    You 2 do look a lot alike, and I was sad to see her go so early in the completion.

  612. Jodi 26 March, 2009 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    oh, i so need another purse like a hole in the head, but i don’t have a yellow one!!!!!

  613. Jayne 26 March, 2009 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Oh That purse is so sunny! Love it! 🙂

  614. kimberly bishop 26 March, 2009 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    wow great bag!!!!! yellow is so hot this year …what a great giveaway now i want to scrap in yellow haha thanks

  615. Natalie 26 March, 2009 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    That is the most adorable thing!!
    :0)

  616. Patti 26 March, 2009 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful thing for you to do!! I have enjoyed living in China through your eyes, and thank you immensely for sharing these moments in your life with us!!! I hope you are blessed with safe and happy travels home!

  617. Charmayne Bowling 26 March, 2009 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Guess my first comment didn’t post~I would love to have a cute girlie purse. I am a daycare provider and although I love what I do (watching 14 kids for 11 hours a day) I never go out. It would be fun to get dressed up and have a snazzy bag to go out with. Thanks and hope you have a safe trip home.

  618. Vicki 26 March, 2009 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    OMG, I have been needing a new bag for the longest time and yellow just rocks it for Phoenix summer-time — pick me PRETTY PLEASE!!!

  619. Lesley Oman 26 March, 2009 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    love the fishing story…and sooo true. i think that purse would really match my new dress, must be fate…pick me!!

  620. Jennifer in GA 26 March, 2009 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    That *is* pretty adorable!

  621. Heather 26 March, 2009 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Hoping and praying for a fun summer bag–somehow I hope I’m the one :0

  622. Margaret 26 March, 2009 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME bag!!!!!!!! great color and style choice! 🙂

  623. Colleen 26 March, 2009 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    I love purses and your site-thanks for the opportunity to win an awesome treat-would sure help me believe that spring will soon arrive here!

  624. cristalfab 26 March, 2009 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    It’s SOOOOO cute and would look perfect in SUNNY Arizona this summer.

  625. Danee Kaplan 26 March, 2009 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    I loved the joke. Your blog looks fantastic. Love the spring colors and the collage effect. Also wanted to thank you for a fabulous sale on your website. I received several hundred dollars worth of stuff for $70 and that was exciting beyond belief. Love the yellow bag. I guess I am in need some color in this Michigan Spring.

  626. kim 26 March, 2009 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Love the joke! and seriously want that bag 🙂

  627. Jenet Morrison 26 March, 2009 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Please pick me…I really need something to cheer me up.

  628. Ashley Hansen 26 March, 2009 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Pick a HIGH number!! Ha! I kept telling my husband that I thought Alexis Grace looked like you (although I think she’d have been better off without the pink!)…
    If I won this purse, my 6 year old would literally fight me for it…yellow is her obsession! Has been from when she was tiny!!

  629. Dina 26 March, 2009 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    love love love the yellow! How generous!

  630. Gay Ann 26 March, 2009 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    The purse reminds me of the Compendium book, “The Persistance of Yellow”. Such a fun and quirky book. If I win I will give it to my daughter Aimee who loves yellow. It matches her sunny personality.

  631. Lori 26 March, 2009 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Love, Love, Love! So Happy! 🙂

  632. Monica Gunn 26 March, 2009 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Love Love Love that purse! I want one!!!! My favorite color is Yellow followed closely by Pink. I would love to have the markets here! Any chance you can get those set up in the states?
    I’m praying for a safe and good trip for you all!
    Hugs, Monica Gunn (St. Louis, MO)

  633. Janell 26 March, 2009 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    We lived in Germany for about the same length of time, so I know how you feel. Such mixed emotions.
    Love the purse!!!

  634. Heatger 26 March, 2009 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Like you, I’m just about to embark on a house move, although we’re just going 4 hours up the road. Best of luck to you and your family.

  635. Carrie Hamm 26 March, 2009 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    I don’t shop for cloths actuall hate it but bags – i will spend my paycheck on that I would love to win a yellow bag!!!!!!!

  636. Robin Karren 26 March, 2009 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Yellow has been my favorite color for over ten years! That purse is so dang cute! Good luck with your move and everything… it has been really fun to read about your families adventures over the last year and a half. Thanks for sharing!

  637. Peggy Lucas 26 March, 2009 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Lady luck be with me today… I hope the purse comes to Texas!

  638. D howell 26 March, 2009 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    I would love to win. Hopefully it will be my lucky day. I have never one anything from a blog yet.

  639. ellen 26 March, 2009 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks for making me laugh! Needed that.
    And the yellow beauty? It would make my day! Or should i say daySssss.
    Love the sunny feel it brings.

  640. Beci Duncan 26 March, 2009 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    I love it.. I am so sad for you taht you are leaving there, I have so loved all of your adventures…

  641. Dawn Witt 26 March, 2009 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Ohhhh,,, I would love it forever, i promise!
    Hey I have to ask, cuz we are dying to know…do you get to move back to your old house (it was so great!) in AZ. or do you have to ry to find a new one?

  642. Emily 26 March, 2009 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    What a cool bag! Feeling lucky today, I had a job interview today & they offered it to me, I start next week! So excited..

  643. Valerie 26 March, 2009 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Oh that purse just screams fun! I am glad that you’ll be going home soon, closer to family and friends…but the adventures you and your family have experienced in China and shared with us have been so interesting to me. Dreaming and living vicariously through your travels has been fascinating.
    Best wishes on your next adventure!

  644. Amanda Pickup 26 March, 2009 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    I want it!!! 🙂 I graduate from college next month, and I need a grown up purse to start a new job! 🙂
    Good luck with the move back to the states!
    Amanda

  645. Mel 26 March, 2009 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    That bag just rocks…that yellow screams spring…thanks for the chance to win!

  646. Kate 26 March, 2009 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Great joke. Laughter is a good healer– it’s the endorphines! Hope you have a good time packing up all your stuff and moving back to Arizona. At least you won’t be coming aat the heat of the summer so you will have time to adjust.

  647. summer j. 26 March, 2009 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Oh MY GOSH! That bag is AWESOME! AZ misses you a lot! Come home soon!

  648. heather lee 26 March, 2009 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    i am really into that yellow now.

  649. Jean Shen 26 March, 2009 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Love that joke. My friend sent it to me a while ago and I still love reading it!

  650. Amanda Wall 26 March, 2009 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I so know how you feel right now. A year ago I was doing what you are and moving back to Australia after living abroad for 18 months. It was so great to come back home but I miss Monterey every day.
    Lovin the new blogwear too!!

  651. gina 26 March, 2009 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    i have been loving yellow lately! hope you have safe travels home.

  652. PAM 26 March, 2009 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Oh, I love it! I love purses and I just purchased a yellow tee and a floral button down to go over the yellow tee. This purse will TOTALLY make the outfit!
    Thanks Heidi…and, I know it’s hard right now, but keep your chin up!
    PAM

  653. Karen Loper 26 March, 2009 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Love the purse…..The fishing story was very funny, can’t wait to tell my fishing hubby.

  654. kathy 26 March, 2009 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Enjoyed the joke! Love a smart woman. Spring + yellow, please share this fashion boost with me. Love it!

  655. Emily 26 March, 2009 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Love the bag, I remember visiting the Market & all the fabulous bags & other goodies.
    Feeling lucky today after my job interview this morning when they offered me the job, starting next week.. exciting times!

  656. krista 26 March, 2009 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    i love purses! especially yellow ones.

  657. Vicki 26 March, 2009 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Dear Heidi, I saw my mommy vicki at her computer just staring at the screen, so I went to look and she was just googly-eyed over that yellow purse, and I know it’s because I kinda chewed on her pretty black one (well, she had one of my doggie treats inside and I HAD to have it!!) So, if you have time to read all these notes I wish you would make my mommy happy and give her this bag. I think she would add a pretty Heidi Swapp flower with a big brad on it — so pretty! Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you soon back in sunny AZ! Love and hugs, Maggie the Shih-Tzu!! PS if you don’t pick my mommy can you at least tell us and all your other friends how they can get one — lots of us girls like these bags!!

  658. Lisanne 26 March, 2009 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Love the purse – fabulous and cheery.

  659. Lemon Annie 26 March, 2009 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    That purse and I are simply meant to be together. I knew from the first moment I saw her. She must be mine! I do hope I am the lucky gal! I love your blog, by the way. I am so glad I stumbled over here from my reader today!

  660. jennifer 26 March, 2009 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Love the shiny yellow purse!!!!

  661. Susanne N. 26 March, 2009 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    That is SOOOOO cute! Would take very good care of it!!

  662. Kristin Eldridge 26 March, 2009 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    So cute. 🙂

  663. Alicia King 26 March, 2009 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    good luck with packing up everything! that is such a cute bag!

  664. Vicki J. Wade 26 March, 2009 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Okay, I am feeling really, really lucky… Does that work – just typing it, I mean? Or do I have to say it three times while spinning around. Pick me, Heidi! ;)~

  665. Alison Carlson 26 March, 2009 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    You must be so sad to leave! Hang in there and remember all the good times.

  666. nanci 26 March, 2009 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    That is a fabulous purse – I would love to have a momento of your time in China – that would be great!!

  667. Margie Rowles 26 March, 2009 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Heidi,
    I love it!!!
    hugs,
    Margie Rowles

  668. Leslie 26 March, 2009 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Love it! I probably would never splurge on a bag like that so winning it would be delightful!

  669. Wendy Vagner 26 March, 2009 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Pick me Pick me pick me – I never win anything and I have don’t own anything yelloe -but wow this will go iwth allmy Black stuff so well. Luv ya !!

  670. Ali 26 March, 2009 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    I would take that Heidi :).

  671. Roxanne 26 March, 2009 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Very nice. Good luck with your packing and travels back to the USA.

  672. Jill T 26 March, 2009 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    I’d love to win that purse! So fun and bright, it just screams summer.

  673. Dusty 26 March, 2009 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    OMG that was the funniest joke. I never knew you had to have a fishing license to read a book. I loved her response to him.
    I wish you and your family a safe trip back here to the states. May God be with you on your journey!!

  674. Brooke 26 March, 2009 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Heidi, I really wanted to thank you for your “March 31st. Moving Day” post. It is probably really weird that it saddens me that you guys are leaving. I think it’s because I would never have the guts to move my family to a country where I could not speak the language. It has been so great to see all the wonderful experiences you have shared in China and although I guess you guys are hanging out for some US conveniences I’m sure you will always treasure your time overseas.

  675. Deb Jones 26 March, 2009 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    I love yellow and this purse is great. I know you will miss that part of being in China but we will be glad to have you home.

  676. Heather Ruwe 26 March, 2009 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Oh my! I am drooling over that purse. Yellow is my new favorite color! 🙂

  677. alma 26 March, 2009 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Just send me that gorgeous thing to me! I would not want to stress picking a winner =)
    Alma

  678. cheekyradish 26 March, 2009 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Love the purse- love reading about your adventures and being inspired to create by your creativity. Pick me!! Pick me!! I am in need of a new purse!! please?
    a.

  679. Sherry 26 March, 2009 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Wowww!! I love that yellow purse.

  680. Tricialynn 26 March, 2009 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Loved the story and yep, using our brains, we women can RULE THE WORLD!
    great giveaway. that purse ROCKS.
    i’m a pink girl, but default to yellow then white. they all match…
    thanks! glad you are coming home, even though it is hard.

  681. Karen Smith 26 March, 2009 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    This is something i can truthfully tell you I don’t NEED, but I sure do WANT it!

  682. Andrea C. in IL 26 March, 2009 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    I am looking for a spring purse and would love to have a great story to go with it. 🙂

  683. Dawn-Rene Tomlinson 26 March, 2009 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Purse or not, I am glad you will be back in the states! More Happy Thoughts to come on Facebook! Smiles!

  684. Ilona 26 March, 2009 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    I love yellow and would Love that purse, so cute!

  685. Stefani Meyer 26 March, 2009 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    yellow is the new black! (what does that even mean? lol) I think I must have that purse!
    And I would have to say no on looking like Alexis. You are much cuter even after all your aging (ya whatever). Although the pink could be a fun thing, you should try it!

  686. Barb 26 March, 2009 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    What a great spring color! So sad that you are leaving, but glad you are going home.

  687. Andrea C. 26 March, 2009 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Sorry you are so stressed! The bag is adorable and so are you!!!!
    🙂

  688. Tracy Dayett 26 March, 2009 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    I do!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  689. Michelle M 26 March, 2009 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Ummmm…total coolness! That sunny bright yellow bag made me smile :O) keepin’ my fingers crossed…pick me..pick me! Thanks for the inspiration!

  690. Mindy 26 March, 2009 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Yellow is such a happy spring color! Love the purse. Good luck on all of the packing & moving.

  691. Darby 26 March, 2009 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    That is adorable! Pick me!!!!!

  692. Jodie 26 March, 2009 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Good luck with the move! I just moved back to the states after living almost 20 years in Holland. It won’t take long to adjust but there will always be things you will miss!! Luckily you will be returning to the beautiful Arizona weather!!
    Jodie

  693. Vickie Jones 26 March, 2009 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    maybe your cute purse could break my wallet only habit

  694. leni 26 March, 2009 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Hahaha! I needed that laugh, thanks! Count me in … I’d love that purse!

  695. penny nelson 26 March, 2009 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Oh, for brightness of color! This would definitely bring some SPRING into my winter doledrums. And you and Alexis do look alike now that you point it out. Thanks.

  696. Amber 26 March, 2009 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Ooooooooooooo – pick me!! PICK ME!!!!

  697. sierra 26 March, 2009 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    love the joke and the purse. good luck in your good bye parties…i lived in Australia for a bit while i was in college, it was so hard to leave, but being there was such a good experience. it changes you in ways that you can’t explain. always nice to come home though…for me it was best foods mayonnaise and the first thing i ate after leaving the airport…what else for a college student, Taco Bell!

  698. Angie 26 March, 2009 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness – I love that purse. I have to tell you how addicted I am to handbags. Some women like shoes, but for me, it’s the handbag, LOL! 🙂 Would love to get picked. I have my fingers crossed.

  699. Cheryl 26 March, 2009 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Heck ya, I want it!!!!

  700. Holly 26 March, 2009 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    I’m going to SOOO miss hearing about your China adventures just as much as you’re going to miss China.
    The purse is lovely, and would look fab on my shoulder! *wink wink*
    XO!
    Holly

  701. Heidi 26 March, 2009 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    I LOVE IT! It would be so fun to have a bag that sweet color!

  702. Betsy 26 March, 2009 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    would love to go just to shop for things like this!

  703. Anna 26 March, 2009 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    It’s very bright, very spring, VERY cute.

  704. GeneB 26 March, 2009 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Heidi, so sad you are leaving, this must leave you a bitter sweet kind of taste since you are coming back to your “home/family”.
    This purse is so trendy and I do need a new one. The one and only day purse I have is falling to pieces BUT I will not buy a new one until I have saved up for one….

  705. Ann 26 March, 2009 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    That purse says, “I am COOL!”

  706. SusyC 26 March, 2009 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Wow! Nobody would miss me coming with that bag lol.

  707. Sara 26 March, 2009 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I would fall over and die if I actually won that purse, it’s way to cute. Also love the blog decorations you have going on. Very nice.

  708. Shawn 26 March, 2009 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    I needed a laugh …. now I’d love that purse! Best of luck in your future moving adventures back to the states. I have to agree. You do look like Alexis Grace!

  709. amy anderson 26 March, 2009 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    thanks for the give-away ~~ Love that yellow!

  710. Donna 26 March, 2009 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Oh, I LOVE it!

  711. Denise 26 March, 2009 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    I LOVE this purse…and I really need a new springy/summery purse to get me out of this Winter Funk here in Maine!
    Best wishes on your traveling…just keep saying “Change is good;)”
    Dancingly, denise
    http://www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

  712. Elaine Paullus 26 March, 2009 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Heidi, I love the yellow bag. I work in New York, and if you have ever been there, the New Yorkers wear a lot of black. It has also been way gloomy here, it seems Spring comes to the north very late. How I would love to have something so colorful to carry around. I also have just bought a new Ann Taylor skirt that has beautiful yellow flowers in it. The purse matches perfectly!! Did I mention my birthday is April 10th, and it is a big one. I think I’ll cry all day. I need to be cheered up!

  713. Chrissy Taylor 26 March, 2009 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    please, please pick me, my new colors now are black, white and yellow and I am desperately needing yellow!!!

  714. Suzanne T 26 March, 2009 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Now that is the CUTEST purse – I would not have thought yellow, but ADORABLE!!!!
    Safe travels to your entire family on the trip back to Arizona.

  715. Karey-Ann Marble 26 March, 2009 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    LOVED THE JOKE!!!! Forwarded it right away. Silly Boys!!Love the blog colors!! And especially the butterflies. Love spring time and the color yellow. PICK ME!!

  716. Paula 26 March, 2009 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Love the bag…it’s so chic and bright. I’m loving the bright colors these days. Also, thought the joke was great! Thanks for the laugh.
    Good luck packing.

  717. sarah the kiwigirl 26 March, 2009 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    How stinkin cute is that little ray of sunshine love love love it!

  718. Laura 26 March, 2009 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Holy smokes! Chances are slim, I realize, but BOY DO I WANT THAT PURSE!!!

  719. Laurel 26 March, 2009 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is THE. CUTEST. PURSE. EVER. PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

  720. Diane 26 March, 2009 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    My only verse, is… I NEED A NEW PURSE! Thanks for the chance!

  721. Doris 26 March, 2009 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    I really need a new purse (zipper is coming apart – could it be from the cat who knows how to open my purse to eat my vitamins?) – and this would be a great addition on my arm!

  722. Ashley 26 March, 2009 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    You would look DARLING with some hot pink in your hair for sure!! 😉
    Oh, and I’d LOVE to have that purse too.

  723. Meg McKenzie 26 March, 2009 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Actually there is a strong resemblance to you and Alexis Grace – I love the show too as do our kids, hubby just rolls his eyes lol! Purse is super cute and would be a great pick me up with winter heading our way!
    Megan

  724. angie/craftyscrapr 26 March, 2009 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    WOW!!!…you sure do look like alexis-grace!!!…how cool!…i was so bummed to see her go…
    ok, i MUST have that purse…shopping info, please!!!…

  725. Carmen 26 March, 2009 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Well, I collect purses and I don’t have a yellow one yet… Hmmm. I think that lovely little bag would like to come and live with me and all its other friends! Soo pretty…

  726. Johanna Kubicek 26 March, 2009 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    I was too sad to see Alexis go as well! Love the purse….I love the cheery color…it’s would be like carrying a burst of sunshine..especially on a rainy gloomy day..please pick me : )

  727. Arleen Morales 26 March, 2009 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Love it please pick me. I would love to win a new purse!!!!!

  728. Michele Holzhauser 26 March, 2009 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Oh my!! I would love me a sunshine purse. I live in Arkansas and they are forecasting snow this weekend!!
    Michele

  729. Cindee Ellenbarger 26 March, 2009 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Oh! I have been debating on a yellow purse! If I win that will make it that much easier!! What a great purse.
    Cindee

  730. Joni Kuehl 26 March, 2009 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    i love it, just in time for Spring!!

  731. Judy Lucas 26 March, 2009 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Love the purse – and love Cathy’s commentary- I just joined facebook- am I in trouble now!

  732. Katherine 26 March, 2009 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Oh, how cute! I would love to have that purse! I am a purse person, not a shoe person, so this is perfect for me!!

  733. Stacy Hite 26 March, 2009 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    I bought this very purse in bright green and black for my daughters while I was in China with the ScrapMap tour and Heidi took us to the market. It’s fab and you would really love it if you had one- especially if you won it from Heidi!
    By the way Heidi, the whole time we have been watching American Idol, I have thought that Alexis looks like you.

  734. Pam 26 March, 2009 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Wow, great purse.
    You are such a sweetie!
    Thank you

  735. Lauren H. 26 March, 2009 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I have never been much of a yellow person, but I can change, yes I can….

  736. Melissa Magee 26 March, 2009 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    OMG!!! Thats the most amazing bag!!! Yellow is my favorite color to boot! If I dont win this (<-----heartbroken 🙁 Then you must tell us how we can buy one!

  737. Sarah (byclops) 26 March, 2009 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Oh my GOSH that purse (or bag as we call them in oz) is DIVINE!!!!

  738. Stacy Hamby 26 March, 2009 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Oh my word, yellow is my current fave! I have been dreaming of a new yellow something. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find shoes that match?

  739. Monica G 26 March, 2009 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Please let it be me! If there is anything I love more than scrapbooking, it’s purses! My hubby likes to call it my purse of the month club! Gotta have cute one’s to go with all your outfits! Unfortunately it has been a while since I bought a new purse…things have been a little different in my household lately…trying to tighten the belt a little and stop spending all the money we make!!!
    So please pick me!

  740. NanaBeth 26 March, 2009 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Are you suppose to drink it or rub it in? Little chuckle thee. Love this bag-yellow is my #1 favorite color.

  741. Bridget 26 March, 2009 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Ohh I hope I’m not too late! SOOO CUTE!
    Bridget

  742. Nancy Comelab 26 March, 2009 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Uh… I want this? Yes, I think I do. I do! *big smile*
    Thank you for this amazing opportunity and for being such an amazing inspiration! You rock my world.
    Nancy

  743. Netty 26 March, 2009 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Oh my what a cute spring purse…..must get shoes and an outfit. ha ha ha ha ha

  744. Joan Umano 26 March, 2009 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    WOWZERS! Love that purse! I got my fingers crossed!

  745. Suzy Doss 26 March, 2009 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Holy moly!!!! You must pick me – this is SUPER FAB!!!

  746. cindy barriga 26 March, 2009 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Pick me! This gorgeous purse would add the exact splash of color needed to make my outfits this spring/summer. And it would be the perfect size to fit all my stuff. 😀

  747. laura t. 26 March, 2009 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    love that joke about the woman and the fishing boat…and I also LOVE that yellow bag! Safe travels to you and your family as you venture back!

  748. Tonia 26 March, 2009 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Pick me, Pick me, I love that bag…..and its yellow. Smile

  749. Denise 26 March, 2009 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    This is the perfect pick me up for our rainy, dreary Oregon start to spring! LOVE it!!!!

  750. Debbie House 26 March, 2009 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    If I win…I’ll have to hide it from my YELLOW obscessed~ wink… 18 year old daughter,….or better yet….surprise her for her 19th birthday!!! Ya….good idea!!! Pick us!!!

  751. Dale Abraham 26 March, 2009 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    I have enjoyed reading all about your family’s adventures. What wonderful memories you will have to treasure forever…and what an education for your children!
    Now…for that purse…I am a teacher who is counting down the days until our last quarter chugs slowly to the end of May…a cute yellow purse sure would cheer me up each morning when I took it to school!!!! Besides…it IS schoolbus YELLOW!!! 😉
    daleabraham@cox.net

  752. Lori 26 March, 2009 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the purse! So fun to read all of your adventures in China!

  753. isabel roberts 26 March, 2009 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    I love it 🙂

  754. marion 26 March, 2009 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    That is one awesome purse! Such a happy color! Thanks for doing this–I know you have lots to do and think about.

  755. Becky 26 March, 2009 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    The bag is really great. I never bought a yellow purse before. We will be glad when you are back home.
    Becky T.

  756. Susie Gemeinhardt 26 March, 2009 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    I actually came home from our fabulous trip to China and didn’t buy a purse for myself. Love the color of this one…

  757. Karen B. 26 March, 2009 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Love the YELLOW!!! So adorable…
    karen b.

  758. Teresa Wilkins 26 March, 2009 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    OMG>>>That is an ADORABLE purse! I would love to carry that around this summer!

  759. Kim Rose 26 March, 2009 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Oh! PLEASE ME Miss Heidi! I rememember these from CE. YUMMY! I could use a little ray of sunshine over here in FREEZING cold Idaho.
    HUGS!

  760. Liz Butler 26 March, 2009 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    I hope I’m not too late to be considered. The purse is fabulous and I love it. Please pick me.

  761. TamiV 26 March, 2009 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Me, Me, Me!!! Please 🙂 I have loved each and every one of the cute bags you’ve shown here on your blog that you got at the market and those silver Converse shoes, still thinking about those! Fun stuff! Have enjoyed reading about your family’s adventures over the past year! What a wonderful experience for you all, thanks for sharing with all of us here in blogland! 🙂

  762. cherry 26 March, 2009 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    I am almost thru with diaper bag purses, and ready to own something stylish!!! Oh I hope I win!

  763. Lachalle Hodgson 26 March, 2009 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    I love that cute Yellow purse .Sure would work for a diaper bag too !! So super excited to see you a Edmonton next month !!!

  764. Shannon Cummins 26 March, 2009 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    I am a purse fanatic… I’m carrying a teal one right now, but I will take a yellow one…

  765. Emily Barklage 26 March, 2009 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    I could use a pop of color for summer! Thanks Heidi for thinking of us in all the craziness!

  766. Mickey 26 March, 2009 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Awesome lovely purse to win!

  767. Danielle Wycough 26 March, 2009 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I love purses!!! I love Yellow!!! This purse is calling my name…can’t you hear it…..Danielle – I belong to you!!!
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
    Blessings~~~ Danielle

  768. J 26 March, 2009 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    OMGosh add me to the list, you could even bring it with you when you come to Edmonton and I could pick it and save you this shipping charge 🙂 (yes I live in Edmonton LOL)

  769. Machele 26 March, 2009 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    i hope i’m not too late to sign up. I love that yellow and it makes me hopeful for spring (here where it’s STILL snowing). So cheery!
    Thanks for the goodies, Heidi!

  770. Mandy 26 March, 2009 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    How cute is that bag, and how cute are you…um WAY!

  771. Tara ward 26 March, 2009 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Love the bag Heidi, a little bit of summer every day!

  772. Cori 26 March, 2009 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    too cute!…okay so pick me pick me! I am sad to hear you are leaving China- I have so loved reading about your adventures and day to day life- I am now thinking the fabric market and shopping HAVE to be the best in the world!

  773. kmethot 26 March, 2009 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    I love the new look of your blog. And that purse is adorable. Thanks for a chance to win.

  774. LynetteC 26 March, 2009 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    So cute! please pick me!

  775. pam 26 March, 2009 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Funny, I just posted on my blog that yellow is my favorite color of the week. Coincidence? I think not!

  776. abra Riley 26 March, 2009 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    So cute!!!!!! So generous of you!

  777. lacey 27 March, 2009 at 12:06 am - Reply

    OMG heidi, don’t give me a heart attack! in love. i love handbags and i have been looking for a yellow one…did i say in love?!
    ps- the joke had me in giggles 🙂

  778. Emma Allen 27 March, 2009 at 1:36 am - Reply

    oh wow, thats gorgeous. I love bags and things and this yellow is stunning!!!
    ps. YOU ROCK! 🙂

  779. Melissa 27 March, 2009 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Have a safe trip home! Thanks for the sunny inspiration! Melissa

  780. Renee Mucha 27 March, 2009 at 2:04 am - Reply

    1st time for everything, that is if you pick ME! Actually it would make my second time winning anything, I once won a fruit basket at my local grocery store.(24 years ago) LOL. I love the bag it is cute and with a lot of personality just like you. I enjoyed watching your video introducing the new invisibles.
    Hugs Renee

  781. kimberly 27 March, 2009 at 2:09 am - Reply

    I would love this little “pick me up!” BTW, you have not aged as much as you think.

  782. laura j 27 March, 2009 at 2:26 am - Reply

    Love the color of that bag….so bright and cheery!

  783. eleanore 27 March, 2009 at 5:40 am - Reply

    cool purse. pick me…….please….

  784. Krista O' 27 March, 2009 at 5:59 am - Reply

    Wow that bag would bring some much needed sunshine!

  785. Deborah 27 March, 2009 at 6:27 am - Reply

    How pretty! My daughter’s school color. It would feel so lucky if I were to win it. YOu and Alexis do look alike and very classy.

  786. Debbie 27 March, 2009 at 7:20 am - Reply

    omg i want it…im gonna miss you being there and seeing all the fun stuff..have fun and welcome home next week..Debbie

  787. Shara C. Baggett 27 March, 2009 at 7:55 am - Reply

    PLEASE PICK ME—I never win—haha

  788. Leslee Barrow 27 March, 2009 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Love the yellow purse. The joke was pretty good too.
    Leslee in MT

  789. Kimberly 27 March, 2009 at 9:50 am - Reply

    I think you do look alike…and you would rock with pink hair…hey why not??

  790. Missy 27 March, 2009 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Am I too late???
    I am still carrying a black purse that I’ve had the past 2 years!!! My nieces will be so happy for me!!!

  791. Jessica 27 March, 2009 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    I LOVE that Eucaliptus Bath and body lotion. When inhale the scent right after I put it on I feel great! So put my hands over my face and I breathe it in over and over! and i do forget stress for that moment. Then over the next hour or so when i get a whiff I feel happy each time i smell it!

  792. Brenda 27 March, 2009 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I have been looking for the “right” Spring purse and this just may be it~ me…me…me!

  793. Annie 27 March, 2009 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Ha…I haven’t bought a new purse in years! This would definitely add some color to my day and put skip in my step!

  794. Lisa Henderson 27 March, 2009 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Oh! Love that yellow! And I will definitely miss hearing about your China experience!

  795. Christiane 28 March, 2009 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Wow. My odds aren’t good here, but better than the lottery…I have been searching high and low for the perfect yellow hobo bag and this is it!
    If luck doesn’t help me and the people who sell this have info you could pass along (??since it is from the marketplace) please do!
    Thanks!

  796. Pam 28 March, 2009 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    First of all I have bought that Eucalyptus and Mint stuff and it is lovely! I don’t know about stress relief but I think it is definitely possible it helps. I bought some for my daughter who definitely gets stressed and she likes it. Anyway it smells nice so that’s always good. The purse is darling. I like the fishing joke – way cute that is!
    Pam

  797. Jamie Rodgers 29 March, 2009 at 5:20 am - Reply

    I’m not a scrapbooker but I’ve been following your blog for a couple years. I now feel like I’v been to China and its not such a mystery. Thanks for opening up the world to us and letting us do some armchair travelling. The purse looks great….yellow is my pink!
    Jamie

  798. Liz 30 March, 2009 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Love that purse!

  799. sharon owens 30 March, 2009 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    i have been following your blog forever…. i never win things but i thought what the heck might as well sign in with the rest of the world. i love your line of scrapbookin’ stuff….love everything… i think i have everything you have ever put out..i think i might be your biggest fan. well…enough..glad you are coming back to the usa…

  800. Julie Sayama 1 April, 2009 at 10:52 am - Reply

    WOW! Straight from Bejing! I’m in desperate need of a purse- how’d ya know? I hope you pick me! Julie S.

  801. Cindy Hefty 17 May, 2009 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    I assume you have already picked the winner of the yellow purse. Too bad I didn’t see your blog sooner. It would be so nice for my friend Becka. She has Hodgkins and starts chemo again tomorrow. She was just saying how much she would love to have a yellow purse and how she never sees them in Sweden, where she lives. Here is her video on YouTube. She’s BeckaofSweden.

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