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Mixd Co :: Limited Edition Collaboration + Giveaway!

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In August, we were down in LA for A Night For Green Beauty, and I asked one of my very favorite humans, Gena, if she would come up from OC to the W Hotel to hang out for a few hours. To my total delight, she said yes and to top it off, brought me a gorgeous upcycled denim clutch she had just made and started selling to some Dana Point locals. A woman at the event saw the clutch and invited Gena to a special event in Santa Monica and now this mama is making her clutches and selling them on her shiny new website

I started using my clutch for a variety of things from an iPad case (it fits perfectly) to stashing makeup and travel size beauty products on the go. On the rare occasion that I leave the house sans kids (and all the "stuff" I need to bring with them) I take this perfect sized clutch filled with some pretty things and leave the big mom bag behind. 

After a few weeks of obsessing over my clutch, I realized a fun collaboration was in order. So, Gena and I put our mom brains together and came up with these gorgeous buttery grey-taupe clutches with modern cream colored zippers and fabric to go with our luxe Mama's Ritual beeswax aromatherapy candle and aromatherapy oil. This clutch is a very limited edition, hand-made creation and no more exactly like it will be made. So, in other words...snatch one up before they are gone!

Because Gena is such an awesome lady, I wanted you to get to know her a bit more too. Enjoy this quick conversation with her, then race over here to snatch up our Very Limited Edition Mama Luxe Gift Set AND enter below to win it!

Heather: What inspired Mixd Company? How did you start making clutches?

Gena: I've always loved to make things with my hands; oil painting, fashioning jewelry, cutting hair. I'm compelled to create. 

Heather: Talk about your love for finding treasures at thrift stores and how this also supplies many of the materials for your clutches.

Gena: As an avid thrift store shopper, I happened upon a bolt of vintage denim fabric that gave start to my clutch experiments and handbag creations. I've since focused in on upcycling leather garments and fatigue jackets I find second hand. 

Heather: You are also a mom of 3 (and homeschooling!). Tell us what a typical day looks like at your house.

Gena: I have 3 wonderful little people in my home under the age of 10. I'm now in my second year of home-schooling them through a hybrid (3 days home/ 2 at school) program. When they're home, I'm insanely busy just managing the tensions between assignments and distractions. I've found that an Enya playlist is a MUST! I'm not an organizationally structured person by nature, so this educational experiment goes against every fiber of my being. I'm taking it one diorama at a time.

Heather: If you could offer any "mom" advice, what would it be?

Gena: My mom has always said, "don't borrow tomorrow's trouble". As I'm now mothering my own kids, the truth in those words gets clearer and clearer with each passing year. I'm learning over and again that the things that cause me worry, especially with my children, are almost always just a "season".  These things that seem so challengingly monumental in the moment, they typically outgrow and move past.  And the things they don't are small in light of how big a blessing they are in my life. With all the baffling foibles and unique challenges they bring to the table, they enrich my life with such deep joy and fullness.  

Heather: This is a super fun collaboration! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous designs and making something beautiful for the mamas. 

Gena: I'm a huge fan of Zoe Organics! It's been such fun dreaming up and sewing together this collaboration with one another. I love this pairing and hope we do many more in the future.

Now, we are giving one lucky mama this gift set worth $210! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter! There are lot's of extra entry options too! The giveaway will last for a week. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 2nd. Open to residents of U.S. and Canada.

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Comments on this post (21)

  • Dec 01, 2014

    my keys, a ton of lipbalms (guilty ha!), wallet, phone, and pens! wowzers this looks awesome

    — Lolli

  • Nov 28, 2014

    I’d love to use it for my lotions and lip balms that I always carry with me. In this weather I have to constantly moisturize.

    — Robin

  • Nov 28, 2014

    I love this clutch! I’d use it for date nights so all I’d have to keep in there would be a small wallet, my phone and a lipstick for touchup. Plus my healing balm from you that I use as lip balm. :)

    — Misha

  • Nov 28, 2014

    I would use it as my makeup bag which only has natural & organic products in it (of course). I love your refresh oil so of course that would be included.

    — Paula

  • Nov 27, 2014

    I’d put my medicine cards in it! :)

    — mrscamacho

  • Nov 27, 2014

    Phone, Wallet, Keys & lip gloss!

    — Shara Lewis

  • Nov 27, 2014

    My phone keys and my new Zoe products I’m about to buy right now for the first time!

    — Emma s

  • Nov 26, 2014

    I would put lip color, powder, phone, mints, keys, pencil, & mini pad of paper.

    — Kelly hollstrom

  • Nov 26, 2014

    Amazing giveaway! I would put some of my own essentials (lip balm, lip gloss, eye drops) in it to keep them separate and safe in the black hole that is my mom bag! For the rare night out, I would put my cell phone, credit card and lipstick in it.

    — Kerri

  • Nov 26, 2014

    Definitely a whole mountain of lip balms! A rollerball, maybe a snack. My phone, wallet, camera :) everything I need to conquer my day.

    — Gina S

  • Nov 26, 2014

    Wallet, phone, keys, lip balm and it will never have anything “baby” in it. It’s “mama” only.

    — AmyB

  • Nov 26, 2014

    I would put all the mommy essentials in this beautiful clutch! Lip balm, phone, Zoe Organic essentials, wallet…it would be for mommy only! ;)

    — Emily Johnston

  • Nov 26, 2014

    I would put my cell phone, keys, card, and my mama’s ritual oil :). This bag is beautiful!

    — Aubrey

  • Nov 26, 2014

    I would put my wallet, chapstick & Zoe Organics

    — Casi Selph

  • Nov 26, 2014

    LOVE this giveaway! I would put my favorite Zoe Organics products (of course!) in my new clutch along with my cell, favorite gloss, and enough cash for a fun evening out with my hubby!

    — Jamie

  • Nov 26, 2014

    I would put my hand lotion, lip balm, hand sanitizer, and diaper creak. This clutch would def dress up my new mama style.

    — Wesley Coultas

  • Nov 26, 2014

    I would put lip balm, KIND bar, gum, and anything else that I can fit! It will be a piece of me in the babies diaper bag:)

    — Julie

  • Nov 26, 2014

    I would use it for all of the small items floating around the bottom of my giant mom purse!

    — Katherine

  • Nov 26, 2014

    what a treat, I am so thankful for upcycled cool items (and zoe’s creams!), love!
    I would put a little toner, of course the zoe essentials, my crochet needle and a pot of rms beauty in there. all kept together by love.

    — Vanessav

  • Nov 26, 2014

    I would put my lip balm, brush, house keys and homemade lotion. Would love to win.

    — Jamie

  • Nov 26, 2014

    I’d use it for my small toiletries I usually keep in my purse, lip balm, hand lotion, pressed powder etc.

    — Lyka Walton

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