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VLOG: Stuffing ‘Getting Gorgeous’ Gift Bags

Today I finally got through the 350 gift bags for ‘Getting Gorgeous’. There were some MAJOR hiccups with my method. A few of my cousins came over and we spent HOURS doing the bags – and that’s because my system was OFF. I would come across stuff that was packed away and not in the hundreds of bags that were already filled – so we would have to go back and refill.

Too much back tracking.

Lesson learned: take the time out to organize everything first – THEN begin to stuff. I will be prepared for the next one.

My little Natalie wanted to help this morning, so I let her stuff two bags. She was so excited!! My cousins – on the other hand – were not! πŸ™‚ LOL – I told them they each are entitled to one organ of mine. I think the liver and two kidneys are taken at this point.

Tomorrow Bill and I are going to stuff 350 bags from Sketchers and then attach them to the 350 we just did today. And I believe ‘The Rachel Ray Magazine’ is sending over 350 copies. So again – I will have to go through the entire group one last time.

It is absolutely mind numbing – but we can all use a few hours of absolute quiet right? You can’t possibly THINK of another thing when you are in work mode like this. I have been enjoying the quiet. Glass is half full right?

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. Is this for an upcoming contest? Wow!

  2. capturinglife : August 1, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    What a blast, Vera! πŸ™‚ I know it’s a lot of work, but I bet it’s still really fun! I hope the event is a huge success!

  3. Wow!! That is A LOT of bags, that’s amazing that you did all that work. I’m surprised that you had the room for all that stuff! Well, thank you so much for all of your hard work, I am so excited to meet you at BlogHer, I can hardly wait for Getting Gorgeous!
    You rock!

  4. TOO CUTE!!! Your daughter KILLS me — what a little sweetie. Looks like so much fun — can’t wait for the event! xo

  5. I knew you were stuffing 350 bags, but wow…I’m impressed!!! Congrats, Vera. We’re looking forward to the event and meeting you, Audrey and 350 awesome women!

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