February 2012 Mama’s Got a New Bag Contest

February 01, 2012

Posted By: Shaunescy

February is the month for love, and I keep thinking about childhood crushes. My hubby tells the silliest stories about crushes he had as a kid. About Laura Holcomb and how all the boys in the second grade were in love with her because of her perfect bangs, or how in junior high he and three of his good friends threw Sally Robison into the irrigation ditch at lunchtime, to get her attention. Ah, that was true love! (Don't worry if this sounds like something your kid would do, those four reprobates grew into fine upstanding citizens.)

To win this months bag, tell us about childhood crushes.  One that you had or that someone had on you! Can't think of one? I bet you have a story to tell about your kid! Post a comment below to enter. As always, Montana Parent promises to never share, sell or spam your email.

Little Peach Studios

Whale's Spout Artwork




Little Peach Studios will sweeten your child's room, nursery or

playroom with these one of a kind wall creations. Each whimsical piece

is uniquely handmade with quality fabrics and artist prepared designs.

The fabric collage is mounted on a 12x12 inch birch wood panel (1.58

in. thickness) and ready to hang. Custom orders are also welcome.

Cherlyn Wilcox, owner and creator of Little Peach Studios since May

2011, uses her nature inspired ideas and merges it with a modern

and unique twist. Graduating with an arts degree in painting, she

also enjoys using fabric as another medium. She is frequently adding

new creations to her inventory. You can check out the website,

www.LittlePeachStudios.com and become a fan of her Facebook page to

see her work.

Owner: Cherlyn Wilcox, Info@littlepeachstudios ; 406.396.0736;


Email info@littlepeachstudios and include "MT PARENT" in the email

subject line along with your order to receive 20% off any available Little

Peach Studio creation.

Maranda Lee – Original Hot Mama Handbags

Emma Large Messenger in Bark Damask




The Emma bag puts the fun in “fun-ction”. This versatile bag features 6

interior pockets which makes it ideal for use as a diaper bag, gym bag,

work bag, day bag and for travel! The warm browns and blues easily

compliment your wardrobe year round and hides any dirt our MT winter

might toss your way. Made with 100% cotton designer fabric allows you

to wash this bag whenever needed. Never lose your keys again with the

key hook located at the top of the bag and the adjustable messenger strap

lets you wear the bag over one shoulder or cross-body for comfort and


Maranda Lee is the designer of the Original Hot Mama Handbags

specializing in custom, hand-crafted bags, accessories, baby gear and

headwear. Fun, flirty fabrics combine with stylish designs to give every

piece a fresh modern look. Whether you want a diaper bag or purse,

Maranda Lee’s designs are sure to help you put the fun in “fun-ction”

and express your inner Hot Mama!

Go to www.marandalee.etsy.com and save 20% using code “mtparent”


Bozeman, MT

The Garage Mesquite Grilled Fare and Hearty Made-from-scratch Soups

$25 gift certificate

451 E. Main St., Bozeman


The Garage has long been known for its old school mesquite fired grill, its unique Garage

inspired atmosphere, and its high quality, generous American style food. Ranging from burgers

to salads to ribs, and everything in between, they pride themselves on delivering exceptional

food and relaxed friendly service that the entire family can enjoy.

· Old service station remade into Unique, Fun restaurant

· Keeping it Local and healthy with MT grassfed beef

· Engaging kids area so parents can relax and talk

· Big selection of local Beers & Wine

· Burgers, salads, ribs, sandwiches and more

· 7 daily soups made-from-scratch with the finest ingredients

· Large Shaded Outdoor Patio right on Main Street

Locate at 451 E. Main St. in Bozeman

Join us at http://www.facebook.com/TheGarageSoupShack

Bring the family for Tuesday $2 kids meals

La Chatelaine

La Chatelaine Chocolat is a dainty little chocolate shop inspired by the chocolateries of Paris.

$25 gift certificate

www.chatelainechocolate.com Bozeman, MT

La Chatelaine Chocolat is a dainty little chocolate shop inspired by the chocolateries of Paris.

The owners - one from Paris - moved to the rugged rocky Mountains and eventually found their

calling to handcraft chocolate. In 2006, the two handcrafted a small line of chocolates from their undersized kitchen. These chocolates weren't ordinary since they contained premium ingredients such as Camargue fleur de sel, organic cream, local free-range eggs, and European chocolate.

While chocolates are the signature line of La Chatelaine, many new products have since debuted,such as American-style cakes, petite tartlets, toffees, European cookies, caramels,  sauces, and

French Macarons. The two owners have received culinary training in Paris and San Francisco; yet maintain their originality and emphasis on artistic yet sumptuous confections.

Please visit our 2 location to taste our many delectable's at 1516 West Main St. or The Baxter

Hotel in downtown Bozeman, MT

Or you can visit our website at www.chatelainechocolate.com for mail order, or call us at 406-522-5440.

Museum of the Rockies Date night at the museum with 2 day passes

$25 value


Join us for a private viewing of “Seasons” by Russell Chatham, a Livingston-based artist,

a collection of twelve original paintings representing the months of the year. Get lost in the

prehistoric landscape of one of the largest and most famous collection of dinosaur fossils in the


Kids and adults are encouraged to discover, learn and play at MOR and we hope you will join us

for children programs like Sensational Babies, Tours for Tots and the Explore Yellowstone room

Museum of the Rockies

600 West Kagy Blvd

Bozeman, Montana 59717



Contest Rules for “Mama’s Got a New Bag”

Official Rules for MT Parent Magazine

These rules apply to all Montana Parent Magazine (MPM) events and/or drawings. Participants agree to abide by these Official Rules and by the decisions of MPM whose decisions are final.  Failure to comply may result in disqualification from any MPM events and/or drawings if MPM believes that participant has violated these official rules.  MPM reserves the right to modify for amend these Official Rules as it deems necessary, at any time with or without notice for any reason.


1.  Must be 18 to win and some contests may be 21.

2.  Must have valid phone and address and must have completely filled out the contest form.

3.  No purchase necessary.

4.  All winners consent to use their name, photograph and/or likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without notice or compensation.

5. Winners will be notified by phone or email within 30 days of contest drawing.

6.  MAIL - if your prize needs to be mailed to winner, winner pays postage.  Pay Pal is available.

7. All prizes are non-refundable, non-transferable, and not redeemable for cash.  Each winner is for all federal, state and local taxes applicable to the acceptance and use of his/her prize.

8.  All prizes are provided on an as is basis.  MPM makes no warranties, either expressed or implied.  In no promotion/event shall MPM, it’s sponsors or suppliers of prizes be liable for any indirected, special, incidental, or consequential damages associated with or arising from the event, drawing, postage, or acts of God.

9.  Void in any jurisdiction in the US where participation is prohibited.  MPM reserves the right to disqualify an entrant that it believes has violated the laws of the jurisdiction in which the entrant resides and/or the event was held.

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