January 2014 - Mama’s Got a New Bag

January 01, 2014

Posted By: Shaunescy

Happy New Year Baby!

2014 is here and the Mama's Got a New Bag blog contest and giveaway we have put together to kick off the new year is a stunner!

Filled with everything we could think of to renew your spirits; Food, Fitness, Fun, Fashion and even a Fabulous Getaway!

The January 2014 Mama's Bag is sponsored by; Lone Mountain Ranch, Birds & Beasleys, Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association (BAHA), Growth Spurts Resale and Rental Shop,Maranda Lee, Meridian Boutique, MommiesRfit, Mountain Arts Pottery, Museum of the Rockies, Olivelle and Slope Fairies

All you have to do is leave a comment below to enter.

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Share our contest, leave a little love on our sponsors

Facebook pages and let us know that you did and we count that as an additional entry!

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Enter multiple ways and we'll draw one random winner on February 1st!

To make it simple, here are the links:

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  1. Leave a comment here, and you have one entry.
  2. Share this contest for a second entry.
  3. Leave a comment on each of our sponsors Facebook pages and you get an additional entry, per page you comment on. We have 11 sponsors for this bag.

ONE entry if you just leave a comment here. 

UP TO THIRTEEN entries total if you SHARE THE CONTEST and go to our sponsors facebook pages and tell them that they are awesome!

And Away We Go!

Lone Mountain Ranch

Sleigh and Stay Package for two


Lone Mountain Ranch is a historic winter and summer guest ranch located only 18 miles from Yellowstone National Park in Big Sky, Montana! December through March, the Ranch transforms into an extraordinary winter wonderland. Voted as the #1 Nordic Ski Area in North America, the warm western hospitality, dependable snow, nearby Yellowstone Park, meticulously groomed cross country ski trails, snowshoeing, access to downhill skiing, amazing food, and experienced staff create an unrivaled luxury dude ranch experience. Guests can also experience our moonlight dinner sleigh rides, backcountry ski tours, snowcoach trips into Yellowstone, and live music in the saloon. As an Orvis® Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge, we also offer winter fly-fishing trips on the Gallatin or Madison Rivers.  Incredible Ranch cuisine, cozy accommodations in a log cabin or our Ridgetop Lodge, and jaw-dropping classic alpine scenery compliment the plethora of adventures to offer the perfect destination for your winter vacation experience.

Experience Montana’s original sleigh ride dinner, along with an unforgettable getaway in an authentic log cabin at Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky. The Sleigh and Stay package includes a sleigh ride dinner for two, overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, and a day of cross country skiing for two.

750 Lone Mountain Ranch Road, Big Sky, MT 59716






Birds & Beasleys

Mommy & Me Gardening Kit



2 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT

(406) 449-0904

Open seven days a week.

Happy New Year! This Mommy and Me gardening kit is sure to get you outside with your little one. Although we still have snow on the ground, we hope this inspires you for the coming springtime.

Need a special gift for mom, grandma or a favorite teacher? Birds & Beasleys is a unique art gallery and gift shop in downtown Helena. We have jewelry, pottery, original art, ornaments, bird feeders, puzzles, Montana huckleberry products, ready-made gift baskets and more. Gift certificates are available and gift wrapping is free!


Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association (BAHA)

2 Season Passes for Public Skating


(406) 586-5557


Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association is committed to the development of hockey in the greater Gallatin County area.  Our Youth House Hockey program is designed to give youth of any age and newcomers an opportunity to learn, play, and enjoy the game of hockey.  All Ages Stick & Puck allows skaters to focus on their individual hockey skills. We also offer Public Skating and Learn to Skate classes for those who enjoy skating or wish to learn.  Haynes Pavilion Indoor Ice Arena is the home of Bozeman IceDogs and MSU Bobcats, so bring the family and show your support.  


Growth Spurts Children’s Resale & Rentals

Gift Certificate


2621 W College Street, Suite B (Next to Café Zydeco, across from the Mall)



Facebook: search Growth Spurts Children’s Resale

Twitter: @GSpurtsBozeman

Website: www.growthspurtsbozeman.com

Growth Spurts is a family owned Children’s Resale Boutique offering quality recycled children’s clothing (up to 10/12) and accessories at a fraction of the cost. We buy and sell gently used kids clothing, maternity, toys, equipment and more providing a great opportunity for recycling those must have items! We specialize in high quality, name brand items at the best prices.

Also offering….





Full line of equipment rentals for visiting friends, family, or other short term needs.

New and used items to meet all you pregnancy and nursing needs!

Brand new items from the most popular brands at extra low prices for Growth Spurts customers only!

Larger nursery pieces, décor and accessories.

Come check out what Growth Spurts has to offer for when your family grows bigger than your budget.


Stella Large Diaper bag set and Burp n' Bib set



Get the best selling Stella diaper bag made with Poppies Basil luxurious sateen cotton.  This bag includes the must have 6 pocket system, keyhook, adjustable messenger strap with 2 orings so you can clip your bag to a stroller with the use of stroller straps.  Give your little one a soft place for diaper changes with the washable coordinating changing mat pad!  New for 2014, are the Burp n' Bibs.  These dual purpose lovelies easily double as a burp cloth and a bib!  Cut down on the gear in your bag and your house with these stylish clothes sporting fun cotton prints on one side and absorbent cotton terry cloth on the other!

Go online www.marandalee.com and start shopping today!

Maranda Lee




Just Cut the Scrap, follow me at www.justcutthescrap.com

Find designer fabric at great prices www.sparrowfabrics.etsy.com

Live. Dream. Create.


Meridian Ltd.

The SCARF – The Perfect Accessory

Blue Echo Batik Scarf



Meridian Ltd. is a contemporary woman's boutique featuring fabulous fashion, a great mix of price points, jewelry, accessories, and footwear.  Meridian Ltd. also offers a variety of services and amenities to assist you with your wardrobe, heighten your style, and help make your life a little bit easier.

Did you know Meridian offers:

  • Before/After hours shopping
  • Shopping by appointment
  • Personal Shopping {Short on Time? Tell us when you will arrive, what you need, and a fitting room full of options will be awaiting you upon your arrival}
  • Private Parties {for you, your friends, your family, bridal parties, or just a night out with the girl’s}
  • Styling Assistance {what to wear with what…}
  • Personal assistance with “what to pack” for a trip, “what to wear” to business meetings, special events & weddings
  • Gift Shopping {personalized notes, gift wrapping & shipping}
  • Complimentary coffee, espresso, water & bubbles
  • iPads {equipped with the latest games for your little ones and big ones}
  • Biscuits & water for your canine companions
  • Curb side pick up // drop off
  • Free local delivery {within the city limits}
  • Gift Cards
  • Complimentary gift wrap

Meridian Ltd: The boutique you can’t wait to visit and once you have arrived, you won’t want to leave.     Disclaimer: Sweats, yoga wear, bathrobes, PJs, ski clothes, running attire and bad hair are all acceptable, welcome, and deemed appropriate. We won’t judge if you won’t.

Meridian Ltd. offers the largest variety of scarves in the area.  Our selection ranges from cashmere to silk to cotton, with prices to fit any budget.  Whether you are looking for a designer piece to accent your wardrobe, a warm stylish piece for the winter weather or a statement piece to accent any outfit, Meridian has something for everyone.

101 E. Main, Suite 6

Bozeman, MT  59715








Gift Certificate






The Commons 1749 Baxter Lane East Bozeman, MT

MommiesRfit is a stroller fitness program designed for mothers to get a full body workout through functional fitness with their little ones right next to them. At MommiesRfit, you won't just get into amazing shape, you will be setting an example for your child on the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.  A combination of cardio, strength and interval exercises will be performed using your body weight, strollers, bands and your environnment to give you a heart pumping workout targeting not only those muscles weakened and stressed through pregnancy but your entire body.  At MommiesRfit, you push your own limits and we guarantee results.  You receive a $75 gift certificate to MommiesRfit.  This will get you 12 free sessions or one month to MommiesRfit.  These workouts are specifically designed for mothers and will give you the motivation you need to start 2014 off right, not to mention you will join a great community of mothers in the Gallatin Valley.   Get active with MommiesRfit and cash this gift certificate in!  Contact Mackenzie at mackenzie@mommiesrfit or 570-932-0728. 


 Mountain Arts Pottery

 Handmade Stoneware Pottery Blessing Jar, Handmade Stoneware Pottery Mug

 Blessing Jar - $62/$42, Mug - $26/each

Mountain Arts Pottery, owned and operated by Dave & Jennie Lockie, has been creating handmade stoneware pottery in Bozeman, Montana since 1981.  From it's humble beginnings as a repurposed chicken coop in the backyard of the Lockie’s residence, Mountain Arts is now recognized internationally for creating hand thrown pottery that is both beautiful and functional.  All glazes are 100% lead free, and pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe. Mountain Arts Pottery creates a vast collection of functional pieces including dinnerware, service ware, bake ware, household items, and vases.  Several styles of mugs, bowls, plates, and cups are available to create a unique and distinguished place setting.  The retail shop and working pottery studio now reside in a fully refurbished 1932 log cabin where you will find stoneware pottery displayed alongside other fine Montana Made gifts.

 The hand thrown, stoneware pottery 'Blessing Jar' is a beautiful piece for a wedding gift or family heirloom.  Collect 'blessings' on scraps of paper and create a family tradition.  The handmade pottery straight mug, with it's trademark thumb grip, wide base, and generous size, has become our signature mug.

80795 Gallatin Road, Suite #1, Bozeman, MT 59718

(406) 522-7707




pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/mtartspottery/boards/    

yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/mountain-arts-pottery-bozeman


Museum of the Rockies

Family 4-pack of passes




Come Learn and Play at the Museum of the Rockies!

The Museum of the Rockies (MOR) is a world-class museum located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Bozeman, Montana. Known for its vast collection of dinosaur fossils, the Museum houses some of the most famous dinosaur specimens in the world including Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops.

MOR features permanent exhibits on dinosaurs, regional and American Indian history, as well as changing exhibits that focus on “bringing the world to Bozeman.” A planetarium features shows on the night sky, and a living history farm on the Museum grounds is home to magnificent Heirloom Gardens. In 2010, the new Explore Yellowstone: Children's Discovery Center opened as a permanent exhibit designed for children up to 8 years old.

Museum of the Rockies

600 West Kagy Blvd

Bozeman, Montana 59717





Blood Orange Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sweet Smoked Chili Rub, Cumin Spice Sea Salt, and Sugar & Spice Dipper

“We’re Burning Daylight,” Cookbook


Bozeman's local treasure for everyone who can appreciate good food and great flavor. Locally owned and operated by the mother and daughter team of Michelle Schaeffer and Brie Thompson, Olivelle creates and blends a vast variety of oils, vinegars, dipping herbs, rubs, and artisan salts right here in Bozeman.  Come in and experience the flavor yourself.

Enjoy some of Olivelle's most flavorful products that are used to make up the delicious yet simple recipe that is featured in this issue, Sweet Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Apples & Sweet Potatoes. (these products are also available in Helena at Just Tapped, Billings at Yellowstone Olive Company, Ennis at Copper Door,  Havre at Northern Home Essentials and Olivelle, online)

Dive into the new year with great taste and wonderful cooking advice with the gorgeous, We’re Burning Daylight – Cookbook. It is a local favorite and is sure to become a go to resource of inspiration for you. Click here for more information! https://www.facebook.com/wereburnindaylight

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