Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mess Gets a Makeover

A forensic investigator snooping around our vehicle’s interior could probably piece together a picture of our family’s entire lifestyle just from the trash tucked into various crevices. That crushed Starbucks cup? A remnant of Monday. The empty Ben 10 Alien Force package? Just a little “guilt shopping” last September. The waxy orange substance stuck to the bottom of the cup holder? We pretend it isn’t there. When did our vehicle become the Little Van O’ Horrors? More to the point, what are we going to do about it? Mercifully, these questions that haunt us have finally been answered, thanks to the ingenuity of Allyson Hill and The Mod Mobile. By clothing a simple black garbage bag in something far more tasteful, the style limitations of bag noir have been swiftly overcome, and while we’re a long way from sartorial splendor, we certainly wouldn’t be embarrassed to tell Martha Stewart where to put her used muffin cup now, should she ever need to hitch a ride with us to the fabric store.

Some inventions reflect the necessities of our culture; others, like the Auto Trash litter bag, create a culture of their own. From the minimalist Optic Bloom to the cherubic Rocket Pals floating across a Golden Books-era space set; from the avant-garde Tokyo Swirl to the sweetly bold Ginger Tile, Allyson has covered a wide spectrum of themes and designs to fit the most finicky of trash-hoarders. Looking for something a little less feminine? Give your alpha male the gift of Camo, or the rad power of streaking Flames, and his breakfast burrito wrapper will find its way to the bag quicker than you can say “behavior modification.” Just don’t forget to give yourself an Allyson Hill gift as well. If you’re the fortunate type, you might just get one “on the house”: the winner of today’s giveaway will win a fashionably discreet, oh-so-handy Auto Sneeze tissue cozy of his or her choice. To qualify, visit The Mod Mobile and peruse Allyson's many products, then return here to tell us about your favorite. Let us know in a second post if you to subscribe to Wishing Willow, since our subscribers receive an extra entry in the contest. (If you don't have a Google account, just click “anonymous” or "name" to leave a post. Please be sure to also leave your email address.) The winner will be chosen randomly. Contest ends 10/29/08.

**We have a winner! Super Blogger Girl! who said,"I like the camo tissue cady! I got camo tissues for husband last year for hunting and he loves them, i bet they would look cute in this, with my camo diaper bag too!"***

165 comments:

Sunny B said...

I love the Auto Trash Car Litter Bag Yui Kokeshi. Since people tend to always leave bits of their trash in my car would be nice to have one to direct them to.

Sandy said...

Utility Sac - Happy Camper I think its sad how fast it accumulates

Sandy said...

subscriber

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I like the camo tissue cady! I got camo tissues for husband last year for hunting and he loves them, i bet they would look cute in this, with my camo diaper bag too!

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

Irit said...

I love the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Garden Play. The Asian pattern is adorable.

iritca [at] gmail.com

Irit said...

I also subscribe to the mailing list.

iritca [at] gmail.com

Dee said...

Oh i could use some help with my messy car! LOL! I like the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Tokyo Swirl!!

Dee said...

I am a subscriber!!

Jenn S. said...

I really like the Veronique Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag. They are all so pretty and functional.

Sara Cross said...

I have seen Allyson's trash car bag before and LOVE IT!!!! Now that I have a child, I totally need it!

I love the mocha garden pattern!
Thanks!

Sara Cross said...

I am a subscriber also!!!
saraccross@yahoo.com

eginny said...

Zipped Hobo - Onishi Garden

ginnyswe at gmail.com

Thanks for contest!
Ginny

eginny said...

also subscriber

ginnyswe at gmail.com

Thanks for contest!
Ginny

Trish said...

I love the Utility Sac (happy camper), oh I hope I win:)

Trish said...

I also am a subscriber! shaksy@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Koi Scales

I love this print!

Jamie said...

Also a subscriber :)

cathyhall said...

Hi, great site, I liked the auto trash in pattern Wallflower red. Thanks for your giveaway.

cathyhall said...

Hi, I am a subscriber via email too.

littlebird said...

i thought her Zipped Hobo - Onishi Garden bar was so stylish ; )

rachael said...

Those are so cute!!! Yui Kokeshi is my fave.

reb said...

I love the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Word Search.

rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

AmandaSue said...

"Zipped Hobo - Onishi Garden" is cute, the fabric is bright and fun, and I like how there are a few cute pockets inside the bag!

blueviolet said...

I love the birds and blooms car litter bag. That would be so incredibly helpful to me!!!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I subscribe too.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Whimsical Creations said...

I love the auto trash bag - Flower Crystals.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

I am a subscriber.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Chelsea C. said...

I like the Lucky Auto Trash bag! What a great design. -- Good idea for sure :D I get too much garbage accumulated from other people and it gets me very annoyed.

bebebells@aol.com

peg42 said...

What a great and stylish idea! I love the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Koi Scales. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

kalea_kane said...

I don't just like...I NEED auto trash car litter bag in white mocha! Very pretty and very desperately needed. It is crazy how hard I try to keep my car tidy. I even have a little Keep Arizona Clean bag in my car, but it just has no goog place to sit so it is crammed in the door. :) Thanks for the chance Wishing Willow. :)

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I am also a subscriber. :) Thanks again!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

mverno said...

auto trash

Tina Palmer said...

I love the auto trash car litter bag, I would definately put it my car....

nicole said...

the auto trash car litter bag is a great idea

alyssasmom9807@gmail.cm

Kathleen said...

First off, I love your reviews. They're so well written and funny!

My favorite is the Auto Sneeze Lime Dot. These are so nice, and who doesn't like a little luxury when blowing snot out your nose.

Kathleen said...

I'm also a subscriber at katwalck at hotmail dot com

Viv said...

I love the skulls zip pouch!

Heather said...

I like the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag in the Flower Crystals print the best!

Heather said...

I'm a RSS subscriber too!

sarah said...

i love the zip pouch in ginger tiles.

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

I like the auto trash bag in the Koi Scales pattern. cardeb2@verizon.net

gloria said...

yea!!! cute eco-friendly things

Tonya said...

I think the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Garden Play is adorable.

Ann J. said...

What a great idea! I love the Auto Trash Litter Bag in Wallflower Green. Too Cute! Thanks for offering a giveaway=)

Sam said...

I love the Small Town Utility Sack--what a great design!

Imanoptimisticbeauty said...

I love the Utility Sac - Echino Wolf. What great products!

imanoptimisticbeauty[at]yahoo[dot]ca

Imanoptimisticbeauty said...

I'm also a subscriber!

imanoptimisticbeauty[at]yahoo[dot]ca

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the skulls zip pouch.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

mommyjen99 said...

This is my favorite Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Lime Dot
thanks
jen62728@aol.com

mommyjen99 said...

I just subscribed via email
jen62728@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Tokyo Swirl is my favorite.

Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

toughturtles said...

Auto Trash Car Litter Bag

offthemap13 said...

Love the punk rock-y looking zip pouch! Cute! :D

lisa said...

I like the auto trash light bright, very cute.

mogrill said...

Love the Lucky Auto Trash bag! Cool stuff.

SeptemberLovely said...

I don't know about anyone else, but I fell in love with the Onishi Garden Zipped Hobo purse she makes. I also really like the Light Bright design, as well as the Skulls design for the Car Litter Bags & Tissue Cozys. God - I have the feeling I might end up with these for my car as well as everyone I know! lol (Hope I win mine free!!)

SeptemberLovely said...

PS - Subscriber!!!

littlelatina said...

love the skull zipper csse

dcsweeps said...

This is such a great idea, I ordered one.

Abby said...

Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Construction

my daughter would love to have this as she is a big fan of the Disney Cars movie!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I really like the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Ginger Tile - Green. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

PS said...

Wow, what a great idea! Thanks!! I love the Auto Sneeze - Wallflower Green! FUN!!

Angela at mommy bytes said...

I like Auto Sneeze - Maize in Pink, what a great idea, and a great giveaway!

Preppy Mama said...

Oh I love the ottoman paisley print. So cute and clever!

preppymama@gmail.com

Preppy Mama said...

I'm a subscriber too!

preppymama@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The Auto Trash Car Litter Koi Scales - absolutely my favorite, thought it was hard to choose. Thanks for the chance at this fun giveaway!

margelina said...

Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Koi Scales is my absolute fav!
margelina@comcast.net

margelina said...

I subscribe!
margelina@comcast.net

The Saunders Family said...

love the zipper pouch
mom2maria at hotmail

theteo5 said...

I love the utility sack for all those toys the kids leave in the car that need to make their way into the house. The fabrics are wonderful!

Bebemiqui said...

I like the Utility Sac!
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kristie said...

I like the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Word Search.

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Kendra H. said...

I really like this one:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16435488

These would come in sooo handy! I always have random receipts, gum wrappers, etc in my floorboard!

Kendra
http://sugarlipsdesignstudio.com
sugarlipsdesigns@gmail.com

Wehaf said...

I love the zipped hobo in wallflowers; that is *not* a wallfower purse, I can say that!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Ann said...

I love the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - 2D Zoo in Blue, it's fun for the kids too!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

ann dot guns at mac dot com

Ann said...

I'm a subscriber.

ann dot guns at mac dot com

kygirl said...

Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag

clenna said...

I love the Auto Sneeze - Lucky design.

windycindy said...

The "Fresh Poppies" Car Litter Bag and the matching Tissue Visor Cozy are super! I would appreciate being entered in your drawing. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a happy subscriber! Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Roberta said...

I love these patters/ design. my fave in the auto trash car bag in yui koeshi. thanks for the giveaway.

rhubbert(at)socal.rr.com

Roberta said...

I am a subscriber also,

rhubbert(at)socal.rr.com

valerie2350 said...

would love the auto trash car litter bag in koi scales :)

- Marybeth I. said...

Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Ginger Tile Breeze is my favorite!

- Marybeth I. said...
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- Marybeth I. said...

i susscribed - misaacmom [at] gmail [dot] com

nanja said...

I like the Utility Sac - Echino Wolf very pretty pattern

nanja said...

I'm a subscriber

Sara said...

I love

Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Wallflower Green

I think I need to buy one!

Frances said...

I really like the Auto Sneeze - Word Search Sage - Tissue Cozy for your Visor. Fun fabric!

wigget said...

my favorite is the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Construction

j.p. said...

I love the lime dot tissue cozy. What a great idea! No more tissue dust in your purse!

marthajane said...

I love the cherry moon dot(?) tissue cozy. I had something like this in my car at one time, and lost it when I wrecked the car!

Becky said...

I love the Trash Car Litter Bab in Matryoshka Dolls - Grey. These are so pretty and practical and awesome.

Becky said...

I subscribe!

NateAndJakesMom said...

The Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Mod Pods Linen is so cute and I could use several of these throughout my car for all 4 of my kids (I include my litter prone husband in that tally).

nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

sara said...

I love the auto trash liter bag, though I laughed because I have two dirt, messy boys! So chic!

Sara_mcclintock[at]yahoo[dot]com

Shel said...

That Quilted Pillow-Tokyo Swirl is fantastic, love the color and design.

LisaW said...

I like the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Pink Maize. Thanks!

LisaW said...

I'm a subscriber.

Croasla0 said...

These are SO pretty! I like the idea of auto trash! cool :)

lauren
croasla0(at)sewanee.edu

Lisa said...

I love the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Ironwork Eggplant. angel_2417@yahoo.com

Sarah Kate said...

I love the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Chocolate Damask. The print is beautiful. I would wear that print, carry, it as a purse, curtains...I could go on forever!

sarahk380(at)gmail.com

The Jackson Family said...

I just love love love the auto trash bags, any pattern, they are all so wonderful!

The Jackson Family said...

I am also a subscriber:)

Heather said...

Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Summer Roses

Kari said...

The auto trash car litter bag - Veronique, is my favorite. I LOVE these!!

eggshell said...

my car would definately make use of an auto trash car bag. the basic black one would be great

tiff said...

i love the Auto trash in ginger tile avocado.

texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

j.p. said...

I'm a subscriber.

MoonMaiden said...

My favorite product at The Mod Mobile is the Utility Sac - Happy Camper :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

Storm said...

We just *tried* to clean out our car and let's just say... it didn't make much damage - yikes!

My favorite is definitely the Skulls print litter bag - perfect print for our little family! :)

VIVI7729 said...

Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Skulls is my favorite!!

maggie said...

I like the auto trash bag in flower crystals print.

maggie said...

I'm a subsriber.

rosannepm said...

The Car Litter Bag

zwriter said...

I love the Asian look of the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Garden Play.

Paulie said...

The Koi Scales (Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag) is very cute.

Heather said...

i really like the utility sac- small town

Jennifer R said...

I could really use the auto trash car litter bag and my favorite design is the Birds on Brown (beautiful).

justicecw said...

Great things!!! I like the trash car litter bag in sherbert scoops. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

jemmmers74 said...

Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Basic Black is nice

kellyache[at]hotmail.com said...

The Flames car litter bag would make my minivan look less matronly! How cool.

Mae B said...

i like the auto trash in fresh poppy

fancyfeet48 said...

would love the auto trash car litter bag in koi scales

The Chatty Housewife said...

Ginger Tiles Green - Tissue Cozy for your Visor is so cool! Pretty and practical.

Erma said...

I love the Small Town Utility Sack. Thanks
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

kaylee8 said...

I like the Auto Trash Car Litter Bag in the Summer Roses print!

Carolyn said...

I like the Riverbed Zipped Hobo

dhunt said...

love the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Garden Play. The Asian pattern is adorable.

Karen said...

Love the auto trash car litter bag :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

TwoWishes said...

Wow, those are gorgeous! And I have a feeling they'd be extra handy once our Little One gets here in a few months.... Love the Auto Trash in Koi Scales.

Tara
twowishesblog at gmail.com

TwoWishes said...

And I'm a happy new subscriber!

Tara
twowishesblog at gmail.com

RE said...

I love the auto trash bag in lime dot. What a great idea! Thanksf or the giveaway!

Brenda S. said...

I have seen Allyson's trash car bag before. Thanks!!

Stampnsark@aol.com

yellowlabs said...

I love the auto trash bag

Timster said...

I love the Auto Trash Car Litter Bag Yui Kokeshi.

Betty C said...

I like the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Tokyo Swirl. I think the bright colors would encourage the children to use it more often.

calgirl said...

I subscribed to Wishing Willow

calgirl said...

Utility Sac - Small Town is wonderful

Peggy said...

I love it!! My favorite is the Auto Trash Car Litter Bag Light Bright, very pretty and most needed. Count me in to this awesome contest

Peggy said...

I subscribe

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arvard said...

I like the I like the auto trash light bright.

klp1965 said...

i love the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Mod Pods - Grey

Xenia S said...

We tend to do an okay job not accumulating trash in the car, but there are never tissues around when we need them! My favorite is the Auto Sneeze - Moon Dots Cherry - Tissue Cozy for your Visor, I love the bright polka dots.

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Marlena U. said...

I love the Wallflower Red print and would have to choose the Auto Trash Bag. So functional and stylish!! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

sheriamore said...

I like the auto sneeze flame one, pretty cool
sheriamore@gmail.com

sheriamore said...

I subscribed

judybrittle said...

I just love the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag -Yui Kokeshi.That is really cute. Thank you!
judybrittle at aol dot com

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber
judybrittle at aol dot com

Miss Heidi said...

I like the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Matryoshka Dolls - Black the best. Thanks.
Heidi
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

Samantha P said...

the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Lime Dot sounds great!

Samantha P said...

also a subscriber!

donna444444 said...

I like the Auto Sneeze - Diamond Eye - Tissue Cozy for your Visor.
donna444444@yahoo.com

donna444444 said...

I am a subscriber.
donna444444@yahoo.com

volie03 said...

Yui Kokeshi is one of my favorite items!

Grace said...

Utility Sac - Happy Camper

Helen said...

I love the Utility Sac - Small Town!

JACLYN said...

I really really like the Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Matryoshka Dolls - Grey. Great products!!!

JACLYN said...

I just subscribed also. :)

Anonymous said...

I like the Small Town Utility Sac the best. Thanks for the contest.
Kathy
kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

Rockin' Mama said...

I like the Zipped Hobo in Riverbed


jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

masonsgranny59 said...

Auto Trash Car Litter Bag

Hanna said...

Hm I like either the Zinnia or Zinnia Bliss Auto Sneeze Tissue Cozies. I love the small town utility sac!

Hanna said...

subscriber