I love blogging because it's a little snippet of other people's lives. Some are pretty normal like me, and some live extraordinary lives. I like to see both. I love blogs about artists and moms and small business owners and well, I think I just love blogging. I also love being nosy, like what is that hiding in your bag, there, fellow blogger? Well, since the last time I did this, I have certainly tried to downsize what I carry around. Someday's, I am ultra successful, other days, I feel like I am carrying a bag of bricks.
And honestly, I just wanted to do this so I could show off my new bag. Yesterday I got a box in the mail, and after a really, really upsetting morning that I don't want to go into detail about, it kind of, sort of made my whole day better. Inside this box of magic, among other things, was this bag. Something I have been dreaming about since Danielle posted about her amazing tote bags a long time ago. I even bugged her recently to see if she was going to keep making them. Well, I guess my annoying texting skills paid off and looky what I got.
So before I gush more about my amazing new bag, I wanted to say a little something about these two bags I have purchased from Kaylah at The Dainty Squid. I have had the Native print pouch for almost a year, and it has held up, perfectly. Not a stitch has come loose, the zipper is in perfect condition, and the craftsmanship is worth probably triple what I paid for it. I have had little bags like this my whole life. I love them, I store everything in them from make-up to money to change and cards and more. This is the first little pouch that I have owned that has lasted more than 6 months. And the little camera pouch is absolutely perfect. I can't say enough about the quality of the product and let me tell you, I am not easy on my stuff. I wear out everything I own. Until it is unusable. I can probably use both of these for many years without having to get a new one. Except I probably will, just because I love everything that Kaylah puts together (...and because I busted a pen in my purse and got ink all over the tribal print bag, but that didnt' stop me from still using it!)
Also, speaking of incredible craftsmanship, the tote bag that Danielle made for me is out of this world quality. It looks like it was made for Anthrolopgie. I kid you not, every single seam is perfect, the stitching is immaculate and I can tell this tote bag will do me good for a long time. SO, if you want one for yourself, go to Danielle's blog and tell her to start making more tote bags. Please, for the love of all that is holy, go tell her to make more bags!!! You should also tell her that my shop needs some pretty tote bags.....hmmm.....
Also, I know that it is still 2011, but I have been carrying around my 2012 boy girl party planner since I got it from Susie a few months ago. I hope that there isn't an apocolypse, so I can actually use my planner for more than to-to lists and phone number lists. Also, my 5 year journal is from Tamara Shopsin and I love it!
So, that's what I've been carrying around. Nothing too interesting. This week I am going to do a few camera related posts. See, I have this thing called a BFA in film production, and it's about time I put it to use.
Do you love my new bag? And my old pouches? Do you have a favorite from either Danielle's shop or Kaylah's shop? Happy Sunday! We have so much work to do, and about 5 more episodes of Breaking Bad to get us through the next 5 hours of work!
PS I leave you with two of the most amazing boys to ever grace my life. They are a reason in itself to wake up each morning. My heart. Charlie too, but he's in trouble because he knocked over Jack's bowl again and Jack didn't make it. Three years with that fish, so sad. I still love Charlie though, of course. More than anything. Back to work.