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bag 39 – claimed

IMG_1571IMG_1574I bought this bag for Kaia, and she kicked it to the curb, and since I wanted one myself and didn’t buy one, I kept it. Well, here we are with two days to go, and I’m letting it go with joy.

Vera Bradley handbag – in the real sense of the word. Two outer pockets on either end and a zipper pocket and three pouches inside. Love the pattern and the style, but brown is not my favorite color so bye bye bye. No, I’m a Backstreet Boys fan.

As I reflect on the past several weeks of giving, I realize that this year I have been more of a joyful giver than in past years. Even the bags that were tough to let go of, I’ve done so with a joyful heart because I’m reminded now more than ever of all of my blessings.

I’m blessed by so much, tangible and intangible. My family. My friends. My jobs. My calling. My material belongings, including clothing and all of the non-essentials I’ve accumulated through the years. So much more. I know those aren’t complete sentences, and the Grammarly widget doesn’t like it. I don’t care.

The point is that learning to joyfully and happily let go of material possessions opens my heart and home to more occasions for generosity. You receiving these bags makes me very happy, and you can be sure I’m being generous in other ways. Generosity is also a huge concept in my work as a fundraiser for an Episcopal non-profit, so it helps to practice what I preach to others.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 39, your name, your address. Peace!

day 45

I forget everything about this bag except that it’s a beautiful black hole. No organization. I think I got it at pier 1. Who knows. It’s a crossbody or shoulder bag.

day 28

Last week, we got an email with a link to BTS concert info. You could only have a 4.5×6.5 bag unless it was clear, and I don’t have any clear bags. Good thing I got this concert bag last week on our Chicago field trip. We had a blast!

day 27

I recently added this new Kipling bag to the family, found at the Este St. Vincent de Paul. Lots of times bags like this end up at the thrift store without their signature charm. Kipling’s bags have a furry monkey. It’s cool, and I can definitely live without it. Thought I’d try it out on a road trip. Love it.

I really appreciate their tagline – live light. That’s my plan, Kipling. I’m trying.

bag 24 – claimed

Brown baggallini tote with more pockets and pouches than ever. It’s an explosion of organization. One large zipper pouch chills between two large outer snap-closure sections. No exterior pockets but you have plenty inside. Great for a weekend trip or daily life. This was a goodwill rescue at $5 $4.50 with my Senior discount.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like this baggallini.

bag 3 – claimed

Spending a lot of money for a bag is not my MO. When Vera Bradley came out it was like Pappigallo all over again. I was like NO. Then arthritis got me and I needed lightweight bags. Thankfully they went out of style a bit and started showing up at Goodwill. I don’t care about trends so much – I’ll make it look good. I got five in varying sizes over the last couple of years and this tote got used once. Pockets galore for all your odds and ends.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 3 if you’re interested.

bag 21

Catching up on my giveaway – bag 21 is a vintage find. If you like animal print, check out this Brio! fabric bag with leather trim,┬ácinched sides, velvet interior and gold hardware. Two thin leather straps will fit most arms. Almost said all arms but hey… realist┬áhere. This bag would go well with all black or a colorful outfit that needs that wow factor. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 21 if you like it. Modeled by Kaia, and the flash nearly blinded her.

bag 3 – claimed

Trying to be earlier today. It’s a work in progess, my friends.

A couple of years ago, during the Flying Pig 10K, l learned that i have a lower back issue. I rounded the five-mile mark and thought, “What the *)#@ is happening? What’s this pain?” My ortho doctor said “Let me see that bag. Why are you carrying so much stuff?”

TIme to lighten up. I started carrying Vera Bradley bags because they’re cute and lightweight. The fact that they are going out of fashion means thrift stores are full of them. I’m too old to care about trends to the point that i won’t carry something i like. I got a few at Goodwill and purchased this one along with some others, but the pattern doesn’t go with my stuff. Please email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like it.

bag #13 – taken, i think

There wasn’t much going on at the St. Vincent de Paul, and then, I saw it. If ever a purse could remind me of my husband, this is it. He’s a total prep. New England prep. So I couldn’t resist the classic Lauren shoulder bag. Brown leather trim, clean inside, it’s like a bag made from a tie or pocket square. This bag will go with those riding boots and loafers! Brown with black and red herringbone checks. Email me at 50favbags@gmailcom if you like it.

I have quite a few bags left; they must go. Free to a good home: bags 4, 9, 10, 11. Scroll down and see if anything looks good to you. Peace.