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bag 40

Let’s end with a bag I started with a few years ago in LA: a black Travelon shoulder bag. Yes the flashlight still works. Top photo is of the back pocket. The bottom photo is of the inside. Two small zipper pockets on the front give you a place for everything.

I remember this trip well. In April of 2013, the board and some staff went to several locations and talked to a pasionate laywoman named Nancy Frausto. It was my first time back in the area in many years. I visited some thrift stores one day and had a really great time. One of the stores sold items preiously used on TV shows. I got a few pieces of jewelry there.

If you would like bag 40 or any other unclaimed bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com before Tuesday, April 23.

Here ends the giveaway. Peace to you all!

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day 22

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travelon butterfly purse outside of the burbank airport

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tissues and luna bars in the huge exterior pouch

so i’m on the west coast again, this time in burbank for Forward Movement’s board meeting. since there are no do overs, i found a reason to use this travelon bag that i got at goodwill for $3. it has a butterfly on it, and i thought my oldest daughter would love it. i thought wrong. so, i kept it, thinking one day i might travel and find this bag useful. i thought right.

as it’s designed for travel, it has 2 exterior front zip pockets, 2 interior pouches and one interior zip pocket, and the back has a big organizer section that i couldn’t even begin to fill. it fit perfectly in my backpack and is super lightweight. and to top it off, i love the brushed nickel zipper pulls. i’m a sucker for brushed nickel.

ok if you’re ever in burbank, go to this restaurant called the castaway. i’m sitting here now eating my leftovers and it is delicious. http://www.castaway restaurant.com/burbank i can vouch for the tempura shrimp, the broccoli and the crab cake. and when you take leftovers, always get the sauce. unless, that is, you don’t like sauce. then don’t. here’s a couple of photos of the view. thankful to be here. peace

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day 10

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the sak coral hobo

tassel detail

tassel detail

time to return to a thrifting success. i was in my favorite st. vincent de paul when i saw this coral hobo by the sak from the checkout line. i almost didn’t grab it, because it looked a little small. boy, was i wrong. this bag holds a lot! my stuff, water bottle, coffee mug and a magazine – heaven.

the handle is whipstitched and lined, with a cool rope detail and hanging beads. the color looks great with all neutrals. i’m so glad i didn’t pass it up at $6.99!

so maybe a week later i find this purse in a different color, same purse though, at tj maxx for $59.99. score!

i took this photo at work, because i want you to know that i’m not just choosing my favorite bags, i am actually carrying that bag for the whole day. i usually switch in the morning, after staring at my closet trying to figure out what i’m going to wear and what purse goes with that, or choosing the purse and then figuring out what to wear with it. regardless, there’s a lot of staring.

the handle is whipstitched and lined, with a cool rope detail and hanging beads. the color looks great with all neutrals. i’m so glad i didn’t pass it up at $6.99!

so maybe a week later i find this purse in a different color, same purse though, at tj maxx for $59.99. score!

i took this photo at work, because i want you to know that i’m not just choosing my favorite bags, i am actually carrying that bag for the whole day. i usually switch in the morning, after staring at my closet trying to figure out what i’m going to wear and what purse goes with that, or choosing the purse and then figuring out what to wear with it. regardless, there’s a lot of staring.