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bag 25

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Small green crossbody with detachable strap. Front flap and interior pocket. Divided outside pocket on the back. If you like it, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 25, your name, your address. I got no sleep last night and took a “nap;” woke up exhausted. Take care of yourselves.

bag 16

Green is my favorite color, so I’m always on the lookout for green bags. On a recent trip to Goodwill, I found several awesome bags and had Jaiya help me narrow it down. This  $6 purse by Wilson’s Leather made the cut. You may know Wilson’s from the mall, a place I rarely go so I’m not sure if the stores are still there. I’m also not a fan of using small bags, but this one has so many cool details and – it’s green! It’s got a split strap handle, silver hardware, and three interior pockets. Very attractive for the season.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following details: bag 16, your name, your address. Thanks!

Since tomorrow is a feast day and there’s no post, I’ll remind you to review the blog for any posts that DON’T say claimed. That means they’re still up for grabs. If you see anything you like, follow the instructions in that post. PEACE

day 35

$4 at Goodwill. My favorite color. Life is Good. That’s the brand. Perfect for library books and groceries.

day 4

Yesterday’s bag was a Cole Haan green patent leather satchel-style purse. I think I got it at the thrift store but maybe Clothes Mentor. The scuffs help me know it’s patent leather vs. pleather. Did I mention green is my favorite color? This bag is best worn with a scarf on it and with a not-all-black outfit.

bag 22 – claimed

I found this no-name bag at Goodwill in Connecticut last year when we went out during the girls’ spring break. My mother-in-law was not doing so well, and we wanted to help my father-in-law as much as we could. Hiking at West Hartford Reservoir 6 and thrifting gave me solace.

Wooden triangular handles, faux lock, adjustable strap, pebbled pleather, gold hardware, and most importantly – my favorite color, green. I carried this last Easter. It’s a very unique bag, perfect for Spring.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like bag 22. Include bag number and your address.

day 44

Green is my favorite color, so a green purse at the thrift store has a higher percentage chance of being bought than most other colors. Then there are designers that I prefer that have a higher percentage chance of being bought. So when there’s a green patent leather Cole Haan purse for $5 it’s as good as sold. It’s pretty roomy with space for my water bottle as long as it doesn’t leak. It doesn’t.

day 6

Enjoyed lunch today at Mazunte with blog follower, Sands/Walnut mom and friend Tania C. If you’re in Cincinnati definitely check out Mazunte if you love delicious flavors. One of my favorite things to do is have lunch with my friends as i hand off a bag. I get a chance to visit with folks i don’t get to see often, because despite my best intentions, i’m relatively anti-social. I do my best but mostly it’s crowbar syndrome – it takes a crowbar to pry me out of the house once i get home, except to go walking, running or to the gym. Target needs a bar. No, Starbucks doesn’t count, unless you’re willing to go to Blue Ash.

Tania has followed this blog since the beginning, before i gave away bags and just created this Easter discipline for myself to see what would happen. Well, here’s what happened.

1. I enjoyed my bags like never before.

2. I realized i had way too many bags.

3. I started giving them away during Lent.

4. I still had too many, but bought fewer than before.

5. I shopped more at thrift stores and less at TJ Maxx.

6. Repeat for the next few years with inventory and shopping consistently going down.

7. I want to be more generous in more ways.

That’s the short version. As for today’s bag by sakroots, i bought it last year at goodwill. I have one just like it in silver leather that i got for a high school reunion at TJ Maxx and paid probably $30-$40. This one was $5. It’s got a lot of green, which attracted me, and what i tell you – the details are cool. It was buried under a bunch of shoes in my off-season closet in Nia’s room, which growing up was my mom’s closet. It’s one of those cool closets that goes over our family room, so it’s right under the roof and triangular in shape. I like the bag, but it’s a little small – i’m enjoying the pattern, and we’ll see if it ends up in next year’s giveaway or if something else green in my collection will get the boot.