Today i went to the JCC to soak in the whirlpool; my whole body was aching from that 5K. I got this bag at St. Vincent de Paul in Mt. Washington NWT – that’s new with tags for you non-resale folks. It’s a brand called Rare Earth by Stone Mountain. Click here to see it on Amazon, the photos are much better there. I got mine for $15. I LOVE IT. It looks a little like a diaper bag, but it’s a true gym bag complete with the wet clothes bag and a place for EVERYTHING, including stuff i don’t have. I used it as luggage for our little graduation overnight in Ann Arbor, and today it was perfect for the gym. Thanks to whomever did not like it and gave it to St. Vincent.
I know Vera Bradley is so five years ago, but so what? They’re well made, lightweight, and some of the patterns are the bomb. I really like this black, white, and yellow pattern with birds and flowers. The end. Sure, they get dirty – this pattern will probably hide dirt better than others; time will tell. It was $8 at Goodwill where “seniors” over 50 get 10% off all the time. ALL THE TIME.
Let’s just rip the Stone Mountain bandaid off and post this sweet bag i bought last year. Black pebbled leather with patent leather trim and handle, glossy pewter hardware, pockets everywhere, and it’s just classy. I have a friend who saw this bag and drooled a little. Ok, maybe not drool, but she definitely gushed. If you like structure, organization and class, you may like this bag. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for bag 27.
It’s funny that i call this bag small, and on Jaiya, it doesn’t look small. This girl is 5′ 7.5″ and weights 109. I’m 5′ 8.5″ and I don’t weight 109. Keep that in mind when evaluating the size of these bags. Peace!
Stone Mountain remains a reliable brand for those of us who try to stay simultaneiously organized and cute. This one grabbed me with the silver studs that accent the matte almost-pebbled leather. Multiple interior pockets will keep your stuff straight, and the notorious key fob is included. Back zipper pocket and front pocket keep important items handy. This cutie was $4.50 at the St. Vincent de Paul. I usually save the price tag, don’t think my memory is so great. Email me at email@example.com if you’re interested in this one.
And someone please send food… Kaia doesn’t get back from Hawaii ’til Sunday afternoon. Jaiya did make her first steamed cauliflower today, though. We might survive.
Two more days until my journey ends. Here are days 30-39. I rediscovered some old favorites – all but day 32 were in the blog in April and May of 2013. One I’m getting rid of due to wear. So one new one in, one old one out – it’s balanced. That’s my ode to being a librarian not in work, but in life. My collection is smaller and stronger. Amen.
Monday, May 4, 2015 Stone Mountain
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – never leave home without a reusable shopping bag. This came with a Wilson’s silver leather tote bag that matches the accompanying cosmetics bag from Goodwill for $8.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 The Sak at The Society of the Transfiguration in Glendale
Thursday, May 7, 2015 Perlina from Goodwill
Friday May 8 The Sak in one of my favorite bag colors
Saturday, May 9, 2015 Tignanello spectator at the ballet with Jaiya
Sunday, May 10, 2015 my first Tignanello from TJ Maxx
No, I didn’t forget – life comes at you fast. I went up to Bowling Green to pick up Nia for Easter weekend, and made her show me where the Goodwill was. I picked up this Stone Mountain purse for $3. It’s in great shape, so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like it.
Tomorrow, I’ll post some of my bags that for some reason or another aren’t 100% to me, but may be cool to you. Regardless, they’re leaving me one way or another. I found a Dress for Success location downtown near where I work, so i think i’ll take them there on Monday. Peace.
bag from Eric Carle Picture Book Museum in Amherst, MA
Stone Mountain hobo
my youngest is paying attention to what i’m doing. this morning, as i sat and stared, she and remarked, “you’re halfway done, mom!” “go choose a bag,” i responded. she brought this bag we got from the Eric Carle Picture Book Museum. i will tell the eric carle story another time, but i steered her in a series of questions that led to her choosing the stone mountain bag: “get a green one. not that green one. not that green one either. yes, that’s that’s the one!”
i got this stone mountain bucket style hobo at a.j. wright maybe 10-11 years ago. it reminds me of spiring.