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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.

 

 

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day 3

This cute gold crossbody from the sak joined my Puma backpack today, which came in handy when it was time to go prom dress shopping with someone after work today. I found this at goodwill a couple of years ago. I like gold on a rainy day to bring a little faux sunshine into our lives. Find your way to bring sunshine to your rainy days. Red raincoats, yellow rain boots, and gold purses are how I do it.

bag 11 – claimed

Here’s a cute bag from The Sak: a structured hobo in their traditional silky knit material, with woven leather handles. Makes a good shoulder bag or carry over your arm. Please email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you’re interested in bag 11.

bag 2 – claimed

 

Every year for the past couple of years i’d put this bag into the giveaway, then take it back. This year, i put it in again and forgot why. Too late now, though, and it’s your gain. Convertible black purse from The Sak with woven leather handles. Wear crossbody or shoulder, or carry with the handles. Peace fabric lining. Modeled by my sweet angel Jaiya.

Email bag #2 to 50favbags@gmail.com if you’re interested.

 

Day 2

The Sak makes these nice cross body bags that are small but hold a lot of stuff. Gold is bold, perfect for a Monday. I’ll admit: I was leaving for my third errand of the day and couldn’t find┬ámy water bottle. I checked the car, the kitchen, living room, couldn’t find it. It was in the purse. Yes, that kind of day. Thank you for the perfect sized phone pouch on the back, large interior, with a zipper flap leading to another whole area. Yes i also have one in black. Thank you, Goodwill – got it for $6.

Bag 38

img_6659Since my models went to bed without taking a photo, I’m offering up a sweet little woven purse from The Sak, just in time for Easter Sunday. This purse is light wheat in color with a clasp closure, and handles long enough for the shoulder or to carry on your arm. It’s the perfect spring purse – like carrying a basket, but softer and classier. Got it at Goodwill several years ago because I just can’t resist The Sak! I hope you enjoy it after emailing me at 50favbags@gmail.com.

Bag 21 – taken

IMG_3318Fell asleep – but it’s still Friday on the west coast, so… let’s talk about a lightweight leather tote from the sak. There’s lots to love about this tote, and frankly if i start describing it too much, i might keep it. Handles are long enough to fit over the shoulder, but short enough not to drag the ground when you carry it. Open tote to fit all of your stuff, but maybe not your laptop. Email 50favbags@gmail.com with Bag 21 if you like it.