If you were at Goodwill and saw an Oscar the Grouch jersey tote, what would you do? You can see what I chose. But, I’m going to share the love with you right here. I love Oscar. This dude lives in a garbage can and has a palace below. What he has going on is a lot of honesty and an ability to learn.
If you like bag 33, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your address, and bag 33. Peace.
TJ Maxx has lots of great bags by brands you might not have heard of, like echo. I got this one, and another one in this style with a different pattern, and an overnight bag. I got rid of the other pattern last year. This one is in better shape, because i don’t use it as much. So looking at my bags, I decided to get rid of this one because i don’t wear a lot of brown.
Large opening with a pocket inside, and this cool outer pocket perfect for a phone or keys. I used this as a work tote as it fits a computer and another purse, and probably lunch.
If you like bag 31, email me at email@example.com with bag 31, your name, and your address.
Please forgive me, y’all, for not delivering and sending bags. That’s all i have. I can tell you, you WILL get your bags! Feel free to check back with me if you made a request. Also if you change your mind, LMK. Lots of good stuff available.
Here’s a giant Vera Bradley tote that will carry it all. Front pocket is great for phone and or keys. Pockets inside with a big open space. I used this to carry my purse, lunch, and computer to work and of course – books. Top button closure so your stuff isn’t hanging out everywhere.
If you like bag 29 email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 29, your name, and your address. Monday peace.
It’s fitting that I post this bag today. It’s my favorite color pebbled leather tote by Liz Claiborne. It’s got a large open midsection and a a back zippered section which makes a great spot for a laptop, but it’s not padded. There’s two front snap-closure pockets and several interior pockets. I used this as a briefcase/purse through these many years since I got it. It’s got some wear but still looks gorgeous. GUC Good Used Condition as they say.
If you like this bag email me at email@example.com with bag 18, your name, and your address. Peace.
Here’s a big pebbled leather black tote bag by Margot. Got this new at TJ Maxx years ago. It’s a giant black hole, but it’s very pretty. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like bag 17 and include your name and address.
Ok, here’s a cautionary tale about buying stuff from Poshmark. You are really taking a leap of faith, and while you do have some protections as a buyer and as a seller, folks can get one over on you if you don’t pay attention. AND, if an item is very inexpensive, trust that there is likely something the seller isn’t showing you in the pictures. Buyer beware as they say.
Linea Pelle is a brand of bags with incredibly soft leather. They also have perforated styles, which I love. It’s got some typical wear from usage, like bottom corner wear. There’s a mark on the bottom that no one will see unless you hold it up to someone. I love yellow and it looks great with this taupe/cream color. Very roomy and would hold a 13″ laptop.
If you’re interested in bag 15, email me at email@example.com with your name, your address, and bag 15. Peace. This is yesterday’s bag so one more today to get caught up. Sunday is a feast day so back on Monday with bag 17.
Reading old posts about why I’m keeping a bag always makes me feel a type of a way when I’m getting rid of it. I’m talking myself out of letting it go with my own words from the past. That’s why this year’s posts are so much shorter. These really are the bags I said I’d never get rid of.
Here’s a Perlina i got years ago at the thrift store. Read more about it here in this post from 2013, the first year i started the blog. It’s a great bag and I’ve enjoyed using it. It’s got feet, one big section in the middle and two zippered sections on either side.
One more thing. This is not a scam. This is my Lenten practice. I reserve the right to block you in my email if you harass me about getting a bag. Naturally, this comment is based on folks saying they think I’m a scam and harassing me in my email.
Over the years, I’ve endured some physical setbacks that prevent me from carrying heavy bags. This year, you’ll see some bags I thought I’d never give away on this blog. I started buying lighter-weight bags, including this Vera Bradley tote I got at Goodwill. I love the button closure and the 70s vibe pattern. So why am I giving it away?
This pandemic means no thrifting. I thought long and hard about whether I would do the giveaway since I couldn’t supplement with thrift buys. That meant to find forty bags, some had to be ones I want to keep.
Being home all the time, looking at all the stuff I have, makes me want to get rid of more things. I realize the essential things in this house are not things at all. They’re people. Through the years, it’s gotten easier and easier to get rid of bags. I give more and buy less – and not just bags.
If you would like this bag, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 2, your name, and address. Bag 1 is still available. Peace!
Bag 1 is a Wilson’s leather tote I got in 2013 just before a trip to Los Angels for a Forward Movement board meeting. I took this photo at a church, which I describe in the original post. The bag came with a small zipper pouch that I used daily as a lipstick/Aquaphor/medicine/bandaid bag in my purse until it finally fell apart last year.
I love this bag because of the three compartments inside: two large ones separated by a middle zippered section. There’s a back wall zipper for small items. It’s great for travel because it’s lightweight and classy, dressy, casual, and sturdy.
If you like this bag, please send your name, address, and bag 1 in an email to email@example.com. If you’re not in Cincinnati and can afford to help with shipping, I’d appreciate it. If you can’t, it’s ok – please still request a bag. If you are local, I will drop you off on your porch unless we make other arrangements. Check out the about page for more info.
The only bag requests I’ll honor are those sent to the email above. First come, first served. Thanks. Having a rough day today, so see you tomorrow. Peace.
Here’s a bag my daughter bought for me – she actually bought one for both of us. It’s a Sherpani Soleil AT – Anti-Theft bag, perfect for travel. It’s got almost everything I’ve been looking for in a backpack, much of which I covered yesterday in my Hap Tim backpack post. The one element this bag has that Hap Tim doesn’t is that you can tuck away the backpack straps. That’s one of the most important features I seek. But, it doesn’t have the frame opening I’ve been looking for.
It does fit a lot of stuff, though – I could get almost everything into it that i had in my Hap Tim except for a large hardbound planner. I probably could have crammed it in, and it definitely would fit if i took my purse out. Overall, it’s a really great bag – and if you want anti-theft features with cool style, look no further. Check out their website for all the safety features. The water bottle holders are a very stretchy material that lay flat when not in use. Best of all, it’s wearable four ways – crossbody, shoulder bag, tote, and backpack. Wait, is that what’s best? Or is it that it stands up by itself? It’s so hard to choose.