Tag Archives: Vera Bradley

day 8

My mom taught me to appreciate frame bags. In the last couple of years I’ve bought three from Goodwill but I gave two of them away because of this one. I really like the color palette and the interior pattern and organization is top notch. The outside front pocket offers the perfect place for a phone or keys – even both if you don’t have a giant key ring like mine.

Friends, I’m working on getting bags to you. Please bear with me. I just got part of my shipment of boxes from USPS and a postal scale. Local folks – I’ll get to you, or let me know if you want to pick up at my house. Peace.

bag 39 – claimed

IMG_1571IMG_1574I bought this bag for Kaia, and she kicked it to the curb, and since I wanted one myself and didn’t buy one, I kept it. Well, here we are with two days to go, and I’m letting it go with joy.

Vera Bradley handbag – in the real sense of the word. Two outer pockets on either end and a zipper pocket and three pouches inside. Love the pattern and the style, but brown is not my favorite color so bye bye bye. No, I’m a Backstreet Boys fan.

As I reflect on the past several weeks of giving, I realize that this year I have been more of a joyful giver than in past years. Even the bags that were tough to let go of, I’ve done so with a joyful heart because I’m reminded now more than ever of all of my blessings.

I’m blessed by so much, tangible and intangible. My family. My friends. My jobs. My calling. My material belongings, including clothing and all of the non-essentials I’ve accumulated through the years. So much more. I know those aren’t complete sentences, and the Grammarly widget doesn’t like it. I don’t care.

The point is that learning to joyfully and happily let go of material possessions opens my heart and home to more occasions for generosity. You receiving these bags makes me very happy, and you can be sure I’m being generous in other ways. Generosity is also a huge concept in my work as a fundraiser for an Episcopal non-profit, so it helps to practice what I preach to others.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 39, your name, your address. Peace!

bag 20 – claimed

img_9465How appropriate – it’s the halfway point of Lent, and I’m out of bags selected for the giveaway. The girls each chose a bag from my collection, and I had to choose one to give away. ARGH. I won’t show the other two that they selected, but they made it tough for me to decide to give up this Vera Bradley bag.

Good old Vera – I like this print because it’s simpler than many, and if you know me, you know I love black and white things. Wow, what a statement for a biracial person. Anyway, there’s lots of room inside, and the adjustable strap takes it from shoulder bag to crossbody. I got this one when there were a LOT of VBs at the Woodlawn Goodwill last year.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 20, your name, your address. Peace!

bag 12 – claimed

bag 37

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Vera makes her final appearance this year with this backpack that was donated to me by a person who gifted a bag back to me that she got from the blog in the past. While I don’t typically take donations, I couldn’t pass up the chance to offer this bright backpack with adjustable straps and a zipper pocket outside and small pouch inside.

Email me at 50favbags.com if bag 37 calls you.

bag 33 – claimed

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Day two at Procter. Vera’s back with this blue floral crossbody with lots of organization in a very small bag. Front flap opens to an id and card area, the middle section has room for essentials, and the back pocket holds an iPhone6s, so not the giant phones – those would fit inside. Adjustable strap. I got this especially for this giveaway sometime last year, because lots of folks like this type of bag and it’s not something I would buy for myself. $6? Rescued.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like bag 33.

bag 26 – claimed

Searching for the front part of my boot led me to find some bags that I put in the hall closet for the giveaway that got covered with off-season clothing. Lucky me and you. Vera’s back with a small blue crossbody with an adustable leather strap. The pattern is so cool. Never been used – the tissue paper is still taped to the inside zipper fobs. Another Goodwill rescue, I’m sure. I thought one of the girls would like but they side-eyed me like… no, Mom.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like bag 26.

bag 14 – claimed

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So maybe I really went overboard with the Vera Bradley situation. They were $5 and $6 so whatever. This one has an adjustable strap to go from shoulder to cross body. Very roomy inside with some interior organization. I can assure you that my water bottle is in that bag. I need to start posting some of the brown black and gray bags or you’re going to think it’s a complete colorfest. IT’S NOT.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 14. There are several unclaimed bags – get them before I take them to Dress for Success.

bag 13 – claimed

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Having one of those days. Here’s a quilted Vera Bradley frame purse in blue, orange, pink and white. It reminds me of my mom’s purses back in the day – she loved frame bags and coin purses. Another Goodwill find last year when I invested in way too many VB bags.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 13. Please follow the rules; it helps me manage the giveaway.

bag 3 – claimed

Spending a lot of money for a bag is not my MO. When Vera Bradley came out it was like Pappigallo all over again. I was like NO. Then arthritis got me and I needed lightweight bags. Thankfully they went out of style a bit and started showing up at Goodwill. I don’t care about trends so much – I’ll make it look good. I got five in varying sizes over the last couple of years and this tote got used once. Pockets galore for all your odds and ends.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 3 if you’re interested.