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A New Year’s Tradition

Happy (belated) New Year!  Do you have any traditions for starting off the year?  My mom and I have sort of stumbled into one.  I’m not even sure if she realizes it, but for the past several years she’s bought me a new purse for Christmas.  Until recently, I didn’t realize that I’ve come to rely on getting a spiffy new tote to start off each new year.  Cleaning out my old purse and stocking the new with only the necessities is such a nice way to start fresh ever January and this year’s pick is my favorite yet.


It’s the perfect piece to allow me to finally shed the diaper bag.  I like the mix of soft, supple leather and shiny silver accents.  It has a nice substantial strap and is big enough to hold everything I (or my kids) will ever need while out and about.


There are tons of pockets (4 exterior and 3 interior), perfect for holding necessities like snacks, mittens, diapers…


…and a mini first aid kit.  Do you appreciate a good double-duty bag as much as I do?  Any favorites?


P.S. My hubby spoiled me even more this Christmas with this stunner (which you’ll be benefiting from as well, can’t you see the improvement already??).
P.P.S. It’s MPMK’s 1st birthday tomorrow!  Check back for lots of celebrating all week long.


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Jeannine January 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I adore this bag. The link takes me to a site that have a similar bag, but the color is “cognac” and looks much lighter than the one you have here. Also, it doesn’t have the pretty stripes inside. I am in great neeeeed of a bag exactly like this and I love the color of yours as well. Any chance you can tell me what color yours is? Many Thanks. This is the first time I’ve been to your site, although I read your article long ago and enjoyed it thoroughly — once I got to the end! ;) –J


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