I’ve upgraded to a backpack for carrying around the kids’ stuff. I’ve got two toddlers on my hands now and I need both my arms to hold hands and all the things you hold as a mother.
I’m not carrying bottles or baby stuff anymore, but I still have a good deal of things that I take with me when we’re out!
Luke needs diapers and wipes, and David needs a backup change of clothes + a pull up in case of an accident. And I also bring their juice cups, snacks, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes for tabletops if we are out to eat!
I’ve gone through a few bags over the years, and a handful are from Better Life Bags. I know the founder, Rebecca, personally and she’s a sweet soul. She also can be super sarcastic and has a great sense of humor so we get along swimmingly.
When I started to think about carrying a backpack instead of a tote bag, I browsed my typical stores I browse. I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. A lot of them were small and stiff, or looked too much like an elementary school kids’ backpack. And then I remembered Better Life Bags has 2 backpacks to choose from (mine is the Harper) and it was love at first click. My favorite feature of BLB is that you can design your own bag. You can add pockets with zips, or elastic pouches, and completely customize how the bag looks. You can choose fabric or waxed canvas or leather. The options are nearly endless.
You can imagine I was tempted to do grey leather with this back but I branched out and went with brown. I’m really happy I did!
Rebecca was also kind enough to offer you a 10% off discount on Design Your Own Products when you use the code “SMALLTHINGS” at checkout. It will be valid until 11/18/2016. Also, keep in mind that December 7th is the deadline for custom orders.
You should read about their mission, if you get a chance. And I can tell you from experience, the bags are top quality and it feels really great to be supporting a brand that is helping women in need.
And back to regular links + loves:
I found a house plant lover’s paradise. Urban Outfitters, of all random places, has really cool planters and stands at low prices compared to what you’d pay elsewhere. I was pleasantly surprised, threw 3 in my virtual cart, and now I’ll finally have legs for my little money tree in the coffee bar room.
Emily Lex’s home style is basically my exact same style, and it was so fun to see the listing photos from her home that just sold!
Tempted by #2 on this list of pink sneakers from Grace!
Isn’t this wood sign pretty?
The last thing I need is another grey sweater, but for $19.99 with those cute little zips on the side I may find a reason.
This looks like such a fun thing to do with the boys this winter!
Have a great weekend! It’s supposed to be chilly here and I’m looking forward to it!
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