With the pending arrival of this little boy, I've been searching for a new purse that will accommodate a bit more than my current purse does. The thing is, I'm quite particular about design and have certain purse-ly requirements.
My purses have to have a shoulder strap because sometimes I use crutches to get into a store... try crutching into Barnes & Noble with a purse on your shoulder like this. It's recipe for definite armpit burn. Also, it has to be big enough for my wallet, my inhaler, my phone, camera, some snacks and a note pad. I also currently clip my keys onto the strap with a carabiner and sometimes hook my water bottle onto it, as well.
It's pretty small, which I like, but it's not quite big enough. I've been searching for a new purse, as I wanted something bigger, but not by too much... I've learned that the bigger the purse, the sooner it gets filled with random crap. You know know what I mean? I know you do. I'm almost positive that everyone of us has suffered from "puffy-receipt-and-junk-filled-purse syndrome".
I like a certain amount of organizational design in my purse, too. I like pockets. I like slots. I like snap-shut compartments. I like to designate spots for everything that I usually keep with me, and my philosophy is, if I know where something goes, I'll put it away and it wont end up in the middle pouch with a million other pieces of random crap. I'll be able to find whatever I'm looking for in a jiffy and I'm no expert, but I assume that anything that saves time and causes less stress in daily life is a good thing once a real, live baby is in the picture.
So, last Saturday Bubby and I set out in search of my dream purse. After returning a few duplicate baby-shower things (you wouldn't BELIEVE how much clothes this kid has already. That's a different post, though), we hit up Kohl's. We were looking around the purse department, not finding much, when I said these magic words, "I want one exactly like my old purse, only bigger."
Same color and front pockets. Same shoulder strap and key loop. Same lining, inside zip pocket and same zip top. Additionally, it has a back pocket PERFECT for a notebook, and phone pouch on the inside that my new iPhone fits snuggly into. Purse HEAVEN. And it was 60% off. I walked (well, rolled) out of Kohl's with Mrs. Mustard, my new purse. I love her. She even holds my water bottle INSIDE. No more outside bottle dangling. Oh man, it's the little things, hey?!
In other news, my shirts are too short.
I've never been so happy to be poppin' out of my clothes before!
I love my life.
(P.S. ~ Squiddy is saying "Hi!" in the form of bladder bouncing hiccups. Teehee!)