Purses, Parents, and Principals

Here’s a question for all you moms out there: How lost would you be without your purse? Mothers and daughters in Indiana are answering that question, but administrators at a local high school in the state don’t want to hear it. It’s been all over the news: Female students at Hanover Central High School in Cedar Lake, Indiana just want to carry their purses to the bathroom, but the principal there says, “No way!” The school already has a policy that bans backpacks and book bags in classes, but this year it amended that rule to prohibit purses as well. … Continue reading

Snap Tote – Putting Your Favorite Pictures on a Handbag

You have probably seen them around town. Those cute purses and totes that boast colorful pictures of puppies and kittens and everything else in between. Did you know that you can now get them with your own photographs printed on them? Introducing Snap Totes, the picture perfect handbags place. These adorable purses of all shapes and varieties can be customized with any digital image you choose. Whether you want to display Fido or your children or perhaps the autumn sunset you captured, they will print whatever you wish on the handbag. You begin by choosing your handbag. There are over … Continue reading

Scrapbooking Purses, Handbags, Totes and Wallets

With the change in the season, and the fall months upon us, I decided I would love to change purses to something that shows off who I am. I am a mom and a scrapbooker, first and foremost. So I need something that was roomy enough to store plenty of items including my organizer, yet would also fit scrapbook supplies, an album maybe and I would love to find one that also would on occasion accommodate my laptop. I already have a laptop bag, and I do not take my laptop everywhere with me, so that was the feature I … Continue reading

A $2,500 Hand Bag for Only $60

What if you could sport a luxury handbag that costs upwards of $2,500 for just a mere $60. Would you do it? Chloe Paddington, Coach, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Prada, just take your pick. You could have a hot new designer purse every week, if you like. Two niche companies are making it possible for the average, middle-class woman to show off her millions, even if she doesn’t have them. Bag Borrow or Steal, offers the opportunity to rent out the latest handbag wants to frugal fashionistas. Membership in this rental service is $9.95 a month, although recently they have added … Continue reading

Crop In Style – Serious Style for the Scrapbooker

I am always on the look out for cute new purses. I don’t really know why I have a purse fetish, but I guess in ways it’s better than a closet full of shoes! They take up less room and are easy to store! However, as a scrapbooker, I’ve always been drawn to larger purses so that I can bring my idea books, magazines and layout ideas with me. If you’ve ever tried to cram a magazine into a smaller purse, it just doesn’t work or it looks crazy sticking out the top. Introducing the answer to all your problems … Continue reading

Recycle Your Daughter’s Jeans

I saw the cutest jean skirt at the store the other day, and soon after, I saw lots of young girls wearing them. The skirt looked as if it was made from a really old, faded, well-worn pair of jeans. Do you think manufacturers have taken a page from us frugal mommies and found ways to recycle old or damaged garments? Maybe this skirt was designed out of more than a sense of style. Still, it was very cute and seems to be quite popular. The skirt was made by cutting off a pair of jeans just below the zipper, … Continue reading