What’s in my bag!

So I’ve had a ton of questions lately about what all is in my bag that is actually for me, since I carry my Totesavvy  diaper bag insert on a daily basis! I emptied the contents and reorganized my purse the other day and here is what I’ve got! Right now I am using a GM Goyard tote.

  1. Totesavvy-
    If you’re a Mama still carrying a traditional diaper bag- STOP! Go read this post and check out the Totesavvy website. They’re having a huge sale right now too! This insert keeps me organized and ready for anything!
  2. Thieves
    I love the Thieves line of products from Young Living. It smells divine, is toxin free and best of all, its effective! The story behind Thieves is that Gary Young was studying the legends of French Thieves who would roll themselves in spices before looting graves during the plague. Turns out it wasn’t all legend and was featured in some medical journals way back when! Its a combo of cinnamon bark, clove, lemon, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils.
    The hand purifier and travel spray are always in my bag! Think dirty high chairs and public restrooms!! Sign up here for a wholesale membership and get yours now! Plus Young Living is having a sale on starter kits that ends today! Huge!! Want to read more about oils? Head here
  3. Lipgloss
    I’m always on the run so I rarely remember to put lipstick on at home! I’m loving this combo from Savvy Minerals . Bright, bold and toxin free! Best way to be!
  4. Sunnies
    I have a couple pairs of sunglasses that I change out pretty regularly depending on my mood and outfit! I know I know, I’m crazy. Right now I’m loving these pink aviators from Diff Eyewear! They’re from the Khloe Kardashian line so you know they’re fabulous right 🙂
  5. Key Chain
    How adorable is this fuzzy key bob! Even though my ToteSavvy does have a clip for my keys, when I’m running around I rarely remember to actually clip my keys on. I then end up digging around trying to find my keys. Not anymore- now all I have to do is feel around for my fuzzy pouf! My sweet sister-in-law gave me this one but here is a similar one!
  6. “Emergency” Bag
    I think every woman probably has something like this in her purse, but maybe it’s just me. I’ve got a pouch that I call my “emergency” pouch. No it’s not First Aid items 🙂 It’s full of items for a beauty emergency! Ponytail holders, safety pins, floss, tweezers, oil rollers etc. If you don’t keep tweezers in your purse you should start! For some reason I’m always seeing those pesky unwanted hairs when I’m out and about!
  7. Sunscreen and Bug Spray
    With Summer basically already being here I have found it necessary to keep both of these essential items in my bag. I’m loving this mineral sunscreen by Young Living for both Keely and I this Summer. Its gentle, toxin-free and effective! Same with the bug detterent spray I made up using Citronella and Purification essential oils!What do you have in your bag that I need to be carrying??? Of course in my Totesavvy I have everything I need for Keely- diapers, toys, sippy, but with her getting older and needing less “stuff” I’ve got more room in my bag for me!!

XOXO,

Sallie

Life Lately

Happy Almost Summer!! Can you believe its here?!? In Alabama its definitely felt like summer! Big, loud thunder storms and high, humid temps! Not going to lie, I love it. Except for humidity. Humidity is a curse.

Our life has been crazy busy lately and I really do love it that way! Just living up to my motto “Mom on the Go.”  We’ve done a little traveling, a lot of birthday partying and just tons of general fun!

We started the month with Keely’s one year check up! Girl is always on the move and looked fabulous and healthy! This was literally the only picture I could snap while we were there.

Of course we’ve been keeping up the tradition of popsicle Fridays! I’m definitely not complaining!

How sweet are these two girls! We’ve loved going to all of Keely’s little friends birthday parties! I just think its so adorable watching them all interact with each other!

Little bird has been such a daddy’s girl lately and I love it. I’ll admit it does make me jealous but he’s the best dad so I can’t blame her for loving on him more 🙂

Although he has been in and  out of town a bit and us girls have been having lots of fun playing while he’s gone.

She’s been playing all his Xbox games for him and “winning”. Just kidding K!! (I’m sure he’s reading this and flipping out!) It is so funny to me though, how much toddler’s love remotes, phones and controllers!! She’s officially obsessed!!

We didn’t escape K’s business travel without the stomach bug- me not her- thank goodness!! It was pretty rough and of course the absolute worst week for it to happen! But my awesome friend Katie stepped up and helped me get Keely to school and back! So thankful for my tribe! Am I cool enough to say tribe? No! Do I care? Heck no!!

My favorite Saturday spent in May was taking Keely’s one year photos! Read all about that here

I’m still trying to decide between photos! It’s incredibly hard because they’re all so perfect! I do love this one because there is a little bird (besides Keely) in the top right corner. One of these days I’ll write a blog and really tell y’all all about my bird obsession. For me they are a huge reminder of my grandmother and I just can’t get over the fact that one photo bombed us 🙂

This past weekend wasn’t any different than the rest of our month- jam packed! We started out the weekend at the Lake, helping my folks throw a moving sale. That’s right, they’ve sold our family lake house after almost 18 years. I’m not upset about it at all, can’t you tell 🙂  It was time but still it’s just hard to say goodbye to place that has been such a big part of my life. I mean just take a look at the view

I managed to sneak this picture of my mom and Keely, playing. Melts my heart!!

We got home early evening on Saturday and my parents treated us to a kid free night! We headed to a late dinner at our favorite downtown restaurant, Purveyor and sat out on the patio. If you haven’t been yet, you are missing out! You definitely have to get dessert- we recommend the chocolate melting cake! I wish I had recordings of every time Kyle eats this dish! He cracks me up with his one liners about how delicious it is!

We strolled around downtown before heading home, just taking in the sights and sounds of our cool city! It blows my mind how this city has grown!

Y’all can I just say this- we are old- like we can’t hang anymore at all! We came home got in our pj’s and fell asleep 5 minutes into the movie we rented.

Sunday was indeed a FUNDAY! My friend Katherine and I hosted a trunk show with Regan Stanfield of Regan Allison Designs! She is a super fun, mom of 3 who designs incredible jewelry! We had so much fun seeing everyone and trying on all the things! Just take a look! Oh and FYI the “party” is open a few more days so message me if you want to shop it! Regan takes pre-orders on pieces and then custom makes and ships yours to you!!

And to round off a crazy weekend our friend Jim came Sunday evening to help us get started on our Kitchen backsplash!! Y’all have no idea how excited I am!!

That red stripe is finally going away!!

So with no slowing down in sight, I’m signing off! Have y’all had as busy of a month as us??

XOXO,

Sallie

I don’t own a diaper bag…

I don’t own a diaper bag! You’re probably thinking -that girl is crazy!?! No diaper bag? What is she doing? Silly first time mama, thinks she doesn’t need a separate diaper bag…

Well, okay so I don’t have a “traditional” diaper bag!

I have a…..

Totesavvy

Totesavvy has transformed motherhood for me

Yes! I have a Totesavvy diaper bag insert and it is the best thing I’ve ever purchased! Seriously! Totesavvy is an insert designed to fit into designer handbags so that Mamas can stay stylish while being a prepared and organized mom ! It is beyond brilliant! I’m able to carry everything I need for Keely and myself in my designer tote bags! The best part is, it is all organized, LABELED (they just launched labels!) and easy to reach!

Mini in Almond with Labels

My cousin Maggie has had a Totesavvy for a while now and turned me on to it early in my pregnancy! I loved that it fit inside her Longchamp tote and her LV Neverfull! All she had to do was take it out of one bag and pop it in the other! At the time I hadn’t really even give much thought to a diaper bag, I just kept saying to myself – I don’t want to be lugging around Keely’s bag, a purse, and Keely!

After a little more research, I  ordered a Totesavvy Original in Coffee. I couldn’t wait for Keely to get here so I could start using it! I told all my  mama friends about it! I even got a new purse as a shower gift 🙂

Looking back on everything- I think I was just happy I didn’t have to give up that part of my identity. Even though “stylish” and designer bags are such a small, small part of who I am (like teeny) it was nice to know I didn’t have to give them up. Especially when I was gearing up to give up so many other parts of my life- I.e. sleep.

Totesavvy Original in Coffee- LV Neverfull MM

 

Fast forward to being on Maternity leave…

I promise one day I’ll write a post about my sweet 8 weeks at home with Keely, we were always on the go! I knew if we stayed at home all day, every day, for 8 weeks I’d be miserable! So we got out and enjoyed ourselves- met friends for lunch and coffee, went to appointments and did a lot of walking. I don’t even want to imagine trying to do all of that with two bags! It made life so much easier, having one bag, fully organized!

When I went back to work I kept my Original size in my Neverfull! It makes that bag a workhorse vs. a bottomless pit! Plus it comes in handy for work- don’t have to dig for my measuring tape anymore!

Totesavvy Original in Soft Grey. I spy my measuring tape

In the fall, Life in Play (TS parent company) chose us to be  brand ambassadors! I love getting to represent this brand because I truly believe in it! I couldn’t fathom ever having a traditional diaper bag!

Sizes

They currently have two sizes; Original and Mini. The ladies at Totesavvy make it easy for you to decide and go over the sizes in-depth on their website. They even tell you bag dimensions that are ideal for each size Totesavvy! I have both the original and mini in a few different colors, but right now my favorites are the Blush original- I just love that pop of pink against the red interior of my Neverfull- and the Almond mini.

Almond Mini

Blush Original

I get a lot of mamas asking me about the different sizes. If you’re only going to purchase one, I suggest the Original, unless your child is older. The Original holds all of the following:

-Diapers- I can fit usually 3-4 (now that they’re a bigger size) and a pack of wipes

-Bottle- there’s an amazing insulated pouch

-My Wallet, Sunglasses, Keys and Phone-

-Lipgloss, hand purifier, thieves spray, oils and roller balls-

-Diaper Rash Cream, “medicines”-

-Sunscreen/Bug Spray in the Summer. Mittens in the winter-

-Bib and Burp Cloth- although these days I usually just pack a bib and a blankie-

-Toys, Toys and More Toys-

-There’s a document pouch that I’ll keep a notebook, magazine or paperwork-

-It comes with a changing pad! Holla!

-Outfit change for the bird!

I’ve got multiple loading videos in my IG highlights- check them out here 

Blush Original

The mini is much smaller but I can still get the following into it:

-Bottle-

-Diapers and Wipes (same amount as the original size)-

-Keys-

-Comes with the changing pad-

-Outfit Change-

-Couple of small toys-

-Diaper rash cream/essentials-

I use the mini if we are going somewhere (ie. Church) and I will be dropping her off at nursery. It fits in smaller purses and backpacks, perfectly! It’s definitely Kyle’s go to size when he’s hanging with Keely!

Mini Almond

I hope I answered all your questions! Hit me up in the comments if I didn’t!!

XOXO

Sallie

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