Friday, August 8, 2014


As most of you know, Monday was my birthday!  The Hubs purchased a new "Blogger Bag" for me for my birthday and so graciously allowed me to carry it before hand.  I couldn't wait to show it off to you, so let's...

Take a Peek into my Blogger Bag!

I must admit I searched and searched Etsy forever for a new bag that could carry everything I needed for blogging all in one place.  I was previously carrying a laptop bag with some things in it and then a camera bag also.  What a pain, right?

I finally found what I was looking for and a super cute one at that.  I found this laptop/camera bag at Kailo Chic on Etsy. She has tons of cute bags, jewelry and accessories!  She designed this bag herself and did a great job at it.  It has everything a blogger, or photographer even, could ask for.

The bag is made out of a sturdy canvas material and has thick faux leather straps for comfortable carrying.  The canvas holds up well and doesn't let the bag flop over.  The straps are slightly padded inside for comfort.  This bag features two handles and a removable messenger style strap.  I have been using the messenger strap because the bag can get heavy and crossbody is better on your back.

The sides and bottom of the bag are padded to keep your precious electronics safe and secure.  There are also pegs on the bottom to keep the bag off of the floor.

Ok, let's move on to see what I have inside...

As you can see there is a laptop sleeve inside the bag with a Velcro strap that holds that baby safely in place.  In my bag I have my white 14" HP Chromebook.  I love that thing!!  The laptop sleeve holds up to a 17" laptop.

The bag also comes with removable padded dividers that Velcro in to create a nice safe spot for my precious DSLR camera and lens.  I love that I could move these around to make whatever configuration I wanted for my personal camera and accessories.  

Obviously I am using my camera to take the pictures, but it would normally go in that empty spot.  The the left is my zoom lens and to the right is where I keep the charger, computer mouse and other miscellaneous accessories.

Also on the right side of the bag you will see a little pocket holding pens and then there is another clear zipper pouch that holds my mini office supplies necessary to keep my blogger self organized.

In these pockets I carry:

* Mini highlighters (Target One Spot)
* Post It Notes
* Post It Flags
* Mini monthly calendar for personal use (Target One Spot)
* Bic MultiColor Pens (Amazon)
* Camera Remote
* Extra SD Card

See how it all neatly fits into the provided pouches!  I love being organized and this just makes my heart smile.  I also love that the bag came with a key clip on the inside.  I have used this multiple times when I don't want to also carry my purse.  I just clip those babies on that thing and don't worry about losing them.

I also love that the inside of the bag is a light blue.  This makes it very easy to find things inside the bag.  They are not lost like they are in my dark purse.  The baby blue goes perfectly with the navy on the outside as well.

 I also received the cutest pink chevron camera strap from The Preppy Pair to sport inside my new Blogger Bag.  Let me take a minute to tell you that The Preppy Pair has the cutest stuff around.  You can visit them straight from my sidebar.  They have koozies, bags, clothes, jewelry, accessories and much more.  It is a monogram lover's paradise!

Ok, back to the strap!  This is an amazingly well made camera strap with vibrant colors and it is also super comfortable.  It is longer than my standard Cannon strap, which I was happy about.  It adjusts up to 52"!  I hate when my camera is in my chin.  I also like to wear it crossbody and if the strap is too short the camera ends up in your arm pit.  Ain't nobody got time for that!

The strap is 2" wide and has a bit of padding in it for comfort.  It is super durable and sturdy!  I love it!

They currently have hot pink, lime green and teal in stock.  They will not be getting anymore this season so hurry on over and get yours now!!  They are only $8.95 with FREE SHIPPING!!! That is $8.95 Shipped ladies!!

The last part of the bag I want to show you is the outside.  In addition to the amazingly organized inside, there are even more outside features that I love. 

On one side of the bag there is a zipper pocket where I have my personal items such as "girly things", chapstick and a mirror.  I like to have those closed off so they are hidden.  The pocket is a nice size and can hold a lot more than that, but for my purposes that was all I needed.

On each side of the bag there are more pockets.  This is where I hold my cell phone and the Mifi when I am away from the house and need some internet!  Who doesn't always need internet?

As shown in the picture above, on the other side of the bag is one last pocket.  This is my favorite one!  This pocket has a magnetic closure and a zipper opening at the bottom.  The zipper opening is provided so that when you travel you can slide your Blogger Bag onto your rolling luggage handle and carry it all together.  Genius right?!?!

In this pocket I carry my nifty Blog Planner from Confessions of a Homeschooler, some pretty pocket folders and my menu planner.  The blog planner has saved my blogging life and my sanity.  I use this thing to track everything and the best part is FREE!!  Hop on over to Confessions of a Homeschooler and print one for yourself.  If you don't already have a planner, you can start in August and print for the rest of the year.

The pocket folders hold any loose papers that I gather for the Littles or from work or even any papers needed for product reviews.

My menu planner goes with me everywhere.  I not only write a menu every week, I track what I am eating in there.  It helps me be accountable for what I put in my body.  It is all part of my Fitness Makeover!

This bag and camera strap were by far the best gifts this year!  I feel like I am more organized and always ready to take photos, jot down an idea or even make a post whenever I need to.  Not to mention being stylish while doing it.  It is a blogger's dream!

If you like what you see and want one for yourself, head over to Kailo Chic and get one for yourself.  You can use the code SAVE10 to save 10% off any purchase.  Also, don't forget to get yourself a chevron camera strap from The Preppy Pair before they are sold out!

** I received these items at a discounted price and/or free for
review purposes.  However, all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Now that is an awesome bag! Thanks so much for sharing with us. Etsy is fabulous!
    ~ Ashley

    1. I cannot stress how much I love it. I loved it on the site and love it more now. It came in and I broke into it even though the Hubs told me to wait! ;)

  2. Replies
    1. Everyone needs this bag...and the camera strap!! Get you some! Haha! Happy Friday.

  3. "desk with handles" what a cool bag you have! followed you frm anything goes linky!

    1. Exactly Cheri! It is so awesome. I take it everywhere with me. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. This is such a great bag! I may have to put this on my Christmas list. Isn't that planner great! I have used her homeschool on last year.

    1. Yes Nikki, I love the planner. I have found another one that I want for next year. It houses everything from Blogging, Menu and Personal. I can't wait to get it!!

  5. O-M-G! I NEED this! Like stat! Thanks for sharing your wonderful find. I found your post on the Wake Up Wednesday Link Party (I'm #376 & 378). Love this!

  6. what an awesome bag! I think I might need one too :) Thanks for the intro.

  7. This is so cute!! I'm definitely not that organized of a blogger but it's still very adorable :)

  8. I have a cannon camera and I love it. I just want a strap and a bigger lens. Can you buy the lens and it just snaps on or does it depend on what cannon you have? curious. Looks like your bag was a success. Your hubs did awesome.

  9. I love your camera strap... I tried to order one for myself but it wasn't giving me the free shipping so I emailed me. Hopefully I'll get to place an order before they sell out.
    And that bag? Gorgeous.

  10. What a great post! I'm slightly obsessed with new bags, but I'm terrible at switching them out. I live in one bag for about a year before I transition to another one. Mostly because I fall deeply in love and will inevitably forget something if I try to use a different bag :( This one looks like I could move in and stay for a year or so, though!

  11. Okay, I'm totally obsessed with this bag! I've wanted it since you first showed a picture of it, and now I'm wanting it even more. Definitely considering asking or it for my birthday!!

    The camera strap is super cute, and you know I love The Preppy Pair. Such cute stuff, always on a good sale, and who doesn't love free shipping?

    As for that blog planner, I'm not sure how I survived it out with it. You are a God-sent for that. Also, I'm wondering how often they come out with new ones because come December I may fall apart without it.

    Have a great weekend Tela!

  12. Oh, how I love your bag! What a great gift - and happy belated birthday to you. Isn't August a great time for a birthday? (Mine was Thursday :) ).
    I love how you have everything so organized. Things like this really inspire me - if it's pretty and organized, I can just work better.
    Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up at Wake Up Wednesday!

  13. Happy {belated} birthday! I love your gifts, so great for bloggers! ;)

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  14. Hey Tela! I LOVE that bag! You are too prepared it's awesome! I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! Read more about it here:
    XO Jessi

  15. Wow! I am in love with this bag! I can't figure out how this is not yet in my closet, but it needs to be!

  16. LOVIN' it!!! So adorable. I love looking in other people's bags...:) I'm a weirdo!

  17. In your search of finding and buying a new luggage, do not forget to inspect the materials used to create the bag. In fact, try to inspect it from top to bottom.

  18. The actual extensive, comfortable connectors and many pouches make a messenger bag an ideal holder for laptops, forms and anything else you might carry inside a briefcase. They will only appear significantly cooler.


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