Part Kangaroo

So, I have this thing for pouches (hence the post title; get it?).

And not just any pouches. Cute ones. I use them to corral my makeup, my money, my snacks…

You name it, and if I’ve got a pouch it will fit in, then I’m probably going to toss it right in.

It definitely helps when I’m recovering from “Just got back from vacation, and I have one of everything on planet earth in my bag right now” syndrome (I was going to make an acronym out of that as a joke, but it was going to take me longer to figure out than writing this entire post, so I passed).

This one is an oldie but a goodie from LOFT, which usually houses receipts, lip gloss, money, and my phone when I don’t feel like lugging my entire bag inside a store.

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And this little lady, which was a Christmas gift from Mandy, is filled with gift cards/coupons.

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Neither of these are currently available, so I went on a hunt to find some share-worthy pouches for you guys.

Of course, maybe I’m not supposed to be using the word “pouch” to describe what I love? Because every time I typed the word “pouch” in a store’s search bar, it was like, “Whaaaa?”

Silly search bars.

ANYhoo, for the love of pouches (my alternate blog post title) and busy girls with lots of things they must carry everywhere, I did manage to round up a few fun options for you below. (Full disclosure: some of these contain affiliate links).

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Left to right: 1/2/3/4/5/6/

For the record, I could happily own one of each of these, but I think my favorite–just by default of a (mostly) false sense of personalization–is the “A” one from Anthro.

The thing is, it’s not actually being sold at Anthro but, instead, is available through thredUP, which, as I’ve already declared here and here, I luuuuurve.

What I love even more about them is that, while usually their share codes are for $10, right now all new customers who use this link get TWENTY smackeroos of credit (so do I). That is so stinkin’ sweet that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share. If you browse the clearance section, you could find 3- 4 cute shirts and get them shipped to you for the cost of shipping alone.

Best share code I’ve seen maybe ever!

Oh! And speaking of good things, how’s about we do a little “just because I like you” giveaway?

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This is my current makeup bag, and I have another (slightly smaller) one just like it that I will send out to ONE lucky girl!

I’m asking TWO things (I know, so demanding) for entry, but they’re EEEEEASY:

1) Leave me a comment telling me what you’d put in it
and
2) Subscribe via email (just enter your email in the handy-dandy little box on the top right of this blog page) for blog updates, and then tell me that you did (or already do…that works too!) in the comments.

I have some super-exciting things I’ll be announcing soon, and I pinky promise you don’t want to miss a thing! P.S. Be sure you *confirm* your subscription in your email once you get the little confirmation message, or you won’t actually be subscribed

And now I shall bid you adieu…since I wracked my brain for a groan-worthy, pouch-related pun as a send-off and didn’t even come up with one good enough for an eye-roll.

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49 thoughts on “Part Kangaroo

  1. Gum!! For my gum obsessed 3 1/2 year old! This would be much more pretty than the plastic baggie I’m currently using!! :) I subscribed!!!

  2. Gum!! For my gum obsessed 3 1/2 year old. The Zip-Lock baggie isn’t nearly as pretty to pull out of my purse. I subscribed!! (;

  3. The things I don’t want my kids to get into — medicines, lip gloss…that my 3 year old has been known to find and squeeze all over creation, sunscreen and band aids…that seem to have the same effect as stickers do to my little boys!

  4. I would attempt to be organized, because it’s all in the effort, right? But in truth, this adorable pouch would be my feeble attempt at Mary Poppins-chic…Whatever the heck I could shove into it without breaking it, because I inevitably think I “need” everything in my purse with me at all times. Only Mary poppins has magic. So yah, there’s that. And she was basically just the bomb all around. And she’s much more organized than me…so maybe I’m just setting myself up for failure? Nah, it’s too cute to fail, dangit!

  5. Love your blog girlie!!! I would use it for my scattered around sharpies! Or gum! Or dog treats!! The possibilities are endless!!! And I just subscribed :)

  6. I decided a while back when packing for a trip that I needed more pouches in my life. Just so handy! After reading your post, now I MUST acquire more (cute) ones….STAT! I’d fill them with lip products & pens….both of which I can never seem to find when I need them :)
    Subscribed by email! I have no idea how I’ve not done this before?!?!

  7. I would put all those little, but important things, like lip gloss and deodorant that float around in my purse.

    I am a subscriber already!

  8. Been a getting emails fo’eva…. and I look forward to them! I read them right away because it gives me a little break from my desk and all that pesky work that is calling my name :) I am a pouch lover too and would definately use it on rotation for my doo-dads that float around in my bag. I have a bag obsession and like to be able to grab everything in little time to switch it around so I keep a pouch, wallet and a book for long waits in my bag. The pouch keeps all those little things that would take so much time to switch over too often.

  9. Probably replace my “emergency” kit pouch in my purse that is rather worse for wear… or oils. :)
    I am already subscribed.

  10. I’m already subscribed and I have 5 pouches in my purse currently. Each is filled with different things I need…feminine supplies, small bottles of meds, gum and lip gloss, etc… One of them is REALLY ugly, so I’d love to have a cute one like that and toss the ugly one!

  11. I’d fill it with things like: lipgloss, tissues, a comb, hair elastic, bobbypins, a bandaid (or two – you can never have enough of them when you have small boys), a tube of pawpaw cream, a tin of mints and quite possibly my phone and keys if I’m travelling light… All those lovely things that you probably should never go out without when you have small children dangling off/wrapped around your legs/walking beside you! :)

    And I’ve had you visiting my inbox ever since you started M is for Mama.

    Sheree

  12. Oh! Oils! OR cards….gift cards/business cards/loyalty cards/thank you cards (you never know when you need one quick last minute/etc. And if there was still room…special, nice pens that no one else will know about so they can’t use them! (Which will last all of two hours).

  13. I would put my oils (I am an oiler too) as well as a snack bar, lip gloss and some mints. I am set then.. Also subscribed

  14. Oooh, love that little pouch! I had the same problem recently when I was searching for pouches. We are taking our boys to Disney World in November, and we’ve had to purchase luggage and carry on bags for them. So of course I was looking for small bags for myself to keep me organized on the plane and while we are away!! I would probably use that pouch for my phone, keys, and lips gloss. Since that seems to be what I’m always digging for :)
    Subscribed!! Love you blog:)

  15. receipts and coupons and miscellaneous stuff that ends up in the bottom of my lovely Trades of Hope tote. ( But seriously, I would probably re-gift it as a hostess gift. Just keeping it real)

  16. I subscribed and for the pouch I would probably put chapstick/lip gloss in it, or coupons depending on how big it is. I realized while reading your post that I need a coupon pouch!

  17. Just found you on Instagram last week. Besides all your fun posts, the fact that I have 6 kiddos too made it a definitely requirement to follow you. ;) . Just signed up for your blog updates and since I’m already a pouch lover myself, I’d likely use this one to hold mints and gum (for bribing my children).

  18. 1) I would definitely store my receipts in a lovely pouch like that. My husband and I operate a farm and ranch, so we have to keep diligent track of our purchases. I might sneak in some Chapstick too or a Binky for my babe.
    2) I just subscribed by email a couple days ago, because I LOVE reading your blog. Now with the email notification, I can greedily read your posts sooner :)

  19. Definitely my money! I’ve been using the same system with an old clutch for SO long and it looks pretty rough. Haha. Glad to know a fellow pouch lover. I subscribe via bloglovin! Does that count?

  20. Oooh! I’m a pouch girl. I already have one for my gift cards, one for my “makeup essentials”, as well as my normal wallet. I do carry a phone/iPad charger and battery pack in my purse because I’m out and about a lot and use the devices often, so I have been needing a pouch to corral my device cords and chargers! I just need a cute one like this guy ☺️

    Aaand I subscribed!

  21. Makeup, tissues and a small mirror. I’ve had a Sakroots wallet for years…the thing just won’t wear out!
    I’m a subscriber!

  22. I would put first-aid items in it, since I’ve recently realized that I stink at remembering to have bandaids on hand for my 3 year old boy.

  23. ahh mini-bag lover here too!! love the patterns on that giveaway one! I’m signed up for IPSY so i get a mini-bag (filled with some makeup items) every month, i almost feel like i have too many pouches after just a few months LOL

    1. oh and it would probably be for coupons & scraps that otherwise get pushed around my purse until their torn or lost!

  24. I would put make-up in it or make it a first-aid-y/emergency type of bag with band-aids, pain reliever, allergy meds, vaseline, tweezers, etc…And yes, I already follow you and get your emailed updates. :) Love your blog!

  25. I’d put lipgloss, lotion, and eyedropper in it to keep inside my purse so they’re contained and nothing accidentally leaks (again) on my new Fossil wallet.

    I already am an email subscriber. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. I’d probably put coupons & receipts in it since they are usually scattered in the bottom of my purse covered in cracker crumbs! P.S. i subscribed to the emails too!

  27. Oooo! Loving this pouch! It would be perfect to put all of my little one’s hair bows and girly things in! After two boys we were thrilled to be blessed with our baby girl just 12 weeks ago. People laugh at all of the “frilly things” I stuff into her diaper bag. A girl MUST have an assortment of bows/headbands to choose from. (Well… she probably doesn’t care much but this Mama is eating. it. up!)
    P.S. I always look forward to your blogs and am signed up for emails! :-) Blessings!

  28. I have always loved pouches and kangaroos. I am seeing a connection here ;-) . This pouch would be perfect for a pretty lipstick, small lotion, nail clippers, eye drops, and tissues. Toodaloo Kangaroo

  29. I am starting to wear makeup again and now that my kiddos aren’t so little…they are getting into my purse to look around. My stuff gets scattered everywhere and not where I need it to be. My purse looks like your bag after vacation everyday. Thanks for the pouch advice! Already following you. :-)

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