Shocking title, yes? When Alianna was 9 she threatened to run away from home. Instead of trying to stop her or reason with her, I helped her pack. It all ended well, of course. She never even got out the door before she started crying and telling me she never wanted to leave me.
One of the things I remember is the bag she picked. It was this ratty old bag that she loved. It was full of holes and only held her pj’s, a tooth brush, and her beloved teddy bear. It wasn’t stylish or even functional. I guess when I think about it I realize that she wasn’t thinking about all the cold nights she would spend away from me, she was thinking about the fact this was a piece of home. I still tear up when I think about it because even though I was freaking out on the inside I couldn’t help but smile a little because she was so small but determined she was leaving the house. I still say that day was the day she found her independence. I think about it from time to time for sure.
I guess that is why when I received the Bella Duffster from Sacs of Life I immediately thought “Wow, if Alianna had this when she was going to run away she could have ran away in style.” Not only is it completely girlie and gorgeous, it is functional. It folds up into a square that is easy to store and when you need it you can turn it into a full size bag.
How incredibly awesome is that? That is why I love Annette. She thinks about Moms, the space we are always battling, and how we need things to function. This folds up, takes very little space, but when I am ready to travel it is a full size bag that I can get a few days worth of clothes in. It is like she is in my head and knows what I need. You may remember Annette from my Metro Bag review. She is still kinda my hero. She is pretty awesome.
The Duffster comes in several styles including:
Black and White
- Two outside small zippered pockets to keep your belongings organized
- Bonus ditty bag with drawstring included
- Carabineer for your keys that flips into the small zippered pocket
- Perfect for the gym, sleepovers, travel etc.
- Two additional mesh pockets outside at end of bag for easy access
• Pouch: 9.5”L x 1”W x 8”H
• Open: 24”L x 12”W x 19”H
• Front Pocket: 9.5”L x 8” H
• Strap: 13” drop
• Ditty Bag: 13”L x 15”H
• Weight: 72 OZ
• 100% Polyester/ rip-stop poly
• Mesh side Pockets
• Nylon Zippers
• Metal carabineer
• Eco-friendly, PVC/BPA – free
About Sacs Of Life:
Our mission is to make life easier!
We have combined the global need for environmental change with the fashionable function that busy folks require today. Sacs of Life offers the most stylish, durable and eco-friendly bags you will find on the market. Using inspiration from her own life experiences, founder and savvy mom of four Annette Ferber, designs cross body bags, tote bags, shopping bags and travel bags that are innovative and sophisticated. Sacs of life continues to expand in the areas of practical bags and accessories and we take pride in continually adapting to the way people live. We are dedicated to making functional products fashionable with our expandable, convertible and adaptable designs and look forward to making Sacs of life your way of life.