Memoirs: Hard-backed and In Summary

Some of you may know that there are companies that can turn your blog into a book. I back up my blog (just in case something catastrophic happens), but now that I have three years of posts I decided it would be nice to start getting hard-covered bound books created. Sometimes, low-tech has its place in technology too!

I need to give a shout out to Blurb. I published the first 2/3’s of my blog into a book, and they did a bang-up job creating it for me. Their software is easy, prices reasonable, and just a great quality product. (NO, they are not paying me to say this). Hubby saw Volume I of BagMomma (all 400 pages), and even he was impressed!

So there you go, I don’t give a ton of product recommendations, but this is one I had to tell you about.


Secondly, Bean hit me up for a meme, and this one is close to my heart. I saw the story relating to this on one of the world news programs, and it intrigued me.

This originated over an idea that was prompted by the book written by Larry Smith & Rachel Fershleiser, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure. It’s a compilation based on the story that Hemingway once bet ten dollars that he could sum up his life in six words. His words were, “For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn.”

So I slept on it, and here’s what I came up with:

“Lucky in Life, Despite Past History”

What’s your 6 word memoir?

I won’t tag a bunch of people (because I just did on another meme), but DD… I want to hear yours!

BagMomma loves: The PurseSitter

I’m excited to share with you the most adorable handbag accessory find.

The PurseSitter!

What a novel idea. It’s literally a stylish purse hanger for your handbag. No more putting that expensive/fragile purse on the floor of a restaurant or bar and subjecting it to gosh knows what. Ewww, let’s not think about it. Not to mention the security issue of having your bag at your feet or on the back of a chair. Truth is, I’ve spent many evenings with my handbag on MY LAP for an entire meal because there was no way I was going to set my beloved purse on the floor.

When ChicFashion contacted me about this gem of a product, I literally jumped of my chair (really, I did). And then I oogled over the styles and colors. One to fit every woman’s personality. And they are exquisitely handmade with Swarovski crystals and enamel.

My Mom, who is the purveyor of ALL things fashionable (and the ‘original’ BagMomma) will be getting a few of these for the holidays. Finally, a gift I know she would LOVE and doesn’t have!

Please take a moment to visit the official PurseSitter site!

And start some early holiday shopping… for YOURSELF and then maybe your mom, sister, cousin, daughter, best friend, hair stylist, nail technician, babysitter, your children’s teacher, etc., etc., etc. You get the idea.