So, when Rickina over at Stick Me Designs offered to send one of her deluxe clutch bags over for me to try out last week, I thought, "YAAAY!" (I might have said it out loud, too.) I had never used a diabetes-customized accessory before - I've just repurposed "normal people" items, like makeup bags and media cases.
And when I say that "this was a treat", I'm not kidding. Look at how she packages her bags:
|Wrapped in cellophane, just like candy!|
I found it especially useful to have a bag this size when I traveled last weekend - I could fit all you see in the picture above, plus my Dexcom receiver, cell phone, lip balm, Glucose tabs, Humalog pen, pen needles, and everything I needed for a set change (infusion set, cartridge, and insulin vial) in there, and for the most part, everything had its own compartment.
While there are a few things I would have liked to be different (a liquid-resistant outer fabric, for example, for people like me who tend to not realize their finger is still gushing, and smear blood all over everything they touch after testing), I really do enjoy this bag. The modern print, in one of my favorite colors, is the icing on the cupcake that is this bag. I also have a big ol' crush on the "Hoot" print she's coming out with soon.
Thanks again, Rickina, for the sweet (ha!) bag!
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Disclosure: Stick Me Designs sent me this clutch bag for free, with the understanding that I would share what I thought of it on my blog - good or bad.