I just bought a brand-spankin-new GORGEOUS bag to double as my purse and a diaper bag for CC! I have been wanting a bag for this purpose since about May, when I realized that I hated carrying around a purse plus a diaper bag everywhere we went. Since CC is almost always with me, it seems reasonable that we could share a bag.
(Confession: it has been many years since I bought myself a new purse, and I'd been considering it since before CC was born.)
I scraped together my birthday money and some other cash I've been saving, and looked around online yesterday. After about 30 minutes of browsing purses on various sites, I stumbled on this one:
LOVE LOVE LOVE.
I'm not much of a shopper, so it's rare that something grabs my attention and makes me want it. So when an item calls to me, it's usually "the one." Incidentally, this is also how I found my wedding dress.
Yes, it was a bit of a splurge (this purse, not my wedding dress -- the wedding dress was a relative bargain). And it's definitely bigger than any purse I've ever had before (oh queen of the tiny purses), but that's probably not a bad thing since I'll be using it as a diaper bag too.
So today, I went and picked it up! CC is down for her nap, so pardon me while I go remove all the tissue paper, organize my things and the contents of CC's diaper bag into this one, and generally glory in my new bag. Bliss!