23 July, 2010

Surprise, Suprise!

After my *lovely* doctor's appointment today (more on that later), I got quite a nice surprise in the mail!

 Isn't it great?! I'm so in love.

A few weeks before Joe left, he decided that it would be ok for me to order a bag from Hero On My Arm for my birthday. =) I was thrilled. I've wanted one of these bags since I stumbled onto their website in...February [I think]. I was so excited that I'd talked it up enough to get one!

Well, obviously, it takes a while to make one of these bags. 6-8 weeks, supposedly. Well, right after Joe left I got an email with the tracking number for the bag. I was so excited that I literally squealed. After checking my mailbox for weeks, I finally try to email them about my bag. I got the email, so what was the deal? Well, I went to their website and sure enough my precious bag wasn't finished yet. *sigh* So, I stopped checking the mailbox every day and just decided that it would get here when it got here. Well, I never got any email updates that it had been shipped so I was just thinking it'd be a while.

I got home today and was talking to Mom on the phone when I walked to the mailbox. As soon as I opened the "locker" they put big packages in, and saw the return address I gasped loudly. My mom asked, "What is it?" I said, "It's my purse!!!! YAY!!!!" And proceeded to do a little happy dance. I'm sure my neighbors thought I was some sort of weirdo for getting excited about mail. Haha=) But, I don't care. I love it! It's way bigger than I thought it would be too. That's never a bad thing for me, lol! The bigger the better! It's gonna get packed full anyway, so it might as well be big. Wanna see some more pictures?

Up close view. {The blurry patch is Joe's name tape.}

Side pocket. There's one on each side.

The back.

(With all my junk because I already switched purses. Nah, I wasn't excited.)

Inside with pockets. 
{I wanted to make sure you got the full effect of this bag.}

Slot for the pens. I think this works better on the guys' jackets than in the purse. Still pretty handy, though!

So what do you think? Are you in love yet? 'Cause I definitely am. Ah, purse heaven. ;-)

I know some people have issues with these bags, but I think they're great. I mean, all of us have a bazillion extra uniforms laying around that aren't being used. Why not re-purpose them for something that we'll actually get good use out of? I think it's a great way to show my support for my hubby. Especially when he's not here. 

Thanks, Joe, for the [late] birthday gift! Love you! :*

P.S. This post is my 201st! I think 200 is a pretty darn good milestone, don't you? So, how about a little Q&A?! I've gained a bunch of followers over the last few months, so what would y'all like to know about me? Ask away! Fill up my inbox {pretty please}! =D


Anonymous said...

Oh, I love Q&As!

What is on your to-do list for this deployment?

The Tucci's! said...

That's SO CUTE!!! LOVE IT! :-)

Erin said...

I love those bags! I have been wanting to order one for a while, but I think we are going to wait till after he comes back from his first deployment and use one of those uniforms so it has a really special meaning to us. But they are adorable! I thought about doing the sales consultant thing for HOMA but I am not sure how well they would do at our base! But I love your design!

Beka said...

I love it!! I want one now! =)

Chelle said...

I've been wanting one so flipping bad but been too scared to order one. I just might have to get one before deployment this year. It's super cute!

Heather said...

So freaking cute! I think I need one. I wonder if the Captain would think it was too cheesy? Hmmm, do I care? :)

Amber said...

Super cute bag! Looks like it will hold so much. :)

Happy 200 mark!

JG said...

Good for you for getting one. :) I still don't know how I feel about them, honestly. I understand both sides, but I also know that a wife wouldn't just cut up her husbands uniform and have it made into a bag if she meant anything malicious by it.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the bag!

Q&A's are great! I've been dying to do one but I want to wait until I have enough followers.

Is your hubby a lifer in the army?

Brigette said...

I love those bags I'll be ordering one to use as a diaper bag... hehe.. ;)

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

I love it!!

The McGriff's said...

Ok, since you want more Q's I started thinking...

What do you miss most about Oklahoma? Friends and Family do not count!

Would you want to be stationed at Fort Sill just so you would be in Oklahoma again?? I ask this one because I just read JG's post about how Fort Sill is on their "I don't want to go there" list but it is our next stop and my HOME!

What has been your favorite part about living in Hawaii??

Hmmm... I can't think of anything else right now but if I do I will come back!

tootie said...

What a cute purse!!