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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Things in Your Bag - writing prompt

Things in Your Bag

I spoiled myself with a Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag when Lincoln was an infant. I spent many hours in his nursing chair, alone with my phone and easy access to shopping via PayPal. There was some kind of flash sale on PPB bags, and even though I once mocked them for their price, I bought one. It's a convertible bag that can hang from my shoulder or be worn as a back pack (Sashay Satchel). It ensures I never bend over and hit one of my kids in the head with my bag ever again. Currently, the is stocked with the usual essentials: wallet, hand sanitizer, diapers, wipes, changing pad, pen and notebook. I also lug around a bunch of Chatbooks in a zippered pouch, as well as another pouch with chapstick, bandaids, tampons, lipstick and lotion.

But let's back up and talk about Chatbooks for a second. Have you heard of them? It's a free app (or website service) that turns your online photos into books. For like, $8 a book (when I first signed up they were $6 and I think I'm grandfathered in at that price for a while). I don't have to do anything to publish my books and have them shipped free to me. I signed up once, and when my Instagram feed hits 60 photos, a book is automatically created and I get a notification that it's ready to review. If I want to change anything, like the photos or captions that are included, I take a minute to do so and then the book ships. It's awesome. The kids love looking through them, and Kev is always surprised by the pictures because he doesn't have Insta and doesn't see what I post. I also make a book for my parents for Christmas as a separate feature of Chatbooks and it's so much easier and cost-efficient than a big ol' photo book from a place like Shutterfly.

Right now using my link, you can get your first Chatbook free, and if five people use my link I get five freakin' years of Chatbooks free. So, sign up! Share my link and get other people to sign up, too!

Okay, now I'm out of time with this prompt but if I get free Chatbooks for five years it's worth it.

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