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Carry In Convenient Style

Carry In Convenient Style

Photo by Shy Hayman

Ugh… It’s back to school already

Yep. It’s that time of year again. And it’s gonna be a great one! You’ve got the right clothes. You’ve got the right books. You might even already have the right book bag. But if I remember anything from my school days, I hated carrying my books in the bulky backpack and squeezing myself (and them) into a tiny space with an even smaller seat. My locker or car wasn’t always close to my next class, so it was impossible to switch out books after every class.

Tote up


The trick I used was keeping a tote bag in my locker. Every morning, I would unload my bulky backpack and exchange it for the tote. I’d fill up the tote with the books and supplies I needed until I could make it back to my locker. My back and classmates appreciated it. It compacted my life in a stylish tote that still fit my identity.

Photo By Shy Hayman
HELLO SUNDAY-LARGE TOTE-JACQUARD AND STRIPES


HelloSunday has totes and wallets that can fit anybody’s personality. I recently got a boho chic tote from them. It’s fun and durable with enough space for me to carry books, a laptop or my work supplies. But it’s stylish enough for me to use as an everyday bag, consolidating a work bag and pocketbook into one.

Switch up


Whether it’s school or work, we love to feel stylish. We all have our own big personality and we want to share that through what we wear. But health comes in to play even in the world of fashion. Many people end up with lifelong issues from carrying a bag that is too bulky or heavy. For example, women tend to carry the same purse on the same arm or shoulder every day. They fill up the bag with more and more, which causes more weight. Then, the body compensates for the weight by shifting, which can result in knots in the neck or lower back pain. It’s best to switch up your bags every so often, so your body doesn’t become accustomed to being off balance on an everyday. Switching bags can make you carry a lighter load or even carry your load in a different way. Plus, it allows one to have more fashionable bags. I don’t see a downside.


I switch up handbags for wristlets depending on where I’m going. And for me, the higher the heels, the smaller the bag.  It’s all about convenience.


Our bodies want us to look good, but they also want to feel good. Be kind to your body now, and you’ll reap the rewards later in life.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.

Send Your Kids To School With A Message.

By Tia Cristy

Send Your Kids To School With A Message.

"Bread With Strawberry Jam" by Rawich FreeDigitalPhotos.net
“Bread With Strawberry Jam” by Rawich FreeDigitalPhotos.net

School is back in session. Mom’s and dad’s, alike, want their kids to know they’re thinking of them during the day, but don’t want to take a chance they may embarrass their children, in front of their peers.

So, what are some great ways to leave a personal message, without the hazard of them being ridiculed by others. Older kids that have established their self-esteem, may not be flustered by their friends bantering them, because you left a sweet note in their lunch bag. But, if your kid is just starting out with the social haven of school, why not try some alternative ways, that only you and your kids know.

Write a message with mustard on their sandwich. Put the message on the bread and press it against the other piece to seal the message. Then, pull the pieces apart and stack the ingredients atop of your message. At lunch, they can peek in between, to see what you said.

If your kids don’t like mustard, that’s okay. Make up messages for cookies. Like, Chocolate chip means, hugs. Going healthy instead, apple slices could mean kisses. Why not so both, so when they open up their lunch and see chocolate chip cookies and apple slices, they know your sending hugs and kisses.

Get creative and also include your child in making the messages. It’s a great time to spend together. And then, when they’re at school, they’ll know that you are thinking of them.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.