When I first saw the name "Pouchee", I immediately thought of the "fanny pack of pudding" that Shauna Niequist writes about in Cold Tangerines - you know, the one you wear around your waist post-baby.
However, this Pouchee is about the BEST thing ever! No squishy midriff involved.
My purse used to be a big ol' mess. I could never find my wallet. Or sunglasses. Or cell phone. And, my ringtone of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" would blare in its entirety before I ever found it. (Should I tell you the story of the time it started ringing during an OB checkup - at the worst of times? And my male, 40-something doctor just HAD to comment.) Hmm...I'll think about it.
Anyway, the things I needed were always buried in the deep abyss of diapers and wipes and old receipts and baby food and leftover McDonald's Chocolate Chip Cookie bags.
Then, I found the Pouchee.
It is a small (7.5" x 5") purse organizer/wallet/cell phone holder thingy that is almost as great as the knock-off Coach purse my friend, Lynn, brought me from Korea. Almost.
It holds all of the "important" stuff in your purse. There are pockets for credit cards, a cell phone (even a pocket big enough for a Blackberry - for my fellow Crackberry friends), sunglasses, keys, lipstick, etc. Inside are dividers that you can use to separate coupons, a checkbook, change purse, old receipts - anything you want to keep easily accessible.
If you decide to change purses periodically, grab your Pouchee and slip it into your new purse. Done.
One of the things I LOVE most about it is that I can leave my purse - which often doubles as a diaper bag - in the nursery at church or with a friend or babysitter and pull out my Pouchee to take with me. All of my important items are with me, and all of the baby stuff is with them. With the cute little rings at the top, it looks like a small purse.
The colors and styles are adorable. And, I couldn't resist the little stand of personalized keychains hanging next to them.
You can see all of the styles and colors available at pouchee.com.
I think it would make a FABULOUS and unique Christmas gift!