Monday, October 28, 2013

No pockets in your Halloween costume? ...

Scary, isn't it??'s that time again... time to go out and enjoy costume parties, haunted houses, pumpkin farms and all the festivities of the fall season.
Only problem is...
where the heck are you going to put your money, ID,  keys & phone when you're all decked out as that Ghoul, Goblin or Goddess...??
Costume makers really don't concern themselves with what YOU's all about the fashion...who cares about the function?
You do.
But that 's not their "job."
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Touchdown!'s your NFL purse ban game-changer...

Did you see the slew of comments from disgruntled females slamming the NFL for imposing the soon-to-be implemented ban on almost all purses and packs in the stadiums?  here's one example:

I can understand why there were countless remarks showing disgust about having to display one's tampons in an NFL-approved clear bag, BUT the good news is ...there are ways to deal with this problem and avoid the pain.

Us gals don't have to like the rules, but we do have to live with them. And now we can ...without sacrificing our pride...OR our privacy.
Smart gals talk to me...
stop on by...and help YOURSELF.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

for pete's sake, be safe on spring break!

(hmm....who's Pete anyway?  oh well...;) 

Ah spring...!  you turn around and the season's upon us. ...after a long winter of gray skies and snowy days we're ready to release our pent up frustrations and blast off on a long-awaited spring soujourn. Maybe you're road tripping or you're sending your student on their first solo trip (well...ok..."solo" with all their friends ;).. or maybe it's simply a rendezvous into the city with Sue...

Wherever you go, it bears repeating... preparation can save you from potential pitfalls. So why take unnecessary risks? There may not be any live T-rex left in the world, but there are plenty of 'predators' just ready and willing to help themselves to your things. If you let them. Of course all you savvy travellers know just the right things to do to minimize the possibilities of problems with your valuables. You:
  • never keep your wallet in a purse or bag, or even in a back pocket
  • avoid flash by keeping expensive jewelry and accessories at home 
  • only carry the minimum amount of cash and cards that you need
  • keep copies of important documents in a separate place in case of emergency
But no matter what you do... the unthinkable happens. Here's a nifty article on what should (and shouldn't) be in your wallet (or PortaPocket! ;). It may be useful info that can be a help:

Where are you going this spring? Let us know in the comments below!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year...New Leg. Serving Up Some Wacky Wishes for 2013...

I have a bone to pick.  Call it a femur, or even a fibula. No matter... just feeling a little passed over here and thought I must share. Just when I thought I'd finally be getting that leg up on's a trip to the compost pile once more. *gah!* ...
As those Shark Tank fans in the crowd probably noticed, there was a pseudo-PortaPocket-ish product featured on the Dec 4 holiday special, which replayed Dec 14, 2012. As a result, it wasn't too surprising that I got a whole bunch of calls after the shows with supporters saying wtf, and some even confused that Partie Poche (just who can spell that exactly...?) was actually somehow my patented PortaPocket.
For those who've kept up here, you may know I have tried out for Shark Tank 2x and had a producer quite interested. Yet, at the end of the day, I apparently got passed over for a one-dimensional "version" that has limited utility and no patent protection, but DID have a movie star glam gal who channels Gwyneth Paltrow. Ah, the trials and tribulations of being on the far side of 40 and raven haired instead. Can't turn back that clock and never felt like a blonde, so I'll just try the next best thing...
I'll wear a giant leg on my back.

So now I've got a video in the works...showcasing wacky reactions of people on the street when they see me and my appendage sauntering down the sidewalk. Will have to admit to occasional glee as when one experiences those rock star moments ... got pushed to the head of the several blocks-long line for a music mogul in town, since he I hear...has a foot fetish. ;) Not even sure who it was, but man, twas a little interesting to be sure!  Plus one gets to be the point of so much attention for photo requests...and then there was that guy who fell up the down escalator trying to take my picture at ORD.  SO many little time. Such fun with the necks spinning around a la the exorcist when people spy my form and do those inevitable double-takes.
NEVER a dull moment to be sure.
Just wait 'til I get another one sticking out of the roof of my car...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Putting more FUNction back into fashion... meet your purse's new best friend

Don't you ever want to get your hands on that chic new bag because it just perfectly completes your outfit?  I think we've all been there before...
and while it's true that I sometimes hear gals say that they may not need PortaPocket "because I'm a purse girl"...don't you seriously HATE having to micromanage that bag all night?
that's why purses and PortaPocket / *bling* should simply be friends ;)

Now we can have oooh so courante by carrying that fashionable bag for your incidentals, but be savvy smart by keeping your vital things CLOSER. That means kicking up your heels, hands-free, without wondering where your bag went or stewing over what is happening to it at any given moment. Hallelujah!

Now you can be worry-free and care-free...  and bring FUNction back into your fashion... 
And never have to babysit that bag again.  

check out more of our sparkly styles here...and coming soon! new *bling!* designs by celebrity event designer/brand ambassador Samantha Goldberg of the STYLE network, she's always sharing juicy tidbits for fashionista gals on those frugalistic budgets: ;
learn more about the fabulous "Sassi Sammi" Samantha at:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

so excited to be 5! ...and some words of thanks

Sometimes we get so busy, we forget to acknowledge those who have helped us get through the day to day  "To Do" list and who inspire us to reach for those stars...  Celebrating our 5th year in business is a milestone, but also gives us a chance to reflect. It's such a privilege to be here. To serve you. To make your day easier. And to be by your side.

With that, I'd like to have the honor of sending shout outs to these unique individuals, who although I've not had the privilege to meet personally (yet!)...they've made my day, pushed my boundaries, and made me think in new directions to help me make this thing called "entrepreneurship" even better. Kudos to:

and... speaking of humor...
All of you have been a part of our journey here, whether you know it or not.  I am grateful for the ways that you have shared, have taught, and have offered your help to those of us still trying to figure it all out (yet never giving up)... 

Thank you for being you. 


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Walking down the street with a leg in my hand

Sometimes inspiration comes in strange places. When I finished my audition in Chicago for Shark Tank on May 11, I left the hotel to walk 2 blocks to the garage. Which took me one hour. Why? Because I kept getting stopped by people on the street. It's not everyday you see someone walking around with an extra leg ... it really IS a conversation piece!

Driving home I had a realization. This was something I should tap into! After all... the leg is otherwise just sitting in my basement, waiting for the next Show. So that's it. I decided. I'm just going to carry the leg around. Just because. 

And if I'm just going to carry the leg around, I might as well take some pictures of it. Doing wacky things. Like going to the dentist. And taking a shower. Or whatever. So I created a new storyline on my facebook page that's all about the leg. And how it starts out as an ankle. And then grows up. But of course!:


New adventures posted daily. Make sure to check it out. It can be your LOL of the day!

So what do YOU think the leg should do next?
Leave a comment and let me know  ;)