Saturday, July 24, 2010

How 'bout a little BLING?

So I've heard from a few people over the years about how they like the concept of PortaPocket but think it may not be fancy enough. I had a little bit of trouble understanding why the fashion of this really mattered seeing it's mostly under the clothes, but okay...I guess it's really true that perception IS reality so why fight it?
Get ready for the BLING!!

We're working on some do-it-yourself sparkly kits that will be an option for people to "fancy up" their PortaPocket as they wish. That way us plain but practical girls can keep ours naked like we like, and the fashionistas can add the razzle dazzle decor.

What colors and patterns would YOU like to see for PortaPocket Bling?
We'd love to hear your ideas!

Friday, July 2, 2010

All Aboard the Good Deeds Express!

With so many things being not right with the world right now, we have to rely on ourselves to spread a little sunshine on an otherwise bleak day.
Spreading a little love around even in unexpected ways can really lighten our load and make us feel good!
A few months ago, there was a newspaper story of a pizza delivery man who got beaten and robbed while on the job in Evanston. Lots of good hearted people donated money and gifts to him, and it was an outpouring of positivity. When I was in the neighborhood, I donated a dozen portapocket carrying cases to the pizza parlor with the hope that they may help their delivery folks hide their valuables and avoid the same fate. No bands were playing. No parades kicked off. I didn't get a written thank you. But it didn't matter.

It just felt right.
And I'd do it again.

Let's be the architects of uplifting spirits.
Let's sing the praises of the unknown soldiers.
Let's bring joy to each other in these small gestures.

What good deed did you do today?