One of my favorite things about my apartment are the hooks I have hanging up in my bedroom behind my bathroom door. I found them at Ikea and knew they'd be perfect to hang up my purses & bags! It doesn't matter if it's Coach, Vera, or Target, if it's a cute purse, I will buy it (or in the case of Coach, I'll admire it from afar at the store since I can't afford to buy every purse there).
I love Lill purses because it's your own design and no one will ever have the same bag as you. Trust me, they have tons of fabric to choose from! There are only 4 Lill stores in the country (Chicago, Boston, Philly, and Kansas City) but in many bigger cities, there may be a Lill rep who will come to your house for a purse party. They will bring out swatches of all the fabrics and sample bags to look at. I've been to several purse parties and even went to the store when I went to Boston last year for the marathon....and made 2 bags, oops. I've already started looking at several bags and designs I like because you can bet that I'll be making another one in Boston this year--that is, if Todd doesn't mind!
On a running note, I snuck in an easy 4 mi (8:20 pace) on the treadmill this morning as it was dark & freezing cold outside. Not a fan of windchills in or below the single digits. I usually rest the day before a long run but for some reason felt like getting up this morning & getting moving. Tomorrow is my "first" long run of my training. Now I know I've said I've been doing long runs every week already, but for some reason I don't really think of any of them as being long until I get to 16 mi. I think it's because it takes me more than 2 hours to do and if I was only training for a 1/2 marathon, I would be doing long runs up to 14-15 mi so to me, a 16 mi long run is the start of marathon training. I'm still debating if I'm going to do this 16 mi outside or on the treadmill tomorrow morning. It'll probably be a game time decision. And yes, I've done 16 mi on the treadmill before.