What's in my Sakroots Blogging Bag? | Seersucker Sass

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What's in my Sakroots Blogging Bag?

If you've been reading along with me for a while, you know that I'm not capable of sitting still.  I am always moving, and it seems like I'm always working on at least three projects at once.  I absolutely love blogging and strive to be consistent with my posting, so I write whenever I have time.  Sometimes that means whipping out my laptop during my lunch break or writing in a coffee shop because I need to kill thirty minutes before I meet my friends for drinks.  Having a "Blogging Bag" has been my saving grace!

The Artist Circle backpack from Sakroots is the perfect blogging bag.  Unlike bags I've used in the past, this snaps shut like a backpack, and also has a cinching feature.  There are neat little pockets hidden throughout, and it even comes with a matching pencil bag!  The pattern that I'm carrying is called "Radiant One World" from the Sakroots in Session Collection, but there are plenty of other vibrant patterns... and even some floral!

What's in my Sakroots Blogging Bag?!

Macbook + Charger ||  I don't necessarily love toting my laptop around, but since it has everything I need for blogging on it, it just makes sense!  I love that my blogging bag cinches, so I don't have to worry about the most expensive item I own just toppling to its death out of the bag.

Magazines + Book  ||  Whenever I'm lacking inspiration, I like to flip through a magazine.  By the time I'm done, I have a whole list of potential blog post topics!  I have ridiculously cheap subscriptions to Vogue and Us Weekly through DiscountMags.com.  I'm also slowly reading through Leave Your Mark.  Aliza speaks the truth, and sometimes I get a little teary when I read the book because I relate so much!

Blogging Notebook  ||  I keep this notebook with me at all times.  It's a running list of post ideas, and I often use it to "bullet point" out a post when I'm feeling inspired, instead of trying to remember all of my ideas hours later when I get home.

Flatlay Background  ||  Confession:  The flamingo background you see in lots of my photos is actually a cutting board from Cracker Barrel!  Haha.  My apartment isn't exactly picturesque, and my office is very corporate and carpeted, so having something to consistently use as a background is one of my favorite tricks!

Review products  ||  I carry a lot of review products with me in case I write about them while I'm not home.  I have quite a few reviews coming in the next month, including the pictured skin care product!

Sakroots pencil case  ||  Things that match make me happy.  I love that Sakroots provides a matching pencil case with their backpacks!  My pencil case is filled with cute mechanical pencils, highlighters, and erasable pens.  I try really hard to be good and keep them in the case, because there's nothing worse than needing a writing utensil immediately and having to fish it out from the bottom of your bag!
Sticky Notes  ||  I'm not sure if I could function without sticky notes.  I write notes to myself, flag pages in magazines, and stick little notes in my agenda and notebook!

Sakroots Artist Circle Daily Agenda  ||  I love how colorful this agenda is!  I use it strictly for information related to blogging.  I chart out content at the monthly view and make different notes on the daily view like how many views I received on a post in 24 hours, if I received an abnormal amount of repins, something my readers seemed to really enjoy, etc.  I'm Type A, so I need  my agenda.  

If you're interested in a backpack or blogging bag of your own, you can receive a 15% off discount from Sakroots just by signing up for their emails!  Just visit their website by clicking this link, and register in the bottom right hand corner!

Sakroots also provides the opportunity to represent their brand as a college ambassador!  If you're interested, you can receive more information here.  I was an ambassador for a brand in college, and I absolutely loved it, so I highly recommend applying!  It's a wonderful experience, and I really think it helped me with blogging.

Now I want to hear from you!  Do you have a blogging bag?  What are your blogging essentials?

A big thank you to Sakroots for sponsoring today's post and helping me be a much more organized blogger!




  1. I don't have a blogging bag. I usually carry a notebook with me when I go places or put notes in my phone if I come up with ideas while I am out. I use one of my old sorority bags if I need to take blogging things with me and my old camera bag for my camera when I am out taking pictures.


  2. I LOVE THE IDEA OF A BLOGGING BAG!!! (all caps because I'm that excited!) I need to get one of these STAT!

  3. I agree - an agenda is a must have! I dont have a blogging bag but would love to!


  4. A blogging bag is such a good idea and I love the idea of having an agenda solely dedicated to blogging!


  5. That bag is super cute & how convenient to have all of your blogging stuff in one place :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  6. I ABSOLUTELY love your idea for the flat lay background. I would take so many more photos if I didn't hate the available backgrounds. I don't carry a bag around, I usually just blog on my couch so I have all of my things here! Thanks for sharing!!

    xo. A Peachy Sonder

  7. That would make a great bag for carry-on when traveling by plane!

  8. I love the idea of a blogging bag. That's so cute and I've never heard of that before but it makes so much sense to have one! I love how colorful yours is too, it's so happy!!!

  9. I should start a blogging notebook! What a great idea!

  10. Have I mentioned how much I love that pattern? Its so cute!


  11. I think this bag is so fun. It's so bright and cheerful!

  12. I love my blogging notebook as well -- but the flatlay idea is just GENIUS. I never have a nice crisp white background so I always use my Lilly items for a fun background print!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  13. I totally needed this bag for my trip to Boston this weekend! I love the print and it can fit so much stuff!!
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  14. Love the blogging bag idea! I don't have one currently, but I bring my MayDesigns blog notebook and blog agenda with me to work everyday in my purse. I would love to start writing posts around campus so a blogging bag might be needed in the future!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  15. I love the print on this bag!! So great for summer and I think it would even make the perfect beach/pool bag. I love the idea of having a separate planner for post ideas and blogging schedules -- I feel like that would keep me way more organized!

    Annie // Annie N Belle

  16. I love the print of that blogging bag!! It's so cute and great for carry-on when traveling

  17. OMG, love the idea of a blogging bag! l'm such a big fan of Sakroots backpacks, I bring one to music festivals with me. I really need to read "Leave Your Mark," I might buy that today!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  18. Gorgeous!! Love the prints of these bags! Love the idea of a blogging bag with this!
    The Fashionista's Diary

  19. A Blogging Notebook is everything! It's such a weird little thing to have but it's so effective! Love it! <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

  20. Omg, I love that planner and bag and pencil case...I love all sakroots things! Definitely going to check them out xD Thanks for sharing :)

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  21. This is such a great idea! I normally work from home, but this blogging bag is perfect for when I go out of town or work from the coffee shop!

  22. I really hope this comment finally goes through!

    This is just a cute idea! I love that you have everything right there! This is going to be perfect once I graduate!
    PS I also love the patterns you picked out!

  23. Love that you have a blogging bag :) Maybe that's what I'll do with my Sakroots bag as well! I've never had a backpack so fashionable!


  24. Ok, so I am so obsessed with this backpack! Magazines and books are definitely a must :)

    x Sarah