Sub-Zero Park Day With Lily Jade

Oh you mean normal people go to the park when it’s sunny outside and the grass is lush and green and the birds are filled with jubilatious chirping and the squirrels daintily frolic in the clover? Crazies.

Lily Jade Diaper Bag Review / Bev Cooks

First of all, this post is definitely in partnership with Lily Jade diaper bags.

Second of all, I’m mildly slash definitely obsessed with my Lily Jade diaper bag, which I’m going to tell you all about to the point of a bona fide face-punching degree.

Third of all, my tattas are definitely still frozen over.

Lily Jade Diaper Bag Review / Bev Cooks

I know I gabbed a little bit about Lily Jade diapey bags (wait, can I call them that?) last fall when I hosted a giveaway on Instagram. But you know what, you need to know more. Especially since I’m basically nearly done with the diaper bag season of my life and watching the babies graduate preschool next week and getting their drivers licenses next month and sending them to college next year and checking into a nursing home the day after that WAAAAAH. In short, I’m a complete wreck.

Lily Jade Diaper Bag Review / Bev Cooks

So, this is what happened. It’s been snowy. We had cabin fever. We’d watched our weight in murder shows. We needed fresh air. (and something not so deathy) We thought it would be fun to take the grems to the park to feed the ducks. Because clearly ducks are always at the park drinking cool, fresh water in the pond, right? WRONG. There were no ducks! Well, there were two ducks. There were only two ducks! Do you want to know where the rest of the ducks were? IN THEIR LIVING ROOMS IN FRONT OF THE FIRE WITH WINE WATCHING MURDER SHOWS.

Ducks are smart. But we’re not here to talk about ducks.

By the way, are you seeing ^^^that this diaper bag converts to a backpack? It’s a backpack, you guys. A BACKPACK.

Lily Jade Diaper Bag Review / Bev Cooks

Usually I’m a leather gal all the way, but I gosta be straight wicha: I’m reaaaaaally diggin’ this Madeline bag. It’s navy (so classic). It’s canvas (even more classic). AND, it’s slightly lighter and smaller than most diaper bags (yet still roomy!), and not nearly as clunky as some I’ve had in the past (yet still sturdy!). Even more, it doesn’t scream “SIPPY CUP,” or “BUTT WIPES,” or “SOGGY POOP BUCKET.” It has integrity, this bag!

It has sophistication, this bag.

It has dignity, this bag!


Lily Jade Diaper Bag Review / Bev Cooks

Here I am explaining to Natalie to not be like her brother and try to step on the frozen pond while his mama goes number two in her mind.

Lily Jade Diaper Bag Review / Bev Cooks

Do you see how she’s (Madeline, not Natalie) just sitting next to me like one of the girls? She’s hip like that. I almost ordered her wine. But then I probably most definitely would have spilled it on her.

Oh, SPEAKING OF (I’m yelling a lot in this post): Lily Jade also has this incredible Collonil Waterstop Spray, for any accidental spills or water damage to the canvas, as well as fading due to UV rays. Booya.

Sounds like I should have ordered her wine after all!

(I make zero sense.)

Lily Jade Diaper Bag Review / Bev Cooks

Let’s talk about the inside real quick.

First of all, I LOVE that it’s a natural khaki color lining. That simplicity speaks to my soul innards.

Second of all, the lining not only has a bunch of little pockets and slots for the zillions of lip balms, hand creams, sanitizers, toys, sippies, pacis, wipes, etc., but it also completely unsnaps and slips out of the bag! Like, all the way out, leaving you a – wait for it – normal boss lady bag! ‘Cuz sometimes you ain’t in mama zone. Sometimes you just want to go to Target by yourself and aimlessly wander the aisles for thirty three hours.

Not that I do that.

. . . I do that.

Lily Jade Diaper Bag Review / Bev Cooks

See that little rolled up thingy all the way to the right? That’s a changing pad. I have literally used that thing on a dirty bathroom floor at a wedding reception. For real. And the babies weren’t even with us!

Just kidding.


Lily Jade Diaper Bag Review / Bev Cooks

I know this photo is very similar to the one from a little earlier, but I would never live with myself if I didn’t show you (my mom).

I’d also like to clarify that Natalie did not in fact lose her hand due to frostbite. I just purchase coats three sizes too big for them. It’s a mom thing. Thank you for your time.

Lily Jade Diaper Bag Review / Bev Cooks

So yeah, Lily Jade has some dang nice diapey bags. Wait, did we ever decide if it’s cool if I call them that?

If you’re in the market for a new bag, they have an insane collection. I highly recommend taking a peek. And if you’re not, can we just talk about why those two ducks decided to stay in KC for the winter? I feel like Holden in Catcher in the Rye. WHERE DID ALL THE DUCKS GO? I’m probably a tad nicer, though.

*This post was in partnership with Lily Jade diaper bags. Compensation and product was provided, but like allllllways, all opinions are my own, duders.*

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13 Responses to Sub-Zero Park Day With Lily Jade

  1. Jack January 26, 2016 at 7:41 am #
    Your kid so cute... :)
  2. Eloise January 26, 2016 at 10:35 am #
    I want one for my 60th birthday next month. My kids are all grown. And single. So I don't even have grandkids. But this looks like the coolest bag ever. Who needs diapers to have a diaper bag? Not me!
  3. Dee @ The Kitchen Snob January 26, 2016 at 10:52 am #
    I don't have kids but I think I should conceive just to have a relationship with this bag.
  4. Megan @ clothandecay January 26, 2016 at 11:29 am #
    You have me sold, and I don't even have kids yet! You've also sold me on your coat and boots, please share those deets!
    • Nan February 4, 2016 at 11:17 am #
      Seriously though -- your boots!!! I'm on a multiyear quest for the perfect winter footwear, please help...
      • Bev Weidner February 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm #
        The boots are Bolo, but like, with a little slash through the first o. I got them at TJ Maxx a few years back. I hope you can find some!
  5. Jo Ann January 26, 2016 at 12:37 pm #
    I want one, like Eloise, even though my baby days are faaaaar behind me I didn't get one for my 70th birthday, but hey, there's still time! And, what park is this, Bev?
    • Bev Weidner January 26, 2016 at 2:21 pm #
      It's Loose Park, Jo Ann! Did you used to go there often? It's our FAVORITE.
  6. Shereen @ Shereen Travels Cheap January 26, 2016 at 2:03 pm #
    Um, EVERYONE takes those random solo 33 hour trips to Target. It's your right...and it's free (if you have the willpower to just wander). This bag is gorgeous. I don't have kids, but I kinda think it would be awesome for travel. I love it.
  7. Eva Cooper January 27, 2016 at 9:49 am #
    Very cute photos! Kids playing in the snow are the sweetest thing in the world.
  8. Maknzee January 27, 2016 at 10:15 am #
    So....I have a cat. That's close enough to a baby, right? Like...close enough that I have an excuse to buy one of these bags?
  9. Megan (Braise The Roof) January 28, 2016 at 4:24 pm #
    I want one of these bags and I don't even have children (...yet). Would it scare my boyfriend if I just went ahead and ordered one now? PS, have you clicked on the "collection" video on their homepage? The women seem to be walking around thinking "hmm...I know I left my baby around here somewhere...perhaps in this ravine?" I'm laughing harder than I should be. It's brilliant.
  10. Pamela October 24, 2016 at 11:33 am #
    Any chance you can please share your camel coat source... I'm searching everywhere online to find one for an upcoming event and not having luck. Unable to go out & shop for one due to a broken foot. Take your vitamins I didn't realize at 41 we start to fall apart so easily. =) Thank you!!

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