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JuJuBe Messenger Strap

Have you ever felt the despair when you first received your JuJuBe messenger strap and it cannot be adjusted? That instant feeling of panic? Well, I did experience just that. I had to mentally tell myself that this is fixable. UNTIL! I realized that the metallic adjuster of the messenger strap can be taken out! YES, YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT! It can be REMOVED! How amazing is that? Well for me, it is just a genius idea. I then had to carefully analyze how to do it without risking ruining my new messenger strap.

HOW TO DETACH AND RE-ATTACH THE STRAP ADJUSTER: 

1) I started by carefully folding the outer sides of the straps in order to reveal the hidden opened ends of the rectangular strap adjuster.

 

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Here is another angle wherein you can see that I sort of pushed the ends of the strap inwards and then reinserted it to the strap adjuster.

photo 3 (2)2) You would then do the same on the other end. Here is a pic of both sides being folded in order to be able to remove the strap adjuster from being attached to the strap.

 

photo 4 (2)3) Then just slide the strap adjuster until fully out of the strap. Here is what the strap adjuster looks like. I have not encountered strap adjusters not being connected on all ends. This design is absolutely genius and I love that it can be done. No more having to worry about exchanging a messenger strap and waiting for days for the a new strap to arrive. As you can see in the picture below, my strap adjuster was located on the other end of the strap hence it can only go to a certain length due to the strap pads blocking its way.

 

photo 1 (3).JPG4) Since my hook ring was on the other side of the strap. I had to feed the rest of the strap through the strap pad. Once you looped the strap out of the strap pad, you can then remove the hook ring as shown below.

 

photo 2 (3).JPG5) You would then insert the strap adjuster first then the hook ring as shown below.

photo 3 (3).JPG6) Next, you would fold the strap backwards and then connect both open ends of the strap adjuster in the open part of the strap just like how you took it out (refer to #1 and 2) as shown below.

 

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End result would look like this! Hopefully, I was able to help you during your times of frustration and confusion if ever you encounter this kind of dilemma.

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Be Quick, diaper bag, Jujube

My First Ju-Ju-Be -First Lady Be Quick

I did not know that there is a difference between diaper bags or that it could even be used as a fashion statement. I just thought diaper bags are boring and only used when caring for a baby. I was for sure in for a rude awakening when I stumbled upon Ju-Ju-Be diaper bags. Ju-Ju-Be offers a variety of diaper bag types and whimsical prints including legacy, classic, tokidoki, and so much more! Plus it is MACHINE WASHABLE. Every one that knows me know that I am a huge germaphobe and it used to bother me a lot that I could not wash my bags especially when there is an accidental spill!!! You could imagine my reaction and internal despair! Now, I no longer have to worry about that anymore or even when it is raining. I no longer have to try and protect my bags instead of myself from the downpour! Yes, I am that lady that worries about her bag more than her own self when it is raining! I do ALWAYS make sure to bring an umbrella though but the umbrella can only cover so much so I do try to cover my bags with my clothes.  First lady Be Quick is my very first Ju-Ju-Be item. You see, it is quite hard to acquire Ju-Ju-Be since there is no retailer that sells it locally where I live in Canada. I would have to buy it online from online retailers or Ju-Ju-Be itself. That is tricky since I love and need to be able to physically touch items that I plan on buying. I always wonder, “what if I do not love it?”, but since acquiring this be quick, I no longer have to hesitate in buying more Ju-Ju-Be! Be quicks are so versatile and can be used in so many ways including as an organizer inside your diaper bags. It can fit 10 size 5 disposable diapers or more depending on whether you like to risk adding more.

I currently use it as a clutch/ sling bag. It is very spacious and satisfies my over-packer self as you can clearly tell from the photo above. I would have loved if Ju-Ju-Be included the strap or they sell a separate strap that matches their current prints so those people, like myself, who love to match prints.

I did not expect be quicks to have a small zipper pocket inside. This zipper pocket is so handy and I even use it to store my cards and some coins. You can use it for anything that you desire. I also love that the clutch handle can be attached to either side of the be quick which can turn it into a wristlet or a clutch or you can even attach your own strap to the d-rings to wear it like a sling bag. I love how Ju-Ju-Be had the forethought to make the be quick this way which makes it all the more AMAZING!

I had trouble trying to determine the size of the be quick when I decided I wanted one. I looked and researched tons of websites and even Ju-Ju-Be website itself for a measurement and failed to find one. For those of you who are wondering the same thing, I placed the be quick on top of the small Smart Bottoms wet bag for comparison. It is closely the same size. Have I convinced you to try the Ju-Ju-Be be quick yet? You would NOT regret it instead you would want to buy them all! I wish I could buy them all!

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A Ju-Ju-Be Love Story

In a kingdom up north, lived a lady who recently became a mom. As a new mom, she did not quite realize that she needed a diaper bag for her new baby. Every time she had to venture to the outside world of unknowns, she had to bring this bag along with her. In this bag that was primarily not meant to be a diaper bag lay the treasures of a new mom. These treasures are products that this new mom could not leave her house without bringing them with her. Her treasures included a magical umbrella, changing carpet, plastic wrap underwear, crescent fan, magic potion, healing ointment, modesty fabric, papermade cleansing tool, and natural nourishments. The magical umbrella is used to dispel the harmful rays from the blinding yellow circular object up in the sky.  The changing carpet, on the other hand, is utilized to lay the lady’s precious baby when cleaning up explosive bowel movements. Additionally, the plastic wrap underwear hides the family’s precious jewels while the papermade cleansing tool is used to cleanse the precious behind. Moreover, in order to maintain the code of modesty kept far and wide, a modesty fabric is clothed into the precious body of the lady’s baby. Furthermore, to prevent contaminating the lady’s hands from the microorganisms that are invisible to the naked eye, a magical potion is used as a sanitizer. Just in the event of unforeseen accidents, a healing ointment is kept with the lady’s bag. Lastly, to prevent the transformation of the lady’s baby from an angel to a hulk, a natural nourishment is provided at certain intervals while they are out gallivanting.

Due to these very precious items that the lady keeps within her bag, she had to suffer carrying a very heavy bag either through her bare hands or in her shoulders. She was able to change the configuration of her bag by adding a leather strap that she can wear across her body to relieve her poor hands of the heavy burden. Instead of  helping the lady to be hands free, the poor lady is left with an aching shoulders by the end of their excursion. Alas, her sorrows are not yet complete since her bag could not be disinfected. She had to live with the fact that she is bringing invisible microorganisms picked up by her deconstructed bag inside her palatial abode. After months of these sorrowful circumstances, the lady stumbled upon a commentary showcased within a very popular virtual living space, where other moms within the kingdom spends their time either during or after providing nourishment to their babies. At first, the lady was filled with utter confusion and internally wondered how a diaper bag could elicit such strong reaction from lots of kingdom dwellers. Driven by strong curiosity and utter boredom, the lady researched the name Ju-Ju-Be. From that time on, the lady’s life has changed forever. She immediately fell in love with a variety of prints and types of bags that the Ju-Ju-Be company produces. She fell in love with the BFF due to its versatility to magically transform from cross-body messenger strap to a double strap contraption ensuring the wearer to be hands free. Furthermore, the lady also loves the Be Right Back due to its configuration of giving the wearer to be hands free yet the bag has gigantic storage perfect for the ladies enormous treasured items. The Ju-Ju-Be Be Quick enables the lady a small storage bag to keep or hide unmentionables from the inspecting and curious eyes of her beloved spouse. The types of Ju-Ju-Be bags that the lady is in love with boasts with marvelous prints including the Newport, Kaiju city, Blooming romance, Admiral, Duchess, Heiress, and so much more! As she sank deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole of Ju-Ju-Be fandom, the lady transformed into a pink lady and could not control her desires to spread the Ju-Ju-Be love to every living creature she encounters. She even managed to drag down the rabbit hole her best friend, who is currently making googly eyes on the Kaiju City prints. The lady’s poor spouse has to suffer from the constant discussions of all things Ju-Ju-Be. Amidst the lady’s intense passion for Ju-Ju-Be bags, her treasury is lacking of golds and jewels. The poor lady has to contain herself and feed her obsession by hoping that someday she will finally be united with her love, the Ju-Ju-Be… 

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