Maranda Lee Designs Review #FallingIntoFluff

 Every fluff loving mama knows one of the challenges we face is having a diaper bag that can accommodate our fluff while on the go.  Not only does fluff take up more space but you have the wet bag and then with each diaper change the dirty diapers aren’t as neatly tucked in the bag meaning space is of the essence.  And any mom (fluff loving or not) wants a diaper bag that suits their STYLE, well I am very pleased to introduce you all to Maranda Lee AKA Hot Mama Handbags!  With a name like Hot Mama Handbags you can only imagine the stylish creations Maranda Lee has come up with.

Maranda Lee isn’t just the designer of these trendsetting bags she actually makes each one herself and she doesn’t just make diaper bags, she also makes purses, handbags, totes, messenger bags, coin purses, key chains and nursing covers and that is just a few of her items!  You simply must see all the fabulous things listed on Maranda Lee’s Etsy shop!  Once you see all the awesome bags you will seriously want one of everything!

If you are looking for a complete custom experience or just a beautiful bag, this is the lady you want to talk to.  With several bags on display in the shop to see the gorgeous prints and vibrant colors life sized you can get a great idea of what you will be receiving when you work with Maranda.  I really struggled with choosing a fabric and that was because I LOVED so many of her options.  She literally has enough prints that you could order one for each outfit I bet. And for all you organic loving mamas out there (yours truly included!) she does offer organic cotton prints too.  
I chose the Emma diaper bag for review(it was a really hard choice!), from all the photos and going by measurements Maranda gave me I thought this would be a great ‘everyday use’ diaper bag for us and I was right!  This bag is the perfect bag for having everything I need whether I am running to the grocery store or meeting up for a play date.  I chose the organic Monaco Circles print and Maranda suggested the coordinating Mineral Dot (also organic material) as the interior print and the underside of the carrying strap.  I requested the matching button on the outside after seeing on another bag in her shop, I love the extra detail she puts into every bag including the feminine pleats on the outside making this bag grab your attention even more.

The Emma bag is one of Maranda’s large bags and is full of great features.  The bag measures 17″ wide, 14″ tall and is 4″ deep and comes standard with a magnetic snap closure, messenger style strap that is fully adjustable with an O ring slide, and six (6) interior pockets.  Three of the pockets are adjustable with elastic so snack cases or sippy cups of any size will stay in place, one of the largest pockets is large enough to hold a wipes case and a wet bag.

The bag is made from stiff interfacing so it can ‘stand on it’s own’ which is great because you don’t have the slouchy floppy effect that causes you to have to hold the bag open with one hand while digging for something you child wants/needs with the other hand. If you are like me and have a little one that requires your hands a lot this bag is such a blessing with it’s formed shape.

So you want to know what all is in my bag right now don’t ya?  
  • package of disposable changing pads (you never know what you will come across)
  • our cushy changing pad
  • travel sized wipes (70 count actually so pretty big container!)
  •  toy/paci wipes
  • 1 small wet bag
  • 1 medium wet bag
  • 1 thick cotton one piece long sleeve outfit
  • 4 one sized cloth diapers (3 pockets/1 AI2)
  • 1 ‘travelling medicine cabinet’ containing just about everything (lotion/sunscreen/acetaminophen/hand sanitizer/boogie wipes/thermometer/rash creams) 
And yes there is still room in the bag!  I love this bag and it is really one of the nicest bags I have ever used, I won a very pricey diaper bag awhile ago on a blog and after about 2 weeks the bags zipper just stopped working and I never got even a response from the company warrantying their pricey bag~win or not you would think they would stand behind the construction of their product however they didn’t.  This beautiful bag has been put to the ‘Tate test’ which means he has gotten into it and dragged it around, he tried carrying it but as you can see it is almost as big as he is.

I said to him “Tates I am gonna take your bag” and he shook his head back and forth No!

After dragging it around for awhile I said it was time to put it away and tell your bag bye bye, do you love it?  He gave the bag some “Lovins”

Buy It:
You can not only purchase but take part in designing your very own custom diaper bag with optional matching accessories and take advantage of all the cool upgrade options (zippered closure, zippered inside pocket,  zippered cell phone pocket just to name a few) OR take advantage of some super awesome sale prices of in stock ready to ship gorgeous bags right now at Maranda Lee’s Etsy Shop.


  1. SO many to choose from! I love a lot but I will just say, for now, the Sparrows Lilac :)
    Jessi Greenmamajama

  2. Honestly, I love all the fabrics!! But my two favorites are Surf Midnight and Damask Plum. Thanks for the chance!!

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  4. Kelsie Harris says:

    I would choose the Surf Midnight fabric if I win, but it's hard to choose. There are so many gorgeous fabric options.

  5. So many beautiful fabrics. But I would probably go with something like Morning Glory or Ivory Flowers.

  6. Eco Baby Mama Drama says:

    jdm2551 I messaged you on facebook!

  7. julia campbell says:

    i like the large Emma bag and the XL Madi. Colorwise i like the surf midnight but also like the best friends damask. hard to choose, they're gorgeous bags :-)

  8. Alex Liz R. says:

    I like the sparrows cavern pattern. I really like mostly all of them, hard to choose!

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  9. Tiffany and the Munchkins says:

    Ornate floral garnet

  10. Hmm I might choose Ornate Floral Garnet

  11. I love these fabrics! I think I would choose Ironworks
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  12. I would choose Wallflower Cherry.
    etwilkins at gmail dot com

  13. I THINK I would choose Rhapsody Night. There's so many to choose from, it's hard to pick!

  14. I would choose vanilla flowers

  15. So many great prints to choose from! If I were making a decision today, I would choose Rhapsody Night

  16. There are so many pretty choices! I think I'd choose Her Cruiser from the Avalon by Birch Fabrics collection.

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  17. cupcake mama says:

    I love Soar! Beautiful…
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  18. Just Elisabeth says:

    I really like the Morning Glory Linen

  19. dill damask

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  20. Dill Damask

  21. simplymerry says:

    midnight kisses (not on the fabrics page but listed in the etsy store) or vanilla flowers
    mary michaud

  22. I think I'd choose Turtle Bay Indigo but not sure.
    Blue racer
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  23. Fiddlin' Dandi says:

    I really like the plum damask

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  24. jill24295 says:

    I really, really love the Sparrows Cavern Kate pattern!
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  25. jill24295 says:

    I really, really love the Sparrows Cavern Kate pattern
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  26. I like the Orchid Bouquet fabric!

  27. I like the surf midnight, but I love all the fabrics. So cute

  28. Mrs.Smitty says:

    I love the Optic Blossom!

  29. Sarah Hull says:

    I like the AVALON by Birch Fabrics ORGANIC Cotton and the Optic Blossom!

  30. I like the Take Flight Grape!

  31. Like midnight surf

  32. Denise Taylor says:

    I love the optic blossom!

  33. Orchid Bouquet

  34. Robin Karasinski says:

    I really love WILDFIELD IN COBALT and WILDFIELD IN CHERRY … so hard to decide

  35. I like the bohemian soul

  36. Can't decide but I really like Raspberry birds

  37. MJD's Mommy says:

    There are a ton that I love but I was able to narrow it down to the Circles, Rasberry Birds, and Sparrows Bark!

  38. Cynthia Brooks says:

    I love the morning glory nori with messenger straps.

  39. kellymahoney777 says:

    It's so hard to choose, but I like Wildfield & Cherry the best. My sister has three boys (ages 6,4,and 1) and is finally expecting a girl in May. She will love this one! Thank you Thank you.

  40. i like the happy summer print
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  41. Avy's Mom says:

    My favorite is the Ornate Floral Garnet :)

  42. Hmm, hard to choose! I think I'd go with the Tile Flourish Green. ngiraldi at gmail dot com

  43. rebecca williams says:

    I like the fabric Bark Damask
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  44. Shaky Mommy says:

    I like Ironworks and several others!

    brandielam3 at gmail dot com

  45. I have one of her large bags in the Sparrows Lilac and then I have a sac for my soft carriers in the same fabric (how lucky is that that I found one in the same fabric?!) so I think I will keep with the theme and go with the Sparrows Lilac or maybe the Sparrows Plum - they compliment each other! Would love a smaller bag that I can carry everywhere!
    tvpg at aol dot com

  46. spottedjagiwar says:

    I like the damask dill

  47. allisonm.hunt says:

    I love the huevos emma!!!!!

  48. allisonm.hunt says:

    I cloth diaper to save money!

  49. Texas Momma says:

    I love the Orchid Petals, Orchid Bouquet, and Orchid Damask! They would look lovely together =)

  50. BrandyAnderson says:

    i like most of them, but since I will soon have a baby of each gender it narrows the choices down a little I think I would choose the Bark Damask

  51. Mama on a Green Mission says:

    I am thinking the Take Flight Grape

  52. Diamond Leaves Royal, I think

  53. lillabrigi says:

    Plum Damask is great!

  54. mammi_of_2 says:

    i like the surf midnight but i also like Rasberry Birds
    Bonnie Rodriguez

  55. I like the best friend damask
    fiestyred-head @

  56. I like optic blossom.

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  57. damask dill
    maelynnesmommy at gmail dot com

  58. Kathleen V says:

    Surf midnight.

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  59. Surf Midnight

  60. Tracy Ames-Dennison says:

    i like soo many, I am not sure!!

  61. Tracy Ames-Dennison says:

    Oh! Mamma birds in Cobalt!!

  62. Mamma birds!
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  63. Michele P. says:

    I love the granite damask.

  64. Jan Messali says:

    I love this bag! I'd pick the Bespoken fabric.
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  65. Maria Ivey says:

    They are all gorgeous! Think I would love Damask Plum.

  66. I like martini mustard. But there are soo many great choices… might need more than one bag.
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  67. Linda Meyers-Gabbard (LLMG1960) says:

    I like the Ukeleles

  68. Linda Meyers-Gabbard (LLMG1960) says:

    I like the Ukeleles

  69. Linda Meyers-Gabbard (LLMG1960) says:

    I like the Ukeleles

  70. Linda Meyers-Gabbard (LLMG1960) says:

    I like the Ukeleles

  71. Jess&James says:

    I like the Rhapsody Night
    Jessica Cox

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  72. Jess&James says:

    I like the Rhapsody Night
    Jessica Cox

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  73. Jess&James says:

    I like the Rhapsody Night
    Jessica Cox

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  74. Jess&James says:

    I like the Rhapsody Night
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  75. Life With Captain Fussybuckets says:

    I would choose the Bark Damask!

  76. JenniferH says:

    i like the rhapsody night or orchid damask

  77. Danielle Davis/Grady says:

    I think i would choose circles :)
    Thank you
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  78. Damask Safron or Damask Granite

  79. Elizabeth B says:

    Hard to choose, but I think I'd pick Bark Damask fabric

    elannbe at gmail

  80. newmama2010 says:

    I love the Circles and Sparrows bark prints!


  81. mamma birds in cobalt, soar or sparrows in plum….TOUGH DECISION!

  82. this is a hard decision cause I like so many but I think I would go with fancy buttons.

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