I have a new follower, Red from Ktown, and she had this cute little meme on her site a few days ago.
She had picked it up from another blogger and the rules state:
In reference to [the] rules...it's not fair if you take a purse that is fun, your fave, or something with more character than you happen to be using this minute. The rule is....it has to be one that you carried with you today.
I'm not much of a purse changer. I carry this one everyday and have for about 2 and a half years. Stop judging! It's big, it holds all my crap and it's cute. I get loads of remarks on how "cute" it is.
It's a bag made from fabric. It was made by a local business, which has since closed their doors. The company was called Bella Bags, and they made one of a kind, custom purses - you could choose your fabric, style, trim, etc. This one was a limited edition "Mother's Day" purse. There were only 50 made and I made sure I snatched one up. I love it. The colors are funky and fun. It's roomy as all get-out (3 inside pockets, 3 outside pockets). It's easy to carry, too!
As you know the HO™ and mom of two needs to tote a bunch of shit around daily. This purse makes it easy - I can shove everything I need in here and let that be it, instead of carrying multiple totes.
What's in that bitch, you ask? Good question. Here ya go:
Want a closer look? Let's examine further:
Okay, it's the necessities, right?
We have some Wet Ones wipes, travel tissues, the Pooh thing is the travel nap, some gum. Below the tissues is my blue coupon organizer and next to that, my rosary. Above that is a full pack of teeny Post-It notes. Then, we have a dirty bib (going in the laundry right away). The white box above the bib is a tiny first aid kit. Above that is a paint color sample from Sherwin-Williams (the color of our front door). Moving right, there's a Bare Minerals powder pouch, and a Key to my Heart cleaning cloth (my dangles are in the shop for repairs). Below that are my keys and my Kroger card and mini Swiss Army Knife. A bottle of cuticle oil. There's a box of crayons, my change purse with my Marshall University ID holder peeking out. The grey round thing is a roll of undeveloped film from my parents' house (I can't bring myself to drop it off*). The little blue box has tampons (TMI, but I'm being honest here). I have mine and Sissy's sunglasses, my cell phone, some hand lotion, check book (rarely used) and in and around the green Clinique bag is make-up - also IN the bag, but not shown, is a cork screw (for wine emergencies), a tape measure and Immodium AD.
Yes, I AM a traveling Boy Scout. Got a prob with that? Who will be your best bud when you buy wine and don't have a corkscrew? Who will help your sorry ass out when you have the squirts the next day and YOU have carelessly left home without Anti-Diarrhea medicine?
That would be me, babies. ME!
What if you end up in a one night stand and want to measure Mr. Studly's johnson? I'm here to help! I have a tape measure.
Sheesh. What would you all do without me?
* My dad died in 2004 and my mom died 14 months later in 2005. I really don't know if I want to see what those last pictures were. I'm sure it is family stuff.
PPS. The only item NOT pictured above that is in my purse daily is my Canon A590 Powershot camera. I know, I could have taken the pics with my Canon dSLR, but chose the easy route, so the A590 is not pictured. Google it if you're curious.
PPPS. Al, Happy Birthday, dude. I took this shot just for you!