10 on the 10th: What's in our purse...

Monday, April 10, 2017

You guys, I can't wait to see what you all keep inside your purses....or should I say doctor's office, restaurant, dollar store, restroom, recycling bin, and dumping ground!  #canIgetanAMEN





Okay let's see what was in my purse one random day last week, I have to say I was a bit disappointed there wasn't more snacks or randomness but you will get the idea!



Okay so first things first.  I LOVE purses.  If you were to say, what is one thing you covet of others?  I would say purses, hands down.  There's actually a funny story with this.  One time we were playing a couples newlywed game at my brother-in-law's wedding shower.  They asked Scott what my most prized possession was - he said kids.  I said purse.  They never let me live it down.  Clearly I wasn't thinking my kids were possessions. #clearly


Now with that being said, my mom KNOWS I love purses so occasionally she gets us one for Christmas or our birthday.   She got me this one for my 30th birthday!  I have worn it for the last 3 years, minus the diaper bag phase.   Here is one similar. This one too.  I like this one too.  Again mine was a gift so there's that.  If you are interested in investing, I will say the quality has been great and besides the crumbs, it still looks brand new nearly 4 years later.

My mom often tells me about how I use to spend my allowance on purses at Target as a kid.  It's true, I remember.  I am remising right now about a little pink purse I got in the adult section.  The strap was so long I knotted it ;).   I digress...let's move on!



First things first,  I had to show you the plethora of unidentified leftover snack particles aka crumbs in the bottom of my purse.  Right after this I turned my purse over and shook it like crazy into my sink.  Seriously so many crumbs!  I didn't count this as one of my ten things but I should have!


So now on to my 10 things...









On this particular day I had 2 pairs on sunglasses in my purse.  I don't spend much money on sunglasses.  The aviators are from TJ Maxx and the others are from Wal-Mart for $2.50.  I am horrible with sunglasses, they get scratched and lost.  I never put them in a case.  I would love Raybans but I am just not responsible enough!  Don't even look how dirty they are from the rogue crumbs!

Then I had my car keys with all my loyalty cards #priorities and my wallet.  It was also a gift from dear friend.  It's this one in case you like it.   I need to stop taking receipts but the one time I don't I need to return something.  Too many receipts in my life!  Who has ideas about this????



My favorite new wallet item is my business cards.  The reason I got them is because when I was at my Uncle's funeral I met That Skinny Chick Can Bake and I seriously asked her 5 million questions because you know #legitblogger.  She handed me her card and asked for mine and I didn't have one.  I promptly went home and ordered some on Vista Print.  





Okay then comes the random section of rogue items floating around the purse that should be in my little Vera Bradley pouch but aren't.  Pens (2 taken from church, I am sorry my church family!).  Hand sanitizer because you know I am germaphobe, some random trash, my head phones that Lucy took the comfy part off of, and a you rock sticker #selfesteembooster, and a band-aid #safetyfirst.  The Vera Bradley pouch listed at #10 is supposed to house these things and then my gift cards, check book and you know womanly things ;).  




Last but not least, my purse needs to be big because I carry this around.  My diaper pouch (its a Thirty-One bags zipper, water-proof pouch).  Let me share a little tip about this pouch.  It's my 2nd because my first one served as a puke pouch when I was pregnant.  I can confidently assure you it is in fact water-proof and protected this said purse.  

It houses all the diapering basics and if need be take home stinky, wet, blown out clothes! That has never happened.  Just kidding, yes it has! ;)


So there you have it my purse and I took a picture to remember the 5 seconds it looked like this before I went out and my kids stuffed random stuff in there, a bag of goldfish exploded and life happened.  


I normally clean it out once a week and it's always a fun treasure finding expedition.  Normally we find rogue pacifiers, sometimes money, little trinkets and a few used kleenex.  I am sorry you missed out on those things ;).  


Do you like purses as much as I do?  What's in your purse?  Are you a big purse gal?  Or a little purse gal?  Or maybe a no purse gal?  Make sure to link-up and sound off in the comments.  If you are new around here, you can follow me on Instagram and Facebook for more fun and you can read about who I am here.


Until next time, keep on smiling and keep on, keeping on! 
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19 comments on "10 on the 10th: What's in our purse..."
  1. Fun! You can tell you're a Mom by the insides of your purse, lol. Thanks for the linkup!

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  2. Oh, this was such fun and I so enjoyed your post. This is my first time to link up but I can't seem to actually "link up." Not sure why but nonetheless, I did do the post. Have a great week!

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    1. I am so sorry Lea, I found my mistake in the HTML :(. I hope you have time to link-up still. Please accept my apology!!! xoxo ERIN

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  3. That was fun! The link wasn't working so I hope you'll stop by - http://nothyacinthbouquet.blogspot.com/2017/04/10-on-10th.html

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    1. I sure will stop by Pamela and I got it working - I apologize for my HTML screw-up!!!!
      xoxo ERIN

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  4. I love this post and topic. I also love your purse, wallet, and business cards. Have you handed out many? What a great idea. I think I might wait until I get my own domain (hopefully soon but it is overwhelming to me) and then get some printed. Have a great day Erin!

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    1. Yes!! I'm so overwhelmed by the whole owning your own domain thing too. :)

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  5. Thanks for hosting this super fun link up, and it gave me the perfect reason to clean out the black hole, aka my purse! By the way, I'm obsessed with your purse!

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  6. I'm glad I am not the only one who has pouches in her purse! I LOVE the bag from 31! I have a few I use too when I downgrade from a diaper bag to just my bag. I cant wait for that day again! I was there and then BAB SURPRISE your pregnant! LOL!

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  7. Hahaha my purse always has so many crumbs and I don't clean it out nearly as often as I should LOL! Love your purse! I may do this post tomorrow and link up if that's OK!

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  8. Hey girl! I love these posts and am so glad it's a linkup!

    Just an fyi- your links to your purse and wallet go back to your 10 random things post. Hoping to find that purse because I LOVE it!

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  9. I love your bag!!! So cute! I have a diaper/wipes case like that but it's usually just in the car. We still carry a diaper bag, but soon I think we'll be done with it!

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  10. I love purses! Also, I love pouches! And I love many zippered compartments within purses. I appreciate all the places I can organize - AND YET I am always digging for keys/phone/pen ... my biggest issue is carrying around gift cards or other coupons. I just cannot land on the best method that keeps them organized AND in place that I remember to LOOK WHEN I NEED THEM. (AGH!) Sometimes I stick Ziploc bags in my purse - odd, but they seem to come in handy. I always have gum, hair pins and hair bands and Bath & Body Works lip gloss in various flavors - I have an obsession. Sometimes I keep a book or my pocket Bible in my purse, or my weekly planner - yes, I still use one that I can write everything down with colored pens. :) :)

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  11. I completely understand your love of purses/bags. Big or little, I love them all. And receipts... they are a killer. I swear I find them everywhere.

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  12. Currently I can't decide what purse to carry...problems! So I have a little cross body to use when I run errands and I decided I'm loving my hand me down Vera Bradley Backpack for Miles. Random! So between those two I could definitely feed a small village and have enough trash to fill an entire trash bin! ;) I should take a picture, all the things your purse were missing like used sucker sticks, nasty food, binkies and receipts are all in my bag! Along with LipSense, which I am obsessed with currently!

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  13. How fun, I love purses! I might have just bought two clutches from Nordstrom last week, oops. I'm going to do this next month! Yay such a good idea!

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  14. Going to share this on my Blog on Friday :)

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  15. I like purses because I need them to carry all my stuff! But I don't like to spend money so I usually end up with Target purses ;-) My biggest requirement is that the main sections have zippers so that if it gets upside down(say when I hit the brakes) that I don't lose everything, though this only works if you have the zippers closed! I usually have designated pockets for everything but somehow stick things back in the wrong pocket if I'm not paying attention and can't find it! Right now I have my wallet(which contains a plethora of items in its own right but that's for another post), ear buds, hand lotion bar, eco lips lip balm, essential oil roller, nail file, nail clippers, 2 tweezers(I don't know why), the 3 packs of glee gum for E that I recently bought, hand sanitizer, a hair pick that usually holds a few pony tail holders as well but is currently bare, 5 pens and a mechanical pencil and a couple larabars(one looks like it's spent too many days at the bottom of the purse). Then the not so pretty stuff consists of a few used tissues, a few unused tissues, an unused cotton swab, a parking receipt, a 2 pack of cotton balls, a grocery list that doubles as a library list on the other side ;-) a set of no show socks, and my Kohl's anniversary coupon and discount. Oh and in the "secret pocket" there are feminine items and an ASA allergy bracelet...

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  16. You made me smile the entire time I was reading...you.are.funny!!! Hope I never need a "puke pouch" but good to know...LOL AND thanks for the reminder...I totally need to do the business card thing. I'll be out and about and talking to someone (shocking😂) and want to tell them about my blog. This would be so easy!!! Have a great day Erin!!! XO

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