Now it is time to further astound and impress you with my lack of privacy by:

1) Putting myself out on the internet (see previous posts), and more immediately,

2)Showing you what is currently in my bag.

I remember trying to get into my mother’s purse for some change once, when I was about 13. I can’t really remember wanting anything previous to that time, so I don’t think I had run into this barricade before. So I just reached down and grabbed it while she was talking to one of her friends. She immediately slapped my hand and took her purse back. I have since learned it is not polite to look in your mother’s handbag (or anyone else’s, for that matter).

But admit it. You want to know. I know this because it’s quite a popular thing to search for, how to pack a suitcase, handy essentials, etc. My favorite blog also just did a post about this yesterday, and I was sort of bummed they got to this before I did. It’s like we were on the same wavelength.

We also read reviews of products all the time to see what’s worth our time to try out and our money to buy. This is like a mini-review, free of charge! Not just that-you’re getting an inside look at ME! Because, you always know a woman by what she carries in her purse, no? Let’s dig in.

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Clockwise from top right: Camelbak water bottle for hydration. I’ve been trying to drink more water, and the easiest way to do that is carry it with you. My favorite water bottle is a Kor Aura, but since mine doesn’t fit in here at the moment… I got this lil guy.

A mini bag which contains: some Mellow Moments Stash tea, Equal, safety pins, hair ties, mini pocket knife, mini nail file, headphones, tweezers, compact mirror, gum, fragrance samples,Tide-to-go-pen, Origins Peace of Mind ™ headache cream, EOS lotion, blotting paper and some concealer.

A book (Yes, I am actually reading this-it’s a favorite of mine. Man of la Mancha is also one of my favorite movies),

Blue Q Painkillers tin since I always carry Asprin, Tylenol, Dramamine, and Pepto tablets (normally there’s some other herbal tea in there as well).

Pentax Q for photos since I’ve been trying to take more memories captive. Sounds intriguing when said that way, huh? This blog will probably help me use it more.

Vinnie’s tampon case (WAHT?! They’re good to have around! I also keep tissues or Summer’s Eve Towelettes in case the fine establishment I’m visiting has a general lack of toilet paper in my stall). Moving on….

Fossil Sydney Satchel- the hardware for the strap broke, so now it’s just a hand carry bag 🙁

Fossil Sydney Multifunction Wallet-the zipper also runs, so if you have any cute bag or wallet recommendations, I might have to make an exchange soon. Bah.

Target sunnies,

Cinderella phone case (from my mommy) and I have an iPhone.

Jouer Lipgloss in wind, and Lip enhancer (my favorite lippies).

AND…. last but not least, a notebook and pen for all my inspired ideas.

I also just noticed it all matches, so I must like carrying things in the same general color. Nice.

Well, now time for you all to dig into yours. A little version of spring cleaning maybe? I’d love to hear about a few staples that you carry!

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