this is what’s in my bag?

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I used to love going through my mom and grandmother’s purses.  To me it was like a treasure chest.  Izzy is the same way.  If my purse is within arms reach, all of it’s contents are pulled out in a matter of seconds.  Items hidden away in little zipper pouches to help with organization?  Forget it… those are the only zippers she’s drawn too, and the pouches are quickly turned on end.
I’m sure you’ve seen the posts where women take photos of their purses and their contents.  I guess I haven’t grown up because I throuoghly enjoy reading these.  Some blow me away with their organization and perfect editing of essentials.  And, then some look like mine….  A.  Complete.  Mess.
So, hold onto your panties, cause here we go!  And, I do have panties in mine πŸ˜€


Breakdown of The Junk:
  • trash – you would think I couldn’t find a trash can
  • finger puppet?
  • vaccination card
  • snack pack
  • wipes
  • training diaper
  • big girl panties
  • 2 different types of travel tissues
  • Neutrogena hand cream (actually not a big fan of this)
  • hotel lotion
  • Dove travel size deodorant (has saved me on many of occasions)
  • Burts Bees cuticle cream (LOVE this stuff)
  • travel toothpaste
  • toothbrush
  • floss
  • pocket sized lint removing sheets (completely forgot I had these)
  • Target sunglasses
  • phone (needs to be charged YET AGAIN)
  • gum
  • Burts Bees chapstick (Izzy often asks if she can have my “Boobies” when we’re out – very awkward)  
  • 2 tubes of L’Oreal Infallible lipgloss in Bloom (I usually don’t wear lipgloss or lipstick, but when I do, this goes with everything)
  • wallet BUSTING with receipts that have yet to be recorded
  • VS gift card with a whopping $4 left on it
  • 3 pens
  • little tracker thingy-magig from the jogging stroller that I keep forgetting to get a battery for
  • Excedrin
  • cough drops
  • inhaler
  • hand sanitizer
  • band-aids
  • coupons, coupons, and more coupons
  • and finally, a recipe for no-fail self tanner (which has failed as I can’t for the life of me locate Banana Boat’s Summer Color – if you know where, tell me!)
Which leaves us with some lovely little tidbits in the bottom of my bag.  Actually, I’m pleasantly suprised by this.  I usually find a lot more down there.
 I guess this helps to explain why I can never find my keys…


  1. Kassi @ Truly Lovely Avatar

    HAHA! How do you fit all that in there?!?! πŸ˜‰ My purse has a ton of random junk in it too. Without kids there's a little less in there than in yours… But it'll grow I'm sure!

  2. HammBone Avatar

    OMG I love those posts too! And I am always so envious of their tidiness. THanks for bringing the real!

  3. Chandeen @ Designed by Chance Avatar

    I love this. I have not seen these posts before but it is great! I just went through my own purse and found about five pens. That is where all my pens went.

  4. Kathryn Bond Avatar

    Hilarious! You've made good use of that bag! And on a weird note, I found those same lint remover sheets in one of my own bags last week. Where did they cone from??

  5. Brooke Avatar

    Hey Shelley! I've been a little MIA the past couple of weeks and I'm trying to catch up on my fave blogs. Natch, you were first πŸ™‚ LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look. Also hate getting in a bathing suit – even just in front of the fam. And I am so impressed that you have so few crumbs in the bottom of your purse…I swear those things breed in the bottom of my bag! And I too must have trouble finding a trash can because – geez – I end up with so much trash in my purse! Great posts!

  6. Suzanne Avatar

    Isn't it amazing what us moms carry in our purses? I'm not surprised at all… πŸ™‚

  7. Hyphen Interiors Avatar

    Shelley, you make me smile! I'm amazing what all you could fit in there!! That's awesome.

  8. Two Thirty Five Designs Avatar

    DUDE!!! This look IDENTICAL to my purses!!! I used to clean them out, but now I just take out my wallet, makeup, and glasses and switch purses… I have so much food and crap, I can NEVER find my phone or keys!!!
    You just commented on my blog,, I greatly appreciate it!!!! I am your newest follower and would LOVE the follow back!! Totally digging your blog!!!

  9. Patricia Torres Avatar

    Gosh.. you've got so much stuff in that little bag of yours.. Wow!!

    Saying that.. I bet mines the same.. πŸ™‚

  10. Mindy Avatar

    That's hilarious. Now I don't feel so bad about what I find in the bottom of mine. :o)

  11. Lacy in the Sky with Diapers Avatar

    ha ha ha!! Mine is way worse!! I think that you have inspired a new blog post for me!! But hey on the upside Great Purse!!

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