Sunday, March 30, 2008

My Purse

This is funny because only us women can relate. What do you carry in your purse? OHMommy challenged me to share the contents of my purse with the bloggy world. I would love to take a look into everone's purse. My hubby just can't understand why we want to know? Because we're girls! This is what we do!

I think my purse reflects me. It's nothing really that special. Having 4 kids and being a SAHM doesn't allow me to spend too much on myself. I've recently downsized. My purse is just big enough to carry my essentials, but not too big so it doesn't become a catch-all. I weed out all the junk every time I sit down to write the bills. I used to carry a large purse, but then I decided all it did for me was allow me to carry too many papers and toys.


This is my purse:







After looking at this photo, I realized my wallet has seen better days, and I need a new one! I have $61.00 in it. I always carry cash because being a mom of 4, three of which are in school, I'm always handing money out for something - lunch money, allowance, money for the book fair, etc

I also carry my checkbook, Rimmel Stay Matte powder foundation, glasses (I only use them to drive at night or to watch a movie), coupon books for the local restaurants (my mother-in-law bought these for me), 50/50 tickets that my boys are selling for their baseball teams, lip gloss, and lip liner.

In my little side pocket, I have my cell phone, insurance and library card, chap stick, Bath and Body Works lip gloss, my son's money, and tweezers (I was looking for those!).


At the bottom of my purse, I found my car keys, a cherry Halls cough drop, and a quarter.

Now I want to see what's in your purse! Will you show and tell? I challenge Lizzy, Becky Leslie, Debbie, Leah, Kila, Kitty, Mary, Dawn, Summer, BurghBaby, Zoe, Shellie, and Amy. Is there anyone else who would like to do it? Please share!

23 comments:

Becky said...

LOL, it's always a kick to see what other moms cart around, isn't it?

I did a post last fall about this, because I was having these unexplained headaches...

http://frumpmama.blogspot.com/2007/10/my-mystery-headache.html

A Lost Writer said...

Wow...I'm going to do this. Because I need to. Will be visible on my blog by Friday for sure. Thanks for a great idea.

Karen said...

I love that Bath & Body Works mint lip gloss - YUMMY!

Jennifer said...

WOW I am impressed. Everything looks so neat and so - little. I mean little as in not much, LOL. I cleaned out my purse in January and posted about it. I think I need to clean it out again though, LOL.

http://followingmycatracho.blogspot.com/2008/01/just-call-me-mrs-macgyver.html
~Jennifer

Kaci said...

I love it!! I'd be scared to do that to mine! LOL!

Dawn said...

You've got it down to the essentials! Not a lot of extra junk in your purse. I've usually got quite a few weird and unnecessary items in my purse. Thanks for the challenge, it sounds like fun.;)

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Not bad! You do a pretty excellent job of travelling light. They say purses are a good way to sort out the rookie moms from the pros. I guess we shall see whenever I remember to take photos of mine. ;-)

Leah said...

LOL! I'm interested to see what I'll find in mine! This will be fun! ha ha!

I, too, carry a rather small purse, but it still seems to get packed full and I haven't gone through it in awhile.

Thanks for tagging me, I'll do this for tomorrow's blog entry!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Okay,..you've just given me a panic attack Maria! :o) I'll do it, but it won't be as pretty and organized as yours I'm afraid! BTW, I love your purse, very cute! Also, since I missed you on Friday, just wanted to say Happy Belated Birthday to your "baby boy"! (he'll ALWAYS be your baby afterall!)

Lizzy

Marie said...

It's always fun to see what others are carrying around! I cleaned my purse before vacation...so it's not very interesting!

Debbie Yost said...

Does this mean I'm not allowed to clean it out BEFORE I take the challenge? Ok, you asked for it. I'll get to it later this week!

LaskiGal said...

I feel so voyeuristic. But I love knowing what other people have in their purses.

I love B&BW lip gloss. Oh, and money. I love money.

Amy said...

I like how you keep to the basics!

Thanks for the tag. I'll get on it!

Don Mills Diva said...

I love this meme - I just did it.

Nice purse BTW!

Kila said...

LOL when I saw my name at the end!

Good job keeping yours under control. I, too, try not to have a large purse, because it just gets filled with stuff, yet there needs to be a little extra room.

I'll do this one when I get a chance. Thanks for thinking of me ;)

Shellie said...

Oh how fun! I posted about his once already, and things haven't changed much so I'll repost it with a picture of my purse ...I must say yours is pretty nice and orderly.

Leah said...

ps thanks again for tagging me, my purse pics are up now!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

I have been enjoying these purse memes. It is always fun to see what inside!

Amy said...

Your purse is so compact. I'm still lugging around some baby things.

Rebecka said...

I'm just starting to read your blog.
Come over to see my blog if you can.
thanks.

Amy said...

thanks for sharing your world...lol...that's what I call mine...:-)

Kitty said...

Oh my goodness - I'm not sure I can possibly show what's in my handbag (that's what we call a 'purse' ... and we call your 'wallet' a 'purse' - complicated, isn't it?!)

Hmmmm - I'll think about it, ok? x

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I use my glasses exactly the way you do.

That's a pretty spare purse for a mom of four!