Thursday, July 10, 2014

the circle | what's in your bag?

Kiki and Meg are hosting The Circle link up for July and it is such a fun topic! this month's prompt is "what's in your bag?" which is very fun for those of us who are nosy! this was really fun to do because i honestly had forgotten everything that i have thrown in there! plus since i had already pulled everything out, i got to clean out everything that's been piling up for months!


i got this bag on sale at Kohl's and it's my favorite purse i've ever had! i love all the colors & it really goes with anything i wear! it's got a zipper pouch & two open pouches inside! i love having a few small pockets because they come in really handy for things like my phone & gum! instead of digging around for 10 minutes trying to find my phone, it's easy access right there at the top!


PHONE - i just recently got an iphone because there was a deal where it was $1! so i have an iphone now & just love this camera! i have always used my cell phone for pictures but never really liked them. the camera on this thing is unbelievable! 

NOTEPADS - you always have to be prepared! i actually use the spiral notebook as a check register because those they give you at the bank fill up too fast! the patterned one i keep to jot down ideas that come to me! plus, if i ever need to leave a note on someone's car i have paper at the ready!

KEYS - my husband & i carpool to work so normally i don't have to use my keys. he uses his to drive & unlock the house when we get home. but i do have my desk key on here & it's always good to have a second car & house key with us! just in case! my mother-in-law gave me the "B" keyring for Christmas the year we got engaged & it's my favorite! 

POUCH - this came from Elah Tree and is my favorite pouch ever! i also use it as a clutch sometimes when i don't want to carry around my whole purse! when it's in my purse it's used as a pen holder & other random things like bobby pins & hair ties. 

PENS - even though i have a lot of pens in the pouch, there are more all over my purse. i like to be prepared with different pretty colors and enough pens incase all the ink decides to run out at once! plus, if you have enough pens, you can always find one when you're digging around in your purse!

HEADPHONES - because you never know when you just may need them! i have a set in my desk at work also, but these come in handy if i just want to listen to music or if i want to drown people out with white noise! when i went to the library in college, i would always use white noise in my headphones so i could concentrate to study!

MEDS - i keep headache meds in my purse because me and my husband constantly have headaches! i mainly keep this in my purse because the bottles seem to disappear all over the house! i also have lactaid because i just may get a cheese or ice cream craving! :)

WALLET - i just got this wallet & absolutely love it! i carry it to work so i don't have to carry around my huge purse! i just stick it in my bookbag & go on my merry way! yes, i have a bookbag that i take to work! everyone at my office does, it's not weird! :) this wallet has everything though! it even has a place to put your phone & then you can open it up to use your phone without taking it out of the wallet!

CHAPSTICK - you can never have too much chapstick! i am not a lip gloss or lipstick person so i love cherry chapstick because it gives a little bit of color. i actually have chapstick in 5 strategic places - in my purse, beside my bed, in the bathroom, in the car, and in my desk at work. i'm a horder.

GUM - i chew gum like it's my job. i actually broke myself of the habit for a while when i did whole 30, but i just love gum so much! i keep packs all over the place also just like my chapstick! i basically buy everything in bulk so i don't have to keep moving it from one place to the other! some may call it lazy, i call it efficient! ;)

TIDE TO GO - i am pretty clumsy when i eat & so is my husband. this tide to go pen has really come in handy for us both & saved quite a few shirts from stains! it's pretty much a necessity!

FINGERNAIL CLIPPERS - i am the worst at cutting my fingernails. they will drive me crazy & i'll think all day about how i need to cut them, then when i get home i forget all about it. so i stuck these in my bag so i'd always have them if the need should arise! 


looking at this post, i've realized i'm more of a practical person than a fun person! but i am okay with that! :)


now you tell me... what's in your bag?

26 comments:

  1. Yessss! I've learned to always carry medicine (I get bad headaches) and tide to go...I'm so messy. I love your bag!

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  2. I am a chapstick hoarder as well! I feel all panicky when I can't find one of them! haha!

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  3. I totally agree on both the gum and the chapstick.! As my mom always says, chapstick is the most important thing in a lady's purse! :)

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  4. Rebecca Jo VincentJuly 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    I love all your goodies!
    An iphone for $11 - WOW!!!!
    I think we'd be best friends only because you have notebooks & a bunch of color pens in your purse :)

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  5. so much fun! and so organized! :)

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  6. It's so interesting to see what's in other bags. Such a great deal on that iphone and that case is just so cute. Came a cross your blog through the circle link up and I'm so glad I did, consider me your newest follower.

    -Rosy

    A Joyful Kind of Life

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  7. I love the baggie of pens. You can never have too many colors!!!

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  8. So I thought I had everything I needed in my bag, but now that I've spotted your Tide to Go pen, I think I need to get one and add it to the purse, too. I get all sorts of stuff on my (paint, food, markers, mud, etc.) at work and would so benefit from having one in my purse. :)


    But I digress. I love your purse! I love the stripes and the summery colors and the contrasting straps, too. It's so cute!


    Thanks for linking up!

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  9. ha! glad to know there's another tide carrier! :) thank you!!

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  10. haha! me too!!! if someone moves it i have to find it & put it back in it's rightful place! have you ever seen The Big Bang Theory? my husband calls me Sheldon because i have "spots" for everything!

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  11. haha! your mom is a wise woman :)

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  12. thanks! yes it was a great deal! it is a 4s which is older now, but they do software upgrades so i don't need the newest version of the phone! :) we would TOTALLY be best friends!!! :)

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  13. i agree!! there are so many different goodies to carry along! i love the case! i got it off etsy & it's my fave!! thanks for following along, Rosy! :)

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  14. haha! glad to help out! :) i feel like i have a Hermoine bag where it's just endless & everything is in there! i need to figure out how to get an extendable charm! :) thank you for hosting the link up - this was such a fun post!!

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  15. YES! I love Sheldon! He makes the whole show!!!! Hahaha!

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  16. I love the notebooks and the pouch! My last pouch had white in the design, so it got dirty, quickly! I need a new one! I like the idea of it functioning as a clutch, too. I will need to keep that in mind for my next choice!

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  17. That's a lot of pens, I need to learn from you, I never have enough of them! I love your phone case!

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  18. Your phone case might be the cutest one I've seen! I have an older iphone so the camera isn't as good, but I usually get my husband to let me use his because the camera really is amazing!

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  19. Haha- the fingernail clippers! I love that, cause I am the same way! If my nails aren't trimmed it drives me crazy!

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  20. you should check out the pouches on Elah Tree (etsy) they are great quality :)

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  21. haha! i get so frustrated when i can't find a pen so i keep loads of them everywhere! :) thank you! i got it off Etsy & love it!

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  22. thanks Carly! :) it was an etsy find!! :)

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  23. it does!!! :) so now they go where i go!

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  24. ha! I love what you said about backpacks, "It's not weird." I would carry a backpack all the time, but none of my jobs really calls for it. I love your purse and I love seeing all of these clutches from Elah Tree! She is so crafty and talented; I really want to get one of those. Sometimes I love just carrying my wallet, because I don't want my big purse swinging around.

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  25. ha! :) it's funny cause everyone has a backpack & sometimes i feel like i'm going to school! you should totally get an Elah Tree clutch - they are SO great! :)

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