Lindsey Riel, author of momandwife.com and fellow designer, recently posted about what’s in her handbag so I thought I’d join in and link up. Hers is far more glamorous than mine could ever be – let me start with that. But I’ve been wanting to do one of these for a while and here’s my chance!
- First off, I don’t actually use a handbag in my daily life. It’s usually a tote or a small kids backpack because I’ve realized that it’s just easier with two boys. Too many cute bags have been ruined by the leaky sippy cup or smooshed in cereal bar. Lately, I’ve been using my Eddie Bauer Sling Pack. It’s small and easy to bop around town with.
- Baggallini Wallet – It’s got way more space than I need, but I love this thing! It holds all my non-kid essentials. When we’re headed out somewhere nice and I want to take things up a notch, I grab my wallet and put it right into a cute clutch. Everything I need is inside, so it’s easy to swap it and go.
- Diaper and Wipes – Since we’re no longer cloth diapering, I keep a disposable in my bag. I find it helpful to have a full pack of wipes for the kiddos. We use them for much more than diaper changes!
- Smart Phone – Can’t go anywhere without my HTC Evo. My husband likes to fuss about have such an expensive non-essential, but it helps me keep up with my business through emails, facebook, and the web browser. I also use it to read my kindle books when we’re out at the park or bounce house, keep up with our bills, and navigate our way around. It’s worth it to me.
- Episencial Soothing Cream – Actually, I usually keep a travel size Yes to Carrots jar in my wallet, but this lotion came as a free gift in my latest ecomom.com shipment and I think I’ll buy it when I run out. It’s good stuff.
- The Essential Cards: drivers license, 2 bank debit cards (personal account/business account), target debit card (who can say no to 5% savings every time you shop?), and my Panera rewards card (by far the best rewards program I’ve ever encountered)
- Checks and Pen – Nothing fancy. No cute cover or register that I never remember to fill out. Just what I need.
So, it’s nothing glamorous, but it’s always neat to see what others carry around. What’s in your bag tells a lot about who you are. Not sure what mine says about me, but the message is in there somewhere.
My bag is simple and essential. I like that when I’m ready to go somewhere, I grab the kids water bottles and a snack and know that I won’t have to rearrange my bag to fit them in.
What’s in your bag?0