What's In My Bag!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

As dutiful bloggers we have one major responsibility in this world, and that's to write a "what's in my bag" post. We just have to, it's blog law.

So it is with great pleasure and heavy eye rolling I bring you a post devoted to the mysterious contents of the inside of my bag. I'd also like to note here that Chris hates my purse, he calls it the blackhole. Whenever I need something from it (most of the time it's my keys) it takes me at least 45 minutes to find them. I have to get out a shovel and put on goggles because digging through this bag is like going to hell and back. I never know what I'm going to encounter.

I was surprised to see today when I dumped it out it's actually quite clean! No lip gloss containers that look like they've been hanging out at the beach without my knowledge. No gum covered in hair. No super glue. It's really pretty decent. Take a look for yourself.

Let's start at the top left corner.

1. Strange silver key chain thing.
I have no idea what this is or why it's in my purse.

2. Pink planner that I carry around but never use.
There's a good chance this is a 2013-2014 calendar.

3. Grey gloves.
Is winter really over? IS IT?

4. Scary old makeup that is basically empty, but if I scrape it just right I can get the perfect amount of goopy cover-up (most likely from the early 90s) to cover a blemish or two.

5. New makeup that isn't as good as it's ancient cousin so I just carry it as a back up.

6. Earbuds. Obviously.
Can't risk actually having to talk to a person while I'm out and about.

7. Receipts.
I get anxiety about tossing any.

8. Ventra card.
It's how I pay my (bus) driver. Public transportation for the win!

9. Edward Jones pen from Topeka, Kansas.
Keeps me grounded.

10. One stray penny.
In case I see a wishing well.

11. Silver business card holder that is my everything holder because I can't handle an actual wallet.
Shoutout to Tyeler's mom for giving the best college graduation gift!

Let's move back up to the top because I'm getting lost. Are you guys still with me? Good.

12. Cork screw!
I can't tell you how many times this has come in handy. You never know when you're going to need to open a bottle of wine.

13. Small white hook.
I can't tell you how many times this has come in handy. You never know when you're going to need a small white hook.

14. Gum wrapper.
I haven't chewed gum in ages.

15. One dollar bill.
Always gotta keep cash on you, you know?

16. Mascara, pepper stray, exfoliator stolen from a hotel I thought was lotion but learned the hard way was definitely not.
I'm a modern woman but I'm also aware I have to always be aware...

17. Nail polish, hand cleaner spray, more stolen hotel lotion, 100 hair ties, a severely broken hair clip, and a pack of sample perfume I took from my mom because I thought it was candy.
A metaphor for my life pretty much.

18. And in the top right corner we have "jokes" written on the back of stray paper. I have folded up joke notes like this everywhere. Never know if one of them contains that golden nugget of an idea.

And that's my life in a bag- a little bit messy, very much random, and most of it unnecessary. Sounds about right.

What's your bag life look like?


  1. Oh good, I'm not the only one who carries around a cork screw. Mine's blue.

  2. I keep receipts for months -- I have no idea why! I have the strangest anxiety that I will need them for something WELL after the fact. I have a big striped basket at my desk that is holding at least 60 receipts, because lord knows if I try to throw those things away I might just have a nervous breakdown.

  3. LOL Adam says the same thing about my purse. He never looks in it, I think he's afraid to.

  4. #1 is a tiny screwdriver for glasses or sunglasses. I have one too :) Also, my husband won't go near my purse. If I ask for something in it he just brings me the whole thing.

  5. I LOVE seeing what people carry in their bags. My husband hates mine as well because I always buy big bags. He insists that I don't use 95% of the things I carry (which is sometimes true...but still. It's all about accessorizing!).

  6. This is an awesome post! I love seeing what others carry around, especially when its a huge purse! Mine pretty much resembles yours, but I think I'll add a cork screw...I need to be ready to drink at any time! xoxo, ganeeban

  7. My corkscrew is pink! Also, I have that Louis and they might as well call it Blackhole 30 not Speedy 30.

  8. It always cracks me up when then people who regularly do the WHATS in my bag don't have receipts. And change. COME ON.

  9. Nathan hates looking in my purse, it is like he is going to catch something from it! LOL! My purse is huge and it always has tons of gum wrappers and receipts!

  10. Oh man my bag is FULL of receipts...and apparently I've broken the blog law since I've never posted about what's in my bag...I'll have to solve this problem immediately haha. My husband is always mystified as to what the hell i have in it.

  11. What an interesting post. I wonder if there's a type of post "What's in my backpack?" I may just have to write one.

    With regards to the receipts, it's a good idea to hang onto them, especially if they are credit/debit card receipts. Don't want to read your statement and be surprised by a charge! I keep all my receipts and even write my own for the cases that they don't provide receipts, because I keep my own books.

  12. I don't even know what's in my bag. I'm going to have to dump it out and take a look.

  13. Love that you carry around a corkscrew, great post!


  14. I think many of us know we have grown up when we have a handbag and it is as heavy as because we carry every bloody thing in it. One thing I miss when we go away overseas on holiday is my swiss army style knife that I carry in my handbag can't take that with me on planes.

  15. "I have no idea what this is or why it's in my purse." the very life motto of "what's in my bags" hahahah I should do this with my purse, but I am a little scared of what I might find lol

  16. thank you for being so fricken real. That is pretty much what my bag looks like - including assorted mint wrappers, bobby pins, 4-5 pens, etc

    xo, Maddy

  17. I loved this! Finally a genuine 'What's in my Bag'! Wierdly, found it very refreshing to read and has made me feel more inspired than I already was to keep my blog 'real' and not aiming for 'Pinterest perfect'.

    My bag is exactly like this with so many receipts and shopping lists I can never find anything I actually need!

    Thank you! x


  18. The wine opener is more important than one might think. I have those things hidden all over the place, they are seriously handy.

  19. I love this post because this is pretty much what my bag looks like as well. More often than not I will find something and say "Oh! That's where that went!" Also, most importantly, I'm obsessed with your actual bag and I very much need one of my own.

  20. Umm…my financial advisor is at the Edward Jones in Topeka, KS. Weird. He is good though and makes me money $$.

  21. Pretty much my bag at the moment except for the gloves .... and the wine opener haha I really need to get one of those for my bag!

  22. This bag is awesome. you fill all of thinks into it. It.s also easy to carry. Now you start use latest design trends bag