It’s been a bit since I’ve joined in with some Show & Tell Tuesday fun but showing off my favorite bag and dishing on the contents was an easy way to get my mind back to blogging! So, today I’m joining Andrea at Momfessionals and dumping my bag!
I grabbed this striped tote early last spring and have been so incredible happy with it. It has held up so well, easy to clean and as you will see holds a ton!
Plus look how adorable it is on the inside! I’ve put this sucker to the test as you can see. I initially needed a bag to hold my 15″ Macbook and while I had other totes that could squeeze my computer in they did not leave much room for all my other junk. Who wants to carry a tote AND a purse? Not me!
Most days I need to carry my laptop with me so having a tote big enough to comfortable carry is important. My Outlook calendar is definitely my online go to for keeping track of things but I still love writing things down. This planner I grabbed at Michaels on super clearance has been perfect and has plenty of pages for taking notes too. If I go this route again I will by a size smaller. While I don’t need traditional glasses, I do have a pair of computer glasses which have made a huge difference in reducing eye strain when I’m on the computer all day. Of course my keys are always at the very bottom of my bag!
One of the books in my August Book Review was The Fringe Hours and it really has made me more conscious of finding those tiny minutes during the day when I can do something productive I love. The key is being prepared so I’ve been making sure to have a book on hand as well as my fave markers and some note cards. I’ve used my time waiting in the doctor’s office, carpool line or just killing time between meetings or my lunch hour doing something that fills my heart just a tad. Notecards from the Target dollar spot are perfect! Right now I’m reading Jen Hatmaker’s new book Of Mess and Moxie and can’t wait to review it in September!
I love using little bags like this embroidered clutch to hold a few things like markers and such. In a pinch I can toss in a credit card and my phone if I need to make a quick dash into the store instead of lugging around the entire bag. I always, always put the big bag in the trunk as to not entice anyone to break into my car!
Of course I also have some “junk” to round out the purse. I’m super proud to say I’ve made it 7 months without losing or breaking my Ray Bans and having my case handy has been key! I’m not sure why the heck I carry my name tag around except it has a magnet which works nicely to keep track of my nail clippers and tweezers! Plucking my eyebrows in the car is one of my favorite things to do. You would be surprised how much easier it is in natural light to see what you are doing. I’m the kind of mom that typically notices how awful my kids nails are right before we are heading into somewhere important so having these clippers handy is a big plus.
If you love a good top knot, an empty Tic Tac container is perfect for holding bobby pins and I just add a few pony tail holders around it to always be prepared to throw my hair up.
Still on the fence about Lipssense but it is my current lipstick of choice. I love the way it makes my lips feel but it is more time consuming to apply and, honestly, I have not found it to last all day like some have. Still, I am a firm believer that life is better with lipstick and mascara so some sort of lipstick will always be in my purse!
Not going to lie, I totally cleaned up my act to show you this organized version of my tote! I try to re-organize at least every two weeks to keep on top of the circus this all becomes. Now you know all my dirty littles secrets!
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