Thursday, February 2, 2012

What I keep on me and a GIVEAWAY!!!!!

I'm a bit of a purse snob.
That's right...I like storage and "cute-ability" in a purse.
 It doesn't have to cost alot, just be completely useful. 

I have alot of purses in my closet.  I don't necessarily switch them with every outfit I wear...that's too time consuming...but I do switch them with my moods.  I switch them when I'm feeling the one I currently carry doesn't have enough storage for what I'm carrying at the time.

I buy a lot of purses at Goodwill.  But, I buy only name brand ones.  I have a SAK purse in the closet, a GAP, and several Vera Bradley ones (some I bought on clearance on the website.)  I used to have a Kate Spade one, but it wasn't big enough. 

I recently saw on a website a lady who revealed what was in her that's what I'm going to do today, and I have a GIVEAWAY too.

This is the purse I currently carry.
 It's a Vera Bradley.  I bought it on clearance.  It's not necessarily my favorite pattern, but I can't get over the storage!  It has two pockets on the front, one huge zippered one on the back, 3 on the inside, and another huge zippered one inside too.  Unbelievable!  And I love the shape of the purse.

Inside, this is what I'm carrying...

I've got a big calendar to control our crazy schedule, matching wallet, library cards, pens, nail file, phone, extra gap mini purse for lipsticks, hair clips and hair bands for whenever Grace or I need some.  Hairspray, mentos, and ibuprofen.

Now, for the GIVEAWAY...I'm giving away a purse I made last year.

I converted a market tote that I got from Target last spring.  It's a light denim color with a very cute lining.
It's got a magnetic clasp,
a zippered pocket inside, along with 5 other pockets I added.
Remember, pockets are a girl's best friend!
I did add a customized flower pin that is removable so you can wear it on the purse, or on you!
So, to enter you can do up to 3 things, and be entered 1 or 3 times, it's up to you:

1.  leave a comment telling me what is in your purse, right now!
2.  Become a follower and leave me a comment telling me so.
and lastly,
3. Write your own post, tweet, or facebook your friends about the giveaway.
Leave me a comment telling me what you've done, and I'll announce the winner on Sunday, Feb. 5.

Good luck and empty your purses!


  1. In my purse right now is... (way too much junk)
    four pens
    a WW calculator
    two Bibles
    A topical memory verse pack
    my wallet
    my school books
    my flash drive
    ... ALOT OF JUNK!

  2. HA! In my purse is.....tylenol, wallet, perfume, pens, coupons, glasses, day planner, one reeses heart chocolate. I don't remember how it got there. Some fruit snacks and a diaper for emergencies! Too much I guess, but it all serves it's purpose!!!

  3. P.S.
    I have already followed you for quite sometime. I love your blog.

  4. This is almost embarrassing... but here goes
    my wallet, keys, tape measure, sun glasses, reading glasses, cell phone, camera, carmex, two lipchaps (as we call them), address book, book of all my paint colors and fabric swatches, two bills to mail, card key for work, 2 spools of thread that are the colors of my daughters upcoming wedding, tylenol, ibuprofen, benadryl, epi pen, spare car keys, coin purse w/canadian money, check book and last but not least my Kindle with it's power cord.

    As you may have guessed, my purse is the size of a small suitcase :)


  5. And of course, I'm a follower!


    PS I had a Kate Spade once too and mine was also too small!

  6. I don't expect to win again, but I do want more info on your fabric flowers. :-)

  7. Cute,cute purses!! In mine I have a phone,wallet,hand sanitizer,used Disneyland passes,tons of receipts,lip gloss,aleve,and sunglasses. Thank you for helping me clean out my bag!! :)

  8. Since I have had kids, I don't carry a purse very often, I usually throw my wallet and phone into whatever bag I'm taking for them =)
    But currently in my purse there is, wallet, li gloss, tylenol, pens, coupons, pay check stub, calendar, lotion, eye drops, cough drops, rubberbands. =) Velda Eash

  9. Oh and I have been following you via emails =) Velda Eash

  10. I'm not going to list what's in my purse (could be scary), but think I'll clean it out (scarier)! Posting on facebook. Who wouldn't want such an adorable bag?!

  11. I have my wallet which I carry more often by itself than in my purse. I have pens, tissues, lotion, hand sanitizer, lip gloss, a mini measuring tape, and usually my Bible.

  12. I'm already a follower!

  13. My purse is on the light side as I downsized from a diaper bag. I have diapers, wipes, wallet, chap stick, water, and keys!


  14. In my purse I carry 2 wallets, 1 larger and the other small to carry just a few credit card and ID cards. Wipes, pens, lip balm/stick, assortment of candy for the kiddos, a few small toys, hand sanitzer, hand lotion, altoids and often a book that I am reading. Already a follower. Love reading your posts.

  15. Right now I am using a small Vera purse that my mother gave me. It is the perfect size to fly with . It can wrap around your neck. I used it to fly around Christmas and still using it. It has lots of pockets.

  16. My purse -- a quilted not Vera Bradley bag that could use retiring -- has really only basics. I've got my wallet, kleenex, lipstick, a pen, a comb and a mirror. Maybe gum and a few other little odds and ends. I carry it in my tote bag and that has my calendar and keys and papers I should sort through. This looks great for summer!

  17. Right now my purse has a wallet, aspirin, lip gloss, band-aids, cell phone, sunglasses, and Kleenex.

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  18. I follow with GFC.

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  19. I follow with GFC.

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  20. I follow with GFC.

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