I owe you a wonderful, comprehensive Snapshot post but I am so behind due to the site relaunch so I’m going to catch up with everybody next week. I have some awesome sponsors to introduce and I just know you are going to love them. If you are a regular visitor then I can tell you love handmade in addition to vintage, and who wouldn’t love all-natural, luxurious toiletries, cheeky custom cards and invites, or handcrafted Blythe accessories and other handmade goodness? But I digress.
My life became ever so much more organized and productive when I took the small but necessary step of decluttering my purse. If you’re a creeper like me you love to nose around in other people’s bags. I took these photos in late December before the IG photo-a-day meme came out, so imagine my squeals of joy when everyone began posting their purse’s innermost contents.
My bag used to be a junk-filled receptacle housing dozens of unnecessary receipts and parenting detritus. I went out to dinner with a friend one time and it wasn’t until I went to settle my tag that I realized I had been lugging around a single toddler shoe for the last week and a half. She’d been missing that. It was that I decided it had to stop. Pre-child days I left the house with only my phone, keys, and a small wallet, which is still how I prefer to travel. These photos represent the most I will ever carry around now, with the occasional addition of my camera or life binder. Often I leave the house with just my wallet and the mushroom pouch–the essentials. If I’m traveling with Isobel, however, the granola bar, napkin, and hairbrush are pretty necessary.
The sharpie comes in handy if I need to add something to a box at the post office, and the blue notebook is a Christmas gift from my Aunt Trisha which I’ll explain in a minute. First, here are the contents of the all-important mushroom pouch:
The original reason I started carrying the pouch at all was because of my need for meds. I have too many things wrong with me to not be packing (medical) heat at all times. I’ve been caught without imitrex too many times and my entire day has been ruined by a migraine I could have nipped in the bud. I used to just let my meds roll around loose in the pouch until I took the whale watching trip. Virtually no space on the ship was safe from the waves and all my pills were ruined by salt water by the day’s end. While I was at it, I filled the pouch with other necessaries: emergenC (Isobel calls it ‘pink drink’), purelle, hair accessories, change, and wet naps.
My talented artist Aunt Trisha made this handy blue notebook pouch. I like to carry it with me to jot down notes and save important recipes. Look how gorgeous it is on the inside.
One Christmas she made a bunch of these and everyone got one in their stocking. NBD.
What are your purse essentials? I want to creep in your bags.