Sunday, May 18, 2008

A Purse By Any Other Name . . .


About a million years ago, the lovely OhMommy over at Classy Chaos tagged me to spill the contents of my purse over the Internet.

Like any good procrastinator, I put it off. I snooped around at all the other purse posts and joked around about how the insides of my purse would shock and amaze everyone and now it's time for the big reveal, so to speak.

The following images may not be appropriate for those who are currently childless, but intend to one day become parents.

The following images may not be appropriate for those who treat their purses like temples, shrines or other places of worship.

The following images may not be appropriate for anyone who thinks that I am organized (surely there is someone somewhere who I have fooled into thinking I am organized).


This, is my purse. A simple, black Eddie Bauer model that my mom gave me for Christmas.



This is me, wearing my purse. Don't be afraid of the outfit. Love the outfit.

This is the entrance to my purse. Be afraid.



Here, are the entire contents of my purse, laid out on the kitchen table. Are you running away yet?


Because there is so much . . . stuff, I thought we'd break it down in to sections. This is the first section, which contains my car keys (with my gym membership card attached that I hardly ever use), my hairbrush, my wallet (empty, sigh, it was a long weekend), McRae's McDonald's money and 2 Starbucks drink sleeves (recycled).

Here is a close up of the drink sleeves, in case you aren't from Seattle and you don't use caffeine to fuel each and every move you make. My friends laugh at me that I take these little buggers off my grande vanilla latte before I discard of the cup - I tell them to shove it, I am doing my little part for the environment by re-using my coffee sleeves. I've done it for years!

Here we have my checkbook (which contains no checks, Katie's preschool took the last one last week), pencils for baseball, hand sanitizer (if you are a mom, and you don't have this in your purse, shame on you!), hand lotion, 2 granola bars (Trader Joe's Nutty Chocolate for the little one, Quaker 90-Calorie Dark Chocolate Cherry for me), my nail file, 2 lipsticks, and my trusty Cover Girl compact (I've used this same kind since I was 14). I have no idea what that plastic blue thingy is, but it looks important!

Our final photo shows what was at the very bottom of my purse. Dr. Burts Rescue Ointment (I love this stuff, it works for EVERYTHING!), a hair clippie, 2 jewels (I wonder whose those are?), a Rubix Cube keychain (again, I have no idea who this belongs to, I only know that it can keep a 4-year-old quiet for 2 hours in a veterinarian's waiting room), spare change and that pink piece of paper - which is the bill for Roy's emergency visit to the vet on Friday to have puncture wounds from his bark collar treated.

Did you get that last part? Yes, my little Roy must've fallen or something (we really can't figure it out) on his bark collar, which resulted in some horrible looking wounds. I only knew about them when I went to remove his collar, he didn't even act hurt. Luckily, the homeopathic remedy that our veterinarian gave him is working. I will never, ever be skeptical of homeopathic vets. He is doing great and there appears to be no infection whatsoever. Lucky dog!

Here is a close up of the Dr. Burts - it is magic. Got a hangnail? Slap some of this on it and it will disappear.

I know you are all dying to share the contents of your purses, so have at it!

I am going to tag one person, my best friend Linda. One, because you will just die when you see her purses, they are so fine they blow my mind. Two, because . . . well, just because!

21 comments:

flutter said...

who knew you could fit all of that in there!

Wendy said...

I recycle my hot cup sleeves, too! If I'm still at the coffee place, I'll put them back in the stack! Yay for us!! :)

Family Adventure said...

You think your purse is bad??? Boy, I am never, ever going to show my the contents of mine. It is a walking catastrophe!

Heidi :)

Beth said...

Wow! You've got a lot of stuff crammed in there!

OHmommy said...

Heeheee....

best post ever! ;)

painted maypole said...

honey, please. your purse is NOTHING on mine. Where are the used tissues? the gum that's been in the bottom so long it's got sand and lint stuck to it? The half eaten donut wrapped in a napkin stuck in there after church last Sunday? The baggy of crayons pilfered from resaurants?

Kellan said...

I am never doing this purse meme as my purse is totally embarrassing - everything but the kids' bikes are in my purse at any given time!

Nice to see you, Carrie - have a good week - Kellan

Aleka's World said...

Love the rubix cube!!

Kim said...

I would have a three page post if I listed all the stuff in my pocket book.. Need to try that Burts stuff.. sounds impressive!

Joggingincircles

Valarie said...

Ok so what do you do with your receipts??? Mine is always chock full of receipts that I have acumulated over the past several weeks and months. Did you throw them away before you took the pictures?? :0)

jen said...

ok, i love the outfit. love it.

and the Burt's Bees stuff? i practically worship it.

mamikaze said...

Great Outfit!
You're not the only one who saves the coffee sleeves. I always have some in my purse.

carrie said...

Oh, Valarie, the receipts are stuffed in my wallet. I should have emptied that too - you'd really die if you saw all the weird stuff in there! :)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

That is not bad!

At The Princess's track meet last week...Junior Mayhem pulled a tampon out of my purse and asked (quite loudly) what it was!

YEAH...the dad sitting near me found it highly amusing...me...not so much!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Your purse is pretty good, I think compared to mine!

I live and breathe hand sanitizer!

Cathy said...

Oh, pshaw! It's not that bad. Trying to find anything in my purse requires a full-fledged excavation.

Mamacita Tina said...

Fun stuff! Proud of you recycling something that to others seems so insignificant, but it does matter!

LindaJ said...

okay I'll play along, but you gotta give me a couple of days...

Motherhood for Dummies said...

I think someone likes Starbucks :)

Sus said...

did this a while back, actually - glad I wasn't the only one! i am stoked for the days when I can carry change in my purse again and not worry that someone will get their greedy little hands on it and swallow it.

Anonymous said...

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