Friday, April 23, 2010

What's in Your Bag?

On April 15, Stacy Julian issued a blog challenge to photograph and document the contents of your purse. I'm a little late to the party, but I thought it would be a good photo for the Week in the Life project that I'm working on (hosted on Ali Edwards' blog).  So here goes:

I carry a Vera Bradley "Betsy" handbag. I'm not the kind of gal who changes bags with every outfit. Too much work. I literally have one bag and I carry it all the time. I've been carrying this one for going on two years and am about ready for a new pattern!

Starting on the left - small coin purse holds all those different store cards (ugh). Stain remover, sunscreen, anti-bacterial handwash, assortment of pens and medication.

In the center, my matching wallet with cash, license, major credit cards, receipts, business cards.  On the right - small 4x6 photo album has been re-purposed to hold coupons from various stores (JCPenney, Bath & Body Works, American Eagle, Kohls, etc.). It is really nice to have one central storage place for all those various coupons and offers and know that I have them with me when I shop. Pink coupon holder for groceries. Small tape measure (to make sure things I'm going to purchase will fit where they are meant to go). Blackberry charger (not usually in my purse). Personal cell phone. Blackberry for work (yes, I carry two phones, and yes, it is a pain in the butt!).

Not shown but usually in my purse:  my point & shoot camera (I needed it to take the photo!); small day planner/calendar; lots of loose receipts and trash.  Looks like I'm prepared for about anything.

8 comments:

humel said...

I love your bag! And I love having a look at the contents of everyone's bags :-) (I'm really nosy lol!)

quiltingfool said...

How much does that thing weigh?

Kelly said...

Wow! That's a lot of stuff! Someone challenged me to do a 'what's in your bag' post but it seemed sort of wasteful to post a pic of my wallet, cell, camera, chapstick, and wipes. That's really all I carry.

Sian said...

That's the best stocked bag I've seen yet! Thanks for letting us take a peek Cheri.

Karen said...

Love the bag. My bags (yes, I do change bags frequently) aren't big enough to carry all of that, but I'm amazed at how much stuff we do have in common!

嘉容嘉容 said...

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Cheryl said...

I'm having purse envy! :) You are so clever 1) to use an album for coupons and 2) to carry a tape measure with you.

Linda said...

What a great idea for re-purposing the photo album for store coupons. That beats what my purse looks like with all the smashed and crumpled coupons in my purse.