Saturday, February 14, 2009

What's in Your Bag

jen, from tatertots and jello, tagged me in a fun game titled
"what's in your bag"
i think she may be a bit disappointed that she tagged me...
but the story is worth sharing.
Here are the rules for the tag:
1. Post a picture of whatever bag you are today - not last weekend when you and your hubby went out to that fabulous restaurant. No cheating!!!
2. Tell us how much it cost. This is a no-judgment zone -- there will be no ridiculing or eye rolling here. And, if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, I'd love to hear it.

here's my bag, no handmade goody, not even a fun color, but perfect and practical.

here's the story...

i've actually wanted this "hippie" for a number of years. i REFUSE to spend a fortune on any purse and i'm not one to carry a large purse with a bunch of stuff (that's what my car is for. hehehe) i LOVE that this is a sling and i can carry it and still have both arms free. (i HATE purses that slip & slide).

2 novembers ago, i heard a radio skit and got a brilliant idea. at the time i was seriously having a diet coke problem. i figured that if i gave up my diet coke for a month it would cover the cost of my most wanted purse. (about $100) i needed someone to hold me accountable, so i called my sister-in-law (they are good for things like that). the end of the month also happened to be my birthday and what do you know...

my sister-in-law and my mother-in-law went in together and bought me the purse. NICE huh! so there you have it...with the money i saved and some birthday money, i was able to get the matching wallet and key chain. i've used it ever since and i never change. boring I know...but i LOVE it!

inside you will find just what you see. wallet, cell phone, mechanical pencil (the only kind for me), a black sharpie (i'm obsessed with those things), and lip gloss (i'm still searching for the perfect one!) OH...i recently got a McD gift card so that's in there now, but not always. (although, anyone who knows me, knows that i should always have a McD gift card...are you laughing karen, craig and katherine...)

Oh and if your wondering why the pictures taken on the car seat...

that's because the purse and ALL it's contents stay in the car.

(good, bad, it doesn't's like the diet coke...that's how it goes!!!)


3. Now tag some fellow bloggers and link back to this post so people know why you are posting pictures of your bag.
So there you go...
I'd like to tag (drumroll please...)
Betty from Spoons of Wisdom - Love you!!!
Anna from Thimbleanna - Hope your having a GREAT Valentine's Day!
Katherine - a good friend
Cherry from Cherry's Jubilee - I'm sure she has a CUTE bag
(wait...hold on...the most funny thing just happened I went to the Miller Family Racing blog to get Mrs. Miller's name (which i still don't know...) and find out that she's tagged me in the same game. FUNNY!!!)
so run on over and see what's in her bag!

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Katherine said...

I AM laughing. I love the story of how you came to get your bag. I like to carry my bag the way you do too. I don't want to ever have to mess with it.

Miller Racing Family said...

How funny is that. Well, Miller Racing Family's blog is headed up by Tanya. I always say like Tanya Tucker only I behave a lot better. I loved the fact that you also don't spend a lot of money on the bag.
Have a blessed day!

Jeanette said...

I like your purse story. They probably loved it because they knew exactly what to get you.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

I was tagged last weekend with the same was fun to see what all I have crammed in my purse, and it's been fun to read about others as well since it gives a little insight into a person. :)