Monday, January 26, 2009

It's official...I'm a bag lady!

Alicia at More Than Words had a cute tag/post that I thought I'd take advantage of. You are supposed to post about your purse. And since for the first time in nearly 4 years I'm actually carrying a purse and not at diaper bag, I was excited to actually show it off.

Here are the rules!
1) Post a picture of whatever bag you are carrying as of late. No, you cannot go up to your closet and pull out that cute little purse you used back before you had kids. I want to know what you carried today.

2) If there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, I’d love to hear it. (And you're supposed to say how much you paid for it, but I'm not sure that bit of info is all that interesting.)

3) Tag some chicks. And link back to this post so people know why the heck you’re showing everyone your diaper bag/non-diaper bag.

So here goes:

This is the purse I bought myself for Christmas. It's big enough to schlep some kid stuff but doesn't resemble a diaperbag (or at least I hope not). It' a nice durable canvas in a slightly olive color so it hides my kiddos' dirty grubby handprints dirt. And it's hard to tell from the photo but there is a large stitchwork design on the front so it has a bit of character. And to top it off it was 60% off which is key because I'm cheap.

Then I realized I wasn't being completely honest and should fess up. So I zoomed out with my camera to show you this:

This is the other bag I carry (in addition to the above purse) when I'm with the two little people who require tons of stuff kids. In this bag you will find several pairs of Logan's underwear and pants, extra socks and shoes, plastic bags (to carry peed on clothes), drinks and maybe a snack or two. And in fact, there is so little stuff in my actual purse, I've been know to take out my wallet and put in this canvas tote.

Then I realized I still wasn't be 100% truthful. So I zoomed out a bit more with my camera to show you this:

This is the third bag I sometimes carry. It's the overflow bag from bag #2 so it has sweatshirts, matchbox cars and who knows what else has fallen to the bottom.

And I swear, that's all the bags I carry!

If you are reading this and want to play along, consider yourself tagged!


  1. LOL @ the 3rd & final bag!! Haha!

    I love your purse!!!!!!

  2. Hmmm, how fashionable and sexy can I make a front right blue jeans pocket look and sound... ahem...

    Pas de purse ici!! LOL

  3. Lovin the first purse...very unique...I remember a post a while back that you said you had all those bags. Too funny. I am sure your shoulder gets sore, but you must be prepared for every situation:)

  4. Love the purse!!! I have a thing for purses, but cheap ones! My purse is big enough to throw diapers, wipes and bottles in.

  5. i saw this and thought, OMG, if i have top ost a picture of what is IN the purse, i will be waaay to embarrassed! I like my purse but it has cracker crumbs lining the bottom.....

  6. Alicia does some of the best carnivals! This one was really fun. I am glad I am not the only one that has multiple bags. I have my little purse tucked inside a big carry-all bag. And, then there's the diaper bag and my son's allergy bag. I really am lost when I get out with out the kids!

    Thanks for following my blog. I will visit you often.

  7. hey you are more than welcome to that i think that every mom needs to read that and thank you for reading my blog i love you for that!! i bawled like a baby as well i still do but i think that is what is so important about that story!!!!

  8. i dont know how to leave a comment on your blog unless i put it as anonymous how do i this is stonesinabasket!!

  9. LOL! Love the overflow #3 bag:-)

    My sister when she is packing has a 'last minute bag'. Its the bag she throws everything into as she does a mad dash around the hosue before leaving ona hubby doesn't know about last minute bags, and last time we travelled with her, he kept packign her 'last minute bag' and she ended up with several!


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