Saturday, June 11, 2011

in the bag

dear emily,

i love to read what famous women carry in their purses, partly
for ideas to make my life more fabulous :)  but mostly out of

katy perry's bag contains 'diva' nails, sunglasses, la mer face
cream (my favorite), and her own perfume, "katy perry."

jennifer aniston includes bobbi brown cheek tint, chanel lip
gloss, loreal nutrileum serum, and her own perfume, "jennifer

hillary clinton carries chili flakes, a medical kit, and mineral
water mist.  what?  no "hillary clinton" perfume?

my favorite is helen mirren's . . . reading glasses and I.D.  you
gotta' love her.

isn't it revealing, really, what we carry in our bags?  mine
always contains socks for my frigid feet, lip gloss for my dry
lips, moisturizer for my dehydrated wrinkles, and a teeny bible
for my cold, hard heart.   my father in law gave me 50 of these
25 years ago.

so, what's in your wallet?


"as water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man."
proverbs 27:19


Meg said...

... Chili flakes? Why?? Just in case she goes out for pizza and they don't have any? LOL!

I have my wallet, a lip stick, a Chapstick, a small perfume, gum and of course a small knitting project! :)

Gervin said...

Hmmm... a notebook and pen; wallet; tissue paper; miniature mantra booklet for a 'sense of security' to my soul; pocket mirror which I never use; and band aids in case of foot blister. ;)

Gmama Jane said...

Waaay too much for sure...let's see, wallet, checkbook, lipstick, keys, paint chip sample (from Loes's trip), grocery store receipt, and CVS extra bucks receipt, ink pen, Blistex, camera, Werther's candy, sunglasses, pacifier (Grandson's), and odd pieces of paper...Now, what does that say about me???
Gmama Jane

Sandy said...

In my handbag I have my car keys,
wallet, a couple of tissues, a
small hairbrush, lip gloss, coupons,
and a list for wherever I'm going
so I don't forget what I was out
shopping for in the first place.
Oh yes, and my cell phone.
Chili flakes? That's pretty odd.

Sonja said...

this is so cute Lea... you do have such a special way of making us smile.

Mine would also have the socks, lip gloss, and lip liner, but no face cream although it's what I really should NEVER leave home without! The 50 little Bibles is too cute... you must have plenty left!

I love the verse, and I'm pretty sure my heart is not reflected by my purse, I sure hope not!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I LOVE THIS POST! Well, let's see....I carry my I.D. and keys, face cream and the bottom of my bag is riddled with gum wrappers!! AHHH! I wonder what that says about me!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS TODAY and your visit dearest Lea!


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

First I have to say that when I started reading I was hearing the Eagles's song "You were just too busy being fabulous!" Sorry what can I say, I have been playing their new CD over and over again..okay I should get out my Barbara "Second Hand Rose" album.

My purse is almost empty...wallet, keys and sunglasses...not very interesting...just the necessary things I have to carry...and they get lost in that big bright purse my hubby bought...maybe I need to add some fabulous items!!

Love you lady...too fun!! Oh love, love Helen Mirren, she makes aging worth it

Anonymous said...

Happy Saturday Lea! What a fun post. Like you, I always have lip balm; also, liquid tears eye drops, wallet, kleenex and nail clippers. Wish I could wear perfume, but can't due to allergies!

Farm Girl said...

This is so great it made me laugh. I had to think, I had neater stuff in my purse when the kids were little.
But now it is rather boring, a pen, a pad of paper, lipstick, my wallet with my check book, a bottle of migraine medicine, my car keys and my library card. Oh I almost forgot,
Pirate Gold that my son gave me, I never go anywhere without my pirate gold. :)

Cheri Bunch said...
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Cheri Bunch said...

Hi Lea~Hodge-podge, that is what is in my bag. Some of my faves in the bag are my tiny address book and a sheet of forever stamps (with pictures of the Liberty Bell on them), Starbuck's Sugar Free Classic Mints, Peppermint flavor, Hand sanitizer (small, small bottle), under the eye concealer . . . this is so necessary but too often I forget that I have it in among the hp and I go around looking like a raccoon. My favorite coral lipstick . . . I read in a magazine somewhere that it was the color to wear if you are at the grace age of the midrange. My purse is big enough to stick my Bible in, or a great novel, or an extra pair of shoes and a sweater. There is hardly ever any money. It was all spent on the hp . . . hodge-podge.


Jenners said...

I love Helen Mirren's bag!!!

I always have some wipes (they always come in handy), hand sanitizer, a pen and a book!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a great post!
Let's see..
ID, wallet, glasses, keys, lipstick and tissues.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Such fun and mine certainly is not a glamour bag .. no perfume or lip gloss. It does have reading glasses (because I am that certain age), an iPhone which doubles as a Bible and novel (what a wonderful thing it is, it can even make the text bigger if I happen to leave the glasses behind), wallet with train ticket, keys and most importantly at least one USB key containing all the data for whatever project I am currently working on -- the computer is of course in the other bag which is also invariably travelling with me too.

Vee said...

Hand sanitizer, lip gloss, fragrance, ID, my wallet, checks, a measuring tape, tissues, a notebook, pen, glasses...too much!

I'm intrigued by the gift your fil gave you.

Debbie said...

This is kind of purse is always a mess for some reason. I do have my wallet, keys, cell phone, lip stick, pen, checkbook, sun glsses, reading glasses, gum, my Jenny Craig salad dressing packages, (you never know when I might be out and NEED food, haha) a small pack of tissues, and most of the time my Bible (better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it is my moto here)...AND...lots of receipts for some reason, When it gets bad I finally take the receipts out and organize them (or throw them away) and it begins again. These were funny, but what on earth is the Chili flakes? haha I thought I was bad...Have a wonderful Sunday! Debbie

Rachel said...

Love what yours contains! Mine also includes a camera wedged in there - because there are just too many crazy moments that I don't want to forget :)

Rebecca said...

Not enough money.

(Sorry for being snarky...just couldn't resisit!)

My bag is filled with a tiny makeup pouch that has a gloss lipstick and a compact of powder for my ever-shiny nose. I use to hate my oily, oily, OILY skin but now that I'm 52 I love it. Imagine that?

I carry photos of my children (then and now), my hubby, my g-daughter, Miss K, and my daddy.

A comb. Sunglasses. Cell phone and my favorite scripture found in Isaiah.

Love to you~


Dawn said...

My bag is filled with my kids' hands in search of gum and/or money.

What a cute post, Lea. Where do you get your ideas?

myletterstoemily said...

dawn: only from other people. i never
have original thoughts.

Julie Gillies said...

What a FUN post!

I carry: a Dave Ramsey envelope system thingy, my wallet, tissues, mints, a pen, hand sanitizer, my phone, a folding brush w/a mirror, Burt's Bees chapstick, hand lotion, and a shammy thing to clean my glasses.

Wow, it's like Walmart in my purse.


Kathy said...

The "Tiny" bible caught my heart!
LOVE the tiny-ness.
I shall be searching the world over for a tiny bible now! gotta love Helen!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Debbie said...

Mine contains a small cosmetic bag with lipstick, a comb and a mini toothbrush and toothpaste. I also have my wallet and an envelope with coupons in case I stop at the grocery store. Of course, my keys are also contained in my bag too.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Hand cream, definitely. My wallet and old, scrunched up receipts (don't ask why, I don't know).

I used to have a lot more than these, but with my shoulder the way it is, I've cut down a bit.

Thanks for the wonderful comment you left on my writing blog.

Anonymous said...

I don't usually carry a purse. I have my wallet and that's it. Sometimes I do, but no usually! But seriously, who carries CHILI FLAKES in their purse?!! Weird!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Lea
Yes I thought the Chili flakes a bit strange.. haha.. much food for the imagination..

Well mine is quite boring.. I either carry the smallest purse known to man or the largest...when carrying the largest .. the camera is a must...

I do have a piece of jade for luck!!! .. usually some aromatherapy... and a tape measure...!! [not even sure why about the tape measure!! hehe]

It was lovely to see you my way.. and strangely I had just thought about you the day before... and then there you were!! Have a lovely week.. ciao xxx Julie

koralee said...

Nothing much but a mess! Hugs my sweet friend. xoxox

Cinnamon said...

I love this post. I thought of you the other day as I heard Sunday singing in my kitchen. Gracie girl was washing dishes and put her EP on :-)

Thank you for your prayer for us!! They means so much to me~


Thistle Cove Farm said...

The Proverbs quote is so apt and true; thank you. What's in my purse? Wallet, checkbook, pen, notebook and cell phone, calendar, fan, 4 AAA batteries and a camera.

Anonymous said...

I carry everything in my purse. The only food is splenda but now i'm changing that into stevia. lets see humm; a check book, pictures of my family, lip gloss, powder, mirror, gum, cough drops, hankie ( thats what we older folks use)oh yes my cell phone. :) i'm sure there is more that i'm forgetting. oh well. A

Rosie said...

Oh Lea Dear, I am pretty boring. I do carry a "teeny tiny measuring tape"...hmmm...will that dresser fit????...giggle...I do get a strange look or two, when I whip this little fella out :)
Hope this note finds you well. Life is soooo busy these days, there's just not enough hour in the day to wander those charming streets of blogland. Have a Blessed Wednesday my "long lost friend"...xoxox Rosie

Packrat said...

Interesting and fun! My purse is usually a tote bag crammed full to the top with anything that I might need for the day - extra clothes, books, the mail, wallet, keys, Chapstick, Kleenex, food, and anything else that I think I might at the office.

Vivek said...

Hi Lea,
Namaste, how are you doing. ..
coming to blogosphere after a long gap.
Hope you havong a great time and looks you enjoying every bit of it.
I loved ur post. .you reveals the secret of what womens carry in their bag esp celebrities .

take care
have a nice weekend

Vivek said...

Hi Lea,
Namaste, how are you doing. ..
coming to blogosphere after a long gap.
Hope you havong a great time and looks you enjoying every bit of it.
I loved ur post. .you reveals the secret of what womens carry in their bag esp celebrities .

take care
have a nice weekend

Together We Save said...

Yummm.... check book, loose change, chapstick, and coupons!! LOL

Jenn said...

Love your mini Bible...that's what my purse is lacking!

Anonymous said...

Great question is revealing our greatest perceived "needs." I love the "teeny Bible for my cold, cold heart." (And who knows when someone elses cold heart may need some of it's warmth as well.)

Sassy Granny ... said...

Our purses certainly have a lot to say about us, don't they?!! I love the preponderance of pink in yours :)

I have a lot of things in my purse, but I tend towards order. When it gets cluttered or messy I can't wait to clean it.


Southern Lady said...

Lea, I have a little bit of everything in my wallet...except what I need when I need it. :D Carla

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said... have way too much fact, if my hubby happens to need something from my purse, I immediately "find" it for him...cuz as much as I intend to keep everything in their place, somehow, everything ends up in a jumble! (Do you remember the game show called "Let's Make a Deal?" I think I would do great at the end of the show where the host calls out for an item and then the one to have that item gets a prize!

But I do go through my purse each week to try to reorganize :o)

Blessings & Aloha! I had an unexpected day off from work, so was able to catch up on some blog reading! Hope you are doing well, my friend!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Blistex, camera, phone, way too big wallet, pens, meds, tide pen, sunglasses. That's about it...

It's so heavy. I've tried to downgrade several times but always come back around to a heavy load.


Auntie Cake said...

Oh dear, I don't make a very good girl. I don't even carry a purse. Just my keys in my hand. If I have it, some money scrunched up in my pocket. Not very exciting, but it does make it easier when I have to save the world, don't have to figure out where to put my purse!!!