Monday, June 9, 2008


People refer to me as Mary Poppins because of all the stuff I carry in my handbag. You need a band-aid, an Advil, a Sharpie, a piece of gum? How about a flashlight, a recipe, or a doctor referral? I’m your Go-To Girl!

Right now, I’m carrying my Perlina straw bag that I picked up at Loehmann’s last summer. Straw is a great neutral to carry during the summertime. Today you will find:

  • A blue mesh pencil case with my favorite calligraphy fountain pen , black Zig calligraphy dual felt tip pen, Staedler rollerball liquid point pen, a Cross mechanical pencil, mini Mars plastic eraser, and a Scotch paper cutter ( can take on airplanes)
  • Techno nerd toys: my cell phone, iPod, and recently I added a GPS. My cell phone is where I keep books I’m reading, dictionaries (English, Italian, Spanish) , my shopping lists, my favorite recipes, my entire address book, measurements of the rooms in my house, games, etc. etc. etc. My iPod has my music and family photos, vacation photos, and portfolio photos of my artwork. Now that I have a big girl camera, it doesn’t fit in my purse any longer.
  • Wallet
  • Comb
  • Handkerchief
  • A tin box with chewing gum
  • Keys with a tiny halogen flashlight dangling from the keyring
  • A small freebie Laura Mercier makeup bag with a lipstick, lipgloss, earbuds for my ipod and cell phone, dental floss toothpicks, pillbox with Advil, Bufferin, and generic allergy medication, band-aids, and my spring/autumn color palette book which I got when Schnee did my colors.

When my kids were younger, I carried a little gold mesh pouch with more first-aid items in it.

If your eyes are the window your soul, then maybe your purse is a keyhole to your soul.
What would we find in your purse?

Thank you, Relyn, for inspiring this post!

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