What’s in my Purse – Every Day Essentials

I had dinner with one of my best friends a while back. While we were driving to our favorite sushi spot I asked her to grab my purse from the back seat. She reclined her seat and suddenly said, “WOW! What do you have in there?! Your purse is like 20 lbs!”

I’m admittedly one of those ladies that just has everything in her purse. I have the hardest time using small bags because I’m always worried I might need something while I’m out and not have it on me. I end up having everything under the sun in my purse lol!

  • I have a large bulky wallet with every active card I have. This is including my library card which I don’t even need on my person because I borrow library books online. I even have my Vegas rewards cards. WHY?!
  • I have a zipper pouch that has all my cosmetics which is pretty normal. But I also have a bottle of allergy medicine (yes a whole bottle), melatonin, and green tea pills. Like I’m going to need melatonin while I’m out LOL! I should really take that out of my purse.
  • I have my iPhone and iPad. When I was using a paper planner I had that in my bag too, but thankfully I’ve migrated my planner to my iPad.
  • I have a spare battery to charge my iPhone and iPad in case I’m out and about and am running low on battery. I rarely use this, TBH, unless I’m traveling. I should take this out of my purse too.
  • I also have a zipper pouch with charging cables in it – lightning cable, micro USB, and Apple Watch.
  • I’ve got other random but needed stuff hand sanitizer in there, sun glasses, hand lotion, wipes, business cards, receipts, keys, headphones, etc. I actually found cold medicine in there too. I can’t get myself to take it out haha!

Clearly I could do better about lightening up the load in my purse lol! Having to carry this much weight is actually pretty annoying. I just can’t help myself. I’m such a “what-if” person. I’m always scared that I’m going to be somewhere and I won’t have something I need.

Despite my purse hoarding issues there are things that I use every day that I definitely can’t live without (besides my phone and iPad). Here are 5 of my current every day essentials:

  1. Tinted lip balm
  2. Hand lotion
  3. Wipes
  4. Mirror
  5. Allergy medicine

Maybe that should be one of my goals for next month, get a smaller purse and lighten up my load. What do you think?



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June Goal Setting

I’ve got big, big plans for you June! I feel like I say that about every month lol.

But really, life has been great! Not saying that life is full of ups. Trust me, every day is a challenge. I never know what kind of hand I’m going to be dealt. But because my goal in April was to focus on “faith” and May was to “simplify.” I know my outlook toward every day life has changed in the last 2 months because I’ve shifted and made an effort to focus on the right things. I feel more at peace about things, I appreciate all the good things so much more, and I have more room for things that lift me up. Why fill myself with negative things when positivity is so much better!

That being said, this month the keyword is “Balance.” Balancing life between work and personal life has never been my strong suit, TBH. I think it just goes with the type of person I am. I’m a work-a-holic. If I’m into something or I find it useful I’m 110% dedicated and hard core about it. I guess you can call it passion lol! But like I said, that doesn’t lead to a balanced life.

“Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.”
– Thomas Kinkade

Aside from work goals (restaurant sales goals, posting 3 blog posts a week, and creating content 5 days a week) I’ve created 5 fun personal goals for this month to keep the balance. I’m going to keep track of these goals in my Digital Planner to keep me on track.

Be a “plant lady.” Guys, this goal is the one that probably gives me the most anxiety. I am so bad at keeping plants alive. Even low maintenance plants die at my hand lol! So I bought 2 plans at the end of May and I am determined to keep them alive and watch them grow!

Please don’t die, Plants!

Finish our backyard patio. This one is pretty embarrassing. We started on this DIY project a year ago and it’s STILL not done. We have a really nice covered patio attached to our home and we wanted to extend it out because we have such a big back yard that we don’t use. The project came to a screeching halt when we moved the restaurant at the end of 2017 and continued until recently because we’re lazy AF. But Charlie and I agreed that it’s finally time to finish this one. Mind you, we still have a LONG list of home improvement projects we want to complete. But, one step at a time.


Start exercising again. I miss exercising which surprises me lol! I know I’m not at the place where I used to be (working out 4 days a week, sometimes 2-a-days) but I just want a little pump. I miss that feeling after a work out.

Go to church. I’ve been watching/listening to sermons weekly but it’s so different when you’re physically there in person. This is the one thing that truly turns my attitude and approach on life a complete 180 degrees.

Make time for creativity. I guess the graphic designer in me is yearning to come out. Now that I don’t really get to draw and hand letter as often as I used to I want to make space to excercise the creative side of my brain.

Hope you have a happy June everyone! Half way through the year, let’s keep it going!


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