It's pretty basic, boring, and big. It's leather, but was found for cheap on sale because I love a bargain. I remember I picked this one because it would hold much more than my back-pack style purse I used prior.
Peering down inside:
And now, join me on a journey into The Purse Pockets! What treasures will we find?
The contents of Section 1:
*Always be prepared: spare contact lens case, bandaid kit, anti-bacterial Wet Ones, Tums
*Toys always seem to migrate into my purse. In this pocket we have a black jaguar & a silver gun that belongs to a Star Wars action figure.
*Pad & pen, good for quick notes or entertaining Reese on the run.
*I hate to litter, so I'll throw a small piece of trash into my purse before I'll drop it on the ground. I think that clear thing is a sucker wrapper from the bank.
*Piece of paper with the after-hours emergency phone number of Reese's pediatrician.
Here's Section 2:
*Jessie's unused gift cards from Christmas. Yes, they've almost lasted a full year!
*3 cough drops, since I've been coughing like a mad woman lately
*1 roll of Smartees that Reese got from the photographer when we were trying to take his 4 year old portraits. Nice of them to offer, but Reese doesn't like them, so we politely put them in my purse & said thank you. I am eating these as I type this now :)
*A few more pieces of trash. Do they make purse-sized trash cans?
*Some mint gum that's pretty gross. I should throw that away probably.
*VitaSplash pouch to add to a bottle of water. I find I drink lots more water if it tastes like something other than...well...water
* This must be my "toy box" section. Geez. Let's see, there's a broken slinky from Chuck E Cheese's prize counter (was it really worth 80 tickets?), a Storm Trooper toy from Star Wars, a car, a stuffed green parrot from a Sonic kid's meal, & two plastic rings (one skull ring from Pirates of Caribbean sword & one yellow fly from someplace I can't remember).
*Tweezers & case for some good 'ole stopped-at-the-red-light eyebrow plucking! Nothing like sunlight to highlight all those stray hairs.
*Subway coupons from Grammie
*Sucker that comes with a lid. What a bright idea!
*Pen (which should be with the paper pad...naughty pen)
*Reese's dirty band-aid. Gross. But again, I hate to litter.
*A few other random pieces of trash
* Change of clothes for Reese including undies, socks, shorts, & t-shirt. Having this extra stash has proven useful more than once because he hates to get dirty or messy. Not really used for potty accidents. Used more for Oops-I-fell-in-the-mud accidents.
*Pink sunglasses, because Reese says "I like the pink ones Mom!"
*Brochures for Greater Lewisville Early Childhood PTA group. I leave these like bird droppings...just place them here and there, wherever I go to spread the word about this fun group!
*More trash. That owl that says "Give a hoot. Don't pollute" should thank me. I need a trash pocket in my purse.
*Coins for the video games at the movie theater. I bought some extras the last time we went to save, & now I know where they went!
*Another cough drop, but this was old & gross.
*Red crayon. Not sure why. Probably a restauraunt left-over.
*This is that little zippered pocket inside the purse.
*My keys & keychain with pictures of Austen, Jessie, Jeff & Reese. The keychain was a gift from Austen & Jessie, and I love having everyone's pictures with me all the time.
*More tokens from the arcade at the movie theater.
*I don't wear lipstick, so I have two lip glosses I combine. One is from Bath & Bodyworks and it smells pepperminty and it's sheer and I love it. Second is a heavier gloss to add more color. Reese likes to wear the sheer one :)
That's it! Nothing controversial, lots of kid-friendly stuff, and most of the stuff I need to be prepared. Now I'm going to organize the pockets the proper way :)