Monday, February 16, 2009

the mother bag...and a whole lot of other stuff about me!

I love Mondays! You never thought you'd hear me say that, did you??

Kasey at All That is Good helps me love Mondays just a little bit better by hosting Friend Makin' Mondays each week. This is such a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers!!

This week's task is the THIS OR THAT game. For each line, I have two choices, and I have to choose which I would prefer. So, here goes...

1. jog or walk: walk
2. coffee or tea: umm, can I say neither?
3. Pepsi or Coca Cola: Pepsi (diet)
4. flats or heels: flats are a must!
5. fries or onion rings: fries
6. cats or dogs: dogs
7. skim or whole: skim
8. small purses or large: large
9. van or SUV: van
10. winter or summer: summer
11. 1 piece bathing suit or 2: question!
12. sit down restaurant or fast food: sit down, but definitely kid-friendly
13. McDonalds or Burger King: BK
14. white gold or yellow: white
15. fish or chicken: chicken
16. Edward or Jacob: never seen it!
17. pizza or burger: can I say both?
18. apple or orange: apple
19. spend or save: save
20. 1 story or 2 story house: 1 story

Head on over to Kasey's and make some new blogging buddies!

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And, since it's all about getting to know me (each other) today, I thought I would share a little more...

My "tried & true" friend, Kim at Caldwell Cuties, tagged me last Friday in a fun game called "What's in Your Bag?" She always knows I'm up for these kinds of things.

Because I play fair, when she tagged me, I took a picture right away of my purse and the contents, but I knew that I wouldn't be able to get to my post until later. And, so, here is later...

Here are the rules...

1. Post a picture of whatever bag you are using today - not last weekend when you and your hubby went out to that fabulous restaurant. No cheating!!!

2. Tell us how much it cost. This is a no-judgment zone -- there will be no ridiculing or eye rolling here. And, if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, I'd love to hear it.

3. Now tag some fellow bloggers and link back to this post so people know why you are posting pictures of your bag.

This mother of a bag came straight to me as a birthday gift from the hubby a couple years ago. I had my eye on this beauty at Target for a good couple of months, and thankfully he snagged it in time before it left the shelves. It's actually a diaper bag/purse. I knew I needed something that would hold a whole lotta stuff, since I like to be as prepared as one can get, and at the time when I got it, I had a newborn and toddler. As the kids have gotten older, the contents have gotten less (believe it or not!). I do have an "out and about without kids" purse, but when Kim tagged me, this mother was the one I had been using that day.

this is what it looked like inside...
I clean it out often because I can't stand a mess!

here are the contents...
I told you it holds a whole lotta stuff
*my wallet
*booklet that holds gift cards, business cards, misc. shopping cards, etc.
*name tag for my Bible study
*mechanical pencil
*small container of Purell
*lip gloss
*Mikayla's chapstick with a missing lid (nothing new)
*small bottle of diaper rash cream
*small bottle of baby lotion
*cell phone
*container of goldfish crackers/cheerios
*container with toddler forks & spoons
*Austin's hat
*fabric case of diapers for Austin
*fabric case of one Pull-Up for Mikayla (with an extra pair of panties & pants inside)
*wipes container (stocked with wipes, of course!)
*3 packages of extra "one-sheet" wipes (samples...just in case I'm caught without my wipes!)
*scented dirty diaper sacks
*Curves bar for me
*snacks for the kids (today I happened to be quite prepared...2 baggies raisins, 2 bags Yogos, bag of fruit snacks, granola bar, baggie of goldfish crackers)
*clear zippered organizer full of "be prepared" items, such as calculator, notepad, pen, sample thing of floss, shout wipe, JoAnns flyer, baby coupons, eating out coupons, misc. non-grocery related coupons, gum, Tylenol, 2 things of lipstick...I don't even wear lipstick!

And, if you haven't gotten to know enough about me yet today, check out the 10 Things I Like that start with the letter G. Let me know if you want to play!


Smith Family said...

Seriously Heidi...I've always known you to be prepared/organized. But I had no idea! Love the fabric bags for diapers. I'll be cleaning out my purse today =).

Katie said...

Your bag is so organized! I love it! Where did you get the cute fabric diaper holder bags? Did you make them? It was also fun to see the great Valentine idea you came up with for your lucky kiddos! cute. Have a great day!

Lyndsie Miles said...

Wow, that's a lot in that bag. I think I need one that size. I still haven't found 'the perfect' diaper bag. I seem to buy a new one with each baby.
Nice! Love getting to know you!

Leah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed reading your blog. :)

Unknown said...

Seriously Heidi, you are going to have back problems being that prepared. I will remember this when we are out together, I dont need to bring a thing!! :) That bag is so you and why I love you!

honeysuckle said...

Hi,We have a lot in common from Kasey's list and wow, I thought I was organized, but your purse is totally there. Good for you:) Have a happy Monday!

Rhonda said...

Hey I can't believe someone else has never seen Twilight! Me either...

Enjoyed your list and peeking inside your bag!

Have a great Monday! :D

momma said...

i'm so glad to find another "apple" person!

i am so jealous of your bag - you are so organized. mine is a mess of junk!!

Sarah said... have a lot in your bag!!! I love how organized it is.

heidi said...

Oh my word...Martha Stewart would WEEP in defeat if she ever met you. Amazing!

Unknown said...

I love the bag tag!

Kasey said...

I'm so glad I help you to enjoy mondays more! You all help me like them more too!

Love your has a lot of stuff in it! have a great night!

Unknown said...

Ok, let me just say that if I was as organized as you, I'd go for the large purse! I used to be an organized person...not sure what happened! Love getting to know everyone! Have a great day!!!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Wow, you are resourceful AND organized! Impressive!! Fun post - thanks!

Miller Racing Family said...

Heidi, I loved both the list and bag posts. I also did the the bag post and was amazed at all that one could fit in a bag, but I am sorry you got me beat. I to love the Friend Making Monday. It is so great to connect with other moms. Thanks for the post about my dad. When I was younger I never liked the three questions but as I have gotten older they sure have saved me alot of money and headaches. Enjoyed your list, have a blessed day!

Jen @ said...

hi Heidi!

Isn't it fun doing the Friend Makin Mondays? I enjoyed your list! And your bag is very cute!


Denise said...

Hello, I'm a friend from Making Friends Monday.

Love your post's! The bag one is a great idea! I may have to copy that one too!

Have a happy and safe trip today!

Natalie said...

I loved your list!! So nice to meet you - thanks for stopping by!! I LOVE your bag too!!! Ha -- nice to see someone that has as much stuff in their purse as I do!!!

Michelle said...

Great list! I love Target for just about anything. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kelli said...

You are prepared. I have a container in my car that has extra stuff like wipes, diapers, snacks, etc. It's come in real handy.
How do I play the letter game? That sounds like fun.

The Masked Mommy said...

I had totally organized our diaper bag (and even posted about it). It was perfect! Then it was stolen. Yep. And it had both of my digital cameras in it at the time (but not my wallet... thank goodness!) So now I just have my regular purse with a diaper shoved in. I guess I have to start over now... :-P

KC said...

I love this post! I remember when I was 12 years old my girlfriends and I would go through each others' bags to see what we all carried. Now I am 40 and I still like to see what is inside of other girls' bags. Now I know I am not so strange after all. (Yours is nicely organized, btw!)


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