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My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.

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What's in my bag?

I just love looking in other people's bags- I feel like you are almost getting a sneak peak into something that aren't supposed to be looking at.  I also have a confession- I am sort of a hand-bag-ohilic.   No matter if I am thrifting.. or in target or somewhere posh like Louie Vuitton- I must stroll through the hand bag section.  Something that is kind of  funny is that I sort of know what's in my bag but every time I empty it out.. I always find something I forgot about.. sort of like a surprise.   :)  So here goes- what's in my bag!
1.  Mead notebook- for writing down thoughts and ideas- it's how I keep my life organized and where I jot and sketch out my taking over the world ideas.  I have been sort of addicted to these the last few months because they are just the perfect size.
2.  Most recent Blue Canvas Magazine- it is one of my favorite painting magazines with some mega talented painters.  I can just flip through the magazine and constantly be inspired. 
3.  Hot pink ear head pluggers.  I think they are gummies brand- and I got them in the Portland airport.
4.  Vanilla chapstick from my oral surgeon when I had my wisdom teeth out.  I am not sure what I am going to do when I run out of this one- but it's one of my favorites.  
5.  Burt Bees chapstick- my #2 chapstick which I love.
6.  My bedazzeled I-phone case- I picked it up in Hong Kong for a couple bucks and I love it.  I also picked up a Hello Kitty one while I was over there.
7.  Marc Jacobs tote. I just love Marc Jacobs- I watched the documentary Marc Jacobs & Louie Vuitton and it shows his creative genius on how he creates for all of his lines. His creative brain- is amazing.  In the documentary- he is talking to the camera about how he doesn't own anything.. doesn't own his own apartment.. doesn't drive, but he does own lots of paintings. He has even been known to fly artists he loves out to his fashions shows..  sighs.. I just love MJ.
8. Paris notebook.  I keep all my lists in here- goals, groceries, and day to day. 
9.  Cheapie sunglasses- Forever21
10.  Le Jardin- Egyptian White Lily- hand lotion. smells like clean laundry. love it.
11. Pen- I am a little surprised I only found 1- for some reason I always loose my pens.
12.  Beaded Bag- I got it for a couple bucks in Bali- it reminds me of being in a more tropical place.
13.  Apple cord. Boring- I think the hubs told me to hold it for him.  You never know when you need one of these bad boys.
14.  Library Book- Just Kids by Patti Smith.  Have you read it yet? If you haven't read it- you should.  It's a book about Patti Smith trying to and surviving in NYC.   I loved reading all about the struggles, adventures and the journey of making it as an artist.  She talks about all the famous and non famous characters she bumps into a long the way.  this is a summer's must read. :)

PS Do you see little puggers in the grass in that top picture.  He thought it was a big game hiding in the grass.

67 comments

Shockgrubz said...

I was brought up to never look in anyone's bag. Thanks for the rare glimpse.

Inverse said...

Hahaha! The first sentence made me laugh, I was expecting something like "But I'm a professional thief, so there's that" to follow :P

bobbi said...

I love hte what's in my bag series. i'm always curious about what people carry with them. I think my bag tells how boring I am.

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

I love this too:) And I'm also planning to do one soon myself, so if you're curious...;)

That magazine looks awesome, I doubt it'll be available here, but I'll keep my eyes open!

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

ooo cool. like this post. xxxx

Annabella said...

Like Shockgrubz I was told by my mum never to look in a lady`s handbag...but you have such cool stuff in there.

Peiyinn said...

Sometime,I'm lazy to bring a bag when going out. But I like to collect bag.:)

Mandy Crandell said...

LOVE your bag! There's so much crap in mine. Haha.


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Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

I have been meaning to do this! I'm worried that people will be appalled at the amount of things I carry with me. Your bag is soooo cute! I love the multi-colored stripes. I'm a true believer in keeping chapstick on hand too...you just never know when you're going to need it. Thanks for the peek inside the bag! I love the pup playing hide n' seek in your photo :)

Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

Hand-bag-ohilic? Here I am. I love this post and the way you write is so funny! No matter what I carry, my bag is always super full ans so heavy...I think you just inspired a future post for my blog...

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Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

your bag is more interesting than mine. i rarely remember to put into it the things that matter to me, lol. mostly it's taken over by little girl needs. :D

i will get to that book at some stage, it's been on my list.

Amanda said...

I have been wanting to read "Just Kids"! How is it???

Diego Sousa said...

no first aid kit? no flashslight? no pepper spray? no knife? you're not reading my blog, are you?! =)

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

LOVE seeing what people keep with them at all times!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

onelonelyapricot said...

Ooh, I really liked seeing/reading this! I am interested in what people carry around as well. I love composition notebooks also. In recent years they have made so many fun colors and patterns like your blue one, but I am always stuck on the traditional black marbled ones because I loved the movie Harriet the Spy when I was growing up. Kind of funny how those things stick with you.

This looks so fun, I might try it on my blog if that's okay! I will link you of course.

Danielle said...

I love looking into other people's bags as well! I feel like I shouldn't but it's so interesting to see what's inside :)

amy b.s. said...

love that you have a few books in your bag.

sherri lynn said...

Yes I loved this post! I love seeing what is in other people's bags! I love your Paris notebook and that you have multiple chapsticks - I always have a ton! And your actual MJ tote is my favorite part of this post! Thanks for giving us a peek :)

claire said...

I love that bag! I've seen a couple what's in my bag posts. It seems like fun. Maybe I'll do one soon. :)

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

Lol. I'm not sure I would want anyone to see inside the black hole that is my enormous purse!

I love Burt's Bees. I think I have four or five tubes of it floating around my house/car.

And I recently heard an interview with Patti Smith about the book! Haven't read it yet but definitely want to.

{The Perfect Palette} said...

ooooo you have some great stuff in that bag!!

xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

HazelandMare said...

Hehe, your bag is so neat and organized! Mine always gets filled with crumpled receipts and bits of fluff that I seem to accumulate. But I love all your items! I have really been wanting to read "Just Kids"- it looks fascinating! And I love your tote too!

Have a wonderful day!

Cat said...

Fun! My favorite thing about this post is your bag itself ... love how colorful it is! :)

♥ Cat brideblu

Punctuation Mark said...

i love your bag... great things you have in there!

Sandra van Doorn said...

love the idea, though my bag is such a mess, not sure i could show it to anyone!!
great blog x sandra

Katie said...

Your bag is so cute!

debbiecutieface said...

I love to see what's in other people's bags, and your stuff is just so cute! Also, I can tell through your posts that you have SUCH a passion for art. That makes me really happy.

my day in a sentence said...

Oh, such a lovely post! :)
If I were to judge by the insides of your bag, I'd say you're a sweet fun loving person. :)

karen marie said...

that documentary sounds fantastic! i just added it to my list... and i'm dying to read "just kids" - can't wait to hear more about it! <3

Mo Pie, Please said...

I love your tote and everything in it! Also, I love your paintings that I missed earlier this week. SO GOOD.

megan said...

love this post!

Whimsy Being said...

love your bag post! i'm finishing up patti smith's just kids this week! it's a beautiful read, right?

maximehmet said...

very nice colors

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

This is cute!!! I love seeing what's in others bags! Love that you have TWO notebooks. So cool. ;D

Kimberly said...

Hey !
I read somewhere that if you look in someones bag you discover who that person is, 'cause it's so personal.
Love all of your stuff, especially the bag
Xoxo

Sharmaine Ruth said...

So glad you commented on my blog! Yours is super cute :)We should totally keep in touch. My bag is also always filled with things like that too haha :)

kris {life at the table} said...

this is so fun! yay for portlanders too! thanks for stopping by...i'll definitely be back around here.

Jessica Wray said...

I have that bag in a different print -- I love it! Well I pretty much love anything Marc Jacobs. who doesn't?

Cindy said...

i love seeing what you're carrying - i'm nosey, too. the magazine looks terrific as do the bedazzled case & your bag. i also saw the documentary about mj and i was so impressed by how lovely he was to his team. we read so much crazy stuff about him here and it was really wonderful.

sara tee said...

very cool idea C: if i had a bag i brought around with me regularly i would definitely have to do a post of my own like this!

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Christianna said...

I always love a good old "what's in my bag" post! And I love all your goodies! That books sounds really good, maybe I'll pick up a copy?!

Style, She Wrote said...

FUn post! Love the MJ bag! xo style, she wrote

Jess said...

I am so jealous of that Marc Jacobs bag! It rocks!

Jessica Polley said...

Is this really what the contents of your purse looks like? ; )

I would have to include stray gum wrappers, bobby pins and receipts in my pile.

Too cute!

Miranda said...

Your tote bag is awesome! I always find things like an apple cord, or cheerios in my bag. I've got one of these posts coming up for when I'm away with the new baby.

Burts bees is my second favorite chap stick, first one is the Nivea stuff.

S and O said...

That is one sturdy little bag :D
Xoxo
Sarah

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

see, you have cute stuff in your bag! Mine is full of papers and receipts. Not a pretty site!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I'm always so interested in these bag posts!! You look so organized! I would have to do a before and after shot of my purse to show what it really looks like and what it SHOULD look like! That pouch from Berlin is lovely!!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I mean Bali...lol

Mackenzie said...

I love these kinds of posts. Unfortunately my bags are mostly full of garbage, receipts, and pennies!

Mackenzie

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Loved looking through your bag. Plus, the bag as really cute too.

*Erin

babalisme said...

My mom has the same MJ bag!!! and I'm sure she carries twice your amount of things in her bag.

Victoria said...

Well, I absolutely love your bag...and I never go anywhere without my Burts Bees chapstick...it's my favorite!

Adam said...

My mom likes burt's bees

mahaila said...

The contents of your bag is some what similar to mine. note books, pens, mags. Very nice! Love this post.

coneforce said...

hahahha how many stuff fit's in it i can't belive it!!! haaha...nice blog btw following!

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Gorgeous!! I like seeing what other's carry around!! I'm always re-filling my bag with stuff!! Hope you have a great weekend xx

Lyndall said...

I love 'in my bag' posts! I did this one back in April... it might be time for an update~

Your bag is so pretty and I love that you carry around a notebook everywhere!

Lindsay [rookie's nest] said...

Wow! Very organized - mine I would be ashamed to show! Too many old receipts, pennies, and other junk flying around! Very nice Marc Jabocs, too! x

Joyce said...

I would have a hay day with all the cool things in your bag. xo

Fashion Me Chic said...

I want this Marc Jacobs tote in my closet asap.
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Vasare Nar said...

love this post, nice to have a wee peek :)

Collins @ Life. Mostly Sweet. said...

the burts bees chapstick is in my purse, on my bedside table, in my makeup bag, in my drawer at work and in the winter (when it won't melt) it stays in my car too. i love it so much it has to be everywhere!

Amanda said...

Awesome! I also want that purse/bag, it's great colors and looks light weight. I think I might need to do a what's in my bag, too! You may have inspired me ;)

punkychewster said...

that's such a cute post! i'm glad i'm not the only person who has so MANY things in her bag! you look like stiff competition!

colleen said...

i love that tote! i also thought you would be amused to know that i met a guy at a bar once called Meade and I called him Meade the Notebook all night. I'm obviously very mature.

Jenn @ Live Love Life Now! said...

I LOOOOVE handbags too! And I always have to walk through the purses no matter what store I am too :)

I loved peeking through your purse...makes me want to do a similar post! It's so fascinating to see what other people carry around :)

Oh and I read "Just Kids" a few months ago in my book club and LOVED it! I'm so glad you are enjoying it too...what a fascinating life she has lived!! Jenn

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