Tales of a Misguided Mommy

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Let's have a giveaway ($60.00 value)

 Recently I was contacted by a company called ******* asking if I would like to do a review or give away.  I browsed around there store and I was dumbfounded by all of the things they had.  Bar furniture, kids things, kitchen stuff, purses ugggg the list went on.  I had to close it when I got to the kid section because I started getting caught up in things like this (I don't even like bunk beds), and this (TRIPLE BUNK BEDS WHO KNEW!!!)  I got out of there and some how stumbled into housewares which somehow led me to the recycling bin area where I saw this..Just what I've always wanted a trash/recycle bin for my kitchen. I headed over to the hand bag area and that is when I found this ridiculously cute diaper clutch.  Right about then I knew I had to stop browsing because I DON'T USE DIAPERS MY KIDS ARE POTTY TRAINED!  I had all but made up my mind that I was taking that $60.00 and running.  But alas, I like you my dear readers so I am going to give it to you instead.  (Round of applause please)

Here is the game.  In my last post I discussed my issue with not having my purse/wallet/ID case when I went somewhere.  My mom commented that perhaps I needed a smaller purse.  So, I would first like to show you why that won't work either.

This is my every day purse.  It is my beloved Lucky purse that I just had to have.  Everyone told me it was too big.  

Everyone did not know how much stuff I NEEDED to carry with me.  Here we have the contents of my purse!

My wallet.

My bag of necessities (epi pen, xannax, motrin, oragel, etc)

My bag of other necessities (tooth brush, tooth paste, gum, and fancy smelling lotion) (side note you should always have fancy smelling lotion in your bag you never know who you might need to woooo with your delicious apple smell)

My notebook, journal, and pens.

My medical stuff.  the boys medical records, my records (med dosage, dr visits etc) and all of our insurance cards and doctors information.

and of course my keys

And my variety of purses IN EVERY SIZE.

So you can clearly see that having a smaller bag is not an issue, I have EVERY SIZE OF BAG.

Here is what happens when I try and carry a smaller bag

The girl stuff gets all pushy with the kids essentials bag, my notebook gets drown, my wallet cries because the pen holder is pinching it and THIS DOESN'T WORK.

I could lose the girl essentials (begrudgingly) 

And things fit just fine.  

Here though is the actual real problem. The root of it all.  NO MATTER WHAT I hate carrying any purse unless it is totally necessary.  What I've learned is that I prefer to simply have my phone and ID case.  I stick those in my pocket and away I go.  

But Shannon what if you don't have pockets (gasp)?

Never fear my lovely friends I always have a pocket.  For those of you with kids in diapers you know that they have a terrible habit of shoving things in their diaper and calling it a "pocket."  Well folks meet my "pocket."

Yup.  There you have it.  My pocket.  I discovered this while I was at the gym.  I needed somewhere to put my phone/iPod so I stuck it in my sports bra while running.  I liked that idea so I tried it out a few times while shopping around.  I liked that even more so I figured, "hey why not stick your ID case in there and be gone."

Best idea ever.  So yes if you run into me now there is about a 90% chance you will see either my phone, or ID case (or both) crammed in my bra.

So it's settled.  Purse, no purse, wallet, whatever I will still end up with my goodies stuffed in my bra.  Like I said before the real issue is remembering to grab my purse with my wallet from my house and put it in my car.  Or remembering that my ID case was in some jeans pockets.  The purse has nothing to do with me remembering to put the necessities in my actual car.

But Shannon didn't you say there was a give away?

I did! I did!

Here are the rules.  Following them will win you a $60.00 gift card.  The better you follow them the more entries you get.  I will put all of your entries into a bag and with photo evidence I will pick a winner.  Here is how you can enter.

1 entry -  leave a comment here

2 extra entries - link to this post on your blog (make sure I know you linked it)

3 extra entries - show me what is inside of your purse and then come back here and comment so I know to go look

And if you want 4 extra entries you can link this post onto your Facebook and/or Twitter account.

So remember the person with the most entries is most likely to win.  And trust me folks, you want this $60.00 gift card because there is some really good shit on ********.

(deadline to enter May 7th, you have one week)


Love, Misguided Mommy

posted on May. 1, 2010

Comments

May. 01 2010
Jacki said…
Thanks for telling me about the giveaway. I will leave a comment here first and I'll just come back and do the other things after I'm done with my finals. Question, when does this giveaway end?
May. 01 2010
Dorothy Stahlnecker said…
This is my first visit..and I love your blog... Dorothy from grammology grammology.com PS purses are a real pain....I share your aggravation...
May. 01 2010
Sarah Lynn said…
Lol, I love your new "pocket." hehe. :) I'm just going to leave an entry comment for now.
May. 01 2010
Jess said…
I always carry my phone in my bra at the gym! It causes some awkward bumps under the shirt but it's crazy convenient.
May. 01 2010
nellie said…
I'm in! Will be back.
May. 01 2010
Sabrina said…
Why do all the good giveaways have to happen when I'm in the middle of nowhere (today, Ohio)? I can probably manage a quick blog post and possibly and iPhone pic of a diaper bag I'm currently using because, sadly, I have 2 in diapers. And if I could remember how to get into my twitter account, I would so be tweetin'. But I can't. So boo.
May. 01 2010
Sabrina said…
Ok, linked from my blog WITH a pic of my purse/diaper/trash bag. All from Ohio.
May. 02 2010
hobbychanger said…
I have to carry a big bag because of all the crap I feel I need to have with me too! I never thought of putting the smaller stuff inside a bag to keep in my purse. I'll take a picture of it later!
May. 02 2010
Mom said…
Almost every time I’m with you, you leave your purse in the car and I hide it or put something over it. You never grab the bag in your purse that has Brandon’s Epi pen in it. So I just thought that if you had your big bag that has everything you need in your car, then your little bag that you carry with you all the time could have your wallet, iPhone and Epi pen the important stuff in it. It's hard to hold Brandon’s hand carring Codi and a big ass purse. I guess you could always put the Epi pen in the other side of you bra that would look real sexy.
May. 02 2010
aimee said…
I AM SOOOOOO IN! And I SO will be back with a double whammmmmmmyyyyyy. ps. I am still dreaming of those lemon mini cupcakes you sent in the mail---holy yum those were. Bad for my ass, but YUM.
May. 02 2010
Valerie said…
Count me in!
May. 02 2010
julianna said…
I share in your pain. I am a purse addict, have them in all shapes and sizes, and in the end, I stuff the blackberry in the back pocket and just take the wallet into the store. Except when I go walking, then the phone's in the bra. (Why else would God make that space between them?) Wish me luck!
May. 03 2010
nycgirl0501 said…
WOW! You were so not kidding about this giveaway. I just moved my furniture around to make my desk be closer to the TV so I can get some work done on bills/blog/mail. Silly but I love its new location plus now I can put up a bulletin board on the wall next to it. I'll do the purse one & blog link tonight. I'm off to tweet this! :)
May. 03 2010
nycgirl0501 said…
I tweeted about the giveaway & here is my proof :) http://twitter.com/nycgirl0501/status/13313283363 Um you aren't following me on twitter what's that about? lol :)
May. 03 2010
Wehaf said…
Wow, you carry a lot of stuff! I carry the bare minimum, and I hate to do that.
May. 03 2010
Sarah said…
Woot! I love giveaways! :) It figures that I forgot my phone today (forgot, or perhaps lost?? To be determined later when I conduct a thorough search of my house), so the facebooking, picture-taking and posting will have to wait until later. Dang! I'll have to call and leave myself a reminder message....(a reminder message on a phone I can't find... it's a good plan, I know, hehehe)
May. 03 2010
Schmidty said…
I love your Lucky purse! You've got a kick-ass, very personable writing style, also. I enjoyed reading your post! :)
May. 04 2010
Laura Harper said…
Right now? In my purse? Cat pee... I kid you not. And it is the Aldo purse that I bought on Rodeo Dr. when I was on vacation. This is why I can't have anything nice.
May. 04 2010
~a said…
Yay! Giveaways are fun. (I seriously read every post. I really ought to learn to comment more.)
May. 04 2010
~a said…
here's what's in my purse. http://www.flickr.com/photos/38952483@N00/4380707446/ it's not even close to that organized anymore. and has receipts and a glasses case now.
May. 04 2010
~a said…
I totally tweeted here (after I stopped cracking up that you made my purse your next post) - http://twitter.com/nannyanya/status/13389106620 - but if you don't follow me, I don't think you can see it. (In case, you couldn't tell? I wanna win!)
May. 05 2010
Sarah Naphy said…
Me Me!!
May. 05 2010
Aimee said…
Ok...double wammey! I featured your giveaway on my blog AND showed you what is in my purse: http://mommasjunebugs.blogspot.com/2010/05/designer-bag.html

 

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