Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Awards and Purses!

First, an Award from Lindsay! Thanks lady!

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award!"

I'm pretty sure everyone who follows me and who I follow has been tagged for this already, except a few who certainly deserve it (and they were probably tagged too, and I missed it, but just incase):

DAR at first comes love, then comes marriage
jlc at French Kiss
and I know she's already been tagged, but she deserves another:
Indiana.Girl at The Yellow Ribbon Diary

Get at it, girls! =]

Now onto the "show me" purse game!

1. Post a picture of the bag/purse/handbag/pocketbook {whatever you call it!} that you are carrying! Now, don't you even think about going back there to your closet and getting that cute little clutch that you carried before you had children or the last time you went out ;-) I want to see the purse that you carried today! I'm just going to add "discuss the contents" into this, because everyone is doing it anyway.

2. Tell us how much it cost! Oh my, I know what you are thinking - a Southern Belle neva discusses matters of money, darlin'. Well, yes, but today we are gonna break that rule and tell! Yes, tell how much it cost. We won't judge! This is for entertainment purposes only! And if there is a story that goes along with this purse, tell it!!

3. Tag some other girls. It will be fun to see what everybody else posts :-)

It's a Vera Bradley, and I think it cost around $50. I actually got it for Christmas from my dad (yes, the man did walk into the vera bradley store full of purses and cosmetics and pick it for me) in the same pattern, but a different shape, and I am fully addicted to this shape. It's just perfect for my stuff. It is very, very rare that I spend this kind of money on a purse for myself, so most the time when I'm carrying a vera bradley it's because someone else got it for me.

The contents:

-checkbook (I do have a nice, complete wallet...I just don't carry it)
-2 pencils
-2 pens
-3 batteries (to refill the camera)
-a wooden TUIT coin
-and a bottle of tylenol PM (which was only there because I grabbed the smallest bottle I could find and threw a couple excedrin in it on the way out the door one day because I had a migraine)
-camera (obviously, not pictured)

This is pretty typical for my purse most the time, to have nothing in it. I used to be Mary Poppins jr. and could pull basically anything out of a purse this size, from sippy cups to lotion to any kind of aspirin you could possibly need, even novels or notebooks and other things you'd never had believed would fit in there. But this year I'm pretty simple about what I carry.

I'm also not tagging anyone special for this, because I'm tagging everyone. That's right, if you haven't done are tagged. And if you do it and I'm not officially following you, would you mind dropping me a comment to let me know you did it so I can see what you are you toting around? :)

Have fun!


indiana.girl said...

Via, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. Thank you so much for designating me for this award again, I sat in my chair in a happy muddle upon seeing it.

jlc said...

Congrats on the award!!! And thank you so much for mine!!

My apologies I've been MIA for most of the month of Feb. But am back to making comments. :)

Hope to see you around!!