Wednesday, October 15, 2008

WHAT LURKS IN THE PURSE.....

So I went over to Jill Jill bo bill's place to pick up an award....(yeah I'm braggin) And she did a post on revealing your true self by dumping out your purse...for all the world to see....Ya can't take anything out first or clean it up....you have to be honest and just bare it all! After seeing the "otherworldly" contents of Jill's purse...I figured "hey I'll give it a shot" .... I mean sheeesh it can't be worse than hers! (ya really gotta check hers out...it will make you laugh..and frankly...feel good about yourself) I'm kidding Jill! You know I love ya!

So here is my big Purse Reveal...

Notice the awkward bulgy thing happening....no it is not defective....this is what happens when your purse is a size 7 and you cram in a size 24! In people it's called "muffin top"...in purses it's called "zipper AARRRGH"

YOU KNOW THAT FEELING YA GET AFTER A BIG MEAL AND YOU FINALLY GET TO UNDO THE TOP BUTTON ON YOUR JEANS.....that's how my purse feels right now.

First step in this purse journey is to find a LARGE open space to start the dumping process. In this case I also needed to attach the wide angle lens to my camera.



Let us dissect the contents.....check book a must have....check balancing book thingy...What exactly is that for? anyone??? And a handy calculator so that I can figure out how much money I'm saving by spending money on stuff I don't need, but I bought anyway because it was on sale.

Did ya notice the old rotted, decrepit envelope in the upper left corner...pray tell what could be in this relic of a bygone era??? Gift Certificates of course...to fine eateries....notice the date of issue...hmmmm 2006 , 2007....you'd think that since we don't use these lovely free meal tickets it would mean I'm either (A) very thin or (B) an amazing gourmet cook, who likes to whip up fabulous meals at home. No the answer would be (C) I forgot I had the damn things until I dumped out my purse!

So Jeopardy contestants...what is that "almost clear" plastic thingie? I have no idea myself...but I'm thinking if I ever get trapped somewhere with McGuyver he'll be glad I kept it! The saddest part of this is...I put it back in my purse!

Hmmm paint sample swatches from my bathroom re-do....you remember...the one I did last month....the one that's finished. I guess I can toss this...dang my purse feels lighter already!


This would go a very long way to explain why I keep showing up places on the wrong day. I just noticed that my calendar/planner is from 2006 !!!! And all this time I thought people were so RUDE to be missing our appointments!
That green yawning thing would be my version of a wallet. Not very efficient I'll admit...is it gaping open because it's filled with SO much cash? ....too many credit cards?......

Nope....seriously this is what was in there !

And some of it had previously escaped!


And just in case some of you are thinking about stealing my coin collection......I have MACE! SO BACK OFF! Oh and check out that professional tape measure...it's the little yellow round thing...it stretches clear to three feet! Builder Bob has nothing on me.


And while we're on the subject of purses....meet my new obsession....Karen Wilson handbags.....oh just look at them.....don't drool on them I said "look". Aren't they a thing of beauty.......*SIGH* Somebody here in blogland introduced me to these little scrumptious nuggets just a few weeks ago. I can't remember who it was...but don't admit to it...my hubby is going to hunt you down and make you rue the day you got me purse lusting! .....edit: I have been informed it was Carolynn from "a glowing ember" who got me started NEEDING one of these...so if you too get emotionally attached to one of these...BLAME HER!





And thanks a ton Jill for the award! I'm glad I found your blog. My tummy muscles are actually getting stronger just from all the laughing I do when I read your stuff. You're better than crunches any day!






78 comments:

koopermom said...

Oh that red flower purse is to die for. Adding to the wishlist.

Carolynn said...

Thanks for letting me snoop in your purse. I may do the same soon...although I just cleaned out my purse because I had to transfer things into my NEW one....yup...I'm the culprit who introduced you to Karen Wilson bags and....I finally caved and in a moment of weakness, succumbed to urgings of retail therapy and bought myself one. I'll blog it soon, so you can see which one I chose. ;o)

Resistance is Futile!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

You are a brave, brave woman! Don't think I'll be doing this and posting it anytime soon! I'm afraid people would analyze my weird purse contents and realize that I'm actually quite insane.

Darlene said...

I need to dump my purse just to get some "crap" out of it! I seriously don't know how it gets so heavy!!!

Congratulations on your award!!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

LOL!! This was funny as usual! Your purse isnt so bad! Although the '06 planner? Dump it fast!!

Ooooh those hand bags are to die for! Yours included!

Deb said...

Hi Nikki! You're a brave one. If I were to dump my purse you would think I'd dumped a waste basket. Gum and candy wrappers all over the place. Love the purses too. Deb

Smilingsal said...

Nikki, Those coins are what's making your purse so heavy. Go spend em, girl, and then everything will fit nicely into the NEW pretty one you buy.

Jan said...

I got to hand it to you. I don't know if I could do that. You were so brave. I love those purses too. Fun to see that I am normal with the change thing.

Aleta said...

OMG - love that red purse. Now.... I might have a purse addiction after seeing that. Absolutely lovely.

And the things that you have in your purse? I had to laugh. Great post. Mine would be boring, but I'm willing to share! I'll have to take pictures when I go home for lunch and post a blog.

Clint and Jenn said...

Yes, you are right, it is Deseret Industries. And we are from the same church.. It is nice to meet other members.. I love Utah. Wish I could live there. I live in Arizona in the hot hot weather. I so look forward to winter if you even call winters here cold. Well thanx for checking out my blog..

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

LOL!! makes me feel better!!!
I dump my purse out at least 3-4 times a year,esp before a trip,yikes the stuff you forget that lurks in there is incredible.
Diane

Chris said...

I clean out my purse very often, cause it's so heavy. Must be all the pennies I get for allowance :)Still I wouldn't dump it out in front of God and everybody. LOL


Hugs,
Chris

jill jill bo bill said...

LOL!!! You are sooo lucky that made me crack up! At least I don't have a clear plastic thingy in my purse. I keep those in my dresser. And my purse was bigger, hence more tra-jun-stuff. so there.

gingela5 said...

Hahaha...The muffin top comment made me laugh--only because it rings so close to home. I'll have to dig out my purse and do this. I think I can put both you and Jill to shame!

Heather said...

I shall do this on my blog soon - hilarious!

Of course, following my Big Purse Switchout back over the summer, I have much less space, and yeah, I posted about that, too..... (http://nobody-but-yourself.blogspot.com/2008/07/its-in-bag.html)

You know one thing I would absolutely buy a new purse for? An autographed George Clooney picture. Yeah, you KNOW I'd be carrying that around with me, night and day, sleeping with it under my pillow in a protective casing to keep the drool and lipstick marks off of it. Yep.

Oh, by the by, I *was* on Jeopardy and I still have no idea what in the hey that plastic thingy is...

Cheers!

Amy said...

Great post! I may have to steal that idea, too cute :D

Heather said...

You are one brave girl! I don't think I would have the guts to let everyone in blogland see how unorganized my purse is.

Beverly said...

We should form a partnership for unused coupons and gift cards. I thought I was the queen, but I see I have to share my position.

I wouldn't be a fun subject of the purse game. I have turned into someone that uses a really small purse. Just call me a minimalist. ;-)

Susie Q said...

Well, that was fun! And you are much braver than I am...I am actually afraid to empty mine out. I have no idea what I might find. My husband used to say that Jimmy Hoffa's body might be gidden in my purse...in the deep, cavernous, over-stuffed nether regions of my purse!


Oh, and I love your purse...: )

Love,
Sue

Eudea-Mamia said...

I saw that sweet puppy face again and again yesterday during that Boot Camp called Blogathon yesterday, and I just had to click and enjoy. So glad I did!

Low and behold - the winner!!!! I'm so incredibly jealous. It was over the Featured blogger spot (I won the CrackLiture basket - still totally cool - want to trade?), but now it's that purse!

I bet if you head down to CoinStar, you might just have enough change to buy it - Good Lord woman. The Mints are having to do double time because of your hoarding.

Awesome post!

Em

da Bergs said...

LOL, I love this post! Dump a purse! GREAT idea!!!

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Nikki ~ you are way too brave! I would be so embarrassed to do that...mine is a complete disaster area!

I soooooo want that red flower purse...jumpin up and down...maybe I'll put it on my Christmas list!

Hugz,
Michele

Shelia said...

Hi Nikki Nikkie Bo Bikki!! You're a brave soul to dump that purse, girly. If you tire of the purse itself, I'll take it!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Diane said...

Oh Nikki, you are just too funny! Thanks for the giggles! :0} Diane

squawmama said...

Wow.. dumping your purse out in front of everyone... Brave girl... but as usual your post was funny as all getout... I loved it and the purses are BEAUUUUUUtilful.. Your to funny girlfriend.. I carry such a small purse it holds credit cards, cash (no coins) and a tube of lipstick... when your siteseeing you just don't want any extra weight.. Not that I don't have too much on my A**... LOL

Hugs,
Donna

Penny said...

Leave it to you to find another fun post!

Bo said...

It must be the weather or something...I just cleaned out my purse, and the glove box in my p-up and my junk drawer...and nobody would want to see what that mess was like... ;-) Bo

santamaker said...

Hey Project Runway groupie,
What do you think? I'm betting on Korto to win... here's my theory: Leeann plays too safe and at times borders on boring. Kenley is freakin' nuts...very creative, but who in their right minds would wear that stuff?!... So that's were Korto comes in. She's classy and her sewing is impeccable. So, sistah, come tell me your theory. Should we bet?!? LOL. If I win, I want one of those donuts from the apple orchard. If you win...hummmm, I'll send you a CHAIR.... Ha ha..just kiddin' !
You have a nice neat purse, by the way, I was a little disappointed. I was hoping to see some old nasty crackers or candybars down in there....ha! Mine is a disgrace!
Talk soon, lady
Santa/Rose

santamaker said...

Oh my Goodness, your house is the twin of my former house in Chattanooga, I had to take a second look, to make sure it wasn't ours! I will post a picture if I can find one, oh my!

salmagundi said...

Your purse wasn't so bad - I've certainly seen worse (I've even owned worse, what am I saying "seen worse"). I do have a cure for bulging purses, but it is a bit extreme. When you get older you have your hips replaced with titatium, then you can't stand to carry around so much weight on your shoulders. I now carry this tiny little billfold on a string that doesn't hold a darn thing!!!
Sally

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Congrats on the award! You deserve it for sure!!
As for the purse thing. Well, I do need to weed mine out a bit, but I think most women are guilty of a bit of a messy purse. Currently I know that I have a spy kit and a very important Ben 10 omnitrix in my purse. So, I can morph myself into a mega strong super hero and act like Sherlock Holmes (or Nancy Drew) should the need arise. The one thing I don't have in my purse? Money! LOL.

Ma'dame French said...

I think we must be related~~~at least our purses are lol~~French;)

Gretchen said...

You had me laughing out loud with your commentary on the purse contents. I think you should get the new one you want. What do I know. I love to buy purses. Big, big purses.

Congrats on the award!

Gretchen

Michael said...

He he, I guess I could do a back pack version of your post, although mine wouldn't be nearly as interesting.

Now to geek myself out...I can tell by your key fob that you drive a GM vehicle...so thank you for supporting my industry!

Pat @ Back Porch Musings said...

Fun post! I enjoyed taking a peek inside your purse. I'm not sure I'm brave enough for a big reveal of the contents of mine.

judicreations said...

Well you did good to empty your purse in front of us all. Better you than me though.
Your purse is a good size and could hide all those goodies in them. I really like that red purse too. Love those big flowers.

Have a really great day...come by and visit my blog when you have some time.
Judi

Christie said...

You learn a lot about a person when you can see the contents of her purse! :-)

AJ said...

Believe it or not, my purse isn't too bad. Now there are a few spots in my house that are equal the contents spewed from your purse. I'd NEVER show them though:)

jeanne said...

Nikki, I have been gone all day so am late with my comments. Your purse is so much like mine and I am going to dump it tomorrow. I promise I will not edit it first. You do make me laugh girl. Your new purses are great, but a little small. Anyway I am dog tired and need some rest.

I am glad you have a taser and I know you wouldn't use it on yourself. A women would never do such a thing.lol.

See you tomorrow...Jeanne

onlymehere said...

My favorite part was you putting the plastic thingy back in your purse!! I may be cluttered in all other aspects of my life but my purse stays clean! I'm afraid what my hand will touch in that dark abyss if it isn't!! I seriously have my wallet, check book, hand sanitizer (doctor's orders I might add), small pack of Kleenex, wintergreen Lifesavers, and sunglasses. I even have a thingy attached to the outside that hooks my keys onto it so I don't lose my keys in the store! I know I must be sick to have a purse so organized. If it could only transfer over into the rest of my life I'd be okay!

Twice as Nice said...

Hope this doesn't print twice-something happened when I pressed post....Anyway I just thought that if a mugger ever held you up you would have to ask him to hold your purse so you could rummage around and find your mace! Or just throw the whole purse at him and knock him out.LOL

Anna Lefler said...

OK, I was going to make a sassy remark about how I KNOW you had a tazer and "Smokey and the Bandit" on VHS in your purse but you hid them for the photos...

...and then I got distracted by the fact that you have a blog on your roll called "Wonderful World of Weiners."

And now I'm speechless.

[Congrats on winning the SITS grand prize, she whispered...]

XOXO

Anna

Lisa Loo said...

41 comments--holy comment fest batman! I just came over to say Hi--and say thanx for joining in the choco giveaway and the prayers--but then you sucked me in and made me laugh and now I have to put you on my blog roll. But with all these comments--you may not even get to mine!!

Mrs de Miranda said...

The Karen wilson purse IS to die for!! And you are a brave girl1 I have so much crap in my purse, i dont even want to THINK about looking in there.

Linda said...

I'd be more embarassed about my purse than what is in it LOL ! Well not really embarrassed because I refuse to spend money on brand name ones when it could buy a really nice prim instead! LOL So I have no name knock offs instead. BAD - I know!!

Lilly's Life said...

You are hilarious. Loved this post from the beginning to the end! What a hoot!

santamaker said...

Don't read this if you haven't seen Project Runway yet !

Korto was ripped-off!!!! I sure could use a donut or three to easy the pain....LOL
Congrats on picking the winner!
(Sorry, that chair has been hot glued on to the hard wood floor in my family room...he he ).
Sad it's over and we have to wait until forever to see the next one!

Justine said...

OMG, this was the best tag ever! But where are all the gum wrappers and old receipts? Something tells me you CHEATED!!!!!!!
As for that plastic thing (I can't believe you put it BACK in your purse!) that looks like the thingy that holds your check pages in place.

I can't wait to do a post like this. But beware, it's gonna be scary!

Justine :o )

Tracey said...

Great post idea!!! But I gotta admit your purse was making my eye twitch....I am a compulsive NEAT FREAK!!! I drive myself crazy with it, so my purse would probably not be too interesting :(

santamaker said...

I just figured out how to scan a picture for use on my blog. Come check out the sister house to yours in Tenn. The garage part is hidden by the tree, but looks just like yours! It's the first pict. on my sidebar... I cried when I had to leave that house. I loved it! You have good taste, my friend!
Oh yeah, like you needed another comment.....

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm too scared to look in my purse.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, the contents of that purse is far too normal! I have been called Mary Poppins (not exactly a compliment) for the things
I carry around! It's a sickness!

M ^..^

Jen r. said...

Good snooping! :) I didn't think it's that bad. once I found an old dirty diaper! Thank goodness it was in a ziploc!

GaleForceOne said...

Geez WOMAN CLEAN OUT YOUR PURSE!! You know I found a solution to this problem...CARRY A SMALLER PURSE. That way you can't fill it with needless crap!

Donna said...

Nikki!!! I loved your purse!!! (LOL) What a junky bag you have there!!! Looks so much like mine.. (LOL)

I need to go clean my purse now!

xoxoxoxo
Donna

My First Kitchen said...

My purse used to have a muffin top, too. Love that analogy. Then I got a GINORMOUS green bag that holds everything and is now my biggest fashion obsession. And congrats on winning the prize at the Blogathon! Can't wait to come by again!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hey Nikki! Thanks for the advice about kid leaving home! I've been looking for an excuse to redo another place in a new style!!!lol Now I've been inspired to go clean out my purse too, like I needed somethin else on the list!lol I was wondering why I lean to one side when I walk, even when I'm not carrying it! Love both purses and don't dare go on that site! Like shoes you can never have too many bags (except on the bod!) Have a great day - Jeannette

Charli and me said...

Great post! Your a real sport to dumb your purse. I have no idea what is inside of mine LOL

Rue said...

No one and I repeat no one will ever see the contents of my purse. It is THE scariest thing in the world and even my children are frightened. It's weird to, because everything else is OCD organized at home ... hmmm... rebellion?? ;)

Cute purses!

hugs,
rue

candiceschenk said...

You are too funny!!! :)

April Showers said...

You know, for a huge purse it's pretty clean all in all. I think I have crumbs and melted stuff in my Coach, which is definetly NOT a good thing.

SchmeckyGirl said...

OMG! This was awesome! What a great idea. I may do that one day too... blog the contents of my purse! Cool!

I can't believe you put that plastic thing back in your bag!!!

Lori Bee said...

What's a purse without a tape measure and at least a few paint chips, sheeeeesh! :) Lori

nikkicrumpet said...

HEY LORI!!!!!!!!!
I recognize that room...It's LORI BEE from RMS....How you doing woman!!! I'm so glad you came to visit!

TinaBug said...

Loved this post! I would be scared of what would crawl, run, or skip out of my purse! This was fun, snooping in your purse! You are hilarious!
SITS-ta in NC

angie said...

I loved this post! And what a gorge Dooney you have!

Ashley. Unscripted... said...

I would do this, but I don't think there's enough bytes on my blog for all the crap I have stuffed into my Kors bag.

I'm loving your blog. And loving those purses, must go check them out.

Carrie said...

I still have never done this meme because I'm too embarrassed by all the crap in my purse!

I particularly like that the clear plastic thing-a-ma-jig went back in your purse. That's so me, it's scary!!

Clippergirl56 said...

I would never dump the contents of my handbag....hey, maybe I show my husband this blog so he will know I am not the only woman that has everything but the kitchen sink in my purse.
by the way, I am getting ready to check out Jill's blog. I don't know that I could laugh harder than I did at your post.

Holly Tried It said...

Ewww.. I don't think you want to see the contents of my purse. Looks of receipts, sand from a fun day at the beach with my daughter and husband, and, well, this is interesting, a Epi-pen in case I go into anaphylactic shock. And I don't mind you know that, because I want you all to be able to save my life if a peanut suddenly sends me over the edge.

Jaime said...

For all the sweet recognition you have received lately, maybe you need to spoil yourself and get one of those cute purses. Love the red/black/white one. Ooops, I did drool, I'll just wipe that off and nobody will know. ;)

Stitchblade said...

You know...My BFF (cuzifeltlikeit.blogspot.com) once mailed me a package that consisted of the junk at the bottom of her purse. I was in heaven...totally made my day, week, heck MONTH! There were Hello Kitty Bandaids, Cool pens, Random sticks of gum...just all sorts of Jessica goodness. One woman's purse trash is another woman's treasure. Thanks for coming by my blog!!!!

Priscilla said...

My diaper bag needs cleaned out. I clean it out and it magically gets full again :D

WheresMyAngels said...

My purse would have lots of lint and trash in it and pennies. Just lost of useless stuff!

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

:)

haha, that is funny that you put the unknown clear right back in your purse :)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

ROFLOL! oh my goodness! most women have similar stuff in their purses with the exception of one woman I work with....she changes her purse every day to fit her outfit! shocking!

Hannah Noel said...

Wow that's a lot of stuff!! I'm constantly cleaning out my purse-- I hate having receipts and stuff floating around!

I'm new to SITsta's!! Still trying to figure it all out lol

THAT girl

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