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From the Murky Depths of Vera Bradley & A Bit of Luck

*Update: Just want to say thank you to everyone who sent me the most wonderful comments and lovely emails about yesterday's post! I am overwhelmed by your kindness and support! It means the world to me! Truly!
(if you missed it, just scroll down below this post...it's a Tuesday's Tribute (ahem..a long one, I know..) for my husband Chilly in honor of his first Heartaversary.)

Tag! I'm it! The lovely Kristen over at La Dolce Vita tagged me for a Bag Tag! So here's the scoop...

1. Show the current handbag I am using.

I'm in a weird "blast from my past" mood with my handbags right now. I alternate between my Vera Bradley backpack (an oldie but goodie) and my dear old friend, black Sak. Today it was the backpack because we had Irish dance. Want to take a look inside?




Let's see...we have the following items in the murky depths of Vera...

*Too Faced Chocolate Bunny Lip Balm *Sunscreen Stick
*Claddagh Coin *Keri Lotion *Notepad & Pink Sharpie
*Catherine's Ghillies (Irish dance shoes)
*Catherine's Princess Lipgloss
*Tissues *Hand Sanitizer *Cakesters (for Cat)
*Coupons *Wallet *Hair clip (yep, for park days! Cammie, it's going in the trash as soon as I cut my hair!)

Exciting stuff, isn't it? Some days you'll find bottled water in there too!

(If I was super cool like Kristina P., I would have a Sham Wow in there or a Bump-it Sandwich, but I'm not as cool as she is...she's my bloggy hero..I bet her bag is flippin' awesome...probably filled to the brim with really nifty treasures...ahh...I heart her....)

2. Share the price of the bag.

It was $88.00 (free to me...Christmas gift from my Mom!)

3. Tag some other cool chicks to join in the fun!

I am going to tag a newbie blogger to join in the bag tag-o-rama!

*momof3girls over at Land of Fluff
She is delightful! Please go give her a big old bloggy welcome! I just love her to pieces! Tag! You're it, momof3girls!

I am also opening this game of tag to anyone else who wants to join in the fun! Come on, bloggers! Be brave! Any guys out there with murses, man bags or such? Let's see what ya' got!

I also want to share a fabulous giveaway over at Jiggety Jig! Jenni is hosting this amazing giveaway that includes a gorgeous necklace from Kristen's Custom Creations! Kristen is the fabulous blog buddy that tagged me for the Bag Tag! I love Kristen's jewelry and her guitar picks too! Love it all! She is just amazing! Stop by and see her! You'll be glad you did! You must clickety on over to Jiggety Jig and see if you can get lucky with Jenni Jiggety!


While we're on the subject of getting lucky...how many of you had this?

I'll shut up now (especially since I dragged you kicking and screaming down my very long memory lane yesterday!)

Comments

mommaof4wife2r said…
oh the days of loverboy...and i can remember my mother being flipped out about that album cover! great toss down memory lane.
Cammie said…
lol. that clip is not bad....Im thinking banana clip, like from the 80s.....you know the kind you started at the bottom of your head and then clipped it all up at the top.

I am a new Vera B lover....I have a little clutch right now--hoping to score my first purse for mother's day
Kristina P. said…
You are definitely much cooler than me. You have little shoes in yours!
Yaya said…
I love Vera Bradley! Almost as much as I love Coach!
Debbie said…
I had forgotten about that album cover! You are too funny!
Me said…
Once again, the insides of a purse that puts mine to shame! There is no way I will empty the contents of my purse for the world to see. I have everything from smashed saltines to kids toys.
Randi Troxell said…
cute bag... i like it!
Deb said…
ok, loverboy rocks and i am SO going to win that necklace.
momof3girls said…
Thanks so much for the tag! How fun! I love your your Vera Bradley backpack - how cute!

Ofcourse, I had loverboy! I used to sneak around and watch for the video on MTV. (Such a rebel!) and I think I have it on my Ipod under my 80's playlist. Yes I love to clean house to 80's music!
Grand Pooba said…
LOL, love the purse! Not sure how I feel about carrying those darling shoes around however a hair clip or an elastic is a must for me too. I wouldn't mind carrying around a sham wow, you've got a great idea there!
Jamie said…
Cute bag!! A sham wow, huh...that would be funny, but never could hurt I guess, hehe.

Jamie :-)
Kelly said…
Your bag is way more organized than mine. No trash even. Thanks for sharing.
Alexis AKA MOM said…
It's so funny you post this. I was planning on doing a bag dump post in a few days. Taking my purse dumping it and of course taking lots of pictures! LOL

Love the backpack and look how neat you are, so not the case here!

And on a LOVERBOY note, use to like them but now they do the casino run around here and that is just a little much for me ... LOL
Jillene said…
Great tag!! I epecially love that you have shoes in your bag!!
Robyn Jones said…
uh...my wonderful purse is a diaper bag...not even a very cool one...and it is filled with...
guess what?
diapers...
oh
and my wallet.

My cool days are gone forever...sigh...
blueviolet said…
You know I had that one, doggone it. I had it on cassette of all things. However, it was actually stolen out of my car at a park when I lived in New Jersey. No great loss. Although at the time I was ticked!

I did that bag tag and I am ashamed of you for keeping yours so neat and tidy.
The Blonde Duck said…
Cute bag! I don't know loverboy...
Ashley said…
Nobody ever tags me for this! Perhaps they know that I generally carry around my ginormous and super cute diaper bag as a purse? Anyhow - love your purse! Super pretty :)
The Boob Nazi said…
I could never do this tag. I alternate between 20 purses, and I would get judged on how much it cost....
A Psych Mommy said…
Seeing your bag, I think I need to pare down a bit with mine. I have so much junk in there that I must be lugging around at least an additional 10 pounds
Brenda Jean said…
Oh, that is a really neat backpack. I'm not a purse person, but you are the second blogger that has had a really cool back pack. I might have to go that route!

I didn't have that album, but I remember it:)
Love your bag! Way more neat and tidy than mine is... ;) I loved Lover Boy, too! ;)
pam said…
Your bag is super cute, and so neat. Be warned I am doing mine within the next few days. It is not pretty.
Jenners said…
So, you are a Vera Bradley girl, huh? I used to work with a girl who was NUTS about Vera Bradley -- she has so many of these and a full set of the luggage. She was a little crazy, but they are very pretty bags.

As for the contents, I think Catherine needs her own bag! I just love those dancing shoes! I want some!

And yeah...I had that album! Weren't your required to if you are of a "certain" age?
blognut said…
I hate purses. Sorry, I do. I only carry them if I'm not carrying a briefcase and I don't have pockets. I know... I'm leaving.

But before I go, I totally had that Loverboy album.
Chaka said…
Seeing that cover brought back memories of Working for the Weekend and Turn me loose. You gotta love 80's music. (well most of it)
LORI said…
HO. LY. COW. TOTALLY HAD THAT POSTER. HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THAT IF YOU LOOK AT THE RED PANTS LONG ENOUGH, THEY SEEM TO MOVE? DO YOU THINK I SHOULD GET SOME PROFESSIONAL HELP? YEAH, ME TOO.
Lori said…
cute purse!!! i was known to listen to some loverboy back in the day...hee hee, i didn't have the album though!!!
Stephenie said…
YOU wouldn't ever want to see the inside of my purse. What a Mess!!! It way a ton... Just love loverboy.
Stephenie
nikkicrumpet said…
Your purse is way to clean...especially for being a mommy. When I did this post...mine had stuff growing in there....new life forms have been documented growing in my purse. I'll lend you some so you can beat the "sham wow" chick!
Brenda said…
I totally had the Loverboy album!
I loved Loverboy & I had that album. I remember waiting for their video to come on mtv. I think I was 11.
Kristen Andrews said…
love the loverboy pic and your handbag!

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