31 Day Blog Challenge: What’s In My Handbag

Okey Dokey then! I’m finally back to doing this challenge! I fell a bit behide because life stuff, but I figured I could just pick right back up where I left on and keep on going!

Hahahaha This is going to end up being a really weird post. Mostly because I’m a very weird person and carry some…interesting things in my purse (do you call it a handbag? I don’t call it a handbag.).

So anyway, let be begin by saying that I don’t carry my purse around with me everywhere I go, so some of this stuff wasn’t actually in my purse, but it would be if I was planning on taking it with me. I typically only bring it with me when I know I’m going to be gone for a while and may need snacks, a pocket knife (hey, you never know! Those things come in handy in a lot of situations), hair ties, entertainment, or a place to store stuff since women’s clothing either has no pockets, or pockets that are so small that they aren’t useful.

First things first, I suppose I should start off with a photo of my purse. It’s probably the most least fashionable purse ever, but I’ve never been one to worry myself about things that are fashionable or in style. I prefer things that are functional and in colors that I like. So yeah. I bought this thing at Hot Topic when I was like 16 or 17, and I never got a new one because this one is big enough to hold my stuff, but not too big, bulky, and annoying, it has a nice long strap so I can wear it around my body instead of just over one shoulder, it has a small inner pocket for stuff I don’t want to have to dig around for, and I like the colors, which is obviously very important. πŸ˜‰


Alrighty then, so lets start off with the stuff that’s not currently in my purse, but totally would be if I was planning on taking it anywhere. That would include a book I’m currently reading, sunglasses, snacks, makeup bag, hair brush, pepper spray, pistol (concealed carry is legal here in Kansas, so that’s fun!). And I guess some of it kinda depends on the situation too. Like if I was going to a baseball game, theme park, zoo, etc. I wouldn’t bring my book or makeup bag or gun. But if I was going on some kind of trip and was going to be gone for a few days, all of that would be in there (although the bullets and pistol would be separated for legal reasons).


As for stuff that’s always in there; I have a few hair ties, bobby pins, and hair clips, headphones, chap stick, my key chain which of course contains keys, a little baby knife and a Leatherman micro, a tiny sewing kit because you never know, my super neato batman wallet, twoΒ batarang throwing knifes in a case (yeah they’re real and I have no idea how to actually throw them. I kinda know how to throw regular throwing knifes though, so I suppose the concept is the same), and my full sized Leatherman tool that my grandpa gave me when I was 16 in the real leather case that my dad made for me. He dyed the leather himself with beets (at least I think it was beets)! How neat is that?!?

Processed with Rookie Cam

So yeah, I’m basically prepared for any situation that would require snacks, hair stuff, knifes, or a quick sewing job. I told you this was going to be weird hahaha. I mean, I don’t personally think these are weird things to carry around, but I would definitely understand why someone else would think I may be a little crazy. Honestly though, what are you supposed to keep in a purse anyway? πŸ˜‰

So fun story! Right after Luke and I got married we went to the Social Security office to get my last name changed. There was a police officer at the door stopping people and telling them that if they had any weapons, pepper spray, or pocket knifes on their person they needed to take them back out to their car. So I had to cart my happy ass back out to the car to get all my paperwork out of my purse so I could just leave everything else behind, while Luke stood there awkwardly with the officer. Luckily he seemed like a pretty cool dude. Oh man, good times. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚



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