20 Things Every Woman Should Have in Her Purse and How to Keep Them Organized

Purse Essentials

I love being prepared when I’m on the go. The contents of my purse are proof of that. The solution to all of life’s mini emergencies are hanging right on my shoulder. I can reach in and find the answer at a moment’s notice. No more rummaging, just quick and easy on-the-go solutions.

The Purse

Organized Purse

I swear by Baggallini bags! They are absolutely perfect. They’re affordable, they’re durable, and they’re totally adorable! You see what I did there?

If you’re looking for something on the larger side, check out this tote.

If you’re trying to scale down, checkout this cross-body.

Cosmetic bags for Organization

Cosmetic Bag

I like to separate the contents of my purse into categories. I use cosmetic bags because you can find them in different colors making it super easy to organize your stuff and find it quickly. The categories are up to you, but since I’ve been doing this awhile, I separate the items based on frequency of use.

What’s in My Purse

No joke, this is actually what I carry in my purse everyday. I have used ALL of these things at one time or another and can honestly say I was so happy that I had them at the ready. I’ve also bailed my friends out with a few of these items from time to time! Don’t worry. All of the items come in convenient travel packs, or are small enough on their own, so you don’t have to carry around a suitcase everyday!

  • facial tissue
  • hand sanitizer
  • wet ones
  • mini first aid kit- find it here
  • lip gloss
  • perfume- find my favorite here
  • breath mints/gum
  • floss
  • phone charger/extra battery
  • headphones
  • tampons/ pads
  • nail clipper/ emery board
  • lotion
  • small deodorant (great to have for those extra long days)
  • safety pins
  • medication (Aleve, Dramamine, Claritin, and cough drops)
  • herbal tea bag (don’t judge me! I love hot tea, and if I have access to hot water I want organic, herbal tea)
  • hair ties/ bobby pins
  • snack (granola bar or green superfood powdered supplement)
  • extra cash (a lady should always have cash on hand for an emergency cab ride, or if her debit card is suddenly demagnetized!)

So what’s in your purse? I just know I’m missing something!

 

 

Favorite Farmware Pieces and Where to Shop For Them!

I just love this list of farmware favorites and where to shop for them!

Favorites

Wire baskets // Boxwood wreath // 3-tier metal stand // Ribbed creamware batter bowl // Vintage metal scale clock // White pitcher // Galvanized cake stand // Enamel bread box // Nesting herb crates // Cotton wreath (or here) // Creamware Platters (or here) // Chalkboard crates //

Where To Shop

Farmhouse Wares

They consistently have great finds, but sometimes they’re out of stock, and you have to wait a bit before they’re re-stocked.  If you love something there, and it’s in stock–try and grab it if you can, it can go quickly!

Decor Steals

They offer one steal a day, and usually an extended steal or two.  Hurry fast and buy it if you love it–some items sell out in just a couple of hours!  Get on their email list, and every day they send out what the steal of the day is.  It’s one I check just about every day, because I do love so many of their things.

The Magnolia Market

Who doesn’t love Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper?  I adore so many things in their shop!

 Save on Crafts

They have pretty good prices, and even though I don’t love everything on their site, it’s easy to sift through and find the gems that I do love.  I have several of their boxwood wreaths, and adore them!

 World Market

Yes, World Market!  They don’t have a farmhouse style overall, but they do have some, especially in the kitchen area, that I always love.  Serving ware, cake plates, beverage containers, plus some of their furniture–okay, I could go on for awhile!

Painted Fox

Super cute stuff!  The prices are a little higher, but if you find something you really love, it might be worth the splurge.

Etsy

I am a huge etsy fan, and I always check there if I’m looking for something specific.

If you have another shop or market to add to the list, please let me know–I’d love to hear about it!!

Target

Yep, Target!  They’ve joined the farmhouse revolution, and have a bunch of farmhouse style products.

Source: Favorite farmware…and where to find it! | simplykierste.com

Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist

In the Spirit of Spring cleaning, I wanted to share this pretty awesome checklist from Kat and Melinda over at Home.Made.Interest. This list and these DIY cleaner recipes will have you well on your way to a spotless kitchen.

For me, Spring cleaning a kitchen can be one of the most daunting and overwhelming tasks on my to-do list. This checklist turns that seemingly impossible task into a set of doable chores. While the ladies over at Home. Made. Interest. use Viva brand paper towels, I much prefer Scott brand Rags in a Box. I haven’t found a paper towel that holds up to as much abuse as these guys do, and for the price, I’m a huge fan.

Anyway, for the printable version of the checklists, follow the link below. Happy Cleaning!

Source: Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist – Home. Made. Interest.

Quick Cleaning Checklist – Get Ready for Guests in Less Than an Hour!

So Easter Sunday is right around the corner. For those of you that have guests coming over for Easter dinner, here’s a great checklist to get your home all tidied up in a snap. I always like to at least aim for the illusion of clean when I’m hosting a get together, but these tips are the real deal. For all of the tips and the downloadable checklist, follow the link below!

Tips for getting your Spring cleaning done in no time with a little help from our Quick Cleaning Checklist.

Source: Quick Cleaning Checklist – Get Ready for Guests in Less Than an Hour! – Home. Made. Interest.