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July 8, 2017

Purse Emergency Kit

Lately, I’ve been talking about what I  carry in my Mom Tote and how it makes our lives easier and today I want to share what I carry in my emergency kit bag.

I know what you are thinking,  another bag?! But having these really saves my sanity and as soon as you see what this one include you are going to have to agree.

So now, where do I carry this bag?
I put his bag in all my purses. Is an easy switch. Instead of transferring item per item I have it all together and is a quick switch. Remember I’m almost always in a rush!

Wipes / Undies / Hair ties / Mascara / Panty Liners / Lotion/ Similar- Bag

 

Now let’s get to the good stuff. What does this bag have?

1. Extra undies and panty liners: We all need this, no matter how old you are. Accidents can happen and our monthly visitor can come and surprise any of us, so being prepared is always good.

2. Sweet Spot Wipes: Like I said, accidents can happen and this helps, and smell amazing. Honestly, even if you know exactly when your monthly visitor will come the heat, gym or with every day mom craziness you will use these up and fast. You can find these at your local Walmart or order them online. Sweet Spot also offers a body wash that’s sulfate free and leaves you whole body smelling great!

3. Hair ties, earrings, and bobby pins: Basically every small item a girl needs. I have a lot of hair and not all hair ties work but these hold my hair whether dry or wet. Earrings are a must for me all day every day, and these match with your accessories and are cheap. I’m always in need of any of theses at any time of the day.

4. Lotion and sanitizer: Really any brand but I always have one on hand same as the sanitizer.

5.Mascara: Because I can be without makeup all day long but not without mascara.  I have two that I can’t
live without. I use the Loreal for every day use and the Too Faced for nights. I love that both give me exactly what I need.

What are must haves on your emergency list?

on
June 24, 2017

What’s in our Toddler Bag!

The diaper bag went out the window when Bella turned two and my purses finally made it out of the closet after a very long break.  This was a big step in my mommy journey and I have to confess that many times after making the switch I deeply regretted it. Something was always left at home. The milk had spilled more times that I can count, a blowout occurred once or twice and food incidents are still happening which left my mommy brain in pieces every time I would miss an item.  It would have been easy to use my purses as a diaper bag since most of them were always big enough, but the idea of getting them dirty didn’t sit right with me, so kept them as purses and would carry around a purse and a diaper bag.

That lasted a split second!
I got tired of the two handbag thing fast, so after lots of research googling I decided that we needed a car tote. This has worked amazingly for our little family.

We keep this tote in the car at all times packed with items we may need and since the summer started we also added a pool tote to our trunk. We carry diapers and wipes in all my purses simply because that’s really a must, but everything else fits perfectly in my car tote.

So now let’s get to the basics.
I use the Mama Martine diaper bag. I use this bag almost every day and since my laptop fits in it’s perfect for work too.

 

So here is a run down of what we carry:

1.  My Tote Savy: This is a must for all big bags! I’m the messiest person alive, yet have the worst type A personality with my bags so this helps a ton.

2. A change of clothes: If you are a parent, there is really no explanation needed.

3. Swimsuit: Yes, we carry a swimsuit around because Bella loves water.

4. Snack: I don’t know if it’s just my kid but she is always hungry. She doesn’t finish any of it but she just has to hold it. For some reason, she thinks I’ll forget to feed her. LOL. It has never happened but it’s a Bella thing.

5. Sunglasses. This is usually my backup glasses. I need one at all times because my eyes are very sensitive to light which results in horrible headaches so I make sure I always have a backup.

6. KLEENEX Go Anywhere Packs: Tissues are like sanitizers, always needed and in large quantities. There is always someone with runny eyes or nose. In Texas, there is no such thing as allergy season, allergies last all year long and sadly all of us suffer from it so these are a must! I also love that Kleenex has this cute little packaging that can be attached to any bag’s handle or even a stroller for faster clean up. Here is a coupon for all you sweet mamas. They can be found at your local Walmart and here is a coupon to make this deal even sweeter.

7. Books and Planner: We are big readers and most of the time we have a book for both of us. Bella is big on books and will literally entertain herself for a good 10 minutes “reading”. Ten minutes are huge in our doctor’s waiting area.

8. Sunscreen and Bug repellent. We carry the regular sizes in both pool tote and car tote. I cannot talk enough about sun safety and as far as the repellent we just found out Bella is allergic to mosquito bites so we slather it on.

9. Essential Oils, Lip Balm, Computer, Evian face Spray and Changing pad.

 

Like I mentioned above this bag usually stays in the car but I love that even when I need to I  just add my wallet and use it a purse or hang it in our Viaro.

Now, tell me how do you keep you toddler’s things organized, and most importantly your toddler clean!?