Not Quite Mary Poppins

Not much happened today to blog about. Ryan held my hand the entire trek from my appointment to our car which is toddler-ground-breaking news. 

In other front page news, I cleaned out my purse today ... for the first time since January when we were watching my favorite team in a sad game and I needed an extreme distraction. Ever since I started toting a purse around in high school (which was definitely unnecessary), I have been an uncool Mary Poppins. I definitely cannot sing, and although I have a whole lot of in my bag, it's mostly rubbish that accumulates and adds until I start wondering if my purse weighs more than my child. 

Because you care, here is a list of what I found in my purse today. This also is basically a makeup post since I put my makeup on in front of a mirror maybe three times a year. Putting makeup on in the backseat without the mirror is where it is at ... and also probably why I walk around looking like I did just that.

Okay, finally (again, since you care and have been waiting with bated breath), here we go: 

Rugby ball that belongs to Ryan's bear

Puzzle ball


Basil Moreau prayer card

Our Lady of Guadalupe prayer card

BR merchandise credit

Eye doctor brochure

Plastic bag with one baby wipe in it ... word to the wise, Ryan, keep the explosions at home, please.

Eye lash curler

Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express

Just bitten lip balm stain in smitten 


Mints from Doubletree Hilton 

Christmas card from my Grandma

Dentist business card

Pack of tissues

Empty pack of tissues

Chapstick ultra

Hand sanitizer


Ryan's birthday card from my grandma

Cincinnati Zoo brochure

Aquaphor coupon x 2

Green crayola marker


Christmas stamps (never sent Christmas cards out, but the USPS has my back with forever stamps)

Clothing tag

Restaurant coupon 

St. Andre Besette prayer card

Hair tie

Simply Surrender book

CTA card (don't even live in Chicago)

Bishop D'Arcy prayer card



The Parent's Prayer for a Family Vocation


FedEx business card 

Tampon (I think a missed a certain memo here)

Cetaphil coupon x 2

The Year of Faith Prayer Card

Cincinnati zoo ticket x 2

Purple ribbon

Kid toothpaste

Nail polish

Mother Teresa prayer card

Prayer for Vocations

Teething toy

Aon Center visitor badge from January

3 more napkins

Hair tie 

St. Josemaria Escriva novena

Palm cross from Palm Sunday

Puzzle piece

Loreal Infallible lip stain

Hair tie

Target coupons

Paper with addresses

Pasta coupon

Garnier coupon 

Jergens coupon

Five international stamps

Hair tie

Hair tie

6 stray tissues

Red crayon 

Key chain


Hair tie

Hair tie

Green crayon

Two broken plastic forks

Dum Dum wrapper

Mulch (Guess who ...)

Dried pancake pieces (Surprisingly, not the same person responsible for the mulch)

P&G brand saver from January 2013

Southwest envelope from January 

Once upon a child coupon

BBB coupon

Hair tie


22 bobby pins

Pantene Pro-V coupon 

Almay coupon

Two pencils

Just bitten in adore

Chanel 119 lip gloss

Makeup brush

Loreal infallible lip stain in ginger 

Rimmel 001 transparent powder

Sephora mirror


NYC color wheel mosaic face powder all over bronze glow (more accurately: loose powder thanks to the mulch person using it as a baseball)

Hair tie

$1.30 in change

St. Philip Neri - Ryan's saint of the year

Blessed Francisco of Fatima - Chris

St. Jerome - me

25 receipts

Crumbs times infinity

 Obviously, I am mom of the year on account of the diaper count of zero. Am the only purse pack rat out there? Everyone cross your toes that my empty stroller no longer tips over when my now weight-watchered purse hangs on the handle.