Behind The Butter

What’s In My Purse

I felt like it was time for a “What’s In My Purse” update since it’s been a year since I last shared with y’all. I don’t think I have enough lipgloss, do you?

1. Wallet

2. Excedrin Migraine

3. Lipglosses….for every occasion

4. White Flower Oil (I dab this on my temples when I have a headache or bad allergies—it really helps!)

5. Brushie

6. Dry Shampoo for my mop.

7. Little Chewy Ginger Candies

8. KIND bars! I am in love with the dark chocolate and sea salt one.

9. Peppermint Tea <—I always keep some teabags with me, especially when I travel!

10. Gussy Sews bag! I keep all my lipglosses in this cute little pouch so they don’t get lost at the bottom of the black hole, aka my purse. I also have a larabar and hand sanitizer in there.

11. Little notebook for recipe ideas on the go + ELR business cards!

12. Say Yes to Carrots mini body butter. My BlogHer Food roomies turned me onto this stuff and I love it.

Happy Saturday! What’s in your purse today?

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  • Sonal
    June 16, 2012 at 4:16 am

    My purse essentials include: rose vaseline (for lips!), my keys, wallet, phone, a little notebook, pen and my kindle! Although putting in some sort of energy bars is a great idea for the long days! 🙂

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    June 16, 2012 at 4:19 am

    In my purse: wallet, chapstick, lipgloss, brush, umbrella (gotta be prepared!), hand lotion, Advil, and usually a water bottle. 🙂

  • Joy
    June 16, 2012 at 4:30 am

    I have a teeny wristlet in it though is credit cards a packet of amazing grass greens berry flavor a tea bag (varies currently lemon ginger) and a dog leash

  • Denise and Laura
    June 16, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I like to keep my purse light. It’s usually my glasses, wallet, phone, a few candies, and maybe a pen, or some lose change hanging around.
    Oh and definitely an extra hair tie.
    I find it so cute/hilarious how you have dry shampoo and tea bags. I wonder what your boyfriend thinks/other guys about everything in there. Do they understand?? haha

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    June 16, 2012 at 5:11 am

    I love your wallet! Where is it from?

    In my purse I have my wallet, epi-pens, Blistex lip chap, car keys, my work ID badge, a pen, Aveeno hand lotion, and my phone, my glasses and my camera!

    • jenna
      June 16, 2012 at 7:38 am

      Kate Spade–thank you!

  • Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep
    June 16, 2012 at 5:33 am

    That’s a really great idea to keep all the glosses together in a bag. I never thought about that – I’m always rummaging through my purse while I’m driving (watching the road, not the purse) & can never blindly find the right gloss. They all feel the same, so I grab one and it’s always the wrong one. Problem solvedddd.

  • Alyssa [SocraTeas]
    June 16, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I love Yes to Carrot products. It all looks good. Especially that green juice!

  • Kelly
    June 16, 2012 at 5:49 am

    I LOVE kind bars! My favorite is the peanut butter dark chocolate protein one, it’s so good! I always have my little digital camera in my purse because you never know when you’ll have the opportunity to take fun pictures 🙂

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb
    June 16, 2012 at 6:15 am

    i love chewy ginger candies!! i always have a comb, my iPhone, lip gloss and tic tacs!

  • Liz@The Intrepid French Learner
    June 16, 2012 at 6:28 am

    The contents of your purse certainly look a lot cuter and neater than mine would!

    I love dry shampoo. There only spray dry shampoo I’ve ever tried which didn’t make my hair feel MORE dirty is John Frieda’s. My favorite, though, is Oscar Blandi powdered dry shampoo. It works really, really, amazingly well, and has a lemon verbena smell.

    I don’t usually bring teabags when I travel, but I always buy them one I’m at my destination. It feels really cozy to curl up with a cup of tea on the hotel bed at the end of the day… it makes the place feel much more homey. Plus, if I eat a quick breakfast in the room, tea makes my breakfast feel more substantial, somehow.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    June 16, 2012 at 6:37 am

    I always carry chewy ginger candies too! I love the ones by The Ginger People, but go through them way, way too fast! I’ve also got a bazillion lip glosses, my wallet (inside of which is business cards… and rarely any cash lol!) a pen, usually some old grocery lists which I’m great at making but usually fail to actually pull out of my purse in the store, my phone, hand lotion, and sanitizer from Bath & Body Works. Smells divine!

  • Stacie @ Snaps and Bits
    June 16, 2012 at 6:37 am

    This is a funny idea for a post. I have 3 purses going on right now. I find funny things (like tennis balls) due to my kids picking up treasures along the way!

  • luv what you do
    June 16, 2012 at 6:42 am

    I haven’t found that flavor KIND bar yet but wil have to keep my eyes open. The Yes to Carrots cream is amazing. I pick it up at Target and add it to everyonone’s gifts.

    No purse right now…heading out for a bike ride with a few dollars, my cell phone, a Luna bar, and sun screen in my bike pouch.

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    June 16, 2012 at 6:57 am

    I still have Easter cards meant for my nephews in my purse.
    Three years don’t understand that Easter has passed…right?

  • Margarita
    June 16, 2012 at 7:32 am

    My purse contents: wallet, checkbook, cellphone, recipe notebook, camera, hairbrush, lip gloss, sunscreen, recent greeting cards from loved ones to make me smile, and keys.

    P.S. Love your ELR card.
    P.P.S. White Flower! I am amazed that you have that because I used to have that back in the Philippines, only it was in a small tube. I didn’t think anyone here uses it too. I love that stuff!

  • polly
    June 16, 2012 at 7:33 am

    hi love!
    I basically keep my wallet, green tea bags (me too!) and cell phone and usually some sort of snack for Ab since she always needs food for her blood sugar. Oh, and gum. 🙂

    and… those ELR business cards? cute! Is that a sneak peek at the new website logo? if so… love it! hugs to you little sis! 😉

  • polly
    June 16, 2012 at 7:34 am

    oh! and Burts Bees lip balm. That is everywhere. my bag, our cars, the drawers. Can’t be without it. 🙂

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    June 16, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I always carry a notebook too for quick ideas. I also usually have some sort of food and my water bottle. Clearly I carry a large purse, lol.

  • Kristina LaRue
    June 16, 2012 at 8:08 am

    always have tons of gloss and chapstick too.. never tried the dark chocolate, sea salt Kind bar, I’ll have to pick one up.

  • mrsblocko
    June 16, 2012 at 8:43 am

    My purse has: honey altoids, wallet, kleenex, a calculator, phone (obviously ancient as I need a calculator), small note book, four pens, keys, Meijer’s ad flyer, coupons, hair binder, reusable shopping bag, bert’s bee’s pomemgranite lip balm and a tape measure.

  • Kailey
    June 16, 2012 at 8:50 am

    My mom said to always have a brush & lip gloss because you never know who you will run into. I have to admit, her tip has saved me from some embarrassing encounters.
    I always carry around basil & cinnamon – weird, but those are my go to seasonings.

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    June 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

    That little Gussy Sews bag is adorable. I need one of those! And I never leave home without chapstick. Carmex in a stick to be exact.

  • Katie
    June 16, 2012 at 9:51 am

    What are the different lipglosses you have in your purse?

  • Mel Wellnitz
    June 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I’ve downsized my purse this summer. A Vera Bradley mini hipster in baroque (my favorite). It contains my check card, my credit card, my iPhone, piña colada lip gloss from Meleuca, a couple of sticks of gunpm, and a few dollars in cash… I Never have cash!

    Thanks for the fun post!

  • Lee Harrison
    June 16, 2012 at 11:09 am

    What? No phone? Or do you stash that in your pocket? I’m at the age where I have to carry reading glasses…or I’ll mis-read the price on something!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    June 16, 2012 at 11:49 am

    dark chocolate & sea salt kind bar!? i’m on the look-out!

  • Jenna
    June 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm


    Omg…I have not seen that one?!?!?!?

  • Teresa
    June 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I carry a giant purse because I also use it to carry my essentials for work. I always carry a reporter’s notebook, a voice recorder and a bazillion pens — although only about one or two probably actually have ink in them. I also like to carry a magazine or my Nook with me at all times, so I always have something to read on the go. And I’m never far without my honey lip gloss, bottle of aspirin and grocery list.

  • Julia H. @ Going Gulia
    June 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I used to be SO into lipgloss when I was younger. I didn’t even wear it that much…I just loved buying it! Now I’m past that (phew), but your purse contents reminded me of it 🙂

  • Lori Lynn
    June 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Little mirror, hand sanitizer, small Bible, green tea mints, checkbook and wallet, lotion, chapstick, pencil. I used to have multiple pens, but managed to misplace them.

  • Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel
    June 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I’ll spare you what’s in my purse because I usually just carry my keys and wallet in my hand. /: Need to be more like a girl! haha And I love that you have White Flower Oil and Ginger candies. So asian! d:

  • The Blissful Baker
    June 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Hmm… I may need to try that oil for headaches! And my purse is so crazy I’m not even sure what is in it right now! 😛

  • Andrea
    June 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Beef sticks, C.O. Bigelow lip gloss, hand sanitizer, lotion, wallet, too many membership/frequent buyer cards, and possibly my cat.

  • Laura @ She Eats Well
    June 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Lots of chapstick, always my sunnies (sunglasses), L’Occitane hand lotion (it is the best)! I have never seen the Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt version of KIND Bars…AMAZING!!! Must try immediately.

  • Sharon
    June 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Okay can we just talk about lip products and addiction…I can’t get enough of them. I’m kind of scared to count how many I have in my purse…weird things in my purse measuring tape, sometimes skin calipors and from time to time a calorie king book. Dietitian and personal trainer so you never know when you’ll need em. But I do love me some lip products!!!

  • Jenn
    June 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    When’s the new site being launched?

    • jenna
      June 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      Hopefully in August. We have all the design done and working on coding it all out now…it’s quite the process!

  • Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy
    June 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    kind bars and ginger chews…..yummmm!! i love your wallet!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    June 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Love your business cards Jenna! I just saw them on Instagram the other day. They’re super awesome. Cheers!

  • JaimeFNP
    June 16, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Love that Gussy Sews bag!! (the pears are so cute). Just clicked over to her site for the first time. Did you get the small or large size? I think I’m going to purchase one! So adorable 🙂

  • Kelly @ My Love Affair With Running
    June 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Love this post! I also carry peppermint tea everywhere I go!! Perfect when you come across free hot water. I also always carry a water bottle and hand sanitizer (I work with kids 😛 )

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  • Lily @ Candied-Life
    June 17, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Love your cards!! So excited to see the new site.

    In the city I’ve been getting away with my iPhone, headphones, & credit card all in my pocket. But this weekend I went to gainseville for a friends 21st and home to vero, and carried around a rather large helmut lang bag. In the bag: 2 Mac lip glosses, my wallet, sunglasses, “Paris My Sweet” (about a food blogger obsessed with desserts that moves to Paris), trident gum, small bag of the granola I made for fathers day, & travelers prayer card from my mama.

  • Julie @ Julie's Real Kitchen
    June 17, 2012 at 5:31 am

    So fun to see what you’ve got in there 🙂

    I love to have tea bags with me at all times as well, but mine always seems to break open (which is why my entire bag smells of chai right now) – how to you keep yours from getting all crumbled?

    My bags pretty much has the same stuff as yours (different brands/flavors) with the addition of band-aid, Nuxe hand lotion, phone, iPod, a pair of socks, a clean t-shirt and my lucky charm 🙂

  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    June 17, 2012 at 6:08 am

    I looove Kind bars.. I almost always have some sort of bar in my purse, as well as chapstick and hand lotion.

  • Jan
    June 17, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Hmm your purse is pretty tidy. Where are all the receipts and gum wrappers? LOL

  • Julien
    June 17, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I love this post! It inspired me to do one of my own. : )

  • Jenn
    June 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I manage to cram a lot into my purse! Lipgloss, chapstick, wallet, brush, advil, nail file, business cards, cell phone, notepad, pen, pencil, highlighter, marker, keys to my parents’ house (I always forget them when I visit if I don’t leave them in my purse!), and a hair clip.

    Speaking of lip gloss – have you tried the light up lip gloss from Artistry? It comes with a light in the wand and a mirror on the side of the tube so it’s super easy to put on anywhere anytime!

  • brandi / branappetit
    June 17, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    i LOVE the yes to carrots line. i have shampoo, conditioner, facewash, face lotion, make up remover wipes… it all!

  • Mo
    June 18, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Love this! I remember your old one you did a long time ago. Fun to see that you still have those health bars 🙂 Love your lipgloss collection by the way…I just got my new BirchBox and got the lip stain that I’ve been using under some bath and body works strawberry lipgloss. Fun!

  • joey
    June 18, 2012 at 7:11 am

    You use white flower? That’s awesome! I love it and yes SO works for headaches!

  • Laura
    June 18, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I LOVE the suave dry shampoo-it is the best and so cheap compared to others!!

  • Sarah
    June 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I’ll have to try out dry shampoo, I’ve never used it.

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  • Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    June 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I love Say Yes To Carrots!!!! Their products are fabulous! 😀 <3

  • Charise
    June 19, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Oh, I have about 8 lip glosses/sticks/balms in my purse – gotta have the right shade and kind for every outfit! 😉

  • Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)
    June 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Love your business cards!! So cute. I need to get me some of those. What company did you use to print them???

  • linda
    June 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I have to ask what the name of the kate spade wallet/handbag is?


  • Sarah
    June 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I didn’t read through all the other comments but I just have to say that I love Excedrin Migraine! It got recalled here many months ago and they still don’t have it back on the shelves yet 🙁 I’ve tried a few other things but nothing works as good. Hopefully it will be back soon!

    p.s. A girl can never have too much lip gloss!

  • Paige
    July 6, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Do you happen to buy white flower oil online? I have looked at all the health food stores around my area and cant seem to find it!

  • magie
    September 11, 2013 at 11:36 pm i the only one that carries EVERYTHING in my purse?? :/ i don’t know…but i i like to be prepared for anything. I have a medium/large purse and its quite heavy that my shoulder hurts 🙁 but i must have everything in it.

    1. small first aid kit (Q-tips, band aids, alcohol towlettes, advil, tums, etc…)
    2. girl emergency kit ( pad, tampon, liner, cramp pills, etc…)
    3. makeup bag ( concealer, foundation, powder, blush, highlighter, eyeliner, lipliner, eyebrow pencil, mascara chapstick, gloss, mini perfume, oil absorbing sheets, etc…)
    5. wallet ( money, id card, debit card, membership cards, etc…)
    6. keys
    7. baby wipes ( don’t have babies, but lifesavers trust me…)
    8. cellphone ( i have a car charger, but always carry a wall charger just in case…)
    9. planner/organizer
    10. office pouch ( pens,highlighters,scissors,whiteout, sticky notes, calculator etc…)
    11. forgets pouch (mini hair spray, bobbi pins, safety pins, tide to go, lysol desinfectant spray, hair ties, small deodorant, lighter, nail clipper, nail filer, gum, mini sewing kit, hand sanitizer, eye glasses towlettes, eyedrops, ppeper spray, hand cream etc…)
    12. energy bar
    13. bottle of water
    14. sunglasses
    15. coin pouch
    16. magazine

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