What’s in my bag?

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“I like big bags and I cannot lie” It’s true! You can’t fit anything in a medium/small size bag. Ugh. I have no shame carrying around my canvas/leather bag with me pretty much everywhere. It’s big enough to even fit my dog, Remi, if I wanted too.

A few things I always have and why:


I always carry around my Tarte blush stick. It’s simple, easy to put on and doubles as lipstick, too. I dab it onto my cheeks if I feel like my makeup isn’t going to last throughout the day. It’s pretty simple because there’s no need for a brush, I apply it using the stick and then continue to dab with my fingers until blended.

I always always always have my journal. I write everything down: inspirations, todo lists, grocery lists, “oh I can’t forget this” moments. My favorite journal I’ve found that goes with me everywhere was actually $5 in the Target dollar section. HALLA!

Not only do I pretty much always have my camera, I normally always have my adapter as well. It’s a cute little thing that plugs into my phone and has a slot for my SD card so I can upload and go when I’m on the move — a bloggers dream come true.

I have the perfect “carry” size Bible that I love to have on me. I love to be able to pull it out and read it, be able to find something if I need encouragement or maybe even one day I’ll give it away.

Sunglasses are a must. I have a few pair but my favorite are my retro mirrored lenses by RayBan. They’re fun and funky and I always look forward to putting them on. 

Girls gotta eat, am I right? I normally like to carry some granola bars or chocolate covered power berries from Trader Joes.


My Sharpie. I always gotta have a sharpie, for doodling with the thick side or writing with the thin side, I love my Sharpie. 

Hair clip. Don’t you hate it when you’re really getting something done and your hair keeps falling in your face? That’s why I keep my butterfly hair clip on my pretty much at all times. I just throw it on up there. 

I also hate it when I have dry hands or I’ve been running errands all day and I can feel my skin start to dry out. I carry my Capri Blue hand cream and it’s a lifesaver. It’s cute and petite so it fits in any bag!

What’s in your bag?

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I am an online encourager based out of Birmingham, AL that's obsessed with my girls and sharing bits and pieces of my life. I wear a lot of hats these days including mama to two boys, military wife, blogger, podcast host and more. You can find me behind the microphone at Real Talk with Rach where we talk about everything from jeans to Jesus, playlists to pop culture, the good and the grief and everything in between. 

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