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Look In My Purse and See My Soul

A professor of mine, Louise Plummer, taught that you should make lists as a way to keep a history or to find out more about yourself.  Lists of what’s under your bed; what’s in your car; what’s in your wallet… That sort of thing.
So here is a list of what was in my purse yesterday when I cleaned it out:

  • 1 sample kids’ toothpaste
  • 3 samples of floss
  • check book
  • glittery hair tie
  • ear buds
  • Target coupon
  • glasses cleaner
  • high heel page marker stickers
  • U of Iowa key chain
  • 4 expired Dr. appt. cards
  • key to office
  • 2 samples of essential oils
  • 5 lip glosses
  • 1 lipstick
  • 5 pens
  • a bracelet
  • a wallet (but that’s another list)

This is an amazing representation of me, if I think about it.  How well does your purse/wallet describe you?

It looks small but it can hold A LOT of lip gloss.

It looks small but it can hold A LOT of lip gloss.


  1. le0pard13 says:

    What a great idea! I think I need to do the same with my rolling attache case. Kinda scary, Marianne.

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      For me, I can’t list my wallet. I don’t like to revisit receipts.

  2. Megan says:

    May I commend you on cleaning out your (very stylish) handbag? Good job.

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      I think the large bow brings out my eyes

  3. livrancourt says:

    I can see your glossy lips from here…

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      I actually have lip gloss with gold flecks. I’m pretty sure it’s not real gold though.

  4. Kristen Crockett says:

    I love that essay of Plummer’s. Do you follow her blog?

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      Her name should’ve linked back to her blog…

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