Friday, July 14, 2017

What's in my Summer Gym/Diaper bag?

Eeep! It's Friday and that means I'm going to the beach today! Just a little weekend getaway with my best two girls. No boys. No babies. Just us. It's been years, like before Chloe was born, that we've been on a trip with all three of us! That may not seem like a big deal to some, but we've traveled quite a bit together! Orlando {a couple of times}, Cape Cod, Boston, New Braunfels, and more! This afternoon we're headed to Galveston for a couple of days to enjoy good food, good company and Schlitterbahn Galveston! 

Now let's talk about something totally different. My bag. As in the bag that I use to carry all of my stuff and Chloe's stuff on a daily basis. You notice how I call it my bag? Not my purse. Not a diaper bag. Not a gym bag. Just a bag? That's kind of what it has become. It's kind of an all in one type contraption these days. I switched from my traditional diaper bag to my Longchamp tote. It's big enough to fit all our crap, easy to clean and looks cute too! About that room in the bag, it's safe to say that half or possibly over half of the stuff in there is Chloe's. The other part is mine. Today let's take a look at what's mine in there!



Remember how I said it's a little bit of everything? I wasn't kidding. It's really a solid combo of purse, gym and diaper bag. I like to keep an extra shirt and headband in my bag during the summer for a couple of reasons. It's hot and sweaty in Houston this time of year. Sometimes you just need a quick change or to pull your hair back. Plus I've been working out with a trainer this summer, and I run errands on my way home from my workout when I can! Nobody wants me running into their store all stinky and nasty post workout! {I can't help it, I'm a sweater y'all.} This is also why I have deodorant and dry shampoo in my bag! I love Dove. I use the clinical strength at home, but just have a regular stick in my purse for emergencies. I've also been using Not Your Mother's dry shampoo for a couple of years. Recently Influenster sent me the Clean Freak Tapioca dry shampoo and it's perfect for my bag! I love this scent because it's sweet and fresh smelling at the same time. I like to think it helps cover the stink.

Now let's talk about the two most important things in my bag: snacks. My snacks vary, but I have to have at least two types of snacks in there in case of emergency. I get the hangries so bad. I can almost guarantee there will be a Questbar in there because I love them so much. They have 20g of protein, so I feel like I'm getting more nutritional value out of my snack. Of course sometimes you just need bunny grahams or something else easy. Since I have a toddler, grab and go snacks are easy to come by in my house.

Last few items are Advil because you never know when you're going to need it. I am a toddler mom after all! EOS lip balm because it goes everywhere with me. I have it in several different scents and love each one of them. They are in different rooms of my house and different bags. You never know when you're going to need chapstick! And of course, I need a small bag to keep all of my things in. I have to keep my bag organized with both mine and Chloe's necessities in there!

Not pictured or discussed above: all of Chloe's things. Interested in what a toddler needs/thinks she needs in mom's bag? Coming soon...

What necessities do you keep in your summer bag?

Happy Friday y'all! I hope your weekend is as awesome as mine is going to be!

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