What’s In My Bag

This post is sponsored by Ricola. RIIIIIIIICOLAAAAAAAAA.

Let’s take a look in my bag, shall we? (While writing this post, I thought I remembered doing something similar, and look! 2005, y’all. 8 YEARS AGO. Look at that phone! Hahaaaaa.)


As you can see, my uber minimalist days of yore have disappeared, although I still try to keep things relatively tidy. Is it ridiculous that I have a paper calendar, a miniature notepad, AND a pack of post-it notes? Hell no! I am a List Maker, remember? However it might be ridiculous that I carry with me SEVEN lip products…hey, it’s winter and I need to keep my lips moisturized, peeps. Oh, and speaking of old man winter, Ricola, the leading manufacturer of soothing herb drops from Switzerland, has added a new product to its line of herb drops, Extra Strength, for powerful cough relief, which I am sure to keep in my bag at all times during the cooler months. (Go ahead and count ’em – 7 commas in that sentence.)

Thanks to the lovely herbal drop makers, it’s giveaway time! The winner of this giveaway will receive a $100 VISA gift card and a Ricola Soothing Relief Kit! Awww yeahhhhh. Leave a comment telling me how you “winterize” your bag before Friday, December 20th, and you’ll be entered to win! Thanks, Ricola!

  1. laziza

    December 18, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I take out the kids’ spare shorts and replace them with spare pants. Sigh.

  2. Elissa K

    December 18, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I have a small makeup bag that goes in my purse in the winter with lotion, lib balm, gloss, and chapstick–all the lip necessities! I also have like 4 travel size Kleenex packs and 3 different kinds of cough drops!

  3. Erica Renee

    December 18, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I add in my gloves! And my Chapstick actually gets used ;)

  4. kate k

    December 18, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I must have tissues, aquaphor and hand sanitizer

  5. Julie

    December 18, 2013 at 10:00 am

    My winter bag has a hat, tissues, gloves, and yes, cough drops!

  6. LivLaugheat

    December 18, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Seeing as I am the proud mother of a newly potty trained toddler, “winterizing” my bag meant swapping out his summer emergency clothes with a winter set. Lip balm, Aquaphor, and Ricola also live in every bag and both our cars out of necessity!

  7. Elizabeth

    December 18, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Living in San Francisco and being a walker/user of transit instead of a car, winterizing my bag means planning for the rainy season and making sure my travel umbrella is always in there no matter what!

  8. Sarah

    December 18, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Tissues, tissues, and more tissues.

  9. Debbie

    December 18, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I keep cough drops, tissues, and Vaseline!

  10. Sarah

    December 18, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Lotion, chapstick & tissues. Winter plays havoc with my skin!

  11. jess

    December 18, 2013 at 10:27 am

    hand lotion, purel, chapstick, tissues, and sunglasses!

  12. jenny

    December 18, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Chapstick and tissues are essential.

  13. Erin

    December 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Mittens, scarf, aquaphor.

  14. deanna

    December 18, 2013 at 10:36 am

    extra thick hand cream or a travel sized body butter!

  15. Tanya

    December 18, 2013 at 10:38 am

    I do a cleanout of my bag and then restock lip balms and hand moisturizer. If I have room, I’ll add a second lotion (my skin gets super dry in the winter!).