Busy Mom Go-To Purse Essentials

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I have found that it is vital to keep my purse stocked with some handy essentials as a mom of a toddler. I love not having to have a diaper bag in tow anymore (ah- that was a LOT to have to keep in one bag), but there are still some things I need in a pinch.

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Over the year I have figured out a few things I always need for any occasion and try to keep my purse stocked. I usually try to make sure I have a few handy things like baby wipes (I definitely still need them even though my girl is almost four!), hand sanitizer for thosse icky outdoor park potty’s, and a few other things like an extra pair of underwear and socks.

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Here are some of my purse essentials as a mom of a toddler:

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Hand Sanitizer: 

There have been way too many occasions that I have wished I had some hand sanitizer. We love to go hiking and to outdoor parks, but the bathrooms are usually not well-maintained and stocked with hand soap or dryers. Also, when we go to festivals or farmer’s markets there are usually only portable toilets. You know how that goes with a toddler! (DON”T TOUCH ANYTHING!!!!)

Activity/ Game:

I always try to have an activity or pack of crayons in my purse for doctor appointments or last minute restaurant outings. I have learned that not having something to keep my busy tot entertained during errands is a bad move. We got this little Spot It game at Chic Fil A and it is perfect to keep handy in my bag for last minute entertainment.

Gum:

Let’s face it- mommy sometimes needs to freshen her breathe. Morning coffee breathe or post Mexican food is never a good thing.

Chapstick Total Hydration:

Living in Colorado is very harsh on my lips. It is so dry here that I need to keep my lips moisturized. I love Chapstick Total Hydration because it is 100% natural, age defying, and instantly smooths and moisturizes.

Tissues:

Keeping tissues on hand is good for the fall/winter/spring months. We tend to get colds here and there, and it is the most annoying thing in the world needing a tissue and not having one handy. It usually ends with my daughter using my shirt as a snot rag. (Sad face.)

Emergen-C Immune+ Chewables:

Speaking of colds, I really love these Emergen-C Immune+ Chewables. I have always been a big fan of Emergen-C, and these chewables are perfect for the winter months. No need for a glass of water, I can simply give myself a quick and easy boost of immune support in a moment.

Journal:

Toddlers say hilarious things. I love having a pen and journal handy to record the silly things my daughter says. Like the other day when she told me I was being “Cheese.com”. Whatever that means!

Centrum VitaMints: 

I wish I was one of those people who took my vitamins religiously. I usually forget. New Centrum VitaMints are adult multivitamins with a refreshingly minty taste you can take any time of day with or without food or water. Win.

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I got these essentials at Walmart in the health section for a great price. I love having a well-stocked purse ready for the fall and winter months.

Let’s Be Friends Blog Hop is now live!

Welcome to the Let’s Be Friends Blog Hop!

A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,
What a day to celebrate! This is the 141st week of the Let’s Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week!

**IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING NOTE! We are looking for co-hosts for our blog hop for October/November! This is a great way to gain new followers and network with other bloggers! If you are interested please email thedwellingtree@gmail.com! Thank you!

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I’ve never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

 

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That’s right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week’s hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.
The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!
Let’s Be Friend’s Blog Hop Guidelines

 

1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs, comment, and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!

 Let’s Be Friends

 

***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop.
Meet your hosts:

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin’

Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin’

Meet this week’s co-hosts:

PicMonkey CollageLindsay @ The Flynnigans
Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner!
Is there anything we can do differently or better? Please share in the comments!

…on to the Winner!

***This weeks featured post from last week’s hop:

Pampered Chef Fall 2015

Photo Credit: Musings of a Museum Fanatic

This is Chelsee this week! I am so excited to show you all this amazing items in the Pampered Chef line featured on Betsy’s blog. She does sell this stuff, but what I find is she always has the greatest finds that truly are useful. I am a big fan of pampered chef due to the unique items they have that most everyone will love. Regardless if you are looking for something for yourself or someone else when it comes to someone loving to cook pampered chef products are crucial. Time I saw this line-up, I knew that I had to share them with you! Betsy has a fantastic blog and regardless if you are a lover of baking or music she has the most interesting reads for you! Don’t forget to check out Betsy’s blog!
Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit!


Let’s Be Friends Blog Hop is now live! Come link up!

Welcome to the Let’s Be Friends Blog Hop!

A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,
What a day to celebrate! This is the 140th week of the Let’s Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week!

**IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING NOTE! We are looking for co-hosts for our blog hop for October/November! This is a great way to gain new followers and network with other bloggers! If you are interested please email thedwellingtree@gmail.com! Thank you!

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I’ve never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!
The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That’s right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week’s hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.
The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!
Let’s Be Friend’s Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs, comment, and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!

 Let’s Be Friends

***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop.
Meet your hosts:

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin’

Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin’

Meet this week’s co-hosts:

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Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner!
Is there anything we can do differently or better? Please share in the comments!

…on to the Winner!

***This weeks featured post from last week’s hop:

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Photo Credit: Follow The Ruels

Pumpkin Pie Dip