Thursday, February 10, 2011

Five Things

The 4 Bushel Farmgal challenged me to post the five things I never leave home without… and I thought I’d give it a shot.

1.       I never leave the house without LIP BALM…. specifically, Burt’s Bees honey lip balm.  Seems that, in my old age, my skin can no longer tolerate petroleum products or anything with some type of mint in it.  I still like how Chapstick stayed on but can’t use that anymore.  Surprising how many skin-related products have petroleum or mint-something or other in them.

2.      I never leave home without my GLASSES, both sunglasses and regular – I need glasses to see at a distance and must have them to drive legally.

3.      I never leave home without my PURSE – My purse is more than a purse… it’s almost a briefcase/tote that I can’t do without, especially during the work week.  It holds all the regular purse stuff but also a thermal cup of water, hand cream, Tide stain stick, business cards, extra set of keys, pens,  and all sorts of work-related stuff.  You’d be surprised how much stuff will fit in my purse….. it’s considerably lighter on the weekends.

4.      I never leave home without my BIRKIES – aka Birkenstocks.  The most comfy shoes on the face of the earth.   I can out-walk all the young things in their sneakers or whatever in my Birkies!  I have Birkie sandals for the hot months and Birkie clogs for the cold months.  An added benefit is that the large/wide footbed improves stability given my balance issues (MS).  Won’t leave home without my Birkies!

5.      I never leave home without my KEYS, even if I’m riding with someone else… need my keys.  

Now I am supposed to ask two more bloggers to play along..... although everyone is invited, if you would like!

How about:

Linda from The Quilted Pineapple 

Marj from The Eclectic Quilter 

Care to post 5 things you wouldn't leave home without?

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PS – Don't forget about the upcoming Friday Night Sew-In on February 18th!


  1. Those are great 5 great never to leave home without. Thanks! I'll have to think about mine and get them on the blog! :-)

  2. Good Morning, Empress! Since Farmgal tagged me also with the 5 things I wouldn't leave home without, I thought I would check out YOUR five...and I must say I am impressed:)

    P.S. I have enjoyed my visit to your blog and will be back:)

  3. Oooooh, Birkenstocks! Nice list! I've gotta admit, I have my sunglasses in the car, but that would've been a 6th item....

    Thanks for playing along!