the essentials

A few days ago I was tagged by Danica of oh, hello there to list my five essential items. So here they are. Wallet, shitty phone, keys, lip balm, and a good book. I've had this Mimco wallet for 2+ years now. If I get my tetris on I can sometimes fit my phone, keys, and lip balm inside my wallet. It's lasted quite a while, considering. This book is looking a bit worse for wear but that's why I love it. Sometimes I wonder how many hands it passed through before it got to me (the answer: a hell of a lot, by the looks of it). To be quite honest, the book really isn't an essential but I didn't want to slack off and only list four items. I also just realised that my fifth essential should have been a camera. A camera! *face palm* What are your essential items?

36 comments:

  1. that is one old school version of "to kill.."

    things that i always have on me are, phone, burts bees lip balm, wallet, small comb

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  2. love how you layed out the items in such a visually pleasing way.

    i dont really have essetnials i just hope that others have it on them in my time of need, like when my lips are super chapped!

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  3. Hahahaahaa your camera!!! I love these 5 but I'm not a huge fan of Blistex. Maybe I will do a list of 5... hmmmm

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  4. @Mat: burts bees is one of my faves too!

    @sojournedinstyle: haha nice plan.

    @Merowyn: Do it! Do it! I think I was supposed to tag people to list their five, but it's a Saturday morning and I'm a bit scatterbrained. Blistex does the trick for me, although I do alternate with burts bees.

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  5. i love these kind of posts.. i'm so bloody nosy! x

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  6. love old books ... and that's a great read!

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  7. I love that book! Definitely one of my favorites! :D

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  8. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books!
    Lip balm is a necessity for me too, especially in the winter.

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  9. Brilliant list, I've been wanting to read that for ages now.

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  10. Obviously wallet and key, ALWAYS water. I'm pretty paranoid about water, I won't leave the house without it unless I'm going straight to a restruant/etc. There is a wilberry softlips lipbalm I really like, and hmmm, usually some bobbypins and a hairtie haha. I should start bringing my little digital camera everywhere from now on though -__-
    Oh, and phone, but sometimes I even forget that!

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  11. I love how you said "get my tetris on" that's cute :) Very nice wallet, I'm sure that's why you've had it for over two years. My essentials are vaseline/burts bee chapstick, phone, keys, plastic & id and I'm not sure...a mini mirror for quick checks?

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  12. The deer keyring is adorable! For me, a book is an essential especially if I'll be using public transport. I get really grumpy when I forget my book!

    Other essentials for me would be a bottle of water and tissues.

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  13. Love this post! I still cannot believe I haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird! My essentials would have to be phone, wallet, keys, lipbalm and water. And thanks for your sweet words regarding my coming soon pieces for my store :)

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  14. My essential items would have to be....my phone, my ipod, a tub of carmex, my camera and a good book :) x

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  15. my essentials would be my camera, iphone, keys and treats for my dog!

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  16. I have the same wallet and love how much it can fit in if you really try. Mine is getting a little worn though.

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  17. awwww..thanks for sharing. you have the cutest key chain.

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  18. Lovely post, your keyring is so cute btw.
    Oh I read to kill a mockingbird a few years ago, hope you're enjoying it!
    x

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  19. fantastic layout - i really like the wallet & To Kill A Mockingbird is such a good book!

    Enter the Mrs. Press giveaway here: http://www.young-sophisticates.com/2011/01/mrs-press-giveaway.html

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  20. I usually have my phone, keys, wallet, lip balm, oil blotting sheets and if I'm going to be on the train then definitely a book.

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  21. Nice blog, I love your design, simple and classic. :)

    Dejoiss

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  22. I love a wallet that can fit all the essentials! Nice keyring too.

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  23. Oh lovely blog ! Kiss xxx See you !
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  24. a good book is always essential!
    i love your little deer keychain

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  25. What a good idea for a post! I love that book, perhaps not on my top 5 list but perhaps top 20 jazzy ♥

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  26. I love that book cover (I know that's weird, but I'm obsessed with fonts!) I have always wanted to read the book too, it's in my pile. The pile keeps growing though!
    These photos are awesome, they work so well. And really, your camera is kind of included as it's taking the photo! xx

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  27. Oh golly your essentials are so whimsical and wonderful!! I bet your handbag is a fun place to be!

    x

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  28. tell me that's a Samsung F480???!!!! i lost that baby not once, but TWICE!!! (can you believe it?) arhhh! i absolutely loved that phone, thinking it was the rebel alternative to the iPhone when it first came out - unfortunately i'm still paying the 2nd one off in my plan and had to settle for a actual shitty nokia (would be so happy if i could have my F480 back!)

    *oh the memories*

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  29. my essential items, mmm wallet and phone. haha.
    to kill a mocking bird is such a pretty addition to your essential!

    http://eclecticraccoon.blogspot.com/

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  30. 'heart' the beci orpin (?) key chain xo

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  31. What a gorgeous edition! Love it. Would get murdered in my handbag though...

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