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I’m Tammy Strobel. Welcome to my digital home!

I’m an author, photographer, and cat lover.

Hope you have a nice stay!

What’s in your bag?


On Thursday night we had a tiny house happy hour with our neighbors. It was the perfect evening to eat good food and admire the blue moon too. I have to admit, I’m sad that we won’t be hosting happy hours with our neighbors anymore. It’s still hard to believe that we’ll be towing the tiny house down the road tomorrow!

During our little happy hour, we talked about the tiny house, how much we’ll miss each other, and our weekend plans. As we were talking, our neighbor kept eyeing Logan’s man bag and she asked, “What’s in your bag?”

Before I go any further, let me give you a little background on Logan’s bags. Last year, Logan consistently misplaced the things he carried with him to work everyday. He was always looking for his wallet, phone, notebook, and other odds and ends. So I suggested that he buy a “man bag” to carry around his stuff. Now Logan has two small bags — that look like hip-pouches — that he attaches to his belt everyday. It’s been a great way for him to stay organized.

Since our neighbors were so curious about the stuff in Logan’s bags, he gave us a little “tour.” He pulled out all kinds of belongings, like his work badge, floss, a wallet, a small journal, keys, and more. As Logan pulled the stuff out of his bags, I started thinking about all the things I carry with me everyday. I also remembered a fun flickr group called “What’s in your bag?” It’s a group of folks who take pictures of the stuff in their everyday bag and share it online. So I decided to go through my everyday bag to make sure I wasn’t carrying around extra clutter. I also took a picture to share with you too!

Below is a list of the stuff I carry with me everyday. It all fits nicely in my boss lady bag, with the exception of my Nikon camera.

  • Pens
  • Keys
  • Cash
  • 3x5 cards and a yellow notebook.
  • iPhone, headphones, a charger, and Olloclip.
  • A small silver wallet that contains my debt card, coffee card, and small angel. The angel is a little bigger than a nickel.
  • A zoom care prescription and a reminder card to take the cats in for their annual exam.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Nikon D5000.

Parting words . . .

In a recent guest post, I talked about a “home” that I assign to all of my belongings to. For instance, it’s important that all of the stuff, listed above, ends up in my boss lady bag. If it doesn’t, I end up with a big clutter pile on the kitchen counter. Plus, I avoid a lot of frustration and time because I don’t spend fifteen minutes searching for my keys every morning. I know they are in my boss lady bag.

What’s in your bag?

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