Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday Afternoons #3


It's another Saturday Afternoon, which means it's time for another October Afternoon project!


this uses 5 & Dime

Since October Afternoon has a sweet vibe of vintage childlike images, I thought it would be fun to include a story with each post about my life.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON STORY TIME:

this is my purse:


and you want to know why it's my purse? Well first because I think it is so gaudy it's gorgeous! But also because it has not only become my purse, but my diaper bag, lunch box, toy box, and a "mom can you hold this" contraption. 

How did this happen to me? It was a slow process. With my first child, I had a sweet purse and the magical diaper bag. You know the ones that are lined and with the diaper changing kit all inside? With my second child, I bought a all in one sling kind of purse that was bigger than I normally wore, but smaller and less obvious than the diaper bag. The third child came and I brought out the same bag again, but also carried a purse. I wasn't as attached to the kid bag as before. Sometimes I left it in the car, gasp! And with this LAST kid, I promise, it's the last kid, I just got a HUGE purse and shove everything in it! 

It's called struggling to surrender. 

One day I will have to tell you the day I crossed over to the other side. You know what I am talking about right? You were young and cute and everyone flirted with you. Then sometime in your 30's it all changed. It's a sad story. I will tell it when you have kleenex nearby. 



12 comments:

  1. You are still cute Wida - and so is your card! Think I might go play with some October Afternoon myself now!

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  2. Very cute! The little banner of sorts is adorable! And you're gorgeous, so I'm sure guys still flirt with you...you just have 4 kids so you're too tired to notice! Lol

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  3. LOL....love the purse!

    your card is totally sweet...nice way to showcase that OA goodness!

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  4. Love your adorable card and your gorgeously gaudy purse! Funny story: The other day, I realized that my purse was getting super heavy, and yes, I, too have a big old mamma purse. I decided to empty it out. I found three full water bottles and three full diapers(not the stinky kind)! Who knows how long I had been carrying all that around???

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  5. oh my word girl you are so funny... love when you tell us stories.. I do love your bag..so cute..
    Such an awesome card...love it

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  6. It's not sad. It's wonderful ^_~ You are a MOM. What could be more awesome than that!

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  7. Now that's my sort of bag. And it's not gaudy at all! Love the way you've strung the vintage elements across the card.

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  8. LOVE your story times as much as your cards.
    You make me smile:)

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  9. SUper sweet card! I love the circle garland!

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  10. Love your card Wida and of course you never fail to bring a smile to my face!!! thanks!

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  11. Hahaha, so I was thinking to myself, "the streak is broken, I can't relate to this one" only because of my strange deal to not carry a purse. Ever. At all. I don't know what it is, maybe not liking the responsibility of keeping track of it, cleaning it, I dunno, but the only time I carried a purse was my sophomore year in high school where it was pretty pointless because what on Earth did I need back then. I did carry a diaper bag for a little bit, and it was one of those with the changing pads inside, so OK, I can kind of relate. Then I read your last sentence about crossing the other side. That got me! It is a bummer.

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