October 7, 2016

What's In My Bag?

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Good morning!

Yesterday, my husband had surgery on his eye and is doing extremely well! Yay! But what that meant is we spent most of our day at an outpatient center. I knew it would be a long day so decided to prepare myself by bringing a ton of goodies with me to keep occupied.

The positive side to going to stay during his surgery is my favorite Vietnamese restaurant is around the corner from the hospital. I don't normally get to go very often since it's a bit of a drive from where we live. I was so excited to pick up lunch and sit quietly to enjoy my meal (which is rare for moms)! My favorite is hands down the Vermicelli with Beef Tenderloin and Crispy Spring Rolls. It's such a refreshing and surprisingly light lunch dish. For those who have never had this dish before, I highly suggest trying it! I can be a picky eater sometimes and I can't get enough of this.

So what was in my bag of tricks for the day? Aside from bringing my trusty Sip by Swell bottle, I had with me:

Athena's Eye Mask - in case Tim's eyes were sensitive to light on the ride home, or if I decided to take a nap in a chair.

My Planner - It was actually great to catch up and make sure I had all our appointments and to-do's written down.

Some items to freshen up - My favorites are the Bobbi Brown BB Cream, and my YSL Lipshine stick.

Hand Sanitizer - Because it's a hospital, duh.

Nail Polish & Tools - I figured with so much time to kill, I'd have some time to paint my nails for once. I'm loving THIS deep red for Fall. And THIS is hands down my favorite cuticle cream.

Headphones - Gossip Girl and I had a few hours to kill on Netflix. It never gets old <3 p="">

Phone Charger - Because Gossip Girl also killed my battery.

A book - I didn't get a chance to read while I was there, but I just ordered this book, "How Mommy Got Her Groove Back" after the awesome reviews I had read. I can't wait to get through it more! 

Waiting rooms can be either extremely boring or a spot to unwind in peace and quiet.  I found this out when I was pregnant and had so many appointments. 

Do you tend to bring things with you to waiting rooms that you'll be in for awhile?


  1. Great post - glad your husband is okay and I love lush products so much!

    The Leach Life | theleachlife.com

    1. Thanks! And the smell of LUSH products is just divine! This cuticle butter smells like PEZ candies, I swear! :)