Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bag Contents - Public or Personal?

Earlier this evening I posted a picture of the contents of my handbag, as I was in the process of changing handbags.  It astounded me what I had accumulated over the past months in my bag, and decided to lay it out and take a picture and shared it on my personal Facebook page.  Here is the photo...

Contents: Sanitary items, Diary, Small Bag, 2 glasses cases, lots of medications, Nasonex, Floss, x2 Purell, Headache tablets, chewing gum, Mirror, Paw Paw Ointment, Hairspray, Coin Purse, Business Cards, Purse, Fan, Shopping bag carriers, Elastic band, Hair clips, Hair bands, bobby pins, Bulldog clip, KFC wet wipe, Lip gloss, x2 lip liners & eye liner.
I shared the image as I have shared images of my bag contents previously without much of a thought.... after all, tonnes of ladies have shared the contents of their handbags on blogs and social media sites in the past.

The reception from others was mixed.  Some thought it was weird, others thought it was funny.  

It got me thinking.  Are the contents of a women's bag REALLY as personal as people let on them to be.  Obviously I have proven that I have no issue with it.  But I don't understand what the big deal is!! 

What do you think? Public?  Or personal?

I'd really love to hear your thoughts.  The topic has my speechless and slightly annoyed.


Birthday Sale: Dotty Fridge Magnet Pegs

Normally: $6
Today only: $4.50 (+ postage)
For Australian & NZ residents only. 

Go here to buy. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Birthday Sale: Orange Sherbert Pendant

For the next week, to celebrate A Christy Production's 2nd birthday, I will be selecting one item per day to sell at a ridiculously reduced price, just for fun! Check back every day for which item it will be.  Follow along on my Facebook page here for (most likely) more up to date links and announcements.  You have to be quick because it's first in best dressed! 

Todays item: Orange Sherbert Pendant 

Normally: $7
Today only: $4.90 (+ postage)

For Australian & NZ residents only. 

Go here to buy!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Gift wrapping/Birthday/Elephant Foot

GIFT WRAPPING:  Gift wrapping is something I've taken more of an interest in lately.  I used to be a "chuck it in a gift bag with some scrunched up tissue paper on the top" kind of girl.  Not anymore.  Now I am a "plain wrapping paper with cool ribbon or string" kind of girl.  There is something about simple and pretty that has me hooked.  I have more white & brown wrapping paper than you can poke a stick at.  Ready and awaiting to wrap up specially selected/handmade gifts for loved ones.  Here is some bundles of goodies recently wrapped.  I won't be upset if you copy.

All the new In Colour Baker's Twine from Stampin' Up melts my heart.
BIRTHDAY:  Guess what?  A Christy Production turns 2 this month.  And to think I almost didn't realise.  It only took me 12 days to figure it out.  But I got there in the end.  I'm so pleased with what I have achieved in the past two years.  I am a much more confident, successful and courageous person, than what I was 2 years ago.  I can thank alot of you kind ladies for that, and for your kind words and kind deeds.  

ELEPHANT FOOT: Just under two weeks ago, I had an accident.  Husby and I were going camping, and I was lucky enough to have the day off of work, the day before we were scheduled to leave for camping.  To cut a really long (kind of boring) story short, whilst carrying camping equipment down the stairs, I fell.  I badly injured my left ankle.  After a trip to the ER I could count my blessings that it was not broken.  

My experiences over the past 12 days or so:

- Being pushed around in a wheelchair has it's advantages, once you get over the fact that you can't do anything for yourself.
- Showering sitting down... why didn't I think of this before?  One day when I buy or build my own home, I am installing/including in the design, a bench, in my shower stall.  I can't think of a more relaxing thing in this world, than to be able to shower my tired, sore body, whilst comfortably sitting down.  
- Getting in an out of a tent and on and off of an air bed is hard when one of your legs is borderline useless.
-  I've never felt so bad for my husband in all my life, until he had to literally pick my super light weight *cough* 'unwilling to comply, overweight' body off the ground.  Twice.  I heard his back crack both times.   
- I bought brand new running sneakers just a couple of weeks ago to address the overweight issue.  I can't describe the disappointment I feel that I will not be able to exercise in the way of walking or running for at least a couple more months.

I think I will leave it at that for now.  At the end of the day, it is getting better, it hurts, but it is getting better.  I am grateful for my husby who has been taking very good care of me, and without complaint (if anything I get in trouble for trying to do things myself and not just asking for his help..)

It's OK, I laughed too.  And everyone who I went camping with.  We were all peeing our pants laughing.  The swelling started midway down my calf/leg, and went all the way down into my toes.  I still don't have an ankle yet.  This photo was taken 36 hours after I fell, before the bruising set in. 

Hope everyone is well.  Happy Mother's Day all your lovely, unselfish, devoted mother's. xo