What’s In My Summer Bag?

August 2, 2017

Thank you Del Monte® for sponsoring this post!

Summer has definitely arrived bringing with it heatwaves, adventures and iced teas; the warmer months are the perfect excuse to step away from any black in your wardrobe and introduce bold colors and daring lines. Bye bye black tote bag and hello yellow hobo!

Do you remember the days when you could carry a small bag that fit your basic essentials? This bag was pretty pointless because you really could carry everything in the bag in your pocket if you were wearing pants. Yea those days were seem like forever ago now that I’m a mom and need enough space for all of my things and all of Joel and Elle’s snacks beverages. So what’s in my bag for me these days?

I’m not the type to switch bags unlike my best friend who has a bag for every outfit and situation. No joke, she has a bag for work, church, leisure, dinner and dates. And then within each category there are various colors to coordinate with her outfits. Not me y’all. This is hobo bag I got for mother’s day has been deemed my summer bag and this is my everyday and every situation bag. I’m a simple gal.

Now Let’s Break It Down


I always and I do mean always have food in my bag and I prefer to have fruit whenever possible. We keep our house stocked with Del Monte® Fruit Cup Snacks® because they are easy to grab when I’m prepping the kids lunch boxes in the morning. My husband also takes them to work daily and when I’m on the go I can grab one or two as well. Recently while shopping in my local Stop & Shop I noticed the new Del Monte® Fruit & Chia™ cups and picked up the Mangos in Pineapple Flavored Chia. Now can you imagine how delighted I was when Del Monte® wanted to work with me to get the word out about something I was already eating!? It was a match made in heaven. Have you ever seen chia seeds in a fruit cup? Nope, that’s because Del Monte is the first to do this. I live for chia seeds! Several things about these fruit cups piqued my interest. When I eat a fruit cup I’m consuming 1 serving of my daily fruit needs and getting 800mg of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and 100% of my daily value vitamin c. And no, there’s no high fructose corn syrup y’all. You can enjoy the Del Monte® Fruit & Chia™ cups in 4 delicious flavors: Peaches in Strawberry Dragon Fruit Flavored Chia, Mixed Fruit in Tropical Flavored Chia, Pears in Blackberry Flavored Chia, Mangos in Pineapple Flavored Chia.




It goes without saying that I have my iPhone and headphones – who doesn’t these days? But I also have my mobile charger with me at ALL TIMES. I’m always on my phone just like everyone else, but my phone is for work and personal which means I have to charge my phone several times a day. When I’m on the go this bad boy is can give my phone a full charge and help my girls out when in need before it conks out and needs to be charged again.


I carry a beauty bag full of those little items you always need but don’t want rolling around in the bottom of your bag. I have my mirror, lip balm, lip gloss, perfume, nail polish, hair elastics, hand cream, gum and my epi pen (nut allergy).

What’s in your summer bag?

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  • Reply Melanie August 2, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    I have been carrying the same bag for a few years now. I used to change handbags all the time, but I lost my motivation for this after having kids and carrying around diaper bags. I usually just have an additional bag that I carry snacks, etc. in.

  • Reply rebekah August 2, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I LOVE these posts where I get to see into other people’s bags. I think I am nosey 😉 That yellow bag is perfect for summer!

  • Reply Gemille Sleweon August 2, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Your bag is similar to mine. I always have crackers or a fruitcup on my bag, my phone, headphones and charger. I also started carrying a deck of cards. You never know when there’s a game of Spade 😂

  • Reply Censie Sawyer August 2, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Great items to have on hand during the summer. First of all I love your bag. I need to get a new one soon and think I just fell in love with this one!! I always have snacks, chapstick and gum in my bag.

  • Reply Kristi Dominguez August 3, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Your bag’s contents are super similar to mine. I love the fun handbag, as well. I honestly sometimes miss a smaller bag from the pre-kid days…it didn’t weigh me down as much and I was able to keep it so neat and tidy! Hope you enjoy the res of the summer!

  • Reply Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen August 3, 2017 at 5:55 am

    I love your bag! That’s the perfect size to carry around essentials without being too big. I’d love to be able to carry snacks in my bag. Guess it’s time for an upgrade.

  • Reply Crystal VanTassel-Lopez August 3, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Yellow is my favorite color. I am LOVING that bag.

    And with six kids it never fails I always have food in my bag too! I have never seen chia seeds in a fruit cup. These sound delish!

    And hand cream and ear phones are always in my bag too!! Always!

  • Reply Melissa Dixon August 3, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I have my medical supplies in my bag and when I don’t go to far away from home I don’t bring any bags at all. Those are the days when I feel most free! I love being able to not have to carry anything but when I do, packing some snacks and things are a great way to utilize space that I will always have in my bag when I do bring it with me. I also always have a bottle of water with or without a bag.

  • Reply liz Cleland August 3, 2017 at 11:22 am

    I carry most of these in my purse along with some baby wipes. Having a son seesm to be a never ending battle of dirt and messes.

  • Reply Amanda Kee August 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I can actually say I have those fruit cups in my fridge! They are seriously so good! Now your bag is adorable! I love it!!! the pattern is so awesome and reminds me of something I could knit!

  • Reply Melissa August 4, 2017 at 9:39 am

    LOVE to see what is in your summer bag. For me it is water! I can’t survive the summer heat without being hydrated. I am going to have to give those fruit cups a try too! Perfect for summer snacking and back to school.

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