I showed my bug-out-bag aka 72 hour emergency kit on my Instagram stories a while back and a bunch of you wanted to know what was in it. Well, I FINALLY got around to writing it up. It’s kind of a beast though, just warning you! In my defense, it’s pretty thorough. I mean, I researched this for awhile. Please, do yourself a favor and save time, by using this post instead 😉[Read more…] about 72 Hour Emergency Backpack
Happy Friday! Who’s ready for the 3 day weekend?! I’m right there with you. I hope you all plan to take advantage and have some fun planned! We definitely do. Feel free to follow along on Instagram 🙂 And in the meantime, you can live vicariously through my post, because I’ve picked out all the best-looking, chic, modern and of course fun goodies for your viewing pleasure! I’m dying over that skateboard and the surfboard. Yes please and thank you.
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We decided to fly down to Southern California last week for our summer vacation and of course, if I’m in SoCal, it’s pretty much a given that I’m going to Disneyland! And with the recent opening of Galaxy’s Edge, there was no chance we’d miss out on that!
I was pretty concerned that the park would be ridiculously crowded, especially with Galaxy’s Edge just newly-opened, because July is the peak of the summer. But luckily the park wasn’t as busy as predicted. In fact out of all the times we’ve visited recently (trips in March, May and June) last week’s visit was probably the least crowded! I’d really recommend taking a last minute trip to Disneyland if you can swing it this summer!
We had a packed itinerary consisting of a road trip and some serious beach time, so we only had one day to spend with Disney (usually we spend at least 3 days there). So I went into full on research and planning-mode, determined to fit everything we needed into that one day. At the top of the list? Galaxy’s Edge![Read more…] about Disneyland and Galaxy’s Edge in 1 day
Most of you have heard of the Konmari method and the every minimalist’s bible: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Ever since reading the book a few years ago, we regularly “konmari” everything in the house. It’s such a simple and easy way to keep clutter to a minimum.
When we moved, I thought I would use the konmari method to help make the whole moving process easier, not only before moving but during the move as well!
A couple of weeks ago we took a quick trip for Arden’s 7th birthday. The destination? Well, where would almost any 7 year old tell you they’d like to go for their birthday? Yep, DISNEYLAND.
We decided to surprise her, which was the most fun ever. I packed a bag with a bunch of new Disney-themed goodies (see the packing list below) and had her open it to guess our destination. As you can imagine she was pretty ecstatic! I think I love Disneyland just as much as she does so…we were all pretty happy 😉
We’ve been to Disneyland quite a few times and I thought it would be fun to share with you my favorite tips and tricks to help save you time and money (and your sanity) when planning a trip there. Because believe me, it makes a huge difference on whether your trip is one to remember or if it will make you never want to visit the “happiest place on earth” ever again.
We love room recreations around here, so how about a tent recreation? If you want to bring the magic of glamping into your own backyard, here are 12 essentials inspired by my stay at Firelight Camps in Ithaca, NY.
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1 | CANVAS TENT
I scoured the internet for a glamping-worthy tent and this canvas bell version by Stout Tent is by far my favorite option. Not only does it meet industry standards while still being adorable, it’s also made of the highest quality materials. These tents ship free in in the lower 48 states!
2 | CHAIR
This minimal chair is made of bamboo and washable canvas. It folds for easy transport and storage, but honestly, I would use it inside too!
3 | INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUG
The key to choosing a rug for glamping is finding one that’s meant to be indoor/outdoor. This boho kilim fits the bill and looks good doing it.
4 | LANTERN
I love this lantern because in addition to giving you 80+ hours of a soft glow, it also charges your devices via usb! Who says you have to go tech free to glamp!?
6 | AIRBED
Taking your actual bed outdoors is a pretty impractical (bummer), but setting up this raised airbed is an easy alternative. You’ll be 22 inches off the ground and the included battery pump does the work for you!
8 | COOLER
This stylish bag is durable and water resistant. The zip pull doubles as a bottle opener and the inside holds up to 32 12oz cans. I love that it looks more like a shoulder bag than a cooler.
I’ve been eying this 16-piece enamelware starter set for a while now. It’s currently on sale so check it out before they sell out! Enamelware is durable enough to use outdoors and is also oven, freezer and dishwasher safe so they’ll transition well to your kitchen afterward.
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We took advantage of the holiday last week and decided to get some snow fun in. Arden had ski week (the whole week off) so we packed our bags and headed off to Tahoe. This time we decided instead of hitting up our usual destination, we’d mix it up a bit and stay in South Lake Tahoe. I had heard of a gorgeous (yet reasonably priced!!!) hotel there called the Coachman. After seeing pics of it, I just new I had to stay there.
We’ve had a pretty great fall season over here in Northern California. Lots of good camping to be had and now that we’re in winter-mode, I really feel like I have my camping packing list down. I always used to struggle with what to bring camping, I know I’m not alone! I either didn’t pack enough or I packed way, way too much. So I figured I’d share with you, all of my must-haves when we go glamping/camping, some of which I found out about from my friends, who run a glamping location you can check out at https://whitehouseonwye.co.uk/. We went to Tahoe the week before last and I figured I’d take some fun pictures of my camping set up for you all.
We have more snow trips coming up soon, so I’m happy to have nailed down all of the necessities early on in the season. Do you guys have anything else that should be on the packing list?