Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Quick Guide to San Francisco

I can't believe how fast my trip to San Francisco went by! Thankfully, my trip isn't over just yet. I'm spending a few more days getting some quality R&R with the fam in sunny SoCal before I head back to Minne. I have a little down time, so thought I'd give you a few quick highlights of my trip and recommendations on things to do and where to eat if you're ever in the Bay area. Be warned, it is mostly just a long list of places to eat. But hey, that's all you need, right? :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Never Pay for a Checked Bag Again

Image via Kimberly Richards
Part of me is kind of sad that this is coming to an end, but I'm really excited to talk about the final part of my travel series. It's been a few months since I've been on vacay, so I can't wait to be in California next week!

Packing for a week-long trip can trigger a serious case of overpacking syndrome. So... let's talk how you can avoid overpacking. After studying abroad for a semester in Europe, I'd like to think I've learned a thing or two and have got this packing thing in the bag. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Here's how you can conquer overpacking with five easy steps:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Carry On Essentials

Welcome to part two of my packing series! If you haven't seen the my first post on how to pack for a short weekend trip, check it out here. Today's all about a few essentials I like to have with me on any flight.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

How to Pack for a Weekend Trip

Image via S├ębastian Marchand

Because I'm going to be traveling a bit these next few weeks, I decided to create a three-part travel series to share with you throughout the next week or so and today's a look at part one!

My friends always joke that I'm the "mom" of the group because I liked to be prepared for any situation. But before I knew how to streamline my things, it meant that I was packing everything but the kitchen sink. These days, I've learned to pare back while still managing to have all the essentials covered.

Here are my tips and tricks to packing seamlessly for a weekend getaway.

Monday, July 13, 2015

6 Nail Polish Shades Perfect For Summer

If you know me even a little bit, you know that I love me some nail polish. So today, I'm giving a shout out to some of my favorite nail polishes that I've been sporting on my nails on a pretty regular basis so far this summer.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Delicious Overnight Oats

Mornings can sometimes turn into a mad dash to get ready and out the door, which means that there's little to no time to make breakfast. And that's no good for people like me who get hangry real fast. Having breakfast is a must for me and any time I can prep ahead of time, I take advantage of it. I've been loving these overnight oats lately because they're quick, easy, and a refreshing way to start your day.

Monday, July 6, 2015

How to Reuse Your Candle Jars

Candles are great to have around the house, but have you ever wondered what to do with them when they're finished? Keep reading to see how you can up-cycle your candle jars. The possibilities are endless!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

5 Recipes to Try This Weekend

My favorite part of Fourth of July (or any holiday really) is the food. #omnomnom

J and I usually keep it pretty low key and spend the Fourth grilling and having a potluck with friends. I haven't decided what I'm going to make yet, so I dove into my Pinterest archives and found some recipes I've been meaning to try and also rounded up some of my favorite crowd-pleasers for this weekend.