Vicksburg National Military Park

One of my very favorite stops in Mississippi. My first time through here was on a road-trip with my old roommates. It was a great way to mix up the drive with some walking, running, stair climbing, and windows-down-with-the-sun-pouring-in cruising in the middle of summer! This visit however, was totally different. On our way back…

How To: Pack for Summer Weekends Away

Happy first day of summer!! I wanted to share my go to packing essentials for summer travel. I am an avid believer in the carry-on suitcase/backpack. I am also an avid believer in not dressing like a tourist. So, when I pack, I follow two simple guidelines. Be able to mix every piece I pack…

Things to Know Before Group Travel

After spending a week at a beach house in Florida with some friends, I can say, I have a couple of take always that I think could be really helpful for any of you that are considering doing the same thing or something similar this summer (or anytime). Just a few things to think about of before…

Packing for a Week at the Beach

I am leaving for the beach in just a few days! So I figured I would round up my packing list and share with you what’s going in my bag!   For this trip I will be driving to Destin, Florida to spend the week at the beach with some friends. I will not be using my regular,…

Minimalist Challenge : The Recap

Thirty days later and I own a lot less stuff then I did a month ago. Stand firm and walk free.  When I talked about what I expected, I mentioned that I wanted this mindset to bleed over to my wedding planning as well. I have seen how the last month I have been more…

Minimalist Challenge : Day 30

  Bathroom drawers and cabinets Books Decorations in my home Mugs Dresser drawers Craft supplies Meditate for 20 minutes Pantry Refrigerator Movies Pet supplies Shoes Storage space Meditate for 20 minutes Voicemail Jewelry Papers/files Bedside table Car Computer documents Holiday decorations Medicine cabinet Bags/purses Linens Journal for 20 minutes, uninterrupted Closet Be outside for 1…

Minimalist Challenge : Day 29

Bathroom drawers and cabinets Books Decorations in my home Mugs Dresser drawers Craft supplies Meditate for 20 minutes Pantry Refrigerator Movies Pet supplies Shoes Storage space Meditate for 20 minutes Voicemail Jewelry Papers/files Bedside table Car Computer documents Holiday decorations Medicine cabinet Bags/purses Linens Journal for 20 minutes, uninterrupted Closet Be outside for 1 hour…

Minimalist Challenge : Day 28

Bathroom drawers and cabinets Books Decorations in my home Mugs Dresser drawers Craft supplies Meditate for 20 minutes Pantry Refrigerator Movies Pet supplies Shoes Storage space Meditate for 20 minutes Voicemail Jewelry Papers/files Bedside table Car Computer documents Holiday decorations Medicine cabinet Bags/purses Linens Journal for 20 minutes, uninterrupted Closet Be outside for 1 hour…

Minimalist Challenge : Day 27

Happy Thursday everyone! Please check out my post how I feel about minimal living to find out what this list here is all about! And then you can find the entire 30 Day Challenge list to see what’s coming next! Only three days left, and what a journey it’s been! Bathroom drawers and cabinets Books Decorations in my…