Are you doing your dream?

How aften do you ask yourself this question? The trick is, even if you're not there (and maybe that's part of it, keep dreaming and such), you're working towards it. What are you doing that really matters, what steps are you taking to get to ____? We all have something we want to do with [...]

Are we crazy?

Maybe. But we have 4 consecutive days off and gifts like this don't come often and my soul is craving the mountains. I need some elevation change. I need to be in the sun and stand alongside cliffs. Oh boy! We're going to the mountains. After taking a full time job, I have struggled with [...]

Taking Care of YOU

Lately I've been trying to find ways, some that are creative, some that are more "normal" to make time for myself and do things that bring me joy. I think it's so important to love others well, and I think taking time to take care of yourself is an important aspect of that we can [...]

Present //

In searching and wresting with what this blog is, what I want this slice of internet to be, I know I want it to be mine. And something that is so important to me,  is being present where I am. It is so easy to compare, to look forward, to be eager. And those are [...]

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 [...]

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