What I’m packing for my weekend getaway to New Orleans! ✈️

Good morning and happy Monday you guys! 

My trip to New Orleans is 24 days away and you know I always love to plan ahead with everything because it makes me feel more organized. So I thought I’d go ahead and think about what I’m packing for those 3 days especially since we decided to go to the beach! 

I think I’m going to bring 4-5 outfits total to wear out in case I need to change or I’m not feeling it. So for those I will have to go shopping for, but this is how I am imagining it to be. 

  • two dresses (need to buy some pretty ones)
  • pair of jeans
  • leggings
  • 4 pairs of shirts, can be casual or fancy 
  • 4 pairs of shoes
    • converse
    • wedges
    • sandals
    • flip flops for the beach
  • swimsuit (need to buy a new one from Target soon unless my old ones can fit)
  • beach cover-up
  • sunglasses (need to buy a nice pair because I just gave mine to my mom)
  • possibly a cute sun hat
  • my pjs (a shirt and shorts)
  • an outfit to travel in for the car ride

I think that’s about all the clothes/accessories I should be bringing since we will just be gone for 3 days. I always overdo it, but I guess you can never have too many back up clothes right?! 

Some of the other things I’ll probably pack in my purse or book bag is my Kindle for the car ride so I can read my book, my planner (maybe, not sure if I want to carry this around yet), chapstick, wallet, my camera + charger, phone charger, and my camera stick. Want to carry around a light book bag, so I’m either going to use one of my older ones or get myself another one! I have been eyeing this Coach one, but I’m not 100% sure if I want to buy it yet. 

What are some essentials you guys pack on a short trip like this? Should I bring anything else?! Let me know in the comments 🙂

 

My favorite things about Spring! 🌷

Hey guys!

Since Spring is right around the corner, I wanted to list some of my favorite things about Spring in no order whatsoever to get me excited for it! 

  • That Spring smell! All of those flowers blooming and that fresh air finally making a comeback after months of cold, crisp air
  • Spending time outside – there is nothing better than knowing you can go outside and just enjoy the sun, even if you don’t have anything planned
  • Picnics  – I think they are the best in the Spring and Fall seasons because of all the beautiful colors
  • Flowers blooming – of course can’t forget about all of those beautiful flowers coming out and making your house or the park colorful 
  • Road trips – this is possible anytime of the year pretty much, but when it’s nicer outside it’s much easier to take a fun weekend trip
  • Better mood – nice weather brings more positivity! People are much happier when it’s Spring 
  • Daylight Savings goes away – the day is longer and you don’t feel like you have to take a nap when it hits 4-5pm 
  • The market – all fruits and veggies are out and super fresh! I always get excited for the new season to pick up some fresh fruit and veggies 
  • You can open your windows – in the house or even in your car and it feels SO good!
  • Trees – the trees start getting their green colors back and your neighborhood doesn’t look like a ghost town

What are some of your favorite things about Spring? 🙂

My top 10 cities I want to visit in 2019! ✈️

2019 will be a great year, looking forward to lots of happiness, love, and personal growth. I plan to travel as much as I can and as much as my vacation days at work allow me. We’ve already started planning for some vacations, so they’ll be included in the list as well. So here’s my top 10 cities I want to visit in 2019 in no order whatsoever.

  1. New York – when it’s warmer, probably sometime in the summer. I’ve only been in December, so I would love to see Central Park in all its beauty in the summer time. And we’ll we’re in NY, I would want to go see Niagara Falls because I saw it as a kid, but my husband never has been
  2. Mexico or Dominican Republic – my mom wants all of us to go together (the families) so that should be fun
  3. Chicago – in the summer because that’s the best time to go. Lots more you can do when it’s warmer outside like swim in the lake, visit rooftop restaurants, etc.,
  4. Bosnia – we really want to go visit our mainland, but I don’t know if it’s feasible this year with my vacation days. It would be great to see my grandparents and introduce my husband to my family whom he’s never met before
  5. Seattle – we want to go for a couple days in the summer since we were there in the fall time. And this time, we wouldn’t just stay a day! It would be more like 3-4 days which gives us time to explore more of the city and hangout with friends
  6. This will be a placeholder for our honeymoon – we don’t know where we want to go yet, but we’re definitely planning to go in 2019
  7. Los Angeles – have been applying to win Ellen tickets again like I did that one time, but I wasn’t able to go. I heard she was retiring in a year, so I want to go before she stops doing the Ellen show. We went to LA over 5 years ago, so I’d love to go back and explore it better than I did the first time (and visit Santa Barbara <3)
  8.  Yellowstone National Park – this is on my list for sure! This one would take a lot of planning
  9. Miami – I kind of want to go here for my birthday this year, just a weekend would be nice. My birthday falls on a Thursday, so I could just go for 3-4 days and it would be fun! I still need to plan for Mirhad’s birthday, we’re trying this thing where we just go visit somewhere for our birthdays instead of staying at home! His is on a Friday, so it’s much easier to take off 1 day of vacation days and go somewhere for 3 days
  10. Lake Tahoe – my mom REALLY wants to go here next summer too. We had a lot of fun there in 2016 and she wants us all to go again including my husbands parens. I think it’s a great idea and Lake Tahoe is such a beautiful place

I really hope I can visit all of these awesome places because trust me, a girl needs a vacation multiple times a year especially when you work all the time! So here’s hoping we all get to visit the places we have planned to visit in 2019! ✈️✈️✈️

 

Are you guys planning on going anywhere in 2019?? Let me know! 🙂

 

Hello there! ✨

Good morning!!!

LONG TIME NO TALK! Seriously… it’s been probably almost a month since the last time I blogged?? Not sure, but I’ll check back on my last post. But seriously.. it has been a while and I even feel so weird writing again. I haven’t been in the greatest mood to blog, I feel like I lost my mojo (is that what it’s called? lol) like I have no motivation to blog every single day, but TBH, I do miss it. 

Currently, I am working from home, enjoying my second cup of coffee today. About to have a meeting at 2 so that will keep me occupied until 3 and then I might go to another 30 minute meeting and that’s it for my work day since I started working this morning at 7:30! Work is fun, I am lucky my best friend works at the same place I do so getting lunch with her everyday is lots of fun! ❤ 

We gave Thor away to a very nice lady who lives 2.5 hours away from us because we decided that we weren’t ready for a puppy yet, but we are deff going to adopt one in the future, let’s say 1-2 years? We just got married and we barely were seeing each other and hanging out throughout the day. I’d come home from work and just play and take care of Thor up until I was ready for bed and it would repeat like that everyday. He wasn’t a bad puppy, he was actually very smart and playful. Next time, we deff won’t get a puppy until we are 100% ready. I do miss him a lot, but I know this was the right decision. The very nice lady who has him now has been searching for a puppy for a long time, her golden retriever died 3 years ago and she has been searching for the perfect dog. It was like fate. I am glad that he is in great care by her, she even has family here so she will come visit with him and also said if we’re ever in the neighborhood we’re more than welcome to visit! So yes, it sucks that he isn’t ours anymore, but I know he’s having the time of his life 🙂 ❤ She sends me pictures all of the time so I get to watch him grow as well! Love and miss you forever Thori ❤ ❤ 

But since then we have just been getting our house in order. While we had Thor, we discovered a HUGE brown recluse spider. If you don’t know what that is, it is one of the most poisonous spiders in the Midwest. After that huge one came crawling from the corner towards where we were sitting with Thori in our office, Mirhad discovered another one in the bathroom. So needless to say, we freaked out.  He has spent the last few weeks exterminating them pretty much and we just find dead ones. The basement is the last place we need to take care of, but that will take lots of time.

Besides that, we have been finishing up the little things we have wanted to around the house and it feels good! We are using this white board we use to use to study with and put it in out kitchen/hallway area and that’s where we write our daily to-do list. Feels great when you can cross it all off at the end of the day. So we have been using that to keep track of everything around the house and I have got to say that it works so well! 

That’s it for now, will most likely post again today about future trips this summer!

See ya! 🙂