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 🙂

 

Tuesday morning + updates!

Hi there!

It’s almost noon and I am having my first cup of coffee. Work started at 7:45am this morning (WFH) and I didn’t need coffee that early for energy, I’m surprised! I mean I don’t even need it right now for energy, I just love coffee lol.

Yesterday, we went to the gym at 6am and so we woke up at 5:45am which was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in a while. Waking up at 6 for work is hard enough, but that 15 mins early than usual was horrible lol. BUT I do have to say that I did feel better throughout the day and I wasn’t really tired. It’s much easier to go to the gym earlier when I am WFH, but on the days I have to go into the office it’s tricky because I like to go in at 7:30 so like when would I even make time to get ready + eat + go to the gym?! It would be crammed, so I think on those days we’ll just work out after work/school. 

We have been trying to get into the routine of working out daily, for multiple reasons of course, but mainly to get our heart pumping and blood running through our veins! Hopefully we can keep it going, it’s really hard to get into a routine, but anyone can do it! 

I made a to-do list for today and I am trying to keep it small otherwise I probably won’t get everything done. The good thing is that I can just move it to tomorrow and it’ll get done 🙂 

Our trip is pretty much done planning with the flights/cars/where we’re staying parts. The only thing left to do for me is to write it out in my notebook so it’s all laid out in front of me and I know what’s going on. Today I am going to go look at carry on suitcases for us – we literally only own one suitcase and my mom borrowed it for her trip to Bosnia. So we need 2 since this trip is 5 days long and I just want to bring my own stuff. We usually can fit both of our stuff together, but oh well.. what if we go to DSW in Dallas (the best) and buy some more shoes (LOL Mirhad) like where are we going to fit them if we don’t have two suitcases?! 😜

I also need to return my diffuser because it’s way too big. I liked the old one I had, but I gave it to my sister – she still needs to buy essential oils for it since I took mine with me. This one is good because of the size, but it’s too much work flipping it upside down to remove the water and add the essential oils. Before I just opened the top and added it – simple. So I am going to look for another one today too. 

Hmm, what else?? On Sunday, we had the BEST weather so far. I got to open up all of the windows and the breeze was so nice. It’s pretty much going to be in the 70’s for the next 2 weeks, except maybe like 2 days where it’s mid 80’s. But I’m not complaining, this weather is great! Trying to convince Mirhad for us to exercise outside today by playing soccer or something just so we can enjoy the weather (if you’re reading this Mirhad, plz let’s go). 😀

See ya! 🙂

 

Things I don’t mind splurging on! 💫

There are some things I really don’t mind splurging on, so I’ve created a list of my personal favorites! 🙂 

  • Jeans 
    • My favorites are the ones from American Eagle, yes they are a little pricey, but they last for so long and they never fade no matter how many times you wash them. I have gotten jeans from different stores in the past like Marshall’s and TJ Maxx, but they’re just not good quality and usually don’t fit perfectly or shrink in the washer. So I don’t mind spend a little more to have jeans for 5+ years. Plus they’re super cute 🙂 
  • Skincare
    • I love to take care of my skin, so obviously I like to buy the good stuff and the good stuff is almost always expensive unless I get lucky and find a great affordable brand. Again, I don’t mind splurging on skincare because it’s for ME. I think I deserve some nice self care with a face mask! My favorite skincare stuff currently is Mario Badescu. 
  • Shoes
    • Shoes are something you should really do some research on and invest in. I think what you wear on your feet is super important to your body, especially your back. You need good shoes to support your back and other things so wearing something thin or uncomfortable just because it’s super cheap isn’t worth it. I like to buy a comfortable pair of shoes from a brand I know I won’t be disappointed with. Right now, I really like Reebok.. they have very comfortable shoes and I can even wear them to work. 
  • Traveling!!!
    • Don’t know if this counts, but of course I like to splurge on vacations and traveling. Not too much of course, but we like to have a good time so why not try the good food and go have fun if I’m already there?? Traveling is pretty much the #1 thing I spend money on lol, but it’s worth it!!

 

What do you guys not mind splurging on?! 🙂

Tuesday April 3, 2018

Hiiiiiiii!

Happy Tuesday! It’s April, can’t believe how fast this year is going by, but that means one more month until school is over. Let me calculate how many weeks exactly – okay so 5-6 weeks because I know one of my classes ends in 4 weeks and the other our last exam is like the week of graduation. So I’m just going to say 5 weeks to make myself feel better 😂

Meant to blog yesterday about my day, but time flew by so fast I was in bed before I knew it. I woke up this morning around 9 and cleaned the kitchen.. seriously my siblings don’t know how to clean anything SMH so I spent like 30 minutes cleaning the kitchen. Apparently Mirhad came over last night and played FIFA with my brother all night and slept over.. I didn’t even know so it was funny to wake up to him in my dining room doing his homework hahaha. I drove him to school after I cleaned and then I came back and watched an episode of This is Us and I seriously miss watching that show but I feel like I have so much to do in this month that I don’t know where my mind is so when I’m able to sit down and watch it or any show I like for that matter it makes my mood better. 

So I downloaded this app called Like to Know it and you can take screenshots of stuff you find on Pinterest or anywhere else and it’ll tell you where you can buy the clothes or whatever you screenshot. You can also follow a lot of bloggers who use that site and I found some people I like to follow so I know where to buy clothes from in the future. My goal is to change my style for when I start working because at that point I’ll be starting a new job and it’s important to look my best going into a professional setting! So on that app I found these wedges that I have been looking for in stores for like maybe 3 months now no joke and the link took me to Target’s website and guess what?! I found them at Target for $35!!! Everywhere else I’ve seen them they’re like $60+. Plus, I also had a 20% shoes coupon through the Cartwheel Target app and it brought my price down to $28, so it was deff a steal. I can wear those to graduation and even my bridal shower, they are so comfortable. 

I’m about to go work on the house a little bit and then possibly go to the gym. We’re supposed to switch out all of the ceiling fans and clean the floor again and then Mirhad’s dad has some electricity stuff to finish up. We will finish the basement by the end of this week and when my parents are back from their vacation, we will go buy a kitchen, YAY!!!!!!!!! I’m very excited about that part. After the kitchen is done, it will be time to furnish our home 😀 I’m seriously going to have so much fun doing that. And then as soon as we are done furnishing… we are moving in! So like one more month and I get to live with the love of my life, yasssss! I’m so excited ❤ 

Last night I wrote out the ultimate to do list and I have sooooooo much to do 😦 May hurry up plz. At least when it’s May, most of my worries will be gone, like the anxiety from my bridal shower and all of that planning. All I will be worried about is graduation (I know I will be super nervous about that) but it’s all going to pass by so quick and then I’ll be married before you know it!!!

So yeah, that’s all, bye! 🙂