When a person talks about paradise, it’s hard not to immediately think of Hawaii. The consistent weather, the laid-back island vibe, the proximity of beaches and hikes to everything else – it’s really perfection! I just got back from a nine day trip with a few good friends and we could not have had a better time. This was one of the first long trips I had ever taken that I was in charge of planning, so I did a TON of research. Let me tell you, this seriously paid off! Continue reading “Oahu Hawaii Travel Guide”
Today’s post is a little different, but because I am leaving for Oahu, Hawaii on Thursday and consider myself something of a minimalist packing expert, I thought I would share some of the things I plan to bring on my trip! I made a packing list weeks in advance to make sure I didn’t forget anything, plus I found a ton of cute essential items for the trip that I had to share with you all. Packing for a week long (or more) trip in just a carry on can be tricky, but if you plan ahead and do some research it can definitely be done!
A couple of weeks ago I spent an entire week in New Orleans with my parents and little sister for spring break. It was possibly one of the most inspiring trips I have ever taken. Though it is only a one hour flight away from Houston, it’s such a different city with distinct culture, food, architecture, history, and vibes. We honestly felt like we weren’t in the United States anymore! Continue reading “New Orleans Travel Guide”
As you may have seen plastered all over my Instagram a week or two ago, I went on a fabulous 1.5 week trip to London! We saw so many incredible sights, ate at amazing restaurants (thank you friends for the suggestions), and took some really lovely day trips. If you are looking to plan a trip, check out my tips for travel, packing, food, sights, and day trips! Continue reading “London Travel Guide”
If you read my Bunny Baubles Turns 3 post in it’s entirety (if you did, congrats, that was a novel of a post) you may have seen my note that I’m headed to England tomorrow!! Kyle and his family were nice enough to invite me along, and I couldn’t be more excited. I plan to share some of my travel adventures with you over on my Instagram, so make sure to follow along!
The things we have scheduled include:
- A classic afternoon tea at The Orangery at Kensington Palace
- A Liverpool v. Manchester City soccer, or football, game in Liverpool on new year’s eve
- A tour of Stonehenge and Bath
- An airbnb sort of setup in a gorgeous London apartment for the majority of our stay
Things that we want to see include:
- The National Gallery
- Th British Museum
- Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abby, + all other classic London sites (get ready for a photo of me in a phone booth!)
- Winchester Castle
- The Beatles Museum in Liverpool
Things we want to do:
- Drink mulled wine at a Christmas market and a beer in a pub
- Go ice skating in Hyde Park
- Have fish and chips and all of the Indian food
- Visit Notting Hill (so many pretty homes!)
- Maybe a day trip to Paris… might save this since it would be really great to go for an extended period of time some day
Is there anything we are missing? I have been working on getting recommendations from friends on how to get around the city, must see sites, and restaurants, but I would love to hear your tips!
I recently went on an amazing spring break trip to Arizona with my family. We somehow seemed to cover so much ground while still getting in some quality relaxing time. The highlights included visiting Taliesin, a Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio, barbecuing with family, traveling to Sedona to see the gorgeous scenery, hiking at the Grand Canyon, attending a Cubs training game, and just relaxing by the pool with my family!
But I digress, this is a packing post.
You may wonder how many of the pieces I make on my blog I actually wear frequently. The answer is, most of them all the time! Since I am making my own clothing, I am able to make it exactly the way I want it and to fit comfortably. This makes my homemade DIY pieces some of my favorite ones! Not to mention, it takes quite a bit of time to make each piece, so I have a deep sense of requirement to wear them every once in a while.
I packed quite a few of my DIY pieces for my trip to Arizona, so I thought I would share them with you and how I styled them to work with my travels.
I sported this DIY off-the-shoulder seersucker dress to the Cubs game with my red Longchamp bag since it was the perfect pairing of red and blue to root on my hometown team! The bag was perfect for carrying my camera and other items, while the dress and the Lucky Brand hat (similar) provided a breezy cover from the sun. The sandals are by Steve Madden (similar).
For casual strolls around the resort I styled my DIY seersucker peplum top with American Eagle jean shorts (similar) and comfy Birkenstock sandals. I also brought along my trusty Rebecca Minkoff bag (similar) with DIY tassel charm for a bit of fun, and to carry my wallet so I could pick up souvenirs along the way!
The most versatile piece I brought with me was this DIY black maxi skirt that was great in the cool mornings when we would go get coffee on the patio. Paired with my striped Gap sweater (similar), this also made a great travel outfit for sleeping on the plane. The sunglasses are from Nordstrom.
Three weeks after my trip, I’m finally getting my last and final blog post up about Hawaii. Though it is the last, it includes possibly one of my favorite nights of the trip! Mid week we got a decent amount of rain, so shopping and reading on the porch filled much of our time. We also tried to drive up to the top of Haleakala to see the volcano, but once we got there it was cold. Like 30s and raining… I wore shorts. We took a look at the gorgeous sights, snapped a photo or two, and hopped back into the car. Continue reading “Luau Loving and Final Maui Adventures”
To continue last week’s Maui vacation post, I wanted to share my beach days with you! Let’s be honest, the beaches are the most iconic part of island vacationing, so I couldn’t let you wait any longer! Continue reading “Alohappiness – Maui Beach Living”