Last week, B and I vacationed for 7 nights in beautiful Runaway Bay, Jamaica to celebrate our second year wedding anniversary…check out our pics…“yah mon – respect!” Tuesday, November 8th marked 9 years together, which seems absolutely bizarre at our “young” ages of 27 and 29. Although long trips are relaxing and often-times much needed, they tend to drift you further and further from the daily routines we all work so hard to establish.
As a result, returning home from a long vacation can be a process. It tends to take a few days to adjust back to every-day life…especially not having mimosas every morning at breakfast. True stuff! To expand on my previous post Globetrotting Prep Guide, here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned to help lessen the impact of returning back to reality. Continue reading “Back to Reality…Post Vacation Tips”→
My husband has an obsession with collecting music and movies. Luckily, the invention of iTunes, the iPod, and finally, the iPhone, created an organizational hub to house his ever-growing music collection. Not so luckily, what started out as VHS has now evolved to DVDs and even to the ever-so magnificent (his words…not mine) Blu-ray, none of which can be condensed into an electronic library. Yes, I know several DVDs and Blu-rays come with digital copies, but not all do…and who could convince B to part with his very first copy of Old School or The Dark Knight…no one. After coming to the conclusion that he (1) thinks of his movie collection as I do my pink-velvet covered Sex & the City: The Complete Series…precious and imperative to life as we know it; and (2) keeps his mouth mostly shut about my clothes and shoe collections… I decided to look the other way and just accept it. Continue reading “DVD/Blu-Ray Organization”→
If there is one thing I remember from our wedding day, it was the sheer fact that after a year and a half of planning, I did not want to worry about ANYTHING the day of. In order to do such, my number one suggestion is to hire a day-of coordinator. My mother and I wanted to do all of the design and planing ourselves, but wanted someone else to “play us” that day. It was the absolute best decision we made, as we were able to soak in all of the detail and truly enjoy the day rather than worrying about vendor coordination, rounding up the wedding party, etc.
My second suggestion is to create an Emergency Wedding Kit, containing anything and everything you could possibly need on the big day. My bridesmaids created one for our wedding, and I recently created a DIY version for a wedding I am a bridesmaid for in a few weeks. This post will show you how to create your own DIY – Emergency Wedding Kit, along with a free printable item checklist. Continue reading “DIY – Wedding Emergency Kit”→
As you all have probably noticed, I am an extreme planner feeling most comfortable when organized and prepared to take on any and all situations. That being said, traveling tends to add an extra layer of stress onto my normal anxiety ridden craziness. Not only am I planning and packing the perfect outfit for every possible occasion (who knows when you may need that LBD or a sparkly pink boa?), but will also be leaving behind a life, job, home, and (sometimes) pets to fend for themselves.
Along with most people in today’s world, I’m obsessed with my iPhone. I obtained the 1st Generation iPhone during my freshman year of college the year it came out (I still have it as an antique), and have never looked back. Currently, I use the iPhone 6 (gold) and protect it with the Naked Tough Case-Champagne Sheer Glam by Case-Mate. It is both sleek and protective, as I drop it all the time, while still showing off the beautiful color and design of the phone.
Ever since I was a little girl, my love for “school supplies” has been slightly out of control. I remember meticulously color coding by subject (blue for math, pink for social studies, etc.), all the way from the folders, binders, and book covers, straight down to which Post-it® notes and highlighter to use.
As I slowly integrate into the adult world while trying my hardest to say office supplies rather than school supplies when speaking to other business professionals, I have retained my color coding and organization skills with just a few tweaks and additions. These are my favorite organizational tips to keeping an organized calendar. Continue reading “Calendar Organization”→
I like to think of myself as a planner. As such, I prefer my handbag be stashed with everything I need on a daily basis and any surprises that life may throw my way. Continue reading “What’s in My Purse?”→