You've heard me sing the praises of my LANY backpack here and here. I've learned to repurpose it for just about any occasion which is truly a testament to how versatile it really is. This poor bag has seen sand, bicycles, play cafes, photo shoots and more.
You'd be surprised how much you can fit in it, too! Today I thought I'd share the vacation version since we just returned from Hilton Head.
Stating the obvious here, but I ditched the extra leggings, kiddo underwear and toys in exchange for sunscreen, glittery glasses, tinted lip balm and beach snacks.
I'm nothing if I'm not OCD. Every morning I'd repack my bag with these accessories. It was a welcome change. I can hold anyone over with enough granola bars and maps.
And with these two nuggets...let's just say I always have a back up swim suit AND sundress to take us from the beach to the cafe.
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That said, I hope each and every one of you have an amazing Memorial Day weekend! xo
We just returned from a long weekend away with the kids and it was everything we didn't know we needed; not to mention perfect timing before school starts. I can't believe we have a mere three days. <cue the tears...for me, not them!> We took a short drive up to Saugatuck, MI which is only a 2.5 hour trip from Chicago. Yep, puppy, kids and all! Pretty painless in exchange for all that peace and quiet! Here is the house we stayed in. I am 100% sure we will be returning!
Summers in Chicago cannot beat. I don't care where you live, there's a tremendous energy this city gives off just three months a year. And today, I want to share some of the really cool things you can do to live your best Chicago Summer.
...great news, there is still SO much left to go! Ready? Let's do this!
Well Happy Friday my people! The temps are rising and I am sharing my favorite summer fashion find - this $28 orange dress! I get more compliments on this lil diddy and for that price, gosh, take two!
It always takes so long to sum up a trip, doesn't it? It's one part savoring the memories in your brain and one part diving back into reality and trying to get your bearings. At least for me it is!
The opportunity to truly relax are few and far between...this applies to all of us, which is why a staycation was in order for my husband's recent birthday. I'd like to say that we do these all the time but the truth is we talk about it all the time. Not a whole lotta action behind those words. It's the thought that counts right?
I just returned from another Mexican adventure. Let me start with the simple fact that Mexico is always a good idea. Always. Two back to back trips further cemented my love for this country. That said, with any travel comes tiny moments of clarity. Some are welcome and some are just a drag to face. So let's start with the good stuff...
The finalé of our Guadalajara trip was unpredictable which is about the only thing that remained consistent about this vacation. Every turn resulted in some sort of cultural surprise that I am quite sure I'll never be able to replicate again. The little details make writing these posts so challenging because one detail missed makes the story incomplete...I'll do my best!
If you're going to do Mexico right, you have to drink tequila. As an aside, I also drink tequila in Illinois. I'm versatile like that. My husband is so lucky.
Day 3 was one for the books. We experienced our biggest surprise yet...as if this trip couldn't get any better. We woke up to our usual program and were dressed and ready to go early. We knew one thing and that was that we were going to tequila country to learn and tour for the day. No complaints there. But how we were getting there was the big question mark.
Bit my bit, and surely through my social media, I'm sure you are aware of the amazing trip I just returned from. A select few Chicago influencers were invited to travel to Guadalajara, Mexico to experience the vibrant culture, art, music, cuisine and so much more that this magical city has to offer. And it was magic!