Five on Friday

Friday, April 15, 2016

Another week has flown by (I use the term 'flown' loosely..). I thought I'd give this 'five on Friday' thing a try, kind of a compilation of whatever's going on or on my mind. I'm good at random and I'm really good at Fridays, so here we go..!!

Tax Day, is usually today and how you can remember my birthday, however this year it's actually on April 18.. Thankfully you've got a few extra days to file, but it is still MY BIRTHDAY..!! The one month weekend day I love to soak in some special attention and be obnoxious about celebrating ME. Big thanks to my parents who made me possible and all family and friends who put up with me. Really though, I'm not that bad..

Gifts and special deliveries - one of my favorite parts of birthdays!! :) There isn't much better than receiving a special card and surprise in the mail from special people, including from the sweetest friend (who I haven't even 'met'. Weird?! Nah, just the awesome world/community of blogging!!).

Speaking of three, the Mr. shared this article with me about this guy's '3 glasses' project.. He took pictures of his friends before, and then after 1, 2, and 3 glasses of wine. Cracked me up. I'm thinking a link-up where we all share pictures of ourselves, one, two, three drinks in..?! Who's with me?!

Packing, planning, and prepping. As I mentioned, we are preparing for a BIG trip, I have lists coming out my ears as I make sure I don't forget anything and we are good to go. I pretty consistently over-pack, so trying to keep it to two suitcases (for the four of us) is taking some intentional attention, read: outfit planning in full effect. I have this and this coming my way, I hope they are keepers!! I also got these for Tys and these for Homegirl - they're perfect staples that we can mix up with a few different tops.
So, help me out, tell me.. 
How do you outfit plan for trips? Best packing tips? What are your favorite versatile, spring-y, and/or travel pieces?

On the traveling note, I need all your tips and advice on traveling with kids; this is actually our first time flying with both Tys and Harp. From what I've heard so far, it seems to be all about snacks and activities, so that's our plan (except one of the long legs is supposed to be our night-time so we all need to sleep...).
So, help me out, tell me..
Please share advice/tips!! Favorite airplane activities, tips and tricks for (international) travel with little ones, as well as any secrets to jet-laggin' with toddlers.
Tyson in an airport in 2013

Happy weekend, friends!!

Turning 30-Something Again: [Wishlist 2016]

Friday, April 1, 2016

Another April, another birth month, another wishlist, another 30-something birthday..!!
We have much to celebrate in April as I share the birth month with my Dad and my grandma (who has since passed away). I always thought it was special to share celebrations with them, so I am especially excited as we are expecting a new nephew this month also!! I hope he enjoys sharing celebrations with us too.

Now to the really good stuff, my current wishlist - I've got all things travel on the brain as we are preparing for a BIG trip (Germany!!), so I'm thinking travelin' and summer-in' in style!!

Let me present, my all-over-the-place 30-something wishlist..
Versatile dress // Gorjana hoop earrings (med/lg size silver hoop earrings)
Whole Foods Fruit Chantilly cake (image via) // Candles
Gift cards - Nordstrom // Athleta // Amazon

I couldn't help but chuckle looking at last year's wishlist as a few of my last minute 'wishes' have come true - just still hoping for some underwear. Hahaha!! :)