• Life,  Travel

    Carry On Essentials!

    If the last five years have taught me anything, it is that I am an over packer. (And that I wait till the last minute to actually pack….stay up the majority of the night and finally finish with a good hour to sleep!) With how many flights I have been on in those years, you think I would have mastered the art of packing light. Not the case. I may not pack light but I am prepared and pretty cozy for the duration of the flight. I have finally figured out my 12 go to carry on essentials. I technically bring more than just these 12 items, BUT these are my…

  • Life,  Update

    Goodbye January!

    Well, this first few weeks of school has kicked my butt! I am thanking all things holy for the weekend getaway we had to Cali before school started. Somehow, I saved one of my hardest quarters ever for my last term… and that includes the term I took 20 hours. I had no life because of the sheer amount of work I was doing, but I would take that over this term. 7 weeks left and I’ll be done though. Seven…. Seven…. Seven….. SEVEN!!!! (Friends, anyone??) The winter rain has settled into Portland for what seems like the long haul. I shouldn’t complain too much since we have actually had…

  • Life,  New Years,  Organization

    Organizing the Chaos

    A quote I love says, “There are seven days in the week and someday isn’t one of them”. I have no idea who said it. Seriously, Google it… You either find no one said it or 7 different people… it is just one of those mysterious authors. Whoever said it though is a very smart human. We are all guilty at one point or another, putting something off because the timing isn’t right, or like me, you’ll get to it “eventually”. I have found that when I say I will get to it one day, that one day never rolls around. It is a proven fact that you are more apt…

  • Gift Ideas,  Holiday,  Shopping

    Christmas Gift Ideas

    It’s that time of year again where the weather is cooling down, Christmas commercials are in full swing, school is almost out, and the list of people to get gifts for starts to grow daily. There is something so satisfying when you know exactly what someone wants or would love. It kind of makes fighting for that one spot left in the parking lot worth it. (I SAID KIND OF…) However, it never fails that there is at least one person who you have no idea what to get them. Have no fear, my gift ideas are here! Seriously, put down that candle you’re about to re-gift. Don’t do it!!!…