• 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…

  • Cocktail Recipe,  drinking,  Holiday

    But First, Cocktails!

    Wait, isn’t the quote, “but first, coffee”? *shrug* COCKTAILS ALL AROUND!!!!!! If you know me outside of this blog life, you know that I have a deep love coffee any time of day. And clearly, according to my blog name, I love a good happy hour. And happy hours that involve not just insane amounts of shopping but that have actual alcohol. Ultimately, this usually ends up with me shopping anyway. Every month or so, I am going to highlight a cocktail recipe that I enjoy! First up, I thought I would combine my love of coffee and alcohol. This is a real win for all involved…haha. Make them for…