Thursday, July 31, 2014

North Dakota Vacation - Part 2

If you saw yesterday’s post, then you know what is about to happen. The wrap up of my North Dakota Vacation.


But what is a fair without seeing

It was absolutely adorable to watch our friend’s little girl get super excited to see all the animals. She even was able to pet a bunch of the horses in their stables and ride one.

I will admit; I was excited that the fair was in town while I was in town, but I was even more excited to just spend sometime with my boy (:

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

North Dakota Vacation - Part 1

I was so excited when I got the chance to be able to spend some more time with Brecken in North Dakota this past weekend. Anytime that work allows me to take time and getaway, I do it. I love being able to fly up and see him as much as possible. There is nothing better than being able to spend time with someone who makes you smile as much as he makes me smile! Now, I wont get into all the details of the weekend. I wanted to share some of my favorite moments.

Waiting to board the plane in St. George

 Shortly after taking off from the airport, just after passing Zion's National Park. I think Utah has to be on of the prettiest states, but I may be biased.

Does every guy do this or did I just get lucky?

While I was in town the North Dakota State Fair was going on. Which means lots of concerts and fair food! I was super excited when Brecken told me he got us tickets to go to the concerts! Yep, I am spoiled. While I would miss the first weekend of concerts, I still was able to see Florida Georgia Line, Three Days Grace, and Brad Paisley.

So, here is a small glimpse of the fun time we had at the fair…



Tune in tomorrow for some more photos!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Creative Closet - My Go To Outfit

I can’t be the only one here on this planet that will stare at my closet and wonder what the heck I am going to clothe myself with. Even though I have a closet full of clothing, I always seem to never find the right thing at first. I know there have been times where I have spent way over the amount of time that I should have, picking out an outfit. Then it seems like the same thing happens, you reach for that currently outfit you love or your favorite article that you just will never seem to get enough of. Oh you haven’t, well then you are weird, and you’re lying. Because you can’t tell me it has never happened too you.

I know for me that, My Go-To Piece will always be my current favorite jeans.......
Right now, those are Boyfriend Fit Jeans. Yeah, I am one of those girls who will always choose their favorite pair of jeans after staring at my closet for like an hour. Seriously though, how can you compare you favorite thing to anything but a perfect pair of fitted jeans. Nope, you can’t.

I have always loved that classic White Jeans and T-Shirt outfit. It can be dressed up or dressed down. It will always be a classic, comfortable, and cute outfit. (see what I just did there,, all C words.) I love being able to throw in a pop of color with a purse, shoes, belt(s), accessories, and/or make-up. I mean seriously though, how isn’t this outfit just a classic. I love it and I think that is why it will always be one of my favorite Go-To Outfits.

What is your favorite Go-To Piece or Outfit?

p.s. I bought these jeans and wanted those perfect “boyfriend jean holes” so I created them myself. Pretty proud of myself actually, I think they look pretty awesome. I found just a simple DIY on Pinterest and started right away. I think I will show you in a later post, how exactly to achieve this look. What do you think?

Friday, July 25, 2014

10 Airport Traveling Tips

It is finally time for that trip that you have been planning for a while now. You have arrived at the airport and you are so extremely giddy with excitement for what awaits at your destination. Whether it is the beach, mountains, city, small town, or backpacking; nothing is going to damper the happiness you have right now. You have checked in your bags and you head toward the dreaded Security Check point. That big smile you have on your face, turns upside down. The long lines and time spent waiting for people who didn’t plan for the Security Check Point could quickly be such a buzz kill.

I know that I personally hate the security check points at airports, but they are just a part of flying that you have to deal with. You can’t get past it, so why don’t make your life easier with some simple tips that I have learned over the years and many airports I have travelled through.

Now is not the time to be running behind. Now is the time to take be smart and plan out your time appropriate. Also, when having connecting flights, make sure to give yourself enough time in-between each flight for any delays. When you are returning back into the country, make sure that you plan for customs, because they take some time to go through.

If you are only flying with a carry-on bag, do yourself a favor and check in prior to arriving at the airport and print your boarding pass or have it ready on your phone. If you have to check you luggage, make sure to know what the weight limits are for your airline. A majority of airlines allow 50lbs and will charge you for any overage. Also, when purchasing your ticket, choose your seat then. It is so much harder to try and switch seats or have an airline employee move people around to please you.

Once you are checked in, don’t even think about putting that ID and/or Passport away and make sure to keep your boarding pass in hand. Here is even a better tip: Download your airlines app and use that! A huge majority of airlines now make your boarding pass accessible through your smart phone. That makes one less thing to worry about keeping track of.

Being comfortable is a huge key part in why you pick the outfit you did, but make sure that your outfit is Airport Functional. Keep in mind when you are choosing your outfit that you have to remove the following items when at the Security Check Point; Shoes, Belt(s), Sweater/Jacket, Heavy Jewelry, and Hats. Do your self a favor and wear 1) slip on shoes 2) simple belt, if you need one 3) sweater/jacket that is easily removable and 4) skip the bling and accessories today. I promise you will thank me when you walk through security easily. Last week, I shared some outfits with you that are perfect for the airport.

Having your carry-on luggage organized will make your life and TSA’s life so much more simple in the end. The biggest tip I can give to you: Make sure to place your 3oz liquids in a plastic bag. Remember that all of your liquids in your carry-on have to be able to fit into one quart sized zip-lock bag. You have to remove them and place them in a separate container when they go through the scanner. So, I always place mine on top or in a zippered pouch till I have made my way through security. Biggest tip: Don’t over pack your carry-on!

Making your laptop, iPad/iPod, Kindle/Book Reader, and whatever other electronics you may travel with easily accessible will have you huge amounts of time in the Security Check point. Your electronics, just like your liquids, have to be ran through the scanner separately. So, make them easy to remove from your personal bag. Another tip: I place all of my electronic charging cords in a make-up style zip bag. Keeps me from roaming freely in your personal bag. Also, you will have a lesser chance of one of your cords breaking.

If you know exactly what kind of snacks you have brought with you, it will help you and TSA. If you are one of the lucky ones who has their bags checked, you can easily list off the items you have in your bag. Again, I place all of my snack in a zip-lock bag. That way they stay together in my bag and you don’t have some random snack break open in the bottom of your bag.

Of course, it has to be empty. But, this tip will save you so much money when you are in the airport. You will pay over and above what you expect to pay for a bottle of water in the airport. So, throw in your favorite water bottle and fill it up at the water fountain for nothing.

This is something I read once upon a time. But, in all honesty, it will get you so much further when you are travelling. Being prepared with all your necessities will make you less stressed. Being impatient will only cause you to get frustrated and it wont make the process go by any faster. If you are polite to the security officer, airport staff, and/or stewardess; it will only get you further when you need something. Having a great attitude is not only good for you, but for those whom surround you.

You never want to be responsible for a stranger’s belongings that “accidently” left their boarding pass somewhere or lost something. You don’t need to take the risk, just politely decline. Your luggage is always your responsibility when you are traveling. If you can’t handle it all at home, re-think your packing process or check another bag.

I hope that these tips will help you with your future travelling plans!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Floral Frenzy

I’m going to let you in on a secret, I love dresses. I don’t know if it is because I love the girlie aspect of them or the fact that they are so comfortable. I can’t tell you the honest truth, but I can tell you that I love dresses. When Kati and I walked into Old Navy a couple weeks back, I absolutely fell in love with this strapless floral print dress. It had to be mine and when I picked it up, it was on sale. Score! Yep, that is going in my bag. Since then, I have worn it out and fell in love with it. The floral print is dainty and girlie, but the dress itself is so comfortable. It is a win/win in my book!

I am off enjoying the weekend in North Dakota with my boy. I hope you all enjoy your weekend as well. If you live in Utah; enjoy your Pioneer Day Weekend.!