Friday, March 29, 2013

How to pack {on your way back}

Hello everyone!  Please forgive me for the absence, I was away for a few days and didn't have the chance to post.   
 We visited Washington DC for couple of days and let me tell you I LOVED it! It was my first time there and I hope there will be many more!

There are many articles out there about how to pack for your trip, and I love their tips. I usually start checking the weather of the place we're visiting, make a list of things we need, and plan one outfit per day. 


When we travel we always carry two suitcases, one regular size for my husband and me and a small one for my daughter, like the ones you can carry on a plane.  So all our clothes go in the big one and hers in the small one.  She loves to pack her own suitcase. 
Mint Vintage suitcases

On our way back we do it a little different.  Since most of our clothes are dirty we put it all together in the big suitcase and our clean clothes in the small one so that way unpacking is easy-easy.  Just open the big suitcase and put everything in the hamper and have it ready to wash.  Then I get the small one and put all our items back in the drawers.  This is always very little with some items we got on the trip and few other items like make up, jewelry, etc.  Shoes go in the big one with dirty clothes and just to play safe I put them individually in plastic bags.

well now i'm all wanting to travel.

If you carry only one suitcase, which is what I used to do before husband and daughter, you can put all your dirty clothes at the bottom then cover everything with a plastic bag or a shopping bag and then place your clean clothes on top.  Most of the suitcases have a division in between so that might make it easier.
Like this photo if you always unpack your suitcase when you stay in a hotel #travel #hotel #suitcase

And that's how I pack back home.  I wish I had taken some pictures but it didn't occur to me until later, when everything was back in its place :)

Hope you have a beautiful weekend!!

Thanks for reading!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saturday quotes

I came across this beautiful quote and wanted to share it with you :)

Love it!!
Have a beautiful weekend!


Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Projects

Happy Friday!!
Hope you all had a nice week and are ready to a relaxing weekend, I know I am!  

With Easter around the corner I thought of putting together some pictures with nice and beautiful Easter projects for you to enjoy or do during the weekend :)

DIY Pantone Easter Eggs




{Martha Stewart}

IMG_0376{A thoughtful place}

{Obviously Sweet}

Hope you have a beautiful weekend.  Enjoy with your family and friends and try to disconnect from work.  I promise I will do my best on that, my daughter deserves it!

Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fashion meets Home {mint}

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!
I always enjoy seeing how what we wear translate in our homes {and even our food}.  It seems that everything is flawlessly connected.
Here are some fun and refreshing mint pictures for you to enjoy!

Pinned Image

Monday, March 18, 2013

Locks of Love

For the last few weeks my daughter and I had been talking about her getting a hair cut.  
She was against it for a long time but the last weeks she actually starting asking for it.  And I don't blame her.  Her hair got so long that washing, brushing and drying turned into a very hard work.  She not only had very long hair but also thick (and a lot of it!) 

We used to play hair dressing from time to time, like I showed you on one of my week posts, here.

So yesterday we head to the hair salon.  When we got there I asked the hair dresser if she knew about donating hair.  She gave me some instructions on length, where to send it, etc.  It was a minimum of 10 inches.  I asked my daughter if that would be ok and she immediately said "YES!  I want to do it!"  I asked her again (you know I didn't want her to regret it after it was to late.)  She was determined to give her hair to a child in need.

I think she looks beautiful with her hair shorter and I'm so proud of her!

Her beautiful pony tail will be mailed to Locks of Love, a lovely non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to children in the United States and Canada.  Please go the their website and find out how you can help here.

She misses her hair but at the same time she's very happy that another kid will benefit from it.  Next it will be me chopping off my locks to donate them.  April 27th has became National Donate Your Hair Day!

Hope you all have a beautiful week!

Thanks for reading!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Feeling lucky

Hello everyone!  
Can you believe it's Friday again!?   And can you believe it's mid-March already!?  With the weather getting nicer (at least the last few days), days getting brighter and St. Patrick's Day coming it seems Spring is already here, yay!! 

I thought I'd put together some lucky pictures for you :)

shamrock cupcakes

diy lucky bags: {one charming party}


Have a beautiful weekend and thanks for reading!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pantry Makeover {Part II}

Hello!  Hope you all are having a great week so far!

I have finally finished my pantry project, and I couldn't be happier.  I think that every organizing project has to fit your  own needs and you have to go for what really works for you.  That way, it will be easier to maintain the system you've created.

So, as we remember I started here...

Then, I emptied the whole thing and found my containers

And this is how it looks now...

Seeing that empty container reminds me I need to get some elbow pasta!
See what I mean by knowing what we really need to buy :)

Here I placed items we don't use as frequently.  Although I do need to get the shakes box very often, this system allows me to put it back right after I finish to make my breakfast.

And at the very bottom we store our big water bottles plus a small basket for onions and potatoes 

What do you think?  I would love to hear your thoughts and what systems you use to keep your pantry organized, please share with us!!

Thanks for reading!