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On my heart

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I know I jump around a lot with posting - one day it's fashion, one day it's travel, but that's what I want this little space to be; all the little parts of my life that make up who I am.

Today I wanted to share something that has been on my heart a lot lately - pregnancy.

I'm at that stage in life where everyone I know (and people I follow on the internet) are having a baby. It's an exciting time, but it also stings a little at the same time. I look around and see all of these beautiful mama's and their growing bellies, and I just wish it was me. It's not jealousy, it's just a deep desire to be able to have that experience.

Do you ever feel like an outsider? The only single gal, the unmarried couple, the career focused one?
It's hard to feel like no one relates to you, or you can't relate to anyone else.

My husband and I talk a lot about having kids but we both know that the timing just isn't right. I know that God has a plan for our lives, and those of our future children, but sometimes it's just so darn hard to wait! I pray that God will bless us with healthy little rascals someday, and I'm sure they'll be worth the wait.

Image via Pinterest

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[What to wear] India

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I have been dreaming about visiting India again. It's such an amazing place with so much to discover! When we traveled there in October, I put a lot of thought into my wardrobe because there are so many factors to consider. Even though it was only 3 days, I wanted to be prepared for any kind of weather or occasion.

Tips for packing for a 3 day trip to India

1. Check the seasonal temperatures of the region you will be visiting. The Northern Mountains vs. Mumbai will make a huge difference in what you will need to pack.

2. Wear things that are light and comfortable. 
Pack items that are easy to throw in a suitcase and you don't have to worry about it getting wrinkled.

3. I've heard different people's opinion on wearing sandals vs. closed toe shoes, but unless you are going through the slums where there could be hazardous waste on the streets, sandals are fine. Pick a versatile (and comfortable) sandal that you can wear day to night.

4. Be considerate of the culture and keep your shoulders and knees covered. Shorts are fine but wear them at a decent length.

5. Bring a small cross body bag for day trips to prevent theft, so you aren't carrying around all of your valuables with you. Backpacks are not recommended unless worn at the front.

6. It's hot, and dusty, and smoggy, and you will want to shower multiple times a day if possible, so bring lots of toiletries. (sidenote: Bring toilet paper that you can carry with you at all times. Public restrooms do not supply toilet paper, or you will have to pay one of the bathroom attendants for it.)

Delhi, India

 Via JCrew

Are you planning a trip to India?
I'd love to hear about your plans. I hope these packing tips helped.

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New Home

Friday, July 4, 2014

I'm feeling very blessed as we settle into our new home. There are things I had on my wish list as we were looking for a new place to live, and I am thankful that we were able to check a lot of those items off our list!

We are slowly making it feel like home, and I can't wait to give you the tour! For now, here's a look at half of our living room that isn't covered in boxes. Have a great weekend!

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Long Weekend Essentials

Friday, June 27, 2014

Happy Canada day long weekend! Whether your heading to the beach, camping, or hanging out with friends, there's always a few essentials you'll need. Hope this weekend is a great kick off to your summer.

I'm over on True Colours blog today sharing about our trip to Australia! Go on over and check out her amazing travel blog. Warning: You will want to travel after looking through her amazing photos.

Essential 1: Boyfriend shorts
Denim Boyfriend Shorts Poppy Delevingne

Essential 2: Birkenstocks
maxi dress

Essential 3: Baseball Hat

Canada Day 2014
Rebecca from Lot 65 put together this awesome Canada day weekend must have list! 

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5 Tips for Packing your Wardrobe

Monday, June 23, 2014

We are packing up to move to our new place this weekend, so I thought I'd give you some tips on how to pack up your wardrobe efficiently.

1. Make sure you label every box!
     - Number each box and have a corresponding list for what is in every box

2. Pack your shoes in a rolling suitcase
    - pack all boots at the bottom


3. Keep your clothes on the hanger
    - Tie a rubber band around hangers and wrap in a sheet
    - Fold clothes into a large plastic tote

4. Packing jewelry
    - Keep your expensive pieces in a safe place. Make sure you know where it is at all times
    - Tightly wrap all jewelry boxes
    - Pack costume jewelry in small zipper pouches
    - Use a travel-friendly jewelry carrier with multiple compartments for dainty jewelry

5. Pack all denim together in a sturdy box
     - Denim is heavy, so keep it in a small(er) box, and make sure the bottom is taped up well!

Source: WhoWhatWear

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Travel: New York City [3]

Thursday, June 19, 2014

On our last day in New York City, we woke up and packed our bags, and headed to Starbucks for our morning coffee. We found our way to the nearest Subway station, and took the 30 minute ride down to catch the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty.

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Travel: New York City [2]

Monday, June 9, 2014

We only had one full day to explore as much of New York City as possible, so our first stop on Sunday morning was the Empire State Building.

We ran into all sorts of hustlers along the way, offering us steak dinners, someone to hold our hand on the way up to 86th floor... it was quite the morning!

Empire State Building

Drinks on the most amazing rooftop bar. Palm trees and a view of the Empire State building.

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