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Top 10 Travel Essentials

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If you don’t follow my instagram, maybe you aren’t aware that I’m going on an epic cross country roadtrip next week.  I think its finally setting in that I’m going to be spending a hundred hours cooped up in a car and I am so excited!  I’ve always wanted to drive across the states to see what the heart of this country really looks like.  I think I’m also slightly anxious since I feel like I’m going to forget something or am missing some vital information.  I’m sure the sole reason I’m feeling like this is because I created our itinerary and did tons of research months ago.  So basically, I’m really over prepared and am stressing for no reason.  Well, I can reasonably stress about the fact that I’m not going to be checking any bags to get out of the airport as quick as possible.  I just have to figure out how to pack my purse, backpack, duffel bag and sleeping bag along with everything I need for 10 days into 1 bag and 1 personal item per airline regulations. No biggie, right?

As I have been packing, I started thinking about what are my go-to, must bring travel essentials.  I definitely have a set of items that I bring to make my travel life that much easier.  I think my favorite on the list has to be the Belkin Mini Surge Protector.  I don’t know about you but finding multiple outlets in my hotel room is sometimes a huge hassle.  This is awesome because it has 3 outlets and 2 usb plugins.  Perfect for my camera, GoPro, phone, portable phone charger, extra camera batteries and whatever else needs to be charged.  Never go searching behind the nightstands and hotel beds again!  Wisps are a must for those long flights where you wake up and just need to brush your teeth.  These ones are no water needed.  Melatonin is a must for traveling to different time zone.  Your body naturally produces melatonin which makes you sleepy.  This gives you that extra nudge.  These travel bottles are the best.  They don’t leak!  I hate when you arrive and unpack and your shampoo leaked all over your other toiletries.  And finally, I always keep a Bounce dryer sheet or two in my suitcase, especially were your dirty laundry is.  Trust me, it works.

Yours Truly // Shannon

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Trendsetter

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Trendsetter

1. Kate Spade 'Talk is Chic' Notebook - $16
2. Bando Mobile Charger - $30
3. Stella & Dot Maylee Gold Ring - $29
4. Small Amethyst Crystal - $10
5. Sugar Lip Scrub - $14
6. Various Projects #Yeswayrosé Keychain - $20
7. Brit & Co. Marbled Jewelry Tray Kit - $25
8. Hollywood Fashion Secret Emergency Kit - $7.90
9. S'well 9 oz. 'Sparking Champagne' Stainless Steel Water Bottle - $25
10. Strappy Faux Leather Clutch - $12.90


I'm so excited to bring you my first of many 2015 Holiday Gift Guides.  I really wanted to gather up ideas that were out of the box and not just your "basic" girl gift.  I did a ton of research, which basically entailed me shopping online and wanting everything.  Isn't that how it usually goes?  Anyway, I compiled this list of really awesome presents for that Trendsetter in your life.  All gifts are UNDER $30! Under $30, you say?! That's right, all super affordable and almost guaranteed to be a hit.

I think the gift I'm most excited about is the DIY Marbled Jewelry Tray Kit by Brit & Co. Maybe its because I desperately want it (hint, hint).  The kit comes in six different colors, everything from silver, to teal to magenta.  The other day my roommate was asking me about gifts to get her pre-teen age nieces.  She wanted some kind of DIY kit that wasn't too childish.  I told her about this kit and she was stoked.  So looks like this gift guide is for (almost) all ages!

Happy Shopping!

Yours Truly // Shannon