Monday, July 24, 2017

Life, lately.

Happy Monday, friends!

I woke up ready to tackle the day. I had some unpacking to do & had to meet the movers to pick up our storage container.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Our Best Travel Items

Happy Hump Day!
Can you believe we're already halfway through the week? My summer break is flying by!

We booked our trip to Europe just in time to ask Jolly old St. Nicholas for some goodies. Luckily, Santa our families fulfilled our wish list and loaded us up with some awesome stuff that made traveling abroad so much easier [and safer]! We narrowed down our favorite and most used items below. Just click the photos to shop!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Travel Diary: Venice, Italy

I'm excited to start sharing our recent trip to Europe. It will take some time, but I don't mind because that just means I get to relive each moment over again. I told myself I wanted to create a diary of this vacation. And while I will create another Chatbook this year, I also want to write things down so I don't forget any moment from our favorite adventure yet!

Outside of the caribbean, I have only traveled within the US. So last November when John and I had the travel bug and we started looking up tickets to Europe, imagine my surprise when we jumped on the opportunity within an hour of our search. Less than $500 roundtrip? Our tickets to San Francisco last year weren't much less than that. So we booked our flights and told ourselves that we'd save over the next 7 months.

I've never been more proud [or relieved] that I stuck to it and saved more than enough for my share of the expenses. I can't even count how many times I've heard, "you're a teacher! How can/did you afford that?" While I think finances are an extremely private matter, I do want to share how I was able to contribute 50% of the cost. But that's a post for a later day- today is all about our time in Venice!