• Life

    Winona Weekend

    This past weekend, Jake and I took a quick road trip down to Winona to visit his mom and enjoy the beautiful weather. I’d never been down to this city on the bluffs nor had I really ever traveled this far south in Minnesota. It was a short and sweet, one day trip and the weather was perfect – 70 degrees for a high and a bit cooler once the sun went down. We took a walk to Lions Park, did some work, and then spent a few hours hiking and walking the city. We walked through Garvin Heights park which oversees the Mississippi River and is quite picturesque. We found a beautiful…

  • Life,  Travel

    My Travel Bucket List

    Over the past few years I’ve become a bit of a wanderlust. I took a few vacations growing up, but I’ve never really explored outside of my comfort zone. I spent a few vacations in Colorado when visiting family, went to Ireland for my high school’s band trip, and visited the Bahamas on a cruise – that’s about it. My first vacation in years was to Iceland back in January 2015 and I’ve been hooked ever since. Since then I’ve been lucky enough travel to San Francisco, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and various road trips. But I want more! I’ve always had a list of places I’ve wanted to travel to, and recently…

  • Travel

    Our Vancouver Vacation

    I’m back from vacation in Vancouver! We spent six days in the northwest city that hosted the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Traveling is amazing and I hope that everyone gets the opportunity to do it so they can see other cities, countries, and how other cultures operate. This is going to be a long, picture heavy blog post – thanks to our friend on the trip that had a camera on him the whole time and took some of these amazing pictures. Our trip started very early the Sunday we departed – 3:15am wake up call and the flight out was before 7am. We had a five hour layover in Seattle…

  • Life,  Travel

    Travel Makeup & What I’m Doing In LA

    I’m leaving for Los Angeles tomorrow and I’m super excited! I’m going to visit a friend who has lived out there for a few years now. I already shared what I’m packing for outfits and what’s on my wish list of things to do while there – read about all that here. Today, it’s all about what’s in my travel makeup bag. When I travel, I pretty much stick to bringing favorites so I know I’ll be happy with the looks during my vacation. makeup bag I purchased a roll-up/hanging toiletry bag before our trip to Iceland so I could hang it the hotel and conserve space. It’s come in handy for multiple…