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It’s back to reality and I am not a fan

Last night Dino Boy and I went to a luau
And then something tragic happened……
I set my alarm for the first time in over a week
When that awful alarm went off this morning
I’m not ready for reality
I’m not ready for people that can’t navigate airports
I’m not ready for the weird people I always end up sitting next to
I’m not ready for a long flight with children
I’m not ready for the thought of work tomorrow
And waking up even earlier tomorrow
But I am ready to get home
Go through all our mail (It really is my favorite part of coming home!)
And having a glass of wine before real life begins

How is your Monday going?

Confessions: Travel edition

This morning Dino Boy and I left on our second honeymoon to Maui!! We have taken long trips together before so luckily he has seen my crazy packing and hysterics! Here are my travel confessions:
1. I started putting together outfits for our trip two weeks ago.
2. I packed everything into luggage on Wednesday
3. I have already found a winery in Maui
4. I will make Dino Boy head to the airport three hours early only to complain about us sitting around for an hour
5. I will also make him get up 18 times so I can walk around and pee
6.  I will buy a ton of magazines at the airport even though I will get them in the mail in a week. I’m not good about waiting!

Going to the big city

I have always been a positive person. That is one thing I am very proud to be. As a child I was a little too positive. I failed a test and brought it to my mom excited about how beautiful the ink on my f was. I had the typical childlike wonder and innocence that just wants to be happy. Im on the train right now thinking about one of my favorite typical noelle is a positive girl stories. When we moved to california it was certainly a culture shock. Having schools outside, a low key lifestyle and amazing weather was not something I was used to but of course enjoyed. We lived in the suburbs and were always able to find something to do close by. One morning my mom took the wrong freeway entrance and realized we were headed to San Francisco. I was so excited,  exclaiming “oh yes we are going to the big city!” I viewed a wrong turn as a new adventure. 
I sometimes think we are to quick to turn around. Sometimes we need to head to the big city, explore new areas, try new things and go outside of our comfort zones. So tonight try something new, sign up for a class, try a new restaurant or watch a new show on Netflix. As for me I’m headed to date night in the BIG CITY with Dino Boy.

Carry on necessities

With the holidays just days away, I have started to pack up my carry on for the trek back to Boston. Here are some of my carry-on necessities:

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1. A notebook- I always bring my iPad but when I’m cramped in a tiny seat sometimes it’s easier for me to just sit and write in a compact notebook. I also don’t like solely depending on my iPad for long flights, I conserve the battery for movies and such
Hard cover Coloured Notebook
2. Chargers- I always pack one set in my carry-on and one in my luggage.
TYLT Zumo Portable Battery Charger for Apple iPhone� 4/4S
3. Snacks- it’s hard to find gluten and dairy free snacks so I feel it’s my responsibility to keep treats in my bag so I don’t turn into hungry cranky pants.
Assorted Flavor Lollipops
4. Comfy headphones- I don’t know about you guys but during long flights, I just can’t stand ear buds. I absolutely love these!
Tumi - Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones (Black) Headphones 
5. Spare toiletries- I always carry Vaseline, lotion, and chapped stick. My skin gets so dry after a flight so these are essential for me.
 Tory Burch - Robinson Small Makeup Bag (Pale Apricot) Toiletries Case
6. A good book- I have the worst luck when it comes to plane rides so I always have multiple activities so when my trip goes from a 6-hour flight to a 14 I’m not running out of things to do! I also find it so helpful to have spiritual books on the flight so I’m refreshed and positive at my new place!
 Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose.
7. Pens, pencils, post it’s, highlighters- I’m Mary Poppins in this bag, I bring it all!
Poppin Gold Pencil Pouch 
8. Business cards- you never know who you will sit next to! 
 Framed Business Cards
9. Reading glasses, prescription glasses (sometimes my contacts dry out on flights) and cheap sunglasses that I use once I get out of the airport
Rectangle Plastic Eyeglasses 
10. Hair teaser- my dull plane hair is not a good look! I rub a little lotion in it and tease it and it’s good to go!
 Amped Up Tease Brush Black Sparkle
11. Wristlet- I put my ID, boarding pass, and some cash in this so I don’t have to keep fishing out my wallet
 Kate Spade New York - Confetti Dot Envelope Wristlet Phone Case for iPhone 7 (Multi) Cell Phone Case
And then I throw it all in my classic Longchamp bag!
Longchamp Le Pliage Large Nylon Tote
What do you guys bring on the plane?
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