This New Years Eve is going to look MUCH different than last year! Social distancing, masks, closed restaurants…but no worries, I have you covered for the perfect New Years Eve in!
This year, back to school is looking SO different for everyone. We just found out that we will be doing online classes until October, so we have decided to stay on the West Coast where we will have more outdoor space, fresh air and be near extended family.
The kids and I are ready for the challenge and have decided to make the best out of our current situation. When we found out that school was going to be online, the first thing both of my kids said was “will we still be able to go back to school shopping“? With so many unknowns, I couldn’t believe that this is what they were asking me about! I guess, if I think about it from their perspective, one of the most exciting aspects about going back to school is shopping for new clothes and supplies. It’s all about keeping the most “normal” routine, whether you will be going back to school virtually or in person.
This is the summer of the ROAD TRIP! It seems as if every conversation I’ve had this month is about major changes in summer plans. European vacations and Caribbean cruises have turned into a good old fashioned American road trip.
I happen to be a huge fan of road trips! I have such fond childhood memories of my family traveling across the country, from CT to CA and back. Road tripping is just an amazing and easy way to see the country. You can curate your travel to fit your families needs and even add in spontaneous stops. How about our beautiful national parks? Any road trip is fun but also an educational experience.
My family and I have been out of NYC for some time now and staying with my family in CT. We will be leaving from Farmington, CT and driving all the way to Los Angeles, CA. We had thought about renting an RV but decided to take our car and stay at fab places along the way! Glamping anyone?!?When we leave CT we will hit Gettysburg, Chicago area, up to Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon! I can’t wait!
The big question is what to pack on a 2-week road trip with limited laundry services…yup…you heard me…2 weeks!
Ok, so I decided to start with the bags. Each family member is allowed a Lands End duffle bag. I decided a duffel would be easier to carry and soft/moldable and easy to fit in the car. I told everyone that they can bring whatever they can fit in their bag, nothing else!
I, myself, have decided to to pack simple and comfortable. I have to say I have officially lived in NYC too long because packing like this is actually really hard for me!
It’s all about sticking to basics; jean shorts, tank tops, cardigans, sneakers, flip flops, track suits and leggings. Below is a list of what is going in my duffle bag! I always pack one nice outfit because you never know! 😉
Wish us luck! Off to California we go! Stay tuned and follow my Instagram stories from the road!
Father’s Day is right around the corner! This year, more than ever, will be so much more about spending quality time with dad and showering him with sentimental gifts. I personally think self care kits are going to be a huge hit this Father’s Day. Grooming kits, bar sets and home drink mixers are going to be a guaranteed hit and extra useful for dad. Check out some of my favorite Father’s Day gift ideas below. This Father’s Day, it’s all about staying home and spending time with your loved ones while celebrating the father figures in your life!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if I learned anything from being in quarantine for Easter, it’s that if you want to send gifts to a loved one, you need to ship early! So this year, I am getting a head start on my Mothers day gifts. Since we are most likely still going to be social distancing, I would like for my mom and mother in law to get a little treat in the mail just in time for Mother’s Day. You know what that means? I need to start shopping now! Below I have put together a bunch of my favorite Mother’s Day finds that are ready to ship and will make it to the mom in your life just in time!
Our new normal…business on the top, party on the bottom! Lol. It seems to be all about the waist up these days Ha! Have you all heard the story of the little boy who was having problems with his morning Zoom class meeting on his iPad? His poor mom took the ONLY 20 minutes of alone time she had that day to take a shower. Sure enough, while showering, her son comes walking into the bathroom, clutched to his iPad, asking his mom for help while exposing her to the whole class. OMG! lol