What to Pack in your Carry On for a “Summer of Sunshine” Trip

With a trip to New Orleans fresh in my mind, I can’t help but think about my next adventure. While I love traveling, the whole “getting there” part isn’t usually so much fun. Waiting in the airport, a noisy plane ride, spotty WiFi, and long layovers can make travel feel more like a chore than something enjoyable. If you’re flying across the country this summer, knowing what to pack in a carry on for long flight is the key to making long flights less stressful!

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Fortunately, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks over the years taking many trips and long plane rides that make it more enjoyable. It starts by planning ahead when packing so that you know exactly what to pack in a carry on and when you arrive at the airport, you know you have everything you need! From an exciting new summer book to all of the tech gear to make sure you’re charged and powered up, it’s pretty simple once you get the hang of the whole packing thing.

Today, I thought I’d share some of the tips and tricks I use to pack the perfect carry on bag for a long flight!

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How to Upgrade Your Outfit with These 5 Jewelry Must-Haves

When it comes to accessorizing I tend to be a minimalist. Don’t get me wrong; I love a good hat, a cute scarf, and a fun bag with an outfit. However, when it comes to putting an outfit together, jewelry is often not my first thought. Things changed when I discovered my favorite rings from AUrate New York and I got hooked on the brand!

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It’s no secret that I have a metal allergy to a lot of cheap jewelry. To be honest, it doesn’t prevent me from wearing the stuff. I love a good statement earring, colorful bauble, or cocktail ring. However, when it comes to adding jewelry to my wardrobe that I want to stand the test of time, I’ve learned that it’s important to spend a bit more for a higher quality piece made with materials that will last.

Today, I thought I’d share an AUrate review including some of my favorite pieces from the brand, and what I’d love to add to my collection next!

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5+ Festival Necessities For Your Summer Plans

Who’s ready for festival season?! Every year I look forward to the time of year when you can pack a bag filled with your festival necessities, grab your friends, and get outside for a day of music in the sun! There’s something special about the festival season that I always look forward to every year, even if that just means hitting an outdoor event or two during the summer months.

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While I’m not attending any music festivals this year, in just a few days my friend Megan and I will be taking on Tacoma for a fun concert. While it’s not an outdoor experience, we’ll definitely be taking advantage of the beautiful Memorial Day weekend weather and spending some time exploring the city and enjoying the sun!

When it comes to outdoor events, whether you’re hitting a local festival, going to an outdoor concert, or even just spending some time outside with friends, I wanted to share some of my festival necessities that I think you’ll love. If you’re curious to see what my top picks are, keep on reading!

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Our Epic Foodie Weekend at Tulalip Resort Casino

When thinking about visiting a casino resort, my first thought is often not about food. When it comes to visiting Tulalip Resort Casino, however, food immediately comes to mind! From the infamous Eagle’s Buffet brunch to Italian fare at Tula Bene, Tulalip has a lot to offer guests.

Beyond the glitz and glam adorning the ceilings, Native American artwork, and the falls that greet you upon entry to the resort, Tulalip is more than just a casino. It has something for everyone! It’s a foodie destination, a 4-star resort, a beautiful spa, and a place to unwind, whether you choose to gamble or not.

Recently, I was invited on a media trip up to Tulalip Resort Casino. I grew up north of the city, so I’d heard of and visited many times before. As mentioned, I’ve visited for the infamous brunch at Eagle’s Buffet on weekends (what a treat!). This time, I was excited to see what else awaited my taste buds!

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Make a Gift Basket For Mom with Sprouts

Last year, I got my mom hooked. It was an accident, really. I took her for her first facial on a press trip to the Olympic Peninsula, and she was amazed at how good it felt. Not just the facial itself, but the way in which she was able to unwind a bit, relax, and treat herself to something new. Since then, she’s been asking for skincare tips (which I have plenty of!) and has told me she makes time for self-care rituals, even something as simple as taking more time for body care after a shower.

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This year, I was thrilled to partner with my friends at Sprouts to create a Blissful Body Care gift basket with the ultimate self-care tools inside, just for mom. While I can’t quite replicate a real spa in a DIY mother’s day gift basket, I can give her a few great products that will give her the ability to recreate it right at home, when it’s convenient for her schedule. Even better? Sprouts makes it easy as a one-stop shop for natural, affordable products I can count on to make Mom smile!

If you’re stumped on what to get for Mother’s Day, then make a gift basket for Mom! You can customize it exactly to her preferences and can be enjoyed at any time. Today, I thought I’d share some of the amazing products I found, all available at Sprouts, to include in my do-it-yourself Mother’s Day gift basket!

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