August 17, 2012

Take it from a pro...

As I'm sure you all know by now, Dave and I are always traveling. Whether it's just a few hours drive or halfway across the country, I've gotten used to car trips and in the process I've become a pretty good packer. I used to forget something important every time I traveled, but now that I have a running list of "must-have" items when we go anywhere and I don't usually end up forgetting anything. Fingers crossed.

So today I thought I'd share a few of the things that I never leave town without, since Dave and I are headed up to Wichita this weekend for a friend's wedding...

Packing Essentials /// Home is with You

-EmergenC: because your immune system is usually compromised while traveling, especially if you're hopping a flight.
-Tea wallet full of assorted teas.
-Statement rings: to spice up any outfit and take it from day to night.
-Magazines and books: to read on the flight (or in the car if you don't get car sick like I do, which is a major bummer). And for if you get time to lounge at the pool.
-Nail polish remover.
-Nail polish: usually the color I'm currently wearing (for touch ups) and another color for longer trips, plus my "Out the Door" rapid dry, so I don't have to wait hours for the nails to dry.
-Hair products: especially hair spray, since my hair can get crazy and you never know what the air will do to your hair in a new place.
-Yoga DVD: in case I get a chance to squeeze in a workout. It's a great way to de-stress after driving or flying a long way.
-Swimsuit: because even in the cold winter months there is always a pool at the hotel.
-Sunglasses: I never leave home without them. Ever.

Packing Essentials // Home is with You
Orange Floral Tea Wallet: c/o Flightless Bird Design

And I have to take a moment to talk about what an amazing invention this tea wallet is! Why didn't I think of this? I take my tea with me everywhere I go and it is usually such a pain. I always try to just grab a box of it and the box ends up crumbling and tea is strewn all over my bags, but not anymore!

Packing Tips // Home is with You
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My tea fits so nicely in this thing and not to mention it's an adorable print. I just love it. There lots of other fun prints and sizes to choose from on Flightless Bird Design's shop, go check them out!

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  1. Hello from hello cotton! I love this tea idea!!! too cute!! Now I just need somewhere to go. Love your blog!

  2. Good things to pack...I would not have thought to bring Emergen-C :)

  3. these are some great tips! i've never thought to bring a yoga dvd! and i definitely need to look into emergen-c... i always get sick! and that tea wallet is so cool!

  4. Great tips for packing! I LOVE that tea wallet...soooo cute! Did you have fun in KS? I was thrilled to come home from our vacation and have a little something special waiting for me in my mail stack ;-). Hope your week is off to a great start Mal!


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