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Ireland Video (Ireland Part 2)

Our Ireland Spring Break trip was such a sweet time and we loved everything about this country. The people were nice, the food was yummy, the streets were charming and the countryside even more beautiful. As with all of our trips, we always try to make a video documenting our adventures because I think it’s a really fun way to keep your memories. Hope you enjoyed Part I of our Ireland trip and stay tuned for photos of our Galway City and Cliffs of Moher day!

Meanwhile, here’s a video of our Ireland adventures! :)

Cheers! xx

Aubrey

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Dublin (Ireland Part 1)

Over spring break, Matt and I had our first WOW Air experience and ventured back to Europe! We went to Dublin, Ireland and Reykjavik, Iceland.  We absolutely adored both. I thought I’d start by sharing photos from our time in Dublin and we’ll definitely be posting a video in a few weeks, as well. Here are a few tips about where we stayed, places to eat and other recommendations. Hope enjoy our tips and our first batch of photos! Stay tuned for more photos about our time in Galway City and visiting the Cliffs of Moher.

Where we stayed: We stayed at the Brooks Hotel, Dublin for three days. I would highly recommend this one, because it’s an amazing location and close to everything you want to do in Dublin. The staff were all super helpful, rooms were big especially by European standards and they even let us borrow an umbrella. (For reals, bring rain gear to Ireland haha). I’ve mentioned this before, but we are huge believers in travel as one of the best ways to spend our money and we also love the Chase credit card points system. We fund a lot of trips this way!

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Pensacola Weekend & Friendship

Over the long weekend, I went to Pensacola to visit one of my best friends and her sweet daughter. There’s something so precious about friendships that stand the test of time, distance and various life stages. Lucius Annaeus Seneca once said, “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” I can’t think of a better way to sum up friendship and the joys it brings.

Enjoy a few photos of our time together! Also, how pretty are these Florida beaches!? My home state sure is a pretty one. Surprisingly, this was my first real trip to Pensacola and I thought it was a really cute town. I liked the diversity, things to do and pretty Florida scenes everywhere we looked. IMG_7432 Continue reading

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Roswell Mill Adventures

Over the last month, we’ve been able to explore some of the cities near us and it’s been a lot of fun just to be tourists in our own backyard. I love that we live somewhere with so much history and respect for the things of the past. I absolutely love Roswell and its charming downtown area. They also have some amazing restaurants, shops and outdoor activities. This weekend, we went to the Old Roswell Mill on Vickery Creek. Roswell was founded as a mill town, so the remains of the mill have been converted into a really cool trail. Also, this weekend was so beautiful and I can just feel spring coming our way soon. Hope you enjoy a few photos! :)

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Barrington Hall Exploring

A few weekends ago, we took our visiting family to one of Roswell’s old plantation homes. I don’t know about you, but I’m always up for touring a slightly spooky old home. And Roswell has three of them! Last year, we went to the Smith Plantation and it was so much fun! So this time we went to Barrington Hall, which was the home of the family who founded Roswell. Hope you enjoy a few photos! :)

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Cold Weather Packing in a backpack

Hi friends! I’ve posted before about my packing tips for packing in a backpack, but it was for a warmer weather trip to Italy. This time, I wanted to share some tips on packing for a winter or colder trip in a backpack. I can’t say enough good things about packing in a backpack and how easy it makes travel. Here’s my last post on packing in a backpack and my trip planning tips where I link a few of the items I use for packing. In this post, I’ll show you how to pack for a 7-10 day trip to a colder place and share where you can find a few of my favorite winter travel items.

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Wedding Planning 101

Coming up on our two year wedding anniversary, I realized that I’d never shared a blog post about my wedding planning tips. Let’s just say I learned a thing or two from watching all my friends get married, being a bridesmaid, a maid of honor and having my own wedding. Here are my most helpful tips and tricks to keep you organized and cool as a cucumber. You definitely don’t have to be bridezilla. 😉

Ps. see our wedding photos here by the very talented Trevor + Allison.

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Classic Trench Coat & Leopard Print

Happy Wednesday, friends! The weather went from covering our yard in icy snow two weekends ago to being in the 60s and 70s this past weekend. Honestly, I was kind of excited to have weather above freezing for a few days. Being a Florida girl and all, I’m still adjusting to lower temperatures and seasons that are not summer. 😉 I like our current weather because it’s a good excuse to break out my favorite khaki trench coat (and channel my inner Audrey Hepburn) while also trading in my winter boots for a pair of cute ballet flats. I think a staple in every girl’s closet should be a good pair of leopard print flats and a khaki trench coat.
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The first thing we did upon arrival at our hotel (we loved the Warwick for so many reasons) was venture out to the Pike's Place Market. They have the original Starbucks, fish being thrown around, flowers by the bundles and all sorts of other things to see.

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted about trip and travel planning, so I thought I’d do an updated post all about my very best travel tips. Check out my previous Euro trip planning post here. In this post I’ll show you where to buy a few of our favorite travel items and I’ll share travel tips I’ve learned since my previous post. I’m in no way an expert, but I’ve found that other blogger’s honest opinions and travel posts have actually been one of the most helpful tools for me while trip planning for us. I’m pretty Type-A and I’m all about budget friendly travel, so if you’re into that, this post is for you!

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“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” -Mark Twain

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Snow Day!

Last weekend, we had our first snow day of the year and I’d say it was one of my favorite weekends in a really long time. Atlanta pretty much looses its mind when it snows or ices, because none of us (except the northern transplants) know how to drive in snow so the roads shut down and you can only walk to places. Our other problem is that we end up with a lot of ice because the snow melts and quickly becomes not so fun. Thankfully, this snow storm wasn’t anything like they predicted and we got to enjoy a little wintery magic. Let’s be honest, we all turn into kids when it snows and I’m no exception. Hope you enjoy some photos of our snow day! Ps. I’ve linked a few of my snow day clothes at the end of this post.

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