What’s In My Bag Fall 2017


One of my all time favorite obsessions is watching Youtuber’s “What’s in my Bag” videos. I am sure there is some deep psychological reason we enjoy these, but I don’t care.  So I am adding my bag in along with all of theirs.  I’m afraid it isn’t very exciting, but there are links to everything below if something catches your eye.

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Most Important Item to Pack on an International Trip. (It’s not your passport!)

It’s small and compact, you don’t even have to put it in your carry-on.  It’s quite simple really, the thing you can’t leave home without is your patience and kindness.   It will make any of your travels so much smoother.  The best thing is it’s free and will gain you so much more than you ever thought as you travel the world.

Before my trip to Paris, when ever I told anyone about my plans, I was met with a grimace and “get ready for rude people.”  I like to think I am a nice, open minded person, I was quite shocked that was the primary response I got.

My goal when I went was to be open minded, I wasn’t going to let the thoughts of others change my mind.  After spending a few days in London, my sister and I decided to see if we could change our Eurostar tickets to have an extra day in Paris.

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Review: Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea at Sanderson Hotel London

Mad Hatter Tea Sanderson Hotel

They say when in Rome do as the Romans do.  Well when in London, do as Londoners do and have afternoon tea at least once.  There were so many amazing afternoon tea options to choose from.  Based on my budget and some amazing blog reviews, I chose the  Mad Hatter Tea at the Sanderson Hotel in London.


The Sanderson Hotel is super chic and modern, while at the same time elegant and whimsical.  The tea takes place in the center terrace, though it was September and a bit chilly the outdoor heaters kept me super cozy and comfortable.


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The Day I Started Living


It was at the place in the above photo at 25 years of age, I started living.  For 25 years I merely exsisted on this planet.  I have been blessed with an amazing family, who are always willing to help and guide me any way they can.  However, there are somethings that you have to do for yourself.  Finding who you are and what you want, is one of those things.  In this amazing, vibrant, once-in-a-lifetime moment everything clicked for me.

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