How to Pack Beauty Goodies

Travel Light: How to pack your beauty goodies, in a carry-on.

One of my biggest problems when I travel light, is that I also have to include all of my extras like liquids, tools, and beauty products. You’d be amazed at how much space they take up in a suitcase, but if you plan ahead you can minimize their impact on your space. Today I’m sharing how exactly I pack my beauty goodies so they are organized and take up a little less space so I have room for more items that count (like shoes, ha!).

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My Blogging Workflow

My full-time blogging workflow.

I might sound like a dinosaur when I say I’ve been blogging for 17 years. When I first began blogging, never in my life did I think it would be my full-time job one day. Back then it was more of a hobby, but now I work 40+ hours a week at it. One of the things I hear most about being a blogger is “What do you do?”. I think there is some confusion as to what the job actually requires, and I find that it’s different for everyone.

It varies by type of blog, type of content, and even the tools greatly vary from one blogger to another. Since the process is so different for every person, I thought it would be fun to share mine. I’ve partnered with HP to share my blogging workflow and hopefully it will provide some insight into what I do step-by-step, and the very real work that blogging as a job entails.

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Guide to Ring Road, 10 Day Drive Around Iceland

Guide to Ring Road in Iceland

Last month we spent 10 days driving around the beautiful highway 1 in Iceland. It’s more famous nickname is Ring Road, because it spans (for the most part) the outer ring of the island. Before leaving the airport, we picked up a pre-paid sim card (with data) to use in my husband’s unlocked iPhone (it’s not special, but purchased directly from Apple, not a carrier like AT&T). He swapped the sims out and we had enough data to get us all the way around the island. We broke our days up into an average of 3 hours drive time for each day, and spent lots of other time exploring and stopping along the way.

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Summer in Iceland

Summer outfit in Iceland, featuring Everlane, Heidi Merrick, Spiewak, and Ugg Australia.

Wearing: Everlane Marled Wool Beanie , Spiewak Aviation Eskimo Parka, Heidi Merrick Striped Drake Tee (similar by J.Crew in gray), Fjällräven Kånken Backpack, AG Denim The Stevie (Similar by JBrand), Ugg Cecile Waterproof Boots

One of the stops we made in south-eastern Iceland was at a turnout near Þjóðvegur, Iceland. Remember the red chair bolted to a rock in the middle of nowhere? This was near it. We found lots of rock groupings and beautiful scenery, and my husband wanted to fly his drone around so I thought it would make the perfect spot to take some outfit photos while we wait. The kids and I also did some hiking around on our own afterward. The weather in this spot was fairly mild, but I still needed a jacket and hat to stay warm enough. I know I’ve said it before, but I really enjoyed the parka for this trip. It was so warm and easy to slip off and on in between getting in and out of the car.

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