Bringing Your Summer Travels Home

There is always a period of time after school is back in session where I’m excited to have a little more time to myself, but once that passes I seem to go through travel withdrawal. The reality sinks in that we have a routine now and it usually doesn’t include long trips or adventures as a family. This year I’m a little more dedicated to keeping the spirit of our summer travel alive, so I’m devoting a few of my favorite home decor items to doing just that. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite natural home decor items with you, whether it’s inspired by travels to tropical destinations or serene deserts. Check them out below!

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The Color Factory in San Francsco

The Color Factory, a pop-up museum in San Francisco, California

Awhile back my friend Jordan over at Oh Happy Day announced a new venture, a pop-up color museum called The Color Factory. Although color isn’t historically my thing, I really appreciate a well-curated design-minded collection so I took my little ones to check it out. They had a blast exploring all of the rooms and it made for some really nice photographs.

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Double Duty Wardrobe, The Scarf

Layered outfit in Iceland during Summer

Wearing the Cuyana Alpaca Cape around town as a cape and during my trip to Iceland as a scarf.

With all of my experience packing light and making my travel light packing lists, I think the most common item in all of them is a simple scarf. A scarf serves many functions during travel no matter what type of climate you’re in. It can be used as a scarf, a pillow, a swimsuit cover up, a blanket on a cold flight, or even a nursing cover. The possibilities really are endless! Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to use a scarf, as well as some of my favorite scarves.

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Get Better Sleep When You Travel

How to get better sleep while you travel, 5 tips to help beat jet lag from a seasoned traveler.

As I get older, I notice that my ability to get proper sleep while I travel is slowly diminishing. Whether it’s jet lag or simple restlessness, I always find myself unable to sleep at night, on planes, or waking up at odd hours. It’s been rough. I reached out to my instagram followers during my trip to Paris asking for help with battling jet lag, so today I’m sharing some of their thoughts about how to battle jet lag, and what worked (or didn’t work) for me, along with some of my own insight into how to get more sleep when you travel.

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