How To Pack For A Trip

Thursday, April 13, 2017

I'm in the midst of packing for a little getaway this weekend so today's post will be short. Just warning you in case you came here expecting a novel from me, not today unfortunately.

First things first, THANK YOU for all of the purchases yesterday. Oh my gosh, I was blown away. Safe to say my first "surprise sale" or "spring sale," whatever you want to call it was a success. And don't think for a second that I ever take for granted the support you send my way. I am well aware how lucky I am and very very grateful!

My favorite part is reading your order notes. Sure, 95% of them are addressed to Harlow and not me, but I still appreciate it. So does he.

Speaking of Harlow, I'm taking him to his first weekend sleepover tonight and I am very nervous about it. I've packed his favorite toys (Piggy, Batty, and Pretzel Head) his fleece blanket, Cubs jersey, and treats. But I'm nervous about the sleeping situation, because Harlow doesn't just sleep in our bed, he sleeps on my pillow. Face to face with me, and we giggle and tell secrets all night long. I know some people think this is weird, but I think people who don't do this are weird. So to each their own.

We have someone staying at our house, but they're working long hours so instead we're taking Har to a guy known as the Vizsla whisperer in Chicago. Harlow's going to have a slumber party with 2-3 other dogs, and will get 2-3 dog beach visits per day.

This dog-whispered doesn't accept just anyone, so Harlow had to go on a "trial playdate" to be allowed into this elite Chicago dog club (not kidding) so I'm really hoping he doesn't act like a jackass this weekend and get himself kicked out. I'll keep you updated.

And now it's just about time to check in for our flight, so I'm already getting extreme anxiety about Southwest giving me a C even though I'll check in RIGHT ON TIME. The pressure is too much for me.

Before I go, I hope you enjoyed my beautiful flat-lay pic above. I made it just for you! The grey sweatshirt is from the J Crew Factory Mens section, circa six years ago. If you look closely, there's tiny holes everywhere, but I love it too much to throw it away. The slippers are from my friend Kate, so if you want a pair, talk to Kate.

And I just got the adorable striped-pjs from Madewell, they're a little pricey, but as I've gotten older (and lazier) I don't mind paying a little more for pjs since I wear them every night for 9 (sometimes 14) hours at a time. I like to be comfy, what can I say!

I also just ordered these palm print pajamas and am far too excited about them. I'll probably wear the top as a shirt because that's what crazy kids do these days!

Now to conclude and tie it back to my title. How to pack for a trip: you just do! Hope this helps. Byeeeeeee!


  1. I am so ready for Harlow's sleepover update. The real question is, will the sitter play hide and seek with Harlow?

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