Monday, August 8, 2016

#ManiMonday 8/8/2016

#ManiMonday 8/8/2016

For this #ManiMonday I've decided to show you the mani I've got while I'm away in Japan. While I'm out of the country I chose a super muted blue/grey Essie polish and an awesome sparkly accent nail. I didn't want to do anything crazy for my vacation so that my nails would look polished and wouldn't stand out too much. Chris helped pick out the color and specifically requested 'pastels/muted colors'.

I'm excited to be out of country and enjoying myself!

Friday, August 5, 2016

5 Tips for a Successful Vacation

5 Tips for a Successful Vacation

I'm terrible at disconnecting and stepping away from work when I'm supposed to be 'On Vacation'. I'm getting better as I get older - but here are a few tips from a seriously Type A personality to help you LET GO and ENJOY your vacation.

Don't Over-Plan it:
This is my problem - I have a tendency to wayyyyy over plan things. Leave yourself enough wiggle room that if something fun & spontaneous happens you can do it - but also leave yourself room just in case something doesn't go exactly to plan. There's no point in being stressed out over little things when you are supposed to be on vacation!

Don't Under-Plan it:
Okay - contrary to what I said above, at least plan SOMETHING. Having a rough daily plan helps your day have a purpose. I mean even lazy vacation days have a simple daily plan!

Don't Be Afraid to do Things Spontaneously:
Yes, it may throw you off schedule. Yes, it may not be what you wanted to do. But guess what - life happens! Don't let potentially awesome experiences pass you by!

Step Away from Work:
No seriously - unsync your work email, and log out of all work accounts. Tell your boss and coworkers you'll be unavailable and you won't have access to a computer and phone service will be limited. It may be a lie - but my boss has a tendency to pester me while I'm on vacation/sick and I always feel some sense of duty to find a way to make it happen. Don't forget the word 'No' exists.

Don't Bring your Emotional Baggage at Home with You:
You are specifically on vacation to get away  from the everyday stressors and baggage that you carry with you. You can be the best and happiest version of yourself when on vacation - so do it! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

July Erin Condren Planner Spreads

July EC Spreads

The month of July was a tumultuous one for me. A LOT of things needed to get done in the month of July to prep for my two week vacation! It's been a bit of a hectic one - as you can see. But the last week a lot of things evened out and although I'm super crazy at work, it's not too terrible but I am DEFINITELY ready for this vacation.

All of the weekly kits are from LittleMissPaperie and the cute Japan countdown stickers are ones I specifically requested from KPL Plans. She now has them on her etsy store so you can buy them too!