November 15, 2017

#WeddingWednesday ~ How I asked my Bridesmaids

Ways to ask my bridesmaids

So I never actually thought I'd be the blogger who posts multiple posts about her wedding. And in many ways, I'm not. I already mentioned that I'm not the biggest fan of wedding planning, so I won't be posting these every week. That said, when there is something that I'm excited about I'll post it because I do want to remember the little things as time goes on. And so here I am. 

I was ridiculously excited to ask my best girls to stand with me on my big day and for some reason, felt really emotional about it. Really emotional - at least for me.

Now, this post should really be entitled how I asked my bridesmaids on a budget. Danny and I have some big expenses in the next - a trip to Romania this winter, another trip to Romania around May  next year (a month after our wedding) for his cousin's wedding, possibly a trip to Australia next year, maybe a house purchase ... and of course the wedding, which will be held at a hotel. You get the point... we are on a budget. But I did my best, working within our allotted funds for this, to give my girls a sweet gift in asking them to basically wait on my hand and foot for a day. #ikid

November 13, 2017

Eating (and drinking) on a budget while traveling

Thanks for all the love on my last post! I don't stay 'down' for long and was in good spirits soon after I wrote it. Thankfully. I did however have tons of work last week and decided to take the week off to focus on that. Also, I officially asked my bridesmaids to stand with me on my big day in April and Im sharing how I asked them on Wednesday - stay tuned. Anyway on to today's post.

If you've spoken to me for more than a minute then you know I love to travel. As much as I love to travel though, I will be the first to admit that travelling can get pretty expensive since things add up quickly. My budget brain tries its best to find ways to got costs and I've found that cutting costs on food and drinks can majorly affect the travel budget - in a good way. Coming off of the last two trips I took (Guyana and Barbados), and with my trip to Romania and Germany coming up in a just over a month (we leave on the 16th December) I decided it was time to share some of my tips and tricks for eating and drinking for less.

Most of these are no brainers, but I've found that employing at least some of these really helps.

November 02, 2017

Coffee Chats ~ Vol. 4

I'll be honest, I wouldn't be a very good coffee date this week.

Generally speaking, I hate to be a debbie downer. Nothing annoys me more than a chronic complainer. So,  when I am down, I tend to just stay away from people, deal with my ish and emerge my jovial self. But, today, I feel to let it all out. And besides, who could turn down a coffee date? Not I.

October 30, 2017

Weekend Snapshots ~ Vol. 4

I had a travel post scheduled for today, but whenever I actually whip out my camera (or phone) and take photos over the weekend, I feel compelled to share them. So here we are.

These are the snapshots of my weekend:

1. Global Shapers #Heart4Climate

There's a lot I do in my 'real life' that I keep off the blog. Mainly work stuff and my involvement in charities or international organisations. This one was pretty cool though, so I thought I'd share it. An international organization that I'm involved in (its called Global Shapers - there's one in almost every country - and in the US, every state. You can google it and if you wish, contact your local hub; its an amazing organization) ran a Climathon this weekend in light of how badly the Caribbean has been affected by hurricanes in the last couple months. We collected non-perishable items as well as seeds and other agricultural items to help the affected islands and countries regroup and regrow. Our hub along with hubs in some other countries, formed human hearts as we stood in worldwide solidarity for our planet and doing what we can to make a difference. The French Ambassador attended and such made a great speech - it was just an amazing Saturday morning. This isn't the official drone photo of the heart - this was taken with a 360 cam but I quite like it so I posted this one :). (that was a longer paragraph than probably necessary.)

October 27, 2017

#CurrentlyLoving ~ October Favourites

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If you followed me on Twitter (you should), you'd know that for the last two weeks or so, I've been nursing the worst bronchial infection. I'm not even sure how it came about, all I know is that last week for the first time in my working life, I took two consecutive sick days. It was brutal. I'd say I'm about 90% good at the moment, aside from the fact that I sound like a pubescent boy. 

Anyway, today's post ... I've been loving quite a few items this past month and since I was not quite as active this month, I haven't gotten a chance to share them. Today's the day.