Tuesday, May 31, 2016

the best outfit for Disney World.

While planning our trip to Disney, I was super excited to plan out my outfits for each day at the park. I knew I wanted clothes that would breathe easily, that were Disney themed, but would also be items that I would wear outside of Disney.

When I found Jordandene a few years ago, I knew I had to have one of their shirts for my next Disney trip.

I picked the "Supercalifragilistic" shirt from Jordandene and knew it would quickly become my favorite outfit for the trip.

What can I say about this shirt? It was perfect.

You know the parks are hot. This shirt breathed so well and was so lightweight.
On this day in particular, we did all 4 parks in one day. I couldn't have picked a better outfit for walking all those 13 miles.

At one point in particular, we rode the Kali River Rapids, and we all got soaked. I mean, super soaked. But, this shirt dried so quickly and was still so light after being weighed down by all the water.

All in all, this shirt is too good for words. They have so many fun options to choose from and I can't wait to get some more to add to my collection. Be sure to hop over and take a look at what they have to offer. 

And if you're ever headed to Disney, you definitely need this in your suitcase.

Shirt c/o Jordandene in exchange for an honest review. As per usual, all opinions are my own and in truly Charlie fashion, honest beyond belief.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

breaking the silence.

It's been a very long time since I wrote anything on this space. But today, I'm ready to break the silence.

Last fall, I moved home permanently after being away at school for two years. At the time, I was devastated, but also thankful that I would get to spend more time with my family. I was sad at losing my friends and losing my community that I had grown so fond of. But I was so hopeful that the Lord would provide me with a new community of believers here at home.

But nobody told me it would be this hard. Putting myself back out there and trying to make new friends. This season I'm in is so awkward. I'm college aged...but not exactly in college. I'm not married and don't have kids, but it seems that everyone in this town is.

Needless to say, nobody prepared me for how difficult it would be to make new friends and a new community. It's like freshman year all over again, except you're the only freshman.

After reading over this, I feel like I'm just complaining. But this is just me putting my flag in the ground and saying, "this is where I am."

I'm struggling and relying on the Lord and believing that the good is only to come. I know He will provide for me, in His time.

I will always have the chance to look at the good or bad in every situation. I can dwell on my season of loneliness, or I can give thanks that I get to spend these days with my family, that I get to live on a freakin' island, that its 70 degrees in winter.

He is still good, always.

Sorry this post was so botchy. Just my thoughts and ramblings..but I guess that's what this space is for, anyways. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

how to beat the travel blues.

what to do, instead of traveling.Whenever I'm not traveling (which is about 50 weeks out of the year), I find myself wishing I was traveling.

I know, it's quite the conundrum.

I've diagnosed myself with the Travel Blues.

It's when you wish you were out exploring someplace new (preferably a new country) and you can't help but daydream about your next adventure.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who has the travel blues...

So, here are some of my favorite ways to get out of my travel funk.

Explore Your Town.

This is something I am so quick to push aside. It's easy for me to forget about exploring my own town when I live there and drive around in it all the time. But the reality? There are so many places I have yet to discover or explore. So, take a drive and find a place that's new this weekend!

Make a Weekend Trip.

For the past few weekends, I have made a trip to visit friends or family in nearby areas. Don't discount this as not traveling (I'm easily prone to doing that)! Even if it's just a few hours away (or less), it is still traveling. Getting out and going someplace new (or familiar) helps me realize that adventure really can be in my backyard. 

Save, save, save.

This might be the hardest one to do. It's easy for me to save money for a trip I'm planning. But when I don't actually have a trip planned, saving money can be really difficult. It's like saving for a figment in my head. A trip that I might take one day. But, if I'm being honest, with my track record of traveling, I'll probably be headed somewhere exciting soon. So, it only makes sense to start saving now.

Plan it.

This one is also hard for me. I love planning things out, but during this season in my life, it's hard to plan anything past December. Which can kill me. But, that doesn't mean I can't create a new Pinterest board for things to do in said city. This is one of the best parts about going on a trip, after all. Planning out all the possible adventures!

So, tell me if you've ever been hit with the travel blues! And if you have, what do you do to get out them? I wanna hear!