Packing, Suitcases & Winners
I’ve been a busy girl packing and getting ready for our trip. Does the inside of anyone else’s suitcase look like the biggest mishmash of stuff, ever?
books I plan to read
to Trader Joe’s chocolate chips for baking I want to do
to raisins and snack bars and stevia
Never leave home without cuter shorts and bikinis for your child than for yourself.
But fold away those cute shorts and bikinis and you’ll find a potty for those who don’t want to use the big girl potty (brand new, of course) along with a cup for the Magic Bullet I’m bringing that’s tucked inside it. And there is a big plastic hood for my favorite camera lens wedged in, too.
And don’t forget to cram some raisins in between my bikinis and a nightlight, too. Just in case someone is scared of the dark.
We leave Friday night on a red eye for Aruba and I can’t wait!
I will be blogging from there, twice daily, like always.
But I also plan on kicking my feet up and having a few of these.
Now the three winners for the CamelBak Groove Giveaway:
1. Gina May 11, 2011 at 4:12 am “I need a new Camelbak so bad! Mine is all worn out. I love water, Vitamin Water Zero and coffee of course!”
2. Bria @ West of Persia May 11, 2011 at 7:31 am “I like to drink smoothies, hot chocolate, and iced tea. But I’d prob stick to water for this Camelback ”
3. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 11, 2011 at 7:57 am “I’m a water girl through and through…”
Ladies: email me with your color choice and mailing address, asap and CamelBak will ship directly to you.
I’m donating High Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
1. Is your suitcase neat and orderly by the time you depart or sort of a hodge podge? What are some crazy but you have-to-bring-them-with items?
Mine is still neat, to a point, because the stacks of clothes are still stacked, and the toiletries and snacks are all in baggies, but it definitely is a hodgepodge from clothes to nightlights to a Magic Bullet (don’t want to lug the Vita) to books to computer and camera gear. A little bit of everything.
2. Who does the packing in your house? How far in advance do you pack?
As the woman and mother, I have to pack for myself, child, and bring household goods from potties to nightlights and bring snacks and things like children’s Tylenol just in case, and have extra pairs of sandals for Skylar and make sure we have extra sets of keys for the house and make sure the mail is stopped here in San Diego and the cab to the airport is called and arranged and that the fridge is cleaned out and nothing is going to rot while we’re gone and it goes on and on.
Scott, well, he shows up. And he brings: his clothes. And his bag is usually overweight! Mine, I get a hall pass because I am packing for three: me, Skylar, the house stuff.
No wonder men have “an easier time packing” and getting ready for trips!
I start pre-packing a week or so before because I have so many different items to bring that I need a head start to make sure I don’t forget anything.
Happy Friday everyone!