Friday Chit Chat Vol. 5

By the time you’re reading this, I’ll be on vacation, so I thought some travel related questions would be fitting this week. If you’re new to the Friday Chit Chat, welcome! Every week I share a handful of fun questions, and invite you to play along in the comments section! I would love to read your answers. It’s a way we can both get to know each other a little better.

My view from a vacation in Las Vegas years ago.

What’s your happy place?

As cheesy as it sounds, home! Wherever my family is is where I want to be. I am a major homebody and love being at home. I feel unsettled if I’m away for too long. I also feel unsettled if my home isn’t neat, organized and cozy.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

We used to live in Washington state, and if I didn’t equate it to kind of feeling like “home” it would be my favorite place to travel. We actually haven’t been back since we lived there, but I would definitely go back again for a trip. We lived in Wenatchee, WA and Spokane Valley, WA. I loved the scenery and the mountains. The drive from where we lived in Wenatchee Valley to Seattle was absolutely majestic. There is no other way to describe the enormous mountains and scenery that grace this beautiful planet!

Where did you take your honeymoon?

We went to Neebish Island, Michigan. My grandparents used to own a cabin there on the Saint Lawrence Seaway. I’ll forever be grateful that we took the trip out there because it’s the only time my husband will ever be able to experience that island with me and that piece of my childhood because the cabin has since been sold. Maybe we will go up there to camp sometime, but it’s hard to say! It’s kind of in the middle of nowhere!

If you could go anywhere in the world right now where would you go?

We put ourselves on a tight budget for the next year or so to build up our savings, so I don’t know that we’ll go anywhere lavish. But that’s the funny thing about making memories and having a good time…you can do that anywhere on any budget. We’ve been to Disney World, Las Vegas, New York, and various places in Wisconsin. So that’s kind of all over the map! If I could choose just ONE place, I would probably investigate a part of our country I’ve never been. A few states I’ve always wanted to visit: Texas, Georgia, South Carolina. If you’ve been to any of those states, leave me your best recommendations.

What are your travel necessities?

I’m a heavy packer, but lately I’ve been challenging myself to fit everything in my carry on. You just save so much money that way not having to check a bag! So…I’ve been traveling lighter than ever (but let’s be real, still packing twice the outfits I probably need).

For clothes, I like to bring flowy maxi dresses, comfy shoes, and layers. I like to know my feet aren’t going to be killing me, I’m not going to be stuck in something itchy or tight, and I’m going to feel good. I bring extra undergarments, an extra set of clothing for each day in case my mood changes, etc. I’m high maintenance!

In my bathroom bag, I pack minis of my skincare and keep it simple! I love the L’Bri 3-step skincare that I’ve been using for about a year. I squeeze my foundation of the moment into a little tub, and pack mostly cream and powder makeup products so I don’t have to count it as a liquid and put it in my little quart sized bag. Traveling can be such a pain!

My carry on/purse has money, my cell phone and Apple watch chargers, and snacks. Oh, and also earbuds. The last time I flew on a plane I realized I could be listening to podcasts while I flew, so that’s kind of like working, right? Multitasking is great.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have three beauty related products, which ones would you choose?

I would definitely choose SPF, a hair tie, and some body wash. That’s pretty much all I would need!

Answer my questions below as a response in the comments. Just copy/paste! Thanks so much for reading along and I can’t wait to know you a little bit better 🙂 Want to join my girl’s chat private FB group? Click here. Follow me on Instagram too! I’m always uploading to stories and posting what I’m up to.

  • What’s your happy place?
  • Where is your favorite vacation destination?
  • Where did you take your honeymoon?
  • If you could go anywhere in the world right now where would you go?
  • What are your travel necessities?
  • If you were stranded on a desert island and could have three beauty related products, which ones would you choose?

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