Anniversary Weekend

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

At the beginning of this year, my boyfriend and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary! We wanted to go somewhere new to celebrate and decided on the springs in Florida near Gainesville. We used a website called AirBnb to rent a house and it was gorgeous!

We decided to rent a canoe to take down one of the rivers with the springs. I am so glad we did this because we got to see a manatee! It was amazing, we could get right up next to it and it didn't mind us at all. Apparently, the couple in front of us had some otters swim with them for a little while. 

We considered swimming in the springs since they are always the same temperature but, since it was January and the air was extremely cold, we decided not to. We may be going back soon, and I will definitely swim this time!

For dinner, we wanted pizza, so we found a local place in downtown Gainesville and loved it! For dessert we stopped at Trader Joes and found some macarons. 

On our way home at the end of the weekend, we stopped at the Okefenokee Swamp for my first time. It was gorgeous, although we did not see any alligators. For lunch, we got Waffle House(my favorite!)

It was such an amazing weekend and I can't wait to go back. I hope you all enjoyed!

Looks Like Spring

Abby and Me

Friday, March 31, 2017

In honor of national Puppy Day a couple days ago, Abby and I decided to spend the day together. Can I just say how beautiful this was? We went on her favorite walk and it couldn't have been more perfect. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Casual Day Downtown

Thursday, March 30, 2017

I usually dress like this for everyday wear. Like most people, I am typically busy and like to be dressed nice, but practical. This bag allows me to carry everything I need for the day (ie laptop)! I got my first pair of Keds about six months ago and they have quickly become my favorite pair of shoes. They go with almost anything and are so ridiculously comfy.

Let me know if you want me to do a what's in my bag post!

Crop Top Adventure

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I got this crop top last summer at the end of the season, so this was my first time getting to wear it! My pants are actually a jumpsuit from Target that I also wear as pants. These are one of my favorite pairs of earrings from Kendra Scott. This day was so beautiful out, I went for a walk and decided to hammock!

Spring Break

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hey guys!

I just got home from Spring Break on Sunday and I wanted to share it with you all! My boyfriend and I decided we wanted to take a road trip to Canada. I had never been out of the country before so I was very excited! Along the way we stopped at some amazing sights. I included some photos from my favorite stops!

My first favorite was a State Park in Virginia. They had wild ponies there! You couldn't touch them or feed them, but they loved coming up really close to us. You can see the photo of my boyfriend photographing the ginger pony, which was his favorite. My next favorite stop was at Cucumber Falls in Pennsylvania. The waterfall was covered in ice! We were able to climb all around it, and it was gorgeous. My last favorite stop was in Canada! Unfortunately, my camera was not working while we were there, but it was gorgeous! We used Airbnb to get a house in walking distance from Niagara Falls. Canada was also having a snowstorm while we were there. We only stayed one night and got almost 3ft of snow.  It was also hard to see Niagara Falls because there were white out conditions, but I still loved it. 

The way we camped was by borrowing his parents Expedition. We knew it was going to be cold on the trip and didn't want to camp in the cold, so the car provided us with enough room to actually put a mattress in the back. It was extremely comfortable. We made a chart and each night found free or cheap places to camp. In Pennsylvania, we knew the snowstorm was supposed to start, so we got an impromptu hotel room and stayed up watching The Bachelor finale.  

For food, we prepared before we left. Both he and I are gluten free for medical reasons, so we had to find mostly nonperishable foods that accommodated that. For breakfast I usually had a larabar. Sometimes I would also stop and get coffee. For lunch, we brought a variety of gluten free bread and a cooler with sandwich meat and mayo. Once we ran out of that we made PB&J sandwiches. For dinner, we would use his camping gear and cook things like oatmeal, mashed potatoes, or prepackaged meals. We also made a couple of stops at Waffle House. 

A couple of mishaps happened on the trip. The first that happened the check engine light started flashing while I was driving. We took it to a car care place and they informed us that the third engine coil had broken and had to be changed immediately before we could continue driving. It was late at night and we were in an unfamiliar place. Our solution was to watch a YouTube video on how to replace the part. After about 2 hours we finally had it fixed! 

The next mishap was while driving up a very steep incline where the road was not salted and there was a thick layer of ice and snow, the four wheel drive decided not to engage. We had another car behind us and our car started sliding backwards. We ended up having to break down backwards and let them pass. After that, we were able to play with the four wheel drive and get it working. 

It was such an incredible trip and I will definitely be revisiting a lot of these places!

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