Critical Carry-On
Beauty, Personal

Critical Carry On

I’m flying down to California this week to spend some time with my family and catch up with friends. As I organize my packing list, I thought I’d share what’s in my carry-on.Carry-On Detail

While on a family vacation years ago, one of my sisters (a little babe at the time) had her Gameboy, charger, & games stored in a small bag which she dubbed her “Bag of Technology”. This was ultra adorable because she was like 6 years old, but she created a seriously brilliant packing solution.

This charming family tale brings me to the following list of critical tech:

Next on the packing list:

  • notebook
  • writing utensils

I always carry in my purse a black pen, mechanical pencil, & double-ended black Sharpie (one end is your standard Sharpie tip & the other holds a fine point), so this crew comes along in the carry-on.

Because I’ll be traveling at night:

  • eye mask

And because I’ll be arriving in the bright LA morning sunshine:

Bag of Beauty DetailMy Bag of Beauty contains all the following bits & bobs I need to be human:

I like to carry-on oil absorbing sheets for my face, a rollerball of perfume, and a travel sized deodorant so I can freshen up when I land. I don’t need my family’s first sight of me to be accompanied by any excess shine or stank. The Altoids come into play there too.

I also carry two different lip balms. I like to use the medicated one on flights to combat the terribly drying plane air and I’m sure my lips are grateful. The other lip balm has a spf & is my everyday choice.

You may have noticed I haven’t included any makeup. I no longer wear makeup when I travel. I find it easier to look fresh when landing if all I have to do is splash some water on my face versus trying to apply a full face of make up with a tiny hand mirror. It also saves space in my carry-on; meaning more room for impulse-buy magazines & chocolate!

Essentials not pictured above but definitely coming along:

  • cell phone
  • reading glasses
  • oversized cashmere sweater for maximum cozy

What’s on your critical carry-on packing list?

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Design, Food

Dinner Menu | Printable

Photo of Weekly Dinner Menu PrintableImage of Printable GraphicI’ve got a handy weekly dinner menu printable for all my Chef Babes today!

Weekly Dinner Menu Printable

I use this PDF to plan out my weekly dinners & then post the menu on the fridge to keep track of what I’ll be cooking each day of the week.

Photo of Weekly Dinner MenusThis page makes two weekly menus when cut in half. Click on the PDF above & print as many copies as you need!Photo of Menu Close Up

What are you babes cookin’ up this week?

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