Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Travel Plans and Blog Award

Craziness, I miss one day and it feels like I haven't posted in forever... hmm, I'd suggest that I need a hobby, but online shopping and blogging are my hobbies!?


Yesterday was a busy day at work, and in addition to that, I played travel agent for the majority of the day.  I like to travel the way I shop - and that's getting the best deal possible.  So booking through Ebates and using my Starwood Preferred Guest membership is a must!

I have two trips coming up and both are to good ol' sunny California.  These two trips will make California my most visited state, surpassing Washington and Florida.  Which, seems a little out of norm for a Mid-Atlantic East Coast girl, but 5-hour flights are a cakewalk for this cross-continental vet.... mmmm, cake.

My first trip is a quickie, so my plan is to pack light and just bring a carry-on.  On official the scale of "tendency to over pack" I place myself at a 7.  I normally load up and then edit some things out... but regardless, bring more than necessary.  My goal is place myself at a "5" and bring only what I need, so you bet you'll be seeing my Polyvore Travel sets in the up coming weeks.


I was surprised and honored when I caught up with two of my blog-sessions this morning and saw that I was nominated for a award by the Cute-as-a-button Coley of Coley's Closet Cravings and Keepin'-it-real-Kristen of K's Conspiracy of Being Maria.  Thanks Ladies!


So in no particular order... 10 Random Facts about Me.

1. I am the only person in my immediate family to have been born on the east coast (Jersey Girl!)
2. I despise Pink, specifically hot pink... product of my Tomboy-ish Girly Rebellion
3. I own 3 skirts, I wear them never.
4. My first car was a Jeep Grand Cherokee and it kicks my current "reasonable" and good mileage getting Honda's ass.
5. As a child I had a dog, a cat, and even a guinea pig.
6. I've never broken a bone (knock on wood), but have had my fair share of stitches...
7. My favorite flowers are daisies because I like their simplicity and crisp white petals, hydrangeas are a close runner up.
8. I love baked goods... muffins, brownies, bread, cookies, cake, you name it!
9. Got 3rd place (for the women) in a 5K race in Philadelphia last year, sadly I've been slacking on my fitness since my wedding - 6 months ago!
10.  Loves March Madness and, even though I'm a UNC girl at heart,  I have picked Kansas for the last 5 years... you bet I'm going with them again to take it all!!!

7 comments:

  1. You mean you own 2 skirts! (I have your 3rd now mwahhahahaha)

    I, too, am a proud Jersey Girl :)

    On the pack scale I'm definitely a 64 ;)

    WUV March Madness as well although I just watch...no pickies for me

    Good for You miss, with the 5K run. I couldn't WALK 5k so big ups to you on that one. Great facts, Great blog!!!

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  2. Look at you, swifty! And, ohemgee do I love baked goods. SOmuch. I'm going w/Syracuse this year...I know it's risk :)

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  3. K - I actually have 3, I forgot I own two pencil skirts that look identical and then a khaki pencil/a-line mix (???) I don't even know if that makes sense?

    and yeah, I need to start running again, or my more like my butt needs me to start running again! Thanks for the <3 GF!

    Coley - I'm actually upset that I'm picking Kansas bc even though they are that superior this year they can totally win it, I highly doubt they will... but I can't break my streak now, not when they have such potential! I did win 2nd place the year they took it all :)

    <3 college hoops

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  4. Hayes I thought I liked you before reading that you're a UNC fan. I'm an Illini fan and remember 2005... Looks like we both made it to the NIT this year.

    I'm picking Kansas as well this year.

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  5. Bahaha! That's great Amie :)

    I always want to pick UNC, but hate picking front runners. Kansas is always good, and I always hope they're a sleeper hit... this year they're a front runner and it kills me to pick them.... but I gotta streak, if they won I'd be P-I-S-E-D I didn't continue with it... (quick name that movie!)

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  6. Where in Cali are you going? have fun! I love traveling but hate packing - I never want to be without something so I overpack! hah

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  7. Hey MsHark! I'm going to LA for a short trip next month, but I will be heading to your neck of the woods in June, however I think we are going to make the US Open a day trip bc the hotel rates for the area are REALLY high (which is to be expected for an event like that)...

    I'm the same way with packing - wanting to have lots of options, but I figure for a 4 day trip (where two days will be primarly spent on a plane) I should be able to figure out 2 (maybe 3) potential outfits and stick to it :)

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