Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Road Trip Emergency Box - Never Road Trip Without It


We are back from our Austin trip (and Color Run experience), and might I say it was awesome!  I think I just might call Austin my home now and I can't wait to go back!  I'll put together a little post for you of our adventures, but today I'm continuing my road trip series and talking about emergencies.  

Emergencies can come in different forms.  There can be a big emergency...like the type where bleeding is involved, and there can be a small emergency...like one of your kiddos has an accident and you need to clean up and change their clothes.  These are when an emergency box comes in handy!  

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Road Trip Busy Box - Hours Of Entertainment For Kids


Keeping the little ones entertained on a long road trip could be hard.  Between the "Are we there yet?" and the fussy tantrums, it can get pretty frustrating.  

A few years ago, I came up with a busy bag for my daughter when we had to take a long road trip from deep south Texas all the way up to El Paso ( That's about an 11 hour drive, people!).  It was such a great success that we have been making them ever since!  Here's what we are packing for her on this 5 hour trip.  She's 4 now, so we included a lot of "big girl" things and instead of a bag, it is now a box. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

6 Things To Clean Before Your Vacation - Come Back To A Fresh & Clean Home


The week has finally come!  The week I have been waiting for many months!  This Friday we head to Austin for our three day vacation / Color Run!  

Even though I'm very excited, there is much to do this week.  One thing I'm trying to tackle before we leave is cleaning the house....yes I said cleaning the house.  No I'm not crazy, I just like coming home to a clean house.  Here's what we clean before we head off on our trips. 

Friday, May 8, 2015

My Road Trip Grab Bag - Everything You Need For The Long Drive


When I go on a road trip, I always pack a little grab bag full of entertainment items just for me!  Everything that I can use to relax in the car and get me through the long drive is packed into this little bag.  

Don't get me wrong, I love family time and the beautiful scenery out the window, but sometimes everyone just needs some alone time. 

I usually have this bag packed two weeks before the trip so I have time to look for everything and have it together.  I just simply pack it and put it aside till the day of the trip.  Here are some of the things I pack.