I know I shared one of the pictures from Central Park when I wrote my birthday post but I wanted you all to see the others as well. I also want to announce the winner of the macaron giveaway! Continue reading “SNAPSHOTS FROM CENTRAL PARK + GIVEAWAY WINNER”
There was still snow up to my knees on Mt. Hood at the end of April. This Tennessee girl gets excited over a few flurries so this was definitely “stock up on milk and bread” level for me. At one point, I fell face first in the snow. I disappeared for a few seconds, ha! Continue reading “MT. HOOD”
Long and Short Sleeve Layers
I wanted to share what I packed for Portland in case anyone was wondering or packing for a similar trip!
I cannot stress how much I love my Hunter rain boots. I would buy them again in a heartbeat. I wore them almost every day and they are a must-have item. I got the “tour” version that fold up easily for packing.
I bought the Columbia rain coat specifically for the trip and it withstood light showers as well as huge waterfalls.
Patagonia’s Re-Tool Snap Pullover is ridiculously warm. I can’t put it on while still in the house or I start sweating so it’s definitely worth the price.
The Better Sweater Jacket also by Patagonia is a great layering piece. It’s the perfect jacket for layering and every day wear.
I get most of my long and short sleeve layers from Old Navy, Gap, and Target.
I hope this helps for anyone planning a trip somewhere rainy. Never let it stop you from having an incredible adventure.
Until next time,
While Chris and his cousin Ryan went skiing, Colette took the boys and I to Little Zigzag Falls. The falls are just a short walk away from the parking lot which is great for kids. The trail was still covered in snow so the walk was exceptionally beautiful that day. Continue reading “LITTLE ZIGZAG FALLS HIKE”
Our first big stop in New York City was the Empire State Building. We dropped our luggage at the hotel, ate a quick bite at Junior’s, and headed to the famous landmark. Continue reading “EMPIRE STATE BUILDING”
Our trip to New York City was in honor of my friend Hannah’s upcoming nuptials but she was kind enough to let us go inside Ladurée to sample their infamous macarons. They were every bit as delicious as I imagined they would be! I hope to one day visit their original store in Paris as well but now I can officially say I’ve had a Ladurée macaron. Let me show you around Ladurée on Madison! Continue reading “LADURÉE + A GIVEAWAY! (NOW CLOSED)”
I’ve already mentioned that I was fortunate enough to be in NYC for my 27th birthday because of my best friend’s bachelorette weekend. This was our last day in the city and my sweet friends wanted to have a birthday brunch together before we reluctantly went back to Tennessee. Continue reading “BIRTHDAY BRUNCH IN NYC”
If you can believe it, this is my 100th blog post! I wanted to use this momentous occasion to showcase more of Portland. I can’t recommend this part of the country enough for your next vacation. There were still lots of things we wanted to see (and eat) so we’ll definitely be back. Here are my 5 must-do’s to keep in mind when you’re planning your trip. Let me know if you’ve been! Continue reading “5 THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO WHEN YOU’RE IN PORTLAND”
We had an incredible trip to Portland! I am thrilled to be able to share Voodoo Doughnut shop and much more with the You, Me, and Tennessee family. Voodoo Doughnut is a place I’ve seen on Food Network and read about on Pinterest. I’ve wanted to go for years and I am over the moon to say that we finally made it happen. I encourage each and every one of you to make your own list and start marking things off. You won’t regret it!
I would like to start off by saying that while tropical locations are popular for girls’ trips, NYC is certainly a competitive choice as well. We had an absolute blast for my friend’s bachelorette weekend and now I’m dying to go back. We went for 3 days and managed to fit in a trip to The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and a Broadway show. Whew! Needless to say I spent this week catching up on sleep but I’d do it all over again. I got a lot of messages about what we did and if I had any tips for those who are planning their own trips to the Big Apple. Continue reading “5 TIPS FOR VISITING NEW YORK CITY”