Road Trip Essentials

This week Breon and I are heading to the Ojibwe Forest Rally, a car race that takes place in Northern Minnesota. We are volunteering for the event and are excited to see all the awesome rally cars. We will be spending some time in the car and as I start to prepare my list, I thought I might share with you my road trip essentials. These are my favs when on a road trip…

road trip essentials

  1. Good magazines. This month I have shape, real simple, and whatever else looks good at Target. Probably will pick up a people or some other celebrity mag because I gotta catch up on my pop culture!
  2. Healthy Snacks. Fruits, veggies, clif bars, raisins, beef jerky, goldfish
  3. Healthy Drinks. La Croix is my current favorite!
  4. Podcasts. We love to have some podcasts banked up including Nerdist, Doug Loves Movies, Rooster Teeth, and more.
  5. Scosche Dual USB Car Charger. We use this so we can either charge both phones or a phone and a tablet…etc. IT’s AWESOME!
  6. My Nexus 7. This is a MUST-HAVE! It has my books (Game of Thrones, currently) and all other fun stuff. It’s a great tool to have.

Weekly Wrap-Up

What a crazy week. Let me tell you, I need to learn the word ‘no.’ I have said yes to everything, thusly making last week and probably the next few tres crazy! I am so busy…

  1. 5+ different projects going on at work + everyday responsibilities
  2. 2 freelance projects
  3. Planning the wedding
  4. Watching Orange is the New Black (OMG It’s so good)
  5. Playing Minecraft with the MN Crafters (so fun)
  6. Ojibwe Forest Rally coming up this next weekend
  7. And then we are going to San Francisco for labor day.

I know over the course of the next few weeks sleep is going to be of the upmost importance. Last week, I didn’t make goals and thusly didn’t do very well on the health front. I focused on work and that showed in my eating too.

This week, I need to make goals and they are as follows:

  • Workout 5 times – Do Focus T25, Fitness on Request, and Strength Train
  • Pack healthy snacks for our road trip north
  • Focus on one project per day at work
  • Progress further on my freelance projects
  • Continue communicating with wedding planner
  • SLEEP at least 8 hours every night

What I am digging this week:

This adorable engagement photoshoot taken on a fun boat.

 Rue Magazine this month is awesome. I just love their amazing photography!

This house is open and sunny, it makes me want to wake up, enjoy a cup of coffee, and a scone while reading the paper!

My favorite food blogger and friend Lee created this awesome Gluten-Free Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe! It looks so good and I am not even GF!

This free font is very fun, I can see some fun uses for design stuffs!

This poem. ‘Nuff said:


What did you accomplish this week? What are you looking forward to next week?