Hi all! TGIF! In my London recap I mentioned a family Christmas trip to Jackson Hole, WY was in the works. Well that trip is finally here. We leave Monday morning for a winter wonderland. In previous posts about travel I have given pieces of information on what we have planned so I thought I would do a brief one here. Sidenote: I may or may not be stalking Jackson Hole’s instagram to see all the pretty snow.
I think the whole family has been monitoring the weather. Looks like a lot of snow and super cold temperatures. I.Am.So.Excited 🙂
Where We Are Staying
In a few trips this year, the hubs and I booked an airbnb to stay in, but his parents reserved a townhouse through VRBO. Has anyone used VRBO and airbnb before? I’m curious to see how the two compare. According to the property description, it is within walking distance to downtown Jackson and near the Snow King Ski resort. Sounds super convenient.
What We’ll Do
I am truly hoping for a relaxing vacation. There haven’t been many opportunities to relax this year. No skiing for anyone which is kind of ironic since Jackson Hole is a ski resort haha A sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge has been arranged. I think this will be beautiful! We’re trying to pin down a snowmobiling excursion that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Dog sledding would be fun too. The Ariel Tram may be a good way to get some amazing photos (plus I read there is a must try waffle place at the top). The hubs and I took an ariel tram in Katoomba, Australia and ended up with some good photos. So far I have read a lot of “best restaurant” guides and assume that means we will be doing a lot of eating while there. Hello gym in January!
I’m very excited and ready to get there. As always, follow along on SnapChat (@r8d6g) to see our adventures.
Until next post…xoxo Becca
January seems to be a time when people get organized (or attempt to). I guess it has to do with having a “clean slate” and pressing the refresh button on life. There are a ton of solutions to closet organization, kitchen organization, and office supply organization, but how do you keep your activities organized?
Since the hubs has a crazy work schedule and sometimes we are like ships passing in the night we have a shared Google calendar which we both add events too. Then there’s my work calendar and don’t forget special occasions likes birthdays and anniversaries. I am terrible at remembering birthdays and anniversaries, which is one of the many reasons I still use a traditional planner…you know…one you write in 😉 While having all these calendar synced on my phone is helpful, there are times I just need to get a glimpse of the month ahead. That’s where my planner comes in handy! Who knew having a well organized planner would equal adult happiness haha
Thought I would take a second to tell you my favorite brand (no I am not being paid). I have been using Blue Sky planners since 2010. Before designer looking planners were a thing, Blue Sky already had cute and functional planners. I mean…I am not a girl who wants a boring black planner. Give me some print and color!!! Another thing I like about the Blue Sky planner is their affordability. Sure I’d love to an Erin Condren planner, but at $30+ that seems a bit over the top. I have bought my Blue Sky planner at Target, Office Depot, and ordered online one year. In August I shared (in this post) I had already purchased my 2017 planner and that thing is already filling up.
If you’re one to have a planner check them out and see if one of their designs works for you. I have loved mine over the years and I figured someone else may too. With January around the corner I thought I’d give you some help in advance of the new year 🙂
Tell me how you keep your life organized? What plans do you have for organization in 2017? Until next post…xoxo Becca
Update (12/13/17): I recently learned (thanks to one of my fabulous student assistants) that Blue Sky now offers the ability to customize your planner…at an affordable price! Can’t wait to order my 2018 planner online!