Friday, August 31, 2012

Road Trippin'

Jess LC Jackson earrings, J. Crew Biennial medium satchel, glitter TOMS,
Madewell chambray shirt, Old Navy striped shorts

It's definitely a TGIF kind of week again. So the long holiday weekend in the US is perfectly timed. Weather permitting, I'm hoping to work on the back room again.

Last week's Friday's Fancies theme was all about the road trip, but I was too busy sharing a certain cupcake to write about my favorite road trip tip. So that's what you're getting this week :)

Growing up, my family took a few summer vacations to Hilton Head. One year, my parents decided to drive instead of fly. It's a bit of a hike from Ohio to South Carolina, so they devised a little plan to keep us occupied. Once everyone was piled into the van, my Mom gave my sister and I a small brown paper bag with "Ohio" written on it. Inside was an activity book for the trip. And as we passed through each subsequent state, we received a new goodie bag. Each bag contained something little like a snack, batteries for our CD players, or perhaps a Beanie Baby (remember those?). As a kid, it was like gold.

I haven't used this idea as an adult yet, but it can be done. Maybe put together state goodie bags with your road trip companion's favorite snack, a new CD or album downloaded from iTunes, a magazine, or Mad Libs book.

How did you survive road trips as a kid? Or even as an adult?

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  1. What a fun idea!!! I definitely want to use that!

    Also, I'm from Ohio and we used to road trip to Hilton Head for vacations, too! We played a lot of games, but I would have loved those goodie bags!

  2. Ahhh I love each piece of this outfit so much!! Especially the glitter TOMS!! I have them in black but have been meaning to get them in silver for the longest time! Also, love your little goodie bag idea! How cute!! That definitely would have made road trips a lot more fun for me as a kid! :D

    <3 Amanda,

  3. Love those shorts! I was looking at them last night at Old Navy :) What a fantastic road trip idea- saving that one :)

  4. Happy almost Anniversary to you and John!

  5. Lovely collection of great designs.Your handbag and shoes is very nice.


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