Let’s Fly Away

“Oh Darling, let’s be adventurers.” – Anonymous

One of the greatest luxuries I have as “summer wife” between June and August is time; time to explore my passions and time for travel.

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Leaving on a jet plane on Greg’s 29th Birthday!

This summer, the hubs and I went on a European vacation. I visited countries I had never been to before. Actually I visited another continent – which I had also never done before. We spent 18 days and traveled to London, Munich, Berlin and Copenhagen.

Since we all long for more “summer” in our daily lives, here is a quick list of things I learned from our travels abroad that I want to make a part of my everyday life here in Texas.

  1. Get outside
  2. You can live on less than you think – I only had one, small rolling suitcase for 18 days and I survived!
  3. Explore – I hope to find new activities, museums, parks and restaurants to explore in my own city.
  4. Ask for help
  5. Journal
  6. Bring your travels home – Use travel pictures in your home as decor. Check this out in an upcoming blog post!
  7. Ask yourself daily: Is my life sparking joy? I borrowed a book from a friend to read on my trip called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. The author talks about when “tidying” up your home you should hold each item you own and ask,  “Does this spark joy?” I thought that question was so meaningful and I want to ask myself that question about experiences in my life.

As I continue my journey with home decor and DIY, these images inspire me to be creative and create beautiful things in our home.

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Decor Tip: I will often take pictures of nature on trips to use as framed decor in our house. This photo is of flowers from a castle we visited in Munich, Germany. Photos mean more when they tell a story of places you’ve been and places where special memories were made.
Westminster Abbey
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Canal tour in Copenhagen
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Sunset on the London Eye

Our trip was unforgettable and I hope to keep a little piece of each sunset we saw with me all year long.

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Sunset in London

How do you keep “summer” in your life year round?

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