Memories, Travel, Vacation

The Layover From Hell!

Hi there, beautiful people! I hope you all are doing amazing today. Tomorrow is technically my Monday and I’m kind of not looking forward to it, it was so hard to get out of bed this morning. Since, I have showed you all the fun stuff and the goodies I got back home I thought it was time to tell you the struggles I had to go through to get there. So, besides me not wanting to be an adult anymore, I’m coming at y’all with a little story of my crazy experience during my travels back to the states. It sure is an interesting experience and about the most annoying thing I had to go through, it doesn’t help that I did it alone with a two year old.

Let’s start off with the start of my travels, which almost didn’t happen. When I got to the airport and was checking in to board, I didn’t know I had to have my husbands orders. Long story short we had to scramble and figure out how we can get these papers in a hurry. Thank goodness my hubby had his orders in his email and was able to send it to me. The Japanese were so nice and understanding, they even let me skip the line and go right through once we got checked in and they were even apologizing to me for the inconvenience, it just left me so shocked. They are absolutely beautiful people. This situation was just a little hiccup compared to what is next.

My first layover was in China, when we got off the plane onto the flight line, I had to haul a toddler and a carry on across the flight line to take a shuttle to the actual airport, mind you it is hot as all hell and the shuttle had no air conditioning! I was literally melting and Jason wasn’t doing much, because he was being hauled around like a prince but, he was even sweating. Once, we finally got to the airport we had to stand in the longest line I have ever been in to get our visas! Yes, we needed a visa to be in China for like hours. The most annoying thing ever. It about took the entire layover time to get through the visa line, customs, and to get to the other side of this ginormous airport. It felt like it was taking forever. Oh, did I forget to say that while I walked a thousand miles to get to the other side there was no air conditioning! When we got to the terminal there were these cute little Chinese shops and we had like an hour or so to pass so, we went to get snacks and drinks and there was a really cute jade bracelet I wanted to buy but, really debated on spending $150 on it. We finally got on the plane and it was a 13 hour flight from China to Chicago.

When we got to Chicago I thought it would be smooth sailing, I was so wrong! Again, I had to haul a toddler and a carry on a thousand miles to get the other side of this huge airport and we still had to take a train to get to our terminal. Thankfully, this airport had air conditioning. Good thing we had a little bit more time at this layover to change into different clothes and get some Starbucks. Only 3 more hours until we get to Florida from Chicago, we so close and yet, so far. Was it worth it, you may ask? Absolutely! I had the best time with family and I know for sure my squishy bear had a blast as well. Will I do it again? Haha, NO! I will not be going back until our time here in Japan is up and I have my husband to share the responsibility of hauling our child.

On our way back to Japan it wasn’t as bad. We didn’t have to walk all over creation. Although, will still had to take a shuttle in China with no air, I decided to treat myself for all that trouble. I collect Starbucks ” You Are Here” collection and I took the chance to buy a China mug and I was able to buy the jade bracelet, a ring, and a tiny elephant. They are absolutely beautiful. I figured I will never be back here so, why not.

It was truly a crazy and struggling experience. I hope y’all enjoyed this post!

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family, My Toddler, Shopping, Travel

Tired All Day, Awake All Night.

Hello beautifuls! After many months of waiting to come back to the states we have finally made it to the sunshine state, and I couldn’t be any happier. I sure didn’t like I was for the first couple of days, the jet lag was something serious and it didn’t help that I did this trip by myself with a toddler. Thank goodness my little squishy was well behaved and had his own seat. Jason had no problem falling asleep on the plane, as for myself, or so much. I don’t know how some people can fall asleep on an airplane, for me it’s the most uncomfortable place to sleep.

Now, we are finally on the right time and caught up on our sleep. But, you best believe the jet lag didn’t stop me from shopping and going into the red bullseye called, Target. I will do a haul post soon. It just feels so good to fit in clothes and have people understand what you are asking for. Not to mention getting my favorite Starbucks drink that Japan doesn’t have. I’ve gone to Starbucks about a good 10 times in the week and half that I’ve been here. No regrets! There’s so many places I want to go see and so many places I want to go shop. So far I’ve been to Target about three times, PINK (mama needed some new undies & bras), ULTA, Sephora, the Disney store, and good ol Walmart. I will definitely keep y’all posted with all the fun stuff that is yet to come.

Favorites, Shopping

April Favorite’s.

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Hello My Beautifuls! It’s crazy how the month of April is already gone! I feel like I just posted my March favorites. Do you think these months are flying by? I guess it is a good thing for me, I’m so close to going back home and spending time with my family and friends. I’m so excited, I have already started packing! But, now on to my April favorites, there isn’t a lot, but I just had to share these awesome items.

Since I have gotten my Louis Vuitton key holder, I can’t ever go back to a key chain. It has really changed my life. Well, it’s mainly changed the fact that I’m no longer running around the house like a mad women looking for my keys. Now, that I have found my new obsession, I couldn’t pass up on this key holder. This is a 6 ring key holder from Coach and collaboration with Disney! This couldn’t be a better collab. It’s big enough that I can put my I.D and credit cards when I need to go out for a quick errand and most importantly is has Mickey Mouse on it. So freaking cute! I could only find it on eBay, so if you’re interested in getting one of these just go on to eBay.

Now, this is something that I have been wanting for the longest time. It being the Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires. I was able to find this for a steal at one of the many preloved stores here in Japan. It was the same store I bought my LV key holder. I was extra excited to find this one because it is different from the ones in store now, so in some way it is a vintage piece. It was in such great condition and I got it for $100! I wanted to make a cross-body so I bought a non-brand leather strap, and I AM OBSESSED! This little baby is coming with me to my trip to Florida for sure. I mean look how gorgeous it is!

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I have talked about this item on my last post Florida Packing List. This was a gift from the best Easter bunny ever, it came with some chocolates, but those are long gone. I love to take pictures, I love looking back at them and remembering that memory and smiling. I grew up with a camera in my face and my uncle recording everything. So, I can’t help to do the same. I love the HP Sprocket printer, it prints my pictures instantly and unlike my Fujifilm camera, I can choose what picture I want to print and not risk the chance of wasting film. On top of being able to print my pictures instantly, the paper is a sticker! I can put these pictures anywhere. And believe me they are everywhere, they are mostly of my cute toddler. I highly recommend this little gadget.

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My last item for my April favorites are these two mugs from the You Are Here Starbucks collection, my amazing husband so kindly picked up for me when he was at a training in Hawaii. The smaller mug he picked up at a Starbucks in the airport in Fukuoka in Japan. The Hawaii mug has to be by far my favorite mug I own. It is the cutest mug ever, the colors are everything and the little drawing on the mug make me want to go to Hawaii so bad. I seriously have the best hubby ever!

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I hope y’all enjoyed my April favorites. Thanks for reading!

 

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fashion, Food, Shopping

Girly Day With Tay.

Hello Beautifuls! Today was a very much-needed girls day. It has been quite a while since I’ve gone out and did a little shopping without a toddler running around or a nagging husband telling me “hurry up”, “why are you taking so long?”. Today we shopped in peace, it was so nice. We stopped for some coffee at Starbucks, did a little shopping at H&M, went to Louis Vuitton for a little treat for the eyes and to reserve a little something I’ve been eyeing for a while, stopped at a little Luxury thrift store, and finished with some lunch. Even though we went to a lot of places, our mission today was Starbucks. Why, you may ask? Because here in Japan, Sakura season is about to start, which is the cherry blossom season. (this honestly is my favorite season).

Starbucks in Japan came out with a Sakura season collection, about the most beautiful collection ever. I don’t know about y’all ,but I love mugs and tumblers, so I had to get my hands on this pretty collection. I mean look how gorgeous and pink everything is. This is totally my type of esthetic.

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The next stop was H&M. I just got a couple of things, it’s not like I can fit in a lot of their clothes. H&M already has sizing problems and being in Japan makes it even worse. But, I can still find some cute stuff that I can fit in. The struggle is real! Today, you will see a lot of pink. At H&M I got two shirts, a cardigan, and the cutest beret. Yes, they are in different shades of pink, I did say at the beginning of this year I wanted to add more pink in my wardrobe. The shirt is so comfy, it is supposed to be a shirt dress but my butt and hips do not allow it to be a dress shirt, so I’ll be wearing it with some leggings. The second shirt is flowy and gives me spring vibes, the sleeves are bell sleeves, which adds a little girly and dressy look to it. The cardigan can be used with anything and knowing me it’ll be worn a lot. It is very thin, so it can be worn during the spring without having a heat stroke. Lastly, the blush pink beret, this was something that I was uncertain on buying, but surprisingly was very cute on me.

The last stop was the luxury thrift store. Japan has the best thrift stores ever, especially when it come to finding luxury items. My friend Taylor is the one that opened my eyes to thrifting. I honestly never even stepped foot in a thrift store until I went with Taylor. I know that sounds snobby, but it just wasn’t my thing. Anyways, at this thrift store I got a Louis Vuitton 4 Key holder. I have been wanting this for while, but I always debated on whether I wanted to pay $200 for something my keys were going to scratch and be tossed around. But, I found one that is in great condition for $70! I mean that is a good amount of money being saved that can go towards something else. I was so happy I was able to find this. I know I will not be loosing my keys any more.

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I will be having a giveaway at the end of the month. I will be posting a separate post on the details and items for the giveaway. Make sure you follow and to keep an eye out for the giveaway. 

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