Sep 30 + Beth's Roundup

The Packing List

A long overdue PACKING LIST from our Italy trip. Don’t fret as this list doesn’t change based on location–these are the items I use for mostly ALL of my trips. They’re tried and true goodies that make both my trips and packing for them seamless.

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#1

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I’ve said this umpteen times, but these MZ WALLACE bags are hands down THE BEST TRAVEL bags!  Whether on a plane, a roadtrip, or an overnighter….they not only hold EVERYTHING, but they’re durable and can be packed in your suitcase!

#2

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No way in hell could I have packed all the outfits I did without these SHACKE PAKS…they are the BEST packing cubes–Kept me organized and made changing locations a breeze!

#3

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Many of our days were spent out and about exploring..and because I always wanted access to my phone to take pics or in case of an emergency, this PORTABLE CHARGER was CLUTCH…low profile, too, so it fits in most bags!

#4

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 I used to travel with chargers loosey goosey in my bags which would leave me digging around in bags & pockets..NO MAS..this TRAVEL ELECTRONIC CASE is a great place to store your chargers, portable batteries, buds, you name it!

#5

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These SANDALS are without a doubt the MVP of the trip.  I would have never expected them to be as comfy and versatile as they were, but I LITERALLY wore them about 90% of the trip.  Their comfort trumped my Golden goose sneaks!

#6

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I’ve touted my love for this TRAVEL MAKEUP BAG several times and the verdict remains the same…it’s awesome, it holds all of your essentials in one place, and it makes traveling and packing a bajillion times easier!

#7

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This portable STEAMER has proven to be one of my favorite travel purchases as of late.  It’s saved me in instances when there wasn’t an iron and takes up minimal space so it accompanies me on all trips!

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These BODYSUITS were second runner up on the trip.  First, they don’t wrinkle.  Second, they go with everything.  Third, they can be dressed up or down.  Fourth, they stay crisp looking….even after sweating my hind off in Rome.

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Another commonly asked question I got on the trip was, “How did you pack your hats?”  Simply stated…this NUGGET….it. is. awesome.

#10

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And even though the clip came in very handy, I still wanted a HAT that would withstand travel, potential smooshing, etc….this Packable one got the job done!

#11

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I think it’s super important to be as hands free as possible when traveling….may I suggest this Crossbody or this Belt Bag…brought both and used the hell outta both!

#12

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Forever a fan of any and all things personalized, I couldn’t resist sprucing up my passport with this fun little cover!

#13

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If heading out of the country, you’ll probably need an ADAPTOR…this one had great reviews and covers over 160 countries.

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One of the two reasons my skin ever survives travel, is because of these MAKEUP WIPES.     I use them as part of my inflight routine, and to take the day off.  The second reason my skin stays moisturized while away from home is…

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This CLEANSING BALM…..this stuff is gold when traveling.  Hell it’s gold when not traveling but I find it helps compensate for the dry plane air, if I’m not consuming enough water, hotel air….I wear as an overnight mask!

#16

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Not only are these PAJAMAS the coziest you’ll ever wear, they’re light enough to pack several pairs and take up next to no space in your suitcase…and they’ll remind you of the comfort of home while you’re away!

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No matter what the temperature, I ALWAYS travel with a JACKET.  And this one is lightweight enough to not take up too much space in your suitcase, is adorable with dresses or jeans, and will keep you warm if there’s a chill in the air.

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I elevated my ziplock bag situation by storing my vitamins, probiotics, etc in this VITAMIN CONTAINER.  It separates days of the week and indicates AM/PM.

#19

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It’s always important to have cozies on hand whether it be for the plane, car, train ride….or just if you have downtime while on your travels….and these SWEATPANTS are equal parts cute and comfortable.

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Sunscreen.  Never leave home without it.  This stuff kept my skin safe and protected while away…and does so back at home, too!

Sep 24 + Beth's Roundup

Amazon Top 10

Chatting up some of my top Amazon Picks from the past several months. And while it’s certainly a random mashup (ie: the best potty, fuzzy headbands, and reusable straws), they’re indeed tried and true and continue to be my best Amazon purchases to date!

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These packing cubes were probably one of the BEST things I brought to Italy with me.  They’re durable, hold way more than you’d think, and have polished up my packing game!

#2

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Campbell has been on me to switch to more Turtle Friendly options, and these REUSABLE STRAWS definitely get the job done!  They come with an easy to clean brush, too!

#3

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I cannot stress enough how fantastic this MAKEUP CASE is….so much so, I snagged a second one for my gym bag…it makes traveling, shoots, showers after the gym, etc super easy to have all my goodies easily on hand and organized!

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A self proclaimed tie dye junkie, I absolutely love this TIE DYE HOODIE…it’s great to toss over some high waisted Lululemon leggings or with high waisted denim.  Can’t beat the price tag, too!

#5

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These cute fuzzy headbands.  Perfect for face washing, masking, or even a girl’s night in with your kiddos or gal pals!  They make for a great welcome gift for a guest along with a little sheet mask.

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My gal pal, Lisa Allen, turned me onto this all purpose cleaner and the scent alone had me HOOKED.

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Perfect for travel…this iPad holder is what we use for the kiddos and is great in the car or the plane (fasten ‘er around the tray table).

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AKA the Walmart Bra…I turned to Amazon when it sold out on Wally World several months ago…..I have this baby in black and nude and it still remains the COMFIEST bra I own.

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I ordered this training potty for Calvin on a whim based on the reviews alone and I’m so glad I did.  Big Stuff is starting to take interest in the throne and I think the flushing handle is to blame.

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Whether I’m using these T-Shirts to Tie Dye, or sport under my favorite blazer….hands down…this is the PERFECT WHITE (Boyfriendish) TEE.

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