2 Weeks in Scotland with a Carry-On

I think packing is so stressful. Whether it's packing to move, packing for a weekend, or packing for a couple weeks in another country, I'm always guilty of overpacking or packing the wrong things.

So when the committee told me I could only bring a carry-on for two weeks in Scotland, I had a mild freakout. (I'll explain why there's a committee for this trip in another post - this trip is an exchange program that my fiancé's town has with its sister city, Oban, in Scotland.)

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DIY Necklace Holder

I love necklaces. The perfect necklace can make an outfit go from “eh” to “ahhh.” But if you’re anything like me, when you get home and make a beeline for those yoga pants and t-shirt (and by that I actually mean rushing to take off that uncomfortable bra – you know it’s true!), your necklaces end up in a pile on your dresser.

This is bad. Do not be like this girl.

This is bad. Do not be like this girl (me).


Etsy has a ton of necklace holder options that are really adorable, but I wanted something simple that I could tailor to my own tastes and needs…and wallet. Overall, I spent $33 on supplies, and that includes a hand saw for ~$15 which will come in handy (<–see what I did there?) for other projects. Continue reading