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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

How to pack for a 3 day beach weekend

So Memorial Day is just around the corner and I'm beyond excited to be at the beach!

Toes in the sand...

Smell of boat gasoline and oil while cruising down the bay...

Drink in my hand...

Sun on my face...

Hunter looking mighty fine reeling in that big fish...  sorry ladies, I can't help but daydream about the man...

Ashley, Carson, and I gossiping about life...

What more could a girl want?! As I was prepping myself up for all the fun we are about to have, I realized something. I need to plan my packing!

Let me explain my packing. I pack for 3 days like I'm going away for a month, to a foreign country, where anything can happen. My dad and Hunter constantly pick on me for how much I pack when we take trips. Look, you never know what you may encounter so one must be prepared! Can I get an amen, hollabackatcha girl?!

So, if there are any fellow ladies out there like me, this post is for you. And your "obtrusive" packing skills.

ONE: Locate large enough bag to carry enough clothes in it for a week. This includes any and all outfits for warm days, hot days, and the awkward freezing-butt-off days THAT CAN HAPPEN. I have seen it with my own eyes, ya'll.

**Tip: I like to carry large duffel bags - it's payback for all the rib jabbing I get in regards to said packing skills earlier from Hunter. Because my southern gentleman carries my bags ladies.

TWO:  Lay out each outfit for each day. This includes the top and bottoms, shoes, back-up shoes in case prior shoes fail you, and accessories.

THREE: Pack a couple of extra "nice" outfits in case you go out to a "nice" dinner. This includes shoes and accessories as well.

FOUR: Realize you don't like certain said outfits and would rather take that super cute romper you forgot you had instead. Repeat step two, and three if necessary.

FIVE: Grab a glass of wine because husband/future husband/boyfriend/general male has entered room and exclaimed in shock that you're over-doing the packing again. When in fact you have strategically planned this out. Men, what do they know.

SIX: Dump out entire contents of bag. Throw in all bathing suits, cute cover-up, and flip flops, and call it a day. You're going to be on the beach for goodness sake. Clothes, at this point, are optional.

**Totally kidding on optional clothing Ash... Nude colony will not be formed this weekend. Ha!

SEVEN: Finish glass of wine. Pour another for a job well done on the packing skills you have mastered successfully.

You're all ready to go!


  1. Cute post!! Way to suck us in with what we think is going to be a totally informative post about packing and make us laugh the whole way through because we can COMPLETELY relate! I love it! I will be at the beach too this weekend. Enjoy yourself!

  2. AMEN! I love step 4..well all of them!! Sounds like y'all are going to have a great weekend. Have fun!

  3. OMG I love it!! My favorite part was the rewarding with wine *sigh* Love me some vino

  4. Oh how I'd love to go to the beach for a week. what a great way to relax .

  5. Sounds like a great trip and these are fantastic tips. Seriously I always over pack. Whenever my daughter and I go to the beach or for a day getaway from the city, we pack like we're leaving for an entire week. Hope you had a great weekend.

    --Me And My Mini Me

  6. Tehe! I pack too much all the time! what if i decide I don't like what I packed? I have to have options. I also need a man to carry my bags, this over packing is getting too much for me!

  7. Great tips...especially rewarding yourself. Because c'mon....packing deserves wine! Have a great time and ENJOY!