June 25, 2015

Jatt Road Trip #1

Hello, my buddies! I hope you are all doing well. As it is officially summer, it is officially time to explore. I spent the last 9 months cooped up in the same town, completing yet another year of education, and now it is time for a change in scenery!

Recently, my wonderful boyfriend and I went on a day trip to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. (Yes, I have blogged about this before, no, it is not the same content!) We spent the whole day walking around, seeing sights, and going wherever the wind took us. It was our first road trip together, and it was great. I wouldn't change one thing about it! We had so much fun and it's such a cute town, but I think I'll let the pictures do the talking!

For lunch we went to Gino's Pizza East. I got the Caprese sandwich and Matt got the deep dish pizza. We gave it a solid 8 out of 10!

*heart eyes emoji*

Matt thought it was weird that the pool had a sign that said 0'0", so he took a picture of it.

At 2:30pm, we went on an Ice Cream Social boat tour around Lake Geneva. We saw all of the million-dollar mansions and got to enjoy our choice of strawberry, chocolate, or caramel-topped ice cream. Matt was still extremely full from his pizza so he passed on the ice cream, but I happily accepted a bowl of chocolate-covered goodness.

(A house with a wall of windows)

After the boat tour, we went to the Lake Geneva Public Library. It was stunning! They had so many different sections and levels to explore, but the majority of our time there was spent reading children's books.


Yes, this is a bathroom.

Mirror selfie! This is the only 'coupley' picture we took all trip, and it was in a bathroom. Oh well, we still look cute!

This was also in the bathroom.

This is what the upstairs half of the house had in store!

We saw this cool mini jukebox on our way out.

Get it, cuz his name is Matt!

And then it was time to go home.

That's it for our Lake Geneva road trip! I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them. I encourage every single one of you to get out and explore! Here's to many more adventures.
Jordan x

June 20, 2015

Beach Essentials

Hello, everyone! As of tomorrow it'll officially be summer! With summer comes freedom, flip flops and sunny beach days with your friends. I don't go to the beach very often, but when I do, I make sure I'm prepared for anything. Today I'm going to take you through some of my beach essentials and prep you for some fun in the sun. Enjoy!

You can dry yourself with them, have picnics on them, and use them as blankets. No more sand in places where the sun don't shine!

Duh! Even if you're not a massive fan of swimming, still bring your suit. Maybe you'll want to get a tan, or maybe you'll just get too hot wearing your normal clothes.

One of the most vital things, no matter where you go, is staying hydrated. When you're out in the sun all day surrounded by water, you can forget that you actually have to drink water in order to stay hydrated! I am guilty of this many a time. Learn from my mistakes and drink your water!

Protect your precious eyes! Not only do they save your lookers from the sun, but they also make you look pretty cool.

Waterproof Mascara
If you're someone that doesn't feel completely comfortable without makeup, waterproof is the way to go for your beach day. A full face of makeup isn't very ideal, and most of it would rub or wear off instantly. Personally, I find that mascara has the most extreme impact on my appearance and gives my the most confidence, so why not bring it to the beach?!

I cannot stress this enough. Bring SPF in all forms; lip balm, sunscreen, moisturizer, etc. The higher the SPF, the better. This prevents your skin from getting fried under the sun and possibly leading to skin diseases such as cancer. We wouldn't want that!

An absolute essential. Although beach days are fun, they're also extremely draining. You need to keep up your energy, preferably with a healthy snack. If you're going to be there for a while, why not make a picnic out of it?! Fruits and veggies, dips, and sandwiches make for great travel food, perfect for a day on the beach! As long as you don't get sand on anything.

An Extra Set of Clothes
Just in case your clothes get wet or dirty.

That's it for today's post! I hope this has prepared you for your next sunny day on the beach. Tell me about your beach essentials in the comments section below!

Until next time,
Jordan x