Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Focus, focus, focus, yeah right!

I'm happy to let all my UK buddies know that you have YELP in the UK.  It is by far the most valuable app I have on my iPhone and its free.  Let me paint the scenario. I'm on vacation,  a stranger in a strange land and all I want is a hamburger, a really good one.  I pull out my trusty YELP app and it will, based on location, give me a list of places selling that along with reviews from people just like you and me. Based on all that I can make a better decision on where to spend my money and fill my tummy.    If you want to see my YELP profile you can here.

You guys are gonna miss Peetee while I'm gone right?  Oh yeah and the kitties.
Since the weather is still gorgeous but not sweltering I finally had a chance to touch up my hair :) My dress is washed out in the sunshine but my hair is bright as ever!
 Have no fear, I have my Nike booty shorts on underneath.  This is one of 2 yellow dresses I own.
See how naturally straight my hair is.  Marsha Marsha Marsha!  I ordered some foam roller sticks for my trip as I don't want to have to bring my hot curlers.  I should get them this week and I plan on doing a test run and sharing the results with you.  Fingers crossed.
 I love these sneakers.  I have had them almost 10 years and look at how clean they still are.
 This necklace really is a new favorite.
I am about half way packed too.  My spare bedroom looks like my closet threw up and I kinda love it.
 Things that have made the cut are, this special handmade dress, along with this rainbow dingle ball wrap.
 A sweet pink and red striped skirt.
 4 lbs of Jelly Bellies (for Jon) shhh :)
 Arm candy galore!
 Picking is the hard part.
 These are still maybes.
 I will be done packing this weekend a whole week ahead of time:)
I even sorted out all of our train travel yesterday.  That was confusing and a pain in the ass BUT I think I saved us about $400 by booking ahead of time and online.  Thanks for that link to the RedSpottedHanky Vix.  I figure we have an extra $400 to shop and drink with now!!!!!

How about all my UK ladies give this Yankee some advice on train travel.  Please!

17 comments:

thorne garnet said...

Packing is so stressful! Next month we're flying to a wedding in Cali and I have no idea what to bring. Is it going to be chilly, warm, rain? Who knows. At least when you fly overseas, the first checked bag is free.

Miss Magpie said...

You are SO much better at packing than I am!

I don't want to be a party pooper but you are packing some warm clothes too right? It's got pretty cold and wet again at the moment.....

Vix said...

I'm looking through your packing and looking forward to pinching it all! Jon is going to explode with excitement when he sees those Jelly Bellies!!! Peetee looks like he's laughing, bless him, what ARE you doing to him?
That yellow frock is gorgeous but I'm distracted by how fabulous you hair is! I'm biding my time till next week but mine's driving me nuts!
How do you keep your trainers so clean?
$400? How much will that get you in Second to None?
LOve you! See you very very soon!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

edie pop said...

I'm gonna miss you so much! I hope that you are going to appear in our friends blog sometimes and OMG, order to someone to take a lot of Peetee photos at least every week..
I'm sure that you are going to have the time of your life there..I'm so excited for you!!
Your problem with packing is that you have too much amazing dresses and it's hard to take a decision, I hope that you are bringing this yellow one with you, it looks so good on you..I like very much the gingham sneakers and all your bracelts too!
Love you more than the U.K.!

pastcaring said...

Getting excited, Krista, getting VERY excited! Good to see you are getting ahead with your packing. I am a last minute kinda gal, I can't imagine being packed a whole week ahead of schedule!
Loving your super bright hair, we won't lose you in a crowd now. And that yellow dress is so cute (missed you flashing your shorts though!)
We use Red Spotted Hanky too, it is definitely worth booking ahead. What train advice do you need? We use them a lot, email if you have any questions and I'll do my best to help.
Do you have someone house sitting or are Peetee and the cats going n a kennel/cattery? They will miss you, and vice versa.
Walsall better be ready - Krista-inspired blogger meet up happening soon! xxxxxxx

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi Krista,

So excited for you! it is coming soon your trip! your hair is fabulous and you will be the it girl with all you are bringing over there, can not wait to see the pics!

Ariane xxxx

I love said...

You are FUN! I'm using my BLOGGER site to create a resume today..there's a new downtown Sacramento cafe I've got to work at...so I can save up more travel cash...so I can get up there to see you and RQ Bella! Take care and have an amazing time. (:

Joni James said...

I'm so excited for you! I have to admit, packing gives me anxiety. Especially when I try to bring too many choices. I recently just made myself wear the same necklace and earrings with everything while on vacation and it made things easier but it was kind of boring. If I was traveling to be with blogger pals I'd definitely be inspired to bring the most I could fit, with a little room for what I was about to purchase.
Your photos are going to be awesome to see!!!

Heather said...

Oh I always have such a hard time deciding what to pack looks like your getting all figured out...Love all the color your bringing with you!! I can't even imagine how excited you must be I am excited for you lol!! Wow how awesome that you saved 400$ that is really great! ~Hope the rest of your planning goes really well for you ~Love Heather

Helga! said...

I totally think Peetee is laughing too!!The cutie,he's gonna miss his Momma!But Momma's going to be having a wild time!
Look at you,flaunting your booty and those pink beahds at me......PHWOAR!The drop waist frock is sooo cute!I don't know how hte hell you've kept those sneakers in such pristine condidtion,though!
I loathe packing,it just makes me panic,but you appear to be some kind of star at it!Bloody HELL!Gawd,it's SO mega exciting,and I am sooooo jealous!EEEEEEEEEEK!!!
Love you madly!XXXXXXXXXXXX

Nerd Burger said...

IM surprised your suitcase isn't exploading :)
I love your little pink sneekers. Mega cute

Terri said...

The socks are darling with the sneakers. And that is one kodachrome suitcase you've got going. Can't help with the UK tips...

Ivy Black said...

Hurrah! Krista is coming to town!!
How exciting.
I've emailed you wit 'Ivy's top tips for train travel'!!
xxxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

oh my god, this post is a riot of colour! You look gorgeous - Peetee looks squeezable and all those jellybeans - I wants them!

Oh god, the websites are a bit uselss but I use "national rail enquiries" that has all the times and ticket prices. It's annoying enough just looking up prices let alone booking them and coming from another country too. Oh, but I just realised if you're travelling from London to Walsall then you'll past through my town!!

Low Couture said...

packing sucks - just had to get through it, still more to do, ):

love the meld of colors

x

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