How To Spring Break in Historic Savannah

How To Spring Break in Historic Savannah

So, two weeks ago Price Charming and I visited one of my most favorite places! Savannah, GA!! I talk about it a lot, I know, but if you have been there you understand why. If you haven’t been there you should defiantly put it on your bucket list. We started our Georgia trip with a few days of R &R with my Grammy, then drove from Farm County to the beautiful, historic, river city of Savannah.

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Our Hotel On The Water

We knew we were going to have a great trip because I had my heart set on staying at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort & Spa but being St. Paddy’s day everything was super expensive. Prince Charming is a thrill seeker, so we did one of those blind buys on Priceline. It gave us a price and a 4-Star rating or above, we entered our card and waited for the email letting us know where we were going to stay… and guess what?! We got the Westin and I will definitely try it again! My favorite thing about staying there was riding the water ferry every morning to and from the historic down town. What a fun way to commute.

I am a huge fan of reading all the signs and learning about the history of places. If I could have one super power it would be time travel. I love the old features of the city, dating from 1700’s – 1960’s. My favorite part of the trip was the historic tour on the hop on hop off bus. We got to hear all the history and then get out and explore.

 

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I love the architecture and that the homes are set up along 22 green squares, it makes for the most breathtaking front yards and community spaces. While we were there, we saw a couple getting married in a square. What a great use of public lands! Most of the homes are from the 1800’s. Check out this bubbly glass, they don’t make it like that anymore.

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We also visited the Mercer-Williams House. This home to me was so cool because I read Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, which surrounded the events of Jim Williams, one of Savannah’s elite shooting his young lover in his home one night and the later trial. If books aren’t your thing take a trip to Savannah via the movie staring Kevin Spacey & John Cusack directed by Clint Eastwood.
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

 

We made our way home with some hot krispy kremes and wonderful memories. Where is one of your favorite cities?

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A Spring Clothes Shopping Adventure for a Plus Sized Girl

So I like most women I love and hate spring. I love the warm weather, pretty flowers blooming, and the excitement in the air on a college campus! I do not like turning in my leggings and baggy shirts for cute summer shorts and blouses… especially after hibernating all winter. Also I blame Prince Charming, he made me feel loved and comfortable and like I should eat all those cookies in bed watching tv this winter…. Blahhhhh. (Prince Charming helped eat those cookies and he also needed new clothes as well so check out my style guide for men!)

So as we headed to the sunny south I packed my favorite summer clothes and they were all a wee bit tight. So I did what sensible person would do I took my Grammy up on the offer to go to the mall! For years I have been saying that I want to be the girl in the sundresses, think Jane the Virgin she always looks so cute and classic in her bright colored sundresses!

So my first stop was Old Navy- cheap and fun the perfect dresses to wear to class, not worry about getting them stained, and lots of bang for my buck. I tried a LOT of dresses on and loved a LOT of them! Below are some of the dresses I got, I tried to pick a good variety some strappy for grabbing a drink with friends and then some more professional for work and student government meetings. While there I also grabbed some light tanks and light weight cotton/linen pants.

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My Old Navy Dress

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Please, find a store that has clothes that fit you and gives you that “damn these look good” feeling! For me that’s Lane Bryant for pants shopping. This is where I splurge and recommend spending the money anything I have bought from there holds up and will be good season after season. I have a terrible time finding pants or shorts that fit and feel comfortable. I tried on lots of pants and shorts but I mixed and matched till I walked out with a huge smile on my face! The FIT MATTERS! Make sure to try a couple sizes and fits to find the right ones. I tried the Lena in an 18 and a Sophie in a 20. The Lena is a curvier fit, while the Sophie is a slimmer fit. For me I liked the Sophie’s in a 20 rather than taking the smaller size number. Lane Bryant is great about giving out coupons when you spend money, so I have $50 off my next $100 purchase, a pretty good deal!

The biggest lesson I learned this trip:

  1. DO NOT worry about what size the garment says it is, the fit is much much much more important than a number!
  2. DO buy cotton/ linen materials when you can. These will be lightweight and comfy. Polyester means you will literally wrap yourself in plastic and be hot!
  3. Wear comfy shoes to shop around in, consider it a hunting expedition not a time to show off.
  4. Take good friends with you to make the day fun. Price Charming sat in the changing room with me giving me his honest opinion and hanging everything back up after I had tried it on and didn’t  want it.
  5. Throw some shorts on underneath a dress if you’re going to do lots of walking to keep you comfy and chub rub free! My favorite are at Wal-Mart for $9 they are slip shorts so they are a little slick so my dress doesn’t stick to them like cotton spandex shorts and ride up.

 

Where are some of your favorite places to shop and tips & tricks?

My Favorite Spring Break Must Haves!

My Favorite Spring Break Must Haves!

I am finally feeling better! I bit the bullet and went to the doctor. I finally feel back to my normal self; this was a hard cold and flu season. While being sick I had lots of time to think and I realized all the things I love! So here is a list of things I love and that made it on my Spring Break Packing list!

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For Spring Break Prince Charming and I are going to Savannah, GA check back next week for a recap of the trip!

 

Savannah, GA Go follow @VisitSavannah for some seriously beautiful southern gothic architecture, sweet southern charm, and great ideas on places to go! This is where Prince Charming and I are headed to explore and look for some post grad housing options.

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Mani/Pedis– OPI My Favorite Ornament by Mariah Carey. This is seriously my favorite it is great Christmas to 4th of July to birthday bashes. Sparkles are so fun these appear gold or silver depending on what you pair with them! The only downside is that it’s from 2013 so somewhat hard to find at the salon now. I cannot start a trip without a mani/pedi I don’t feel on point , relaxed, or sandal ready.

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iPhone 6s Plus- I LOVE my big phone! How was I ever able to function before the big screen! It is great for NETFLIX binges when I am stuck waiting somewhere, taking photos on vacation, and even maintaining some schoolwork in a pinch! Get it once you try it you will love it.

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Adult Coloring Books- I was reading somewhere that adult coloring books bring us closest to meditation than anything else out there for non Yogi people like myself (I am trying though, I loved Yoga last week). I find it so relaxing please go get one! It melts the stress away, just make sure to get enough colored pencils 24 count or more!

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Fit Bit- So I got added into the Work Week Hustle challenge and I don’t win it but it is a super fun way tap into my competitive side and try and beat some people! Depending on my motivation level and competitiveness, sometimes I am out walking at 10 pm trying to get steps.(I have the charge, whatever you do make sure you have the screen on your fitbit).

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Price Charming- is such a rock in my life and I don’t tell y’all about him enough! He is my best friend, confidant, and sometimes my butler. He is great about taking care of me, he cooks most of the meals, helps with the weekly laundry and cleaning duties, and puts up with my sometimes demanding bitchy side. We laugh and tell secrets, he always has my back and supports me rather right or wrong he is there. He is the one I want to experience everything with, I want to explore with him because I may hate him but always love him and have fun!

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Prince Charming and I a few weeks ago!