My World: Excuses for my absence in July 2015

I know I’ve been a little more than absent for the whole month of July. The only post I’ve been able to get up so far this month is my apartment tour, which I hope was enough to tide you guys over until this week.

For those of you who don’t know, I live in Upstate New York near Saratoga Springs, just north of Albany and south of the Adirondacks, which means that summers here are incredible. The whole area really comes alive from June – October after spending most of the year in hibernation from the bitter, North Country winters. The real fun happens from July to early September when horse racing is in season, which means my town is now packed with tourists looking to party and try their hand at betting on their favorite horse.

As you can tell, there have been a lot of distractions. Being in one of the most beautiful places in the country with the sun shining, work and the traveling have been taking their toll on my time to blog–and my stats have suffered, so it hasn’t been without consequence.

In early July, Matt and I took a vacation with his family to West Palm Beach, Florida. It was a nice little get away.

Here I am enjoying happy hour at the Blue Martini in City Place. This was a REAL “treat yo’ self” moment.

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day Weekend, I’ll be spending time with my family in Rochester. I’ll be away until Wednesday, which mean you might not see a post up until late next week. I hope all of you guys take some time out from your busy schedules to spend some time with family and friends–I know I will be! Happy Memorial Day Everyone, catch you next week 🙂
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Tips for packing an organized weekend suitcase

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I live about four hours away from my family, which means I’m frequently taking weekend trips back to my hometown to visit them. Between all of the back and forth, packing and unpacking, I’ve gotten pretty good at keeping an organized weekend suitcase. Here’s my top ten tips for keeping a tidy weekender bag or suitcase.
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