Something from nothing- don’t spend a dime to live like a queen

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Times are hard everywhere. Money doesn’t go as far as it should, and everyone seems to be tightening their straps and pinching their pennies. This in this house are no exception, and I’ve been toying with the idea of another short series for this blog:   Live Like a Queen and don’t spend a dime!  This will be an ongoing series focusing  on recipes, tips and tricks to get the most comfort with the least amount of spending.  Times are {Read More}

Leader of the Pack, choosing the right suitcase

Leader of the Pack, finding the right suitcase for the job.

There are so many different suitcases and bags on the market that choosing the right suitcase for the job can be a bit daunting.  You can, with the tips provided in this series, learn to make whatever bags you have on hand work for you, but knowing what bags are best suited for what types of items is a decided leg up.  We’ve broken down some of the most common suitcase styles for you, with notes on what will and {Read More}

Leader of the Pack, The Tetris Equivalent

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Today’s Leader of the Pack post is about what I like to call The Tetris Equivalent.  The key to getting everything you need to fit into the right suitcase or bag is hinged upon your ability to work the three-dimensional space available to you to your best advantage.  (We’ll be covering how to pick the right bag for the job in our next post!)  Let’s get learning!   For those just joining us, I recommend that you check out the {Read More}

Leader of the Pack, rolling your clothing

Leader of the pack rolled clothing header

Our first tutorial in the Leader of the Pack series is about rolling and folding your clothing.  More often than not, people simply fold their clothes as they normally would, and stick them piled up into their suitcase like a plate of flapjacks.  While this method of packing does take up less space than simply stuffing your loose laundry haphazardly into your bag, there is still a FAR more efficient ways to pack your clothes, and it will leave you {Read More}

Leader of the Pack, packing tips for vacations

Leader of the Pack

Leader of the Pack, our newest series of blog posts, is designed to teach people how to properly pack for any trip.  I’ve read countless articles and blog posts about how to fit everything you need into one suitcase, and I’m always left disappointed.  More often than not, these people are admitting to having to do laundry while on vacation (Boo!) or are misleading the whole idea of “one suitcase” when they put all toiletries into another carry bag.   {Read More}

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