Travel Tip! How to properly pack necklaces!

I am a fan of huge earrings and big necklaces, which means no vacation is without my beloved accessories.  While I have my earrings down to a science (save those little boxes the stores give you and pack them in there!), my necklaces have always been a real pain in the backside to travel with. I’ve opened up my luggage one too many times to find them all in a big tangled ball of mess. And I know they make necklace holders travel with, but they are always too small. SO…enter a beloved household product you all know and love….

ZIPLOC BAGS. Not just for food! Watch this…and please excuse my corniness, dog, and inability to edit videos which are why you will, therefore, see me turning the camera on and off. And also my frequent use of the word “um.” :)

 

Okay, so I just wanted to do ONE vlog to say I’ve done one, but I won’t torture you again! :) Do you have any great packing tips? Or are you like me and have major trouble meeting that 50lb (or 23.0kg) limit?? I will have you know that my suitcase was at EXACTLY 50lbs this trip…I deserve a medal for that or something.

Hope you’re having a great Monday! I clearly need to work on my video editing skills (lack thereof).

Things I Love: Reclaimed Wood Flooring

During the wrath of Irene, a friend of mine who lives close to the shore basically lost the entire bottom level of her historical home that was built in the 1800s. About 65K in damage, she was left with buckled original wood floors, moldy and rusty radiators, and a ton of electrical/plumbing/HVAC work that needs to be done. Sure, things can be replaced, but she is a lover of old world things like me and I know her heart is slightly breaking over the fact that those original wood floors are now unsalvageable.
She wants to replace the floors using reclaimed wood to try to keep the historical feel of her home. I helped her find a few great places here in CT that supply batches of reclaimed wood dating back to a similar time period. Which got me thinking about how much I love reclaimed wood flooring….
Which got me thinking about how much I love reclaimed wood flooring….
Some ideas…
Using old wine crates as floor boards. This might be easy to recreate as well, although I’d imagine it might take some time.
This reminds me of pallet wood. I have access to an abundance of pallets…might need to keep this in mind for our next house!
Slightly white-washed….so beautiful and also possibly easy to recreate.
A heavier white wash. This is just gorgeous.
Adding a fun pattern to reclaimed wood…adds a little modern touch.
This is heaven. I’ll say no more.
Just perfection.
Reclaimed wood flooring completely tops off the room. Plus, I feel like they are very forgiving when it comes to scratches, dents, and other unwanted scars. This is a must have for me in our next home, but in the meantime, I will be pretty excited to see how my friend’s home turns out!
Do you have reclaimed wood floors? How was the installation? Can you offer any advice to my friend? :)