Road Trip Essentials

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Are you planning a summer vacation? I’ve rounded up all my road trip essentials to make your next getaway a success!

Planning a summer getaway? Make sure to pack these road trips essentials ... everything you need for a fun summer vacation! | Hello LIttle Home

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Tips for Decorating with Travel Souvenirs

One of my favorite pastimes is traveling. Whether the trip is near or far, I love experiencing different cultures, trying new foods, and seeing a bit of life in a new place first-hand. And of course, searching for the perfect souvenir!

Today, I’m sharing my favorite tips for decorating with travel souvenirs.

Tons of awesome tips for decorating with travel souvenirs! Bring your holiday home with you and create a beautiful home filled with reminders of your favorite vacation! | Hello Little Home

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2013 in Review

Well, this is it: the last day of 2013. Can you believe it?

This year was full of changes. For one thing, in February my husband and I moved from San Francisco:

San Francisco | HelloLittle Hometo New York!

New York | Hello Little HomeThat was definitely the biggest change of the year. For anyone that has moved across country, I think you’ll understand why I don’t want to do that again anytime soon! It was really difficult getting rid of so many belongings, finding a new apartment in New York’s crazy rental market (we definitely lucked out), and saying goodbye to close friends. Getting used to the weather was also challenging: the summer even more so than winter!

The best thing about New York has been reconnecting with our friends who live here! It’s nice to have a built-in group of people to hang out with. We didn’t have that in San Francisco.

I still feel like a New York newbie, but I do feel at home in my cozy apartment, and I’m fairly confident navigating the NYC’s streets (my iPhone’s GPS definitely helps). I’m looking forward to exploring the city even more in 2014.

New York 2013 Snapshots | Hello Little HomeOne thing I wish my husband and I could have done more of in 2013 was travel. Although it was a slow travel year, we did take a few fun trips. In March, we met a group of friends in Chacala, Mexico for an awesome getaway.

Chacala, Mexico | Hello Little HomeChacala is a tiny village located on the Pacific coast of Mexico. If you are looking for a relaxed vacation, then you need to visit. Chacala is quiet, beautiful, and not touristy at all. It’s located just north of Puerto Vallarta, which is also a great city to visit, so it’s easy to get to and from. I can’t wait to go back one day!

We also took a short trip to Wisconsin in August for a family reunion. It was fun to see everyone in one place, especially these cuties!

Savanna & Aidan | Hello Little HomeWe also took a couple day trips. In June, we spent a day in Cold Spring, a really picturesque little town located north of New York City. I’m looking forward to going back one day!

Cold Spring, NY | Hello Little HomeAnd just a couple weeks ago, we spent the day in Philadelphia. It was such a fun trip. Next time, I’m hoping to spend a couple of nights because one day was not enough time to explore the city properly!

Philadelphia Day Trip | Hello Little Home

One of my biggest accomplishments this year was starting (and keeping up with!) Hello Little Home. I’ve always enjoyed blogging, and I was looking for a place to share my interests in design, fashion, food, beauty, and travel. Hello Little Home was it, and my first posts appeared in April.

I love having a creative outlet, but most of all, it’s super fun connecting with readers and other bloggers. Thank you so much for visiting and sharing this space with me!

Here’s a small review of Hello Little Home in 2013. My most popular post was 5 Tips for Decorating a Small Space

5 Tips for Decorating a Small Space | Hello Little HomeOther popular posts were:

My favorite post of the year was I’m Getting Organized: Starting with Jewelry! I’ve really tried to keep up with this system, and it’s so much easier to find that perfect necklace when I need it.

Jewelry Organization | Hello Little HomeOther favorites posts of mine were:

I have lots of great recipes, projects, and posts planned for Hello Little Home in 2014. I’m taking the rest of the week off from blogging, but come back next Monday for a new post!

Happy New Year!

What was your favorite part of the past year?

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