March 30, 2014

Travel Sunday

Sorry about the delay! This week has been flying by for me. Last month I was working in the Netherlands which was very fun but everytime I travel, I always get into some kind of situation.

March 22, 2014

Web of the Week

Happy weekend everyone!

I spent the last weekend in Chicago with friends so now I have two weeks worth of links :)

March 21, 2014

Review: Lush Fresh Face Mask in Brazened Honey

I cannot say enough good things about this mask. After hearing about Lush's fresh face masks for years, I finally decided to try them. Brazened Honey was recommended to me by one of the sales associates so I picked it up, went home, and within a week, bought another pot. 

March 20, 2014

#TBT: St. Louis, July 2013

Last summer Courtney and I visited Ming in St. Louis. We've probably got enough pictures for a couple months worth of #TBT posts so I narrowed it down to a select few.

March 14, 2014


So #TBT Fail! I forgot to post this yesterday but better late than never! #TBF #TGIF!!

 Spring Break 2009 at Notre Dame University

Since it is Jess's Spring Break and mine is coming next week, I decided to put a picture of our first college Spring Break. Now most college kids decide to head south for Spring Break and live it up but not us. We decide to go to another college in the Midwest. It was a fun trip though! We spent a few days with our friend Jackie at Notre Dame. The campus is gorgeous! One of my favorite parts of the campus is the Grotto. There are candles that you can light and you can pray there. We walked around campus and saw "Touch Down Jesus" and the Cathedral. The Cathedral is breath taking! The list to get married there is three years long! But I can totally see why. The stained-glass windows and arches are beautiful. It is definitely something that you need to see! My friends dorm was cool too. There were sinks in their rooms and there was also one of those really old elevators with the iron gate you had to close before the actual doors closed. It was awesome! The best part of the trip though was being able to spend the break with my besties!

Happy Pi Day!!!

Happy Pi Day!! As I am a math teacher, I think it only right to celebrate "Pi Day!" So eat lots of Pie today!!

Here is a link that provides a brief history of Pi:

March 8, 2014

Web of the Week

Anyone else love lounging around on weekends reading, watching tv or browsing the internet? Since Ming, Courtney and I constantly send funny or interesting links back and forth to each other (seriously, our email threads have gotten out of control), I thought I'd share some of the ones I liked from this past week.

What I do after a rough day. Or an easy day. Pretty much what I do all the time.

March 6, 2014

#TBT Iowa City, September 2012

Molly's Cupcakes in Iowa City

When Jess first went off to Iowa for Pharmacy School in, Courtney and I went on a road trip to visit her for a weekend. The funny thing is that the memory I remember most is taking an afternoon nap but I promise our weekend was not as sad as it sounds! We also explored the Pharmacy School Campus, Iowa City's downtown, and shopped at the Outlets.

March 4, 2014

Travel Tuesdays

I think one of the best things about this blog is that all three of us get to talk about topics that are most relevant to us. Right now in my life, one thing I've learned is travel. I have plenty of horror travel stories and advice which can be useful so I'm going to start writing about my travel stories and things I've learned along the way.

One of the worst parts about traveling all the time is that I've had lots of experiences with flights delays and cancellations. For example, last month, I was flying back to St. Louis from San Francisco but got stuck in Denver because my flight was cancelled. Initially the flight was only delayed but turned into a cancellation. Here are some of my tips for dealing with a cancelled flight:

1. Go to the Airline Customer Service Desk
When your flight is first cancelled, the first thing to do is to immediately go to the airline Customer Service Desk to reschedule your flight. It's important to remember a whole plane has just been cancelled so finding the nearest customer service desk is essential so you won't get stuck in line waiting forever.

2. Know your rights
Depending on your situation and your rescheduled flight, the airline will be required to provide meal and/or hotel vouchers. For my cancelled flight, it was the last flight to St. Louis for the day so they could only reschedule me for another day. That meant, the airline provided me with a breakfast meal voucher and a hotel voucher for the night.

3. Sometimes it's better to buy another flight
If you're under a tight schedule or your rescheduled flight is not what you wanted, it can be better to just buy another flight through another airline. My flight to St. Louis was supposed to be on Sunday but they rescheduled me on a flight on Tuesday. Well I had work on Monday so that wasn't going to work for me so I bought another flight through Southwest for Monday morning and just got a refund instead. Another option is to fly standby on an earlier flight but you'll have to rely on pure luck for that. The action you take just depends on what kind of schedule you want and the date of your rescheduled flight.