What I'm Loving: Pinterest via The Graceful Wanderer

What I’m Loving: Pinterest Edition

I love using Pinterest as a way to keep track of an idea I’m currently obsessing over or a recipe I’d like to come back to another time. It’s more organized and visually appealing than an endless list of bookmarked pages.

It’s also a wonderful way to share articles, DIYs, and pictures. Here are some things I’ve been pinning lately!

Organization.

In school, I was an avid user of colored pens to spice up my notes but I never took it as far as changing my “font” and using graphics. Now I’m wishing I did! These are great ideas for making notes adorable and study-friendly.

Has anyone tried a bullet journal? I’ve been reading about them everywhere and am thinking of starting one. As someone who likes to keep planners for nostalgia, I think this would be a perfect hybrid. If you’ve tried it, let me know in the comments!

Travel.

This list is INCREDIBLE. It’s hard to believe these places aren’t just illustrations out of a fairytale. I’ve definitely added quite a few to my travel bucket list, right at the top is the bridge in Kromlau, Germany.

Visiting Rome was one of my favorite trips I’ve been on. It’s such a cool, vibrant city with so much to explore. To my surprise, we found a young, lively nightlife near where we stayed and I’d love to check out more of the “local” neighborhoods on my next trip!

Traveling, anywhere, is such a rewarding and life-changing experience. It allows you to break away from “normal” and look deeper into figuring out who you are. I love the travel goals in this Darling Magazine article, they’re broad and attainable and will mean something different to each woman. The most important takeaway is taking that leap to go somewhere new.

Eats.

I first made this salad a little over a month ago, and I’ve already made it about eight times. It is very simple and very delicious. What I also love about this salad is that it’s completely customizable. The base is the corn, avocado, and lime but, otherwise, you can add and take away what you wish. I tend to do corn, beans and avocado, but I added a yellow pepper once and loved that combo!

I’m a huge fan of poached eggs but always thought they were super ornate and difficult to make. A little digging on Pinterest helped me realize that I was wrong. This article explains four ways to poach an egg, I can’t wait to try it for a weekend breakfast soon.

 

What have you been pinning lately? Let me know in the comments and be sure to follow me on Pinterest if you’d like to see more of these pins!

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5 Travel Blogs You Need to Follow Right Now

5 Travel Blogs You Need to Follow Right Now via The Graceful Wanderer

Travel blogs are wonderful resources to turn to when planning a trip. A quick Google or Pinterest search can lead you to 100+ different blog posts filled with tips and tricks to having the best experience at your destination.

There are numerous blogs that I turn to when planning a trip and then there are those that got me hooked and I follow even when my next trip is just a dream. Today, I’m sharing five of my favorite blogs to follow to discover the best cities, hotels, restaurants, and planning techniques!Read More »

Wanderlust Wednesday: New Orleans, LA | The Graceful Wanderer

Wanderlust Wednesday: New Orleans, LA

When I think of spring, it brings images of sun and flowers and chirping birds. However, that’s not always the case. We just celebrated the first official day of spring with snowfall! No more snow in he forecast for next week but it does have several days with those little cloud & raindrop icons coming up. That’s spring for you, right? A mish mosh of blue skies and threatening clouds, colorful blooms and muddy puddles.

This crazy, mixed up weather is reminding me of another week in which it was supposed to rain for days on end. But it didn’t. I’m talking about my trip to New Orleans last year. Half of the week had rain clouds in the forecast. You know what we got? Sunshine and eighties every. single. day. We had one thunderstorm that lasted all of thirty minutes, I kid you not.

So, I’ve begun reminiscing on that week and thought I would share a few photos of the beautiful Big Easy with y’all.Read More »

Six Types of Trips on my Bucket List | The Graceful Wanderer

Wanderlust Wednesday: Six Types of Trips on My Bucket List

It’s super common to talk about your dream destinations and far off lands that you’d like to discover, but have you thought about the types of trips you want to go on?  The way you travel can be just as important (if not more) than where you travel.

Certain times you care most about the people you’re with, joining together to explore and make new memories, not caring where your head falls at night. Other times, you need a retreat, quietly wandering a new city, keeping your eyes and ears open to the scene around you.

There are many different trips that you can go on and today, I’m sharing with you my personal bucket list of six types of trips!Read More »

What I'm Loving: Pinterest via The Graceful Wanderer

6 Pinterest Finds I’m Currently Loving

Like many others, I often turn to Pinterest for inspiration and ideas. I tend to search for one topic, only to fall into the black hole and come out hours later having pinned several other links regarding something entirely different than my original interest. Oh, just me? Hm, moving on then. 😉

Today, I thought I’d let you have a peak at what I’ve been pinning these days!

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"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." ~St. Augustine (via The Graceful Wanderer)

15 Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Fearless Adventure

When I’ve been in one place for a long while, I tend to spend more and more time scouring the internet for inspiring quotes and ideas for new destinations.

Even if I don’t have a trip planned, it’s great to be inspired by all of the possibilities that could be just around the corner! On top of that, reading quotes is like having a friend encourage you to work hard to achieve a dream of traveling to all of those places!

So, I thought, why not combine them! I’ve rounded up fifteen of the best inspirational quotes about travel and paired them with some of my favorite photos from my travels.Read More »

Wanderlust Wednesday: First Trip Abroad, Lourdes France

Wanderlust Wednesday: My First Trip Abroad

I have been fascinated and intrigued by foreign places since before I can even remember. I’m sure that stems from my love of reading about faraway places and adventures abroad. Well, that led to a need to travel becoming one of my most common thoughts. So, when an opportunity to travel to France on a school trip came up, I worked my very hardest to make sure I got a spot.

I went to a Catholic, all-girls school for my high school years. As a thirteen-year-old girl, I thought it was the worst thing that could ever happen to me. But, of course, it was one of the best. That school offered numerous opportunities, one of them being an annual pilgrimage to Lourdes, France for rising seniors.

Lourdes, France Basilica of our Lady of the Rosary of Lourdes

After working on my application diligently, I constantly checked my email for news. I was incredibly nervous and sure I wouldn’t get a spot. I was wrong, of course. I remember checking my email first thing one weekend morning and reading the acceptance email about twelve times before running downstairs to tell my family.

France. I was going to FRANCE. ME!Read More »

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An (Insta)nt in Time: Paris ’14 | Part Two

I’m curled up inside, avoiding the piles of snow covering the ground, watching the Snapchat stories of some of my favorite Parisian bloggers for a glimpse of Paris today. Most posts display gray skies and pouring rain. While I’d probably be miserable trudging through puddles, Paris still shines in the rain.

The next best thing is to reminisce on my time there and think about the first thing I’ll do when I return, someday!Read More »