| Travel with me – tips on plane & hand luggage |

On Monday I am flying to Poland! Just for a week, yet still I can’t stop smiling. I was flying before, but it was longer trips with extra luggage. This time, since the whole trip is short I decided to grab just small cabin luggage. But how do I pack everything?

The weather is supposed to be amazing, the most basic things (face care products, tooth brush etc.) I will buy when I arrive. Yet still it is good to plan some things. Like outfits. I decided to combine few tops with less bottoms to save some precious space. The heaviest pieces I will be wearing on the plane. As you may know it can get pretty cold on flights.

That’s why I like to put some effort in travel outfit. It must be comfortable since mostly I will be sitting long time and also I like to use some layers in case it gets warmer or colder. T-shirt, hoodie and denim jackets are my go to mix!

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Clothes are chosen, times for some beauty products and medicines. Every airline has own rules about taking things through security. But mostly it can’t be bigger than 100 ml in held in transparent bag (20 cm x 20 cm). It is good idea to take medicine on board in case your main luggage get lost.

I am going to take my laptop, Kindle and phone, which means charger will be needed. Always check if you will need some adapters otherwise you might end up on offline vacation! ?

Backpack, bag or suit case? Usually I would go for last option, but since my backpack is square and in size of suit case I will use it. I prefer to have free hands. Remember always to keep documents and money within eye reach! Pickpocketing can happen everywhere!

You will need passport, no matter how hilarious this picture inside is. Everyone tried best, yet still ended up looking like a potato, so don’t be ashamed!

I have always printed my tickets, but this time I decided on electronic version. PassWallet is an app which allows us to organise our tickets, which seems pretty good idea in case there is many people and many flights ahead. Will see how it will do. In case of emergency you can always print ticket in your airlines office at airport.

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How to pack to pass through security smoothly?

Put all your clothes, accessories and shoes at the bottom. They can go easly through security, next we will focus on chargers and cords. Pro tip is to packing them in something like makeup bag, so you can easly take them out without stressing. Lastly on top of everthing you should have your electronic devices, at least until security check, after that you can hide it in between clothes. All those steps make security check smooth and stressless, since you can grab all your items within few seconds.

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Extra pro tips!

  1. Put on some easy slide on and off shoes. Sometimes security check is picky about shoes.
  2. If it is really warm and your favourite hoodie is heavy, but your luggage is about to reach limit, then simply tie it around your hips. Maybe not so fashionable but at least cheap ?
  3. Chewing gum in your pocket! Because of the pressure on the plane your ears will be popping, at least if you are lucky. Chewing may help, unfortunately my ears are always bad…
  4. Lip balm or anything that can help restore some moisture on your skin will do. Airplane air is dry and so will be your skin.
  5. If you wear sandals remember to pack some fussy socks. You can use them during flight and remove as soon as you land.
  6. Grab some snacks since airplane food is pricy! I was able to get some musli bars through security.

| Valentine’s Day – Gift guide for Him |

Today’s list is made specially for your men. This time I have some options which you can combine. 

1. Electric razor is something what every men will find useful. It’s a good idea to buy a proper one since it’s supposed to work for at least few years. And to make sure you are not choosing too boring option I decided to include option which my partner loves. LEGO is such a good idea, becasue as you know girls like teddy bears and boys like to build things 😉
2. Every fan of good music will appreciate that idea. Wireless headphones which makes every sound so clear and gift card for Spotify are really nice combination for music geek.
3. Are you looking for something practical? Also something what will remind about you? Then how about leather belt and wallet? Sometimes you can find a really nice gift set which i salso nicely packed. Don’t forget to include your photo in 😉
4. Sometime men also like to get Valentine’s cards. But they can’t just keep walking with them in hand, so how about adding a wrist watch to it? Mae sure your men will be always on time in such a stylish way.
5. I found some nice offerts for women, but there are plenty of option for men. I am taking about a survival camp for your boy! Send him for a manly week where he will meet new friends, learn some cool things and then spend evening at the fireplace talking with others. Cool, huh?
That’s my last list of gift guide. How did you like my options?

| Valentine’s Day – Gift guide for Her |

Valentine’s Day is right behind the corner and this year you decided to surprise your beloved one. I am here to help you! That’s just few idea you might find helpful.

1.  This is perfect option for women who are going for what they want. Planner, where they can write down all important notes and great wallet. Both of the gifts are practical and I am sure every girl will like them.
2. Next one it’s a great idea if you want to become cute and romantic man in her eyes. Flowers always warm our hearts and if they go with a teddy bear that’s just bigger yes for us. Try imagine how many girls will be jealous about it.
3. Third option is a little bit more traditional. Valentine’s card and jewellery. I am one of girls who still love to get cards and if girl who you decided to surprise with a gift loves some blink-blink then remember to add some lovely piece of it.
4. You have got 2 options here. You can give an invite to your beloved for a shellac manicure, where she will relax. Also she will love to get pretty nails for you. If you think your girl enjoy playing with nails you can offer her a course after which she will get a certificate. Your choice.
5. It’s polish site but I am pretty sure you can find something alike. Just search for a super for 2 in darkness for example. Maybe you will find a website which offers more unusual gifts. Maybe you will find something for your girl?
Don’t wory ladies, I got your back! On Saturday I have list for you 😉

| How do I plan posts? |

For over a month my blog is running again. Posts are shared much more often and regularly. I don’t have more time to write. So how do I do it?

Before the huge change on website, my posts depended on how fast did I read and if it was a book from partnership. Right now I am absolutly free. I tried writing about books once a week, back then I didn’t know I can set date for my post to be publish so sometimes I overslept days to share.
How do I do it now?
First of all, let’s think if you know what to write about. If yes, that’s cool. What if not? Such a pity to run out ot ideas just at the beginning, that’s why it’s good idea to look for inspiration.
Tumblr is made of inspiring blogs. If you are getting easly inspired by photos, that’s place for you. Just make sure you have an account to look for things you are interested in. There is also Pinterest where you don’t need to log in to browse. Tip for you, there is many tutorials for bloggers, for example how to make newsletter mail.

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When I finally have an idea what to write about I put the title of post into calendar on m laptop (connected to my phone, easy access). Somtimes I am able to plan whole week ahead and when I save post on blog I make it with heart in calendar as „done”.
Have you ever written a post, added and then realised you forgot about something? I have a tip for you then. Firstly, don’t write it when deadline is about to come. This way you have more time to think, more idea what to include. I use a notebook where I am writing down all things I want to mention and also when I want to take photos if  I need them.
Looking for a subject, making the title and pointing out what to include are the easiest things so far and take about 5-10 minutes per post.
It will help you with next step, writing a post. You have two option now. You can use writing tool on your website or, that’s the way I do it, use Microsoft Word. For almsot 2 years every post I am saving every post on hard drive just in case I delete it on website or something stops working.
In post file I think about everything. I plan where to put photos, how long should be intro before I cut post, where include links. Thanks to that, putting post up takes only few minutes, I don’t have to worry that there is not enough photos. And since I included all links before I am sure I will not forget to add them in post.
I am all done! I have title, graphic and Instagram photo. I saved post, so all I have to do it just to post it. What if I wrote post which should be up in few weeks? Or I am going on holiday for few days with no Internet?
Blogger has option to choose when post should be up. You go to text editor and set it there. Mine are always up on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12 p.m..
What have changed?
Planning ahead helped me a lot. I feel much better since my posts are up regularly, people know when to expect them. But I didn’t start my school yet, so there is big chance that in a month time things can change. For now, I don’t feel like I must write, I want. I also feel like I spend much less time on my blog all thanks to planning things so I am not overworked.
What do you think about it? How do you plan things? 🙂

Happy Grandmothers’ and Grandfathers Day!