The Darling Nomadess: July 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Vacay Everyday: Enjoy the Little Things

We all know that long days at work can be stressful, particularly if you work in the service/hospitality industry. I always try to keep in mind to celebrate the little successes and find that those motivate me throughout a long day. I guess that's why I love Palm Breeze's motto: "#VacayEveryday. It's all about taking a some time for yourself to reclaim your day and celebrate the independent, confident, and stylish woman you are. I think it's something we can all remind ourselves of because we don't give ourselves enough credit!

Personally, I try to #VacayEveryday with simple things like painting my nails, catching up on magazine/book reading, or working on this little blog. I also love going for a walk in the nearby nature reserve or hanging out with girlfriends, all while enjoying a delicious Palm Breeze sparkling alcohol spritz!

Palm Breeze sparkling alcohol spritz comes in two delicious tropical flavors: Ruby Red Citrus and Pineapple Mandarin Orange. It's a flavored malt beverage with a malt base, kind of like a beer, but it's the first drink of it's kind to unabashedly market to women.

Personally, I love the sweet and tangy Ruby Red Citrus flavor. For an extra kick for the extra tough days, I mix in a splash of moscato wine and a lemon wedge. Who doesn't love a pretty pink drink to match a new manicure and a relaxed attitude (and your totally cute summer outfit)?!

Life is all about enjoying the little things and I find that taking a moment to appreciate those small moments and successes definitely lifts my mood and pushes me through the rest of the week!

How do you #VacayEveryday, darling?

With Love,
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Reverse Bucket List: 24 Things I've Done in 24 Years

So a few weeks ago I turned 21 for the 4th time (AKA, I'm 24 now). It was by far the best birthday I've had yet. My work friends celebrated with me at dinner and a few days later we celebrated again during a booze cruise (ahh, life on Lake Erie). It was an absolutely wonderful time filled with so much friendship. I can't believe just how much of an impact my co-workers have made on my life, even though we are only together for the summer season.

Rather than make another list of things to do (because we all have way too many of those), I'm going to celebrate what I've already accomplished in my short 24 years, no matter how silly some of the things may be. I meant to post this on my birthday but, ya know, life happens and I'm really trying to get back into blogging in August. Without further ado, here is my reverse bucket list.

1. Climbed a volcano
2. Travelled to 19 USA States and 13 Countries
3. Dyed my hair pink
4. Marched in a parade at Disney World
5. Assisted with tornado relief efforts in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
6. Fell in love (and back out of love...)

7. Dined with a sloth
8. Graduated from college (first in the family to do so, what what!)

9. Won a beauty pageant
10. Au paired in Europe and survived
11. Got married in Costa Rica* (funny travel story coming soon)
12. Learned more than one language
13. Helped a beached sea turtle return to the Pacific Ocean

14. Saw the coral reef while snorkeling in Costa Rica
15. Participated in a film crew in Los Angeles
16. Met Alexa Vega (you know, the Spy Kids girl?!)

17. Joined a sorority and am now an alumna
18. Completed over 500 hours of community service in my 4 years of college

19. Built 3 houses with Habitat for Humanity
20. Lived and worked in another country
21. Juggled 3 fire batons

22. Competed in 10 Miss Ohio/America Preliminaries
23. Applied to join the Peace Corps
24. Received a promotion at work (I'm now a hotel manager, never saw that one coming...)

What's on your reverse bucket list? 

With Love,