This last weekend, I took my boyfriend home to meet my family, in Arkansas, for the first time.
(We also went to the Flippin Walmart, which was definitely a tacky highlight of the trip!)
To be fair, he had met my mom and brother already, but still, that's stressful!
It was an amazing weekend getaway (seriously, they love him), but now I DEFINITELY need a vacation from my vacation!
While I'm daydreaming about my beach vacation, here are my weekend getaway essentials!
I always bring a good book - right now I'm rereading the "Bride" series from Nora Roberts - total fluff but I love it! I'm also big on skin care, so I need sunscreen, and if you're going to the beach, or even to somewhere where you might be hiking or sitting outside, you need to bring a bag that won't get soaked and a towel in case YOU do (we went hiking in the Ozarks this weekend and definitely needed sunscreen, and a towel would have been nice to take a little break on!)! A giant towel is also a makeshift picnic blanket!
Plus, if you're a nerd like me and know that the meaning of the universe is 42, you KNOW to always bring a towel.
Finally, stay hydrated y'all.
Thanks to HomeAway (a really great website that helps you find vacation rentals) for making me this cute graphic!