This post is a part of 31 Days to a Handmade Christmas & is teaming up with Taking Route for a fun giveaway!
Traveling can be stressful. Actually, anytime I try to leave the house with my three children and arrive at our destination in a somewhat punctual fashion can be stressful. Throw in taking things along with us, and the situation can get downright crazy. All the while your husband is checking his watch like somehow repeatedly looking at it will slow time.
I’ve read somewhere that the more kids you have, the less you feel like you have to bring along when you get out of the house. I can certainly agree with that for errands and day trips. But as soon as we start planning to be gone longer than a day, the list of things to pack starts to get higher than my kid can count. (Bad example, actually, he can’t get very far yet…)
Whether or not you have kids in tow, packing lists and organization are good ideas. When you’re on the road, space is at a premium. A little organization can mean the difference between having perfectly coordinating necklaces and earrings and having nothing to wear because you couldn’t pack your entire jewelry box before your family left without you in a dust cloud of vacation-induced punctuality.
Plus, it’s never a good idea to leave jewelry laying around when you’re at home or away. And it’s definitely not a good idea to leave a pair of your favorite earrings on the back of the toilet no matter where you are. They just might happen to find a watery grave at the bottom of a septic tank (ask me how I know…).
This week I’m teaming up with my friend Denise from Taking Route (an awesome blog about the expat life) to give you all a chance to win this jewelry roll and give you instructions to make your own. Right now, Taking Route is featuring stories about traveling and living overseas. And, you guys, the stories are really funny and great. You can check out the series (and read about my own travel tip) on the blog.
Be sure to enter to win this awesome handmade travel jewelry roll and then read below to find out how to make one for yourself or as a great handmade Christmas gift. Don’t thank me now, thank me when your 3 year old can’t flush your earrings because they’re perfectly secure in the zipper pocket of your pretty jewelry roll.
There are many ways to enter:
like both This Pilgrim Life and Taking Route on Facebook;
follow us both on twitter; share the Giveaway on twitter (do this each day if you like!)
or tell us “If you won an all expense trip to anywhere in the world, where would you go” in the comments section.
At this time we can only ship to a valid U.S. address but if you live outside the U.S., we can gift wrap it and send it to anyone you like. Get ahead on your Christmas shopping!
The more entries you submit, the better your chances of winning!
keep reading to find out how to make your own…