The Siberian American: Friday Favorites: Road Trip Planning + Giveaway

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday Favorites: Road Trip Planning + Giveaway

Phew. This has been a tough week, and I am so ready for this weekend. Sadly, Chris has to work on Sunday night, but we have some fun plans for Saturday!

/ / One:
Chris gets four weeks of vacation in two-week increments. They even schedule them for him, and he doesn’t really get to pick when he wants to take his vacation.

Anyways, his first vacation is coming up in September, and we decided to do a Circle Tour of Lake Michigan, going to Traverse City, Michigan, Mackinac Island, Michigan, and Door County, Wisconsin, with several cute towns on the way. We had more ambitious plans, but since it is our first vacation taking the dog (there is a canine flu outbreak near us, so we are too scared to board her), we wanted to make it simple and relaxing. Plus, why not see what the Midwest has to offer while we’re here? Needless to say, I am so excited to spend time with Chris for a week!

Guest Post Opportunity: If you are interested in guest posting for me while we’re gone, I would love to have you! Email me at for more information.

/ / Two:
My favorite weekday nights are when Chris grills for us on the pool deck. The weather has been perfect lately (in the 70s), and it’s such a fun (and tasty!) way to catch up on our day.

/ / Three:
I have been trying to catch up on my NetGalley books and have read several great books lately. I can’t wait to put together a post and share them with y’all!

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I love wearing Essie’s Sunset Sneaks in the summer. It’s such a fun, vibrant color.

/ / Five:
Remember when I got a pair of Firmoo glasses? Well, I love them and use them all the time! The frames are high quality and super cute. They actually make me want to wear my glasses. Today, I am partnering with Firmoo to give away a pair of glasses to one of my readers! Click here to view your frame options.

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I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 

Linking up with AmandaKarli, and the High Five for Friday girls.



  1. oh wow, what a fun road trip! that's kind of cool that they choose his vacation for him, but also kind of sucky since you can't choose. have a good weekend doll!

  2. Lake Michigan is so beautiful! I hope you enjoy every minute of it!!!

  3. What fun road trip you have planned. You two are gonna have so much fun. I love that nail polish!

  4. I can't wait to hear about your trip to Michigan!!

  5. Love the nail colour (and your ring) - glad you guys get a vacay although you didnt get to choose when - im still glad you get one :)

  6. love the nail polish color! I keep seeing those Firmoo glasses. I see them all around the blogasphere

    Trish - tales from trish

  7. Have a great vacation! Sounds like such a fun trip!

  8. Have fun on your trip! And I'm totally jealous of your 70 degree weather. It's unbearable down here right about now.

  9. I love a good road trip! Have so much fun, can't wait to hear about your trip! Happy Weekend!

  10. I'm loving the DBSN62169 pair in tortoise!

  11. Sounds like you have a fun trip planned! I love your nail polish color and your glasses are super cute!

  12. Traverse City is amazing! I haven't been to Mackinac Island yet, but my husband tells me it's a must see! Can't believe how long your nails are. Love Essie polish!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  13. I would choose this pair

  14. Have a nice and safe road trip! :) And nice to e-meet you :)

  15. I went to Mackinac Island a few times as a kid because my aunt, uncle, and cousin live in Traverse City and it is SO cute. I highly recommend renting bikes and going around the island (although maybe that won't be possible since you'll have the pup), eating fudge, and taking one of those old-timey saloon photos.


  16. A road trip sounds like so much fun, I can't wait to hear about it! And I would be scared to board my pup with a canine flu outbreak too, so it's awesome that she'll be able to go with y'all!

  17. That sounds like such a fun road trip! It's amazing some of the cool things you can find in your own backyard :) Also, I just requested a bunch of books from Netgalley, thinking I would get denied, and now I'm a little overwhelmed! Definitely need to get my reading chops up to par!

  18. That vacation sounds like so much fun!


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