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One of the only things I wanted to do in LA was go to California Donuts and get a dozen delicious donuts. So we did and they were as good as they look – you need to try the fruity pebble donut asap! Our donut outing was kind of our last hurrah.. now we are trying to eat healthy and get in shape! We went to a spin class tonight and luckily our gym is a mile away so we end up working out and running a mile – DOUBLE WHAMMY. Our gym also has a steam room so I have been steaming every night and I have been lovvving what its been doing for my skin! After a couple days in LA my skin started to get so dry so it felt good to get back to my steam room 🙂

Yesterday was David’s birthday and since we don’t do gifts (we do trips instead) we booked plane tickets to Norway which we found for DIRT CHEAP ($138 cheap)! I know I already posted on my Twitter but I was so excited so I had to share again. We are still in the works of planning the rest of the trip but I definitely want to go to Fillerup, Denmark since… obviously… that is where my family comes from. So we will probably make a visit there as well. Planning trips is one of my favorite things in the world to do (sometimes I plan vacations I know we cant take and make full on itineraries just for fun, weird but fun to me) so I have been giddy planning our next Europe adventure.

PS I also posted the tutorial for the hairstyle in the first photo! It is at the bottom if you would like to watch! 🙂

xoxox

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  1. I’m sure other people have said the same but I would love if you did a post about how you find/plan your trips! Your vacations always look amazing!

  2. ***PLEASE TEACH US YOUR TRAVEL WAYS!*** please please please please please!!!

    1. Yes!! We used skyscanner.com and booked them on Norwegian Air!! A few other people have said they found similar deals (this is for a one way!) so try and see if it is still there! xo

  3. Love these pictures, thank you so much for always sharing personal stuff with us! I was hoping you could let us know which sites you use or how you go about finding cheap and affordable vacations. TEACH US YOUR WAYS!! You are beautiful and so is your family! Have a great week!

  4. I agree that California has the best donuts! I’m from there and never appreciated that little detail growing up until I moved away and never have found any as good since. LOVE this hair tutorial and can’t wait to pop in my bellamies and give it a try!

    xo,
    Hayley
    http://www.itsahayday.com

  5. What is you process on finding inexpensive flights? I would love to read a blog post about booking recommendations and tips!

    Best,
    Sabrina xo

    1. Yes!! We used skyscanner.com and booked them on Norwegian Air!! A few other people have said they found similar deals (this is for a one way!) so try and see if it is still there! Basically what we do is type in NYC (pulls from EWR, LGA, and JFK) and then type in Everywhere (pulls from literally anywhere in the country) and then for dates we select the entire month of whatever month we are traveling, for instance this time it was May so we selected the entire month of may. Once we did that we knew we wanted somewhere in Europe so the cheapest place to come up for Europe was Norway for $138 so that is what we booked! We usually do one ways because we end up leaving from somewhere else. Generally we type in Everywhere to NYC and see what country in Europe is cheapest to fly out of. Hopefully that makes sense! xo

  6. That is seriously such a great idea to do trips for your gifts! We are able to take so many trips for cheap right now because we both travel for work and have tons of airline points but those are going to run out soon, haha! Will have to keep this in mind : ).
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

  7. Oh my goodness! I need to borrow that yellow sweater (lol)…my husband and I are going to Jamaica and that would be the perfect thing to wear on the way down there! I can’t wait to try that hairstyle while we are on vacation. It will look beautiful with a tropical flower pinned on the side by the bun. Question, are you wearing your extensions with the braid/messy bun? Thank you for the awesome and sweet photos and the great tutorial! I will be watching my mail for that yellow sweater hahaha!!

    1. Yes I am!! I am wearing 3 rows stacked on top of eachother!! And WAIT! When are you going to Jamaica?! We are going to, March 2nd – 6th! Maybe we will be there the same time and you really can borrow the sweater haha!

      1. Oh!! We will just miss you!! We are going February 22-March 1st! That is too funny!! Have fun, I adore Jamaica. The people are so welcoming and wonderful. My husband and I have gone 5 other times and we always pout when its time to go home! Delicious food, beautiful beach, amazing people…what more could you ask for? Plus, 85 degrees and sunny almost every day!! Have a great trip.

  8. I absolutely love these photos! I think it is so awesome that you are able to go to these locations as a family!! And Denmark!! Yay! That is so awesome 🙂 I haven’t had a chance to watch your tutorial yet, but I’m excited to 🙂

    Rachel
    Blonde with a Chanse

  9. I do the same thing!! planning dream vacations (itinerary and all) that I hope someday I will be able to go on ☺ Loved this post and seeing all your sweet pictures

  10. Your family is my idea of my family goals! SO adorable!! Planning trips instead of doing gifts is such a great idea. Also, no matter what I do with my hair I cannot braid it! Would you recommend me using hair extensions? I’ve never used them before!

  11. I look forward every couple of days to seeing your posts! Honestly you and Atticus are so precious together, I really do hope that one day I will experience that bond. Love your pictures, they capture the moment and the feeling to beautifully. Super jealous of finding such cheap airplane tickets! Can’t wait to see your next adventure (: Currently I’m living in the South of France and European adventures are so incredible, just indescribable.

    If anybody wants to follow my travels:
    http://www.brightboldbliss.com

  12. I’m so happy you’re going to scandinavia! I’m biased since my family is swedish but scandinavians are the most beautiful and down to earth people in europe. you will blend right in with all the gorgeous people! I hope your trip will inspire some nordic fashion in your looks! have fun!

  13. O…. my…god. That hair. In the first pic. SO beautiful. Tutorial pleeease (I bet I’m not the first one asking)!!!?
    Ok, you have got me really thinking about suggesting your present=trip idea to my husband. He is not so keen about presents to begin with because when I need something he would rather just get it and not wait until some holiday and same goes for him. So we’d buy everything we want like a month before the big holiday and then whap whap whap… holidays become difficult 😛
    So I love the idea.
    Do we have Peonies in the city? I have been dying to get a bouquet of some, but I think they are only available in the summer for just some fraction of the time. And lastly, through what website you booked your super cheap tickets?!

  14. Hello!! Big fan of your fun travels and of course your fashion! My husband and I are wanting to travel to Norway this year. How did you score $138? Where does one find that kind of deal? Was it off a certain website?? Any tips would be amazing!! Thanks!

    1. Yes!! We used skyscanner.com and booked them on Norwegian Air!! A few other people have said they found similar deals (this is for a one way!) so try and see if it is still there! Basically what we do is type in NYC (pulls from EWR, LGA, and JFK) and then type in Everywhere (pulls from literally anywhere in the country) and then for dates we select the entire month of whatever month we are traveling, for instance this time it was May so we selected the entire month of may. Once we did that we knew we wanted somewhere in Europe so the cheapest place to come up for Europe was Norway for $138 so that is what we booked! We usually do one ways because we end up leaving from somewhere else. Generally we type in Everywhere to NYC and see what country in Europe is cheapest to fly out of. Hopefully that makes sense! xo

  15. Such an amazing travel deal! Do you mind sharing what site you used to find your flight? I’m sure you’ll have a great trip and looks like you had fun in LA! That balancing trick your hubs is doing with your son is what my dad used to do with me, and his dad before! So fun. x

    Audrey | http://www.keygypsy.com

    1. Yes!! We used skyscanner.com and booked them on Norwegian Air!! A few other people have said they found similar deals (this is for a one way!) so try and see if it is still there! Basically what we do is type in NYC (pulls from EWR, LGA, and JFK) and then type in Everywhere (pulls from literally anywhere in the country) and then for dates we select the entire month of whatever month we are traveling, for instance this time it was May so we selected the entire month of may. Once we did that we knew we wanted somewhere in Europe so the cheapest place to come up for Europe was Norway for $138 so that is what we booked! We usually do one ways because we end up leaving from somewhere else. Generally we type in Everywhere to NYC and see what country in Europe is cheapest to fly out of. Hopefully that makes sense! xo

    1. We used skyscanner.com and booked them on Norwegian Air!! A few other people have said they found similar deals (this is for a one way!) so try and see if it is still there! Basically what we do is type in NYC (pulls from EWR, LGA, and JFK) and then type in Everywhere (pulls from literally anywhere in the country) and then for dates we select the entire month of whatever month we are traveling, for instance this time it was May so we selected the entire month of may. Once we did that we knew we wanted somewhere in Europe so the cheapest place to come up for Europe was Norway for $138 so that is what we booked! We usually do one ways because we end up leaving from somewhere else. Generally we type in Everywhere to NYC and see what country in Europe is cheapest to fly out of. Hopefully that makes sense! xo

  16. Amber!
    I love your pictures they always have such a bright and soft look to them. Would you consider doing a post where you show us how you edit your pictures?
    Thank you!

  17. Hi, Amber! Super cute photos! Random question, but where is your hubby’s ring from? I’m recently engaged, and my fiancé and I have been shopping for a gold band. We thought it would be so simple, but alas no such luck yet! The finish and width of your hubby’s wedding band look just perfect. Would love to know where it’s from! xo

  18. Omg how exciting about Norway!! I can’t believe you got the tickets for that cheap! That’s just crazy! Also, I love the pink hydrangeas in the first image.

    xo.

    milaadams

  19. I’m from Norway so please let us know how you got plane tickets so cheap! Maybe I could afford a trip to the U.S. without having to sell my kidney ha! Ps. northern Norway is the best 🙂

    1. Yes!! We used skyscanner.com and booked them on Norwegian Air!! A few other people have said they found similar deals (this is for a one way!) so try and see if it is still there! Basically what we do is type in NYC (pulls from EWR, LGA, and JFK) and then type in Everywhere (pulls from literally anywhere in the country) and then for dates we select the entire month of whatever month we are traveling, for instance this time it was May so we selected the entire month of may. Once we did that we knew we wanted somewhere in Europe so the cheapest place to come up for Europe was Norway for $138 so that is what we booked! We usually do one ways because we end up leaving from somewhere else. Generally we type in Everywhere to NYC and see what country in Europe is cheapest to fly out of. Hopefully that makes sense! xo

  20. Yay for Norway!! We live in Oslo, so please let us know if there’a anything you need. Be sure to try brown cheese, kvik lunsj (the big bar, not the little one), and lefse.

  21. Oh my goodness those Peonies look gorgeous and those donuts… just stop it! Haha – I’ve quit sugar and I nearly wanted to lick the screen! Haha!
    Love your style and your blog – always beautiful!
    Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

  22. That’s insane you found tickets that cheap to Norway! With all of your travel experience, you should do a post about your process; how you choose where to go/what goes into making your itinerary…I for one would love to read about it!

  23. Love the travel gift! I´m from Norway, and I hope you get an amazing trip! You should go to the troll`s tongue (google it). I live in Odda, which is the city the troll´s tongue is in.

  24. How fun is that! I can’t even fly from Dallas to Austin that cheap most days! And the pics in LA are too cute. Btw I love that yall travel with Atticus. We take our little guy on almost every trip too. He’s been to Disney, Chicago and on a cruise to the Virgin Islands and he’s only 8 months.

    Xoxo,
    Summer Ann
    http://www.simplysummerann.com

  25. I’m so excited to see that you’re going to Norway! I from Norway, and it always makes me happy to see that people have even heard about Norway, haha. Where in Norway are you going?

    God tur og velkommen til Norge! Klem Hilde

  26. that’s such an awesome idea to plan trips instead of giving physical gifts! memories will last so much longer than their desire for some worldly possession! but I seriously plan on stealing that idea when I get hitched! 🙂

    xoxo hails.
    haileyanela.blogspot.com

  27. I live in Denmark, so if you have any questions just let me know. You will love it here 🙂 I hope you will be lucky with the weather 😉 Great pictures you have!

  28. LOVE all Scandinavian countries!! My boyfriend is from Sweden and I lived there for a year, and loved it!! Sweden should also be on your list. Very fashionable, yummy food, coffee and treats (fika, as the swedes say) and lots beautiful scenery! Denmark is also a favorite, enjoy your trip and happy travels! Please so tell the secrets of how you found those SUPER cheap tickets. I have never got anything less that $500 going to Sweden!! P.S. Love your blog xoxo

  29. I love the pastel colours you’re wearing in this post, makes me think spring is actually on its way 🙂
    I’m sure your trip will be lovely! Norway has breathtakingly beautiful nature, apart from Switzerland probably the most picturesque country I’ve ever seen.
    If you go to Copenhagen, you have to go to Sweden as well! The city of Malmoe is only a short (30 min, 20 min from the airport) train ride away and at least one of your readers lives there (me)!
    Enjoy your trip!
    XO
    Emma

  30. $138 for a ticket to Norway?! Please teach me your ways! I love the idea of getting a trip for each other instead of gifts. Trips are much more fun and memorable, especially with photos these days. I didn’t know there was a place called Fillerup in Denmark – that’s cool! Enjoy LA, and those donuts!!

    M – Mocha and Moccasins
    xx

  31. I live in Australia and can only dream of European airfares so cheap!!! It costs a fortune to fly anywhere long haul from here. I look forward to following your next trip!