5 days in New York! (Itenerary)

5 days just isn’t enough time!! NY has so much to see in such a short amount of time. This is what we have planned but I will let you know what we actually do!

 

Day 1: Wednesday, 

5:35:00 PM Land in LGA
Take Uber $26-35
Change & Get Ready for Dinner
“Dinner at “”The Smith””?”
Times Square
Empire State

Day 2: Thursday, May 26
Breakfast at Sarabeth’s
Citi Bike Ride
Central Park
Pick up a new bike and see other half
Picnic in Sheep Meadow/ Pickup food at Whole Foods 10 Columbus Cir sc101, New York, NY 10019
MET Museum/American Museum of Natural History Met roof garden cafe and martini bar
Rockefeller Center
Roosevelt Island Tram $2.75 one-way
Fifth Avenue
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
New York Public Library
Grand Central Station
Broadway?

Day 3: Friday, May 27
Breakfast at home
The High Line
Trinity Church
Battery Park
Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Pick up tickets at the prepaid window at Battery park and Liberty state park
Lunch
9/11 Memorial & Museum
Chinatown/ Little Italy
Dinner @ Lomardi’s Pizza
Foot masages in Chinatown
Soho

Day 4: Saturday, May 28
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Free admission from 10am-12pm
Brooklyn Park
Broadway play
Artists & Fleas
Bedford Avenue
Staten Island Ferry

Day 5: Sunday, May 29
Downtown Boathouse Free 20-minute kayak
Brunch
1:30 PM Depart for LGA $26-$35
3:30pm Flight Departs

Biancadoes packs for New York

I absolutely hate packing!!! In fact I always do it the day of! I figured since it’s New York I should probably try not look homeless.

Here’s what I packed…

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Converse: Outlet ($40.00)
Flannel: Local thrift store ($4.00)
Dress: Ross ($12.00)
Hat: Local thrift store ($3.00)

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Because I have to rep Texas.
Top: Kohl’s ($18.00)
Leggings: Khol’s ($8.00)
Nikes: Academy ($45.00)

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Lace & Sheer top: TJ-Maxx ($9.99)
Jeans: Juicy Couture ($36.00)
Flip Flops: Lauren Conrad ($12.00)
Wedges: Forever21 ($20.00)
Shades: Aldo ($16.00)
Bracelets: Cato (>$3.00 each)

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Black Jeans: Khol’s ($12.00)
Olive V-neck: Ross- Occasion ($6.00)
Necklaces: Cato (>$5.00 each)
Converse: ($40.00)

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Olive dress: VIBE athletics ($12.00)
Grey cardigan: Simply Vera ($8.00)
Converse: ($40.00)

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Nike shirt: Nike ($20.00)
Flannel: Jc Penny ($8.00)
Workout pants: Ross ($15.00)
Nikes: Academy ($45.00)

April showers bring May flowers.

Last year I was so busy with planning our wedding that I didn’t get to enjoy my yard. IN FACT I let all my plants die. So this year I decided to spend more time in my yard. I like to think I have a green thumb, BUT I also haven’t been doing it very long. If I can keep them all alive until next year I plan on growing a vegetable garden next. 


       BUT HERE IS WHAT I HAVE SO FAR…

Petunias and Mint

Begonias

Salvia

Begonias

 Rosemary

Basil

I will keep you updated!

                                               Lots of love,

                                                     –  B

Biancadoes a Groupon Getaway

I decided to dedicate this year to traveling -I promised myself it was the year to say YES. So when my friend Dey suggested this place she found on Groupon that was off of the Guadalupe River!

NO WAY COULD I HAVE SAID NO!

ALL I CAN SAY IS DO NOT BE SCARED TO GET GROUPON GETAWAYS!

AS A GIRL- The first thing I think is WHAT DO I WEAR!?!?!?!?!?!

Day 1.                                                  Day 2.                                              Day 3.

For our car ride and our stop in Austin                   Chill day                                                       On the road back home

  

Of  course I am an over packer so I took more than this but this was the actual outfits I planned to wear.

On our way we stopped in Austin to get some VOODOO Donuts.

It was our first time and they were DELISH!!!!!

After the donuts we had to work them off so we stopped at Hamilton Pool in Dripping Springs, Tx.

No such thing as a perfect group picture

Of course on roadtrips you need to make several stops…

IF YOU ARE IN TEXAS STOP AT  BUCKEES IT IS A MUST!

(It’s a gas station on crack!)

We finally arrived!

The place was beautiful inside and out- the pictures do it no justice!

We had access to a dock where we would drink our morning coffee and fish…

Lets be real, I didn’t fish! Instead I made my flower crown!

We stocked the fridge!

 POOL TO OURSELVES ❤

BECAUSE WHY NOT!? WE DIDN’T CARE THAT IT WAS ONLY 75 DEGREES

OUR LAST SUPPER

                                        Mariah made the potato salad ( IT WAS DELISH!)

                                                       I MADE THE PATTIES ❤

                                              And Dey made the loaded fries… HELLO!

On our way home we stopped to see more of New Braunfels we strolled across the little boutiques and Farmers Market. It was a cute little town with lots of character.

                   Of course we stopped at the San Marcos outlets and then it was back on the road…

The way home was rainy and our 4 hour trip home became a 7 hour trip with all the stops we made but I wasn’t too tired.

This trip Featured…

             Dey and Teddy ❤                   Mariah and Robert ❤         and of course Ruben and I

I HAVE A SHORT VIDEO

IT IS DAY 2 OF OUR MINI GET-A-WAY I AM WARNING YOU NOW…

THIS IS MY SNAP CHAT FOR THAT DAY AND I CUSS LIKE A SAILOR

WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK- YOU MAY WANT TO VOLUME IT DOWN

 

-XOXO

               -B

Biancadoes on a budget

The more money you make the less you have to spend? If that doesn’t make sense to you, let me explain. The more money you have the more places you want to go. When out you realize what’s in so you want new clothes. When you get new clothes you want to show it off! SO YOU HAVE TO GO OUT. And then you also have the stuff you should really care about like to get a place to sleep, a car to go to these places in and with these things come bills, maintenance and gas. IT ALL ADS UP QUICKLY! Now if you like to travel…. your budget just got smaller. You can’t travel if you spend all your money going to clubs the way most 20 year olds do… So here are some things I do when I am on a budget but still want to socialize.

-I could have used pictures off Pinterest but thought actual pictures would help you get to know me better since I am still new at this.

1.HIKING

I live in Texas! We have so many parks and hiking trails! It’s fun to find new parks and new trails but once you’ve explored and know the park… You have to find a new one! Or go off the trails like Dey and I .     We get scared when we hear any crunch & we usually don’t get far before we’re running back to the trails.

2.DRINK IN

Drinking out can get expensive but cheap wine is actually pretty effective. IT GETS THE JOB DONE & you can always stay over if you get too drunk

Normally when we go out as a group we buy rounds… (This could be up to $75.00- $100 each round) But when we drink at home (or at a friends house) The guys usually just bring 6,18 or 24 pack depending on how the week went. ITS ALOT CHEAPER & once again,,, EFFECTIVE.

3.MAKE SOMETHING YOU’VE PINTERESTED

If you’re like me- YOU PINTEREST WHEN YOUR BORED. It’s always fun to try new things and with things like Pinterest you might not even have to buy anything! You might already have everything you need . So this could literally cost nothing OR you could spend up to whatever your budget allows. (In this picture Dey is making Agua de Melon)

4.AT HOME SPA

Like most girls you might already have most of this stuff…. (Nail polish, face masks, pedicure supplies & Etc.) Have you and your girlfriends bring out their favorite colors and take turns painting each others nails. It’s nice to pamper the people you love.

5.GET A PIERCING

If you’re up for it. Why not? Some piercings can be as cheap as $20.

6. A GIRLS NIGHT OUT IS ALWAYS CHEAP

When you’re a girl going out is always cheap. Especially in Austin, Bring out those heels!

7. MOVIES

Find a movie theater near you! Most movie theaters have specials during the week & tickets can be as low as $4.00.