Smile File- Warning

So a while ago I walked out to lunch with a coworker and a bumped into these wonderfully happy women dressed in purple and red (see moment on instagram :D) and my coworker exclaimed, “Cute! Like that poem!” and I had no idea what she was talking about. I got back to my desk and the poem “Warning” by Jenny Joseph was waiting in my inbox and I just fell in love with it. Something about the rhythm in the… View Post

Smile File: First Selfies

I just think these early selfies are THE BEST!!! Love that guy second from the left :). This selfie was taken by a group of photographers in New York in the 1920’s…these guys were so clearly ahead of their time. Also I love the guys below captured taking a selfie…so millennial! Or how about this selfie from photographer Joseph Byron in 1909!?! So rad! I think it’s really cool to see something we associate as very now also exist over a… View Post

Cats + Abs…You Are Welcome

Whaaaaat?! Cat + Abs = best video ever! Um yes very cute boys, yessss very cute abs and YES very cute kitties. DIES. This fun video is brought to you by to bring attention to the good and valuable work of the Humane Society of New York. Merlin, Tony and Henya (the cats, not the abs) are all available for adoption! The timing couldn’t be more perfect since the Humane Society has a convenient way for you to URGE… View Post
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Smile File-Fashion by Mayhem

(image @2sisters_angie via the huffington post) MEET MY NEW OBSESSION…a little girl called Mayhem. I read this article on this super creative mom and daughter duo on instagram on the Huffington Post yesterday and my gawsh did it make me so happy! Mom @2sisters_angie and the daughter she calls Mayhem make all kinds of beautiful dresses out of construction paper, tulle, foil, whatever is lying around the house and they are truly brilliant! Some creations are inspired by the runway,… View Post

Happy Valentine’s Day

(gif via hopip tumblr here) Happy Valentine’s Day my darling friends. Whether you’re single or have a boo bear I hope you’re showing some love to your world today. I’m actually away from my boo visiting my bro in his new home in San Francisco. Wish my guy could be with me, but I’m having a wonderful time here and will be home in no time to celebrate with him. Miss you boo! Have a wonderful day, friends! View Post

Best of Made-To-Travel 2013

Well friends, 2013 is coming to an end very very soon and I always like to take a look back at my favorite posts throughout the year. In case you’ve missed these guys, here is the best of Made-To-Travel…well, according to me :). January – Ethical Riding Boots and How to Wear Them * February – DIY Valentine’s Gifts for Him * March – Cruelty-Free Skincare from the Drugstore * April – DIY Old Candles to New Candles * May… View Post

Happy Thanksgiving

To those in the U.S. Happy happy Thanksgiving! I’m nearly on my way to a busy day with family and friends and hope you are too! But I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU TIMES A MILLION for reading Made-To-Travel, it really means the world to me. (quote via ebert quotes) So thankful for all of you. Have a wonderful wonderful day! View Post
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Last Minute Halloween Costumes From Your Closet

Halloween is a super fun day for me! I like to dress up and I LOVE seeing how creative people get on their costumes…but EEP! I can not believe it is already tomorrow! So here are some last minute Halloween costumes you can pull right from your closet, I know I’ll be pulling a costume from mine this year. L-R: Old Man from Up-grab some balloons on your way home and poof you’re done! / Rosie the Riveter– As if… View Post

Goodwill NY/NJ Fashion Show and YOU Are Invited

Hi Friends! I have exciting news! Next week I’ll be participating again in the Goodwill NY/NJ Suits You Fashion Show, done in conjunction with the New York City’s Mayor’s Office for Disability. Out of all the events and parties and fashion shows I’ve been lucky to attend because of writing Made-To-Travel, I have to say participating in the Goodwill Suits You Fashion Show is by far my favorite memory (See my experience HERE). (Goodwill Suits You Show 2011 / photo… View Post

Smile File-Cutie Pies to Advanced Style

I just LOVE an ad campaign that actually makes me happy and Karen Walker’s summer ad campaigns have done just that. These cutie pies are from Karen Walkers Second Summer Campaign…I mean how adorable are these kiddies?!?! I also love that you can read a bit about them, because I’m nosy like that :).  “Where do you want to live when you grow up? Disneyland.” For real kid!!! Karen Walker’s First Summer Campaign was a brilliant collaboration with Ari Seth… View Post

Smile File-“Gaming With My Mom”

It’s Monday and in case you were dreading the start of your work week here’s something to make you smile…I mean laugh and go YES! In honor of Video Game Week on Late Night the flipping awesome folks at Jimmy Fallon made a call for non hidden camera moments (no moms were tricked here!) of viewers playing video games with their moms. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. P.S- I never ever thought Fallon could top John Krasinski’s lip synch competition. Shame on… View Post

San Franciso Trip

Hi friends! So I’ve just arrived back from a wonderful weekend on the west coast. One of my boo’s best friends got married this weekend which warranted a quick trip to San Francisco. I arrived with two of my bf’s good friends and we drove top down about 2 hours away to Healdsburg, CA. P.S- Rent convertibles!!! They are awesomely fun :D. P.P.S-Go to Healdsburg it is beautiful…I wish I had more pictures but sadly my phone was also GPS.… View Post