weekly wishes #4

Dachshund schnauzer mix

Before I discuss this week’s weekly wishes, let’s take a look at last week’s goals.

1. Clean out my inbox. I’m happy to report that I’m making great progress! I’ve been unsubscribing from email lists, deleting junk mail, and keeping up with blog comments with my MailBox app. I think this goal was difficult for me because I had let my inbox get so out of control, I didn’t even want to look at it. Pathetic, but so true. 2. Blog reading. This goal isn’t too tough because I love reading my favorite blogs every day! 3. Book dog-friendly hotels for our upcoming trip. Almost finished! I’ll be booking a bed and breakfast in Savannah today and then we’re done! We’ll also be stopping in Washington, DC and Pittsburgh before Boston. It’ll be a fun road trip.

And now for this week’s goals:

1. Back up photos and files onto my external hard drive. I usually try and do this every couple of months but I’m behind. Since we’re taking a long road trip and traveling with out laptops and cameras, I want to have all of our important documents and family photos on our two external hard drives also. 2. Pack our doggie “diaper bag”.  Road trips are easier for dogs when you have treats, food, toys, bones, a collapsable water bowl, wipes for dirty paws, and hydrogen peroxide. Seriously, do yourselves a favor and buy a cheap bottle of hydrogen peroxide {3%} for any doggie emergencies. Our dogs eat everything and a cap full of hydrogen peroxide will make them empty their stomachs. Much better than our last $500 trip to the emergency vet for onions. 3. Figure out the best way to pack our SUV. You would think this would be easy, but it’s not. We need all of our valuables to be packed so they’re easy to reach because we bring these bags into hotels. It’s never fun when you’re digging for stuff in the middle of the night and you just wanna go to bed. 4. Go zip lining at the zoo one last time. This is hands down our favorite thing to do in Florida — mainly because we feel like happy little monkeys, swinging from the trees. 5. Favorite travel apps post. I’ve already shared some of my favorite Instagram apps, now I want to write a post about the travel apps I can’t live without. I use so many!

What are your weekly goals?


Filed Under: Lifestyle32 Comments
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01538833576579155037 Stephanie

    I want to go zip lining! It sounds and looks like so much fun!

    I have a bag specifically for Walter when I go on trips. It’s his “luggage” lol :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11708857742804062091 Jamie

    Zip lining at the zoo?!? How fun!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18110820194938498823 Cat – On the Wall

    Love the doggy bag – we have a little thing that’s supposed to hook onto a water bottle for ours to drink from. Though we can never figure out how to actually hook it to the water bottle, it is SO good to have in the car. Don’t want our pups getting thirsty! Good luck with everything this week!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11114687821358320401 Joelle Duff

    Had no idea about the hydrogen peroxide – genius! And that is awesome that you can zip line at the zoo. How fun!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04012040900052737182 Sippy Cups and Pearls

    what a cute post! I like this idea :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05768386916902381178 Irene

    Good luck with your weekly goals, Rachel! It’s great that you also plan to have some fun among so many stressing tasks!
    My main goal for this week is to catch up with my friend during my holidays in my home island :)
    Have a lovely week x

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05768386916902381178 Irene

      p.s. looking forward to your post about travel apps!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07177081269343759076 Treasure Tromp

    wait – zip lining at the zoo?!?! amazing! I want to do that!

    also, the idea of a doggie diaper bag is the cutest thing I have ever heard. ever!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15491893490987800723 Kayli Schattner

    Hooray for cleaning up inboxes!! I desperately need to get on that one, myself. My boyfriend always makes fun of me when he sees the evercreeping number appear on my Yahoo! tab. Oh well. And backing-up to an external hard-drive is something ELSE I have to get on doing! I would hate to lose all of the hard work I’ve put in. Good luck with your goals for the week and SUPER CUTE picture of your pup! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08646464393586461119 Kate @ Another Clean Slate

    Zip lining at the zoo? I want to go! Don’t forget to keep us Boston ladies posted on your arrival :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05052264800064704048 And So I Did

    I need to start doing weekly goals to keep myself in check. I’ve been a very unproductive wreck lately. Ugh.

    That’s genius about the hydrogen peroxide! I’ll keep that trick up my sleeve so that I won’t make any unnecessary emergency vet trips!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13500726921075858806 Jess

    I love prepping for a road trip! Sounds like you guys are going to have a wonderful time :)

    I also really need to back up photos to an external hard drive. Ugh. Just seems like an annoying task, but I know I will be really sad if something were to happen to all my photos before I do it!

    Zip lining!! How cool!

    Good luck with your goals and have a wonderful trip :)

    xoxo Jess
    Foreign Room

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12445081275530729227 jackie jade

    ah great goals! and i’ve had to do that hyrdogen peroxide trick before. genius dogs haha. if you’re in pittsburgh for awhile, let me know if you want to do a bloggy meetup! :)
    — jackie @ jade and oak

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11109202352406403689 Tayrina Gonzalez

    This is nice!!! Xoxo, Tayrina. blessignsscraftstudio.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03734694540206484285 Helene in Between

    I LOVE cleaning out my inbox!! it’s so refreshing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13213440124434753757 Diana @ from rags to northrich

    Zip lining at the zoo?! Yes, please! Not bad at all…And blog reading is so fun, so why can’t I find the unlimited time to do so?? Way to go girl!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14646849194518117289 Ech and Will

    I’m super on top of my inbox. It physically hurts me to have it cluttered. In fact, my husband’s has been bothering me and I might migrate over there to clean it up soon. I’m really looking forward to your travel aps post! I’m all about collecting travel resources. Good luck with your goals!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10302148853962386923 Aukele Cockett-Askew

    Oh I love zip lining!! I had the opportunity to do that at Kualoa Ranch on the North Eastern side of the island of Oahu when I was around 15. Too bad they don’t have monkey suits for you guys to where cause that would be classic!! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04953214506719119690 Quyen Nguyen

    I can’t wait to see your favorite travel apps! I could use a few tips.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08155995780816962821 Lauren

    I took a cue from your book and reading my favorite blogs. AND actually using Bloglovin’ to do so!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03340277403271465452 lost in travels

    i can’t wait to hear what travel apps you use! that’s definitely an area that i am lacking!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07672672046096104876 Melyssa @ The Nectar Collective

    Ohh I loved reading your goals! Probably because they are so practical and applicable for my life too! I love that you are finding hotels your dogs can stay in. I would love to take Monja on a roadtrip with me someday too. :) My goal for this week is to clean out my inbox. I’m glad you had success with it! Mine is pretty out of control with tons of spam too. Bleh. And I’ve never heard of that hydrogen peroxide trick! Is that safe? I imagine it would be if you are doing it! That’s definitely something I’ll have to check out the next time Monja eats something he shouldn’t (everyday). Good luck with your goals this week!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11630940800322159103 Laura Cristina

    Hooray on reaching your goals last week!! Wait? Zip lining at the Zoo? That sounds like soo much fun!! We’ve been dying to go zip lining in Okinawa!! Definitely a must for our second year. I LOVED your fave insta apps and i can’t wait to read all about your favorite travel apps! :D Good Luck on getting everything ready for your trip!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16723431374621324385 Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife

    Wow ziplining at the zoo sounds so scary to me so way to go!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15356942363268341289 -P

    Hey! Good luck with your wishes this week! It sounds like you have tons to do before your trip but I’m sure you get everything done. Cleaning out your inbox is a major thing to be proud of. It’s such a big chore – something I need to do as well. And soon!

    That doggie diaper bag is a great idea. We rarely take big long car trips with our dog, but if we ever do I will definitely have to create one! And that zip lining thing sounds like a blast! :)

    I wish you a great week to come :)

    Pinja / doozy.me

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07238434752028472905 Jenna

    Zip lining sounds amazing! How fun :)

    Can’t wait for a travel apps post, love the one on instagram apps!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08178401162208967646 Sarah Shumate

    Ugh – thanks for reminding me that I need to update our external hard drives, too. I never remember to do that, prob bc I hate doing it. I’m so lazy! :o)

    I can’t wait to see what travel apps you use! I love my currency converter and translation app!

    Safe travels! :o)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06720694596549999667 Caroline

    Cleaning up my inbox is definitely on my to do list, and ugh – I really need to go back up my photos onto an external hard drive as well… but gosh dangit, it’s just such a hassle!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15806065790207418929 Lisette

    I need to get an external hard drive for all these pics from my new camera ;) I’m still bummed that I won’t see you again before you move. Wah!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14210220475156788693 LeeLee

    Great list. I can’t wait for the travel app suggestions. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05955549713159108224 Fran

    Zip lining at the zoo?! Sounds so much fun! I hope you get to do it :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08797568345510218583 Megan C. Stroup

    My Travel Tuesday link-up last week was about my favorite travel apps; I’m looking forward to your post and maybe finding some new apps to download for myself! :)