Feb 262012

Use this checklist to take the stress out of preparing for a glorious weekend getaway.

Your Packing Cheat Sheet

  • Two fabulous bikinis
  • A sarong or beach wrap
  • An over-sized lightweight scarf for covering up at dinner
  • a sexy tank dress made of jersey material
  • Four pairs of underwear, a light and dark bra (one strapless)
  • One pair of flip-flops
  • One pair of comfy flats or slip-on sneakers
  • A pair of heels
  • Two solid-color tanks or camis
  • Two pairs of short shorts, one denim
  • A pair of tight jeans to wear with flats or heels
  • A floral or solid-color sundress in a bold shade, like tangerine or cobalt
  • A lightweight hoodie
  • Thin hoop earrings (gold for the beach, silver for the city)
  • A chunky necklace (either brightly colored or with large metallic or stone accents)
  • A thin, durable plastic bag (for the beach and dirty laundry)
  • Sunglasses
  • Shampoo, conditioner (unless you use the hotel’s), makeup remover, razor, shaving cream, body lotion, and eye cream
  • Toothbrush, a small tube of toothpaste, and floss
  • A hairbrush or comb
  • Deodorant
  • Pain reliever, upset-stomach treatment, and allergy meds
  • Sunscreen and SPF lip balm
  • Bug spray
  • A spritzer bottle filled with clothing dewrinkler
  • Earplugs and an eye mask
  • Mini travel candles
  • Mini sewing kit with safety pins, tweezers, and rubber bands
  • A camera and cell phone, with extra batteries and chargers
  • Quart-sized plastic bag for any three-ounced liquids you stash in your carry-on luggage
Feb 182012

I have wanted a Gibson LPJ for a long time, and when I saw this guitar on sale I could not pass it up. I’m so happy I didn’t. The guitar came in perfect condition. Everything was tight and in working order. The setup was right on the money. I only needed to tune it up. The sound is amazing. No hiss or pick up noise to speak of, and the sustain and action is unbelievable. This guitar is beautiful. Less is definitely more. This guitar makes all my other guitars feel like toys! Continue reading »

Feb 162012

Looking for a good guitar tuner for an acoustic guitar? If you are then I highly recommend the Snark SN6 Clip-On Tuner. This tuner is really fantastic. It’s very to use. The display is nice and bright, and large enough to see. The clamp works like a charm. The face is movable, so that you can rotate it a bit and position it in the most convenient way for the best visibility. It’s also very accurate. My guitar sounds great after using this! It’s a good price for this, as the tuner does not seem “cheap”. I really recommend this one.