Tag: Giveaways

Travel is My Love Language

Travel is my love language. This probably doesn’t come as surprise to anyone, I mean I run a travel blog. But it really is a true statement. My fondest memories growing up are from traveling around the country, and for as long as I can remeber travel has been a priority in my life. When you travel you are able to experience new cultures, meet new people, and see new sites. You learn something new everytime, and it pushes you outside your comfort zone and helps you grow as a person.

My first introduction to travel came in the form of the classic roadtrip. Family vacation for me growing up always included a road trip. Sometimes these roadtrips were short, like the ones to the beach, and sometimes they were long, like the 14 hour drives to see my dad’s family in New England, but regardless of the length these roadtrips hold some of my favorite memories as a kid. My parents also considered roadtrips the perfect educational opportunity. We always sought out the most interesting historical landmark along the route and would spend a few hours learning about the place and its impact on America. I think these roadtrip field trips are one of the many reasons I love American history so much.

{age 12 | Fort Sumter, Charleston, SC}

Luckily, the “field trip” mentality my parents instilled in their children has lasted into my brother’s and my own trip planning. Do you know many college students who would spend their spring break in museums? Nope, me either. But that’s exactly what my brother and I did my senior year.

{age 21 | White House, Washington D.C.}

Fast forward to post-graduate life, and I’m still eager to visit new places and learn something new with each trip/adventure. Luckily, I have found someone as eager to explore as me. (Sidenote: This is a must-have trait for me in my partner.) Since The Tall Man and I started dating a little over a year ago, we have traveled to 12 different states.When we travel, it’s just as much about being with each other and enjoying each other’s company as it is experiencing something new.

{age 27 | Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, PA | our second date}

I think traveling is so much more fun when you can do it with the ones you love, and it’s also way more memorable!

Where are you traveling to next? And with whom?

Enter the Minted Giveaway! Deadline for entry is March 1, 2017.

HBD Giveaway + New Look

October marks Southern Exhilaration’s first birthday! Yay!

To help celebrate this special milestone, Southern Exhilaration is showing off its brand new look! So, dare I ask, what do you think?

Truly, though, I find myself grateful every day for the opportunity to come here and hang out with y’all. And even more grateful that you come here and hang out with me. Thank you for being a part of this journey, and I look forward to hanging out with you for many years to come. To celebrate this milestone and to thank you, I have put together a little southern-themed giveaway full of some of my favorite things for you and your home! Read on to see what one of you lucky lovelies will win.

Southern Exhilaration's Blog Birthday Giveaway

Check out this adorable tea towel from Casabella, a home decor and gift store that is located in my home town. I could wander around this store for hours! They have so many knick-knacks for the home! I absolutely love this tea towel, because to me a bad situation can be turned right over a cold glass of tea.

Casabella Teaa Towel

Now, that glass of iced tea is sweeter when consumed from a Ball® Mason Jar! These little jars are perfect to enjoy any beverage as you sit on your deck, patio, or porch.

Last, but not least. Every home needs a warm welcoming! This “Hey Y’all” printable makes for the perfect addition to any gallery wall or by itself. This printable is from b + h handmade, and I absolutely love everything Lindsey makes! For a limited time, all Southern Exhilaration readers will receive 20% off a purchase from b + h handmade with code SEreader20. So, stop by and check out Lindsey’s fabulous prints. I particularly like the “Pumpkin Everything” print.

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Giveaway Details:

  • The Giveaway entries are all linked simply in the Rafflecopter widget
  • This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only; giveaway will be open for two weeks and I’ll notify the winner personally.
  • Up to 3 days after each giveaway concludes, the winner will be chosen, verified, and announced!

Good, luck and thank you so much for all your support and love!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Megan for winning this HBD Prize Pack!

I was not compensated for the tea towel and Ball® mason jars. I did receive the handlettered print as a gift.