The best cure for a bad day (or a boring one) is a picnic in the park! But sometimes planning a picnic – especially a blog worthy one can expensive and stressful, two things a picnic most certainly shouldn’t be!
Lately I’ve been really into to being outside as much as possible but also focused on not stressing the little things and trying to not make life seem so “perfect” I think this is something a lot of bloggers need to work on, we all try really hard to make our life look glamours but thats kind of sort of a lot of work haha. Don’t get me wrong, I love producing killer content for you guys, I honestly would do anything for you – but I want the content to be 100 percent me and if I spend a ridiculous amount of time creating some falsified perception of reality, that’s not me at all!
You guys know by now that I’m pretty much a hot mess 99% of the time. Well that theme runs true with the story behind this picnic, we decided at the last min to pick up and eat outside – so I reached for my super awesome cross body picnic bag, only to watch the strap break before my eyes. Whoops! Instead of feeling discouraged, I reached for my weekend bag and settled on a beach towel (I looked 2 min for my picnic blanket, not sure where that is… actually now that I think about it, I bet its inside my broken basket lol double whoops) threw on some sun screen and headed for the door before I remember I was missing the most important ingredient – food!
Our picnic was mostly snack themed and I was on snack duty so I thought I could just pick something up along the way, when I got the genius idea to grab the boxed snacks I received as a gift the week before – which ended up being the perfect picnic snack and totally turned me on to an amazing idea! Boxed snacks are the new picnic food, with brands like graze and nourish snacks roaming around, why not bring your prepackaged snacks to the picnic to share! Most of these services are already subscription based so if you sacrifice a weeks worth of snacks, you can play hostess with the mostess and be the star of the picnic! Best part? no basket, utensils or bowls required! Since the snacks come prepackaged in a box, they are already perfect to share so set up was a snap! I did have some super cute snack holders, cups, paper straws and other awesome party stuff from AlwaysLou (her site is seriously so cute, check it out) so I tossed those in the bag too, along with a bug off candle and skipped on over to the picnic party, picking up pretty flowers for ambiance, obviously…
BLUE STRIPED TOP: Get it here or– similar/darker/bigger stripes here
ORANGE FLARE SKIRT – also comes in baby blue, get it here
BOATER HAT (my go-to summer accessory) Get it here / similar here
CLASSIC WHITE KEDS – a summer must, I wear mine all the time get them here
If you ever find yourself in an impromptu picnic situation and happen to be a snack subscriber, be sure to give my grab it and go method a whirl! Not everything has to be perfect or planned, somethings are much better when you just enjoy the ride.
Hope everyone’s weekend was super special. What’d you do, I’m nosey, so I wanna know 🙂 Wishing you a not-so-awful monday.