Weekend Travel Essentials

Weekend Travel Essentials Coming In Hot.

I’m whizzing off to good ole Pennsylvania to host my cousins baby shower this weekend.

It will be lit.

Our car is currently filled to the brim with all the goods. Don’t worry! I’ll be sharing behind the scenes fun on Instagram & Snapchat (dhjoseph). You’ll get to meet my wonderful family, so I do apologize in advance. Just kidding, they’re amazing. Also I’ll be sharing everything on the blog in the next few weeks, so you don’t miss out on any of the party details!

Did I mention i’m up at an ungodly hour? Or at least i’m writing this at an ungodly hour? Gotta love that event planner life, am I right?!

But I digress…

Since I do not live in Pennsylvania (#marylandmade), I am required to do a bit of traveling. My favorite mode of transportation is car, as long as it not a crazy distance like 6 or more hours. I’m not about that life. The drive is about 2 hours and half, and I like to be prepared…like really prepared.

Today I’m sharing with you my weekend travel essentials. These are items I have trouble living without but also make my life away from home more convenient.



Since I gave up coffee for the lenten season, my grumpiness and headaches have gone away because I found some great alternatives. It’s still not the good stuff, but I’ll make due. Normally coffee would be in this.

First things first, snacks! No one wants a hangry Dahlia so I take the necessary measures by packing my favorite protein bars, perfect bars (the carob chips is the bomb! It tastes like a peanut butter cup). An orange because I purchased way to many and kombucha because probiotics are important. On a serious note, I LOVE kombucha and I’ve noticed such a difference in my gut health, it really is a game changer! I always grab the Clearly Kombucha in the asian pear, it’s so delicious.

My laptop so I can get some work done in the car but also add some last minute songs to the baby shower playlist.

A book and my bullet journal for the trip home.

I brought my essential oils to keep me zen, eye mask because I’m up at the crack of dawn, and jojoba oil for my lashes (it’s super conditions and makes them grow). I also packed some toothpaste tabs, so I can freshen up!

Lastly, my wallet. Super boring.

The end!

What are some of your travel essentials?!


Spring Dress Envy With Asos

Spring is here and I’m having some serious dress envy.

Asos currently has 20% off all dresses.

Run, don’t walk.


My love for this store is never-ending. Everything is so chic and reasonably priced.

It’s perfection.

Here are some of my favorite from this sale.

They’re all chic with a big side of sass.