10 Things You Never Knew You Could Bring on an Airplane
By now, if you aren’t following the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Instagram, you aren’t doing Instagram right. The TSA’s feed is filled with some *really* weird things people try to pass through airport security that make those mini-bottles of booze you sneak on look tame. Plus, their @AskTSA Twitter account lets you connect with security agents before you even get to the airport to see if your most questionable carry-ons are allowed on the flight. After scrolling these two social media goldmines, we were delightfully enlightened by some very odd, very fun things we never knew we could bring with us on the plane.
1.Pies and Cakes: This might just be the most delicious carry-on ever. You can pack your mom’s homemade pie or even carry your own cake to your destination wedding. That gooey deliciousness apparently doesn’t count as a liquid. Score.
2.Piñatas: What birthday bash or bachelorette party is complete without a piñata? That’s right, none. Next time you’re flying to celebrate your S.O., BFF, or yourself, bring the party with you and carry on a piñata. Bonus if you DIY-ed it.
3.Gaming Systems: If you’re heading back to your parent’s place for some QT with Mom and Dad but can’t quite figure out an escape plan for when family time becomes overwhelming, just pack your gaming system. Pick your poison: PS4, Xbox, or a vintage Nintendo — all are allowed on the plane.
4.Liquid Medicine: Okay, so this one isn’t weird, but it’s *really* useful. We all know the three-ounce liquid rule, but did you know that liquid medicines are exempt? You can travel with full-size containers of liquid medicine, but they must be inspected individually from your other smaller liquids. All you have to do is keep them in a separate plastic, zip-top bag and give the officer a heads up.
5. Menorahs: Traveling for the holidays? Take your menorah with you! TSA says you’re good to fly with a menorah and candles, but you’ll have to pick up a lighter at your final destination.
6. Live Plants: You can do more than swoon over those amazing succulents and cactuses you found at a Coachella nursery. With free reign to bring your green friends along for the flight, plants are about to be your new fave souvenir.
7. Portable Vacuums: We’re having a really hard time imagining why anyone would ever need to pack a portable vacuum in their carry-on, but hey, who are we to judge? TSA says portable vacuums will make it through security without a hitch.
8. Drones: If you hopped on the newest aerial video trend, TSA advises that drones will make it through security but not all airlines will allow you to bring them on board. To be sure, call your airline ahead of time and check their individual policy.
9.Knitting needles: There are few things that pass the time quite like knitting, so good news for all you creative spinners. Knitting needles and needlepoint items, including scissors under four inches, are allowed in your carry-on bag.
10.Ice Skates and Roller Blades: Continue your #fitlife on the road and pack your roller blades or ice skates with you. Exploring a new city on roller blades does sound pretty amaze, even if it looks a bit goofy.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)