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Camping Adventure

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Last week we went camping up at the William Heise campground by Julian. I love this campground because of the massive oak trees and mountain air. We camped with two other families and had a great time! It completely rocked that our kids are all similar ages and played really well together.

Here are some things we learned from our adventure:

-air mattresses make great make-shift trampolines

-breakfast burritos are an excellent and easy camping dinner

-ziploc bags with water & pennies hung from the canopy actually subside massive fly attacks (got the idea on the always amazing Pinterest)

-sleeping in the same tent as two kids under the age of four is exhausting

-pancakes with chocolate chip cookie crumbles are dangerously addicting

-little boys LOVE dirt (duh)

-you have the ability to jump over cars (just about) when surprised with almost stepping on a snake (Jesse had a minor run-in with a garden snake at dusk one evening)

-s’mores with chocolate chip cookies, dried sweetened coconut and chocolate frosting are life changing

-laying in a portable hammock under a giant leafy tree is heavenly

As exhausting, dirty, crazy, chaotic, loud, irritating, frustrating, and insane as it is camping with young kids, we had a great time and made wonderful memories with our boys that I hope they will remember forever.

Check out my friend Irene’s gorgeous pictures from our trip.

Fashion Friday

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“High Maintenance”

What comes to mind when you hear those two words?

I hate that this term has a different meaning to every person and I wish we could all come to an agreement on the definition.

In my opinion, “high maintenance” refers to a person who is needy in a relationship. They require their significant other to spend a lot of time/money on them and need constant verbal reassurance.

I DO NOT feel like it refers to a person who prefers to look good when they are out in public or enjoys fashion. I hate to hear someone who looks nice or pulled together referred to as “high maintenance” because that COULD imply that it took them a while to get ready and that it would be the end of the world if they didn’t look nice.

Personally, I usually take less than fifteen minutes total to get dressed & do my hair (although my husband is arguing that I take longer). I also go days without showering (true story) and wear my jeans a couple times before washing them. Also, as much as I like labels/designers (mostly for the quality), I will never pass up on free hand-me-downs or previously owned clothing. And, I have left the house without a smidge of makeup on wearing sweats and my world remained in one piece. ;)

I am not hoping to start a heated debate or make anyone angry, but I’m interested in starting a discussion.

What do you think of when you hear the term “high maintenance”?

Happy Friday!

Recent Obsessions

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Here are three things that I can not get enough of lately:

1. Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt

This frozen yogurt is delicious. I believe there are four flavors (so far I’ve tried three) and my favorite so far is the Banana Peanut Butter. It was totally weird at first, but as soon as I hit the perfectly salty and amazing peanut butter swirls, I was hooked.

2. Drop Dead Diva

I had seen this show keep popping up on my Netflix “Shows You Would Like” list and I finally got around to watching it. I then proceeded to blow through all three and a half seasons in two weeks! It is the perfect blend of cheesy, fun and drama. The story is about a aspiring model who dies and ends up coming back to life in the body of an overweight lawyer. It reminds me a lot of Eli Stone and Legally Blond, so if you’re a fan of either of those, I recommend trying it out.

3. Dried Young Coconut

I am a sucker for anything containing coconut, so as soon as I saw this at Costco, I grabbed it. It is big chunks of coconut meat, so it has a different taste (pretty chewy), but delicious and refreshing. My kids are obsessed. In fact, they were standing a foot away from me while I was taking this picture to grab those pieces on the stool.

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