June 5, 2015

Summer Vacation

Well May came and went pretty quickly...nonexistent here on the blog. School is over for the summer and I'm taking part in some much needed relaxation. I'll be honest and let you know that relaxation has been just plain lazy. But hey, that's what summer is for!

I have managed to peel myself away from Netflix long enough to do a few fun things so far. My mom and I drove to Michigan to visit with my cousin and her family for a few days. It involved doughnuts, serious laughter, wine tasting, and many snaps of this cutie patootie.





The best part of summer is just being able to make plans to have no plans with friends. After a couple of unusually chilly days my friend, her daughter, and I flounced about in the sunshine dipping our toes in icy fountain water.




It's garage sale season which brings out the giddy bargain hunter in me. We popped by a few sales and then headed by the market to grab lunch (My favorite summer spot!)







Now I'm off to continue my summer daze by indulging in National Doughnut Day! Where is your favorite doughnut shop?

April 27, 2015

Weekend Camping Trip

Last weekend I went camping--outside, sleep in a tent camping--for the first time in my life. I like to think of myself as a good mix of an indoor & outdoor person. Rugged mountain trail living is not for me but the occasional sleep under the stars and rumpus through the woods I am not opposed to.



The beau's family has an old cabin in the woods so we set up shop for a couple of days to enjoy nature's beauty even in its most hidden of places.




Mushroom hunting was the name of the game (a family tradition) I found my first and only one just after we first arrived and was quite proud.

The best part of the whole thing was just taking time to enjoy the company--human, hairy, & the occasional scaly creature.










If you've made it through that bundle of photos and are interested here are some of my favorite weekend camping essentials.

There are other obvious essentials not listed but these were some items that made my trip more comfortable.

1//Camera 2//Day and night hydration lock Chap Stick 3//Gizeh Birkenstocks 4//ClifKid Zbars  5//Simple cleansing wipes 6//Hand sanitizer 7//Monoprice external battery 8//Warm socks (good for rubber boots) 9//Hunter boots 10//apples & oranges 11//Old Navy fleece lined vest 12//Coleman flannel sleeping bag

April 14, 2015

Playing Catch Up

That's pretty much how my corner of the internet goes these days...playing catch up. The reality is that I'm playing catch up in real life too. You know, trying staying afloat--keep my head above water--that kind of thing.

Yesterday I wrapped up another just. plain. awful. task for my state's teacher assessment which will give me time to finally stop and smell the...daisies...


But seriously, fresh cut flowers are the key to happiness!

Anyway, this weekend I am escaping to the great outdoors and I couldn't be more excited. I need a good getaway and hey, maybe I'll take some really swell photos for you. Plus I've never been camping--like sleep in a tent camping--so I'm pretty excited. I hope you're having a great week and remember to stop and smell the daisies!

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