How to Plan a FUN Road Trip

How to Plan a FUN Road Trip

Most people love the idea of road trips. Open road, lots of tunes, gas station snacks. All the good stuff. 😉 But they can also get stressful quickly: getting lost, bad weather, realizing you forgot something important. We have a little experience under our belt road tripping. Just in 2017 we drove over 6700 miles! Big road trip: 2700+ miles Texas Househunting: 1600+ miles Move to Texas: 800+ miles Visiting Family in Texas: 200+ miles Home to Louisiana for the…

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Push

Push

Recently while trying to catch up on blog reading, I read a post by one of my very favorite bloggers about not making excuses. Even though she published this about two weeks ago, it really resonated with me right now! There are a couple things going on in my life that require that I either put up or shut up, and Michelle’s post was very motivating to move myself into the “put up” category! Weight/Health I have yet again gained…

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January Goals

January Goals

Recently I have come to accept something about myself. I don’t just like goals, I need goals. Having something to work towards gives me a sense of purpose, especially while my normal routine is a little out of whack. I used to set goals every month and I really miss it and am so excited to get started again! January 2018 Goals Write/post 2018 Goals Find a workout routine Unpack all Master Bedroom boxes Organize makeup/hair tools plan first 2018 road…

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2018

2018

A lot of people had a lot of beef with 2017. And to their credit, many of them had a truly crummy year so I can totally understand them giving it a swift kick and ringing in 2018 with new hope and a “See ya never, 2017!”. My year was, a bit bipolar. There were several very high points, a couple of really bad moments, and a lot of meh in-between. I too, am hopeful for a more awesome 2018….

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Life Lately

Life Lately

Well yikes, that happened quickly! I took a quick break to finish out my last couple days of work and now here we are on December-freaking-1st!! I took a leave of absence from my regular job to prepare to move, thinking that having over a month “free” before we leave would be more than enough time to pack and prepare to move to Texas. However, November flew by in the blink of an eye and I’m fully expecting the same…

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Fall Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies

Even though down South temperatures are still in the 80s (or higher!), here in the Midwest fall is upon us! The nights are cooler, days are shorter, and everyone and their mom has plans to go to a pumpkin patch! One of the things I love most about Fall and Winter is that it puts me in the mood to bake. I don’t know if it’s some sort of primitive gene wanting me to fatten up for winter or the…

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2017 YNP, GTNP, GNP, & TRNP Road Trip: Part II

2017 YNP, GTNP, GNP, & TRNP Road Trip: Part II

Recently we went on a 10-ish day, super amazing road trip through Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, & North Dakota (and technically South Dakota on the very last day). We visited Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Glacier National Park, & Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Hope you enjoy the recap! In case you missed it, you can find Part I here. Day 3: Yellowstone National Park We spent most of Day 3 in YNP, taking the driving tour and trying to…

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How to Go Camping with a Toddler (and Actually Have Fun!)

How to Go Camping with a Toddler (and Actually Have Fun!)

Before we had LC, we ran into a lot of people who would tell us to have fun while we could, because after you have kids you won’t be able to keep up with any of your old hobbies. They would tell us, travel while you can, cycle while you can, go out to restaurants while you can,…because once you have kids, the fun STOPS. Well I am here to tell you that could not be farther from the truth!…

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Tips for Camping in a National Park

Tips for Camping in a National Park

Follow all posted signs and directions of Park Rangers and Staff Now I know this isn’t super glamorous but it’s very important for your safety and frankly for the sustainability of the park. Wild animals really are wild and dangerous, sometimes the conditions really are too dry for a campfire, and the terrain can be very unforgiving. I saw a lot of people on our most recent road trip putting themselves and wildlife in danger because they were approaching them beyond…

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3 Easy Ways to Reduce Daily Stress

3 Easy Ways to Reduce Daily Stress

I am always on a journey to relieve stress in my life. From scented candles to exercise to breathing exercises, I feel like I’ve tried just about everything to manage my stress levels while be a working mom and military spouse. While a lot of the things I’ve tried do help and are still things I do often, there are a few small things I’ve been doing recently to try and develop good habits to reduce some day to day stress….

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