What I Am Loving Lately….

With the season changing there are many things that are making a comeback into my life. And a few things that are also new that I would like to share with you all.

Here are a few…

Iced latte’s: yum, yum, yum! I think I would drink coffee chilled all year long if I didnt love the warmth of holding the hot cup in the early mornings during the winter months. So summer time is when I really enjoy my iced coffee.

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Rainbow of colors in the yard again: We are finally outside on a daily basis playing and enjoying the fun colorful toys we have not seen in months. Another winter stuck inside officially survived by us all.

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Tribe Hummus: During the week I get very little peace and quiet which is why I truly love to lay everyone down for nap and step out on the porch for an afternoon snack. My go to snack lately has been this hummus in the cucumber tzatziki flavor. It takes complete self control not to eat the entire container by myself.

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My dream play house: I know what your thinking, a dream play house! Let me explain. Do you know how great it would be for our play area to be separated from my families living space in our home. Having an in home daycare is not all rainbows and butterflies. I often (always) feel like I NEVER LEAVE WORK. Which is one of the reason I am very rarely home on weekends since its the only time I feel like I get to leave my “office”. Which is why I fell in LOVE with this when we were walking one day on a recreational trail nearby. I think this would be PERFECT. Ahhhhh, pipe dreams….they are wonderful.

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Argan Oil from Morocco: I am not a fashion or beauty expert by any means but lately I have been searching for something to help tame my hair frizz. Since surgery, back in January, my hair and skin have been so different. I am thinking its hormone related but gosh nothing seems to tame the frizz. Until, I came across this product. It’s in a small amount so if it did not work I would not have ANOTHER bottle of useless product and its was fairly cheap at $2.99 a packet. I am able to get three uses out of one packet for my hair length and let me tell you…..it smells wonderful. Like the tropics, the only thing missing is the drink on the beach with an umbrella in it. And it tamed my frizz in one use….which is awesome. I am sold and have already bought more.

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Cacala Turkish towels: I bought these a few months ago and finally had a chance to use them while camping recently. Apparently, they were suppose to absorb water remarkably and dry in a very short amount of time. Plus, they are light weight and fold so much smaller than a bath towel. Well, after giving ours a try, I can attest to all these things. We used both of ours camping for showers and dried them on a clothesline in approximately 30 minutes or less both times. They are huge and do really absorb water nicely. I can’t wait to use them at the beach this summer.

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Roasted turkey sausages: While sitting near the campfire one evening my husband got this bright idea to try roasting one of our turkey sausages that we often enjoy on the trail. I was willing to give it a try but I was not quite sold on the idea until after trying them. They were spectacular. I would even say they were better than last years invention of roasted marshmallows stuffed with bacon bits(alcohol was involved in this creation). If your ever in the mood for a mini hotdog I would gladly suggest giving this a try.

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That should do it for the things I am loving lately.

Do you want to share anything your enjoying…..comment and tell us all.

 

 

A Drive Through Door County

After sitting around for the past two weekends I really felt the need to escape while still staying off my ankle as much as possible. My husband offered to drive us to Door County for the day and I did not hesitate one second to except his offer.

We started out at a marina in Bailey’s Harbor for a little fishing.

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I relaxed on a bench while he attempted to catch “the big one”.

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Even though the sun was shining brightly, it was cold and quite chilly. After fishing for a bit we headed over to a shop that I had seen on my last trip and really wanted to check out. I felt very out of place entering an active lifestyle store in a boot up to my knee. Although, I believe I will soon be on my way back to the active lifestyle I am accustomed to.

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We then did lunch at our favorite pizza place, stopped at Peninsula State Park to get our 2015 entrance stickers and made our way back toward home but not before stopping at the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Station and lighthouse for a little more fishing.

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Since my husband walked all the way to the end of the pier to fish, I decided to sit and enjoy the beach.

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It ended up to be a beautiful day away from home.

 

 

 

 

Wanted: Advice From Fellow Backpackers/Campers

We are seeking some advice from our fellow backpackers and campers out there in cyber world. I know many of my readers are also campers and backpackers so we are hoping you can and will give us your opinions and advice on a few topics.

We are looking forward to a big backpacking trip in a few weeks and are struggling with a few details. Some more important that others, however, all that we need advice on.

First, do you use a utility cart of some sort to help haul supplies to your campsites? Recently we were hiking in a park where all the sites were hike in destinations and I was amazed at the number of people that had utility type carts that they used to help them get supplies to there campsites. We have yet to do a hike in campsite ourselves but in a few weeks it is going to happen. Now, we are by far ultralight campers, but this sure would make things easier to get some of our bigger gear to our site rather than on our backs. What are your feelings on this topic? Please tell us what you have tried, used or did to accomplish a hike in site with all your gear.

Second, what dry shampoo would you recommend? This one is probably more for my fellow female backpacker/campers but guys if you have an answer for me please go ahead and speak up. We will be camping for a few nights where there is no running water within a few miles. I don’t plan to be doing my hair, looking my best or attending any dinner parties back in the wilderness. However, I know I will be dying to wash my hair after two nights and this will be my only option. Does anyone have any recommendations for good dry shampoos to pass on to me?

Our final questions is what type of instant coffee do you all prefer? We have tried a few in the past and the best so far is by Trader Joe’s. There is one big problem, Trader Joe’s does not ship and we are a few hours from the nearest one to buy more. We know we don’t want to buy a camp size brewer simply because why carry more than we have to. So instant we can settle for but what brand is the best. That’s what we are counting on all of you for. Give us your opinion and we will give it a try and see what we think.

That’s all our questions. Nothing too serious or important for that matter. Just some things that we have been thinking about.

Now it’s up to all of you. Send your answers, comments, opinions, and responses our way. A big thank you in advance to everyone:)