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Right after our trip to Hawaii literally the next day we headed up to Forest Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains to spend the week at Family Camp at the Forest Home camp center. This is our second year attending and it was so much better this time around because my sweet boy had an opportunity to enjoy all the amazing fun that Forest Home has to offer. If you have never been to family camp I highly encourage you to check out Forest Home. I know what you’re thinking “camping? No thank you” but this is more like glamping!

Fully furnished cabins with super comfy beds, 19 meals cooked and served for you in a family style dining hall, personal baby sitter for adult time, go ahead and say Amen, group exercise classes, craft time, a coffee shop on site, pool, splash pad, lake day, hiking trails,  and most importantly lots of Jesus and people living out Jesus so that you and your family can truly enjoy your week there. I came back refreshed and my cup filled after a week spent unplugged being reminded  about God’s grace and mercy and spending time in worship and fellowship. It was seriously the best! We dont know how much we need a place like Forest Home until you are there, we plan to attend next year as well and hopefully every year after that because this place is truly a blessing.

If you’re on Instagram make sure to check out the hashtag #foho16.

If you have any questions about Camp just ask and I will do my best to answer!

 

This was a collaboration with Forest Home but all experiences and thought are my own.

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Oh Hawaii. It’s been a few weeks and we are ready to head back and explore you with a plan, because planning a trip 4 days before heading out was not the easiest thing!! I wanted to share some of our favorite places that we visited during the trip.

Eat/Drink:
+ Poke Shack: Completely worth the hype. Had some of the most delicious poke.
+ Lava Java: Breakfast with an amazing view.
+ Kona Coffee Co: 100% Kona Coffee
+ Acai Bowls

Play/Visit: Enjoy the Island life, it’s slow and magical.
+ Kua Bay has some of the most beautiful white sand beaches
+ Dolphin, Sea Turtle, Whale watch

 

 

 

If you follow me on Instagram then you know that we’ve been on quite a few adventures this summer and if you have ever traveled with a toddler then you know that there are some items that you quickly learn to love and others that you hate. Today I want to talk about my obsession with this Fawn Design Bag, I literally have had just about every insta-famous diaper bag out there because who reads amazon reviews and hello impulse buys.  I can honestly say that this bag is mine and my husbands favorite. Here are 6 reasons why this bag is my favorite and why I truly believe that it’s the only bag a mama needs.

 

  1. While this bag has plenty of storage compartments to keep everything organized it is super light. There are so many bags out there that are beautiful but so heavy.
  2. Its beautiful, quality, the straps don’t dig into your shoulders, and easy to clean.
  3. Both mom and dad can sport it.
  4. The design allows you to fit your whole house in it, literally ! Don’t judge I know I am not the only one that packs everything when traveling with baby.
  5. Fits perfectly under the airplane seat and still leaves room for your feet.
  6. This bag converts from a normal cross-body  carry to a backpack style carry which is nice for running from one terminal to the other. best_diaper_evera

 

These are the days we will remember. We took a day to head down to San Diego and explore Communal Coffee. This place did not disappoint it was exactly what my coffee shop dreams are made of. This place is a labor of love put together by Jen, her husband, and kids. Its great coffee meets urban florist set in the most amazing white a vibrant space. If that wasn’t enough this place is kid friendly, if you’re a mom you know thats all you really care about! After our time at Communal we found ourselves at this cute little marina where we played in the water, ate some sandy berries, and played ball with the child that holds our hearts.

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As the saying goes you talk about & share what you love. So, I’ve been sharing more and more about my enthusiasm for Essential Oils lately on social media and to anyone who will listen mainly because I was SHOCKED to see that all the household cleaners that I had been using and LOVED, sadly my beloved  Mrs.Myers & Method rated poorly on the ThinkDirty app. Seriously, is anyone else annoyed at this? We pay extra money for products that are close to the “they suck” meter.  I’m committed to keeping my household NON-TOXIC on every level as much as possible because I’m no fool I know it cant be done 100%. I know it sounds crazy and overwhelming but it can be done with a little effort and education.  We have been conscious about the things that we eat, purchase, and put on our bodies for a while now. We thought we were doing our best in the cleaning department, unfortunately we weren’t.

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Here are 9 reasons why we love essential oils!

  1. Essential oils have introduced me to other amazing companies like Primally Pure.
  2. I love being able to make products at home for cents.
  3. Essential oils have changed how we care for our bodies.
  4. EO’s have changed how we eat.
  5. I love knowing that I am caring for my families.
  6. Empowerment is the biggest asset.
  7. Take that Pinterest, essential oil DIY’s are failure proof. Almost!
  8. Affordable green cleaning.
  9. Health and Time