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Monday, September 16, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Two of my favorite people in the world are currently on adventures of a lifetime and even though I miss them like crazy, I am so excited for the memories they are making! My younger sister needed a change of scenery (don't we all sometimes?) so she moved to Hawaii. Selfishly, I can't wait for her to come back to the mainland, but I know she is having a blast so I am so excited for her.
My longtime friend, Janelle, was recently accepted into a study abroad program. She is a history major and where better to study than in Italy!? She has been keeping us back home updated on her website and video blog, Bazaar Trek.
Janelle is bottom row, second from the left.
I'm so thankful to live in a time where keeping in touch with these two very special ladies is easy. What would we do without texting, Skype, and Facebook?? But still, I don't think there is anything better than opening your mailbox and finding a good ol' piece of snail mail from a loved one. Since mailing care packages and letters can add up, I decided to invest in some postcards (only $1.10 to Italy!).
PaperSource is one of those stores in which I could easily run my checking account dry so I opted to make an online purchase and save myself some checkout-shock. I bought a box of lovely postcards featuring quotes from Jane Austen but it was difficult to choose just one box!
Friday, September 13, 2013
At the end of the month, I will be taking a long weekend and camping in Yosemite with my main man and I could not be more excited! I was a Girl Scout for 13 years (nerd alert!!) but loved every second of it. The camping trips my troop took in the earlier years were pretty legit...bugs, tents, roasting hot dogs on sticks, no showers. As we got older, and our leaders decided we had had a rich enough camping experience, we slowly become more and more like Troop Beverly Hills. Which, by the way, is still one of my all time favorite movies...no shame.
I dabbled a little in easy camping during high school and college with friends, but this trip marks my first adult, I'm doing it all by myself (with the help of boyfriend, of course) camping experience. I've planned our meals for the weekend, made a list of needed supplies, researched the hell out of Yosemite (Rim Fire is 80% contained and our campground is open for business), and am just counting down the days until we take off on our first camping adventure!
My packing list is pretty substantial...call me OCD but I call it prepared! Here are a few of my favorite camping essentials...