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This is Life: An Update

Well hello, my long lost blog! Once upon a time, back in August, I had "committed" to posting a day-by-day update of our family trip to the Black we are on December 30th, with no "Day 2" update in sight. Whoa. Also, once upon a time, I used to blog EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Like, EVERY DAY. Sometimes more than once a day and now I go for nearly 5 months without so much as a photo or a "hello" or anything?! Ugh. Here is the Cliffs Notes version of our Black Hills trip: Wildlife loop, Crazy Horse, Rushmore at night. Rushmore at night? AMAZING. Must do. Bring Kleenex. Wildlife loop was a highlight...we saw buffalo fighting near the road. Fun (and a bit frightening) to watch! Another highlight, Cosmos...just a cool, freaky, slighly nauseating place to be! We toured Jewel Cave (super cool) and discovered our fun little waterfall find from our last trip (Thunderhead Falls) was closed. Bizarre...and kind of creepy. Stayed at Rushmore Shadows again

Black Hills 2016...Day 1

As y'all know from my last post, we recently spent some time in the Black Hills. What you might not know, is that while we were there, I realized that blogging is such a great way to document memories! So, while this may bore you a bit, for posterity's sake, here goes my "journaling" of our time in the Black Hills. After we drove for what felt like 13 thousand hours, we FINALLY arrived in the approximately the hottest minute of the hottest hour of the hottest day in FOREVER. 102 degrees.  Can I tell you a little something about being in the Badlands on a 102 degree day?  IT'S LIKE BEING IN A BRICK OVEN. So. Freaking. Hot. I think I might have actually been melting at one point. Let me tell you a little something else...after driving for 13 thousand hours and arriving in brick oven set at a bajillion degrees, one does not feel much like strolling around, taking in the scenes. The badlands sight seeing went something like this: Family: &q

Black Hills: Second Edition

Well, hello my long lost've you been?! I've missed you...and apparently, so has my family! We just returned from a vacation to the Black Hills, during which my Baby Girl said, "Mama, you should blog again." How the heck can I deny that?! ;) While I'm getting warmed up with my blogging skills again, let's start with a couple of pictures from our vacation. (Oh! And, I Instagrammed a bunch of pics also, with the hashtag #blackhillssecondedition, if you wanna check it out!) Here we are, all packed up and about to take off...we JUST missed a big thunderstorm, which (thankfully) held off so kindly until we had finished packing and were pulling out of the driveway! We did the quarter trick again this time (see details here ) and I love that one of my boys snapped this picture with my iPad from the back seat. This was the temperature when we reached the Badlands. Good golly...let me tell you that when the temperature reaches this and there is no wind

Stitch Fix Review: 5.0 and 6.0

Long time no see, eh?! So, let's talk Stitch Fix. I was IN LOVE with it when I put it on hold back in November. I dreamed of my next fix and the beauties I would receive, so when I was faced with a wardrobe debacle for an event I was helping to plan, I did what any good and level headed woman would do...I moved up my "Birthday Fix" to accommodate my need for something to wear to the "Big Event". I asked for "cute and trendy" and as soon as I got that email that sends thrills to every Stitch Fix addict ("Your Stitch Fix is On Its Way!") I peeked at what was coming as quickly as I could...and was met with a deep and painful disappointment. BUT, I tried keeping an open mind, knowing that some fixes look disappointing on paper but turn out to be pretty amazing in person. Well, let's just say my disappointment was warranted. That fix was a total bust (I mean, c' can a sweater named "Klyde" ever have a chance?!). I do