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Month: May 2017

Four BIG Reasons Why We Camp

We haven’t been out camping yet this year so these photos are actually from last year. Oh how I crave camping in the mountains…

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There’s just so much to benefit from outdoor privacy in the mountain air. Those who enjoy this pastime know exactly what these benefits are. With having these little cowkids it’s definitely a little more effort getting packed and up there, but if I’m being honest… it’s a thousand times even more rewarding!

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The joy it brings to these little faces to throw rocks, pickup sticks, and explore the forest just reminds me of the simplicity in what is truly grand.

Here are 4 big reasons why we camp.

 

#1 To find solitude

With neighbors to the left and to the right and social media in our pockets and on our minds. I feel sometimes I am constantly on display, and it is so so draining. Especially for an introvert such as myself. When it’s just our little family away from technology and people it creates just the solace not only I need, but I feel we as a family needs. We’re truly together, without anyone on the outside traipsing in. It’s the comfort we find in being alone together as a single family unit.

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#2 To Remember what is truly essential.

I know there are some that pack anything and everything under the sun. Toys, games, tables, food in all it’s variety, etc etc…. which honestly to each their own and that is completely ok to do! But for me, I love the simple I find in packing and camping. Simple meals. Easy cleanup. Easy lightweight packing. No toys. No tables (that’s what our tailgate’s for!). Nothing that’s going to take us that much more time to pack, assemble and dissemble. Food, clothing, shelter (and a first aid kit!). Those are the basics. Those are the necessities. We can survive without showers, we can survive with wearing some of the same dirty clothes. We can survive on so much less than we do. And this is especially true for our kids. They find so much to do in nature that no toy could ever compare. Sticks, pinecones, rocks, and a creek is the ultimate imagination station. No one needs entertaining when camping. We create and find contentment just being with each other.

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#3 To be reminded of the beautiful world Heavenly Father created.

Nature does wonders for my spirit. It’s simple things like nature that we take so easily for granted. And we forget who hath created it at times. It’s perfect. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and magnificent in all it’s variety. Mountain tops and forest clearings are some of the most sacred places there are in this world. It’s a renewal of faith that God does exist. And he created this wonderful world for us.

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#4 To gain perspective

It’s so much easier to pluck out the important things and set goals of where you want to be when you are pulled back from the situation. When you walk yourself out of the painting and in front of that gallery wall. You can better understand and appreciate things you missed because you focused on only what you could see up close. It brings such perspective in what is important and what isn’t. What stresses you’ve been carrying for no reason, and what meaningful things you have overlooked. With perspective, you can start editing your life so you can get back on track to where you truly desire to be.

 

Camping is just plain wonderful.

Happy camping season all!

Signed,
The Cowgirl

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Twisted X: My Favorite Shoe!

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I am super frugal by nature, so I only spend my money on things I really love.

And I love these shoes!

When I first saw a friend of mine sporting these type of shoes I was immediately drawn to them. They’re so cute! And I just love the western look too obviously. After complimenting her shoes she allowed me to try them on (we’re the same shoe size so it was kind of meant to be). As soon as I slid my foot into them I was amazed at the comfort she was talking about. They’re light! It is very rare to find anything truly lightweight when it comes to western footwear. I was immediately hooked and started scouring the internet and western stores for deals on these shoes.

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The official title of these shoes are ‘Women’s Driving Moccasin Bomber/Purple'(affiliate). They come in a variety of colors and looks, but these are my personal fave.

I tried to take cool photos of myself at my parent’s ranch sporting the shoes, but my parent’s horses photobombed my location. Seems fitting anyways though since it still feel really awkward taking photos of myself… I sort of dig silly, so it worked out fine.

If you desire something comfy, light weight, easy to slip on and off, durable, and totally western. These are your shoes!

And guess what?… Amazon carries them, and since I’ve got an affiliate link and all I though I’d drop you the link here to them:

Hope you find the joy in these shoes as I and this horse who kept trying to eat them have!

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Signed,
The Cowgirl

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