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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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Country Style Scentsy Products and the Backstory of an Independent Scentsy Director

 

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Check out all these awesome country Scentsy products!

Jessica Loose joined the Scentsy team in January of 2010. Little did she know it was going to lead her to a whole lot more than just paying for a once a month family movie date…

What made you decide to join Scentsy and why do you love it?

When I signed up to Join Scentsy, I honestly just signed up because I was too shy to buy from a stranger that I didn’t know. I would have to talk to them… or heaven forbid, call them on the phone! So I joined in January of 2010 with the idea that I was just going to buy my own stuff and maybe order some for my mom and sisters. It wasn’t until about a year later that I attended my first Scentsy Corporate Event, “Spring Sprint”. It honestly opened my eyes to what an amazing company I was with and that maybe, just maybe I could step out of my comfort zone a little and try and sell enough I could take my little family for a movie night once a month all paid for with my Scentsy commissions.

I started stepping out of my comfort zone a little each month and within a few months I had heard that I could earn a free trip to the Dominican! Well… let me tell you! I was on board with that! When my husband and I got married we decided to start having our family at the ages of 19, so we never went on a honeymoon or had taken any trips just the two of us. I told him I wanted to earn this for the two of us and it would be our late Honeymoon. My husband didn’t think such a thing as a “free trip” existed. He pretty much just laughed and told me I would never do it… Well you never tell a woman she can’t do anything! I set out to prove him wrong!

Since then I am happy to say that I have earned 5 all inclusive trips: The Dominican in 2012, Costa Rica in 2013, Bahamas in 2014, a Cruise in the Caribbean in 2015 and Leadership Cruise in 2016. My husband and I have travelled all over the world because of this amazing company! Not only has it given me the confidence I needed, it has also given me lifelong friends and family.

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Since changing my goals in 2011 I went from being a Independent Scentsy Consultant team of 1, to an Independent Scentsy Director with an amazing team under me. I lead my team with the confidence I never knew I had 6 years ago all because of some smelly stuff!

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Be sure to check out Jessica’s Scentsy website for more amazing Scentsy products!

Website: jessicaloose.scentsy.ca

 

Signed,
The Cowgirl

 

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