Lovely Links

by Heather on June 24, 2016

#lovelylinks HELLO!!! First of all, YAY for the weekend amiright?! This week has flown by for me but the weekend just feels like it has magic dust sprinkled all over it. That feels like a strange thing to type out, but I know you guys know what I’m talking about.

 

W had swim lessons this week which was an adventure to say the least. In typical first-child fashion he is cautious, an achiever and a perfectionist. Which is actually just like me, another first-born. And BOY OH BOY did all of those things show up when he started having to try something new! We’ll just say that there were a few tantrums from both of us and it wasn’t pretty – but the good news is that he’s a swimming machine now and loves the pool even more!

 

What are you guys doing this weekend? Whatever it is I hope you have a blast – that it’s memorable and beautiful and FUN! And enjoy these links while you’re at it!

 

1. This video from Father’s Day killed me. Way to go Gillette! (Gillette)

2. Still dying over Amy Shumer and Anna Wintour trading placies. (Vogue)

3. If I could sum up all my Pinterest wishes into one home it would be this. (Lonny)

4. OOOOOOOH how I needed this this week. (A Holy Experience)

5. Might we dare to whisper, “It’s a gift” to God today? (Lysa TerKeurst)

6. L O V E the sound of these zucchini burgers with whipped feta! (Half-Baked Harvest)

7. So much truth here. What it boils down to? Blog for you, not the dollar signs. (Someday I’ll Learn)

8. When your dad works in Hollywood – TOO CUTE! (Choo Cha)

9. Desi taking a lesson in the English language. I laughed way too hard!

10. Yet another reason to live by water, amen? (found here via Monica‘s blog)

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Microadventures in Camping

by Heather on June 22, 2016

This post is sponsored by FLYJOY. All opinions are my own.

Microadventures in Camping with @heathersdish @FLYJOY and @kammock #sponsored #goflyjoy #theroolife

Microadventures in Camping with @heathersdish @FLYJOY and @kammock #sponsored #goflyjoy #theroolife

Microadventures in Camping with @heathersdish @FLYJOY and @kammock #sponsored #goflyjoy #theroolife

When we were growing up I distinctly remember my dad telling my sister and I that we were going to go on a different kind of family vacation one summer: we were going camping. Looking back I can see how excited he was to take us on an adventure unlike one that we’d ever been on. Which makes me super sad to say that we flipped out and cried our way out of a family camping trip because we were terrified of bears.

 

Yes, bears.

 

Which are truthfully very scary and all, but the likelihood of us seeing a bear where we were going to go was pretty slim. Regardless, because of our prissy ways I never actually went camping – or slept outdoors at all for that matter – until I was a 25-year-old semi-newlywed with an adventurous husband in Colorado.

 

You know, where there’s a much higher likelihood of running in a bear…or mountain lion.

Microadventures in Camping with @heathersdish @FLYJOY and @kammock #sponsored #goflyjoy #theroolife

The first time we went camping it was with a group of married couples from our church and I tried so hard to look like I knew what I was doing. Deep inside though? I was terrified of the whole mountain lion thing (Colorado has ’em, y’all!) and semi-grossed out by the lack of hygiene. Apparently Nate hadn’t cured me of my prissy ways!

 

But something happened after that – I saw that camping was actually super fun, and that sleeping under the stars high up on a mountain is one of the most calming, fun things one can do. I remember so clearly how bright the sky was that night (because I totally had to pee in the middle of the night and made Nate watch my back for predators) – I had never seen anything like it. I didn’t even need a flashlight and could see everything plain as day. It was beautiful!

 

We went camping a few more times after that and every time it was glorious and crazy and memorable. I honestly can’t wait til our boys are old enough to come along for the ride!

Microadventures in Camping with @heathersdish @FLYJOY and @kammock #sponsored #goflyjoy #theroolife

Microadventures in Camping with @heathersdish @FLYJOY and @kammock #sponsored #goflyjoy #theroolife

Since moving to Arkansas things are a bit different on the camping front. With two small children in tow everything is a little more complicated, not to mention things like mosquitoes and insane humidity make it all the more difficult. But even in the middle of crazy parenthood seasons and summer heat we are still doing everything we can to instill a sense of adventure in our boys. Because I know when the time is right and my husband announces a big family camping trip the last thing I want is for them to pass up that opportunity!

 

One thing we’ve been trying to do is spend a few hours outside every weekend day, slathered in sunscreen and bug repellent, with our new Kammock Roo hammock, a healthy stock of FLYJOY bars and water. We’ll run and play, stop and rest, snack and rehydrate, then repeat until nap time. And you can bet that once the weather allows we’ll be doing this throughout the week too! Having a great camping hammock and a healthy snack that we all enjoy makes getting outside easy and enjoyable – just as it should be!

Microadventures in Camping with @heathersdish @FLYJOY and @kammock #sponsored #goflyjoy #theroolife

Microadventures in Camping with @heathersdish @FLYJOY and @kammock #sponsored #goflyjoy #theroolife

Microadventures in Camping with @heathersdish @FLYJOY and @kammock #sponsored #goflyjoy #theroolife Looking to sample the amazing FLYJOY products? I’ll be doing a really fun giveaway over on my Facebook page over the next couple of days – click on over to check it out!

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Coconut Pineapple Cilantro Rice

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Can we all just agree that coconut is basically the essence of summer? I really can’t imagine anything more perfect for this hot, lazy season, and if you took a peek inside my home you’d see evidence of that. I have coconut-scented everything – shampoo, soap, sunscreen, lotion, candles. The list goes on.   And […]

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Lovely Links

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My 5 Favorite Fitness Resources

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QUICK PREFACE: I am in no way affiliated with any of these companies or products. These are all workouts & products I love and use often! I remember when I was nursing A at all hours of the night I would see 21 Day Fix commercials and wish that my postpartum body would magically turn […]

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Blueberry Orange Baked Oatmeal

June 14, 2016

THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY FLORIDA CITRUS. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. Raise your hand if you want a really fabulous breakfast without having to try super hard?   *WAVING BOTH HANDS IN THE AIR*   Well, my sweet friends, I have you covered. This amazing breakfast tastes SO fantastic and takes minimal effort to […]

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3-Minute Garden Salsa

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So every year for the past 4 years I’ve planted container tomato plants knowing that they will likely produce at least a few tomatoes, and every year I remember that I like tomatoes…but not that much. Not to the point that I could just devour them by the fistful anyway. And ever year? They actually […]

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Lovely Links

June 10, 2016

SUMMER IS HERE Y’ALL! Who else is loving it? So far I’m really digging the playing outside/pool time/long days…but real talk? The heat is already super annoying. And it’s not even actually summer yet – yikes! Either way, we have a lot planned and a LOT that I’m excited about (travels, parties, lessons, work plans, […]

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Pineapple Rice Bowls

June 8, 2016

Tonight I’m going to be doing a podcast interview with one of my favorite bloggers ON THE PLANET and you guys? I could not be more excited! Kristen is such a role model to me in this crazy blogging world; when everything is shouting GO GO GO and DO IT ALL I see her modeling […]

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Simple Balsamic Caprese Chicken

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Welcome back from the weekend friends! I hope you had a great one! We finally had some sunshine after all the crazy rain, which meant a LOT of outside time. It’s been amazing to look back at this time last year and see how different everything is now. Last year A was still practically a […]

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