Idaho Road Trip!

We survived Claire’s longest road trip yet! We drove out to McCall Idaho to visit one of my best friends from college, Michelle, her husband Andrew and sweet little 17 month old girl, Bretlee. We try to make seeing them an annual occurrence {wish it was more often}. Straight from Hillsboro, OR to McCall, ID it takes about 8 hours driving. I projected it would take more like 9 hours considering we were travelling with a 2 year old and stopping would be inevitable. But we were also travelling with my husband who would probably make me pee in a cup if he could so he wouldn’t have to stop…he HATES stopping on a road trip. Hates it. He also hates getting caught in traffic. If Google maps says we’ll make it there in 8 hours, he wants to get there in 7.5….thus why we got up and hit road by 4am.


We were able to successfully transfer Claire from her crib to the car seat without her waking. She then slept until around 6:30am! We stopped a few times after she woke to let her run around and to get some food. Then she fell asleep for the rest of the trip! It couldn’t have gone any better. Maybe there is something to this getting up SUPER early thing.



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Busy Summer!

Sorry for my blogging abandonment! This summer has really been a busy one. Our weekends have been full of weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, friend get-togethers, weekend trips… oh my! In fact we are preparing for another trip this weekend to McCall Idaho! So I just haven’t had the time to blog or bake or craft or do anything that I would blog about thus the abandonment. I have a whole list of projects I want to do. So don’t worry, I’m not quitting this thing, there will be many more posts to come, I just need a little break so I don’t burn the candle at both ends….more than I already am :)

We’ve also started looking at homes to buy. Which is fun, but completely exhausting. It’s really only been a week since we started and I already need a break. My eye has been twitching for 4 days straight…so yeah, I think I need to back off a little and not let it take over our lives. We look online until a house pops up that we like, then we do a drive-by, then we do a walk through, then we find out it’s already pending or has multiple offers… ahhh! It’s just too crazy. Why in the world we thought this would be a good time to look beats me. We’re not in a hurry, so I think after this crazy summer calms down we’ll pick it up again. Any tips from you experienced home buyers out there?

I hope to write a post next week on our McCall trip, but for now I’m not making any promises….hope you all are enjoying your summer!

Summer Budget Fashion Finds

I did a little shopping last weekend and found some pretty good stuff and some awesome deals!! Holiday weekends are the best for shopping because every single store is having summer sales! Score!


1. Gap // 2. Forever21 // 3. Joe Fresh  for JCPenney // 4. Gap // 5. Levi’s at JCPenney // 6. Charming Charlie //  7. Forever21

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