Camping, Decorating, Hiking, national parks, Shopping, Style, Uncategorized

Some Fun at Camp Anthro

This top isn’t part of the collection, but it should be. Kayla embroidered blouse, Anthropologie, $138. While waiting in the car before our hike to Mt. Baden-Powell last Saturday, I received an email from Anthropologie announcing one of their summer collections, Camp Anthro: The Art of Adventure. As I consider myself a fairly outdoorsy national… Continue reading Some Fun at Camp Anthro

california, Camping, Museums, national parks, outdoors, photography, Travel, Vacation

Yosemite National Park

Just two weeks ago, the girls and I took a trip up to Yosemite while the boys were on their Sierra backpacking trip. It was the first visit for Sami and a second for Emily and myself. We spent two days at the park, and while a beautiful time, it wasn't nearly enough time to… Continue reading Yosemite National Park

Beaches, midwest, outdoors, photography, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation


Like last year, we spent the Fourth of July week not together as a family.  The kids all headed to the Sequoias for junior high and high school church camp. So that left us adults with some 'free' time. We took advantage of it and headed to Chicago, where the husband has been commuting to… Continue reading Chicago!

Amusement Parks, breakfast, Brunch, coffee, Family, Florida, Food, photography, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, wine, wine and drink

Disney 2K17: EPCOT and what’s with the Mickey?

  Greetings from beautiful Pasadena, where I write not from a cute coffee shop, but from a jury assembly room. The great thing about this is that I can continue with the fourth in my Disney vacay series in relative quiet, though without a macchiato. Today's focus will be the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow,… Continue reading Disney 2K17: EPCOT and what’s with the Mickey?

Amusement Parks, california, Family, Florida, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

Disney 2K17: Magic Kingdom vs. Disneyland

Good morning from the Pacific Coast.  I continue my Disney 2K17 Vacay series.  After considering how I would write this article, I decided to share how our family talked about our experience over our two days at Magic Kingdom: a comparison of "our" Anaheim park to Orlando's. Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort is the park that… Continue reading Disney 2K17: Magic Kingdom vs. Disneyland