Disneyland

Last year, some of my girlfriends and I decided to start an annual girls’ trip to Disneyland and we had a great time. We got to go during the Christmas season and it was magical. This year, we tried to go in October but mine and my sister’s work schedule didn’t allow for that so we went back during Christmas again. 

We had a lot of fun eating our way through both parks. The churros! The popcorn! The cheese popcorn! The beignets! The corndogs! The corn on the cobs! The fries! I mean, thank goodness you have to walk everywhere because otherwise, they would have had to roll us out of the park. 

My sister and I using the cute Snapchat filters at Disney’s California Adventure

This year was cool because I finally got to ride Toy Story’s Midway Mania. I literally have never done it because whenever I go, the Fast Passes are all gone and the wait is 14050294 hours. It was a lot of fun, except for losing to my sister.

They were also selling the super cute long-sleeved shirts with ‘Disneyland’ written across the back. I think these ones were the cutest I’ve seen so far so I had to buy one in my favorite color (or non-color, if you’re one of those), black.

We spent the first day at California Adventure and it was sunny and gorgeous. The second day, we spent it at Disneyland and it was cloudy and a little chilly so I’m glad I brought my jacket because I didn’t take it off once. You’d think I wouldn’t be a baby about the cold since we live in Utah but nope, still always freezing.

Cute picture on the boardwalk at Pixar Pier in California Adventure. I loved Coco so much!!

We all agreed that California Adventure is the perfect place to start because it really doesn’t have as many things as Disneyland does so you can get to all the things you want to and still have time to do other things at night. Your feet aren’t also ready to shrivel up and fall off when you do California Adventure first. Another great thing we did is get the Max Passes instead of just regular Fast Pass. This means you don’t even have to walk to the Fast Pass Distribution for your favorite ride, you can just get it on the app. AND any pictures from rides are free to download with the purchase of a Max Pass. Bingo bango.

We also left both days to go back to the hotel and take naps. This was amazing because we always felt super rejuvenated afterwards! I am not a fan of staying at the park all day long because I get super tired so this was awesome. I’d say we took naps because my friend Amanda is 6 months pregnant and she needed to rest but I’d be lying because she was killing it. I hope I’m as gung-ho to walk around Disneyland when I’m 6 months pregnant without complaining. I’m pretty sure I was the weakest link on the entire trip.

Left to right: Amanda, Jocelyn, Annette, and I

While at Disneyland, we thought it would be nice to ride Peter Pan’s Flight because Annette and I hadn’t ridden it since we first came to Disneyland when I was in kindergarten and Amanda and Jocelyn had never ridden it. However, that day was a nightmare because it was so incredibly packed with people! We found out that it was a day that wasn’t blacked out for annual pass holders so it felt like the entire state of California was there. This made the wait times for Peter Pan’s flight a consistent 80+ minutes.

We decided to be sneaky and wait until the fireworks ended at night to hurry and get in line for the ride once they opened the area again. Apparently, everyone had that idea because it felt like Black Friday shopping. I’m pretty sure parents have killed to get their children on that ride and will continue to do so. It was a mad rush to get back in line for that ride but alas, we got in line because we knew it would still be the shortest wait we’d ever get for it. 30 long minutes later, it’s finally our turn and in THE BLINK OF AN EYE, we’re being let off the ride because it’s over. 

Yes, Disneyland is cute and all but the things people are willing to wait for is insane. We all agreed that was not worth the wait and we laughed at the parents who waited 2 hours to get their kiddos on that ride. Anyway, it was a lot of fun but I think I need a vacation from that vacation. 

xoxo

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Zion National Park

Happy Friday! Here is part 2 of my trip and it was my favorite part. On Monday morning we woke up early and checked out of the yurt and headed to Zion National Park. The drive into the park was incredible and so pretty. Coming from that side we were able to drive through the mountain in a lonnngg tunnel. It’s hard to describe how amazing it is without seeing it in person. I highly recommend going to Zion if you’ve never been there. Adam and I kept joking the whole trip that there were so many people there who flew thousands of miles to see it and we have lived in Utah our whole lives and never been.

We chose to hike to Angel’s Landing first and we lucked out because the hike had been closed due to flash flooding and had only reopened that weekend. It is about 5 miles round trip and is not a hike for someone who is afraid of heights because about the last half mile you are holding onto a chain to get up there. There is a picture later of it.

We lucked out because the sun wasn’t hitting the backside of the mountain yet on the way up so it wasn’t too hot. It was really hot on the way back down and there is not a lot of shade cover. I personally would not suggest doing this in the middle of Summer. September was perfect because it wasn’t too crowded either.

This is at the very top with the amazing views.

There is that chain I was talking about. It wasn’t climbing like that the whole way up but I definitely felt better having the chain for stability.

There was a good stopping point where most people stopped before the chained part. There was only about a half mile left.

We made it to the top!

After hiking Angel’s Landing we went and checked into our hotel. We stayed at the Bumbleberry Inn. They had a shuttle to the park right outside the hotel and they gave us free breakfast vouchers to a restaurant in the morning. To me, having free breakfast with the hotel is a pretty big plus. The rooms were really clean and our room was at the back of the hotel that overlooked the mountain.

For dinner we walked to Zion Pizza and Noodle Co. and had a delicious Thai Chicken Pizza. Adam and I were fighting over the leftovers when we got home.

The last morning we got up and headed into the park to hike the Narrows. You can rent shoes or waders in the park if you want because you will be walking through the rivers and getting wet. After recommendations from friends, we each took one trek pole and we bought neoprene socks off of Amazon and just wore tennis shoes that we were ok getting wet.

It can be about a 15-mile hike but we hiked about 3 miles in and stopped when the water was going to hit our waist. I had started getting cold from walking through cold water for 2 hours. But it was so fun! We couldn’t decide if this was more fun or if Angel’s Landing was.

Some people had no trekking poles and some had two. I liked having one hand free and then I would use the pole for stability walking over slippery rocks that you sometimes couldn’t see in the water.

Luckily, neither of us slipped and went all the way in! The pictures don’t do it justice because the rock walls went all the way up and we had to keep remembering to look up and see everything.

This trip was unlike anything I’ve ever done before and it was one of my favorite trips I’ve ever gone on. It was so beautiful and it’s hard to capture that in pictures so take my word for it! Adam and I both come from families that don’t do vacations like this which is totally fine but we were excited to get out and try something new like this. We have a national park pass for another year and we’re hoping to be able to see some of the other parks in Utah like Arches or Glacier National Park before it expires. I hope we keep going to new places and trying new things we’ve never done before together because it has been so fun breaking out of our shells like this!

Have a great weekend!

Bryce Canyon National Park

We spent two nights last weekend at Bryce Canyon National Park before we headed to Zion National Park. They’re only about 1.5 hours apart. We stayed in a yurt that we found through Airbnb and it was great! Hotels are expensive there and I think it was a cool experience. It still had full plumbing and electricity but it’s not really insulated so we had to turn on their space heaters in the morning. But it was really nice to be out in an open space. We saw an antelope right outside our window.

Our first night there we walked around the park a little and took in the views. They were pretty incredible.

The next morning, we had scheduled a tour through the canyon above on horses. It was about 4 hours long and totally worth the sore behind I had the rest of the trip. I don’t think we would’ve been able to see so much of the park if we were just walking around.

Stumpy was my horse and he minded me pretty well but Adam got Dandy and he was so stubborn! Kind of fitting because Adam is very stubborn. Every time Adam tried to get his horse to go faster, he would turn around and try and bite Adam’s feet. My horse must have eaten something bad the night before because he was passing gas the entire time and everyone could hear and smell it. I thought it was so funny especially because Adam was right behind us.

Shockingly, Adam and I took a lot of pictures on this trip compared to what we normally do! But I’m really glad we did since we both agree this has been one of our favorite vacations. I’ve been looking into making some Chatbooks and organizing my pictures. I’ll let you know how it goes if I do.

Come back on Friday and I’ll post about part 2 of our trip when we went to Zion National Park!

Xoxo, Steph

Steph’s Travel Necessities

I am in Zion National Park right now and I will post about it when I get back but since I was packing up, I thought I would tell everyone what my travel necessities are. I’m going to focus what would be in my carry-on if I was flying or what my bag would have on a road trip since they have a lot of the same things.

The first thing you need is a good sized tote. The one I’ve been using the last few times was actually a gift from my friend Alicia when I was a bridesmaid in her wedding. It’s great because she specifically gave it to us to use when we travel and it holds so much! It looks really shiny in the picture but it’s nylon so I think it’s the way the lights hitting it.

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  • I always freeze in the car or on planes so a comfy sweatshirt is a must. Mindy Mae’s Doublehood Sweatshirts have been my go-to hoodies lately. I want every single one so check them out. They can also double as a pillow if you need that.
  • A good chapstick or lip balm for when your lips get dry with the climate changes. You know I’ve been loving my Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry. Then I feel slightly put together when I’m likely dressed in sweats.
  • A water bottle or empty water bottle if you’re flying!
  • I’m an avid reader so I will always have a book ready on my Kindle Paperwhite or a normal book to read when I get bored. The Kindle is my preference because it takes up very little space and the battery lasts FOREVER.
  • Ziploc bags because you never know what is going to happen and you’re going to need them. I like to have a couple of sizes on me too.
  • Whether you’re flying or driving, it’s important to have headphones just in case you want to listen to music, podcast or to watch a movie. One thing I didn’t think about the last time I was flying was that Adam uses wireless Bluetooth headphones and he couldn’t use them to plug in and watch a movie on the plane. Luckily, I had my pair so he was able to use mine but it’s something I never would have thought about.
  • You never know when you’re going to need a breath refresher or to try and pop your ears so always buy a pack of gum.
  • I hate washing my hands and then having my hands feel dry so I always keep some lotion in my bag and especially if I’m traveling. I like to make sure it’s something I would feel comfortable putting on my face because sometimes with travel, it seems to dry up.

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This just made me laugh. I definitely do this if I’m going to a new place. It’s so hard not to!

One Year

Today marks one year since Adam and I got married in Hawaii. It’s flown by. I swear we were there only a few months ago.

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When we got engaged, I started looking at a few venues and I just could not believe how expensive everything was going to add up to be. Adam and I are the kind of people who don’t love all of the spotlight and attention on us and we wanted something small that we could really enjoy instead of being stressed out.

We started looking at destination weddings and I wanted something that would be legal so that we wouldn’t have to get married twice. We ended up choosing Kauai and got to work with a travel agent to get everything booked. That part wasn’t our best experience but they got the hotel and flights booked for us. Finding someone to marry us and a good photographer was a little harder. I started calling people I found on Google and searching on Instagram for photographers. I found a retired couple that was really helpful and they weren’t too expensive. They had packages that included photographers so I could pick one of her options. She took care of all of the beach permits and set up the appointment for the marriage license too.

Before we knew it, it was time for the trip. We only brought our parents to keep things simple and easy. We got married on the north side of Kauai at Hanalei Bay. One of the only times it rained the whole trip was during the ceremony. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it cleared the beach of any people and made for amazing pictures.

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They timed the wedding purposefully at sunset and with the storm it made the pictures unreal.

Adam took me out to the Melting Pot a couple nights ago since he had to go out of town for work. It was sweet because I didn’t think we were even doing anything! He says we’ll go back to Hawaii for our 5 year anniversary. 4 years to go!

Have a great weekend!

xoxo, Steph

Lake Powell

Hello! Sorry we’ve been a little MIA lately. Life got a little crazy and then I was at Lake Powell last week.

Lake Powell is probably my favorite place in the whole world to go and vacation. I grew up going quite often and then I went a few times in college with friends. It had been a while since I had been and last Christmas my parents surprised us all with a trip to Lake Powell! This lake is huge and the water gets pretty warm in the summer. With the water levels changing I feel like it looks different every time I go.

This trip definitely got off to a rocky start the first day but after that, it was pretty relaxing. We were just a little limited in what we could do. When we got there the water was a lot lower than it had been and as we were on the ski boat looking for a place to park the houseboat we hit a rock that you couldn’t see in the water going full speed. It jerked everyone pretty good and knocked the wind out of our friend Craig who graciously came with his wife and let us stay on his houseboat and use his ski boat. Craig was pretty sore the next few days and unfortunately, the boat started taking on water in the engine and when we pulled the boat out of the water you could see there was a hole in the bottom.

Luckily, my dad was able to rent another boat. It was just a lot smaller and more limited in what we could do. So we found a place to park the houseboat and tied it up for the night. There was also some steering and electrical issues that came up on the houseboat so the boys spent a lot of their day working on those. That night we did get some paddleboarding in. I was really excited to try this.

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I could barely stand up on the board at this point but by the end of the trip I could stand and paddle for a bit.

You can see the clouds rolling in and that was the start of the long night. A lot of us were planning on sleeping on top of the houseboat because you can watch the stars and it cools down very nicely at night. It started getting quite windy and then started pouring rain. We tried to move under the roof overhang but with the wind, the rain still hit us pretty hard. Most people moved downstairs but Adam and I just hid under our sleeping bags. It got so windy eventually the houseboat broke free. Craig very carefully drove the houseboat to a random person’s houseboat buoy for the night.

The rest of the trip was spent swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, going down the waterslide and playing games. The rental boat wasn’t great for tons of skiing or surfing so there wasn’t a lot of that but there were plenty of other things to do.

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Adam tried his hand at fishing and the last night he said he was going to fish all night if he had to and luckily he caught a fish pretty quick!

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Overall, I still had fun on the trip and Lake Powell is still one of my favorite places. I highly recommend you go if you ever have the chance. We had a lot of fun with family and the little kids. It’s also so pretty there and the rock formations are amazing. I wish I had more pictures of that.

Xoxo, Steph

Travel Tips: Where to Stay

One of the things I’ve always been in charge of during trips is finding where to stay. I love to find a really good deal for places that are going to be cute and comfy. While I know there are people that don’t care about where they stay during a vacation because the goal is to “spend all your time exploring”, I prefer to have a nice place to come back to so I can relax.

When I went to Hawaii three years in a row (and went for a week or two), people were a little shocked because they were wondering how I could afford a hotel in Hawaii for such a long time. Little did they know, I’m super big on research!

I find that if you’re only going to stay with one other person, it’s pretty much sixes as to whether you check hotel sites or sites like Airbnb because paying for two people is going to be about the same. But whenever you’re planning on going with a lot of people, these sites I’m going to talk about are the best!

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The Wyndham Bali Hai Villas we stayed at in Princeville, photo courtesy of Club Wyndham

One of my favorite places to look at when I’m trying to find a place to stay is Airbnb, especially if I’m going on a trip with a group of friends. Not only are there tons of people renting out their places through Airbnb but there are so many types to choose from! The last time I went to Hawaii, I went with 5 other people so we found a great Airbnb in Princeville on Kauai that had two bedrooms and three beds, as well as a kitchen and two bathrooms with showers. It was perfect!

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*Note: the pricing shown may be different than what I originally paid as prices fluctuate depending on dates.

We stayed 8 nights at this place and the total amount was $1550, which came out to only $258 per person for lodging for the entire trip! It was a great deal. That’s like one night at a 5-star hotel but we spent 8 nights in a gorgeous condo! It’s definitely worth checking out Airbnb.

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Kauai Beach Resort, photo courtesy of their website

Another website I swear by is VRBO. The first time we went to Hawaii, I wanted to make sure we were getting a great deal and it wasn’t going to be super expensive. There were only four of us on this trip. I found a hotel room at the Kauai Beach Resort that someone owned privately and was renting out. It had two beds, which was perfect for the 4 of us and allowed us to use all the amenities of the resort!

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Let me tell you what a great deal this was by breaking it down:
Currently, a room with two beds at the Kauai Beach Resort ranges from $329 to $619 a night. Pretty steep…
We got the deal of $95 a night (is your mind blown yet?) and paid a total of $528.70 for 5 nights! Divided by four people, we each paid $132.18 for lodging during that trip.

You guys have to check out VRBO because it’s honestly the best.

When I was growing up, my parents would always surprise us with last minute trips where we’d get home from school and they’d be like, “Hurry and pack, we’re going to San Francisco!” My little anxious heart doesn’t like surprises because I’m a legitimate planner but I’ve gotten better at this. Back then, people didn’t book rooms as much as they do now so my parents would just find a hotel and pay whatever rate it was.

Today, my parents still like taking spontaneous trips (like to the Hoover Dam or when we went to Seattle a couple months ago) but this time, I’m more prepared. We usually drive to these places so during the drive, I look through Expedia and see what I can find.

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Highland Estates Resort, photo courtesy of Hotels.com

When we went to the Hoover Dam, we left later in the day than we were planning so we were all exhausted by the time we were reaching Mesquite. We decided to stay there so when we passed St. George, I got on Expedia’s website and found a two-room suite at the Highland Estates Resort in Mesquite for $169.22. We only needed it for one night but my sister and I got our own room & my parents had their own (which helped with my dad’s snoring) and it had a kitchen and living room! It was super spacious and we wished we could have stayed longer.

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I used Expedia as well when we went to Seattle and found a brand new hotel that had only been open a week! It was awesome being one of the first people to sleep in a bed, let’s be real.

You can get really cool deals sometimes when you reserve hotels last minute although it’s a risk I don’t always love to take. Personally, I think you can find really awesome deals if you plan ahead but there are always options if you forget.

What are your favorite places to find hotel deals? If you end up trying any of these and LOVE it, let me know!

xoxo

St. Paul, Minnesota

Sorry, I have been a little MIA this last week. I started getting a cold on Monday and it really took me down. I finally started feeling better yesterday though. I’m back to being able to blog so I thought I better start with my trip a couple weeks ago to Minnesota. Adam has been going every year for a work conference and I’ve been lucky enough to tag along the last two years.

We stay in downtown St. Paul and this time, we went to a new hotel. It was a Hyatt but the building used to be St. Paul’s post office and they tried to keep a lot of the history in the building. Some of the original doors are still in place or they’re hung on the wall as a decoration. Half of the building is the hotel and the other half is apartments. I wish I could see one of the apartments because each floor had the tallest walls with such nice rooms.

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Look at how tall those walls are! This room was so nice and airy. The hotel had the best hotel breakfast I’ve ever had too. It was relatively healthy and fresh food.

I would hang out at the hotel while Adam went to the conference and then at night, we would go out with the other couple who came. St. Paul has green bikes where you can pay for a pass and ride these bikes all over the town. They have tons of stations around so it makes getting to places really easy without having to call Uber or a cab.

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We would go on bike rides along the Mississippi River.

One night, we rode the bikes to a restaurant called Red Cow. We had heard they had a really good burger and it did not disappoint. I got the french onion burger and it was sooo good. I had a hard time even picking a burger because they all sounded so good. After that, we went to see the Cathedral of St. Paul but it was closed for the night. We ended up going back later so that we could go inside. It was so beautiful and the detail work was amazing.

One of my favorite restaurants in St. Paul was Cossetta. Adam and I couldn’t wait to go back there and we went twice while we were there this year. It’s Italian food and it’s been around for years. It’s set up almost lunchroom style so you go in and grab a tray and then go to the station and get the food you want. I love pasta so I got that both times I went. They also have a little grocery store and a bakery there. I wish I could’ve tried everything.

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One night, Adam and his friend found a Groupon for a boat ride on the Mississippi so we hurried and bought it. It was a little rainy but that didn’t stop us from enjoying it!

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The last night we were there, we took an Uber to the 5-8 club to try the famous Juicy Lucy burger. It’s been featured on Man vs. Food before as a competition with another restaurant called Matt’s Bar who also has the Juicy Lucy. It’s a burger with cheese in the middle of the patty and it was so good. The only thing I wish I had was some fry sauce to go on the burger but they don’t usually have that outside of Utah. You get a weird look when you ask for fry sauce.

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After that, we took an Uber over to the Mall of America. I went there last year by myself but Adam and the other couple with us wanted to see it. It is huge and definitely a place you can get lost in but they have great directories with directions. They even have have a little amusement park in the middle of it.

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Overall, the trip was really fun. I love being able to see new places and especially trying new restaurants. If you’re ever in the area, see if you’re able to try the Juicy Lucy, Cossetta’s, or the Red Cow! We’ll see what new places I can find next year if I’m able to go again.

Vacation Packing

I am a little weird and I love to organize things and that includes packing a suitcase. I love laying everything out and finding the best way to put everything in the bag. My sister told me about these packing cubes she wanted to try and with my trip coming up, I thought it would be a good idea to try them out. I was straight up nerding out while packing my bag with these. Best $22.95 I’ve ever spent.

When I start packing, I like to lay out all of my outfits so I can make sure everything matches and I won’t be missing pieces. Depending on the trip, I will bring extra clothes just in case something happens with the weather.

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At first, I wasn’t sure how these would save me more space because I felt like I was pretty good at packing before. I just thought it would be nice to have everything more organized. The set came with two large, two medium and one small cube. The large one is the perfect size for a carry-on suitcase and you would still have room for a couple smaller ones. For this trip, my husband and I are checking a bag. I assumed we would need our biggest rolling suitcase for both of us since normally we would each fill a carry on. I was wrong. I started putting everything into the cubes and saw how much space it was saving and moved down to our medium-sized suitcase.

I fit all of my clothes into the large packing cube. I rolled all of my clothes and was able to fit four outfits and two sets of gym clothes in there. I still had some room to spare too! Another trick I will use to save space is if I’m bringing some sort of sneaker, I’ll stuff my socks and underwear into the shoes. I put my running shoes into the smallest cube because then they won’t get my clothes dirty. I wear about a size 7 and I don’t know that a bigger shoe would’ve fit.

My husband laid his clothes all out for me because he knows I get a little bit crazy about packing and it’s better to just let me do it. Because this is a work trip for him, he had more clothes than me. Sure enough, I fit all of his clothes minus a sweatshirt into the other large packing cube. He had one pair of pants, two pairs of shorts, nine shirts, five pairs of boxers and five pairs of socks in his. I just rolled everything up and it all fit in!

I used the two medium-sized cubes to put all of our toiletries in. I didn’t feel like I was having to skimp and leave certain things home. Most of my stuff will still be in smaller bottles though. One trick I have if you’re only using a carry-on and you only have that dreaded quart-sized Ziploc, get the little tiny plastic containers you get when you get a sample of something at Sephora. Let me know if you’re not sure what I’m talking about and I will post a picture.

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That is all of our stuff in that medium-sized suitcase. I didn’t even have anything in the top part of the suitcase. I was amazed. I like that our stuff is all separated out too and it will be so easy to unpack. You could pack one day of a whole family’s outfits into one cube and then just grab a cube each day. Then you won’t get a mess of clothes everywhere.

I also like to always add in a couple extra Ziploc’s of varying sizes just in case something leaks. I add in a garbage bag too if I want to put dirty clothes in there to separate them from clean ones on the way home. You could also put dirty clothes in a cube and then clothes that you end up not wearing in another tote to still separate them.

These cubes may be one of my new favorite organizational tricks. It sounds so simple to do it but it made a much bigger difference than I thought it would. Let me know if you try them out or if you come up with any other ideas to use them! Here is the link again for the cubes, they come in fun colors too!

Weekend Highlights

Hi everyone, it’s Steph here. This weekend, I went camping with my brother and sister and their families. We went up by Mirror Lake Highway that is up past Park City. I thought it was nice that about 20 minutes away, I lost service on my phone so I was forced to stay unplugged and be more present. I have a problem with that sometimes like I think a lot of people do.

Adam and I drove up on Friday night with my sister and hurried and set up our tent before it got dark. My brother was already up there and he has a trailer so everyone else slept in there. We aren’t huge campers but I try to have all of our gear organized into bins so we can pretty easily grab them and go minus whatever food and clothes we need. In one bin, we have the tent, air mattress, and some air pumps. Adam has this really cool tent that is made to be set up in his truck bed so you’re still sleeping off the ground and then there’s an air mattress made for the truck bed too so it’s a perfect fit. Anyways, in our other bin, it’s got our little camper stove, paper products, garbage bags, a lighter, etc.

Saturday morning, we woke up to my brother starting to cook breakfast for everyone. It warmed up pretty quickly so after breakfast, we walked down to the river. If I was warm up there, I can only imagine how hot it was down in Salt Lake.

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The water was pretty chilly but I get crazy hot feet so it felt awesome to me. The little kids got in and even my brother laid down in the water. I thought he was nuts to do that! It was so pretty up there and the skies were completely clear most of the time. We could see tons of stars at night too which was awesome since Salt Lake has been kind of muggy with all the wildfires.

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Adam and I both got new hiking boots last week for our trip to Bryce Canyon/Zion in a few months and he was breaking his in. His are so cool to me because he was just walking through the water in them and his feet didn’t get wet at all and yet they looked breathable! My favorite since my feet get so hot and I hate wearing shoes that require socks. So he was testing them out every time we went to the water.

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Later, we hung out at the campsite and relaxed for a while. I took a nap in the shade until we decided to go for a drive and see Mirror Lake. I wasn’t great about taking pictures there, unfortunately. My sister-in-law took a picture of Adam and I and it would’ve been really cute except of course my eyes are closed. I swear I do that all the time! Drives me nuts.

We came back for an early dinner and then played Jokers and Marbles until we all decided to go to bed. I was bummed that we weren’t allowed to have a campfire. I really wanted to make tin foil dinners and sit around the fire. I had even found a great post about some fun tin foil dinner ideas! You can find that here.

We packed up early Sunday morning and headed home to clean up. Even though I had fun this weekend, I think Adam and I realized that we are one night campers. I really enjoy showering every day and Adam has a hard time relaxing and just hanging out for too long. He’s definitely a busybody and needs to be doing something where I am perfectly content to just hang out and read a book. I am reading a great one right now that my sister recommended called The President is Missing. Has anyone read that one? If so, what did you think?

I hope everyone else had a great weekend!