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  • June 8, 2014

    Day 7 #rosesrvtrip2014

    We MADE it to the GRAND CANYON!! And seriously… I can’t even describe how amazing it was.

    I’m usually not the type to be awe’d easily, but this place was something UNBELIEVABLE!


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  • June 7, 2014

    Day 6 #rosesrvtrip2014

    You know what happened this morning? I woke up in a hotel room.


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    Actually, let me correct that. It’s a MOTEL. Oh yes and honestly…I never thought I’d say this…but the RV is almost nicer. Haha!

    We are currently in Williams, Arizona, which is right outside of the Grand Canyon, and Jeff’s mom and step-dad drove in from Las Vegas to meet us for a day or so. This is the place they are staying (and one of the only places available). I’m trying not to complain though because the boys stayed in their room last night and I had a nice (and MUCH needed) break.

    We visited a place called BEARIZONA last night and it was the highlight of our trip so far! It’s basically a drive through zoo. The boys thought it was soooooo cool. And, of course, I was all about getting pictures of the wild animals. They tell you to roll up your windows when you go through the bears and wolves. Duh.

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  • June 6, 2014

    My Must Have Products

    Over and over again y'all have requested me to share my favorite products for this and that so here I am summing up all of my must have products as of late right here right now! I thought it would be easiest to go through my daily routine along with the products I use so that I can clarify what I use each for (although it's probably pretty self explanatory).

    (by the way, I tend to shower at night)

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  • June 6, 2014

    Jardin du Luxembourg

    It rained three out of the four days we spent in Paris. On the one beautiful dry day, we wandered over to the Jardin du Luxembourg, a stunning park that I had not yet visited over the past few trips. The scenes were more glorious than I had imagined. It makes me wonder though, why do we have no grand parks like this in the states? We clearly have to step it up.

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  • June 6, 2014

    Day 5 #rosesrvtrip2014


    Just when I thought things couldn’t get worse…Jeff Rose asked me to drive.

    Dun dun dun.

    I said yes, mostly because I wanted to see what this bad boy felt like behind the wheel. You’ll have to watch our video update to see what my conclusion was.

    We drove from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Flagstaff, Arizona today. We made a drive through The Petrified Forest, which was about 40 miles out of our way, but so worth it. The pictures I got to take were breath taking.

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  • June 5, 2014

    Lilly Pulitzer 2014-2015 Agendas {Pre-Order Now} + Organization Tips

    If there is one thing that I can't function without it would have to be my large Lilly Pulitzeragenda. For the past three years I have become entirely too dependent on that little thing for organizing my school work, activities, and blog posts! Honestly, none of my prescheduling while I am away at camp would have happened if it weren't for having it all listed out in my planner! I would probably...
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  • June 4, 2014

    Amulette II

    In part two of my project with Cartier (see part one here), I've illustrated the dream world of the Amulette, specifically my dream world. When I sat down to think about what this world of unlocked wishes looked like, I couldn't really come up with anything tangible. After all, that's part of the magic of such a dream world.

    But my thoughts always returned to Paris. As cliché as it may sound, the...
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  • June 4, 2014

    Day 4 #rosesrvtrip2014

    Today was LONG. And to be honest…I’m so tired of driving. Errrrrrrr, riding rather.

    Jeff Rose doesn’t think I’d be a good driver in this beast. I kind of agree with him. I’m letting him handle the captain stuff.


    We drove from Amarillo to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Along the way we stopped at Tucumcari for some lunch. My husband’s goal on this trip is to eat at authentic places (not chain restaurants) and when I say this town had nothing. I do mean nothing. Except a Sonic which he refused to go to since we have Sonic. So instead we stopped at a local place. It was the most disgusting experience in my restaurant visiting life ever.

    I posted this earlier:

    “I’m gonna need a brief moment to recover from that lunch adventure. My husband just made us stop in the middle of nowhere (Tucumcari, New Mexico to be exact) at a restaurant that I’m certain wouldn’t pass any restaurant report card. I saw ants eating a dead fly on the window seal. There are some dirty things in this world that I can tolerate…but dirty restaurants isn’t one of them.”

    Anyway,  once that experience was passed us we arrived in Albuquerque and did some swimming and then headed to the mountains to take a tram ride.

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  • June 3, 2014

    Day 3 #rosesrvtrip2014

    Should I just start this post off by saying that we didn’t up in the ER tonight? Winning.

    We drove from Tulsa to Oklahoma City and stopped at an amazing water park…even mommy went down a few slides. Uh-huh. Feeling more daring by the day folks.

    Then we hopped back in the RV and headed to Texas. North Texas to be exact.


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