Taking Stock – Tent Camping

I did Meet Me At Mikes’ Taking Stock exercise many years back and thought it was really fun. It seems Pip at is still at it! She and her blog look as inspirational as ever! I love that she calls her blog a daily dose of happiness and inspiration (Isn’t she the cutest?Everything seems better down under, amiright?) She makes me feel like a blog started by a mom who works a day job and likes to make things sometimes could actually be something worthwhile.

I am planning a tent camping trip to Wisconsin with family and friends soon! So excited! Here’s the plan with the Taking Stock prompts:


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Making: Every good tent photo I see includes some kind of cute pennant banner. I LOVE to bring a craft for the kids and adults alike to work on together. This year – we are going to be making one of these for each family! I bought a big bag of scrap fabric at Micheal’s, along with some twine, glue, scissors, and fairy lights. Let’s see how this goes!


Screen Shot 2019-05-23 at 4.09.58 PM.pngCooking: I may be a midwesterner now, but I grew up in Texas, ya’ll – and it’s been too long since I had me some Walking Tacos. This camping trip it’s on!

Sipping: Boxed wine to pair well with my Walking Tacos, natch.


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Reading: I downloaded Pip’s book on getting inspired for blogging (how cool! how timely to find!); and trying to make a dent in three (3!) other books I am currently reading. I went without reading for so many years and now I can’t get enough!

Looking: Pony Tailed and make up free!

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Listening: Family-friendly podcasts on the way to Wisconsin. One that will certainly pop up will be Stuff You Should Know. And – holy smokes, I have been listening to this show for years and have never googled what Josh and Chuck actually look like! Mind blown!!!

Wishing: Wishing for no rain! (Pretty sure there will be rain.)

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Enjoying: New Daily Ukulele book and am excited to bring it and the Uke’s to practice around the fire.

Waiting: Waiting for this trip is the worst. But the planning is fun.

Liking: I have been trying to be super intentional about upping my fitness game. I have been using the audio app Apptiv and it’s been very motivating. I like it very much.

Screen Shot 2019-05-24 at 10.49.11 AMLoving: I have been liking be active so much – that guess what? I signed up for a 5K! One that I am actually go to attempt to jog.the.whole.way. As I have never been anything close to an athlete, this is huge. It’s coming up quickly.  My ‘no tech rule’ will be ignored on this trip for an Apptiv jog or two. This for me has been the gift of self love.

Buying: REI’s garage sale was very good to us this spring – and will be using a new tent and some odds and ends.

Watching: I always love to watch our city kids enjoying some nature – and getting to ride their bikes and run around with abandon.

Hoping: Ok, again – hoping for no rain! (Pretty sure there will be rain.) 

Needing: I think that we will need lots of tarps. (Still hoping and wishing we don’t.)

Wearing: Layers. Lots of layers.

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