14 November 2014

Counting Down Until Vieques

 
It feels like winter is officially here. This week has been frigid and awful. I am more grateful than ever that we have this lovely getaway on the Island!
 
 
 
In just a few shorts weeks I will be back on the Island where the tempature is much much more pleasant, hopefully the sun is shinning, and life is easy. I CAN'T WAIT!



 So ready to be chilling on this patio with a glass of wine watching the sun set and having nothing on the agenda other than soaking up the sun.


13 November 2014

Camper Heaven

I've always dreamed of an Airstream. Right now instead I have an 80's driveable beauty. But hey it's still a camper, it runs, and it was a bargain. I am itching to fix it up but nothing really motivated me. That is until I stumped upon Sarah Schneider's amazing amazing blog and her collaboration with my fav - Anthropology. Can I please just steal this camper?



I mean the entire thing is to die for. Talk about perfection.





Love the use of tile, wallpaper, and mirros to add to the glam factors.


I even love the bathroom.





Some of this is so easy to do in my own little camper - especially now that we have an Ikea nearby and I know I could do this on the cheaper side. It may require hours at the sewing machine but it's winter now so I am fully A OK with this task.


We don't have the extra bedroom but the rest is somewhat similiar. I really really need to transform my camper into this perfect little slice of camper heaven. Don't you agree??

All pictures are from Sarah's blog Love. Sarah Schneider click here to see even more. While you are there you really should check out her full blog as her house and kiddos are sooooo cute and swoom worthy.

27 October 2014

A Weekend of Rest





Everytime I am able to escape to our land in Niobrara I can't help but feel blessed and at peace. It's so gorgeous, there is nothing around to obstruct nature's beauty, nothing to pull at my time and attention. It's the perfect chance to unwind, repriotize, and just enjoy this gorgeous place.

 

I mean really anywhere you can waunder around looking like a total fool in Halloween PJ pants and cowboy boots without a soul noticing seems like a win to me. The weather cooperated and we were able to enjoy long walks, ranger rides, and picnics. All very much needed for my soul after a few months of crazy.






Always hard to leave this place, especially with views and sunsets like this. I easily could have stayed one more day, or maybe a month! But it was goodbye for now Niobrara.


26 October 2014

Arbonne 14 Day Clean Eating Challenge

I recently started using Arbonne products and I love them. I know with the upcoming holidays there will be treats galore and all kinds of bad food/exercise choices being made. I have decided to participate in a 14 day Clean Eating challenge with several others starting November 3rd to help combat these poor choices. If you are interested in joining me in this challenge just shoot me a message and I can help you get an order in.


24 October 2014

Insta Snaps from Vieques

I have so many fun pretty pictures on my phone from Vieques so figure might as well throw some of them on here for all my nonInstagram friends to see.
 
 
Coqui Fire not only is your food delic, your driks refreshing, but you have one very cool funky floor.



Dinning outside on a dirt floor with a pallet table and walls may not sound appealing but this food was VERY appealing - Smoky's BBQ is a must on the island. BYOB


Fun funky stairway I passed on my daily runs.


Chicken feed is sold at the grocery store - why don't we do this in Iowa?? This would be lifechanging!


Loved this Share a coke with


Nothing but breezy lightweat dresses for me on the island


 
Cool old doors on the beach


I was more than happily to lazily lounge on the beach daily
 

Soaking up every last ray of sunlight each day was a must.
 

22 October 2014

Pipe Dreams

I have a thing for broken down old houses. Everytime I see one I want to  save it, fix it up, make it beautfiul again. Of course what do we have next door to our new place in Vieques. This adorable broken down old house.





I without a doubt need to save this right?? Even if for no other reason than for the aesthitics of my home there. Plus how cool to have two side by side places, a perfect spot for extra guests. Now I just need to determine who the owner is and convince them to sell it to me cheap!

While I am at it might as well purchase this cute little gem of a shop. It is just a few steps from our street and on the main drag. A great place for the retail shop I always dream of. Import or source locally for great home furnishings and accessories. There is nothing simliar (that I know of) on the island.

 
 
Probably should at least see how much this building is.....Obvoiusly it too needs a little TLC but that's the fun part.

20 October 2014

Sunday Dinners

 
We try to do Sunday dinner with my grandpa on a regular basis. It's a good tradition and a chance to spend quality time as a family.


I ended up hosting last week so decided to fancy it up a bit for fall with these fun little arrangements.


Sadly it was a dark dreary day so I don't really have any great shots of the set up but you get the general idea.
 

Might have to recreate a similar arrangement for Thanksgiving.

16 October 2014

We Bought a House in the Tropics




We are officially homeowners of a cute little shack on an island full of gorgeous turqouise waters and palm tress. Never would have imagined this and sooooooo very excited. It's truly a starter house and needs a tad bit of TLC but it's all ours and truly that's all the matters. I forsee lots of tropical getaways in the future. 


Stay tuned for information on renting this little gem if you have any interst.