Celebrating Earth

We love the outdoors and enjoying everything the Earth has to naturally give us year round. On Earth Day this year we took the kids to the museum for an event they were having.

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They got to make little bug catching cups that could hang around their necks and they got bug tattoos

and did little animal/insect crafts.

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We stopped by the plant table but because of the drive home being over 30 minutes long we didn’t want to risk the soil cups dumping over in the van. We also stopped by the table discussing the Sun safety and what it does for our planet, about the eclipse coming up in August and how to watch it, and of course more tattoos.

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In between going table to table the kids wanted to walk through and look at the museum things. Nothing had changed from the last time we came, but they still enjoyed walking through.

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We have many more outdoors plans this year and I got a new camera, so there will be a ton of great pictures I look forward to taking.

My flowers are blooming beautifully at home and they make the front patio smell nice when the breeze hits just right.

Look at these adorable little guys (Yellow Bellied Sliders), ready for a feeding, they all gather when I walk by and all I can think of is “Feed me Seymour” (Little Shop of Horrors)… then “mine, mine, mine” (Finding Nemo) as they are chasing down the pellets.

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Celebrating Earth

How much love do you want?

I’m a big fan of custom artisan work. I love the creativity and beauty in the products of these artists. I adore walking through farmers markets and festivals and looking at all the work other people do. All the time and dedication in each piece. It’s incredible and inspiring. Of course artisan work is going to be more costly than the mass-produced products you find in the common department stores, but being handmade and covering costs and at least some time, it’s to be expected and should be appreciated.

One of my favorites is where I buy my custom jewelry MADE WITH LOVE BY LAURETTE
(affiliate link) Her jewelry is one of kind and truly made with love. I love browsing all of her creations because it’s magnificent how beautiful all her pieces are. They make great gifts for yourself, friends and family for any occasion. I love my bracelets from her and I wear them all the time. Every time I put them on I think about how neat they are and how much time and effort went into making them. It makes me appreciate them that much more.

She doesn’t stop at just bracelets. There are earrings, necklaces, awareness, and even cremation/memorial jewelry also. She can even make custom matching sets! Her work is just great. You can check her out at the link above or below. I’m sharing purely based on the love of her work and wanting to help make it seen because it is beautiful.

Made With Love Etsy
Made With Love Facebook

How much love do you want?

July Weekend RV Trip & Expenses

CAMPING TRIP  & EXPENSES FOR OUR FIRST TRIP IN THE RV

2 ADULTS & 5 CHILDREN

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DESTINATION
Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Holly Point Campground
July 29th-July 31st
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DISTANCE TRAVELED
From DANVILLE, VA to WAKE FOREST, NC (1 hour and 29 min)
77.4 miles (154.8 miles round trip)

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MISC PURCHASES BEFORE OUR TRIP
$50.00

GAS
$110.00 to fill tank on RV and only used 1/4 for whole trip
TOTAL USED  est. $28.00

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FOOD
We packed groceries that cost us $20
Then we spent $25 on ordering pizza
Spent $9 on some snacks on the drive back
TOTAL = $54.00

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CAMPGROUND
2 nights with all hookups (Friday & Saturday night)
TOTAL $48 + $6 reservation fee = $54.00

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ENTIRE WEEKEND TRIP COST    $186.00
Kids had a good time = PRICELESS!

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July Weekend RV Trip & Expenses