Y'all, our baby girl is not a baby anymore. 😭 She started Pre-K3 this week and pretty much handled it like a BOSS. No tears, all smiles, and she got to pick a prize out of the prize box for being so awesome! We are just so proud of her! This and more faves are on the blog tonight. Link in profile.
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Do all the things that always scare you. Ask your crush into coffee date, chase your dream job, start your own busines, go solo travel, do everything without fear because in the end you only regret the things you didn’t take.
I have discovered a few things in the last 24 hours: San Francisco is perfect, but the Golden Gate Bridge is slightly underwhelming. The trails along the coast the absolute best, and and I want the smell as an air freshener. Also sleeping in the car saves a lot of time, is actually really cozy, plus it's cheap. Also here is my new hair courtesy of @allhailthehair 💕
I just can't imagine my life without you now 😭💕 #OtisBear#cute#fbf#BonsaiFamily#goodnight ----------------------------------------------------
Thank you everyone who wished me a speedy recovery. You all are the best ❤️
Ketika ketemu banyak musisi yang lagi akan perform diluar kota, dan gw keluar kota karna urusan bisnis. The fate of living in grey life path 😬 #halfmusician#halfbusinessman#halfenvy#halfproud 😅🤜🏻 @drmartensid @herschelsupply @samsonitered_id
Rachael and Phil. Let's just take a minute and talk about how amazing their engagement session was tonight. (okay, so it was also really humid and I may have melted a little, but it was worth it.) 👌🏼😍 #valeriebethphotography
Several months ago I was strolling the Target aisles looking for the detangling sprays. Once I found them I had to complete the task of reading every stinkin' label.
I won't step all the way up on my soap box but "natural" is a deceptive word and "fragrance" is a nasty one. If you think you are using something chemical free but the word "fragrance" is on it well then run. Some of the most worrisome chemicals are called phylates and are commonly found in "fragrance" or "parfum" and they don't have to be disclosed because it is trade secret. #themoreyouknow
I had a hard time finding anything I felt safe putting on my girls' scalps because everything that soaks in on the scalp absorbs faster than other parts of your body? In fact skin absorption rates vary greatly among different parts of your body but the chemical absorption rate on your forehead and scalp is about four times greater than your forearm.
Therefore my girls' heads were of utmost importance to me.
So there I was and I couldn't find a dang thing.
So for awhile we went without... Remy has Rapunzel hair goals. In fact the other day she told me I'm not allowed to ever cut it. However she also has a very sensitive head and brushing was becoming an activity that elicited much screaming and hiding.
Then my brilliant (sarcastic...because why didn't think of this sooner?!) self realized I had all the things to whip up a DIY and it was easy, cheap and smelled FANTASTIC and was....wait for it....not only chemical free but filled with essential oils that are actually GOOD FOR HER.
So here you go...Rapunzel Hair. <3
2 TBSP Young Living Conditioner (we used Copaiba Vanilla)
10 drops Tea Tree (healthy scalps here)
10 drops Lavender (hair health)
10 drops Cedarwood (healthy, thick hair!)
5 drops Peace & Calming (because baths and brushing are at bedtime and OH. MY. GOODNESS. This stuff is so calming!)
Fill with water.
Shake it up before each use.
Her hair has been so soft and manageable and I am at peace in my freaked out mommy mind because I have a resource that works and is free of all the junk I don't want.
Today when I picked Isaac up from nature center camp, two separate counselors- neither of whom were his- recognized me and said Isaac had had a good day. What my brain wanted me to default to was a mixture of sadness, anger, embarrassment, and frustration that my son is known in a way that prompts relative strangers to tell me he's had a good day, implying by deductive reasoning that this is atypical for him.
As we got into the car- him telling me how much fun he had and singing me a new song, me wrestling with the aforementioned cocktail of emotions- I had to mentally step back. My mind can spiral with fierce rapidity, and therapy has taught me the importance of addressing and cutting off unhealthy thoughts within a matter of seconds or my brain haywires into destruction.
It is easy to fall prey to a victim mentality for both of us. I grieve the struggles he faces most likely as a result of experiences out of both of our control in his early years, and I throw myself a pity party for the struggles in raising a child who doesn't fit inside the socially acceptable box of consistently compliant. It makes me miserable and it makes me a less effective parent which makes him a less grounded and secure child, NONE OF WHICH IS GOOD.
So, I fought to flip it. I could look at it in a dimmed light, or I could choose to see the beauty in our reality. My child has struggles which today he overcame to the point where TWO different counselors noticed and made a point to share his good news with me. That is a HOORAY! That is worthy of celebration considering what he overcame to earn the praise: the adjustment of one of our Big Boys moving in with us on Monday, my going back to work this week, his going to camp without knowing anyone, getting shifted to another group and a new counselor on the second day in an effort to balance ages, his being dropped off by a babysitter every morning because camp began after Ryan and I needed to be at work... For a kid deeply impacted by changes in routine, THAT IS A DAMN GOOD DAY. So instead of wallowing in what may have been happening on those not-so-good-days this week at camp, I chose ice cream with my son BECAUSE SMALL VICTORIES.🙌🏼
dat look on my face when @lovephoebejames sends the cutest canvas bag that is TOTALLY going to be hauling all of my art supplies around 😍 check my stories for more deets on the brand! #sponsored#lovephoebejames#lovepj
G🐽🐽D M🌞RNING everybody!!!
Di kota Solo khususnya, sangat banyak kita jumpai pasar-pasar tradisional nih traveller. Mulai dari pasar yang bersejarah, sampai pasar yang baru. Pasar tradisional yang paling terkenal di kota Solo salah satunya ialah Pasar Gede. Yaps, Pasar Gede merupakan salah satu pasar tradisional yang letaknya di 0 kilometer kota Solo. Selain itu, Pasar Gede ini sudah lama berdiri nih traveller. Pasar Gede udah mengalami beberapa kali tahapan renovasi, guna mempertahankan sejarah dan ikon kota Solo supaya tampah indah dan cantik. Di Pasar Gede kalian bisa mendapatkan macam-macam kebutuhan harian kalian nih traveller. Mulai dari sayur-mayur, buah segar, kue dan jajanan tradisional, bumbu dapur, sampai ikan ikan pun ikut berjejer-jejer disana.
Nah, kalau kalian mampir ke Pasar Gede, gua saranin lu cobain yang namanya Dawet Telasih. Kenapa begitu? Karena salah satu jajanan yang paling populer disana ya itu tadi traveller, DAWET TELASIH. Rasa manis dari gula jawa, bercampurkan kuah santan yang gurih, ditambahi dengan telasih, cendol dan ketan ireng, tentunya membuat lu semua para traveller gamungkin dah cuma minum satu mangkok aja, pasti nambah hihihiiii.
Selain itu, di Pasar Gede, kalian bisa melihat gimana kehangatan dan keharmonisan dua etnis yaitu Jawa dan Tionghoa. Jadi bisa bayangin kan, gimana kondisi yang ada disana, pasti sangat hangat.
Oiya, satu lagi nih. Ada satu hal yang paling mencolok kalau dibanding dengan pasar-pasar yang lain. Jadi, di Pasar Gede ini, ada yang namanya Vallet Parking. Jadi sistemnya sama kaya lu lu pada mau nginep di hotel. Tinggal lu kasih kunci dan motornya ke juru parkirnya, beres dah, ntr motor lu akan diparkirin di suatu tempat khusus parkir, tanpa harus jalan jauh menuju pintu Pasar Gede. Unik ya traveller.
Memang kota Solo adalah kota yang ngangenin, dengan sejuta budaya, agenda event dan prestasi yang membanggakan dikancah Nasional bahkan Internasional. Jangan lupa untuk selipin Kota Solo di list Liburan kalian ya traveller!!!! Enjoy Solo. - SOLO THE SPIRIT OF JAVA - ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
When friends visit from Michigan, we climb mountains. We were lucky to hit a sweet spot of no fog for the first few minutes after the summit. It was a surreal experience when the fog rolled in and surrounded us on all sides of the mountain. Kind of felt like a Lord of the Rings movie 😬
Meet Bruno. We found this incredible pup a month ago to the day in an abandoned, torn apart motel. I was originally frightened he had to much fear in his eyes that he would attack me. But after seeing how badly he needed help, I decided to not give up on him. It took me an hour and a half to get him comfortable enough for my to touch him. For the next 15-20 minutes we didn't break eye contact. I could for the first time with an animal, feel exactly what he was feeling. I was going to bring him home and take care of him. Show him the love he deserves. I have never met such a character. I mean this dog was such a personality it's ridiculous, he immediately became very attached to me and I couldn't leave his side without him howling out for me and every time I came back to him he would jump all over me and lick me as much as he possibly could and would not pay attention to anything else. I was around this guy nearly 24/7 for this full month and gave up everything to take care of him because I knew he was so much more important than anything else I'd like to be doing. He's taught me so much. Within the first few days he brought me to tears thinking about the connection I have with this dog and how much it means to me as I've never had that experience with a dog. He made me feel worth so much and I hope I made him as happy as he made me. I would say "Sadly I wasn't able to keep him" but I'm not sad about it in the slightest bit. I'm filled with nothing but extreme joy to think about the experiences and adventures we had together and knowing we found him an incredible home. I got to go on long hikes with him, take him to the coast, the redwoods, the lake and waterfalls and I hope he cherishes those moment spent running around, looking like absolute dorks, just as much as I do... a mans Bestfriend 💛😌