Life's Sweet Journey

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

August Currently || GIVEAWAY

Happy August! 
We spent the past weekend ending out the summer Georgia style with our annual Aunt Mel and Uncle Andrew trip to Big Canoe with our nieces and nephews. We are in the car on the way back to Orlando and the kiddos are well worn-out and ready to start a new school year. Linking up with Anne for another Currently edition; here's how our August is looking right now! 

{Ordering} A new one piece bathing suit from Amazon! Considering it was under $15 I got a lot of life out of this one, but I stretched the back of it going on the rock slide this weekend. I really want a one shouldered suit, so I am snagging this one and crossing my fingers it fits as well as my last Amazon suit find! 

{Watching} We've been watching Dexter on Netflix. We are on the 5th season and it's starting to get a little repetitive for me. Babe still likes it so we are sticking it out, but we've started mixing it up with Redbox movies we haven't seen yet. 

{Cooking} Our HelloFresh meals! We had it a long time ago and I recently decided to try it out again when we got a coupon code for joining up again. While I do think it's a little expensive if you are paying full price it's so convenient and you have most of your meals planned for the week. We also had Blue Apron last month, but we have been much more satisfied with the HelloFresh meals, so I canceled the Blue Apron subscription. If you have been wanting to try HelloFresh I have 2 free boxes left to give out and am happy to share (email me at, once those are gone you can also save $40 off your first box here

{Wondering} What in the world our next life step will be: between Crimson House, online teaching and another job possibly in the works it will mean juggling a lot, but I tend to typically have a few different jobs I am doing at any given time and I like the variety. It does lead to rethinking where we may continue living though; do we stay in the camper? Do we move the camper closer into Orlando instead of staying at the beach? Do we move back into our house that we are currently renting out? So many things to process in the next month... 

{Savoring} My last few bottles of Vital Proteins collagen water! I received these to try out and really like them. I love Vital Proteins collagen peptides, so I was really excited when they came out with collagen water. I really do feel like my hair and nails are a lot stronger since I started using collagen and my face seems a little more dewy. The collagen waters are also just a nice way to add flavor while I try to stay hydrated. I will typically pour half of a bottle into my Yeti and top it with regular water. Makes each bottle last longer and also helps me drink more water during the day. 

Vital Proteins Collagen Water

I tried the Blackberry Hibiscus and Blueberry Mint flavors. Both are good, but I definitely preferred the Blackberry Hibiscus (I can be weird about mint) and I am going to grab the Strawberry Lemon to try next. I have a few more bottles left, so I figured I would let one of you do the taste test and try them for themselves. I am giving away two bottles of Vital Proteins Collagen Water (one of each flavor)! Enter below to win the chance to try them for yourself.

**Rafflecopter Giveaway is now closed: Congrats to the Winner, Rebecca!**

Happy entering! 
What are you doing to wrap up summer?!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Friday Favorites || Ways to Get More Protein in Your Diet

Happy Friday Friends! 
Life has been a little crazy this past week, so I am really looking forward to some fun with my little loves this upcoming weekend! Here are a few favorites from the last few weeks... 

PlantFusion Plant Based Protein Collagen Coffee

{One} PlantFusion Plant Based Protein
I have been trying to get more protein into my diet and when Babe started looking for a organic protein powder we stumbled across PlantFusion; an organic, plant-based protein company. I was super curious to see how a plant protein would hold up and I can say I am very happy! Not only is it non-GMO, but it's filled with so many good for the belly ingredients that I can feel good about what I am eating. I know there are tons of great ways to use protein, but I am usually looking for something easy and on-the-go. Here are some of the ways I fit extra protein into my diet... 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Mayfield Ice Cream at Publix

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScoopSummerSavings #CollectiveBias

Every scoop of Mayfield ice cream starts with fresh cream from their own dairy, for a genuine Southern homemade taste. For over three generations, Mayfield has used family recipes, fresh cream from their own dairy, and ingredients sourced from only people they trust. All part of their promise to provide only the finest quality ice cream to you and your family.

Celebrate this summer with Mayfield Creamery ice cream and novelties and save when you shop at Publix in Florida!

#ScoopSummerSavings for a limited time at Publix in Florida with the below two offers:

  • Save $1.50 on any ONE (1) Mayfield Frozen Novelties 
  • Save $1.50 on any ONE (1) Mayfield Ice Cream (48oz or larger)

 Offer valid with digital coupon. 
*Must clip coupon by 9/7/19. Coupon Expires 9/21/19

Monday, July 15, 2019

Prime Day Deals Under $30 Stock Ups, Online Teaching & RV Living

Happy Prime Day Friends! 
I am not after many big ticket items this year, though I am considering getting the Kindle Paperwhite for $85. I always swore I would never read books digitally, but since downloading the Kindle App on my phone when we were on the road it is been so easy and convenient to download something new if I don't have time to run to the library or bookstore. Anyways, this year I am mostly snagging smaller items that I need and use regularly, along with a few little happies that I couldn't pass up. Here's some of the fun I've found for: 
Prime Day Deals Under $30 for Teachers

Stock Up Items 

KIND Bars 32 Count {Nut Butter Filled Bars}- $25

Fun Finds

Summer Romper {shorts}- $19
One Question A Day Book for Couples {3 year journal}- $11
Motivational Water Bottle {1 Gallon Daily Goal}- $12
Echo Dot- $22
Harry Potter Wooden Spoon Set {well, just take my money}- $15

VIPKID/ Teacher Items

*Curious about online teaching: find out more in this video or use my referral link to apply
Expo Dry Erase Markers {my most utilized tool as an online teacher}- $11
Amazon Basics Laminator- $16
Storage Box {for book and props}- $9
Teacher Medicine Wine Glass {because we all know it's the best cure after a long day}- $12

RV Living 

Brita 5 Cup Water Filter {fits perfectly in milk spot in standard RV fridge, we put milk in door}- $14

**Prices are rounded up to the nearest dollar. Don't forget to snag something you like, as the price may change back to normal pricing once the items are sold out! 

Happy Shopping! 
Any fun items you've found this year?! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

July Currently

Happy 3rd of July! 
Hope you are getting ready for an exciting 4th and that you're off until Monday!! 
We are in route to Tennessee and I am linking up with Anne to share some July Currently fun. Here's a peek at life currently:

{Reading} SOOOO many good books!! I just finished reading The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton and it is my favorite of hers so far {I have read 3 total}. I am listening to The Price of Paradise on Audible and it is also very good. Set in Cuba (and partly in Spain), during the 40s and 50s, it was originally written in Spanish before being translated into English. If you liked Next Year in Havana this is another one to grab!