Life's Sweet Journey

Friday, December 18, 2020

Five on Friday and Planner Finds for 2021

 Happy Friday!

I missed this month's Currently Linkup with Anne, so I decided to jump on for a little 5 on Friday catch up. We have had a lot going on, but I didn't want to miss finishing up the end of 2020. Here's a little peek at life as we wrap up the year to end all years to prioritize what truly matter and figure all our ish out! 

{ONE: LIFE} Life has thrown us one curve ball after another these last few months. Babe's mom passed away right before Thanksgiving, my family has been a bit of a circus these days and we are making a lot of big life changes. We've been trying to be there for each other and we are thankful to at least have each other's backs as we navigate everything. The holidays seem to become more bittersweet the older we get, but we are trying to find the silver linings through all of it. We are ending our time in NSB (for now) having made the decision to step away from the wine bar we helped open and have been managing for the last two years. It wasn't an easy decision, but we know it's the right move for us. We love NSB and plan to make this home base once things settle down, until then we are planning to hit the road again for awhile. The virus has a lot of downsides, but one silver lining for us is the freedom Babe working remotely give us. We plan to head to Louisiana for a month in January and then from there, I guess we shall see... 

{TWO: NEW OPPORTUNITIES} I have been looking for remote work for a while. I do plan to get back to more regular posting here and get more videos up on YouTube, continuing to grow this space as a potential side hustle at some point. God answered my prayer in the sweetest way and I also just got hired as a Social Media Marketer with Social Creative. I have been working it part time the last two months, as I phase out at the wine bar and am excited to go full steam ahead soon! I am now working alongside my cousin and sister and am excited for the new challenge. The chance for a changing office view is not lost on me and I am so grateful!

{THREE: A WEEK AWAY} The freedom my new job gives us now allows me to pick up and go. Babe made the decision to use his bereavement time, so we loaded up the camper and headed north for a week of decompressing. It was nice to get back into cooler temps and really helped us secure our decision to hit the road again temporarily.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Black Friday Deals on Amazon

 The Amazon Black Friday Deals are already rolling out!

I figured I would keep a running list of some of my favorite finds or things I love that are currently on sale. I will continue adding things here throughout the week as I Amazon updates their Black Friday Deals all week long! 

Big Ticket Items (Electronics, Amazon Big Deals, etc)

6 Qt Instant Pot- currently $69.95
Echo Dot (4th Gen)- currently $28.99
Insignia Fire TVs- currently up to 47% off depending on size

Stocking Stuffer Finds

Exploding Kittens- currently $9.99 
- our new favorite game find; think a strange version of Uno (the goal is not to lose your cards, instead the goal is not to explode) *The expansion packs also add a lot of fun, but not currently on sale
Portable Bluetooth Speaker- currently $21.98
Fairywill Electric Toothbrush- currently $23.99 (keep an eye on this one, as the sets have been changing as to which ones have the deal. I had grabbed one of these for myself when it was an Amazon Deal of the Day and Babe has been super jealous of it)

For the RV

TOMTOM Navigation System- Currently $164.74
Camco Heated Hose- Currently $58.25
Sewer Hose Kit- Currently $26.35
RV Mattress Short Queen- Currently $174.99






Wednesday, November 4, 2020

November Currently

 Last month was the first time in a long time that I missed a Currently link up with Anne

so I was determined to make do November's. Here's a little peek at life currently...


{Appreciating} the "cooler" weather we have finally had here in Florida. It may not have lasted too long, but the nights are at least starting to be breezy and enjoyable. 

{Ordering} I just got a new electric toothbrush when it was an Amazon Deal of the Day and I LOVE this thing! I guess this is life in your 30s; getting excited by electric toothbrushes! The Fairywill toothbrushes are great. There is currently a $3 off coupon for the one I got, but Babe got jealous so I am going to grab one for him and may go with the upgraded version of mine (currently has a $5 off coupon). It has 5 modes instead of 4 and is a little easier to switch between modes. Also grabbing a restock of the Deep Greens that I use in my morning smoothie bowls, because they are currently selling for $27. Usually I can't find them under $40.


{Wearing} This leopard print shirt A LOT! I used it to make a quick and easy costume on Halloween (added cat ears, bow tie and tail set $5 at Dollar General- half-off now if they aren't sold out), but this leopard print cat set on Amazon would have been even better and it's under $5. The shirt is also just super comfy and perfect for fall! There are different print options also available (fits true to size).

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Grand Canyon RV Tips for Booking Trailer Village RV Park Last Minute

Another post a few years in the making, but I'm going to stop calling myself a broken record and say that's just life this days, so here we go. When we were on the road we mostly flew by the seat of our pants, which is how we liked it, but there are a few places where it is hard to do that and the Grand Canyon is one of them! We did know this, but unfortunately did not know the exact dates for when we would be hitting the Grand Canyon until maybe a month before we hit it. That really didn't give us a lot of time to plan our stay at Trailer Village, but we did learn a few tips for booking Trailer Village RV park last minute.  We knew we were going to take 3 full days off of teaching, because we weren't sure what the wifi situation would be like when we got to the park and knew we wouldn't be able to find other accommodations as Trailer Village RV Park is the only full-hookup RV park within Grand Canyon National Park. We almost didn't score the days we wanted with such last a minute booking window, but we made it work and here's how: 

Tips for Booking Grand Canyon RV Spots Last Minute

 
- Stalk the Website! Once we found our dates we knew when we would hit the Grand Canyon area I basically lived on the Trailer Village RV Park website. At first there was nothing, a downside to trying to book any RV site last minute, but especially true for Trailer Village.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

September Currently Amazon Finds of the Month

Well, hello there September!

Another new month means another Currently link up with the wonderful Anne. I really love these as a way to look back on our life moments throughout the year. Here's what has been going on around these parts recently... 

{Anticipating} Another trip to Tennessee to get in some mountain air before we reopen Crimson House! I'm also planning to see a friend in Birmingham and another in Asheville and I'm excited to see their faces!

{Collecting} Basically all of Amazon it seems! I never bought anything online pre-COVID. Now I can't seem to stop. I got some good finds this month though that I am loving (totally using that to justify it), but I think my old lady heart is most excited about my puzzle board. 
September Amazon Finds of the Month

September Amazon Finds of the Month
Deep Greens- I actually got mine at our local health food store, but found them on Amazon as well. I have been making some delicious smoothie bowls in the morning by blending this in with frozen fruit, vanilla protein and collagen. I then top with frozen blueberries, crushed walnuts and a drizzle of local honey. These actually keep me going a lot longer than my bowl of Mini Wheats was and I feel energized, healthy and regular (yes, you catch my drift).