*She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.*

Monday, July 7, 2014

Donkey Rock Camp Time!

It amazing that it is that time again.....Donkey Rock Camp Time!  It seems like yesterday that we got back down from the mountain! As you read this, I am up at camp with some of the best young people around.  I am already expecting great things to happen and can't wait to report them all to you next week!! So until then, here is my camp post from last year!!



Our cabin Donkey Rock 2013


Have a great week!

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th July!

I am very proud to be American!


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Monday, June 30, 2014

Influenster Voxbox: Herbal Essences Naked Products


One of the funnest parts of having a blog is trying out different products and reviewing them.  See below for the latest products I have gotten to try.









Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo transforms lifeless, oily hair into fresh, touchable hair – the natural tapioca formula instantly absorbs excess oil to leave your look naturally refreshed with a crisp, clean mint fragrance. Shake well before spraying into dry hair and working into your roots – let it set and then brush your hair for even distribution and style as desired!

 I was pleasantly surprised with this product.  I have only tried dry shampoo one other time and the smell was very strong and I couldn't tell that it helped.  After applying this, I was very pleased with the body that I had in my hair and it had a very pleasant scent.  I do suggest taking the time to section your hair and spray at the roots.  I would definitely use this product again.



 
 restore natural moisture, refresh your strands with softness. my formula, free of parabens and dyes, soothes and revitalizes while you pamper your hair with the invigorating scent of herbal infusion and mint.

I do not typically use conditioner because I have very thin and limp hair.  And especially if the conditioner is for moisturizing it will really weigh my hair down.  To be fair, and not judge the conditioner, I tried it.  This is not your typical moisturizer.  It had a very pleasant and clean scent and it did not weigh my hair down.  My hair actually had great volume after use.  I am glad that I tried it and I would not have a problem using this product again.


Thank you Influenster for sending me these items to review.  They were great products!









"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."



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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Getaway: Pismo & Avila Beach

When the valley is cooking with 100 degree temps, it is always nice to get away for a day.  Pismo, Avila, and Monterey are our cool weather places to go to during the summer.

We hit San Luis grade and the temp dropped from 101 to the 70's within minutes.  Ahhhhh, so nice!!  The weather was just perfect at Pismo Beach!



Gorgeous view from our room.....



We had diinner in Avila at the Olde Port Inn.  They have the best food!



Our table overlooked the water and also had a glass bottom. Very cool!



My cod diinner was amazing!!



Avila is very pretty also....





The trip wouldn't be complete without stopping at Splash Cafe!



Clam Chowder with seafood topping!



Sadly, we must return to the hot valley, but we will return very soon!!



Saturday, June 21, 2014

Stampin' Up!

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/franceskendrick/


My sister in law used to sale Stampin' Up years ago and I just recently came across their products again.  Soon after that I joined a Stampin' Up stamp club and quickly became hooked.  They have the best products!!

Most of you know I love to do Project Life.  For me it is the best way to scrapbook.  Just recently Stampin' Up collaborated with Project Life and I knew then I wanted to become a demonstrator so that I could get the most for my money when I purchased Project Life items.


http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/franceskendrick/


Look for Project Life and card ideas in the near future, but until then, please stop by my website and see all of the great items!!

My Stampin' Up Website

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Adventures of Rye the Yellow Lab: Millerton Lake, CA

My family took me camping to the lake for the first time. And if there is water, I am ready to go!! 

It was a beautiful day and not too hot.  I was so excited to get to the water, but Mr & Mrs made me wait for them.



It didn't take me too long to make my way into the lake!! Nice,  cool, and refreshing!



I even went for a swim....



There had been other visitors to the lake recently.  For some reason Mrs was a little nervous about the Mountain Lion prints.  That's okay, that pesky cat was probably more afraid of me.



I could swim in the water all day!



I even posed on a rock for the Mrs.....



We even had a thief in camp!! The rascal tried to steal my container of treats!! 


I loved the lake!! I can't wait to go back gain!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Brock!

Yes, I'm feeling really old......
My baby is 21!!



Happy Birthday Brock! We love you lots!