{5 Things} September 11, 2014 + {Annual Family Camping Trip}

Hello Friends,

I’ve got 5 Things for you on this beautiful Wednesday…

#1. September 11:

A day of great mourning. Today I pray for all that continue to be affected by the horrible tragedy of 9/11. I can’t believe it has been 13 years since that day happened.

On a lighter note, today is also my oldest brother’s birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!

#2. Beach Camping:

We are off beach camping at this week with 16 other adults and 18 children!

This will be our third camping trip with this community of friends, but we missed out last year because we got to bring our RJ HOME! This will be our first camping trip as a family of three. I am exited and nervous all at the same time.

I am also sticking to my #WHOLE30 challenge while camping and hope to have a post next week on how I packed and how I did during this trip.

#3. WHOLE 30 Update:

I am staying strong. We ate out a lot last week with family in town for RJ’s birthday, but I managed to to stick to clean eats and not quit (although one night I just wanted to enjoy some chips and salsa and a marg). I even froze one of RJ’s cupcakes from her birthday so I can enjoy a bite next month.

It’s actually been pretty easy, because I feel great! I think the no sugar and being able to have coffee part is helping. I just drink my coffee with a splash of almond milk. I am doing this to (a) see how this style of eating really makes me feel, (b) kick my sugar habit from this summer and (c) help my Mama stay accountable.

Only 2 more weeks to go. Best part of it all, it has encouraged me to use more whole foods and get in the kitchen. I will be sharing a meal plan at the end.

#4. Fall is EVERYWHERE:

I know we still have a few more weeks of summer, but I still decided to hang some fall decorations and start lighting the pumpkin candles.

Fall has a new sense of amazing memories for me now, mainly because it was right when we brought RJ home for the first time. I remember the few days before RJ came home, I put up all the fall decorations so when she came home, it was nice and cozy. I have always loved fall, but now I love it even more!

#5. Refresh Attire Shop closes this Sunday:

This will be the last time for a full month that you will be able to purchase Refresh Attire tanks and tees.

It will also be the LAST TIME we will be offering the FIT SO I CAN BE ME designs.

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