Back from the cabin, and can I just say that I could be a mountain woman and 100% be fine with that (but a fashionista Mtn women...can that be a thing?!). Anyway...being able to unplug, even for a mere 48 hours, refreshed me in such a positive way that I’ve realized I need to do it more.
Embarrassingly I admit...I’m addicted to social media. It’s not for the FOMO, but a mixture of boredom, ADD, procrastination, and avoidance. The times when I am away from social media is when I’m at my most productive (obviously), creative, and thoughtful.
Starting today, I make a more conscious awareness of my screen time and work towards a better use of my time. Doing the hard thing instead of turning to social media to avoid the hard thing, because it will be there until I accomplish it.
The betterment of myself is the most important thing. Make me a better friend, wife, sister, daughter, mentor, leader.
I interrupt my normal scheduled outdoor adventure photos to bring you one that makes my heart so full. These ladies right here. I’ve been best friends with these gals for 15+ years! We do girls trips, group video chats, get togethers at Christmas, and anytime in between we can squeeze a visit with one another.
This wedding photo was taken on day three of us all spending every moment together, and it was such a blast and truly memories made for a lifetime. I love my tribe of strong, beautiful women. ❤️
You know what time it is?! Impact Day! Yesterday my cousin Bobbie and her sweet little joined me on on a two mile walk around our neighborhood. We found: plastic bottles, aluminum cans, fast food cups/wrappers, cigarette butts, a bird 🐦 feeder (keeping!) and more. 15lbs collected and discarded! 👍🏼
My PSA for today is when it’s garbage day in your neighborhood, look around your area after pick up and make sure there isn’t any leftover trash that may have fallen out of your garbage bin. Loose garbage can end up anywhere, and we definitely don’t want it to interfere with wildlife picking it up.
Keep it clean, keep it green, keep it wild! ♻️
I have 72 hours left in the Crowned City and I’m not ready to say my goodbyes. This place is perfect. 🌴
Another successful Impact Day in the books! Crosby approves. ♻️🗑🍃
This is the second time I’ve chosen to pick up trash in my neighborhood. I believe it’s as important to clean up our neighborhoods as it is our local parks and recreational sites. 10 less pounds of trash in the environment.
The more you know! It takes anywhere from 10-1000 years for plastic bags to decompose, 450+ years for plastic bottles, and 500 years for aluminum to start oxidizing. Be aware, be mindful, and reduce your use of one time use products.
As you make your way up Highway 75 heading towards Sun Valley, if you blink you’ll likely miss the sign for a little turnoff that takes you towards views like this. If I gave you the location though...I’d have to kill ya. 😉
Idaho...your beauty is too much.
Shoshone Falls was one of the locations for my photo shoot this past weekend for my Mrs Idaho America Pageant photos (Yes! I’m doing a pageant, eek! First time for everything). Being able to experience this beautiful vista at sunset with a slight drizzle of rain felt so magical!
Fun fact: dubbed the “Niagara of the West”, Shoshone Falls is taller than Niagara Falls by 42 feet. That’s pretty neat! #ShoshoneFalls#VisitIdaho
First #ImapctDay of the #Summer2018 term for @letskeepitwild is in the books! ♻️ .
I have a love/hate relationship with what I do. I love keeping our spaces clean, but hate when I go to clean up how easy it is for me to fill a 13 gallon trash bag.
Tonight’s pick up was around my neighborhood, and I wasn’t even a mile into my walk before filling up my bag. The biggest culprit was plastic water/soda bottles. Ya’ll...these are the WORST! With so many awesome water bottle brands out there (heyoo @hydroflask), do we really need individual bottles of water (and soda is just plain yuck)? Let’s all do our part to keep Mother Earth looking her finest. We all can make an impact! #wildkeepers#letskeepitwild
Leaving Southern Illinois with a full heart and recharged batteries. I got to see my family and watch my best friend of 26 years get married (it was basically a best friend reunion, let’s be honest).
It’s times like this that make me realize how little I need in order to feel happy. Family, friends, laughter, food in my belly and a roof over my head (Oh! And mountains). 💕
Oh the beauty you find when you stop to take a look around.
I am irrevocably in love with Springtime in Idaho.
Happy Earth Day and @letskeepitwild Impact Day! I got to meet up with two other Idaho Wildkeepers today, and we had so much fun getting to know each other and picking up trash! Friends, this is why I love my Keep It Wild family. We get together for a cause that means something to us all, we have fun, and occasionally get random people telling us thank you for what we do along the way. So fun, and now we left Mother Nature better than we found her. Did I mention I found a dollar during my cleanup?! Score! 💵
Do you wanna be a part of this awesome community? Apply now for the Summer 2018 term! #EarthDayKeeper
I would give up tacos for a whole month just to have this serenity for 30 minutes.
I left the house originally with one 13 gallon trash bag, but last minute decided to grab one more so my SIL had her own. Am I glad I grabbed another bag! ♻️
35ish lbs later, we left our neighborhood cleaner than we found it. The most interesting find was a kiddie pool that was so dried out we were finding pieces all over the place. I LOVE a good trash haul, and keeping Mother Nature clean is the best! Having my SIL Aleshia join me was icing on the cake.