Last Weekend at the Cabin

We got back late Sunday afternoon from one of my favorite places on earth, the lake cabin, owned by my great uncle and late great aunt. I’ve been coming to this place since I was a child, it’s where I discovered Harry Potter and I Love Lucy (The Long, Long Trailer being my absolute favorite). I watched my first Marilyn Monroe movie (Gentleman Prefer Blondes) and was fascinated with the music in Phantom of the Opera (and developed a love (and crush) for Josh Groban and his music).

I slept outside for the first time: on a cot, no tent, no cover, just me and the elements.I remember shaving my legs for the first time with one of my aunt’s nurses one summer. I remember jumping off the dock as fast as it took me to change into my bathing suit after our arrival (when we didn’t arrive at night), scared for my life a fish might come find me and actually touch me! I learned how to fish and caught lots of bass and even a few northerns (you wouldn’t catch me ever taking one off the hook though, I couldn’t bear to touch them). I remember camp fires, always with s’mores, always.

This place is a slice of heaven on earth, magnified by the amazing beauty of the space and location, as well as the memories it holds. This weekend was our last visit for the year as my uncle travels to California when the cold weather hits South Dakota.

The kids learned to play Go Fish and it was so much fun to watch them interact while playing. Sterling would raise his eyebrows every time he would ask if we had something. Harper would respond to our do you have questions with no, but I have a ______ and name another number she did have. It was super cute and we played at least one hundred times. I got to read more of Girl, Wash Your Face and it is so good.


One for the books, for sure! Already looking forward to next summer’s visits!

– Chelsea

July Favorites

  • Love this cover up, so does Harper! It’s super cute and she gets so many compliments in it!
  • This swimsuit!
  • These shoes for little boys!


  • These maps are adorable to show where you’ve traveled! Definitely going to order a couple for the kids and one for us!
  • This personality test is awesome, I love learning about myself, especially about how I operate and what my strengths and struggles are.
  • I love the smell of grapefruit, this lip balm is magical.
  • This star map is an original and thoughtful gift idea, I got one for Dustin for our anniversary!


    In this season of my life, I’m looking for real people. Sprinkled in there I love looking at beautiful feeds, whatever your craft. But I am IN LOVE with finding people who give a shit about life, this planet, how they take care of themselves, their spouses, and the care, time, and energy put into the products and peices they create.
  • Katy Hearn. Began following her this week and she is awesome. Can relate to her acne journey so much! I plan on documenting mine in the future.
  • Krissy Mae Cagney. She is such a bad ass, beyond that she gives a shit. I love her story and who she’s become and her drive to help others through the shit too.  
  • DLB & Rob Bailey, always. Currently eating up Rob’s 30 Day Transformation videos. I’m in love with the way they brand and market themselves. The intro to the series is dope.


  • Come Matter Here. Not quite finished because I’m the queen of starting, never finishing. So far this book has so many reassuring words.
  • Girl, Wash Your Face. We are presented and told things we already know on the daily, but this book takes those lies and Rachel grabs you by the face and says LOOK HERE LADY, here is the truth!
  • Harper loves this mermaid book so much!
  • Sterling loves anything involving this pigeon, this one about a hot dog is his favorite.


  • Matcha lemonade.
  • Lemon purée and water!


Thanks for joining in on some of my favorite things. I hope to do this every month.


Have a great weekend!
– Chelsea