Monthly Archives: October 2016

Erin Condren 2017 Life Planner

For my 30th birthday I bought myself a life planner. I think that says a lot about what I think about turning 30. I should have it together by now but I don’t! Maybe this expensive life planner will help! That was pretty much my reasoning for spending that much on a planner.

To be fair though, I do like this kind of thing as a hobby. I like being crafty.

Anyway, I made an unboxing video:

I filmed and edited this at the beginning of the week, so I’ve had my planner now and have been using it for the past five days.

I do like it a lot but there are a couple of things that aren’t so great. For example,  in the video I talk about how I’m a little disappointed in the designer dots. Well, it turns out, I actually like them a lot and find them really useful. The downside is, it would cost like 50 bucks to have enough of those dots for an entire year of planning. There is no way I am spending that kind of dime on designer dots. Forget it. And I think that’s what is going to ultimately stop me from getting another Erin Condren planner in the future: the price.

We’ll see how it goes though. Right now I’m getting around having a bunch of stickers by coloring things in with colored pencils.

Any tips on decorating a planner on a budget?

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Camping at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Earlier this week we went camping at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. It was my second time going camping ever. The first time was seven years ago at  a park in North Carolina. That trip we slept in a tent and didn’t have an RV. This time around we took the RV and slept in there. I still consider it camping. We had a campfire and everything!

I highly recommend Big Basin for camping and hiking purposes. It was absolutely beautiful. We went on a Tuesday and stayed that night and Wednesday night. It was not very busy at all which was great. I felt like we got plenty of privacy and many times we were hiking and didn’t see anyone at all.


My favorite parts about the trip is the absolute silence at night and the lack of light. It is SO dark. I couldn’t see a thing outside. It was scary and also kind of amazing. I don’t experience that kind of darkness on a daily basis. I loved it.

I didn’t take many pictures because I was mostly filming for a youtube video which I will link to now:

It was so cold on our first night. The following day I went on my scheduled run with the dog. I wasn’t going to let the cold keep me from my half marathon training.

Anyway, I enjoyed it so much I’m thinking about booking another trip for the spring. I want to try out some other camp sites too. If you have any suggestions for good camping on the west coast please leave a comment. Thanks and thanks for reading!

My First Time Dumping the RV Tanks

Last weekend we needed to dump our RV tanks. Mostly the black water tank because that one fills up way faster than the grey water tank. This was our second time dumping the tanks. The first time John did all of the work and I was the one who stood in the bathroom with a hose through the bathroom window to flush out the black water tank while it was emptying.

Here’s a tip for when you go dump your tanks: know where your supplies are. We wasted at least 5 minutes just looking for our gloves. Too much time was spent with me trying to get the tank caps off too. They were hard for me to open. People don’t like to wait for you too long.

Anyway, we filmed the entire process in case anyone is curious:


Thailand Trip Video

I made a video of the trip to Thailand we took in May 2016. We filmed everything using our phones and held them in our hands so unfortunately, there was a lot of shakiness. Now that I’m into making videos though I’m going to try my best to minimize shakiness for future videos! I hope to make this the last shaky footage we upload on Youtube.

We were in Thailand for one month and backpacked around visiting Bangkok, Koh Samet, Koh Chang, Koh Phi Phi, Railay Beach, and Chiang Mai. We didn’t have a plan when we got to Thailand except we had booked a weekend at Railay Beach and we had booked a hostel for our first night in Bangkok. The rest of the time we used airbnb to book places the day before we got there. It worked out well probably because May is low tourist season in Thailand. It was very hot, it rained a lot, but we had a fantastic time.