BWCA Day 3: Great Views

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(If you’re just checking into our Boundary Water’s trip, be sure to check out Days 1 and 2 first!) One of the highlights of our trip (for me anyway) was Neil’s breakfasts. Every morning, he was the first up, making breakfast or brewing coffee for us while getting things ready for the day. We had […]



BWCA Day 2: Donuts and Relaxation

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(If you’re just checking into our Boundary Water’s trip, be sure to check out Day 1 first!) I love that typically our first day on vacation is a lazy and laid-back one. After fighting a losing battle to sleep in with the morning sunshine, we crawled out of our tents around 8:00 and immediately started […]



BWCA Day 1: On the Road

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We’re back! We had a wonderfully relaxing trip to the Boundary Waters, and I’m already looking forward to our next trip back, hopefully a little deeper into the woods to explore more of the rivers and backcountry. Toes first, legs next right? A little back story since I left you all mostly hanging last week. […]



Our Long Lost Friend

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Pizza! Can you believe I haven’t made a pizza crust in almost a year!? We ate so much pizza before going mostly Paleo (80/20 with our cheat days) that I could almost throw together a crust with my eyes closed. This time however, I had to double-check the recipe. Our pizza tastes have definitely changed […]



A peek at our Fourth of July break

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Our Fourth of July weekend was a whirlwind of travel and food. Looking back, it’s almost impossible to recount all the stuff we did! The main event was our two night trip to Table Rock Lake near the Arkansas border to stay at our friend’s lake house with a slew of our other friends. We […]



Brown Butter and Cinnamon Rice Krispies Treats

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I’m always looking for fun treat ideas for our backpacking and floating trips. Being that we camp with Neil’s mostly male friends, I’m fortunate that they give their opinions almost involuntarily, while still gobbling everything regardless of if they like it or not. As anyone familiar to backpacking or floating knows, the less leftovers you […]



Weekend Recap: Floating on the Current River

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On a whim, we decided to hit the Current River with a group of Neil’s friends this weekend. They are camping and floating weekend warriors, often starting as early as January and sometimes taking trips in late November as weather permits. With my crazy schedule this semester, this is the first time I’ve been able […]



Hiking the Buffalo River Trail (BRT)

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A couple weeks ago a friend of mine messaged me on Facebook and asked if I wanted to go backpacking that upcoming weekend. Considering it was the middle of January, I was a bit wary at the thought of waking up to subzero temperatures. This group of friends have been known to backpack in sub […]



School Lunches Revisited: Vegetarian Extra Sloppy Sloppy Joes

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I keep multiple lists of all foods I want to make. Vegetarian Sloppy Joes were actually on two lists: things I wanted to try in general and recipes I thought might be perfect for camping. I’ve been wanting to give them a makeover and a second chance because I’ve never been a fan of traditional […]



Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread and Winter Camping for One

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I’ll admit, I’m a complete brat when it comes to Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread. I have standards. The swirl to bread ratio has to be exactly the way I like it or I just don’t enjoy it. Nothing is more annoying than not enough raisins or cinnamon swirl! I know, I’ve got issues. As I’ve […]