BUENOS JOURNEY WEST /// El Cosmico

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Ok guys, I'm back from Italy so I can finally blog our sister sister roadtrip to West Texas.... hashtag Buenos Journey West. Kelly has already blogged about how our trip came about and our ORIGINAL ROUTE and how that was all thrown out the window because of 5 grossies which Kelly titled THE BALMORHEA BOZOS,  so if you haven't read those yet then head over to IHEARTBUENO.COM

I'm assuming you read the previous posts that I highlighted and linked over. This is how we ended up in a place we love and knew we would be safe. I mean guys... we were really scared and super pissed at those creeps. Driving to El Cosmico was the only logical decision. Yes I instagram storied the whole thing incase we were kidnapped or killed but the internet in West Texas is just non existent in most places and a lot of the videos vanished. Anyway, we arrived at El Cosmico that Sunday night which was day 1 of our trip. We were still in our nasty camping disguise with rape whistles around our neck. Kelly looked at me and said maybe we looked too campy for El Cosmico (we had a good laugh about our appearance). I looked down and did not care, We were safe. We made it. We would be warm for the night because we opted for a Safari Tent instead of pitching our tent for the second time in one night.

Our stay at El Cosmico
Night 1 /// Finally had that glass of wine we had wanted during sunset at the previous camp. Our dinner was chips and salsa and we were completely satisfied. I passed out shortly after getting into bed because I was worn out and the bed was heated. It's the small things! Kelly took advantage of the the electricity, working on her sketches for some Festival and I passed the heck out. ZZzzzZZZzzz.

Day 1 - Night 2/// Had delicious coffee by the fire in the lobby of El Cosmico, talked with my friend Hannah who works there and got some hiking recommendations. Walked around town, took photos, worked on designs, ate salad in a bag, jogged, took a hot outdoor shower... accidentally flashed some peeps, set up the two man tent, met up with Colt and Logan (Cobra Rock)  and their friends for happy hour at Saint George. BEST SPICY MARG! The night ended with a concert at El Cosmico and Kelly and I passing out in her two person tent.

Day 2  /// Woke up before Kelly... what's new? Headed over to lobby for coffee, fire, and wifi. Kelly strolled in not long after - I had to crawl over her to get out of the tent and she couldn't go back to bed. We were headed to our next destination that day so we started to get ready and pack up when Kelly decided coffee was a bad idea. Little missy was so dehydrated (desert + a little too much celebrating the night before) I heard her puking while I was brushing my teeth at the outdoor bathroom. It was glorious. Do not feel bad for her because I took a photo of this moment... she took plenty of inappropriate photos and videos of me the whole week. I'm sure you saw if you were following our IG stories. Anyway, before we left El Cosmico, we bought a few patches and topo chicos for the road. Oh, and before we left Marfa we made sure to have breakfast at Marfa Burrito! So worth it! They are HUGE! We ate half at the restaurant and saved the other half so we could eat it for breakfast the next morning before our big hike. 

Below are some previous posts on Marfa, every trip is completely different so if you are planning a Marfa Trip these posts could help you plan the perfect Marfa experience! Enjoy! Happy Monday!

Seven Girls Head into The Desert BALMORHEA /// Successful camping at Balmorhea State Park

BALMORHEA MAGIC /// just click and see how magical Balmorhea is... not the Lake!

Seven Girls Head into The Desert DAY 2 /// This is where our love for Marfa began.

Seven Girls Head into The Desert EL COSMICO /// We had to pitch our tent during a storm

Around Your Town MARFA /// First time exploring, talking to locals, and visiting Cobra Rock

Mucho Monday Marfa /// Throwback to when we did sister sister outfit posts

Instagram Fun /// basically a recap of West Texas trip

Around Your Town PADRES /// This bar no longer exists but it was awesome!

Marfa Wedding Fiesta /// Freaking awesome Wedding under 5k, yes it can be done!

Marfa Texas COLOMO HOUSE /// celebrating Rannie's bday with this awesome rental

PRADA MARFA /// Need I say more?

Marfa with Lululemon /// retreat and most current visit

CORTE DEL NORTE /// Another amazing rental in Marfa

 

FIX YO MOP /// Camp Hair

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Kelly and I camped all over West Texas last week and we wanted to share our journey with you. If you follow us on Instagram you probably have already seen some of the places we hit up. If not you can start now @buenobrandi @iheartbueno #buenosjourneywest

We've had a lot of requests for specific posts so we will do our best to answer all your West Texas questions. 

I wanted to start our series of posts with Camp Hair and give you the facts /// Kelly and I only washed our hair once the whole 8 days we were gone. How you ask? Braids. Kelly would braid our hair when we hiked so that it would stay out of our face and so we could stay cool. When your hair is down or in a top knot you tend to run your hands through it and keep putting it up over and over again which causes your hair to be more greasy. Oil on your hands, oil to your hair. We did the triple braid on Kelly after we washed our hair for a couple different reasons. While your hair is drying it doesn't frizz and when you decide to take it out you will have a pretty wave without having to use a hot tool. Two, hair is once again out of your face and you don't have to mess with it for as long as you decide to wear it. Three.. you look super stylish so you can go from camping/hiking to catching happy hour at the closest town, which in our case was Starlight in Terlingua (get the spicy margs). Kelly kept these braids in at least 3 days. They survived hiking, sleeping, happy hour, swimming the Rio Grande, hiking some more and, a long ass road trip home.

Tips /// always pack a brush, detangler, bobby pins, clear elastics, bandanas, hats, dry shampoo, travel size shampoo and conditioner. 

Also this hair is not just for camping, this would be a perfect style for everyday....especially from gym to work to happy hour. 

If you have any requests for posts or questions please leave a comment :) Happy Friday! 

 

 

2017 /// FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT

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You would most likely see me wearing this outfit on my day off running errands. I like to be comfortable and pretty much stay in pajamas all day when I'm not working. When you have that "Oh Shit moment" and you gotta run to the grocery store or the post office no problem! Throw on a long coat and cool kicks and boom problem solved, who cares if you run into someone you know. You'll look like you made effort. And... I look like I'm into football right? Jacob wishes... FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT! 

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2017 snuck up on us, am I right? I wasn't even close to being prepared! But since it's here, I am totally welcoming it with open arms. One of my favorite things to do on New Year's Day is look back at the previous year and create new goals and resolutions. I enjoy figuring out the small realistic changes I can make, to make this year the best year. My second favorite NYD tradition is going on a run or working out on Jan 1 to set my physical tone for the year. 

This New Year's Day, we went to Orange Theory with our friends Carrie (she's an instructor) and her husband Matt. It was a lot of fun getting in a good sweat, in good company. One important thing we decided to make priority this year was to choose activities that are healthy for us over any other social activity. We kind of got carried away last year and I didn't make my health a priority which is not good for me mentally or physically. I don't know why either because I love working out and finding new activities. Anyway I'm thankful we have a handful of friends who live that active lifestyle because they inspire us and push us. It's like mama always said, "You are what you hang around!" 

Another really big goal for me this year and one of the most important ones is take interest in the activities Jacob loves. He's really good at taking interest in things I like, but I need to work on it.  Last year I decided to start snowboarding again because he loves it, and we had never gone together! And you know what? We had a blast! We went twice last year. I actually really got into this time and I think it's mostly because we were doing it together. And let's be honest, he's super hot doing his thing. So that wasn't hard.... BUT This year I'm gonna try to watch football or wrestling with him every once in awhile without complaining or making comments 😂😭  wish me luck because I really hate it. He seems to think if I understand and learn the game that I will like it... Little things make a huge difference, especially in marriage. So wrapping it up with this! Make small changes that improve your life instead of a long list of dont's. Try new things and if you suck at it but you enjoy it and you want that end goal. 2017 FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT! 

When my friend Danielle was shooting me I decided the title in my posts will be goals or things I want to achieve in 2017 regardless of what I am wearing in it. Ha! Lets see how long I can keep it up!