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! 

ARUBA /// BUCUTI & TARA RESORT

When our friend Colin told us he was going to propose to his girlfriend Tess, he asked us to go with them to Aruba, Costa Rica, or Belize. To be honest I was praying hard that the final choice would be Aruba, mostly because I have never been and I didn't know much about it. I would have been ecstatic going to any of those choices but mostly we were super pumped about spending a week with Colin and Tess. OMG I was so scared I would text the wrong thread and ruin the surprise too but I didn't!!!!! So WOOO!!! 

We arrived on Thanksgiving to the Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort and they greeted us with champagne and a hot towel. Do you know how good that feels after traveling....it feels amazing! 

We quickly put our suits on and met Colin and Tess at the Beach.... and the vacation began!

We knew we needed the relax and chill time but most importantly where was Colin going to propose and what day? What excursion would it be on? Was I too excited? Was it obvious how I was acting? Maybe but that's ok because Tess had never been on vacation with me so she didn't have anything to compare it to. 

Excursions we took ///

Deep Sea Fishing /// I knew this was not gonna be good for me but I still went to be a trooper and lets get real FOMO. I took dramamine, slept in the cabin almost immediatley, then hung over the side and puked a bunch of water because I didn't eat that day. Never fails, This girl does not belong deep sea fishing.

Snorkel, Booze, and Sail /// THIS WAS THE BEST DAY EVER.... We saw so many fish, we swam and saw shipwrecks, ate lunch, dove off the boat way too many times and PARTIED! I think we were having the most fun out of everyone. True Story. I don't remember the details...

Rented a jeep and drove around the entire island along the coast /// played at secret beaches, stopped at the lighthouse for coconuts and snowcones, went to the oldest church in Aruba, went to natural bridge but it had fallen, went off roading, went to the national park, COLIN PROPOSED IN THE CAVES, Tess chased goats, we saw bats, watched people surf these crazy waves, ate at a local spot called Zeerovers where they serve you the catch of the day (YOU MUST GO), and celebrated at Baby Beach! ALSO BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!

The rest of the days we spent on the beach drinking our drinks and soaking up the sun. If you follow me on IG I'm sure you got a little taste of our experience. None of us wanted to leave the Bucuti... If you go to Aruba without kids you should stay here. They make it really special no matter what the occasion is.

The love birds left on a Tuesday and thats when we headed over to The Renaissance Aruba Resort. I will touch on that in a different post. 

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