San Dieguito County Park| EXPLORING SAN DIEGO

New Friday, new adventure. If you're a new reader welcome! I'm a home school mom two my 5 year old who is in kindergarten and my 4 year old who is in preschool. It is very important for me for my kids to grow up connected with nature so every Friday as part of our curriculum we go on a nature walk and every Friday we try to go to some place new. San Diego is full of so many good county parks which make it great for nature walks. Two weeks ago we headed to San Dieguito County Park, we had a picnic and learned about lots of animals and trees. There are information towers which talk about the different types of animals that live in the park which was great for the kids. We had a picnic and walked for hours. There are some strenuous trails but we stayed on the easier side for the kids. Their favorite park was the wood bridge. In the end the kids played in the playground and before you know it almost 4 hours had passed. 
*Parking is $3 but you can also park outside with no fee.

DIY Hanging Branch Clothes Rack

With my recent rearranged bedroom (see it here) I still have a few finish touches left to do and I recently got one out of the way. On Friday's we have nature walks as a part of our home school curriculum so we headed out to Del Mar for a little hiking and to get some of the good ole' vitamin D. After our long exploring adventure we headed back to the car when I found the perfect branch to use as a hanging clothes rack. I had been playing with ideas around my head and when I saw the branch I knew it would be perfect and in an effort to be less wasteful and more environmentally friendly this was the best decision. This project cost me $4.00 which was only for the hangers that I got from IKEA  I already had hooks and jute lying around so that was a plus. It was fairly easy to make and it turned out beautiful. 

Our neutral boho bedroom

We moved, again! Same apartment complex, different unit. It was rather annoying having to move since my husband is no longer active duty and we no longer have the luxury of getting moved for free by the government. So since my husband had to work I was the one who did most of the moving and man was it a pain. We got a little behind with homeschool, I fell a few times which honestly felt like I broke my knees (why does falling feel 100 times worse when your older?) We've been in our new unit for almost two months, we're still in 1000 sq ft but the plus side is the little backyard we have for the kids to play.

One of the things I love about living here is how small and cozy our home can be. My husband hates it but I love it. A small space is all we can afford right now living in Southern California anyway so I try to make the best of it. Which of course means that when it comes to decorating I have to shop smart and stay on a budget but that's ok because it only means thirft store shopping. Not only is it great for the environment it's also great for my husbands pockets. A lot of what I used to decorate our bedroom was second hand, things I got on sale, a few DIY. I'm still not done decorating but I love how the space looks so far.

When it comes to decorating my husband gives me FULL control of everything.I gotta give it up to him for always helping me with my weird requests. He's even had to sacrifice his beloved dresser (which is actually falling apart) it's hiding in the closet which is a big inconvenience but he's handling it like a champ. I'm still working on adding a bit of storage for me so come back and see what I do for a little bit of extra storage.

Here's a list and links to some of the things I have purchased. The baskets and dresser were all thrifted.
string lights (i got these on sale plus used a 20% off coupon on sale items)
comforter (old target)
buddah- ross
basket-seasonal ikea
plant shelf was a DIY

Putting Myself First with A Unique Wooden Watch this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming up! Cue the red and pink heart balloons! Valentine's Day is all about your significant other but it can be about yourself too. Often times we stress out about what sort of gifts we should get our loved ones or which restaurant we should make reservations to which is nice, but sometimes we forget to show ourselves love. I for one am a stay at home mom and have a list of things I do each day, home school, tidy the house, cook dinner, drink cold coffee, the list goes on. There is absolutely nothing wrong with what I do. It's my favorite to spend time with my children, but I do love some mommy time. It's okay not to buy your kids that cute sweatshirt you see and spoil yourself instead. Sometimes you just have to treat yourself. Even if that means shopping online while it's nap time.

I was recently given the opportunity to receive a  Jord Wood Watch.  They make unique minimalist watches that can be worn with every outfit. I chose the Frankie Series Koa and Ash and it is absolutely beautiful. I love how versatile it is and it is also unisex. Although I will definitely not be sharing this with my husband ;) One of the things I love about these cool watches is that they are are ethical, eco-friendly handcrafted from raw material which is a HUGE factor for me. They also offer engraving which would be perfect for a little motivating message to give yourself every time you put this cool watch on.
 I'm a sucker for good packaging, so when my watch arrived I was super excited to see that it came in a super cute wooden box.
 On the bottom was a little drawer to hold extra watch links and cleaner.
See how perfectly packaged it is? All you have to do is add a bow if you get on for your someone special. 

Are you in love with these watches yet? Because I am giving one lucky winner a $100 towards your very own Jord watch. Even if you don't win all of my readers will get 10% off their purchase!

To enter the giveaway, click HERE and fill out the form. The giveaway will close 02/11/2018at 11:59pm. Both the $100 and the 10% off codes will expire on 02/25/2018.

Wooden Wrist Watch