KEEN KIDS – UNEEK 02

July 21, 2016

LITTLES / PRODUCT FAVORITES

We’ve been u-pick farming it up here in the mid south and with summer break coming to an end, we hit one last u-pick farm this past week to harvest the last of the summers blueberries and peaches! Asher’s loves all of the summer adventures that the season brings, especially picking his favorites fruits and veggies, and I can’t wait to take him back this fall to go apple, pear and pumpkin picking! I think it’s safe to say that I’ve got a freezer full of fresh fruit to last us the rest of the year!

Living back in the South this summer has been so different than being up North. I’m not going to lie, I sure do miss those mild, humidless, North Dakota summer days. Memphis is HOT. And trying to stay cool on these crazy warm summer days has been challenging, especially when you have a little one who refuses to wear sleeveless tops and requests to wear tennis shoes 24/7. Luckily one of my favorite brands, KEEN, makes a fantastic kids shoe line that is perfect for active kiddos. This summer we tried out their new UNEEK line and I must say, we are huge fans! These shoes have been a favorite of Asher’s and I love how functional, cool and stylish they are!

IMG_9785I’m quite persnickety when it comes to Asher’s shoes. With him being a rough and tough little boy who loves to jump in puddles, climb rocks, ride his cars and attempt to swing from tree branches, I always put him in things that are durable and will last. KEEN’s UNEEK shoe is just that and some. They are durable and comfortable with just the right amount of protection for his little feet. The elastic strap makes it easy for him to slip on and adjust. If a tennis shoe and a sandal had a baby, the UNEEK would definitely be it! My favorite thing about these shoes are that they keep his feet cool on these hot summer days! No more stinky tennis shoes! I love the versatility that these shoes provide and how easy they are to clean! A little dish soap and the garden hose and they are like new again! IMG_9777IMG_9781IMG_9783IMG_9782IMG_9784IMG_9786IMG_9788

Be sure to check out KEEN‘s new UNEEK line for kids HERE! They come in five different colors that are oh so stylish! Parents, you will love these! :)

A huge thank you to KEEN for letting us try out their new UNEEK line! 

WE’VE MOVED… AGAIN

May 13, 2016

BITS + PIECES / TRAVEL

strawberry patch funYes, that’s right. We’ve moved, again… This time to the Memphis, TN area. Jacob found out just a few short weeks ago that he’d be getting transferred with his job, so being the moving pros that we are, we packed up our little house and headed to the Mid South. It’s definitely bittersweet I must say. I miss my house, my neighborhood, my yard, my mailman, asher’s school and even my job. This move came pretty quick and I just wasn’t emotionally prepared for all of it, but, hey, I’ll adapt, sooner or later… I’m learning that there’s really no such thing as planning in life… well there is, just not exactly as how you think it should work.

As for the Mid South so far I must say that it is a different world from North Dakota. The weather is warmer, trees are bushy, people seem pretty friendly and I can finally order a sweet tea again at a restaurant. Earlier this week, Asher and I ventured out to a strawberry patch and I must say I’m so looking forward to the longer growing season here and the abundance of farmer’s markets the area has to offer.

And that’s pretty much it. We are going to do a little more exploring this weekend. I’ll keep y’all posted on our latest adventures. 😉

-xo