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family of five standing in the mountain woods
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family trip to the arizona white mountains

Continuing on the the diary of our summer of traveling fun: this past weekend we took a family trip to the Arizona White Mountains! My husband travels a lot for work, but as a family, we don’t get to travel much together. So it was a real treat to take this little mountain escape! A

mom and three kids walking on the beach in swimsuits
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why you need a trip with family friends

In my last post, I shared with you guys some of our travel plans for this summer. We weren’t initially planning to be so busy with travel, but so far, it’s working out just fine for us. 😉 Last week, I ended up taking the kids on a last minute trip to California (my husband

summer travel ready with suitcases and a hotel bellhop
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summer travel ready

I don’t know who’s more ready for summer break and our upcoming travel this year: me, or the kids! In years past, we’ve done no plans for an easy going summer, or a few plans but not much more than that summer. This summer, we are ready – it feels like we have every single.

is there anything better than fall leaves in south dakota? | thelovedesignedlife.com #wheretogo #whattodo #seasonsofsodak
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where to go + what to see in south dakota

This post has been sponsored by South Dakota Tourism. As always, all opinions expressed here are my own! A couple of weeks ago, after we returned from our trip, I wrote a post on 5 Reasons You Should Visit South Dakota in the Fall, to better answer the why of our trip. Today, I wanted to

we found fall in south dakota, and 5 reasons why you should visit south dakota in the fall, too! | thelovedesignedlife.com #fall #hifromsd #seasonsofsodak
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5 reasons you should visit south dakota in fall

This post has been sponsored by South Dakota Tourism. As always, all opinions expressed here are my own! If you were following along on my Instagram over the weekend, you got to see lots of highlights from our our recent visit to South Dakota. Before we left, and while we were traveling, a lot of people

the most dreamy mid-century pool during our desert resort giveaway | thelovedesignedlife.com #mountainshadows #getaway
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a dreamy mid-century getaway

And by ‘getaway,’ what I actually mean is a dreamy mid-century staycation, for us. If you’re a parent, you feel me on trying to get away on an actual vacation, It is next to impossible! Between the kids being back in school, work, activities, and a seemingly never ending social calendar, trying to plan a