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Summer Vacation, Cleaning & Organizing, Hiking

We finished our school year, took a vacation and then I've been doing deep cleaning throughout the house and organizing.  Here are some pics of our our visit to the Ark Encounter:

Maybe I'm the only one excited about a trash can but this was one of my best buys.  It is trash bin and a recycle bin in one unit but both bins are removable with a wire handle.

I've had my IKEA Karlstad sofa since 2013 and I still absolutely love it!  It has really held up and it is so comfortable still.  However, the dry-clean only covers have frustrated me because no matter how much Lysol and vacuuming you do, they really just need a good wash.  I finally decided to take the risk and I put them in the washing machine on warm!  First, I did a rinse cycle, then I did a full wash on warm/cold.  Then, I even put them in dryer and guess what!?  They came out looking new and smelling wonderful!  No shrinkage and no issues at all.  I was super happy.

We do a lot of hiking since we started hiking after I got myocarditis in April 2019.  We go 3-4 times a week and sometimes I take pics and videos.  There are SO MANY places to hike in this region, we still haven't been to them all.  Sometimes we do short hikes that are a mile or less and sometimes we do long 3-4 hour hikes.  Not only has my heart improved but I've gotten very fit and can do way more than when we started this journey 2 years ago.


  1. Alicia2:54 PM

    The Ark Encounter is one of the most amazing places! We were there in October and how I wish we lived closer to see it again and again.


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