Happy Wednesday, lovebugs! It’s a busy day of home-school and laundry around here. Little Miss has her first day of remote school…and Mr. College is prepping to move back.
Here’s a little nugget of wisdom I just discovered the hard way….wash their bedding the moment they move back home! Don’t leave it packed up all summer. Let’s just say thank goodness for Tyler’s Glam Wash!
The summer break wasn’t exactly what we’d planned, so weekends at the lake were even more special. It’s been a special place for our family since I was in college, but we gained a whole new appreciation for it this summer! Every time we’re there, I want to just freeze time! Games, paddle boarding, late-night movie marathons, belly laughs…it’s always perfect!
As with every outdoor and active adventure, we get our gear from Backcountry! They have everything we need for hiking and paddle boarding, to biking and camping…and everything in between.
Their expert Gearheads are incredibly helpful and knowledgable when it comes to the vast selection of essential outdoor gear and clothes, plus they offer 24/7 customer service and fast, free shipping. We have a garage full of gear to prove it!
Sale Alert: Backcountry is having their Semi-Annual Sale, with up to 50% off apparel and more…including top brands like Patagonia and Sorel. And if you’re a first-time Backcountry shopper, save 15% off your full-price order with code SUGARPLUM15 at Backcountry.com (some exclusions apply).
The cell service is bad and the wifi is sketchy at the lake, so phones are at a minimum…and outside time a maximum. I’m more of an ocean girl, but I love all the water sports the lake offers.
I love to paddle board around sunset, when the sky glows pink and everything is quiet. These pull-on shorts are perfect for running, hiking, or on the water. They dry almost instantly and don’t chafe. Plus, they’re super cute!
Fit Tip: I’m in a small for a relaxed fit. They have a drawstring waist and pockets.
Little Miss is the fisher of the group, and she’ll sit for hours pulling up catfish. I fish with her, but only with the understanding she has to take mine off the hook, too! Ha! (We throw them all back!)
When it comes to the water, this guy is up for anything and everything! He is, however, fussy about his swim trunks, so shops Backcountry almost exclusively for the styles and brands he likes.
This is my first Patagonia swimsuit and I’m super impressed! It’s so well-made, comfortable, and dries so fast! It has an adjustable tie and built-in cups for coverage and support. It’s also on sale!
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small
Even though it’s only about 90-minutes outside of the city, it feels like a world away. A lot of memories have been made here over the years, and I love adding to them with my own family now.
How are you closing out the summer? Do you have a place that’s special to your family?
Don’t forget the huge Backcountry Semi-Annual Sale, with tons of great deals! Here are a few that caught my eye:
*Photos taken by us on an iPhone. This post is created in collaboration with Backcountry and ShopStyle, but all product selections, styling, and back-flip attempts are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*