Monday, April 22, 2013

Mammoth Cave

Ben and I have been trying to be more adventurous with our we started looking up the sights to see in Tennessee...Hey that rhymes! We found a ton of things, but we wanted to do something big... After thinking for a while..Ben remembered he had been to Mammoth Cave as kid, so we thought it would be fun to go since it was close (Hour and a half away in Kentucky... not bad). It had been forever since Ben went... and I have never been to Kentucky! Wahoooo! I was excited to check off another state from my list of places I've been.

Our adventure started off great! The drive there was relaxing and beautiful! The weather wasn't too humid or too cold... there was just a little breeze, which made it perfect!

We got there early to take in the nice weather and make sure we weren't late for our tour. We took the the most common tour, but there is about 10 different Tours to take... which we are planning on doing all of them eventually! Either with family and friends that come to visit or with our own kids.. I'm sure a bit of both. 


This is inside the cave! Ben and I were having a blast going through "fat mans misery" and "tall mans agony" Which was a section of the tour where you had to squeeze your way through a path or duck down since the space wasn't very tall. Ben and I felt like real explorers!

This was a great way to be adventurous for the weekend! We would recommend this tour to anyone and we will be going back real soon!! ♥ What's you favorite place to go in the south?? Maybe Ben and I will take a trip there!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Something to think about...

I heard this quote yesterday and I couldn't get it out of my mind...

 I think it's important to remember this whenever we are going through something difficult. God give us these hard times so we can become stronger at the end of them....Hope this helps you find comfort today. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Bell Bottoms

Bell Bottoms are coming back! 
It's crazy to think about... but they are starting to grow on me....
 I did the same thing with skinny jeans I said I wouldn't wear them... and now I don't have any other jeans...I can see it now skinny jeans out and bell bottoms in....

I would seriously love to have a pair of these! 

Find these here at Free People

Find at Nordstrom here

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What do you think... Love or Hate the Bell Bottom look??

Friday, April 5, 2013

Finishing School!

I am finally going to get my degree in Psychology! I'm going back this month to Utah to finish... then I will FINALLY be graduated!!! Ahhh that is going to be so unreal! I have been waiting to be done for who knows how long. I was going to finish last year... but Nashville was just calling our name! I would have graduated from Tenneesse but it's just too big of a hassle and I didn't want to lose credits (which happened to a ton of people I know)  PLUS... It's a good excuse to spend time with family and friends... but Ben won't be coming with me... can you say rough?? He will get to visit, which is better than nothing...

 I'm just glad that I am actually going to finish.. Everyone including my counselor told me that it is VERY unlikely that I come back and finish after I move away... I showed her!! Ha! Let just hope I can pass all my classes:)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

People Water- Help Save a Life

 This is People Water. They are doing some amazing things! People Water is all about helping others have a better life. Their mission is to help people receive clean water!

 For every bottle of water purchased they give that same amount of water to someone in need!! That's amazing! I support People Water all the way!

Some Statistics for ya:
  • 783 Million People do not have clean water world wide.
  • An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country slum uses for an entire day. 
  • In developing countries, as much of 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.
  • Half of the world's hospital beds are filled with people suffering from a water-related disease
  • Nearly 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease 

These numbers are increasing more and more each day! I am just shocked at these stats... We need your help to get clean water to these people!

This is my brother Cody Barker. He is one of the founders of People Water.

Here are some things People Water is doing to help:

 Here is the trip they did in Ghana, where they provided this well. It was nice to have Jef and Emily help out as well. They also fixed many wells in the area that were not able to produce clean water. Cody took a class where he learned to fix broken wells... They also teach someone from the village to take care of the well, so this doesn't happen again. This is so much less expensive... so this way People Water can help more villages and bring clean water to more people! Think about how hard it would be to not have water at all....but to have water and then have it taken away is just unimaginable. 

They have also been to Haiti, India. and Nicaragua... They are planning to do this each year!

And Hello! They also have really cute shirts... The proceeds go to helping people get clean water.. duh best way to shop!

These are special bottles People Water has that were designed by some really great people, who are trying to spread the word.

 Check out there website for more information on how you can get involved! 
I'm giving you all a challenge to help someone in need today! PEOPLE WATER 

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Trendy Trunk

It just takes one word to describe this boutique.... Adorable!  Everything they have is soo cute! I want it all.

They even do giveaways! This week they are give away this cute lilly Pulizer mug and zip drive key chain for FREE! All you have to do is share. like. and comment here on their facebook... and you are entered to win each time..easy!! HERE

Here are some of the other cute things they have! Monogramming is more of a southern's really starting to grow on my though! As you can tell I like the chevron design... doesn't everyone though??

They also have monogramming which is $7.99 for initials and $9.99 for a name!! Love it!

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