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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DC/NoVA Adventures ~ Visit the River Farm!




The weather is starting to cool down a little bit, but the humidity and bugs are still fighting us aren't they? We just need to hold out a little bit longer for those to finally leave us, but the weekends as we approach October and Fall are perfect for outdoor adventures! One of my favorite places to take the kids is also one of my favorite free places to go!! The River Farm is located in Alexandria, Virginia and is only a hop, skip and a jump from Mount Vernon; and was once part of George Washington's five original farm properties. It also just happens to be the headquarters for the American Horticulture Society.







There are so many cool things to see here, and I love trying to visit during the different seasons because it changes so much. While you visit you can see White House gates that were at the WH in 1820, a teaching garden, a children's garden, a really cool meadow that my kids call a maze, and all sorts of fun little things. The beautiful Manor on the estates has a lower level open to the public, and sometimes features rotating displays from artists. The River Farm would also make a beautiful wedding venue. I'm imagining the pictures one could take and its so beautiful in my mind. The stunning views of the Potamac alone are just beautiful.





At the gift shop on-site you can peruse items from local makers, which is just another cool part of coming to visit this place. Homemade soaps, wooden bowls, stained glass and all sorts of gardening supplies for children are there. What I also love about the River Farm is that they want to preserve and encourage gardening for and to the next generation. I definitely consider it a dying art. It is something I remember my grandmother doing, and unlike her love of crochet, the gardening didn't stick. But its on my list of things to get back into because I think it is a valuable thing for children.

Visiting the farm is free, and so is parking. However, we always leave a donation when we go to visit. I encourage you to check out this really neat, and I believe undervalued 'Site to See' in the DC/VA area.






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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Calling All Minecraft Fans!!!!!!


If you're like me then you probably have a Minecraft fan living in your house. Well, I have some exciting news from Super League!


You read that correct, play minecraft in a movie theater!! Seriously so cool.

Play MINECRAFT in a Movie Theater! Big adventures. Big fun. All on the big screen! Tuesdays and Saturdays from Sept. 20 - Oct. 1. Get tickets now at SuperLeague.com. Save $5, use Promo Code "USFAMILY5".
Save $5! Play MINECRAFT in a Movie Theater! - Play MINECRAFT in a Movie Theater! Big adventures. Big fun. All on the big screen! Tuesdays and Saturdays from Sept. 20 - Oct. 1. Get tickets now at SuperLeague.com. Save $5, use Promo Code "USFAMILY5" by clicking this link
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If you go, come back and leave me a comment. I want to hear all about your time!


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

NatGeo Kids Insider

I am so excited to be a NatGeo Kids Insider this year. We are HUGE fans of the National Geographic in general. We love the tv channel, we are fortunate enough to live near one of their amazing museums here in DC, and when we can snag one of their magazines we always check it out. My kids are finally at the age where reading a magazine designed for them is exciting. My oldest would rather pick up of his fact, non-fiction books before any other genre. Any time he can be learning how to survive and avoid a shark attack, what to do in a Hurricane and what the fastest animal is that is what he'll be doing.

Thankfully NatGeo knows how to get kids attention and now we get to share that with you. Make sure you are following me on social media {facebook and instagram} to check out what we've been doing with the NatGeo Kids program. We've been making time capsules, learning facts, reading books and having fun!!

Weird but True Sticker Doodle Book

You can snag your copy of the latest edition of the NatGeo Kids Almanac and the Weird But True Doodle Book! The kids have loved both.


Our Almanacs! We had so much fun making them. I challenge you all to make some with your kids. Have them go around the house and think about what they want to make sure kids 50 years from now know about them. Its a fun project for kids of all ages. Even my youngest go in on the action. 




*I am part of the Moms Meet, NatGeoKids Insider program for 2016. All thoughts and opinions are my own however. Cammo Style Love does not support any programs that we don't whole-heartedly believe in. I was provided products to facilitate my comments and review. 


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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

What's Up with Summer?! Making Memories!!

 Where did summer go and why must it be over so quickly? I look at my blog and I'm thinking, "So, did I really post at all?" I had these grand plans, but I quickly realized that summer is ridiculously crazy! This summer we opted for Swim and Dive Team, which meant that every morning at the crack of dawn we were up and at the pool. It was a great experience for the kids and they loved it. I was so impressed by all that they accomplished in this first year. And despite my desires to do a huge laundry list of things this summer, I didn't and that is okay. At first I didn't think it was okay. I was frustrated and annoyed! But I realized that this is a season, a relatively short season of life and one that should be embraced. The looks on their faces when they saw me watching or cheering for them was so wonderful. But the give and take for that is maybe a little bit less time spent on myself than when school is in session. Three kids, going three different directions and a very busy hubby!!!

But like I said, it is for a season; and these are amazing memories that we are creating!!! For that I am thankful. And even if I wasn't doing exactly what I thought I wanted to be doing; or what my planner had in it, or my famous lists - I was exactly where I was supposed to be.














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