Courtney’s House Update #4

I went back and looked to see how many of these I have actually done because I thought I was only on my third month of doing house updates. I will start numbering them so that there is a difference in the titles in the future.

On to the updates.

Sean is still working and they are still taking the recommended steps to protect everyone at work. We both believe that our state opened way too fast but when you’re told to go back to work you kind of have to, you know because of mortgage payments. Washington States Covid-19 cases are going back up, like many places that have opened up, and it scares me that people are acting as if it is no big deal… It is scary to think of how little people think of each other when it comes to each other’s life.

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4th of July Pinterest Board

The 4th of July is exactly a week away and sadly this year we won’t be joining my parents in Seaside Oregon. However that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate here at home.

I, like many, have a large about of Pinterest boards and the 4th of July is one of them and I wanted to share it here.

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Bennita’s House Personal Update

Hi everyone. I want to first off apologize for my absence. These last few months have been really hard and I was so busy and yeah its not a great excuse I know. I just wanted to stop in and give a little personal update then on Sunday look forward to a dream room wish list from me.

First I am alive. I have just been super busy. Now that school is over I can breath a little better. Covid has gotten crazy and the world has changed and honestly I feel good about a lot right now. I have been using this time to spend time with my family and do some other ventures and now I feel I can be who I am and write freely.

I am very sorry that I abandoned you guys though. I feel like this blog is both a place to share things like fun activities and recipes but also a place to just express myself. I just wanted to let you guys know that I am going to be back regularly now and I am super excited about the things I have planned!

Love you guys and thank you so much for the endless support! As always Love Bennita’s House

Monthly Obsessions

Every month or so I do a post about my current beauty faves or current lifestyle faves but I wanted to combine those into a monthly obsessions post. Because I write on this blog I try to mix up products I am using so that it’s not just repeat after repeat on these kinds of post. Combining the beauty faves and lifestyle faves posts into one monthly obsessions post makes it easier because I’m not able to mix up what I’m trying more.

So lets start with some lifestyle faves and then beauty faves.

MyFitnessPal and Map My Walk

Both of these apps are what I am currently using to track my weight, food, and activity. I have made posts about WW and I still follow that program but in addition to that I am tracking my calories with MyFitnessPal. In addition to that I am also mapping my walks with the Map My Walk app to get accurate distances and times for my walks.

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Must-Have Camping Accessories

Whether you are camping in your RV or your tent you will always need some camping accessories. Some of these you might not really need or want but they are all things that I really love to have on hand when camping. Even thought camping is one of those time you are supposed to ‘get back to nature’ that doesn’t mean you can’t have some gear that makes it just a little bit easier on you.

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Let’s Go Camping!

It has officially been summer for three days and in Washington, along with many other places, that means camping. Washington is known for raining all the time but as someone who has lived here all her life I have to say that we have really nice summers.

Not too hot, not too cold, and weeks of pure sunshine. In my opinion we have the perfect mild summer that is ideal for camping. So here are some great camping spots here in Washington state.

Nason Creek, Wenatchee National Forest – $22 to $24 a night

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Dear Dad

I wanted to share with you a little about my father and why not do it on fathers day.

This is my favorite picture of my dad and I from about 19 years ago. We were in Seaside Oregon for the 4th of July, a place that I have gone off and on through my life with family. I don’t know if this was the first year he came with us but it’s the first one I remember.

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Summer Picnic Food and Accessories

Let’s take a trip to the freshly cut grass of your local park, or your own back yard, and have a little picnic together!

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite picnic items from food to accessories. I wanted to feature some food that would be simple to make and that most would like or love.

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3 Dream Summer Vacations

As spring slowly, I mean slowly, comes to an end and everything starts to open back up I am starting to look ahead!

Part of summer for most includes a little or extravagant summer vacation. So I thought I would share three of my dream summer vacations. The first two are more on the reasonable side as someone who is already a US citizen and can freely travel to the first two destinations with out trouble. My third dream vacation would take a bit more planning including getting a passport.

So where do I want to go?

1. Wailea in Maui, Hawaii

First up is Maui Hawaii, specifically the area of Wailea on Maui and I picked this area and this island because all of the travel blogs I read said the area has the least amount of tourists. When Sean and I travel we prefer not to be too touristy… If that even makes sense… Even though we would be staying in a beach front hotel we like to see the city as locals most of the time.

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6 Plus Size Swimsuits

It is starting to become beach weather here in Washington and one thing I’ve never really done is wear a swimsuit in public. With the ever expanding plus size fashion availability, swimsuits are becoming easier to find. When I was younger it was really hard to find a swimsuit that was actually designed with a plus size body in mind. Yes there were 2x and 3x swimsuits but the fabric was still cut for the shape of a standard size.

So today I found 6 plus size swimsuits that I really love.

Iridescent Mermaid Scale Lattice Back One-piece Swimsuit $109.50

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