Adult Summer Camp?!

I began my morning just like every morning. Waking up to kids arguing over toys, the baby talking to himself upstairs, and hiding under my blankets with my phone so I can scroll through Facebook in peace (kind of). While scrolling, I found this really cool link to an adult summer camp organization.

I went to summer church camp once as a middle schooler, and although I’m more spiritual than religious, it really is engraved in my brain still as an adult. There was literally never a dull moment and I made so many new friends at the time!

Naturally, I had to check out the details about Camp No Counselors. First of all, there are a bunch of different locations that you can choose to go to. Second, picture all the fun filled activities you had as a kid except add copious amounts of alcohol! Yeah, I’m sold.

I am heavily debating working my tail off to come up with the money by this June to go to the one in Madison, Wisconsin. It’s not an ungodly high price for all that it includes either! I need adventure in my life, and when my dream is to one day travel to my heart’s content, I’ve got to start somewhere!

Who else thinks this is an amazing idea?! I mean, the people went to Shark Tank with this idea of theirs. I think it’s freaking GENIUS!

Is An Amber Teething Necklace Worth It?

I have heard so much about these Amber Teething Necklaces that I decided I HAVE to give one a try. The past week has been awful for the baby. He is somewhat fussy during the day, not really. But at night it’s horrible!

He wakes up every night anywhere between midnight and 2am screaming. Nothing seems to console him except us picking him up and walking with him or turning on his favorite show (Baby Einstein). I’m not sleeping, so I’ve been grumpy. My husband has been helping out too so he’s not sleeping either. We are desperate.

I will post an update after a few days of using the amber necklace and let you guys know my official review on it!

 

Waist Training: How Do I Use This Thing?!

Waist training is not something I’m proficient in. I mean, I’d never even really heard of one until an Instagram friend told me I should try one! Since I was looking for effective ways to lose my baby weight, I decided to give it a shot. Only a month or 2 later, here I am trying it out!

I ordered mine off of Wish, which means it was very cheap. I actually got a refund for it because it was SUPER late. It ended up coming anyway though so it worked out. But that’s beside the point!

After I opened it up I put it on and it wasn’t as tight as I expected. I thought I’d feel it crunch my organs together or something. Probably a good thing that it didn’t. Made of a mesh cloth and not a corset like a lot of the nicer ones are. It does fasten all the way down with metal hooks in the back. Or maybe they go in the front? See, I don’t even know if I’m doing this right!

Still confused, I wore it to do errands and then to my parents house. After about 4 hours, my torso felt REALLY tight. Like, something told me I should really take the thing off, so I did. I read up on it a little bit and found out I should only wear it for about 2 hours at first. That way my body can get used to it.

So now, I’ve been wearing it daily for about 2-3 hours a day. It’s pretty comfortable but I can definitely tell when it’s time to take it off. I really need to read into it some more because I seriously know very little about it. Does it train your organs to move to a different place? Help me lose fat? Have something to do with muscles? I honestly don’t know.

If you know anything about waist training and have any info or tips for me that you could share, I’d really appreciate it! I’ll make an update next month to see if I’ve got any progress from it!

 

 

 

My Bohemian Soul Has No Chill

Hello again everyone! It’s honestly been a couple months since I’ve posted. I started modeling again as a tactical model and I kind of lost track of this blog that I worked so freaking hard to create! I always do this. My bohemian soul doesn’t let me stick with things very often.

Winter has also gotten me down on the productivity scale. Seasonal depression is a real thing in case you didn’t know. But I’m trying to get my ass up and do things as often as I can. The boys have kept me busy that’s for sure! Emery is 4 months old now! He’s rolling over both ways, trying to sit up on his own, eating baby food (his favorite so far is pears), and getting even cuter by the day might I add.

As far as the tactical thing goes, I love guns and knives, and archery and all that stuff. But I almost forgot how annoying it was to get hit on with such intensity. Like, I could literally post something saying how much I love my husband and kids and some douche bag would say, “Oh, we should get married, you’re hot!”

It’s just not something I enjoy dealing with. Then I tell myself well, if you stick with it and give it all your attention, this tactical thing could bring in a lot of money! Yes, but is it the kind of money I want to be earning? No. I’d rather be more focused on my family life, getting our mobile home, and fitness. Those things are more prevalent in my life right now.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to stop being involved with guns and the like. I’d just like to make that a secondary focus. Modeling is fun but it’s not my life. There is so much more to me than just modeling. Why do I always limit myself to that?

Well, anyway, there is a little update as to what is going on. I hope to get back on track and posting at least a couple times a week! As well as making videos for my Skully In Space channel on YouTube!

 

 

Hiking at Oak Openings

I’ve been wanting to get out of the house more and get out into nature. We found the opportunity to do so this past weekend and it was such an awesome experience. You can check out some of the footage in the video below.

We packed plenty of water and snacks in the backpack. Since I’m really wanting to lose weight I carried the pack the whole trip. It didn’t bother me at all while walking but the next day my back was killing me! I’ll have to condition myself for when we REALLY start hiking.

There is a 15.11 mile trail that we’d like to accomplish eventually. Hopefully by spring! We were also discussing renting a campsite this winter for camping. Obviously the kids wouldn’t be going. Not only because of the cold but also, they hate walking so far.

I’m looking into waterproof hiking boots, a legit backpack, and a cold temp sleeping bag. All of these things aren’t cheap so I’m not sure if we will be able to make the trip this winter or not. Regardless, it’s on our bucket list!

Here is a little footage of our hike this past weekend.

Witchy Vibes with Andy Balas Photos

I got to shoot with a good friend of mine, Andy Balas, for my first shoot back again. Every time I take a break, he’s always been the first photographer I work with when I come back! I was looking for a dark and gloomy setting. Very old gothic/witchy vibes and I think we did a pretty good job of putting it together.

Mad props to him for the awesome photo editing. Also figuring out the lighting and stuff while we were shooting! His fiance always comes to help out. I enjoy having her around because she helps out immensely with the shoot, and also adds to my  goofiness, making it a great time!

Anyone looking for photos in the Toledo area should definitely check out Andy’s work!

Without further ado, here are a few of my favorite shots from the shoot. I will probably take a look at all of the edits again and add more later on!

Adventure Time: Lunch Date & Sidecut Park

Adventures after you have a baby can be difficult, or even seemingly impossible. James and I are fortunate to have 2 sets of parents that love to watch their grandkids. So on Saturday,while the boys were with their dads, my in laws watched Emery so we could have a lunch date! We decided on going to Smokey Bones for a day drink and food.

I wasn’t super hungry so I ended up just getting some pretzel bones with cheese to dip them in. Yes, I know, I’m totally fucking up my healthy eating for my weight loss. Back at it this week though! Anyway, I also wanted a margarita so I ordered something called the Neon Beach. Not only was it their cheapest margarita option, but the ingredients sounded pretty damn good. Blue coracco, creme de coconut, tequila, and some type of lime sour stuff.

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It came out in this massive glass and I was a little nervous about drinking it all but it was so good! After all was said and done, I was barely buzzed from it so I’m thinking the glass just made it look like a bigger drink than it was. I would definitely order it again though!

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James and I had a great time talking about our local creative community and what we want to accomplish in our own creative lives. I built him a website recently ( jculprit.com ) so he was very excited to perfect and launch that. After that, I was discussing all the things I’d like to do for my YouTube channel, as well as my blog. I think I’m finally starting to figure out the direction in which I’d like to take things!

When we were done we picked up baby boy and went home to work on business stuff. We watched movies and relaxed the rest of the night, which was nice to be able to do. Emery went to bed at about 10 and only woke up 2 times before morning!

Then on Sunday we woke up, got coffee at Biggby, got bagels at Barry Bagels, and went to Sidecut Park. I had Emery in his Boba wrap so he was out as soon as I started walking. Let me tell you, Sidecut is beautiful this time of year! Leaves were everywhere and the colors were perfect. Not to mention the weather was super nice.

Fall Chucks!
Fall Chucks!
Me and Emery looking at the waterfall
Me and Emery looking at the waterfall
Part of the canal
Part of the canal

There are all these old stone pathways and I’ve always loved that park because of those alone. It reminds me of Ireland. Not that I’ve ever been to Ireland, but it’s how I like to imagine Ireland in my head! It’s my husband and I’s dream vacation spot. We one day want to go there and visit Birr castle. It’s his “family” castle lol, somewhere down the line his ancestors owned it or something.

Anyway, after the park we went to Barnes & Noble and I got a new Badass Planner. Unfortunately it doesn’t start until Jan 2017 but I was reading through it and it has tons of profanity and inspiration. Obviously this planner is perfect for me. screenshot-10

We then visited the in laws and went to my parents house after picking up Roman and Caiden! So that was the end of our adventurous weekend! Thank you guys for reading, as always I really appreciate you wanting to get to know me/us!

 

 

Baby Wearing Review: Moby Wrap vs Boba Wrap & How To Use Them

I talk about baby wearing all the time. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you have probably seen photos of me with Emery tied to my chest. This hands free way of keeping my baby happy allows me to finally get things done!

I’ve used one of those carriers before that have the buckles that adjust and it never really did the trick. Poor kids just hung in there, head flopping all over with little to no support. My wrap holds the baby firmly against my chest so he feels like he is being held.

Little to no crying? Yes please! Sane Skully is a happy Skully.  As with any type of carrier, it can hurt your back after a while. Honestly it’s still more comfortable to me than one of those heavy duty buckle carries though.

Here’s a video for those of you who are curious about baby wearing. Describing the differences between Moby and Boba and which one is my favorite!

Photo Blog: Selfie Portraits

Photo Blog: We finally got a new camera! The Panasonic g7 is what we ended up deciding on. It is super light weight and has good lens options. I think it’s going to be perfect for my vlogging!

This camera is actually really cool because it gives you the wifi option to connect it to your phone. I downloaded the app and sent the photo or photos straight to my phone camera roll! It’s amazing and convenient and I love it.

Besides that, I started taking self portraits. Or as I like to call them, “selfie portraits”. You know I’m strange already so quit that eye rolling. My boredom this morning took over and I decided to try out my selfie portrait abilities. Let me know what you think!

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Those are just the ones I ended up liking after editing. The rest I just deleted because the space on my phone is limited. I’ve got a newborn so, that explains it.

Of course I had to show off my newest coffee mug. Or as I like to call it, “coffee chalice”. I found it at 5 Below and just about died when I saw it. Because literally, I can’t even. They had a ton of different mugs there actually. All of them were only $4 too!

I know that you’re thinking I’m ridiculous at this point, but this is all in sarcastic fun. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a little sarcasm in the morning! Or anytime really. Sarcasm = life.

Anyway, I decided I’m going to be attempting to make some videos in the future that are more on the creative side. Maybe some of my morning routine, or some yoga. If you have any ideas for topics please let me know!

Well, that does it for my first edition of Photo Blog! *In Porky the Pig voice* That’s all folks!