Friday, 6 June 2014

Friday Favourites : Summer Camp Edition

Heidi Ho Blog Readers! (I have no idea why I felt the overwhelming need to start this post with that greeting but I'm embracing it, and you should too.) In celebration of being at camp for the summer I've gathered up a few of my favourite summer camp related lists and pins and songs and quotes that make me grin from ear to ear every time I read them. 

63 Signs You Were A Summer Camp Counsellor  is top of my list. You can tell that the person who wrote it gets camp. And it makes me extra excited that although I'm somewhat removed from the world of being a counsellor, there are a lot of things on that list that still apply to me as a "camp professional" with the added bonus that many of things on that list don't fall into the nostalgic folders of my mind but in the things that are still part of my job category. And for that I am forever grateful. 


Ah yes…the post-camp clean up. And no matter how well you think the campers' helped sweep their cabin and triple checked that there were no socks under the bed it wasn't well enough. Same goes for counsellors…you might assume post arts & crafts the counsellors will get a cloth and wipe the paint off the tables but that assumption would be incorrect. 


I adore this photo. I found it on Pinterest and I can't seem to find the original source…just a rabbit hole of pins and Tumblrs. Campfires are one of my absolute favourite things about camp and I've been snapping lots of fire pictures every chance I get. One of my goals for the summer is to get the perfect one.


Speaking of Tumblrs Camp Confessions is one of my favourites. They are spot on, especially this one. Camp Fashion is the best fashion. The other day I went into town wearing leggings (stained with bright red paint from the tractor), a tie-dye tank top, a navy blue staff hoodie from 2008 splattered with bleach stains and a camouflage ball cap. I rounded out the look with my bright pink rain boots.

Linking up here! :)

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Campfire Confessions #2

I had all the best intentions of posting yesterday but things were a bit chaotic around here so it didn't happen. In an attempt to keep up with my goal of posting my weekly confessions I'm making it happen now!

It has been 3.5 days since my last shower. It's on my "things to do today list", which probably means I'll get to it tomorrow. I would just much rather sleep than shower. 

I poked my head out of the blog closet to a friend a few days ago and it was scary. Her first reaction was surprise followed by trying to guess what exactly it is I blog about and then a few minutes of trying to guess my blog name. Luckily she was nowhere close and the conversation ended when a good song came on the radio.

I love camp. I hate camp food. I was in such a good food groove before camp and now it's pretty much all out the window. This next break I'm going to buy some real groceries (not just bagels & bananas) and make some meals to freeze and eat during the next session. 

At this very moment in time I'm contemplating curling up under my desk and sneaking in a nap before I have to set up for the next activity. I've already had 3 cups of coffee today (it's only 2 p.m.) and I'm still confident I could fall asleep standing up if given the opportunity.

It took forever to get the trampoline set up because the ground was still frozen (it's an in ground trampoline), now that it's all ready to go it's my favourite stress reliever. There's nothing better for working out aggression than jumping up and down on the trampoline for 20 minutes.

I've been eating a lot of bagels and I have sesame seeds stuck in between all the keys on my laptop. 

I have three half-written posts in my drafts that I need to finish and publish. I was gone on a canoe course over our last session break so I didn't get a chance to finish them. I also didn't really get a break, which is probably a contributing factor to my level of exhaustion.