Yosemite in the summer is all kinds of magic. I'm lucky to have befriended the savviest campers I know who always come prepared and ready for anything, which usually means curling my 6'2 self up in the back seat to fit all the snacks and essential camp goodies for the drive ahead. The conversations get a little sweeter and a lot sleepier when driving through the winding roads of seemingly never ending wilderness with no service. I'm so grateful to have friends who will drive through the night just to arrive there at 3 am to sleep on the concrete and secure a camping spot for the next day.

   I'm extra grateful for my tiny bean Rachael who gladly shared a one person sleeping bag with me, covered in dirt, under those sweet summer stars for warmth and company. Those are the kind of golden nuggets you keep around.

   After a day of hiking and laying on the edge of Taft Point to catch the sunset and feel the myriad of bug bites, and the heaviness of our legs, we trudged back to camp for some hobo packets (the greatest things ever. Thx Kendall). There's nothing quite like summer campfires with friends, amongst the mountains, trees, and sweet families in their campers. It's my kind of bliss. I've come to realize how much distraction I am surrounded by and how great and freeing it is to exclude myself from it. I find so much goodness in the grit and struggles of living in nature. It's in these times that we laugh, we connect, and we bask in the beauty of life in solitude. I live for these moments.

Photography by Kendall McLeod (@kendallmcleod)

Ingredients for the dreamiest bath: Sweet Himalayan bath salt, unicorn tranquilliser bath bomb, and the liquid daydream perfume roller by Chasin' Unicorns. 

 Sprinkles of sweet Rose, Grapefruit, and Peppermint goodness.

   I have a special love for crystals and their healing properties, so I was absolutely smitten when I found these Quartz clusters tucked away in the Himalayan bath salt. Quartz is a stone of clarity which dispels negative energy. Beside it is a piece of Amethyst which promotes calmness, balance, and peace.

  This past month I have been investing quite a bit of time into practicing self-love. In a culture where priorities are often found in a seemingly neverending stream of business, I have found it extremely transformative in nearly every aspect of my life to take the necessary time to "treat myself". Once I realized that I am much more productive and content with whatever it is that I'm working on after taking time for myself (like this blog that I've been waiting months to publish), the "I have too much to do" excuse has quickly lost its potency. Taking dreamy baths like this one is one of my favorite forms of self-love and mindfulness, which was why I was so thrilled when Chasin' Unicorns reached out to me about trying some of their products. Every day since receiving their package I have generously applied their liquid daydream perfume, and I can honestly say that my mood instantly improves upon smelling its citrusy lavender goodness. My baths have also become a lot more enchanting. I adore aromatherapeutic goodies, and I am so stoked to have added these to the collection. Cheers to balanced minds and spirits my lovelies.

Photography by the lovely Kendall McLeod (@kendallmcleod)

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