Amazon Prime Day Deals

    If you haven’t seen it all over the internet, you must be living under a rock, hahaha, but today is the last day to enjoy Amazon Prime Day! I’ve kept an eye on all the deals and have noticed so many of our favorite summer items are on sale! We had a blast making the most of summer with these items and highly recommend them! The clock is ticking on these deals so be sure to snatch them up quick! But even not on sale, these are some must-have summer items!

    Intex Explorer K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak

    Dave bought this for me last summer and I have spent hours paddling around the lake in this thing! It definitely isn’t as great as a solid kayak, but it’s so easy to transport, fits nicely in the back of our car all rolled up, we never have to deal with strapping it to the roof of our car, is easy to set up, and it’s perfect for us while we are still living in an apartment and don’t have much storage space as it all fits neatly in a bag!

    Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock with Tree Straps

    Many years ago I bought us some expensive hammocks from REI and we have loved them, but I was really wanting a more fun, brightly colored one and Dave surprised me with this last year for my birthday in my favorite light blue color! This one, even not on sale, is half the price of the ones we bought before and is just as nice! It is so easy to set up, we use them every time we go to the lake. I have even taken a nap in mine!

    Dry Bags

    With all the time we spend on the water, we have found these dry bags to be so helpful! I can comfortably take a few supplies, including my phone out on the kayak, or out when we tube the famous Texas rivers! Even going down the tube chutes and even falling out of our tubes, are phones have stayed dry thanks to these bags!

    Camping Towel

    We loved keeping a camping towel or two in our dry bags, especially after a day on the river so we can dry off a bit before making the short trek back to the car. These are compact, incredibly absorbent and dry so quickly!

    Snorkel Mask.

    I’m really good at losing my sunglasses in the water. Last year Dave decided to take the time to search the area for me and managed to find them, plus $10 cash! Any time we go to the rivers in New Braunfels, right after the tube chutes where so many people fall out, we always see people with snorkels, and have even seen scuba divers hunting for items! We talked to one kid who said he even found a Go Pro 7!

    Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

    This is our latest purchase, of course, it’s on sale just two weeks after we bought it, hahaha, we have only taken it out once so far but are really enjoying it and can’t wait to spend more time out with on the lake with it! We were out nearly till sunset paddling all around taking turns between this and the kayak! So much fun!

    Adventures of Bear and Wildflower

    1 Second Every Day

    I hate to be that person, but I can’t believe we are already halfway through the year. I meant to post this at the beginning of July but the month has already started to get away from me. This year has held it’s fair share of ups and downs. It’s flow by, but at the same time, seemed have dragged by. We don’t have any major trips planned for the year. That’s a first for us. But I am grateful we still find a way to find a little adventure each week, it’s month, even if we are just exploring our own neck of the woods. We are firm believers in being tourists in your own town, and thankfully Texas is huge and we have only begun to scratch the surface!

    Life can be so hard. So unfair. It’s so easy to ask, why me?? But there is still good to be found while in the middle of the hard. This is the fifth year I have documented the year with the app 1 Second Everyday. It is truly my favorite app! It’s helped me find the good in each day, even it’s something as simple as stopping to enjoy and capture a summer rainstorm, cuddles with the dog, or a beautiful sunset, there is always good to be found and to be grateful for.

    It’s so fun to look back at previous years in this format. Here is the first full year I did, 2015!

    And here is January through June of this year!

    Wildflowers Recipe Box

    Tres Leches Cupcakes

    I am all about fruit and cold desserts this time of year. Give me chilled creme brulee, chilled pies, ice cream, berries and cream, I’m all for it this hot time of year. I think my favorite of all is tres leches. I’d have it every day if I could! Hahaha. So today I have to share this easy and amazing recipe for Tres Leches cupcakes!

    Read more…
    Adventures of Bear and Wildflower

    Sherwood Forest Faire

    This past weekend we visited the Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade, east of Austin. We had kept seeing ads for it and when I came across discounted tickets thanks to Costco we decided to give it a try. I didn’t honestly have very high hopes for it, thinking it wouldn’t be as great as my much loved, and missed Maryland Ren Fest, but I was actually blown away!

    Read more…
    Adventures of Bear and Wildflower

    Austin ~ Spring Break ’19

    Saturday morning we started the day at the San Antonio Highland Games. Dave was so excited to get himself some Haggis, but sadly the food truck he loved wasn’t there, and from what we found online it looks like they are no longer in business, so sad! We still was able to find some Haggis to enjoy though. One day we will need to go to Scotland and get a proper dish of haggis. It is actually pretty good stuff! Every single time we go to a Scottish festival it is rainy weather, which I suppose is pretty fitting, hahaha!

    Read more…