This is a wonderful lifestyle blog started by Shannon Clarke who lives down under — in Melbourne that is! Clarke describes herself as a SEO manager by day, freelance writer, karaoke queen by weekend and lifestyle blogger in between. The Wild Hideaway is just that – a hideaway for Clarke to share her favorite stories and adventures for whomever stops by. She offers readers ideas for blog posts, books to read as well as interior design ideas. I used to follow Gala’s blog myself, but after a few months, I stopped because it was airy and had no real content.
I want to continue adding new designers and new product categories (clothing? furniture? only time will tell!) and branch out into manufacturing some of my own pieces. I’d like women to think of Design Darling kareo website as their one-stop-shop for fun accessories, classic decor pieces, and great gifts for friends and family. Immodest dressing seems to be something that has found its way into just about every style out there.
I can’t wait to show you more from our trip – I have about a bazillion more photos to share with you. It was just so beautiful and I am just in love with the experiences we have had at Collective Retreats. It has been so nice reminiscing about our trip this morning and taking a second to slow back down before the busy weekend ahead. Jonny and I have both been busy with work and sometimes he has to work until the wee hours of the morning so this trip was some welcomed quality time. Most people called us crazy for driving to Montana for just a four day day trip , but we had such an amazing time. And enjoyed every minute of the beautiful drive through the Tetons, a night in Jackson, and the windy roads and sights of Yellowstone National Park.
Living on the countryside and taking photos on remote country roads in the middle of fields could be so easy. But isn’t… I just recently wrote about it on my blog. You are lucky because the farmer was just curious, I had the experience of the one yelling at me because we parked the car but next to his field for 10 minutes. I made lots and lots of mistakes that are currently for sale on Facebook Marketplace.
For example, I have a high metabolism rate and pig-out all the time, but people ask me if I have bulimia, which hurts. So I felt like I could relate to how Marie felt. Anyway, I don’t care about her money and I think she is not worth enough for us to care so much about here. We should just find better blogs with real LadyBloggers who have talent, and who share some of their lives on their blogs. For me, I will be sticking to Marie, Nubby and Gilda’s cute blogs. When people politely ask Gala about finances on her blog—a legit question because she sells podcasts giving business advice based on her own “success”—she deletes the comments or snaps at them.
We never saw any monkeys on the monkey trail , but found a fun swing and loved visiting the cute town. We were completely unplugged all weekend which I am realizing it is such an important thing to do to step back and focus on what is really important. This is my second time “camping” – yes it is very much glamping but because of my last few stays at Collective Retreats unplugging from the world and being outdoors is really growing on me. As we entered Big Sky, Jonny and I were already in awe of the beautiful scenery – we have always been partial to CO and our mountains, but Montana’s are pretty spectacular. We were greeted with open arms at The Yellowstone Collective Retreat at Moonlight Basin (literally a big bear hug from CEO Peter!) and had an absolutely unforgettable weekend.
If this site is her job then we are contributing to her lifestyle, if only through the site traffic which allows her to get ad revenue. I find it very rude that she seems to constantly ignore questions, or to brush people off when they approach her politely. Of course nobody needs to have an itemized tax statement, but at least she could be honest (or polite!) about reasonable questions. It’s not just questions about her income either.
I have always known that Palisade was known for their peaches, but I have never thought of Colorado as being hot spot for vineyards. Honestly, I don’t know exactly what I was picturing? Something like 3 or 4 tasting rooms lined up in a strip mall, maybe?
The way I interpret iCiNG is that, while I can’t up and quit my job because I have the same if not more responsibilities than most people my age, I can do the best with what I have. I don’t have to live the same caliber of life as Gala to be happy with it. I can treat myself to something nice from LUSH every once in a while to keep myself going and make my life a happier, more magical place one bath bomb at a time.
My mom worked in fashion during my childhood then went back to school to become an emergency room nurse. My dad made it to every gymnastics meet I ever had and is now back in school to become a math teacher. Knowing that my generation is supposed to change careers five times and seeing my parents navigate those changes while raising a tight-knit family makes me truly believe that anything is possible with compromise and hard work. I like the off-the-shoulder top; those always feel a bit Latin to me, and I love that style.