Today marks 2 weeks since I’ve crossed back into the US, and I’ve only interacted with the public to pick up my RV and pick up mail. It’s odd because this is my typical lifestyle when not at some social event, but now it’s out of necessity instead of preference.

The desert has been an excellent place to hunker down, but being a fulltime RVer right now is strange and a little scary. The large majority of my road friends do not have home bases - and nobody knows if they’ll be “allowed” to stay where they are. Many in campgrounds are getting kicked out left and right when RV parks are deemed “non-essential” and BLM has closed areas with facilities. Right now we’re in a great spot, but I worry about interstate travel and more public land getting restricted, because eventually it will be too hot to stay here and we’ll need to move. I also want to avoid going “home” to family property in WA considering they are such a hot spot right now. I am definitely safer in the desert. So every day is a tossup... I think I speak for all RVers when I say it lacking a home base has never been this uncomfortable. Luckily right now we’re in a state/area *known* for and built on boondocking, so I doubt they will remove us (or even have capacity to enforce removals if they put restrictions in place) - but I still worry a bit. 😅

Anyways. That is #fulltimerv life in a ‘rona world. The good news is the desert is teeming with springtime beauty right now, and I am loving the peace and wildflowers around our little encampment. Enjoy!!

Today marks 2 weeks since...

I am sooo beyond happy to be back in the desert, with endless space and outdoor freedom, great weather, and obviously those Arizona sunsets. I have a bunch of things I need to catch up on posting from Baja but being back “home” in the states has been a massive sigh of relief. Not just with the pandemic, but I was definitely ready to get back home and have gratitude for the US in a new way (aside from the current healthcare 💩show happening.) Baja was fantastic and I loved every new experience there but like Dorothy said, there is no place like home. 😍 #desertlife #rvlife #fulltimerv #desertsunsets #arizona #boondocking #freedom #usa #merica #desertlove.

I am sooo beyond happy...

Instagram vs Reality swipe - “trying to get beach selfies with my dog” edition. God the water was so perfect. 💜
It’s Thursday, and a blogger I used to follow always did a “Things I Love Thursday” (TiLT).. and given our communal need for optimism right now, I’m going to start! So here are some things I love right now....
✨My mama for hand-sewing face masks ✨sunsets in the desert✨warm ocean waves (I can still imagine them!)✨that feeling when you crawl into bed under an electric blanket✨torrential rain that surprises you into the present moment✨waking up to sunshine streaming through my windows✨dreaming of a gazillion ideas for my tiny home on wheels✨perfectly cooked mashed potatoes✨having a fridge full of sweet produce like strawberries and bell peppers✨the taste of a damn good box of wine that you haven’t had in a while ✨that feeling when you put slippers on in the cold mornings✨the satisfaction of getting life chores like mail and banking done ✨ that first sip of coffee in the morning.

What are some things you’re loving today?

Instagram vs Reality swipe -...

Caught mid-shiver on my last day enjoying Baja’s beaches 💜

Caught mid-shiver on my last...

I haven’t posted much lately because life in Mexico is GO GO GO and I’m digging relaxing and working when it’s not. It has been a fun 6 weeks and we thought we’d stay down here all spring but both @dustydeezel and I are getting a little Baja’d out. But I’m looking back through so many pictures I haven’t posted and man it has been FUN! There are city letters in each city and I probably got 10 different San Felipe pics 🤓😛

I haven’t posted much lately...

Sometimes it feels like I’m cheating on my faithful ole’ gal while I’m enjoying the trip in this rig and dreaming of a modern pull-behind. But I feel better knowing she is safely tucked into a comfy spot next to another Jamboree. 😝

Sometimes it feels like I’m...

Some magic in Baja.... PETTING A GRAY 🐳😍😍🤩 Turn your sound on. The excitement from the group is palpable!! There is no bait or training involved here.. they simply come to this extra buoyant lagoon to give birth because it’s easier for the babies to learn how to swim, and for some reason love scratching themselves on the boats and getting love from the humans. This same lagoon is also the location of a commercial salt producer because of the high salinity.

I was lucky enough to snatch Tye’s phone from his pocket when this giant one swam up, thinking it might only visit for a moment as many others had. But this one LOVED neck scratches and came right up to the boat, turned over, and let us all give it a good scritch-scritch-scritch multiple times, happily closing its ginormous eye and gently relaxing each time it circled back. So grateful to have this moment captured. 💜

Whales are incredible, the earth is amazing, and life is good. This was an unforgettable activity and every day I am more and more grateful to be here.

Some magic in Baja.... PETTING...

Anybody else feel a little guilty sharing travel pics? Maybe that’s part of why I’ve slowed down with posting every little thing.. Baja is amazing and I don’t want to rub it in your face. But I guess that’s why there’s an unfollow button. Just remember you are only seeing the highlight reel. 😅 
So here’s where we’re parked right now, and this is high tide. It’s pretty wild how far out and close up the water comes.

You can spot miss Trixi in the passenger window.. she loves the beach and watching the waves just as much as the humans do!

We’ve been completely spoiled traveling in bae’s new rig for this trip. It fits all 3 dogs dogs + 2 humans pretty fantastically - but now that I’ve been here and seen the beach camping, I’m dreaming of downsizing to a perfect Baja-ready tiny rig. Something bigger than a van, but smaller and more nimble than my 27 footer old beast! Maybe a truck camper? Maybe just a smaller class c? Or a custom 4x4 passenger van? So many dreams to dream 😍

Anybody else feel a little...

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Hello babes! Thanks for visiting and welcome!

A few years ago I started a (let’s admit, really embarassing, hindsight 20/20) makeup and beauty blog that A) had no plan, B) went nowhere, C) had terrible photos, and D) was seldom updated. It was on Blogger/Blogspot and chronicled my beauty adventures when I first moved back to LA in 2011, before I even had my current job which I’ve been at for a couple years now. Or was it 2012? Oh who cares. 😛

The point is, I’m starting again and hope to post much better content much more often. I am not by any means someone that would be considered a “makeup” girl in real life – I seldom if ever wear makeup to work, usually only wearing makeup when I go out (which is also rare), and have the general attitude that I don’t really GAF what anybody thinks about what I look like. It’s the feminist in me.

So ultimately, it’s very little (if at all) known among my friends in real life that I’m borderline obsessed with makeup. Not in an unhealthy or insecure way – I just really freaking love makeup and think it’s really fun! From the packaging, to the purchasing experience, to the fun colors and smells.. it’s intoxicating to me. Truly. Every person that has ended up at Sephora with me is left with their mouths a bit dropped open as we walk through the shop and I rattle off facts about each brand or new makeup line we look at, to the point where it sounds like I work there and I’ve been trained there, or I obsessively study this stuff at night.

It’s similar to how some people are obsessed with cars and know all of the new models and features. It’s just a bit more impractical. 😉

I’ve even had a couple people (like my mom, ha) ask WHY don’t I work in the makeup field? Well, for one, it doesn’t pay very well. I love it to the point where you could practically get me to walk around Sephora for free babbling on about the greatest new foundations or lipstick stains, but it’s not something I would want to do to try to make a living. As far as money goes I really love digital marketing (that’s my profession.) And I can still walk around the store and Pinterest my heart out over makeup products, so I really don’t have to be in the industry to continue enjoying it.

Secondly, I have always struggled with allowing myself to indulge in anything impractical. It’s genetic. My entire family, particularly on my mom’s side, has always been a group of builders, fishers, life-savers, and the like. When I say we have practicality in our blood, we mean it. So to me, even just blogging about makeup seems self-indulgent and impractical, and I’ve had an internal argument with myself about it for years. Even with my DIY blog (which I don’t update at all anymore but you can check it out at if you’d like), I always had a hard time justifying working on it and keeping it updated because I KNEW it was impractical.

The fact is, though, not everything has to be practical in life. Some things are okay being just for fun. Because those are the things that make us humans tick and keep us going despite the daily bull most of us have to deal with. It’s ok to have fun just for the sake of having fun every once in a while – in fact, it’s necessary!

That’s why I’m here. I am obsessed enough with makeup that I might as well share that fun with others. I’m here solely to have a good time, not to take anything seriously, and hopefully not turn this into work for myself. So with that being said, let’s get this started, girl! Welcome to The Makeup Kit! I’m glad you’re here.

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