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I'm so glad you are here. I'm Elizabeth and this is the blog. This is the space I tend to. The place I share my heart and our stories. I pack these pages full of tips, stories, adventures, travels, outfits, and recipes. It's a little bit of everything and a whole lot of me. My hope is that these words & photos would encourage & inspire you. That being here will brighten things at least a little bit. Please stick around & explore. There is something here for everyone! Click through the categories below for more! 

An Afternoon at Eagle Lake

Camp Life with a Patagonia for the chilly night, FLYJOY bars for snacking & a Roo Kammok.

Location: Eagle Lake Camps

Details: FLYJOY Bars || Roo Kammok || Chacos || Patagonia Fleece || Osprey Pack || Patagonia Hat

Thank you FLYJOY  for sponsoring this post. 

It has been five summers since my last summer at Eagle Lake – eleven summers since my first! That place will always hold a huge part of my heart. I’ve been lucky enough to find myself back at Eagle Lake every now and again – we still have so many ties and so many friends on staff. This past week I was completely honored to be asked to go back up for a day to be a guest speaker to the High School CREW program.

The current director of the CREW program is my former camper Abby. Just the thought of that ages me 😉 She asked me to come speak to her campers & staff about vocation. I guess since I am a full time blogger these days I have a different take on the whole vocation thing 😉 But really the moral of my talk was that “God doesn’t call us to a place, He calls us to Himself.” And no matter what job or work He has currently lead us to or has us in, we can glorify Him & fulfill our calling just by pressing into Him – loving God & loving others. It was a very sweet time, and although I was nervous out of my mind, I loved it all so much. Just seeing how the Lord can use me to encourage & inspire was a blessing. Also high schoolers & college kids are my favorite.

My best friend Megan is on staff with Eagle Lake and needed to spend the day taking pictures of camp so I tagged along. We went to all the fun activities, watched the final competition between cabins, and chatted with old campers of ours that are now on staff. It was such a sweet time.

The best part (or weirdest part) was that we were not up at camp as counselors (or campers) so we really had no responsibilities. We could walk around the lake, help over here and then go help over there, and hang up a hammock for a little afternoon rest. We set up by the lake under big trees so we could watch the campers boat around & rest in the shade ( #sunburncity over here people!) It also felt great to cart my Osprey bag around instead of my purse. I felt camp life coming over me again as I packed my Patagonia for the chilly night, FLYJOY bars for snacking, my water bottle (stay hydrated peeps), a book, my Bible & my talk, and my Roo Kammok. Camp food is camp food and it is always great to have food with all-natural ingredients around. Nothing like some FLYJOY bars (and some rest) to get us ready for the rest of the days adventures with long-lasting, healthy, great-tasting energy from ingredients like quinoa, chia, flax and nut butter (because camp days are long-lasting!)

PS: If you follow me over on Instagram, we’ve got a giveaway going on so you can fuel your adventures with FLYJOY too!

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XOXO, ELIZABETH
  • no, seriously. you have got to be the most fun human to hang around. this looks like WAY fun!

    • Oak & Oats

      You are just the sweetest!!!

  • The best day. 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      I agree!

  • My fiancee and I each just received a portable hammock as an early wedding present and I’m SO excited to pack it along on similar spontaneous adventures for a little equally spontaneous rest. 🙂 Thanks for the inspo!!

    • Oak & Oats

      YAY! I love taking ours camping & adventuring & to the park – man, hammocks are the best!

  • This looks like such a fun day!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much! Camp has my heart!

  • Looks SO fun!! And I just loved what you had to say about vocation!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much Allie! It went over really well. It was a lesson I learned in college and it honestly changed the way I viewed life. So fun to share that with so many others!

  • Eagle Lake sounds like an awesome place. I’ve seen a lot of photos on Instagram and it looks beautiful.

    • Oak & Oats

      Yes! Meg & I are kinda obsessed with Eagle Lake! It is where our friendship began 11 years ago!

  • What a blast! Two of my younger brothers are working at camp this summer and I’m SO excited for them to get to be a part of “camp life” 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      AH! Go them! Camp life is the best life!

  • I love this! It brings back so many memories from church summer camp when we were growing up. Love the message you shared with the kids! Such an awesome thing to do!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much! I really was surprised about how much I liked it! Maybe I’ll do more of it 😉

  • Ashley

    This looks so fun! I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before or not, but your blog’s design (and your photos) make me want to hop in the car and drive to the mountains…like, right now. Love it!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much Ashley!!! I love that is very mountain feeling too!

  • Oh my goodness I would lay in that hammock forever !! Looks so peaceful ☺️
    I entered the giveaway !! Fingers crossed , those look yummy!

    • Oak & Oats

      YAY!!! Good Luck!

  • There is something beyond-words special about camp. I had a camp when I was in high school that holds so many memories and feelings for me, too. It was the best. I just pray that either the same camp or one like it exists for my children someday.