I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO. I received awesome product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All thoughts and opinions are very much my own.
I lived it as a kid in school and I swore I would eventually have the kind of career that wasn’t Monday through Friday, 9 to 5. And in truth, that’s exactly what I got as a writer and photographer! I make my own hours and they are weird, but all mine!
I STILL wait for weekends, though! They are just that good. With school during most of the year, and with camp during the summer, I never knew my time would be so structured and measured, and limited. With my husband having a “normal” Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, our time together is very valuable. The kids have six grandparents, a slew of aunts, uncles and cousins, and tons of friends. We have birthday parties and play dates. Photo shoots and extended family time. We have travel and dinners and barbecues. As I was telling a loved one the other day, our weekends are busy and precious.
A survey done by AVEENO found that most parents say their “unscripted” family moments are more beautiful than those moments that have been perfectly planned. This study found that at the end of the day, it’s the sharing of candid and unplanned moments that build authentic relationships with one another. So AVEENO flipped the script by creating this #UnscriptedBeauty Movement – encouraging parents to embrace the natural beauty of their unplanned and unscripted lives. #UnscriptedBeauty is unexpected, confident, mature, family-oriented, fun and light-hearted. It isn’t staged or perfected.
We had a wonderful rare Saturday in the fall, and decided to visit a farm in Vermont we had never seen. We didn’t know what to expect, but the whole afternoon was filled with #UnscriptedBeauty moments! The farm had a Frozen-themed corn maze, pony rides, a petting zoo, a snack bar, a cow train, a hayride to feed cows, and bouncy horse rides.
All we had heard was that there was a farm in Vermont with a Frozen corn maze. We knew nothing else! We drove along a winding road, crossed the border into Vermont, and found a lot more than we were looking for! Luckily we had time to stay because we wanted to drink in everything the farm had to offer. They didn’t have a great website so we had no idea what we were in for. The cow train was one of my favorite parts of the year – a wonderful #UnscriptedBeauty moment! Scarlet really loved feeding the cows hay on the free hayride. As you can see from photos, we all loved the bouncy horses. I had never seen anything like them! Then we got ice cream and hot chocolate (which somehow went together). And then drove happily home.
Did you know you can enter a #contest on Instagram and a #giveaway below? To enter the contest, simply upload a photo of your favorite #UnscriptedBeauty moment to Instagram, and include #UnscriptedBeauty, #AVEENO and #Contest. The winner will receive a photo shoot with acclaimed photographer, Danielle Guenther! To enter the giveaway, read below!