On the sixth day of Blogmas, my true love gave to me...
A perfect place to rest my feet
5 Hooooolllliiidddaaayyy Movies
A time traveling machine,
The gift just for me,
A candle that was catered just for me
And a quuuessst for the perfect Christmas Treeeee.
Everyone has that one friend who loves to be outdoors and that you know once they graduate, who knows where they will end up but you know it will be somewhere in the mountains. For me, it is Mariah. She even got 'Most Likely to live off the grid' at our staff party.
I have always loved the outdoors as well and am always wanting to go on hikes and spend time in forests. However, since I live in Corpus and was born and raised here as well, I do not get too many chances for it. Thankfully I am able to live vicariously through Mariah's snapchats and Instagram stories.
Even though I do not live in a place where I can pack a backpack and head out to the wilderness for a couple of days, I live in a state where if I travel far enough up north, I will be able to get a tiny experience. And with family up in Austin right on the Green Belt, I knew I wanted to be ready for whenever I can plan a trip to visit them.
Cue the company Elevate. Elevate is a company out of Durango, Colorado and they sell hammocks. Mariah is an ambassador for them and was telling me all about them during one of Thursday morning 'Coffee and a Paper' events. Their mission statement is one of the things that sold me on their product: "Our mission is to inspire, to encourage, and to enable. We are determined to getting people outside and adventuring. We want people to think differently about going outside. We want people to adventure as a form of therapy, as a way to slow down and reflect, as a way to get away from it all."
I am always looking for ways to slow my mind down and live in the moment, but not only do they sell some of the comfiest hammocks I have sat in, they are all about our environment. For every hammock they sell, they plant two trees on the buyer's behalf.
There is more on what sold me to this company but that would be too much to put in a post, but I will say this: a really fantastic Christmas or birthday gift for someone who also loves the outdoors.
Plus! If you order an Elevate hammock, Mariah is letting you use her code for FREE shipping! When it asks for a discount code, just type in 'MariahEHC' and viola! Free shipping!
Another company Mariah is an ambassador for is Bangs Shoes. And there will be a separate post for that but I thought I would give you a sneak peek at hers since I just ordered mine for a Christmas present to myself. ;)
Another huge thank you goes to Mariah for being my photographer. You the best love and I will miss you!!
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing..."