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Going Glamping

by Courtney on April 24, 2014

Well, guys. The next week and a half or so are going to be quite busy and exciting over here! Later this afternoon, I’m boarding a train to NYC to do what is sure to be a fun video/photo shoot for a new partnership (more details to come soon!). I’ll be home from that by Friday night, and then it’ll be back to the regular routine for a few days.

As a side note, this is actually going to be my first night away from Lucas and I’m already nervous about it. Thank goodness for FaceTime, right?

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It’ll be a regular work week for me up until next Thursday, and then I’ll be boarding a plane and jet setting off to Montana for another partnership with Glam Media and Skinny Cow Ice Cream and Candy. (I know, right? Me working with a brand that makes ice cream could not BE more perfect).

So what’s going on in Montana? WELL, I’ll be taking part in a little something known as glamping…aaaand if you’re anything like my husband (or like I was at first) upon hearing the word “glamping,” you may be shaking your head in confusion.

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No worries! So basically, here’s the scoop: glamping is what I’d like to call THE paradoxical paradise. A fusion of glamour and camping, allowing gals to enjoy the outdoors…but without all the outdoorsy stuff and with extra luxuries.

Think featherbeds, bubble baths, spa services, candlelight dinners…all while enjoying the beautiful scenic mountains, rivers, and trails. Oh yes, now this is my kinda camping!

Paradoxical paradise, really, is being able to enjoy the best of both worlds. Healthy + indulgent. Expensive + Cheap. And I mean, really, if we’re talking paradoxical paradise, let’s talk a bit about enjoying the best of both worlds…

…I have absolutely no qualms about following up a treadmill run with a beer.

…I love dressing up and sporting a pair of high heels but I’ll immediately change into the rattiest “cozies” you’ve ever seen as soon as I get home.

…I’m willing to spend good money on a pair of designer jeans, and then pair them with a five dollar top off the clearance rack at Target.

…I make the effort to prep healthy meals for during the week but have no problem dishing out a nightly bowl of ice cream or enjoying other sweet treats during the day.

Speaking of sweet treats, take Skinny Cow Ice Cream and Candy, for example. They’re the perfect combo of healthy & indulgent, with a variety of products that not only taste amazing, but offer satisfying portions and lower calories.

You guys had to see that segue coming, riiight?

But in all seriousness, I really am a huge fan of this stuff, and have been for a long time. The salted caramel pretzel ice cream bars? Umm, flippin’ DELICIOUS.

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They’re also Cody approved, in case you were curious.

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Just kidding. Cody doesn’t eat chocolate.

But back to this glamping thing. I’ll have some more details to come, but let’s just say that me being excited (although, crazy anxious about leaving my baby for a few days…tear!) about the whole trip is quite the understatement. And even cooler (is it even cool to say that?)? Skinny Cow Ice Cream and Candy is currently running a Girls Gone Glamping Sweepstakes where YOU can win a glamping trip for you and your bestie!

So how does it work?

  • STEP 1: Pick up your fave Skinny Cow Ice Cream or Candy
  • STEP 2: Enter your code on glamping.skinnycow.com
  • STEP 3: Get entered to win one of the grand prizes (drawings every two weeks) and find out instantly if you have won a glamping prize!
  • *FYI: You can also get a free code at http://glamping.skinnycow.com. Follow the instructions on the code entry page to obtain a free code and the free code will populate in the Code Entry field.

I’ll be checking in with some more details on my upcoming trip and the trip that you could potentially win later next week, so stay tuned. Winking smile

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“You can truly have it all with Skinny Cow Ice Cream and Candy – incredibly delicious and indulgent yet ridiculously sensible! This summer, Skinny Cow is inspiring our girlfriends everywhere to have it all again by going glamping! Think camping with all the glamorous resort frills – bubble baths, candlelight dinners, feather pillows and so much more. Skinny Cow’s Girls Gone Glamping Sweepstakes is taking 9 lucky winners and their besties on the glamping getaway of a lifetime!”

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Skinny Cow and by Nestle via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Skinny Cow.”

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1 Linz @ Itz Linz April 24, 2014 at 7:08 am

i love all skinny cow desserts!! have so much fun!!
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2 Lauren April 24, 2014 at 7:13 am

Ah, glamping sounds like so much fun! I hate camping but I could definitely get down with some glamour in the outdoors. Have so much fun!

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3 Brynn April 24, 2014 at 7:35 am

Glamping is the way to go! I have gone camping a few times and I just do not find much enjoyment in sleeping in a tent. Sounds like a fun trip!
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4 Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine April 24, 2014 at 7:44 am

Glamping sounds like an activity I really, really need to try out. and those pretzel bars. mmmm!

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5 Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) April 24, 2014 at 7:47 am

David would shake his head in shame if I suggested glamping over camping, but I can’t deny it sounds pretty fabulous ;)

Enjoy all your travel!
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6 Emily April 24, 2014 at 7:49 am

So very cool Court! As I’m about to embark on my not-so-glamping camping trip, I’m jealous! Have a fantastic time :)

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7 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl April 24, 2014 at 8:00 am

I’m just slightly jealous of your glam media trip! Now that’s my kind if camping! Love skinny cow products!
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8 Kim @FITsique April 24, 2014 at 8:23 am

OK, I can get on board with Glamping!!! I love the outdoors but am not always the tent and no shower kind of girl so I think this would be awesome! I can’t wait to enter!!!
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9 Tori April 24, 2014 at 8:31 am

No way, what part of Montana?! I’m in the Billings area; but anywhere you go it’s gorgeous! I just love the mountains :-) Have fun glamping!
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10 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat April 24, 2014 at 8:32 am

This sounds like so much fun! I’m not a fan of camping, but glamping I could definitely do! ;-) Have a great time!
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11 Tiff April 24, 2014 at 8:38 am

OMGoodness, so jealous!! That’s my kinda camping!
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12 Chrissy @ Pink Polish and Running Shoes April 24, 2014 at 8:51 am

I love Skinny Cow, especially the chocolate ice cream cones! Also, glamping is the perfect type of “camping,” which I’m usually not a fan of.

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13 Ashlee @ Ash's Right Direction April 24, 2014 at 8:55 am

I am so jealous of your adventures! I would love to try Glamping :) We used to go camping before we had Mason. This year we are going to attempt it with Mason for the first time. We are hoping that he will do great at age 2 and enjoy it.

Love Skinny Cow!!!
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14 Kelsey April 24, 2014 at 9:03 am

AH I am from Montana! Was so excited to read this post this morning! Where are you going glamping? I am guessing Paws Up… excited to see pics and hear about your trip!

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15 Marissa Lucero April 24, 2014 at 9:20 am

I love real camping, too… but this sounds SO fun! And relaxing!
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16 Kaleigh April 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

I live in Montana, how exciting!!! And I totally agree with all of your best of both worlds comparison, esp the treadmill and beer and target shirt with designer jeans! Haha

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17 Shel@PeachyPalate April 24, 2014 at 9:47 am

Oh my lord that is going to be such a fun trip!!! Seriously super excited to vicariously go glamping through your recap and pics!

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18 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries April 24, 2014 at 10:13 am

How FUN! I’d be ALL about “glamping”! You will have the best time! Wish I could be there with you… ;) Blend at the beginning of June will be the first time I’m leaving Hunter overnight, and I’m already feeling anxious about it. Good thing both Lucas and Hunter have good daddies to take care of them while we’re away. Looking forward to hearing about all the details of your trip!
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19 Natalie @ Free Range Human April 24, 2014 at 10:13 am

Montana is truly beautiful. We did five day backcountry trip there a few years ago, and it is definitely one of the most beautiful wild places.
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20 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run April 24, 2014 at 11:08 am

How FUN! I can’t watit to hear about your video shoot, too!!

Where is Montana are you headed!?

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21 Betsy April 24, 2014 at 11:41 am

I’m so excited for you, glamping in Montana sounds amazing!

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22 Becky@TheSavedRunner April 24, 2014 at 12:02 pm

That ice cream partnership is perfect for you. :) I can’t wait to hear about the glamping! It sounds so much fun!

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23 Alaina April 24, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Courtney, you do realize you’re becoming famous, right? : )

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24 Courtney April 24, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Hahahaha…I don’t know about THAT! ;)

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25 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles April 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm

I went camping a lot when I was a kid, but I think ‘glamping’ sounds more up my alley these days! ;-) This looks like it’ll be so much fun!
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26 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun April 24, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I have never been glamping before but it sure does seem like the way to go! Have a blast :)
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27 Polly @ Tasty Food Project April 24, 2014 at 2:13 pm

This sounds like so much fun! I can’t wait to hear more about it!

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28 Paige April 24, 2014 at 5:40 pm

You’re going to have a blast! I’m from Montana, and it’s SOOO beautiful. Especially in a glamourous camping location like you’re going to! :)

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29 Hilary April 24, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Ok when I heard glamping I was skeptical at first but that sounds so fun!
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30 Tyna April 25, 2014 at 12:06 am

Greeting fellow Glamper! Over at We Heart This we are SO excited for this amazing trip – Montana and the Paws Up Resort look incredible. And we are so excited at the thought of meeting some fabulous new bloggers! Can’t wait to meet you in person Courtney!
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31 Kelby April 25, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Enjoying the best of both worlds is the way to go! Sounds like a balanced way of living to me! Skinny Cow has got it all figured out ;) Have fun glamping…those tents look BEAUTIFUL! xo Kelby
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