Everything You Need To Make A Stock Tank Pool

Hello everyone! It's stock tank pool season and we can't be more excited! It's always such a fun time when you can go out into your own backyard and dip in the cool water on a hot day. Maybe even invite some friends over and sip some cocktails.

We've had a lot of questions recently about a certain pool part that is currently unavailable. We have found a solution until the part becomes available again. We are looking into a third option as well as we definitely want to make sure that we can all keep DIYing our own stock tank pools!

So first, we want to talk about everything you need to set up your pool.

1. Stock Tank / Our stock tank is 8 ft. wide. You can get a metal one at your local co-op or
get a poly one on Amazon.
2. Above Ground Pool Pump
3. Weatherproof Silicone Sealant
4. Hole Saw with Arbor
5. Plunger Valves
6. Second Pool Outlet This is the outlet that is out of stock. These two pieces will work in it's place: Inlet Connector + Jet Nozzle
7. 3 Rubber Washers
8. Strainer Nut 
9. Chlorine Tablets
10. Floating Pool Dispenser
11. Water Testing Kit

On another note, we started a whole other website just for everything stock tank pool! Check it out here: Stock Tank Pool Authority. If you are thinking about making a stock tank pool, you'll want to head over there and read everything there is to know about the project over on that website or on our blog here.

Stay tuned for more information about stock tank pools from tips to our favorite accessories. And if you post about your stock tank pool on social media, don't forget to tag us @heywanderer or @stocktankpool and with the hashtag #stocktankpool. Happy DIYing!

5 Steps For Healthy Hair

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Some people are blessed with healthier hair than others. Savannah is one of those people. She can abuse her hair and you'd never know it. She has this thick and indestructible hair. Let's all take a minute to hate on her. I'm kidding. For those of us who aren't genetically blessed in the healthy hair department, there are steps we can take to have healthy hair! Today we are partnering with Pantene to bring you 5 steps to take towards healthier hair. It just takes a little more attention!

1. Trim consistently // There is a lot we can do to prevent split ends and damaged hair, but nothing will make the hair look healthier than a good trim. Getting your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks keeps your ends looking neat and prevents your hairstylist from having to take even more hair off if you wait too long.
2. Repair + Prevent// Ok so you've already damaged your hair. We get it. We don't always follow our own advice. Well I have so good news for your. Pantene has a new product called Intense Rescue Shots, imported from Brazil. This new formula contains Pantene's famous Pro-Vitamin B5, natural glycerin, and strengthening lipids which gives your hair flexibility to handle all the wear and tear you put on your hair. So it helps prevent damage and helps repair your hair when it is damaged. What I really liked about this product is that it washed cleanly and didn't leave my hair feeling weighed down.

Pantene's Intense Rescue Shots are easy to use. Just shampoo like normal and once a week use one shot in place of your conditioner. Apply generously from root to tip targeting areas that see the most damage, leave in for 30 seconds, and then rinse for 30 seconds. Don't over-rinse!
3. Wash less// I know some people swear that they have to wash their hair everyday. Trust me. I promise you don't. Start by washing your hair every other day, and it may be greasy at first. Stay strong. Your hair will adjust. Use dry shampoo to get you through these days. Savannah and I both only wash our hair once a week. You can do it! When you wash your hair everyday, you are stripping your hair of the natural oils it produces to keep your hair from drying out. So washing it everyday, you never get the benefit of those oils. The more you wash, the more oil your hair produces. I know it sounds crazy, but it's the truth.

4. Use less heat// Less heat = less damage. Let your hair air dry every once in a while. Sleep in braids to get a wave. There are a zillion no-heat hair curling options out there, so maybe commit to one day of no-heat styling. Anything you can do to limit the heat you put on your hair, the better.

5. Protect// If you do have to blow dry your hair or use a curling iron or straightening iron, your hair is getting damaged from the heat. Use a protectant spray to put a barrier between your hair and your hot tool.
So even if you are like us and you have excessively styled your hair over the years, you can still experience a great hair day! Just pick up some Pantene Intense Rescue Shots and start taking a little more care of your hair.

A Weekend in Lexington, KY Travel Guide

We visited Lexington, KY in early March and the weather was not cooperative unfortunately. Nonetheless we made the most of it. Lexington is a cool city to visit and I would definitely recommend visiting when the weather is warmer. Every time I have visited has been in the winter and so I haven't really gotten the chance to experience Lexington at it's best. All that say, below is all places we went during our weekend in Lexington. We even recorded a vlog while we were there, so don't forget to watch it below to see a video tour of the castle!
The Kentucky Castle- You guys, you can stay in a castle! You can also stay in a castle that the Queen of England stayed in. That's right. The Queen stayed at The Kentucky Castle one time when she came to Lexington for the Kentucky Derby. This castle has a really cool story. It was built in the sixties when a husband wanted to impress his wife by building her a castle. Well unfortunately for them they got a divorce and for 3 decades the castle sat unoccupied. Someone wanted to buy the castle and it took him years to track down the owner and finally convince him to sell it. When the new owner was almost finished remodeling the castle to turn it in to a hotel, it burnt down! Can you believe that?! So it was rebuilt again and was finally opened as a hotel.
The service was incredible and we loved our rooms. I would love to come back when it's warmer so I can appreciate their outdoor space more. They are adding some additional spaces like yurts and a barn, so that will be really cool.
I cannot forget to mention that their food is incredible. If I were going to recommend eating one meal there it would be dinner. Their breakfast was good but if you were only able to eat one meal there, I would definitely recommend dinner. We had a charcuterie board that was seriously the best one I've ever had. Savannah and I had their filet mignon and my mom had their tuna. We were all very pleased. All of their food is farm to table and the menu changes often. Even if you can't stay in the hotel, you should definitely eat dinner here. But also, you should stay in the hotel.
The Kentucky Horse Park- Savannah and I visited here a few years ago on another trip to Lexington and we love it. I do wish we could have come when it was warmer because there aren't as many horses to see in the winter time. We got to see a 19 hand Clydesdale horse- that is huge in case you don't know horse terminology. We also were able to see a few past Kentucky Derby Winners. When the weather is warmer you can see horse shows. 

The Summit at Fritz Farms- If you are wanting to do some shopping this is a cool an outdoor shopping area that is worth a visit. They also have several restaurants and we ate at Honeywood Restaurant. 

Honeywood Restaurant- We all loved our dinner here and I always appreciate a menu that clearly marks whether or not something is gluten free or not. The use the term wheat free instead of gluten free because of the cross contamination issue. However, I was assured they did what they could to prevent this. I was even able to eat hoecakes which are similar to cornbread! We loved the decor as well. 

County Club- We didn't eat here this visit but we did on our last time here and we loved it. When you don't visit a place often, it's hard to go back to the same place twice. Especially when new restaurants are popping up all the time. With that said, Savannah was really bummed to not have been able to go back and eat here again. 

The Amsden- They have a super cute coffee shop in this building that also has a bourbon bar and a mercantile. 

Daily Offerings- Our refuge in the storm. When the rain was blowing side ways and we didn't know what we were doing or where we wanted to go, we headed here. When in doubt, a cup of coffee is always the answer. 

Heritage Antiques- We just randomly ended up walking in here. I love antique shops- more than my mom and Savannah but they are kind enough to indulge me. They both think I spend too much time looking at every little thing, but there are so many treasures hiding in antique shops. The stained glass windows upstairs are worth the visit alone.

I would love to be able to go back to Lexington and check out Keeneland or the big event, The Kentucky Derby. It's only a 3 hour drive from Nashville so it's a great place for a weekend trip!

Don't forget to check out our vlog below!