One Crunchy Week

This week my ‘granola’ side came out in full force. I pulled all the middle school home economics lessons from the back of my brain and set out to recycle, reduce, and reuse. Menus were created, shopping lists were made with precision, and we made use of every last bit of food that we could.Continue reading “One Crunchy Week”

Another Vacation Race Complete!

We did it! I finished another half marathon, and my husband and foster kid completed their first half marathon races. We stuck with Vacation Races of course, heading just a few hours over from Las Vegas, Nevada to Joshua Tree, California. Both are in the Mojave desert, making me think I had some sort ofContinue reading “Another Vacation Race Complete!”

What’s Vegas Like in the Fall?

Life in Las Vegas in the fall is the BEST! Not only do we have some of the prettiest mountain views all year round, but this is the time of year that it also starts to feel wonderful outside. Spring break visitors have it all wrong- fall is definitely the perfect season to visit LasContinue reading “What’s Vegas Like in the Fall?”

Visiting the Las Vegas Ballpark

This weekend we ventured out of the house for an evening of baseball fun with at the Las Vegas Ballpark. It may have been our first sporting event of the year, what were we waiting for?! A Minor League team, the Las Vegas Aviators have been in the area since 1983 but moved into theirContinue reading “Visiting the Las Vegas Ballpark”

Forging a Path to Financial Wellness

Now that I know it’s out there, I can’t stop seeing and hearing about the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement. According to Wikipedia, the FIRE financial movement has been around since the 2010s, and millennials have especially latched onto the idea. So where was I when everybody else was talking about it years ago?Continue reading “Forging a Path to Financial Wellness”

Preparing to Run a 30K Trail Race

I’ve signed up for my biggest race yet! With almost 10 months to prepare, there are plenty of questions going through my mind before I can truly start training to run 30 kilometers, or about 18.6 miles. Will I be ready in time, will my husband be ready in time, what if we get injured,Continue reading “Preparing to Run a 30K Trail Race”

The Cost of Going Solar (and Why We Haven’t…Yet)

You see them dotting the rooftops in almost every Las Vegas neighborhood; solar panels are a popular option to supplement your home’s electricity supply in the desert. With a husband that’s an electrician, and me an occupational therapist, I feel like we’re always discussing new ways to make our house more functional, efficient, or evenContinue reading “The Cost of Going Solar (and Why We Haven’t…Yet)”

Celebrating the Newest Teenager in our House

My young pup Dart is now thirteen years old! Though it’s true that we recently had a foster teen move into our house too, Dart wins the title of “newest teenager.” Look at how distinguished my old man is looking with his lightening chin hairs ❤ We first met our little Dart on August 7,Continue reading “Celebrating the Newest Teenager in our House”