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”

Dog Training and Puzzle Toy Haul

To kick off the summer, and prepare for our loads of indoor time while the desert heats up, my dog Dart and I recently grew our collection of fun toys! Though I love my local pet store, we found some really awesome new dog supplies online this time. To ward off any summer boredom, weContinue reading “Dog Training and Puzzle Toy Haul”

Five Things to Know Before Getting a Guinea Pig

Bringing home a new pet is a big decision. Despite how tempting it is to splurge and bring home a new fur baby from the pet store, there a few things to consider before adding a guinea pig to your family long-term. Feeding, cleaning, and hanging out with your pet is another time commitment toContinue reading “Five Things to Know Before Getting a Guinea Pig”

Vacation Hacking with Vacation Races

We did it! We attended our first ultra marathon experience, but only as volunteers. Last weekend we broke out our newish tent, loaded up the Nissan Rogue, and drove over to enjoy the Bryce Canyon Ultra Marathons in Hatch, Utah with Vacation Races. Race-goers ran, walked, hiked, and stumbled their way through wild courses rangingContinue reading “Vacation Hacking with Vacation Races”

Six Quick Changes to Save the Earth (and Probably Save Money)

Earth Day was almost a month ago, but any day is the perfect time to start being more eco-friendly. Environmentally conscious products, legislation, and other initiatives abound. Here are some of the ways, simple or complicated, that I’ve adjusted my mindset, transportation, and other habits to be more ‘green,’ starting right at home. Reduce waterContinue reading “Six Quick Changes to Save the Earth (and Probably Save Money)”

A Weekend (Mostly) Unplugged

With a whirlwind of recent activity at our house, and a milestone anniversary, it was time to kick back and enjoy some backyard camping at our house this weekend. After 1 foster kid and 4 foster kittens moved out it became clear that I needed plenty of time to recharge. Here are some of ourContinue reading “A Weekend (Mostly) Unplugged”

Celebrating National Pet Day

Just about every day is pet day at our house, but when given a national day to recognize our pets, I say go for it! Let’s be honest, my dog Dart is kind of my main man (sorry, husband); however, both of my guys have been getting a little neglected recently thanks to four newContinue reading “Celebrating National Pet Day”

The Inaugural Saguaro Half Marathon with Vacation Races

Wow, it’s been a big Spring Break! From getting a new electric car, to taking a road trip to Tucson AZ, to bringing home 4 foster kittens, the last week and a half have been non-stop for our family. With how busy we’ve been, it’s easy to quickly forget I just tackled the biggest distanceContinue reading “The Inaugural Saguaro Half Marathon with Vacation Races”

River Mountain Loop Trail: Part 2

The countdown is officially on- my first half marathon is not getting cancelled and I’m going to have to attempt a distance I never thought would be possible! This week I decided to continue my training on the River Mountain Loop Trail that crosses through Henderson, Boulder City, and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.Continue reading “River Mountain Loop Trail: Part 2”