With days getting shorter and cooler temperatures coming to Las Vegas, Dart and I have re-committed to getting outdoors more often. In April, Dart started on a weight loss journey that was quickly derailed when he ate more than 2 pounds of people food and got a generous dose of chocolate toxicosis too. Rather thanContinue reading “Making the Most of Our Outdoorsy Time”
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”
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”
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”
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)”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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)”
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