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”

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”

Las Vegas Must-See: Cactus Joe’s

With our most recent foster kiddo moved out, I’m in real danger of becoming a crazy plant lady or a crazy bird lady. In order to satisfy my cravings for more plants to nurture, I’ve decided it’s time to add more succulents to my office. This week we ventured to Cactus Joe’s, our award-winning BestContinue reading “Las Vegas Must-See: Cactus Joe’s”

Nine pet professionals to add to your dog’s team

Who has brought home a new pet during quarantine? According to the news, pet sales and adoptions have soared thanks to COVID-19. I honestly asked my dog yesterday, “what would I do without you during quarantine?” Clearly, there’d be a whole lot more of me talking to myself 🤣 If you’re one of the manyContinue reading “Nine pet professionals to add to your dog’s team”

Ten ways to prepare for you first dog-friendly road trip

Planning a family road trip with the dog can be tons of fun! There’s no worrying about finding a good kennel and hauling your pup over there to stay while you’re vacationing. With a little advanced preparation, you can have an enjoyable vacation for the whole family, pooch included. I don’t know about your dog,Continue reading “Ten ways to prepare for you first dog-friendly road trip”

The One Where Dart Went Swimming

It’s finally happened. My dog discovered there is a large body of water in our back yard. After weeks of ignoring our hot tub, and being especially afraid of the cover (it’s big and noisy), Dart realized he just HAD to go for a swim. Does anyone else’s dog have trouble turning off that doggie-paddlingContinue reading “The One Where Dart Went Swimming”

How to get organized for winter dog walks

BRRRR! We are getting down to the 30-50℉ weather and getting out for walks is tough! What can I say, we’re both weenies after moving from Indiana and acclimating to the Las Vegas desert heat. Taking Dart out in the winter involves a lot more preparation and gear, so this is how we stay organizedContinue reading “How to get organized for winter dog walks”