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!”

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”

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”