Painting like Ross, except not.

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Have you ever tried painting? I attended a paint nite at the local bar with a friend and had great fun! I only wish we had more time to paint. Their paintings are very easy to manage and fun too. I attempted some Bob Ross reflections and happy trees. But I think I need to […]

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To buy or not to buy an electric bike?

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Now that warmer weather is here, it’s time to start putting the winter clothes away and get ready for spring. All the snow has melted in my neighborhood, so we are left with mud and grass patches. I’m still considering purchasing an electric bike but still feel uneasy about the idea. I love biking to […]

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Garden Update 03/15

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Tax season is upon us! Well, some people wait until the due date because their taxes are complicated. Luckily mine isn’t there yet, so I spend the entire day working on my taxes. Happy adulting. In other adulting news, I started working on my garden plans for this year. I’m still going with the salsa […]

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Bunnies Everywhere!

white bunny available for adoption

With the development that’s occurring in our neighborhood, several bunnies have been displaced and are all over the neighborhood! They are so cute but are terrorizing our yard. So, my neighbor has been slowly catching them and releasing them to animal control. Have you heard of people giving bunnies for Easter and then releasing them […]

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Home: Trying out a new scent

Have you ever walked into a place and instantly knew you didn’t fit in? Or even the opposite? Have you ever walked into a room and felt like you were at home? I’ve experienced both situations at various points in my life and it got me thinking about home. How do you define home? What […]

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How I’m changing this year’s Valentine’s Day Dinner

As Valentine’s Day gets closer, I always start to think about quick ideas to celebrate the day. I usually celebrate with a dessert and glass of wine. I’m not one to celebrate at restaurants or vacations as I’m usually busy working. While working as a ski instructor, I always joked that we should have chairlift […]

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My five favorite snacks for the Super Bowl

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Living in the United States, it’s a given that every year you watch the Superbowl, even if it is just for the commercials. A friend of mine hosts a Super Bowl party every year, filled with friends and snacks. Now that I am focusing on eating healthy, I realize that eating several slices of pizza […]

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A Case for Darkness

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Photo by Aperture Vintage This past week we learned that the United States Men’s National Soccer Team will not be in the World Cup. Supporting the USMNT is really fun for me and it sucks that I won’t be rooting for them this time. But hey, Wales is killing it and my Uncle is here […]

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An impromptu trip to Zion National Park

Laurel at Zion National Park

This weekend I went on an impromptu trip to Utah’s first national park: Zion National Park. Originally, I had planned to visit Pando, the Trembling Giant, but I stumbled across an open campsite in Zion and jumped on it. So I found a dog sitter and hopped in the car with the hubby for our […]

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My best advice for improving confidence

Selfie of Laurel downhill mountain biking

Every once in a while, I go through moments in my life where I can sense my self-confidence diminishing. The trigger can be large or small—a negative review from my boss on a project I’m working on, a snarky comment from a friend, or forgetting something important. What we need to remember is that our […]

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