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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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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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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Star Party at a National Park

telescopes pointed towards a stary night sky

This summer, I made it a goal of mine to visit Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, USA. I had heard about the cliff dwellers throughout my life and decided it was time to see these buildings in person. It was a spontaneous trip, planned around visits to visit family in New Mexico. I didn’t […]

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Why is it so hot?

In my mind, I’m still this strong, athletic teenager who can ski any run and bike all afternoon. In reality, I’m an average adult who sits at a desk 40 hours a week and gets outside sometimes. These two perspectives are not in tune and I didn’t realize it until I went mountain biking.

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Garden Update 07/13

I’m so excited, some of my plants are still alive! This is the first time I’ve attempted a garden on my own. I grew up with a garden, my mother enjoyed planting vegetables in our backyard. I have the basic idea down, but now I am trying this on my own. It’s awesome. And hard. […]

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