Winter Wonderland

Having grown up in the wet, cold, climate of Seattle, you would think I’d like it or at least be used to it. Nope, at all.  Once you throw in the snow of the winter months, I really don’t want to go outside; but with the winter snow comes beauty.

Rarely do I ever want anything to do with the snow, unless I can be bribed to do an activity involving Bailey’s in my coffee. Even though I call Washington home, exploring the huge state never gets old. This year I decided to give my favorite summer hikes, as well as some new ones, a try in the winter. I googled “Best Winter Adventures” and the rest is history. Each weekend in January, as well as February, was going to be filled with a new snow covered adventure! (more…)

Aging in our 20’s

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Aging gracefully is the hopeful goal of women everywhere, isn’t it? As we all know wrinkle-free will never be an option, but we would all like to look dang good as the decades go by. As many articles, beauty professionals, and even our own dermatologists have told us, the key to a beautiful complexion is daily care and smart prevention.  For those of us in our twenties, where do we actually start?

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Cruisin’ Down The Coast

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Since moving to California I’ve always wanted to take a road trip down the coast. With our late summer finally coming to an end and the seasons changing with all the wonderful colors and leaves falling, I couldn’t think of a more beautiful time to travel. A day road trip ending in Big Sur sounded like the perfect place for hikes, ocean side views, and quiet beach days.

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Grand Canyon

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For years I have wanted to take a helicopter ride. On a recent trip to visit a friend in Vegas before she moved, it felt like the perfect opportunity. Taking a tour of the strip at night was on the agenda, until we found a company that took helicopter rides into the Grand Canyon and we were sold on our new adventure. (more…)

Garden of the Gods

 

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Whenever I travel, I always make it a priority to clear my work schedule and find some time for a nature activity. Whether it’s a hike the locals suggest, something I found on google, or a place I’ve been craving to go; I always enjoy getting out and seeing the city from a different view. On a recent trip to Colorado Springs, the Garden of the Gods was the perfect breath of fresh air I needed after a flight. (more…)

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