Tag: life by design

Scotts Bluff National Monument – Walking on the Oregon Trail: 7/19

After we left North Dakota, we made our way toward Denver. We stopped and stayed in Scottsbluff, NE for several days. We were pleasantly surprised by this quaint little town. It was quite lovely with much to do. We camped at a campground right on the river. There is a zoo and awesome playground

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Death Valley National Park : Not a Valley of Death at all – 11/18

Our visit to Death Valley National Park was our second attempt. Our first one was spoiled by a stomach bug that struck over Mother’s Day. I was the only mother in the laundromat on that Sunday doing puke-soiled bedding! LOL We stayed in Pahrump, NV for about a week over Halloween. We trick-or-treated at

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Valley of Fire, Hoover Dam, Lake Meade & Red Rock Canyon: Day Trips from Las Vegas -10/18

We had a busy couple of weeks visiting these awesome places! Our first was Valley of Fire that we hit on our way into Vegas from Zion National Park. We rolled up with house in tow and spent several hours marveling at the beauty of this place. It was beyond my expectations! We chose

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Yosemite National Park: 2018 – Part 2

It was nothing short of surreal to take my kids to this amazing place just before Memorial Day last year. It has changed quite a bit. Stuff has been renamed and the crowds are absolutely ridiculous in the valley. We got in super early one morning to do the stuff in the Valley, so

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Yosemite National Park: 2004

Part One Back in 2004, Mike and I headed out west for a couple of weeks to visit with friends in San Jose and go to Yosemite. It was like nothing I had ever seen! So incredible and amazing and completely awe-inspiring. It’s a place you must experience for yourself, as images do it little

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks : 5/18

We headed to Kings Canyon & Sequoia in mid May. They are technically separate parks but they are joined together physically. It was pretty amazing. Actually, it was quite mind-blowing. These trees are ginormous!! We could put at least 4 of our houses in many of them. That’s insane! If you’ve never seen these

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A very long, very overdue update

Yes, it’s been a while. A very loooooong time, in fact, since I’ve posted on my blog. The last time was after my friend Heidi passed away last Spring – over a year ago!! This time, it’s after my mom passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack on March 23rd in her apartment in

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Prague!!!!! 4/2018

The week after my mom’s memorial service in South Georgia in April, we headed to Prague for a week for DoTerra Essential Oils business training and sightseeing. What an amazing trip! We met so many awesome people and learned what it really takes to create a lasting residual income so we can be financially

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Saguaro National Park : 3/2018

I honestly can’t figure out why I can’t seem to keep up with sharing our adventures. I almost can’t stand getting on Facebook at all anymore. There is SO much negative energy that it’s quite sad, really. Is it that I don’t have the time? Do I not have a good connection and enough

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White Sands National Monument : 3/2018

Back in March, we had a super-crazy idea one day when we woke up in Cortez, Colorado. We had just arrived in CO Saturday after driving all day from Salt Lake. The day before on Friday we were skiing and snowboarding at Brighton resort. Sunday we spent all day in Mesa Verde National Park.

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Figuring out the "new normal" of working from home while kids are also there doing school?

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Bring Sanity To Your Home!

The Busy-O-Meter is a FREE family craft project that is designed to create a simple way to remind kids when parents and siblings are busy or on important business or school meetings, calls, or Zoom meetings.

Your kids will have fun making it (it’s a great homeschool activity),  and you’ll have fewer interruptions during the day.

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Busy-O-Meter!!

This is a family craft project that will help your kids visually SEE when it’s OK to interrupt you during the work day.

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