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Great Sand Dunes National Park: How to Have the Best Time- 8/19

We headed down to the Great Sand Dunes area of Colorado to visit with friends and to visit this national park. The Great Sand Dunes have been formed over thousands of years, as sand deposited by mountain streams and playa lakes on the San Luis Valley floor is carried in the form of small

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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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Yellowstone National Park : The FIRST National Park 9/18

“There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Three Tetons; and our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children’s children forever, with their

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Crater Lake National Park : It’s Really That Blue – 7/18

For the 4th of July weekend, we were fortune enough to snag a beautiful spot on Diamond Lake in Oregon. Oh my gosh…..I could spent my entire life in Oregon! We had too little time there. Our campsite was a gorgeous, mosquito-infested, roomy spot not far from the lake. We spent the day kayaking

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Lassen Volcanic National Park : Summertime Snow – 6/18

Lassen Volcanic National Park is a place that really surprised us. It has easily become one of our favorite parks. It was not a really big park, but it was so unique and beautiful and NOT crowded at all. The dominant feature of the park is Lassen Peak, the largest plug dome volcano in

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


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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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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