october favorites

As October has now comes to a close, I wanted to start a new topic that I’ll be posting each month. At the end of the month I’ll be rounding up my favorite things from that month! It may be things I’ve done, products I’m loving, or shows I’m watching that I think you’d all […]

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favorite books of 2019

It’s hard to believe that we’re already to November and there are just a few short months left before the new year! Before we know it we’ll be running around doing our holiday shopping, making baked goods galore, snuggling up watching Hallmark movies, and seeing the first snowfall of the year. Thanksgiving and Christmas are […]

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tips for hiking rocky mountain national park

Now that I’ve done all of the recaps for our trips this past year, I really want to dig in and provide more tips and details for any of you that may be taking these trips yourselves! After highlighting the Rocky Mountains in my Top 12 Favorite Adventures ever post, I thought that would be […]

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my top 12 favorite adventures of all time

Phil and I keep looking back on this year in awe of how much we’ve done. It’s incredible to realize that we’ve been to 5 states and 4 countries while also doing many firsts. We snorkeled in Mexico, went zip lining in Belize, skydived, and went horseback riding. Beyond the adventures, Phil ran a marathon, […]

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nashville’s broadway street and gulch area

Our year had been front loaded with travel between the cruise, PGA/Montauk, and Chicago! We had no formal plans for traveling in the Fall and winter after looking back at how expensive our year had been. It felt like a stroke of luck when Phil’s company encouraged him to attend a conference in Nashville, TN […]

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tips for making returning from vacation easier

Often when planning a trip the sole focus is on where you’ll stay, what you’ll eat, and what you’ll be doing. Of course, I agree that should be most of the trip planning focus however another important but forgotten element is what will be waiting for you at home when you return! This is something […]

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exploring, pa

At the end of July, we went on a family vacation where we stayed in a cabin-like resort in rural Pennsylvania. There was access to a small lake, a pool, a basketball court, and lawn games which is great when gathering a big group together. We got the entire family together on the first night […]

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