Winter Run Motivation

On my birthday run I got to thinking. Mostly about how gorgeous the weather was – clear, crisp, just a slight breeze – and how it won’t last. In October things tend to turn in the PNW. The rain comes. The sun sets earlier. I end up on the treadmill more often than not. Which, […]

My Favorite Montana Small Businesses

I love exploring new shops and businesses when traveling, don’t you? I mean, I obviously appreciate the consistency of Target as much as the next girl, but Target is Target is Target everywhere you go. Small businesses, on the other hand, are unique and so regionally-minded. They give a true glimpse at life in their […]

A Night In the Sky at High Trek Adventures AND A GIVEAWAY!

Just 20 minutes north of Seattle near the new Paine Field in Everett you’ll find High Trek Adventures. The aerial rope and zipline course is impressive and incredibly safe. A real adventure for anyone who wants to spend a few hours in the air. With three ziplines and 60+ challenges across 3 tiers of rope […]

Free Tree Tracker For the 150 Hours Outside Project

I recently stumbled upon a fabulous “challenge” of sorts on Instagram — the 150 Hours  Outside Project. This sort of thing is totally up my alley and I immediately clicked through the hashtag to learn more.  #150hoursoutside was started by Leah McDermott of Your Natural Learner. All the details are here <<< read it :) Bottom line though, get outside more with your kids this […]

How I Got $200 For Our Disney Trip FREE

I’m feeling a touch guilty about sharing this post. But, I’m all about being transparent. Especially when it comes to family finances. And, I promised on Instagram Stories. So, here it is … So … here’s the scoop. In preparation for our last trip, I applied for the Disney Visa credit card.  To normal folk […]

5 Tips For Getting Outside No Matter the Weather

This post is sponsored by ClimateRight but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. The old me hibernated all winter. If the weather wasn’t ideal, there was no way I going outside. Count me out! Inside, with cocoa and slippers is where I preferred to be. Buuuuut, then I pieced together that my mental health […]

A Yes Day At the Zoo

This post is sponsored by Vanguard, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Thanks to Vanguard I was able to participate in a fun little “experiment” – I was given $160 to make a special memory. Why $160? Well, according to recent data, if you hold $10,000 in cash, you could earn […]

2018 Summer Bucket List

In the vein of my word of the year, the kids are crafting seasonal bucket lists. Well, that’s the plan at least, we’ve got our summer one ready and come fall and winter, we’ll brainstorm for those too. Bucket lists are great because they give us all something to look forward to, and, as you’ll see, apparently give me […]