I’m more at home hiking mountains than I am in the kitchen. Preparing to cook for large groups gives me anxiety, at least it did until I got some serious pointers from my good friend, Heather Schlueter. Heather is a lifelong friend, literally! I met her the day she came home from the hospital. Over the years, I have been amazed at how she can do anything and I mean anything she puts her mind to. From being a championship diver to successful litigation attorney to CEO of a large medical practice. She has mastered the art of entertaining all while raising five children. She is now a bestselling author of two cookbooks for Instant Pot!
I love the holiday season. If you are like me, it is full of family, friends, shopping, eating and germs. As much as I enjoy this time of year, I always end up getting a bad cold or a tummy bug that seems to occur at the worst time. Luckily, this year I have a secret weapon and thanks to my friend, Lisa King sharing her insider tips, so do you!
I am so honored to be a guest writer on the blog, RISK BLOSSOMING. This is one of my favorite travel blogs! Check out this blog, I promise you, you will laugh, learn about life and be inspired to explore, discover and grow every day.
During the last few months I have gotten a number of messages asking me questions about what kind of gear is needed to start hiking. The simple truth is not much! When I started I really had no idea what I was doing and managed to wander around some local trails with just my regular sneakers.
Earlier this summer I had the thrill of driving through Moab, Utah on my way back from Colorado. I had a day to explore and that was not enough time! This place is famous for hiking, jeeping, biking and river rafting. It is the gateway to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. What a gateway it is!
Remember what we used to do before we had the internet? We actually went to bookstores and bought actual books. Like the majority of people I have fallen into the habit of just going online and ordering whatever I want to read and getting the digital version for my kindle or or computer.