You know you are having a good week when someone you admire, respect and look up to honor’s you with a nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I am so touched and flattered that my friend Amy Lynn Kennedy of Your Favorite Chapter and IG @yourfavoritechapter, even considered me for this wonderful award given from bloggers to fellow bloggers who inspire creativity and positivity by bringing sunshine to the blogging community. Continue reading “THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD”
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!
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.
Hiking to see the waterfalls of Havasu was one of the toughest yet most amazing experiences of my life. The waterfalls are located deep in the Grand Canyon and are part of the Havasupi Tribal Lands. Havasupi is translated as “people of the blue-green water.” The water is a beautiful turquoise, unlike anything I have ever seen.
A few years ago I remember watching the T.V. show, Fear Factor. I thought the contestants in the show were insane. I couldn’t figure out why anyone would ever put themselves in such stupid, dangerous and disgusting situations.
Last week I survived my very own living episode of Fear Factor. Hiking in the Arizona Desert during the summer heat is scary enough. Add to it some poisonous snakes and wild animals and you have a show.