Thanksgiving table game! Forehead detective.

Last year for Thanksgiving, we played the forehead detective game, and it was such a laugh. Sometimes I get frustrated playing this game (i.e. if I am the last to figure my name out,) but that is because I don’t like losing. haha. This game can be played many ways, but ultimately the goal remains […]

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Thanksgiving recipes: Sweet Potato bites.

Ever since we got married, our Thanksgivings have been with friends. I always volunteer to bring “appetizers” (and desserts) I can’t tell you how nice it is to bring something unique, flavorful, and EASY to make. A few years ago I found this recipe on BUZZFEED, and it has been a CROWD FAVORITE. Thanksgiving Sweet […]

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Ways to make friends as an adult

It seems like we just moved to Georgia, and we are moving again in November! This lifestyle (military) requires an adaptable and adventurous spirit- that’s for sure! People ask me all the time how I feel about moving. I’ll be honest- the first few weeks in a new place are always difficult. My heart is […]

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travel diary: Atlanta Braves

September, 2018 Dear diary, Today we went to see the Atlanta Braves play. It’s funny, my strongest and most powerful memory of baseball comes from my Grandmom. She was a huge Phillies fan, in fact I  distinctly remember her sitting in her kitchen acutely listening to the game on the radio. When that game was […]

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holiday family photo strategy

It’s no surprise that J and I like to take family photos. It’s nice to look back in years to come and have those family pictures. J’s mom and sister came to visit over Thanksgiving and we enjoyed a week of FUN outdoor activities, and we also took some families photos. It’s hard when you […]

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a holiday- themed paint night

J and I love a good paint night. I found this great holiday-themed watercolor tutorial online for (one of) our December “date-night-paint-nights” and not only did they both turn out so well, we completely enjoyed ourselves. We cranked up the old holiday Spotify Christmas classics, watercolor paper, brushes, paint, and oil pastels, and voila! Magic in the making. […]

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Chop it, Trim it, Charlie Brown.

This year J wanted to cut down our tree. There is something romantically sentimental about chopping down your own Christmas tree…..in theory. Perhaps in some states, that idea carries through from forest to living room and you end up with a full, vibrant fern. But in the northern Alaskan hills- the picture isn’t painted quite so […]

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Hatcher Pass: A travelers diary

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” -John Muir It has been a while since I put pen to paper, or fingers to keys (as the case may be.) We have done quite a bit of traveling up here in “great white north” the “forgotten state” the “state no one ships packages to for […]

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Everyone focuses on the end, what about the beginning?

Exploration. Adventure. Pursuit. In search of the new, unclaimed and excited. Is to explore always to discover? Can we not simply relish the stillness, take in the varying tempos, absorb the colors, observe the rhythms, and cherish the beauty that surrounds us? An explorer will seek new worlds and grand adventures, but no two adventures look […]

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climb. slip. cry. control?

Should I wear boots? No. It’s spring! The ice should be melted. We make our way up the mountain, along the windy roads, singing along to the “Wake Up Happy” playlist Spotify created especially for us. What a Saturday. What a weekend. What a relief to have some time in nature, time away from our busy […]

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