Scrapbook: The Cataract Canyon

The Cataract Canyon stretches along 100 miles of the Colorado River through Utah and is truly a remarkable place. My husband and I visited Moab, UT and embarked on a 4-day, 3-night rafting trip down the river. We covered the entire 100 miles on nothing but a raft. We slept under the stars (without tents), hiked plateaus, swam through rapids, paddled our way through white water, and met incredible people.

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Five Things

If you tuned into the blog earlier this week, you would know that I’m working my way through the Whole30 program. To be honest, it’s not as hard as I thought it would be. Although, I’m just a week and a half in! One of the ideas in the book is to stop viewing food as a reward, but to do something else for yourself instead. I was thinking of booking a massage or a facial, but….guess what’s opening soon!Five Things Read More…


Why I’m Doing the Whole30 Program + Week 1 Meal Plan

Please note that I am not a nutritionist. I am simply sharing my experience with this program. Consult your doctor before starting any program. This is not a sponsored post. 

By now, many of you have probably heard of, and even tried, the Whole30 Program. The Mr. and I have been wanting to try it for a year now (see my previous post with recipe here), but living on an island with very limited access to fresh produce and meat, made it too difficult. Now that we’re living within walking distance of Whole Foods, the time was right. 

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Five Things

Thanks to a civic holiday on Monday, I’ve enjoyed a short work week, which suits me fine as I’m still recovering from an amazing, wine-filled vacay in Sonoma and San Francisco. I’ll be sharing my vacation scrapbook next week so tune in for that!

This week was jam packed with fun. I golfed twice, celebrated a milestone birthday for the Mr., and of course, devoured the new Harry Potter book. Did you read it? It’s more like a short story, but it’s still fantastic!

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Summer Projects for Kids: DIY Allowance Jars

This school year my daughter turns 7 (crazy!), and I think she’s at the perfect age to start teaching her about money. She’s just starting to count with money and since she’s constantly asking if we can buy something whenever we enter a store, what better way to teach her about money than with an allowance? 

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Five Things

Today is a super special day for me, and I so wish I had a picture already to share. I’m going to the circus!!! First time ever! I can’t tell you how excited I am. I told Gwyneth we were going and she said, “You mean like a real circus with animals and clowns and stuff?” “Yup!” I replied. “Oh, okay, but I don’t really like clowns all that much.” My response, “Nobody does, honey, but that’s okay; it’ll still be fun!!!” 

As a note, my mom actually likes clowns. She has a small collection of figurines that’s she’s created over the years. I know now why I love scary movies so much…there was a stuffed clown that hung over my bed as a child. I must have become immune to all scary things in the process!

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