Paleo Fat Tuesday Pancakes and How I Hit The Reset Button On Life

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Do you have a reset button?  A routine that helps you stop all the madness and take stock of your life? Slow down the crazy train… If you have been with me for awhile, you know that this time of year is when I manually press the reset button by making a big batch of […]

Friday Faves 2/16/2018

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Wahoo, TGIF! These are just a few of my favorite articles and links this week. Enjoy them. Then GET OUTSIDE! Grist Always looking for spots of sunshine and good news in today’s political climate (pun on words), I couldn’t help but be uplifted at the thought that everyday people are being spurred on to take […]

America’s First National Monument

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If I had to pick my absolute favorite national monument, it would have to be America’s first National Monument, Devil’s Tower. As an adult, I plan all my road trips (or any trip in the States for that matter) around how many national parks and monuments I can cram in.  When my mom and I […]

TMI: What It Really Means To Hike Like A Woman

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Editor’s Note:  You were warned. TMI. Back when I began my spring break saga last year, I told you that I was going to write that story in several different ways.  I wrote some pages on how to visit the national park and attractions that we stopped at along the way.  All Rated G kind […]

Atlatl: Making Connections With Our Nation’s History

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Do you believe that all things are connected? Coincidence?  I had an interesting thing happen to me while we were on our Colorado road trip in the summer of 2016 that has stuck in my mind ever since. If you remember when I wrote about taking a hike on the Layser Cave Trail up White Pass in […]

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

One of the things I began doing this summer was baking a variety of breads (sweet or savory), slicing them up and food sealing each one individually for the freezer.  Then, all I had to do is pop it in with my backpacking food and it would be ready when I needed it on the […]

Shambala Bakery & Bistro

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I can’t remember when the Shambala Farm first caught my eye but I have been an admirer ever since. Shambala is a permaculture venture offers hosted meal events for weddings and other celebrations but has now expanded to a farm-to-fork bakery and restaurant in the Skagit Valley area. When I heard they had finally opened their […]

Friday Faves 1/26/2018

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Wahoo, TGIF! These are just a few of my favorite articles and links this week. Enjoy them.  Then GET OUTSIDE! The Domestic Man 1.7 million visits. That is how many people have clicked on this recipe in the last 6 years!  He has an interesting technique for delivering the perfect steak and I’m guessing he […]