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Summer Must Haves

Summer Must Haves

Happy Summer! Did you think it would ever get here? I was beginning to wonder, time has been moving so slow. Finally we get some great weather and time to spend outdoors with family and friends. If we are not vacationing, we are making our homes feel like a vacation....

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Spring Goodies to Perk You Up!

Spring Goodies to Perk You Up!

Spring is almost here guys! Who needs a little pick-me-up? I'm great until January, but when the holidays end, unless I'm traveling, I go into a bit of a slump. Time to do some upgrades, start gathering gear for spring and summer, and baby yourself a little bit. Here...

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Easy Last Minute Gifts: BOOKS

Easy Last Minute Gifts: BOOKS

Click HERE to read my 2020 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Books Make Easy Last Minute Gifts Looking for easy last minute gifts? It doesn't get much easier than books. Whatever your recipient likes, there's a book for it. Since a lot of us are staying home right now, we...

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Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Happy Holidays Guys! I'm feeling the spirit more than ever as I cling to tradition for dear life. Know what I mean? I'm so excited for Christmas and all the familiar smells, twinkling lights, and Christmas movies. This year my gift guide reflects a few things...

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Get Cozy with these Essentials for Fall

Get Cozy with these Essentials for Fall

Are you excited for fall? I am! It's my favorite season. The first day of fall through the end of December is my favorite time of year. The crispy leaves under foot, the smell of smoke from people's fireplaces, pumpkin-everything, hot apple cider, slippers, chunky...

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Camp Chef Pro 60X Review: Ultimate Foodie Camp Stove

Camp Chef Pro 60X Review: Ultimate Foodie Camp Stove

If you are a foodie that likes to camp and be outside, I have the perfect outdoor cooking system for you. It's the Camp Chef Pro 60X and it can do just about anything. I've been using it for about three weeks and I'm in LOVE with this stove and wondering how I've done...

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Camping Gear that Doubles as Emergency Preparedness

Camping Gear that Doubles as Emergency Preparedness

One great thing about being a camper is that you are automatically equipped for emergency preparedness to some extent. It's like a two for one, you buy gear knowing it will be fun and useful while camping and that it will also serve you should times get tough. I have...

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6 Holiday Gifts for Home Sweet Home

6 Holiday Gifts for Home Sweet Home

Part of the joy of travel is coming back to your cozy home sweet home. Gifts for travelers don't have to be all travel related, you want your loved ones to have a fabulous home too. Personally, I am equal parts traveler and homebody, just as obsessed with a beautiful...

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Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Modern Travelers

Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Modern Travelers

Here we go guys! It's that time again, we are about to hit a new decade, let's have a kick ass Christmas. I love the holidays, and I love finding the just-right gift for my loved ones, opting for quality over quantity. Here is the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for...

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Smithey Skillet Review: Perfect Cast Iron Egg Pan

Smithey Skillet Review: Perfect Cast Iron Egg Pan

Did you know that there is an ideal egg pan that is non-stick and non-toxic? The Smithey Skillet No. 8 cast iron skillet is the ideal egg pan. What's ideal? A pan that won't leach dangerous chemicals into your food while allowing your eggs to slide around without...

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4 Camp Chef Cast Iron Pans You Need Now

4 Camp Chef Cast Iron Pans You Need Now

You know I've been obsessed with cast iron cooking. Well, it goes past skillets now. There are other ways to delight in cast iron and Camp Chef has you covered with four excellent options you'll love. They are some of the most affordable cast iron out there, they are...

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Luxurious Organic ettitude Duvet Review

Luxurious Organic ettitude Duvet Review

We spend eight hours a day in bed, it should be luxurious and non-toxic. I want my bed to feel every bit as luxurious as the beds in a five star hotel, but I also want completely safe bedding. That's why I sleep with organic or Oeko-tek bedding. attitude is a new...

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Minimalist, Modern Milo Cast Iron Review

Minimalist, Modern Milo Cast Iron Review

I've been obsessed with cast iron cooking for three months. My food has never been better and somehow I'm under budget on my groceries. As someone who spends an insane amount of money on groceries, this is meaningful. We've been eating fairly healthy and homemade, and...

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Easy Vanilla Orange Olive Oil Cake Recipe

Easy Vanilla Orange Olive Oil Cake Recipe

Ever since my son and I shared a fabulous meal in Vancouver at Ask For Luigi, I've been meaning to try to make Olive Oil Cake because thier's was so good. And ever since I started cooking with cast iron, my cooking and baking has reached new levels. It's given me the...

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Stargazer Cast Iron Skillet Review: Functional Art

Stargazer Cast Iron Skillet Review: Functional Art

My obsession with cast iron skillets has led me to this beautiful Stargazer Skillet. Look at it. Don't you love that star on the helper handle? It's even more beautiful on the bottom where you can see the date stamped as well. I love that retro-ish starburst, it's...

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Field Skillet Review: Cast Iron I Can’t Live Without

Field Skillet Review: Cast Iron I Can’t Live Without

You know how important something is to you by asking "What would I grab if the house was burning down?" Apart from living creatures and photos, my answer was always my blender because I didn't want to be without my green smoothies. Well that has changed and now it is...

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE for MODERN TRAVELERS

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE for MODERN TRAVELERS

Here are my picks for holiday gifts for travelers, adventurers and those enjoying home sweet home. Hope you all have a season filled with Comfort and Joy! The O-Venture Rose Gold Big O Bracelet Bag & Coordinating Key Ring is something festive for the modern...

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Turn Your Patio into a Luxury Lanai

Turn Your Patio into a Luxury Lanai

When I'm traveling and staying at a luxury hotel, one of my favorite things is the outdoor living space that often comes with the room. Patios, balconies, lanais...these are magical little spaces of rejuvenation and respite for me. Every year when Crate and Barrel...

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Summer Cocktails Anyone?

Summer Cocktails Anyone?

This year I am obsessed with summertime patio living and what better way to celebrate the season than to make some pretty cocktails, light up the fire pit or tiki torches, and chill out with friends? I was never really into cocktails until a couple of years ago. I...

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Camp Chef Monterey Fire Table: Make Your Patio Luxurious

Camp Chef Monterey Fire Table: Make Your Patio Luxurious

One of my favorite things to do when I am traveling is hang out by the fire pits and fire tables at the hotels I visit. It's such a luxury to enjoy a fire with a cocktail or cup of tea, I've always wanted one for home. Well check this out, the Camp Chef Monterey Fire...

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Rogue Hazelnut Brews

Rogue Hazelnut Brews

All winter I have chosen dark porter and stout beers instead of my usual favorite, Hefeweizen. There is just something so cozy about a rich, dark, slow-sipping stout. From now on, that's what I'll be ordering during the winter. The darker the better and oh how I love...

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Eating Healthy after the Holidays

Eating Healthy after the Holidays

Have you been making an effort to eat extra healthy this month? After the holidays I'm usually focused on nutrient dense but light fare to get me back on track. Soups and salads are a great way to pack a lot of nutrition in a meal. Soup is also the perfect winter...

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Suerte Tequila: New Years Good Luck

Suerte Tequila: New Years Good Luck

Do you have your New Years evening planned yet? We are making Good Luck Noodles and Margaritas to ring in 2018. Not everybody wants champagne, and happily award winning Suerte Tequila provides the festive vibe and deliciousness worthy of celebration. Suerte means...

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Holiday Entertaining Inspiration

Holiday Entertaining Inspiration

Need some inspiration for those Christmas Cookies and Cocktails? Here are some holiday-specific cookbooks for you that will give you tons of ideas for parties, family night cookie baking and Christmas cocktails with your friends. I'm going to be baking up a storm the...

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Crystal Healing Every Day

Crystal Healing Every Day

Following my amazing experience at the Wellness Center at Garden of the Gods Club & Resort in Colorado, I've become a bit obsessed with the healing energy of gemstones and crystals. The session I had with Charlene Wang reignited my passion for these fascinating...

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How to Get Healing Benefits of Himalayan Salt in Daily Life

How to Get Healing Benefits of Himalayan Salt in Daily Life

After visiting the spa at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort, and sitting in their awesome Himalayan Salt Room, I got inspired to incorporate this healing salt into my daily life. Himalayan Salt is salt mined from ancient salt mines in Punjab. The potential benefits...

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Cookbooks for Fall & Winter

Cookbooks for Fall & Winter

Need some inspiration for holiday cooking? This is the time of year when we're all getting ready to hunker down a little bit. The crisp air calls for spices in our food, and heartier meals like soups, pastas, and stews. As soon as the leaves start to change, I begin...

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FarmHouse Fresh: Spa At Home

FarmHouse Fresh: Spa At Home

When I was in Colorado this summer, at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, I had a chance to visit their spa which, to my delight, uses a lot of organic products in their treatments. When I'm traveling in a dry environment I turn into a little lizard very quickly because my...

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Halloween Reads: Fun for the Spookiest Day

Halloween Reads: Fun for the Spookiest Day

What are you doing this Halloween? I have some cheeky reads for you introverts out there that don't want to take part in the festivities, or some fabulous hostess gifts for those of you who do. So grab a pumpkin latte (or a pumpkin beer) and curl up with a book....

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Fizzics Original Draft Beer System

Fizzics Original Draft Beer System

Beer out of a bottle just doesn't taste the same as draft. I go through spells where I don't even want to drink it unless it's draft because there is such a huge difference to me. But, sometimes draft isn't available, and you're in the mood for a cold one. Well here...

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Kettle Pizza: Make Pizzeria Quality Pies on Your Grill

Kettle Pizza: Make Pizzeria Quality Pies on Your Grill

This summer I've been obsessed with outdoor cooking. I got my son a grill, and I've been on a tear making pizzas. Kettle Pizza is a great way to be able to use your grill for meat (my son is omnivore, I'm vegetarian) and make pizza all in the same time frame. We are...

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13 Summer Cookbooks

13 Summer Cookbooks

Need some summer food and drink inspiration? Here are some fabulous books that will help you with grilling, homemade ice-cream making and summer cocktail perfection. These books are so beautiful to look at, I think many of them are too pretty to keep on a shelf and...

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CampChef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven Review

CampChef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven Review

If you've been following me on social media, you know that lately I've been obsessed with making my own brick oven pizza. There are no decent pizza places where I live and after a recent Denver trip, where the pizza was amazing, I realized I was sorely lacking my...

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Maximus Coach Outdoor Smart Security Light

Maximus Coach Outdoor Smart Security Light

When you travel a lot, you give extra thought to home security. You can't help but wonder if everything is okay at home while you're away. The prevalence of security cameras on the market today is a welcome way to monitor your house while you're gone. The Maximus...

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Cycling in Vail, Colorado

Cycling in Vail, Colorado

Last summer when we were in Vail, our hotel, The Sebastian - Vail arranged for us to have bicycles throughout our stay. It was a wonderful perk. It kind of made the trip in a way because we went everywhere on our own time frame and it was fun to go. It's tradition for...

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Spa at Home with Body Back Vibe Massager

Spa at Home with Body Back Vibe Massager

You can't always go to a spa, but you can make your home feel more like a spa. One thing you do is get a Body Back Vibe Massager. Have you ever seen a massager like this? You will sometimes see them at spas and chiropractor offices. This is not your average...

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

I'm a total Christmas person. For me it's about the beautiful lights, seasonal food, and the coziness of being with people we love. For the last couple of years, I've been away from home on Christmas, so this year I am looking forward to hunkering down and snuggling...

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Luxe Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Luxe Holiday Gifts for Travelers

It's so fun giving gifts to like minded travelers because it's easy to give them something they'll love. They either want experiences (plane tickets, restaurant certificates, etc), gear (see my gear related gift guide HERE), or luxury items that they've experienced on...

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Galaxy Cocktail Set by Love & Victory

Galaxy Cocktail Set by Love & Victory

The cocktails I've tasted while traveling have inspired me to make beautiful drinks at home. Half the time they are mocktails, I just love a colorful beverage in a pretty glass. You can use healthful ingredients and still have the fun of a specialty drink at home....

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Novis Vita Juicer: Functional Art

Novis Vita Juicer: Functional Art

When I was in Zurich, I stumbled upon this amazing juicer that stopped me in my tracks. I was in Zurich West, a funky, interesting part of town with an eclectic variety of shops. And there it was, sitting on a table with kitchen stuff--The Novis Vita Juicer. As an...

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Red Flower Hammam Set

Red Flower Hammam Set

Don't you love to discover new things when you're traveling and then bring them home so you can relive it over and over? Well, I couldn't bring the Spa at Hotel Valley Ho back home with me, but I did get my hands on the lotions and potions they use for my favorite spa...

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How to Travel With Migraines

How to Travel With Migraines

I thought long and hard about whether I wanted to share this with you or not. It's not pretty. But travel is not always pretty and certainly life is not. I hate talking about my migraines. But if there is someone out there who wants to travel but finds themselves a...

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