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One of our favorite salads is this savory grilled romaine salad I came up with a while back.  It makes eating healthy seem naughty, and it’s always been a hit when I make it for guests.  This recipe is great to serve alongside fish or steak.  Grilling brings out a smoky, heartier flavor in the […]

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Happy Sunday! And Football Season! And the promise of Autumn! I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Ours is ending very nice indeed.  I planned to get some pretty extensive yard work done today, but Mother Nature had other intentions and dropped a thunderstorm on me about halfway through.  Nothing like tilling and raking […]

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Is it me or did this work week take a while? Maybe it was the anticipation of the long weekend…or maybe it’s because I crammed a lot into this week! Either way, I’m glad for a break and thought I’d share another Pinterest project with you before checking out for the next few days. Click […]

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A couple of weeks ago, my hiking partner and I finally embarked on our first South Mountain hike. I think I worked myself up a little too much over this mountain range. I kept hearing how hard South Mountain is, but when compared to the most challenging mountain for us (Piestewa Peak), South Mountain isn’t […]

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Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone’s week is going well. For those of you who have kids or are around kids or heck, even remember being kids, you know it’s back-to-school time.  So for me, that means it’s finally time to get back to mentoring! After keeping in touch over the summer the good, old fashioned […]

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As promised, here are some of the photos from my recent trip to Los Angeles, California.  I had an amazing time visiting my friend, Dylan! He took me to some incredible vegan restaurants, and I got to meet his friends, go paddle boarding and explore the city.  We visited the Getty Museum, too, which is […]

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Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a great week.  I know mine flew right on by, and that’s the way I like it! Give me a weekend any time.  Last weekend I went to LA to visit a dear friend, and I’ll be posting some pictures of my trip very soon.  In the meantime, here […]

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Over the weekend, my hiking buddy and I registered for the Phoenix Summit Challenge we’ve been training for! The Seven Summit Challenge sold out in half an hour this year, so I was pretty stoked that we got in. But then I got really nervous. Like, bubble guts and everything. We are actually IN this […]

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