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I am fighting so hard to perk up over here! Do you ever have one of those days where you feel like you are fighting back a yawn, like, all day? But I’m chugging along, don’t you worry! We are officially at the 8 week mark until the 2013 Phoenix Summit Challenge.  Who has time […]

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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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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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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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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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It’s about that time of year when everything gets a little fried around here.  And I’m not just talking about the residents.  Phoenix in July is brutal with monsoon season making everything extra hot and sticky, and August doesn’t bring a whole lot of relief.  Here’s what’s happening around our garden right now. We had […]

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I had such a great Sunday morning! I really hope you did too.  I spent the first part of my day hiking, laughing hysterically and witnessing a gorgeous sunrise with one of my best friends.  There are few things that get better than this.  Here are some photos from our latest training day hiking “Dixie […]

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I hope everyone is having a good week so far! Mine has been… interesting. Work is unpredictable, people are cranky from the heat, and I’m ready to run away to a deserted island. But fear not, my friends! For the garden is totally reliable this time of year, and it keeps me in town if […]

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Today was a sad, sad day for me. I had to trade my flip flops for heels, cut-offs for a skirt and leather bracelets for a watch. I always struggle with the first day back to work after a really great vacation, don’t you? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? My brain is all mushy […]

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  I hope everyone is finding a way to stay cool in the summer heat.  Because we are melting here in Phoenix.  I heard our record highs made national news, and I know there were a lot of Facebook posts around here that included pictures of in-dash temperature gauges reaching well-done hamburger temps.  I managed […]

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