san juan island kayaking
in Home, Life with a Triathlete


In the space of a month, David and I have had two non-triathlon getaways. Since it had been years when absolutely no training would be involved and all gear would be left at home, I wasn’t quite sure how we would handle this new found time together. But, we did and survived totally unscathed and argument free. Want to know our secret? The unspoken expectation…

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in Fabulous Finds, That's Life

Three Important Lessons I Learned About Using Diffusers

David and I have been LOVING our essential oils, but are definitely still newbies and in the learning phase.  But, I’d love to share with you three important things I learned about using my diffuser at night… 1.  Lavender is our thing. Seriously, it has been years since we have really slept thru the night; like not even get up to go to the bathroom.  Well,…

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weekend getaway
in That's Life, Travel Done Well

Can There Be Too Much Togetherness on a Weekend Getaway?

A weekend away together does not mean every minute has to be together. It’s been a long time since David and I did a weekend away that had nothing attached to it.  No seeing the kids; no visiting family; NO TRIATHLON; no concert; nothing… Just a weekend away. Sounds crazy, I know, with how much we travel.  We didn’t talk about expectations or make any…

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quinoa recipe with vegetables
in Good Eats, Recipes

Quinoa Recipe with Veggies

This Quinoa Recipe with Veggies is a fantastic side dish or main course! It’s easy to make and can easily adapted to your tastes! Quinoa has quickly become one of my favorite go to grains.  It’s easy, plays well with others in so many dishes, is high in protein, and tastes great.  I really love that it works equally well as a side dish or as a…

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in Home, Life with a Triathlete, Race Life, The Sport of Spectating


If you’ve been a trisupporter of a triathlete for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced this scenario at least once on race day: You’ve been good and planned ahead with your triathlete what time they expect to complete the bike segment. You’ve agreed on where you’re going to be along the spectating route and you’re there 20 minutes ahead of when they’re expected to…

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in Kids & Family, That's Life, Travel Done Well

The Amazing Benefits Of World Travel With College Kids

Children grow up way too fast and then all of a sudden, they are off to college. We have always been a family that travels and have taken the kids with us at all stages. But, after traveling so many years with them and them on their own, my husband and I have come to the conclusion that travel with college kids offers many benefits….

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