"Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow." So I decided to make the leap and move my blog to an easier to remember and better for personalizing site! I would absolutely love it if you all would follow me over, as I write for… Continue reading ANNOUCEMENT: WE’VE MOVED


Must See Hikes in Southern Arizona

"If you don't know where you want to go, it doesn't matter which patch you take." - Cheshire Cat, Alice In Wonderland I'm still in denial that it's the end of October 2018! I was looking back on 2017, which held a lot of surprises and lessons for our family. In December of 2016 we… Continue reading Must See Hikes in Southern Arizona

Clean Living

My Search for the Perfect Natural Deodorant (& What I Learned)

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself." - Coco Chanel Being an athlete & heavy sweater in high school, I was obsessed with antiperspirants. I put it on in the morning, before practice, after practice, AND before bed. I didn't mind sweating, but, for some reason, I was so paranoid about having arm… Continue reading My Search for the Perfect Natural Deodorant (& What I Learned)

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5 Green Cleaning Tips

"The world owes you nothing. It was here first." - Mark Twain Like most things in our life, we took (& are taking) baby steps in our non toxic journey. I get horrible headaches from artificial fragrances & conventional cleaning products, so scented sprays & harsh chemicals were kicked out. We wanted to cut down… Continue reading 5 Green Cleaning Tips


Visiting the “Salt Castle”

"Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow, until you find your dream." European cities never cease to amaze me. This past July, we spent a few nights in an Austrian city most have heard of - Salzburg.  This beautiful city's name is German and literally translates to "Salt [Salz] Castle [Burg]".  This city… Continue reading Visiting the “Salt Castle”


Fall’s Beauty in Quotes

I am a quote collector. If you've read any of my posts, you'll see I like to start them with a quote. This is something I have been doing since middle school & they are great for my mind. It's my meditation time and I find it super relaxing. I wanted to share some of… Continue reading Fall’s Beauty in Quotes

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To all those without the perfect life..I’m there with you

"Exist to be happy, not to impress." Being a military spouse, I always hear of how envious people are of us. "You get to move across the country!" "I've wanted to see Europe." "Your family looks so perfect & happy." And yes, I love exploring and seeing new places, but I hope social media hasn't… Continue reading To all those without the perfect life..I’m there with you


A Goat Parade!

"Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale." - Lauren DeStefano No matter how old you get, there are always "first experiences" to be had. One of ours happened this weekend, at Naustadt Am… Continue reading A Goat Parade!

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Have Stinky Pits? Read This

"I aspire to be a giver. A giver of love, a giver of good vibes, and a giver of strength." What if I told you that smelly arm pits are an indicator of your health? Sweat does not smell, but when it comes into contact with certain bacteria on the skin, it can cause you… Continue reading Have Stinky Pits? Read This

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5 Ways to Reduce Household Toxins

"If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won't have to hear it scream." Living toxin free is impossible. Unless you plan to go live off grid, in a huge forest, you're going to come into contact with toxins somewhere.  Whether it's the run off from pesticides sprayed on the park's grass or smelling that… Continue reading 5 Ways to Reduce Household Toxins