Lately I’ve been devouring travel memoirs. And they’re fueling my wanderlust. From a trip to Scotland last year. A very rare bird in Loch Lomond. I love that about books. The ability to influence and inspire. I was around eleven when I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The chocolate river. The candy (side note: twenty years later a made up story about a candy store would be my kids most requested bedtime story). The story hooked me. Oh, and the… Read more »

  So driving, or rather co-piloting, on a foggy mountain road in the rain is kinda one of those life defining moments. Turns out I’m sweet, patient, and my language completely complies with all FCC broadcast regulations. Yup. And here’s a beautiful view of Crater Lake: June 1st at Crater Lake National Park Lodge, Oregon Okay. So the view was non-existent (and I’m a nutcase when it comes to mountain roads). The first 24 hours the weather was rain, freezing rain,… Read more »

Did you know that if you rub essential peppermint oil on the soft middle of the bottom of your foot that you will eventually taste that peppermint in your mouth? This was news to me. I heard this random tidbit in yoga class, and while I haven’t tried it yet, I keep thinking about that unexpected, surprising minty sensation (and also wondered if they make chocolate peanut butter essential oils).   Surprising cereal and marshmallow coated cones at Emack &… Read more »