Road Trip: Rolling Hills Zoo

The Perfect Size – The Rolling Hills Zoo is just a short 15–20 minute drive west from Salina, Kansas. Where it’s nestled in the Smoky Hills. A region named so, according to the Kansas Geological Society, because of the “early morning haze that gathers in the valleys.” It was fitting then, that this past weekend… Read more ›

Be Positive!

An Anxious Mind – Some weeks just feel like they’re never going to end. Like they’ll last forever. And for some reason, it’s never the fun, happy, relaxing, or adventurous weeks. Those beautiful gems tend to fly by. As for my week, it’s not like it’s even been bad. I won’t go into any specifics,… Read more ›

Dad’s Sausage Pasta

A Family Favorite – The recipe for my Dad’s Sausage Pasta has been around for about 10 years now. It first showed up when my Dad created it during my high school years. And it felt like quite a delicacy, because it provided a nice change from our usual hamburger- or chicken-based meals. Like I… Read more ›

Friday Faves: Garlic + Garlic Press

Friday Faves is a series of bi-weekly blog posts about my favorite products, most of which I use during my everyday life. The following product endorsement is based 100% on my own personal opinions. The Benefits & Beauty of Garlic – Fresh garlic is a beautiful thing. It smells great sizzling in a skillet, tastes… Read more ›

Business Cards – A Visual Guide

Setting up Shop – Now that my blog is up and running, it’s time I start setting up shop. Which means designing a business card is on the top of my to-do list. And what better way to organically grow viewers and followers offline than to introduce  yourself with a fun, well-designed, and professional business… Read more ›

Dodgy Jammers (Pun Intended)

An American Take on A British Staple – Dodgy Jammers? Don’t you mean Jammie Dodgers? No…Okay, I’ll admit I kept getting it wrong at first. But then, the deeper I got into the baking process, the more fitting the name proved. (Apparently that’s called *spoonerism!) Since I’m an American, there’s a good chance that if… Read more ›

Braided Doggy Bed

If your dog is anything like my sweet Luna, you have your hands full. With an overly excited dog, it’s inevitable that she’ll get into trouble. Which gets her put into doggy time out. And from the look of things, there is no worse punishment than being banned from the couch…or at least that’s how… Read more ›