Meet Me in the Mountains | CO Roadtrip

C and I made a promise to one another that we would take a minimum of two trips per year. Luckily, we have been doing really well by this promise and have exceeded this minimum for the past couple of years and will continue to do so in the year to come. Part of this…

Winter is Coming… | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Almost the entire week, I couldn’t wait for Rocky Mountain National Park. Every day I checked the weather and like a kid on Christmas- couldn’t sit still. Snow was on its way and let’s be real- snow in the mountains just brings all sorts of feels. Especially when you mix that with the warm colors…

Adjust Your Altitude | Hiking CO 14ers

Hiking a 14er (or a few) was top of our bucket list for this trip to Colorado. The last major climb we did was Angels Landing at Zion National Park, and it was about time for a new thrill. Colorado has over 50 climbs above 14,000 feet, all ranging in difficulty. Some a simple hike,…

Part II: I Do | Lake Tahoe, CA/NV

If you haven’t read this Tahoe story from the beginning, start reading here. If we take a moment to look back at where we left off with this trip, I was Severely sunburned Giving C a hard time, and just wanted to go sit in a vat of aloe (why did we have to see…

Part I: The Trip | Lake Tahoe, CA/NV

How do I even begin to put this trip into words. I mean, it took me almost a year to finally sit down and write about our trip to Zion, let alone a trip that changed my life. It is with high hopes I write this two part post… and somehow hope to convey every…

Dark Chocolate Cardamom Banana Nut Bread

Banana bread was one of my favorite things growing up. Lately, I’ve been on a baking kick- so prepare to see a more of that in the near future. This bread was so warm and toasty. The smell of our house that day was unreal, and I really wish I could find a candle that…

Welcome Home, Roc!

C and I had talked about getting  dog for quite some time. We’d sent each other the viral puppy videos on Facebook, or obsess over each one that walked down our street. The only hesitation we had was in regards to the cats. They’re brother and sister… and spoiled rotten. They constantly need love, constantly…

Life Elevated | Zion National Park, UT

If I could replay every almost every moment of this trip again, I would… (and I may have to as it has almost been a year and I am finally blogging…). What was originally intended to be a surprise trip for C’s birthday, turned into a not such a surprise trip for C’s birthday. I…

Spicy Chocolate Nice-Cream

Cozied up with this bad boy (post workout I did not want to do) and have no intentions of moving again until tomorrow morning. I could have slurped this up by the gallon! {What you need} 1 frozen banana 1/2 cup plain kefir 1 cup coconut milk 2 tbsp cacao powder 2 heaping spoonfuls of…

A Different Side of the Windy City | Starved Rock State Park, IL

There is nothing more satisfying than breaking out in a sweat on a sunny day… especially when you’re just getting over being sick. Little did we know there are some hidden gems right in the heart of the Windy City and some not too far away. Kayaking along the Chicago River gives you the best…

That Time We Ran Our First Half

C and I had been trying to improve our exercise game and took up running as a way to do it. I’ve always loved running… as long as I made the decision to do so and wasn’t forced to (middle school mile run- i’m looking at you). It brings a sense of peace, a calmness…