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December 2015


Winter Garden aGlow

Winter Garden aGlow glows nightly from Thanksgiving to early January every year.  It’s held at the Idaho Botanical Garden, which is one of my favorite places in Boise and has a brilliant display of over 300,000 lights.  My sister and I have been wanting…

December 27, 2015
Peace Corps

My favorite Christmas abroad-Part 2 (Madagascar)

Most people don’t know much about Madagascar.  In fact, I’ve only met a handful that could point it out on a map.  For those who don’t know, it’s a small island off the southeast coast of Africa, across from Mozambique.  It’s also the place…

December 23, 2015

My Favorite Christmas Abroad-Part 1 (Switzerland)

This year I will be spending Christmas in Palm Springs, California.  My dads moved down there a few months ago.  Since they didn’t come up for Thanksgiving this year, it will be the first time since the move that the whole family has been…

December 21, 2015
Idaho Peace Corps

Christmas Giving

When I was little, my parents thought it was important to teach my sister and me responsible habits.  I was heartbroken after my first babysitting job when they told me that I could only spend 70% of what I had earned.  The remaining 30%…

December 18, 2015

The Boise Christmas Show 2015

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I’ve been looking forward to this event and writing this post for weeks.  The Boise Christmas Show is an annual event held the first weekend in December at Expo Idaho.  It’s one of my favorite holiday events and my…

December 13, 2015

New page-ESL Teaching Resources

I spent 4 years teaching ESL: 1 in Spain, 1 in Madagascar with the Peace Corps, and 2 in L.A. through AmeriCorps.  While in L.A.  I helped a non-profit build an adult ESL program from the ground up.  My colleague, Lily, and I developed…

December 6, 2015

You Get Paid to be Nice

My recent trip to Virginia got me reflecting on customer service.  It’s been a long time since I’ve flown across the country.  I usually take shorter trips and in the past couple years I’ve started driving more as it tends to be quite a…

December 1, 2015