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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
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

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
Europe Peace Corps U.S.

My top 3 Thanksgivings away from home

My first Thanksgiving away from home was my freshman year in college.  Being so far from home, it just wasn’t worth it to pay $500 to get back to Idaho for only a few days.  My family is very close and we consider the…

November 28, 2015

Alexandria, VA

I woke up Thursday morning pretty exhausted, but I had to get up and get ready for the conference.  Our first day went really well, aside from the fact that the lunch wasn’t very good and they ran out of food before everyone got…

November 23, 2015

When air travel doesn’t go smoothly

Wednesday was a really long day.  I kind of felt like I’d done something to anger the travel Gods and they were punishing me.  I’ve been on many flights that didn’t go smoothly, but this one had me seriously questioning if I was going…

November 15, 2015

Packing for a 4 day business trip

I usually post twice a week and it’s been about 10 days since I’ve put anything on my blog.  Sorry for being a little MIA but I’ve been under the weather and I leave for a work conference tomorrow, so I’ve been trying to…

November 11, 2015

Haunted Dinner

For most people, there are some things in their hometown that sound fun and exciting, but for some reason, they’ve never done.  Sometimes I think it’s harder to do things in your own town than it is on vacation.  When you’re somewhere else you…

October 18, 2015

Glamping in Cascade

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go ‘glamping’ with my mom and sister.  My mom grew up in a big family and most of her childhood was spent running around outdoors with her siblings.  As she’s gotten older she’s spent less…

October 1, 2015