I love adventure. Not necessarily "scare-your-Pants-off" adventure but the kind where you seek out new and exciting things. New foods, new places, new experiences. I will share recipes, books I love, fun tidbits I find, outdoor and travel adventure ideas and of course...paddle boarding goodies! Adventure is out there! Let's seek it together.
Cook Your Own Restaurant-Style Steak at Home
I have always loved a big, juicy steak, and for years it has been my go-to meal choice if we Read more.
Bush’s Beans Visitor’s Center
We live in Arkansas and my parents live in Virginia. That means when we travel to visit them we have Read more.
Keto coffee disks
Keto Coffee Disks for Busy Mornings
I enjoy a good cup of coffee in the mornings and lately my favorite drink has been Keto coffee.  This Read more.
CBC Nautic SUP Review
Inflatable SUP Review: California Board Company Nautic 11′
Interested in Stand Up Paddleboarding? Check out this Inflatable SUP Review to find out if a board is right for Read more.
5 Tips for Fall Paddling (SUP)
The relatively mild fall and spring here in Arkansas mean that lake season can be extended much longer than in Read more.
How to fix a leaky Stand up Paddleboard valve cover
How To Fix A Leaky Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Valve
My inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) is probably one of the best investments I ever made. If you’ve got a Read more.
Paddling and Hiking Sugar Loaf Mountain
When we first started paddling Greer’s Ferry Lake I was thrilled with the Old Hwy 25 recreation area. Yet for Read more.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
I fell in love with paddle boarding a few years ago.  We were in Florida and I saw someone on Read more.
Paddling and Hiking Sugar Loaf Mountain
When we first started paddling Greer’s Ferry Lake I was thrilled with the Old Hwy 25 recreation area. Yet for Read more.
Pure Michigan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan Lighthouses
Until a few weeks ago, I had been to every state east of the Mississippi River except for Michigan.  I Read more.
5 Southern Summer Vacation Ideas
 Growing up Yankee, I never really imagined I would one day live in the south and absolutely love it.  In Read more.
5 Southern Summer Vacation Destinations Memphis River Boats
Memphis Riverboats
We visit Memphis pretty frequently. We are fans of BBQ and love Central BBQ.  We also enjoy the Commissary and Read more.
Parasailing in Panama City Beach
If you’ve been around here any length of time you likely know two important facts about me: 1. I love Read more.
Panama City Beach 2012
Richie and I recently returned from Panama City Beach, Florida.  This was our third visit and, despite the threat of Read more.
Visiting Virginia
A few weeks ago we took some time to go visit my mom and dad in Virginia. They own a Bed Read more.
Learning Standard Ruler Skills
As a school teacher, it’s not uncommon for students to question when they will use a specific skill in real Read more.
art show
2017 District Wide Art Show
Last week, we wrapped up the 5th Annual District Art Show at Bald Knob. It was a huge undertaking, as Read more.
How to draw a mandala
How to Draw a Mandala
Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw a mandala? Mandalas have been around for thousands of years and Read more.
This post contains a video walkthrough and photos of my January and February Bullet Journal layouts. Read for a free printable template of the February layout.
Bullet Journaling – January and February Layout Walk-Through
I am just about to wrap up my very first month of bullet journaling and I love it.  Not familiar Read more.
6 tips to conquering your bullet journal fear
6 Tips to Conquering Your Bullet Journal Fear
I mentioned in my Bullet Journal Layouts and Collections for Weight Loss that I am new to bullet journaling. Since Read more.
Bullet Journal Layouts and Collections for Weight Loss
We’re just hours into 2017 and like me, I am sure many of you have weight loss on your mind. Read more.
My First Plus Size Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix isn’t new, but Plus Size Stitch Fix is and I was so excited to give this hand-picked mail-delivery Read more.
5 Tips for Hosting and Surviving Holidays with Extended Family
Even though it continues to be unseasonably warm here is Arkansas, the holiday season is quickly approaching. With the holidays Read more.
Stop Saying Happy 4th of July
Happy 4th of July! I’ve said it. You’ve probably said it. We should all stop. Do you say Happy February Read more.
“Dead Man’s Manicotti” and Project STIR
My friend, Sarah is working on a wonderful idea called Project STIR. Project STIR is a series of documentary films Read more.
Caterpillars Sting
Did you know that caterpillars can sting? I didn’t until it happened to me. It HURTS.  It was worse than Read more.
nine satisfying winter reads
Nine Great Books to Add To Your Winter Reading List
It’s cold, dark, rainy or snowy. It is the perfect time for some winter reading. Put away your phone, take a Read more.
Giveaway – 3 Books by Lela Davidson
Disclaimer: Lela Davidson is not sponsoring this giveaway. I purchased these books at a recent event I attend at which Read more.
Fifty Shades of Chicken {Cookbook of the Month}
I love cookbooks and I especially love cookbooks that have a story. This month’s cookbook of the month however was Read more.
American History in Books
Last year I set out to read 52 books.  One book for each week of the year.  I was so Read more.
A Year in Books
In 2012 I set out to read 52 books. 1 book for each week of the year.  I didn’t have Read more.
Blacklisted from the PTA by Lela Davidson {52 Books in a Year}
My goal is to read 52 books in 2012.  Good or bad, as I read, I will be reviewing the Read more.

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