REI Garage Sale Shakedown – August 2018.

Sorry to brag, but I believe I am becoming an REI Garage Sale master. My family and I attend them whenever possible, often camping out 24 hours in advance to claim the #1 spot. It really isn’t necessary to show up THAT early, but it is fun! Today I found great deals on a few items, and learned a new Garage Sale trick!



Great Wolf Lodge & Busch Gardens Williamsburg – with a Service Dog

This past weekend my husband and I took our kids (and adopted their boyfriends) for a weekend of fun in Williamsburg, Virginia. As always, we were traveling with a Service Animal in tow. (more…)

Things to do: Learning at The Foundery

To say that I ambitious is an understatement.  I want to learn how to do everything.  I want to make all the things.  I have endless ideas and overflowing, bottled-up creativity.  I also have limited time and even more limited resources.  What’s a girl to do?  Throw on a pair of boots and head to The Foundery, a Baltimore “maker’s space” offering industrial tool use, workshops, classes, and materials to the average person, like me! (more…)

Night time skyline photo of Liberty Mountain Resort

Shred Spots: Liberty Mountain Resort – Carroll Valley, PA

Shred Spots – sharing first hand information on places to ski and snowboard.

Liberty Mountain Resort is our home ski resort.  It is the closets resort to the Baltimore metro area (followed closely by its sister resorts Roundtop and Whitetail), located in Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania, a mere 5 miles over the Maryland state line. (more…)

Paddle boarder rallying for clean water at the Baltimore Floatilla

2nd Annual Baltimore Floatilla – raising awareness for a healthy harbor

The 2nd Annual Baltimore Floatilla is happening on June 10, 2017.  Tickets and registration are now available on the Baltimore Floatilla’s website.  The event is a 5 mile paddle along the waterfront, gathering mid way in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, where we will raise our signs and our voices in support of clean water and a healthy harbor in Baltimore.  Check out my post detailing my experiences at the 2016 Baltimore Floatilla, as well as my short YouTube video covering last year’s event.  I hope to see you there!  Clean it up, Hon!

The Mountains are Calling

Insight and tips for beginner snowboarders. Day 1

Snowboarding – you are either born with it, or you’re not.  Yea right.  Snowboarding is difficult, and everyone must pay homage, by way of epic wipeouts, to the snowboard gods. Persistence, practice, and preparation are key to your snowboarding success.  If you’re looking for some insight, tips, and lessons learned, from a fellow beginner, then you’ve come to the right place. (more…)