Set your Budget… and Travel!

I just found out about the coolest thing ever. We all dream about travel, but finding money to have a get away can be a struggle. Kayak has this new budget feature that lets you set our budget,airport, month of travel, weather and activities you want. Then it shows  you all your options! I am so stoked about this… It has given a good idea what I can afford and what I need to save up for!

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Put in your info

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Options!

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Why I Yoga

I am at the beginning of my Yoga journey and I have already noticed a difference. I have gone to Yoga classes on and off through out the years, as a side benefit to my other workouts. This time I am making it a practice. Body, Mind and Spirit.

I felt like I was missing something. I was so irritable and hated the way I was feeling about my body. I used my MindBody App and found Yoga Center of Chico.

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After showing up to my first class and sat on my mat. The yoga instructor asked us to set an intention for our practice. I could feel my body get really warm, and tears started coming. What a trip right? I am not someone who likes to show emotion, especially in public.I didn’t realize how heavy my heart and mind felt.  I left that class feeling uplifted and happy. I always thought ” Setting an Intention” was wanting to be more fit, or flexible…. now I get it. When the mind and spirt are inline, the body will follow.

 

Starting a new studio and picking what style of yoga you want to practice can be a little intimidating. I found this really cool map on Pinterest from Visualistan.com they did an awesome job explaining the many types and benefits of each one.  I am challenging myself to practice 10 days of yoga in two weeks. Monday- Friday for two weeks. This will help me create a habit, that will turn into a practice. I will share with you my journey and I hope you join me!

My Yoga schedule for this week is

Mon- Vinyasa Flow.  Tues-Iyengar.

Wed-Vinyasa Flow. Thurs-Iyengar. Fri- Hatha Flow

 

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Breakfast Food Prep

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Hey Everyone! I am the worst at breakfast. I always eat something…. it’s just not always the healthiest. You know, toaster waffles, english muffins and half a pot of coffee. The coffee will be staying, but I figured I need to put more of an effort into making a healthy breakfast.

I have seen this idea on Pinterest a few times, and I finally decided to give it a go! It only took me 30minutes, and now I have 6 mornings of a healthy breakfast! You can put whatever you want into your muffin tin. I had tomatoes, spinach and turkey. I also used whole eggs, instead of just egg whites. I am not for sure the calories in these, but I know its healthier than my waffle and syrup.

Prep Time. 10 min

Cook time. 20 min

Spray the oven tin with non stick spray and filled with the ingredients I wanted. There are so many different ways you can make these. Let me know what ingredients you decide to use!

Enjoy!

Greetings 2017

Peace out 2016.

We have had some good times, challenges, gains and losses. I am not leaving this year feeling balanced, if I am being honest. 2016 was the year of needing this and having to buy that. It didn’t leave us much money for fun and adventures as we would of liked. Don’t get me wrong I am always thankful for our health and what we have, I am just hoping 2017 doesn’t need a new car, or a new knee.

I have lost my balance, and I am kinda over it. Maybe that is the Libra in me, or maybe it’s because my body isn’t where I want it. There are  places I need to see, roads  I need to ride my motorcycle on, and new things I crave to experience. I can’t remember the last time I felt uncomfortable. That scared feeling in the pit of your stomach telling you might fail, die, or do some epic shit. I want to feel that powerful feeling of learning and growing. So that is what I will do. I know how to dream, but I also know how to get shit done.

2017 Goals

1. Maintain goal weight & No more weight fluctuations. I am not getting any younger and the gain 10lbs lose 10lbs habit has got to go! ( ew, how basic is weight goals for a new year.ha)

2. Keep up with emails and app/phone stuff. At this moment I have 6,100 emails I need to delete, and 33 apps to do that reload thing too.

3. TRAVEL!!! A new country for sure this year! Ireland & England. Also take more sporadic weekend trips.

4. Learn a second language.

5. More rowdy weekends. I want to ride my motorcycle on bike weeks and let my hair down.

6.Read two books a month.

7. Do epic shit. I am not for sure on what this is yet, but I do know I am going to try to get that gut dropping feeling more often this year.

8. Stop being a ” I will do that tomorrow person.”

9. Pay off three Bills

10. Build this blog to it’s full potential and keep it true to me.

” I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”

-David Bowie

Winter Wonderland

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Winter is Coming…. just joking, Winter is Here. Growing up in Idaho, snow is just part of life. Everyone here in Bend, said the snow will come, but melts with-in the week. Not this time! We got 23inches of snow in two days.

I was so stoked on the snow, until the pipes in our fifth wheel froze. Luckily we were only without water for a day. We upgraded to a camper in August with a extreme weather package…not so extreme I guess. We figured since we had a heated inclosed bottom that we didn’t need to skirt our trailer. We just bought a canvas skit. Full-time RV living is trial and error. You can only prepare for so much. We have gained so much reward with this lifestyle, it’s only natural to have a hiccup here and there.

Even though we have been a little stressed with what mother nature has brought our way the past week, Max has been loving it. He loves the snow! He has been extra sassy lately trying to stay outside as long as he can. The height of the snow is the same as him. That doesn’t stop him. He hops through the snow like a rabbit… its the funniest thing!

I will be taking pictures soon and doing a post on our RV setup and some of my favorite things. Are there any questions you have or ideas about RV Living?  I would love hear from you!

Until Next Time! BYE!

Sugar Cookies!

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I loved making sugar cookies as a kid. I am not a patient person, so my cookies were never pretty. I was always the first one done, with the ugliest frosting job. The goal for me was to get done, so I could eat it. Not much has changed.

These cookies were great for my lack of patients. They only took 30 minutes! I also didn’t have to chill this recipe or roll them out. The taste of these cookies are so good! This sugar cookie recipe is soft and chewy and mmm good.

What You Need:

3/4 cup softened butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

3 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

2 1/4 tsp baking powder

2 1/4 cups flour

Frosting

2 1/2 powdered sugar

3 tbs of softened butter

1/2 vanilla extract

3tbs of milk

1 tsp lemon juice ( optional) my frosting was a little sweet so I added lemon.

Preheat to 350 degrees. Bake for 10min, check at 8min you want light golden brown bottoms. Over done sugar cookies are dry sugar cookies.

Mix together in large mixing bowl butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla.

In separate bowl mix together flour, salt, and baking powder.

Gradually add your dry mixture to the wet mixture.

 

Scoop and roll into balls, keep amounts of cookie dough the same. I used about tablespoon portions. Place on  non stick baking sheet and or silicone mat ( don’t spray or grease baking sheet)

After cookie dough ball is placed on the baking sheet, press ( lightly)  flat with bottom of a glass.  I sprayed the bottom of the glass so it would remove easier.

I hope you enjoy these cookies! Oh, these would make great neighbor gifts!

Sparks Lake, Bend Oregon

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This is our day out at Sparks Lake. It’s about 25miles from Bend, and its magical. We have been in Bend for a little longer than a month, and I love it here. It has been a huge but welcome change after living in Virginia for a year. Don’t get me wrong, Virginia was great, and I met some awesome people, but the West will always have a home feeling for me. This is Max’s first time traveling long distance and going West. We got him while we were in Virginia, but I think he is adapting just fine. He loves going on  trips in the car. He always thinks we are headed to the dog park, and starts grunting at me once we pass the amount of time it takes to get there. He was not disappointed exploring the lake and barking at the ripples in the water. The same ripples he was making .

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