Introducing… Golden Nugget Squash!

March 28, 2018

Earlier this week I rebooted “What’s In The Crockpot?” – a blog post that I used to do regularly. Guess what? Time for another reboot!

I have a whole archive of posts called “The Produce Aisle”, and each one is about a new-to-me fruit or veggie, that I brought home, researched, and cooked. It’s a way to expand my horizons and try new things, while still eating healthily, and there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that!

My produce experiment this time around is… Read the rest of this entry »

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Take Group Fitness Classes From the Comfort of Your Own Home… and I Have TWO Ways You Can Try For FREE!

March 28, 2018

Ever heard of LIFT Session? It’s a company that offers live online group fitness classes that you can do in your living room, basement, or any room of your house. I’m not taking about exercise videos. I’m taking about actual classes, with a coach and other students and everything! I’ve been taking LIFT classes for a month. They’re a lot of fun… and they kick my butt – always a good thing!
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What’s in the Crockpot? Part 14

March 26, 2018

You know how popular, older TV shows are getting rebooted left and right nowadays? Will & Grace, Roseanne, Queer Eye… and there’s more to come. So I thought I’d reboot one of the classic features on my blog. A silly – I mean wonderful – little game called “What’s in the Crockpot?” that I used to play frequently with my readers.

The rules are simple. Just guess what’s in the crockpot! Are you ready? Read the rest of this entry »


The Best Meal I Had in Paris… AND Some Final Amazing Photos From My Trip

March 23, 2018

One more post about my five nights in Paris. Can ya handle it? (I hope you say yes!)

I wrote, in my last post, about all the things I did and saw, but I left out a major component: the food.

Here’s the thing about Paris: Read the rest of this entry »


I Spent Five Nights in Paris, and Walked 22 Miles. Here’s What I Saw.

March 21, 2018

The number in the title isn’t an exaggeration – in fact, it’s a conservative estimate. I really did walk 22 miles (at least) while visiting Paris for the Eiffel Tower Vertical race!

In addition to being gorgeous, I found Paris very easy to navigate. I never once used a taxi or Uber, and instead relied on their stellar train and bus system, as well as my own two feet.

It was a packed trip. I had never been to Paris before, and there is so much to see and do! On one epic walking trip, we walked the Read the rest of this entry »


How Do You Say ‘Joy, Pride, Exhaustion and Tears’ in French? (Eiffel Tower Vertical Race Recap)

March 20, 2018

16 minutes and 17 seconds. That’s how long it took me to race up all the stairs in the Eiffel Tower.

16 minutes and 17 seconds, during which I smiled, sweated, screamed, cried, and pushed myself as hard as I could go, and then even harder.

This wasn’t just another stair race. This felt like an event I’ve been working towards for eight years; a destination that I was always meant to reach, even though I didn’t even know it was on the horizon until a few months ago.

The race was La Verticale de la Tour Eiffel – the Eiffel Tower Vertical. It’s one of the most Read the rest of this entry »


Hiking In Scorched Wildfire Country

March 15, 2018

Wildfires have in the news recently, thanks to multiple fires all over southern California. There are wildfires in and around Los Angeles almost every year, and I’m always riveted by the news coverage of how they spread and how firefighters battle them. I recently went hiking in an area ravaged by wildfire, and… Wow. Just wow. Read the rest of this entry »