I've written before about how hiking and the outdoors has been a huge part of my sobriety. And last year when I had my daughter, I found that trying to research stroller-friendly trails and outdoor spaces here in Vegas was difficult. At the time I didn't yet have my child carrier backpack (sidenote: this was … Continue reading Stroller Friendly Hikes, Trails, and Outdoor Spaces in Las Vegas
So as many of you who've been following along know, we have a little one running around our house. Last year after she was born, I really struggled. I wrote a bit about it here, but it has taken me almost a full year to feel like myself again after giving birth. During my pregnancy … Continue reading Mental Health Advocates: Alicia Mattera & Las Vegas Baby Co.
Recently my brother and I took a family hike day to the Arizona Hot Springs Trail out past Boulder City. It's one of the most popular trails in this area in the fall and winter for good reason--the stunning views and the natural hot springs. Other people have done an incredible job laying out how … Continue reading Arizona Hot Springs Trail Tips
Death Valley is one of the most special places I've ever been. The vast, strange, quiet history of the desert is expansive. Every time we've been for a day trip or overnight, I've come home feeling replenished and restored. Well...almost every time. This past visit there was the great "food poisoning of 2018" event...but that … Continue reading Scotty’s Castle Flood Recovery Tour at Death Valley National Park
Happy fall friends! Hope everyone has been enjoying this incredible weather the past few weeks. This is my favorite time here in Las Vegas...it's sunny, the air is crisp, light breeze. Just the best! I'm also starting to finally recover from a crazy few months...summer is my busy season at my day job, then hanging … Continue reading Toast Society
Fall is here! Fall is here! And it lasts about 4 weeks in Vegas...sometimes less. So you're maybe wondering how do I get out there and enjoy autumn in Vegas? Look no further than the Bristlecone Pine Loop! This trail offers scenic views, changing colors of the leaves, and varied terrain. About an hour outside … Continue reading Bristlecone Pine Loop & Hiking with a baby
Hey friends! I should start this post with the truth...that I enjoyed the summertime offerings of Lee Canyon on the VERY LAST DAY of their summer season, so file this post under 'things to enjoy next summer...!' However, they also have MANY winter offerings I'm writing about Lee Canyon anyway. 😉 Lee Canyon (which is … Continue reading A trip up to Lee Canyon
Summer in Vegas is a few things. It's hot. It's long. It's when pretty much everyone is cranky. I know when I lived in Chicago the hardest months for me were April & May because it felt like it should be spring but then I'd wake up to a dusting of snow and the sadness would set … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Taco y Taco
Hey friends! I'm working towards shorter posts, as I've discovered with the little one (12 weeks today!) it's harder for me to get more than a few minutes to sit and write. So, I'm working to up my social media game as that can be quicker than writing out a longer blog post and I've … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Liberty Bell Arch Trail
Today's post is a limited time alcohol-free event that was too amazing not to write about! On the north side of town at Craig Ranch Regional Park (which I should mention is an incredible park even when it's not hosting this event) through the end of February is the China Lights Festival. There are over … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: China Lights Festival
Getting outside with a baby is harder than I thought.... As some of you who have been reading awhile may know, the outdoors is my therapy and my refuge. It's been amazing getting to know this little one, but it's also been hard to be cooped up in the house this past month. We've been … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Floyd Lamb Park
Friends! It has been so long. I apologize.... ...the past two months were full of end of pregnancy, giving birth, and trying to figure out how a baby works. So many emotions, fears, joys, tears, laughs, and new experiences. I can hardly even process it all. It's wonderful and scary and overwhelming and exciting. I will … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Becoming a mom and two things I meant to post weeks ago…!