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Gem-O-Rama

This weekend I had the privilege to tagging along with the University of Nevada, Reno’s Mackay Rockhounds club to the Gem-O-Rama in Trona, California. Trona is a desert town on the edge of Death Valley that is a small community built on a salt flat. They host the Gem-O-Rama every year and it brings in... Continue Reading →

It’s Noodle Time!

One thing I love to do is have a date night every week with my guy. We love to make dinner, sit down together, reconnect, and have a glass of wine after a long week. Last weekend for our date night dinner, we decided to make homemade spaghetti noodles and homemade marinara sauce. It’s Noodle... Continue Reading →

Perfect Fall Meal

Fall is finally here! My favorite thing about fall is the brisk temperatures, leaves changing color, and food that warms the belly. One of my favorite fall dishes is spaghetti squash! If you want to save your calories, but are in the mood for some pasta, spaghetti squash is my favorite alternative. One of my... Continue Reading →

Hunting or Bust

Hunting season in the wild west has begun! I was so lucky to go on my first EVER hunt with my dad and his friends last week up in Jarbidge, Nevada. It was such a special experience that I will never forget. Jarbidge is a small mountain town located on the border of Idaho. Being... Continue Reading →

Look out Kentucky Derby!

Look out Kentucky Derby! After living in Reno for the last three years, I final got to go to the Annual International Camel & Ostrich Races in Virginia City! It is the most unique event that you will ever see. Watching jockey’s perched on camels, ostrich, and zebras is a sight that you don’t want... Continue Reading →

Great Reno Balloon Races

One of my favorite events of the year is the Great Reno Balloon Races. This breath-taking event happens every September at Rancho San Rafael Park. Every September you can look up into the skies and see a rainbow of hot air balloons soaring through the sky and above buildings not knowing where they are going... Continue Reading →

Great Basin National Park

My favorite kind of road trip is a trip to a National Park. This September we decided to drive to Great Basin National Park. It was a whirlwind of a trip with all the driving, camping, exploring, and adventure all packed into one week. It took me two days to pack and get everything ready... Continue Reading →

DIY Necklace Holder

I love to dress up and look fashionable, and when I do, my favorite accessory is a necklace to tie the outfit together. Over the years I have accumulated a lot of necklaces, and had nowhere to store them. I usually would just shove them in a drawer where they would end up getting tangled... Continue Reading →

Homemade Lemon Basil Ice Cream

As summer comes to a close,BBQ’s start to die down and the evenings become cooler, what makes a refreshing dessert to end the evening ? Lemon Basil Ice Cream! I love making homemade ice cream with my Kitchenaid Ice Cream attachment. I found this zesty, creamy, light and fluffy lemon flavor with a hint of... Continue Reading →

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