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Author: Heather L

I'm proudly married to my best friend, an active duty US Marine. I'm happily taking care of our homestead and our ever growing entourage of animals. I enjoy writing, reading, cooking, crafting, diy projects, and various outdoor activities. It's all about enjoying the journey of life with my family.

Joshua Tree National Park – Black Rock Canyon Hike

Posted in Family, and Outdoor Adventures

Having been laid up all week due to illness, I just wanted to get out of the house and do a short hike. I needed the fresh air and the sunshine. D and I decided to head over to the Black Rock Canyon area in Joshua Tree National Park as we hadn’t been over there yet. We planned on doing the nature trail, but upon arrival, we decided to go in a different direction. Yes, we totally got side-tracked by all the trails we saw on the backcountry board. Black Rock Canyon Campground and Hiking Trails The Black Rock Canyon…

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve – Canyon Trail Hike

Posted in Family, and Outdoor Adventures

A few years ago, we headed to Big Morongo Canyon Preserve for our girl’s birthday. Since it was mid-April, the desert temps had already started to climb. The preserve offers more trees and shade (in some areas) than the surrounding dessert, so it’s a good place to hike when it’s too hot for afternoon hikes in Joshua Tree National Park. Due to it being warm, we didn’t do the Canyon Trail Hike that day, so we decided it was time to head back and check out the trail. Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is a 31,000 acre desert oasis that is…

Making Meaningful Moments – Excedrin®Travel Headache Relief Kit

Posted in Family, and Homemaking

Meaningful moments don’t just happen at major events in our lives. They happen every single day. We just need to take the time to notice the little things in life. Putting together a simple travel headache relief kit can help you avoid missing out on these special memories due to a headache.






Life with Rescue Dogs

Posted in Family, and Homesteading

Life with rescue dogs is always an adventure. Their crazy antics are ever entertaining. There are moments that you want to get mad at them because they’ve done something bad, but their sweet puppy dog eyes mellow your anger and melt your heart. Even if you do get mad, you can’t stay that way very long as they wiggle their way back into your good graces. It doesn’t take long until you’re back to cuddling with them. Rescue dogs have a special way of pulling at your heartstrings. You know their past, and you want the best life for them…