Roadside sunset in Arizona

Back in April, Kristen and I were embarking on a 10 day trip around the Southwest. On our way from Zion National Park to the Grand Canyon, we drove a few hours into Arizona during a beautiful sunset.

The timing worked out great: just as we crossed over the Arizona border, the sun was setting as the moon came up behind some INTENSE Arizona landscapes.

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Green spotlight: a green book review

A goal of mine is to use my blog as an outlet to spread sustainable behavior and tips. So I’ll be doing some reviews on ‘green things’ – whatever I think I know enough on that could maybe encourage a reader or two to learn something or become a little more environmentally friendly.

First up: a review on a green book!

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The grand Grand Canyon

 

The Grand Canyon. That one canyon that is the most grand.

Up until April of 2017, Grand Canyon National Park seemed like this fantasy place in the American Southwest where cool people went. Everyone knows about the Grand Canyon, which made me kind of nervous to go. Like I wrote in my post about Zion, parks like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone are SO well known and get so much attention, I was almost a little less excited to go with such high expectations. I was nervous about not liking it as much as the world does!

But it holds up, guys. It was really really really great. Maybe even grand.

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A few songs from May

It’s the beginning of the month, so it’s time to share my monthly playlist! I don’t know if it’s been properly expressed yet so I will say it: I love music very much. New bands and releases, old songs that my parents love, nostalgic music that are from all parts of my life, groups that I feel a personal connection to… I am into it allllllllllll.

So I compiled all the songs that meant something to me in the month of May. This is actually really fun because when I listen to the playlist, hearing each song reminds me of what I was doing when I decided to add it or why it stuck out to me!

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Zion National Park: the last of the mighty 5

During our April trip to southwest Utah and Arizona, I was almost most definitely most most most excited about Zion. Ever since learning about the national parks and studying them all obsessively, Zion stood out to me as one of the best. To me, it has the prominence and the prestige, without the hype and attention that places like Grand Canyon and Yellowstone get. Not saying those places are bad or overrated or not worthy, but I like how Zion is kept as a bit more of a secret. Plus the VIEWS!

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TBT: Longwood Gardens

Just about a year ago, I traveled to Longwood Gardens on a rainy Saturday morning… that happened to be my birthday.

I really love my birthday, and I really love to do fun things on my birthday, oh and I love my birthday. I don’t care what anyone says, when it’s your birthday you get excited and if that ever stops happening to me, well just put me in my grave. It’s a day to celebrate YOU and that’s just too good to ignore.

Thankful for good friends and good flowers and rainy morning birthday walks. So here’s a TBT to our trip to Longwood Gardens last May 21.

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A week at home 

I was going to share some posts this past week while I was at home, but I was honestly just having too much fun and being busy seeing my friends and family to post anything. And I’m ok with that.

For now, I want to share my time at home. I was only home for about 9 days, but I got to see just about everyone I love and do a lot of very fun things. My first thought was a longer post, writing more about my feelings and what not – but I’ll save that for later. Here are my photos.

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