I love food. No really, I LOVE food. And I have a major sweet tooth. So you can see why this is my favorite time of year. Yep! Continue reading How to Make Delicious Holiday S’mores
There’s such a thrill and joy in cooking over a campfire, beach bonfire, or even your backyard fire bowl. Foods roast and blister, developing a rich, smoky flavor unlike anything else. Continue reading 5 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking over a Bonfire
Adventure awaits in your own back yard. You just have to walk out the door and find it! During a recent visit to California, we did just that. I was honored to accompany my good friend Sera, the budding S’more Model, and her friends during one of their monthly traditions—a campfire on the sandy Huntington beach.
Continue reading Bon Fire Traditions
The Lantern Fest was everything we hoped it would be, and more. Continue reading High-LIGHTS from the Lantern Fest
The Ultimate Slackers Guide to Resolutions
(aka, 3 Ways to Guarantee an Epic Year)
This New Year’s Guide isn’t late. We’re just stuck in “Island Time.”
How many times do we set resolutions that we just don’t follow? The inspiration hits us when we hear the fireworks booming in distance, or the front yard. We turn the page on a fresh planner and feel invincible, full of incredible potential. Then February rolls around we’re still recovering from the whirlwind of the holidays and realize we’re stuck in the daily grind again, wondering where January went.
Here three things that we’ve set as goals this year and we hope it can inspire you as well.
Go explore, where you are
Sometimes we can get tunnel vision. We think we need a vacation get out of the rut we are in. But sometimes if we just take the time to go outside for a 30 minute walk in the neighborhood and walk up a new street can be just what we need. Go explore somewhere entirely new, a mountain you haven’t climbed a city you haven’t explored even though you go through it often.
Unplug, but still be social
Whatever happened to handwritten letters? The more “social media” we have the less we become genuinely connected to those around us. So how do we fix this? Once in awhile, set down the smart phone, leave it in another room, write a letter and mail it. Another day kick it old school and pick up the phone and call just to say “Hi” to someone. And finally have a random, unplanned, backyard campfire or barbecue party, invite people over. Whatever it takes to withdraw from this constant digital world, take a breath and enjoy the time with people around you.
Do something crazy!
What are the things in life we remember most? Crazy doesn’t have to be extreme. Go to a coffee shop, jump in the ocean with your regular clothes on, or sign up for ballroom dancing. To those spontaneous people out there take a last minute weekend trip. There’s great last minute flight deals, go solo or with family and friends. Just be and explore a new place. You know what your kind of crazy is! Keep your hope alive and dream BIG!
Have a great year, for the 11 months left in 2016!
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