Rainier on the Rocks

I first climbed Rainier last June (2014) and it was everything I thought it would be.  We drove into the park in a heavy mist and as the road climbed higher, the snow lining the road turned from patchy to four-foot tall walls lining the way to Paradise.  When we got to Paradise the stereotype … More Rainier on the Rocks

Faux Pho

When Matt and I got married I was sure to let him know beforehand that I am not a cook– not that I can’t cook, I just never really enjoyed it. The first two years of our marriage he did most of the cooking, but after we moved into the van I had a shift … More Faux Pho

But wait… How do you shower? The top 10 essentials for van life:

We’ve lived in our van for 10 months now, and in that time we have discovered some things that help make our lives easier. To give you some perspective we live in a 1978 VW Westfalia– which means we are limited on space. Here’s the list in no particular order of importance: Pendelton Wool Blanket: Not … More But wait… How do you shower? The top 10 essentials for van life:

Sugar Magnolia

Six months have gone by since we began this bus life journey– it’s hard to believe that so much time has passed. Matt and I are apart now for the first time in all those months. He had an opportunity to climb Denali in Alaska and we couldn’t pass it up. He’ll be gone 5 … More Sugar Magnolia

The Simple Life

I’m pretty sure I’m in heaven. Never in my wildest of dreams have I imagined that life could be so beautiful. I wake up smiling. I go to bed smiling and thinking about the places I’ve been, the people I’ve met, and the love that I feel. Days pass like weeks and weeks pass like … More The Simple Life

The New Year

It’s hard to not feel sentimental at the start of the new year. It’s a time when I get to reflect on who I am and what I have accomplished in order to set new goals for myself. I decided to start 2015, the year of The Bus Life, by quitting my job at Color Me Mine, … More The New Year