french broad river rafting trip

Sponsors and partners on our French Broad River Rafting Trip

By On June 14, 2016

Oh, how fun a 149-mile, 13-day French Broad River rafting trip can be! It’s darn hard, too, but overall it was SO fun! Before we get into any details (see my upcoming… Read More

Lake Jocassee

Kayaking and Camping Lake Jocassee, SC

By On May 20, 2016

One of the good things to come out of the over-used practice of damming up rivers is we get some amazing lakes like this one: Lake Jocassee (pronounced: joe-KASS-ee), which was created… Read More

rigging the raft for the french broad trip

Rigging the raft for our French Broad River Trip

By On May 9, 2016

Sunday, Yukon and I spent the morning cleaning, prepping, and rigging our Aire Super Puma raft for our upcoming 13-day, 150-mile French Broad River trip. We wanted to share a bit about the gear… Read More

French Broad River

A mini float trip on the French Broad River

By On April 19, 2016

You may or may not know that we (Yukon & Bean) will be floating 150 miles of the French Broad River starting May 29, 2016. We’ll be on the water about 13… Read More

Grand Canyon trip
Getting Started

Have less, live more (thoughts on living tiny)

By On March 15, 2016

As a kid, I loved a TV cartoon called “The Littles,” about a family of tiny people who lived in the walls of a huge house – they were the epitome of… Read More

love of books

For the love of books

By On December 29, 2015

A bibliophile is one who collects or has a great love for books. I am, without a doubt, a devoted bibliophile. Many of my friends and clients are as well. For the… Read More

snails on trails

Trails, Snails, and Other Hard Stuff

By On December 17, 2015

One recent weekend, my husband Nelson and I loaded our yellow and black Labrador Retrievers into the back of our Subaru and headed out to hike a new-to-us trail near our house… Read More


Are you trading heart-space for floor space?

By On December 10, 2015

Recently, I spent a lovely weekend with my best girlfriends at Lake Keowee in South Carolina. It’s an annual tradition for us to enjoy a weekend away being pampered by my friend’s… Read More

Stuffocation James Wallman
Getting Started

Low, Medium, or High Life

By On November 13, 2015

I’m noodling a concept called “Low, Medium, or High Life.” In his book Stuffocation, author James Wallman tells the story of Dave and Jen, who are living a self-proclaimed “medium chill” (medium… Read More

sleeping under the stars

Sleeping under the stars

By On August 21, 2015

When I lived in California (maaaany years ago), I got to attend Cowboy Camp. We learned how to herd horses, care for horses, rope cattle, and barrel race. The pinnacle of the… Read More