Travel in Southern Oregon

Traveling in the world of COVID hasn’t been a lot fun mostly because travel isn’t happening. For someone that loves her weekend getaways to new places, this year has been a total bust. However, I have managed to take a few small trips here and there to places closer to home. Here are some great places discovered in my own backyard.

What travel destinations are you finding closer to home?

  1. Ashland, OR
  2. Medford, OR
  3. Grants Pass, OR
  4. Lost Creek Lake
  5. Crater Lake

Recipe Roundup

We are in August and summer is starting to slip out of our hands but I hope each of us is making the most of the long warm days while we can.

I have been super busy with work but I am fitting in hiking, camping and trips in every nook n’ cranny that I possibly can.

When I am home, I am continuing to keep things fresh and fun in the kitchen. So here are 5 recipes that I am excited to try next.

  1. Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash
  2. Banh Mi Bowl
  3. Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Muffins
  4. Mozzacado Balls
  5. Cucumber Avocado Salad

The Steps I am Taking to Relax

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a lot of stress from being pulled in many directions. They would also tell you that I hide that stress very well. I tend to keep it bottled up inside. So in an effort to start eradicating the stress, I bottle up; here are 5 measures that I have recently taken to help ease the burden inside.

What are some things you do to relieve stress?

  1. I bought a hammock chair and I sit in it every evening to unwind from the workday
  2. I practice deep breathing first thing in the morning, the last thing at night, and whenever I feel a heightened amount of stress during my workday
  3. I take a bath and give myself a facial. It sounds frivolous but sitting in water calms my nerves and the pressure of circular movements on my face help me relax all the tense spots
  4. I talk a walk even if it is just a few minutes. Being outside just feels better
  5. I pray