Propagating Succulents

It’s safe to say my love of succulents has grown into a bit of an obsession. My collection started with a few plants when we were deciding on flowers for our wedding last year, and its doubled and tripled since then. This is all because I learned to propagate them, or grow new ones from…

How I Landed My Dream Job

One year ago today I started my dream job as a wildlife veterinary nurse. These jobs are extremely competitive and hard to come by. In addition to having experience, you often have to know someone on the inside or be in the right place at the right time. It was a long road for me…

Weekend Getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea

A few weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a short one night getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea. This cute little beach town is located in California just a couple of hours south of San Francisco near Monterey. Its unique charm and proximity to the SF Bay Area make it a favorite…

Downward Facing Goat

I’m sure many of you have heard of this glorious thing called goat yoga. If you haven’t, allow me to clue you in. Goat yoga is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a yoga class, only you are surrounded by little goats. And it is amazing! In addition to being a fun workout, yoga with goats…

Disney Nature: Monkey Kingdom

We recently saw Disney Nature’s newest documentary titled Monkey Kingdom, and it was pretty good. What I loved about this film that was different than previous Disney Nature pics was that they showed the interaction between the monkeys and their human neighbors. As humans develop more and more into previously wild areas, there will inevitably…

Santa Barbara Oil Spill

I was so sad to hear about the Plains All American Pipeline oil spill this occurred this past Tuesday off the coast of Santa Barbara County in California. The spill ended up being five times worse than they originally thought. While clean up efforts continue, the long term effects on the marine life and environment…

Snorkeler Saves Humpback From Netting

Unfortunately, fishing equipment like gill nets are often left adrift at sea and our sea dwelling friends many times find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Thank goodness this diver and his friends came across this whale before it was too late. I love stories like this!

Castle Rock State Park: Saratoga Gap and Ridge Trail Loop

My boyfriend and I are trying to start doing a Sunday Funday hiking routine. Every Sunday, or most, we are going to try to go on a short hike. Today’s hike was in Castle Rock State Park in Cupertino, CA. There were some rockier areas but the views were fantastic! I definitely recommend it. We…