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denim

How Lee Jeans Won My Heart & Hips

I have always had a passion for denim. I can still remember my first pair of Toughskins — they were green with those reinforced knees. I wanted to wear them a lot more often than the hand-me-downs I would get from my sister. Through the junior high and high school years, jeans played a big […]

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Tips for Planning a Big Roadtrip

Some of you may remember I have a great love of roadtrips…. especially ones where I can see friends and unique sights along the way. There are lots of roadtrips that get you places on the weekends — I need to do a few more of those too! But it seems that more extended versions […]

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A Q&A About Hot Air Balloon Rides

As I’ve shared photos and a few stories about hot air balloon rides, I’ve also gotten a few questions here and there. I thought doing a short Q&A post may be helpful since some of the questions are quick details that didn’t necessarily fit in the other posts about my overcoming my fear of heights […]

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You Can Learn A Lot from a Hot Air Balloon Ride (Video)

It has taken me longer to tell my tales of my Turkish vacation than I intended but I have to admit, ding this post now was probably just what I needed! I wrote a post about my uncertainty about doing a hot air balloon ride but I want to assure you that it was a truly amazing […]

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How has cotton been genetically modified?

Recently I saw one of those questions pop up on Quora that made me stop in my tracks as I thought about the various things I had learned from cotton breeders and other experts over the years. The question “How has cotton been genetically modified?” already had two short answers but I knew I would go […]

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Celebrating a Turkish Wedding (VIDEO)

As I mentioned in a couple of the other posts about my vacation to Turkey, one of the catalysts for going was that a friend was getting married. I had said years ago I would come to his wedding and when he mentioned last summer he would be getting married this summer, well, I loved […]

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Bad things happen in threes? What happens in fives? VIDEO

I am pretty used to running hard at work and really find myself challenged when it comes to sitting and doing nothing except on rare weekend days at home. There is something different about the speed of life when things you don’t anticipate start clocking in at a rapid pace. And that is exactly what […]

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Scared of Heights Taking Hot Air Balloon Flights (Video)

As a kid, my fear of heights occasionally made me pass on opportunities for adventure. As an adult, it has been a struggle that I have tried to manage. There are a few points when my fear of heights have stood out. Amusement parks have long given me pause on some rides, especially ferry wheels no […]

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