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Lake Tahoe

- Lake Tahoe, Travel

This past Saturday, we drove up to Lake Tahoe for the day. Neither of us had ever been, so we knew we wanted to visit as soon as we found out we were moving to Reno (it’s less than an hour drive!). We stopped to check out some little shops and then made our way to Squaw Valley for a late lunch. I have a feeling we will be going back – it’s so beautiful and there is just so much…

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Zion National Park

- Travel, Zion National Park

At the end of May, I surprised Brandon with a trip to Zion National Park in Utah for his birthday. Since we knew we would be moving to Reno soon, we wanted to do one last trip…plus, it was only a three hour drive from Las Vegas! There are several different “levels” of hikes available so you can choose what best fits your skill-level (and how adventurous you are feeling that day). Zion is an absolutely beautiful place though, and I…

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Life Lately

- Behind the Scenes, Kansas City, Las Vegas

“It’s been a while” would be putting it lightly – I haven’t posted anything for about FIVE months. Here’s what has been happening lately, according to my iPhone’s Camera Roll: Visited the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Saw the Hoover Dam. Ate a lot of ice cream. Top photo:  Glace in Kansas City – our favorite ice cream spot back home. Mine was coffee/lemon curd and sour cream/brown sugar. Brandon’s was chocolate/orange/chipotle and Boulevard 80 Acre. This place is REALLY good and has…

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Wine Country Honeymoon

- Northern California, Our Wedding, Travel

For our honeymoon, we wanted to do something a little different than spending a week at a warm-weather beach (although, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely would have loved it). Living in Las Vegas, we have warm weather for the majority of the year, and we were craving some fall-temps. Which is how we decided on a honeymoon in Northern California – Mendocino, to be exact. Warning, there are a lot of photos in the post – it was too…

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A Weekend at Home

- Kansas City, Travel

What a whirlwind of a weekend! B and I went back home to Kansas City to catch the Chiefs home opener, and it’s safe to say that we are exhausted today. I hope you had a great weekend as well! Follow Life on Shady Lane with Bloglovin’…

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Labor Day Weekend + Mt. Charleston

- Behind the Scenes, Etc., Las Vegas, Travel

This past weekend was both fun and relaxing – exactly what three day weekends are supposed to be. I hope your Labor Day was great, as well! Here’s what we did (in pictures) – Roadtripped to Mt. Charleston        Drank J. Lohr Chardonnay – my favorite: ….and more wine at Double Helix:  Went runner shopping – we haven’t decided exactly what we want yet!   Had a pool day: Relaxed by the fire. *Warning: do not get this cider. Seriously, it…

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Viva Las Vegas

- Las Vegas, Travel

Isn’t it crazy how full of adventures this life is? Never in a million years did I expect I would be living in Las Vegas, but here I am…attempting to stay out of the heat in my apartment complex’s “business center.” We don’t have internet or cable in our apartment yet, so the only place I can access wifi is right here. As for the lack of cable, I’ve been staying entertained by unpacking an enormous amount of STUFF (why in the…

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