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Here’s a look into my life, just as if you walked through my front door and sat down to enjoy a latté with me. And yes, I have coconut milk for all you dairy free, Whole30, Keto, trendy peeps. No shade, but organic whole milk is a significant part of my diet.

I’ll share about my marriage, my life running a business and working in ministry, tell stories from years of travel and share a few of my favorite things.

hey fam!

Come on in... I hope you stay a while.

Live life to the fullest

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. 

Tell the story of the mountain you climbed. Your words could become a page in someone else's survival guide.

here are a few of my favorite things

photography gear

favorite games

favorite books

adventure gear

home & lifestyle

xena's fav. things

If you're anything like me, you are ALL about finding products that are tried and trusted by others. Most of my favorite gear and everyday must-have's came from someone else's recommendation and I figure it's my turn to share the love. From photography gear, games, household items, dog products, and more.. these shopping lists are filled with items that I use on the daily, and would 10/10 recommend to others! Go check em' out! 

my favorite blog posts

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my favorite spots around the globe.

Yosemite National Park, CA
Manila, Philippines
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Winter Park, CO
London, England
Traverse City, MI
Stockholm, Sweden
Schladming, Austria
Zion National Park, UT
Nürnberg, Germany
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Chicago, IL
Rome, Italy
Boracay Islands, Philippines
Edinburgh, Scotland

So much of who we are is where we have been

some of my favorite hikes

Day hike to the Oberhornsee glacier lake, Switzerland 

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Sunrise hike up Mount Ida, Colorado

Dune Climb Trail, Sleeping Bear
Dunes National Lakeshore 

HIKING THROUGH THE BANAUE RICE TERRACES, PHILIPPINES 

MOURNE MOUNTAINS, NORTHERN IRELAND

HIKE TO BACHALPSEE LAKE AND UP THE FAULHORN SUMMIT, SWITZERLAND 

ANGELS LANDING, ZION NATIONAL PARK