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Oh, hello! I'm Laura.

In a nut shell

For those of you who have stumbled upon my blog via a search engine result, Hi! Welcome to my little slice of the internet where I tell tales of travel and adventure. 

I started this blog back in 2008 when I drove across country with my husband. Fast forward 14+ years later and I’m still writing about our adventures.

Not in a nut shell (is that a thing? It is now.)

I’m a happy-go-lucky designer and adventurer. I am part nerd and part adventure junkie. I am perfectly content sitting in front of my computer designing, editing photos/videos, and blogging but pluck me out of my office chair and drop me in the middle of the Sierras with some climbing and backpacking gear and I’d be STOKED! I love traveling to new places and experiencing new things. I’m very passionate about my work as a designer and grateful that I found a career path that I enjoy.

My better half is a funny, handsome, and intelligent guy. Not only can he fly both helicopters and planes, but he can also fix anything—vehicles, issues with our house, electronics—you name it, he can fix it! We have two cats, Tia (aka: Tia Bean, Bean Rat, Bean Bunny, and Bean) and Reese (aka: speed devil, white devil, dirty rat, rat-cat) who provide us with plenty of entertainment and smiles.

I worked as a Freelance Graphic Designer from 2010 to 2020. Since September of 2020 I’ve been working for Moxie Tonic Marketing handling all things graphic and web design. Although I’ve given up my freelance business, I’ve opened a Society6 shop where I sell some of my original art and photography.

Mike (the better half) served in the Army for eight years, which meant we were moving to a new place every three years or so. It was a blast and we lucked out with one amazing duty station—Japan! We met some wonderful friends along the way and had some amazing experiences that I will forever be grateful for.

Now that we’re actually able to choose where WE want to live, we settled in Colorado. We have been in Colorado Springs since 2018. We thoroughly enjoy the close proximity to the mountains and all of the outdoor activities that we love to do—climbing, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and exploring dirt roads on our adventure bikes (motorcycles)! It’s nice to know we’re not going to have to pack up and move in another two years, but this is hardly our “forever home”. Round and round we go, where we stop, nobody knows. 

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