I hope your week is going well! I’ve been really busy lately while staying in Wallace, ID with my parents.
I quick glimpse of some activities I’ve been up too besides helping out at the hotel include….
An ah-mazing Salted Caramel Brownie
Gyro Days and the carnival in town
A long run
Some yummy and healthy eats
My first attempt at a Flourless Chocolate Cake
The Flourless Chocolate Cake was a total success! It was so good and fudgy. I want to make a few tweaks to the recipe I used and make it taste a bit more like the salted caramel brownie I had earlier in the week.
My parents live and run a small historic hotel in Wallace, Idaho called the Ryan Hotel. I’ve been staying with them in the suite so I’ve been seeing first hand all the work it takes to run a hotel.
Thursday was definitely a busy day! Everytime we my Mom and I tried to start something we would get interrupted. So I was trying as much as I could to help but boy it was tiring.
Finally around 2pm we had a chance to go for a walk and check out all the updated stairways. Back in the day, people used the stairs to get from road to road on the South side mountain. The stairs are steep and there are lots!
Map of all the stairs
Third at Elm stairs
Up Up Up the hill!
Seventh at Pearl stairs
View from the second street up the South Hill side
5th and Bank Street View… my parents rental property starts on the lower left hand side
Mom and I
Fifth at Elm, heading back down to town
It was nice to get a quick break and some fresh air while exploring the stairs around town. Now that some guests are checked in we are going to check out the little carnival in town and try and find a cold treat.
This past week was a ruff rough one for me and I’ve been trying to give myself positive reminders. Which got me thinking, dogs, especially labs are always so happy so carefree and just living in the moment and enjoying life. Why can’t we all be like that? So I came up with a list of Life Lessons According to Labs.
Always show your love
Don’t be camera shy
Unless it’s first thing in the morning…
Don’t tackle tough stuff alone
Share with others
Clean up after yourself
Get lots of sleep
Cool down properly after a workout
Take time to play like a kid
Don’t let a little (or big) challenge scare you
Live for the moment
Stop and smell the flowers
Don’t take yourself too seriously
Always love and forgive
Keep these lessons in mind and live happy like labs!
Who doesn’t love strawberries especially this time of year?
I sure do, so we made some in order to celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day!
Strawberry shortcake is also a perfect summer dessert. It’s easy to make, it’s light and it’s great for a BBQ or picnic. Of course when I can, I prefer to add a scoop (or two) of ice cream to mine! I had and loved a Strawberry Shortcake doll when I was young. She even smelled sweet like strawberries. My favorite dolls/toys/movies etc usually starred a little red-haired girl just like me. What can I say, gotta love gingers.
1. What is something people might be surprised to learn about you?
I wanted to be a veterinarian until my senior year of high school
2. Have you ever met someone famous?
Yes, Zach Braff at a showing of his movie Garden State. I was totally star struck but my friend and I did get a picture with him (unfortunately it was back in the days when we used cameras and had the pictures printed and I can’t find it)
3.What is something you hope will never come back in style?
The 80’s workout clothes.
4. What is one place on your travel must-see bucket list?
Bora Bora, let’s just say I’ve watched Couples Therapy way too many times and I need to stay at the St. Regis Resort
5. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
Julianne Moore…let’s just say I have a thing for redheads and love her!
6. Who is your favorite Disney Princess?
Ariel, I think it’s obvious why
7. What would you sing at karaoke night?
I’m a terrible singer but if I had to I’d say Shania Twain (I have tickets to her concert so excited!!)
8. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
My hubby, he is so smart and can fix pretty much anything and he would definitely know what to do
9. What is you biggest pet peeve?
Being late, this drives me crazy
10. What clothing item/accessory/shoes do you have way too many of in your closet?
Probably running shirts, but really can you have too many? I think not!