• Adventures & Travel,  Something to Bark About

    Announcing Instagram!

    First things first – WELCOME FALL! Even Scout is excited to be breaking out her sweater collection!  🙂 You can now get out and about with Scoutnabout on Instagram!  I decided it was a good way to get a lot of the extra pictures up that I take.  The account is still new at this point, but for now,  you can check out some “pre-blog” photos.  I will have current photos up soon (as well as a lot more blog posts)!  Stay tuned! Follow us at http://Instagram.com/scoutshots  

  • Food & Recipes

    Watermelon Salad

    Sadly, I think summer is on its way out ?.  But that doesn’t mean it is gone – yet!  There are still some pretty good looking “summer” fruits available in the grocery stores! A large part of my grocery shopping is spent in the produce section of a store.  Today, as I looked around trying to figure out what I was wanting to make with supper tonight, I saw a nice little stack of watermelon that looked pretty good.  At first I thought watermelon sounded pretty good for a dessert, but, then I thought, it might also make a pretty good side dish as well 🙂  Rather than just cut…

  • Food & Recipes

    Friday The 13th Cocktail

    Are you superstitious?  Maybe you are just a little-stitious.  No matter which one you are, all you need is this tasty little brain bleed in a shot glass to chase away any bad luck that may be lurking around :).  Easy to make, and fun to drink – you just have to get past the “chunks of brain matter” as you drink it!  Just limit yourself, too many of these and that bad luck may find its way back come morning…. The Bleeding Brain 2 parts Peach Schnapps 1 part Irish Cream Splash of Grenadine Splash of Blue Curaçao  (optional) Fill a shot glass 2/3 full with Peach Schnapps.  Add…

  • Bucket List

    Smoky Mountain Half Update

    Yep, that was me ? Unfortunately, this race ended up being a no-go 🙁  I waited until the last minute to defer, thinking that maybe I could still make it work out and run.  I am bummed that in the end, I had to withdraw.  It is not the first time I have deferred a race in this series, it more than likely will not be the last time I defer.  The good thing about the Vacation Race National Park Series, is that you can sign up early for a discount, and defer right up until the morning of the expo, and not be penalized. The week leading up to…