08 Feb 19
John Thinketh

Hauling a five-piece Samsonite set around the planet is hell on earth .I Watched a friend do this up and down dozens of sub-way and hotel staircases in Europe for three weeks,and-while I laughed a lot’especially When he resorted to just dragging or throw-i his bags down stair-I d like to save you the breakdown.trip […]

01 Feb 19
Pearls of Science

My husband and I recently returned from a cruise to the Bahamas. It was everything you could hope for when escaping winter’s chill: sunny weather, soft white beaches, good food and pristine views. We snorkeled in coral reefs off the coast of Nassau. It was spectacular to see all of the tropical fish and the beautiful […]

29 Jan 19
The Skin Sisters

Lauren and her family may have planned their travels too early (last week they were in Florida, but this week it’s so cold in Minnesota that schools are closed!) but they still had a great getaway to Naples, FL last week. It’s so important to protect, not only ourselves, but our children from UV exposure. […]

21 Jan 19
The Queen of the Brotherhood

This photo is of me on January 19, 2019 without any makeup on. This is my before photo. I know I have scars (from pimples and chicken pox when I was little), I have rosy cheeks, zits, and I’m starting to see lines. I do my best to take care of my skin and have […]

16 Jan 19
A Day In The Lalz

  Kaftan dresses are an easy look to throw on while on vacation. I basically lived in this Coolibar Kaftan dress while in Mexico!

13 Jan 19

UPF 50+ – protects against 98% of UVA and UVB rays
Generous 42 inch arc; Measures 21 inches fully extended, collapses to 10 inches; weighs 14 oz.
Handle with push button auto-open and auto-close feature, water repellent durable fabric and color coordinated sheath

09 Jan 19
Where in the world

1. The Ozone There is none.  This means sunburn. We are pretty sun smart with 3 red-heads and having lived in Asia for 4 years but, we got caught out quite a few times especially on cooler days! The boys normally wear their Coolibar hats but I also had to get them sunglasses as they […]

02 Jan 19
A Day In The Lalz

Happy New Year!! I am back from a quick getaway to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! It was a very last-minute trip and I was excited to escape the cold and spend some time having fun in the sun. Today I’m sharing a few of the pieces I packed for my tropical vacation!

25 Dec 18
Travel with Janine

On January 6th 2019, I am embarking on an epic (for me anyway) trip and going away from my husband, kids (23 and 24 year old who have both left home) and dogs for 87 nights. I am doing half a world cruise on P&O’s arcadia, a two week cruise on Sea Princess around New […]

01 Dec 18
Adventures With Sam

Not sure what to get the adventurer in your life? Here are 12 ideas for gifts or stocking stuffers for any price range. *Starred items are things that we have, use, love, and recommend! Gear Pack Light* | Eddie Bauer Stay safe and be seen at night. Great for all things outdoors! Easy to strap onto […]

07 Nov 18
The Skin Sisters

Gone are the days of “dare to bare” for us at the pool and beach, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a day of safe fun in the sun AND still look fashionable. Often times when patients or friends ask us what we recommend for sun safety and the topic of UPF/sun protective clothing […]

03 Sep 18

I absolutely love spending time outside.  I love breathing in the fresh, crisp air and in the Pacific Northwest we are blessed with majestic evergreen trees all around.   It really is pretty magical.  There’s also research to suggest that spending time outside boosts mood and lowers blood pressure, so bonus!  But wait, I need to […]

03 Sep 18
Noah's Travel Blog!

The time has come! I left yesterday morning. Having just gotten back from Europe, I feel that packing isn’t such a rarity. So, you might be asking yourself “Noah’s riding that tiny-tiny motorcycle for 6 weeks! What all is he going to be able to fit!?”. Here’s the answer, and how I’ve stored it: The motorcycle […]

21 Aug 18

Do you wear hats?  I never thought I was a hat person.  I wanted to be one.  I watched the Kentucky Derby and wished I could pull off one those gorgeous, elaborate hats.  I would try on different styles just to be disappointed.  It didn’t help that I was doing this when I was a […]