A true Artist!

Hi all!

I know its been a while since my last post. As we know life gets busy!

But I wanted to sneak on for a quick shout out to a good friend and amazing artist: Renee Hazen!

Renee and I worked closely together for years at the mighty P. As I trained people in person, she used her creative talents to make sure to fully enjoy my classes. She developed all the online training which rescued them from me blathering on and on…

Last summer, Renee took a leap. She left corporate America, and went on her own to embrace her art, which aside from her hubby and son, is her one true love!

She has her site open! Renee Hazen Designs

In addition to her children’s books (I own them all!) which are amazing, she has developed a line of animal pillows. each one has an original piece of Renee art! There all also animal cards for that personal note to a love one!

Would you like a sneak peek? Sure you would!!

My cycling buddy Rob has a 22 year daughter that we love to death. I got her the giraffe pillow for Christmas and she loved it! Not only was the art amazing, but the pillow was soft and comfy! Rumor has it it made “Squeeeeeeee!”

So, for baby showers, Valentines day, or you just love owls, check out her page! And if that is not enough, just think: Anything you purchase helps supports a women with a genuinely amazing heart, continue her escape from cubicle hell!

I am damn proud of her!

Shop like the wind!!

 

A new Milestone and a new name!

Long, LONG ago when Michelle convinced me (and correctly so) that I wanted to be a blogger, the Mountainstroh blog was called 10,000 miles of Experiences, Adventures and Thoughts! Somewhere along the line I made the rule that I would change the name every 5000 miles. Now at the time, I thought it would be a LONG assed time between name changes!

Little did I know what would really happen… Continue reading “A new Milestone and a new name!”

Snuck off for a weekend

Those who read yesterday’s post may have noted I was writing it while sitting on a deck of a hotel room In Port Townsend, WA.  This is a little town, right on the Puget Sound here in Washington state.

Those who really know me, might think it was strange I was there on the weekend of the Chilly Hilly, which in the Seattle area is the considered opening day of cycling season.  But, it has been a long hard month at work, Michelle and I needed time away, and I SUCK at checking calendars.. Continue reading “Snuck off for a weekend”

Finally got the butt in the saddle!

Well folks, anyone reading this blog lately might wonder why I consider it a cycling blog.  Due to work, family, friends, chores and life in general, I have NOT been able to ride on a weekend day for the last month of weekends.  Today, though, that changed… Continue reading “Finally got the butt in the saddle!”

Now for Something Completely Different

Well folks, I think its time I come clean and make a confession.  Over the last year, y’all have found out many things about me.  Overall I like to think I am pretty much an open book, and I am happy to give me opinion to anyone on almost anything.  Yep it has gotten me in trouble a time or two, but I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t.

Today, though, I decided it was time to confess something to y’all.  It’s hard to admit, but yes I have a scrap-book of myself! Continue reading “Now for Something Completely Different”

When in Doubt use a Bike!

Please forgive the typos on this one, I am using the iPad!

I live and work in the greater Seattle area. This is quickly becoming one of the most bicycle friendly places in the country. We are getting more bike lanes, a bike share program, and the Cascade Bicycle Club does an amazing job.

This means I am used to seeing bikes put to many different uses. However, during my weekend in Port Townsend, I was impressed with the variety of uses the people of this little town by the water have come up with! Continue reading “When in Doubt use a Bike!”