The Flavors of Italy – our weeks in Italy

trevi fountain in rome

The Flavors of Italy Our time in Italy started in Rome. We stayed in this small, quintessential, Roman apartment. It looked out into the courtyard where we could see other apartment windows, some open, some shuttered. For our week… it was perfect. One night I could hear a women singing from her apartment, another night…

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The textures of Turkey – my 2 weeks in Turkey experience

Stepping into our 2 weeks in Turkey I didn’t know what to expect. From the pictures I’d seen I knew it would like a mixture of Utah’s terrain and a step back in time. The history that has taken place in Turkey is so deep, and there is so much you can see up close.…

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The Treasures of Egypt – our travel experience

noelle at sakkara pyramid

The treasures of Egypt travel; I can’t wait to share our experience with you:   I sit at our hotel pool, legs crossed on a lounge chair. To my left is a group in their 20’s. They are playing in the pool, having fun. The lifeguard warns them to be careful, I believe they are…

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The gifts of Dubai

dubai museum of the future

My feet are throbbing, I can feel a blister forming. I’m determined to not let it slow me down though as we continue our way through the Dubai Expo 2020.  The expo is a neighborhood size even full of pavilions from countries all over the world. It features a celebration of one another’s cultures, foods,…

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A video hello from Asheville, my plan during worldwide quarantines

Hello all, I recorded a video that is just a few minutes long. It lays out why I’m in beautiful Asheville and what my plans are coming up to share with you during these coming weeks of quarantines and people off school. During the video I ask you a question, I’m looking for ideas. I’d…

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sharing my dream for this next chapter – it feels so vulnerable

print to attract abundance by noelle rollins art

My goal this week has been to put into words what my (and my family’s) actual dream is for our next chapter.  For too long I’ve been scared to say it out loud, it felt too big, too daring, too perfect. It’s funny because I generally am very open, I pour my heart and soul…

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How we travel hacked our way to Hollywood

Have you ever heard the term “Travel Hacking”?  Until last year I really hadn’t paid attention. Last summer while working LONG days on my wholesale catalog I found myself binge watching (listening) to a course on travel hacking.  What is travel hacking?  It’s finding cheap and free ways to travel basically.  Let me share my…

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1 year debt free anniversary – was it worth it

vacation durango debt free

It’s been 1 year since we clicked the mouse and paid off our last chuck on consumer debt. (we’re now just working on our mortgage). You can read all about our debt free journey here. So what has this year brought? Has it been as amazing as we’d hoped? Yes.  Yes it has.   In…

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I’ve figured out how to LOVE going in my laundry room

I’ve got the typical basement, unfinished laundry room. I love it and I’m so grateful to have it. After years at our last house of having only a closet off the kitchen with our washer and dryer in it, I’m grateful to have a room that is larger and offers more storage as well. However,…

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bridging the time and money gap so you can go for your dreams

As a small business owner I have gone to all sorts of extremes to be able to wake up each day and pursue my dream of being an artist while also being at home raising my kids.  There have been times where money has flowed almost effortlessly (after a bazillion hours behind the scenes sweating…

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