The newest post in the Live a Little Local Resolution Series is all about new hobbies! I love trying new things and luckily there are tons of awesome activities to try in our area. Keep reading to find out what the New Year, New You should try this year.


I started taking lessons with Craig Green about 2 years ago. Since then I have really expanded my music experience by playing with others, singing, and writing original songs. I love it! I had no idea how big a role music would end up playing in my life. Now, I play in a local band with my husband and friends called Wined Up Birds. Come see us at the Blackrock sometime! Wined Up Birds Facebook 

Wined Up Birds

Below is a list of people and groups that made my music experience grow.

Guitar lessons from Craig Green

Chesbro Lessons

East Idaho Songwriter’s group

East Idaho Songwriter’s Facebook


Wednesday evening song circle

Celtic jam at IBC

Jazz & Blues at City Bagels



Get Artsy

Art is something I definitely need more of in my life. Hoping this year to combine it with wine (which I also need more of!) and try a Paint n Sip this year.

The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

Adult class schedule

The Grape Van Gogh

The Grape Van Gogh Facebook

Paint and Sip at Bee’s Knees on 2/19

Paint and sip event link



Get Crafty

Winter makes me feel especially crafty. There is no better time to start knitting!

Knitting classes at The Yarn Connection

Spring 2018 schedule

Knit and Sip at The Bee’s Knees

Keep an eye on The Bee’s Knees Facebook page for the next Knit and Sip! The Bee’s Knees Facebook



Shake it!

Who doesn’t need to let loose and shake their booty for awhile!? Fortunately, there are a variety of different ways to do this and below are ones that I am interested in.

Partner Latin dance lessons

Partner Latin dance event

The Dance Collaborative

The Dance Collaborative Facebook (They are having their showcase on April 21st. Don’t miss it!)

Ashley Curry Zumba/Pound

Ashley’s Zumba/Pound Facebook


Get Cookin’

The College of Eastern Idaho offers cooking lessons this spring. I have already put them in my calendar!

Cooking lessons with Sous Chef Avery

Spring 2018 class catalog

Community Ed home page



Get Writing

The College of Eastern Idaho is offers writing classes with Clark Chamberlin this spring. I have taken classes with Clark before and he is a fantastic teacher! If you have any interest in writing or want to learn about the publishing process I would make sure to take a class with Clark.

Spring 2018 class catalog

Community Ed home page



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