Deborah in flowers in New Zealand

A Gift From Deborah

December 6, 2019

As Tim and I are exploring New Zealand, we know that preparations for the holidays are beginning at home. One way I love staying in touch with the holiday prep and friends and family while we travel is via social media. I love seeing what all is shared around the holidays. For example, one of […]

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Featured in VoyagePhoenix!

October 11, 2019

We were recently featured in VoyagePhoenix, a magazine that looks to highlight the best of the Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Tempe areas, and we are just thrilled to share with you all the stories and behind-the-scenes we shared with them! Meet Deborah and Tim Bateman of Risk Blossoming in Central Phoenix: Featured in VoyagePhoenix Deborah and […]

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Leavenworth, Washington: A Bavarian Village

July 12, 2019

Ever since we started our Risk Blossoming adventure three years ago, we have welcomed destination recommendations from friends and followers. One that has repeatedly come up is Leavenworth, Washington. This year, we included it on our itinerary and planned both a rendezvous with our family and an extended stay for ourselves in this charming Bavarian-themed […]

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Photo Credit: Warren Chu

Pursuit of a Life Well-Lived – Michelle Micalizzi

December 28, 2018

We are honored to feature Michelle Micalizzi as a Risk Blossoming Guest Blogger. After reading her story, we’re sure you’ll agree that Michelle lives a “risk blossoming” life as she constantly pursues new adventures and endeavors. It seems Michelle has unlimited energy! She is consistently Exploring, Discovering and Growing – with her only seeming limitation […]

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Oregon or Bust!

Oregon or Bust!

June 8, 2018

A forced delay on our exit from Phoenix and arrival in Oregon created some uncomfortable time spent outside of our “Comfort Zone,” but inspired two new Risk Blossoming core values; “Don’t Delay!”-  also known as DD, and    “Quality Time Left.” – also known as QTL. Life Happens! We spent a 144-day rookie season in BAM […]

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The Art of Travel

September 14, 2017

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be.” -Douglas Adams I, Tim the travel planner, budgeted six days to travel the 1,190 miles from Columbia Falls and West Glacier, Montana to the Hibbing Minnesota area. That is just 198 miles per day and […]

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This is My Life

March 10, 2016

I became a grandmother, again, on February 8th, when my only child delivered her second child, Colton. It was a joyous and very celebrated occasion. My daughter married into a BIG family. She has wonderful, loving in-laws that each have four siblings, so there was a constant stream of family and friends both at the […]

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Lead with Your Heart

February 3, 2016

“Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand.” — John C. Maxwell February! The month we celebrate Valentine’s Day ….. a day dedicated to communicating and celebrating with our hearts. In the United States, according to Wikipedia, about 190 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, not including the hundreds of millions of […]

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