HI, I’m Jeff Connell, and I appreciate you taking the time to check out my page here on the website. I’m proud to call the Treasure Valley Home having moved here a little over three years ago. I live in Meridian with my 8 year-old son. Life has been an adventure in the last few years I went through a divorce after a 13 year marriage, so I’ve been navigating a life reboot. It’s been a lot of growth, some lessons learned along the way, and some really “unique” dating experiences. I grew up in Seattle, so I still cheer for the Mariners and Seahawks, and my son and I have adopted both the Portland Trailblazers and Utah Jazz for basketball. We’re still holding out hope Boise will get another basketball team to play. In my downtime, I love to travel, grab my camera and take pictures, and do some “adventures” with my kiddo. I made it to Australia last year which was one of those bucket list trips. I’m hoping to add another stamp to the passport sometime soon, and am committed to camping in our amazing Idaho outdoors this summer.
Tablerock Trails Are Closed Again Due to Rain
With the rain and hail that hit the Treasure Valley this afternoon, it's probably not a big surprise that Ridge to Rivers (who manage the Table Rock Trails) has closed them down for safety.
Ada County “Adds The Words” in Nondiscrimination Ordinance
This past week, the Ada County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a nondiscrimination ordinance covering sexuality and gender identity.
Feel Like More Mountain Snow This Year? The Weather Service Says Yes
The US National Weather Service has shared what many outdoor enthusiasts have already figured out; The snow pack in a lot of Idaho and most of the Northwest region is above average this season.
Upcoming US Census Will Include Boise Area Homeless Population
There has been much discussion about the upcoming US Census that will soon be launching across the country and in the Treasure Valley, and this year, it will include the homeless population.
Houses in Ada County Are Costing More Than Ever Before
If you've been searching for a home or selling a home in the Treasure Valley, undoubtedly you've noticed prices have been going higher and here. Now, they're at a record high in Ada County.
Another Top 10 List is Sending More People to Boise
I used to laugh when people would get protective and wish no one knew how special our little corner of the world is. Now I've joined the "oh no, don't tell them about Boise" club, and it's happened again.
Help! I’m Moving and I Can’t Find Free Boxes Anywhere
Do you remember way back-in-the-day when you had to beg to get boxes for moving? Liquor stores, grocery stores, friends, family, and then buy some at UHaul just to get it done?
Albertsons Has Made Introvert Grocery Shopping Even Better
I have the advantage of being close to one of the nicest grocery stores in the world; Albertsons on Broadway. Now my favorite store has made shopping for introverts like me even better.
You Ever Get Lost in a Show a Wonder, What am I Watching?
I'm not quite sure how it happened, but I ended my weekend hanging with a friend, working on some work stuff, and watching a show I've never really stopped to watch before; Naked and Afraid.
Why do We Wait Until We’re Moving to do Basic Things?
Every time I move, I tell myself I won't do this again. I won't wait until I'm leaving a house to clean out the things I don't use and clean up in a way that makes my house so nice. Well, I did it again.