Category: Blogging

You can find Kiehls in Seattle University Village an outdoor shopping mall with trendy shops and pretty flowers

Kiehls Apothecary Preparations and finding youthful skin in real life

February 17, 2018

The other day I was asked if I was expecting (I’m not) and I got I.D.’d (thankfully in a different place than where they thought I was pregnant) and although one event made me happier than the other, I’m just going to put it out there that maybe, just maybe this might have a little […]

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Still Me by Jojo Moyes and Valentines Gift Inspiration

A Valentine’s Gift List because I met Jojo Moyes

February 8, 2018

”Be kind” Jojo Moyes says when someone asks her what the one thing the breadth of ALL her work tells us at an author reading the other  night at Third Place Books in Bothell. “Kindness is an underrated virtue.  Be strong, be courageous and if you’re strong within, the world will be a better place.” […]

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Dreaming of a California adventure because of Mom 2.0 conference in Pasadena

Deciding where to California adventure on a trip to Mom 2.0

February 7, 2018

I’m headed to Mom 2.0 in May and a dear friend of mine has promised to meet me in California after the conference in Pasadena so we can have an adventure like we used to in college pre-kids. For us from the Pacific Northwest, California means shopping, palm trees, beaches and yummy food.  So now […]

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Find books in a airstream trailer at the Ink and Bean Cafe in Anaheim California

A driving solo adventure in Orange County I want to repeat with family and friends

February 2, 2018

In my dreams I’m a fearless traveler, stylish carry on in hand, passport in the other and I’m ready to take on any adventure life whispers to my heart. In reality though, I’ve got a bag-load of responsibilities, schedules to coordinate and I’m still a little choosy about which way the wind blows me; sometimes […]

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Goodwill purchases help support a culinary training program

Learning how to be an auction winner with Goodwill and what kind of used snowshoes you should buy if you’re in Seattle

January 30, 2018

This is a sponsored post for Goodwill and as always the opinions in this piece are mine.  I visited with Goodwill in Tacoma to learn about their mission and learn about their online auction site: www.shopgoodwill.com Let me preface this tale with a little bit of back history. As a mom of energetic twin boys […]

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Old Gundam Robot statue in Odaiba

Low tech and high tech toys that are faves in my house right now

January 22, 2018

  The holidays are over, the decorations are packed away and we’re about a month into all the fun toys that have arrived at our house. (I can’t take credit for the decorations being down…that’s definitely the hubby’s doing. I would have them up all year round but not because I’m festive….) And of course […]

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Do you love bread? Essential Bakery in Seattle has beautiful bread?

A bakery with the most historical bread starter in Seattle? (A behind-the-scenes tour of Essential Baking Company)

January 17, 2018

A few months ago I posted a couple of my frequent Costco purchases in my Instagram Stories.  For the cabin I always purchase this Essential Baking Company bread because it lasts FOREVER in your cupboard and when you want fresh bread immediately you bake it in the oven for about 15 minutes and it turns […]

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