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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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Hanging out in the rain at the Crocheted Net Playground at Whoa Studios in New Zealand with kids

How far would you travel for the most perfect playground and a family-friendly meal?

January 25, 2018

There are many reasons to travel to New Zealand’s North Island.  The scenery shouts “take photos of me” every where you turn, the food is delightful and the people are absolutely charming and friendly.  There are bubbling geysers, mountain adventures and sheep dotting the lush green hills.  And there is Hobbiton.  (I’m sorry we didn’t […]

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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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Where to eat in Seattle with kids, the

A restaurant that’s been cooking here a little longer than all the poke, and it’s not just for tourists in Seattle

January 13, 2018

Do you know which Seattle restaurant I might be talking about?  Although Seattle seems smitten with poke these days and new trendy restaurants are popping up daily, I love a Seattle restaurant that’s been cooking awhile.  And we’ve eaten so many great meals at Ivar’s Salmon House in South Lake Union that I thought this […]

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Visit Tanaka Farms in Irvine California with your family to find out more about where your food comes from

Tanaka Farms in Irvine California is a great place to take kids to learn where food comes from

January 8, 2018

Do you love knowing where your food comes from?  I recently did a poll on my  Instagram Stories and I was so excited to see that an overwhelming majority of people care about the story of their food.  I feel the same way.  I love hanging out on factory tours and finding locally made things.  I […]

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Stop in Squamish for Family Friendly activities and restaurants

Whistler with kids and a fun place to see eagles and eat along the way

January 4, 2018

When I was a kid, I grew up in a small Vancouver suburb and we used to be able to drive to Whistler and back for a day trip.  We had our favorite places to eat, like Ingrid’s which is still in Whistler, and we would always stop at the McDonald’s in Squamish along the […]

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