Category: DAILY LIFE

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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Visiting the Pacific Science Center with kids in Seattle and learning about what eats styrofoam

When you worry that styrofoam is taking over the world, stop by the Pacific Science Center in Seattle

February 14, 2018

There are many reasons to visit the Pacific Science Center in Seattle.  Maybe you have kids who like science or you have kids you want to get interested in science (or STEM which seems to be all the buzz word in education right now unless you believe the world is flat and want to remain […]

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Tesla Model X at Seattle Auto Show

A new Tesla electric car charger in Lynnwood and pondering going completely gas-free

February 13, 2018

A couple years ago when we first got our Tesla we were a little apprehensive about buying an electric car for a family car.  We had one option for charging on the way between Seattle and Vancouver and with all the long-driving we do to see relatives between here and there we didn’t know if […]

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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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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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