Category: MAKE

Birthday cake for my kids' birthday

A bittersweet birthday cake anyone can make

August 16, 2017

I take baked goods very seriously.  I’m not always very good at chemistry, or measuring or even following directions very well, so I truly appreciate how magical it is when a bunch of ingredients come together in an oven and make something spectacular like a birthday cake. I know birthday cakes are special and every […]

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Geosafari Solar Rover Kit

STEM toys and ideas to help with science for kids

June 26, 2017

We have the promise of a week full of sunshine here in Seattle in the first week of summer which is pretty much our whole year’s weather goals accomplished.  So as we wrap up our last week of school and create a this summer’s bucket list (Do you do this?  Do you make a summer […]

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Customized Valentine's Cards

Some things I Zazzled for Valentines day

February 2, 2016

Zazzle contacted me last week about some of the things they have for Valentine’s Day.  I couldn’t help but see their SLOTH selection and fall in love myself so of course I had to look into this site a little further. And because Valentine’s Day is about love and other people, I decided to make […]

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cutting down a tree at christmas creek near seattle

A few Seattle weekend ideas if you need some festive plans

December 5, 2015

Last weekend we got our Christmas tree at Christmas Creek, a tradition we only broke once (last year when we had to buy our tree somewhere else that was still lovely) and still even went there just to see Santa.  I’ve been asked a lot about Christmas Creek lately and it will probably forever be […]

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farmer browns christmas tree ucut near seattle

An advent calendar made with love on a Monday

November 16, 2015

Amidst the dreary Seattle weather, the daily election dramas, the red cup battles and sadness over horrific world events I’m not ready to lose my holiday spirit.  There is so much in life to be thankful for, to be happy for and to spread joy for-I think that’s what drives me to live and I’m […]

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white cheddar cheese made by darigold

Because Darigold sent me a bunch of cheese

September 30, 2015

I never knew Darigold was a Washington brand until we started visiting Issaquah on the way to where we’re building a cabin in Snoqualmie Pass.  We’ve been finding cute coffee shops like the Issaquah Coffee Company there and Triple X Rootbeer, a fabulous kitschy diner tribute to everything we thought was lost in the 80s […]

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We almost have a roof over our heads (cabin building in the woods)

November 19, 2014

The snow is threatening to fall and we’re oh so close to getting the roof on before we get tons and tons of it in Snoqualmie Pass.  But we’re not quite there yet.  And that’s the nail-biting exciting part of building in a place with a short building season. On our last site visit, I […]

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