1. Warm socks, an Apple Watch and slowing down in the New Year


    January 5, 2017 by Terumi

    Slowing down in the New Year

    How many days have whizzed by this New Year? I’m trying not to count. This year, I’m making an effort …
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  2. December 1st: let the advent-ure begin


    December 3, 2015 by Terumi

    make your own advent calendar project

    Can I tell you how overjoyed I am with this advent calendar project some lovelies in my life are making …
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  3. How to be invited to a private dinner with Tom Douglas at Seattle Macy’s 


    October 30, 2015 by Terumi

    dahlia bakery cookbook from Tom Douglas in Seattle

    This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own: Do you have a …
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  4. Getting ready for an October Monday in Seattle


    October 5, 2015 by Terumi

    family bike rides with kids in seattle

    I can totally get used to these no-umbrella, sunny fall weekends in Seattle especially now that it’s soccer season.  We …
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  5. A spoonful of sugar in bucketlisting form helps the Last Day of School Eve not sting so much


    June 16, 2015 by Terumi

    We watched Mary Poppins at school today, my guys told me while we after-school snacked. So of course I took …
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  6. Because sometimes a Big Bang Theory makes you love your village even more


    December 3, 2014 by Terumi

    Sometime in the past few weeks I celebrated an epic milestone birthday (why on earth we decide to keep counting …
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  7. First day of….


    September 4, 2014 by Terumi

    the gateway to the rest of their life and beyond and the culmination of babyhood FOREVER!!!! At least that’s how …
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  8. What Costco feels like when you’re five and how it makes me feel as a parent


    July 3, 2014 by Terumi

    We went to Costco for the first time in ages. It was a zoo.  It wasn’t Superbowl, or Black Friday, …
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  9. Because I survived two weeks while the husband was away in Japan shopping on a Monday


    June 30, 2014 by Terumi

    So I did it.  I totally survived even though I didn’t think I would ever be able to even take …
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  10. Bouncy Balls, Rice Maker Pancakes and things we’ve made because of Social Media


    June 20, 2014 by Terumi

    Can you believe that summer has officially started? We had our last day of preschool and I may have bawled …
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  11. April Fools and wondering how foolish I might be too.

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    April 1, 2014 by Terumi

    I couldn’t help but set a meal for my guys this morning that was a little foolish.  The egg is …
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  12. An overdue visit to Grandma’s (Point Roberts, WA)

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    September 12, 2013 by Terumi

    There is nothing like a big wave of guilt that washes over you when you realize you should have done …
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  13. La Boulange in its Natural Habitat

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    August 8, 2013 by Terumi

    Forget those microwaved pastries that have been turning up at my local Seattle Starbucks.  When we went to San Francisco, …
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  14. How to Preserve your Little One’s Huggy


    July 22, 2013 by Terumi

    Does anyone else have a little guy who reads the safety manual on planes?  I am white-knuckled superstitious about airplane …
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  15. Something magical for rainy days in Seattle


    June 21, 2013 by Terumi

    It’s supposed to do a lot of raining in Seattle in the next few days (maybe.  Weather is still unpredictable …
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  16. Earth Day pillows and a conversation


    April 22, 2013 by Terumi

    So I saw these pillows ages ago on Land Of Nod and didn’t actually end up buying them before they …
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  17. Current Obsessions


    January 11, 2013 by admin

    Okay, so yesterday was not my best.  The hubby worked late and I was dining alone with my overexcited duo …
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  18. Something to contemplate while you travel or maybe just sit in your car


    December 4, 2012 by admin

    The hubby always thinks I’m a little paranoid neurotic but strange things always happen to me.  Like today at Costco …
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  19. Letter Adventures for Back to School

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    August 23, 2012 by admin

    I remember watching Sesame Street and how important that letter and number of the day thing was and I wanted …
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  20. How to calculate how many days you’ve lived


    July 16, 2012 by admin

    I guess these are the kinds of things you think about when your guys are almost four years old.  I …
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