Category: TRAVEL

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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Vancouver Island with kids on the Victoria Clipper

An almost Car-free trip to Vancouver Island with kids in about 48 hours or so

August 6, 2017

As much as we Seattleites die a little when people say “Pike’s Market” instead of “Pike Place Market,” it’s probably a little the same up in Vancouver when people think Victoria and Victoria Island are the same place too.  As neighbors to the south, we know that Victoria Island does not exist, but Victoria on […]

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Seattle with Kids Pitchside wit the Sounders

A great place to learn to Skateboard and an over the top Sounders experience in Seattle

July 31, 2017

I need to preface this post with how much I do not like blood and guts.  I am terrified of anything that remotely has to do with injury and if anything like that happens around me, I have the potential to become an even bigger ordeal than the patient.  So I really don’t mess around […]

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Shopping Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with Groupon Coupons

Shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with Groupon

July 26, 2017

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Groupon Does anyone else think about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with glee every July in the Pacific Northwest?  I almost missed it this year because I’ve been so busy catching up from our time in Australia that I forgot to put the early access date on […]

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Visit bellevue mug

On Bookmarking the Hyatt Regency Bellevue for Christmas or just a weekend staycation from Seattle

July 7, 2017

My kids and I were guests of Visit Bellevue Washington during our stay, but the thoughts and opinions expressed below are my own. A few weekends ago, I had the opportunity to spend a “mom and me”night in Bellevue Washington with my two 8-year old guys. Because of my husband’s work we spend a lot of […]

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Tesla Arlington Supercharger

On Stopping by the new Angel of the Winds Arlington Supercharger

July 3, 2017

The other day we were driving up to Vancouver from Seattle when a new Tesla Supercharger popped up on our navigation dashboard.  Apparently a new Arlington Supercharger opened up a little while ago to add one more charging option along this drive route and we thought we would check it out. We usually stop in […]

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Zaanse Schans windmills near Amsterdam with kids

Do I need to book a tour to Zaanse Schans Windmills near Amsterdam with kids?

June 12, 2017

Before you book a tour to see windmills near Amsterdam, you need to decide a few things.  Are you a tour person?  Do you like to travel in groups?  And do you want to miss an opportunity to walk by a chocolate factory on the way? It is not hard to travel to Zaanse Schans […]

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