wander your way at the Loews Hotel 1000 Seattle in downtown Seattle near the SAM and Pioneer Square

Wander your Way and Live like a Local at Loews hotel 1000 in Seattle This Spring

March 12, 2019

As a Seattle family who lives close enough to bike to the heart of the city, we haven’t stayed at a ton of Seattle hotels and I keep getting asked by visitors who are heading here about where they should stay.  I was totally excited to be invited to the Loews hotel 1000 with my kids […]

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waterfront dining and a new menu from Chef Nick in Seattle at the Fisherman's Restaurant at Miners Landing

Why you want to dine at Fisherman’s Restaurant at Miners Landing if you haven’t been there in a while

February 22, 2019

Did you know your stomach is made up of two halves-the dessert side and the food side? Sometimes the food side gets full but then the dessert side might still be hungry too. This is what chef Nick Novello told us when my friend and I were hosted at Fisherman’s Restaurant in Seattle at Pier […]

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Richmond BC is a great place for families to stay near Vancouver BC

Why Richmond might be a great home base for families traveling to Vancouver BC

January 27, 2019

Is Vancouver BC on your travel bucket list?  As someone who grew up in the city I can’t believe how much it has changed and grown over the years.  We now live in Seattle, about a three hour drive away, and we head back to Vancouver often to see family and it’s still one of […]

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Happy Lady Happy Card Review-trying out the gift card at Cheesecake Factory Seattle and other merchants

Yes you can buy happiness with Happy Cards

December 17, 2018

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Happy Cards and as always the ideas and thoughts in this post are my own. So here’s a happy way to buy a great experience gift! I recently learned about Happy Cards and not only are they gift cards but they are gift cards that pair your […]

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my 12 fans visiting Santa wearing their Seahawks jerseys

Last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers that you can still order today

December 14, 2018

This Last-minute gifts list includes some items I received as samples and also contains affiliate links where I might receive a commission.  It’s the last sprint before Christmas and if you are getting really sweaty and frazzled trying to dream up gift ideas I have a last-minute gift ideas list that might help you out […]

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Best things to do at Seatac Airport in Seattle-where to eat, shop and get your nails done while you wait for your airplane

Best things to do when you have some hours to spend at Seatac Airport

November 7, 2018

A couple weeks ago the hubby and I went on our first without-kids airplane trip together in about 10 years.  We’ve done a bunch of close to Seattle and Vancouver staycations like a couple nights at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler or the Salish Lodge near Seattle but this was the first time we left […]

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What is the 12 status program from Delta Airlines and the Seattle Seahawks

Things you should know about in Seattle if you are one of the 12’s

October 18, 2018

The other day, I got a huge surprise in the mail that reminded me I need to get my Seattle Seahawks spirit glowing a little brighter now that we are well into the routine of being back at school.  It’s all Seahawks all the time in our house right now (when it’s not all Sounders […]

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An officially licensed NFL cake from a local bakery for a party in Seattle

Upping my quick and easy Seahawks party game plan for #Kickoff2018

September 6, 2018

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Decopac and as always the thoughts and opinions in this expressed are my own. When fall routines start up it’s hard to predict exactly what we’re going to be doing on any given day.  We have soccer and biking and all the events that […]

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The Estates Wine Room in Seattle's Pioneer Square has a wine club that includes Double Canyon wines

A visit to Estates Wine Room and a wine club you might want to know about

August 27, 2018

A few weeks ago the hubby and I were invited to a wine club dinner at the Estates Wine Room.  A chef from a Seattle restaurant we love called “the Tillikum Place Cafe” was creating a meal to pair with some wines from Double Canyon and the winemaker Kate Michaud would be there as well. […]

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kids learn to cook while you shop at Uvillage in Seattle at Froglegs Culinary Academy

An awesome way to shop at UVillage while your kids learn to cook at Frog Legs Culinary Academy

August 6, 2018

“Auntie Tee, remember what we made with Mrs. Froglegs?” my 3-year-old nephew asked me the day after we took an evening cooking class at FrogLegs Culinary Academy at Uvillage.  “Yes, homemade Tortillas.  And salsa.  Did you have a fun time?”  And yes, he did.  We all did when we made and ate some yummy food […]

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A Seattle family of four makes a Pacific Northwest Summer Bucket List for 2018

Pacific Northwest Summer Bucket List for 2018

June 27, 2018

If you live in Seattle or anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest for that matter, what do you do in summer when the kids get out of school?  Do you plan for big vacations?  Do you stick around town?  We usually tend to stay in Seattle in the summer and we like to make a […]

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Trying out the Penelope Signature Facial and Cryotherapy Coolift treatment at Penelope and the Beauty Bar in Seattle

On trying a Coolift Cryo-facial Treatment at Penelope and the Beauty Bar in Seattle

June 22, 2018

Some days in Seattle my life seems like its only about picking up all the laundry, cleaning up last nights’ dinner dishes and researching how to get the ugly carpet out of my basement.  Then some days magically end up Cinderella wonderful and I get to try fancy things.  I love when the universe lines […]

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how to become a blogger in Seattle, find out how to start a blog and maybe even make money blogging too

How to become a blogger in Seattle?

June 18, 2018

I’ve been asked this question a ton lately and I thought I better address it somewhere so I can at least send this link out as a response. And this is usually the first of two questions I get asked because right after I get asked “How do you become a blogger?” I get asked […]

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Plant-based Alpha Burrito is a vegan food you can quickly make at home

A fast food vegan option you can make at home in two minutes

April 25, 2018

Anyone else trying to veg up in their house a little more lately?  As a family who eats mostly vegetarian I’m loving all the new vegetarian eateries popping up everywhere in Seattle, like Veggie Grill and Next Level Burger which my kids absolutely love.  I was really intrigued when Moms Meet invited me to work […]

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Using Nest or Arlo Video Alarm monitoring systems in Seattle for your house to prevent robberies

Why you might need a Nest Doorbell Or Arlo Camera or other Video Alarm Monitoring in Seattle

April 2, 2018

In the next couple weeks I have a feeling my family and I will be buying all the video alarm monitoring things for our houses in bulk.  We live in a quiet Seattle neighborhood with not a lot of happenings, but lately we’ve seen more and more suspicious activity in the area and what happened […]

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Trying Seattle-based Darigold’s new salted caramel milk on a roadtrip for a special occasion

Salted Caramel Milk and Road trips with kids for a special occasion

March 5, 2018

This post is written in collaboration with Darigold for its new Salted Caramel Milk and as always the opinions and stories in this piece are written by me. We drink milk on a regular basis but salted caramel milk reminds me of a milestone birthday or special occasion.  The salty sweet and creamy taste is […]

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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: Let me preface this tale with a little bit of back history. As a mom of energetic twin boys […]

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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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Zulily celebrates national women's small business month

Women’s Small Business Month at Zulily

October 13, 2017

There are so many world-renowned businesses that have their roots in Seattle and when I see their names in other places when we travel it’s hard to believe that these companies ever started small. When I drive past the zulily headquarters on the way to Pike Place Market, this business is no different. I remember […]

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STEM ideas with kids: Seattle Living Computer Museum

STEM toys for back to school and a cool place in Seattle to learn all about tech

September 11, 2017

When you have family who is in the know, you get to try a whole bunch of neat toys.  We recently received this Star Wars Sphero toy and it’s like having our own miniature moving R2D2 in our house. We were already very familiar with Sphero because the boys used it at school and I […]

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