Life Lately

I’ve started to relate to the Walking Dead a little too much in the past few weeks. That is too say the walkers not the actual cast. My brain has slowed down to what I can only describe as a primal state of move forward and eat whatever appears to be food. It’s a joyous type…

Voo Doo Doll Pin Cushion D.I.Y.

Maybe it is the hopeless romantic in me, but I wanted to share a project for Valentine’s Day. My husband is always complaining about stepping on pins. It seems that I can navigate around any that are on the floor in my sewing area but R attracts them like a freaking magnet. So I though how…

2015: Moving Forward

2014, wow, what a trip. It was a year of transition, heartache, and joy. Squirt started kindergarten, we bought a house, knocked out debt, got pregnant, and so many more great things. However it wasn’t all fun. There was a point where I lost myself. It seemed like life changing decisions were facing me at…

Top 5 Favorite Books of 2014

Let’s set a few things straight. First I love lists and second I’m a book fiend which means Goodreads is like crack to me. Yes, I do the user challenge. I’ve done it for the last few years which is wonderful way to track the books I have read in the past year mostly because when…

The Perfect 72 Hours In San Francisco

In the past eight years I’ve live west coast I’ve been to every major city, but San Francisco. Yes, it is embarrassing to admit and no I’m, not sure how that happened. After visiting I promised myself that it wouldn’t be my last trip. The drive in was unbearably hot and clear. Which made things…

Getting A New View

Trash, grime, construction, and all the nasty things that come with living in the city it’s easy to see nothing but the ugly around us. Sometimes I need to remove myself from all of that and be reminded of the beauty of the city. Be reminded how about how Seattle is a city surrounded and engulfed…

Fall Fun

A cold, balmy morning greeted me this morning. I took a deep breath taking in the crisp air. This is my favorite weather I told my husband. He gave me side eye wondering what was wrong with me. It’s the unofficial start of fall. That time when kids head back to school, my favorite vegetables…

My Baby Is Getting Too Big

This is my baby, my little girl, my squirt. Okay, maybe this is a more accurate picture of what she looks like, and when I say more accurate I mean this is what she looks like. However in my head she will always be two. Today she started Kindergarten. She is thrilled and if I’m…

The Redwoods

Growing up in Pennsylvania woods are nothing new to me. We had days in elementary school dedicated to what to do if you were lost in the forest. I love nature, but the woods isn’t something I get all teary eyed about. My husband, R, is the exact opposite. When we first drove off the 101…

Road Trip Quirks

 When it comes to road trips there are a few things that you need to know about me.   For example, I will stop at every insane roadside attraction and pose with things like I did with this bear at Sasquatch Adventure. Spoiler: there were no big foots there. It was a place where they…