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One Year Blogiversary: What I Still Need to Learn After One Year Blogging

One Year Blogiversary: What I Still Need to Learn After One Year Blogging

It’s been one year since I first hit publish on this blog. In a way, it seems like it’s been a lot longer than that, and in other ways, the time has flown by. Blogging is a lot of work. It takes me hours to […]

The 27 Books I Read in 2018

The 27 Books I Read in 2018

As I wrote about in this post, I challenged myself to read 25 books in 2018 and ended up reading 27! I documented the books I read on my personal Instagram and Facebook, captioning them with short takeaways or impressions. As the year continued, these […]

Reading Challenge: How To (Actually) Read More Books This Year

Reading Challenge: How To (Actually) Read More Books This Year

If you feel like your reading life has been lacking, or (cough, cough) non-existent, I completely understand where you’re coming from! I was in the same boat at the beginning of last year, so I decided to attempt a reading challenge for myself. I cannot […]

Charitable Christmas Gifts: A Win-Win-Win Holiday Solution

Charitable Christmas Gifts: A Win-Win-Win Holiday Solution

The Problem with Traditional Christmas Gifts ‘Tis the season for Christmas gift giving. If you’re like me, you dread the endless hours of shopping, both online and in stores, that the task requires. Instead, I’m giving charitable Christmas gifts a try this year. Last Christmas, […]

How to Go Backpacking with a Toddler

How to Go Backpacking with a Toddler

Last September, over Memorial Day weekend, my husband, K (learn more about him here), shared with me one of his all-time favorite activities: backpacking. I was hesitant to go on a backpacking trip for a number of reasons, but the biggest reason is we would […]

My Dream Home

My Dream Home

  I’ve spent a good portion of my life thinking about my dream house. I think this may because my mom spent a lot of time looking at houses for sale. We were the family that perused the real estate listings in the paper each […]

3 Budget Wine Accessories (and 1 Splurge) for the Wine Enthusiast {Thursday 3: August 9, 2018}

3 Budget Wine Accessories (and 1 Splurge) for the Wine Enthusiast {Thursday 3: August 9, 2018}

If you’re anything like me and the rest of America, you’re in the middle of a love affair with wine right now. Wine is having a BIG moment, and I’m all aboard that wine train. But once you get into the wine world, all those […]

Life Lately on the Oregon Coast {Thursday 3: August 2, 2018}

Life Lately on the Oregon Coast {Thursday 3: August 2, 2018}

July was a packed month full of vacation, vacation, vacation! We visited Lopez Island, Lake Chelan, and the Oregon Coast. Since I talked about our first two vacations in my July 12th Thursday 3, today I’m breaking down three things I loved about our visit […]

3 Essential Family Apps {Thursday 3: July 26, 2018}

3 Essential Family Apps {Thursday 3: July 26, 2018}

Hi, everyone! For today’s Thursday 3, I’m sharing three family apps we use on a daily or near-daily basis in our household. The best part is that all of these family apps are free! Without further ado, let’s get to ’em.     This post […]

3 Hawaiian Jewelry Pieces Perfect for Summer {Thursday 3: July 19, 2018}

3 Hawaiian Jewelry Pieces Perfect for Summer {Thursday 3: July 19, 2018}

Hey, friends! The weather here in the Pacific Northwest is starting to heat up (we hit 80 degrees in our poorly ventilated house this week – woohoo!), and it’s got me longing for that one time we spent seven years living on the island of […]