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Reading Lately: 5 Books I Loved…And 1 I Really Didn’t

Reading Lately: 5 Books I Loved…And 1 I Really Didn’t

My reading goal for this year is 30 books, and I’m almost at the halfway point at 14 books read. Yes, I know the year is more than half over. Shhh! Don’t remind me! I’ll get my hiney in gear this month before the craziness […]

9 Day China Travel Itinerary

9 Day China Travel Itinerary

Planning a trip to China can be a huge undertaking. There is so much to see and do, and it can be hard to compress everything into just a week or two. For our trip to China, we had the added monkey wrench of traveling […]

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 […]