Thursday Three: April 5, 2018

This week has been my spring break and it has been wonderful sleeping in until 7:30 a.m. and catching up on my blog work. Such a wild and crazy life I lead. Today we leave to go to Lake Chelan for the weekend, so maybe I’ll find my inner party girl over there (probably not). Here’s what I’ve been loving during my quiet week away from the kiddos.

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Thursday 3: April 5, 2018


No. 1: Tea, Tea, and More Tea!

I’ve been downing tea this week. I think I’m trying to drink as much as I can now before the weather gets warmer and the hygge¬†lifestyle I’m trying to embody with my mug of tea, cozy blanket, and library book all goes away. But if we’re being honest here, I can probably keep drinking tea through the month of June at the very least. I live in the Pacific Northwest, for goodness sake. It doesn’t get warm here until after Bastille Day. My faves are Harney & Sons Peppermint Herbal Tea, Tazo Passion Herbal Tea, and Tazo Green Ginger Tea.


No. 2: Backyard Easter Egg Hunt

On Sunday, my husband and I put on an Easter egg hunt in our backyard for our daughter and my 7-year-old niece. We dyed real eggs and stuffed plastic eggs with candy the night before, then hid the eggs about 15 minutes before my in-town family members came over. My mother-in-law gave my daughter an Easter basket, which she used for the hunt, and it was so adorable to see her pick up the eggs and put them in the basket. After my niece picked up the majority of the eggs, she put some down on the grass in a row for my daughter to pick up. It was like watching Pac-Man: Pick up an egg, put it in the basket, walk a few steps forward in a straight line, pick up an egg, put it in the basket, walk a few steps in a straight line, etc. It’s so much fun to watch her grow!

Thursday 3: April 5, 2018 Easter Picture

Thursday 3: April 5, 2018 Easter Picture

Thursday 3: April 5, 2018 Easter Picture

Thursday 3: April 5, 2018 Easter Picture


No. 3: Blogging

I’ve been having such a grand time working on my blog this week. It’s a lot of work writing, editing, photographing, and making the graphics for each post. For The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: A Local’s Guide, I worked at minimum 8-10 hours, and that’s only because I didn’t have to do the photography myself. My aunt, Lee Anne McDermott, saved me many hours by allowing me to use some of her already edited pictures from past festivals. Despite how much time it takes to make these posts, my husband pointed out to me that I never complain about doing them. I really do love the entire process. I’ve always wanted to “find my passion”, and now I think I have!

Any fun weekend plans on the horizon for you?

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