Last week was SPRING BREAK!  It’s funny how spring break wasn’t ever a big deal growing up (did we even have spring break??) but then in high school it became travelling to Lake Havasu, AZ…always missing college spring break there,  but still having a blast.  Then…I got a job and spring break was no more. […]

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Last year, on the first day of spring break (Jeremiah was in half day kindergarten and Sarah wasn’t in preschool), we were over visiting a friend who’d recently moved into a new home.  The kids were outside playing (it was a beautiful day) and I was inside helping my friend Amanda unpack her kitchen.  Then […]

Last Thursday, my ‘baby’ turned 5 – it feels really surreal, to be honest.  Every year on her birthday I feel so strange about it – as if I can’t grasp how a little chubby babe can grow to such a big girl in what feels like no time at all.  She’s in her second […]

So, here’s the thing.  I have this friend, Stephanie, who I love and care about very very much.  She is living with ALS, which is also called Lou Gherig’s disease.  I’ve blogged about her and this disease before, which is 100% fatal and has limited treatment options.  I do what I can to bring awareness to […]

For  the past year or so, I’ve been entertaining a change in direction for my blog, but I wasn’t sure what direction to take.  As a blogger, you have many options, especially if youwant to ‘monitize’ (make that $$!), so I was debating what would be the best fit for me. Then, the more projects […]

From the time I was old enough to understand my strengths and weaknesses, I wanted to be a writer.  I had stories that floated around in my head and I loved writing them down.  I entertained the idea of going into journalism, but as I look back, I’m thankful that I didn’t.  (A friend with […]

The Office of Sustainability and Environment in Seattle is making a real effort to make the city a greener and more eco-friendly place. Reducing the carbon footprint of the city is just one goal; reduction of water wastage and developing improved recycling services are also on the agenda. However, there is only so much the […]

This is a partnered post.  True off-roading SUVs are often limited either by their excessive pricetag or by their seating. Are there any SUVs that are offered today that can meet the demand for a third row and for a lower pricetag? The main possibility still on the table, or off the road per se, […]

I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. As always, through, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.  Johny Iuzzini’s “Dessert Fourplay” – a beautiful book filled with lucious desserts!  Last week, during the height of Christmas insanity, I headed to the Seattle Macy’s […]