Memorial Day Weekend

It was a Chamber of Commerce, picture-perfect Memorial Day Weekend in the Seattle area. We are so rarely treated to 80 degrees and sunshine this early in the season. Compare and contrast last year's Memorial Day BBQ. It was downright soggy. My sweet hubby thought of a workaround so we could still enjoy the holiday anyway! I... Continue Reading →

Catching Up … Sunday Puttering

A very Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. Raising good humans is hard! A huge bow to all of you who are thanklessly on the front lines of the most important job of your life. Go get 'em, Warriors! It's a rainy Sunday here in the Pacific Northwest. May just hasn't quite gotten its mojo going... Continue Reading →

Good for the Seoul, South Korea – Part II

The Food This place had very VERY good food. If you've ever had Korean BBQ here in the States, you can understand a bit of what I'm talking about. I gotta be honest. I really didn't have high expectations, and was delighted to be wrong! I caught these photos of these basics at the market.... Continue Reading →

Good for the Seoul, South Korea – Part I

Some people have to travel for work. Some people GET to travel for work. I am definitely in the second group. Anytime an opportunity to travel comes up, I happily volunteer. This trip offered me two fresh stamps in my passport from a continent I'd never visited before. I was in! Tip: Do this before you go! What to... Continue Reading →

Seattle: Winter Weekend Downtown

The Emerald City. An urban experience with fresh-from-the-water seafood, award-winning local wines, a thriving though somewhat unconventional art & music scene, as well as an interesting culture heritage. Visiting Seattle in the winter can be just as much fun as visiting in the Summer. What to wear SEATTLE-ITES DON'T USE UMBRELLAS. We wear a water-proof hooded jacket instead. We're hands-free and ready for whatever... Continue Reading →

Resolutions: Not just a wish list. How to make meaningful changes that stick!

I've made a thousand of these. Okay. Maybe not a thousand, but let's say I've sworn my fair share of permanent changes, only to be back to my old habits in no time. Resolutions like losing weight, exercising more, and saving money are worthy goals, but I really never made any meaningful connection as to why these things were worth... Continue Reading →

As the Turkey Turns – #Recipe: Rotisserie Turkey Breast

Yes, I bought the rotisserie off the late-night infomercial, and I liked it! They swayed me with the twirling meat basting in its own juices...  I could almost smell the skin crisping on the strangely large organic free range chicken... One credit card and 10 days later, plus shipping and handling, the Ronco Showtime Rotisserie and Barbeque Oven arrived.  (Turns... Continue Reading →

#Recipe: PJ’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

My mom wasn't the best cook. In fact, sometimes she was downright awful at it. The weekly Hamburger Refrigerator Soup for Friday dinner was one of her favorites. Yeeeuck! I think it got her to the wine sooner, which I can totally understand now! She did, however, have a couple of tried and true recipes that... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Fitness Avoider…

You see the workout photos on my blog, Pinterest, Twitter. I preach to friends around me how therapeutic exercise can be. Don't even get me started on the benefits of yoga! I never regret a workout. I sleep better, make better food choices, have less stress and am generally more content when I exercise. I KNOW... Continue Reading →

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