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July 2015

Exploring the Pacific Northwest: Cape Lookout, Oregon

Coastal camping is so magical. There’s something very special about listening to the waves while laying in a sleeping bag in a cozy tent. So, when I found an available site at Cape Lookout on the Oregon coast, I…

Watching Exercise Shows (a Beach Babe 3 Review)

Reece made me a sweet card at Preschool. It was a mad-lib style. You know, where they prompt the kids with sentences and then have them fill in the blank? Yeah, one of those. I had never had a mad-lib…

Kitchen Hack: homemade brown rice in under 5 minutes

I fell in love with store bought frozen brown rice about a year ago. It’s so darn convenient – 3 minutes and you’ve got perfect brown rice. None of this bring to a boil then simmer for 40 minutes…

Exploring the Pacific Northwest: Lost Lake, Oregon

I am a lucky girl to call the Pacific Northwest home. These parts are gorgeous, I tell ya. One of the things I love about living in Portland is that even the shortest of road trips yield huge rewards. We’re maximizing…

Running Hiatus

An old injury of sorts flared up early last week. It’s nothing serious and I certainly won’t bore you with the details. Over the last few years I’ve learned (the hard way) to listen up and give my body…

Vacation and moderation aren’t mutually exclusive

In my early twenties I went to Vegas for the weekend with Isaac and two of our best friends. It was after weddings, but before babies and careers. So, there wasn’t much standing in the way of us and all that…

Dreaming of a girlfriend’s getaway…

We’ve been having some seriously warm, sunny, summery weather up here in Portland. Which makes me smile – and think of the beach, girlfriends and long days in the water. While a girlfriend getaway isn’t exactly on the books,…