Colchuck Lake

The Sunday before departing the US for our wonderful trip to the UK, we had an open day on our calendar without anything planned. It was one of those times when the fresh air and woods were calling my name. Shouting, even. I needed to go on a hike, there wasn’t any other option. I’d…

one year with big & little

One year ago we intended to depart Bainbridge Island to shop for a Christmas tree on the way home from a wonderful Thanksgiving spent on the Island. Five hours later we arrived home with two adopted cats instead of a tree. Leading up to Thanksgiving weekend last year, I was still in the midst of…

Edinburgh

While planning our recent UK trip, I decided it would be nice to take a trip within the trip. Paris was immediately top of my list. What is better than a day or two spent walking the dreamy streets of Paris, gazing at the Eiffel Tower at any given opportunity? Not much. My mom had…

cinnaholic comes to seattle

DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE. For years, I’ve wished for our very own Cinnaholic in Seattle. Every time they would announce via Instagram a new shop opening, I’d feel let down that it wasn’t in my city. Seattle needs this decadent treat, why are we being neglected?! One fine Friday late in October, my wish…

the year the two families met

Until this year, my family had never met Andrew’s family. Ever. Eleven years of being in this sweet sweet relationship, with no interactions while both families were present. We’ve been based in WA & CA, my family is spread across the east coast, and Andrew’s family is in England. We chose to get married at…

sleeping among the trees

If you’ve noticed a tree theme among my recent posts, and think oh dang that girl must be slightly obsessed with trees, you would be completely right. I am a bonafide treehugger at heart. I’m a Pisces who requires the woods as much as water. I wish my apartment could regularly smell exactly like the…

olympia coffee

Recently, I posted about my favorite neighborhood spots, yet I saved my very favorite spot for now. Because, quite frankly, Olympia Coffee deserved it’s own post. Earlier this year, a sweet little coffee shop by a company based in Olympia opened a gorgeous locale here in West Seattle. Now, before I go much further, you…

Labor Dave Weekend 2018

One of the weekends I’ve been looking forward to most since moving back to Seattle was the opportunity to return to the Gorge to see Dave Matthews Band over Labor Day weekend, affectionately known as Labor Dave Weekend. I wrote about our first visit to the Gorge here – it’s remarkable (and poetic) to think that…

Queen Mary Tea Room

Have you ever looked at your bank account to see how much you actually spend on food per month? My generation is really adept at spending half our entire earnings on socializing and going out to restaurants as a way to spend time. The other half goes to rent, obviously. My bank account’s spending category…

the hammock

Hi, this is a blog post about a hammock. Specifically, I’m about to gush with adoration for a piece of high tenacity nylon taffeta. Hear me out. Husband is a recently admitted shopaholic. He finds such enjoyment in making purchases. He lives for today. Sometimes I’m on board with this habit (when he buys things…