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…

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…

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…

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…

that one night I saw Pearl Jam in Seattle

Wednesday night, this girl from the small town of West Winfield, New York witnessed Pearl Jam performing live at Safeco Field in Seattle. My brain is still processing the fact that it really did happen. As a teenager, I used to listen to songs from Ten, VS, Vitalogy alone in my bedroom or with friends…

Neighborhood Favorites

Two weeks ago marked one year back in Seattle, back where I belong. One of the fastest years of my life. Most days, I can’t believe we are truly home again. During four years away, my love and longing for Seattle made its way back into my heart. Sure, the winter was tough and there…

Hike to Goat Lake

The days are long but summer is always way too short. It is early July which means next it will be Labor Day and then five minutes later will be Christmas. Mark my words. Plus with so much sadness, cruelty, negativity in the world everywhere we turn, my answer is, and basically for any situation…