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“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt I once overheard my grade school art teacher telling a fellow student that quote. I was around 9 or 10 years old. It has stuck with me almost three decades later. For a long time, I didn’t understand what it meant in…

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…

Celebrating 4th of July at Seabrook

Leading up to the holiday, a good friend was explaining how the 4th of July was her most favorite holiday. I say she was explaining it because I needed all the details in my attempt to fully understand how that could possibly be anyone’s favorite holiday. What about Thanksgiving, Christmas, even Halloween? As she described…

Dave at the Gorge

For the longest time, I thought “Dave” and “Dave at the Gorge” were phrases that only my friends and I used to describe Dave Matthews Band and his annual weekend extravaganza at the Gorge Amphitheater in central Washington State. Turns out, these two abbreviations are used everywhere by everyone who knows anything about Dave. I…

Hurricane Ridge and Kalaloch

Two places that have been on my Washington must-do list for the past several years are Hurricane Ridge and Kalaloch. And guess what? I just returned from a spectacular trip where I experienced both of them in one shot! Are you ready for this? We took the Edmonds – Kingston ferry, and proceeded to Port…