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About pacificnorthwestblogger

I have been knitting since I was 10. I love to read, write, knit, listen to music, Travel, and learn about history, especially when it comes to how women got things done around the home up to the mid-1960's.

Learning to live a simpler lifestyle

Hey Everyone! Lately I have been rather overwhelmed with the constant bombardment of the media and our society propagating the mentality that we need the latest & greatest / biggest & best / needing more all of the time.  I … Continue reading

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Sometimes I have to shake my head

Hey Everyone! The past few days has been full of cooking, baking, an adventure and now sore muscles.  Yesterday I went for a hike, and man there was a lot of people out there, you could totally tell the tourists … Continue reading

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Longing for Autumn 

Hey Everyone! Yesterday had been unseasonably cool, and a bit wet at times.  It has been the perfect day to bake cookies, drink tea, warm some Apple S’mores Scentsy cubes in my Scentsy warmer, work on some knitting, and day … Continue reading

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When Your Cousins are Related

Hey Everyone! I had gone to one of my cousins bridal shower, Thursday evening. While I knew there were going to be several of my cousins from my dad’s side of the family there. I had one of those “oh … Continue reading

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It’s Rose Festival Week

Hey Everyone! The Rose Festival is back in Portland. That means it is also Fleet Week. The Rose Festival is one of Portland’s annual traditions that has been going on for more than a century. It is one of the … Continue reading

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City Living

Hey Everyone! I am one who does love small town, but as much as you want something, some dreams aren’t supposed to become a reality, and at this point, small town life my be a happy chapter in my younger … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend 

Hey Everyone! It was an eventful yet uneventful weekend.  Saturday, had been the hottest day of the weekend, and the day I had spent the most time outside. Going out to Sauvie Island and seeing the Bybee – Howell house, … Continue reading

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Hot Days and Going for a Drive

Hey Everyone! Yesterday and today have been roasting hot. Yesterday was 94 degrees and today got to 88. While that isn’t hot for some areas, it is hot for Portland. Fortunately it has been cooling off quickly today. It went … Continue reading

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You can put the Country Girl in the City, but……

Hey Everyone! Anyone else feel like they are living in the wrong era? Yeah, I definitely feel like I was born about 60 years too late.  The past few years I have definitely not been thrilled to be living in … Continue reading

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50 Random Facts

Hey Everyone! I have been doing this blogging thing for a few years. I started this particular blog back in August of 2014, though I have been blogging on some level since 2011.  I decided that it was time to … Continue reading

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