Category Archives: Life lessons

Still Awake at 2 AM

Hey Everyone! I have had several nights lately where I have been up until 2 am or later working on various projects.  I am definitely a night owl, that is for sure, especially in the summer, when it is too … Continue reading

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All Part of Growing Up

Hey Everyone! The past few months have been a bit tough.  Beyond the past few months, as I have gotten older, I have learned that life is too short to do something you don’t enjoy and to have toxic people … Continue reading

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Breaking out of the Insulated Bubble

Hey Everyone! I know I have talked about wanting to move away from the City, and if I have the opportunity I would. At the same time, in exploring other parts of Portland I have found other neighborhoods that feel … Continue reading

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Icing my Back

Hey Everyone! I have no idea how idea how I did it, but sometime Saturday evening I strained my back, and by the time I woke up Sunday morning, I was in a lot of pain and had a hard … Continue reading

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Dairy Free Cherry Garcia

Hey Everyone!  Happy Canada Day!  I have been Dairy Free (or in the process of going dairy free) for 5.5 years. If you haven’t had to go without a food staple (ie dairy, gluten or eggs), you really can’t relate … Continue reading

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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 AutumnĀ 

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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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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