Running a Mile Everyday for a Year 1

She bakes cakes, gorgeous cookies, and one time in Safeway we bumped into each other and I’ll tell you what, she’s just as sweet (and gorgeous) in real life as you’d imagine! I don’t remember exactly what I was doing when I saw Emily’s story, but it stopped me in […]


#GiveItUpForFosterKids

Have you ever dropped a bag off at the thrift store? Maybe posted something on the local Buy, Sell and Swap? How about Craigslist? For many of us, donating items is just a normal part of life. Recently I heard about a new app that let’s you #GiveItUpForFosterKids by selling […]


Keeping Those Healthy 2018 Goals: Meet Fresh Plate NW

Happy New Year, friends! If you’re like me you’re more than ready for a bit of a reset. December is great, but don’t you ever wish we could celebrate without getting wrapped up in all the sugar? Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be sharing with you a […]


12 Confessions and Chocolate Cherry No-Bake Bars

Well, it’s the 14th, so you know what that means, right? There are 11 days until Christmas and as I sat down to write this, I thought it’d be fun to air out a little dirty laundry….Not sure if I used that expression correctly. I’m pretty sure I didn’t.  Anyway—how […]


My Favorite Sugar Scrub Recipe

Hi friends! I shared a 60 second video about this today on Facebook (here’s the link), but I also wanted to share this simple recipe here. If you’re like me, this cold weather is doing a number on your skin….and not in a good way. A coconut oil sugar scrub […]


Creating the most Peaceful December

Yesterday morning my sister texted me and asked if she could stop by. A few hours later, as she hung her jacket and settled in, she said that our home feels so peaceful. It was the best compliment I’ve received in a very, very long time.  Whether it’s by keeping […]


Skyline Lake Snowshoe 2

The day after Thanksgiving my friend Brenda and I headed out to Steven’s Pass for a few hours of snowshoeing. This trail! I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s short, steep, relatively easy to follow and all around wonderful. I already can’t wait to return.  If you’re looking […]


Our Table Makeover from PNW Farm Tables

It’s been 7 sleeps since we’ve moved in. During the last few days, I’ve been relishing what it feels like to finally be HOME. It’s something I haven’t felt for over 2 1/2 years. We’ve worked all day long, unpacking boxes, hanging curtains, designing our pantry, organizing the garage and […]


Mama Owned Businesses to Support this Season

Mama owned businesses. If you’re like me, I’m guessing you want to support them, but sometimes it’s tricky to know where to start. Well, hang onto your hats, this round-up of local makers will not only get you started in the right direction, but you could practically finish your shopping […]


Thanksgiving Cranberry-Orange Meatballs

Happy Friday, friends! As we’ve been packing, having final inspections at the house and getting ready to move, 100% homemade cooking hasn’t really been in the cards for me lately. It’s given me so much insight for friends of mine who keep chicken nuggets in the freezer for crazy days […]


Supporting Adoption with Chestine Design

Well friends, as I worked on this post from Chelsea at Chestine Design, I couldn’t help but sit here with tears in my eyes. Many of my personal friends and family have been affected in the most positive ways by adoption. It’s the ultimate privalege to be able to share […]


A Winter Wonderland You Can’t Miss 2

If you’ve been around here for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed I’m a huge snow lover. Well, when I heard they were going to be trucking in snow from Mount Baker for this event, I was immediately intrigued! Sledding and snowman creating, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, bouncy houses and […]


Let’s Welcome Hanky Pies to Granite Falls! 5

If  you’ve ever hiked off of the Mountain  Loop highway, chances are you’ve wished there was an awesome coffee shop in Granite Falls for a post-adventure warm drink and treat.  I can’t even count the times I’ve been in a car with friends or family, wondering where we should stop […]