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 1

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! 6

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 […]

Hearth & Hand: My Top Picks

Well guys, I learned a million things today. First of all, I learned early wake ups due to Daylight Savings time can be the biggest blessing. As the sun rose, I sat cuddled with one of my kiddos on the couch as we both journaled what we’re thankful for. What […]

10,000 Women on the Trail Project

As I laid in bed last night, I thought back to just about 4 years ago, when I stood in my kitchen with my sister discussing the postpartum anxiety I was dealing with and what I wanted to do about it. Why in that moment did I tell her I […]

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Heading into the weekend by sharing some wonderful things that caught  my eye this week…. For all you Skagit Valley / Barn lovers. Hurry and go follow this gal. She’s from Burlington and her Instagram is full of the most gorgeous local shots!2. This cookbook! I’ve mentioned before […]

5 Things I’ve Learned While Building Our Home

From buying land, to waiting for a permit to building, this post just barely touches on all we’ve learned over the last 2 1/2 years. I hope it gives you a better picture of the process, but if you have any questions, always feel free to comment and I’ll email […]

Woods Gift Card Giveaway! 11

Since the very start of NW Healthy Mama, it’s been super fun to partner with one of the BEST coffee companies around. You know who I’m talking about….Woods! Not only are their stores total Northwest-decor #goals, but their drinks and treats are perfection. Many, many ladies hikes have ended in […]