Skagit County


Hikes, Dining and Must- Do’s During Daffodil Season  

A few months ago, it was a privilege to guest post over on Love LaConner. You can find this post originally there. Thankfully, the daffodil season is just around the corner! Here are a few ideas that’ll help turn your drive-by into an all day family trip.  Daffodils seem to […]


The Best North of Seattle Post-Adventure Coffee Shops/Dining and Bakeries 5

After a long day of being outside, unanimously everyone agrees they need a good cup of coffee,  maybe a doughnut, a cold beer, some hot chocolate or the perfect meal. But many of us aren’t sure where the best places are! So, I’ve asked around and here are the most […]


Oh Christmas Tree! (Where we went this year)

Friday night I sat at the computer with about 16 tabs open. Searching for a new tree farm to visit, I was completely torn. Each farm seemed great! How could I pick just one? In the past we’ve done everything from cut our tree from the National Forest, to visit […]


10 NW Washigton Healthy Restaurants 5

One of the greatest things about living in this part of the world is being able to easily access incredible food, fresh from local farmers.   Locally made wine, vegan dishes and all sorts of meals, made with seasonal ingredients are at our finger tips, and they’re more affordable than […]


7 Northwest Washington Hikes To Do With Your Kids This Summer 8

Recently it was a great privilege to write an article about hiking as a family for Northwest Mom Magazine.  After submitting the piece, they asked me if I’d consider being on the cover as well, which really made me blush, since I am NOT a model. I am a mom […]


Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Last Saturday, for the first time in a long time, we found ourselves without any plans. Rain was falling steadily so, baseball was called off for the day. As much as we’ve loved baseball, this break was welcome. Loading the kids up, we headed to Padilla Bay for the afternoon. […]