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Let’s Welcome Hanky Pies to Granite Falls! 3

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 […]


Grab the Calendar! Here are some of the BEST Northwest Fall Activities Around 1

Curious when the pumpkin patches open? Overwhelmed by all the fun stuff flooding your newsfeed? There’s a lot  happening in the next few weeks. The pumpkin patches are getting ready, there’s an awesome and FREE farm tour happening, a cider festival and the list goes on. Grab your calendar! Right […]


Bonhoeffer Botanical Gardens

One of the questions I’m most often asked about trails is……Can I bring my stroller? Often the answer is sorry, no. But today, it’s YES! Absolutely, yes! Bring the strollers, bring the kids, bring your Grandma, your dog, your picnic, your husband and your friends. This set of incredible boardwalks […]


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 […]


A Day at the Ice Caves

 Big Four Ice Caves. You’ve probably been there, right? Or at least heard of it? You might have seen this place in the news, since time and time again, people go into this dangerous cave, when it’s posted everywhere NOT TO. But have you been there when the snow level is […]


Floating on Goat Lake, with a Mountain Lake Floating Checklist 2

When we hiked Goat Lake last year, we all agreed that we definitely must come back and that we’d be bringing floaties and staying awhile next time. This last weekend, our floating day happened and it was everything I expected it to be and more!  The entire trail is gorgeous, well maintained […]


10 NW Washington 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 […]


Berry Picking at Biringer with a Crisp Recipe You Can’t Resist 1

Every spring when the weather starts to warm and the berries start to ripen, the kids and I head out for the fields. Sometimes we go with the intent of getting enough to make jam and other times, it’s just for the experience. There’s something so relaxing about being outside, filling […]