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Cascais, Sintra, & Obidos, Portugal Day 3

Cascais, Sintra, & Obidos, Portugal Day 3

We said adeus! to Lisbon and bom dia! to Cascais today. It was a beautiful and sunny day and we were at Pescadores beach for some kayaking by 9am. It was fun to be out with the fishermen who were gathering their catches for the day. After paddling from the Pescadores...

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Lisbon, Portugal Days 1 & 2

Lisbon, Portugal Days 1 & 2

We made it into Lisbon just in time to check in at our hotel and leave our bags with the front desk before running back out and catching a cab to Jardim da Estrela to meet our food tasting tour guide. Somehow we were only two minutes late! It was 4:30 in the afternoon...

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Wildflower Mountain

Wildflower Mountain

Colin surprised me with a hiking trip to Canada for my birthday and it was one of the prettiest getaways. The trip started with a helicopter ride out of Golden, British Columbia and directly to the Purcell Mountain Lodge. We arrived around 8am to a lovely breakfast...

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Favorite Foods at Pike Place Market

Favorite Foods at Pike Place Market

My family and I have been visiting Pike Place Market for many years now and have a love of this iconic Seattle spot. And although it's considered a touristy place to visit, it's also frequented by locals because its offerings are so incredibly wonderful and the long...

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The Inn at the Market, Seattle

The Inn at the Market, Seattle

I partnered with the Inn at the Market in Seattle while Colin and I were visiting the city for a recent project. It has always been such a favorite hotel for us. Nestled into the hillside, just steps away from Pike Place Market, it's like getting the most perfect...

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Exploring Seattle’s International District

Exploring Seattle’s International District

The Seattle International District is a favorite area of the city for me to visit. Although it's not huge, like some major cities, there are lots of great restaurants, cafes, and bakeries to try and some neat shopping too. It's a fun option if you're looking for a new...

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Exploring London During the Christmas Season

Exploring London During the Christmas Season

Colin and I just returned from a trip to London, which is someplace I've always thought would be such a special place to visit during the holidays. I really love the classic aesthetic of Christmas decorations throughout Europe and cannot express enough how darling all...

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A Holiday Visit to Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop

A Holiday Visit to Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop

There's something so darling about bakeshops at Christmas time. I thought you might enjoy a little visit to Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop's new location in North Spokane, Washington, a local, woman-owned small business. Owner Sally has been selling her treats at...

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Visiting a Japanese Baseball Game

Visiting a Japanese Baseball Game

On a recent trip to Japan, Colin and I thought it’d be fun to visit a baseball game. The Japanese culture is so sweet and I was really looking forward to experiencing how they do baseball. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! We had time in our schedule while we...

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MEET SERENA!

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.

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