Who would have thought that it would have taken a pandemic to open my creative block. Watching the world spin out of control, I felt helpless, shocked and confused. All I was sure of was that I wanted to...
So I’ve personally never been into gardening, so I NEVER thought I would be a gardener. But since we're home in quarantine my husband and I decided to completely drive right in. It wasn’t really planned out, it was a...
Fire wife, fire life. It is what we do. It is what we signed up for, agreed to, said “I do” to. We are fire wives. The more I get to know the other wives, the more I realize...
Quarantine me and, tell me I am pretty. I guess I never knew this is what I needed all along.  Damn, if this is not a weird time to be alive but, I am kind of in to it. I...
As I reflect back on the previous year (some refer to as “normal” times), prior to the COVID19 pandemic, I am flooded with emotion. I treasure and hold dear the memories of the year and years prior even more...
Growing up I had a lot of ideas about what I wanted to be when I grew up. There was a brief stint where I wanted nothing else but to be a pediatrician and play with babies all day....
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest is pretty much exactly what you'd expect. Yes, it rains a lot. Yes, the Space Needle exists. Yes, they really do throw fish in the Pike Place Market. Yes, people wear columbia jackets,...
In partnership with Closet Solutions. As always, opinions are our own. Resolutions are for the birds. There I said it. Over the years I have made many (resolutions) and stuck with none. I just do not subscribe to the notion...
Every family has a special treat that is intertwined in many of their most precious memories. For us it is the delicious and trusty, donut. I have such a long and meaningful relationship with donuts. Donuts are not something we...
Cooking with children comes with a few, how do you say, challenges. My older boys are now at an age where they can pretty accurately follow a recipe. Julian did mix up the salt and sugar that one time,...
The third Thursday in October is National Get Smart About Credit Day. Super exciting stuff, right?! Maybe to those of us that get super nerdy about money and numbers. But to most people, credit is a big, bad, scary...
Who doesn't love a good homemade cookie? Answer: no one. That is why there's a national holiday dedicated to it! October 1 is National Homemade Cookie Day and to celebrate, I whipped up these bad boys. They are best...

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Amazon vs. Target, man oh man, I really have a lot of feelings about these two champions of my heart. Listen, before you get your nice girl panties in a bunch this is not a battle. If, God forbid, there...
My warmest childhood memories all revolve around my grandparents. I was blessed enough to know all four of my grandparents as a child, to know and love them well. My great grandmother passed away when I was young but...

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