The Beauty of Chihuly

We enjoyed a beautiful, atypical summer in Seattle and spent most of our time in the great outdoors soaking in the perfect weather, from riding boats on Lake Union to attending festivals to touring local wineries and more. My parents had long-planned to come out in mid-October for a four-day weekend and while I had crossed …

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“Word on the Street” in Everett, Washington

It seems like only yesterday we arrived in Everett, Washington, uprooting our home in Northeast Ohio in response to a promotion my husband could not turn down. Along with securing temporary housing, a new car, freelance work and a realtor, we've spent our first few months in the Pacific Northwest exploring local communities, getting to know new friends, …

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Artsy, Active Weekend of Photography and Local Adventures

This ended up being a really productive weekend. We crossed a bunch of travel and wedding planning items off the list Saturday, including the fiance taking a camera class for our brand new Canon EOS 60D, an early wedding present from my parents (AMAZING!) Between the class and the gobs of reading he's done online, …

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Literary Travels: A Year in the World

I am struggling to make my way through the last few chapters of A Year in the World by Frances Mayes that my friend loaned me several months ago. She thought the cover looked "cool" and bought it, but quickly handed it off to me, complaining that she was having to look up every other …

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