Summer Bucket List

Welcome summmmmmeeeeerrrrrrrr! June has been the most beautiful EVER and this week holds the first official days of summer. It’s going to be a jam-packed, memory-making, super-fabulous summer if you ask me. Here’s our 2014 Summer Bucket List! What are your grand, or fun and simple, plans for the summer? Whip Up Homemade Popsicles These […]

Pacific Northwest? Don’t Miss the Wild Waves Giveaway!

Lil’ announcement for all my Pacific Northwest friends … I’ve got a giveaway for Wild Waves tickets over on olymama! Don’t miss it – you’ll have a blast, as you can see … I did! Don’t be fooled by my tragic reenactment of Lumberjack Falls though. Wild Waves actually has a great assortment of rides […]

Portland Eats

Did you know I lived in Portland for almost 7 years? It’s where I went to college and where Dominic and I met. Jemma was even born there! Portland will always hold a special place in my heart – for many reasons – one such reason being the fabulous food! Around every corner, Portland boasts […]

28 Innings … Wait, Years

And just like that, the guy I fell in love with at 20 is now 28! Happy Birthday, Dominic! To celebrate we used our tickets from ScoreBig to catch a Mariners game last week on a Seattle date night. We attempted to hit the ballpark food favorites, most of which disappointed, but we did see […]

I Hate to Love the Zoo

The other week I was flying solo. For 5 whole days. Dominic was on a work trip to Vegas, yes, I know, for a super awesome management training. He was nominated and all that jazz and promises he didn’t have much fun without me. The binder of seminar notes and assignments he brought home confirms […]


Yesterday was the big day! My sweet baby sister married her dashing boyfriend of four years and she’s off to begin her new life as an officer’s wife. I’m so proud, pushing back tears and truly honored to have been a part of their beautiful wedding.   Hannah Pinterested and planned ever since their engagement […]

Adventures at Wild Waves

We live and breathe by the school calendar around here since two of my family members are teachers. So,  mid-June marked the beginning of summer around here. We kicked off the season of freedom, fun and family with a trip to Wild Waves Theme Park which is a hour freeway journey from our home in […]

My Little Swimmers

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™and Huggies, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HuggiesSwimmers“   Last week we had the opportunity to visit Wild Waves Theme Park for a fun day in the sun … which is not always guaranteed in the Northwest. Fun […]

“Mom’s Taking Us To The Zoo Tomorrow …”

Oh, Raffi, you have a song for every life event. What would we do without you?  With the unfortunate events of Dominic’s unemployment, we’ve been blessed with some extra family time these last few weeks. Gotta look on the bright side! Most of this time has been dedicated to projects at home, although I keep […]