It’s hard to switch gears from the pace of summer vacation to back-to-school mode, but such is life and it’s got to be done!  We had a splendid time visiting the Oregon coast and it was one of the most memorable holidays we’ve had so far. Of course, we took thousands of pictures but don’t worry, I’ll only share a few 😉 The Oregon coastline is one of the most spectacular driving routes in North America.  As we passed sandy beaches, majestic cliffs, gigantic windswept boulders and lighthouses, it… Read more »

We’re back home from our travels and are more or less or settled in.  With the start of a fresh new year; like most everyone; I’ve embraced the idea of a clean slate providing a launchpad for brand new ideas and a renewed focus. Over the next few days, I will share the projects I have finished but didn’t get a chance to blog about before 2013 drew to a close.  But today, some snapshots of our recent holiday to… Read more »

Hello lovely people! We’ve been back from our summer vacation in the Okanagan Valley for a few days now and things have eased back into the lazy, lovely summer-style schedule.  Perfect! Time away in the valley means many, many dips in the lake and awesome sunsets. Plenty of delicious samplings :: wine, artisan cheeses and breads.  Very yummy! And, fruit… oh, the fruit!! Also, we’re big fans of summer oatmeal.  Usually, we throw the refrigerated mush in the blender for a breakfast… Read more »

Only 3 hours south of us by car is Seattle.  We took an impulse road trip there last weekend and it was fun!  I love unplanned adventures like this and the kids were great about playing along. My favorite Seattle sight was Pike Place Market especially the flying fish with the singing fishmongers.  Check out these funny lamp men!! Wonderful stuff all around Post Alley outside Pike Place Market was very interesting with the famous Great Wall of Gum and fantastic graffiti. Ewww germy and… Read more »