Month: November 2013

Black Friday reboot

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”-Will Rogers Is anyone home to read this or is the whole […]

Molasses cookies are a wonderful bedtime snack this time of year

  [caption id="attachment_402" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Molasses cookies with dessert sherry[/caption] Several nights a week my husband and I revert to being kids and treat ourselves to a bedtime snack. It might be two squares […]

Easy suet recipe for your backyard friends

[caption id="attachment_398" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Colorful, home-made suet[/caption] As many of you know, I love watching the birds eat suet in my backyard but I’m on a quest to reduce packaging as […]

Check out Emanar Cellars in Battle Ground

  [caption id="attachment_395" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The cozy tasting bar at Emanar Cellars[/caption] For those of you who are not aware, Battle Ground has a new tasting room that opened on Sat, Oct […]

Coelho Winery is making unique and fabulous Portuguese-style wines

[caption id="attachment_392" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Coelho Winery's tasting room and their massive table center piece made with reclaimed wood[/caption] When we were in the Willamette Valley the first weekend of November, we […]

Our Christmas shopping is finished!

A cozy idea While I realize that Christmas is still 5 ½ weeks away, my husband and I finished our Christmas shopping 6 weeks early! Before anyone thinks we’re so amazing, I […]

Cross country skiing

[caption id="attachment_348" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Picturesque Barlow on Mt. Hood[/caption] We haven’t been cross country skiing in a few years so I was really excited to buy a package at the REI […]

William Morris

[caption id="attachment_344" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Columbia River waterfront[/caption] When I write about living more simply and my turn toward minimalism, I fear that it might come across as ‘judge-y’, which is not […]

Some thoughts on simplicity

[caption id="attachment_340" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Not a blue bird in a bird bath but a beautiful Flicker feeding on suet[/caption] As I sit at my kitchen table I am being entertained by […]

Vie de Bohème

[caption id="attachment_336" align="aligncenter" width="225"] A grainy pic of me captivated by Vie de Bohème’s wine flight[/caption] If anyone’s not been to Vie de Bohème in SE Portland, it’s a worthwhile stop […]

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