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

  Several nights a week my husband and I revert to being kids and treat ourselves to a bedtime snack. It might be two squares of dark Lindt chocolate (80-90%) with a glass […]

Easy suet recipe for your backyard friends

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 conveniently as I’m able. To that […]

Check out Emanar Cellars in Battle Ground

  For those of you who are not aware, Battle Ground has a new tasting room that opened on Sat, Oct 26 and yours truly was there. It was a happy accident, […]

Coelho Winery is making unique and fabulous Portuguese-style wines

When we were in the Willamette Valley the first weekend of November, we went to a tasting room in downtown Amity, OR that makes and pours amazing Portuguese-style wines. It […]

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

We haven’t been cross country skiing in a few years so I was really excited to buy a package at the REI garage sale that I went to a few […]

William Morris

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 my intention. The other day I mentioned […]

Some thoughts on simplicity

As I sit at my kitchen table I am being entertained by a blue bird splashing about in the bird bath. He’s squawking, dunking his head, flapping his wings and […]

Vie de Bohème

If anyone’s not been to Vie de Bohème in SE Portland, it’s a worthwhile stop for wine lovers and salsa dancers. My husband and I have been several times and we’ve […]

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