All About the “Buy Nothing Project” – The wonderful giving community that you can join too!

Often times I think there must be a more eco-friendly way to go about life. There has to be alternatives to buying everything new, all the time, all this wasteful packaging that goes with these new purchases. I recently came across the "Buy Nothing Project", a community-focused group that encourages giving and sharing on a local basis. Read more here about the Buy Nothing Project and see if you can find one in your area - they have groups worldwide!

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Our first trip to Oahu… my Top 5 Things I suggest you do when visiting this Hawaiian island!

Oahu is a magical place, and there is so much to take in and do while you are there... it is hard to even know where to start! To make things easy for you, here are my Top 5 suggestions to give a try on your next trip to the beautiful Hawaiian island. Did someone say poke?

Three Recipes that will guarantee you win St. Patrick’s Day!

Cooking around the holidays is my favorite. And no, I don't just mean Christmas... I am talking about ALL THE HOLIDAYS! You name the obscure holiday, and I would LOVE to make a special dish or dessert to commemorate the event. However, I think St. Patty's Day may be one of my all-time favorite holidays …

DIY Pink Polka-Dot Party – Vivienne Turns 3!

DIY pink polka dot party that I threw together last minute after my daughter's very specific birthday request... a party themed after her polka-dotted puppy, Polka! Thanks to some quick purchases off Amazon, I was successfully able to execute this request, which of course, the birthday girl was thrilled with.

Lake Chelan in the Winter – A Valentine’s Day Visit!

Lake Chelan is an incredible place to enjoy your summer vacation! With a big beautiful lake and hot climates, it is no surprise that many people in Western Washington flock there. However, Chelan can be quite the quiet town in winter. We tried Chelan out in winter, and the city didn't miss a beat! if you are planning a winter Chelan visit, then this post will have lots of great info for you!

How to Re-purpose Old Candle Jars

We live in a throw-away society, and it drives me crazy. How many beautiful glass candle holders have you been gifted over the years, only to burn up all the wax and toss them in the trash once emptied? Use this technique to re-purpose old candle jars, and turn them back into votive holders, succulent pots, or whatever your heart desires!

Walla Walla Wine Tasting at McCaw Hall, Seattle

Walla Walla wine country is a robust region producing some gorgeous red wines in Washington State. There are over 140 wineries to choose from when visiting... how will you ever be able try them all? Well this annual event at McCaw Hall gives you a fair shot at it, with a good portion of winemakers attending this event to allow you to sample some of their finest!