Bye Bye Birthday Month! September Recap

Birthday month was amazing! If you missed any of my posts or recipes, here is a chance to look back on my favorite things from September. The hi-light for me was trying the new Jason Wilson restaurant in Bellevue, the Lakehouse!

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5 Big Skincare Things I Wish I Knew in my Twenties

The 5 most important things I can tell you in regards to taking care of your skin... all of which I learned the hard way! If you are young and feeling like your skin is invincible, this one is for you. If you are like me and have already abused your skin for years, I have discovered some great products to help.

Birthday Haul – Sneek Peek at my Presents!

Birthday month haul was outrageously awesome! Who knew a girl would still get presents at 32. My gift to myself was a pile of new shoes from my JustFab subscription, which whom just coincidentally approved me as an affiliate! Hooking all my subscribers up with their first pair of shoes at $10... details included!

Vegetarian Cassoulette – A Hearty and Beautiful Dish for Fall!

Fall is here, and therefore I am craving hearty stews. Casoulette is one of my favorite treats when the weather is dreary, but it is not the healthiest option. I decided to attempt a vegetarian (vegan actually) version of this French staple... of course not the same without meat, but accomplishes a much healthier dish and is a lovely fall supper!

Why your child should wear a life jacket a lot more than you think

Car seat safety in our culture seems pretty cut and dry, and the majority of people understand it. However, a recent (almost drowning) emergency at work made me realize that safety with our kids around water is not as well outlined. As a person working in the marine industry, I do feel a strong obligation to advocate for water safety for all the children out there - boating or not! This post contains good information on when kids should wear life jackets, and how to find the right one to fit them. Thank you for reading, and please do share with other parents out there!

One-Bowl Brownies – The Easiest Scratch Brownies Ever!

Ever have a total meltdown and all you need is CHOCOLATE - RIGHT NOW!?! These brownies are the perfect recipe for that exact moment. Throw all ingredients in a single bowl, stir, bake, and enjoy! These one-bowl brownies are simple and stuffed with 2 whole cups of chocolate chips... the perfect savior in a chocolate emergency kind of situation 🙂

Family Date in the City – Seattle Aquarium & Molly Moons Ice Cream!

It has been a great start to birthday month (September) already! For Labor Day weekend we went camping with friends, and were truly so lazy that I don't have anything exciting to share from it... we just sat by the river, bbq'ed, and slept in... it was a much needed opportunity to recharge for sure. …