A little volunteer work is good for the soul, so when I found a Seattle-based association who is out doing good and cleaning up local waterways I jumped to get involved! Puget Soundkeeper does a ton in the Seattle are in regards to advocacy, cleanups, research, and more to help protect local waterways and environments. This post has all the details of my experience and how you can join in too!
We love to get outdoors as a family, but adding a baby to our life obviously adds a little complication to things... there is so much to pack, carry, assemble, and so on! We decided to take our littlest on her first camping trip this summer but were only brave enough to do so in cabins. We tried the Cama Beach Cabins on Camano Island for the first time and it was such a fun experience!
This recipe is a fantastic, cozy end-of-summer dinner that has both summer vegetables paired with a hearty, creamy soup. It is delicious and comforting and is even vegetarian! I hope you enjoy this summer vegetable corn chowder too.
We just enjoyed a super peaceful camping trip recently at the Cama Beach cabins on Camano Island. When I visit a place so well preserved in nature, I think hard about reducing the amount of trash I bring in and out - it can almost be overwhelming the amount of single use products we bring camping if you do not bring notice to it! With Labor Day weekend being the last big camping weekend of the summer, I thought I would post this now and hopefully inspire some of you to give this easy recipe a try and keep some plastic utensils/plates out of the landfills at the same time. Enjoy!
Our visit to the Hawaiian Big Island was more than I could fit into one post, so here is part 2! This post includes Keahou Bay, Hilo, and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Puna. We saw manta rays, sea turtles, and more, it was fantastic!
As fall approaches and I am already craving warmer weather, I revisit our most recent Hawaii trip to the Big Island! This is part one (of 2) featuring the Kona side of the island. I also included some tips on gear we brought with that made our trip with kids that much easier.
To many people in the Northwest (self included) SeaFair is the pinnacle of the summer. If you are new to Seattle and have not heard of SeaFair, it is a festival paired with Seattle's "fleet week" when the U.S. Navy selects ships to dock in the city and opens them up to the public... there …
The older I get, the worse I feel after eating processed grains. We have been trying to swap out whole wheat flour in place of white flour here and there, and it honestly really makes a difference! Not only is it better for you, but I love the depth of flavor it adds too. I hope you give these wheat blueberry pancakes a try and enjoy them! Be sure to pin the recipe for later too 🙂
Summer is coming to an end, but it isn't over yet! I am a big goal writer - if you write it down on a list that you can check off I think you are so much more likely to do it. So, I am writing down my summer bucket list, the last few items I want to do here in the northwest before summer is over!
Though we are not a completely vegetarian household, I enjoy eating vegetarian for a few reasons. First of all, my body feels healthier and my weight is more stable when I eat veggie, and I’m sure my husband’s cholesterol levels need it. Secondly, it is way better for the environment! The meat industry is one of the largest strains on our climate. Last, it’s actually pretty darn cost effective! This cauliflower tikka masalla was a recent invention that my household found successful. Recipe is linked, I hope you like it!