How to Have Yourself a Merry, Sustainable Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of year, but it also can be a very wasteful one. In this post I bring you 10 easy ways you can live a more sustainable lifestyle this holiday season, while still having all the fun! I hope this inspires you to hope on the sustainable living bandwagon and find a few ways to help the planet this holiday season!

Abbey Co. Fall Updates

Life has been crazy lately, but hey when isn't it really?! I have had work events, work travel, a baby's first birthday, a wedding anniversary, and on top of it all we are selling our house and moving! So much stuff going on but it is all good. Full updates are in the post, thank you for reading along and happy fall!

A Visit to Vin du Lac Winery & Bistro, Lake Chelan

What are your favorite things about a winery? Of course, great wines is #1, but what else contributes to your experience? For one, I love something super local and home-grown with a fantastic back story. I also love places with a great patio and entertainment. Also, it is a super plus to find a spot that practices sustainablility. Vin du Lac in Lake Chelan has all these features! I recently had the chance to tour Vin du Lac on a Chelan vacation weekend, and they are now on my must-visit list when wine tasting in the Chelan region.

Sam Choy’s in Kirkland – My Favorite Place to Grub on Poke and Island eats in the Seattle area

If you are looking for a fantastic poke and Hawaiian food shop in the Seattle area, Sam Choy's should be your go-to spot! With locations in South Seattle and also now Kirkland, they are on both sides of Lake Washington to accommodate customers all over the Northwest! Their poke is fantastic. They serve loco moco bowls, beef short ribs, and all other kinds of fantastic island eats. They even have sides of lumpia! I love Sam Choy's Poke - for the full write up and pictures be sure to click for more info! Mahalo!

An Official Goodbye to Summer

This was our first summer as a family of 4, and there was a lot I wanted to squeeze into it! About half way through the season I panicked feeling like summer totally got away from us, so I paused and wrote an "end of summer bucket list" to document all the things I really wanted to accomplish by the end of the season. Here is a look back at what we got done - some amazing times were had here in the Northwest!

Salt and Straw Seattle – Inventive Ice Cream Flavors Done Deliciously Right!

What makes an ice cream shop special? Homemade, local flavors. Delicious options for everyone's flavor palette. Creative ideas that keep you coming back for more. Salt and Straw has all these! A notorious name on the west coast, Salt and Straw has moved into the Seattle area within the past few years, and I recently had the opportunity to sample their fall "Student Inventor" series. Read along to see what I thought!