Abbey Co. is Back!

Let me tell you what friends... making a baby is hard work! So hard that it took all of my energy for the past year, and I had none left to give back to my blog. I am however happy to say that baby is here, healthy, and we are doing great as a family. We are doing well enough that I have got my spark back and am excited to be chipping away at my blog again!

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Dining out by Boat on Lake Union – Featuring Westward Seattle

The boating scene is an incredible part of the lifestyle here in the greater Seattle Area. Not only are we lucky to be surrounded by the Puget Sound, but right in the middle of our city sits Lake Union which boasts beautiful waterfront views and places to dine out. Lucky for us boaters, Lake Union has some restaurant gems that feature docks for boaters to pull up to, so you can enjoy a meal or cocktail by water. On this outing we launched our Cobalt R5 in Bellevue and motored over to Lake Union for brunch at Westward Seattle.

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!

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 …