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!

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!

Bye Summer! August Monthly Recap

August was great in Seattle this year! We did lots of traveling and enjoyed all the sun. September however is one of my favorite months of the year, because it is my BIRTHDAY MONTH! I am the kind of person who is a little vain in the sense that I love to celebrate birthdays all month because, well, its fun! Be sure to read this post for my hi-lights from August, and I can't wait to bring you more great stuff in September!

My First Giveaway!

It's here guys, my first giveaway on my blog! I am doing this for two reasons: 1-because I appreciate all of my wonderful followers and want to do something FUN, and 2-I am a few weeks into using my new Rodan+Fields skincare routine and am OBSESSED with the products and want to share the love! So, follow the instructions in this post and enter to win your own Rodan + Fields skincare regimen of your choice!

July Recap; Summer is Flying By!

The month of July feels like it might as well have been 15 minutes long! This month was very busy and has me looking forward to a little bit of relaxation and time to let loose in August. We have a vacation planned with friends in Chelan coming up this month... what are all of you looking forward to the rest of your summer?

Don’t Forget to Get your Prime on Today!! Here are my fav finds I am splurging on for Amazon Prime Day…

Here is my list of the top things I am snatching up on Amazon Prime Day! In addition to this, you will find great deals on TV's, appliances, music and home goods. Check out my link to see my scores and tell me what you are shopping for on this Black Friday in July!

June Recap!

The month of June was an incredibly busy one and I was not able to blog as much as I had hoped, but I was still able to share some features of one of my favorite places in Washington (Lake Chelan), and also some really great recipes. In case you missed some of my posts, here is a recap on my June and some of my favorites. Since I missed out on a lot of blog reading this month, please be sure to share a link in comments to your favorite post that you did in the month of June to help me catch up! 🙂

The Great Blog Migration – Switching to Self-Hosted Soon!

Being a new blogger, I am still running off a restricted WordPress.com account, but I feel it is time to really start to get my move on over to self-hosted. Who out there has made the transition from WordPress.com to WordPress.org? I would love to get your advice - I plan to do so with a combination of support from Bluehost so I can use their plugins. Advice is welcome and would be greatly appreciated!

Writing a Blog Post that People Will Actually Read

Getting readers of course is the ultimate goal of a blogger, so how do you write a blog post that people will actually read? I think the key is realizing the world we live in is busy and over-stimulated. Keep things short and sweet, and focus on your visual content as much as your written. Hopefully this post brings you some helpful advice and tips! ❤