kalaloch lodge view

Weekend Adventures on the Washington Coast

There is an awesome contest at the bottom for a gift certificate for Jord watches so make you scroll all the way to the end for it!! I feel so lucky to get to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world (in my opinion) and this past weekend my husband and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary.…

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back to school crafts

Even More Back to School Crafts

School starts in about 3 weeks here where we live in coastal Washington, and to be completely honest with you, I haven’t prepared at all. I haven’t shopped for school supplies, no clothes have been purchased and there have been no back to school crafts made. I just can’t seem to motivate myself to get started.  I know that it…

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how to create watercolor text in photoshop elements

How to Create Watercolor Text in Photoshop Elements

I absolutely love the way watercolor text looks. In fact I wish that I could watercolor write everything in my day. My white board at school, my journal, my planner, my face.  Well maybe not my face…maybe.  I love watercolor so much that I’ve recently updated my header to a beautiful watercolor script!  The best part is I am sure…

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maury island marine park

Weekend Getaway to Vashon Island

My husband I were lucky enough to be able to get away a few weekends ago for a date weekend and we decided to break from the norm and headed up to Vashon Island for the weekend.  I hadn’t been there since I was a kid and my husband had never been, so we weren’t sure what to expect, but…

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baby sticker packaging

Baby’s First Year Stickers

I love babies, and now that I’m approaching my mid thirties it seems like no one I know is having babies anymore. Luckily, working in a school exposes me to a whole lot more people and a whole lot of those people are making babies.  My friend Sam had a baby shower last spring and I wasn’t sure what to…

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diy school spirit shirts #freetobe

Easy Back to School Spirit Shirt

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreeToBe #CollectiveBias Back to school is rapidly approaching, we have about a month before the school year starts and this year I am getting a jump on my back to school prep. Maybe it’s because my kids don’t have a school supply list…

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light and bright curtains from minted

Living Room Update with Curtains from Minted

I shared the first part of my living makeover a few weeks ago and I’ve got the second step in the process up today.  This was the easiest, fastest and most impressive change I’ve made so far!     When my husband and I moved in together there were definitely some compromises that had to be made furniture and design…

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harry potter onesies

Harry Potter Marauders Map Onesie

A few years ago one of my good friends turned 30 and we celebrated with an amazing Harry Potter themed party.  A few months ago that same friend had the cutest little baby boy and I knew that I had to make him something that would capture his parents love for Harry Potter. It also happens to be time for…

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fish rock

Painted Rocks – creating community through art!

  The craziest thing happened this summer where I live. A group of people started a rock painting movement. Now I know this doesn’t sound like much, but by the end of the first month the Facebook group for this movement had over 10,000 members. My Facebook notifications have been have been overrun with pictures of people hiding, finding and painting…

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pesto & sausage lasagna

Pesto & Sausage Lasagna

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CampbellSavings #CollectiveBias It’s funny how life can go from zero to sixty in no time flat once the school year starts up. Finding time to do the simple things like laundry and dinner suddenly seems as daunting as climbing Mount Everest.  Luckily over the…

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walls need love banana leaf

Walls Need Love Bookshelf Update

This was the simplest update I’ve done in a while, but it made a serious impact on my living room! This bookshelf is one of the first things you see when you come in our house and it is a showstopper now!     Back in April I had the opportunity to attend SNAP conference. It’s a fabulous experience for…

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nisqually wildlife refuge

Kid Friendly Hikes in Western Washington

One of the things I love the most about living in the pacific northwest is the abundance of beautiful places to explore, and nature to surround myself with. My husband and I have both worked very hard to expose our children to as many diverse settings as possible without having to travel to far. For those of you living in…

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Floral {Cup} Cake Stand

Floral {Cup} Cake Display

I have an insane love for all things girly and floral when it come to throwing a party. In real life my style is way more practical and monochromatic, but in party land, the bolder & brighter the better.  This is why any excuse I get to throw a party is a good one! This post is part of my…

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printable patriotic cupcakes

Printable Patriotic Cupcake Toppers

I’m not the most patriotic person alive, however I love a good party and America’s birthday is as good a reason as any to have a party! These patriotic cupcakes toppers are probably the easiest detail of this whole shindig, mostly because I didn’t make the cupcakes!       Supplies cupcakes toothpicks circle labels printable cupcake toppers   Now…

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