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Feather Her Nest Baby Shower

I’ve taken a long hiatus from this blog…after having a baby, if I had any free time, all I wanted to do was sleep. But now that my little one is almost a year old, and my sleep is starting to have long stretches again, I have so many things I want to share. First …

A Look Back at 2014

Happy New Year! The start of a new year brings new resolutions as well as a reflection on the last year. If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably already know that I challenged myself to take a picture every day for the whole year last year (sometimes known as Project Life, 365 days, …

Portland, Oregon: A Foodie Paradise in the Pacific Northwest

I continue on my rampage of “I could move to Portland” comments, while ignoring the eye-rolling response it elicits from Andrew. But seriously, I could move to Portland…if only there were jobs for us. And while the natural scenery there is beautiful, that’s not why I would move there. I’d go for the food. Always …

The Great Outdoors in Portland, Oregon

For our two year anniversary, which is conveniently around the same time as a 3-day weekend (Memorial Day), we went to Portland, Oregon. I haven’t been there since I was a kid and have no recollection of it, but after watching Portlandia and sometimes acting out the episode about Colin the chicken in our San …

Kyoto, Japan

I always enjoy visiting Kyoto and I’m always a little surprised that I enjoy it as much as I do. It’s more religious, more spiritual, more traditional than Tokyo…all adjectives that in my day-to-day life I’m not looking for. But somehow, on vacation, churches, temples and shrines are so much more interesting. Some of these …