A Leisure Weekend in Vancouver, B.C.

A Leisure Weekend in Vancouver, B.C.

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave. ~Benjamin Franklin Since we are living in Seattle, a weekend or day trip to Canada is typically painless unless you encounter the endless lines of cars waiting to cross the border.  Recently my mother and [...]

Welcoming the First Weekend of Summer in the Sun

Welcoming the First Weekend of Summer in the Sun

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. ~ John Lubbock We haven't seen a lot of sunny days in the Seattle area [...]

Friday Favorites – Great Gatherings

Friday Favorites – Great Gatherings

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive. ~ Alice Waters Of all the gatherings, I think we have the most fun with our family and friends. When the kids were younger, we did not travel too far from home. [...]

Friday Favorites – Family Fun Time

Friday Favorites – Family Fun Time

Last weekend was a three-day Memorial Day weekend in the US. Amazingly, the weather in Seattle was just perfect for those days. Our kids were busy with work and hanging out with friends on Saturday. So my husband and I spent the day pretty much doing nothing. On Sunday we spent a fun day at [...]

Friday Favorites – Exhilarating Experiences

Friday Favorites – Exhilarating Experiences

Happy Friday everyone. It's time for another Friday Favorites post and if you haven't noticed, I set myself a goal to do this series of posts every week (or at least close to) in alphabetical order. Today's post is inspired by a friend who is currently visiting Utah. Her pictures reminded me of the road [...]

Friday Favorites – Delicious Snacks for Travel and anytime in between

I consume snacks daily to keep my focus and sanity. Often times I have to search high and low to find one that is just right and healthy, or I tell myself that it is healthy. You can be the judge once you see my list. When I travel, I do have to plan well [...]

Friday Favorites – Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate

Friday Favorites – Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.  ~Judith Viorst How can you go wrong with chocolate? Other than the sumptuous taste, chocolate is also known to offer some health benefits especially the dark chocolate. So more reasons [...]