Pacific Northwest Weather Is No Joke

Pacific Northwest Weather Is No Joke

Random, Top of Mind
So living in Truckee and in the Sierra mountains I thought I knew what cold was. Think again! The Pacific Northwest weather is no joke! Now that I have lived here over 6 months and we are in the middle of the winter weather I have a better understanding about what it means to live in the Pacific Northwest and it's weather. I know that I can't really say I understand ALL about the weather up here but I do understand why Columbia Sportswear and REI are based up here in the Pacific Northwest! (more…)
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2015 A Year In Review

2015 A Year In Review

Giving Back, Random, Top of Mind, Travel, WordPress
It's now January and we have celebrated Christmas and rang the New Year in and I wanted to reflect on 2015. 2015 was probably one of the craziest years for myself and my husband but really it was par for the course. Our journey through this life together is never dull and there is always something new on the horizon for us. When I say I want to "Live - Love - Laugh" I really mean it! Here is my year in review for 2015 that will take us all the way back to the beginning of last January. (more…)
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WordPress Plugins & My Recommendations

WordPress Plugins & My Recommendations

Tech, Top of Mind, WordPress
WordPress plugins are amazing! I have been creating WordPress websites for the past 4 years with 25 websites under my belt since 2011. I have discovered some REALLY great WordPress plugins that I use as a part of a standard set up with each WordPress website I create. If you are new to WordPress you may not know what a plugin is or what it does. Let's start there. (more…)
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Samson & Squirrel Season

Samson & Squirrel Season

Random, Top of Mind
A Little Background Samson is our 5 1/2 year old Labrador we adopted in 2013 when we were still living in Truckee. He is our special needs puppy and we love him dearly! Samson followed our other Labrador Buddy and our daughter home one day during a walk. When we called to let his owner know that he was at our house we found out that Samson's owner was looking for a new home for him. We fell in love with Samson immediately and decided to have some play dates to make sure that he would get a long with Buddy. After a couple of play dates and sleep overs we decided to adopt him! (more…)
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Truckee California

Truckee California

Food, Places, Random, Travel
In my previous post "How Portland Became A Place We Call Home" I mention that we moved from Truckee California. Living in Truckee California had been a dream of ours for quite some time. It became a reality when I was hired by Renown Health to work on their web team in the Marketing department. Truckee is where we bought our first home, started our businesses, and enjoyed the life of the little mountain had to offer. (more…)
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How Portland Became A Place We Call Home

How Portland Became A Place We Call Home

Random, Top of Mind
In order to explain how Portland became a place we call home we have to go back in time to explain where our adventure started. In 2010 I was offered a job in Reno, Nevada and we were living in Sunnyvale, California. What? How did we get from Sunnyvale to Reno to Portland? I am getting to that I promise! Let's go back to 2010 when we lived in Sunnyvale. (more…)
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