Friday, May 29, 2015

Touring the Pacific Northwest: Seattle

Our lakefront view

The final destination of our Pacific Northwest road trip was just outside of Olympia, Washington where we stayed with our good friends, the Bresees. They moved away recently and we decided it would be good to visit them over Thanksgiving. For the majority of our trip, we stayed around their place where Abigail and I spent far too much time on the internet shopping the Black Friday deals while Andrew and Adam binge watched the IT Crowd. Adam and Andrew had some more quality time together when Abigail and I caught a screening of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and we were also able to squeeze some board gaming time in. We definitely didn't feel like the trip was lacking anything though because it was just fun to hang out and let the kids play with Eden. Our trip was made complete with a visit to Seattle and a memorable Thanksgiving dinner.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Touring the Pacific Northwest: Tillamook and Seaside

Tillamook Baby Loaf Bus

We decided to take a detour on our way from Portland to Seattle and head out to the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Cheese is probably Isabelle's favorite food. She could eat cheese or any dairy product all day long if we let her. We thought it was only fitting that we take her to Tillamook, the land of cheese, while we were kind of in the area. We wanted to tour the factory and try their products at their source. Obviously, Andrew and I were overly excited for the visit as well. The detour was definitely out of our way, but we figured it was the only time we could easily visit.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Touring the Pacific Northwest: Portland

Can a family of 4 fit everything they need into a Honda Fit to survive a week long road trip? Short answer: Yes.

Andrew has always had this obsession with doing a family road trip along the Pacific Coast on Hwy 101. We were able to fuel his obsession this last holiday season when we decided to visit some friends in the Seattle area. We even broke in his new car by taking it on its first road trip. It was definitely the most ambitious road trip we've ever been on and one we won't be forgetting anytime soon. After many hours of driving, our first real stop was in Portland, Oregon.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

My Stitch Fix #2 - May Review

My Stitch Fix #2 - May Review

My second Stitch Fix arrived this week! I have to say that I'm super impressed with their timely deliveries. This one arrived on the exact day it was scheduled once again. When I opened the box to reveal the tissue wrapped items, I was a little shocked to see a bright neon color peeking through. (I'm a big neutrals kind of girl so I was hoping the rest of my Fix looked okay.) Lo and behold, this month's fix is even better than last month's.

Recap on how it works:
1) Fill out your Style Profile and schedule your first Fix.
2) Use your Pinterest board to your advantage! Pin what you love/hate and make notes. (Check out my board HERE.)
3) Get your Fix in the mail and decide what to keep and what to send back in the prepaid envelope.
4) Make notes on what you loved/hated in the Fix so your stylist knows for your next Fix.
5) Use the $20 stylist fee toward anything in the box. Keep it all and get 25% off everything.