Paleo Crockpot Challenge

It’s been over a year. And what a year it has been. I’m not sure where I would even begin, were I to re-hash the year. So I’ll stick with the biggest highlight… I married my best friend on a beautiful, rainy day in August. Some day I would love to do a post about…

Things I’m Loving Now (November)

Okay, I realize it’s been months since I told you what I’m loving. I took a little break from my blog for a few reasons and the most important reason was to focus on relationships. It’s been a beautifully exhausting journey building relationships in Hood River. This place is special and I’m thankful daily that the Lord…

Sea Salted Caramels

The Oregon coast is truly lovely! I’ve just been for the first time. It reminded me of the East Coast in its slower pace and simplicity. The coast has been talked up since I’ve been here [in Hood River] and it definitely did not disappoint! It was even lovelier with these amazing caramels.   I am…

8×10 Canvas Giveaway

I’m a dreamer. But I’m not always good at pursuing my dreams. Well I’m dating this really super cute guy that encourages me to pursue my dreams…so here we go! I’ve dreamed for 3 years of selling my Europe photos as canvas prints! So I’m kicking off by giving one away! To enter, visit my…

The House

“Dear Heavenly Father, thank you,” he began. Then there was a pause, a sigh and the unmistakable sound of gentle tears beginning to stream down each of our faces. I dare not open my eyes and so instead I squeeze them tightly shut. “Thank you, thank you. Amen.” He finished. And then with a laugh…

Jacob Williams’ 2010 Merlot

Have you heard? Paleo Lifestyle Magazine is having a Link-Up Party and the recipes all look amazing! And they all take 30 minutes or less! So…three things I love about Hood River (and The Gorge): everybody has chickens (farm fresh eggs for days), quality coffee is valued and served, and there are at least 40 wineries in…

Hood River + Halo Headband Giveaway

As I drove into Downtown Hood River last Wednesday, my breath stopped for just a moment and then I let out a sigh. It was most like a sigh of relief. It was the 4th Wednesday I made the drive from work in The Dalles, 20 miles along the Columbia to Hood River. This Wednesday…

Asian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

So I’ve just moved to the most beautiful little town. Hood River, Oregon is just 45 minutes East of Portland nestled right along the Columbia River. I can see Washington from my front porch! I also have a lovely view of Mt. Adams (Washington) and if I run just down the street a bit I…

Kauai Ono – A Review

My parents gave me one of the best graduation presents ever, they took me to Kauai with them and we went on so many great adventures! This was my first visit to Kauai. In the past I’ve visited Maui and Oahu. I’ve been missing out. Kauai is such an amazing island. So many beautiful beaches…