Hello Spring! Time For Updates & Some Instagram

Winter in Seattle isn’t as cold as you might expect. The sun is usually hidden behind a cloud all winter (this doesn’t stop people from wearing sunglasses though). Now though, finally, I can see the light. Literally. The sun doesn’t set till 7:30pm these days. Cherry blossoms are everywhere and it looks like we might hit 70 degrees this week! Hello Spring!     For me, spring means spring cleaning. With the warmer weather, I’ve taken some time to finish…

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Affordable Sofas For Your Home or Apartment

Since the first version of this post was published in 2014, this has been one of the most popular posts on this blog! So many of you continue to visit this page to try and find affordable sofas. So, I’ve done my best to keep this list updated and hope you continue to find it helpful! As a young person renting an apartment, I don’t think it makes much sense to spend $2000 on a sofa. Tastes change, budgets change,…

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Manhattan Snow Storm – Our Last Winter In The City

All the talk of Winter Storm Jonas this past week reminded me that this time last year I was dealing with a Manhattan snow storm myself. If we still lived in NYC we would probably have been one of the many people at the Tribeca Whole Foods stocking up on supplies in preparation for the snow. I also remembered that during a snow storm last winter in Manhattan I took some photos that I meant to share on this blog. I never got around to sharing…

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Vancouver Trip: An Earthquake & Capilano Suspension Bridge

With a few days away from work before the New Year, we took the train from Seattle to Vancouver, BC to get away for a few days. This was my first trip to Canada and I was looking forward to it. Vancouver felt just enough like a US city to be “comfortable” but with enough “foreign-ness” to remind you it is another country. I was shocked to learn Canada still has the Queen of England on its currency but I understand. I was raised in…

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