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Christmas Dinner with Farmer John

By on December 16, 2017

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Schyler and I are spending Christmas apart this year (I will be with family in Eastern Washington and he will be with his family in Seattle) so we had a special, early Christmas dinner. With the help of Farmer John, I made a honey roasted pork dish with their pork shoulder and maple roasted Brussel sprouts with bacon using their classic bacon slices. I served these plates with delicious herbed Yukon gold potatoes. Keep reading for these delicious recipes!

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Sauvie Island Farms Christmas Photos

By on December 11, 2017

My talented friend McKenzie did it again with these Christmas photos! I love everyone of them. Photos are such an amazing way of capturing moments we would like to remember forever. That’s why I love to find every occasion to take photos with loved ones. Schyler and I took Christmas photos at a tree farm last year so I wanted to keep up the tradition this year. We headed to Sauvie Island Farms to find the perfect tree and take some fun photos.

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Christmas Bucket List

By on November 24, 2017

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I have always loved lists! Check lists, to-do lists, bucket lists… Growing up, I would ask my mom to write my chores down on an list. I would call it my “Amelia Bedelia List”. Amelia Bedelia was a series of children’s books about a housekeeper that I read while growing up. I would go through each chore on the list and check it off until I was done. There is something so satisfying about completing a list!

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Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth

By on November 12, 2017

Growing up, I was really embarrassed of my teeth because I didn’t like what my smile looked like. After going through half of high school in braces, I am extremely proud of my smile today. I was lucky enough to win a teeth whitening giveaway at my dentist’s office but I haven’t had my teeth professionally whitened since then. That was about ten years ago.

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Apple Picking Fun on Sauvie Island

By on October 21, 2017

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I grew up on a cherry farmed turned apple farm but I haven’t picked apples in years. I asked my friend McKenzie to go apple picking with me this fall. We went to beautiful Douglas Farms on Sauvie Island, a U-pick farm with green and red apples. It was a ton of fun taking pictures, exploring the orchard, and picking some yummy apples.

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Annual Pumpkin Patch Trip

By on October 19, 2017

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Schyler and I have gone to the pumpkin patch every fall for the past 3 years to pick out the perfect pumpkins; one for each of us to carve. We always make a day out of it by taking a hay ride, going through a corn maze, and drinking pumpkin spice lattes. Usually, we ask strangers to snap a quick photo of us. This year, my good friend McKenzie came along and took some beautiful pictures of us. She is so talented! I just had to share these.

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30 Fun Things to Do in the Fall

By on October 14, 2017

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Fall is finally here which means fall sweaters, pumpkin carving, and pumpkin spice lattes. I am quickly becoming a fall person! I’ve always been a summer person because my birthday is in June. But as the years go by, I am learning to embrace the changing of the seasons. There is so much to in the fall, the weather is perfect, it’s beautiful outside. What’s not to love? So in the spirit of the season, I wanted to share my ultimate fall bucket list with you guys. Bonus: there is a downloadable PDF at the bottom of this post!

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