People remember how you made them feel

People remember how you made them feel

I really love this quote by Maya Angelou: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” I have to be honest - this is nowhere near the type of wisdom that has guided the...

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Delicious Sleep

Delicious Sleep

I just woke up from the best nap - the kind where you think it's a certain time but you realize it's like an hour later. It was much-needed because I had to take my mom to the airport this morning before sunrise. Mom told me that you can't "make up" sleep, but I...

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4 years ago today, my dad died suddenly

4 years ago today, my dad died suddenly

4 years ago today, my dad died suddenly and my life dramatically changed forever I wish I could say that he died in a car accident or from a heart attack or after a hard battle with cancer... but it is, sadly, much more tragic than that. He drank himself to death And...

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Forced Disconnect

Forced Disconnect

Regardless of the fact that I spent plenty of time on the phone with CenturyLink to schedule our internet being turned on when we got here, it was not ready. And not only that, but the work order was completely wrong so they had to create a new one.... and the wait...

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Dare to Suck

Dare to Suck

A lot of people propagate the fable that you can't master something unless you start as a child. This, however, is completely false. As I have mentioned before, I didn't start playing piano nor speaking Spanish until I was around 23, but now BOTH are an essential part...

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Growing Up

Growing Up

I remember when I was a kid being so eager to finally become an adult. To finally be respected. To finally get to make my own decisions without having my parents involved. I think Natalia is already getting there. It took 20 minutes to get her out of the driver's...

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Being near the water

Being near the water

I love being near the water. This is the Puget Sound. We are on a public rocky beach in between low and high tide. On a clear day, you can get a great view of Mount Rainier. It's good to get away up here because our home isn't in Seattle proper, but in the woods...

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Return to the Tiny House in the PNW

Return to the Tiny House in the PNW

We just barely got back up here a week ago and it's taken a while to get settled. Our internet is NEVER working when we get back, and this year is, no exception. Unfortunately we only have the option of CenturyLink or StarLink, but I can't justify the overheard for...

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Egg Bites in a Pressure Cooker

Egg Bites in a Pressure Cooker

Egg Bites!  made in a pressure cookerBacon & GruyereI know I'm not a food blogger, but I have had SO many requests for my egg bites recipe over the last year that I decided to just post it online. And you know what's so great about me NOT being a food blogger??NO...

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