About Me!

1912363_10152891166448140_1728778002408666763_nA few years ago, I moved the wonderfully small town of Buckley, WA. It takes me at least an hour to reach any major city. When I first moved, I was terrified of being so far from civilization. However, like so many of us, we do silly things for love (this was where my boyfriend wanted to live). It didn’t take long at all for me to change my tune and fall in madly in love with this quiet, one horse town. Since living out here, I’ve been getting more creative with my cooking and have quite the garden growing out back. It occurred to me I needed to start writing down my experiences to share and also to remember. Life is good in a small town. Hope you enjoy my blog.

A few more simple stats:

Where I live: Buckley is essentially the base of Mt. Rainier in the wonderfully wet state of Washington. I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest all my life and love it!

Day Job: Teacher, middle school science

Hobbies: Cooking, Canning, Gardening, Fishing, Crochet, Quilting.


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  1. Very nice blog!! Sorry it’s been so long but thank you for the follow on my blog! Tina

  2. Hi Malia,

    I like your blog especially your posts about gardening. What a sweet photo of you and your family 🙂

    If you don’t mind I nominated you for the Liebster award, which aims to connect bloggers with each other. Please don’t feel obligated to participate! The post will be published tomorrow Friday 20/3. Here’s the link to my blog post where you find the nomination:

    I hope you will stop by and like what you see. Have a nice weekend!

    Best regards,

  3. can you sign up with email would love to follow you

  4. I not only moved from a city to a village but from the U.S. to the U.K. Yeah, it’s taken some getting used to, and I do love cities when I’m in them, but all this quietness? Damn, it’s wonderful.

  5. I followed my hubby-to-be to a place 1 hour from the nearest city too and I love everything about it. Living in the country is awesome!

  6. I love your blog!! So glad to have discovered you via Twitter!!

  7. I am so glad to have discovered your blog on Twitter!! It’s simply awesome!!
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