Best Recipes of 2016

Welp, here’s to 2016! It was a fantastic and big year for Mountain Man and I. It started with us buying our first house which is so amazing! We love living here! It has been really fun, expensive, and a huge learning experience. Pool maintenance is a bitch but we…

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Birdwatching on the Cowlitz River

Last weekend, Mountain Man, Mr. Awesome, and I went fishing on the Cowlitz River. The weather was glorious and the fish, sadly, weren’t biting. When things get slow on the boat, I take that as my cue to shuffle towards the bow and pretend I’m a National Geographic Photographer. For my…

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Why I Love Small Towns No 7: Ghosts

I would like to begin this post with a disclaimer. I am in no way a historian and do not possess a deep knowledge of this area… but I’m learning and am perpetually intrigued by what I learn. Bit by bit I put the pieces together according to my perspective.…

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2015 Chinook Fishing Trip. Sekiu, WA.

Chinook is the official name but we know them better as kings. And they are the king of salmon. The meat is bright red and by far the tastiest, they fight like the dickens when you get one on your line, and they get big! The state record for a…

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Mt. Rainier Walk About

I woke up this morning with nothing to do. The prospect of hanging around the house all day again made me want to scream. Sure I had things I should be doing but who’s interested in that? So I decided to go get an annual Mt.Rainier pass and go wander…

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Meanwhile, Back in the Garden…. June 2015

Things are finally taking off! It’s been a bumpy start to be sure. I just couldn’t find a minute to tend my garden if my life depended on it! Ugh I hate being so busy that my personal priorities have to be put aside. All for good reasons, but still.…

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Favorite Pics of 2014

I took a lot of pictures this year… I mean, A LOT! It’s been an interesting adventure moving from camera to camera. I love my Cannon Rebel though. There are so many pictures that I never got to enter in a post because they had nothing to do with what…

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Chasing the Dream

The dream being that perfect picture of Mount Rainier. When living near such a wonderful testimony to the beauty of mother nature, it’s hard not to get swept up and want to click away almost daily. My Friday evening began in one of my favorite ways, having a couple of…

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The Log Show Cometh

Every summer, little towns all over the states open their doors to the public and in a loud and proud voice say “Hey! We’re here and we’re awesome!” From such worldwide phenomena as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota to the Texas Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, small towns love…

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Firsts….

  First Fuchsia First Dahlias First corn and soaker hose system!! First tomatoes Big tomatoes Little Tomatoes First Raspberries First Strawberries First Snap Peas First rescued buoy. We’ve decided to collect these and make them into a fence decoration. What are your firsts this summer??  

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