Me Time

Glazed & Amazed, Edmonds

Le Vintage Finds, Marysville When it comes to being an artist, being creative, writing and photography have always been my strong suit. Obviously! That doesn’t mean I haven’t dabbled in the other arts though. Whether out of curiosity, or just plain trying to relax,...

One Dot At A Time

One Dot At A Time My Adventures In Dot JournalingYou would think someone whose job it is to spend all day on a phone and computer would totally be into an online calendar. Well you’d be wrong. I’ve been kicking it old school and hand written for forever. There is just...

Collecting Calm

Collecting CalmMy days, weeks, and months are spent bouncing from one article and location to the next. It has allowed me to amass quite the collection of favorite places and makers, but rarely do I get the opportunity to enjoy them more than once. Its hectic, and far...

Dahlia’s Vintage Marketplace, Camano Island

Making Old Furniture New...ish Dahlia's Vintage Marketplace, Camano IslandTrying new things is at the top of my goal list for 2018, heck it is a big part of why I even created the Me Time section in the first place. It is about exploring and building hobbies, making...

The Independent Beer Bar, Everett

Best Bar / Taproom, 2017 The Independent Beer Bar, EverettOn a dark and blustery Thursday night, I ventured out into the streets of Downtown Everett. My destination was one that was a bit unusual for me. Why would a beer bar be unusual place to go? Well, first off, I...

Getting Frosty, Ugly Sweater Cookies

Getting Frosty Ugly Sweater CookiesOh what a difference a year can make. A year ago my kids and I, inspired by the opening of Jenny Cookies in Lake Stevens, sat down to frost our first set of holiday cookies. While all of our cookies were, lets say cute, they were by...

Getting Artsy with Kiplee Art, Everett

Getting Artsy With Kiplee Art, EverettMany of you know that I’m a landscape photographer. I’d like to think of myself as a fairly decent one anyway. What you might not know, is that I’m not all that experienced or confident when it comes to other forms of art. I’ve...

Giving Thanks To My Community

Giving Thanks to my Community   In a time when our mailboxes seem to be overflowing with nothing but pile after pile of unwanted junk mail, I found myself, not once, but twice this year, finding something quite different and unexpected in my box. On both occasions, I...