West Coast Inspiration: How We Began Remodeling Our Master Bedroom

For our honeymoon, we ventured to the great West Coast, and settled in Newport Beach, Oregon for a while. The Sylvia Beach Hotel, a hotel for book lovers, was our home for the week, and it was lovely!...more

NaBloPoMo Day 8

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NaBloPoMo Day 7

cross-posted from my blog: caldreamsquirrel.blogspot.comOne of the things DH and I like to do when traveling is stop at small shops with local products.  I had seen a wine and cheese tasting store in a small town near Medford, Oregon while my DH continued his search for the perfect hang-gliding spot.  While on our way back, I asked if he would stop so we could taste some of the local wines which Oregon is becoming more famous for....more

Wordless Wednesday - Fall in Oregon Wine Country

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how many is too many?

One of the best things about fall in Oregon is the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies. Local farms dot the landscape throughout small rural towns. Some of these are only open during the months of September and October. An array of goodies piled high in large wooden boxes obstruct entrances to farm stand stores. Shoppers are tempted with mouthwatering samples of the sweetest fruits, apple slices drizzled with warm caramel sauce, fresh from the fryer applesauce doughnuts dusted with cinnamon and sugar, the aroma of freshly baked pies. ...more
I have six pairs of boots but sadly none of them are cowboy boots.more

Be Careful What You Wish For

Two months ago, if you had asked me if I was ready to move to Oregon, I would have given you a wall shaking "YES!". Two months ago, I was all set to pack up my little family and head out on the road to the great unknown, Husband's and mine first real grown up adventure.Now, however, with packed boxes cluttering my walk ways and looming unemployment, I've become rather subdued. I think terrified is the most accurate word. And so sad....more

Are You Earthquake Ready?

Guest Post: Your Financial Big Picture: Why Estate Planning is an Investment in Your Family's Future

Background Information I recently noticed this post shared by Danielle G. Van Ess on her Facebook page....more