Judy is living, loving, parenting, adventuring, & photographing everything while embracing a new lease on life after cancer. Read along as she tries to juggle it all at Also, she needs more coffee.

Lee Museum of Warped Art and Hysterical Do-Dads: family wedding photos and do-dads

I am in possession of most of the old photographs and do-dads from our family history, and on occasion, I rummage through those items and take a stab at getting some of them...more

Beauty is imperfection

The dress is on backwards, her (my)...more

Party with a Purpose – benefiting pediatric cancer research

Cupcakes and wine and a party with a purpose… this looks like fun. The issue of cancer is near to my heart. It was so terribly difficult for me to get through, I can’t imagine what it would be like for a child ....more

3 Generations

Years ago, my parents discovered that we have a photo of my mom at 4-years old, and a picture of me at 4-years-old that highlight the family resemblance. I determined right then, that if I ever had a daughter, I would take a similar photo, so we could frame together the 3...more

Little Free Libraries in Seattle

Six months ago, we moved to this neighborhood and I wrote about my joy in finding a little free library nearby. At the time, this concept was new to me. Since then, I’ve discovered our neighborhood is full of these Little Free Libraries, and it does help to build a sense of community in the neighborhood ....more

Host a giveaway on your blog

Have you ever considered hosting a giveaway on your blog? Every once in a while, I come across some opportunities for bloggers. I thought I might start sharing them ....more

Triple Coconut Cream Pie

My husband turned 39 yesterday, so I made him a pie. My daughter had some thoughts about what kind of pie I should make. The conversation went like this: Gem: I want to make Daddy a cherry pie for his birthdayMe: I just bought ingredients for coconut cream pie, because it’s his favoriteGem: I think Daddy wants cherryMe: Did you ask him?Gem: Daddy, do you want a surprise? ...more

Does your blog need a disclosure statement?

Warning: this is a dry topic. Get a big cup of coffee, maybe even a bloody mary. You may want to bookmark this for later, but whether you read my piece on this topic, or someone else’s… make sure your blog is in compliance ....more

Then and Now: Sunglasses

2009 ...more

WordCamp Seattle 2014

My most overwhelming takeaway from WordCamp Seattle was the inclusive sense of community. People from all walks of life, hobby bloggers and coders, grandmas, hairdressers, and hackers, came together to discuss WordPress, how to use it, and how to improve it. People were so friendly, no snobbery, no standoffishness… I have attended small scale blog conferences before, but this was the first time to attend an event of this kind for me ....more